Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Mom Behind the Boys

Dear Life,

5 Minutes for Mom is having their sixth annual Blog Party.  Sounds like so much fun...I just have to participate!  Sit back...take a few minutes to get to know the Mom behind the BOYS!

I am Tracy....Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend, trying to rediscover WHO I AM after 18 years of mommyhood!

(Isn't my sweetheart super handsome?)  I love that man up there so much...he is amazing...we have been married for almost 18 years  and it really feels like yesterday.

I have a senior in high school

And a Freshman

I'm sending one off to Hawaii for school in the summer....(sniff)
And the other is planning on working for the State Department!

I have one who is in 6th grade in Junior High and knows where he wants to for BYU and the Lakers...

I have a 4th grader
Who loves theater, dancing and singing....he's hilarious!

And I have my five year old....who will be starting Kindergarten in the fall...and has Spina Bifida.

Kids ranging from high school to preschool...keeps me busy. Having one that has "extras" keeps me extra busy.  

Now that I'm 40 (gasp), I'm trying to manage my health (ugh) and rediscover who I am and what I love  My health has become an issue as I have gained quite a bit of weight over the years.  I am determined to get rid of it and am in the process of seeing various doctors trying to figure out the best path for me.  Stay tuned on that's a process.  I have found myself becoming an advocate out of necessity; one of my children has ADD, and of course Kumaka and his health issues have really taught me that I am their first advocate, sometimes their only advocate.  Because of that I have discovered passion for advocacy.  I also have learned to appreciate challenges, difficulties, and hardships....they have taught me the best lessons in life.  My heart has been broken and bruised and lifted up again by a God who loves me.  Last but not least I love to write...hence my blog!  I want to change the world...well maybe my little portion of it!  I love the blog world...I have met amazing people...people who are supportive and loving from all over.  People I haven't met in person but people I call friends.

I am super excited to find out more about you all.....

Ultimate Blog Party 2012


  1. Hi Tracy
    I'm new to blogging, have two boys one of whom has Cerebral Palsy, and am of a similar vintage to you. I have been so encouraged reading the blogs of others who have special kids.

    1. Wow wow wow, you must stay busy!

      Your boys are all very handsome and your writing style drew me in. Call me a new follower from UBP :o)

  2. From one mom of boys to another -- I had to come over and check this out! I have four, but they're out of the nest pretty much now. Great to "meet" you!

  3. You have a beautiful family! Let me know when you get your dream novel written...I do love to read. :) Happy partying!

  4. Beautiful children! I am also a mom of boys (2 of them) Welcome to the UBP12! would love to have you come party with me

  5. Nice looking family. I came over from the Blog Party to introduce myself. I have 2 boys and just turned 50! You are young.

  6. I am dealing with age ranges too! I have a 15 y/o, a 11 y/o & a 2 y/o. My 2 y/o is a boy. After years of raising girls, I am very interested in hearing from a mom of a boy. Bookmarking your blog. Visiting from UBP 2012!

  7. What a beautiful family! And I love that you are sharing your story of a mom of older boys, it's inspiring to see!

  8. Nice to "meet" you!! Saying hi from UPB12. What a great story!!

  9. You have a beautiful family! I have five kids too, but only three of mine are boys. Nice to "meet" you! Just dropping by from The Ultimate Blog Party I am looking forward to networking with you and getting to know you better! I hope you have the opportunity to visit our blog!

  10. found you through UBP2012! I have four kids two boys, two girls. but they range in age from preschool to middle school so i feel ya there. i too am trying to lose weight and i have one son with ADD. :) we could be besties. ;)

  11. Hi! Stopping by from the UBP12! Looking forward to following your story. We have one (and possibly 2) with special needs - in process to get our older son evaluated at the end of summer. It's just nice to know, sometimes, that other people "get it" even if they have very different issues. Have a great day!

  12. Tracy, I bow at your awesome and stunning blog! Your family photos are so cool, were they taken in Hawaii?! 5 boys,and you can hold it all together, can you say just shy of sainthood in my book?! Stopping by and following via UBP12, but you found my blog first! Hugs to you, and your guys! Have a great week!

  13. Stopping by from UBP. What a handsome group of boys you have!

  14. Your entire family is just beautiful! I love that picture of you and your husband, hope you have it framed in your house :)

    Thanks for stopping by from the UBP, and thanks for the following, I am also your newest follower.
    And oh boy! Yes, a house full of boys! My husband has the opposite problem as he is the lone man amongst girls (I know he loves it because he is THE favorite) although maybe he would love to have a son. Not sure about that though, some days I think we are ready for one more, and some days my hands are so full the idea of one more scares me! Ha!

    So nice to meet you and I am looking forward to getting to know you :)

  15. Love your blog and positive attitude! Gorgeous family! Glad to meet you via UBP12 special needs linky. Look forward to reading more!

    My Whac-A-Mole Life

  16. You, my friend, are just adorable. Your dimples!!!

    What a lovely family you have. Having a large age range is so unique. We have that too. It's fun!

    Enjoy the party.

    1. Thank you! ((BLUSH))

      It is funny...and crazy!

      Am very much enjoying the party! :)

  17. Wow- you're busy.
    Stopping by from the UBP to say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  18. Wow, what a great post. You have a lovely family--and diverse! I definitely will follow you, because y'all sound interesting a fun! Here from the blog party. If you have a moment you can find me at

  19. Stopping by from UBP12. Your family is wonderful! Love all those boys! I'll stop back when I have more time, off to find ways to follow you.


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