Friday, May 27, 2011

Baseball and Pedicures!

Didn’t win the championship! boo. That’s ok though because after only winning three games in the regular season we did pretty darn well to even make it to the championship! :) I’m glad baseball is over for the year!

Here are some highlights from our week full of baseball!

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Now on to pedicures!

Reece had her first “real” pedicure this week! We like to get our toes did! :) haha! When we first arrived at the nail place she picked orange polish. There was a little bit of a wait and she kept changing her mind..after orange it was green and then she ended up picking blue!

I’m so thankful to have a daughter who I can do “girl stuff” with! photo photo photo photo photo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rest In Peace Trevor Phillips! *Updated

For those of you who don’t live around here, we lost a police officer in the line of duty this past Saturday.

Officer Trevor Phillips was a motorcycle cop and was working a funeral procession. Someone in the procession decided they didn’t want to be in it anymore and turned out, hitting Officer Phillips.

What a waste of a life. Just because someone wasn’t paying attention his wife and kids are left alone. My heart aches for his wife. I don’t know how I would handle myself if this was me.

**Updated-Officer Phillips was not married and didn't have any children. I was told wrong so I wanted to correct myself! :)

We were at the ballpark when Josh got the call and I could tell in his voice that something was very wrong. Our police officers have been going through SO much in the last month since the tornado, this is another blow. Please keep them in your prayers!

Trevor Phillips His funeral is today. Visitation from 2-4. The public is asked to attend the procession, I’m going to try to make it over there if I can get off work in time!

And just in case you missed my tweet last night, Griffin and Peyton play for the championship tonight! Go Cardinals! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I think I’ve mentioned that the boys are on the same baseball team this year. It’s so much easier than running back and forth between fields trying not to miss anything! This baseball season has most definitely been a far cry from last season, when we didn’t lose any games! As a matter of fact, in the regular season we didn’t win but just a couple of games! I could really care less, I just want them to have fun!

Tournaments started this past Saturday. For those of you who don’t play baseball yet, once you lose two games in the tournament you are out. So Saturday we had two games and I fully expected to be done with baseball for the year! I know that’s terrible to say but I just didn’t think we would win! Well, we won one and lost one! :) So that meant that we were still in it and we had to play Monday night. Again, I thought we would FOR SURE be done that night. Nope, we won again! These boys have just turned themselves around! Then we played last night and I thought absolutely positively without a doubt in my mind that we would lose….NOPE! hahahaha! So we play the same team we played last night again tonight and if we beat them….wait for it…

We’ll play for the championship Thursday night! :)

And, now, at this point I hope we take it all! Might as well! :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Griffin’s Aquarium Field Trip!

Slowly but surely I will catch up my friends!!

Last Thursday Josh and I went to the Georgia Aquarium with Griffin’s class! SO SO fun! We had to be at the school at 5:45am, which meant we had to drop Peyton and Reece off at Allison’s at 5:30am, now THAT’s sisterly love! ha! She took them to school and picked them up and handled things until we got back into town at 6pm!

Griffin had to ride the charter bus on the trip to Atlanta, but Josh and I drove my car. I’m all about helping but I would have lost my mind and would have been SICK. AS. A. DOG. on that bus. I get car sick SUPER easily.

Anyway, when we first arrived we figured out where the buses would be coming in. We waited and waited and waited! The dolphin show that we were scheduled to see started at 11:00am and it was 10 til 11 when the buses pulled up! Talk about a mad dash to get all those kids in there on time! My crew wanted to sit in the spash zone, of course! So we did! NO photography is allowed in the dolphin show and they are SUPER SUPER SUPER strict on that rule. The show was AMAZING!!!! If you visit the aquarium do not miss that show!! It was kind of like a play and the dolphins were acting out parts. They are SO smart. I always knew they were but this was impressive!

After the show we met at Centennial Park for lunch and then we spent an hour and a half just looking around the aquarium. The pictures pretty much speak for themselves! I will say though, we like the Chattanooga Aquarium better! I liked seeing the dolphins and whale sharks in Atlanta but if you have kids, Chattanooga is much more kid friendly! Not just the aquarium, the whole downtown area!

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This little guy was SO cute! He was playing with Griff, putting his hands on Griff’s hands!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nine Years!

Today Josh and I have been married for NINE years! I love him so much!

It’s funny because nine years ago I thought that people who had been married for nine years were OLD! hahahaha! We’re only 29! While nine years seems like a long time, it really has just flown by. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long at all. But then if I think back at everything that’s happened in those nine years it seems like a lot!

My sister, Kelsie, is keeping the kiddos so we can have a little date! It definitely won’t be a late one because we have to be up at 4am to go on a field trip with Griffin’s class!

Did you hear me?? 4 AM!!!

I haven’t seen 4 am since Reece was a baby! hahahaha! I can’t wait though! It’s going to be SO fun! In case you didn’t see my tweets the other day, Griffin’s teacher found out last Friday that she has Leukemia. :( She had breast cancer about a year ago and apparently this is stemming from the treatments from that. She started her new treatments yesterday, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pray for her! We just love her so much! We will miss her on the field trip!

AND PS…My husband is skinny! He’s lost I don’t even know how much weight! He is smaller now than he was when we got married! I wanted to put a picture of us on this post but he doesn’t even look the same in any of the ones I have!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011


Life right now for us is crazy busy! My job has been busy for the obvious reasons and so has Josh’s. He’s done working storm overtime though so that’s good! We missed him!

I don’t remember if I blogged about it or not but we did finally close on our house!!! :) So we’re busy getting things going with the upgrades! SUPER excited!! I have been really bad about getting things for the house…decorating wise, like bedding. The only room right now that I’m done with is Reece’s! Her room is going to be done in owls! It’s oh SO cute! I think we’re going to paint her room yellow! The boys and I can’t agree on bedding for their rooms…I’m about to use the “mom trump” and just get what I want.

While I was at work on Wednesday I found out that someone wanted to look at our house on Friday morning! We weren’t planning to put our house on the market until we moved out so we had to get it “show ready” in less than two days! That was NOT easy my friends! And it ended up being a big fat waste of time because the people failed to tell us that they can’t move until December!

Anyway, just wanted y’all to know that we haven’t fallen off the face of the earth!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Torn Together

We’re definitely not torn apart here in Tuscaloosa!!! Everyone has come together! The outpouring of love and support right now in this city is unbelievable. Seriously “Thank You” will never be enough! It makes my heart warm to see this but at the same time my heart aches for the families affected by this.

We WILL get through this.

Hubby is obviously having to work a lot right now. And that’s fine. But it leaves me not being able to volunteer as much as I would like to. Friday around 10:30 I found out about someone who needed to get back to Gulf Shores that was here before the storm. Poor guy had not been to Tuscaloosa since 1993 and this is what went on while he was here. So I talked it over with the hubs and had myself and kids packed and in the car within an hour! My parents still didn’t have power and I knew my brother and sister were getting a little stir crazy so they came too! We packed out the Yukon! :) We came home late last night. Our hearts were never far from T-town and I felt a guilty for not being home, but I knew this man needed to get home and we loved the mental break!

I still have those pictures to post. I want to post them. But I feel guilty. If that was my house I don’t think I would mind…but you just never know how you will feel about that until it’s you with everything you own scattered everywhere.

We have 26 rental houses that are damaged or completely gone. That’s the count right now anyway. We finally can go back to work tomorrow because we have power now. First thing on the agenda is to find our tenants. Some have called so I know they are ok, but we haven’t heard from all of them.

Please continue to pray for us as we continue on this journey.