Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lil miss INDEPENDENT....Oh & check out her throwing a fit!

She has such an attitude!!! I don't even know what to do! Is this normal??? I know they say alot of babies go through this. We have tried everything!! Spankings, in the corner, in her bed. She was so bad today that we were going to take her to the park & had to say no! Not all day but just for this time period. HELP!!

LIL' MISS INDEPENDENT

We (Beau, Piper, & myself) went to La Fiesta to eat tonight. Well, Piper had to set by Beau (like a big girl) & she discovered that she loves salsa!! She wouldn't let me pretend I was dipping the chip in salsa she had to do it herself! She was eating that salsa up! We thought after a few minutes she would quit b/c it was too hot but she never did. Let me tell ya, she ate more salsa than chip. Then when her side of beans & rice came out.....NO me or Beau could not feed it to her. She had to do it herself. Let me mention that she is still not good with the spoon. It was a mess!! all over the place. Poor waiters!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

been busy!

Piper likes getting in her glider & read books....
I have had a lot going on this week....Piper got sick again wed. She had 103 fever. She was throwing up, had diahria, very congested & had a horrible cough. We were a little worried b/c we couldn't get her to drink. She would just say NO! She didn't have a wet diaper for a long time. We didn't want her to get dehydrated. Thankfully when she woke up the next morning she guzzled her cup! Praise the Lord!!! She got some cough medicine, antibiotics & the dr. wants her to keep taking tylenol. Needless to say wed. she slept very well.....She went to bed at 7 & didn't wake up until 10 the next morning.


She put daddies hat on herself.




:)



She is such a showoff!!!

Today Beau & I went conoeing with Jared, Cassen, Lawson, & Shannon. It was fun! Piper stayed with Tony & Gina....She loves them!!!

I thought Beau was going to kill me today! We were going through some rapids & headed straight for a huge rock! Our canoe was not turning....I was in the front. Beau flipped out of the boat (on purpose) & flipped me out & everything in it. I got pushed away with the currents & then here come Cassen & Jared! They could have ran over me. I tried grabbing my life jacket, the waterproof camera was gone. I missed the lifejacket which is still stuck under the rock as I was being carried away running into rocks. Jared had to go back & get the lifejacket. Someone caught our boat. Then down the river we see my camera. Some girls start taking pictures so Shannon ran down there to get it. Can't wait to see the pictures of girls I dont' know.

We really had a great time though. Then we stopped in Ozark at a delicous BBQ place!

PICTURES OF CANOE TRIP TO COME!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Weekend-A weekend of graduations

Aunt Liz came & got me & Piper on Thursday morning. We helped her get ready for my cousin Zach's reception for his graduation. Beau came up on Friday after work.
Here is Uncle Bob, my cousin Zeth & my aunt Liz. This was after Zeth & Alex's 8th grade graduation.


Here is my lil brother Alex. He is growing up! I can't believe he is going to be in the 9th grade!


NAP TIME!


I love this!



Aunt Liz & Piper.



Me & my cousin Zach (the high school graduate)!! I am so proud of him!!! He is like a little brother to me!!! Except not so little.



Brothers, Zach & Zeth!




Zeth & his big muscles! :D




Piper not in too good of a mood.





Garrett & Piper






Bethany & Destine







Garrett!






Aunt Liz feeding Piper some chocolate cake.






My cousin Zach! Gettin ready to graduate. He is the tall handsome one!





This was so sweet! As Zachary was walking out he handed his momma a yellow rose & gave her a big hug!




Piper & daddy relaxing!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Playing in the water

We stayed outside most of the day today! We played with chalk, blew bubbles, then broke out some water guns. We got soaking wet!!! We eventually started pouring the water on eachother. We had too much fun!

Hudson & Trey in action....

Piper with her shoes on the wrong feet....She is so independent, she has to do it herself.


The boys squirting I don't know what.....??



Trying to squirt mrs. Becky




sweet face!





This is all of us soaking wet! fun!







Sunday, May 17, 2009

we won our first 2 softball games

Too start of the weekend our softball team won both games! The first one we won 17-11 then the 2nd game we won 21-2. We played great!

My mom, Wayne (step-dad), Alex, & Michael Wayne came down for the wknd. Piper loves spending time with her mimi. She was excited to see Michael Wayne too!!! I love spending time with the family.
Here they are playing in Piper's room! It was a mess!



Here is my sweet nephew, cheesin! :)

Oh & this is funny. Tonight I was changing Piper's diaper & getting her ready for bed. She grabbed her clean diaper & wrapped it around her feet & said is was "diaper shoe". She is too funny!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Piper's 1st haircut!!!

I finally did it....Piper's super thin hair got cut today :( It was a very sad day for mommy! I even thought about backing out....I decided it was time to trim it so it would grow thicker. I was afraid if I did it I would make her look like a boy. We took her to Mitzi's to mrs. Jennifer & she did a great job!!!



This is what it looked like before the hair cut...See the sweet little curls???



Mrs. Jennifer gave her a sucker. That made it so much better! Piper did a great job! She got a little sad a couple times.

Mrs. Jennifer & Piper.

This is the results....I think it looks great!!! The sweet little curls.....Are gone!! :(




This little ham! Sometimes when I tell her to give me a kiss this is what she does because I tell her NO! I want a good kiss!! She thinks it is SO funny!




Two people I love so very much!!!!!

Difficult People

Have you ever had difficult people in your life that you have had a difficult time dealing with them? I know I have. I am reading this book called "Be a people person". Beau suggested it for me. I think it's amazing how I just so happen to be at a chapter about dealing with difficult people when I am going through that right now.



~Personality Types~




  1. Sherman Tank- person who runs over everything & anything that is in the way. They intimidate people with their "I'm-right-you're-wrong" attitude. They intimidate through sheer force & power; their behavior is aggressive & even hostile. Because they are insinsitive, people tend to battle with them. It is difficult to sit down & reason or rationalize with "tanks".

  2. Space Cadet- these people live in their own worlds, walking to the beat of a different drummer. They don't usually respond to normal motivational techniques. You may label these people in the "weird" category.

  3. Volcano- an explosive, unpredictable type of person who tends to be unapproachable. It's difficult to relax around them because we don't know when the heat is about to rise. Just as the space cadet causes frustration the volcano causes tension.

  4. Thumb sucker- tend to pout, are full of self pitty, & try to get people to cater to their own desires. This pouting is used as a leverage to manipulate others. If things are not going their way, they can create a heavy atmosphere that is as oppresive as a rain cloud. They ofter employ the silent treatment to get what they want.

  5. Wet Blanket- is constantly down & negative. He is the classic impossibility thinker who sees a problem in every solution. They usually take no resposibility in his or her negative attitude & behavior.

  6. The garbage collector- is locked even deeper into the mire of negativity than the wet blanket & the thumb sucker. They have surrendered the leadership of their lives to negative emotions. They nurse their wounds & hold onto their wounded ill spirits. The fact that their is garbage in life is depressing enough, but to collect it & haul it around town in a dump truck for public veiwing is down right sick!

  7. The User- a person who manipulates for his or her won personal gain. They avoid resposibility. They often use guilt to get what they want. They put on a weak front in order to get people to feel sorry for them.


I know that I can definatley think of people reading these. Sadly I thought of the way I can be also. Here are ways John Maxwell says you can handle these types of people.



  1. Love them unconditionally

  2. Ask God for wisdon in working with them.

  3. Stay emotionally healthy yourself.

  4. Do not evaluate people to positions of leadership in order to rescue them.

  5. Be honest with God, yourself, & them.



I know their have been difficult people in my life that I have had a hard time dealing with. Even recently. I had prayed & prayed about a situation. I very nicely & honestly revealed my feelings about a situation & they responded in a negative way. God took care of that situation for me. I know I did the right thing & he was their to take care of me. I am so thankful for my Savior & so thankful he deals with my difficult people.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Finger Painting

We did fingerpainting today. They had fun...
Hudson was the cleanest, Trey really got into it....

Piper didn't know what to think at first. She wanted it off her hands....Then she had fun & of course got it on her face.....




Cute Hud! He was ready to wash his hands :)



Trey didn't want to stop :)




Had to wash this face before she got it in her eyes....


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend

Another night with the ladies! We had so much fun! This is us at Chili's.

Cassen, Kim, Mandy, Me, Cheryl, Amanda, Ashley, & Jessica.
Saturday we had our softball pre-season tournament. It was SO muddy! We won 1 & lost 2. That is okay. We are in the 3rd division so we will just be good in that division. It rained a little. My husband got SO muddy! He was covered.


I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Piper actually stayed the weekend with my mom since we had our tournament. My brother Hank stayed the weekend with us. We went to church & suprised my mom & showed up at my grandma's house. It was great! I really have a wonderful mom! We got to spend time with my wonderful family!




Sunday night Beau, me, Hank, aunt Liz, & uncle Bob went to the movies to watch "STATE OF PLAY". It was pretty good.

My husband was wonderful this year!!! He & Piper got me a 1 hour message at the Lavender & Lime Day Spa & a devotional. I am SO excited! They did SO SO good this year.



This is the signing of my sweet card. I am so thankful for Beau & Piper!!!
My card read: "For my wife. It's not where we live.....It's not places we go.... It's not things we do.... It's YOU that I love and thank God for everyday! With a Heart Full of Love On Mother's Day."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

8 things!

Ashley tagged me!

Here are the rules for "eight things": Mention the person that tagged you. Complete the list of eight things. Tag eight of your wonderful blogger friends.

Eight things I look forward to:
1. Piper accepting Christ
2. Spending my life with Beau
3. A vacation!!!
4. having another kid one day.....some day
5. softball is starting up!
6. The summer
7. Family time with Beau & Piper
8. going to Antlers to see my family

Eight things I did yesterday:

1. watched Trey & Addie
2. got on the computer
3. cooked dinner
4. took a shower
5. gave Piper a bath
6. read & prayed with Piper
7. watched "Castle" with Beau....That is our show
8. finished reading "What Happens When Women say Yes to God!"

Eight things i wish i could do:

1. go on a mission trip
2. make sure my whole famiy was going to heaven!
3. pay my house off!
4. find more ways to help the poor
5. sing (have to agree with Ashley on this one!)
6. wish we could have a relationship with my dad & Beau's mom.
7. play the drums
8. keep my house clean!

Eight shows i watch:

1. The Office
2. Castle
3. Dancing with the Stars
4. George Lopez
5. The King of Queens
6. Dora
7. Everybody Loves Raymond
8. Friends

Now I tag: I think I only have like 3 people who actually read my blog so Nichole, Kacee, & well, Ashley tagged me. If there just so happens to be anyone else who reads this you are tagged!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Piper in the tub 19 months old

"Playing with fire"

This is the sermon brother Ronnie gave yesterday. I think it's such an important sermon. Talking about hell.

Matt. 13:47-51
"Again the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet that was cast into the sea and gathered by some of every kind, which when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away. So it will be at the end of the age. The angels come forth, seperate the wicked from the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of the teeth. Jesus said to them, Have you understood these things? They said to Him, Yes Lord."

1. Why does hell exists?
  • because sin & evil exist.
  • because God is holy & just.

2. What is hell like?

  • hell invovles emotional anguish.
  • hell involves physical anguish.
  • hell involves relational anguish.
  • hell involves spiritual anguish.

comfort in persecution

"which is the manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation whose trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power." 2 Thes. 1:5-9

What must you do to be saved? "So they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household." Acts 16:31

What must you do to be lost?............NOTHING just keep doing what you are doing!