Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Okay, if you can't tell by now, I don't update this blog anymore. If you want to stay current on the crazy happenings of the Groves's, find me on Facebook; it's become my new medium of choice. Catch ya lata'!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Family Pictures

Sorry it's taken so long to get these up. We actually got these done a couple of months ago, so they're a tad outdated now. I'll try to get some more recent ones up soon.

Sunday, November 25, 2007


I'm at the library right now...typing this post when I should be working on a paper. But that's what I've been doing for the last two hours and I just needed a break. Without detailing my schedule, let me just say that for the next two weeks I will be the craziest person on the planet...or in the universe. Don't wanna leave out the astronauts. I have so much coming up...presentations, papers, pictures, ponies...okay, no ponies (it started with a "p"). I'm going nuts.

But in a few will all be over. I'll have a break. If I had a dollar for every time I've broken down crying this semester thinking about how badly I want to quit...I'd have three dollars. Wow, that cliche really didn't help my point. I've been stressed, that's the point. And I'm really getting pinched right now and I just want to make it through. So if you're reading this and you think about it, please pray for me. I've never been busier in my life and I think this is God's way of showing me how much I can really handle. I want to just say "Okay, I get it!" Well, here's to hoping I make it through. I feel so behind. And I've probably neglected this blog for so long that my (few) readers have abandoned me. Well, if you're bored and you've stumbled onto this post...please think of me and pray for me. Thanks to the devoted few.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Super Quick Update

I had orientations for my assistantship on Thursday and Friday and I got a surprise. I found out that I was chosen for the Presidential GA, but I failed to receive that letter in the mail. Dr. Hanlon (graduate coordinator) said that "the wires got grossed in the grad department." So, this is supposed to be an honor because it is a "highly coveted position and only a handful of students are given Presidential assistantships University-wide." But, most of you know that I worry and have problems with anxiety about everything. So, what was going on in my head? "Oh no, I had everything planned out as far as childcare and trying to predict what the future would hold and now I'm going to have different duties/meet new people/have to figure out what's going on!" I was told that this would be good for me however because it provides more flexibility. But I get nervous about meeting new people in the academic world and now my mind is in overdrive thinking that they're all going to have some standard in mind about what a Presidential assistant is supposed to be like and I just won't measure up. I hope I'm good enough for the job.

Sorry that's such a jumbled mess! I guess what I'm asking you to do is pray for me. I have so many self-doubts and I can't shake them off very well. I never think I'm good enough or smart enough to do anything that actually requires thinking power. This may surprise you because I have been in school for awhile but I really get nervous thinking about what lies ahead for me. So, if you could pray that I keep my sanity and that I don't forget that God is always there...I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

More adorable baby pics...

Mr. McChubbums...our chubby little monkey. Isn't he so cute?
OH OH OH...the ACHOO came next...I guess he takes after his daddy because he sneezes a lot!!! This is a picture of Riley's first four-wheeler's really starting him young.

Such a happy boy! He just looked really cute in his little OshKosh outfit.

My boys...yep, they're buds for life. I love them sooo much!!!!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Rockabye baby..

Well, yesterday was Riley's celebration of having been in the world for 2 months...and how does he get rewarded? Shots!! I seriously think today was the saddest and hardest day of my life. The poor boy's eyes shot open and he immediately started screaming...and whose face did he see? Mommy's!!! I hope he's not scarred for life now. I hope he doesn't associate pain with my face. It was so sad. But on a brighter note, he's up to 12 lbs. 7 oz. and he's 22 1/2 inches long. Doc says he looks good, getting a little "pudgy." But I think he meant that in a good way.

On July 18th little Mr. Riley slept all night long. And by all night I mean all night, not the 5 hours doctors try to pass off as "all night." He slept from 10 pm to 7am. 9 hours. It would have been the first night in months that I'd slept all night long...but alas..the new mother woke up at 5:30 in a panic wondering why he hadn't woken up yet. But then again, 7 1/2 hours is all night isn't it? Ha! I was happy but it was just bittersweet. All this means is that he's growing up isn't it? That's sad. He's already growing out of outfits. So I have to look at his clothes with a tear and think to myself, "He's never going to wear this again." Sniffle sniffle. But we've had so much fun with him along the way. So enough of my rambling, here are some more pictures of our handsome little boy:

Sure does look like he's up to something here.

He's found his thumb! Much to Daddy's dismay!!

I asked him what he thought of his bath.

We tried to capture the pout.

He's pointing out what his shirt says: "Good things come in small packages."

He's such a sweet baby! Now I have to go get him because he's screaming..just kidding.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More pictures of the little cutie...

He never stops making us laugh! We love all of his faces!

This is his grumpy old man face. Isn't he good?

Laughing at his silly mommy.

Hangin' with Daddy in his monkey jammies.

Auditioning for the next Bond.
He's so much fun!!!