"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

Thursday, July 28, 2011


If the forbidden fruit tasted like ripe nectarines, I would have eaten it too. In fact, I don't know how Eve resisted it for so long. I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't been able to go to Walmart without smeeling and buying the wonderful peaches and nectarines. Aroma is the best sales tactic for me!

Today I walked by the produce and once again couldn't resist and bought 3 nectarines. I decided to share mine with Katie. Needless to say, she coudln't get enough...

Yes she was crying, but it's because she didn't want to suck on it. She wanted to eat it. I open the pouch and gave her little mushy bits and she was in heaven.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm so glad when daddy comes home.

For anyone who didn't know, Carson travels during the week and comes home on the weekends. Since we see him less often, we really make the most out of the time we are together. Don't get me wrong, we aren't going on huge outings, etc. We are just doing simple things together & I love it. Like I said in a previous post, we have spent a lot of time at the lake & fishing. We basically spend Saturday playing as an entire family. It's great!

Well, this last week Carson had me drive him to the airport & therefore, I had to pick him up on Friday. Since I was driving to the city(an hour away), I figured I would make a day out of it. My mother & sister-in-law went to a history museum with me. It was awesome. Here is a slew of pictures to show the fun we had.

This is some form of elephant. Isn't it creepy looking.

This is the largest skull ever found.


As you can see, it was awesome! Madi liked it, but Cal was scared to get close to the bones.

After the museum, we hit a few shops. Then it was off to the airport. YEAH!

We picked-up Carson and headed to this awesome little place for dinner. It's called Pops.

It's part gas station, part restraunt, all soda!

They have 600 different flavors of soda.

P.S. if you like really amazing, to die for chocolate milk shakes, I recommend you get the Double Fudge Milkshake at Pops.

All in all, it was a really great Friday, which led into a really great weekend.

oh what do you do in the summertime. . .

Other than our fab trip to Utah, here are a few things we've been doing this summer. . .

I must say we have spent a good amount of time swimming in the lakes here. It has been very helpful with the ridiculous heatwave we've been experiencing.

We enjoyed some fireworks on the 4th.

We've introduced Katie to solids.

We've definately enjoyed fishing! I can't wait to do this in the fall, when it's not quite so hot.

(Carson's pretending to eat a fish)

We've made tents for book reading and movie watching.

Spent plenty of time in the sprinkler & therefore mud.

We've made some fun crafts.

We've spent plent of time at parks.

(Katie's first big swing)

We have also visited the library and gone to lots of play group activities.

We have enjoyed our summer thus far. My kids are at such a fun age. I LOVE IT!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

He's a Real Boy!

This is the car seat we bought for Madi when she was a toddler.

Poor Cal has been riding in a pink seat for far to long.

This is what it looks like now... I made this cover out of an old shirt and jeans.
I don't think it can get any more "boy" than that & he loves it.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Trip to Utah

We went to Utah for 2 weeks. It was great!

(this is a 26in pizza we got at Lotsa Motsa)

The kids and I rode in the van with my parents. Carson had to work so he just flew in to Utah on the weekends. The 1st weekend was Father's Day weekend so we went camping with Carson's BF and my cousin (they are one and the same, aka Damon). It started out great. We had a great location & the weather was just perfect.

(Mosquitos in Utah were HORRIBLE! Poor Madi had 42 bites at one point on our trip. In this picture you will notice her puffy eyes. She had 1 bite on her right & 2 bites on her left eye. Poor Chicken!)

Footie Jammies with shoes, can they get any cutier? . . .

. . .Yes! They fell asleep holding hands.

Then it rained! As you can see from the pictures, we were surrounded by mud! We were driving my cousins Honda Civic & therefore, got stuck. Damon had to borrow and eventually buy a tow rope from someone at another campsite.By the time we were completely out, it had started to snow! Are you kidding me? In the end of June?!

Our kids got along really well. Madi and Ryann are 1 day apart in age.

I found them telling each other stories one the porch.

After spending time with the great grandparents, it was off to the wedding.

Laura and Josh got married in the Logan Temple. It was great!

Madi was pretending to fish with her balloon. Funny Girl.

This was the first time we had all the grandkids together. Grammy couldn't have been more pleased.

After the wedding we headed out to the Weber. (a family cabin)

Finally, after a few days of relaxing in the cool mountains, we headed home to this hot and dry summer in Oklahoma. We had a great time.

We miss you Utah!