Mark, Jennifer, Ethan, Emily

This blog is about our family, who have dealt with the loss of two sons with Muscular Dystrophy, the adoption of a son diagnosed with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum and the birth our a healthy little girl. It's a crazy life, but we are loving it.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Share A Laugh Sunday

I love this video. It's from one of my favorite tv shows, Wretched TV.

It's funny, yet such a great demonstration on how our prayers probably sound to our Lord.


Western Days Parade 2013

Saturday was our little town's annual Western Day's Parade. This is a tradition my family attends every year.

We have our little spot under a nice big tree that we sit under every year. It's nice and shady and it's right on main street. It's perfect for the kids to wait for the bucket loads of candy they gather each year!

Here's Ethan waiting for the parade to start and showing a new gap in his teeth. He lost two teeth, right next to each other, last week. 

I tried to take a pic of Mark and I and forgot the zoom was on. Totally a  mistake, but I liked the way it turned out.

Here's Emily. I really don't know what she's doing. She's kooky like that!

The parade had...

Beauty Queens

Classic Cars

Local Pool's Lifeguards shooting water guns... sheesh! I'm holding a camera people!


Ummm... Pirates?

And more horses

Fire trucks and cheerleaders. We are in Texas!

We had a great time and enjoyed time with family. We even had an aunt from Mississippi and an uncle from Tennessee come down and join us for the parade and more family came down that evening for a wonderful visit.

And as always, a classic picture of my mom, Ethan and Emily with closed eyes!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Emily's Talent Show

Right before school let out, the Ethan and Emily's school held a talent show. Emily wanted to be in it so bad. I asked her what she wanted to do and she said she wanted to dance. I was a little apprehensive. I didn't think she would go through with it. But she was determined. She got her best friend, Emma involved and they came up with a dance routine and tried out.

When I got to the school to pick her up after the tryouts, they came running up with yellow pieces of paper saying they were picked for the talent show, just like in American Idol. So, for the next three afternoons, the girls practiced their routine. Emma's mom and I were more nervous than the girls!

We dressed them alike for the talent show and they were so cute.

But they did so good! They got up on stage and did their routine to the song Shake It Up and had a great time! We were so proud of them!

They were so proud of themselves, too! It's not easy getting up in front of a crowd and dancing your little heart out.

Me and the dancing stars!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Share A Laugh Sunday

Happy Father's Day! I hope everyone had a great day! I'm behind in my blogging, but I thought I'd share this with you!

Remember last month when my work held a Law Enforcement Memorial and Mark spoke there? Well the event made the paper. The front page to be exact.

And look who made the front page!

Ha! I finally make the front page of the paper and it's half of the back of me! Sheesh!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Share A Laugh Sunday

Yeah, I can't blame this woman! I can't even look at National Geographic magazines if snakes are in them!

This is the last week of school! I hope everyone has a great week!

The Six Flags Over Texas

Recently Ethan had his 4th grade program. It was about the six flags over Texas.

Now Ethan isn't comfortable with standing and singing in front of crowds like other kids. In fact, his place was in the front row and while all the other kids were singing songs like Deep In The Heart of Texas, Ethan just stood there. Most of the time with his arms crossed. It kind of peeved me that he was placed on the front row. His teachers know all about Ethan and how he isn't comfortable with these kind of social situations.

 Pictures are a little blurry.

But then came the square dancing. And believe it or not, he had a smile on his face during the dancing.

Seeing the smile on his face made it worth it. I was a little nervous when it was time for him to dance but he did great.