Friday, August 28, 2009


Thanks to
Great way to spend a hot afternoon.
LJ is missing, she was at soccer.
Yes, I will make it up to her.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I would say no, but now maybe so?!?

I always say it is amazing we have four kids and none of them look alike.
I mean - I see families who have 2, 3, and 4 children that you could pick out of a crowd and match them together as siblings.
Now, I am looking at these pictures and have changed my mind, maybe.

What do you think???

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

slips, slides, and a few poses!

Just trying to still have fun in what is left of the summer sun!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a future photographer???

Watkins wanted for us to "get together" so he could take a few pictures.
They turned out pretty well.
Take a look.

All taken by our little man.
Pretty good for a 4 year old.

Monday, August 24, 2009

it has come to my attention......

several unnamed people seem to be offended by the confederate flag hat, so I am proud to display a new hat the little man has started enjoying wearing.
I hope this better suits everyone's tastes!
He is ready for hunting with his daddy, just a little early.

Friday, August 21, 2009

T.G.I.F and Bon Apetit!

Friday is FINALLY here, thank goodness for many reasons!
1. my family NEEDS clean clothes
2. I have to do something about the layer of dust in my house.
(ALOT more than usual due to sheet rock being put up in our bedroom this week)
3. I want to sleep past 5 a.m.
(no, for those of you that know - I just haven't been able to rise at 4 a.m. yet.)
4. I need to see some of my favorite people, who I have been missing since school started.
5. and I am HOPING for a little R&R!

Bon Apetit!
Cute movie I went to see with Ashleigh and Laura last night.
I would recommend it to you if you just need to see something to relax and laugh, a great way to spend a Thursday night with the girls.
JD has had LOTS of meetings this week due to his NEW jobs, and I was MORE than glad to hand over bath/homework/supper duty to him.
YES, everyone was asleep when I got home.
Thanks JD for giving me the night away.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"Nastics" correction gymnastics!

I was put in my place yesterday by our little Phelps on the way to "nastics".
On our way to her class I was just saying this -
"Nastics is going to be SO much fun with Ansley and Karis today!"
Phelps replied, "Momma you know it is GYMNASTICS, right?"
Well, yes this momma knows that is gymnastics and not "nastics" and I also know you are growing up way to fast!!
We have always called gymnastics - "nastics" until yesterday. :(
Baby girl is getting SO BIG!

Karis, Watkins, Phelps, and Ansley
Fun times at GYMNASTICS!
(yes, it is cool to take down your hair at gymnastics!)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a glimpse into B-U-S-Y!

Wednesday Schedule
(pay attention - or you will miss something)
3:30 - Phelps gymnastics
4 - LJ soccer workout
4 - KD piano
4:15 - Phelps pick-up from gymnastics
4:30 - pick up KD from piano
5 - pick up LJ from soccer workout
5 - Wednesday night supper at church
5:30 - choir for everyone
(I volunteer and teach a class!)
Got it - BUSY!!!

They keep us on our toes!
Looks like Watkins and I will spend an afternoon riding around Starkvegas in the Dumas bus.
I am sure he will be fine as long as I provide m and m's for him to snack on, and listen to his song
"Party Like It is Your Birthday"!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Girls RULE and boys DROOL!

I have a new found hobby for the past month or so -
I love it, but I am not that good.
Although good enough to beat the boys with the help (lots of it) from Ashleigh -
6 - 4
We are waiting on a second WIN when they agree to play us again!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The 3 Bs

"Little Sturgis"
We sat in front of Little Caesar's and watched the parade of motorcycles.
Watkins and Phelps were very excited, until they heard how LOUD they were!

Lots and Lots of motorcycles!
Katherine and Eric enjoying all the motorcycles even though it was
One lady on a motorcycle even threw candy.
We had 2 birthday parties to go to this weekend.
Baby Henry turned the big 1!

Check out this CUTE cake - made by his momma!
I am VERY impressed Laura!
Happy Birthday - Abby!
She turned the big 2!
(I forgot my camera, but the kids had a blast swimming, jumping, and boating in the water! All in their backyard - I'm jealous!)
Last night was the babies first time in their big bed!
They were SO excited - Phelps on the bottom bunk and Watkins on the top bunk!
Phelps said, "I will never get in your bed again because I love my bed."
Watkins did not make that announcement.
Good thing because he was snuggled up to me after about 2 hours in his bed.
I have to confess, I do like it!

Friday, August 14, 2009

monkey see - monkey do!

My parents just returned from a 10 day vacation in the mountains.
You know they had to bring something back for their grand-babies.
They are SO sweet!
The girls got cute bracelets, and Watkins this nice do-rag!

Of course, it is has become one of his favorite accessories these days!

Watkins LOVES his papa!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


got me thinking.
I really miss these sweet things!

This would have been a much better day if I could have done this.
Thank goodness Friday is less than 24 hours away!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

just a rollin' around

the skating rink!
Everybody had a blast one way or another at the skating rink!

Phelps and Watkins did more dancing than skating.
Katherine did more smiling than skating.
Lawson Joy spent more time skating and doing these kind of tricks than anyone there!
I had no idea how talented she was!