Thursday, December 9, 2010

Case had his Christmas program...




Well, does anyone remember last years spring program? I do , I do!!!! Crawled up in the fetal position crying on the floor...for the entire program!!!!!!! No, not me, Case!!! Well, I came prepared this year with lots of bribes...we don't drink pop at our house...Bribe #1- pick out your very own pop from any gas station...Bribe #2- lunch anywhere, you pick...Bribe #3(had to pull this one out of my hat at the last minute)- you pick out a small toy from Walmart....= a great program with no crying or fetal positions, just smiles, singing and doing all the hand motions that go with the songs!!!! Momma and daddy were very proud!!! Gotta do what ya gotta do!!!!!
Such a little guy to me, but getting so very big when looking at him in these photos...this will be our last year at preschool...I have been driving the boy's here for four years...I will miss the wonderful teachers that I like to call saints!!!!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My little "BFF"


This is my little "BFF"! She is my good friend Jenn's little girl, Kinsey!! Love her! She doesn't warm up to everyone easily, so I feel very lucky! On Friday's, after I drop off Case and Jenn drops off Riley at preschool...Kinsey and I go to Walmart or wherever...just the two of us!! We look at make-up, talk about nail polish, she pushes the cart for me, we eat gum together, talk about our dog Lincoln!!!! Love love love spending time with her!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall, is that you...!?

Today is the first day that I have felt that Fall was finally here...it's cooler, it's rainy, it's dark outside...time for snuggling and outside fires to cook hot dogs!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Is anyone else having trouble downloading pictures to their blog...it hasn't let me ALL day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

My life over the weekend and in to this week...

Isn't this a crazy picture!! It's not recent, it's from the 4th of July....but thought it fit how these raccoons have been acting lately!!! They have been wound up like tops and haven't slowed down at all!!! Should have seen them in church yesterday!!! I'm sure the people behind us were glad they weren't the one's going home with the boy's!!!!!!! And to top it off, Case has been on a "Dukes of Hazzard" marathon...I cannot tell you how many times we have watched the shows that Jim recorded for him!!!! HE LOVES THEM!!! And he told me a couple days ago he wants to be Cooter for Halloween...you know, the guy on the show that not only works on cars, but can hot wire them too!!! Great!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

school days...

This was Hayden's first day of first grade...and Case jumped in the picture with him (per my request)...they look a little sleepy don't they?! I have first day pictures of Case, just haven't downloaded them...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Case!!!

My baby is 5 today...has it really been 5 years since we were at the hospital waiting on his arrival...has it really been 5 years since he would cry all day, never nap, and rarely slept at night....has it really been 5 years since Hayden became a big brother...has it really been 5 years since we fell in love with this beautiful baby...I still am...


We had his birthday pre-party this morning before Hayden got on the bus and daddy went to work...about 6:15am...he has been waiting patiently to open the huge box that has had his name on it for over a week!



Monday, September 13, 2010

Kansas State Fair...


Well, we're back from the State Fair...it was great! The boy's had their tractor pull event for Nationals...although they did not place, they did a great job!! Momma and daddy could not be more proud! They were content receiving a hat, pin, and ribbon for their efforts! The number of kids participating was unreal and it did take a while to get through the event!!! 

Enjoy the pics...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to Kent...my one-of-a-kind brother-in-law...

Today is Kent's birthday...my sister's husband.  He's a great guy and fits in to our crazy family like a glove...from the moment my family met him, it seemed he had already been a part of it for years!!
He's very funny and loves to play jokes on people and loves my sister like there's no tomorrow...he has the boy's call him uncle T'bone...and they do...


Friday, September 3, 2010

goodbye summer...

We have had a wonderful, busy summer! We were fortunate to have taken several trips all over, enjoyed a music festival, celebrated a rainy 4th of July...in which Jim and I celebrated 17 years together since we first started dating...seeing my brother and sister...I love them so, and hate that they live so far away from their big sis!!  The boy's did a lot of traveling back and forth from the lake down the road from us...we would get there at 10:00am...swim, have lunch, swim, and leave around 12:00pm...
Goodbye summer, we love you...see you next year...you're our most wonderful time of year...

 

*picture is of Kinsey, Riley, Hayden and Case...all four very good buddies...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

momma, watch me jump...

This kid loves to jump...over anything...good thing he cleared Lincoln...it seems like every few minutes he's asking me to watch him jump over something, see how far "up in the sky" he can jump, and just yesterday I caught both "angels" jumping off the activity table (our old kitchen table) we have in our TV room to the couch!!! When does school start and do they have an all-night preschool/1st grade center near me????!!! 
*notice the large shoes Case has on while clearing Lincoln...somebody gave these to Hayden and are still too big on him, he then gave them to Case and now he thinks they fit him wonderfully...nice jumpin' Big Foot!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

our newest member of the family...

I would like to introduce to you our baby...Lincoln Log Lee...yes, like the toys...he's a blue heeler puppy and we love the little fat guy!! I forgot how much work a baby/dog can be- all he does is eat, poop, pee...repeat x 60...Overall he's a good little dog...the boy's won't leave him alone and insist on carrying him...Lincoln does bite them though if  he's had enough!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

my little tractor pullers...

We attended the county fair this year and had a great time...the boy's did the stick horse races, the calf scramble at the rodeo and the tractor pull...and I must brag...it's the momma coming out in me...Case won 1st place in his age division and Hayden won 2nd in his age division in the tractor pull!!! You can bet I was on the phone spreading the word soon after the event!!! They were so proud to win a juice and one piece of candy!!! And they also got to choose between a t-shirt or hat...I can bet you know who chose what...or you can see by the pictures...
Anyway, they both qualified for the state tractor pull in Hutchinson in September at the State Fair...so we'll be making the trip there to see if they're little legs can pull the heavy weights behind the tractors again...I could care less if they even place...I am just so proud of them for trying...like daddy says..."just trying something new makes you a winner"...well said daddy!! Enjoy the pictures...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ready or not...

Hello long lost blogger friends...yes, I'm still around, but not so good about keeping everyone informed on what's going on around here...just the usual summer stuff...sun, water, lakes, dirty boys, garden, watering flowers, trips, adventures, rodeos, etc...I love summer!! Really I do...
But do you know what I'm really excited about...my photography blog...I'm am still working on it and have yet to file each picture under it's correct tab...baby steps, right...anyway, I thought I would finally share with all of you!  Enjoy and keep watching for more pic's...
Keep me in your prayers too, I really need the extra support for my upcoming adventure in photo land...
Here's the link to tlee divine photography...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010