Saturday, June 12, 2010

Oh so much...where do I start???

Well as I'm sure you have noticed it again, has been months since my last blog and no time has not stood still so Yes, there are many, many things that should have been posted but wasn't. I will try to remember the best I can but most likely a lot will be left out. Starting all the back to Dec...We moved back to Hope Mills and Jason is working for an Orthopedic Surgeon. We found a nice house in the Bridlewood Subdivision off of Chicken Foot Rd(Hope Mills Rd) in Hope Mills. It is out towards the country but not far from town. We love living here but we are only renting. It is for sale so we will see what happens in the future. Our house is a 2 story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It has a bonus room which is mostly a play room for the kids and has a futon for guests but also houses my laundry "closest". We have a wonderful in-ground pool and still room for a swingset and trampoline. Jason loves the yard and has been spending a lot of time making it his own with a garden and trees and tons of potted plants. Right on the other side (back side) of our fence is a elementary school which has a playground that we can use. We have nice neighbors. Maddie also has a playmate right next door. Her new friend, Krista is only one year older than her. They play together all the time. It's nice!!
Back to Jason's job...He is working at an office called Allen Orthopedics with Dr. Allen being the owner. There are quite a lot of people that work there, mostly front office staff and Med-techs. Besides Jason and Dr. Allen, there is a Nurse Practitioner named Vic. Vic is truely the nicest, most genuinely caring guys you will ever meet. Jason and Vic have lunch together everyday. And every once in a while the kids and I will meet them for lunch as well. Jason says he enjoys working with everyone there...except Dr. Allen. Doc just has issues with the way he treats people. He feels that he has to teach and correct everyone about everything (like even how to properly lick and seal an envelope, and I'm serious). I also feel that he thinks a little highly of himself. I could go on and most definitely Jason could too about all the things that drive us crazy about Dr. Allen. He has always been so kind to me and so has his wife, Karen. She is so very sweet. I feel bad for her cuz I know it's not easy. They have 3 kids. Julia is like 13, David is 11 and Nick is 6. They are good kids and very polite. I guess their mother taught them well. LOL As do, Victor and Vonda (Paquin). Their kids are soooo well behaved. Nathan is 11 and Rachel is 9 and such great kids. Vonda is Vic's wife and she is a Hoot!!! She is loud and crazy but you just gotta love her. There is never a boring moment with Vonda. You are just always laughing when you are around her. I don't get to see her much but it's fun when I do. She's a teacher in Lumberton. I really only see her when there is some kinda event that we are suppose to attend.
Back in April, there was a conference that we attended. Vic and Vonda couldn't go so it was just Jason, Dr. Allen, Karen, and I. We did have Sharon come with us to watch the kids. It was held in Kiawah Island, SC. It's off the coast of SC about 30 mins from Charleston. It's gorgeous there. It is a golf resort so of course it is SUPER FANCY and PRICEY!!! Thank goodness Doc plays for almost everything there. We had a nice time. It was relaxing and Sharon was so helpful with the kids.
As for the job and moving that's about it. I'll update some more soon.

Poor, Poor Blog!!!

Dear Blog,

I just wanted to tell you I'm sorry for the all the neglect in the past months. I am just really bad at all this. I have never been good at keeping in touch, just ask Jason (when on his mission) or any of my friends from past places I've lived. I will try not to neglect you like I have in the past...if you'd give me a second chance. ??? I truly do want to keep you informed so that my family will have you to look back on in the years to come and have memories jotted down and remember them in the future. Thank you for being so forgiving.

Your one and only Blogger,

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Oh My!!!

Wow it has been MONTHS since my last blog. And all the things that has happened since my last blog that I would need to update you on, makes me exhausted just thinking about it. Sooooo, I'm not. Sorry if you were just dying to find out what we have been up to but there's just to much. I'm just going to sum it up.

Well we moved back to Hope Mills (small town outside of Fayetteville) in Dec. Jason is working for an orthopedic surgeon. He is learning a lot and really enjoys this field of choice. He works 20 mins away in a city 20 miles south of us in Lumberton. He works long hours but hopefully it will pay off. We all are so glad to be back "home". We enjoy spending more time with our family and that they can see the kids more often.

This week Jonas turned 2 and we had a big party for him. We had lots of family and friends to celebrate with. It was a lot of fun and we had a great time!!! Thanks to everyone who may read this that was here Sat. You all made it a great and very special day for our sweet little boy.

I also want to take this time to tell Jonas just how special he is to me.

Jonas, sweetie, your mommy loves you so very much. I had no idea what joy you would bring to our family. Your sweet smile and the sound of your laugh completely melts my heart and I know that I"m not the only one who feels that way. There's just something about you that I can see already even at 2. You will be a very strong, but even more loving young man. What a wonderful blessing that will be to your father and I. You are such a cuddly boy and I looooove that. I need that and I hope I never hear those dreadful words, "I'm to big for that". It would just break my heart because there is nothing else in this world better than your hugs and kisses and to hear you say Love you mommy!!! Oh Jonas Adams, I love you sweet boy!!! You are my littlest Prince Charming. I'm sooooo honored to be your mother. Daddy, Maddie and I are so blessed to have you in our family.

One recent fiasco that we had was an incident with scissors. Last monday, I was downstairs vacuuming and the kids were upstairs playing...I thought. Instead, Maddie decided to give herself a haircut and a little trim for her brother. She also gave her brother a pair of scissors in which he thought he would be creative with our sheets on our bed (brand new nice silk sheets. And it just wouldn't do it justice if I didn't post some pictures so here are a few.

Maddie's hair after she gave herself a hair cut!!

Maddie after a friend of mine fixed it. I was surprised how well it looked. (Miss Priss here)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new

I just wanted to post our new address, just incase anyone needed or wanted. It is:

5723 Walking Trail Way
Hope Mills, NC 28348

We will be there starting this Saturday the 5th.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pumpkins and more...

Well this year was just like any year. We went and picked out our pumpkins. Each one of us get our very own. So here we were with 4 nicely rounded pumpkins with some big hopes and dreams for them. But then, just as last year, the week of Halloween we set out to carving all our pumpkins but only 2 were carved. Jason and I help the kids with theirs. Maddie again this year chose an OWL (her fave) and Jonas (with a little help) chose a spider. Jason was teamed up with Maddie and I with Jonas. Jason did really well on the owl one but then Maddie decided that she wanted to rip off a piece of the carving, a fairly important piece...THE FACE. Jason then had to rig it with tooth picks, it still looked nice. While I was carving Jonas' spider, somehow, I forgot to trace one of the legs so therefore when I was cutting it, I only cute 7 legs and not 8. No one really noticed but me anyway so who cares. They both looked great in the end. Here's some pictures of our pumpkin carvings.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Trick or Treat!!!!

Well I just can't believe that Halloween has come and gone. We had a lot of fun though. As usual, the church held the normal Trunk or Treat but it was on Tues the 27th. So we dressed up and headed to that. It was indoor this year due to the rain but it was just as fun. The kids and Jason and I dressed up as a group theme as usual. I did forget my camera that night so sorry no pics from that. There were other people taking pictures of us b/c they really liked our costumes. So maybe I can snatch some of those from them.

I did make the costumes myself except for a few obvious things. It really didn't take that long but I just kept procrastinating and it wasn't finished until that day. Yeah I know that that's pretty bad...I just kept putting it off. BUT I did finish it!!!! And they were pretty cute.
On that Thursday night, the 29th, there was a Halloween Story time and Trick or Treating at the downtown library. I heard lots of people saying how pretty Ariel's (Maddie) fin was. Only the kids dressed up for that one. After those two events, I had to come up with a better idea for Maddie's shell bra b/c she kept having problems with it. I used real shells and so it was pretty heavy and kept pulling the shirt down. And one popped half way off, in which case I called it the "Janet Jackson Costume Malfunction". But since I had a few more days before actual halloween night then I made Maddie a new shirt that was made out of thicker material. It worked a little better.
Well since we had nothing keeping us in Greenville that weekend, we decided to go to the Halloween Party at our old ward in Fayetteville. It was on Halloween night and started at 4. We had chilli then there was a haunted house and the truck or treat. We also received lots of complements on our costumes. After the church party, we went Trick or Treating with our friends the Bremmer's. They dressed up as characters from Peter Pan. Their newest member was Tinkerbell while Ethan was Capt. Hook. But Maddie called him her "Prince Eric" which is Ariel's sweetheart from the movie. LOL It was cute. We walked around their neighborhood and Jason's mom, Sharon came along too.
I'm affraid that we didn't get any real good pictures of all of us but here's a few just so you can see what we looked like.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Our Family Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday (Fri.), Jason and I took the kids to a local pumpkin patch. We usually go to Briley's Patch for Strawberries (in the spring) and Pumpkins (in the fall). We decided to go to a new one called Brock's Berries and Pumpkins. It was small but the owners were so nice. Mr. Brock took all of us on a hayride and let us feed corn to the goats. He was such a sweet guy. We had a good time. The weather was nice. We let the kids look at the pumpkins. They had some HUGE ones. We had never seen pumpkins that big in real life before. We took tons of pictures so of course I have added some. It's so hard these days to catch a picture with both kids either looking at the camera or getting them to smile, so these aren't the greatest but are the best of what I got.

Our family at Brock's Pumpkin Patch.

The kids sitting on top of the HUGE pumpkins.

Madison and Jonas together.

I like the sign in back of picture 2. "Goodness Grows in NC"
All 4 of us were "grown" in NC. I guess we are GOODNESS!!!!

Jason and I with the famous huge pumpkins!!

The kids on the hayride. Notice their halloween shirts. Joey's is a Mummy that says "Mmmm, CANDY!!!" And Maddie's is of her FAVE animal, an OWL!!! I love my CUTE babies!!

Look at my two hillbilly kids. I love Maddie's expression. She's so funny. Both of them look so serious.

Here is the real Maddie aka Miss Priss!!! But what a little cutie.

Jonas enjoyed throwing the hay everywhere. He'd rip it out of the bales and then throw it and laugh. He loves being destructive. My baby boy!!!

Here's a picture of the goats that we got to feed corn too. The kids really enjoyed it. I don't have any pictures of them doing it but I have a video, though it's too long to add on here.

Well that was our trip to the pumpkin patch this year. We enjoyed it and we all have our pumpkins and are ready to carve them. It will be interesting to see what we all decide to carve them into. Maddie is requesting an owl again this year, which is no surprise. :o)
I'm glad to have this fall weather here. It's just so refreshing after that hot, humid summer!! HAPPY FALL YA'LL!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

5K for Leo Jenkins Cancer Center

Last weekend, Jason participated in a 5K . It was to raise money for the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center here in Greenville. When we all got there we found out that the kids were able to participate in a Kids Dash, in which Maddie did. Here are pictures of Jason during his run...

Here are the pictures of Maddie during her Dash. She was the youngest participant.

I just want to say how proud I am of both of them. I was so extremely proud of Madison. She was so into it that after she had finished she wanted to run some more. What a cutie!!