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Old 08-12-2008, 08:49 PM   #31
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Pictures of the trip

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I can't wait to see your photos! I LOVE Disneyland! I have never even seen anyone get "Dreamed" there in 2 trips so I'm glad to know it actually happens! How did you like DLH? We are staying there in October.

We love Disneyland. It was our 10th family vacation there. In fact when Nathan first started thinking about a wish trip, he wanted to go to DL- I think because he likes the familiar. It feels like going home to us. We like being able to walk everywhere. In fact WDW seems a bit overwhelming to us.

Now let me see if I can remember how to post a picture!

This is a picture of the boys with their dream ears!




This is David with the boys in a tea cup- David was just in there for the picture- they couldn't get the door closed. It's not like when they were little.


This is the boys in Dumbo

These are pictures of the boys being silly in Toon Town. We always have some silly pictures from Toon Town ( and always one in Pluto's Dog House). Their cousin, Daniel, is in the pictures with them.


We also always take a picture on Casey Jr. They always either Wild Animals or Monkeys.

These are pictures we take every trip- one on Mickey's couch and one on Minnie's couch- starting when Tucker was 4 and William was 1. It is fun to see how the family has grown over the years. I laughed and said it was going to be hard to fit all of them when they are all married and have their own kids.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:55 AM   #32
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MAW called

I just got a call from MAW. James Boone is a pro baseball player from our small town. He is hosting a celebrity fishing tournament in our town to benefit MAW and they want it to directly sponsor a local child- and they asked if it was okay to sponsor Nathan! Uh....YEAH!!!!! Not sure what kind of "celebrities" they will get to come to a small town ( population 8000) in Western Oklahoma. Maybe some OU football players. Plus we have a couple of other pro athletes from here. She said it is still in the planning phase but is going to be Oct. 4. She asked if we were okay with being interviewed, in the paper, on TV, etc. I said we were fine with anything that brings attention to MAW and pediatric cardiomyopathy. This might give me a little extra incentive to lose some weight before our trip!
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:46 PM   #33
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you sure have a nice looking family! But you're right - that couch is crowded now - just wait a couple years! Your guys will LoveLOVE LOVE WDW!
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:32 PM   #35
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Love the pictures of your boys. Some of my favorite pictures when our boys were younger are of the 4 boys together. They were always such good friends and still are. Of course I love the pics of the 3 girls together too!

How exciting to be involved with the fishing tournament! You will all be famous. (And we can all say we knew you when you were just an ordinary MAW family! ) Be sure to keep us informed.

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Old 08-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #36
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LOVE the pics! Your boys are so handsome!! I always wonder what it'd be like to have four boys. I love hearing about Disneyland, too. I would love to go there and check it out. I always hear that it's the "real thing", whatever that means!! AWESOME about the fishing tournament, too!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:46 PM   #37
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LOVE the pics! Your boys are so handsome!! I always wonder what it'd be like to have four boys. I love hearing about Disneyland, too. I would love to go there and check it out. I always hear that it's the "real thing", whatever that means!! AWESOME about the fishing tournament, too!!
Life with 4 boys? LOUD!!!! But loads of fun. I always thought I would have 2 boys/2 girls. I REALLY wanted a girl- not that I would trade any of my boys. I just want to experience everything that motherhood has to offer. Plus I would love to have someone to go shopping with, get our nails done, fix their hair, etc. I made the boys promise they would keep having children until I had at least 1 granddaughter!

I am very curious to see the differences between Dl and WDW. I do know that DL is a bit cheaper! I also like the fact that at DL we can park the car when we get there and not have to get in a car/shuttle/bus until we leave. It just seems much more intimate than WDW. To tell you the truth, WDW overwhelms me a bit....actually a lot!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:34 PM   #38
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I just found your trip report and can't wait to follow along. The pictures from DL are great!
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:55 PM   #39
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Can't wait for more! Your family is beautiful!
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Just found your TR. Can't wait to read more. I have 3 boys. Love seeing all of your boys. Gives me glimpses of my life in the future,lol. Any advice?
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Life with 4 boys? LOUD!!!! But loads of fun. I always thought I would have 2 boys/2 girls. I REALLY wanted a girl- not that I would trade any of my boys. I just want to experience everything that motherhood has to offer. Plus I would love to have someone to go shopping with, get our nails done, fix their hair, etc. I made the boys promise they would keep having children until I had at least 1 granddaughter!

I am very curious to see the differences between Dl and WDW. I do know that DL is a bit cheaper! I also like the fact that at DL we can park the car when we get there and not have to get in a car/shuttle/bus until we leave. It just seems much more intimate than WDW. To tell you the truth, WDW overwhelms me a bit....actually a lot!
I know just what you mean. I'm dying to buy something pink. It's been 9 years
of Thomas the train. 4 boys and a hubby is just too much testosterone
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:07 PM   #42
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I'm back!

Well, I haven't really been anywhere-life just got busy so I haven't posted for a while. I work in the school system so I had to start back to work-boo hoo. But things are pretty good here. I don't think I posted this here ( but I feel like I posted this somewhere, but now I can't find it!)- but Nathan's cardiologist doesn't want him to do PE anymore. We thought he would have one more year- his PE teacher was great and VERY cautious with him. Nathan is supposed to self limit his exercise- listen to his body and not push it too hard. When you read about athletes collapsing and dying suddenly it is usually from a form of the same disease Nathan has- just undiagnosed.
The problem is, Nathan rarely limits himself- he says he feels fine. So a coach or a teacher pushing or "encouraging" him to do more would be dangerous. We found out shortly before school started that they moved PE teachers around and the one Nathan would now have we were very familiar with- he used to work with the older elementary kids, so my older kids had him. He is known for pushing kids very hard and not taking any excuses. So we decided no PE. Nathan was very upset at first- he loves PE. But now he is thrilled. All the other kids hate it now and Nathan gets to stay in the class and play on the computer! When they all head off the PE he calls out, " Hope you make it back alive!" Last week, his teacher told him to go check in the gym to see if they were done yet. All the kids were having to run laps. The PE teacher saw him walk in and yelled at him, " Why aren't you running?" I asked Nathan what he did. He said, " I ran.......out of the gym!" We are going to have a little talk with the PE teacher- I guess no one has told him why Nathan isn't in there!

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When I found out my 3rd was a boy, my husband ( thinking we would stop after 3, so " knowing" we would have only boys), sent me flowers with a card that said, " I promise I will teach our boys how to treat a lady right." He has done a wonderful job of that. I am the queen of the house. I never have to open a door! I am a talker and a sharer of feelings- I was worried that I would miss out on that special parent/child bonding time if I didn't have a girl to sit and chat with me. I was so wrong. I am very close to my boys. We talk about everything. Who better to learn about girls from than someone who used to be a girl! They each have their own way of communicating ( especially about girls). Every night, Tucker has me come in and "tickle" his back in the dark while he opens up about everything-girls, friends, fears, goals, God, etc. Sam is very similar to Tucker. William, on the other hand, is not much of a talker. But we have a rule that I am allowed to read all texts, messages on MySpace, Bebo, emails, blogs, etc. William will say, " I'm off the computer for a few minutes, you can have the computer." That means, " There is something written that I need advice on- go read it and come get me." I read, he comes back in, gets on the computer, doesn't look at me and I talk. Then I say, " Does that make sense?" , he nods and acts like it never happened. With Nathan, life is an open book-he'll talk to anyone, anywhere at anytime about anything. Well, almost anything. He saves his deep fears about death and life being unfair for when he is going to bed. I guess what I am saying, is just because they are boys, you can still have that close relationship- even when they are teenagers!

I do sometimes really crave all the girly stuff- I miss pink, and bows and frilly dresses. The boys tease me when they do sports trivia because I don't know anything ( which is why I have switched our car riding past time to Disney trivia) and sometimes I listen to sports radio in the car coming home from work just so I can "amaze" them with my knowledge. Boys are loud- they break ceiling fans in a pillow fight, everything becomes a sword, they wrestle in a moments notice, they love potty humor, they fight and then completely forget that they ever fought, there are balls of some sort in every room/cabinet/drawer in my house, they eat a lot!

But boys are incredible. My boys are still snugglers and huggers- even if they won't hold my hand in public anymore. But be forewarned. When they get taller than you, and all 6'1"/185 lbs of muscle hugs you, they will knock you over!

Phew! That was long! Sorry, guess I'm just in a mushy, sentimental mood.
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More Good News

We were notified a couple of days ago that we have been chosen to be part of the Big Give ( I think I called that the right thing)

We are very excited and honored. I wasn't sure if I was allowed to announce it before we were verified by our wish coordinator. I love so much of the stuff I have seen posted. I just wish I had younger children or girls for some of the stuff- but I'm sure they will find something for my young men! I'm not worried!
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #44
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Congrats on getting to be part of the BigGive! I'm excited to see what those DISboutiquers make for your boys. They are so creative!

I loved what you said about your boys. You're such a great mom! That's obvious. After my Madison was born (she's my first) and we were ready for #2, I truly wanted another girl because she'd been so much fun. But God said otherwise and I got Ty. I never dreamed boys could be so sweet to their mamas!! I love having both, but it really doesn't matter. Once they're here they are a part of your heart, no matter whether boy or girl. And I am willing to bet that you are going to be blessed with lots of grandaughters and some amazing daughters-in-law!

I'm glad Nathan is out of PE. I've known lots of coaches/PE teachers who push that way and it sounds like you've made a safe decision! His running away from that coach made me laugh!!
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Jumping in to follow your trip report. Your boys sound great, and so does your husband. I had a girl, who hates pink. So I still don't get to do bows or polish. We love them all just the same don't we!
I'm glad Nathan is out of PE. We have a new teacher this year too, so it was back to the nurse and principal to get my daughter out of the heat and strenuous "health test". She has an AVP that can lead to her passing out when she is out of breath or overheated. We love our cardiologist, but we have to drive almost three hours to get there for appts. So I understand!!!!!
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