Peek into 2010

I only have a little time but I wanted to show you a glimpse into our little life in 2010. 
We started off the year with beautiful snow.  The boys and Brian had a wonderful time building a snowman and having a snowball fight.
The boys won top awards for each of their age group in Awana this year.
T-Rev had the opportunity to be on our church’s Awana Bible Quiz team.  They came in second place out of 16 teams.
Easter Pics
My mom came to recuperate after her neck surgery.  It was wonderful to have her here only she didn’t stay long enough.
CLHE (Christ Led Home Educators) Award Ceremony
CB’s 7th Birthday
Bee Farm Field Trip (The boys really are holding on the bees with their bare hands!)
CLHE Field Day
Annual Zoo Trip 2010
CB’s First Piano Recital: He looks like a little man sitting up there.
Memorial Day Parade: I thought this was neat.

Lots to post

I have been going through the recent pictures I’ve taken during the fall and have realized that I haven’t posted a single picture from our spring and summer. We had a lot going on. We’ve had four birthdays, a beach wedding, and many more summer fun days. Here is a smidgen of our spring and summer.

CB’s (formerly known as Bubby) 6th birthday. Every year we take the boys to Toys R Us to pick out a present. They love to wear the crown and get the balloon. TRU usually announces his name over the intercom.

Toys, toys, everywhere…..Oh what to get?

“I JUST CANNOT DECIDE”

Birthday bowling


His favorite dessert, brownies! The boy doesn’t like cake. What is wrong with him?!?

Oh what could it be?

Brian’s sister Pam got married this June at the beach. It was a beautiful wedding…hot but beautiful!

This is a picture of Brian and CB at the marina where the rehearsal dinner was held. I just love this picture!


T-Rev is growing too fast!

Another of my favorites! That’s the beauty of this blog. I get to pick my favorites!


Cousins. E is really hamming it up!

Thumb wrestling at the rehearsal dinner. Classic!

Ummm…..not really sure what this was about.
More cousins. Beautiful girls!
My ever lovely MIL being escorted by her son Greg.
My FIL walking his daughter down the aisle.
My wonderful in-laws (other parents).
Pam and Bo
Brian and Pam. Another of my absolute favs!

CB “the dancing man”
During the summer, we went to G’Pa’s and G’Ma’s to swim. The boys love it and always ask when can we go back.

Anxiously waiting on back porch to go swimming.

Gotta love the goggles!


Chess got to come over one day with A and D. That was a fun day.

Trying to see who could make the most waves.
I think Chess won!
We have a fountain at the mall here. We like to go during the very hottest days because the water is frigid!
Summer around our house involves popsicles, pavement chalk, bicycles and friends.

The neighborhood gang deciding whose sides they are on and where home base is going to be.
The hide out
“You want a piece of me?!”
“Yeah I know I’m bad”

Just me and my boy!

and my other boy!
Umm…..should I be worried……little young don’t you think?
We have a state park with a “beach” a few miles from our home. During the week, we pack a lunch and spend all day there. The boys “snorkle”, build sand castles, and swim just like at the real beach.
T-Rev turned 9 this summer. He wanted to go to I-Hop for a birthday breakfast. He got a smiley face pancake. Still cannot believe how big he is getting.


Ice-cream cake…Yuuuuummmmy!
His loot
One day, I had to run a quick errand. The boys were inside with Brian doing schoolwork. When I left, guess what was in our yard……
….A HUGE TURTLE…..

Look at how big he is! We have no idea where he came from or even where he went. He moves pretty fast for a turtle. Whatch out hare!
So that was a glimpse into our summer. Next I’ll post our fall pics. It’s already turning out to be very busy and eventful!
Love to all,
Kim

Sweet Moments

I just wanted to tell everyone (all 3 of you) about a sweet moment I had yesterday at church. First let me start by saying that I almost didn’t make it to church because I overslept. Then when I did wake up, I really struggled with whether or not to go. Brian was leaving to go out of town, I hadn’t had much sleep during the night, blah, blah , blah. Excuses, Excuses! Anyway, I did drag myself out of bed (at the last minute) and made it to church on time. I am so thankful I did.

Our sunday school class let out early, so I decided to peek in on our kids while they were in worship. I first went to see T-rev. When I arrived, he was standing and singing worship songs. Now to get the full picture, you must know that not all the children were standing. Some were, most weren’t. As I watched him sing, I noticed him swiping his forehead. This is something he does when he’s trying not to cry. At first I was concerned that something was wrong but as I looked closer, I began to realize that he was feeling the Spirit. The more he sang, the harder it was for him to conceal his emotion. When they finished singing, the leader went directly into a beautiful prayer. After the prayer, as T-rev looked up, I saw the tears on his face. Beautiful, silent, heart-felt tears. Noone else noticed or saw this but me and his heavenly Father. I cannot begin to tell you how my heart soared to see this. Seeing my son with his hands in the air and praising God was almost more than I could bear. I felt as if my heart would explode! I am so thankful to God for allowing me to share in this moment between He and my son. And what a beautiful, sweet moment it was!

And to think I almost missed it because I didn’t want to get out of bed……

God of this City

We sang this song in church this morning and I can’t get it out of my mind. I have so much I want to say about how this song makes me feel but can’t seem to find the words. So I think I’ll just let the song do the speaking for me……

Happy Birthday Brian!

Today is a very special day. It is my hubby’s 40Th birthday. So in lieu of giving him a physical card, we are going to give him a virtual one. This way we can let him and the whole world know how wonderful he is and why we love him.



First of all, we love this man because he loves us. He is devoted to each of us and to our family. In a world, where men (and women) frequently leave their spouse and family for life “greener on the other side”, the boys and I can depend on Brian to always be here.




We love this man because he is fun loving. He is always laughing and making jokes. He makes our home that much brighter because of his humor and laughter.

We love this man because he is hard working. He is one deck laying, playhouse building, stairway refurbishing, wall painting, lawn mowing, computer fixing and sports paraphernalia selling man. Whenever anything needs fixing or tweaking, he’s my “go-to” man! I love how when something needs to be done, he researches it, figures it out and gets it accomplished.


We love this man because he is a great father and husband. He loves our boys immensely and is not afraid to show it. He is their protector and defender. At the mere thought of someone harming our little ones in anyway, whether it be emotional or physical, he turns into a ferocious lion. He comforts them when they are afraid or hurt. He makes them laugh when they are sad. He takes the time to teach them the things that only a Daddy can.
He loves me and he shows me every day. He shows me buy washing our van or gassing it up before I have to go to work. He shows me by doing laundry when I’m am sick to death of it. He shows me by cleaning the kitchen while I’m at work. He shows me by making sure I have all the latest gadgets (even if I have no clue how to work them). He shows me by being “the heavy” to people when I don’t want to . He’s my soft place to land when things are overwhelming.
For all these things and many, many more we love you Brian!
Happy Birthday!
Dear Daddy,
Thank you for all you do. Thank you for getting me a green swing. I love you because of all the things you do nice for me. I love playing with you and working with you.
Love,
CB
Dear Daddy,
You are the best Daddy in the whole wide world. I love you because you play with me and are nice to me. It’s fun when you take us to baseball games. I will love you for ever and ever and ever and ever and I love you more!
Love,
T-Rev

LOTS of Pictures

Yes we are still alive! I know, I know it’s been since October since I last posted. Brian pointed that out to me the other day. I get on my computer every night but I always spend too much time reading my favorite blogs then I never post on my own. So since it’s a long time in coming, the following post is chop full of pics and updates.

We’ve been very busy the last few months. During the fall we went to Savannah with Daddy for work (one of the perks of homeschooling). We also had lots of Fall fun on hay rides, corn mazes, and church fall festivals.

At Thanksgiving, we had Brian’s brother and his family over. While I was so astute to get pictures of all the food and tables, I didn’t get a single one of the family;). Oh well I had been up all night and day so at least I didn’t burn the turkey.

Christmas was amazing! We went home the weekend before Christmas and spent time with all our family. I got to see aunts and uncles on my mother’s side that I haven’t seen in a long time. Brian’s grandmother is living with his Mom and Dad and I was able to get pics of the boys with their Great Grandmother Huskey. Not many children have that priviledge. My camera batteries went dead at my Dad’s house and I didn’t get any good Christmas pics. Daddy, will you send me some of yours?

We spent Christmas at home this year. We usually spend it with our family but I had to work Christmas night. It was a nice, relaxed, fun-filled day.

After the new year, we have jumped right back into our school work. T-Rev is playing basketball. Bubby is anxious to start soccor in the Spring. I hope to post more on what our school days are like in the future.

Well, I know I’ve been rambling so I’ll just leave the rest to the pics.

Love you all,

Kim


This was in Savannah. I love how Bubby is smiling at his Big Brother.

Here are the boys at the candy store anxiously waiting to pick out a bag full of goodies.

Fall Festival (I didn’t seem to get any good pics of this day 🙁

The kids’ table at Thanskgiving

Fall decorations

Adult table

Biggest Turkey I ever cooked!

All the grub (Thanks Danene for the help!)

My silly boys!

Aren’t they hansdsome!?!

Cousins!

Grandma with all her littles!

As Chess would say “All my Peeps.”

Jeff’s family

Grandma Huskey and the boys

G’Ma &G’Pa
Christmas morning waiting to open presents

Storm Trooper Bubby

Thanks Santa!

Tuckered out #1

Tuckered out #2

Trying to catch up….

I have a saying, “still trying to catch my rear.” Basically I run around all day doing “stuff” but not really accomplishing anything. Well hopefully I can get a little more caught up with the blog in the few minutes I have before leaving for church.

Below is a pic of my boys before their first baseball game of the season. It was Bubby’s very first game. He was so excited! I’ll have more baseball pics later. This one is just a teaser.

This is definitely going to go in the paper when Bubby graduates! Be warned Bubby : )

Here he is doing his best karate chop.

I’m sorry but you don’t get more handsome than this. This pic of T-Rev shows a hint of what the man to come will look like. And while I couldn’t be prouder, I’m also a little sad at how fast he’s growing up.

Speaking of T-Rev, we celebrated an amazing day not too long ago. I mentioned in an earlier post how T-Rev has accepted Christ into his heart. I cannot even beging to explain how special that day was for us. Well after going through a new christians class at our church, our little man was baptized on August 31, 2008. Below is a pic of him and his Daddy walking down the hall to the baptism. Notice the timid excitement in his face.
This is he and Pastor Kevin waiting for their time to go down into the baptism pool. I’m on the other side fighting back the tears.

Here he is walking down into the pool….

Putting hand on nose before Pastor Kevin dunks him…..

This is him right after he came up from the water. My prehistoric camera wouldn’t recover in time from the last pic to get him as he went under. Sigh!

No words! Utter joy and happiness….

Beautiful, Beautiful, Boy!

Just Me & the Boys

One day, a few weeks ago, the boys and I were being silly with the camera. Some of them turned out okay. They are not the best pictures, but they make me smile when I think of the day we took them. We were laughing so hard when we were taking these.
This one is of all three of us. We had been wrestling on the bed.
Here is Bubby and me. He looks so innocent in this one. But we all know better don’t we?

Bubby loves to give hugs and kisses. This is typical of him.

The “eyes” have it.

I keep telling T-Rev that he will always be my baby and have to give me hugs and kisses. He just laughs and tells me I’m crazy.

These were good memories. Thanks boys!

Catching Up

I have been reading all my favorite blogs and realized that it has been five weeks since I last posted on my own. We’ve had a lot going on around here. Trevor had a birthday and was baptised. We’ve had family come and visit. We’ve also started school. I uploaded my pictures last night and had over TWO HUNDRED. So my goal is to get our blog caught up with our life.

Below is a slide show of our trip to see Clone Wars. In case you don’t know, the boys and I are HUGE Star Wars fans. We were really excited when this came out. Now I know that the Star Wars purist didn’t like this movie as much, but to 8 and 5 year old boys, it was “AWESOME.” So without further ado….our Clone Wars saga….