Thursday, July 11, 2013

Life, right now...

feels a bit like this.
(Benny the bunny after a bath.)
Sad.  And hard. 
Benny eventually dried and is once again a cute fur ball.  Life will do the same...well, you know what I mean. 
I hope Benny made you smile. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A night at the rodeo!

Day 59/365

On Sunday Brady got a new pair of boots.  Yesterday he brought home a free ticket to tonights rodeo...perfect timing!  Preston took him and his friend to watch the bucking bulls while Maddie and I painted her nails and watched Gnomeo and Juliet.  A great day was had by all!
I had to include this one of Maddie.  She completed this little puzzle 100% by herself in no time!

Our week so far

Day 54/365

Saturday we spent the day inside hoping Brady would be feeling better.
Day 55/365

Sunday we did a little shopping after church.  Brady was worn out and should probably have been at home.  Maddie wanted to be sleeping in the picture too.  ;)

Day 56/365

(I am so thankful for Preston!)

I took Brady to another Dr. on Monday because his fever still wasn't staying down and his cough sounded more congested. He got an antibiotic and was so much better on Tuesday. No fever and his cough was productive!
Day 57/365
Feeling much better!
Day 58/365

Yesterday Maddie and I had a lunch/play date with some friends! We enjoyed the beautiful signs that spring isn't too far behind.

Friday, February 22, 2013


Day 53/365

Brady's temperature was 101.4 when I picked him up from school.  4 full days of fighting a fever.  He crashed as soon as he got home.  I am hoping a weekend of rest at home is all he needs.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Feeling better

Day 51/365

Brady's fever was back to 101 after school, but with some Tylenol it was down in no time.  Other than the fever, he is still his same silly self!  

Let's get caught up!

Day 47/365
Saturday we spent a lot of time watching Maddie and Brady at their last Upward games.  They did great and had fun showing off for Grandpa and Grandma!
Day 48/365
Sunday was church and Farkle day. 

Preston and I enjoyed a movie while Farkle game 874 was going down.  Yaaaay for a date!

Day 49/365

Monday the kiddos were spoiled a little and they loved it a lot! 
Daisy wasn't tired so she got to snuggle with Uncle Preston while the other kiddos were in bed.
Thank you Grandpa and Grandma and cousins for coming to see us!!! 

Day 50/365

Brady was running a fever yesterday and Maddie woke up with an awful cough so they both stayed home from school.  I decided to take them to the Dr. because I didn't want them missing more school.  Turns out I paid $190 for him to tell me they have a cold.  :(  I should have given it more time.  Maddie's cough pretty much went away and I was able to keep Brady's fever down with cold medicine so they were both back to school today! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

A weekend with family!

Day 46/365

We get to have a fun filled weekend with cousins and Grandpa and Grandma!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's good to be silly!

Day 44/365

And they are so silly!  Here we are waiting to head into church tonight.  Despite having gained back 2 lb., it was a great day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ready to sing of love!

Day 43/365

Tonight Brady had a Valentine's program at school.  It was so cute!  He looks quite handsome in red too!

Monday, February 11, 2013


Day 42/365
Again I forgot to take pics throughout the day.  Today I cooked a roast, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, and cookies (the pull apart and bake kind) for some friends in our Sunday school class that just had a beautiful baby.  It was great to hold a tiny newborn again!  I'm pooped...have a wonderful night.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Handsome Harry and my loves!

Day 40/365

I was almost asleep last night when I remembered I didn't post a pic or even take a pic!  Soooo I just had to take one even though it's a silly one.  I fell asleep to Harrison Ford last night!  =D  It was either him or one of Preston're welcome.   ;-)
 Day 41/365

My loves!

Friday, February 8, 2013

It's greener on the other side.

Day 39/365
It was a beautiful sunny day out, so I had the kids soak up some rays while I cleaned out and vacuumed the car.  I can't believe our grass is turning green and the pasture beside our house is already's February, right? 


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Maybe a robe is the newest trend?

Day 38/365

As we were getting into the car to go pick up Brady from school I realize Miss Maddie has her robe on.  Ummm, ok.  I chose not to ask why or argue with her this time.  Instead I took a picture and laughed!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine's Day cards and other stuff...

Day 36/365

Brady struggles focusing while doing his math work (well really all subjects) and had a B on his report card once this year.  He was back up to an A on the last one, but it has taken some work.  If he brings home 100s he gets a "treat" of some sort.  Today he picked out a little bow and arrow from the Dollar General.  He tried to help Maddie figure it.
Confession:  I ate Double Stuffed Oreos for supper tonight.  Lol!  I wasn't really hungry but craving an I ate 4...280 calories worth!  They were SO GOOD dipped in milk, of course!  Tomorrow is my weigh-in for the week, will I have lost the two lbs. I gained last week or have added another.  I weigh everyday right now and am journaling it, so I am pretty sure I will be down the 2 and possible 1 more.  We shall see!
Here are the Vday cards I created using their pics and  I wish I had edited them differently because the coloring is off (especially on the printed out picture).  I will fold them in half, put Laffy Taffy in a clear bag, and then sew the folded pic to the top of the bag.  Cute!  I'll be sure to show off my final product.  ;-) 

Monday, February 4, 2013

V-day cards attempt #1

Day 35/365
I saw a really cute Valentine's Day card on a blog today and made an attempt to make them myself.  We will try again tomorrow!  Isn't she the cutest little thang! 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Sunday!

Day 34/365

I decided to go grocery shopping during the game, thinking it would be a super slow night at Walmart.  Nope, everyone else had that brilliant idea too.  :(

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My new toy!

Day 33/365

Preston took the day off which automatically made the day better! Plus we decided to get an iPad...finally! I am going to see if I get better pics with it than my phone. I sure hope so!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Touches of Maddie

Day 32/365
Once again I forgot to take some pics throughout our day, so I snuck into Maddie's room for another pic of her sleeping.  Since they were babies I have been taking pics of them sound asleep.  Tonight not only did I find her snuggling with Sniffles, but these two ponies, warm and cozy in one of Brady's old house slippers, caught my eye as well.  She is growing up too fast and I will one day miss finding her sweet little touches throughout the house.  Today she hung a piece of her "artwork" from my bathroom light switch...what touch of Maddie will I find tomorrow?

Thursday, January 31, 2013


Brady's kicks are really improving and he loves to show off!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

She stanks!

Guess who smells like she got a little too close to a skunk?  Gag!  She had a bath and smells a tiny bit better but we won't be snuggling anytime soon.  (Not that she sits still long enough to snuggle.)
I got a note in Maddie's backpack that said she has finished all the books for their curriculum and she is starting the advanced reading books now!  Whoooohooo!  I am a proud Momma!
I gained 2 lbs this week and what did I do, I ate whatever I wanted today.  Not good.  Up down up down up down...I have to move past this and pull myself together.  Tomorrow is a new day and I will do better.
Can you believe I have posted a pic (although mostly bad phone pics) everyday for almost a month?  Yaaaaay!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Maddie and Me

Day 29/365
I am so ready for spring break!  We need a little break from the day to day.