New year

The holidays are over and now we are starting to get back to a normal schedule. Hayley recieved two awards at school. A citizen award and perfect attendance. We are very proud. Her grades are great two A’s and four B’s. Yea Hayley! Riley is doing great. She is doing very well mastering all of the skills they are going over in class.
Andy and I are going to a wedding in Chicago next month. The girls are coming too. They are spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. We girls are going to go to the American girl restaurant and have brunch. They are very excited.
Andy is going on his anual fishing trip over the girls spring break. I am finally going home for a visit. This will be the first visit in over a year.
I am trying to be better about posting what is going on in our lives. We hope everyone is well.

TN BEST College Fund

We finally have the college fund set up for the kids. It should be up and ready to go by Friday of this week. If you want to contribute to their college education go to or mail to Tennessee’s BEST Prepaid Plan, P.O. Box 198786, Nashville, TN 37219-8786
One more update on our social calender. Hayley is going to be in Drama club on Wednesdays. I think that will be a hard activity for her since she has no drama in her at all. Busy, Busy, Busy,Gotta go. Riley is wanting to go to school. Love you all, Brooke

The Next Phase in Motherhood

I am now the new leader for the Germantown branch of the Daisy Scouts (the youngest version of Girl Scouts). My friend Wendy and I are going to both be the leaders of our own troop. Andy says I have taken this volunteering thing a little too far. I am so excited to be able to do this though. The outfits for them are adorable.

New school year lots of activities

This week marked some very big milestones for Hayley: She started kindergarden, survived her adventure of getting on the wrong bus, and lost her first tooth.

We met with her teacher yesterday and volunteered for a ton of new projects for her classroom. Andy and I are going to help with many things – helping with computers, being in the clinic to put band-aids on booboos, joined the PTA… I am going to be a room mom as well. Wow! Tonight there is a roller-skating party that we all are going to to raise money for the school. On monday Hayley will start the chess club, and go to her first daisy scout meeting. Tuesday’s will be jazz and tap. Riley will be going to ballet and swimming this fall.

I am running four to five times a week. Andy is busy doing things for the school the house and of course working hard at Fed Ex. We will have many fun times with the girls and all of the busy activities the school has in store. I am positive that this is the reason I became a mother. I can’t tell you how much joy these girls have brought into my life. I know that they will grow up to be strong, smart and successful. I am just so glad that Andy and I can be a part, and take a little credit for how special they both are.