Mom on a Mission

Mom on a Mission

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thanks Meme and Papa

I'm sending a big 'ole shout out to my parents...to say THANK YOU for all you did.  My parents have been here for Maezie's birth, and they just left the other day to go attend to the other 21 grand-kids.  When you have that many you must keep moving onto the next set of needs.  My sis and her hubby are facing a big move to a different state and they have 5 children...3 of which are very young...so needless to say there is a need for mom and dad to move their big RV to the next station.

My mom was great, she did all the chores I hate....shopping, pharmacy runs, pick up this, go here, go there.  She also did a few chores I love, we were in competition for the wash machine...like mother like daughter, we both find peace and accomplishment in the laundry room so it was a race to see who could throw in the next load...I have NEVER had the laundry so caught up.  We were practically stripping the kids as they walked through the door to see if we could start the next load.  It just feels good to have that machine going.  It is music to my ears, like a lullaby playing.

My dad gave me a great gift; he had my car detailed.  Most of you who know me....know "my dirty car"...I just have let this one go, I don't pay much attention to it, I just jump in and GO to the next thing...I have mail in the dash, dirt EVERYWHERE, and food in every pocket...I've just grown to not care about it.  But, my dad is a firm believer in, "cleanliness is next to godliness" and from His observation I need some godliness in my car.  It is beautiful and shiny and clean.  My kids did not even recognize it when he brought it home.  Of course the next day....he caught us eating in the clean car at a drive-up...and I just wanted to duck and hide, but he pulled up right next to us, and as we were shoving french fries in our mouths...I apologized and told him I was being very careful....he responded by saying he wasn't supposed to be eating there either, because of his restricted diet (ya right), and so we agreed to keep each other's little "drive-thru" a secret.  So....don't tell that I told. 

Anyway...thanks again mom and dad.  

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Joy Unspeakable

I've been quiet lately for obvious reasons....baby makes for a tired mama...trying to keep up with the other kiddos as well.  Maezie is 10 days old today, and we have done much in the last 10 days.  She is a trooper and just goes with the flow....until about 10:00pm when I am dead tired and she decides to eat every hour on the hour for at least 30 minutes at a time....so do the math...that equals 30 minutes of sleep at a time for this old mama.  But....I'm telling you she is worth the dark circles under my eyes and the uncomplete thoughts in my head....also, I admit it is all my own fault...I just don't want to miss a thing....I want to make it to every football game, open house, Bible Study, and all the things I love love love about raising these kids.

Mostly I'm quiet because I don't make much sense right now  .....no, because I could NEVER have imagined my life would have turned out like this.  I would have never dared to dream this big, this many, this full, this active.  I'm so grateful and blessed and in awe that God has allowed me to raise these treasures.  Is everything perfect???  NOPE.  Do we have problems???  BIG ONES.  But, I'm here to tell you God is good and He is faithful, and He gives the most AMAZING GIFTS and I do NOT deserve even one of them, but He is just that good.  So....I have unspeakable JOY because I do not know how to put into words the joy and love I feel for each kid, my hubby, my family, my friends...and little Maezie Ann-Grace is just a beautiful cherry on top that I may eat up....except she is wanting fed...RIGHT NOW and she is NOT patient...so excuse all the mistakes in this writing and if it is a jumbled mess but I am going to post AS IS because I may not get back to this for many days.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Baby Announcement!!!!
  ****  Maezie Ann-Grace Brewer****
Born on Sept. 14, 2011  4:29pm
7lbs 4oz   20 inches long

She is totally AMAZING and God's GRACE....Amazing Grace




Lashae and Charsie were there through the whole birth...it was such a blessing.  I'm so blessed to have these girls...they were sweet and funny and loving and excited and helpful.  I loved having them there and experiencing their baby sister coming into this world.
Luke meeting his baby sister.

Esther is checking Maezie out and thinking she's pretty sweet.

Reece is loving her at times and other times not.so.much!  He just wants to know who is in charge.  He asks this question several times a day. :)

Kole was very fearful of holding something soooo small...we told him to just hold her like a football and protect her with your life.  


Meme and Papa are giving us the "peace" sign because this is grandchild number 22 for them.


Kole was acting like Chaney and Lashae's baby.  Isn't he sooo cute. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Week of School 2011

 First week of school.  Whew we all survived...probably because Lashae flew home. :)  We are in full swing, and that is very good...we needed to get on a schedule of some sort, so that is nice, but I have some tired kiddos, and this weekend is packed full of Fall activity.  Baby is still not here....Dr. took a real quick ulta-sound and determined this little peanut is doing great so we are going to just give her some more time to cook since that is what she wants.  She seems quite happy in there.  I do have an appointment to be induced on Wednesday if she doesn't come before that...
Kole - First day of Senior year of High School.   He takes school VERY seriously in-spite of the picture, so he's excited about being a Senior, but not so excited about the work it will entail.  

Esther - First day of 4th grade.  Happy girl...she loves school...NOT homework though.

Luke - First day of 4th grade...he likes school, but mostly recess, and sports after school.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Waiting!

I'm just a mom in waiting.  I change my feelings and mind and emotions about every 20 seconds...so if you don't like what I'm saying or if I'm not saying anything...give me a few seconds...it'll all change anyway.

Waiting is the funnest and hardest part of anything exciting.....there are a lot of scriptures in the Bible talking about waiting.....APPARENTLY...we just aren't all that great at it and we need a lot of guidance and instruction on the matter.

I will wait on this little one to come into the world at the perfect time.  The hardest part is the planning...I'm just not that great of a planner anyway, and then you add the fact that I have NO IDEA when this could happen and HOW LONG it may take and how am I going to do this and that and wouldn't it be easier before baby or maybe after baby, and Charlie needs to work, and Kole has a game, and the football players need fed and Charsie has Cross Country, and Reece has a cold, and Luke has his first football game, and Esther has a schedule and doesn't want to miss the birth, and Chaney wants his wife back and I want to keep her forever and there's just sooooo much to consider and how this is all going to go, and it is exciting and nerve racking...

AND don't I feel ANYTHING?????  Oh ya I do, but I'm not sure it's what I should share...it's just probably too much information.....so I'll just say I'm doing GOOD and there's no real change.  :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

One Tough Week

Here at the Brewer Bunch we had a bit of a good and rough week.  Lots of excitement in the air over school and sports...gearing up in high speed.  Charsie started school, and that was a transition for us all..I think it really took a toll on Esther and Reece....Reece is tired of his sisters leaving.  He called Lashae and told her to get in Chaney's truck and come home and go to her room.  I was laughing hysterically and crying at the same time...I could feel his pain, he was soooo serious about it.  Luke started football, which he is LOVING, and Kole is already back in go go go mode.  Everyone had something exciting to be doing except for Esther and Roo.


  Esther is wondering how she fits into all this.  She is feeling a bit insecure, many mornings this week, when she got up, Kole was gone to school or football, Charsie was at school, and Luke was at football.  Charlie worked late many nights, and Charsie was gone to a Cross Country meet out of town and did not get home until 2:30am, and Esther was a bit beside herself.  I think people leaving even when we know they are returning is a tough one for her.  She does not feel secure.


We went to Kole's football game on Friday night in K-Falls as a family and I think that helped a BUNCH!!!  Reece just layed on Charsie like she was a bean bag all the way there and back and Esther was just happy as a little clam, she was having a good time and laughing and excited.  


Whew!!  We made it through THAT week. 


 This week we will be welcoming a new baby into the family and starting school for the rest of the kids, except Reece.  I know school will be awesome for Esther, she loves school and schedules seem to be the best for her (or any kid), Reece on the other hand may be a bit .....ummmmm....left out.  So, Lashae is coming home and going to her room and I think this will make him happy....until she has to leave a few days later, but we will just deal with that when it comes time.:)



Thursday, September 1, 2011

How's the Prego???

A good laugh!!!!!

How's the prego doin????


 Well......very good considering I was told yesterday by a very "well intended person" I'm just sure....that I needed my head examined, I mean WHAT WAS I THINKING, and  I must be crazy, and I was too old to be pregnant.

 Well, let me tell you...I just had to laugh, because yes...I do feel crazy most of the time, but that happened LOOONNNGG before I got pregnant, AND it wasn't thinking and planning that got me pregnant...if ya'll know what I mean...AND I'm apparently NOT too old, because I'm definitely pregnant.  She went on to say that she probably shouldn't make light of it or laugh, and I said, Oh honey I've been laughing the hardest of anyone so feel free.

 It was all very awkward, but such a moment of "being pregnant"...any pregnant woman knows there's just this awkwardness that seems to come over people sometimes when a woman is expecting...so I have the added fun of being "mature" AND already having 5  kids, so in OTHER WORDS..I should know what causes this.  But let me assure you, I knew EVEN before I had 1 kid, what causes this...and that is just another benefit of living on a ranch. hehehe...  Non of the "awkward conversations" bother me AT ALL...it just makes me giggle...maybe that's the "mature" part or it could be the "crazy" part, but it works out either way.

I saw my doc today, and we will be having a baby sooner than later....I have another appointment on Tues. but if we haven't had baby by then, we will be making an appointment to induce, because AGAIN...my AGE...it is best to get the baby out after 38 weeks...there's just a bit more risk when you are a bit older...OK, WHATEVER!!!!  I'm game...I prefer NOT to be induced simply because I have never had too, so I'm just praying that this baby decides to "head out" before that appointment needs made.

Anywho....the baby is great...I'm feeling pretty good, I'm finally nesting a bit and getting excited to meet this little love, face to face.  I already love her soooo much, and I'm so grateful that God has better plans for us than we have for ourselves, because I already can NOT imagine my life without her.  Lashae is flying in on Tuesday night...I'm so excited, THAT ALONE was worth 9 months of pregnancy right there...to have my girl come home for a few days...YIPPEE ME!!!!

I've been BLESSED with so many girl things I am set and ready to go...do not need a thing.  Thank you to all of you mamas out there that have given and given once again!