Saturday, November 21, 2009


Going to start listing on Saturday... Seven things I accomplished in the week.
It's something that I do with a great group of girls on another site. Figured I'd bring it over to this side of things.

1. Went to see New Moon (ha ha)
2. Went to Dillon's Thanksgiving feast at school.
3. Just hid Christmas presents in the attic.
4. I have all the kids shopping done this week. Just need to find a book for Cory and stocking stuffers.
5. Did lots of laundry
6. Going to go see Planet 51 (in half an hour)
7. Cleaned the living room. Got the clutter out.

And a pic from the last week!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I am going to get better!

Jeff deployed at the beginning of the month. Ick. He'll be home sometime in February.
Cory is doing well in school. Good grades and keeping busy with Forensics and Quiz Bowl.
Dillon is really enjoying school. Being onry as ever and loved playing football.
Maddie is crawling around like crazy and pulling up. It's pretty erie.
Me, Back to school and working like crazy. Our lives are hectic but we have fun.

Now for some much needed pictures:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009


Man I stink! It's been over a month since I posted anything!

School has started Dillon is in Pre-K, Cory is in eighth grade and Maddie is trying to crawl. I can't believe how fast time has gone and I am going to post a few pictures to summarize the last month and I swear I am going to get better. LOL

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fourth of July

I guess now that it is the 4th of August I should probably post the July 4th pictures! LOL
We went to Memphis for the weekend. Went to the zoo, Children's Museum of Memphis and Graceland. It will be tough for me to pick out my favorite pictures so I may do some now and some sporadically throughout the rest of the year. By the way. Cory was in New Mexico when we went... that is why he isn't in any of the photos. I'll have to upload pictures of him at the lake in NM.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lucas at Walter Reed - Update

Posts made by Lucas on Myspace:

First Post made 6/3:

Subject: Lucky to be alive!!!

So heres the latest update, for those of you who dont know. Friday night my truck was struck with a huge IED, which caused my truck to flip. Needless to say im pretty damn lucky i woke up. Im not really sure what happened, one minute i was driving down the road the next i was waking up as a bird was pickin us up. My gunner klug suffered back injuries as well as cutin his face up. My TC broke his jaw in two places and was knocked out. I was knocked out for close to thrity minutes, I fractured parts of my spine cut up my mouth and have scrapes and bruises all over. Lets just say im just glad I can walk still. Alright, Im now in our nations capital, at Walter Reed med center. Im not sure how long ill be here for, just wanted to fill you all in so you know whats going on. Im doing alright so no one worrie about that, I'll hopefully see you all soon.
Terrance manning


Subject: Finally up and walking

Hey everyone just an update for all of you. Im no longer in ICU and can now walk on my own. The good news, my back is ok, doesnt require surgery. Bad news, I have a big torso brace thing that looks ridiculous. I will have to wear this thing for about three months and then do another cat scan. Its gonna take close to 9 months to a year to fully recover, and in about six months their going to check and make sure Im not suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury. lame. But since I was knocked out for so long its a possiblity. I want to assure everyone that im ok and totally not changed, other than the fact it hurts to stand or walk or move lol. But really im ok, if luck holds out I could be home in a few weeks or sooner. More likely sometime in July though. I appreciate all the support you guys have shown me, it really helps with whats going on. I will continue to update you all as things unfold. Hit me up and let me know how your all doing. Terrance Lucas Manning Jr.

Latest thing I know:
I called his private room on Friday in ICU. According to the above he moved and I haven't been able to get the new number. I hope to get it today... As soon as I get the latest and greatest I will post it here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Dillon's latest funny quote:

He was sitting watching Maddie and then he looked at me and said:
You can't put Maddie back in your belly.

Me: Why not?

Dillon: Because I love her and I'll know if you put her back because your belly will get big again and I'll be mad because you put her back.

At least I know he doesn't want me to put her back. Most kids would say take the baby back to the hospital. Not Dillon!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Because I need to...

Because I need to update a bit. :)

We went to a Fish and Game Nature Center in Little Rock last weekend. Here are the three boys looking into one of the aquariums. I was a bit disappointed. Dillon loved it. He wants to fish so bad. We got him a pole yesterday to practice with. I wished it could have been bigger with the time it took us to drive down there and back. We probably spent more time in the car than we did at the center itself.

Robby sent this blanket to Maddie. His girlfriend's mom made it and I love it. Dillon wanted to be a ham and have his picture taken and I love how blue Maddie's eyes are. i hope they stay this blue!!
Check out for more pictures

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just Because

Dillon picked this "outfit" out. Hee hee. A pink onesie and leg warmers.

Dillon wanted to be included in the comparison shots. He loves his sister. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Now if I could only get Cory to come out of his room. :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Week one with a new baby!!

It's been a week! :)
All Madelynn and I do is sleep and eat. ha ha

Dillon was a bit jealous when she first came home. You could see that he finally realized what it meant when he got a new sister. He is doing great now though. He kisses and hugs her good night. He wants me to feed her with a bottle. He doesn't understand why she doesn't eat with a bottle. He reads to her and sings to her too.

Cory is a teenager and thinking, great another baby. We know though that once she is able to interact with Cory he'll be more interested. Cory will be inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society this weekend. I'm not sure if Jeff will go or if I will go but we will try to take pictures.

Madelynn had her one week well visit today. I updated that information here: Be sure to check out how much she weighs and the doctor's information. She is still sleeping, eating and pooping. That's her update. LOL

Jeff has decided since he has some days off that he is going to build a pergola on our patio. I will take pictures tonight when he is finished and keep you up to date on how it's going.
As for me I am off to go get Dillon from daycare then come back and cook dinner. :)

Love you all!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009


April 16th at 6:17 am

8 pounds 3 ounces.... such a big girl. :)

Go to: for more information on her delivery! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Official Eviction Notice!

Well no news! :) I am dilated just 1/2 cm more. So I am 1 1/2 centimeters dilated and that is it!!

I asked what I should do come Monday if she's not here still and Dr. Chang said that we will induce on Tuesday the 21st.

If Madelynn decides not to come out on her own I will be induced on 4/21. So at the most I have one more week.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

More Easter Pictures!!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

The advantages of being in an earlier time zone is that our Easter festivities are complete. I've attached some pictures of the boys. We had to do everything early as it was starting to rain and we heard thunder boomers coming and they are supposed to be strong.
I've got more but they are just Dillon running around. Cory was "too old" for it so Dillon got to find his eggs too. LOL!