Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hope Pickard aka Child of God

Children of God
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. 1 John 3:1, 3

•Happy due date Hope
From this day on we will celebrate the day you went to be with Jesus, the day you became a true child of God (3/14/08)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Wow so I just realized that it has been a month since the last time I posted on my blog. Well lets see what has been going on this past 30+ days.

* I had a birthday (26yrs) and so did my sis (29yrs)
* Graydon got cuter, really he gets cuter by the day
* We got a puppy, Hershey
* I now work at FBC as the nursery coordinator
* Ty went to NM to visit his gma. Got stranded in Midland due to fog which forced me to drive on the interstate, not my cup-o-tea, but praise God made it in safe
* Dropped and broke my iphone Oops!
* Visited by Ty's gparents from Idaho
* We took a trip back to NM, stopping in Albq where we got to spend the night with my brother and sister-in-law and my most awesome nephew Asher. Spent a few days with Tys family and sadly went to his gma Jeans funeral. Met some family I had never met and that Ty hadn't seen in a long time. Propositioned with an illegal substance. NO!!!! We didn't accept but got a huge laugh about it.
*Went to Sutherland Farms pumpkin patch and had a blast
* Shipped G off to my moms house for the week. Whaaaaa I am sad. But he is having a blast!
* Got a new iphone YAY
* G is still gone :(

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, August 29, 2009

my plans vs. GOD'S PLANS

Today is Love Pickard's due date:
According to MY PLANS, today I WOULD be a mother of a 2.5 yr old (Graydon),
a 10mth old (Hope), and a newborn (Love)
According to GOD'S PLANS, today I AM the mother of a handsome 2.5 yr old (Graydon),
a 10mth old (Hope), and a precious baby (Love)
The two statements sound alike but God's plans were and are so much different from mine. My plans consisted of me holding Hope and Love with my son by my side but today it is God who holds my babies with THE SON by His side. I pictured my babies looking into their father's eyes but today they look into THE FATHER'S eyes. He is daily working in me to use the life and loss of Hope and Love to bring glory to HIS kingdom. My plans may not have been fulfilled but the plan of God is so fulfilling!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Few Words Wednesday

G will miss his Uncle Nane!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Future Plumber???

Now that is the cutest plumbers crack I have ever seen!

He bent over to pick something up and showed me the MOON!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Under WEAR???

Where is G?
Under where?


OH under there!

Horsin' Around

One of our favorite places to go is the Holloway Ranch. We try to go as much as possible to pet the horses, feed the cows, and shoot the deer!
This horse is named Stoney
I forgot this ones name....

What can I say I am a horses patoot!

This horse up front was a little sick but is better now!

Smile boys!


Graydon is just so excited to help daddy build his first lego front-end loader!

Working together to get the job done!

Be careful daddy and dont forget this little piece here!

Let me make sure dad put this together right!

Yep it's right! We make a good team!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mom Connection

Hey there Mama's! For those that don't know, Woodward MOPS has been changed to Mom Connection! We will do the same great stuff like fellowship, crafts, lessons, and of course eat yummy food. But this year we are expanding our horizons and looking to make a change in the lives of mothers and in our great community! I wish to encourage mothers (not just those with preschoolers) to come join us this year as we have awesome and exciting new things happening. Here is a schedule for our first semester of the MOM CONNECTION:

August 26th
September 9th
September 23rd
October 7th
October 21st
November 4th
November 18th
December 2nd
December 16th

Note that we will be meeting every other Wednesday this year! Be on the look for the MOM CONNECTION blog to up and running soon, there you will find schedules and upcoming events as well as pics from our meetings and contact info. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Asher

Today my nephew Asher turns one!
Happy Birthday Ashman WE LOVE YOU!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Family Pics from Cooperland

I titled this post "Family Pics from Cooperland" because we spent that time with family. The Rutledges have truely became family to us. We had a blast at the races and look forward to many more spent with ya'll. Here are a few fun pics we took along the way!

Graydon and Aspen
G watching the races! He loved it.

Bryton being Bryton. Gotta love him!

Aspen being the free spirit we all love!

Where is Bryton going in such a hurry?

Maybe to get a taste of G's snocone before it's gone...

Clint and Aspen

Aspen and Caelen

The gang MINUS me!

Cooperland Race

Bryton Rutledge

Bryton is the bike OUT FRONT!!!

Go Bryton Go!

Clint Rutledge

Clint is the bike OUT FRONT!!!
Go Clint Go!

Tyrel Pickard

Ty is the bike fixing to be OUT FRONT!!!

Go baby Go!


After the race

Oops how did that get on here?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday KD!

31 years ago (yes 31) Kara Dawn was born. What a great day that was, well I don't know that for sure cuz I wasn't born yet. It was actually 6 1/2 yrs after that I was born! Hee Hee. But put the age difference aside and what we have is an amazing friendship. K you have been there for me the past 2 yrs when I needed you so much. You make me laugh with all your quirky obsessions and cleaning hang-ups. I love ya and look forward to many more years of friendship. Hey in 6 1/2 yrs you can post about my 31st birthday!

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, July 10, 2009


We took this week to spend some time hanging out with the family and friends. We didn't do alot but that was the best part. Here is G sitting outside the camper ready for the fun to begin...

And this lovely pic Graydon snapped.

G ready to go hit the trails. He doesn't look thrilled but he actually really liked it.

Just a few of the deer we saw while riding around.

This was the visitor we had. G named him raccoon (go figure).

Ty and G spying on "Raccoon"

We were also joined by the Skubals. Here G and Otis are ready to be chauffeured around.

Me and fave girl EJ. I love this little girl and as you can tell she is fond of her Auntie Brandy too.