Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why I love being and Aunt & Mom

I am so lucky.... I have a job that allows me to spend time with my kids and
my nieces and nephew!
We had a great day today at the new Sports Com pool which now has
water slides.
Kaylea, Kolson, Kassie and Jaden all had a great time.
Does my heart good to bring happiness in their lives!
They keep me young and make me happy!
Ohhh, how I love summer!

This is the kids as we walked in!
Jaden and Kolson coming down slide

Kaylea wondering what in the heck she just did! She loved it!

So proud!

again and again she went!

Kassie on the slide

Sweet girl showing me how she can float on her back

isn't that cute!

My sweet girls
They wore me out and I didn't plan on getting in the water but
when your little 3 yr old niece ask you to catch her when she jumps off then
you do! I can tell you that water was cold and I don't know that anyone
else would have gotten me in there.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Baseball is life!

Summer time around our house means baseball!
Jaden is playing on a Travel team and is doing good!
I miss the baseball days with Matthew but we are having a great time with Jaden and his
ball. He is a lefty just like his brother.
He has so much drive to win.
This is my nephew Kolson at Jadens game! Isn't he cute.... yes I know he is.

This is my sister in law and my niece Kassie.

Hope everyone is having a great summer......we sure are but it is going
by too fast!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Why does time fly by so fast?

Here are some pictures from Florida and such.
I am beginning to think I am a bad blogger.
I seem to not be able to keep up like some others do.
I wish I could update this everyday!
Anyway.... here are some of Matt and Jaden.
Then Me and Matts girlfriend drug him down to do
some pictures of the 2 of them and they turned out so cute!

My niece and nephew playing at our house last Friday. Spent
the whole day with them and had a grand ole time
Kaylea has been visiting her other grandmother
and she came this past weekend back to see us.!
So exciting

Jaden sporting his David Price #14
Serious stuff people!
Jaden and Matt in Atlanta

Jaden waiting on David Price to come and warm up!

It has been a while since I have posted on my blog and my Mom has so reminded me!
There is so much going on and seems that summer is passing by so fast.
What all have we been up to since school let out, well let's see!
We have been to Atlanta for a ballgame and to see our local hero David Price. We have been to Florida.
I can not believe it has been one year ago that I was getting ready to send my son off to college and now he
he is home for the summer and he cant wait to go back to Knoxville.
It is a bit strange when they come home from college.... of course at some point over this last year I guess
I still have the title of "Mom is dumb and don't know a thing"! Ha
Hate to tell him that I still know ALOT!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010~ our Local Hero

I have never taken Freedom for lightly.
This year and the older I get I feel more and more like we live in the best
country and that our Military is the bravest people in the world.
I have never been to a Military funeral in my life but back in
September 2009 a local Hero lost his life!
I knew his Girlfriend. She was a young lady that was friends
with my son.
This young man had only been over sea's for about a month
and lost his life at the age of 20.
I went to the funeral and can tell you that I was forever changed .
It really touched me that this young man had the desire to fight for
our country and he lost his life.
He will never be a husband now, he will never be a dad but he
is a hero!
I just wanted to share some of the pictures.
His Girlfriend Ashley still writes about him.
They were suppose to be together once he served his year but that was
cut short and she still hurts everyday!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lots of catching up to do

Life has been nothing but busy lately! Baseball, kid home from college and
work! I also have been helping take care of my sister in law's niece who I adore.
She has brought so much happiness into our lives too!
To recap our little life Matt came home from college the first part of May.
It has been good having him home but strange too. Took us a day or 2 to get used to it.
I think it has been harder on him than us.
Jaden finished up 3rd grade. Can not believe he will be in 4th grade next year.
Work is still slow for me but I have been a little more busy.
We have been busy with Jadens Baseball.
He is having a great year and has really impressed some coaches out there.
So proud of him.
Of course most of you have heard about the flooding in Nashville.
We didn't get any here at the house but there were lots of areas around us that flooded.
Nashville was a mess! So sad to see all that.
This has been my home pretty much all my life and to see all the destruction was hard.
Here are lots and lots of pictures.
I am gonna try to do a better job of keeping up with this! Ha

Jaden in action

This is Mackenzie and her friends before Prom. This was the day it rained
buckets! She is the one in the middle

Her and Matthew...and Jaden

so sweet

oh to be 18 again.....sigh

This is Jaden and Kaylea. She spends alot of time with us ! Jaden loves it

Little Ms Cutie!
Matthew and Mackenzie after Graduation. Also her 18th bday

This is Kaylea, Kolson and Kassie my nieces and nephew

Jaden pitching

Hope to be back soon!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

My heart hurts

As a mother , Aunt and Woman I wish there was something I could do.
I can not imagine what these people are going through.
I see these images and it hurts.
These poor little kids with nothing.
If you have not given to the Haiti Relief efforts , please try to donate
These people need our help!

Praying for peace and hope!