Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One day without shoes

One day, just one day without shoes to help raise the awareness that some kids don't have shoes...

I think we can manage that

For one day!


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Graydon Wayne

The day my life changed: FEBRUARY 9TH 2007


As I think back to those sleepless nights, one song sticks out in my mind. I used to sing Plumbs "In My Arms" to my fussy baby boy, often with tear filled eyes myself.

Plumb-In My Arms

Your baby blues so full of wonder
your curly cues your contagious smile
and as I watch you start to grow up
all I can do is hold you tight
Knowing clouds will rage
and storms will race in
but you will be safe in my arms
rains will pour down
waves will crash around
but you will be safe in my arms
Storybooks full of fairytales
of kings and queens
and the bluest skies
my heart is torn just in knowing
you'll someday soon see truth from lies
Castles they might crumble
dreams may not come true
but you are never all alone
because I will always, always love you

I still find it hard to express how much I love and adore my son. Life and love gets put into perspective when you lose a child or two. So I thank God daily for blessing me with Graydon and allowing me to carry him full term and have a happy healthy baby. If Hope and Love were here today, I know that G would be the best big brother. I may be partial but he is the most kind-hearted, loving, gentle, and gracious kid I have ever met. He truely amazes me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rootin' Tootin' 4th Birthday Party

The scene was set....

and so was the table!

The cowboys arrived and headed out back to the Pickard Range

There was some roppin'

Good job cowboy

Cowboy games

Getting the campfire ready

Weenie's a roastin'

Time for the gifts

Horse business

Sherriff cupcakes

Make a wish cowboy

Good grub

Just horsin' around



Thursday, January 6, 2011


Graydon's first class picture!

Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 Recap

So this year has been crazy and my blog has suffered immensely. Here is a recap of our 2010...


We celebrated Sister Loves 1st heavenly birthday. This is one of the few pics I have of me while pregnant with her.


Celebrated our lil' cowboy's 3rd birthday out on the ranch.

And Ty and I celebrated 5yrs of blissful marriage!


Sadly my Daddy passed away at the age of 53. I'm am so proud of the way my family and friends stepped up and stepped in to help us out during such a tragic time.


Easter in New Mexico.

First family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge (and part of Gs birthday present)

We all had a howling good time :)

Family reunion in Texas to celebrate my gparents 80th birthdays and anniversary. First time seeing my cousins in MANY years. "Everyone was there, nobody was missing!"


Happy Mothers Day

Swagger Wagon!!

G participated in his first VBS.


Happy Fathers Day

Paden Days in Paden Oklahoma.

I participated in a life changing event called Relay for Life.


Happy Birthday Tyrel

Our handsome little man at 3 1/2.

Auntie Mary received her "White Coat"

Celebrated cousin Asher's 2nd birthday in New Mexico.


Graydon got a 4-wheeler from his Nena and Papa.

And mastered his swimming skills!

First day of school. Woodward Christian Academy

Happy Birthday to me. Too old to count!

Student of the Month ;)

"Deer Truck" as G calls it.


Pumpkin Festival in Paden Oklahoma.

Graydon's first Homecoming Parade. Future King...

Halloween #1 with buddy Ben.

Halloween #2 as a BIG BUCK

Trip through Alabaster Caverns. Graydon loved the tiny bats, Mommy not so much!


Family Thanksgiving and fun out at the ranch.

Mom, Auntie B, and myself "horsin' around" with Stoney.

Graydon's first handprint turkey.


Tyrel and I on a hunt.

And look what I got!!! Ty got a monster as well but shhh I think mine is bigger ;)

G with Santa. He asked for a firetruck and ambulance.

Graydon was a manger cow in his first school play. He did very well.

School pictures. He sure is handsome!!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Christmastime has come and gone but the spirit remains within me.

Happy New Year 2011 ;)