Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Well welcome to our wonderful journey!! We are having a blast with baby Brodye, she is such a blessing in our lives and I don't remember what my purpose was before she got here! Here are a few (haha) pictures of what has been going on this past month!!
This was taken the Saturday before Brodye got here, I was 37 wks 2 days.

We're PARENTS!!!
Our precious slurpee baby (7lbs11oz)
Sweet Brodye (sorry, I dont know how to rotate the picture on here)
Day 2...I love the double chin!
Our sweet girl!
Going home!!! We were super nervous and excited at the same time! March 30th
The stork came to visit while we were gone!!
The Sunday Brodye was presented with her 1st Bible at church. April 17th
(sorry, this is out of order)
I love how teensie she looks in Brian's arms!
1 Week old
Her favorite place!
1st bottle!! April 9th
First Sunday! April 10th
3 Weeks old
I uncovered her and this is how she was!! Haha it cracks me up!
Easter at Grans, lining up behind the baskets is a tradition that we have been doing since I was a baby. These are all the great grandkids.
Our 1st family Easter picture in front of Gran's tree.
Brodye's 1st Easter
Wow how fast a month passes by! Our sweet baby girl is already a month old! One of the best months of my life, and I know there are many more to come!
Me and the best sister ever!! Brodye is so lucky to have Courtney "Norny" as her aunt!
I love this girl!
5 Weeks old!

Well I hope this gets you caught up with sweet Brodye! Hopefully I wont wait as long next time to update you on what is going on. Sadly I will be going back to work next week, pretty sure my mom will be bringing Brodye up to school because I will be having a meltdown!! 3 weeks 'til summer break, hopefully I can make it!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

35 1/2 Weeks and counting

Well if you didnt already know Brian and I are having a baby girl named Brodye Shea here in a few weeks!! We are so excited for her to be here but as nervous as any first time parents!! So I know it has been a really long time so I will try to give you a picture recap of our year.

Our new house Brian is the song leader at Camp Evergreen

Brian's 1st year teaching, Halloween My 1st 5K...and Brodye's
this is his treble choir 6 months pregnant

Brian's 1st deer Christmas at Pops Brian decided we could
and Crenie' we are take our own pics, bad
not too big for footy pjs idea!!

Brodye's 1st pair of Brian learned new years eve 2011
skater shoes that there is a flash before the
actual picture takes...silly boy

Brodye's California Shower Happy New Jenna and Travis's
Year Wedding Jan 2011

Still didnt fix the flash He is a mess!!! Brodye's furniture
getting ready for the

Brodye's Shower Court, Mom and I at 35 1/2 weeks
March 6th Brodye's shower

Whew, what a year! Stay tuned for more pics of Brodye's nursery...maybe!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hello Old Friends!

My Dad's 50th Birthday

Pop's on his birthday!! Gotta love him!
Me and Brian....this is how we feel after a week of school!! Haha!
Here we case you forgot what we looked like!!

Well after much harrassment I am updating our blog for ya!! We have just been so busy running between volleyball games and choir concerts for PTA that we have not had time since school has started! We celebrated my Dad's 50th Birthday this month and it was so much fun....I think there like a 100 people in our house....ok so that is an exaggeration, but there were 20+!! We have just been teaching, coaching and trying to stay awake long enough for our shows every night!! Haha, I feel old!!

Brian has now moved from his middle school placement at Dunbar to his elementary placement at Roscoe Wilson. He had so much fun at Dunbar with John Paul and the kids and was not ready to move to elementary! After a few days of convincing he realized that Roscoe Wilson was not so bad! Now he comes home with stories of how cute the kids were today rather than how bad the kids were!! Graduation is just around the corner, he has a countdown going on his ipod, and checks it regularly!! After passing his PPR test that he has to take to be a teacher he is just waiting to get into a music test so that he can be fully certified!! I know that he would never tell you this, but he has received so many compliments from several people, even people who have nothing to do with teaching, but just work at LCU!! I am so proud of him!

I am still working like a mad woman at Atkins with my sweet little angels who are not so sweet most of the time! We are just finishing up Volleyball season this week, and I am a little sad! The girls worked so hard, and I am so proud of them! Things have been pretty good, although we are suffering from several losses at Atkins. Two of our teachers have lost immediate family during this school year, my sweet Kammi from last year lost her dad, and one of our current athletes lost her mom, so we are struggling. Aside from the loss, we are having a good year, hard but good! Second six weeks is hard because the newness has worn off and the kids are starting to get a little braver about breaking rules. So mean Coach Cole has to come out every once in a while...and we all know that mean Coach Cole is a little crazy!
Well that is all for now, hopefully I can keep you a little more updated!! Maybe it wont be months again before I post!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Devil's Plant...and DISNEYLAND!!!

The Devil's Plant (Jabba the Hutt)

Well, I told you the other day that we were headed to Disneyland but before I get into that you have to hear about the most awful plant in the world!!!  The Cactus!  Brian's Grandma asked that if while we were here we would take care of this little problem she had...little did we know that the problem was not so little it was actually a huge problem!!  So we went to Downey last week with work on our minds and got busy!  This cactus has been growing for forever (or at least it seems forever) and it was huge!  When we first started Brian took his machete and started chopping, the scary thing about this cactus is that if it had been cut off at one time, it started growing in a new direction, I tell you the Devil's plant.  So we were chopping away and we start seeing spiders everywhere, and these weren't just little spiders, these were black widows...BIG black widows! Eek, I hate spiders! I eventually had to get over the spider fear and kept chopping! Another problem was that Brian's Grandma had planted a blackberry bush, and if you have never dealt with a blackberry bush consider yourself blessed.  They grow like vines, and they are covered in little thorns!!  So we not only had to worry about the cactus, we had to deal with the blackberries also...HORRIBLE! We really had a hard time after we chopped most of the new growing cactus because after it had been chopped once it died it petrified and was just like trying to cut through wood.  So Brian had to put up the machete for now and we had to saw through it and this was awful because the cactus was growing through each other weaving in and out....huge mess!!  Well, (I am tired just telling you about it) after we cleared out most of the plant Brian, Doug and I were just pulling and cutting and pulling and cutting then all of the sudden this little white face pops out!! There was a baby possum that had been living underneath the cactus!  

So gross!!! While we were trying to get rid of all of the cactus the possum kept going deeper and deeper into the cactus and as Brian was trying to get it out it started hissing at him...I hate possums!  We finally got him out and he went to a new home inside all of Grandma's other plants!  Ugh!!!  So we finally were able to get the rest of the cactus down, and only shared a little with the neighbors over the fence...on accident!!  When all was said and done we had a huge pile of cactus back in the back and a huge pile of cactus and brush in front of the maverick, many cuts and scrapes, a new pet, and a huge feeling of accomplishment!! Every time I see a cactus now I will have to run the other direction, really fast!!  

Brian and Doug with one of the smaller limbs they pulled off!!
I pulled a root!!! Woohoo!

Here is the after picture!  Notice the full trash cans and the huge pile of horribleness!! (The corner is where the cactus used to be)
 This is the one pile in front of the Maverick (we had already filled up both dumpsters)

This summer the Cole's found Disneyland tickets for 3 days and I was 3 times as excited! I love Disneyland!!  So Tuesday was our first trip and we thought we had planned it to where it might not be as crowded, boy were we wrong!!!  By lunch time the park had reached maximum capacity and we could tell!  It was shoulder to shoulder people and every ride had an hour wait at least!!  But no matter how crowded and how hot it may be Disneyland is always great!! Brian, Doug, Amanda, Katie and I went up early that morning and Jenn and Julie met us for lunch. We thought that after lunch it might settle down, but I was wrong, again!!  But we did some pretty good people watching while we were in line and hopefully our next day will not be so busy!!

Talk to ya soon! Brooke