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 ;)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oh deer...

So we (daddy) are a little particular when it comes to Halloween and what Graydon will be dressed up as. So far he has been a turtle (crawling stage), dragon (mohawk hair stage), and a rodeo clown (obsession with all things cowboy-ish stage). This year Graydon has become very fond of hunting... aka roaming the house in his underwear "shooting" big bucks and loading them in his piecer. So it went without much discussion that G would be a buck for Halloween. Which in turn means mom had a big project on her hands. Going off an idea, a few pics, and a set of horns, a buck was born...

First came the hoodie with some cute ears, tail, and chest. Simple enough right??

Then came the antlers formed from a shoe box and pipe cleaners then dipped in epoxy...

Covered with felt...

And multiple attempts to attach and stay upright...

I would say it was worth it!

Yes, well worth it!!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

National Baby Loss Day

Today is one of the crapiest days on my calendar: National Baby Loss Remembrance Day. Today myself along with my family and so many others take time to remember the babies we hold in our hearts but never again in our arms. This day never gets any easier (or so it hasn't the past two years for me) because the love never ends. Today I long for my babies Hope and Love Pickard and remember my niece or nephew Baby Giroux, Baby Jaxxon, Baby Hayes, Baby Merritt, and Babies Dirks'. I pray peace over my husband who has lost his children, my son who has lost his siblings, my parents and in-laws who have lost their grandchildren, and my brother and sister who have lost their nieces or nephews. Baby loss goes so much deeper than just the parents! Below is a song that touches my heart and I hope it does yours as well. All the dreams we have for our children are nothing compared to the ones God is bringing forth in their lives! God bless my fellow angelmommies!

"I will carry you" by: Selah

There were photographs I wanted to take
Things I wanted to show you
Sing sweet lullabies, wipe your teary eyes
Who could love you like this?

People say that I am brave but I'm not
Truth is I'm barely hanging on
But there's a greater story
Written long before me
Because He loves you like this

So I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All my life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen me
To carry you

Such a short time
Such a long road
All this madness
But I know
That the silence
Has brought me to His voice
And He says

I've shown her photographs of time beginning
Walked her through the parted seas
Angel lullabies, no more teary eyes
Who could love her like this?

I will carry you
While your heart beats here
Long beyond the empty cradle
Through the coming years
I will carry you
All your life
And I will praise the One Who's chosen Me
To carry you


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Guy...

Who is Student of the Month??

This guy....