Thursday, June 30, 2011

'What are you most excited about moving?'

Quinn: Scriptrions? Huh? Scriptioins? Huh? Scorpions!

Lexsie: to play

Kaid: I'm not gonna tell you, it's a secret.

Bekah: The wonderful influence.... of Mexicans selling.... cheap... drugs on the side of the road.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

We're all Growd up

10 Years ago Craig and I were married, and somewhere in that first month of marriage I teased him about what our life would be like in 10 years. I talked about a nice anniversary trip, and an addition to my wedding ring, and maybe another kid, our life would be so settled and established, we would eat dinner together every night, and of course have weekly date nights...Then he started medical school and we thought, 4 years really isn't that long... well 10 years later we now know medical school was the easy part. Having 5 kids and completing a residency was the hard part. But here we are. DONE. and it feels good! The kids keep asking if dad is a real doctor now, and they are waiting for something magical to happen... Nothing magical has happened, it took hours and hours of study, work, dedication, and sacrifice, it took Craig many nights of 4 hours of sleep, followed by hour long commutes and 12 hour shifts, It took what felt like a 100 years - but it was hard earned and we are sooooo proud of Craig! Good job babe!

Craig with the director of the program and his wife - they became like family. I know Craig will miss them! and I think they will miss Craig.
With the other residents (who we all know are really thinking, 'sweet, with Craig gone, I'm that much closer to being done!')
The family who were able to come and support Craig at this great milestone.
Some really cute dates Craig found to bring along (over who ever was in charges dead body - no children allowed.)
It was so important to Anna to be here and see and celebrate this event with Craig!
Bekah - who remembers day one of medical school.
Two girls pretty proud of their papa.
Funny side note: the waitress took Bob's plate out from under him - mid bite.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Full Speed Ahead!

Great vacation spent on the beach with good friends!
Rescued a enormous sting ray on the beach...
Drove through 8 miles of sand to get to our house...
The traffic was unlike anything we like...
College Roommates...
I couldn't believe how Quinn just picked up snorkeling gear and started doing it... Amazing!
Bathing Beauty...
He looks like a laid back, mellow teenager...
Never wanted to miss a chance to swim... beach or pool!
Sand Time...
I even got flashed... Lucky me!
Crafts to keep the girl occupied...
A very crowded car ride...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Every mother knows...

that when it gets really quiet and you haven't seen your child in a while, trouble is brewing. So I went looking for Lexsie, terrified of what I might find! I found her sitting next to the laundry basket (full of wet bedding - she had an accident last night) rubbing her thumb on her blankie, her fingers in her mouth and getting a lovie fix. I guess it was that kind of morning.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Greatest Wish

My greatest wishes for this move are:

1) A totally, very best friend next door for Anna who will go to the same school
2) A pack of boys that Kaid can run around the neighborhood with
3) That Bekah will want to return to live with us
4) A perfectly outdoorsy, easy going, not 'too churchy' friend for Craig
5) A 3rd car garage...

Do I ask too much? We will see. I have no doubt that we will end up with exactly what we need.

Officially Redneck's


I'm standing there minding my own business... and Quinn comes up, pulls my shirt up and says, 'You got any stretch marks?'

WHAT? I was not prepared for this question!

He repeats, "You got any stretch marks?'

I say, 'nope... what are stretch marks?' I'm testing him to see if he really knows what he's talking about.

'You get them from going to the beach.'

I"m laughing of course and ask where he learned that from.

'The TV.'

Quinn's Last Day of School

All of a sudden Quinn started school, and just as suddenly he is done. He is a sneaky one! I know I'm gonna look around someday and say, 'where's Quinn.' and someone will tell me, 'oh he grew up and became president of the united states.' Seriously, this kid is growing so fast and everyday changes by leaps and bounds!

Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle

I dont know why she does it, but Lex stops shakes her little bum and says wiggle, wiggle, wiggle... all the time. Had to be documented!

It finally got warm!

I love you, I love you, I love you...

These are the words Kaid sneaks over and whispers in Anna's ear... and it drives her NUTS! She screams, she hollers, she stamps her foot, she pleads for me to do something, but honestly how can I reprimand Kaid for that? He knows she doesn't like it, he knows he's bugging her and pushing her buttons, he knows... and if he was saying just about anything else I might do something beside laugh at Anna's antics. Sorry Anna, just can't do it.