Friday Favorites: May 2008

So every Friday I am going to post some of my favorite old pics. It’s my way of reminising…and catching up on my scrapbooking. It’s amazing how things can change so fast…and how my babies are growing so quickly. It really makes me realize to enjoy every minute with my kids because pretty soon they will be grown up and independent. And I’m not getting any younger and not having any more babies. These will keep me plenty busy for years. It just all goes by so fast!

Life before Collin and the twins.

I love getting all dressed up and taking pics. This doesn’t happen very often. This was taken at Brad’s mom’s wedding. Look how little Bradley was there. awwww… and that is when we called him Baby Bradley. He’s kinda grown out of it now, even though he will always be my baby.

It just seems like yesterday we took these pictures, but it was 3 years ago! and 3 babies ago! (yea, we have had 4 babies in 5 years- lol)

Mommy and Bradley


Back then I would have never thought that I would be where I am now, with four kids. It’s kinda strange to think that we doubled the kids in one pregnancy. (plus there are Brad’s two older boys, Taigyn and Cedrik. So actually that makes 6 kids)
But I’m happy where I am at now. It feels like I was always meant to be here, with all these beautiful babies. You never know where life will take you.

Papa Bear

First, meet Papa Bear, the other half to the puzzle, and my partner in crime.
Brad can be a teddy bear…sometimes… all soft and cuddly and sweet. He can also be like a grouchy ol’ bear that you woke up from hibernation 2 months too early.

All joking aside, he is my hard-working man and we have all kinds of fun in raising our sweet and crazy family.

I realized I had all kinds of pictures of me and the kids posted already,  but none of Brad. And he is a pretty important piece to this puzzle…so I figured I better represent. And there will be more to come, he is just not crazy about the camera.

Brad and the Boys

This is an older picture of Brad and the boys, but one of my favorites.

See…he can be soooo sweet and cuddly.

Collin and Daddy

He is also one of the biggest and rowdiest kids of them all.

It's all in good fun and wears them out. Poor Taigyn...but Cedrik is doing well in this pic 🙂

Collin is not to sure about this football thing.

And yes, that is football, keep away, and wrestling all in the kitchen. Can’t wait for summer.

(and thank goodness I got some girls.)


p.s. And I am always the party pooper, “You guys better calm down! You are going to break something,” or “Someone is going to get hurt.”

This time it was poor Bradley.  (photo courtesy of Taigyn, only a big brother will say, “stop, let me get your pic,” at a time like this).

Poor Baby!