Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I don't know why he is doing this but I sure do love it!! Maxton at least 100 times a day comes up to me and gives me a kiss and says "i love you mommy" or "you know I love you mommy".. I don't know why he has started this but I sure do love it!! Such a Sweetie!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to One of the Most Amazing Men I know!! My Daddy!! I love him so!! Happy Birthday Dad! Thinking of you and Love You Lots!!
Its almost here... I can hardly stand it!! The excitement in the air is growing!! I have everything bought, food,candy,toys,etc.. I have a lot of wrapping to do but thats what 11p.m. Christmas eve is for right? Last night I got the deal of the season and I wasn't even searching for it! It was the last thing on my list I had to drag myself to Toys R Us at 11:30pm. and boy oh boy is one little guy going to be to the moon about it!! Cavin is the hardest kid to buy for but this year he is in luck!! Stay tuned for pictures!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Clint and Maccoy!

Clint and Maccoy

Carter getting an award at school. The lady in the white hoodie is his teacher!

Carter Honor Award 2010

Cayne is a monkey! And this is his "step" stool


Christmas with my parents,my brother,sister in law and niece Tava and nephew Drew!

Gibbs Xmas 2010

Cayne being silly :)


Old Christmas Photos..

Mallory and Mason Christmas 2002
Mallory's 2nd Christmas! Isn't she adorable?? I still have her dress :(
Mallory giving Mason a kiss on the head.. My favorite Christmas picture! Mason's first Christmas!! So Cute! Where did time go?

Part 3 Love Story (Wish I would have posted on Dec.11th :(

I couldn't find a picture from Christmas Dance 1994 This is from Prom 1997

Again the summer before my Sophomore Year and Clints Freshman Year of High School we started dating. It took a lot for me to talk him into giving it a try again, but he gave in! There was a lot of kissing for those short few weeks and then the night of the back to school dance he Broke my heart (told you he would punish me for breaking his) It was so horrible he did it at the dance in front of all my friends and all his friends. I was heartbroken and left crying in the girls bathroom for a long time and the worst part is he didn't even tell me he had his best friend do it for him. The next few months were hard. We grew up in a small town our entire school K-12 was only around 150 students or less. So it seemed he was everywhere I turned. I watched him take another girl to our Homecoming dance, talk about heartbreaking.... I dated a few guys between Sept. and Dec. of that year and he dated a few girls also, but when it came time for the Christmas Dance that year the night before neither of us had a date. But neither of us would ask the other. So my friends took it upon themselves to set us up. So they asked Clint what he would say if I asked him to the dance and he said "I would said Yes", but after being hurt so badly by him a few months earlier I was hesitant to ask. All this was happening during a basketball game (again the place to be on a Friday night in a small town). Finally before the game was over I got brave and sat down beside him and said " I hear if I ask you to the Dance you would say yes" So will you go with me to the dance" and he smiled and said " I don't know" (what a jerk) then he said "yes". The dance was Dec.11th 1994. I was so nervous and excited! We had decided to go in a group of 3 couples. He came to my house to pick me up or rather walk me up to the school (we weren't old enough to drive) We were both nervous. We went to the dance and had a great time even danced a little which for Clint is amazing! After the dance we went back to my parents house with about 10 of our friends, I remember Bay Watch being on the TV. I was sitting on Clint's lap we were kissing and talking I whispered in his ear "does this mean we are back together?" and his response was oh so romantic........ he said "does a bear sh** in the woods".. Can you believe that I stayed with him? We have been together since that day. Its been 16 years.Almost 12 of them married. I can't imagine my life with anybody but him. He is my best friend and I love him more than life.
As the New Year approaches and I look back at where we were last year and how far we have come. What a different person I am. It amazes me. I amaze me. I love this little family of mine so much sometimes I can't breathe. Last year at this time we had to ask everyone have you been sick, we had to hold our breath when Maccoy got the sniffles, we didn't even go see Santa (but the kids they understood why and they were fine with that) I was still Angry, asking why?, blaming myself for my son's broken heart, so worried I could barely sleep, and when I did sleep it was cuddled up beside that beautiful boy listening to his every breath, Nobody could ever understand what having a sick baby is unless you have lived it yourself, every cardiology appt., every needle poke a reminder of what was coming when we didn't know but we new it was coming. It made Christmas presents seem not so important, but reminded us what the season was really about. I hope this year we have not forgotten what the season is really about, is it weird that watching my children drop money some their own birthday/Christmas money into the little red kettles makes me tear up? well it does. Today the anticipation of Santa coming is growing and I am enjoying that Oh so much. I love to hear Maxton talk about Santa at the North Pole and to hear him sing You Better watch out, Better not be bad, Santa is coming! His own version of Santa is Coming to town! I love to read their Santa letters. To get their sweet little gifts that they made me at school and see how excited they are to give them to me. My favorite part this year this far was Mason's I am Thankful for letter which says I am Thankful for my brothers and my sister because I always have somebody to play with, I love them all. Tears fell as I read that letter because that is what I always want for them to have each other.. I love my memories of Christmas as a child they are great but I think these memories of being a Mother to small children at Christmas time will be even better.. Off to make some Christmas Cookies!

Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Wonderful New Year!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Funny Baby!!! How cute is he??

Friday, December 10, 2010

I am not afraid to admit

This is for all the people out there that swear they can tell the babies apart!! I am with them every single day and today made a huge mistake!! I bought the twins a few new outfits that are the same! They were wearing one today we had been outside playing and picnicking enjoying this beautiful weather, came in for nap time! These babies are never hard to put down for nap but for some reason today they cried and cried and cried which is REALLY strange for them so after about 15 mins I went to see what was up? I walk in see their beloved blankies on the floor and say "naughty babies don't throw your blankies" pick each one up cuddle them, kiss them, check diapers lay them back down, even say to one Maccoy you shouldn't scream so hard for this long its to much for you. I leave the room and immediately the screaming begins again and I think Oh No here we go they are going start pitching fits to go to bed now this is going to stink! So I listen and watch on the baby monitor for another 10 to 15 mins I can't stand it I run up to their room and find their blankies on the floor again?? What the heck is going on? I pick up the blankies and all the sudden it hits me....................................................................................................................................................................

I have mixed them up!! I put Maccoy in Caynes bed with Cayne's blankie and Cayne in Maccoy's bed with Caynes blankie..... No wonder they kept throwing the blankies out and screaming.. And I even picked them up and cuddled them and didn't realize it... And I called Cayne Maccoy... Yep that's my screw up for today!!!
Tonight is Clint's Christmas party for work. Its a great time. You get to get all dressed up and have adult conversation ( I don't really like the dressed up part I am more of a lazy pj's kinda girl). But this year I decided to go all out and not let Clint be the judge of my outfit sort of surprise him! My parents are coming to watch the kids which they are thrilled about! And I actually can't wait to get all dressed up! If I think I look Ok I will even post pictures!! Wonder if its a problem to say I haven't lost the baby weight yet even if the baby is 10 years old?? Seriously gotta start working on that!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

On Monday morning when Max finally realized that he couldn't crawl into the bathtub whenever he wanted for a nice warm bath (because the hot water heater was broken) he had a "Great Idea lets call Handy Manny Mom get his numbers he can fix it " LOL! Oh buddy I wish it was that easy!
Yesterday I had to put away yet more "baby" clothes. I guess in the months prior I have either put off putting them away or been so busy that I didn't really think about what I was doing.. As the tears fell my sweet little boys came and crawled up on my lap they laid their little heads on my shoulders and gave me big open mouth yummy baby kisses and I cried harder knowing this is the last of that. They are such sweet babies which makes this all the more hard. All my babies have been good not fussy or hard just pure sweetness and adorable, chubby and happy.. My heart is hurting..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cayne's new phrase is "oh wow" and both babies are loving saying Thank You and signing it!! It is so stinking cute!! Man am I going to miss this stage... :(
Today I am in sooo in love with my husband.. He fixed my hot water heater and made my day.. How lame is that?? A few days ago I was ready to kick him to the curb for not coming home from his hunting trip to fix the hot water heater!! See how fast feelings change!!! LOL!! Marriage when somebody figures it all out let me know!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Clint took Max and Cavin to his parents house while he is there hunting. They are getting in some good quality grandma time! And while the first few days of them being gone was kinda nice and relaxing now I just miss them like CRAZY! Max was absolutely sooooo sweet the night they left. He kept saying "mom don't be sad, I gotta go shoot a big deer, I will bring you candy, what kind you want? Mom don't be sad, I will be back later, Mom I Love You don't be sad.. At one point he kicked off his boots and decided leaving me wouldn't be good but I soon convinced him I would be okay so he could go ahead and go on, with tears in his eyes he left. My heart melted..
Tonight Mal is off to her BFF's for a fun birthday sleepover so its just me, my two oldest boys and my two youngest boys.. A night of boys the story of my life! And I LOVE it! I am a good boy mom (at least until the girlfriends start up :(
The hot water heater is broke and so we are having to boil water to do dishes, take baths etc. Thank goodness all my laundry was caught up before it went out. Clint won't be home til Sunday so its broke til then! Thank goodness I have good friends who let me come shower a few kids at their house last night! Life sometimes it stinks but oh it could be sooooo much worse!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

We have a New Nephew

Clint and I have a New Nephew!! Clint's Sister Jamie and brother in Law David welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world 12/1/10 at 5:40p.m. via csection!
His name is Jayden Riley and he weighed in a t 6lbs14oz!! We are All so excited to meet him!! Isn't he Sweet!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I am Thankful for this year
1. I am thankful for a wonderful husband who Works HARD to provide for our family. Who I know loves me to the moon and is a WONDERFUL Daddy to all these kids. I am thankful he agreed to have all these kids!
2. I am thankful for my children! They are my world! I can't imagine life without any of them!
3. I am thankful for a Successful Open Heart Surgery that repaired (for now) Maccoy's Heart.
4. I am thankful for Dr.OBrein and the staff at Children's Mercy for repairing Maccoy's heart and taking Great Care of him.
5. I am thankful for our Wonderful Cardiologist Dr.Kaine and our great NP Pam. And also for our great family Dr. .. Dr.Williamson. They keep us from going crazy!!
6. I am Thankful for food on all our plates and a roof over our head.
7. I am thankful that as of right now we are fighting no more than a cold easy compared to what we were fighting last year at this time.
8. I am thankful for my ROCKSTAR SON MACCOY! My hero!! Love that baby! He made me appreciate life soooooo much more!
9. I am thankful we have made some changes to our Sunday's! Loving our new church!
10. I am thankful for my AWESOME friends!
11. I am thankful for Clint's job although time consuming. It continues to let me stay home and raise our family!
12. I am thankful that my kids are having a Great year at school! I am thankful for their Awesome teachers!
13. I am thankful for Family!

I am sure I am forgetting something major but this is all I got right now! Off to C town tom. to enjoy Thanksgiving with Clint's parents and with mine! Then Clint and I are off to shop shop shop on Friday! Thankful for a date day with my husband!!

Happy Thanksgiving to All!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Today I want another baby!! This to shall pass..
My hope for the future is that my kids will always be close.. They will always be able to count on each other. They will always talk, they will always remember what family is.... My hope is to raise siblings that love one another... Maybe they won't all be close but hey I have given them plenty of options!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cayne said MOMMY today plan as day!! And I swear he said Thank You last night but Mal didn't seem to agree with me.. Max and Cavin can't keep their hands off of each other today the constant pushing,arguing, throwing things at each other is getting really old! How do I stop this?? Its not just them its all the boys but especially Cavin,Max and Carter.. Going to give it a lot of thought this weekend and see if we can control some of this!! Yesterday Cavin didn't eat any of his meals so after supper was over and I was about to throw his plate of food down the garbage disposal I started to tell him about starving children that would be so happy to eat his food and decided to show him a few pictures of hungry kids well that didn't work out well it scared him to death and he started crying ran to his food and ate it all but not because he felt bad for the starving kids but because he didn't want to die... he even woke up at 11pm crying from a bad dream about the starving kids :( I have to say not my best motherly moment ... Live and learn!!!

Remembering Today

What is today like in my house? With 7 kids from 10 years old down to 17months. Crazy, funny,loud,chaotic,messy,busy,wonderful,always something... It is full of boys wrestling, kids fighting, TV's blaring, music usually on somewhere, kids chattering, dishes piled up, laundry to the ceiling, chores always in need of doing, a baby babbling, dog barking, someone getting into something, shoes everywhere, toys underfoot, laughter, love.... Having this many kids isn't for everyone, maybe not even me/clint but we try our hardest to do our best! I am Thankful for my Little Family I wouldn't trade this life for anything!! I love it ALL at least most of the time(except the messy part oh and vomit I hate that!!LOL)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cavin November 2005. 2months

Look at those cheeks.. Oh how I love this little guy
Cavin Tretnton
I guess this is a week of memories for me.. Feel like looking back at the kids that are getting so big so fast. Remembering the funny things they would say, do, eat,etc...

Mallory age 6.. Novemeber 2006