Saturday, September 27, 2008

I can't believe it's been this long...


This post is being written to my husband to let him know how much I love him. It's kind of sappy but what says I love you more than announcing to the world.

I really cannot believe that we have been married for eleven years already. I can remember small details of our wedding day as if it just happened. Now, I won't sit here and say that things have always been wonderful between us because they haven't. There have been times that I have truly wanted to hurt you (I still have them sometimes). And I'm sure there are times when you'd really like to let me have it too. I know I'm not easy to live with. But I think you and I have grown together through these years and those hard times have made us stronger. Each obstacle we have faced we have somehow made into a learning experience. Together we are raising three amazing children that God has entrusted into our care and I can't think of anyone else that I would rather share this task with. I love that you and I have come to know Christ together and that you are taking on the role of being a leader for Him in our home. We are both still a work in progress and slip up from time to time but we can always count on the other to pull us back in line. I know I don't always show you the respect and appreciation you deserve but I am so thankful for you. I look forward to spending the rest of my days here on earth with you. Thank you God for giving me this man as my husband.
All my love,

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Ball and a Mohawk?


I haven't blogged about the fall ball season because I haven't had the opportunity to take any photos since I've been taking care of the two little ones during our fall games. Now, we have been having an excellent season. Our team was running undefeated 6-0. That would explain the above photo. You see, Sean has become a little superstitious when it comes to baseball. As long as their team was on a winning streak he refused to cut his hair and he was starting to look a little rough around the edges. Well I am sad to say that last night our winning streak ended. We lost pretty bad too. So of course I let Sean know first thing that he was due for a haircut. His reply to me was "Oh, can I get a Mohawk??!!". At first I told him no but as I thought about it I remember my parents did not let me dye my hair crazy colors when I wanted to and I wanted him to have this freedom since it is his hair and it will grow back. And truthfully, deep down I did not think he would go through with it. Well, let's just say I was wrong. As soon as we got home he and dad headed straight for the clippers. Here is the end result:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

This is nuts!!!

We are out of gas!! If you live in our little part of the world then you now how crazy it is trying to find gas. Kroger had it yesterday but ran out quick once everyone found out they had it. Dannys's car is running on empty and I only had a 1/4 tank so we decided one of us had better get some gas. Because of the long lines at the pump yesterday he made a run at 12:30 last night to fill up and guess what. No gas!!! He had to drive all the way into Nashville at 12:30am to put gas in the car and on top of that it was $4.19 a gallon. Apparently this is only happening here so why is that? Anyway, I hope this little shortage gets resolved soon. We are now down to one car and sharing stinks, ha ha.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Grandma is gone

My mom flew up from Orlando on July 24th to be here for Chase's birth and she's been here ever since. I'm so thankful that she decided to stay with us for so long. Having the extra hands and adult conversation around was great. I haven't spent this much time with my mom since before I moved out at age 18. I was very sad to see her go and tried to get her to stay longer.

My dad drove up for Matthews party on Thursday and they left together on Monday morning. It was great to see my dad too. Sean and Matthew have a great time with him. This was the first time my dad had seen Chase but I'm sure they will have just as much fun when he's a little older.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Matthew!

Matthew Ryan Butler
September 15, 2006
8lb 6oz 21 1/4 inches

Where have the last two years gone? It seems like yesterday that I found out that I was pregnant with you. I remember the morning very well. It was raining outside and I had a doctors appointment for a routine checkup. My doctor did the test as part of the exam and surprise! Matthew was on the way. I called daddy right away and told him. We were overjoyed. So on September 15, 2006 you came into this world and gave us the gift of being your mom and dad. You have been your own person since the beginning. We have watched you grow from a tiny 8lb 6oz infant into a very active 2 year old toddler. We've watched you learn to walk, you've learned to talk and voice your opinions, you've became a big brother and are even learning to use the potty already. You are so smart. I can't wait to see what God has in store for your life. You are special in every way. Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy. I love you.
Matthew Ryan Butler
September 15, 2008
2 Years Old

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Recap of Sundays Big Event

Today we celebrated Matthew's 2nd birthday (though his birthday isn't actually until tomorrow). Plans were to have it at Evans Park but thanks to Hurricane Ike we moved the event to our house. We were a little cramped but everyone had a good time. Matthew is really into the Cars movie right now so we went with that for his theme. You should hear him say "McQueen". It sounds so cute.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wanted to share this recipe


It's from the Kraft foods magazine. I made it last night for the family and it was really, really yummy.

Chicken Pot Pie

1 can cream of chicken soup

3/4 cup sour cream, divided

2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I prefer the chicken shredded)

16oz pkg frozen mixed vegetables, thawed

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 cup baking mix

3 tablespoons milk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix soup and 1/2 sour cream in 8-inch square baking dish. Add chicken, vegetables and cheese; mix.

2. Place baking mix in medium bowl. Add remaining 1/4 cup sour cream and milk; stir until stiff dough forms.

3. Drop by heaping tablespoons into 6 mound over chicken mixture (I spread it over the top instead). Bake 35 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and chicken mixture is hot and bubbly.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Beating the Heat

This is Matthew wth his friend, Brock, playing in the pool on a hot September day. They took a break from the fun to enjoy a frozen treat. Brock is our neighbor and it's fun watching them grow up together as they were born just 2 days apart.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back into the "SWING" of things

If you call and are unable to reach us, this would be why:

We are filling our days and nights with activities again. Fall baseball has started and we played our first game last night. Sean's team, the Franklin Fire won. I believe the final score was 11-7.

Team Kid starts back tonight so we will be spending our Wednesday evenings at church.

School has been back in session for almost a month now. This is my last week of maternity leave. I will be back to work on Monday.