This is the story of the Ballard family down South. I married a guy named Derek. I'm enjoying him. We've been married for 12 years and have 3 great kids. Lake the oldest is 9, Mailey is 5 and Leila is 18 months. We live in Santa Clarita and love being around my family. I am adjusting to being a head coaches wife. He loves it and has an outstanding program. I've posted a link to his site. Take a look. We seem to be plugging through just fine. Here is just part of our story......
Sunday, December 21, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! WE LOVE YOU ALL!
Sherri took Jackson and Gracie, I took Mailey and Leila (Lake stayed home to spend some good quaility time with dad), and we took mom with us. We had a great time and loved spending time with Janine & Brian with their 3 awesome kids, and Mike and Jennifer with their 5 really cool kiddos. Its always so fun to get the cousins together. Lots of chaos but even more fun.
Leila really wanted to show some love to Gracie!
Having Fun? Not sure? You be the judge.
A few of the cousins trekking uphill after a good run.
Ashley & May! So cute.
Snow is not really my thing, but my girls sure do love it.
Mailey and her Oompa Loompas!
These cousins are all within 5 weeks of each other. This picture is hysterical.
We were going through our old Halloween costumes and of course the kids couldn't resist playing for a while. I loved watching them get so excited over the silliest things. There were a couple of priceless moments.
Mailey was having a very hard time hearing us for quite a while. We were giving her nose spray and allergy medicine. Anything to clear it up. It would clear up for a few weeks but then it would get worse. Dr. Sherman finally decided it was time to put tubes in. We were so excited for Mailey, but of course we were nervous too. We knew it was a very common and quick procedure, but still.....
The morning of the surgery. We were waiting to go in.
She is trying to put a brave face on. I'm not buying it.