Thursday, December 30, 2010

As this year draws to a close I just keep thinking wow...that went by quick...seems like these years go by faster and faster! Yikes!
We have had so many things happen this year...some good, some bad,
and some that still make me sad when I think about them...but through it all I have found God to be faithful and I am so grateful for all the prayers he has answered for us...I found myself wondering a few times if our prayers would be answered but when we least expected it...the answers came. Not always how we would like for them to but neverthless, the answer came.
We were once again blessed to be able to take a vacation out Colorado, my favorite place to visit...we found a new little town that we had been wanting to go to for several years now...Creede....and we loved it, so we may try to revisit there again...but Estes Park is also on our list....I think we REALLY love that town and the RMNP!
Bobby and I have both been blessed in that we have been able to keep our jobs when so many others have not been as fortunate...sometimes I think we take things like that for granted.
I am very thankful to have my mom still with us...she had a rough couple of months to start this year with and the Doctors said to call the family in...which we did, and my aunts and uncle came in as well as my sister from Nevada....but God heard and answered our prayers and I am so happy to say she is still with us. Oddly enough, right before all this took place, I fell on the ice in front of our house and broke my dr. put me in a cast all the way up my arm so I couldn't work and I was off for 6 weeks and was able to spend time with my mom while she was in the hospital...if I had been working I wouldn't have been able to do this...I say often " we don't see the big picture that God does" He knew I would need that time to be with my mom and made the way possible.
So this year instead of the usual things I always put on my{new years resolution} "to do list"{which I rarely ever get done} I pray that in the coming year...I will try my best to be a better Christian, a better witness for Jesus to others, a better wife, mother, Grammy, aunt, daughter, sister, and friend...and to also try to be so much more thankful for all the blessings I recieve on a daily basis!
Have a Blessed and Very Happy New Year Everyone!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Has it really been that long?

Once again I loaded pictures AFTER I typed....soooooo the pictures are posted first! Christmas picture 2010
Me and Bobby
Bree and Dalton....on their special day
The Awwwwww.....mament when he asked her to marry him!
And her reaction...of course she said yes!!!!
Bree on her last day having braces
Bree after braces came off....Just a little happy!!
Melissa and Kooper
Kooper and his Daddy
Melissa, Kooper, and Josh
Okay so I FINALLY got back to my blog... Yah I know I said I would be black to blog but somehow never made it back on here....I have by far probably been the worst blogger in the year of 2010!!!! We have been VERY busy these past few months but have news to share....
Kooper turned a big one year old in November....he is such a good baby although he has been very sick with ear infections and his momma has had a time with being sick herself....
Candace and her children moved back here and she has a new job which provides her a steady income for her and her family.... she has had a pretty rough year so we are happy things are looking up for her ....
Basketball season is off and running and therefore we are too! Our lady Warriors are doing well this season! And Praise the Lord Bree has not been hurt or on crutches this year.....
Bobby ended up getting cellulitus in his elbow{OUCH} which landed him in the hospital for three days and having surgery to remove the infection...he is healing nicely now and glad to get back to his normal routine which is busy.....
Bree finally got to get her braces off after wearing them for 26 months...needless to say it was a very special day!
A week before Christmas our daughter Brianna got engaged to a very sweet young man named Dalton...anyone who follows us on facebook probably already heard this happy news =) We couldn't be happier for the both of them...They are waiting until she graduates which will be 2012 to marry. I was fortunate enough to capture this very special moment!
We all had a very Merry Christmas....a very busy day...plenty to eat...but very blessed...
I am off for the week and trying to play catch up with housework and laundry and hopefully get all the Christmas decorations down and start decorating for Valentines Day!
Well, that is about all for now...I would say I will be back soon to blog and hopefully so but with my blogging history this past year I will leave well enough alone for now and just say I will definately try to do better...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Promise I will be back to blog soon....but until then take a peek at this lil cutie pie...who just happens to be my sweet grandbaby Kooper!!!!
He's such a little darlin' !!! I'll post more of him and his Mommy and Daddy soon!

Monday, September 27, 2010

This past weekend{a three day weekend for me} I finally got to decorate for fall.... an absolutely wonderful season!!!! The leaves are just starting to change colors so it should really start to get very pretty real soon! The tempertures are much lower which is so nice...
This is one of my favorite signs for whatever reason ......
On a much sadder note... Friday night/Saturday morning our son in law Jimmy was killed in a horrible car wreck with two others....such a sad time for all the families of the three. Please pray for my daughter and her children in the coming days and even months....I know it will be hard on them.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Just sharing a few pictures of Bree and sweet!
I kinda think they like each other....don't you?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I am so very excited that Fall is oficially almost here!!!! This is by far my most favorite season of all! The colors are so pretty in the fall...the smell of the air is apple cider and pumpkin bread{mmmmmm}....and a small part of our life seems to slow down a bit while another part is off and running{to ballgames}. Last year Bree spent the first part of the basketball season unable to play due to her ankles and feet swelling and causing her much pain....after a few months of PT she was able to play again ....and this year....welllllll.....may be about the same...her left ankle is once again swelling and causing her a lot of pain....last year we found out the she has fallen arches on both of her feet which is what caused the pain and swelling....not really wanting to go through physical theropy again this year but if that is what it takes then I guess we will.....she does wear orthotics now but they are not helping as much as we would like. The grandbabies are just growing like lil weeds....Kayden is in preschool this year and loving it...Jaycie is walking and trying to talk a lot but we just can't understand all she says yet...Kooper is crawling now and such a happy lil baby! All three of them are such a joy to have around!! My computer is not working as well as I would like(probably due to the thousands of pics I have stored on it-and the cd burner has quit on me) so I just haven't been taking as many pics lately...maybe soon though.... I hope everyone enjoys this beautiful Saturday and upcoming Fall season!!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Now that Bree has her first car we had to get some pictures of her with we haven't took any new pictures in a while so it was a good excuse to get out and do that...of course I think we picked one of the hottest days of summer to do that.....and by 10 it was almost too hot to take any more. Surely it's gonna start cooling down some soon....
funny how just a few years ago it seemed like I would have a long wait until Bree was old enough to drive and date....Boy was I ever wrong!
a little bit of free advertisement for Catos{shoes}
**Her new license plate letting everyone know she is taken{Bucka's girl}**
And I also got a few of my sister when she came for a visit last week....
Only a few more days of my summer break left and today I find myself being so much to do but just not getting it done....oh well, I will just add it to my tomorrow list{lol}

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hello Again!!!!

Wow.....over 2 months and I haven't even updated anything on here....sorry about would think with it being summer break I would keep my blog updated a tad bit better but I've been slacking(I blame it partly on facebook....I tend to visit there more often to check on how everyone is doing) BUT I am today to update a little on here..... Haven't been doing many photo sessions....partly because of heat and partly because my cd burner went out on my computer so I can't download to cd's right now....I do have several to do in the next few weeks or so so maybe I will have new pics to post on those...tomorrow I am going to try to get some new ones of Bree with her car....yes, she is driving on her own now and has a little Chevy malibu to take her where she needs to go. That will come in handy when school starts so she can drive herself to and from school and ball practice. The grandbabies are growing so fast and I haven't been as good about getting pictures this summer as I have in times past....busy? lazy? one or the other, not altogether sure! Here is Mr. Kooper at one of the softball games this summer.....he is getting quite talkative and has his first teeth now. He will be moblie before we know it!
This one was on Jaycie's first birthday.....she is a busy little thing....very curious about what is in everything.
Mr. Kayden on his birthday....several months ago....he liked the fire on his cake!
And now on to our summer vacation.....very much needed and enjoyed! We went to Colorado once again....we just don't get tired of seeing it....found a new place we love...."Creede" . It is such a cute little town with lots to see there....or at least we thought so...still didn't get to see all we wanted to so we will probably have to visit there again Lord willing. My pics are not in order on how our trip went.....kinda backwards actually...{that would be the bloggers(me) fault}
But here are some vacation pics to share with you..... this was at the Royal Gorge(CanonCity, Colorado) on our way down into the gorge
The pool at the campground we stayed at said it was heated......Bree and Bobby did NOT think so so they only stayed in for about 5 minutes.
This was at the Cheyenne Mtn. is an upside down tree.....very well named I thought.
a close up of one of the dawned on me as I was looking at it that when they make movies or cartoons of dragons...this is kinda the way their heads look....could be just me.
This big ole hippo had an attitude!!!! it came in and couldn't get the gate opened to go to the pool so it started biting on the bars and growling....yikes!!!
The Royal Gorge Bridge....over a thousand feet down to the had been about 8 years since we have been there and was nice to re-visit but I'm probably good for another 8 years again.
this is the cart we rode across the gorge in...kind of a peaceful ride...not as scary as you would think.
Bobby throwing a tomahawk.....
my two lil convicts....finally got caught!!! lol
Too funny! " No fishing from the bridge" It's only over a thousand feet to the water!!!! lol
Bree at Creede...such a cute lil town!
Bree spotted the only moose we saw the whole trip..... would have loved to be closer but this was from the road and mama moose never took her eyes off of us the whole time we were there!
flowers at the Blanco River campground.....
waterfall north of Creede
old mining ghosttown just outside of Creede.
One of Brees favorite things to do....ride horses.....
more flowers from one of the campgrounds....
I love this idea!
it ende up that this was one of the very few hikes we did if not the only.....Treasure falls...between Durango and Pagosa Springs.
Bree with Silverton in the background Pagosa Hot Springs of my favorite little towns in Colorado
Chimney Rock.....
Caddilac Ranch....always wanted to stop here and this year we finally did!
love this shot!
near the entrance to the Durango Riverside Campground we stayed at
Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde
I feel like I have wasted my whole summer by not getting any projects done so today I started painting the utility room and then will move on the the much neglected back bedroom.....hasn't been painted since Candace was a junior I think.....ummmmm several years is orange and pink with a tye dye border I'm gonna tone it way down with some more neutral colors....hopefully will post pics when it is done!
Hope everyone is having a great summer!