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Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's almost over!

Well we are on the final countdown...FINALLY!  We are in single digit days now before Jason comes home!!  Brice is enjoying his time in Ohio, Kaylie is getting things settled in her new house and we are sooooo ready to have things return to normal around here!  It is going to be great to have everyone back and to add Kyle and Kaylie into our already crazy lives!  Brice is going to start football as soon as he gets back and Kenzie is starting gymnastics.  Lots of new adventures, hope it all turns out well!  Thank you all so much for your prayers and support over the last year, Lord knows it has been a very long year with lots of bumpy rides but it is ALMOST OVER!  Did I mention it is ALMOST OVER!  haha  Please continue to pray for us as we transition back into living life with daddy and husband around.  It will be an adjustment once again, but we are getting pretty good at it!  Let's hope this one is just as successful!  Love to all of you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend & Austin

The weekend was long and flew by quickly all at the same time.  I babysat Friday night for a little boy who is 10, so not a big deal.  We took him to CiCi's for the first time and he loved it.  Then they played in the water most of the day Saturday.  My water bill is going to break me!  Sunday I got 2 more kids early in the morning and had them till Monday morning.  We went to a birthday cookout for one of my friends and they played hard and wore themselves out, so bedtime was pretty easy cuz they all crashed!  Monday, an old friend of ours, George Turner, and his buddy came around noon and cooked us an amazing dinner using a smoker.  It took a long time, but boy was it good.  His buddy's wife came and Turner's friend Tara came and her little boy.  All in all, it was a good relaxing day, but we sure did miss Jason.  I am so excited for August when the boys come home, and Kyle and Kaylie are finally here.  We are going to have some good times and probably some good food too!  This week I took Austin to the cardiologist again.  He had an echocardiogram done because the family doctor thought his heart looked a little on the large side.  The cardiologist said it looked perfectly normal and he didn't see any reason for concern.  He did want to run a few more tests but didn't expect to find anything there either.  So Jason and I decided that it was time to put the "non-breathing" episode behind us.  All this is still stemming from all of that.  Austin has been fine since February and nothing has been found to be wrong up to this point we really do not foresee that changing so we are going to stop putting him and myself through the worry of it.  I have 3 healthy children and I am going to focus on that and move on.  Thank you for all your continued prayer and support. 
Kurt starts week 4 this week, cant believe he is half way done already.  Seems like he just started and yet he is almost done, thankfully!  He is a little sore Jenn says, but he is still doing good. 

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Life in the McCormick house

This has been a fairly easy week because we have had a break from baseball.  The schools did their end-of-year testing so therefore they were not allowed to play.  We did have practice tonight since testing ended today.  Austin goes to the doctor on Tuesday for his Echocardiogram.  Last week when I took him to the regualr doctor, I told her about his not breathing episode and she did a chest x-ray to check for pnemonia and saw that his heart looked a little larger than she liked.  She said it was still in the normal range, but that she wanted to get the ECHO just to be sure.  We have no clue still why he quit breathing that day and we may never know but as long as it doesn't happen again, I won't worry about it.  He turned 18 months old the other day and he is already starting down the terrible two's path!  He is ornery rotten for sure, but we wouldn't want it any other way.  Kenzie and Brice are excited to be done with school and head to Ohio for the summer.  As the FRG Leader for Jason's troop I am heavy into planning a welcome home party and trying to get our families as much information as possible so they can plan to welcome their soldiers back home.  It is hard to believe(ok not really) that it is just around the corner.  We are expecting them all home by the end of August!  If anyone is interested in donating a sign for Jason's unit's return go to www.buildAsign.com/troops and they are free!  You only pay shipping and handling.  They have templates to help you design them.  Let me know if you are interested in doing this and I will give you his unit information or whatever you need.  It's a lot of work to coordinate for so many people but it is very rewarding at the same time.  Kurt is doing pretty good, starting to get a little sore, but has three weeks under his belt as of tomorrow so only 4 more to go!  I am glad as I am sure his family is too, that he is almost to the down hill of this treatment and he can get healed up and go on with his life.   
Well I hope everyone is having a good week!  Remember our fallen soliders this weekend and stay safe in your celebrations!

Friday, May 21, 2010


I have changed my comments settings so that anyone can leave messages on my blog. 

Dear God

Life in general just plain bites. The things that get thrown at us sometimes leave us wondering what in the world are we thinking. And how in the world are we supposed to get through all this. We get through with strength through God. Someone said last night, these things keep getting thrown towards you, because God knows how strong you are and he wants to show you exactly how much you can handle. Sometimes God needs to remind us just how strong we really are, at least when he is on our side. So my message today is not for any of you, but for God.

Dear God,
I get the point. I see I am strong. I can muster through anything and I really do get the point. Having said that....enough is enough!
In your precious name I pray!

Ok so now that I have gotten that message across loud and clear hopefully, I want to remind everyone that tomorrow is the benefit for Kurt. If you didn't see the flyer before, I posted it on a previous blog post and it is also on Kurt and Jenn's blog.
Here are the directions for people planning to come to Kurt's Cookout at Heritage Vineyards Winery on Saturday May 22nd. Take US 36 North from Coshocton Approx 5 miles, turn right on County Road 28 Approx 2 Miles, Turn Left on County Road 24 Approx 3 Miles, Turn Right on Township Road 45, Heritage Vineyard is approximately .5 Miles on the Left.
Thank you for your support! If you can't make it out to the Winery, stop by the tanning salon and purchase your raffle tickets ahead of time!

Monday, May 17, 2010


So it becoming a ritual in our house that at 8:00 p.m. the "something hurts ghost" appears out of nowhere and attacks my kids. It is kinda becoming a joke around here because just when you think they have run out of things to hurt, they think of something else that hurts. The other night we were coming home from Brice's game and it was already past bedtime, so as we are in the car I asked what was hurting from both of them so that we could get that part over with before we got home. Of course Kenzie had something immediately that was hurting...her loose tooth I think....and I double checked to make sure there was nothing on the list and she reassured me that was it.....that is until I put her in bed!!!!!!!! I wanted to scream.....but I just told her that complaint time was over! So my question to all of you reading this.....who wants the ghost, because he has worn out his welcome around here!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Brice had another awesome game last night. He hit two doubles and a triple and had another double play. The whole team has improved so much already this year it is amazing! Brice is doing awesome playing shortstop. I cannot wait till Jason and Kyle get here to watch him next year.

I had a PTO meeting tonight and I have finally finished my term. It has been ok, but a little too much at times, so I decided not to run for next years PTO. I will help out when I can but I didn't want a titled position where I couldn't say no if I wanted to. I would like to focus more on the FRG side of my responsibilities. I have such a heart for young military wives and I want to spend more of my energy there.

We are looking forward to the end of the year and beginning our summer. We are planning on going to SC for the annual family reunion weekend and then heading to Ohio to spend several weeks. Then back to NC to welcome our soldier back home!!!! AND....Kyle and Kaylie will be moving here about that same time!!! So much to look forward to, but as always when you are waiting for so much good, the days seem to drag on forever!!