Tuesday, April 29, 2008

My Christopher

I love you,
not because of who you are,
but because of who I am when I am with you.

~Roy Croft

To the world you may be just one person,
but to one person you may be the world.

~Brandi Snyder

Love is when you come home from working on computers all day,
and you make your wife super duper chocolate chip cookies.
~Shel Power

Love is when you get up with the kids and let your wife sleep in,
and you surprise her with strawberry banana pancakes in bed.
~ Shel Power

Let's just say, I am spoiled.
I happened to meet, and fall deeply in love with the most perfect man out there!
Thanks baby for being such a good husband and an even better father.
I love you,

Sunday, April 27, 2008


2yrs ago, this coming Nov 11th,
Chris, myself, Ashlyn and Brandon were in a serious car accident.
We were driving down the road going 45mph and a car pulled out and turned in front of us. We slammed into them as we had no time to stop, swerve or anything, and totalled the car.

I slammed my knee thru the dashboard and have permanant knee damage, I also bashed my head on the door which gave me a pretty good concussion, and the seat belt hurt my chest, and my shoulder. Because of the head injury, I was pretty out of it, I was conscious, but def. not with it. I was in the hospital for about 5 days and then when I came home, I was still pretty confused, and I couldnt walk, or lift my arm. I was in pain for a very long time.

Chris had seat belt injuries, and also slammed his knee against the underside of the steering wheel.
Brandon had seat belt injuries and bent in half from where the seat belt was and bashed his head on the center counsil, he had a pin point brain bleed and was kept overnight.
Ashlyn was pretty scared, but after checking her out, she was fine. Car seats are amazing!

Kathryn had been downtown with Grandma Carol and luckily was not in the accident. Carol stayed with Kathryn and Ashlyn once Ash was released and Chris stayed with me and Brandon.
It was the most painful and scary thing I have ever been thru.
Still to this day, when we pass that intersection, I get nervous. We slow down, look, and are really careful. Usually when passing this intersection I will remember what happened and talk about it to chris. I always remember feeling helpless and scared, and confused.
Today we came up to that intersection and there was a cop. We were coming from the side street so we couldnt see anything. Once we got closer we noticed the accident. There was a big Durango type SUV and a Jeep wrangler. The accident must have just happened because the guy in the wrangler was still sitting in his wrangler and looked in pain. The cop turned traffic away and the ambulances were coming up the road, and I got upset. I couldnt believe how quickly and how much I got upset seeing the accident. Everything came flooding back, and I just sat in my seat and cried, and cried. Brandon said, OMG mommy, they got hurt huh? Chris said yes. Kathryn said is that what happened in your accident, chris said yes. Brandon said... we need to pray for those guys right now! Chris turned off the radio and we all prayed for them. My heart was so full of pride for my children.
I hope those people are all ok.
Here are a few photo's of our car after the wreck.

Friday, April 25, 2008

FFF ~ Spring has Sprung

Today's Favorite Foto Friday is
Spring has sprung.
Here are some spring pics.

Ashlyn Grace


Kathryn Marie

Thursday, April 24, 2008


The way I see it,
If you want the rainbow,
you have to deal with the rain.
~Dolly Parton

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ode to Grandpa in Milan~ by Katey

Oh great grandpa in heaven,
Died when I was eleven,
How I miss your smile,
It would last a mile.

I miss your funny laugh,
You used to own a calf.
When you lived on a farm
Boy you sure were a charm.

Now I sit here just wishing
That you would take me fishing
Maybe in the deep blue ocean,
Better bring some sun tan lotion.

You played like a child,
You were fun and wild.
You’re my grandpa in Milan,

Thoughts of you keep me smilin.

Word Filled Wednesday

Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.

~Proverbs (ch. XXII, v. 6)

Word filled Wednesday's is sharing God's word in our everyday life. I follow many sites and one of my most favorite is Amazing Jacob. He was a triplet little boy who had cancer. His mother wrote about his journey, his death, and life after his death. They have now adopted a baby from Guatamala and have an older son, she is an amazing writer and mother. She is who I have gotten Favorite Foto Friday and Word filled Wednesday from.
Hope you enjoy,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunny Monday

We had a fabulous afternoon yesterday,
and spent it outside playing in the sunshine.
Enjoy the silly pics,

Friday, April 18, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday FFF

Today's FFF is SIBLINGS!
Here are some Sibling pictures of the kids.
Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.

A brother is a friend, given by nature.

A sister is a forever friend.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Prayers !

Hey everyone,

I just got a call tonight from my friend Crystal. She was pretty much hysterical.
I guess her dad passed out at work and was being rushed to the hospital.
From what I am gathering, this was totally a surprise.
I have her kids for now, and will probably be taking them to school in the morning unless things turn around. Nobody likes a scare this close to their daddy's.... so please if you have a moment, give a little prayer.

Lots of Love,

Friday, April 11, 2008


I am sooo excited about our upcoming vacations.
We are going to Michigan for the Wassell Annual Family Fishing Trip (Chris' family)We go up every year and have the best time. We get our own cabin, but hang out and fish and do fun stuff with the whole family. This is something we look forward to every year.

Also this year, Chris' Grandma Ann and Grandpa Wendell are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. To celebrate we are going on a cruise to the Mexican Riveria. I cant wait.

Im hoping that next year I can talk my family into going to Disney. I think it would be great fun, and we have an Uncle (Mom's brother) that lives near Disney. My other idea for next year is a trip to New Jersey to see Nannie and Pop - Pop and go into New York City.

Anway, nothing else new.
Im just looking forward to family time.

Lots of Love,

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Spring, I love spring because it means summer is coming. I love summer cuz it means kids out of school, and vacation. I love vacation cuz it means I get my whole family together for a whole week.

I found this quote and I LOVE it.
"Spring is nature's way of saying.... LETS PARTY !"

Yesterday I bought some new sidewalk chalk and let the kids play outside, then last night Chris lit a fire in the fire pit and we sat outside and cuddled. I really needed that. Since my Gpa died I have been really needy of Chris, and he has been so wonderful to me. I love My-Christopher.

Well not much else is going on. Just glad the weather is getting nicer.
Have a great day,