Friday, October 22, 2010

A day that I can never forget

Today is a day that I will never forget. It marks the day that I got the horrific phone call from my mom just 3 years ago. The screaming that I heard in the phone but couldn't really understand what she was saying. Then I caught a piece of, "your Daddy is gone". I will never ever forget that call or that night that I cried myself to sleep. I won't forget Travis coming home from 3-11 and finding me in the floor sobbing. I won't forget my Pastor and his wife coming out late at night to comfort me as I wept. I will never forget the special moments with my Daddy. It doesn't feel like its been three years since he passed. It seems like just yesterday I was out in the middle of nowhere fishing right along his side, always catching the biggest fish! (so he always told everyone) I love my Daddy and I will always be waiting for that time that I can see him again!

Today also marks the day that one year ago our lives were turned upside down after receiving a phone call that IP would be shutting down for good. Travis was on 11-7 and he happened to be sleeping at the time of the phone call. I remember running upstairs screaming "get up, get up." He jumped out of bed and I just fell in his arms crying. What would we do??? Where would we go? The first thought was to move away. We have family everywhere. BUT God had different plans for us. So here we are today, fine and well. We've certainly decreased but with God we've had peace about everything that has taken place. He has sustained us, and for that we are greatful!

So today, October 22nd, marks a day that I will never forget.

Friday, October 8, 2010

My little cheerleader

I absolutely love this time of year. I love the coolness in the air! The lighting is gorgeous! The leaves turning colors gives me goose bumps! And then we throw football games right in the middle of all of that and life is grand! Madi is cheering for Courtland Indians again this year. Picture day was yesterday, so I took a few shots myself. So proud of my princess!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Coaster set

I'm always making coasters for everyone else and believe it or not, I've never made myself a set. SO for the Halloween holiday....I made some for myself. I can't wait to put some cute little snowmen on a set for winter:o) Maybe a nativity scene on some for Christmas???

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The first of many

Well I have a ton of little fall projects that I want to tackle, but I just haven't gotten around to them. This is just a little decoration that I made and the picture just doesn't do it justice. Its waaayyy cuter in person:o) I'm so in love with vinyl and I could just stick it on everything....well almost everything. Anyway...just sharing a little cutie.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Disney on Ice

My thought is that you are never too old to go see Disney on Ice. I just love every show that I've ever seen. I took Madi last year and when I saw that Toy Story 3 was coming....I had to get tickets. I even remember when I was pregnant with Jacob, Travis and I went to see Hercules on Ice:o) We didn't even have kids then.

We took the kids this past Sunday. I was fighting a horrible cold and didn't feel well at all but I went and had a great time. I just love the potato heads....they trip me out. Ken and Barbie were a hoot as well. Good times....good times!!

And then to the Outback for some dinner. A little silly photo shoot with Jacob and Madi.....goofy, funny kids! I love 'em.

Friday, September 24, 2010

My boy is playing soccer

Last night was Jacob's first soccer game of the season. I'm so proud of him! He played very well and the coach told him that he could pretty much play any position. I'm very proud of who Jacob has become. He doesn't play a sport just because everyone else does it, he plays what he truly likes to play. He's a very brave kid and he doesn't mind standing up for what he likes. So for all of the kids and parents that are calling these kids "soccer fairies" don't waste your time. These kids are playing a sport that they love and they won't stop just because you call them names. Good job Jacob!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

IOW county fair

When Madi found out that The Band Perry was coming to the IOW county fair, she got so excited. She just loves them. We first got there early enough to see the rodeo that we all enjoyed very much and then we went over and got a good spot to watch the concert. It was a great night and the best part about it was....IT DIDN'T COST A FORTUNE:O)

She was a little too short to see over the people after everyone stood up so Travis put her on his shoulders. I just love to see her so happy!

Before the show we were goofing off with the camera. Madi kept making me take it over and over until she like it:)

Waiting for the rodeo

Two great kids! I couldn't ask for anything better!!

I'm coming back!

I know that its been a while since I've posted to this personal blog, but I'm coming back! Spring and summer have been great....but busy! So it won't be long and I will have a new post up with pictures of the Joyner's and all that we are doing. Busy....busy!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mona Lisa plays Sedley ball! this funny or what. Madi was given a picture of Mona Lisa's head and she had to finish the picture. I thought this was hilarious. Mona Lisa is playing softball for Sedley:o) Take note that she has a side bang like Madi....too funny!

Proud Mommy!

I'm so proud to say that my girl made honor roll again. She missed principle's list by ONE B. What a way to make a Mama proud. Way to go Madi're the best!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Everyone should have one!

I would just like to say that I've wanted one of these little boogas for quite some time now, and I finally made the purchase! I will say that it is well worth the money and if you don't have one, save up and get one. I didn't even purchase the most expensive one and it works wonderful. I'm so impressed!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oliver Twist

Today we went to Suffolk and enjoyed watching our God Daughter Alyssa act in the Musical Oliver. We had a super time. I've always enjoyed any kind of Musical or play and my kids love them just the same. Alyssa was chosen to be a part of the cast after a competitive audition. What an exciting time for her. Way to go Alyssa. We love you!

Friday, February 26, 2010


For some reason the teachers are giving lots of projects this year. In the last couple of weeks, Madi has had 2 and she has one coming up. The first on that she did was an electricity project that she and Travis did together. Electricity is just not my thing. It turned out really good. The second one was a book report bag. Madi read Meet Kit and it really was a fun project to put together. She and I worked hard on it.

Surpise Surprise!

What a wonderful day that Jacob had on his 12th birthday. The surprise birthday party that I had planned was a success. He really was surprised. The party was held at Joe's. I invited the most important people in Jacob's life....Mainly his family and his church family. I few close friends came as well. We had pizza, cake and ice cream. We also played a game to see how well the kids knew Jacob. Connor knew him the best, then Caleb and then Hunter.

I made muffins for Jacob to have for breakfast. Madi and I sang Happy Birthday!

I made Jacob his favorite strawberry cake. He had this right after school.

Madi awaiting Jacob's arrival.
My boy is 12
I'm anxiously awaiting Jacob's excited. We kept the secret:o)

Happy Birthday to you!! about the Happy Birthday Banner on the wall. The waitress insisted on putting it up there. I don't think Jacob noticed that it had trains on it:o)

Dayna and I serving Cake and Ice cream