Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
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Saturday, November 26, 2011
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Isaac last minute joined a indoor soccer team. The Blackhawks. He's so excited to be playing indoor soccer. They won their first game on Saturday 3-0. Isaac score the first goal! It's amazing to me how much he loves soccer. He's always been quick, but this last season his foot work has gotten so good. He's so much fun to watch. I love watching him play.
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Friday, November 11, 2011
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
We spent halloween weekend in Washington. It was a little cold for me, but I loved it so much. Makayla was Hermione Granger, from Harry Potter. (my kids are inlove with Harry Potter, they let me start reading it to them this summer. We're on Book 3) Isaac was a skeleton, because it was on clearance two years ago. Jackson was a green Power Ranger, because Power Rangers are soo cool, and Isaac wore it four years ago:)
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
My sister Rochelle's funeral was today. What a perfect day. From the cute boys in pink ties, to the pink balloons, and the wonderful sun shining down on us all day. The weather couldn't have been nicer.
Posted by Chauntel at 12:54 AM
Thursday, October 20, 2011
*The magic clothes hamper must be broken, because usually I just throw stuff in there and it washes, folds itself, and makes it's way back into my closet within 48 hours.
*I can go directly to where peanut butter is in the different grocery stores without having to ask for directions.
*I now have Papa Johns Pizza in my phone under "Pizza it is"
*I find myself standing very close to, or just hugging soft things. My wife is soft.
*The kids' teachers ask, "has Mom been out of town?"
*I have learned what my priorities are. Kids' bedtime is at 8:00; unless of course I have my flag football playoffs that night. Bedtime is then at 10:13 on those nights.
*One of the lady's at the game says to her husband, "Chauntel must be out of town b/c Jackson still has the tags on his jeans."
*Jackson tells me the other morning when he wakes up, "Dad, I forgot what brownies taste like" as he's looking at the pan on the counter. I didn't want him to forget how the goodness of brownies taste, so we indulged together.
*I never realized the volume of paperwork that comes home with the kids, and in the mail. It's just all in a pile in the kitchen. I don't know where she puts it all, so in a pile it sits.
*Not as much reading is getting done at night to the kids, but they can tell you the batting order of the TX Rangers.
*Stimulating conversation consists of things like "Guess what? Chicken butt!" and stuff like that.
*The kids can actually take on responsibility and do things they otherwise may not be asked to do. Such as the other night when I didn't know what to make for dinner, so I just told Kayla that she was in charge of feeding us that night. We went to the store and she picked out dinner and made it for us: ham and cheese rolled in crescent rolls, corn on the cob, watermelon, and brownies (that she made). Picture above.
*I find myself thinking about what vegetable goes well with Italian chicken? And then I remember that I don't know how to make Italian chicken, and then we go to Sonic.
*I carry my phone around in the evening from room to room "in case she calls". It's like I'm in the 8th grade and I'm hoping that hot girl in my Science class calls me, even though she doesn't have my number.
*I'm bummed when I get a text and it's not from my wife.
These are just a few of the sure-fire signs that Mom is gone from our home. We are cetainly survivors. We can do it. When the moments do roll around of panic, I just reassure myself that Papa Johns has lots of coupons online, Carla Shields down the street has offered to fix Kayla's hair whenever she needs it, Jackson can sustain himself on cereal alone, and Isaac can actually go 4 days without a bath and still feel great about himself.
We love you Mom and are so happy that you can be with your sister at this time. We miss you a lot!!! I look forward to seeing you (all of you) really soon!
Posted by Chauntel at 9:54 AM
Monday, October 17, 2011
I spent two weeks at the end of Sept. visiting and taking care of my sister's family. She's been battling cancer for over four years now. She has fought long and hard and is ready to rest. I've been here for a week now again and now we're just trying to make her as comfortable as possible. It has been a HUGE blessing to have Jeremy home with the kids and being able to be here with my family. This picture was taken yesterday, it's all my beautiful sisters together. It's been a few years since we've all been together. You can barely see, but we're all wearing crazy striped socks.
We have seen sooo many miracles in the last four years. There hasn't been a day that my kids haven't prayed for Aunt Rochelle and her family.
Here's a picture from the last time we were all together.
Posted by Chauntel at 2:17 PM
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Jackson just told Isaac "You're not following the gospel!"
Posted by Chauntel at 11:14 AM
Friday, October 07, 2011
Some joker this last week decided to have a QVC shopping spree, curtesy of Jeremy and Chauntel, totaling $1950.00. They must have bought some really amazing merchandise and must have been pretty excited for it be delivered right to their doorstep. But have no fear, their early Christmas was cancelled and reimbursed to our account. Life would be really easy if you could just buy stuff all the time with out really having to pay for or not worring about who will have to pay for it.
Posted by Chauntel at 7:24 AM
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Jackson finally went to the dentist. He's been needing major work for about a year, but we weren't able to get someone to do it and insurance figured out. They put him completely under this morning and had to have 6 baby route canals and silver caps. Then they had to pull one of his old capped teeth, because it was rotten all the way through the jaw bones. Poor buddy, he's never once complained of his teeth hurting. They put a spacer in the place of the pulled tooth, to keep the space open for his permanent tooth to come up. Major work!!!
Posted by Chauntel at 2:28 PM