Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tristan and Elf

My kids are kind of growing out of the "isms" and so I have to post this one before I forget.

We have a HUGE fake tree that takes a very long time to put together. So while we put it together we watched Elf with Will Farrell, which has the makings of a fabulous tradition. In it he and his adopted father, a real elf, are talking about how some people do not believe in Santa...

Buddy: What about santa's cookies? I suppose parents eat those too?

Tristan: That is so silly. Why would anybody NOT believe in Santa?

Cracks me up. Especially since Tori was the polar opposite and had to be convinced time and time again that Santa existed when she was 4!!!! Now she is having no part of it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone had a good one. As always we have much to be thankful but most of all I am thankful for my family!

You Tube

I know I am about 5 years late but...I just a new video camera and You Tube account so thought I would share this video real quick. Tristan's first time up to bat in his last fall baseball game. It's coach pitch and he is last batter which means - no strikes and he runs all the bases because he's last. This was my first attempt so please ignore the midvideo chaos!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Anniversary trip is booked - San Francisco here we come!!!

Meet Carter

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Quick Update

It is mass chaos around here so this is my quick update.

The Brooker Creek Fall Festival has come and gone. Turnout was great. Everything went smoothly. Kids had fun. I am exhausted and SO glad its over for another year.

Report cards came out - both kids did great!

One week until thanksgiving break - yay!

Todd turned 31 - Happy Birthday Todd! Low key day but nice nonetheless.

On a more somber note, Todd's grandma and matriarch of the widely extended Maddex Family passed away this week. She had been diagnosed with terminal cancer earlier in the year and while it was not unexpected it is always hard for those left behind. If you are the praying sort please pray for her sons and their families as well as they grieve the loss of this special woman.

Great Grandma Maddex, Grandpa Doug and Todd and the kids - 4 generations picture taken Feb 2009.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Tristan has a class 3 malocclusion. English: Nasty underbite. So his bottom teeth come out over his top teeth. To top the whole mess off they are coming in crooked. Really. Really. Crooked. And a top tooth has absolutely no space to come in so it is basically stuck in his gums currently. Great.

Orthodontist #1: It's bad. He'll need surgery. When he is 16 or 17. Until then do nothing.

Orthodontist #2: It's not good but not terrible. He needs a palatal expander immediately to correct his bite and braces on the top and bottom to straighten them out, this will take a year. Then when he is in his teens he'll need another year of braces and a year of a retainer - that should fix it without surgery.

WHAT?!? So next week we are off to see orthodontist #3 for yet another opinion. Oy vey! Did I mention that all options cost a ton of money?