Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Eyes...I Heart Faces Challenge

So I just got a new camera and am learning how to use it. I always enjoy looking at the amazing pictures on I Heart Faces and thought I would join the fun. Fortunately, I have two of the best models ever in Mason and Reese. One tends to be a little more helpful than the other when the camera comes out. Although you can't tell in this picture, Reese has the most beautiful blue eyes and we are still amazed since the rest of us all have brown eyes. Thanks for checking in!

It's Been a While...

Well, I have no excuse other than Facebook took over. I would like to add more stories to my photos though so I am making an effort to keep up my blog. So from here on out there should be more of us to see, for all of the 2 or 3 people that might check in on us :)

Be Blessed!

Friday, August 20, 2010


So this time I only went 3 weeks between posts instead of 6 months...that's better already.

Just wanted to share some recent pictures and a video. Since the last post, Mason turned 5 and had a trash truck themed birthday party. Of course, I don't have any pictures to post from the party yet but I am working on it.

I have been training for a figure competition that is now 3 weeks away and Reese has apparently been watching closely. Check out her posing routine...her turns crack me up!

Reese has also been a little sick lately and this morning she was not a happy waker-upper...nor was her hair.
Evidently, I have fallen behind on capturing childhood moments because I don't have single new picture of Mason to post. I'll have to take care of that this weekend and update with some new ones soon.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Catching up...

Okay, so it's been a while...I apologize. At the end of the day I just didn't seem to find the time to update but I am planning to return to my blog on a regular basis for those of you who don't follow facebook.

Here's a summary of the last 6 months:
turned 2 years old
gave up her pacifier
sleeps in a sort of toddler bed
talks A LOT now
loves the color blue
can count some
says kisses are gross
still does everything her brother does
refuses to call Mason by his name, only "Bubba"
wears her frog boots everywhere and thinks she can jump higher in them

is making huge strides in his speech
is trying to talk to adults more (and kids too)
learned to swim and loves going underwater
won't let me give him kisses anymore
loves to ride his bike and we even had to adjust it for height
likes to watch scary movies (as scary as an almost 5 year old can handle)
managed to increase his infatuation with trash trucks
colors in the lines
can write his alphabet

is finishing up his fellowship program which has been 5 years in the making
got a new bar-b-que smoker and likes to experiment on the weekends
learned a really cool therapeutic technique called dry-needling that he uses a lot now on me
and his patients

just found that getting up early makes for a less stressful day
made some changes with work so that I could be there more for the kids when school starts in the fall
is venturing out and training for a figure competition in September (yikes!)

The kids and I went to the beach for the first time with a long road trip to Galveston to visit some friends. We also took a mini family vacation to Maryland and Washington D.C. to visit family and friends...boy was that hot!

The next few months have a lot in store for the entire family so I will definitely do a better job of keeping everyone posted.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Raindeer boots

Sorry it's been a while since the last update. We have been busy, yet lazy at times, so I have a lot to catch you up on. We were able to go to my parents for an early Christmas weekend and were met with a lot of rain. Mom had warned us about the previous amount of rainfall and suggested we bring some rain boots. I had so much fun just shopping for Reese some rain boots. Mom picked some up for Mason, boys are so easy. Mason was a bit confused though and kept calling them "rain deer" boots.

So, if you give kids rain boots, they must use them to their maximum potential. My mom was thrilled to be able to get these city kids dirty, not just dirty, but wet and dirty. Love ya mom!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I did it!

I did it! I walked my half-marathon over the Thanksgiving break. It was awesome! You wouldn't think that one would need to train for "just walking" 13.1 miles, but let me be the first to say it wasn't as easy as one would think. Miles 7 and 12 were the hardest, by far. My mom did the majority of it with me with a combination of running and walking (thanks mom!). She also acted as my gopher, refilling my water bottle and bringing me a phone every once in a while. Extremely helpful! Gary and the kids came for the last 2 miles or so to help encourage me. Mason ran the last 1/2 mile or so and kept telling me to slow down and walk. I would have to keep telling him I already WAS walking. It was hilarious when he first started running with me and said...while laughimg and sounding surprised, 'Mommy, I didn't know you could run!?!?"

I walked all 13.1 miles on a really nice wooded, hard sand packed 1 mile track near my hometown. It's one of those little jewels that you take for granted until you move away and realize how lucky you were to have it.

My goal was to finish in 3:30, but instead I finished in 3:13 averaging 14:44 minute miles. I know I may look funny walking fast sometimes, but I am just thankful that I can.

So, thanks to everyone that helped along the way and to Gary and my mom for watching the kids and keeping me going the day of the race.

My next adventure will be in March walking the half at the Dallas Rock-n-Roll half-marathon. I'd love to have some company!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A little laugh for your morning

Mason has cracked me up lately with some of his sayings...

Whenever we playfully get onto the kids we sometimes say their full names in addition to adding "burger" to the end of Kearns. Grandpa started it. So we'll say "Mason Kearnsburger!" and they think it's funny. Well recently I have heard Mason get mad at Reese and would yell "Reese Kearnsburger" at her, which cracked me up because he was so serious. Apparently yesterday he was really mad at me and looked me straight in the face and yelled "Mommy Kearnsburger!". I know I was supposed to get onto him for yelling at me but I couldn't stop laughing instead. I will probably pay for that mistake later.

We put the Christmas tree up last night with just the lights for the kids. This morning Mason kept turning the lights off on the tree and I asked him why...he said he didn't want to waste power, in the most "duh" kind of tone. He did say his w's correctly though :)

Have a Blessed day!