Sunday, February 28, 2010


We've been super busy!  So busy that I haven't worked much, which means no free time to blog!
On Monday, Gracie got the stomach bug.  

On Tuesday, I got the stomach bug.  We slept ALL day Tuesday!  

I didn't go to work, we just knew Cutter was next to get it.  

Wednesday came and went.  Cutter and Greg seems to have missed getting it!  Thank God for that!!

Thursday, Greg went out of town.  

On Friday, Greg and I took advantage of Parent Night Out at our sitters house and treated ourselves to a dinner and movie.  The movie?  Valentines Day!  Greg and I totally recommend it!

Saturday consisted of having a garage sale from 8-2 and then meeting up with some of our awesome Canadian family!  Aunt Bette was in town, I would like to think just to meet Gracie, but I think she had other plans too!! ;)  

Today, I took Grandma Mac to Hillsboro to meet Mom.  Here I sit at 8pm on Sunday, sitting down for the first time all weekend!  I'm exhausted, I need another weekend!!  :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sitting up!

Gracie is offically a sitter!  Before long she will be a crawler and then a walker...
...and will be chasing this lil (big) guy around!!
He is such a big helper.  I had been rooting Gracie on to roll, so I would sing "Rolling, rolling, rolling" and Cutter was right behind me singing the same thing.  Now, he loves to help her sit up!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This is love!  I can't tell you guys enough how much he loves this little girl!  I hope it continues...

Friday, February 12, 2010

Reality Check

While I was stranded yesterday in the Albuquerque, I ventured around to see what there was to snack on.  I also noticed three men in their Firefighter formal dress shirts with ties.  They looked lost, worried, and in a hurry, like they wanted to get somewhere fast.  I heard them stop and ask a fellow co-worker where a certain gate was, she answered and they continued searching.  They intrigued me, maybe because I have 2 cousins that risk their lives everyday, so they stood out to me.  As I waited to get down the jetway to get on my plane, the three found their way over to the gate I was at, they walked up and asked to speak with the Captain of our flight.  He obliged, shook their hands and then I heard something that shook me to the core, that gave me the biggest reality check ever. 

"We are carrying our friend, a fallen Firefighter, home to his family."

I cried.  (I'm crying)

That man was a son, a brother, a husband, a uncle, a grandson, a father.  In this life, his family will never get to hug him or kiss him again.

I try not to let the small things bother me, go with the flow, but yesterday was an exception.  I wanted to be home with Cutter, I wanted to be here to experience the snow with him.  But when I heard those words, I realized that I was sweating the small stuff. I get to go home to hug and kiss on my babies.  The mother of that fallen firefighter won't.

That breaks my heart. 


Yesterday, while I worked, it snowed!
It started on my way to work (at 4:30 am) and by the time I got home (16 hours later) we had 8 1/2 inches!  It continued into the wee morning hours...
...and had just enough for Daddy to make this AWESOME snowman...
...with Cutter and Gracie's help, of course!
I just love days like this...
...and babes that look like this!!
Cheers to DEFROSTING!!