Saturday, October 15, 2011

Birthday Celebration

From September 12th-16th, I was in Kansas City. Without my husband, without my kids! I went there to celebrate my 35th birthday with my best friend, Rachelle. (Our birthdays are 9 days apart) We had an amazing time there... shopping, pampering, eating, being silly, presents, heart-to-hearts... etc. Here are a few pics from that amazing time.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Iara is having a blast growing up in this family! She loves being the center of attention.

Cheya is a total little diva! She changes her clothes a "million" times a day and loves to be cute!

Renzie is growing up into such a little lady. She likes to play mommy to Iara and she loves to read! (So happy about that one!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


So... way back in the summer, our beloved Pastor Jon gave his resignation with a six week notice at church. As soon as he broke the news to Amanda and I, I got a sick feeling in my stomach... Jon left in August and a search committee was already working on finding someone new to minister to our FBC family. Fast forward to October 3rd. Pastor Troy came to "audition," after the service there was a vote and it was passed by a majority vote to call Pastor Troy to FBC. He accepted the call and would have his first official Sunday in mid-November. On October 8th, I was "graciously" informed that I no longer was needed as Secretary, I was let-go. This brought about a great deal of turmoil and bitterness for me. I was sad, I was angry, I was dejected and embarrassed... So many things, emotions went through my mind. In the end, I decided to continue attending FBC and I am still on the Praise Team. It's been difficult to "plug in" and find a place that I belong. I can't believe how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. Now I am a stay-at-home mom and still homeschooling my oldest two. Now my challenge is to identify myself as Tammy and not just mommy. It is a continual process... Now this post may not be complete, but I had to get some of it out. Thanks for reading!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Eh, a little behind...

So, a year... it's been a year. Oh well, haven't heard too much complaining. This year I hope to do a bit better. Iara is a little bigger and i have longer periods of time that are not constantly occupied by something. Let's see how 2011 goes...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Welcome 2010

I know, I am a little behind... We spent our New Year's Eve together as a family of five, at home. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Growing, growing, growing.

4 months old
17 lbs, 3 oz.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Iara Rachelle

Iara Rachelle was born on July 10th at 6:08pm. Mommy was induced at 9:00am and had a bit of a slow start, once the epidural was given, this mommy was ready to push and welcomed Iara to the world after one "practice" push and a ten minute wait for the doc and one final push. Seriously, ONE push. wow!