life as mom Archive

An unexpected event

Last Monday, I was about to leave work and head home. I got a voicemail and some texts from Drew saying that his stomach was hurting. He had talked to several friends at school and googled it. He was sure he had appendicitis. I called his pediatrician. He called me back on my drive home, …

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Memories of the Month {9.2015}

Y’all I’m a bit aggravated. Fall is always a busy time in my household, but this year has been craaaaa-zy! I’m just trying to keep my head above water. October is here and September was a breeze compared to how busy I am now. Planning Drew’s Eagle Court of Honor, taking pictures for Auburn Thunder …

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Summer Bucket List

Now that we’re in our 2nd full week of summer, I thought I’d better go ahead and post my Summer Goal Bucket List

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Memories of the Month {2.2014}

This month I was happy about: a change that’s coming soon! This month I was sad about: just really missing my Dad these days. Something I accomplished this month was: not much of anything…or at least that I can remember.

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Deja Vu

Drew had the opportunity back when he was 9 to start playing mid-season for Auburn Thunder Travel Soccer. It’s like Deja Vu…Just like big brother, Alex has had the same opportunity. The league decided to open up tryouts in January and Alex decided to give it shot. He made it, so here we are again! …

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New Driver in the House

I snapped a few shots of my excited Drew after he was finally able to get his driver’s license today. He turned 16 a week and a half ago, but was waiting on the “Gold” card from the state. He took driver’s ed the 2nd 9 weeks and at the end of the class, which …

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Missing my boy…

Dear Drew, Man, you’ve been gone just over 2 weeks now. I’ve missed you like crazy! It was kinda funny, the Thursday before you left, that evening, I was missing you already and you hadn’t even left yet. Before I left that afternoon to go to work, you and I laid across the bed and …

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End of the Season Soccer Banquet

So proud of Drew’s JV soccer team this year. 63 goals scored and only 8 allowed the whole season. Fantastic players, wonderful parents, and great coaches. Coaches Carey and Mark Not sure what this face is… The team And I forgot to show yall this… Drew is listed in our local newspaper for scoring a …

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Christmas Day 2012

Christmas Day was busy. We started off with homemade sausage balls and apple strudals. Then Rob and I looked in our stockings and the boys showed us what they had in their stockings, since that’s the one thing they can look at before Rob and I get up. Then the obligatory pics in front of …

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My Afternoon with Alex

Thursday afternoon Alex’s Cub Scouts went to church to help make up boxes for the food pantry. Our church provides food for those that are need every Friday and they make up all the boxes on Thursdays. He enjoyed being able to help others. After that we went to the hospital because his class collected …

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An Original Alex Creation

How can you not love Lincoln Logs?

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Saturday Soccer

Here’s a couple collages with just a few pics from Drew’s game and Alex’s Game. They played great and pulled out big wins! See all the pics from their games HERE.

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Calgon take me away….

As if it weren’t difficult enough coming back from a week long vacation. Getting back to reality after a week away is just down right hard. We’ve also had (one or more) furry little creatures inhabit our home while we were away. A water leak in the kitchen, which has now caused damage. To-do-lists piled …

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Den Meeting at the AU Fisheries {Fishing Belt Loop}

Last Friday Alex’s Cub Scout Den met up at the Auburn University fisheries for a Den Meeting to complete the requirements for the Fishing Belt Loop. Drew caught 2 fish. And so did Alex. There were a couple pretty large fish caught. All fish were thrown back in after the hooks were removed. See more …

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Braces

Drew got his braces today! He just got the top set today along with ‘stuff’ on the bottom teeth (which you can’t see unless he opens his mouth) so that his mouth can’t close all the way, which allows room for the adjustments to take place. Dr. T says that he’s trying to correct the …

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Halloween Festivities 2009

Here’s a pic of the boys on our Trick or Treating night, which was moved to Thursday due to football. Yah, Football reigns here, so much they move Halloween to a school night! Friday night we went to campus for the Annual Pumpkin Carving

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Adventures at the Doctor’s Office!

Today I took Drew to the dr. for a check up for boy scout camp that he’ll be attending in a couple weeks. We saw a new doctor, Dr. Matt Carter, who was super nice. Drew checked out great, but to my surprise he had to get 2 shots. No big deal or so we …

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More fun with Playgroup

Today we got to go to the AU airport. Alex got to sit in an older Cessna, which the university owns a slew of them. They are used for the Aviation School at Auburn. Living in Auburn for 13 years, you would think I’ve had an opportunity to go the airport, but have never had …

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Homemade Tomato Hanger

Drew, who now wants to be called Lil’ Man, has for the longest time wanted a garden. Well with all the woods in our backyard it doesn’t really lend itself to that. I’ve seen how tomatoes grow really well upside down. And instead of spending $20 on the Topsy Tomato planter we decided to make …

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From the Mouth of the 4 year old

On the way to Atlanta tonight, from the 4 year old: Alex: Mom, squirrels climb trees. Alex: Do squirrels pee? Me: Yes, all animals pee. Alex: Do dogs pee? Me: Yes, ALL animals pee! Alex: Do bears pee? Me: Yes, ALL animals pee! Monkey Boy: Do bears pooh? Me: Yes, ALL animals pee and poop! …

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