Friday, February 27, 2009


It was so hot here yesterday that on our way into town this morning we noticed our Bradford Pears had bloomed.

Now I'm thinking they are thinking they should've waited a little longer to come out, it is so cold today.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We Heart Max

Our dog Max.

Journaling ~ One of the things Max loves to do is rolling in the grass. On this day he had it all over him.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What I Learned Today

I learned that Tom Jones is from Wales. I had no clue. He was on The View today & I guess that is the first time I have ever heard him speak. Who knew? Not me!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Next Karate Kid

Hannah entered her first sparring tournament today at her Karate Center. She was so nervous.

They are getting ready.

Facing her first opponent. She is friends with her. I think that would be weird, but it isn't to them. They did there thing and just went back to talking and giggling together.

In action! She won this round.

Facing her 2nd opponent. She is a year older and a head taller than Hannah. I don't think she is able to hang with her.

She is holding her own.

All done. Whew! glad that is over with.

So how did she do?

First place BAby! She was a little bit excited. She had eyed a trophy when we got there and she wanted it bad. They were letting the 1st place winners pick out their own trophy and she got the one she wanted, yea! All of the 1st place trophies belonged to the karate instuctor from when he was a little boy. I thought it was sweet and extra special.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Family picture of the Henrys taken on Christmas Day. I'm running out of pictures. Kids, you better watch out! Momma needs more pictures!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This is a 8x8 wall hanging I did for another challenge. We had to fill a butterfly with buttons, use flowers & bling. I've never in my life used this many buttons at one time for a project. I can see this being a great gift project for Hannah's friends.

Basketball is officially over for Colton and he starts baseball today along with after school practices. I only have 2 more nights to work at the concession stand. It has been nice to have extra spending money but I'm ready for it to be over.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Another challenge LO.

Ok Martha, I hope those pretty blue eyes help me win finally :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

25 Random Things About Me

I've read several blogs that listed random things about themselves and thought it was cool. So here are mine:

1. Politics was boring to me until the first presidential election I actually got to vote in. I voted for Ross Perot. That makes me laugh.
2. I have never voted Republican.
3. I can't stand Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh & Bill O'Reilly. It isn't that they have totally different political views, I just think they are bullies.
4. I think Michael Moore is brilliant. Go rent Sicko if you haven't seen it yet.
5. I can watch most chick flicks over and over and over and over again.
6. I wanted to name Colton "Tristan" from the movie Legends of the Fall. Brent wouldn't let me :)
7. I have a rose tattoo on my ankle & the only reason it is there is because Brent didn't want me to get one. (Don't ever tell me NOT to do something to my own body, ha!)

Man this is harder than I thought. I started this on 2/10/09 and now it's 2/15/09.

8. When I was little I "ran away from home" because my parents/sisters told me I never would. (Can you see a pattern?)
9. I played the piano when I was younger and now I only can do chopsticks. That is really sad to me.
10. I knew in my heart that Colton was a boy and Hannah was a girl when I was pregnant with them.
11. I cry at sappy commercials. The jewelry commercials during the holidays really get me going.
12. My first pet I can remember was a dog named Dandy Don after the Dallas Cowboy's player "Dandy" Don Meredith. We always said Dandy Don too, not Dandy or Don.
13. I can remember my first OU football game a long, long time ago. Our seats were so high up that when me and my sisters started going down to our seats we sat on our bottoms because the stairs were so steep.
14. I know so many quotes from Seinfeld it's scary. (Serenity now is my favorite.)
15. My great grandfather, on my mom's side, came to the US from Italy when he was a little boy. No wonder I love pasta so much.
16. I want to travel when the kids are grown.
17. I am somehow related to "Geronimo" the prominent Native American leader of the Chiricahua Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States and their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades.
18. My dad was my 7th grade math teacher. Can you say awwwwwkward!
19. I never knew my Grandpa Ward (my dad's dad). He died before I was born.
20. My older sister is only 5 months older than me. She was born in July '69, my parents adopted and got her in October '69, and I was born in December '69.
21. My mom is an only child so I have no aunts,uncles or cousins on that side of my family; only greats and second/third/fourth cousins.
22. I live in the smallest county in Oklahoma.
23. No offense to anyone but I hate that my birthday is the day after Christmas.
24. I can't ride big roller coasters or things that go round and round. I will throw up on you.
25. I love bra less weekends :)

So there you go. Just a few things about me. Exciting ain't it?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day (One Day Late)

Hope everybody had a great "lovie" weekend. I had to work all day at the concession stand (with cramps) yesterday so not so lovie here. But Hannah did bring in my gift from Brent, Colton and her. It brightened my day.

Got to do a LO today. It was for another challenge at AMR. I'm trying to get a princess blinkie. Hopefully one of these days :)

This is another picture I printed off of Hannah's memory stick. Those girls crack me up with all of the pictures they take when they get together. There is 6 years in between their ages but you would never know. Shae is so sweet to hang out with Hannah. It reads:

Cousins...are those childhood playmates who grow up to be forever friends.

P.S. It is going to me a long night. It is 11:15 at night and I've heard the coyotes running by yelping 3 times already. Man are those suckers loud and annoying.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mother/Daughter Day 2/8/09

Sunday Brent told me to be ready at 3 & he would take me out to dinner since I will be working all day long on Valentine's Day. So we were trying to decide where/what to do and I told him how about for your valentine's gift Hannah & I will go shopping and you won't have to go :). Well he jumped on that like a monkey on a cupcake. Although I do appreciate the thought. We ate at Cracker Barrel, walked around the mall where Hannah got to spend time in Claire's (I just read an article about businesses that would need a good 2009 or they probably wouldn't make it and Claire's was listed; I haven't told Hannah, she will be devastated.), checked out Target, BB&B & made a side trip to a scrapbooking store on the way home. We had a fun day. This is a LO I did of the picture we took before leaving for our day.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Back At It

After a long hiatus, moi finally got to complete a page. Woo hoo! I printed the picture from Hannah's camera. It's her and Shae being goofy in the car this past summer. I thought it was a great picture.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I'm Here

We are still alive, but sick. I got something Sunday morning and then Brent started feeling yuck on Tuesday. He is still in bed so I guess he isn't going in to work today. Everybody has had something except Hannah, knock on wood. Just a few more weeks of basketball thank you very much, but then baseball will start. Can't believe Valentine's Day is next Saturday (HINT HINT HINT BRENT).

I haven't done anything crafty in a week. I have some challenges to do at AMR so hopefully this weekend.