Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Brooks Birthday pics

Here are a couple of pictures from Brooks' birthday. That belly shot is his favorite present - bull riding belt!!! We have one serious bull riding and horse obsession around here. They play bullriding for hours. Brooks pretends to be D.J. Mauney (I think that is how you spell it) and he is riding "dippin dots" or "mud slinger" - Jax pulls open the gate. He says he is going to ride bulls when he gets big. Not if I can help it. If you know him, you know he'd try to ride one right now. He chased all the kids down the street this evening trying to rope them.

We had a really great day around here. Chris spent the day talking to his friends about hunting, washing his hunting clothes, and working. So he is pumped about "punishing" something. Okay so he is really pumped. Lets make that clear. The boys played together wonderfully and got to spend a lot of time outside with their friends so they are happy. I got to go to a huge garden center by myself, go running and watch Chris mow the yard with no shirt on. Good day for me too!!!!

Tomorrow we will be packing for our trip to Arkansas. Excited to see everyone. Excited for a night out without the kids on Friday.

Monday, September 24, 2007

San Antonio

The boys finally got to meet T-Bone!!!! They were so excited, until we got there. They were a little bit confused because they are used to watching him on the hunting shows and he has fake teeth in and a big floppy hat. After they got over it, Jax and T-bone became big buds. Jax spent the day in Academy with them at the promotion. Brooks spent half the day in the car with me sleeping. (I got a migrane - what are the chances. I get one or 2 a year and it had to be Saturday) Anyway we took T-bone to dinner and Jax wanted to sit by him not his daddy - shocker I know!!!!!!!!!!!! It was a fun little trip despite my headache. Luckily they only last about 4 hours but they are brutal during that time. I really liked San Antonio. Everything is flat where we live but San Antonio is the beginning of the hill country and it is really a neat place. We will have to go back and sightsee and go to Sea World.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Jax's annual picture in daddy's shirt

Brooks is 3!!!!!!!

Tomorrow my baby will be 3 years old. We are planning a fun day starting with presents and then a trip to Chuck E Cheese. We asked him where he wanted to go for his birthday and of coarse he said the rodeo, but there isn't one. His second choice is Chuck E. Cheese. I have added his yearly photos in his daddy's shirt. I will put Jax's on too. They grow so fast. They are so precious. I love these pictures though. I'll post birthday pics later.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Well, sorry to go so long without a post. We haven't been doing much - just hanging out. Of course we went to the pool Saturday and Sunday. Jax finally has the confidence and can swim pretty far in the deep pool. Brooks thinks he can swim and wants you to let go of him. So we do and then have to grab him.

We did go to church yesterday. It is still small, it is a new church. We liked it. It is a non-denominational church that eventually wants to build right by our neighborhood. The boys liked it too. Hopefully next Sunday they will go to the classes for the kids. Brooks wanted to go yesterday but Jax would not stay with him.

The boys are still doing pretty good in their beds. One of them usually ends up with us in the middle of the night. That is okay though, sooner or later they will stay.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Today is our 9th anniversary. I cannot believe it has been 9 years. Those of you in Arkansas should expect rain today. I think it has rained on our anniversary every year except one. Anyway, today I feel so blessed to be happily married to my best friend. I love him more and more every year. I adore him and am proud to be his wife.

We will spend the day with the boys. I am making Chris his favorite meal for dinner, homemade pizza and brownies.

I gave Chris a pedicure last night and the boys were all in the middle of it. They wanted it to be their turn. So funny. They looked so cute sitting there with their little feet in the pedicure thing. Chris took pictures. Maybe I'll get them posted later. Jax asked if he could get another pedicure when he woke up. Everyone likes a little pampering!!! Too funny.

Sleep report: ANOTHER FULL NIGHT IN THEIR ROOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We have a first

Unbelievable!!! The boys slept in their room for the first time last night. Chris and I stuck them in their beds after they went to sleep. I turned on the hallway light and their bathroom light and gave it a whirl. I expected to see them around midnight, but to my surprise, they stayed in there all night. I was beyond excited. I will let you know how it goes tonight.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Pool Pics

This was the best picture I got yesterday. They do not cooperate for pictures.

We had fun last night. One of our neighbors came by and we ended up playing outside until dark. As we were going in their kids said see you tomorrow at 5:15. I keep getting asked if it is 5:15 yet.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

End in sight!!!

Tomorrow Chris will be home. He has been in Dallas since Wednesday. It has been a long couple of days with my energetic boys. I am ready for a break. I am going straight to Walmart when he gets home. I hope our milk supply lasts until then. I have been trying to let them have some fun to pass the time. They spent 3 days playing in the mud, as you can see by the attached photos. There is only one lot left on our street so I figured it was fair game. We went to the pool yesterday and today. After Labor Day the pool went to weekends only, so we had to make the most of it. We spent about 8 hours swimming in 2 days. The three of us look like baked potatoes. I'll try to post swimming pictures tomorrow. I am going to finish up laundry, do a little more cleaning, then chill out for the rest of the night. Chat with you tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Well we took Mimi and Big Dad back to the airport yesterday. They were here a week, but it only seemed like a couple of days. We had a lot of fun though. We went to the pool a couple of times and the boys had a blast watching all of us go down the big slides.

Mom and I went shopping Friday and I found a ton of cute clothes to wear on vacation. I bought a huge bag of things from the Ann Taylor Loft - what a store. They had major sales and majorly cute things. I got 700.00 worth of clothes for 225.00, and I got cards to come back September 10th and get 100.00 off of a 200.00 purchase. Not bad either!!!! I haven't even mentioned the shoes. Dillards had 75% off. I bought several and so did mom. I think she made it home with all of her purchases without being overweight?? Anyway, I love a good deal and had to share.

Today they are coming to replace my dishwasher. It hasn't worked right from the beginning. I am going to be glad to get that taken care of.

I am also going to work on cleaning up my dining room. I put all of my decorating stuff up there and it is a mess. I want to set the boys school stuff up in there.