Friday, November 26, 2010

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Charles Dickens, I couldn't explain 2010 better myself.

The lows have been low, but the highs have been high and although I love me a good roller coaster I am ready for this one to end. Kirk laughs when I tell him I feel bad everyone doesn't get to experience something like my accident. My renewed appreciation for LIFE and witnessing the power of prayer and all the truly everyday angels surrounding me has meant more then I could ever put into words.


*and special thanks to you Vess for letting me copy your blog (stopping further flak about my infrequent posts)

As I was heading out the door for work,
on a Wednesday night in the middle of September,
I got a call from my mom.
My sister had been hit by a car
and was being life-flighted to the hospital.

Brooke had just started an evening jog
and was crossing an intersection near her home.
The car didn't see her, didn't brake,
and hit her going 30mph.
She rolled up on the car
and broke the windshield.

At the scene, amazingly,
she was able to recall her phone number.
Her husband got the call from cops,
dropped their 3 kids off at a neighbor's,
and rushed to the scene.

When she first arrived at the hospital,
they were not allowing any family, even her husband,
to be with her or even check on her.
However, I work at the hospital she was flown too,
and I made my way back to her.

When I first saw her,
she was a bloody mess with missing and broken teeth.
She thought no one knew where she was
and was worried she was all alone.
She didn't know if she was driving a car,
if her kids had been involved in the accident,
she forgot her husband had been at the scene,
and she thought she was dying.
Being true to herself though, as I was leaving, she said,
"Tell everyone I am fine."

Through the miracle of modern technology,
hundreds of people across the country
were praying for Brooke within hours of the accident.
She received her own miracle when after a
CT scan, they were able to let her know she had
no internal bleeding (the biggest worry).

She had plenty of road rash,
a nice gash on her forehead,
and a smile that made you cringe.

But if you see her now,
you wouldn't even know
she had been in such a
traumatic accident.
She does have a lifetime
of oral surgeries to look forward to,
and is loving being back in braces.

We are all so grateful that Brooke was
blessed that night and for the many
miracles we were able to witness first hand.
We don't know what we would do without
our little Brookie.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Nothing like a little vacay and a whole lot of HUMIDITY to celebrate
Fathers Day and your 7th Anniversary.

Didn't realize we would be staying at the most "Haunted" hotel in New Orleans

Mama and Baby didn't seem to mine
and Kirk was just happy to have the nightly 10pm PB&J's and Piping Hot Cocoa

Bourbon Street

Garden District

Strolled back into the late 1800's. Fell in love. Snuck back at night to peek into lit up windows. Amazing.

Above ground cemetary in Garden District. Interesting or Creepy? Undecided.

Swamp Tour

Out on the Bayou

Cafe Du Monde Beignets
$2.14 for absolute indulgent deliciousness

A Po Boy for my Po Boy

For the Girl whose Junior research paper was based on Gone with the Wind, I couldn't get enough of the plantations. (Oak Alley Plantation)

Creole Laura Plantation (multi-colored houses belonged to the Creoles)

Easy Breezy in the Big Easy

Mississippi River

Sunday, May 30, 2010

School's Out!

3 kids to drag
2 times a day to the bus stop
5 days a week for
9 months

My Reward?

1 hour School Program
(to remind me that all this daily chaos is really worth it!)


Prince isn't the only male making purple look good.


There aren't words...

Allie . Grace . Molly . Landon

The fun thing about Joy School is getting to teach Gracie's class once a month. We had so much fun with this group that we are going to do it all over again next year!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Full of GLEE

3 little MIRACLES happened this past weekend:

1. I FINALLY scored tickets to Glee in just the nick-of-time
2. Forget about Finn... I have converted to Team Puck
3. Kirk is now a GLEEK (I just caught him downloading some of their songs on itunes, this makes it official)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Birth Date: March 5th 2010
Weight: 8lb. 13oz
Length: 21 and 3/4 inches

Looking scrawny next to Cousin Oliver who is 6 months his senior.

Gracie loves the new addition - but not the loss of attention!

"Mr. Personality"
All this kid wants to do is sleep! No interest in anything - not even his mama! All it takes is one difficult baby (sorry Parker) to know this a blessing.

And then there was three...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Halloween 2009

Purchase this delectable combo meal "to-go" for a very reasonable price!

Coombs Annual Halloween Party

Pumpkin Carving at Papa and Nana's

Halloween Night: After trick-or-treating through the neighborhood Grandma and Grandpa and Vess and Curtis came over for Chili Bowls (G's recipe of course).

But the most DELICIOUS treat of all was brand new BABY OLIVER!