"I AM NOT a woman who can always resist chocolate, wears make up to the pool, and has spotless floors all the time. But I am strong. I am invincible. I AM MOM." ~B.O.B

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dress #2

I'm loving making these.

Good thing, because I have about 7 more shirts to go.

Easter Weekend

We ended up going to my sister's house on Saturday for Easter festivities. The group there consisted of the following. . . my parents, my sister, Josie, and her husband, my brother, Nate, and his family and my little brother, Kit. We had a lot of fun! We died eggs, shot skeet, hunted for eggs, ate lots of food, played frisbee forever, and hung out. We really had a great day! Here are pictures to prove it.

I made matching skirts and ties for everyone. Carson's tie matches Katie's skirt. Cal's tie matches Madi's skirt. My skirt was different than both. However, all the skirt's had the same brown trim. I think we turned out super cute.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sewing Frenzy!

I've been compelled to sew. No imparticular reason. I just feel a need to make things.

For Easter I made the girls and myself a new skirt. This one is Madi's. They are all made out of different material, but the color scheam and trim are the same. I also want to make ties. (we'll see how that turns out.)

Carson was given a hand full of button up shirts that don't fit him. So, I decided to see if I could turn them into summer dresses for Madi. This is the first one I've completed. I think the straps are a little farther apart than I want, but other than that, I'm pretty pleased.

Madi doesn't look pleased because I made her try it on about 5 times (equal to a million for a 3yr old) I also sewed to pleats in the back down flat after i took this picture. It looks much better.

Happy Baby

Katie has been smiling for a while now. However, she never smiles for the camera. It took about 15 shots to get these two smiley pictures. I sure do think she's cute!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fish Fry Challenge!

Carson had this "great idea" to go to the local Steak and Catfish Barn. They have an all you can eat catfish challenge. You have all day to eat as many pieces of catfish along with two sides, you just can't through up. So far the most catfish eaten is 45 pieces. This challenge was also attempted by Adam Richman on Man vs. Food. He was only able to eat 29 pieces. Well, Carson thought it would be fun to "take them out of business" by having 6 adult males take the challenge all at once. Spouses and kids came along as well. We had such a good time. None of the women ordered catfish, but the food I had was SO GOOD!

2 hours, lots of fun, multiple drop outs, a few near throw-ups later we were done. I'm proud and embrassed to say I'm related to the top 2 eaters. Carson ate 27 pieces and my brother Nate ate 30 pieces. Gross!

I'm so proud to be an Okie!

Do you know this man?

I Don't!

I ate a FISH!!! (and liked it)

Last week we went to Josie's house for 2 fun filled days of fishing. We ended up catching a lot of sun fish, lots of large-mouth bass, and one catfish.

On day one we fished out of the little pond. It's pretty low right now. The kids thought it was great and played in the mud the whole time. Can you think of any childhood past-time that's more fun than that?

How hot is this man!!!?

Katie was great and slept the entire time.

(can life get better than this?)

Josie caught the first bass.

I caught the second.

Josie caught another one & then Madi caught the fourth one of the day.

We saved the bass & threw the rest back. When Roy got home he got the pleasure of cleaning and gutting the fish with Carson. The then breaded and fried them. They were quite tastey.

On day two, we went to the big pond. Carson had the first catch &, lucky him, it was a catfish.

This day wan't quite as fun, but we still had a good time. The reason it wasn't as fun as day one: we were already tired, the fish weren't biting as well, it was very hot, and there were ticks. (the big pond is in a very wooded area)

All in all we had a great time. We can't wait to go again!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

So we got hair cuts!

(well, the kids did)





I just liked this picture.