Sunday, May 23, 2010


WooHoo it's SUMMER!  Can't wait to spend the next few months with my 3-4 favorite guys.  Little League is in full swing.  Games start this week and so we will be busy busy busy!  I am so excited.  Hudsen has been practicing and is ready for another season of T-ball.  Well not excited about playing t-ball again, he thinks he is too old, but he is excited to be out at the field with all his friends.  I love watching him play, he really is great at baseball. 
Gannon, he is wild as ever and has started sneaking out of the fence to go visit the neighbors.  I do recall Hudsen doing the same thing.  Good thing our neighbors are great friends.
Ryker is crawling everywhere.  He has started saying Mama- which I adore.  He is playing with the boys more and more everyday.  I can't believe how big he is getting.  He is almost wearing the same size clothes as Gannon.  Poor Gannon.
This summer we will once again try this potty training thing once again.  Gannon has NO desire to even talk about it so I think we are in for a long summer of wet pants and no mamas.
We have already had an exciting start to our summer.  We had 2 fabulous speakers come speak to our kids at the All Sports Banquet.  We had the honor of listening to Andrew McGee and Jessica Lewis give great talks to our kids.  And for me a HUGE Texas Tech fan to say that these 2 OSU athletes were fabulous, well they must have been fabulous.  After the banquet, they stopped by the house to meet Hudsen and they were wonderful with him.  Andrew signed Hud's OSU poster and Hudsen told him all about his "stick" horse, OSU.  I think they got a kick out of the stick horse's name.  Jessica, a member of the OSU track team, was great too.  What a kind, and quite funny lady she is.  I really enjoyed talking to her.  And I never thought I would say this but I can't wait to watch these two OSU athletes do great things.  Not only on the field but in their Christian lives as well.  If you have children, Andrew and Jessica are GREAT role models for our kids.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day

Well, do I begin with my mother, her mother, or with me, a mother myself.  Let's start with my Grandma Thelma shall we.  Now let me tell you, this lady was to die for.  Her irresistible laugh, which she always covered up with her hand, brought a smile to my face often.  When she laughed, it was like watching a little girl giggle.  Her smile always contagious and her love unconditional.  Her time was not her own, but belonged to so many of her children and her grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.  I always knew that we would see my grandmother, either in her chair by her reading lamp or on the second row of a basketball game.  She had to have been an amazing mother because when I see my mother, I see my grandmother.  Oh, and my Mom, what an amazing mom.  Sometimes when my kids are not feeling well, I will rub their heads like my mom did and still does and I wonder if my touch is as comforting as hers.  I wonder if my kids know that no matter what, I will come running when needed.  I hear my Mom was a working Mom, but I never knew it because when needed, wherever needed, she was and is always there.  The comfort and reassurance of my Mom is all I need sometimes to get me through my day.  Which leads me to well, me,  a Mom of three amazing boys.  I write this often but these little guys are truly the greatest gift a Mother could ask for.  As their Mom, I get to see those little smiles brighten up our home.  I get to hear those little giggles from two little boys that should be asleep.  And I get to see my baby learning something new daily.  There is nothing more fulfilling in this world than the voice of a little boy telling me how much they love me.  These guys mean the world to me and I honored to be their Mom. 

  • I love my open mouth slobbery kisses from Ryker.

  • I love my knuckles, high fives, hugs, and kisses from Gannon.

  • I love my To the Stars and Back, Like the Sun Sun Sun, and With All my Heart from Hudsen.

I love being Hudsen, Gannon, and Ryker's Mom.

So Happy Mother's Day

To Valerie (you raised an amazing Son) 

To Fonda (you are truly of lady of love)

To Tonia (you are a wonderful friend and mother)

To Kristi (you teach me daily)


To MY MOM (there is no one that even touches your place in my heart!)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dax the Man

My wonderful outgoing 2 year old nephew has been having several stomach problems.  He has been in and out of the hospital and doctor's offices for the last few months.  Kristi (his mom) was told today that he has celiac disease.  This is a disease that prevents you from eating anything with gluten.  If you research gluten you will see that it is in almost EVERYTHING we eat.  This disease (in a lack of better words, seems to eat away at your intestines if you don't take care of it).  They go to a specialist tomorrow for more tests and options.  I am typing this in hopes that you will pray for Dax and his family.  This is a life changing disease that will be very hard to grow accustomed to.  All prayers will be greatly appreciated by Kristi and Garrett.  If you have a means of getting a prayer request out, please do so.  I know several of you have several friends and family members that can help us pray for them.  Also, she has a blog please stop by and leave her a comment, I know she would appreciate it.