" I believe in the sun even when it is not love even when I am alone...and in God even when He is silent."

inscription found scatched into a wall in Germany, by someone hiding from Nazi concentration camps

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Living in Nascar Country

We went to yet another race...but always have a good time...We were there on "business" and yet as a mother of 4 even a nascar race is relaxing and there are just times in life when the roar of 40 + cars going by is more calming then kids asking you every question under the sun...I also feel fortunate that I have a husband who would rather be at a race with his wife then with a friend (he begs me to go!)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Too many pictures of Jake

I need to take more pictures of the girls...they are adorable too (that is if my teenager will allow me!) But I obviously can't resist capturing all of my ONLY boys' moments on film! Thanks to Paul for teaching Jake how to pee on golf courses...and other green things!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

To Move or Not To Move? That Is The Question.

I am using my right of free speech to protest moving. No offense to the family but some of my most formative years have been spent here in good old northcarolina. I mean this is where we got carolina and momo! Jake was even born here! I personally don't think that he would handle moving quite well ( he can barely handle the first level of Mario Paper for peter's sake!) or the cats either. I am fine as long as we stay around the east coast cause that is where all my friends are and everything. Plus California is going to break off anyways, global warming is going to make everyone way overheated, and goverment officials are going to start going to war for petroleum so why not just move to antartica????

- - Kailee G.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Simple things

"Squirty Fish" is his name

Sometimes the wonder and joy of a little fish can bring such happiness and excitement. I love watching my children grow and experience life. They grow up so they are jumping in puddles....tomorrow you blink and they are teenagers (one is enough - trust me!). I will never regret allowing them to play in dirt, build leaf piles, or care for pets! Simple things bring the most joy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Burger King

Today Jake really wanted to eat breakfast at Burger King...where you actually go in and sit down and eat before preschool. I pulled him away from his wii and we were off. He was so adorable sitting there and eating his french toast sticks and water (he actually put dr. pepper in the cup - yuck!). We were having a great conversation and I said "Jake have you hugged me today?" and he quickly replied "mommy - you don't give out hugs in Burger King!"

Oh to be 5 again...and oh do I love my little guys hugs....wherever he may find them appropriate to give!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

golfing late on a friday

Things I have learned this past week - 1. don't take 2 tired kids golfing on a friday evening (see attached photos!) and 2. let your husband golf with your son or else everytime you go to swing you will hear "mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, on and on" even when DADDY is standing right there also! It was a perfect weather day and Paul and I just had to learn these lessons!

Friday, May 2, 2008

I really am scrapbooking

You can click on an image to see it bigger!
this is a very plain page but I am blogging it so our dear Nanny and Nana in Hawaii can see it!

the kids school pictures

it's hard to believe that the kids are almost done with another school year...and next year I'll be an empty nester....which by Paul's definition means that I am "employable"! Maybe the laundry will be done AND put away in the same day and there will be groceries to make 5 meals a week (a mom needs a break from cooking once in awhile!) Enjoy!

The Guthrie's in 2006

The Guthrie's in 2006