Life As I Know It...

This blog is simply my filter. My life as I know it. As a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Charlie's TWO!!!

I can NOT believe my baby is two years old! Where does the time go?? I feel like it was just last week when I was nursing every three hours and wondering if I would ever get a full nights sleep again...

Oh to my Charlie....

     You are such a sweet and handsome little guy. You love to play with blocks and build "towers" just to knock them down and build it back up again. You have such a big vocabulary, you say "peese" and "tank oo" all the time. You have learned over these past two years how to stand up for yourself and you like to be heard! You love to have books read to you, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?" Is one of your favorites, you have it memorized! You love when I read you any book though... Just like Henry, you love the song "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" but you refer to it as "Christ the Lord" and you know some of the words and sing along. You love a bath and would go outside first thing in the morning if I let you. Recently you learned how to ride your little bicycle with training wheels and it is the cutest thing ever! You love your family so much and get so excited when you see any of them. I could go on and on.... I am so proud that God has given me YOU! You are such a blessing and I love to watch you grow and unfold into a little boy. I love you so much Charlie boy! Happy Birthday!

Meeting your brothers for the first time... Aug 22 2010

One Week Old


Boomer Sooner!

Happy Boy!

Wild Hair for a Wild Boy!

Loves Ash and Cor's Christmas Tree... :)

Silly boy with your tongue ALWAYS out... 
Just one month before your second birthday!

August 18th, 2012

What a special day... I do not think I can put into words what this day was like, the ones that come to mind are incredible, miraculous, unbelievable... you get the picture!

The excitement from this day actually began on the 17th... I got up early that morning because I was observing the first day of school, (went through the day checking my phone several times) got home and the kids fed, bathed and in bed, relaxed a bit and just as I was dosing off I got a text from the BFF... contractions for several hours and just minutes apart, she was on her way to the hospital, it was GO TIME! The excitement began! I got out of bed and dressed only to find out my car wouldn't start... grrrrr!!! Luckily I have another best friend who so graciously came to pick me up and off we went to baptist hospital.

After a good twelve hours of labor (and not receiving an epidural for several hours makes it HARD labor), the world was about to be blessed with a beautiful little boy... I was so incredibly blessed to be able to be in the delivery room with Ash as her son made his debut into this world. I can not describe the emotions that went through me that day and even now as I am typing these words. I have always been a sensitive person, but put a baby story in front of me and I've lost it... the water works begin.

I am not exactly sure why this delivery has had me overcome with emotion for days now, but it has. I was so honored to be apart of such a special moment, I was proud of my sweet friend, I was nervous for her, I was excited and I pretty much cried like a baby through it all... Being present when a baby is born into the world is like nothing else I have ever experienced. It allowed me revisit my own deliveries and meeting my children for the very first time. It is so hard to believe that my time was so long ago. There is just nothing like becoming a mother and every single time and every single baby is just as special.

So I am so happy to say that Truman Jennings White was born on August 18th, 2012 at around 1:15 in the afternoon, weighing 8lbs and 21 1/2 inches long... he is beautiful and I love him.

So proud of you Ash! You are an incredible Mommy!

Psalms 127:3 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him."

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wrapping Up Summer...

Is summer really coming to an end? It always feels like we just started our summer adventures when the end creeps up on us. Tonight was our last night for all of our family to be on break, Justin goes into work tomorrow, James goes next week and I go the following week. Too bad summer break doesn't stretch until the end of August?!

So much has happened this summer, I finished 13 hours of school. Justin began and finished his first semester of graduate school. Henry and Charlie started at our church's learning center, and in a week James will begin at a new school. We are full of and accepting change as it comes our way. As our schedule begins to go into full force, I am anxiously awaiting the routine.

Today I took Mr. Henry to get the staple removed from his head. Last week about ten minutes after I dropped off my kiddo's, the director at the child care center called my cell phone, (this is never good). Henry had fallen off a riding toy and hit his head. A rock had punctured a hole in his head and the rock was stuck in it!!! Talk about the longest ride of my life... to the center to get my boy!! As we arrived Henry was acting like nothing had happened, just as he continued to act in our four hour wait in the emergency room. That boy is so tough, as the doctor removed the rock, he screamed (which was more from us holding him down so the doctor could pry out the rock) but he only shed one tear!!! I am thankful for his toughness, I however was a complete mess.

A mother can never imagine anything bad happening to her child. You do not ever think about freak accidents happening to YOUR children. I am thankful that our accident was minor and he was all fixed up within a few hours and today his head is completely healed. The thoughts and feeling that went through my mind while driving to pick him up were horrific, and anticipating the pain he might endure while getting the rock out was treacherous... I hope that I never have to go through that again... (I am sure there will be more to come, but I can hope right?)

I pray for my kids ALL THE TIME, but I am pretty sure the Lord heard from me more that day than he has in a long time! I am just so grateful for these three boys, we are blessed beyond measure and I do not know how I can ever praise God enough for these blessings.

The crazy thing is... as much as we love our kiddos... God loves us even more... Can you fathom that kind of crazy love??

Forever Grateful.

Until Next Time...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scremin' Babes...

So last week when I posted about my kiddo's starting daycare, I said they were adjusting well.... now the past two days I have left the center hearing my children (especially my 3 year old) Shriek and scream!!! It just makes me sick. I know that he is in good care and I know that he probably stops soon after I'm gone, but seriously this sucks! I have been known as being a bit overprotective of my children, which is why I probably kept them home up until now. I am "that" mom, who calls several times a day, who seriously can't stop thinking about how my children are doing and behaving, I'm checking my phone every hour to make sure I haven't missed a call... Will the insanity ever stop?!!!

I absolutely loved the time I got to be home with my children, I know it was a HUGE blessing and decision to be home, but now I feel like I have done them a dis-service by keeping them home with me or another family member... (including my wonderful sitter who was pretty much family). I know they will adjust, I know it will take time, but man right now I feel like my heart is being ripped out every time I take them to "school" in the morning.

On the up side... the one great thing about taking them is getting to pick them up. It brings such joy to my heart to hear my little guys scream "MOMMY!'  When I get to their "school" at the end of the day.

On another hand I am getting through the last week of summer school!! YAY!! I am so excited to be moving on to another chapter in my school life. Two more semesters and then student teaching... I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

The stress never stops...

Hoping for a better morning tomorrow...

Until next time...  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Time...

Well it has happened again... I put my love of blogging and writing on the back burner :( There is so much to catch up on and I am going to try to get up to date and continue to make time for this love of mine.

This summer has been crazy! I enrolled in a total of 13 hours from May-August.... CRAZY! It has all been time consuming and demanding but I am making out just fine... and have all A's at that! Summer school is slowly but surely coming to an end.

My knight in shining armor also started school this month. He has started is masters degree in educational leadership and I am so proud of him for beginning this journey! He is my rock and I am so blessed to be his bride!!

The kids have had a fun filled summer with daddy! Justin was home with the kiddos for the entire month of June and the boys got to stay with DAD!! They are so attached to him and I love to see the relationship between my hubby and boys grow and grow!! This month the two little boys stared going to Choctaw Christian Early Learning Center (ran by our church) and I could not be more please with how well they are adjusting! I am so thankful for the path God has put us on and the people who are standing beside us through it all.

Henry turned 3 yesterday.... I could seriously cry for hours at the thought of my little guy being 3 years old!!! The day he came into this world was one of the absolute most happiest days of my life! I love being a mommy to my sweet Henry Asher. Unfortunately he started his birthday morning with a stomach bug and spent the day on the couch puking, every now and then coming out of his little naps telling me "I'm 'tree' years old today".... make a momma weep! Henry is a natural born leader... (of course I should have known that when giving him a name that means "head of the household" lol) He loves to sing, his favorite tune is still "Oh come all ye faithful" which he refers to as "Christ the Lord" or "Born the King of Angels"  and now he has Charlie singing it. He loves to play outside, and swim, and play on the slip n slide. His favorite books are "Brown Bear, Brown Bear.." and "I Love You Through and Through"... he has them both memorized. He loves to write the letter "H" for Henry and he is obsessed with anything angry bird, power ranger, cars, or airplanes. The kid knows what he wants! He loves chocolate milk first thing in the morning and you better not talk to him before he finishes the glass... (its like his "coffee"). If I could only put him into words.... I love you Henry!!!

Although our lives are crazy busy, I am ever so in love with my family... every single one of them.

Until Next Time...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Beginnings

Hello blogger... for some reason I can not keep up with you these days!! I am so excited about the weeks to come... Next week is my final week at UCO... and then two more at Rose State and then I start up again with intersession classes and summer classes... It will all pay off, this is what I keep telling myself...

I have made some recent changes in my life which I am excited about but also scared out of my mind.... As of May30th, I will no longer be working in a salon. This frightens me so because this is all I have ever done my entire adult life. It has been so good to me. My clients are literally like family. I am so sad to let them go. I told a friend of mine that I wish I could put them in a jar and take them home with me... I know it sounds creepy but I love them what can I say?? The reason behind this decision is my school schedule... I will be able to graduate December 2013 if I continue to go full time, the problem is the classes I need are only offered during the day and I had to let something in my day schedule go. I have prayed about this and talked to Justin about it until we are both blue in the face... I was having lots of reservations, really just about change in general, I knew what I needed to do- it was just hard to make it happen. I know that I have had lots of confirmations lately and I know this will benefit my family so much in the long run... its just hard to say good-bye...

On a more positive note, Justin was accepted to the master program at UCO and will be working as a graduate student in Educational Leadership, in hopes of one day becoming a principal. I am so proud of him. He is such a wonderful, supportive, motivated and hardworking man. I really do not know how I got so lucky. I love him with all of my heart. So for the next year we will both be going to school... crazy- I know!

The boys are doing great, Charlie is talking more and more... Henry is my strong willed little guy... and James is growing up... These kids will never know what they truly mean to me. I never knew I could love like this... I am so honored to be their mom. I am so excited about what the future holds for our family, it will be so nice to have summers off and winter breaks off... and be on the same routine and schedule as my kiddos... I do not look forward to them growing up but I do look forward to being done with school and being able to enjoy my kids to the fullest...

Until next time...

Monday, March 26, 2012


     Oh dear blog how I've missed you! Writing my thoughts and memories of my family is such a joy for me! Why do I let it get away from me??? Well tonight I have so so much I would like to say so I am going to try and re-cap the last three weeks briefly... (is there such a thing?)

     Well after we finally all got over our puking sickness, we have been so busy and been having much fun with our boys! The weather has been unbelievable for March! We have spent most of our days outside playing... going on walks in the double stroller (which can be an extreme workout for me)... James started soccer and the weather couldn't be better!

     James' very first soccer game was this past Saturday and I am so proud of that boy!!! He is accomplishing so much at such a young age. The past few years he has participated in a few musicals with the high school, playing the kid role, this year he has taken up piano and he seems to really enjoy it! His most recent adventure though is soccer. He has not really been much for sports, but he is very excited about soccer! I am loving that he has found something that will keep him active and out doors for a bit! He did a great job at his first game, his little team won (the score was a lot of goals... to very little goals :) He would get so excited when they would score pumping his fists in the air, and while on the sidelines he was encouraging his teammates... loving every minute! His brothers were there on the sidelines to cheer him on... Henry kept yelling for "Jameser" "Go Jameser" "Run Jameser" it was too cute... while Charlie just kept trying to sneak on the field to join in on the fun himself. Our little James is growing up way way to fast but we are so proud of this little boy. What a joy he has been in my life. I can not put in to words how incredible blessed I am to be a part of this little guys life.

     Henry is growing like a weed. He will be three years old in July which is just four short months away! I can not believe three years have already come and gone with that little fella. He is so funny right now, he will talk your ear off too! He loves to watch movies, eat popsicles, play with cars and trains, ride his little four wheeler and play with his little brother. His newest thing lately is to play "pow-pow" which consist of him making a hilarious "serious" face and posing his arms like he is about to attack you. He does this ALL THE TIME. I have got to get a picture of this pose. He loves to be read to and he likes to read to you. He has "Brown Bear Brown Bear... " memorized which is so cute to hear him recite it. His favorite song is still "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", yet he refers to it as "Christ the Lord"... He request this song just about every time I put him down for a nap or to bed for the night. He likes for you to kiss (and he kisses his own) boo-boos and then it makes them all better. I love this little boy more than he will ever know. He has changed me for the better... he tests me, he needs me, and he loves me.There is no greater thing than love from your child.

     Charlie is getting closer and closer to being a two-year old. I could cry at the very thought of this. I feel like just yesterday we found out he was going to be joining us... a little tiny baby who has some how grown up to be two years old in the blink of an eye!!! I love this little boy. He talks non-stop now too! His words mostly consist of everyone and everything surrounding him. He likes to announce who is in the room (about ten times) he pulls you where ever he wants you to go... He LOVES fruit snacks and chocolate milk and popsicles, these three things alone could cure just about anything. He is such a good little napper... when we put him to bed he literally dives into his crib. He is a cuddly baby and I will forever cherish his little hugs that linger. His newest thing is saying "I love you" with hand motions.... it is the cutest thing ever! He will repeat just about anything you say. He loves cars, trains, and airplanes. He LOVES the outdoors as soon as he gets out of bed he would like milk and to go outside! He is such a morning person, happy and cheerful as soon as you get him out of the crib (unlike Henry, who needs a full glass of chocolate milk and some alone time before he talks to anyone). He also loves the word no... oh the joys of being 1 1/2.... What a sweet blessing this boy has been. I  love Charlie with all my heart...  I love to see he and Henry play together and help each other. Sometimes when one is hurt or in time-out the other goes and checks up on his brother. This is probably the sweetest thing I've ever seen. These two are bound to be close. I love my kids more and more each day. I love each one of their individual personalities. I love how they take care of each other and play together (even James gets down and plays with the little ones... its music to my heart). After having one child it is hard to imagine just how you could love another... but this is the mystery of being a mother, some how God gives us an incredible gift- that of motherly love and there is so much of it sometimes you fill like you could just explode. The more kids I have, the more love I have, the more joy we all have. It is truly incredible.

    This week is our first after a very full spring break. We went to the lake for a few days, the boys went fishing and we went on a boat ride... we had some days lounging around the house, watching the OKC Thunder play and James' soccer game. Too much fun for one week! I'm sad that it has come to an end but so glad to have all the memories we created! Charlie had his 18 month check up today and all is well... he is a healthy little guy. I am so thankful for my children and my husband (who puts up with the good, bad and ugly). I do not know how in the world I landed such a great man to call my hubby, but I did. He is my rock, with out him I would not be the mother/woman I am today. I am stronger because of him and I love him with all my heart.

     Well I could go on and on about my little family but we all have to be up bright and early tomorrow so I best go to bed and get some rest!