Saturday, September 12, 2015

Alyssa is 13 this Sunday!!! And Back to School Updates.

 Well the kids are at their dad's tonight so I spent the time setting up for a little family b-day lunch for Alyssa on Sunday. It is her Golden Birthday as she will be 13 on the 13th! I cannot believe my little girl is a teenager! She is growing up so fast. Beautiful and Spunky she keeps me on my toes.
 While she tries to keep her own style with purple hair and glasses - she can't deny she is still my clone underneath. I mean just look at her smile - dare her to deny she is mine!
Everyday is a new frontier for me with this girl. I love her with all my heart. She has always been ahead of her time and knows she can do anything she puts her mind to. As we head into the teenage years I beg of all my friends and family to keep me in your prayers. I want to be the best mom I can be. I dream of Alyssa staying my best friend always... but as any mother who has survived teenagers  hears me say that - I am sure the laughing is plentiful. I know - wishful thinking right? I miss my little baby girl. I adore the women she is becoming. I hope that we weather the storms adolescents throws our way and she sees how much I love her and always have her back. And I will always try to guide her in the way of the Lord. I pray God blesses her in amazing ways on her birthday and for the coming year. Keep her close Lord and let her know how much you love her and care for her as do I! 


So back to school time!!! And back to school went all of us! Scattered all over Western PA, we start early and don't all get home till dinner time! Alyssa catches her bus first with an hour and a half ride to LPPACS.  Alyssa is a Media Arts Major there and she is surrounded by talent at that school! The opportunities God has blessed her with are amazing. I can't wait to see what she does with the awesome guidance she is getting. I am also super jealous because this is my dream school!

Then the boys get off to PCA. We are very blessed to be back. I have a lot of sadness that last year we could not attend due to not having funds needed. Alyssa missed her 6th grade year there. I really need to pray for my heart because I too often find bitterness creeping up. Which is silly because we were blessed over and over with the times we did get to be there. And thanking Jesus to be back. But keeping it real like I usually always do - I have to shove thinking about what we missed last year down or else I could get pretty blue about it. And that is just being honest. Because I can do that. God knows how I feel anyways. Can't hide anything from him :0) Thanking Him for knowing a bigger plan than me and looking forward to the boys being back. Today was chapel. I went because I didn't have a class. I ALWAYS cry when they sing their alma mater. And of course watching those kids sing praises to our Lord is a blessing too!

And lastly - I am full time again at BC3 also doing Work Study in their IT Department. My brother said the other day - after I got home from school, helped the boys with their homework and did mine... that if he pie graphed my life - it would be 75% school work, 20% cooking and cleaning and 5% sleep. I think that is generous on the sleeping! But yes, that pretty much sums it up. 

Anyways School School School

That's what's happening here. So here's to hoping everyone gets good grades and we survive the craziness! :0)

And one more picture because I just have the sweetest boys in the world and love seeing Tristan taking Wyatt under his wing.


  1. Yes, she really does have your smile! Love seeing an update on what you all are up to these days. Hope you all have a great school year!

    1. Thanks! How many are you down to now schooling still? Just Kennedy or you still got the boys too? I know at least one finished - 2?