Monday, April 4, 2016

Testing - Writing a new Blog

Monday, August 24, 2009

How time flies......... Sweet Boy

1st Day of Kindergarten

1st Day of 4th GRADE

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer is over!

Wow- when summer started I was wondering what in the world we would do all summer. The boys are typical boys/siblings and tend to get on each others nerves quite a bit. We managed to stay busy most of the summer and at least one of them was in a camp or activity, staying at Nana's/Grandma's or having friends over. We also had family in town off and on, and enjoyed a few weeks with the other Crumrine's. I have continued to work, although it was tough thru the summer, but with the help of friends and family we managed. JD's business is booming, I mean more than we could have ever expected. He is working non stop, which is a blessing.
We never knew that thru the trial of lay off we would be so blessed in the long run. Self employment does have ups and downs, it could slow down soon, never know. He also has to maintain all of the "office" particulars, which leaves him working hours at home once he has workd hours on a job. We are steadfast in prayer about a multitude of things right now and we are trusting in God's providence to lead us thru.
The kids are growing so fast. Tyler turned 9 in may and I can't believe he will start 4th grade Monday, it just doesn't seem possible. Tanner will be in Pre K at the Ark this year and will hopefully have lots of fun. Tyler will start his 10th season of soccer and is really showing some passion and growth. Tanner will start is very first season of soccer this year and he is beyond excited. Tanner is still passionate about music and wants to ride dirt bikes, while Tyler has voiced and interest in modeling/acting. Who knew?
Will try to blog a little more often once we get back to a normal routine. Here are a couple of random pictures of our summer-Love to you all!

Fishing Fun!

Tyler Birthday
Tanner Swimming

Ty Swimming

Chief and Tanner jam session

Tanner LOVES his music!!

The boys tubing for the 1st time!

JD and I at Los Pinos winery

Tan caught a fish!

The boys playing at the spraypark.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Momma's gone crazy!

SCREAM YELL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CRY SCREAM YELL CRY SCREAM YELL CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DEEP BREATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok- I feel better now! Thanks for listening!

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Ride!

I know , I know..........WOW, what a busy year. If I had time to sit down and blog I really don't even know what I would blog about. It has been a year full of a lot of changes for us. I will try to make it short and sweet. We entered the New Year wondering, hoping and praying. We are now in May, and JD's business is up and running and we are amazed at the faithfulness of our wonderful God.
God took what we thought was going to be a devastating job loss and turned it into something more than we could have ever imagined. I never knew that my husband wanted to have this kind of business or that it was even a thought. Now, a motorcycle shop with his brother, this I knew, but working for Coke after the lay you off, didn't know. Yes, he is self employed, doing contract work for Coca Cola North America, they give him the business, he orders the parts from them, does the job and they pay him. Amazing!

A long time friend and co worker approached him about it and off he went. It was been a whirlwind and we have been blessed beyond imagination. Granted, self employment has its ups and downs. But, for the first time in a long time he is happy about getting up and working everyday. I am very proud of him. He is loving being his own boss and enjoying some extra time off with the kids and I.
Besides Coke installations, he is doing some technical work for people, sound systems etc.
He has been able to do some much needed work on our sound system at FWBF.
So, for now, it is holding us. I am not worrying about next month or even next week. I really feel that God's hand is in this, and we will give us what we need when we need it, IF we need it :-)

The kids are amazing. Tyler just turned 9 and continues to surprise me everyday. He is such an intelligent, compassionate and loving young man. He loves soccer and is playing better than he ever has. He has such a bright future ahead of him. Tanner, is well Tan-man. He is still so full of life that I have a hard time keeping up with him. I know that God will use is stubbornness and persistence later in life for the good, so I am hopeful. Other than that, he makes me laugh on days when I don't feel like I can laugh anymore. JD is building a stage in Tanner's room, he is still SO crazy about music. I can already tell we have a future musician on our hands.
I feel that even in the midst of chaos we are lucky and very blessed to just be together and have each other. I would not trade it for the world, even on our worst days.

I am still working, WOW. I am busy and sometimes don't even know if I can get thru another day. It is so hard to work-even part time- and take care of a family. I take my hat off to all working moms- because we do work 2 jobs, well actually 3! It is exhausting- yet rewarding, painful- yet full of life lessons. I love my church and and can only hope that God will give me the strength to keep doing what I am doing. I am so proud of all my kiddos there and love seeing their smiling faces every week. I feel that in planning these lessons every week, I am growing with God in a way I never have.

Summer is approaching, this will be a whole new hurtle to jump. Hopefully we will make it.
Please pray for our health, happiness and safety and we will do the same for you.
I will try to post a little more often !!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter Carson and Calleigh!

Happy Easter Carson and Calleigh. We missed you at our Easter egg hunt.

We love you and can't wait to see you in July.

Love, Tanner, Tyler adn Anika

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yes, we are still alive !!!

Just in case any of you are out there wondering if I have dropped off the face of the earth. I have been meaning to post, but frankly dont have time. Here is a list of what is keeping us busy; indoor soccer, outdoor soccer, Destination Imagination, school, school projects, PTO meetings, Church, work, JD setting up his business, kids, family in town, funerals, volunteering,
kids, working on yearbook etc etc etc... Now, I am not telling you all of this as to say look what all we do... :) I am merely wanting you to know that I want to blog so bad, but I have been extremely busy. Along with being busy, comes being extremely exhausted, which sucks!
Things have started dying down and I will update soon with all of our new exciting news!