Saturday, September 24, 2011

Uphill and Birthday Brats!

Oh what a day it has been! Mary and I woke up this morning at 6:15, left my house and at 6:30, and ran a 5k at 7:00. It was a pretty tough course but we ran about half and walked half. So all in all, it went well.
Mary and I after the race! Yeahhh!
Afterwards, we got home and got ready then went straight to the Splash Pad for Daniel's Birthday party. It was quite the success! Once we got there, the kids got down to their swimming suits and went straight to the splash pad. Sophia was all over that; the first one to jump in the water and get soaked. Alexis and Sadie thought it was a little cold so they slowly worked their way into the water. While the kids were playing in the water Mary and Candace went to set up the scavenger hunt. "The cake went missing." Daniel didn't want to play because he found the cake in the cooler and told everyone where it was. That didn't stop Mary though! She made them do it-- the kids enjoyed it.
Kept this one big to show you how cute my little baby is

See! There were a little cold after putting probably
only their feet in the water. 

Sophia still playing in the water!

One of the hints was the Pinata. Our "grenade" was actually a dinosaur (it was an Army theme). One of the kiddos broke the hook so we had to tie a noose around the poor dinosaur. It was actually really funny to us adults.

This is the poor Dinosaur after the noose
was tired around this head.
Then of course, next was cake and presents!

After that the kids started leaving and the party died down. Hallelujah! Now some friends of me and Ronnie's are sitting in the nice a/c house. Hope everyone had just as a productive day as I did.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Heroes and Friends

These past few days have been very difficult our family during a time that America remembers when neighbors became heroes and strangers became friends, our family has been dealt an emotional loss. The air surrounding us is charged with an emotional nostalgia as we remember when times where most innocent.

I do not need to review the history with you but I thought I would share a moment today that brought me to my knees i found myself to be so filled with love and pride for our Country, our friends and our God. Our God who gives us the strength to overcome and the right to forgiveness and love for one another...our opportunity to share this beautiful life with our dear friends and family..although we may not understand why, we must understand that there is a reason.

There may be a time in our lives when a decision needs to be made, a decision that may defy reason, a decision that may be difficult for someone else to understand...When  these decisions are made by others we try to understand..but it is not up to us to understand the reason as we are not allowed the entire picture at this time.

10 years ago the 40 passengers and staff of United Airlines Flight 93 where held captive while flying over rural all know the story. President George W. Bush while dedicating their memorial today put it in this perspective for me today.. At the moment America's democrasy was under attack, our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives, and they knew it. Those words clarified so much to me right now...they then called their families and said their goodbyes. Tapes of one of the Patriots reveals him telling his wife the plan and her telling him to sit down and maybe the hijackers would change their minds...she didn't see the whole she is so very proud of her husband and fellow Patriots.

Another part of the speech he mentioned that "the world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here"

Left Ronnie (my husband) Center Daniel Left Bryan
Daniel Wilson Rest in Peace

We will always remember you for who you are and how you touched our lives...while we may not understand we have faith and love you.
God bless you.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

New Years Resolutions!!

I know some of you may be thinking "ummm its September Lydia"...well I just have to say "'s the new year..random blog stalker" LOL JK but really I truly believe that the real new year begins when school starts. The clothes are pressed, the schedules are made, lists are checked and the air is crisp! (okay maybe in areas that have more than two seasons) So if you have checked out this entire blog you will see that i already have a bucket list for the year...but if you know me at all you also know i LOVE lists!!! So lets make one....
Not to mention my fridge calendar, my to do list apps AND gmail  calendars..BTW if you love these lists too i pick them up at pier one imports

1. Since I am apparently not going to finish my degree this year, I am going to have more time to harass my children about their school work! Yay for them... this year we will have a system that allows for stress free (well at least child shaking free) after school hours learning...
2. Finish some home projects...paint...paint...paint...volunteers??
3. Home cooked meals 5 times a week...I have bought a new apron just for this!! :) oh and lexy has her own too!! awe aren't we so domestic?
Pumpkin is wearing mine..they are great ...and have matching rubber gloves

4.  Balance!!! My diet, my budget and my time!!
5. Read the Bible. This has been both overwhelming and completely refreshing all at the same time!
Well that is all i can think of...right now..and besides my terrible grammar is buggin me!!

Miss Lou Who in her new classroom


Daniel and the coolest first grade teacher EVER!!

Doesnt she look grown up? 

What would a ladybug post be without a little soph-a-loph??