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Friday, October 24, 2008

So Proud I May Actually Burst!

Last night I received a phone call from Malik's teacher telling me that during the assembly on Friday he would be receiving the "Principal's Award" and if we could attend that would be great. I was so excited for him! Many of you can relate to this feeling, it begins with a little lump in your throat, your heart jumps a bit and finally, when you can't hold it back any longer, you cry tears of joy for your sweet child. As his mother, I have the amazing opportunity to know how smart, creative and funny Malik is, but it is always makes a mom proud to know that others see those same things.
I love you Mal, you make my heart happy!
Sorry, it's a little blurry, Malik is dead center in the stripped shirt.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Well, I guess it's time to make it official. My amazing husband has hit one of his top professional goals. Corey has been offered the GM job at the hotel he used to be the controller for. (I don't want to be to specific about where and when on the blog but if you want details, give me a call or email me) So, I guess the point of this post is to let everyone know we are moving! We are excited for this opportunity but at the same time we are very sad to leave everyone/everything we love here and start again. It was a hard decision, but we definitely have been guide and we know this is where we are suppose to be.
Wish us luck and PLEASE come visit soon!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

4 and 4 Tag (then maybe 6 and 6?)

Ok, this is fun! Marinda and Carrie did this fun tag where you had to pick your fourth folder and your fourth picture from your photos on your computer, post it and tell about. Fun right? I thought so, so here it goes......
Christian, Malik, Rhys
Such fun memories, I will take any chance I get to remember super important events. This was the day we blessed Rhys, he was 2 1/2 months old and looked so cute in his little newsboy cap. Malik was so excited to have a new baby, he took every chance he could get to hold Rhys, but on the other hand he was so mad at Corey and I for months.
Also, my nephew Christian and Malik were born on the same day one year apart, they are lucky to have a cousin who is one of your best friends.

Now, everyone else, show me your 4 and 4 too........ and while you are at to maybe your 6 and 6!

Here's my 6 and 6, this is kind of addicting!
Carrie and Ty
What a crack up!!!!!
For Carrie's 30th birthday I put together a book with some pictures for her about her life, Ty sent me a bunch of pics and....... apparently this is my 6 and 6! I don't even know the story behind this one (maybe Carrie can shed some light) but I do know that this is very typical of them. Ty, mellow and doesn't really like to smile for pics and Carrie, silly, beggin' for more and lovin' the camera!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

First Snow........ Now It's Gone

Malik and Rhys woke up this morning with wide eyes and big plans for our first snow of the year. Snowmen, sledding, snowball fights, they couldn't their ideas out fast enough. They were so cute as they ushered Jorie to the back door to show her the snow, or as she calls it, snowman. I know you can't see it very well but the snow is coming down pretty hard, then it stopped and before church at 1:00, it had melted. The boys were so disappointed, I really don't think the snow will come to soon for them. I don't know if I can agree, I really want a few more weeks of fall!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Clone Wars Party

I think I have mentioned it before, but Malik and Rhys are super freaks when it comes to Star Wars. Last Friday night was the premiere of a new show on cartoon network, Clone Wars - The Series. The boys counted down the days, then as the day arrived, the hours until it started. Malik invited two of his friends, Easton and Cannon, and Rhys invited his friends Jacob and Owen to have a Clone Wars premiere party, stalked with treats of every kind to get them through the hour. They were so funny, what a fun late night!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

All the Ladies in my life...

If you are a lady in my life, this is for you! I started a new blog, just for me and my ladies! Nothing spectacular, just random thoughts I'd like to share that really have nothing to do with my family blog, it's really just an outlet for me. Check it out, come be silly with me! motherof3andstillme.blogspot.com

Flag Football or aka Organized Chaos

Malik started flag football on Tuesday. Seriously, who ever thought teaching a bunch of 7 year olds to play flag football was a good idea? Two words, total chaos! Although, there is an entertainment factor that can't be overlooked. I am just going to give then the benefit of the doubt and wait til after a few practices and games, maybe they will start to catch on. Thankfully, they have great coachs, thanks for your patients JD and Eric, it might pay off.
Malik - dead center

"Pissess Dess"

The other day Jorie was super angry with me and screaming "pissess dess" at me, I just wasn't getting it! Finally after close o an hour I figured it out, she wanted to wear her "princess dress"!!! Oh right! Silly mommy!
We put on her dress from Hillary's wedding and
she made Rhys "twirw" or twirl with her in the living room.
She was so funny, I think I know what she should ask for for christmas.........