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


Monday, November 15, 2010

Clint thinks that Maxton and Carter look alike? I am not sure? Isn't it weird how some days you look at your kids and think wow you really do look like siblings and other days you think you two couldn't look more different?
Wow time just won't stand still.. This seems like yesterday. The birth of my 4th child what we thought would be our last. The three older kids still look the same today just a bit bigger. How cute is this?? Love Love Love it!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mason Thane... Happy Birthday to you!!

Today 9 years ago we were blessed with what I consider one of the 7 most beautiful babies ever born. Weighing in at 7lbs30z, some light brown hair and big blue eyes Mason Thane came screaming into the world. My first son oh the Love I felt for that sweet boy instantly was overwhelming. Today he is a a shy,sweet,sensitive,smart,freckled face, not so little boy. He is often described by his teachers as determined. I like that. Who can't use a little determination in their life? I like that when asked who he would like to take with him to play laser tag the first person he wanted was no other than Carter. My hope for years to come is that these boys stay close and maybe just maybe will let the other boys into their dynamic duo! Hey a mom can dream! I love that Mason can't tell Cayne and Maccoy apart unless he really looks at them or he see's Maccoy's scar, but when asked he will tell you exactly how they look different. I love that he is never afraid to give me a hug and a kiss and tell me he loves me. I love how he tells me about his day everyday, because I miss him so much while he is gone that I can't wait to hear what happen while he was away. He has the best smile. He loves to learn new things, loves bugs and insects, bird nests and rocks, fishing,baseball,video games, and movies. His favorite food is chili (his birthday meal request). He loves Science. He loves to talk in funny voices. He can be a huge help but sometimes needs his little brothers to leave him alone. We call him Bubba, Hub Bub,Mas, and Son he answers to them all talk about Identity crisis! He is a wonderful boy and someday he will be doing amazing things I know it!!
We all Love you Hub Bub! Hope you had a Great 9th Birthday!! xoxoxoxo

Mom,Dad,Mal,Carter,Cavin,Maxton,Cayne and Maccoy

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Last night I wasn't feeling well. Clint and I had hoped to go out on a date, but plans changed. So we sent the kids to play upstairs with the babies and ate a meal in peace and quiet we talked and laughed and enjoyed each others company and to our amazement without interruption! Then after the babies went to bed we put a movie on for the older kids and we went and laid in bed and laughed and talked and watched a movie.. Point is I don't really need to go "out" to have a date with my husband sometimes we just have to make time for Us! And it sure does make life a lot better when we do that!! So Clint I love you more and more everyday Thanks for spending some time with JUST me last night!!! Sometimes we are just that silly 15year old couple and I love it!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Babies are the Cutest!! They make me smile all day! Look at those faces? And all those bruises can you tell they are still learning how to walk??

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As a mother of 6 boys some of whom will play football I couldn't go without posting this. A tragedy has occurred in our small town. Last Thursday night was SHHS last football game of the season, right before half time one of our players came off the field and collapsed he was flown my helicopter to KU med where he later died. His name is Nathan Stiles #44 and from what I am reading on Facebook and hearing around town he was a Awesome kid. Words like "leader, athlete,kind,caring,smart, going places," have all been used to describe Nathan. I didn't know Nathan or his family but my heart hurts for them. The community has really rallied around Nathan, his family and friends. It makes me proud to live in this small community. I hope you join me in saying a prayer for Nathans family and friends as they go through the next several days.

R.I.P Nathan Stiles