Sunday, March 27, 2011


Can I just take a moment and tell you how much I love my neighbors??

Seriously, when people ask me the keys to stay-at-home-mom happiness, one of them always includes good neighbors. They are essentially my co-workers. When the hours get long, and the work gets hard, and the kids get impossible, they quickly step in and help carry the load.

It is not at all uncommon for Bren to come home and find me and my neighbor friends in the driveway enjoying "happy hour". It is also not uncommon for him and all the other guys to pull in and join us ;)

These people are just one of a million reasons I love Cahaba Heights...



Remind me of them if I ever get the "itch" to move,


Sunday, March 20, 2011

I've Been VERY busy!

This week I got a wild hair. Now when most people get a wild hair they go get a milkshake or something. Not me. Nope. I get a wild hair and decide to give our house an extreme home makeover.

This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and I figured there is no time like the present!

So here you go...









Looks way better doesn't it?!?!

It was exhausting work to say the least, but I was able to do it in 3 days. Since Bren was working I did 90% of the work ALL BY MYSELF!

I still can't believe it. I love it. I am proud of myself for putting my mind to something and finishing it!

I am also so grateful for Bren. He is such a trooper! He came home from work one day with his children running around like a bunch of orphans and his house half painted. He just gave me a thumbs up and jumped in to help. I think at this point nothing I do surprises him! When I was completely spent after laying a stone front porch ( yes, I did that too! ) he stepped in after a long day at work and helped finished the job.

He is the ultimate team mate and helper... for that I am grateful!

The boys... oh yes... my little orphans. They ran around for days, dirty, covered in paint and cement, and completely off schedule.

Collins had to put himself down for a nap.

Jack was more than eager to get messy with me.

My boys are going to think that our crazy life is normal. Maybe one day I'll explain that they have a crazy mother and this is not normal :)

Other than that it has been life as normal...





Sorry for the long post. I wanted to throw everything in because who knows when I will post again :)


Monday, March 7, 2011

Oh my Goodness...

I forgot what the "terrible twos" were all about! Maybe Jack didn't experience this stage as much or maybe I was too busy taking care of newborn Collins' to concern myself with this stage.

This two year old stage is no laughing matter!!!!!

My sweet little {AHEM} delinquent is doing nothing but keeping us exhausted...


I told him this behavior would lead him to a life behind bars but he just seems to think its funny!

I begged the arresting officer to take him in and book him, I would even put the car seat in the back of the squad car.



Unfortunately, the jail system just isn't equipped to handle an inmate of this caliber... so he left Collins with me!

I should have known that this was just the beginning....


Wonder if the psych ward has room for ME??????