"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away."

4.30.2012

{un}blinded Eyes

Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people

I have definately had my eyes opened in the past month or so by reading scripture and encouragement from http://unveiledwife.com/. Through Jennifer, God has opened my heart to learning how to love my soon to be husband and forever companion and best friend. She has encouraged me to want to be a better wife, mother, daughter and simply a better Christian. I have realized that if and when I put God first and foremost in my life, everything else will fall into place.

I have many things that have been weighing heavily on my mind in recent times and let's all be realistic here, in this day and time, who doesn't? I guess my main goal that I want to accomplish is to let everyone know that Life isn't and prob never will be perfect, but if we all hang in there and pray daily for one another and continue uplifting and encouraging one another, we will make it through. I know in the past I have been guilty of wanting everyone to think my life is perfect. But really it isn't. I get more than stressed. I have three children. One with autism that tests my patience but in return teaches me so many things about life. A three year old daughter, whom is at the age that she is learning to be stubborn and trying to see how far she can get. She is definately showing me that I have to be strong in my discipline and stick to what I say. And of course our 7 month old little girl, that I want to teach the things that I've learned from my other two little ones the first go round. I have a fiance that has different opinions than myself. We don't always see eye to eye on everything, but at the end of the night I am still more in love with him than I was that morning when I opened my eyes. I want other women to know that through it all , Everything will be alright and that someone somewhere is praying for you and your struggles and thanking God for your triumphs. So, I hope that you will follow me through my up, downs, struggles, triumphs, sadnesses, joys, trials and all the other moments that I want to treasure in life. And even if no one is reading this, I am still encouraged to write it so I can look back for myself and see what I've overcome and reminisce over things that are mere bittersweet memories later.

4.21.2012

Insomnia... o how I loathe thee...

Can't sleep... not sure if it's the bug bites on my hands that are constantly itching, the endless thoughts in my mind, or possibly the fact that everyone else in the house is sleeping and it's well... Quiet. Most likely a combination of all three. So, let's play catch-up.

Monday, was probably a busy day but honestly I can't really remember. It seems like it has been forever ago.

Tuesday, I cleaned pretty much the entire day. Got a few groceries. Had a bit of an argument with Cody. Finally, crashed and got up again at 4:30 a.m. again on Wednesday to finish cleaning and preparing for our apartment inspection on Wednesday.

Wednesday, quickly changed clothes and got myself and all 3 little ones ready to go after cleaning for a full 3 and a half hrs and managing to get the entire house looking fairly spotless. Took the girls to my mom's. Met Kaeden's classmates and teachers at his school and rode the bus to Rainforest Adventures! Thoroughly enjoyed myself with my son and his class (although it rained and was a bit chilly). Came home, had passed our inspection with flying colors, and hurried back to my mom's to pick up the girls. I think this is the night I made the 'Taco Cupcakes'. Plain Chicken They turned out amazing and quite simple if I may say so myself.


Thursday, got up late. Ashtyn and London didnt feel well. Decided not to send Kaeden to school. wasted a bit of time although I have no idea where it went or what I did, and rushed to get the kids to Rachel so we would be on time for Cody to take his road test and get his license. Apparently I didnt rush enough cause I got lost and we ended up being late and missing it anyway :/ On the positive side we did go eat at la Carreta and ate way too much. Then went back to mom's and spent the remainder of the evening there.

Friday, once again, quickly got up and got myself and the kids ready. Took Kaeden to meet the bus. Dropped the girls off at mom's again. (yes i know, I am very thankful for my mom) I, then, drove to the main Head Start office and met with Ms. Trudy and we took a bus to Jefferson City to a luncheon. I have to say it was more than enjoyable and I had a great time! I absolutely loved the sweet little older ladies and the good company of the other mothers and teachers. We were entertained by a group of Head Start children :), a local aspiring musician, Travis Singleton www.travissingleton.com, and the food was absolutely amazing! Once back in Newport, I sold a few items that I had listed online and had just enough time to pick up Kaeden! Back to mom's. Back home. Trip to Walmart to get ink that I had already purchased that didnt work and to rent a movie that we didnt even watch.

finally Saturday, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The week is almost over. Been working on Wedding invitations all day. I am exhausted, and seems like I have a mild case of Insomnia at this moment in time.

4.13.2012

Hippity~Hop: Easter 2012


Our family Easter 2012
So Sunday was Easter and even though I'm a few days late I want to post about our fun filled day with the family! We enjoyed lunch @ mom and dad's just like we usually do each year. This year we had hotdogs and ham sandwiches. much more simple but with plenty of food and a lot less work :) It seems like every year we have more and more little ones. It seems that each family adds an addition each year. This year the new additions were Ethan (Derrick & Angie), London (Cody & I), and Dominic (Buddy & Rachel). I know that doesnt sound like many new little ones but when you look at the fact that they make 3 for each of our families, they add up lol.
Kaeden & Ashtyn eating the candy out of their eggs.
 Cody and Buddy hid all the eggs after Rachel filled them all with candy. All the kids enjoyed finding them and of course the candy didn't last long at all! I love all the Spring colors and the pretty dresses on Easter!

London's 1st Easter!







London was pretty good most of the day! She wasn't quite big enough yet to hunt eggs but next year I'm sure she will love it!


Mom loves doing Easter at her house I do believe. She enjoys all the time with the family.




Mom and I
Buddy and his mini me's !
This is the first year Buddy and Rachel have lived here and not just been here for a short vacation!


Three generations of Gunter's. 2012. Overall, Easter was a big success. I always enjoy family get-togethers. Sometimes it seems more like a family reunion lol.
Papaw, Buddy & the boys, Dad

Now to start preparing for our wedding and William's 3rd bday! Excitement :)

Cody, myself and our baby girl, London (7 months old)


4.12.2012

It's been awhile....Again :/

well, once again, it has been awhile since I've posted anything... well a lllooonnnggg while that is. Anyways, I or well I guess I should say "we" have been extremely busy with.. well, just life. haha I used the word 'well' many times in the first 2 sentences. Let's see, Cody and I have had our baby. Miss London Avery! She is already 7 months old. wow how the time flies. Kaeden started preschool in August and is nearly out now. As well as the fact that he was diagnosed with Autism... a disorder I kinda already knew he had. Ashtyn turned 3! My brother and his family moved back home (after having a new baby) and WE ARE GETTING MARRIED! yay!!! I'm really excited and couldn't be happier with the amazing man I am going to spend the rest of my life with! ok, so quickly, I have to go... Gotta get ready to go talk to the preacher about our wedding... but I promise this time I will be back sooner! like a lot sooner :) got lots of catching up to do!
Cody Trosclair, Fiance

Kaeden Makiah Davidson, Son

Ashtyn Shaide Davidson, Daughter

London Avery Trosclair, Daughter

Randy Gunter, Dad

Teresa Gunter, Mom

Randall (Buddy) Gunter, Brother

Rachel Gunter, Sister in law

Erika Young, Niece

William Gunter, Nephew

Dominic Gunter, Newphew







Ashley Bier
Jennifer Byer
Sharon Walker
Erica Scalf





Movie: P.S. I Love You
Colors in order: Black, Red, Brown, Green
Reality Shows: American Idol, Dancing with the Stars
Book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks and The Twilight Series