Friday, May 22, 2015

Look Who Caught A Frog!

Grace caught a frog!
 There is nothing quite as funny
as watching a kid try to
catch a frog. It's really pretty cute. 
And I love it that all of our grand kids 
seem to love the outdoors - and nature!
We had so much fun camping!
I am looking forward to going again.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brilyn's First Dance Recital

Brilyn had her First
Dance Recital this past
weekend and she did 
Just look at that confidence!
 She really looked like
she was having fun, too!
 Isn't she just precious?
 We totally enjoyed watching
her perform! The pictures above
are from her tap routine
and I think her personality came
out more with that dance.
But - she did a ballet routine, too.
And she was amazing in it, too!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blessed in Oklahoma

We've been having
LOTS and LOTS of stormy weather! 
There have been reports of
tornadoes and tornado damage
and our facebook news feed 
was filled with pictures like THIS:

While our own photos look like this:
 Grace wanted to see a real tornado.
So, Uncle Deuce, who has done some storm
chasing showed her tornado videos
on his phone. When she saw the fierce
storms, her reply was,
"It's a good thing you're here. So, if a 
tornado does come, you can just chase it away!"

Wow! That's confidence!
I think this one story sort of
describes the faith of a child.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Relaxing Around The Campfire

The girls and I do
Keepers of the Faith
and we went camping last week
and worked on Keeper's Awards.
We had a great time
and I think they all learned
a few things....
and we had a little company!

While relaxing around the campfire
and making S'more's
a buffalo stopped by for a visit!
He looks small here, but he looked
much bigger as he approached 
our campsite.
So.... what do you do when a
buffalo becomes an 
uninvited guest!
 Run for it!
Jump in the car!
I think this was a campfire
the girls will not soon forget!
And - according to our neighbors
at the campsite next to ours 
the buffalo was in our campsite
in the middle of the night....
Just 3 feet from our tent!
They followed him, with their
flashlights and all and 
we slept right through it! 
Yes - we were that worn out!
It seems you sleep so much
better when you're
good and tired!

Monday, March 2, 2015

What I've Been Up To

I have been blogging 
less and less. 
I've been doing things,
I've just not been blogging 
about it. I'll probably
catch up someday,
but for now.... I thought I'd 
share some of what 
I have been up to.
 I have been taking a
Birth and Bereavement Doula Course.
I have no plant to open 
a doula business, I just thought
I might learn something that
would benefit the NILMDTS families
that I work with, and won
a scholarship, so I took the class.
For more info on it,
you can go HERE.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

Happy Birthday, Olivia!!!!
Olivia woke up this morning
to a nice little snow fall
and got to play in the snow!
Then she got to help her
Momma make her favorite
kind of cake.
A pineapple upside down cake.
Then she enjoyed some
fun at Chuck E Cheese!
And now she is probably 
celebrating with her family.
She had more presents
to open up tonight!
She is such a sweet, sweet girl!
I hope she has a very 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Asher & Brilyn at Chuck E Cheese

Asher is finally big enough
to really enjoy Chuck E. Cheese!
 He seems to be drawn to all of 
the "boyish" games..... you know, the 
ones with balls or cars, or dog bones!
 Brilyn likes ALL the games!
Especially the messy ones!
I think she has more fun playing 
in the water than she does
shooting her targets!
 But - on this particular day,
we were the only customers in 
the store. I love Chuck E Cheese
early in the day during the
middle of the week when we
can have the whole place
to ourselves.
 The kids seem to like it when
it's quiet, too. They got to
run around and win lots
and lots of tickets!
 And each of them got to choose
a prize. Brilyn got a cute little
Teddy Bear in a Chuck E Cheese hoodie!
And Asher got a cool new playground
ball with Chuck E Cheese 
on it. Both kids left happy and
just almost worn out enough 
for an afternoon nap!