Saturday, February 23, 2008

Some Fun Pictures

Today I was organizing some pictures on my
computer and came across some that I thought I would share. I
also get the question how big did you get carrying quads? Well here you go, this
was taken as I was being wheeled down to the OR to deliever them.


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Yes, I was huge!! I felt like I was going to POP! I was not
that big at 37 weeks with Bradley and Brent.

This is the first time I got to hold Mckenzie. My aunt took this picture and had it enlarged and put in a frame with roses from Mckenzie's funeral. It is a very special photo that I will cherish forever.


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My dad is
multi talented!! This was the little guys first Christmas and since we could not
take them to see Santa, so Santa came to visit us.

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Next
up,one of my all time favorites of my dad. This was in July 2004 at Disney
World with my parents. Stitch really liked my dad!

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This has to be one of my favorites of
Brent and Bradley. I took this at the park when they were just over 2. I
actually entered it in a contest and it was published in a book.


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This one was taken at the same time. Bradley stepped on a
something and Brent sat down to look and figure out what it was. It was so
cute.

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She may have been small but her lungs worked
just well. This was shortly after Madyson came home. She was 11 weeks old
and she is wearing doll clothes. Yes, I said doll clothes. Preemie clothes
literally fell off of her so one day while at Costco I found these cute doll
clothes and we played dress up.

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Fall 2005
at the park.
Back row left to right: Brent and Bradley
Miles, Madyson, and
Marshall


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Bradley's Baptism
June 2007

bradley's baptism

Brent's Baptism
December 2007

brent's baptism


My dad got the privalge of Baptising his older 3
grandchildren all in the past 1 1/2. I know it was a special time for him
as it was for the rest of us. I look forward to the day he can baptise the
younger 4.


And to end the famous Bluebonnet pics. I am
allergic to bluebonnets and found out after taking a wonderful pic of Bradley
and Brent when they were 2. So I braved the elements with benadryl in tow
so that I could get a pic of all the kids in the bluebonnets. Bradley and
Brent were 4 1/2 and Miles, Marshall and Madyson were 8 months old. I am
hoping I can get another bluebonnet pic this year. Hopefully I can stay
out of the bluebonnets and still take the picture.

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Left to right: Marshall, Brent, Miles, Bradley
and Madyson

I hope you enjoy the pics! I was fun looking back on how much everyone has grown, or shrunk, in my case. I bet you did not know a stomach could stretch that much. Well it can and will never do it again.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Sorry It has been so long!

I know I promised to be better at updated the blog and I am sorry. As you know I am going to school fulltime and the last 10 weeks I have had 2 math classes that have required more work out of me than any other class I have taken towards my degree. Anyway, my last math class is coming to an end and I am so thankful. If I never see another quadratic equation it will be too soon.
We have had some major changes over the past month as far as school goes with the boys. After a very much prayed about descision we decided to take Brent and Bradley out of public school. They are both at the same private/homeschool that Miles, Marshall and Madyson, and are doing great. They both read on a 8/9 grade level and are both doing mostly 4 grade work. So they got to skip the rest of 3rd grade and move onto 4th. On many things they tested on higher grade levels but being only 8 1/2 we did not want to put them in the higher levels. It is a self paced program so they can acclerate to advanced levels at their own pace. They have both finished most of their first books and have moved onto their next paces (workbooks).
It is a different experience for all of us but we are adjusting and I am enjoying spending the quality time with all 5 of them. They have a great teacher and they all love her and her school.
With the change I am helping out at the school almost everyday and loving it. It is hard work but it is very rewarding.
Today we had a visit to the Fire Station. Brent and Bradley did not get to because they where sick but the three little ones had a blast. Mommy had fun also! I got to wear one of the fireman's hat. I also found out they have citizen's fire academy, I got the information and I really want to do it, so if things work out you might see me climbing the ladder of a ladder truck!! That would be a site considering I am scared to death of heights. But who knows it might make me over come that fear.
So here are some pics from our days activities.

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At school this morning planting our seeds for our vegetable garden will we be planting in the Spring.
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Madyson and Mommy! So what do you think, Does she look like her mommy? That is what everyone tells me.
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Marshall enjoyed geting in the Fire Truck. And who does he look like. Well we like to call him Larry Junior. He is a splitting image of his Pepaw, Andrew's dad.
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Miles keep us on our toes. Like always. At one point one of the garage doors starting coming up and we all looked around to see who had opened it. Well it was not Miles or any of the kids. It was just one of the ambulances coming back. That was a huge relief. Can you guess who he looks like? Well he is a splitting image of his daddy. And he acts like him too. Poor Mommy! Just kidding.
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Finally, I got to get in the fire truck, and I got to put the helmet on. The kids thought that was funny.
Our next adventure is the post office and in the near future I am going to do a ride along with my friend's husband who is a sheriff deputy. That will be FUN!
And finally our Christmas pic. I know it is almost March and I am just now putting it up. Better late than never!
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Back Row: Madyson, Miles, Marshall
Front Row: Bradley, Brent and Charlie
This was Madyson's first dance performance. All the girls where so cute!
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