Friday, December 30, 2011

Uncle Tommy

Oh how I love my dear Uncle Tommy... its so hard to hear of him being so sick... I was talking to one of his kids last night... and we decided we need to get together more often... heck I used to live with them in Rodeo New Mexico...( and yes... its as small as it sounds) The last time I saw most of these cousins was for their sister's funeral and that was in 2006.  Facebook is great... but I guess I need to at least take the time to pick up the phone... I love you all....

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I CRY....

I cry... been doing that alot lately.
I cry because I miss my kids so terribly much, I cry because I miss my granddaughter more than life itself...
I cry because I have the worlds best Mother! I cry because I miss the worlds best Father!
I cry because I am taking Christmas decorations down... I really thought about keeping them up until the kids got home from Colorado... but since they won't be home until the 7th of January... well... that's just NOT happening.
I cry because I'm so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful family and friends...
Well right now I'm crying because it's Thursday... must be time for a new hormone patch...
until later...
I remain...
Just Juls

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to stop in and wish EVERYONE a very Merry Christmas!
It's so strange here... 9:25 am and I'm the only one up... done the dishes and the laundry is going..... not a typical Christmas morning.  Oh how I miss my kids.... all 13 of them... (that includes my son in law and daughter in law) and of course my angel baby Ashlyn.  I can't wait until next Christmas.... when they are all here.... or maybe we will do a Christmas in July... I will even decorate the house for  Christmas....
Rodger and I were invited to Jorge's parents house last night for Christmas.  It was fun... tons of food... which was amazing... I got to see friends and family and watch the kids there all opening their gifts.  Crazy chaos... it was awesome!  Thank you Esther for inviting us...
Well I'm going to sign off for now.... Merry Christmas to everyone .... everywhere.... I love you all!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ahhh.. the stress... and the quiet

What an emotional day it has been today...
Having to send my 3 youngest to their dad's for Christma... I won't see them until next year!!! It's also my son, Adam Sommerville, 26 birthday today...  and then I did the forbidden... I went to Arden Fair Mall.... people... seriously.... some of them are truly crazy.... even more so with the holdiays...
The house is SOOO quiet without the 3 of them here...
I miss all of my kids! (Adam and Natasha... that means you too)
The best part of the day was a toss up.... My son-in-law, Trevor, got home from his National Guard training....
I got to spend the day with Rodger...  and then Courtney & Jorge came over this evening for dinner and "the Muppets Christmas Carol' So amid all of the confusion this morning... it turned out to be a great day...
I love you,
Mom

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The laughter... the tears....

Today I have a million things to do...
a million things I want to do... (not necessarily the same as the what I HAVE to do)
but I want the kids last day here for this year to be great....
packing, laundry, finishing up last minute christmas presents, getting food for the train...
but it will be a fun busy... the house will be SOOOO empty until they get back...
I already miss my kids...
Brandi, Adam, Natasha, Holly, Heather, Brittany, Trevor, Ashlyn, and Candace...
we love you and wish you were here and with us!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Dinner 2011

Yeah, Yeah... I know... Christmas isn't until next Sunday... BUT 3 of my awesome kids, Chad (16) Saren (13) & Spencer (13) are leaving Wednesday to go and spend Christmas vacation with their dad, step-mom, brothers and sisters and niece, in Grand Junction Colorado.  They leave Wednesday on Amtrak and won't be back until next year...
We had a fabulous dinner....  with my mom & step-dad, Dave & Vicki (they are like family) and our long time friend Matt.  The food was awesome... if I do say so myself.... but the company was better!
We even let the kids open one or two presents before they leave for dad's... they will have to wait for the rest until next year when they get back.
Thank you all to everyone that came.... it was amazing and made our Christmas the best!

Saren got her scarf and hat that she has been begging for...

 Spencer got his video game and nano blocks of course...

Chad got the book he wants... and then I proceeded to take it away from him until his train trip Wednesday so that he will have it to read on the train.... hehehehhehe- he was NOT happy!!

Saren and her crazy socks....

And of course... her Rue 21 Bling watch that lights up and changes colors...  she couldn't be happier!

I got my NOW 40 CD.... I have almost all of them now!!!! Happy Mommy!

Rodger and his 10 pack of train dvd's... guess what he is doing while the kids are gone... well for at least 13 hours..... ;)

And this is Dave & Vickie.... they don't get their presents yet.... they have to wait...  but it was great having them here...
For some reason I had a brain fart... (thats what I do) and didn't take pictures of my mom and Will OR the dinner....
II will go to mom's house tomorrow and take pics of her and Will-
Talk to you all tomorrow...
I love you all!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Movie Quotes.... it's our thing....

Just a heads up.... there WILL be movie quotes on here... its what we do as a family... we can say just one line from a movie and we will all end up laughing hilariously because it takes us back to that moment in time... or new moments too come.

Starting a Blog.....

Hello everyone,
Welcome to my life... I've decided to start a blog... and with the new year coming up I figured that now was a great time to get started.
I'm 45 years old....a wife, a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt, a niece, a friend through thick and thin and most importantly- a mother of 10 AMAZING kids.... 2 son in laws... and a Grammy to the most magnificent granddaughter- Ashlyn!
We are Disney lovers at our house!   So, To All Who Come To This Happy Blog: Welcome. The Chesley's Is Your Land. Here Age Relives Fond Memories Of The Past... And Hope And Dream Of The Challenge And Promise Of The Future.