Tuesday, December 2, 2008

6 years....

I put my Christmas tree up today. The same thing I was doing 6 years ago today. I find it so hard to believe it has already been 6 years. 6 years since my little girl went to be with her heavenly father. The last day I got to hold her little hand and listen to her sweet little sounds. I miss her so much. I miss the smell of her skin and curls in her hair. The way she would point her little finger to touch mine. I miss the constant sound of Blues Clues playing. I miss the red stain on my shirt from her Hawaiian punch she loved so much. I miss the way she would get so excited to see Sage and Jeff. Or when Billie would come over and talk like Blue to her and that sweet smile she would get on her sweet little face. The way she would let my mom know if she was taking Sage, she was taking her. They way she would reach for my dad glasses with that one little finger. The bouncy chair of hers. I miss watching her sleep. I miss so much about that little girl. My heart longs so much for my second daughter. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I always thought with time things would get easier, but they really haven't. I miss her as much today as the day I kissed her good bye. I know she is with Jesus, and she is well. And one day I will be with them. My heart is at peace. Peace that only he can give me! But I still miss my little girl!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I thought this was in my past... guess not!

It just follows me. Yes, our house was rolled Halloween night by the group of boys Sage hangs with. It reminded me of my Jr. High Years. Our house in Woodward was ALWAYS rolled. I thought it was pretty funny, Jeff on the other hand did not. He had to clean it up. And all that know him. He couldn't leave any of it on the trees. I don't have pictures, but he had the ladder out getting every piece out. Only Jeff would take the time to do that.
The boys said our house wasn't very fun to do because the trees aren't big enough. I couldn't agree more. The girls are just waiting on the PERFECT night to get them back!!

How old is to old??

I do think Sage is getting a little to old to trick or treat, but they wanted to do it one more year. She went with all her friends all over the neighborhood. They all dressed up like little kids. We went with Blayre and she was a go getter! Greg Whitley would have been so proud! She wanted more and more candy. She was pretty funny. The weather was BEAUTIFUL and everyone had a goodnight. I enjoyed seeing everyone in their costumes. Everyone was sure CUTE!!


I know.... I haven't been a very good blogger lately. Sorry! I have been busy though. No excuse, I know! Everyone is busy. I guess I have just been lazy. Here is Sage and her friends on homecoming night. All the cheerleaders wore mums to school, so Sage HAD to have one. Katy is VERY good in football. Sage's best friends' ( Natalie, the one in the middle) dad is the offensive coach, so she has been blessed to get to go to every game. It isn't like the Boom, people wait in line for HOURS to buy tickets to sold out games. It is CRAZY!! The girls have a lot of fun!
I will be honest, I do cry sometimes when I look at Sage so grown up. Jeff makes fun of me. It is just hard to believe how grown up she is.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bump, Set, Spike

So, here is our first volleyball game. I didn't get to see it! ( I had class that night) But everyone said she did GREAT!! She didn't get much playing time. ( she is on the A team, but the second squad) But when she was on the court she played her heart out. All 3 teams won ! Sage is really enjoying it. She doesn't like getting up At 4:45 four days a week, But she better get ready she still has basketball season to go :) !!!!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Go, Go, G O F I G H T Win!!!!!

Here it is the 1st football game. Sage did well and had a lot of fun cheering! They rotate cheering for the A, B, and C teams. This night was the B team. They lost, but that was OK. Here are some pictures of our 1st night. I will have more from later games.

Their jump are pretty funny. We hope over the course of the year they get better!!!!

Blayre HATES anything with a costume, so she was looking for the tiger all night to make sure she wasn't coming close to her.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Been there, Done that!

Well, we survived Ike! I thought it would be kinda interesting to see what a hurricane was like, but after just a cat 2 I don't think I will " hunker down" for another one. It was like being in a 12 hour tornado. You could hear the shingles being ripped off my roof. My fence blowing apart and hitting the house. I did look outside a couple of times (which is a no, no. They tell you to stay away from windows) and my little trees were on the ground from the wind blowing as hard as it did! (they did survive) We only lost power for about 12 hours. Which was a real blessing! And I only have a leak in my breakfast area. So Jeff and some other guys got up there during the pouring rain and put a tarp on it (Blayre calls it my "Blanklet" that is how she says blanket. it is pretty cute!) It is just a mess down here. You have to wait in line for hours if you can find a gas station with gas. And forget about getting any groceries. Milk and bread are a impossible to find. They shut most of the grocery stores down at night so they can try and restock the little they have. (even Wal- mart) They bring the police in to help. It is truly unlike anything I have ever seen before. Sage has been out of school all week, they are trying to clean up, but there is a lot of damage. And we have nothing compared to those down south. It is like a bomb went off. But with all that we feel so blessed to have power and a roof over our heads. God is so good. This week we have the most beautiful weather. It has been in the 70's and at night in the 60's. What an AWESOME GOD! During this whole time the Casting Crowns song "I will praise you in this Storm" comes to mind. We have to give him the praise he most definenlty deserves!!
Sorry about the picutre

My parents house
Help on the way!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Prayers please for the Stanfields....

Just wanted to ask for prayers for some friends of ours. We are not real close, really only sit behind them at church, but they hold a dear place in my heart. They as well have experienced a death of a child. Kenzie is pregnant with her 3rd (a little girl, Faith Claire) and went into premature labor. She is 26 weeks. I know God is in control and has his loving arms around them. And I also know God answers prayers. They are a super sweet couple! Please keep them in your prayers!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Before school fun!

Yes, I am truely CRAZY! Most of you all already know this, but me and another mom took 14 kids to Fiesta Texas. 7 boys and 7 girls. We had a really good time. I turned back into a kid myself. I rode all the rides and loved every minute of it! Here is some of our pictures of our day.

Monday, August 25, 2008

School has started..

Here is my babies 1st day of 7th grade. I feel so old! She is beautiful on the outside as well as inside! I am so proud of her.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cheer Showcase

Not very good picutres, ( I am no Katie Karn), but these are some picutures of Sages showcase and cheer pictures at the park. Last week she had cheer camp and on Friday night they had a showcase for family and friends. It was really fun to see what all they had learned. And yes I wore my cheer mom shirt. I am very proud of my beautiful daughter. She did a wonderful job. Billie and I give her a hard time about her jumps and motions. Like I would know anything about Cheerleading! Really bad picture, sorry!
The Showcase!
My Beautiful Daughter!
The 7th Grade Katy Junior High Cheer Squad
(Yes, I want to try to get with Katie for some good cheer pictures this year! She keeps asking when Katie is going to take them!)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

4th of July fun @ SBC in Pearland!

Sunday night we went over to Pearland to the SBC 4Th of July with my family! They had a carnival before the fireworks and the kids (and some adults) had a BLAST!! Second knows how to throw a party. We are headed to Woodward for the 4Th of July, not only our we celebrating our freedom, we will be celebrating my Papa's 79 Birthday. I know I will have some great picture of our trip home. We are staying the week after to welcome little Colt Moore into the world so I will have lots to blog about! Everyone have a Wonderful 4Th. God Bless America!! John climbing the rock wall!
my lil' firecrackers!
They had some really neat ones! It was BEAUTIFUL!!

Me and Sage
Selby and Kyra looked so cute in the 4Th of July dresses!
Blayre was trying to show you her tatoo on her hand!
me and my sisters!
My Mom and Dad! I have the best parents!

Fun in the Sun....

well maybe not, Billie and I have been trying to enjoy just hanging out by the pool. But every time we want to, it is cloudy. Oh well, we still have a good time! Sage and some of her friends went with us to play tag out at my parents and we all ended up swimming. ( Their neighbors just put a pool in) This was big for Blayre because here lately she does not want to be around any of Sage's guy friends. Mainly Jason. She has had a crush on him and now when he comes around you have to hold her or she cries. She did really good this day! The kids had a good time, but Billie and I didn't get much sun! Maybe next time! Tanner trying to get away from whomever was it!
Gabe hanging out in the hot tub!
Blayre, she wasn't crying her mother got sunscreen in her eye AGAIN!!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Saria

Today my little girl would be 7! I can hardly believe it. I have felt so many emotions today. I smile when I think about what all she would be doing and saying and getting into! (I can only imagine what she would be getting into.) I am sure she would be like Sage and think she was the boss. Her , Sage, and her cousins would be fighting, but at the same time, not getting enough of each other! And what good friends her and Sage would end up being. (I know I would be lost without my sisters! )I cry when think of her short little life. Everything she had to go through. She was such a little fighter! She was a good little girl! I feel so blessed to have had her. She has taught me so much. I look at life so differently now. I rejoice for her. She is well now. She is spending another Birthday with Jesus. How AWESOME would that be! She is running and playing. Things she would have never been able to do here on earth. Many ask me how I could do all this. Losing a child is the hardest thing I think I could ever go through, but at the same time I have never felt closer to my savior. He held me and my family through the whole thing. I wish sometimes people could live my life and see how truly amazing our God is! There is no way I could have ever made it without him right there. I am truly blessed to have been Saria's mother! I love and miss you little girl!!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Funny Memories...

Yes, this is Sage's Yard sign. And when we got it, I couldn't stop smiling. I thought of some funny times with some of my bestest girls. I was telling Jeff and Sage about my times with them and Jeff said call before you all ever come so he can put a lock on it! I love and miss you!!!!!

Volleyball camp

I know these aren't the best pictures because the gym was so dark, but I thought I would post anyways! Sage had her 1st volleyball camp this week. The coaches from all the Katy High Schools get together and give a week long camp. Sage did 2 sessions. The skills camp and the team camp. She had a lot of fun, but is really tired. She went from 8 to 3 everyday! Next year she will be able to tryout for the Jr high team, so I thought this would be a great start. Next week she is off to church camp, IN PADRE ISLAND! Rough church camp. I am already a little sad, it will be so quiet around here, But I am excited to see what God has in store for her. Please keep her in your prayers!!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We are Proud of you...

While I was in Woodward, I went with Lacy to the World Series! ( I know, She and Mandy already posted, but I will tell and show you anyways) I am so Proud of Tim and Sam! I know alot of hard work and time has to be put into a team! I also really enjoyed spending time with everyone! I miss Lacy, Sam and the 2 Mandy's very much! It made my trip to get to see everyone!! Beautiful Mandy and her 2 BEAUTIFUL kids
Ryan really didn't want to have his picture taken
" Alberta the Gator"
Jess, You just gotta love her!!!
We look so good in our Gator Gear!! Thanks Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed spending time with Riley, We bonded and I can't wait to see her again when her brother gets here!!
Beautiful Sam, Lacy and Riley!! I love these girls!!

Jess and I trying to fit in with everyone else there!