I have so many things to share! lol. I have been away for so long. It has been so hard to keep this thing updated. I need to get it together and share some pictures of things I have done and the boys have been so busy as well. This was the first year Caeden played football and it was tackle football. He looked so cute in his uniform and he was so good at it. Adrian is playing baseball and is doing so good! We finally got him some sports glasses and boy do they make a difference! I know I really need to add some pictures. I will. Slowly but surely I will. The boys have started school and boy does Caeden hate to wake up. I have started a full time job so I am always busy doing something. I have been keeping up with exercise at least. I have started to run. ME! RUN! I know it is crazy to think about but I do and I really enjoy. It. I am going back to Minnesota this week. My grandmother has passed away and I am going to her funeral. I am happy that I am finally making the trip back. I made her a heritage album when my grandfather passed away. I haven’t seen it in 5 years. I am really excited to see it again. I am sure it will make me cry.

So that is it for now. I have made a few things and I was doing really good and creating pages but then I started working. I really need to upload some pics of my recent layouts and projects. Until then I hope everybody is doing well. I will do my best to get more stuff on here. LOVE YOU ALL!


After our weekend in Denver we made our way to Colorado Springs. We stayed at my best friend’s house, Laura. Thankfully she got a job just before I came out but the sad thing is she started the day I came back. At least she put me to good use babysitting for her two kids part time. I really enjoyed spending time with them. We went swimming one day and Jessie let me fix her hair. I loved playing with the little girl, MY GIRL! The boys just played and played and played. Jordan was so cute always wanting Caeden. My brother and wife took my boys to a baseball game with their cousins one night and Jordan was so cute asking when Caeden would be back! What great friends they are just like their moms! I was able to eat at my favorite place, La Baguette. Man, it was soooooo good! We watched So You Think You Can Dance when Laura got home from work, boy I wish we could have spent more time together. Friday night the girls went for a night on the town. It was fun to hang out again just us girls! Of course Laura attracted a young guy like always! lol. Tasha and I of course were on the dance floor shaking what our momma’s gave us. lol. Good Times……………….

Oh so you want to hear about the party……. well, the prep started early and as hard of work it was it was even more fun! Larry and Jenny graciously allowed the party to be at their house and it was such a great time!! Even the kids loved every minute. I played tetherball again and of course beat Adrian! lol. There were shots going on in the kitchen as well as my mom sneaking the good wine out of the basement. Too much fun stuff to mention! It certainly was a great time for great parents!! See the pics below!

Driving in felt so weird. Things really did change from when we left. It was weird to visit and feel like it wasn’t home anymore. We sure have lots of wonderful memories in Colorado and I sure do miss all of the wonderful friends I have met there. It was great to see all of those special people again and miss them even more. Our trip was kinda short and sweet. If only I were able to see Amy and Sonja it would have been better! I also would have liked to spend more time with Daisy and Armando, but darn their jobs!! lol. The boys played their hearts out the minute we got there. Adrian spent the weekend at his friend’s house (Jacob). Caeden and I stayed at his friend’s house (Mitchell). Al and Heather (Mitchell’s parents) were very hospitable and gave me my own studio apartment to stay in. It is called a cottage and is just above the garage on their property. It was really wonderful of them. We spent days playing and nights eating and drinking. lol. It was great fun! We can’t wait to see our friends once again! Everybody is welcome to come on down for a visit, we have a room just for you 🙂

Caeden skipping rocks

Before we left for Colorado we went to check out the closest lake. It wasn’t bad. It was a pretty nice day, not too hot. The water was of a good temp. We had the beach pretty much to ourselves for awhile so we spread out enjoying the little bit of sand around us. The boys took turns burrying each other and skipping rocks. They enjoyed swiming in the lake too. Next time I would really like to bring our jet ski. Around noon more people started showing up and about 1p.m. another big family walked through our spot and started taking their shoes off (in the middle of our stuff) and wrecking the kids sand castle. I was angry how rude!! Of course the boys were upset and without Steven this large family with teen boys didn’t care about us. Needless to say we shared the sand and they actually stayed in the water most of the time so it was okay once I asked them to stay on their side after I moved the toys.

Boys at lake

most mornings. Lately, I have been walking around the very large park right across the street called Celebration Park. It has a mile and a half trail that goes around the many soccer, football & baseball fields as well as a great playground including a water area that I sometimes run through to get cooled off. I usually walk around it at least twice. What a great way to start the day; with a clear head and appreciation of nature. There are baby ducks that have grown so quick and now just born are baby swans. It is so great to watch them follow their mothers so diligently without hesitation. I sure wish my kids would do that! lol. Sometimes you can see the slider turtles sunbathing and quickly go under as you walk by. There are also gorgeous birds: Red Robins, Scissor Tails and other I don’t know the names of. Anyway, I haven’t been writing lately, we have just been busy swimming and relaxing enjoying that days that we have spent together. Summer is near and the kids will be out of school and I will long for my walks around the park. I have to find a way to make it work.

We finally made the trek to OKC to visit family and celebrate some birthdays that had passed. It was fun to see everybody again and it sure is nice that I can actually do that more than once a year. I made a cake and we celebrated Adrian’s and Steve’s birthday with some family that was able to make it on Saturday afternoon. It was very informal but still nice to get together. Angie brought the baby over and Grandma and I were fighting over who gets to hold him the entire time. lol. Dominic is such a cutie pie!! I can’t wait for them to visit us here because then I won’t have to fight over who gets to hold him, it will be ME!! The boys loved playing on the trampolene in the back yard, they were hams when I brought out the camera; not Peyton though. She wanted me to be outside with her, just not taking her picture. Of course I had to take her picture who does she think I am!!?? lol. I am happy I was able to get pictures and take some of Dom, since I am making the baby album for Angie as her baby gift. I don’t want to leave any picture out, they are all so dang cute! Steve and I went out on our first date since moving; we were celebrating his birthday. We ate at Arturo’s restaurant and boy was the food delicous. I was so full and of course my cousins had to come and join us; then they forced me to go out and have more drinks. I felt horrible the next day. I am just way too old to being doing that, and my cousins are like 10 years younger. They should know better! Anyway, all in all it was a great time. It sure is nice living much closer.

Caeden Field trip

Originally uploaded by hcgorhan

On April 30th I went on the first school field trip since moving. I was a chaparone and the 1st graders went to the Dallas Arberatum. It was a beautifully landscaped place with fun streams and walkways that of course we weren’t able to enjoy. The kids liked the litte houses that created somewhat of a playground much better. We ate lunch and then took a tour of the habitat where the kids learned different tree types and plants including poison ivy. As we entered the natural area the kids saw a hawk perched up on a branch just staring down at all the kids just watching. It didn’t move the entire 30-45 minutes and was still there when we left. It was fun to get to know the teacher and other students a little better as well as the other moms helping out. Caeden just enjoyed his mom being there and gave me this cute pose as the rest of the class was getting ready for the next picture.

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