Tuesday, May 19, 2015


We lost sweet Molly Thursday night. 

We left the house after signing our refinance papers (double yea), and when we pulled out we saw that Maggie and Molly were like hugged together in the driveway. We thought it was strange and wondered what they were doing.

We went to the boys high school baseball game. They were playing for Southstate which they lost, but we didn't stay the whole time because the boys were bored and hot and everything but wanting to watch a baseball game. 

We stopped at Waffle House on the way home to eat dinner. Jim called while we were there and said he found Molly dead in the driveway when he got home. She was almost in the same place as she was when we left. Maggie was laying beside her.... She's the saddest of us all. 

I'm sad that she's gone. She was such a good dog. In fact we've already found a snake in the yard since she died.

Matt and I got her the spring after we got married about 7 years ago. I got her from my best friend's little brother's litter of puppies. 

We, especially Maggie, will miss her. 

Here are the last few pictures I have of her.. 


Living Room Wrestle Mania

This is literally what our living room looks like every night...

I'm enjoying my favorite show "Dancing With the Stars" and this is happening below me in the middle of the floor...

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3 day weekend with my boys

The boys and me had a nice long three day weekend. It was really nice.

Friday started with lots of magnetic block playing and building. 
Then Collin practiced his photography skills. I was really impressed with some of his pictures. He really focused on what was important to him. 
Then we decided to play outside for a while... Of course that led to the boys needing drinks and snaaaaacks (as Jack says). 

So I go inside to fix drinks which leads to this massive mess... From the fridge. 
The boys and I decide to run to Hurley for lunch and groceries. Then we came home to this mess... 
While that mess was much easier to clean up, we are afraid the damage is much worse and may require us to pull out some sheetrock to find the leak and then replace it. 

Always something! 

Saturday, since Matt was golfing in a tournament, I decided to brave Mobile by myself with the both boys in tow. I had to return some things and decided it would be worth it. I do have to say they weren't as bad as I had anticipated. I think that is the key to sanity with children... Adjust your expectations to realistic. I think I pushed their shopping limits to the extreme, but they were troopers. I was able to do everything I needed plus some. I was even able to pick out a few things for dinner for this weekend and the week. 

Donuts helped us set the right tone for the day!