02 October, 2008

I'm a bad, bad blogger!

Apparently, some of my {many} fans think I don't blog quite as often as I should. So, here's to all of you out in blog-land who have been stopping by only to be so greatly disappointed not to find a new post! ;)

I can't really think of anything to blog about so I'm going to do a list for y'all. Since it's the 10th month, I've decided to make a list of the 10 biggest events {by month, if possible} that have happened to me/my family this year.

Drum roll, please.......

January-My little ring bearer. Eli was in our good friends, Eric & Heather, wedding. He was so stinkin' cute!
{who can resist a boy in a tux!}

February-Sir Eli turned 4 on the 25th of Feb. When you hear about the rambunciousness {I don't think that's even a word} of little boys, just picture Eli. He does have his sweet spots though. He loves his momma, his sissy and nobody cries alone when Eli's around. Bless his sweet little heart!

{me and eli on the day he was born}

{mags, eli, brock & luke at eli's 4th bday party...notice eli's claim to mags}

March-A home invasion. Our home was broken into in the early morning hours of March 25th while my family was sleeping peacefully on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The dirtbag(s) pried our backdoor open probably w/a tire-iron, entered MY house and proceeded to steal a few things. They stole 2 wallets, 2 cell phones, 1 mp3 player full of my fave praise & worship songs {I bet that was thrown out the window quickly}, 2 cameras {my beloved fuji and my "had less than a month Canon 5D}, my set of keys and our van. Yep, you heard that correctly...after the dirtbag(s) took stuff from our house, they then went to our detached garage and stole our van.

April-My sweet Emma turned 8 on the 19th of April. She has been a joy her whole life. I'm so glad I got to start being a mom w/Emma...I thought I was doing everything right! ;) She has got the most tender little spirit and contagious giggle. I love this girl!

{Emma just after she turned 4...this is the oldest picture of her on my computer}

{Charlotte, Emma & Lilly at Em's 8th bday party}

May-Camping at Tuttle Creek w/our great friends. Picture a little Ford Ranger loaded to the gills w/coolers, fishing equipment, bags, chairs, bikes, etc truckin' down I-70 carrying 2 grown men{one who is 6'6"} and the oldest 2 kids...followed closely by a minivan carrying the rest of the gear, 2 gorgeous moms and the younger 3 kids. I'm sure passersby thought Clark Griswold's cousin Eddie was moving to town!

{Eli, Luke & Emma roasting marshmallows over the campfire}

June-Naked child in Taco Bell. You can read all about Eli's Taco Bell expose by scrolling back on my blog. He also decided it was a good idea to go potty off the back of a paddle boat while on an outing w/the teens from church. Oh that boy!

{this is called blackmail people!}

July-Emma Grace gets baptised. Her daddy and I couldn't be more proud of the Jesus loving, young lady she's becoming.

{I love this shot of her getting dunked}

{of course Eli had to get in on the action}

August-House for Sale. We spent all summer working on our house getting ready to put on the market. After 7yrs here, it's a little bitter-sweet to think about leaving all the memories. So many firsts happened here...Emma's 1st day of school, her first loose tooth, Eli's 1st step and tooth.

September-10 {wonderful} years! Rich and I celebrated our 10yr anniversary on Sept 19th. God has blessed my life so greatly by giving me a wonderful, godly husband. I love you babe!

October-HSM The Ice Tour. Last night I took Emma, Brock & Maggie to see High School Musical, The Ice Tour. It was a blast! There were some pop quiz questions shown before the show...Brock got every one right {his dad would be so proud}. I think the kids had a great time except none of them liked the guy who was Troy Bolton {he didn't look anything like Zac Efron}.

Welp, friends, that wraps up some of the high lights {and low lights} of the year for our family. I'll try to update more often {I promise!}

Until next time...


Candy Graber said...

That was great Tonya, I especially love the stories about Eli, he is quite a kid!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Hey girl! What a great idea for a post! I so enjoyed seeing your monthy highlights and - except for the one about your house being broken into. Oh my gosh! How totally awful! Were you ever able to recover anything or was anyone ever arrested? My goodness, thank God you guys were left unharmed. Possessions are replacable but you all aren't. Yikes!!

Thanks for all of the sweet comments left on my site. They just warm my heart. Right now the weather here is coooollllddd. In fact, yesterday there were calling for snow. Today as well. Though it feels cold enough and it certainly is frosty, we have yet to see the white stuff.

It's funny, the other day I was wearing my "favorite outfit" - a comfy gray hoodie, my hubby's navy baggy sweatpants and navy and white polka dot slippers. If you lived nearby you could come over, we'd be in our comfy sweats enjoying hot cider in my kitchen and sharing all kinds of fun girl talk. Move to Canada, eh! :o)

Oh, and P.S. Great tip on the sidewalk chalk being on sale. I hadn't thought of that! How fun!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Just checkin in to see if you u-p-d-a-t-e-d. :o)