Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Long Over Due Update

Mom with her PT at Parkview
Jake and I bringing in the new year together
My 3 amazing kids

Really over due update! Ok, so I have been really bad at this blog thing lately!!! So much has happened since my last post that I don't even know where to begin.

1. My mom went back into the hospital late November which resulted in a surgery to amputate her right leg after a long(year) battle to save it. She was in the hospital until January 14 working hard at getting strong so she would qualify for an artificial leg...which she may have by the end of the week!!!

2. Brittany's school found out on the Friday before Christmas break that the doors were being closed down. Needless to say our Christmas break was a little stressful trying to figure out a school option for her. Praise the Lord a family stepped up and decided to start a school up and they have diligently been working to keep things going and helping to navigate what we need to do to keep Brittany in her current school.

3. Brittany has had some difficult ups and downs with her health and behaviors due to medication and we are still working through those.

4. The boys are busy with school, church, friends, sports and being really good and trying to deal with all the life issues thrown at them this last year.

All in all, it has been a crazy few months. I will try my best to keep this blog going more frequently......yes I know you have heard it before; but a wise person told me that maybe blogging would be a good outlet for me. So we will see.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Update Time

Wow!! It has been a while since I have been on here! Sorry!! Wish I was better at updating this. it has been a crazy year....started with lots of traveling while my mom was in the hospital in FL, contiuned with the craziness of the baseball season, summer fun, taking care of mom, birthdays, trips, football and entering the life of middle school.

Brad is loving middle school. He is doing awesome in his classes, made the basketball team, and is becoming quite the young man. He had a dramatic PAL football season with breaking his foot the week before the first game. He was able to make it back in time for play offs but was bummed to miss most of the season.

Jake is doing great in fourth grade and is trying out alot of new things. He was the quarterback on the PAL football team, has a solo in the church Christmas play/musical, took a comedy improv class, is a student council class representative and looks forward to playing Y basketball and continuing with his comedy improv class.

Brittany is doing well at school as well. She is growing so quickly and is understanding more and more each day. She has been fighting some health issues but we are working on getting her healthy again. She is a beautiful young girl.

Shannon is back on day shift now which makes our schedule a little more chaotic but will be better for his health. He is dealing with 2 bulging discs right now with some cortizone injections and chiropractic care.

Me, well busy as usual with the 3 kids, my mom and work. Thougtht I would add a few pics we took this fall.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Easter with Nana

Got to spend a little time with Papa too!
Who knew they could be so creative!

Arrivin at the beach

Mom was so happy to see us!!

Well, it has been quite a year of traveling on my part to help care for my mother in Florida. We have had many ups and downs to say the least. I was really fortunate to be able to take the boys down for a visit over Easter weekend and suprise my mom. We had so much fun visiting with her and lifting her spirits. We were also able to enjoy a day at the beach. What a blessing it was to have quality time with just the boys and watch them enjoy doing something so out of the ordinary for them. They really enjoyed it too!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Well, the kids finally convinced me to go sledding with them today. Sledding is not high on my list of things I want to do but Brittany and the boys were really wanting to go today. It turned out to be the perfect day for sledding...sun shining, no wind and lots of snow. We headed to Shoaff Park and it turned out to be a fun afternoon. We were all surprised at how much Brittany enjoyed the sledding. She could hardly wait to go down each and everytime whether it be with someone or alone. She even managed to walk up the hill each time when she was done. I am so glad we decided to go today!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Break Sleep Over

The boys had a fun time of inviting some friends over during Christmas Break. The biggest sleep over to date...6 boys total!! Call it temporary insanity but I thought it would be fun! Well, it was fun to watch them all play, talk, laugh and make memories. Brittany was smart though; she left and went for her first "alone" sleep over at grandma and grandpa B's house. The boys had fun playing snow football, human snow bowling, riding bikes to the track at Blackhawk, dart wars, indoor football, WII games, bowling, walking to Georgetown donuts for breakfast and much much more.

Adult Berry Christmas

After the fun times with all of the kids it was time to have fellowship time with all of the adults of the family. It is such fun to get to eat, share, snack, and talk with those that we do not get to see often during the year. This year was a nice and relaxed time with family and alot of fun was had too. The "boys" had fun building quite the castle that was shared by all after dark.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas with the cousins

Well what a Christmas we all had at Grandma's. All the cousins had a blast seeing each other, playing, and exchanging gifts. It is so amazing to see so many little ones in our family and to know there are more on the way already for next year. It is so fun to watch them all...coming from a family where I was the only child and only grandchild it is always amazing for me to sit back and watch all the love there is with all of these wonderful kids.