Friday, January 29, 2010

{Kelsie is 8!}

I cannot believe that Kelsie is eight! It seems like just yesterday Josh and I were bringing here home from the hospital and now look at her......

So, in honor of her 8th birthday, here's eight facts about Kelsie:

* She is selfless in her service to others. I can't remember all of the times that I have been told by her teachers, coaches, and others around her how she often goes out of her way to help others or be kind to someone who needs a friend. Her teacher recently commented on how when she is finished on her Math she always finds someone to help so that they can also finish.

*She is full of energy and goes non-stop!

*She is very motherly and helps take care of her brothers and sisters.

*She loves music and always has a tune to share, weather it's one from the radio or one she made up herself. She also has quite the voice when she sings in church. She isn't afraid to be heard.

*She loves to read and always has a book in hand.

*Her favorite snacks are hostess fruit pies, especially the cherry ones!

*She can be glitz and glam and then want to wear camo and go hunting with her daddy.

*She really enjoys making things for others, writing letters and notes, and even odds and ends to the neighbors (too long of a story to share now!).

Most of all we want you to know how much that we love you Kels!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

{Kids Pics}

{Kelsie's Baptism}

I can't believe that Kelsie is old enough to be baptized! Time goes by so fast and she is getting so big! She wanted an invitation made to send out to all of her friends and family, so this is what we put together.

Monday, January 18, 2010

{Josh's sidekick}

I can remember the day we had our first ultrasound and found out that Kelsie was a little girl. Josh seemed pretty disappointed at first. I'm not sure if he just didn't know what he would do with her, or if he just really wanted a little boy to take everywhere with him. Well, I think that he got the best of both world's with Kelsie. She love to be outside with him. She spent the day hunting with her daddy on Saturday and man does she love it. She can't wait until she gets to be the one to pull the trigger.....just ask her. She's already counting down the days until she can!

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Every year I try and set resolutions and most of the time I fail to accomplish them. I either forget about them or give up. This year I've not set resolutions per se, but have come to the realization that things have to change for me. I keep telling myself that through my struggles and tribulations that next week, next month or next year will be better. I continually fail to see things as any better and have struggled internally because of this. So, this year I'm not waiting for next week, next month, or next year to be better. I'm going to work on making every day better. I love this quote and it's my new motto for the year:

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning how to dance in the rain.”

This is going to take a lot of work for me, but it is much needed around here. Even with all of the struggle that we have had this year with the economy, each of our children having a surgery, and going back to work and school I am blessed to have my husband and my kids by my side each and every day. I was recently sent this video from a friend and it has a very inspiring message. This video along with the talk that it is taken from will be the guide to help keep me on track through the year on my journey to find inner peace, much needed inner peace.

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness, has never danced in the rain.”