Friday, August 29, 2008

Blue Belt

Just 4 more belts until she gets to test for her black belt, yay!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


LO I did of Hannah swimming at MeMe and PaPa's house. This was her first year to really swim without using a lifejacket (finally)!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Christmas Mini Album

Didn't have the boys yesterday so I got this Chirstmas Mini Album done, yay! Now just to add pictures. It was a kit I bought at Tulsa.

Monday, August 25, 2008

CKC ~ Tulsa

Got back from CKC Tulsa on Saturday and I had so much fun. I really enjoyed both classes I took and will take more next year since I know what to expect. I did learn a couple of new things & got some really cute pages so I think it was worth it. Spent way to much $$$ at the vendor faire, but got things I don't have available here in our little town.

I met Kelly (born2scrap) from AMR. We had drinks Friday night then we ended up having one class together on Saturday. She is a sweetheart & her mom is a hoot!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Henry's

This is a page I did of Brent's family using the last of my Pink Paislee "Spring Fling" collection. I only have bits & pieces left :(


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back To School Page

Worked on back to school pages today. Hannah's page is still being worked on but I finished this for Colton. And he said cool when he saw it so I guess it is okay :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rain & Rainbows

Finally some rain. We desperately needed rain and my favorite things after rain is rainbows. You are can barely see it but we had a double rainbow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Back To School and A Happy Dance

School started today and a very happy YAY! from me. I love my kids but it was time for them to go back just for my mindset and I'm sure for their mindset too! It gives my scrapping area back to just me; another happy YAY! from me. I heard moans when I told them to go outside for pictures. I said you just better prepare to do this until you graduate from high school and they would be so kind or I'll be at college taking pictures of them on their first day too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Me Eating Pretzels

Haven't posted anything scrappy in a long time. Hope to get more things done when school starts back on Wednesday, YAY!!! Doing an album "About Me" challenge at AMR. Had to do a LO with toddler photos of me. Come to find out my parents were on a SLIDES kick when I was a toddler so no hard copy of pictures for that time. Went to my grandma's house and found these photos of me eating a pretzel. I could have chosen some that had me chugging beer but thought that would be inappropriate :). I love the way pictures used to be square and came with a border.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I'm Pleasantly Surprised

blog readability test

I saw this on a scrappy blog I visit. I thought my blog reading level would be much lower. See mom and dad, 2 years of college didn't go to waste.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


With diesel prices at $20/gallon new means of transportation is a must. Okay, diesel prices aren't that high but there getting close :). Anyway, a couple of years ago my father-in-law bought this little thing to toot around the farm in. It has a farm tag on it so he can drive it on the highway to get to other parts of their land to check cattle and what not.

That is Brent standing next to it.

And this is Brent's foot next to it's wheel.

Brent, my dad & another guy have this thing they do on Friday nights when high school football starts. They figure out who is playing the best game and that is where they go. Whoever drives gets their supper paid for by the other two. It was a pretty good deal until gas prices starting rising and rising and rising, but don't get me started on that.

Anyway, Lloyd told Brent he could borrow his ride when it was Brent's turn to drive, but it only holds 2 people in the front. So Lloyd threw a chair on the back for my dad.

How sweet is that? I have a feeling Brent won't be driving much this year!

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Weekend

So Friday afternoon we headed North to Brent's parents. They live about 1 1/2 hours away from us. Our niece, Ally, had surgery that day so we wanted to go up and make sure everybody was okay. Ally was in ICU a little longer than anticipated so we didn't go to the hospital. We wanted her to get her rest and her dad kept us updated. Here is a couple of pics of Brent and his family.

So starting in the back is Bryan (Brent's brother and Ally's dad). He came home for a good night's sleep and to teach Sunday school. He was just getting ready to leave for the hospital to give Traci (Bryan's wife and Ally's mom) a break. Next to Bryan is my Brent (cute ain't he). In the front is Brent's sister Becky. She lives in Seabrook, Texas and I text messaged her earlier to see if she knew a tropical storm was heading her way. They were almost home & is probably now battening down the hatches as I type (stay safe). Next to Becky is Brent's mom Darlene. She is very crafty. She sews, paints and I could go on & on. Next to her is Brent's dad Lloyd. Lloyd is a farmer & I'm worn out after hearing what all he does & in 100+ heat too. (Look Lloyd, I fixed your shirt.)

The Kids

Saturday morning I hear that Lloyd & Brent were going to go feed. Well I couldn't turn down a photo opportunity with my new camera (thanks honey) so I asked if I could tag along. I wanted to channel The Pioneer Woman
& take some pictures of the cows.

Hey Lloyd where you going? I guess he didn't know that I hadn't gotten out my camera yet. What was he thinking?

Oh you were getting some hay. Lord your fast. I was listening to Brent tell me a story about a fort. I will stay on my toes for now on.

Can I drive? Well can I stand on the back so I can give out the hay? Oh you want me inside the cab sitting in the middle. Fine!!!

Lloyd what is that shiny, orange thing? I think he pooted & I captured it on film um I mean pixels.

Here we are calling the cows. Never mind the bug guts on the windshield, remember I wasn't allowed to drive or stand on the back so this is the best I could do.

Didn't realize you could call cows but now I know.

Oh, they are getting closer. I guess we have something they like.

They couldn't wait, I guess the girls were hungry.

Lloyd, who is this lady hanging out of your truck?

And then I heard a ruckus across the road. When I turned to see what was up I saw this........

Glad those boys know how to build strong fences because the way they were moving I thought we were going to have a throw down over some hay. The crying and bawling was almost to much to handle.

If they would let me drive I would come over and give you some but Lloyd gave it all away. Don't feel to bad for the cows because I heard they had plenty to eat.

So off we go to check on a well to make sure it was still pumping water for the cows at another spot. Along the way we spotted 2 bulls trying to act all manly. I guess they were trying to "claim their territory". And let me tell you, neither one of them was going to give up. They were still at it when Lloyd and Darlene went to church. Silly boys.

Forgive me for the crappy picture. I was still in the middle but I knew with my awesome new camera (thanks honey) I could zoom in on the picture and fix it. Well I started zooming in and lord is that what I think it is? Yes it was. The bull on the left had a little something something hanging down. I was to busy watching them fight to notice. I'm not that good with photoshop yet! My brother-in-law Larry wanted me to really zoom in on it and have a "guess what this is" contest. Silly boy!

More from the farm tomorrow!