Wednesday, June 29, 2011


There is never a dull (or quiet) moment at our household these days with a nearly 3 year old and 7 month old! And I wouldn't change it for the world! Both kiddos have the funniest expressions on their faces through out the here are some of my favorites from the past week!

When Turner is holding sissy or giving Mercy a hug, he yells..."Hurry mommy take a picture." And by the look on Lydia's face, she thinks he's pretty stinkin cute
Showing off his pearly whites. Turner LOVES to brush his teeth...or should I say suck the tooth paste off the brush. Either way, he's minty fresh

All smiles from our littlest love bug! Her top 2 teethies are just about to break thru, so we've had some major meltdowns this week. Thanks goodness for orajel and Tylenol

Turner doing the "robot dance" with his "crazy morning" hair!

Is she not pitiful!

Showing off his new whitey tightys! We've started potty training this week. So far I'd give it a C+

This is how I found Turner upstairs while watching Cars. He loves him some Mercy girl!

This is my favorite pic of the bunch....that expression on his face says, "Yes mommy I know I'm not suppose to be doing this"

The Monster expression

I'm cute and I know it expression


Even though Turner is our wild child, he still has very sweet moments when he loves giving Lydia all this kisses!

I pray they are good friends as they grow up! And realize what miracles they both are!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A precious life remembered

Well the day finally came when Grams went to meet Jesus. Last Friday, Crystal, the kids and I had already planned to head to Perryton to see Grams. She had asked to be put in hospice on Monday as she was in severe pain and ready to go "home." She passed peacefully some time between 4:30-5:00 pm, a hour before we made it to Perryton. I have no doubt in my mind that was "her plan" as she didn't want us to see her in the hospital. We were blessed to have all been home only 2 short weeks prior to love on her. As hard as it was to officially say good-bye I have such peace in my heart that she is in heaven making cakes, dancin, and playing cards with a host of family & friends.

I love you Grams and miss you already!

But so thankful God chose you to be my Grandma! You forever blessed my life~taught me about grace, humility, living a Christian life, gratitude, and most of all unconditional love! I look forward to the day we meet again.

It was my wish that she live long enough to meet our sweet Lydia. Grams was crazy about her!
Christmas 2010, Grams was feeling so crummy but as always managed to put "her face on" and smile! If my Grams taught me one thing, it was to ALWAYS wear lipstick :) Even in her last days, she made mom promise to come up to the hospital and put makeup on her! So like Grams :)

When we went over to Grams house on Saturday morning, Turner immediately ran to her recliner and said "Grams." Even at 2, Turner knew and loved his Grandma Rose. He loved playing with her cell phone, her magnifying glass, her Mickey Mouse music chime, and most of all her walker!

Grams bought Turner his 1st pair of cowboy boots in Amarillo when we took her to a doctors appointment

Grams was there for all the special occasions..this was Turner's Gotcha Day. Doesn't she look beautiful?

With all the grandkids minus Lydia & Conley. They were her pride & joy

I always loved her hands...reminded me so much of Great Grandma Lydia

1st time to meet sweet Lydia

Thanksgiving 2010

I always loved Grams in pink!

Every time I see a Rose I will remember my Grams~ soft, delicate, and dainty just like a rose!

Grandma Rose gave me this doll for my 3rd Birthday. I named her Lydia after my great-grandma. You think Grams knew one day I'd have a sweet little brown baby named Lydia

This is the last picture I took of Grandma Rose and Lydia. I will cherish it forever. I love how

they are both looking at each other with such happiness Turner LOVED tickling Grandma. I have the funniest videos of him tickling her chin and neck :) Such sweet memories I want him to always remember

God saw her getting tired and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around her
And whispered “Come with me”
With tearful eyes, we watched her and saw her pass away
And though we love her dearly
We could not make her stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands were put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the “BEST.”

I love you Grandma Rose!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

B is for bows, Braxton, bicycles, brothers and BLESSINGS!

This week was filled with lots of "B" words! All summed up with one "B" word-BLESSINGS!

Indeed we are!

Turner graduated from the tricycle to a real boy bike! After lots of research on daddy's part and in hopes that Turner is going to be a mountain biker- Daddy got Turner a Specialized Strider bike.
Every bicycle can't be complete without a really cool Cars helmet! Turner picked it out all by himself! He is so proud of his bike...he could hardly wait to get home and try it out! Notice, there are no pedals.

And yes, sissy was looking all pretty this week in her bows!

Today we celebrated Braxton's 1st birthday party with his friends & family

How Blessed we are to still have a relationship with Braxton & Molly

After his birthday bash we headed to the adoption agency to share our adoption journey with 8 couples who are beginning theirs! It's always so fun to tell our story

Jordan spent the week with us so he could attend VBX "Under the Big Top" at our church. He had a BLAST and is already talking about next year.

and more BIG bows~ Lydia is so close to crawling. Today she started out on her tummy and when I came back in the room she was sitting all by her big self!

Brothers having FUN!

This week and weekend have been super busy~ looking forward to a quiet Saturday night and relaxing Sunday

Monday, June 6, 2011

"Nastics" & Perryton

I'm going to combine 2 blogs into one :) 1st, Turner started his 1st ever gymnastic class last week! It was a huge success and I look forward to seeing his progress over the summer!

This weekend we made a quick trip to Perryton to see my family! As always it was a fun filled weekend! Lots and lots of great food thanks to Lolly, the Perryton rodeo, and fun in the back yard!

This is the 1st summer in a LONG time where I haven't been knee deep in Dream Home season, and I have to admit I'M LOVING IT! I am so blessed this new opportunity at work came along!

Sister is sitting like a champ these days! Turner is getting so anxious for her to start crawling
A trip to Perryton isn't complete until you've eaten at Dixie Dog at least once : ) Aunt CC giving Lydia a "taste" of the best corn dog in the panhandle! Sissy wasn't impressed~

Every morning Turner helped Lolly water her beautiful plants! He'd get so excited to help!

Such a good helper

Last week Turner started Gymnastics at Star Academy....or as he calls it "Nastics" He was so excited that he started practicing early on his front roll the night before!

1st day at Gymnastics! Turner was a little wild man in the beginning but once his teacher gave the class these cool frog mats to sit on he was excellent! Just needed a little direction

Teacher Carissa assisting on Turner's front roll.

Waiting so patiently for his turn on the balance beam!

He may not be the next Bart Conner, but he sure had a BLAST! Looking forward to the next 9 weeks of classes.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Yes, I'm sure you are gasping for air...saying "Oh how could she" Well we did it! Sissy got her ears pierced. Thanks to my sweet friend Molly and the powers of numbing cream, Lydia didn't shed a single tear, much less a flinch! We met up with Kassandra, Vicki, Ka'Lina, and Malachi for this big adventure! Such fun memories made!

Literally 1 minute after the usual, Lydia was all smiles
Such sweet little ears

Waiting for daddy to come home to show off our new bling!!

Pretty in Pink and Diamonds

Malachi informed us he was a "man" and didn't want his ears pierced

Ka'Lina got her ears pierced as well...she didn't do quite as good as sissy, but was all smiles when she got a sucker

Sweet Sisters!

Just the girls minus mommy

Vicki even came along to witness the fun!