Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We have much to be thankful for and have been blessed so much this past year. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Great way to spend the weekend...

So this is what I did all weekend. (Benjamin Ramsay Solis Birthday picture slideshow)

By myself. No kids. No husband. Just me. I got to welcome my nephew into the world and spend 3 amazing days with my sister and her family. Was happy to return home to 3 kiddos ready to see their mommy though!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


So I have been waiting for this day for months and am so excited it is finally here.  Tomorrow I get to meet my new nephew (if not before).  My sister is walking hills, cleaning like crazy to get him here before, but if he doesn't decide to show himself by 9 a.m tomorrow morning he will be forced to make his entrance.  I am sooo excited because I get to be there!  I am headed to KC tonight, my husband is manning the fort along with our 3 little indians and I couldn't be more thankful for that.  I was starting to wonder how I would be able to be there for her with having 3 little ones and 2 of them being in school.  My prayers were answered and people stepped up to help me out.   It will probably be the longest 4 hour drive tonight, but will be so worth it tomorrow when I get to be there when he comes into the world. 
These are the shirts I had made for arrival day for the big brother, big sister, and new baby!  Love them!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Adoption Month

Couldn't have picked a bettter month to celebrate the greatest gift that has blessed our family!  Happy National Adoption Month!  We have been blessed not 1, not 2, but 3 times with this amazing gift!  I Thank God every day!

Meeting Abby for the first time (5/15/07)    Meeting Shelby for the first time (1/26/09)Meeting Elijah (4/10/11)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween-Here and Gone!

Oh how it felt like Halloween was months away just a few short weeks ago and now it is gone...for another year.  I really, really wanted to to a theme for the kiddos this year, but Abby had different plans.  Hence the Zebra with Dorothy and the scarecrow.  I really thought she would want to be Glinda, Shelby would be
Dorothy, and Eli the scarecrow.  I even bought Belle, the dog, a lions mane that ended up being a tad small for her.  I decided to let Abby have her Zebra this year, but next year it's theme time all around! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Busy (my excuse once again!)

So I've been busy.  Of course too busy to keep up with my blog, but not too busy to read other blogs...go figure!  Last Friday Abby was chosen as a Junior attendant for my hometown homecoming.  I was so proud and honored.  She LOVED every minute.  She idolizes a couple of the queen candidates!  We had the bonfire and practice on Thursday, the assembly, parade, and crowning at the football game on Friday, and the dance on Saturday.  I was exhausted!  She would have danced the night away with the high schoolers, but we cut her off after an hour. 

This week we've had dance, playtime outside, and on Friday the girls are going with Grandma and Grandpa Ramsay to Wichita to meet cousin Mac and go to the Lion King musical.  They have been counting down the days.  I'm not sure what I'll do with just one kiddo at home (especially because he doesn't talk back and won't have anyone to fight with).  I'm thinking a shopping trip is in my near future! :) 
Eli's new football shirt from a local crafter!  Love it!

Of course any girl needs a shirt with this saying! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catch Up

Wow I took a hiatus from blogging now didn't I!  Summer has come and gone.  School has started.  Football Friday's are here.  Where does the time go????  We had a busy, full summer that went by WAY too fast!  We had birthdays, anniversary's, weddings, swimming, and our first real family vacation to Colorado Springs.  And how could I forget-I ran in my first 5K-the happiest 5K on the planet!  The Color Run!  It was a blast and I can't wait for the next one. 


Abby started all day Kindergarten this year,

Shelby FINALLY started 2 day preschool (she was soooo excited)

and Eli left work with me for daycare. 

My kiddos are growing up.  What we are now looking forward too: the holidays, the birth of our new nephew/cousin in November, more weddings, birthday's and of course a wonderful school year! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What have you done?

Saw this on another blog and since I've been out of the loop in blogging thought I'd try it out!
Out of 99 things, the ones in bold are the things I've done

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Vistited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped

12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
 (or 3!)
16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing 

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing 

49. Seen the Sisten chapel in person 
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

 Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie 

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Tiems Square 
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book

81.  Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chickenpox

89. Saved someone’s life
 (I'm a nurse, so yeah!)
90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee
How many have you done?

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Can't wait to watch the Jayhawk's kick butt tonight...hopefully!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Run J-E-N-N-Y Run

So a couple weeks ago I saw a link for the Funnest looking 5K ever(is that really possible?)! Yes! and I decided I needed to sign up for it! So after stalking The Color Run page on facebook for over a week, I awoke on a Monday morning at 6am to get my team registered. The race isn't until June, but I seriously am so excited and can't quit watching this video:

So tonight started my Couch to 5K training for this amazingly, fun looking race! I'm sure there will be lots of pictures come June so stay tuned!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Melt My Heart

So today I had a morning photo shoot with 2 of the kiddos. It was for Eli's 10 month pics (1 day early because tomorrow will be CRAZY!). Shelby had to get in on a few of the pics and let me just say she loves her little brother and he loves her! I still can't believe my little guy is 10 months old. In a few short months we will be having his 1st birthday, which means the last, first birthday in our immediate family! Eli is on the move. Crawls everywhere and pulls up on things. Last night he had his first lip bang that caused more blood than I was comfortable with. Stopped pretty fast and no real damage noted! Thank goodness! I'm sure this will be the first of many for this little guy! He is an excellent eater, loves his bottle (this could be interesting in a couple of months), and loves to jibber jabber. He brings so much joy to my every day. Can't imagine our family without him.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Over The Rainbow

Today we celebrated Shelby's 3rd Birthday, Yes 3 YEARS OLD! Her birthday was actually on the 26th, but between weddings and traveling to KC for cousin Mac's birthday celebration, this is the only weekend we had to do anything. She chose to have a Wizard of Oz theme (after only seeing the movie for the first time on the day we picked the theme). She's been waiting 9 whole days for this party and I have to say I think it was a success! We made Rainbows with paper plates, played pin the heart on the Tin Man, opened presents, ate cake and ice cream, and now NAP TIME!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Like a Little Girl on Christmas

To say I am excited is an understatment! I am over the moon excited. We are getting a puppy!!!!! Being without a dog for the past 1 1/2 has been the longest I've been without a dog my enitre life. I check the classifieds daily for puppy ads. It just so happened last week I was looking at the Kansas city star on line and found an ad for Goldendoodles. This is the breed I have been looking at since loosing our Golden Retriever. Since AZ got a gun to get his concealed carrying license, he let me get a puppy. It's also an early birthday present. She will come to live with us in 10 short days. We have lots to get ready and are anxious to have her join our family. These are a couple pics that the breeder has sent me. Isn't she A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!