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Busy Weekend Recap

Hey y’all! Hello November! Can you believe it’s already November? I sure can’t but I’m happy it is because I love this time of the year. We’ve been busy; here’s what we’ve been up to….

My niece, Makenna, plays high school volleyball and they had their last home game last week, so I loaded the kids up and we went to cheer for her and the Lady Cardinals.

The kids had a field trip to a local fire station last week. While we were there the firefighters got called out so it was interesting to see them jump to action. The kids were a little afraid of everything but everyone had a good time and they really enjoyed playing on the firemen’s workout equipment. And while we were there, Uncle Jeremy stopped by to say hi.

After the fire station field trip, we took the kids to the park to play. It was the most beautiful day to play in the park.

Brant’s surgery was last Thursday. He did fabulous! He got his adenoids out and was suppose to get one tube in his left ear but once the doctor was in there and looked at his right ear, he decided he needed to replace that tube too so now he’s got two new tubes. Waking up from surgery was rough but thankfully his recovery went well. He got to spend a lot of time with Grandma since we had several things to do this past weekend so he was in hog heaven! Thank you so much for all the prayers!

We got our first Christmas catalog in the mail last week and the kids, mostly Brady, went wild! Brady has carried that catalog around ever since he got it and he doesn’t like to share it. I loves to look in it and tell us all the things he wants for Christmas.


We had a few errands to run last week and I took a kid or two with me, they love it when they get to get away from the house and their siblings and spend time with mama and daddy.

Since I didn’t get a group picture of all the kids at our field trip to the pumpkin patch, I decided to give it one more try. The pictures aren’t perfect, by any means, but at least everyone is in it, everyone is looking, and most are somewhat smiling…..that’s a win in my book!

Saturday was Brady’s last soccer game. The Jets had a great season and won several of their games. Brady improved a lot from the first game to the last game but I think it’s safe to say, he’s probably not going to grow up to be a soccer star! He would run the opposite direction from the ball and everyone else on the field, but the simple fact that he ran instead of standing in the middle of the field like he did during the first game was a big improvement and a win in my book!

After the game there was a soccer awards ceremony. When I saw Brady walk up on that stage to receive his trophy, I felt the tears starting to swell up in my eyes. I don’t know why I’m such an emotional mom but I am. Thankfully, I held it together but I really had to work at it. I guess a little bit of it is because we went through so much to have a baby and I’m so thankful God gave us Brady. Or maybe it’s because he’s growing up so fast. Whatever it is, I’m super proud of my big guy and I love him so much.

We have the most amazing and supportive family; after Brady’s game everyone went to eat Mexican food to celebrate a great soccer season.

Halloween was a blast and the kids were adorable. Fun was had by all!


And because today is Wednesday, I thought I’d throw a little Hump Day Humor into this post to make it extra-long for you! :)~

Well, that’s all I have folks….are you as tired from reading this as I am from living it??? Apparently the Six Sweet Seals are exhausted! lol

I have a busy, crazy, and fun life and I enjoy sharing it with you; thank you for reading about our journey and being so supportive to my family. We are so blessed to have so many people who love us, support us, and pray for us!

Be blessed,




Halloween 2016

And just like that, it’s November! This Halloween was a good one. Our family dressed up as the Cat in the Hat this year and all the kids looked adorable. Brady was the Cat, Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie and Rayleigh were Things 1-5 (and of course they were in birth order), Steven was the fish in the fishbowl, and my friend Holly gave me a shirt that says Mother of All Things.

Our first Halloween function was Trunk or Treat at the church. The kids got dressed up and we had so much fun playing games and eating.

The kids’ Halloween parties at school went well. They got to dress in their Halloween costumes for the day. They were all super excited to see Daddy, he took off work to come have some Halloween fun.

After we got home from the school party, I got our pumpkin out and carved it for the kids. It was my first pumpkin to carve all by myself and boy was it a workout! The kids enjoyed it. Gracie was actually trying to eat the raw pumpkin (that girl will eat anything).

Thankfully all the kids took a good nap and when they woke up, my mom came over and helped me get them dressed to go trick or treating. We actually got out of our van and walked part of a neighborhood. They had a good time.

Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween. I won’t lie, I’m kind-of glad it’s over….out of all the holidays, Halloween is my least favorite. I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can’t believe the holiday season is upon us already! It makes me happy!

Be blessed,