Miracles: Because they do happen...

Monday, August 08, 2011

First Day of Second Grade

Bro had a great first day back at school. We are so excited about all of new things he is going to learn! He is already starting the new year off with a bang by doing a great job on some assessments to see how much he retained from the 2 months of summer! I am very proud of him! He also read me one of his stories for my bedtime story tonight which always makes me smile!!!
This is a pic of Bro Man standing "all by myself" and we are delighted!!!!!!!!!! It definitely has been a long time coming along with a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears!
Happy New School Year
Teeny Tiny Bootcamp Phase II

Thursday, July 28, 2011


i am getting really irritated at the fact that i have posted like 5 blogs and none of them posted... irritating!!


We all have difficulties! Depending on how you choose to rise above or fall down will determine your life and how you spend your days. Are you going to just lay down in your troubles or rise up and face difficulty head on...so i am off to try to achieve running a 10K. My Goal is to be able to run in the HObble Gobble 5 mile on Thanksgiving Day for ARC..

Summer 2011..

Interesting and Busy would pretty much sum up summer of 2011! We are on our last summer vacation of 2011... ARC summer adventures camp took up 5 weeks of traveling back and forth to Hattiesburg for Bro to enjoy a leisure fun filled camp for special needs children/adults as well as help tons of teenagers with community service to learn more about our needs kids. Awareness that are kids are "Different but NOT LESS" is all I can hope for! Brodie was kidnapped from the ARC as we (me and Chris) tried to find "RANSOM MONEY"... we were successful with everyones help to get Brodie released and make him a king at the parade/ceremony! We had a wonderful time and is a great program and so thankful we were able to find ARC.

Brodie has been doing a few respites with ARC and doing better each time he goes. His behavior seems to be doing better in the last 6 months so that is awesome in itself because it is not the most pleasant feeling to get the hell beat out of you! lol

We will be at the same school this year and hoping for a great year... Please be in prayer for Brodie as he starts this year! I have big dream of progression this year and I would really appreciate you prayer during this year. Specifically praying for reading skills to advance, understanding of containing his behavior and acting out with aggression, and his walking! Please join me daily in this walk!!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

OnE ProuD MaMa

Brodie just read his story, THE LAMP, to me which was 14 pages (about 12 different words). WoW!!! I am so excited and proud of him! YEP... I think I will go cry! HA
He even got a WOW sticker at school today for writing his name with minimal assistance.

We have just recently held his IEP for next year and I am so thrilled and excited about his new goals that we will be working toward!

Brodie is so blessed to have such an awesome teacher that truly cares about each one of her kids and the progress they make. She is always focusing on how she can make it better or what ways will help them learn, comprehend, and apply every single concept and goal.

What a great way to end the day.... mama and daddy getting a bedtime story read to them from their best friend, BRODIE MOSS!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January 2011

Lots of fun and exciting things going on around here....

Brodie was principal for a day at Thames...

He had the best time. He was allowed to go into the rooms and tell them "I am the Boss" he even fired Mrs. Stacy (lol) He was able to talk on the intercom and dismiss school and getting ready for the buses.
Mom raced her first 5k. No more Excuses and No more saying "I Can't" those are her 2 mottos.
Helping mom cook. "Give me some chicken to mix with my kool-aid"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What A Break....

The Christmas break started off really good and then Monday hit!!!!!!!!! lol
We had an appointment with the neurosurgeon who really irritated me if you can imagine that??? Then Brodie went off his rocker we ended up at Dr's Office to get meds changed and got an welcome surprise from sitting in the waiting room (STOMACH VIRUS)... Brodie and I then gave it to Chris then We were all better then poor Bro got a bad cold... My Grandmother, Jo, passed away! Sooooooo we are ready for a WONDERFUL WEEK OFF HOPEFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Santa was so good to us and we will update with pics soon!!

Hope all of you have had a great Christmas Holidays

Saturday, December 18, 2010


I so need some motivation right now... Losing is easy-when you have your mind set right! Maintaining-just can't get that under control.
For those of you who don't know I joined weight watchers in 2008... I lost 82 pounds. I have been a weight watcher leader for a year and a half. YES... I have kept my weight off BUT I yoyo back and forth and can't seem to just keep it steady!!! SOoooooooooooo I am thinking it is exercise that needs to be added on a regular basis but that is my problem! I love to exercise when I do it and when I don't feel like I have a thousand things pressing on me to be completed! Soooo of course I am just venting because isn't this what a blog is far anyway and I really don't feel like many people read this anyway! HA

Just curious how do you fit in husband, kids, 1 job, 2 job, therapy for your child, church, and oh yeah all of your house responsibilities?????


We have had a great first day of Christmas Holidays!!! We slept late (5:30)! Picked up the house a little, took a morning nap, got dressed, visited nana and papa, ate snowmen donuts, went to BRODIE'S 1st Movie (3D Yogi Bear)! MeMe called and invited us to go see it today and I said We will go but not sure how it will be but we are always up for trying things so we did and HE DID GREAT!!! I was so proud of him. He did get a little restless about 30 min before the movie was over but WoW!!! We celebrated with a trip to Twist and Taste Yogurt!!! Can't wait to see what else is in store for us these next couple of weeks!!! Merry CHRISTmas to ALL!!!!!!!!
Brodie giving his ticket to get into the movie...

Our 3 D glasses as a family... we are so goofy!!!

TWIST and TASTE yogurt....

Casting Crowns: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Thursday, November 25, 2010


May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy
Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious.
May your pies take the prize and May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!!!
We have had an awesome week off from school! We have been outside playing all day on our 4 wheelers, go-carts, and golf carts! We have been to eat at Brodie's favorite two places (Sake and Sweet Peppers)! We have had hair cuts for the boys and stalked the deer! We are so very thankful this week for vacations!!! We had an appointment with neuro yesterday and everything seemed to be great and she told us not to worry about a couple of things that has really been stressing me out because that was a control issue for him! He liked having control... he can't control much and pottying is one thing he can control. Oh Well!!! We will just keep trying but not making a BIG STRESSED OUT DEAL about it!!! Imagine Me wanting to control something as well....lol

Saturday, October 09, 2010


So... This is the week that I allow myself to really absorb what happened seven years ago.... WOW! What a roller coaster (which I was warned about in NICU) some ups and some downs!!! Thanking GOD today for all his many blessings! I know without a shadow of doubt that I could not have done any of this without my family.

These are just a few picks from the last couple of months that I like to look at periodically to remind myself of when we were asked so many times early on "if we don't turn the vent off what kind of life are you or this child going to have?" Well I guess we have our share of issues and as some people call it "situations" but overall I think we do pretty well! I think our "QUALITY OF LIFE" is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

Although this has not been his greatest week at school. He is doing so good. He was able to advance to the next story in reading and has done well with it despite us not being able to work that much at home with him this week. Is it just me or is October soooooo busy? We have had something every night this week. Which is probably the reason he has not had a great week at school. He does not do well if he is not in the bed by 6!

We (CHRIS) were able to get his BIRTHDAY PRESENT put together! He has been riding his new red 4 wheeler all day and loving it! I will have to post some pics in next couple of days. He has had a great Saturday playing outside. we have been riding the four wheeler, golf cart, been in the hot tub, jumped on emalee's trampoline, and went to eat at sake. He loves a Rocky II roll!!! (How weird is that?)

We hope all of you have a great week and I would like to wish Kristen a happy Birthday on Monday, Emalee a happy Birthday on Wednesday and Bro a Happy Birthday on Friday!!!

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Brodie is about to be 7! So much has happened in this last year! He has definitely turned into a BIG BOY!!! He has lost 5 teeth (some we have and some we don't) He is still into noodles and powered driving toys! He graduated from the Children's Center (amazing school)!

He attended ARC's Summer Adventures Program this past summer and Abbie Rogers Civitan Camp!!!

He started BIG SCHOOL!!!!! He is at Thames Elementary in the Hattiesburg Public School District and he is in a classroom of 8 with a wonderful teacher. It has been an adjustment (to put it mildly) but we are getting used to things now! Mom is a teacher at this school with Bro so that helps SOMETIMES! We have now been dropped to once a week therapy. He is walking in his walker all over the school and it is a big school... He is keeping up with his peers pretty well... you know he only has 2 speeds 100 or 0! He is beginning to learn some sight words at school and we have homework of reading our sight words everynight!!!

We have all come so far but yet we ALL have so far to go! Thanking GOD for every blessing and asking for continued prayers from each of you!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


i know it has been a while but we have been so busy..... i know just like all of you!
His birthday party was a blast and he had a great time with Woody the horse! We have started back taking horseback lesson... he is doing so good! we are learning how to hold the reins and say whoa (to make the horse stop) we also started trotting some and of course he loves that!!!

He has lost a tooth!

I ask that you would be in prayer for us we are about to start some new meds for him to help with focusing, attention, etc.
We are also getting ready to start working on transitioning into the public school and getting his IEP all ready!
He is doing great and making lots of progress. He can spell his name, tell you the days of the week, shapes, colors, he is starting to color and he is making marks with his pencil or marker~making lines and drawing circles!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Funny Things Brodie is Saying....

We are in the process of learning the Lord's Prayer! So he knows that last thing we say at night is Amen! Well the other night we were in bed discussing what he did at school and he tells me ABC's so we started doing the ABC'S and he was so tired so he says XYZ AMEN!!!!

When I ask him a question he say says " I Remember" but he has no clue what that actually means... so cute!

I have a habit of asking a question and when he answers I will say ? IT IS! For instance the other day I said which car would you like to go in today and he said BUG CAR IT IS! at first I was thinking now why would he say that but then I started thinking and realized I say that all the time!

OH MY GA! He is saying Oh My Gosh! We are trying to convert to OH MY STARS! He even has it down pat he will put his hand over his mouth and laugh!!!

He is always saying something or doing something to crack us up... but mainly he really shows us are habits....Things that we do that we do not even realize... so cool!!!

Thursday, September 03, 2009


Brodie is doing so good... we are really proud of him for getting a new year started off on a good foot! He is enjoying school and doing really well. He really has a personality... several things he has said lately!

I want to have a birthday party at school today!
Today is Monday! (Which he thinks everyday is Monday)
I can do it myself!
You are wel wel! (You are welcome)
I remember!
I want to go to Bible School! (This is at Bailey's Church)

Tonight he was saying his ABC's and he says XYZ AMEN! lays down and goes to sleep!

Some funny things he is doing at home!
He is going and getting whatever he wants out of the refrigerator and then going to get a spoon out of the drawer and either getting on the floor or the table and eating it all by himself!

He is doing his own thing. He says I will go out the back door and see what is going on and then he does the side door and the front door! He just goes about his own business and plays and is doing so well.

The most awesome thing he did today was walk from one side of the pool to the other twice all by himself! We were so excited!!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Be sure to check out the Nationwide Race on ESPN 2 on Saturday!!!FABgrills sponsoring the #40 car driven by Jeffery Earnhardt!!!Giving God the Glory!!!