Thursday, September 30, 2010


It's been a rotten week for Coleman. Monday morning, we ended up at the Doctor's office- tested positive for strep and a sinus infection on top of it. We started his antibiotics and he still hasn't perked up... four days later. He's run a low-grade temp all week- between 99 & 101, hasn't eaten a thing, hasn't slept through the night and doesn't even want to drink. You know when it takes two days and baby bites to get a mini-size Frosty down Coleman, the little guy is sick.

We took him back in today to see what's up... poor guy had his blood drawn which is NEVER fun. His mono test came back negative, but blood counts are up... maybe a virus? Ugh... he just had both strep and mono in February of this year. The germs that school brings home... guess it's time to bleach my house again!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

little brothers

They can hardly stand it! While they are his biggest fans, it's tough sitting in the bleachers week after week watching their big brother play. Since they were little, they've been wearing the big boy's jerseys- still makes us laugh.
Once Saturday morning rolled around last week, Coleman and Caden snagged Justin's uniforms out of his car. I'm sure they knew Justin was sleeping in, so it was all free for the taking. Caden was nice and clean in green since Justin wore white on white Friday night. Yes, Coleman got scolded by his daddy for putting on nasty, dirty, sweaty clothes. He didn't care- he just wanted to play. They had fun playing their own game out in the yard. In the end, they said they both won. So creative, so much fun!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I just LOVE this photo my friend Debbie took of Justin after practice one day.
The high school football site is
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W I L D cats


Justin and his friend Josh showing off their guns...
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010


My friend, Debbie took these great photos of Justin
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I was just told there's no crying in football. I'm not really an emotional mom. I feel emotion, the tears just rarely flow. I never came close to crying when my boys started kindergarten, middle school or even high school. I don't think I've ever cried at any event that any of them has been in... but, for some reason football season this year is messing with my emotions... They've only had two home games, but I've just about lost it both games.
Justin's a junior, and earned a starting position on varsity. Mulvane's a football town- Friday night is what it's all about. I just can't believe I have a kid who's finally playing in the big game. Years of practice, tears, sweat, dirty uniforms, injuries, pain, weights, Gatorade and tons of work...
When I walk in the stadium and hear the band, the chills start and tears well up. I think I've realized for me it's bigger than football- it's my little guy growing up. As a young mom of 20 when Justin was born and 21 when I had Ty, in a way, I feel like I've grown up with them. I had to- through my mistakes, they were my world. I just can't believe how wonderful it is to have boys!
At the end of every game, win or loose, they sing the school fight song together... so much Mulvane pride- love it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

boys and their R A M P S

Have ramps been around forever? I remember my brothers building them... my big boys always had them... now, the little guys LOVE building ramps and riding their bikes. I knew the second I looked at this one, someone was going to get hurt. Sure enough, Coleman was the first one to wipeout. Scraped up elbows and knees... just another day in a house of boys!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

W H I T E Y (aka RUSTY) is back in Illinois

Yes, he's gone. Caden still LOVES this old truck, there's no way Jim could ever sell it. Jim's dad & step mom made a trip to pick it up along with a "few" other things they're going to store for us while we're in Germany. We've sold our Tundra and a few other things- thanks to Craigslist- love that site. Now... just working to sell our house... a contract any day would be N I C E.

Yes... he had to back it up and try again here... a little too much off the ramp...