Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
0k so i havent updated since maddox was 3 months old and hes almost 10 months old now! wow i need to get with the program, im going to hurry and update and i will have to add pictures later. so theres alot to catch up on, first of all can i just say how excited i am that 3 of my favorite friends r having little babies! i cant wait! congrats mand, moke, and ky, i love you guys. ok so maddox is growing so fast its crazy to me, he crawls like a stink bug everywhere he goes, he walks along furniture, hes practicing try to stand alone, he says mama, dada, baba, and uh-oh. he loves bath time and anytime its time to eat lol. merrick and him play together so cute, its so fun to hear them laughing and playing. i always have to tell merrick to make sure his money and little things r picked up so maddox doesnt choke on them because everything goes to his mouth so now he thinks that applies to everything. i was cutting up lettuce today and merrick wanted a piece and then he asked if he could take johnny a piece and i said i dont know if daddy wants any lettuce and merrick looks at me and says "oh, he will choke?" lol it made me laugh and then johnny was holding an extension cord and merrick grabbed it from him and said no no daddy you will choke. lol what a kid. he likes to try and carry maddox and maddox thinks its funny but it worries me maddox is almost as big as merrick lol. they are such entertainment during my day. well since last time u updated merrick as turned 3 we did a toy story theme party and everybody played in the water and we had a bbq, it was alot of fun. johnny has continued to work hard and like his job at dugout. im so proud of how hard he works hes an amazing man. we had our 4 year anniversary! it has went by so fast. we had little night out, went to dinner, a nice quiet dinner without 500 pee breaks with a 3 year old is always nice lol. we took a vacation to durnago to see johnnys family. johnny rode his harley and i followed in the car with boys. i was nervous because it was a long drive but the boys did great and we stopped enough that they got to take some breaks from the car. we were there about a week. it was nice to catch up and see everybody. merrick finally became completely potty trained meaning no pull ups at night time. he still has an accident here and there but he loves his big boy underwear lol. we have had some massive wind storms in elmo. one day the wind picked up out trampoline and hucked it into johnnys bike and into the raod, it mangled it so no more trampoline :( and it hit my air conditioner on my house at ripped it half way off. johnny was at work. his bike only had one little borken peice on the brake but in harley terms thats alot of moolah$$$. he wasnt too happy when he got home and see what happened but my dad helped me with his bike to amke sure it ran ok, so i had to reassure him that his bike was alive and well lol. i have been making it my goal to get back in shape and it was so much easier in high school than it is now after 2 kids lol. ive started doin Insanity its an interval training workout and holy moly is it tough. the instructor fall on the floor at the end of the workout! thats really ressuring to me lol! but if ur wanting to get in shape i highly recomend it! so now i just need to stick with it! i have also started couponing a bit. im starting to get the hang of it. i go graocery shopping once every 2 weeks. and it makes me sick how muich everything costs. i still spend alot but my last 2 shopping trips i have saved $92 and $113. once i get my pantry stocked then i will only have to buy produce and milk and baby stuff so im getting there. im sure theres alot more i could continue with in my novel but i will end it here and add pcitures asap!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Well its been way too long since ive updated this thing, but ihave a chance to so im taking advantage of it. well my baby maddox is now 3 months old! i cant believe it, hes getting so big. hes a very good sleeper and eater he has the cutest little rollies on is legs, hes so squishy i just want to squeeze him :) we all just got over being sick, i have decided that i will never have another baby in the winter, such a pain trying to dodge the yuckies out there. merrick is till being a very good big brother but some days he doesnt like to share mommy and daddy. i just got the boys's pictures done so i get to see them wednesday im so excited! johnny started his new job out to Dugout mine after Consol had their lay off, im so proud of him and how hard of a worker he is. his first month out there they were moving him around to different sections of the mine to help get their production up because he can cut the coal fast and since then he got a letter from people high up in the company saying that he is essential to the mine for production and safety! he is currently doing is foreman fireboss classes so he can start bossing. im just cant even say how proud i am to have a husband like him, i love him to death :) merrick will be 3 in may it floors me when i look at him and his baby look is gone. hes such a little boy now and it makes me sad. he says and does some funny things he can keep me entertained all day. our christmas was very good, merrick got spoiled by santa and he got a Buzz and Woody doll set and they talk to eachother, so much fun he loves Toy Story, so he was pretty excited :) we good family get togethers and we played a white elephant gift game at a family party and the gifts we did we "beer noculars" i took 2 beer cans and hooked them together and cut a hole on the bottom of each then i made a string for them to hang around your neck and i made it out of electrical take lol it was funny and our other gift i wrapped up some used batteries and put a note on them that said toy not included lol, its so much fun to see the persons face that ends up woth the gifts you donated lol, so much fun. and merrick ended uo with a barbie lol johnny wasnt too thrilled , i thought it was funny, but he loves to play with the barbie from time to time lol. well thats my update for now i will try to stay on top of things!!!!
Monday, November 29, 2010
so maddox is two weeks old today and im a slacker with posting pictures. i had 18 hours of hard labor but as soon as my water broke, baby maddox was here in no time!he was 7lbs. 14 oz. 21 in. the same weight and length as merrick was! hes such a calm baby, only cries when hes hungry or needs a new diaper lol :). merrick loves his new brother, he loves to give him kisses, its so cute. two kids takes some getting used to but im getting the hang of it. i love my boys.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Well i decided i should update a bit, so my pregnancy has been going really good aside from being alittle uncomfortable from time to time but its getting closer to the day when we will get to hold baby Maddox. i have 81/2 weeks left!!! we still have alot to do before he gets here but we will get it done in time. merrick understands alot better that there is a baby in my belly and he likes to give baby kisses and feel him move, its cute to watch him, he will be a wonderful big brother. im suprised i made it through the summer heat without swelling up like a balloon :) its nice that it has cooled down tho and johnny still complains that the house is cold but he is good about pileing on the blankets and letting me be comfortable :) but aside from that we are counting down the days till baby Maddox is here and im deffinately ready to not be huge and no more waddling lol.
Friday, August 13, 2010
So last weekend, we found out my practically cousin was eloping in vegas so his brother nick convinced me and johnny to head to vegas with him literally it was like 10:00pm the night before so we packed up our stuff and headed out in the morning. i hadnt been to vegas since i was like 6 or 7 so i was excited to go, we got there and we set my GPS to guide us to our hotel and it said you have reached your destination and we looked around and could see our hotel so we sat and circled it like 4 times before we finally figured it out and how we missed it that many time i will never know. it was so hot which isnt fun when your 6 months prego, but we rode in some taxis and that was fun but too expensive to we only did that twice, we watched some magicians on the strip and that was fun, johnny was way into that lol :) then we saw elvis walking toward us so i made johnny stand by him and get a picture , later we seen alittle bit better elvis but thats ok. we went to the Bellagio and watched water show with the big fountains and that was really cool i had only seen that on TV! we played a few penny slots and then johnny decided that he could turn $5 into $500 if he played 21 but that didnt happen he basically was out the first round lol. we couldnt do a whole lot because when you go last minute you dont really have alot of time, but we are wanting to back and see shows and stuff, when im not pregnant, i was so sore from walking all day it was horrible but worth it. before we left we ate at a harley davidson cafe and it was way cool johnny was in heaven, there was an Elvis signature Harley he spotted immediately. it was definitely a short trip but still alot of fun and ive decided that it doesnt matter where you go, the vendors that are in mall that sell the lotions and creams from the dead sea or wherever... they are everywhere and you cant get away from them! you tell them no thanks and they grab your hand and make you test everything and its just frustrating to me, but my hands were really soft after vegas! lol :) i have some pictures that i will get on here asap!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
i really need to stay on top of things, im behind on updating so its time to write my novel and fill everybody in. may 29th we took merrick to the zoo for the first time for his birthday and it really ended up being a nice day! we went over by the giraffes and they were eating right next to the fence so you could touch them and merrick got down by ones face and i asked him what the giraffe says and he barked loud at it and scared them all away :) it was funnyand really cute! all of the monkeys were asleep while we were there so we didnt get to really see them only a couple, so heres some pictures of our zoo day.
may 31st was merrick birthday, we just did a small get together at our house. i made his cake this year and i thought it turned pretty good! i was proud of my cake making abilities lol. merrick got alot for his birthday, johnny and i gave him a battery truck that is harley davidson addition and he loves it! but he needs to learn to steer lol. he got a sand box from his cousins and he got a bunch of little cars which he loves and now theres even more toys scattered in the house! but he has fun. pregnancy update. im now in my 5th month we will find out what we are having next month. my doctor waits longer than others. i have a doctors appointment tomorrow to see how everything is going but so far its been good. i have felt good beside the fact that i look like im due any day. i got big fast with merrick but this one seems alot faster and bigger!!! aside from that, im not dying of heat yet which suprises me, but also makes me happy, i feel the baby move quite a bit and i love it. merrick always kisses my belly and says "awww baby" its so cute. we are starting to move things around in the house, we have to get merricks new room ready and get him a new bed set and we have to move the computer and office stuff downstairs so we are in the process, i cant wait till its all done!!! other than that there hasnt been much going on here, i will try to keep up on my updates from now on! lol
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Emery Miners Win Mine Rescue Contest
CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Emery Mine-Black team, from Emery, claimed first place honors in the CONSOL Energy “Best of the Best” Mine Rescue Contest held Sept. 16-18 in
A total of 18 teams from throughout CONSOL Energy and its subsidiaries from five states, including those based in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Utah, competed in the event held at the CONSOL Energy Mine Rescue Training Center at Oakwood, Va. CONSOL Energy has more mine rescue teams than any other company in the industry.
Members of the Emery-Black mine rescue team are Ron Wright, Brandon Wilde, Matt Crosland, Johnny Donan, “For all your efforts, all your sacrifice to serve on a CONSOL rescue team and to participate in mine rescue, thank you,” Hyita said. “It takes time away from your families and the whole industry appreciates your service. You are the most highly trained people we have in the company.”Corey Prettyman, Kasey Thompson and Jim Kulow, trainer.
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