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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Cowboy and Buda!

Here are some pictures of the boys. Peyton has been in to wearing his cowboy hat around the house. He especially likes to wear it when he is jumping on the trampoline. Brady is such a chunk. So I had to take a picture of him without his close on. My family and I thinks he looks like Buda! I love him though with all his rolls.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

What Have You Done!!

I got this from Marsha's blog. It sounded fun. The idea is to copy & paste it into your blog, then highlight the things you have done. The items in bold are things I’ve done in my life.



1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo ( I was the lead in my High School musical "Bye Bye Birdie")
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch-hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous ( Bill Clinton, if you would even call him famous)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

So, what have YOU done?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Brady 5 months old

Brady is 5 months old now. He is growing up so fast. In the last month, he is eating cereal 2x a day, rolling over from his back to his tummy, and sitting up by himself. He is really ready to crawl and follow brother around. Here are some pics of him sitting up.






Peyton and Potty Training

We are trying to start potty training with Peyton. I has been going okay. We were sitting him on the big potty with a potty seat and that was not working, so we got him a frog potty. He likes to sit on it.
In the last week he has made some progress. He pooped and went pee pee in the big potty. I had to watch him like a hawk that morning so that he would not go in his diaper. He has started leaving the room and going behind a chair to poop, so it is pretty easy to catch him. Last night he went pee pee in the frog potty. We praised him and were so excited. He now knows that when he goes on the potty he get an m &m.
We are not in a huge hurry to get him trained. I know it will all be in his time, but we are giving him more opportunities to go in the potty. Here are some pictures of him sitting on his frog potty and reading a elmo potty book. ( he looks likes a little man!)

Dwayne's 31st Birthday

Dwayne celebrated 31 years on January 8th. I can't believe that he is 31. We went to Lezlie and Scott's house and grilled out hamburgers. For his birthday cake, he requested German Chocolate Cake Balls. I had never made them before, so I was trying something new. They were easy to make, but messy. If you want the recipe, I can give it to you. They were so so so so good and rich!!! After his birthday dinner he requested to play Rock Band. He had a great Birthday!!
I had to put this picture of Brady in his Harding University t-shirt!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas 2008

I am sorry that I am just now posting about our Christmas. We hope that everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season. We had a very relaxing 2 weeks. It was nice to be home for Christmas. This was our first Christmas without family on Christmas morning. It was very special.


We did our traditional Christmas Eve with my family the weekend before Christmas. We get matching pajamas, open a new family game, and have cheese and crackers for dinner.

Christmas Eve we went to a service at church. We then went home and got the boys ready for bed and set out cookies for Santa. Peyton was a lot of fun! Christmas morning was a blast. Peyton woke up about 8:30am. Dwayne brought him downstairs and his face was priceless. His mouth was wide open and his eyes were huge. When he got downstairs and saw what Santa had brought him he was so excited. Santa brought him a tricycle. He looked at me and said " Look Mama, a tricycle...... (looked up at the ceiling) and said, " Thank you Santa". He loved his new tricycle. He opened every single one of his presents and even opened Brady's and ours. We had our traditional breakfast pizza and had fun playing with all the new toys!

Later that afternoon, we went over to Mom and Dad's for dinner. Peyton and Brady got to open more presents. It was a wonderful time with family! We are now looking forward to next year when both boys are running around the house Christmas morning!


Here are some pictures from our Christmas.