This morning at 5:30 we put Dustin on a plane for Rhode Island. He will be gone for 12 days! He is going for training and a conference, and I hope he learns a lot while he is there. We will miss him, but hope he has a great time while he is there. With my babysitter out of commission, my inlaws are watching the younger 2 the rest of this week in Austin, we drove and met them last night. They will be back on Friday afternoon. My parents are in Hawaii right now (my Dad has a business trip there and my mom tagged along). We drove my mom to the Houston airport last Sunday and the boys and I will go pick them up Sunday morning in Houston. Monday I will take the boys on an all day field trip with Brayden's class. Then Tuesday my mom will take them on an all day field trip with Brandt's class. Afterwards she will take them to her house to finish out that week. Since that Friday is Halloween and Dustin will still be gone, when we get done at school we are going to drive down there and do Halloween with my parents. Then Saturday will be my sister's baby shower, and then finally Sunday afternoon we will go pick him up at the airport. Let the countdown begin!
I am the mother of 4 crazy, fun, caring, loving, smart, silly, and compassionate boys. I am lucky enough to be on this wild roller coaster ride with my best friend. Join us as we continue on this never dull journey called parenthood...
Brandt is 9 years old, and is in 3rd grade. He is a typical eldest child. He is such a sweetheart, fabulous at sharing, and mature beyond his years. He is incredibly intelligent and a perfectionist. He takes such great care of his brothers. He absolutely loves babies, and can not pass one without talking to it. He loves reading, baseball, and jogging with his daddy.
Brayden is 7 and in 2nd grade. He is really reading well and gets very proud of himself when he learns something new. He has had a terrible time with ear infections. As a result has had 6 ear surgeries to date, with a possible 7th in his future. He is our sunshine and thunderstorm. He is so warm and caring, but if gets upset you better watch out!
Bryson is 6 and so full of life. He is in Kindergarten, and really excelling. He has a zest and joy about everything he does. He is our family comedian and has us constantly cracking up. He is obsessed with baseball, football, or any sport really. He played t-ball and flag football this year. He is extremely tough, and very rarely cries even when he is hurt.
Brennan is 3 and the caboose to our train. He loves baseball and football...really any sport. He is in preschool 2 days a week and hangs out with momma the other 3 days. He thinks he is just as big as the other boys. He is still super affectionate, which I LOVE. Hard to believe he is approaching his 4th birthday already.
The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. ~James Christensen
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Psalms 127:3
The days are long, but the years are short!
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrows; it empties today of strength." Corrie ten Boom