Sunday, November 6, 2011

Busy Busy Here!

Well I guess it has been a while huh????.....Sorry for that.  Life here is so busy and just really NEVER slows down at all.  Weird how even through the never ending daily life Ethin is always still right there.  I would assume that it will always be that way, but maybe one day it will ease up.  Even when everything is perfect and going well he is really always just a constant thought. 
Jessa, Jonathin, and Jayde are all doing great.  Jonathin turned 9 last month and Jessa will be 10 before the month is up.  I still can not believe that I have these three amazing people in my life.  How blessed am I?!  They all appear to be doing well in school, but tomorrow I will find out for sure as I have conferences for them all.  I somehow am not even worried about Jessa, Jayde will pry be alright, and for the first time I think that I am going to hear a lot of great progressions for Jonathin.  Jessa is almost done with basketball season.  Jonathin and Jayde will be starting basketball.  And Phil's son Owen is done with football, but basketball is almost here for him as well.  Which means we will be very busy.
So yes Phil and I are still together and doing well.  Our lives are so busy, but we still find time to maintain us.  I work thirds, he works firsts, and I bowl every other Saturday when we are kid free.  It does make it hard to find time for each other, but when we do it is always very nice!  We spend every other weekend with 5 kids between the two of us and that is always fun....OK mostly fun.  With five kiddos sometimes it is not perfect, but they are kids and mostly we are just thankful that they get along as well as they do.
Well one great thing in this house is fall.....Fall means a ton of yard work, but it also means Michigan State football which in this family is a BIG deal!  Phil's family has season tickets to MSU for football season and that means someone is always at Spartan Stadium for a game!  I went with Phil's dad Phil to my very first MSU football game!  It was Central Michigan and State and we won!  Here are a few pics from the day.
 Me in front of the Magic Johnson statue outside of the Breslin Center at MSU
 Phil Sr. and I in front of the statue...I am so blessed to have such a great relationship with Phil's family
 Me on the Daughtery Football wall
 I was so happy!!  I am a HUGE MSU fan
So after going to the CMU vs. MSU game I was offered a ticket to the Michigan vs Michigan State game....Now anyone from Michigan knows that this is a BIG game!  I am a die hard MSU fan and could only in my dreams have ever imagined going to this very big game.  I was given the ticket by some friends and I went to the best football game ever in the history of football games!
 Michigan State Spartans getting ready to make their walk to the field....I can see my favorite player here...
Coach Dantonio leading the Spartans and the player on the far readers right is Kurt Cousins the amazing 5th year senior quarterback for the Spartans!
 The captains meet in the middle!
 I was so stoked, but it was a chilly day!
We won we beat Michigan for the fourth year in a row!  The game was amazing the environment was awesome and just being there is still very unbelievable to me!  Thank you Brian for the ticket and thank you to Phil Sr. for taking me with him and making it the most epic trip ever!
So I have no new pics of anything else that has happened here as my camera broke! :(  However I will tell you that I have almost everything I have ever wanted right now.  I have amazing kids, an amazing boyfriend, and I am loving life....My life has been different since June 27, 2009, but it just keeps getting better!  I will write again soon as the holidays are coming and to be honest I am still not a big fan, but I am thankful I am so very thankful for my life and the gifts that God has given me!