Thursday, April 28, 2011

We’re ok…

…but our city is destroyed. Gone. This is so devastating. I can't stop crying and thinking about what everyone is going through. We watched the tornado on TV ripping our town apart. It was HUGE. Had to be an F5. Soon after Josh headed in to work...he couldn't stand it, had to go. It was mass chaos and still is.

IF YOU ARE NOT TRAINED TO BE HELPING GO HOME!!!! You are not doing anything but causing more issues.

Right now the death toll in our city is at 36. Josh really doesn't see how it will end up being less than 100. When he called me last night to tell me that they had just found a five year old dead I just lost it and haven't really contained myself since.

There are kids at shelters that can't find their parents.

There are A LOT of people still missing. People are getting pissy with the cops for trying to do their jobs....

Right now Josh is working 12 hour shifts and all off days are suspended until further notice.

We have ALOT of rental property in a major area that was hit(Alberta for you locals). I am sure we have total destruction over there and I am worried about it but mostly I am REALLY worried about our tenants. I need them to be ok but it doesn't look good.

We tried to get some assessment done this morning so that we can get people into houses but we really couldn’t do anything for all the spectators. VERY annoying. But I did get some pictures.

The cross still stands!DSC_0126

Well I have more pictures to post but for some reason I can’t. I will post them as soon as I can.]

I’m off to love on my babies!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tornados and Black Eyes!

And, no, I absolutely have NOT forgot to post about Easter! Just haven’t had time yet!

Our weather has been insane lately. It is NOT fun to wake up to this! Scary stuff. And our fabulous weather man, James Spann, is saying that that was NOTHING compared to what’s coming our way this afternoon. I am about to puke I am SO scared. Josh is at training which is at the shooting range which is almost to the county north of us…the boys are at Allison’s house with her and Noah…Reece is at school and I am at work! Getting nothing accomplished. We are closing early because last time we had a storm come through we ended up across the street at the police department for the whole afternoon. (Which was GREAT, they took VERY good care of us! ;) ) BUT, this momma likes to have her chickens in the nest!!! So I want everyone at home, in the safe spot!

Please pray for ALL of us this afternoon. I know it’s going to be bad.

Ok, onto black eyes. The boys share a room(until we move!!!!). Sometime in the middle of the night Peyton kicked Griffin in his sleep and gave him a black eye!!!!photoHow sad is he? I’m going to take a better picture tonight, I just didn’t have time this morning so I got Allison to snap one with her phone and send it to me! He is mortified! He was so glad school was closed today so that he wouldn’t be embarrassed! I teared up when he told me that!

And if you know us in real life, DO NOT say you saw this picture on here! He will KILL me! I mean it! K, thanks!

Also, Peyton apparently was sucking on his own lip in the middle of the night and has a hickey all the way up to his nose?!?!?! What does my kid do in his sleep?????!!!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Reece’s Zoo Trip!

Reece had her very first field trip today! It was to the zoo and Josh and I were both able to go! We loved that we got to spend time with just her! The zoo was VERY crowded with today being Good Friday and Earth day plus a super awesome new exhibit opened yesterday so lots of people were coming to see it! We had the best time, but it started out a little aggravating! We were told to be at the zoo at 9 am, we had all prepaid and had to go in as a group. Well, the teachers didn’t show up until 9:30!!! I was not happy. There were also several parents that didn’t show up until late. If you know me in real life you know that I can NOT stand tardiness!! HUGE pet peeve! My thinking is I have three kids and I am rarely EVER late! So, what’s the big deal with being ON TIME?? Makes me nuts! You know what time you have to be somewhere so wake up early or whatever and get yourself in gear! I was extra mad because we had to be back in town by 2:30 to pick up Griffin and Peyton from school. So they were wasting my precious time with my baby girl and that’s not cool!

Then, once we were in the zoo everyone wanted to stick together. Which was fine until everyone started lolly gagging around! gah! So we ended up doing our own thing with Reece’s boyfriend and his parents! It was great because Josh has known the little boys dad for a long time so they hit it off and so did I with his mom!DSC_0001Train ride!DSC_0009 DSC_0011 Reece and Lawson….DSC_0012 DSC_0014 They walked around holding hands!!!! OMG!DSC_0015 This bull elephant is part of the new African exhibit…it’s a really nice addition to the zoo! Poor elephant only has one tusk!DSC_0019 I heart them!DSC_0020 The other bull elephant…DSC_0023 We didn’t get to feed to lorikeets today, they were on a 20 minute break when we went in and we didn’t want to wait! BUT we did find out that they can shoot poop 6 feet!!!!! ha!DSC_0031 DSC_0032 DSC_0033 Ok, the giraffes. I love them and all but we got a little disturbed here! ha! There is a little giraffe that is about a year or so old. She was standing close to the fence eating and the daddy giraffe came over to her. Then she peed and then he…

wait for it….

DRANK HER PEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I. do. not. kid.DSC_0034 DSC_0036 DSC_0037 DSC_0038 DSC_0039 Goat love!DSC_0042 DSC_0044 DSC_0046 And because you need to know someone loves Daisy as much as I do…DSC_0049

All in all we had so much fun today!!! Can’t wait until next month when we go on a field trip to the Georgia Aquarium with Griff’s class!!! Hope you all have a happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blog Funk

I guess I have bloggers block. Last night Josh said, “ I wish you and your sister would blog about something!” When the hubby notices you haven’t blogged, that’s pretty bad! I really just feel like I don’t have anything to write about right now!

That’s funny because three kids always give me something to write about!

I could talk about Griffin thinking he deserved $40 for a homerun he hit.

I could talk about the NIGHTMARE I had last night. I woke up sweating and in tears.

I could talk about Peyton talking about the dogs “utters”. bhahahahahahahaaaaa!

We’re still waiting to close on our house. Supposed to close by the 30th… I’m VERY anxious for that to happen. Once we close it will probably take us about two weeks to do the renovations we have planned. Lucky for us all the people needed to do that are all at my fingertips all the time! Word.

We’ve been packing a lot but we are really at the point right now that I don’t want to pack anything else until I know a more “for sure” date of closing!

I’m SO ready to be in our new house! It feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere but it’s only 10 minutes down the interstate. So peaceful and quiet and we’ll have FOUR acres of land to roam! :)

Ok, enough rambling for today! We have a busy jam packed weekend coming up!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Meet Spike the Devastator!

Peyton’s class is studying recycling. They had a little project to do. They were to make a trash monster! It was really perfect timing for us because, since we’re packing to move, Josh had just gone through the boys’ toys and thrown every toy they have away packed what they need to keep and discarded the rest!

I love school projects! Hubby handled this one on his own. The monster even has a light up eye! AND makes a crushing noise! He’s the! HA!

Peyton Monster1Peyton Monster2Made completely outta trash!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Twenty-Nine, Baseball and My Hero!

I’ve been 29 for a week now! Feels the same as 28! ha! The boys had a ballgame on my birthday so it was spent at the ballpark! I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way! I love watching them play!

And speaking of baseball, Griffin hit a home run last night! He was SO excited! And so were we! Then on his next hit he got a triple, Peyton was up to bat next and hit Griff in! I love it when that happens-when one or the other hits the other one in! Peyton is still adjusting to the pitching machine but he’s doing really well too!

Sometime last week Josh had a call at work that involved a lady that had a pace maker/defibulator. The defibulator was malfunctioning and kept shocking the poor lady! She lives in an apartment and her neighbors heard her screaming “I’m being hit” and called the cops! Josh got there and the poor lady was terrified! She told Josh to hit her in the back to stop it but that didn’t work. She really thought that she was going to die but Josh got her calm and told her he wasn’t going to let her die while he was there! Finally the ambulance arrived and got her to the hospital and I think she is fine now. She sent the hubby a really sweet card with a long letter thanking him and some balloons! It’s nice to feel appreciated! And it’s nice to be married to a hero! (He says it’s just his job, but whatev!) DSC_0006 OH and I added the baseball schedule on here so everyone can just check and see when the games are! Scroll all the way to the top and look to the left!