Friday, January 28, 2011


Well are you flipping out because we sure were!  Where are we going to put another kid, how are we going to put them through college, driving, feeding another one oh my, my what are we going to do?? I had flu like symptoms and it didn't even cross my mind this could be the reason why looks like it was.  I got home from work and sent Brad out to get a movie so I could have some privacy while I took the "test"  low and behold this is what I got two lines.  I called him real quick and told him to get his you know what home we needed to talk.  I really thought he was going to hit the floor. I was just as shocked as he was.  Who would have thought this could happen to us again.  After we picked our hearts and jaws up of the floor we knew it would be okay.  Yes it has been okay Piper Jane is one of the four greatest things in my life I don't what my world would be like without her.  It was one year ago today that all that excitement was going on in my world and it is still going;-)

With that no I am not pregnant just celebrating the 1 year anniversary of finding out that Little miss Piper Jane was going to be part of our world.  I had you going though didn't I!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My little mann is getting so big.  He was able and excited to do basketball camp this year and he can't wait to play basketball for real!  It is just so hard to fathom the notion of how quickly children grow.  He will be having another first milestone Friday  and staying out of town with a buddy and his parents.  I almost said no, but can't keep him from doing these things forever:(  We love Patton, you never cease to amaze us.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Parker got the privilege to go check out some cool guitars the other night.  One of my customers husbands makes these very beautiful guitars.  He said it takes him a few months to put one together and he ships them all across the world!  Parker picked out his favorite one and asked the price.  His wheels were turning thinking of how he could come up with that kind of money.  He said he would sell his 4wheeler and take money out of his piggy bank.  Unfortunately I had to tell him that would still not be enough.  So we just told him to practice, practice, practice and we would see what we could do down the road.  A BIG thanks to Bob and Nancy Wallace for being the heros of the day and  making a little boys evening:)  The first two pictures are his favorite the first one being  more in his reach of saving, the second one being the one he really wants.  I think I have a guitar collector on my hands.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wedding dress part one.

I got my wedding dress out and we decided to have some fun with it.  I have something special coming up and plan to use it for that

The front

The back

Payton almost got in to it

Piper waiting patiently for her turn

and yes the boys were very kind to their mother and indulged her in trying the dress on to:)
Patton thought he looked so lovely

A little long on him wouldn't you say

The best one yet Parker says you better not tell anyone I am doing this.  I just laughed and said oh you know it will be on my blog;-)

The littlest princess in the family

YES!  It still fits I must say I have a little bit of a tummy bulge in this side shot so I will just have to remember that for future picture taking.

I will keep you updated on what is going on with the dress.  I am very excited about it:)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My how does time fly! 
Just a few pics of my sweet little baby.  It is hard to believe she is going to be 4months old soon:(

Her first piece of mail

The sad bottom lip

Her little Christmas outfit.

The most recent picture.  She got a bumbo chair for Christmas and likes to sit in it but boy when shes done she is DONE!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year

Well I hope everyone had a happy safe and Merry Christmas!  We here at the Mann Clan sure did as well.
My favorite part was probably Midnight Mass.  The Choir sang all my favorite songs, and the lights were dimmed and the smell of incense was in the air.  The snow was as white as could be and clung to the trees so perfectly.  The boys were little Shepard's and cute as could be, they played their part well.  After Mass they were so excited to come home to get all snug as a bug in a rug so Santa could come see them.  Brad and I did our traditional pull an all nighter to get their presents wrapped and put under the tree.  Thank goodness all the kids slept in until 9:30 so we could have a few hours of sleep.
New Years has come and a low key one it was, we stayed home and had a couple over and their kids and sat and visited and enjoyed the ball drop.  It was hard to see Dick Clark try so hard to commentate but he did a great job.  Parker did not want to have anything to do with the sparkling white grape juice because he thought he would get drunk if he drank it he wouldn't even have his picture taken with the wine glass.  He finally did under his mothers orders. Oh and he says if you get pulled over by the cops you will get a V.I.P. he is to funny.  Payton went to a friends house and Piper enjoyed getting lots of attention.  I however try to make a list of things I want to accomplish for the New Year and I didn't do that this year.  I have nothing.... it just seems like I say I am going to do all these things or try hard to do better at something I never follow through with it.  So I guess I will just continue to work hard at my job like usual and take care of my family.
I hope you have a wonderful and bright New Year filled with love and happiness:)