Monday, September 27, 2010


You guys ever just have one of those moments where you let it all sink in and, I am happy! I had one of those awwww moments yesterday. Robby and were both stretched out on the living room floor on a blanket with Bobby in between us playing and giggling...and at that moment...LIFE just felt good. My family was together and happy, the house was clean, the laundry was done, dinner was in the oven, the weather was beautiful, I had a new fall candle burning, the fall decorations were up, and there were little chihuahua tails wagging as they ran around us on the floor. It was just a great feeling!!

It was a great weekend! We had just a few things to do (enough to keep you content, but not enough to stress you out) and we spent the rest of the weekend dinking around. We finally planted Bobby's baptism tree (thanks Aunt Skye and Uncle Chip), we ate out wayyy to many times, we watched the OU game (Boomer!), we had lots of play and snuggle time with Bobby, and I even went and did Race for the Cure with my good friend Amanda (our company sponsored us, thanks DCP).

I felt like I was playing "Its a great day to be alive" Travis Tritt in my head as my own soundtrack.

"Why can't everyday be just this good"????

more pics

Bobby did the Race for the Cure with me on Saturday morning...the weather was beautiful and he LOVED riding along watching all the people!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Giggly Bobby

Daddy let mommy sleep in this morning and when I got up Bobby and daddy had found the cutest little game! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 24: Whatever tickles your fancy

Bobby has not one...but TWO teeth now!!! The bottom middle two...the one on the right is a little bit ahead of the other, but I think they came in within a day of each other (I actually think the first one came up on his 5th month birthday, 9/22/10). Grandma noticed and called me at work yesterday to tell me. I am jealous that I wasn't the first one to see...but its my own fault because I had not been checking daily for them either. I guess she had been! Anyway...sorry no pictures yet.

My little boy is growing up toooooo fast!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We need some recent Bobby pics!

Grabbing that truck with BOTH HANDS!!! gooo bobby!

Day 23: Youtube Video

My wild brother in law Kevin (the skinny one) and his buddy dressed up and acted out the SNL Chris Farley/Patrick Swayze Chippendales skit at a huge hockey game down in South Texas. Yes, they are crazy! It was hilarious though!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day 21: Recipe

EASY Chicken and Noodles
(I am not declaring this the BEST recipe ever...but it's so quick and all the working mom's I know love having these kinds of recipes on hand! And these ingredients never go bad so you can keep them on hand for a long period of time and its ready to go at a moments notice).

One can of Chicken Broth
One can of Cream of Chicken
One can of Tyson Chunks of Chicken (buying name brand of this is worth it...its good chicken).
Dried Egg Noodles

Dump all of these together in a pot and heat up for like 10-15 minutes (Get it to boiling then I usually turn it down to just low to let the egg noodles soften).

Add some sides of instant mashed potates, some green beans, and a roll and wah lah! DINNER!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Day 17: An art piece...

Ok I totally am not into this one at all...haven't been into alot of these lately! We should have advised the challenge list to more interesting terms before we started this! Anyway I can't think of any "art" that strikes my I am going to with my favorite professional picture (and its not even my dog!!! its Chelse's! but this picture always WOW'd crisp, so cute, so neat. I have constantly wished I would do this type of portraits of my own dog ever since...but I know they wouldn't ever sit still or cooperate long enough to get this fancy of a picture. Soooo here's to Dutch...RIP.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This deserves a whole post all to itself!


Day 16: Song that makes you cry...

This song gets me weepy EVERY SINGLE TIME I hear it! I cry of the sadness that this poor innocent child was put through...but it turns to happy tears as soon as the song says "to a new mom and dad kisses and hugs everyday". I LOVE that part! I love thinking of a neglected child finally feeling love! and getting adored! My feelings are even ten times stronger now since I have become a mom. I can not bare the thought of a child being ignored...I kiss Bobby no joke 800 times a day...Robby says I am going to make him weird because I kiss him THAT much. I adore him and I want to show him my love!

John Michael Montgomery: The Little Girl

Her parents never took the young girl to church

Never spoke of His name
Never read her His word
Two non-believers walking lost in this world
Took their baby with them
What a sad little girl

Her daddy drank all day and mommy did drugs
Never wanted to play
Or give kisses and hugs
She'd watch the TV and sit there on the couch
While her mom fell asleep
And her daddy went out

And the drinking and the fighting
just got worse every night
Behind their couch she'd be hiding
Oh what a sad little life
And like it always does, the bad just got worse
With every slap and every curse
Until her daddy in a drunk rage one night
Used a gun on her mom and then took his life

And some people from the city took the girl far away
To a new mom and a new dad
kisses and hugs everyday
Her first day of Sunday school the teacher walked in
And a small little girl
Stared at a picture of Him

She said I know that man up there on that cross
I don't know His name
But I know He got off
Cause He was there in my old house
and held me close to His side
As I hid there behind our couch
The night that my parents died

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day 16: Fanfic

All & Sundry...hands down for me. I have been an avid reader of hers for years now...I even find myself annoyed when she has a busy weekend or is on a trip and hasn't posted like every single day. She is just someone I look up too. She's so motivated about life, so funny, so talented, so inspiring. I've read about her for so long and she lets you feel so involved in her life that I truly feel like it is someone I know...or a distant relative of mine or something. I even tend to tell my husband funny stories about their family when I chatter on about my day (like Dylan eating dog hair when he is angry etc). When I first got pregnant and wanted to do nothing but think and talk babies...what did I do? Go back to Sundry's older blog entries when she first got pregnant with Riley. She has just got a post for everything. She is just a cornerstone of the blog world for me. I always wonder if she knows how adored she is???? hmmm

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 14: Nonfiction book...borrrrrring.

The Bible! Duh...I sat here racking my brain...hello! easy answer!

Monday, September 13, 2010

A few favorites...

Yesterday was Bobby's big day! He was baptized! Family traveled from far and wide to witness this blessed event. My sweet boy doesn't even realized how adored he is! He behaved beautifully all through the service though of course pretending to be so innocent and quiet whenever there is any kind of audience paying attention to him, and the rest of the day went off without a hitch as well. It was simply other way to describe it. I was thrilled.

My sweet girlfriend Amanda was kind enough to spend some of her precious weekend time away from her family to come document some of my memories for me. I can't thank her enough...the pictures are beautiful! I am so lucky you are willing to share your talent!

Here are some of my favorites! (in no particular order)

Day 13: A fictional book...

Well I don't really count this as a fictional book. But its my favorite Children's book. My sister Alison gave me it...and I will cherish it always.

Can I have a redo?!?!?

I now have a better version of a "recent picture of me".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 12: Whatever Tickles your fancy...

My spoiled rotten, completely adored, little rodents. aka..."my girls".

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Day 11: A photo taken of you recently...

This was the ONLY picture we got of us together before he got fussy. DANG IT!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Day 10: A photo taken of you over ten years ago.

Well I don't have any photos that date back that far (did we even have digital camera's back then)? So I will just post the furthest back picture I have saved on this computer.

Guess this is would have been December 3rd, 2005.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Day 9: A photo you took...

I am by far going to be the least impressive picture out of the blogger challenge bunch...but oh well, I don't even pretend to know what I am doing. Maybe one of these days I will have time to actually learn how to take a picture but for now if I can just get my focal points to just sit still long enough for my slow ass shutter speed to capture them...then I am happy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 8: Photo that makes you sad...

This is an easy one for me, obviously. Most of you know that I just lost my beloved gramp a couple of months ago. He and I were very close, and my heart is still broken grieving this loss. This is the last picture I have of us together...when he got to meet his great grandson. "Little Chief" as he liked to call him (he was always obsessed with Robby being Indian and called Robby the "Big Chief").

RIP are missed.

AWE gah...I can't keep the tears away....WHO thought of THIS post challenge item. EVIL!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Day 7: A photo that makes you happy...

Of course my angel makes me instantly happy...and this picture captures his spirit. Just so happy and tickled...flashing momma his biggest grin. Just loving life!

Day 6: Whatever Tickles Your Fancy

Oops...I'm a day late! Slacking on our challenge already and it's only day 6! Story of my life! Ok soooo lets get right into it, of course my first thought of a Tickle My Fancy item is obviously going to be Bobby, but I know you guys probably already figured instead I chose something else that pleases me to NO END.


The Christmas season is MY FAVORITE time of year. From the second Thanksgiving is over till about New Years Eve...I am blaring Christmas music in my car every second (no matter how many fights it causes between me and the hubby). I love everything about the season, the glowing lights, shopping for that perfect gift for each person, wrapping presents, warm clothes and winter weather (hopefully snow!), fireplaces, seeing everyone's glowing tree in their windows, Christmas hymns at church, Christmas cookies and goodies, the Christmas movies on TV (who doesn't like seeing an annual viewing of Home Alone, or Grizwalts Christmas Vacation?). Just walking through Hobby Lobby and seeing Christmas decorations instantly puts me in a better mood and gets me excited.

And this year is going to be the BEST year yet cause now I have a little one to shop for and spoil! (I am sure he will be decked out in Christmas'y sleeper pajamas every night and go to bed by the glow of his own miniature Christmas tree in his nursery). But most of all I can NOT wait to rediscover all the wonders and excitement of Christmas through his eyes in the next couple of years....and we can create traditions of our own to carry on each season.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Day 5: Favorite Quote

Well I am not technically going to use a quote...its a bible verse. But it means THE WORLD to me. I am sure most of you understand why.

Psalm 139:13-16
13- For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14- I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15- My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16- your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 4: Favorite Book

Well this is an easy one...and I am sure most people in America agree. Twilight. The original. Its a couple years old now and I kinda burnt out on the actual movies (cause none of the movies even come close to comparing to the books). But I have never had a book interest and excite me to read more than the original story of the first Twilight book. I think I read it in like 3 days flat...which is highly unusual for someone that never had an interest in reading before (besides US Weekly of course). :-D

Friday, September 3, 2010

Day 3 Favorite TV show

I (like everyone else I'm sure) go through phases of what my favorite TV show is. I tend to get obsessed with certain show until I have run it in the ground and seen EVERY episode and then the phase is over and I can't stand to watch that show ever again. I have repeated this pattern with King of the Hill, That 70's Show, King of Queens, Fraiser, Intervention, Everybody Loves Raymond...and of course Friends. Then for years I would have said American Idol was my favorite...but last year I just didn't enjoy it like I used too. Lets hope with all the changes this year things will be more interesting. But then on the other hand without Simon I am not sure the show won't die. Any who I am getting off subject...I am just going to go with my CURRENT favorite show. Probably "Bethany Getting Married". I am not just over the top crazy for it or anything BUT I am basing my whole decision on the fact that this is the only show that I actually care to focus on for any length of time. Since having Bobby, TV is last priority...I have so many things on the never ending to-do list that if I get a minute to myself while the baby naps or something...sitting down in the living room is never going to happen. Eating, laundry, cleaning up the kitchen, pumping, taking a shower...those are the options that I have on break time from the baby. And almost all of them have to take action at lighting speed cause you never know how long you are going to get.

Almost forgot, I do love me some Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I squeal when we get a quick shot of Mason...he is sooo CUTE! (that's what I enjoy about Bethany too...watching her with the new baby! You can tell what I find interesting currently).

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Day 2 Favorite Movie

Well I am sorry I have to keep it short and sweet today cause I am running behind. But my all time favorite movie is (its embarrassing because its so cheesy but I can't deny it) Father of the Bride. I can watch it over and over and over again. Steve Martin is one of my favorites. And the whole movie is just about the good life. They have a beautiful home and they are so happy and I just love weddings and it was just a feel good movie that I never get sick of.

In close second place is Christmas Vacation (The Grizwalts). Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE christmas and I will watch this movie all year round to make myself in a good mood. I still laugh at everything even though I can mouth all the words myself along with it.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Favorite Song

A few of us blogger mom's (that's right, Tara is now a mommy too! congrats!!) have decided to embark on a 30 day blogging challenge. (Feel free to join along!) This is perfect for me...I need to get in a better habit of posting consistently. Anyway September 1st is day one!

Favorite song...well I am going to do one of each. My current favorite song is probably Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me". Every time I hear it, it just stops me in my tracks because I just relate to it so much in my own way. I wish I could go back into my childhood home sometimes and remember how it felt when my family was still whole...when things felt so much more simple. The house is just a shell but it holds so many wonderful memories for me...not just with family but also with my friends too (everyone would agree we spent a lot of time there as teenagers). It was really hard to let go and even though some of our family friends own it now and I could technically go see it any time I wanted to...I haven't been back in years...since we moved out actually. I think tears might follow!

But as for my ALL TIME favorite song...there is no doubt in my mind that Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". No other song in the world can make me as happy as this song. I listen to it almost daily. Its makes me look at the world in a different light...stop the smell the roses type of thing. I danced to this song with my father at my wedding. It just my favorite...