Thursday, December 27, 2012

Parker bright and early...

She is like this from 7:30 in the morning until 8:00 when she goes to bed! please tell me all of your children are like this!!....

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus!

ConocoPhillips Christmas party


handsome boys

We let Parker open one present early since mommy & daddy were opening their presents early.




The whole group

bahaha..we made them all open their presents one at a time. Last year is was complete chaos so this time we knew whose presents were whose and who they were from...

Kids didn't like our idea too much ;)

Dogsitting Molly..she loves Liam

Parker needed her picture with Coop

Presents at Papa'! I think this was her favorite gift!

Her loot

She started right away

brothers turn

Christmas morning! 
She received the dress she is wearing 2 days before from our friend Michael and his gf. Parker loves Michael so she loves this dress and asked for it as soon as she woke up this morning :)

He just loved eating the paper...poor baby is teething BAD!!

Daddy bought Parker her first charm bracelet with a bible charm!

Candyland! I love this game too ;)

More barbie clothes! Her poor barbies are naked so we always tell her they need clothes. So now they she has received some she has been telling everyone "now my barbies won't be nakey!!"

ahhh...this sweet handsome drooling thing is beyond precious!! So happy to have him here with us this Christmas!

Mommies twinkie

We finished off our Christmas festivities tonight with a cake & singing for Jesus' birthday!

Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

...Countdown to Christmas

I am definitely enjoying all the festivities, this time of year brings, much more than last year. I was nervous that even the site of my Christmas tree would send me to the toilet haha. Thankfully it doesn't because I love the Christmas tree lit up in the evenings.

We did start the Elf on the Shelf. We did it some last year but this sick momma never moved poor Patch and Parker was too young to understand at all. This year Tanner & I have tried to be more creative but sometimes you just have to hang him from something haha. I am running out of ideas!! And when I do think of a good one I can't do it because we will need to use that space or thing and can't touch the silly thing...I don't like that rule about it...I think I might omit that rule :)
So far he has invaded Parkers stickers and covered his body in them, drank her sprite in the fridge, wrote Parker a sweet message on the computer, gotten into Parkers candy jar, hung from the ceiling fan as well as any other object in the house he can hang from, took a bath with Barbie, etc.

On December 1st we started our Meaningful Christmas family devotional. I went to a party last year where we all made the ornaments pre party and then exchanged them and received a book at the party. Again, I was so sick that I didn't get to share the wonderful ornaments and book with Parker. Some of the ideas are hard to grasp but she looks forward to a new ornament each night and I love teaching her new thoughts about Christmas. My parents didn't teach me the real meaning behind Christmas when I was little. Nothing against my parents..they were amazing parents and we were blessed every Christmas and everday but I didn't learn about Jesus. I want Parker to know about Jesus and that he was born just like the rest of us and that we are celebrating his birthday! So we bought cake mix and icing and I'm hoping by having a party for him and singing Happy Birthday (her favorite) on Christmas will help her "get it".
The book
 Some of our ornaments!

Last Saturday we went to our Children's Christmas Party with our work. Parker was so excited to see Santa and then as we stood in line to see him she freaked!!! But she agreed to sit with Mrs. Clause while brother sat with Santa. I am waiting to see the pics from the photographer! 
That evening we went to the Christmas Parade downtown...Parker, Laney & Kip loved it!! Liam was fast asleep until he heard the big sirens and there went his siren ;) He stayed awake the rest of the time and watched the lights. Even the weather was perfect outside!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Stationery card
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5 Months

My sweet little boy turned 5 months this past Monday. I am a slacker and didn't get his 5 month picture taken yet...mainly because he got sick, then daddy, then Parker then me and I am just now feeling normal. Whew! We just all had this yucky stomach bug 2 months ago and it came back :( The joys of kids in daycare!
Back to my big boy! I took him into the dr on Tuesday since he had a yucky cough & vomit. Luckily it was nothing serious and his dr said he will be good to go after a little medicine for his cough. Well two days later it is still here but he is much happier. When we went in they weighed him because of the vomit and he weighed in at 19.4 so still gaining weight :)
Last week he decided he would pass on the rolling thing and try to sit up. He can now go minutes before tumbling over. He loves his mommy, daddy and sister and his face shows it when he sees us. He just lights up the room with his big smile. I can't get enough of this sweet guy! Hopefully I can get a 5 month picture before it's time for his 6 month.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Family Pictures

 Kristyn (Kristyn Rose Photography) photographed my good friend Ashley's wedding a couple months ago and I LOVE they way she works with the outside lighting.  I wanted to give her a shot & she blew me away! We literally showed up and it was crazy windy and I didn't plan well with my 4 month old. He was beyond ready for a nap so I knew it had to be quick. I asked her to just start shooting since we had to move fast. We were seriously back in the truck and leaving within 15 minutes!! WOW!! She was awesome!!
Look at the great shots she got in that amount of time + wind + fussy 4 month old.

My sweet family....

Loves taking pictures

I think they look alike!

My favorite little guy

Love this little girl

They definitely favor eachother :)

And daddy knows all the fun stuff

I love doing life with my best friend..

I could eat this chunky face up

My world!

Blessed with this sweet family of mine   :)

Friday, November 30, 2012

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

A friend of mine posted this one her facebook and I thought it would be a good share!
I love my sweet baby boy and though I am not ready for a lot of this I do pray that he grows to be the wonderful man his father is!

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

1. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from her that you can't give back.

2. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

3. Use careful aim when you pee. Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it some day.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. "Yes ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.

14. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private". Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

17. Be patriotic.

18. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Special video from Santa :)

We made one of these last year and Parker loved it and watched it over and over and over again. This is her new one and I can't wait to show her. She is finally getting the whole Christmas and Santa Clause thing. She thinks her elf, Patch, is hilarious. She already found him in the fridge drinking her sprite, hanging upside down on our fake plant and this morning he got into her candy jar and was eating a hershey kiss...silly Patch ;)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Stop & Shop

If you have time on Tuesday come by Hillcrest School on A Street. It is across from the open field that is part of the small airport. It is one building north of the ConocoPhillips buidling.
There will be many different vendors but not so big it is overwhelming. Stop by on your lunch break if you work all day!! They are even having a big bake sale..YUM!
Check out to learn more about the school.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Here we go again

A lot of times these blogs are probably really boring to someone who actually reads my stuff but it is so fun to look over the past few years and read them. I am so happy I do these to have reference. I spent a little bit this morning looking at posts from when Parker was just a few months old and it's crazy the stuff I already forgot. So if you ever wonder "why in the world is she writing about that"'s because I want to be able to look back on things that I obviously can't remember..I have a horrible memory.

So here is a blog that you could care less about but it helps me keep track :)
I started Weight Watchers yesterday to get off these last stubborn pounds. I knew I wrote about the last time I did weight watchers so I went back to see my progress then. I gained 50 with Parker and Weight Watchers along with West Texas Losers helped me shed those last pounds + more! This time my goal is just to get down to pre-pregnancy weight. I gained 60 pounds with Liam when I swore I would do better this round..ha. It's much more fun puting those pounds on! I lost the first 42 fairly easy just by not indulging in cokes, donuts, cookies and all the other stuff I crammed in my face. But these last 18 need to be worked off!! Weight Watchers worked last time so I knew I wanted to do that again but I also wanted to add in my It Works! stuff to help me get healthier and also to tighten up my tummy.

To go along with this I am also on a Lean Team at work for our Lean Team Challenge over the holidays. So I weighed in on Tuesday and began my diet...STARVING all day. STARVING ALL DAY yesterday and then again today! Last time it took me three days to get past the horrible hunger so I am almost there. But for now lots of veggies and fruit for me since they have a 0 point value on WW.