Wednesday, September 26, 2007


i am so honored to make this post. thirty seven years ago today my husbands parents (mom and dad r.) tied the knot. what an accomplishment, what a blessing! God sure knew what he was doing when he brought you two together. There is so much love between the two of you....God's love....selfless just pours out. i am so lucky to have been able to par-take in that love (still par-taking :)) what a great example you are. not only to us, but to the girls and everyone else who is watching. i watch, i've watched for a long time now. just seeing the two of you last night in the parking lot hand in hand. showering each other with love and respect. you fit together like a glove. the way you look at one another....when you dance. i love watching the two of you dance. so beautiful. you two are great. we don't tell you enough. mom, dad, thank you for your marriage, and for your gracious love. without it, i would not be married to your wonderful son whom i long to be married to for 37 years too(and them some.) we love you so much. we hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

18 mo

my sweet funny face. i could just eat you up. today my dear marks eighteen months of pure bliss! you are so darn cute, i can barely contain myself. i never knew that having a second child bring so much more love and laughter into our house. you are our little clown....spinning 'round and 'round then falling over on purpose, wearing your high heeled shoes, blowing lainey sized zerberts on my make me laugh. your big blue eyes and your big front teeth, sparse hair (very sparse on top...just like your daddy, but you do look just like him). just looking at you makes my heart swell. really swell! when you look up at me and smile, i absolutely melt....holding up your arms "mammy, mammy." you are my little buddy. i love you so much. i am so thankful for the gift of wonderful you!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

golden aspen

harley, harley, harley......they are every where. i am in ruidoso, new mexico visiting my in-laws. donna and i headed out yesterday morning to have a short but sweet weekend up in the mountains. this weekend is the golden aspen motorcycle rally. motorcycles from all over come to just hang out i guess. i'm not sure i really understand why, but it is pretty interesting. it truly is a site! it's just a good thing alan isn't here....he would get back on his "wanting a motorcycle" kick....and i don't think i could handle that again.

the weather is beautiful, no one is screaming or's quiet (with exception of the rumbling of the motorcycles.) i love my family so much, but this really is a much desired and needed little break. thank you. mommy will be home soon. love you alan, love you girls.

Monday, September 10, 2007


before.....(as you can see above that kylee was allowed....just this once, to color all over the counter tops. did i emphasize "just this once?")

before...white and very sterile. maybe not clean per say, but hospitalization or psych ward WHITE! but now there is more warmth, the room is more tied together. i felt like a little kid waiting for christmas morning to arrive. i can honestly say that i have hated those white counter tops....they showed everything, not to mention, not very fun to clean. i love the darker counter tops. and good bye nasty white porcelain sink, hello stainless steel. as much as i am loving the new counter tops i can't forget that they came with a price. several trips to lowes, a few thrown tools and plenty of nicks on my husbands head from those nasty child proof locks on the cabinets below the sink. my husband had a heck of a night. i can't thank you enough honey for did a great job. i thank you so very much.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

perfect fit

earlier this week i had the privilege of taking pictures of my cousins newest edition....sweet callie! i just loved these picture of her with her nini (alaina's nini too if you ask her.) such a sweet and beautiful baby. though her first week in this world was a little difficult everything has fallen right into place....bliss! we are all glad you are here, happy and healthy.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

little piggies

i know this may seem a little ridiculous, but i just had to do it. the poor girl has no hair on top, it's all in the back. she is all about looking "pretty." i asked her if she wanted "pretty hair," she said, "uh huh." i asked her if she wanted pretty toes and nails...."uh huh." you should have seen how proud she was to show daddy her nails...bent wrist and all (unfortunately after being in the pool a few hours later it all came off.) such a pretty little girl, and so darn funny. she really is a clown.

as for poor kylee, she is sick AGAIN! what is going on? i feel so bad when they are sick. please pray for her....and that the rest of us don't get it. if she still has a fever in the morning we will be one our way to the clinic....happy labor day. hope everyone else has a great holiday!

here's lookin' at you kid!