Our team is still leading the way... 6 & 0. It's been an amazing season. My prayer is that these boys can remain together next year. I can only speak for Darren, but I can't imagine the other coaches NOT agreeing, that he has said a dozen times or more, "I love those boys!" I am "forced" to video record the games this year, so my photography is just not up to par the way I'd prefer to capture a game. I try reallllly hard NOT to capture pictures of JUST MY SON, but rather all of the boys, so that I can share these photos with the parents/teammates at the end of the season. Between video recording, conversing with other fans, and watching the twins, I just cannot find a HUGE opportunity to also use the camera :( TONIGHT was one of the few times I took pictures of Tyson ONLY and that was because the video camera died, during the last few minutes of the game, and Tyson made a huge play. These pics were taken ALL in two plays.
Let go of my boy's arm.
Run Tyson, RUN...........
They almost had him, but he slipped away.
Not for long... tackled by the Salem team.
These two cuties where looking adorable, until they chose to roll down the hill.
If anyone is in the market for a "new" bedroom suite or knows of anyone who is... I am the lady you want to speak to :) Darren and I are updating our bedroom a tad. We want to create a "newness" to the room where the magic happens. HEHE.
Please share my contact info firstname.lastname@example.org
Spread the word. I'll give 10% commission to anyone who sells it for ME! LOL!
The set includes 7 pieces
(2) 2 Drawer Night Stands (plus each night stand has a "secret" drawer)
(1) 6 Drawer Dresser (plus each side has a "secret" drawer)
(1) Vertical Mirror
(1) Sleigh Headboard
(1) Sleigh Footboard
(1) 3 Drawer Armoire
SOLID CHERRY WOOD. Purchased at Grand Home Furnishings in Roanoke, VA. KINCAID (well known name). Limited flaws. Flaws due to everyday usage. Retails for $6,700.00.
Fits QUEEN or KING mattress
(3) Drawer Armoire
Doors can be closed or left open.
(2) Night Stands wth "secret" drawers
(6) Dresser Drawers with (2) "secret" drawers
Excuse the "drab" look of my bed. The duvet cover is at the dry cleaners.
I will update the look when it arrives back from the cleaners, nice and clean.
Dennis and Aaron did a number on my bed.
NO! I was NEVER in that bed WITH THEM. LOL!
My husband had a VT party AND these are the types of things that his guy friends think are hysterical ways to get "under my skin".
I forgot to include this lunch box "tool" in my lunch box tool post. It's a simple "cocktail" glass. It cuts every ounce of the crust PERFECTLY and replicates the look of those pb&j's sold in the frozen section at your local grocery store. I believe they are called uncrustables.
Darren hates when I use this cup He thinks I spoil our children JUST BECAUSE I cut the crust off. He also says that I am ruining the glass. He says it permanently smells like peanut butter.
Lilah and Jax are in the "Fun Frogs" class. Every Friday, someone gets to bring home "Friday the Fun Frog". They are assigned a letter and at the end of the weekend, they are to write a "story" or draw a picture about their time with him. Their assigned letter is supposed to be incorporated into the story or drawing. Here is Lilah's story of her time with "Friday the Fun Frog".
"Dear Mrs. Donna, Mrs. Cheryl,
I was so
excited to get “Friday the Fun Frog” on Friday. When I got home from school, Friday and I took a nap, in my
brother’s comfy bed. My family and I had plans to spend the
evening with our Church family. The grown
ups talk about what they learned at Church
the week before and the children get to
play together in a separate room. We call that small
group. So… we took a car ride to Pastor Brett’s home.
small group was over, all of my friends and I ate cookies together.
See my friends? There’s me, Lilah, Jax, Cohen, Caleb, Ansley, Vivian, Kate, Hank, Josh, Tyson, and Presley. Josh, Mrs. Donna’s son, joined us as well.And normally Julia is a part of our
small group, but her mommy was home sick. We left around 9:15 pm and headed home to go catch some sleep.
The next morning, we ate cereal
for breakfast; Lucky Charms to be
exact.Josh had to leave early
because he had a soccer game to go to.We prayed for him, at breakfast, to make a goal.We found out later that not only did he
score a goal, but his team creamed the
Saturday, my family and I went to the Virginia Tech football game. That is the college that both my mommy and daddy graduated from. When we arrived, we went to the concession stand and purchased some stadium “chow”.
Then we sat in our seats and watched the football players run after the
ball and catch it. My favorite part was watching the cheerleaders. It rained the entire game, so we left at half time. Friday
and I had fun “clowning around” in the
rain! We got so wet. After the
game, mommy and daddy took us to Sweet FROG for some ice cream.We thought maybe
Friday the Frog would see his cousin
there.He was too busy enjoying
the candy on top of his ice cream, to
notice if his cousin was there or not.
that night, my mommy and I listened to a song on the computer that our church choir has
been singing a lot.It’s called “Christ Alone, Cornerstone!”Do you know who Jesus Christ is? He is our Savior, who died for us
on a cross, saving us from our sins and the
wrath of God.
On Sunday, we went to Church.We go to church
at West Salem Baptist Church.We are so thankful for our family in Christ.I watched my mommy sing in the choir
and then I went back to my classroom to
learn about Jesus and play with my companions.
I’ll introduce you to my church
friends: Kate, Jax, ME, Charlotte, and Caleb. Jax's best buddy Cohen is normally in there, but he went to hear the BIG BOY sermon with his mommy and daddy.
After Church, we enjoyed a beautiful day by the creek. We went on a bike ride and enjoyed
touring God’s marvelous creation.
people riding in canoes, catching fish, and
my crazy daddy climbed a big tree. On
our bike ride back to the car, we looked up
and saw the fluffy clouds. They looked like
cotton balls. It was so hot that mommy and daddy treated us to ice cream again.I chose
to eat a cupcake instead.
Friday, you will be
missed. It was so nice having to cart you
around everywhere we went. I think
my mommy and daddy felt like we had a fourth child
in our home.
Since I have a brother in
Mrs. Donna’s class, you will be coming back to my house eventually!!!"
I've been meaning to do a post on my "lunch box tools". I don't have many. Sadly, Tyson is completely UNFAZED by my efforts to make his lunch fun, funny, and exciting to open. Even more sadly, it hasn't stopped me from continuing to "impress" him. I enjoy going a little more in-depth than most, but I don't think that makes me an extra special or a better mom. Most people don't value it as creative, but rather annoying, over-the-top, or I've even had the comment said, "How do you find the time to...". I think that comment equates to "She has too much time on her hands." NO! No, I don't. I just prefer to spend my time differently than some moms. I don't watch tv. I get up EXTRA early in the morning (4:30 am) and God has gifted me with the desire to be creative. Everyone is different. So please, stop thinking I have too much time on my hands. OR better yet, come live in my shoes for a week and then you will wonder how everything actually gets done the way it does :) OR HOW ABOUT being complimentary and uplifting someone instead of tearing them down. YIKES! I think I just used this blog post as a form therapy. Sorry. YES... bitterness can sometimes seep out. Now that I just lashed out, ahhhh, I feel better. I ask for your forgiveness AND... Back to my post, LOL! I came across a blog that I absolutely love. It's meetthedubiens.blogspot.com This woman is an amazing mom, who ALSO, chooses to spend her time differently, allowing her the ability to make her children's lunches interesting and fun. She ALSO has been rudely persecuted with the comment "She has too much time on her hands." She has personally told me that she is actually a very hard-working mother. VERY busy. Her children go to a nut and egg free school, so she decided to make her children's lunches creative. It's taken her pretty far. She's been featured on many blogs. Food companies ask her to use their foods to create unique lunches. She's been in parenting magazines, and if I am NOT mistaken has either created a food book or is about to. Cheerios has been the most recent company who has contacted her. She has an INSANE amount of lunch box "tools". I believe she must also be an artist. I could NEVER even come close to making my lunches as creative as hers, but she has inspired me to at least TRY.
Here's what I've got....
Edible Food Markers
I have used these to draw on a banana peel.
I have also used these to write on sandwiches.
Lunch Box Notes, Encouragements and Facts
Left: Godly Words of Encouragement
Right: Lunch Box Love
It's a "box" set that includes enduring love notes and facts.
Hearts, Butterflies, Dinosaurs, and Batman
I have more, but these are the ones that I chose to take pictures of.
Pampered Chef Cutters
These cutters are miniature. The size of a half dollar.
I use them for cheese and fruit from time to time.
Again, nothing compares to the lunches that Jill makes for her children. Here is a recent picture of the sandwich she made for her children. Jill... do your children appreciate it?
Jill you ROCK and so does ANY MOM, food art or NOT, that takes the time to do anything extra special for her children. God has created everyone unique and different. Be who you are and stop comparing yourself to others. Your talents are your own. Surprise your children. Better yet, surprise yourself. I think you will be stunned at how much fun and therapeutic it can actually be.
I am a follower of Christ, a redeemed rebel, a wife to my high school sweet heart, and a very busy mother of 3. Blogging is right up my alley. I love to update people about what's going on in the Bolling house. I'm a wanna be photographer. Obsessed with organizing and cleaning. Enjoy crafting and love to be challenged in the kitchen! My dream job would be to be a party planner for celebrities. They'd be the only ones who could afford me, haha! God Bless!
OUR FAMILY MOTTO
Our Blog Readers
Darren is a dedicated, faithful, and an involved husband, parent, and worker. He is the best team player I could ask for. He is also a follower of Christ and has the HUGE responsibility of leading our family to the cross. His greatest physical attribute is his smile. He's also more giving than 10 people combined. God has blessed him with the gift of giving. He enjoys tender love from his "wifey", playing with his children, football, and working out. He has more energy than I can understand.
OUR FIRST BORN SON
Tyson, aka "Ty", was the first blessing God gave to us. He is your typical boy, rambunctious with a capital R. He is very smart, goofy, sweet, handsome, and a definite leader. He has been told that he is the spitting image of his daddy. He enjoys spending time with his siblings, playing play-station/ipod, and doing anything relating to all sports, especially football. His favorite place to go on vacation is Myrtle Beach aka “my beach”. He also is learning the importance of obedience and loving the Lord.
OUR ONLY DAUGHTER
Lilah is a twin to her brother Jaxon. She is bubbly and full of laughter. Her personality gives her the rap of being “sweet & sassy”. LOL! Just like her mommy. She's infatuated with her blankie aka “baby” as well as her daddy! She's has a great head of hair, is petite, and extremely fun to dress. Simply ALL GIRL! Some of her favorite things to do are sing, dance, play “mom”, and apply make-up, using her new vanity. I am so glad God blessed me with a little sidekick. The extra estrogen has become more than evident in our home.
OUR LAST BORN
Jaxon is a twin to his sister Lilah. He is well known by his nickname "Jax" or “Jaxey”. He is by far the sweetest kid we have. He is so helpful, so appreciative, so loving, and aims to please. His favorite things are playing with his big brother and sissy, cooking/baking with mommy, and spending time with his buddy Cohen. His current loves are basketball, wrestlers, and the Great Wolf Lodge. There's nothing MORE that I love than his beautiful dimples and tender kissies. He truly is a love bug!!! He’s the he kind of human that would give you the shirt off of his back.