Today my sweet little Landon bear turned 6. We celebrated in high style with a transformer party featuring Opitmus Prime his most favorite Autobot. We had a great time with close friends and family. It's hard to believe Landon is already six...Is there a slow down button located somewhere on my kids and I just haven't found it yet. I can't how fast time goes. Post below are a few pictures from the day. If you are eagled-eye and notice that Lane is missing from the pictures it is because he was sick and quarantined to my mom's house so not to infect Landon's party guest. He was fine with it especially when I sent pizza and cake down there.
I know its been too long since I have posted anything on the blog but the holidays were busy. It's a lame excuse and I loath using it but they were busy. It was also our first holidays without daddy and well I guess blogging was the furthest thing from my mind. We had a good Thanksgiving, celebrating with my brother and his family in Port Neches. Christmas was a time for family and remembering. While there were hard moments; I couldn't help but reflect on something I read. It was a poem of loss and Christmas and the last few lines describe how (Daddy) was celebrating Christmas with his Jesus this year.Wow, I never thought about it before but what Christmas celebration could be more wonderous. That image helped make my holidays more joyful. I have learned through this season that joy...true joy can be present even when you are sad. IF you have the Source of all joy inside your heart then even in hard times there is joy and peace. Of course, it's hard to not get caught up in the squeals of delight when your babies are so excited at what Santa has brought. The kids were throughly spoiled this year and our home is busting at the seams with Barbies, Legos, and Wii games. I received two very special surprises this year. My mom had my dad's diamonds reset into a ring for me so I get to carry a piece of daddy with me everywhere. The presentation was beautiful because I got dad's diamonds and Jean got momma's 25th anniversary diamond ring. It was the most special time. My wonderful husband built me a beautiful entertainment center for our living room. It was a good Christmas and God was as always faithfully holding us. Below are a collage of pictures from the entire Christmas season.
Last Sunday, we went and spent the day with my grandmother Bartlett on her 86th birthday. It was wonderful to spend time with my dad's family. My Gram B is the sweetest lady. She is a true servent of Christ; willing to help anyone. I have watched her all my life unselfishly do for others so it was nice to do for her this one day. I LOVE you Gram B.
On Wednesday the 20th, the Firetruck came to visit the Library kids. I was a little leary since last year Kiki was very nervous around all those firefighters. So going that day, I made it seems like a treat to see the firefighters. Needless to say she wasn't thrilled but at least looked at them. But I was very proud that she finally got up the nerve to sit and drive the firetruck.
During TVE wek here in Liberty the 2nd graders at LES got into the spirit by having a Math Rodeo. It was a blast with all sorts of activities for the kids to enjoy. I loved being there watching Lane round up numbers and having a blast. Probably the best part for him was dressing up like a cowboy with real boots and everything.
My name is Misty Riley. I am wife of thirteen years, a mother of three, a daughter, and a friend. I love scrapbooking, sewing, spending time with family, and hanging out with friends. We have a crazy, full life...here's our story.