Monday, December 19, 2011

6 days til Christmas!!!

Are you ladies ready for Christmas? I am besides having to get only 3 more gifts!
I do have a few rambling thoughts and will have more pictures up this week. I tried to get some good ones of the boys, it was either one kid being silly, the other smiling or the other crying because the other hurt him... The joys of being a Mommy to all boys, I may never get a normal looking picture of them these days! 
  • For that reason, I pondered on the pictures I did get for days and then finally ordered our Christmas cards. I usually do all of us at Christmas time, but this year, I waited too late to try to get that "perfect" family picture. I waited to late that my frusteration bled out to the boys and that's why they look scared in the picture, oh well... I'm blaming it on my hormones! :)
  • For some reason this pregnancy I have struggled with depression and anxiety. I know the Holidays can bring up lots of different emotions, but I am dreading being around family. I LOVE my family and the hubs family, but sometimes it stresses me out being around them. It will be fun, once it comes it will go so I need to enjoy all of the fun while it's here. I'm trying to not stress, but I for some reason can't stop. I'm praying I will feel better after this weekend. I also pray I can sit back and enjoy each moment - good or bad! :)
  • This sweet little baby boy that is growing inside of me, he is something else! He already has such a BIG personality!!! He is going to need it coming into this family but he is just so darn funny. At night while I'm sleeping, he thinks it's time to play, he will push up against the bed when I'm on my side, like he does not want the bed being there. He also will push up against my pants when I wear pants that are a little too snug. He cracks me up and feeling him rolling around and kicking is simply a miracle!
  • That sweet, silly little boy still does not have a name. There are a few that we are thinking about, but have not made anything official just yet! It is driving me crazy but I'm not going to panic until after Christmas, we should know something then.
  • I haven't seen my brother since Thanksgiving 2010. I am super excited about seeing his sweet face this weekend!!!
I will post more this week, more pictures and such. I hope you all are having a blessed Monday!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The past few weeks, picture updates...

Here is Mom and I at Thanksgiving lunch, we were very thankful for the wonderful meal we just ate in record time! It was marvelous!!!  

 Here's the boys at the "kids table". Don't just you love Will's gang signs he representing, just lovely!! (he thinks he's so cool, hahaha) Lukie is being my sweet Lukie, finishing his whole plate of food before messing around, Luke is serious about his food, he gets it from his Mommy! :)

Me and my sweet hubby on Thanksgiving!! Pregnancy does not do well for my face, with all 3 pregnancies it's just the worst acne ever, so you can definately tell by this picture. 

18 weeks 4 days preggo with baby boy #3!! 
We are now 20 weeks and I'm sure much bigger!!  

Luke's face at Will's first basketball game Saturday morning. I love this kid!!  

Our basketball star!! He scored 8 of the 12 points for the whole game. This is his first year to play basketball and I think we have found his sport. He LOVES basketball and he takes it so serious, he is VERY good! I know he is our son but we even had the other coach (from the other team we played) come up to him to say great game buddy. Ahh.... just seeing your child happy, doing something he enjoys and getting recognition for it.. it made me a proud Mommy! Thanks to the hormones I even cried when I got in the car!!

I hope you all have a blessed week!! All of my Christmas decor is up and all of my shopping is almost done!!
This is the best time of the year!!

P.S. I MUST get my Christmas cards ordered this week!!! 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's a sweet, healthy baby BOY!!!

 Yes you read that correctly, the Lord has blessed me with another sweet, beautiful baby BOY!!!! I was a little shocked but also not surprised at all! I feel so happy and blessed to have 4 boys in my life that will forever love and protect me! Not that a daughter would not, but these men in my life will forever be MY life!

The boys were thrilled to find out it was a boy! I feel sorry for this sweet angel, he is coming into a home full of rowdy boys and I just pray that he might be the calm one out of the bunch?? :) If he's not then that's fine too... he has the sweetest face and already has my heart wrapped around his tiny fingers!!

Enjoy these pictures below...

 His wittle foot :)

His little hand over his face, telling us that enough is enough. He definitely is a stubborn little thing!! He did not want us getting measurements or many pictures of him.

And here you see him sucking his thumb. He sucked his thumb throughout most of the ultrasound. I sucked my thumb til I was 13 (no lie!!) so seeing him sucking his thumb totally melted my heart!!! His foot was measured at only 1 inch, so imagine how tiny those fingers are that he's sucking... it's is nothing short of a miracle!!!

We do not have this sweet boy a name yet. We wanted to wait until we knew what we were having before getting into a arguement about names. (Did y'all ever find picking names out extrememly hard?? Well we did and it can be a little tricky when you can't find one that you both agree upon!)

Thank you for the prayers, most importantly seeing him healthy, having functioning kidneys, 4 chamber heart and all of the necessary organs was a HUGE relief!!! Our Lord is SO good!!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankfulness and playing catch up!

So sorry for the blog vacation I have been taken lately. I haven't even taken many pictures either. No worries because after this family filled weekend, we will be back in action with the pictures! I wanted to update you on a few things going on in our house and share some thoughts on my mind!

  • I'm working half a day today and then will be heading home to cook with my Mommy! Yep, she is in town for Turkey day tomorrow and I am a happy girl! Tomorrow we all are going to the hub's family get together and I can't wait to have everyone together!!
  • I have been craving dressing, graving and cranberry sauce for weeks now, I honestly can't believe it is less than 24 hours away!!! This pregnant lady is so excited about being able to enjoy good food!!!
  • This week I'm 18 weeks preggo. Feeling GREAT and just trucking right along!
  • We find out on Monday if we are having a BOY or GIRL!!! If your lucky we will share :). I am beyond excited, just so ready to find out!! I totally think it's another boy and everyone else says girl!! Only 5 more days and we will know for sure!!
  • Most importantly though, I pray for a healthy child. That is my prayer each night before bed, if this child is not healthy, allow us to handle what ever obstacle is given to our family!!
  • Will and Luke have been so funny lately. Is it wrong that we think out kids are hilarious?? They are and they are always wrestling, fighting and thinking they are SO much older than they really are... it's funny!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to spend time with the ones you love! This year I am not with my whole family, just my Mommy, but it will be special to us! She will be staying to go to the ultrasound on Monday. Spending time with all of the hub's family will be nice as well! Last year we were in Georgia seeing my family so this is the year to be with his family. Eats lots of yummy food and enjoy everyone's company!

I will be back on Monday and let you all know what we will be welcoming!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Randoms

I sometimes do mid week randoms but decided since I'm in the mood to post today I will just do my random post today. I have different things to discuss.

  • We find out in LESS than 3 weeks (19th week of pregnancy) if we are having another boy or a girl. I am about 95% sure it's a girl, just by the way I'm carrying it so far. If you did not know I was pregnant then you could not tell. I'm just not showing, by now with both boys I had a noticeable baby belly.
  • My Mom will be here for Thanksgiving in about 2 weeks and I can NOT wait!!! It's been way too long!
  • I am feeling great so now I'm in a major cleaning mood at home. I am trying to get organized and things thrown away or put away before we start decorating the nursery, AFTER Christmas!!
  • Pinterest has stolen most of my days at work. It is the best thing since sliced bread!
  • I had to take a 12 hour continuing ed class for work, I'm SO thankful that is over because things like that stress me out to the max!
  • My car is almost paid off, I can just taste the wonderful-ness of that extra money each month! It could not come at a more perfect time!!
  • My brother and I fought like cats and dogs growing up. In our teens/adult years we grew to LOVE each other. He is my rock, I love him so much. Until (just joking) recently we got into a huge arguement on the phone over something that obviously we both felt VERY strong about. He and I both have different opinions about what we were arguing about and we just went at it! I hate that it happened, but it did and things are fine but still make me feel weird. He's coming for Christmas with his girlfriend and now I'm nervous about it. It will be fine I'm sure!
  • I know I said this last week, but this weekend all of the Christmas decor is going to be UP! I am SO into the Christmas spirit this year and early!! I am already listening to my Christmas CD's.
  • Will is turning 8 this weekend... I will have a 8 year old!!!!!! I just about can't talk about it without tears, I can not believe it!!!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week thus far!
Blessings to you all!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mid Week Randoms

1. Thank you all for your sweet comments and emails on my week 14 post yesterday. This new life is such a blessing, he/she has NO idea!

2. This year the boys want to be something scary for Halloween. I enjoy Halloween but I sure don't go all out. When they asked to be Michael Myers and Scream my first reaction was NO! You need to be a pirate or something age appropriate. Then I realized Will is 7, he will be 8 in November so it's time I guess for me to allow them to be kids. I mean it won't hurt him to dress up for one night something scary like he's begged for the past 3 years. So I caved and he still hasn't made up his mind, hopefully when we go get the costumes they will have decided by then. I blame those crazy magazines that come in the mail for my kids picking out scary costumes. PLUS the hubs LOVES scary movies, I think he has rubbed that off on the boys. 

3. I am SO looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I really want to decorate for Christmas in a few weeks. I would just really enjoy having all of my decorations up for more than a month. The hubs says that's fine as long as I don't decorate outside before Thanksgiving! :) 

4. My Mom is coming in town for Thanksgiving and that has me SUPER excited as well!!! I can't wait to see her smiling face! 

5. The first few months of this pregnancy I didn't really think about it much. I honestly thought something was wrong with me, like I might not love this child like I should. Oh boy, have things changed, I can't get this blessing off of my mind. I think after seeing it last week and seeing it look like a baby really made me realize just how precious life is and how blessed I am to be a Mommy to 3 beautiful, perfect children.

6. This weekend is going to be crazy busy. Well just Saturday, Sunday we only have church planned so hopefully after that we can relax and enjoy the day. I hope we can get everything done that we want too!!

I hope y'all are having a blessed week and we will talk again soon!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

14 Weeks

I can not even believe that I'm already 14 weeks and 1 day, today. This pregnancy is FLYING by and we have hit the 2nd trimester now, that is an amazing thing!

In the above picture you can see it's little side profile of the face. It's eyes, nose and mouth. At only 13 weeks when this ultrasound was taken, I was amazed at how much you could see. It was opening and closing it's mouth and to me it is nothing short of a miracle! This child is such a blessing to our family and it hasn't made it's presence yet!

So here's the stats, it's not real pretty:

Size of Baby: Lemon.. the baby is the size of a lemon.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 7 lbs, more than I think I should be right now, but this is just what I do when I'm preggo, because everything taste, smells and is wonderful to me and I'm never sick. Just praying I can get it under control!!

Maternity Clothes: Not really any, this weekend I wore a pair of pants I wore with the boys, they were not the big belly preggo pants, low band and they were so comfy. I'm still wearing my normal work clothes.

Gender: We find out November 28th. :)

Movement: Yes, I feel little things going on in there now.

Sleep: It's starting to be hard for me to get back to sleep after getting up in the middle of the night to pee, I lay there so frustrated. Hopefully I will be back to my knocked out coma soon!

What I miss: Nothing really, I haven't had a glass of wine since the night this child was conceived so a glass of wine would be nice!

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving and finding out what this miracle will be!!!

Cravings/Aversions: Anything healthy, for lunch everyday I eat Subway (those of you that know J he has been on a Subway kick for 3 months now, the baby and I are on it now, it is just the!)

Symptoms: Would you believe it if I told you that just like the boys pregnancy, I've have NO sickness. With this pregnancy I have not even had 1 spell of nausea. It's beyond wonderful and I feel blessed. I do believe this is why I gain so much weight in my pregnancies though since I'm not nauseous or sick and the cravings are still there. My extreme tiredness is starting to go away, so I feel completely normal right now besides starting to feel fat!

Best Moment This Week: Last week was great seeing the baby on ultrasound and how much it looks like a baby now, no more gummy bears, just a baby with a big ol head!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Week 12 Preggo

Size of Baby: a lime... I didn't know this week it would be this big, but per my pregnancy email I get weekly it says it is the size of a lime.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: So far gained 3 lbs... Unfortunately I'm expecting a higher number next week when I go to the doctor :(

Maternity Clothes: Not really any, this weekend I wore a pair of pants I wore with the boys, they were not the big belly preggo pants, low band and they were so comfy. I'm still wearing my normal work clothes.

Gender: Don't know yet?? Should we find out??? That is the question we are trying to figure out..

Movement: None yet... I say I might of felt a few little somethings, but it could of easily been gas :0

Sleep: It's starting to be hard for me to get back to sleep after getting up in the middle of the night to pee, I lay there so frustrated. Hopefully I will be back to my knocked out coma soon!

What I miss: Nothing really, I haven't had a glass of wine since the night this child was conceived so a glass of wine would be nice!

What I am looking forward to: Doctors appointment next week, I just love hearing that heart just a beating away, it makes you really feel a overwhelming since of happiness, gratitude and gratefulness :)

Cravings/Aversions: Anything healthy, for lunch everyday I eat Subway (those of you that know J he has been on a Subway kick for 3 months now, the baby and I are on it now, it is just the!)

Symptoms: Would you believe it if I told you that just like the boys pregnancy, I've have NO sickness. With this pregnancy I have not even had 1 spell of nausea. It's beyond wonderful and I feel blessed. I do believe this is why I gain so much weight in my pregnancies though since I'm not nauseous or sick and the cravings are still there. My extreme tiredness is starting to go away, so I feel completely normal right now besides starting to feel fat! I'm in the between stage, where someone that saw me would think "gosh she's gained weight and needs to say no to the sweets"

Best Moment This Week: Umm... Well I haven't had a milestone moment this week in the pregnancy, I guess you could say getting my energy back and actually cleaning house this weekend was nice. My family was thanking the Lord for my energy :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Midweek Randoms

* I did not know what to call this post other than mid week randoms. It is a bunch of different topics. 

* Am I a bad mother for "grounding" the boys for the smallest little things the past 3 evenings just so we can spend quality family time together without EVERY single neighborhood kid around. We have a ball at night together and I'm enjoying it too much. I secretly think the boys enjoy it as well. It makes for a much peaceful time at the Clements home and don't think that I'm not trying to think of a way to have less play time with friends. Don't get me wrong, friends are important, but not every single day!?!? Right??  

* I need to make a post just on my Lukie. I was so worried about him starting Kindergarten this year, just because he just turned 5 in July. I'm here to tell you that little boy is so smart and I could not be more proud of him! Each night as we go over his homework, he knows it and I was honestly worried about it being difficult to him. What I do notice is he is not as confident in himself to say the answers out loud, I pray we can work with him on that. He is a smart, sweet boy!

* This past weekend the hubs and I shortly discussed putting the house on the market and moving somewhere else. In the same area, just better schools and such. Yes homeschooling has always been on my heart, but it's not possible at this moment. Our city has lost their mind with the school systems and it worries us for their future. We quickly decided at this time we are not ready to sell the house, we will stay put and next year re-evaluate. I think staying involved in your childs life is very important and teaching them at home is something we can still do even while they are in school. Adult decisions are hard most of the time!!

* We had our final garage sale EVER this past weekend. It went horribly, didn't make tons of money and just about gave things away. I told J this was it, no more. He said I said that last year too... :)

* My house is a disaster. I'm starting to get more energy and I hope that helps in this area.

* Our family relationship (J, the boys and I ) is the strongest right now it has ever been. I never want this to end and want to have my family under my wings forever!

* I can't believe I'm in my 10th week of pregnancy. Only 29.5 more to go!! ha.... seems like forever!

I hope y'all are having a great week, back to work I go!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall T.V.

In no particular order, these are my favorite shows this fall. (I forgot to add Picker Sister's, it's my new FAV)

After we get the boys in bed, I am a zombie. (thanks to the extra progesterone I am required to take) So this fall I'm looking more forward to being able to watch all of my shows. It makes me even more excited to know these come on at different times and days so I should not have to miss one single episode!

The Biggest Loser has always been a family favorite, the boys even love to watch it, ha. After watching the Season Premier Tuesday night I think it's going to be a great year!

The Good Wife is my all time favorite show. Hands down everyone knows not to speak to me during this show. It is wonderful! I know I sound silly but it makes me want to be a lawyer and have a high profile job. It it a great show, you should really watch it if you have not already.

Last year was the first season of Gold Rush Alaska and we loved this show as well. Last year they made no money and I'm hoping this year they hit the jack pot big time!! It's a great family, Friday night show.  

Parenthood is my new favorite show. We did not watch it last year because it came on the same time and night as The Good Wife and no one could pry me away from The Good Wife. This year we are LOVING Parenthood, it's another great family show!

Hope y'all are having a great Thursday! I'm really looking forward to the weekend and my doctor's appointment tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All over the place post

This post will be kind of all around the place.

I have always (in a way) feared having "older" kids. The baby part and young child stage to me has always been easy. It is when you have to start shaping them to be the young men you / God wants them to be is what makes my hands sweat just thinking about it. It's a huge responsibility.  

To me, Will is at a critical age. He is 7, about to be 8, and he thinks he is 13. He wants to be so much bigger than he is at this time in his life. He is the sweetest child, a worrier and always concerned about others. He likes being friends with everyone. He has all different kind of friends and that is where I begin to worry. He is at the age where I can only control him at home. I am a big controller, I like to have complete control over all 3 of the men in my home. It is a weakness of mine but I'm being honest here. 

I worry for Will because I have noticed different behavior in him lately that I / we do not like. It might be normal, it might be him just trying to find his way in his world. Either way we don't like it and I try to let him know that "we don't act like that". Not to "make" him be the only way we want him to be, but it's just not appropriate for our household.

I do worry about failing the boys. I worry about not giving them enough time, attention or love. I worry about not teaching them enough about the bible and not teaching them all of the proper things. All I can do right now is my best. I do feel very close to the boys, we play every evening and have fun together. Homework is a family affair and we sit down to eat dinner together each night. Daddy does the baths mostly while I fix dinner or clean up after dinner. We both tuck them into bed and usually read stories and pray together.

I sometimes wonder if that's enough. Should I be impacting their lives in a stronger way?

With another baby coming into the family I think it has sturd up all of these feelings. I never want my children to feel like I'm too busy for them or that they can't come to me and with adding another little one I sure don't want them feeling any of these feelings. I never felt this way when I was pregnant with Luke. It was probably because Will was only 2 and he felt nothing but LOVE to us and his new baby brother.

Thanks for listening and I'm sure I'm doing a great job just because I'm doing my best and that is all I can do. It just these crazy hormones.. lol!
Hope y'all are having a blessed Wednesday!
If you have ANY suggestions on good books I can read, let me know!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week 9

(This is the best grape picture I could find)
How Far Along:  9 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: None so far!! So very thankful considering I started out this pregnancy not at a good weight.
Maternity Clothes: Heck no, so thankful! It is only the size of a grape.  

Best Moment this week: Nothing new with the pregnancy, everything seems to still be going well! It is starting to seem more real, maybe because more people know.

Gender: Don't know yet, but thinking another boy!!! I just have a feeling or maybe I'm trying to slowly prepare myself for when they tell us it's another boy.
Movement: None of that but during the ultrasound it was a jumping bean

Food Craving: No cravings, just can't stop thinking about food.

Sleep: No problem here, just some crazy dreams!!

What I am looking forward to: our doctor's appointment on Friday.
* No pics til I start showing. I think I started out showing, so it might be awhile*

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Weekends

Our weekends have honestly become boring to the normal person, but to us they are just perfect. After each week day, not getting to bed til atleast 10 and not even settling down from the day til 9:30, I am seriously exhausted each weekend. I know it's part of the pregnancy, usually I constantly go all the time, but I can not do that right now. So Saturday I woke up with a head cold and not feeling well. We decided to not do anything, I really felt like I needed to stay off of my feet that day to see if I would feel better and it really helped. I stayed in my pj's til late, watched some football, took naps and ate some yummy steak last night that the hubs cooked. Right now that is a perfect Saturday to me!

Today I woke up again feeling really bad so the hubs let me be super lazy again. We had some family stop by this afternoon which was a nice surprise. Now I'm cooking my Sunday night ritual, spaghetti! I'm finishing up my laundry and putting clothes away, then will be relaxing all evening, getting ready for another busy week.

Do y'all do garage sales? I mean do you have them? Our neighborhood does a huge garage sale each year, it is a pretty big event and draws in tons of people. I try to participate each year and this year, with the new baby coming I have really been getting rid of things we do not need because we will need all the room we can get. It is SUCH a pain doing a garage sale, especially when you don't make much money, but I pray this turns out well. If it doesn't I will never do another garage sale again!

I pray you all have a blessed week!
Tuesday we will be 9 weeks pregnant, it's just crazy to me!!
Thank you all for the sweet comments and messages on this little blessing!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Do y'all care for details??

I'm sure you all could care less... but I would like to keep this for a record for our sweet little family. So here are the details of finding out about #3 - gosh that's scary seeing the #3...WOW!

It was back to school week and in the middle of that crazy week, I remembered I was suppose to have my monthly visitor... and at that point I was 4 days late. Not like me at all! So on my lunch break I went to get a test, took it in the bathroom at work and immediately it said "pregnant". I stuffed it in my purse, FREAKED out for a minute and quietly made it back to my desk to finish the day.

In my head all that day I was thinking about our future. Here we are it's the first week of school. The first time in 7 years to have NO childcare. The night before (I kid you not) the hubs and I were discussing next year. We planned 3 trips with the kids, we had things in the house we wanted to complete and even save for a bigger house and other things we have really wanted.

So when I found out, I could not help to be excited but also so disappointed. It was so unexpected, so unplanned and so shocking to me. The month before the boys and I were out of town, during the "week" of my cycle I could of got pregnant if we tried. Plus months, years before doctors told me I would have to take clomid to get pregnant due to have PCOS, so when it just happened, it was SO shocking.

I honestly believe God sent this child to us for a reason. Of course He did, I mean He made this child and already knows everything about this child's life. It is God's timing and the more we talk and discuss it, it could not be more perfect timing for our family! Of course me being selfish and thinking of the "wants" in our lives would be hindered is just plain silly. We are still planning most of the things we discussed, we will just have a baby along with ride with us!

How I told the hubs: That afternoon at my desk, I was telling myself, I'm just not going to tell him for awhile. He is going to be just as shocked and it's going to be a little awkward I'm sure.. ha! But the more I thought about it, the more I thought well I sure don't want to sit her and think about it on my own for weeks. So I went home that night, we were discussing next year (seriously, about our trips) and I just said it, in the middle of him talking. He was SHOCKED, cried a little, hugged me and said well this is not what I was expecting, but it's going to be just fine! I left him alone for awhile, like I said it was very shocking. After a little while later he was joking around about it, which meant to me he was, in his head, ok about it.

How can you be anything but excited about it? I mean it's a new life, a blessing and something we could not be more thankful for!! It's something we both always wanted, but I think it was hard to make that decision each time to really "try" for another one. God fixed that problem for us and just allowed it to happen and be a complete surprise.

So far this pregnancy is EXACTLY like the boys. I'm very convinced it is a boy. I am fine with that, I think having 3 boys will be fun, but if you know me in real life, you know I'm praying for a healthy baby, but telling God a baby girl would be epic. It would complete my life.. ha!

That's were we are so far... the boys are excited, but then again they are boys. Most of the time they could care less. It will be more real to them when I start showing or when the child comes.

Thanks for listening. Please know we are beyond excited now and last week when it was very concerning for us as to if the baby was alive or would make it, we were both terrified and devestated. When we heard and saw that little baby and heart just a beating, it made it so much more exciting for us.
I hope y'all have a great weekend!!

HOTTY TODDY my friends!

P.S. I'm not sure if I'm going to start the weekly pregnancy updates. It's hard for me to make commitments so that scares me... ha! Plus y'all really don't care to know how much I weigh or how I'm looking because it is not going to be pretty! If I do start them, it will be a few weeks from now, maybe around 12 weeks.

Monday, September 12, 2011

This sweet, tiny miracle

will be joining our family in April 2012!

This is a bad picture of a picture, but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about!
Last Friday we saw this little heart just a beating away and it was the sweetest thing I've ever seen. With the boys I never saw a heart beat this early.. I just heard it on the dopplar at around 10 weeks.

I am 8 weeks tomorrow. Feeling great, just tired at night. My doctor said it perfectly "you really don't have time to think about having other symptoms" He's SO right! I don't sit down til about 9:30 at night and I crash at that time. This was a huge shock, we all know we have always wanted one, but thought it would take time and planning. God had other plans and we are thrilled!

This is life's greatest blessing! We are feeling SO blessed with this miracle!!!

Your prayers and thoughts are appreciated, we are praying for a healthy baby and pregnancy!!

Have a blessed week!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Midweek Randoms

 There are so many things going on at the Clements household and I'm not sure where to begin. First, I promise I will either get rid of my blog all together or start blogging more often, I can't decide what I want to do. I love reading others blogs, but I just don't have the energy to blog.

I really want to re do my blog... the pictures are several years old... I just need to get more pictures together and get the colors changed.. I'm so over pink and green! (maybe that will give me more modivation to blog)

My Mom has been in town this week since last Saturday. She is planning on going back home Saturday, having her here has eased my mind and it is beyond a blessing. She is my best friend and I love having her to laugh with and scratch my back each night. I'm definitely a Momma's girl!!

College football started tonight, it is our favorite time of the year. Not only do we love SEC football, but it kicks off fall, the holidays and all of the fun things that come along with that.... it's the best!!!

I'm trying to reorganize the house... like make lots of plans to have rooms painted, room rearranged, carpets cleaned, closets cleaned out and whatever we do not use, we are getting rid of... IMMEDIATELY!!!

We are looking forward to a long weekend. We have plans to go to a cookout but other than that we will be watching football, might head down to Oxford to watch the Rebels play and get more organizing done!!

I hope you all are having a blessed week!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back to School

We are beginning our 3rd full week of school for Will, 2nd full week for Luke and they both are doing fabulous! Luke started Kindergarten, I was extremely worried about him but luckily Will's 1st grade teacher from last year, moved down to Kindergarten and that is Luke's teacher. She is PERFECT for Luke and we LOVE her! He is adjusting really well, my prayers have been answered!

Here's my boys on the very first day of school :) 

This is them walking behind Daddy into school.... so precious!

Daddy and Luke on his first day of school! 

Mommy and Luke on his first day of school ever!!! 

After this picture was taken he did get really upset because we had to leave, but he did have a great first day. He has not been upset since the first day and he walks in by  himself now. He LOVES school, he is my social butterfly which will get him in trouble!!

God has blessed our family so much and I am so happy that my boys are doing so well. I pray each night over them and in the mornings I pray with them... they are my sweet little blessings!

I have SO much to tell y'all, bigger post coming soon!

I hope you all have a blessed week!! 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My heart, my home...

**warning: picture overload, had to get caught up** 

As I said before, the kids were gone to Georgia to visit my family for a week. Yes Mommies don't be jealous because the hubs and I stayed home, together, pretending we were dating again!! It was beyond fabulous!! BUT we did not feel complete, our babies were gone so I took the first chance I could to head on down there and pick my babies up - while spending some much needed time with my parents and extended family and friends. I felt like a new woman coming home, refreshed, exactly what I needed!!!

One night we went to my Dad's farm, he took the boys on their first ride on a tractor.

 Too cute!!

 My Dad (PopPop) and Lukie

 Will caught his FIRST fish with Mommy around, his first real fish was caught with his royal rangers class from church, but I told him I considered this his first since we were there. :)

 This boy and his handsome face.... he has my whole heart! I thank God everyday for giving me these angels, sometimes I don't feel worthy of being their Mommy!

 My sweet Lukie caught his real, FIRST fish!!!! Such a proud moment!!

 My Dad.. lol, he has a brander (or however you say it) and he branded the steaks with his initials.. WTT = William Turner Thompson... whatever floats your boat Dad!!

 This pretty much sums up that evening... one sleepy little boy who could not make it to dessert!

Here is my beautiful Mommy and my boys before we left Monday morning. It's taken with my phone, so not the best quality but I had to add in a picture of her!!

And last but not least, the boys with my Mommy and Nanny! 

So yes we have been back home for a week now and school started this week. I have a huge post all in itself for back to school. I'm one proud Momma, wife, daughter, grand daughter and sister. Just beyond blessed!!

Hope y'all are having a blessed week!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Georgia on my mind...

This past weekend I went to Georgia to pick up our sweet boys. They were down visiting my family and having a BLAST!! The picture above is Luke, my Nanny, Mom & Will. They all are just the cutest!!

While they were away they both learned and conquered their fear of SWIMMING. I now have little fish that can swim everywhere!!

I wish I was still down in Georgia, life just seems better when I'm there. Not that life is bad at all, but wherever my family is, is where my heart is...

I hope you all are having a wonderful week, more post this weekend I promise!!!

It's back to school time on Monday!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

My monkies

The boys have been in Georgia, visiting my family all week. It has been a wonderful week with J but I realized that if we did not have children I would spend my time 1. working 10 hour days and 2. coming home to a clean house. I worked late every night this week (next time I won't plan this week at the end of the month) and when coming home, there were NO messes. The house was exactly how I left it when we left in the morning.

Regardless, I would take my rowdy, messy kiddos that allow me to work part time hours any day of the week over this different kind of busy, hectic week. I miss my babies SO much. The first few days were so nice but I'm ready to have them back under my roof, loving on their Momma!

Tomorrow I'm leaving to head down to Georgia for the weekend. I can't WAIT to see my babies and my family! The boys both started swimming this week while they were gone. This is a huge deal, I am so happy for them. They have been slightly terrified to swim, now they have let go of their fear.

Please pray for safe travels this weekend while we are on the road!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

talkative tuesday

Yes I just decided to name this Tuesday post - talkative tuesday. I thought it had a cute ring to it. I have random things to discuss today.

1. First off, I have a serious celebrity crush on Adam Levine. I mean is he not just the most beautiful thing you have seen. I think he's rather short, I'm not a huge fan of short men, but he is absolutely beautiful and I think he's totally HOT on the Voice. When he sang on the Voice a few weeks ago I thought I was going to come up off the sofa. I was so embarrassed he struck me all of the sudden and right in front of the hubs!!

2. Sunday we took the boys to meet my Mom half way, so she has them all week in Georgia with her. Sunday night we didn't know what to do with ourselves, it is so quiet in the house. J thought he would make me feel at home while we were watching T.V. that night and he yelled out "boys get back in your beds"... we cracked up laughing! I miss them with all of my body, I can't wait to see their little faces in a few days. Being home alone with the hubs and just doing what we want to do is SO much fun though! I totally fell in love with him all over again and it makes me remember the reasons why we fell in love, 10 years ago!! (yes, sadly sometimes I needed to be reminded).

3. You know our boys LOVE to go swimming, but they are terrified to let go and swim off. They seriously are terrified. We are going to have to do swimming lessons again this summer and I think I know where I'm going to put them. I hate it for them, it totally freaks our pediatrician out because it is much more dangerous for them to be scared to swim. With them being scared to take off and swim it hinders them to be able to acually "swim". - confusing I know, it confuses me to watch :(. One day I will have choice words with the person that put the "Fear of God" in them regarding swimming... For now I will pray for their little worried minds and just help them along, they do have a ball in the shallow end so right now they think they don't need to take off and swim... UGH!

I think that's all of the non-sense I have for today. I need to get back to work...

Hope y'all are having a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday to my Luke!

On this day, you took our breath away! From the moment I found out about your little life, I knew you were the second best thing to ever happen to me.

Seconds after you were born...

1 year old! 

2 years old!

3 years old!

4 years old!

and now sadly... 5 years old!!

Lukie we can't believe our baby boy is now 5 years old. It seems like time has flown by, I remember laying awake with your Daddy the night you were born, us both balling because we made this beautiful child together. We love you more son than you will ever know!! You and your brother are our lives.

My prayer each night is for you to continue loving the Lord, learning more each day, staying funny and laughing at anything, enjoying life and just being true to yourself. We could not be more proud of you!

Happy 5th Birthday son!!

(this post is 4 days late... better late than never) 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Marriage Refs...

Today I decided to link up with Kelly's Korners SYUL since it is on the ever changing, unique but also perfect topic, Marriage.

**Have y'all ever seen the show Marriage Refs, we think it is hilarious!!!!**

This past March the hubs and I celebrated 7 years of marriage. (I'm honestly pretty proud of that, thank you very much!) Marriage is the hardest thing I have ever had to constantly work on, beside raising two boys to be sweet, kind, loving, hardworking gentlemen and let them stay boys too.

The best advice we have received on marriage and it's something we have always done and agreed with is you just NEVER mention or say the word divorce. (even though my hard head has got in the way and I've thought it, we have never ever said it or even mentioned it) Times will be difficult, you will have peaks and valleys, but you just deal with them, you never allow your mind to go to the "D" word. You always know in the back of your mind that it is just not an option for us and you deal with your problems head on, together! Sure we both can be hot tempered but luckily the older we get the less often it happens. Yes I say things to get on his nerves because I know they will, yes we have arguements about topics we can't even remember afterwards. It's just reality, it's life! Once I let go of the "perfect" marriage and life expectations I had for ourselves, I was a happier person, which in return made for a happier family.

In the beginning of our marriage, everything I didn't agree on, I let him know immediately. It caused many, many arguements just trying to make him think just like myself. Finally someone told me, "sista that aint ever gonna happen"  So I stopped trying to make him the way I wanted him to be and we put the Lord first in our marriage, since then things have been so much easier. We respect each other more and more each day and we cheer each other on in life. We honestly want nothing but the best for each other and our family!

Spending time alone is so important to us. On our anniversary this year we took a quick trip together, just us. We still talk about it all the time and say it is our favorite memory together as a couple, thus far. With every day life it is easy to get into a groove or routine. This trip allowed us both to fall in love with each other again. I remember looking at him one point on our trip, saying to myself  "I remember this feeling all too well, I never want this feeling of complete love to fade away again". Not that we ever stopped loving each other before our trip, we just did not take the time to remind each other how important we are to the other.

We are so blessed to of found each other so young. I love this man, he loves me and what works for us is to just love one another, never stray away from our Lord, respect the other and pick and choose your battles.

Oh and now that kids are around, when I see my husband playing with the kids right now... it makes me love him even more than the minute before!

HE is our world!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


 On the 4th of July, my father's family does a family reunion each year. My Grandparents (who are no longer alive, but we still use the home) raised their 5 children on a lake in a small town in Georgia. Today, that town is pretty big, the house has been completely redone AND they have a wonderful home that we all are able to come enjoy when we would like too. We use the home especially for the 4th of July weekend. Everyone, all of my aunts, uncles, cousins and the children get together for this special occasion. Their property is absolutely beautiful and just so happens to be only about 200 yards from the towns firework show. You can just imagine how special that time is for me and now having my own children to lay down on our quilts, eat good food and watch fireworks. To me it's pretty magical and amazing that I have a husband and boys to share memories.

This year though, we decided we would stay home with the hubs family, enjoy time with them and I was 100% totally fine with it, UNTIL the weekend came along and I could not help but be depressed that we were not there spending time with ALL of my family. :) So the hubs promised me he would make that weekend special for me and make memories for our family, so I perked up and have a fantastic weekend with my #1, most speical family of my own!

So we went to Cracker Barrell.. it's seriously my favorite restaurant. There's just nothing better than pulling up to Cracker Barrell, buying a few things out of the gift shop, letting the boys pick some toys out, eat some good southern food and wabble out to the car, full as a tick!

Luke and Mommy eating yummy lunch at the Cracker Barrell.

 And I might add that it was a special memory with our boys, they really enjoyed that day together!

Daddy and Will at the Cracker Barrell.
We topped that day off with spending time with the hubs parents and going to spend way too much money on our own fireworks.

Another day we went to the hubs brothers house and let all of the cousins play together all day! 

(I don't know why this picture is to the left?)  Here is the cousins having fun playing in som water!

And poor Lukie was DONE from the busy, hectic weekend.
Poor Luke is done, had enough fun for the night.

Somewhere in this post I lost a picture of J and I, I will post that another time. Me and this new blogger is just not working out well. I pray y'all are having a great week thus far, I can not wait til the weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Randoms...

1. I want to say thank you to all of you that commented on my commenting problem. I put a call into blogger, hopefully they will get back to me soon! I think I might know what the problem might be, but we will see what they say. After trying to comment, it will ask me to log in again to my account, I will log in, then it will take me back to the same page, just goes on over and over again. My user name to get into blogger is not a "google / gmail" email address, so I think I must have to have a gmail account in order to make comments now, do y'all know if that will fix the problem???

2. I am SO looking forward to this weekend. Even though last night we made the decision to stay home, we have so many fun things planned. Normally we are traveling to visit my family, every year we go to Georgia on the 4th, so it is exciting for us to stay home this year, maybe start some of our own traditions. I know for sure the boys are thrilled (Mommy as well) to be going to Oxford, MS Saturday for lunch, shopping and walking around campus.

3. I am meeting a young girl this week to see about her keeping the boys a few days a week. We have NEVER used a baby sitter, I have been blessed with helpful parents on both sides, but you know we all are getting older and I feel comfortable letting a girl I know or trust keep them some too. We will see how this goes, I pray it goes well!

4. I made Luke's kindergarten check up with our pediatrician, it makes me tear up thinking about my baby starting kindergarten. :(

5. I am only week 4 of running each night. I have not gone a few nights in these weeks and broken it up with some bike riding but so far, I'm loving the new active me!

6. I will do a book review in the next few days, I just finish 2 AWESOME books that I want to tell y'all about... Oh my I cried, laughed and got so mad all at the same time in these book.

I hope y'all are having a blessed week! Only 2 more days til the weekend!!! WAHOO!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I'm beyond frusterated...

I know this is the third time now for me to mention the commenting problems I've been having, but seriously I can NOT comment on ANYONE'S blog's... NO ONE'S!!!

I promise I am reading them all, laughing, crying wanting to comment, but then it won't let me. I might have to really make a call to blogger, do y'all have any suggestions???

Monday, June 27, 2011

Alive and Well!

 Yes I am still alive and well! My sweet boys are still just so handsome but are getting bigger, thinking they are 18! :)

 We have been busy bee's the past few weeks, I have so many pictures to upload!

The swimming pool and eating oranges has been our favorite thing thus far! 

And I seriously don't know what I will do when this child does turn 18, my parents warned me, but WHOA I had no idea it would start at 7!

This weekend is the 4th of July, it is a HUGE family get together for my Dad's side of the family. This is our first year (in many years) to miss, we actually are STILL trying to figure out a nice, short get away with just our sweet family of 4. I think it will be a nice treat and I will keep you posted on what we decide to do!!

I hope you all are having a blessed Monday, I'm so glad it's almost Tuesday! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Blog Funk... Life Funk??

I have not blogged in forever and it's just because I needed a break from blogging, facebooking, caring about what others where up too. This is me just being straight up honest! :)

Blogging to me has become hard to keep up with... I considered getting rid of it all together, but then decided that I would get back into the blogging world soon. Just after I get over this life funk I'm going through!

It's nothing bad, I'm actually spending more time with my boys, my hubby and reading lots of books. Since my birthday this year, I have almost changed completely. Not purposely but changed in more ways than one. Heck I'm getting closer to 30, that's just so scary to me! lol... I have been running every morning for 3 weeks now, reading TONS of books - it is my new obsession and just trying to be a better person! Life can be hard at times, I'm trying to really figure out exactly what I want to be in life and make sure I accomplish it all... you only live life once right??

This weekend I plan to post many updates on our past adventures, we have been a busy family the past few weeks! I am even trying to get pictures together so I can give my blog a new look.

Hang in there people, my crazy stories will be back soon! Not sure if you care or not, but I know my family members that keep up with us on the blog are about to DIE for updates! :)

Hope you all are having a blessed Friday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday's Nothing's

I could not think of a good title for today, it's just a bunch of rambling!

Thank you all for the kind words with the issues we are facing with Will. I have received lots of great advice and have realized that I must stay true to our values and be strong!!! It's hard, but the end result is so worth it!

My font has changed?? I wonder if y'all will be able to see it, as I'm typing it's different but it might post normal on my page, who knows?

ARE Y'ALL HAVING PROBLEMS COMMENTING ON OTHER BLOGS??? Some blogs are asking to select a profile, when we are about to hit submit on your comment... then it won't let me select an option... UGH it is SO frustrating! Please don't think I'm ignoring y'all, I promise I am reading your blogs, I can't comment on 90% of the blogs I follow. I think I'm going to call blogger about this issue.

Hubs and I got into a disagreement (don't you just hate those) tonight about a upcoming trip we have planned.
Hubs: "I really just don't want to go anymore"
Me: "what do you mean?" (my response to everything)
Hubs: "I would rather be at home that weekend, enjoying being outside here"
Me: "We already have this planned, with friends, without kids, being here is NO fun to me, I'd much rather be there!"
Hubs: "you never enjoy just being home"
Me: "I know, please let's just go! I'm leaving for my run now, before I end up strangling you"

During my run I got a text message, yes I keep my phone with me while running, you never know what you will creep up on. The message said he thinks we should go.... that's a good thing because on my run I was in full force sprint thinking of ways to strangle him. Married life and compromising can be hard! Thankfully our trip is back on, I was panicking because I have looked forward to this kid free weekend for weeks!

I have decided to stop trying for another baby, for the time being. There are several reasons, one being that my kids are at a great age right now. They are so independent and I'm being selfish. I am being selfish for another reason because I am working out daily, losing weight and it really bums me out thinking about gaining another 40 lbs right now. I have decided a year from now, I will seriously start trying again. We both don't want this to go on forever, but if we could wait another year, we are closer to trying to sell this house, I will be a smaller person, my body by then might be in better shape and it will give us a year of no car payments and no child care! Can I get a AMEN!!! So we know if it happens before then, we will be beyond thrilled because we have been wanting another one for so long, but I'm also looking forward to not having to chart, worry and take meds to get pregnant. It hasn't worked so far, so I just need time to not worry so much.

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! This weekend my goal is to get some sun!!!