Monday, July 28, 2008

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Time Away

Warning long post ahead!

What a weekend! Mike and I decided it was time for some alone time. We had never left Hadley all night. So, on Wednesday my mom and Alex came to our house. We had plans to go to the pool on Thursday and then Mike and I would head to Dallas on Friday.

When Hadley got up on Thursday she just wasn't acting like herself. I was pretty sure it was the two teeth that are trying to come in. We decided not to go to the pool and hung out at home. This is what she did most of the day.Then that night at about midnight she started crying and Mike went in to check on her. She has gotten sick. Poor thing. It was about this time that I was thinking our trip wasn't going to happen.

We let her sleep with us that night and she was up off and on. We got up Friday and she was acting a little better so we decided we would go. I knew my mom would do just the same things I would to make her better. She did fine the whole weekend. Mom just said she didn't act like herself. She was quiet and cuddly. If you know my daughter that is out of the ordinary. She is usually on the go 24/7.

Mike and I went to Grapevine, Texas and stayed at the Gaylord Texan. It was a wonderful place to stay.

Here is the view from our room.

These are some pictures from the atrium.

We had a great time but missed Hadley a lot. She still managed to be the center of most of our conversations. It is funny how you notice all the little kids when you are missing yours. We got to see The Dark Night. It was very good. We also did a lot of eating and shopping.

Here are a few pictures of Hadley while we were gone.

And here she is with her present we brought her. It was a hit.

We had a great time but are glad to be back with our baby. Mike took today off so we are headed to the pool.

A big thanks to Grandlady and Uncle Alex for taking such good care of our baby.

Happy Anniversary

Happy 1st Anniversary to Jordan and Cammie!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

This and That

Just a couple of random things.

I dug this cute outfit out that I got on clearance last summer. The skirt is still pretty big but the shirt fits great. I wanted Hadley to pose but come on she is only 15 months. I know my expectations are high.

We went to a playdate with some friends on Wednesday. I can't take Hadley anywhere. She is always climbing in baskets and throwing all of the toys out :)

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Mike and I are here. My mom and brother are home with Hadley. This is our first time away from Hadley. I hope we can handle it :)

Friday, July 25, 2008


I have been going through all of the pictures on the computer and organizing them. I have found some doozies that I will be sharing in the next few weeks. Here is one I found of my sister. She always wanted to be Barbie.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

100th Post

I can't believe I am already at my 100th post. For my 100th post I am going to tell you 100 things I love!

1. Jesus
2. My hubby Mike
3. Hadley
4. All of my family

6. Target
7. Mexican Food
8. Chocolate, lots of chocolate
9. Peanut Butter Ice Cream
10. the smell of babies
11. Sleeping with a baby on me

12. 7-layer dip
13. laughing
14. General Hospital
15. Purple
16. K-State Go Wildcats!

17. Watching college football
18. kids shoes
19. Old Navy clearance section
20. vacuuming with my Dyson
21. clean sheets on my bed
22. a clean house before I leave for a trip
23. organization
24. kids
25. swimming
26. the first snow of the year

27. The Triangle restaurant
28. cheese dip at On the Border
29. taking pictures
30. when my People magazine gets here
31. SUDOKU puzzles
32. Christmas Eve
33. my birthday of course
34. BORN shoes

35. a good margarita
36. Peanut buster parfaits
37. playing Skip-Bo with my husband
38. Dip and Bread with the BFEs
39. Playing Scrabble with Brenda
40. a good book and a fire to cozy up by
41. talking to my mom on the phone
42. talking to my sister on the phone
43. hugs from Hadley
44. seeing Hadley grow and change
45. my Toyota 4-Runner
46. browsing at the book store
47. did I say Target already??? it deserves 2 spots
48. a good bargain
49. hamburgers grilled out
50. the smell of a field burning
51. Romance perfume
52. the feeling after a good long shower
53. being clean
54. lotion on my feet but I have to put in on, I don't like to get my feet touched very often
55. a good pair of flip-flops
56. dancing with Hadley
57. my hair the day after a hair cut
58. laughing until I cry
59. a good girlie movie
60. playing outside with Hadley
61. teaching Hadley new things
62. the rule at our house, whoever cooks doesn't have to clean up
63. my momma's tacos
64. scrapbooks made by my sister
65. being a BFE
67. relaxing on the couch
68. warm vanilla sugar body wash

69. wet hair
70. a good nap
71. a summer rain shower
72. ice cream
73. cuddling
74. holding a baby
75. a good long phone conversation
76. a cool fall day
77. a K-State victory
78. comfy pants and a big t-shirt
79. time with friends
80. falling in love
81. a warm sweatshirt on a cold day
82. hugs from my mom
83. getting snail mail
84. a good pair of jeans that fit just right
85. reality tv
86. watching Jon and Kate Plus 8
87. warm clothes fresh out of the dryer
88. coloring
89. no-bake cookies
92. nieces and nephews

93. cousins

94. shopping
95. my mommy
96. blogging
97. e-mails from my girls
98. dreaming about the future
99. MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!
100. that this post is done!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I want this quilt

You have to go check out Old Red Barn Co. Dana is giving this beautiful quilt away.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bath Time

Just a little look into bath time at our house.
It starts with this cute little girl, happy as can be to be in the water.

She plays and loves on her ducky.

Then comes the time to wash hair. I don't know where my happy girl goes but out comes a screaming child.

When we are done washing hair in a matter of less than a second the happy girl is back.

This in the routine every night. You would think she would be used to washing her hair by now.

Party, new shoes and boo-boos

We had a busy weekend. On Saturday, we went to a birthday party for twins turning 2. Hadley had a great time. She fell in love with one of the presents they got. It was a play vacuum like this

I think I see one in Hadley's future. She is a girl after my own heart :)

After the party we were on a mission. Now I know I talk a lot about my daughter's shoes. Recently we have run into a problem. All the shoes that she has are rubbing blisters on her feet. We have all different sizes. She has a long skinny foot and most baby shoes are made for chubby little baby feet. So I decided to break down and buy a good pair.

My dilemma was what color to get. I wanted something she could wear with everything. I finally went with brown because they had it in stock. I tried to get a picture of Hadley in her new shoes but she was on the run and ready to leave for church so no such luck. Here is a picture from the trusty internet.
Now for the boo-boo part. As we were walking out of church yesterday Hadley tripped and skinned her knee. She had skinned it before but not enough to make it bleed. This time it bled and she wanted nothing to do with a band-aid. When we got home from church I put her down for a nap only to come back to a crying baby with band-aid in hand and blood on her sheets. So, another band-aid later and mommy holding her she finally fell asleep. Next I tried to put her in her crib, nope not having it. So, I got a 2 1/2 hour nap with her. Now that is a good day!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What to write about???

We are pretty boring around here right now.
Stole this from The Mom and thought it was cute.
Each answer can only be one word

1. Where is your cell phone? away
2. Your significant other? realxing
3. Your hair? straight
4. Your mother? wonderful
5. Your father? great
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? unrealistic
8. Your favorite drink? pop
9. Your dream/goal? healthier
10. The room you’re in? office
11. Your friends? awesome
12. Your fear? snakes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? vacation
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you’re not? skinny
16. Muffins? any
17. One of your wish list items?
18. Where you grew up? Kansas
19. The last thing you did? laundry
20. What are you wishing? happiness
21. Your TV? on
22. Your pets? none
23. Your computer? HP
24. Your life? adventure
25. Your mood? ok
6. Missing someone? friends
27. Your car? gray
28. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite store? Target
30. Your summer? hot
31. Loves? family
32. Your favorite word? diddle
33. Last time you laughed? morning
34. Last time you cried? movie

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my cousin Gracyn! I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


A. Attached or single? Attached!
B. Best friend? Mike and the BFEs
C. Cake or pie? White cake with chocolate ice cream
D. Day of choice? Sunday
E. Essential item? My family
F. Favorite color? Purple Go Cats!
G. Gummy bears or worms? bears
H. Home town? Winfield, KS
I. Favorite indulgence? clothes and shoes for Hadley
J. January or July? January... I would much rather be cold than hot
K. Kids? 1
L. Life isn’t complete without? Love
M. Marriage date? June 4, 2005
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 3 brothers and 2 sisters
O. Oranges or Apples? apples
P. Phobias? snakes
Q. Quotes? I can't think of just one
R. Reasons to smile? almost everything
S. Season of choice? Fall , gotta love college football
T. Tag 5 people: Jessica, Christie, Laura, Bethany, Alex
U. Unknown fact about me? if I told you it wouldn't be unknown
V. Vegetable? corn
W. Worst habit? addicted to blogs
X. Xray or ultrasound? Ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food? Mexican
Z. Zodiac sign? Sagittarius

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fun in the fountains

On Tuesday, we met our family club at the Riverwalk for some fun in the fountains. Most of the pictures weren't that great. Here is one that I thought was cute.

Girly Movies

Just last week I rented a wonderful movie.

It was a great movie. I laughed and cried through the whole thing. I think it is a must for all women to see. Your significant others may or may not like it. Mike was working while I watched it and said it was ok.

Another bonus was getting to see Jeffery Dean Morgan. Isn't he just wonderful to look at? I hated when he died on Grey's Anatomy.
Watching this movie made me think of other love stories that I love. Here are a few of the many I call my favorites.

What are your favorite love stories?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


When I am in the office Hadley has a litte play area. There are toys and books. Books just for her.

This is what she has been doing the last few times in the office.

Here is a close-up of one that she always gets out.

I think she is already above my understanding level. Guess her dad and her can talk engineering.