Tuesday, March 8, 2016

dun dun dun.... well hello there. It has not been a year yet since I last posted. I figuured I should do something before I hit that year. HA!!
 Hmm.. Lets see Jeremiah is almost seven. weird. Abe will be five next month, Addie is 3 and sassy and Miss Karley is going to be one in a couple weeks. She FINALLY started crawling. Like last week. She is already  wanting to walk. pulls herself up on just about anything. likes to climb well crawl up  the stairs at church. Now that she can crawl she likes to chase Linus around as fast as she can. It is super cute.  

a few random pictures .... enjoy

 These first several pictures are from Mom and dad's 50th Anniversary celebration in Alabama. Which was so fun by the way. We had a great time.

Sweet Steph and miss Addie.

Look who is going to space.!!

This was a crazy fun rocket shooter  ride thing they had outside the space center. It was the best to be next to Stephanie on this ride. She is such a girl. I laughed so hard. She was terrified.

Sam had to take a turn, but he had to be between these girls. Steph did a little better the second time around.

This was this futuristic tv thing. they called it 'a look in the future" There was a camera that you could make it look like part of you or all of you invisible. pretty crazy.

Just a fun picture. I like this one and wanted to share.

The crowd minus 4 Angie, Scott, Andy and Chase are missing.

and again

The reason for this day.

The next few pictures are just random pictures I  thought I would  throw up here for fun. I have not posted in so long and pictures are fun.. I thought it might be some sort of peace offering to those that  are waiting and  looking for new blog posts. Did it work???

This picture I came across while looking for the others.. This is almost exactly a yr ago.

and along came this silly girl.

Here she is again. We are in  Salida.

My blessings

And this is why I don't go to the park. My nerves can't take it.Dad lets them do way more then I would ever do..
And that concludes my post for now. :-) 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Three  months. Sorry folks. I feel like so much has happened in three months. This is the longest and shortest three months of my life.  I am thankful for another year. After being sick. I feel like God has given me a blessing to another chance in life. God has changed me so much . I feel like God is doing good things in my life. This year has went by so fast. It has been one of the saddest years in my life. Getting sick facing things I never thought I would face. Bro. Smith's death. The closest death  to me so far in my life. I feel like I lost my second dad.  Sister Patsy's death.   It has been rough and blessed all at the same time.  Through it all God is so good to teach us always and give strength in the eye of the storm. Next to 2009 when I lost my son This has been a hard year.  I can say without a doubt that 2009 and 2015 will be two life changing years for me, but I feel close to the Lord through it all.  2016 will bring new challenges, but I am expecting a great year. 
Jeremiah turned 6 a few weeks ago. Abe is starting Pre K next month. Jeremiah will be in first grade and Addie will be 3 in a couple weeks. Karley is already 4 months.   craziness......

Enjoy a few pictures of my blessings.

Karley loves her daddy.

My angel girls

Daddy is their hero. This picture was something Thriftway was doing for the dads on Fathers day. For free. Addie looks a little disturbed, but it was fun.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Great Easter Sunday

Our first family photo with Karley
Our blessings

Silly boys, Abe looks a little disturbed.
Cate and Addie, best friends. :-) 
All the kids at church
We had a great day yesterday. Good service, potluck afterwards, which never happens here unfortunately, but it will more often. It was great. Played some games after food. Enjoyed our Sunday.

 Karley is two weeks old and it a wonderful baby. The kids love her and taken to the change mostly good. A few behavior issues, but not to bad. Addie still has a few possessive issues when dad has Karley.  Working on that.
Someone told me once that 3 kids seem overwhelming, but you have that forth and things just flow better. She was right. I feel like I have a much better handle on things since Karley was born than I did after Addie. Maybe it is because Karley is a perfect baby so far. I am just blessed. Thank the Lord for my beautiful family.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Miss Karley Mae Kaufman.......... She is a great baby so far, Kids love her. Addie really loves her unless Daddy is holding her. That is a problem. She is getting a little better. Addie is a daddy's girl for sure and she is not sure she wants to share Him. :-)  She will get used to the idea. She will not have a choice since we are keeping Karley around.  I will try to keep you all posted when I can.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Meet our chunky monkey. Our no name Kaufman baby. Weighing in at 8.9lbs and 20 inches long. :-)

Thank the Lord for our new addition. God was good to me in labor. She is a good baby so far.I am so excited she was born and we get to go to Convention this weekend. YEA!!!!!  I am doing good, baby is good and the boys and Addie are in love with their little sister. God is good.  More updates soon.  name to be announced when we have one. :-)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Very very quick post to show everyone who is interested, the infamous baby bump picture. Well mine is a little more then a bump, The baby is in my lap :-)

35 and  1/2 weeks and lots going on. We may see this baby a lot sooner then later. My shirts barely cover the maternity band on my skirts. I am running out of clothes, so this baby better come fast.  :-)

Quick review about insurance. Long story, VERY short, after a month of them dealing with a very pregnant lady, we are getting everything done that needs to be done and they are going the extra mile to make this pregnant lady satisfied, HA!!!
 However we may be living in a hotel when this little one makes its appearance.

In other news for my short post..... We had a surprise visit from old friends.  Bill and Lorie Brock stopped by Andrews on their way to California. We had a great time with them. Lots of fellowship, it was great. Love company.

ok all......I need to get moving. Sorry it has been three weeks, I am working on getting better on blogging. :-)   Be patient.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I am almost 32 weeks pregnant and feeling it.  I feel my age for sure this time around. I have had a great pregnancy. Just feeling 39. I have a mover that is for sure. Life is busy and crazy. Jeremiah is doing fantastic in school. Abe is very interested and wants to learn everything he can. Abe has as much energy as ever.
Bedtime is a precious thing for Him and ME. HA!!!  He never stops running, jumping, or playing ball. Addie is cute and smart, but Sassy as ever. Her smarts gets her in a little bit of trouble. The smarter she gets the more in trouble she gets, :-)

Our recent craziness is our hot water supply line broke and flooded part of our kitchen and under the floor in the kitchen, hallway, bathroom and part of our bedroom. The extractors that came to dry out the floors and walls said had we not caught it when we did, 5 more minutes and most of our house would have been flooded. Crazy. It happened on New Years day at about 3:00 am. Sam heard water and thought someone left the water on in the bathroom. checked it and everything was fine, but he still heard it and checked the kitchen and walked into a flood. He woke me up and said , Tammy, I think we have a problem with water in the kitchen.    REALLY???????  He is so laid back. I came to the kitchen we tried to turn off the water under the sink and that lever was broke too. We thought maybe we would need to go outside and shut the water off to the whole house.... in the snow and ice cold ice storm,. brrr..Andy happened to be staying here that night and I woke Him up to go help Sam get the water shut off outside , he thought he would try to pinch the line  under the sink, it worked, so we duct taped the line, Duct tape is great stuff. We finally got the water to stop spewing and turned the water off to the hot water heater. Nobody was working on New Years day so we had a day without hot water and the next day the fun started with plumbers, insurance and  spending the next 9 days in a Hotel while they extracted water from under the house and dried it out. Now we have ruined cabinets  in our bathroom and kitchen and insurance just wants to patch, not fix. Should be a fun adventure until we get it squared away. Insurance adjusted  $2000 worth of work. The contractor adjusted $12,000 of work. So now we are waiting for insurance to ok the construction. Praying God helps me keep a good attitude and know it is all in his hands. :-)  The work that needs to be done HAS to be done so praying the insurance understands that and does the right thing.  Hows that for a post ????  :-)

In other news.... Clarissa is still attended and growing so much in the Lord. She is in love with Jesus , no doubt about that. Such an inspiration.

The guys will be leaving tomorrow for Mens's Retreat. Cathy,Clarissa and I are gonna have a great time. There is 12 inches of snow where they are going. Please pray all the guys make it safe.

Enjoy the pictures.........
This is a picture from when we went to Alan's funeral in October. Bro Chris Thompson was generous to watch 10 kids so Cathy,Haley and I could go hang out with Mel and Mandie. We got them all to bed, but when we got home at midnight or so three had awaken and Bro Chris was keeping them occupied with a veggie tales. What a guy. We had a lot of fun.  This picture was taken in honor of Becki. Mandie found an Ed McCaffery mustard. Wish you were there Bec.

Finally found a restaurant that was open. I can't believe we were in Colorado Springs and everything was closed at 10:00. CRAZY!!!

Cousins... love this picture of mine and Cathy's kids.
This tree was in the El Paso Airport on our way to Spokane on Thanksgiving. We thought it was pretty cool so decided to ask someone to take a family picture. We don't get many of those. Sam is usually on the other side.

Going to our gate

These snow pictures are from today. It was our third snowfall in about a month.  Pretty fun.The kids loved it. This was the first one that you could actually build a snowman. Sam built this with the kids before he left to work.  When he left the kids and I had a snowball fight. They thought that was pretty cool.