Monday, March 26, 2012

Blogging Break~

Ok, I don't know if my family even checks this anymore! I have obviously been in a blogging slump! I have a lot of things I could blog about and would love to share with you! However, I just don't have the time or the energy to do so!!

After reading Amy's blog...Finding the Balance....the other day, I felt like she was blogging about me!! She was talking about a book she read, 'She Makes it Look Easy!"

I feel like blogging turns into a competition of who can post the cutest things and look at what I'm doing with my child. It's just my own thoughts...not saying that is what people are doing!

I started this blog to keep my family updated with what we are doing!
It was fun!
It's not so much anymore!
I was hopeful that I would use it to turn into a book and all our stories would be done for me!
It will not!!
It overwhelms me and I get frustrated!

Trust me, we are doing LOTS of fun things in our family and in our lives!
I just don't have time to put it on here!!

So....I may come back eventually! I hope to!
Sorry to my family that checks it regularly!! I'll let you know if I start it up again!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


So...I've been really bad at updating our blog! I've been given "gentle" reminders to update it!!

I have lots of things I can blog about, it's just a matter of TIME! Which I seem to not have enough of lately!

We have family pictures taken...back in Sept!

They are great! I love them! I love to see how much my little family continues to grow and change each year! The boys are getting so big and are so much fun!

My sweet 4 1/2 year old boy!

My sweet, ornery 2 year old!!

I had to throw this one in b/c it cracked me up! That's what Cole does...crack us up! Such a funny little man!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Eli started his last year of preschool!

He goes 3 mornings a week and loves it!

I can't believe he will be in Kindergarten next year!

He has a new teacher this year, Ms. Mari! He loves her!

We have had the best teachers at his preschool!

I just look at these pictures and think back to last year when I took him!

He has changed so much in a year!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I can't believe my baby is 2!

However, he definitely acts ALL of 2!

I love that he has so much personaility! He makes us laugh daily!

He LOVES his brother and calls him "Bubba!"

He talks....ALL...THE....TIME!!!

He uses complete sentences and talks just as much as Eli does!

I can't wait to see what God has in store for him this next year!

We love you Cole!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

a little bit of farmer!

We had Eli's 4 year pictures taken back in April!

It was supposed to be warm, so I had shorts and a polo picked out for him.

Well, in Kansas we never know what we are going to get.

So we had a change in plans last minute, due to weather!

This is probably more Eli...being out on a farm.

(The belt/beltbuckle he has on was Aaron's from when he was little. It has his name engraved on the back. It was sooo cute!)

I love this smile!

Thanks again, Meg for capturing our sweet boy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


We spent 5 days on this....Doing a lot of this...
With some awesome friends that were celebrating their 10 yr anniversary!
It was perfect!

We will go again! (for our 10 yr anniversary!)

More to come...

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Every year I send this poem home with my students.
I take a picture with each one of them and put it at the bottom.
This year I struggled getting through it!
I have loved this class and will miss them dearly!

I'm glad I was your teacher
I've come to love you so.
I can't believe the end is here.
I hate to see you go.
Remember all the fun we had
and all the things we did
but most of all remember...
Mrs. Kirtley :)