Friday, July 31, 2009

I just really love this picture. Tomorrow is Kyles 14th birthday. I can't believe it. He has a friend spending the night tonight and tomorrow we are taking him out to lunch. He has really changed a lot in the last 6 months and not just in the fact that he has grown probably 5 inches. He is going to high school in the fall and he is going unmedicated for the first time since he was 5. Very scary for this ole mom.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The best day we have had as a family in a long time. The boys got along and actually had a good time. They were laughing and running. Did my old heart a world of good. It is these little moments that get me through all the rest.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Zac Brown Band

This was dinner before the ZBB concert. It was the same weekend as the Legwarmers. I think we realized that one concert a weekend was probably enough. Had a lot of fun though. ZBB was playing at the Birchmere in Alexandria. It was a pretty small place but the sound was awesome. They really put on a great show. Worth seeing over and over.

Legwarmers again agian and again

Another Legwarmers concert. They are so much fun. This was a friday night and we were all really exausted. Found the wonders of red bull though. Really does wake you up :)


It has been a rough sophmore year. I am really hoping that X's junior year is much better. We only have a day and a half left of this year. He isn't going to pass at least english. Maybe more but he will definitley be in summer school for english. I am working summer school this summer too. I will be the secretary. Its a little scary but exciting. I haven't worked a desk in a long long time. Kyle is going off all his meds this summer. He will be going to high school next year. eekkk. I just want to see how he does off the meds. He is getting so tall. He has grown 4 inches since December. He will pass me by very soon. Thats about it from here for now. Going to post some more pictures now

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good friends and a glass of wine

A wonderful day at the winery. Very relaxing. The sun was out and it was perfect.I really needed it. Thank you

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I have to post the pictures of my first hike on the appalachian trail. I have always wanted to do this and I can now say I have. It was very cold and very windy. We camped in a thorny patch on monday night and there were snow flurries all day tuesday. It was an interesting trip and I think I would do it again. Maybe in June. I have to say I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be. I was nice to be with great people and the boys were all pretty fun too. I do have a couple of pictures to post to prove we were there. There are also some great shots of the landscape. Beautiful!!

This was a great day. Cathy and I dropped off the boys to begin their 5 day hike and we headed to a few wineries. It was beautiful weather. We relaxwd and just really enjoyed the day. Doesn't get any better than that. Can you see the moon behind the tree?

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Yes I went skiing. The first time since I was 18. I went with the youth from church and I had a lot of fun. My favorite part was taking pictures. ( ha ha) The mountain did beat me and I was done skiing after a few hours. I did come home with a few suvoiners. Bruised ribs and a bruised backside. Lots of padding so the latter didn't really hurt. The ribs however ..........


Wednesday night at the 9:30 club. We were all pretty tired the next day but it was so worth it. If you have never heard of Zac Brown Band I would look them up. They are so much fun and I can't wait to see them again. Little big town was also a very good band. They were really good.

Last Few Months

I wish I was a better writer so that I could put this in writing better. I will just put it down from my heart. It has been a long while since I posted and I will post some pictures in a minute. It has been a challenging few months but we are coming out of it. Alex has been put through a lot for a 16 year old but I am hopeful that he will be a better person for it. He lost a good friend this week and I think that is very hard for him. He has such a big heart that he has been trying to help everyone through their grief. I wish there was more I could do for him. All I can do is be here to listen to him when he wants to talk. Kyle is growing up too. He is starting to really put in to action some of the coping skills we have worked on for him. He has a way to go but when you see where he has been it is major.I would really like to express my gratetude for my friends. I don't think I could have gotten through parts of the last few months without the help and support of a few wonderful people. I am a very lucky girl.I don't think I have anything else for tonight. I am much better with pictures so I will post some of those now.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. 2009 is going to be a wonderful year. Wonderful friends and a terrific family how could it not be. I am very blessed and even though I loose sight of that sometimes I am grateful for everything that life has given me.


Thanksgiving in virginia beach. Are they the cutest kids ever.