Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Just some photos I'd like to post and share...

A wonderful, wonderful, talented friend of mine has a nice little camera.... and the talent to use it. Here are some photos she took of her "nephew" in September. These are just a few of my faves!

Where did my baby go?! And who is this little boy looking so grown up?!

Can you see those lashes??

Splashing water is sooo funny!

He insisted on wearing his John Deere cap... and cocked to the side too!

And probably my #1 favorite...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Prayer Request

Great News – earlier this afternoon they took Preston off of the ventilator. He is breathing on his own. Also, he is moving around some when coming out of the medication and he recognized His grandmother's voice. He was twisting his head around to try to find her. The nurse said that they really had been blessed with how well he is doing. She got a little teary eyed when saying that. They told the nurse that lots of prayers have been going up for this precious child. All of the family are in good spirits.

From another friend's mother, who visited them at the hospital this morning.....
They removed the obstruction, it was a small piece of pea gravel logged into the ventricle going into his left lung. It was about the size of the top of my little finger. They are trying to get his oxygen levels up and the fluid out of his lung. He was moving around and starting to pitch a fit, which they felt was a good sign. They won’t know for a while if there is any damage to his lung or brain (due to oxygen deprivation). Nathan, the father, said that he had been coughing – gagging for a couple of weeks, and they had taken him to the doctor three times in the past two weeks and was told it was sinus drainage / croup.

Please pray there was no damage done!

Original post:
A friend of mine’s son, just under 2-yrs old, was rushed to the hospital last night. From what I understand, he was having trouble breathing. It was discovered that he had an obstruction to his lung. He was med-flighted to Children’s Hospital on life support where he had emergency surgery to remove a ROCK from his lung!
As of this morning, he is still at Children’s and will remain on life support until tomorrow.
I don’t have any other information yet! But I know a prayer can’t hurt a bit!

For those of you that know Bismarck people it is Nathan Hughes’ son, Teresa (Collie) Hughes’ grandson.
Nathan and I graduated HS together. Mom and Teresa graduated HS together.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween "pre-game"

T'was three nights before Halloween...LOL!

So, we finally carved our pumpkin! I've had it for a few days now. It's just been sitting in the kitchen floor, waiting for us to make it all halloween-y! Jackson has been telling it "bye bye pu'kin" the past few mornings. After supper last night we put down a drop cloth in the living room floor...yes, the living room floor...and got to work!
Jackson was right there, ready to help!

It was total monkey see, monkey do!
Kyle would scoop stuff out, then Jackson would reach in and scoop!
He kept stopping and checking it out!
While Kyle was putting the template on (just wait, you'll see why we used a template), Jackson and I "decorated" halloween cookies.
It was more about the cookie and less about the decorating!
(I love this picture!)
One final assistance before bath time. We did bath while Kyle actually carved the pumpkin.
And our finished product!! A Mickey Mouse-o-lantern!
We had so much fun! :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just call me Auntie

Although for 9 months now I've been saying "Aunt" and "going to be and Aunt" I can now officially say... I AM AN AUNT! :) Miss Savannah was born yesterday afternoon! My brand new niece and my sister are doing great!

I was communication central yesterday! LOL! I had my phone texting and Kyle's phone on the internet on facebook! So, I only have 1 share.
It's actually off of my phone, so considering that, it's not too bad!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well, we asked for it!! When we knew they'd both be boys we said, "I hope they'll be friends!" And here we are 2.5 and 2 years old and these two have been wanting to do EVERYTHING together lately!! It's actually really sweet, because they both ask about each other, want to go see each other, etc! Luckily their Mommy's and Daddy's are good friends, so we try to accommodate... for their sake! :)
We have hit 2 fairs in 2 weekends! The boys have now been to a rodeo, a demolition derby, they've rode on fair rides, enjoyed shaken lemonade, and had a bite or two of some "fair food".
Here are a few pictures of their adventures! I love, love that last picture!! :)

Monday, August 31, 2009


I am so loving this weather right now!! I mean, anywhere in the 80s in August is great, but it's been lower 80s the past few days!! It makes me so ready for Fall! By far my favorite season is Fall! I love the weather, the clothes - nothing better than a sweater, jeans, and boots, except maybe a hoodie! - the festivals, the festival food, and of course FOOTBALL!! And I am so excited about all of that this year for Jackson! We did some of the festivals last year and he enjoyed being out in his stroller and seeing things. But this year, I just envision him actually having fun at all that stuff! Saline County's fair starts next week and if the weather stays even close to this it will be perfect! And our Church is having a Fall Festival on Halloween this year with pony rides and inflatables! You can't beat that! And not to mention going to the Pumpkin Patch with our friends!! Hopefully I will have some cute pictures to post in the coming weeks! Plus, in about a month, I will be an Aunt!!! Exciting stuff this time of year! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Of all the ridiculous things...

First, I realize I've strayed away from "update" postings. I will try to get one up soon. I've just been hesitant about putting up very much personal information anymore.

Ok, back to THIS post...My sister just sent me this link (see above). It's from a television station out of St. Louis' website. A Burger King (blech) there told a lady that she would have to take her food to go instead of dinning in because...get this... BECAUSE her 6 MONTH OLD child did not have on shoes!!!!!!!!!! He cited the whole "no shoes, no shirt, no service" and then said that it was against health codes?! The lady even tried putting socks on her baby (which is a WAY calmer reaction than I would have had!) and the manager still said no!! And get this, Burger King apologized by offering the lady a free meal, A, one, cingular free meal!! You can just add this to my file of "why I don't eat at Burger King!"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Inspired by SNL and encouraged by the stupid people, a few "REALLY?!?"'s...

  • Ugh! Really?? It's called a blinker! It is conveniently located to the left of your steering wheel, so close that most people need but move their index finger to activate it! Not only is it the LAW to use it - really! - but it is courteous AND as I am inevitably the one driving behind you, it helps out ME and YOU! Really?! Do you WANT me to slam into the back of your beemer? Really?? Because you slowing down and then jerking the wheel to turn CAN cause just that to happen! Then guess what...that would be YOUR fault! Yes, really! Ugh!

  • Really?!? Did you really just leave the public restroom WITHOUT washing your hands?! Really?? That is beyond gross! And did you really just see me (therefore, I SAW YOU) and you STILL walked out without washing your hands?? WOW! Ok, so now you're gross and you don't care who knows it!!

I forsee more to come! Really! :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What happened to Zach Morris?! UPDATE

He was on Jimmy Fallon last night AS Zach Morris!! This is the link to the Jimmy Fallon show with a video clip of the interview!!
Shear genious, hilarity!! And I'm very happy to say that Zach DOES NOT look like the greasy slime ball in this interview that he looked like in the Yahoo article!! This makes me oh so happy!!
And, Yes, I did just do 2 post about Saved By The Bell!!! And I'm ok with that!! LOL! :)

What happened to Zach Morris?!

Yahoo has an article on their site today about Saved By The Bell!! LOVED that show! LOVED!!! I can honestly remember coming to school on Mondays and talking about the show ALL DAY LONG!! I have an image in my head of being in the old cafeteria, in line, tray in hand, think I was pumping some gravy, and can almost hear my voice talking about "what Zach said" or "what Kelly was wearing"!!! And how about this... the show started in 1989?! Um, that's 20 years ago?? Feel old?!
The article is one of those "where are they now?" bio blurbs. So, I click on it to find out! And I see this:

I mean, seriously, WHAT happened to Zach?! Eww!! He's so.... so.... greasy looking! No where close to that cutie, clean-cut, preppy boy! I'm sad!
Everyone else from that show looks like I would imagine them to. Still cute, just older. - it happens. sigh.

A.C. - even cuter now, in my opinion! We pretty much knew what he had been up to. He's pretty much the only one that didn't disappear!

Kelly - not the best angle for that chin, but still looks good. She did Beverly Hills 90210, but since that....

Lisa - precious, but not much of a post-SBTB career.

Jessie- wow, she so messed up with that little stripper, er dancer movie she did!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Since we last met...

Wow, I really thought I'd be better at this whole blog thing! After seeing my blog on friends' pages and seeing that I haven't posted anything since February, I am REALLY dropping the ball on this one! I mean, I have plenty to say...Usually fairly witty, or at the least sarcastic...An adorable almost-two-year-old, a husband, a couple puppies, I work... Hmmm, maybe that's why I'm not better- I have zero time!
Ok, well, let's work on this.... Update: Since we last met, I/we have.... acquired a new puppy; Jackson got a "big boy" hair cut (and already needs a trim); had pictures taken twice; attended 5 birthday celebrations - 2 child, 3 adult; 4 doctor visits- 2 Jackson, 2 me; walked in the March for Babies' and Kyle started a new job.
A little side view of the cut. He was totally ignoring me!

1 birthday party (posing with our friends, the Schultz's)- this was a farm themed birthday, complete with a petting zoo!

Another birthday party - so much fun at The Little Gym!

Playing with Daddy in between posing for pictures in Easter outfits
Gone fishin' with Uncle Brian and Daddy

Todd, the new puppy
"Shh, puppy sleeping"

Jackson with his buddy, Jacob
March for Babies- Team Carson
And a special treat back in March, was this group getting together!
This does not happen often enough! There were a few key players missing this night...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Spaghetti and Boots (are you curious?)

Just photos from recent happenings at our house!
Enjoy! :)

We had spaghetti for supper the other night.. it was num num!
Apparently it is: "hold fork in left hand while eating with right hand"!

And this morning, I got him dressed and we were headed out the door when he spotted his boots!! Crazy Mommy had put on his tennis shoes; I don’t know what I was thinking! So, he told me “boots” and we had to make a quick shoe change:

But not five minutes from the house I hear “ut oh Momma, boots” and see this in the back seat:

(Notice his keys in his hand; we have to have those when we leave the house now! Smart boy!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just wanted to share this picture.... I really, really heart it!!!
Maybe because it's my heart! :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Better late than never, right??

Ok, well, I HAD good intentions! LOL!
Let's see.... we had a great "holiday season". Thanksgiving was spread out about a week long, so we got our fill on turkey and all the fixings. Then came Christmas! I LOVE Christmas! :) I just don't love that it is all crammed into 2 days of chaotic festivities! Ok, so I LOVE Christmas-TIME! Jackson had an amazing Christmas! More presents than he (or I) knows what to do with! I was expecting him to rip through his gifts and then want to play with the wrapping and boxes. Instead, he surprised me and only wanted to open 1 gift - once he did that, he was content, he played with that toy. So Kyle and I ended up unwrapping most of his stuff! That's ok though, because we were just as excited FOR him as he would have been!!

Over the Christmas Break we attempted to go ice skating in Hot Springs, but it was so cold and windy the night we went. We did get a couple of pictures though!

The fam

Me, Jan and the boys

And here are some from Christmas:
Jackson with Mimi