Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas with MiMa, Papa Bill, and Aunt Sally

Helping Aunt Sally! Nell looking at her gift from Graham! He gave her a scrapbook of HIMSELF!!! Thank you MiMa and Papa Bill! Graham is in heaven! He is in love with tractors right now and spots them anywhere we go. This is battery powered and I am sure that it will not be long before he is everywhere! Bill already having to work on the tractor!!! Thanks for the help Dad!

And... for those of you who know Bill, this is him explaining to Raymond how to charge the battery. I just thought this was funny because Graham is right in there with them. Notice that Bill puts in there something about "light you up." Him and his partner Cameron put it together and I noticed in the instruction manuel that he put a check by this warning. ***2. Do not use with non-rechargeable batteries. Risk of explosion. *** He also has some other things underlined and checked. Only Bill would do this. He loves Graham and is only looking out for his safety on this tractor! Anyways, just thought I would share and I am sorry that you have to turn sideways!!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Graham was a GOOD boy!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas at MiMi's!!!

We celebrated with my Mom on the 23rd. We had hamburgers by candlelight and then opened presents. This is a tradition that her family did when they were little. We ALL had FUN!

So Cute!

Allyson and SWEET Alexandra

Austin and Graham received lots of goodies and Ryan had to test it all out!

Between the 6 of us we had a white elephant Christmas! We all brought a $20 gift and then drew names. My Mom wanted to play a joke on Bruce. It was great!!! He had mentioned to her that he always got chocolate covered cherries for Christmas from family members and then other childhood memories that involved SPAM and Vienna sausages, so my Mom thought that would be the perfect gift. After Bruce opened the STARTER gift, we played our game. We had a great time and everyone had a good laugh.

Ryan having just a much fun with all the toys!

Austin with a play do necklace stuck in his ears!!!! The boys had a great time.

Some of Graham's favorite things at the moment. A phone, tractor, and a kitchen. The only thing we are missing is a horse.

This is not at MiMi's, but I never have a picture of Graham and I. This is when we were waiting on Raymond in the car to see Santa! I love his smile!

Lunch with some of my BEST friends!!!

Angela, Amber, Wendy, April, and I (just missing Amanda)

When everyone is town we try to get together sometime!!! This time was without kids. We counted it up and we would have 8, with one on the way. Angela is expecting in March. WOW! We always have such a great time together talking and catching up!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Trip to Pampa!

Ryan and I went to Pampa to see my Aunt Marci get married on Monday the 22nd. The wedding actually took place in Canadian, about 45 min. away. This is my Dad's sister from California. We left on Sunday and came back Monday after the wedding. It was a very fast trip but worth it to let our Grandpa see his Great Grandsons!!! Here are a couple of pictures of the boys. My Uncle took some of Graham and I with Grandpa and I hope that I get those soon to post.

The bride and groom.

Everyone having fun! While we were there Austin would copy Jordan and then Graham would copy Austin. They had a great time together.

Graham copying everything Jordan did!!!

This is how you entertain 2 little boys in a hotel!!! I think they had FUN together!

Aunt Marci, her now husband Brian, my Dad, and my Aunt Lynn

Looking for the cat. David (2nd cousin) is holding the flashlight.

Austin ate with this on!!! SO CUTE!

Graham and his 2nd cousin Jordan.

Austin and Graham with their 2nd cousin Jordan

Grandpa and Ryan

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

This is Graham before we went to see Santa at Vintage Township.

This is Graham after meeting Santa!

Graham loves cows, just not a big weird looking one!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Crazy Eights!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I was tagged a long time ago by Mary Ann Schwertner, so here you go! Maybe I can post more over the break. Oh, yeah, I am traveling to 3 different places in 2 weeks!!! LOL So, we will see if that happens.

Eight T.V. shows I like to watch:

1. The Biggest Loser
2. Dancing with the Stars
3. John and Kate plus 8
4. Little People, Big World
5. That cake decorating show! What's the name?
6. Anything with Babies and Delivery, Raymond gags every time he walks into that!
7. American Idol - mostly just the funny ones at the beginning and then when it gets down to the nitty gritty I start watching again.
8. The Hills and all of those other silly shows that I watch, when I should be sleeping!!!

Eight favorite Restaurants:

1. Abuelo's
2. Taco Villa
3. Orlando's
4. Chick-fil-a
5. Cracker Barrel
6. Pei Wei
7. 82nd Street Cafe
8. Rudy's (this is Raymond's favorite, so I guess it might as well be one of mine!)

Eight things I did this weekend:
Since this is Friday, I will combine last and today!

1. Last - SICK :(
2. Last - went to my school's Christmas party even though I probably should not have
3. Last - went to the grocery store on Sunday night
4. Today - last day before Christmas break at school
5. Went to Graham's Christmas Party
6. Shopped for Christmas gifts
7. Cleaned the car seat from Graham - yes, I think my child has motion sickness
8. Cleaned him up and changed his sheets at 11!!!!!! Do you have to teach your child to chew? Looked like we need to start on that. LOL

Eight things I look forward to:

1. Not going to school for 2 weeks
2. Spending time with family over the holiday
3. Watching Graham enjoy this Christmas
4. Spending time with Graham over the 2 weeks :)
5. A new year - for many reasons
6. Seeing Alexandar and Brogan!
7. Getting some rest
8. Traveling to Pampa, Turkey, and the COTTON BOWL!

Eight things on my wish list:

1. To be able to work Part-time
2. To have another healthy child
3. to go to this Sign language WS with Graham!
4. to start walking/running on the treadmill - have to start on that AAGGGHHH!
5. And... the rest is for me! Ha Ha

I tag whoever has not been tagged yet!!!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


So, all of my friends have a cute blog design, so here I go. All of them were designed by Fabulous K. Maybe I will win!!!

TO ENTER: Post on your blog about Fabulous K Creative and this giveaway. {make sure to link to the Fabulous K Creative blog} Then, come back and leave a comment letting me know you posted. Your entry can be for you or a friend.

I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, December 12th.

The winner will receive a complete blog makeover using a kit that they select from one of my design partners.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Better LATE than NEVER!

Duncan Family
This is the sweet family that Graham stayed with last school year. There is one little girl that is not in the picture. Graham was blessed to stay with them! We went to visit them before they moved. I love the last picture!!!

Hutcheson Family
I finally went to see the new addition to the Hutcheson family. (Another of my summer musts!!!) I don't have a picture of Hana, but here is a picture of Hudson and Graham.

Horace Edwards
I have been meaning to take Graham to meet Horace ever since he was born and I finally did this past summer! I know, I felt horrible about never getting around to doing this. He means a lot to our family! He is from Muleshoe and him and his wife basically treated my Mom as one of their own while she was growing up.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Raider POWER!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


But 1st, our little referee!!!

Go TECH! My Uncle and cousins came for the game. We had a great time!!!! This is my cousin Nick.

My cousin Nick, Kristin (Travis's girlfriend), my cousin Travis, and my Uncle Gary

Sarah, Doug, and Phillip