August 8, 2012


Ford, 1 week old

August 7, 2012

Thumbs Up!

"And I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me."
-Gabby Douglas

August 6, 2012

John Crawford "Ford"

I know it's been forever!  But this time I really do have a valid reason....the birth of our second son! 
On May the 20th Wells, Graham, and I were blessed with this new addition to our family!  John Crawford "Ford", coming in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 20 inches long.  And even with the sleepless nights this little guy has brought us nothing but pure joy!
Here are some pictures of our bundle!
He's here!

Proud parents!
And a very proud BIG BROTHER!
Sweet moments!
Ford brought Wells a present...
And he's VERY excited about it!
Such a big boy hanging out in the hospital!
All four of us!

March 24, 2012

I Volunteer as Tribute!

If you have no clue as to what that means than you are in the same boat I was in last week this time!  I know I'm late on the trend but I just (as in 5 minutes ago) finished reading the first book in the series The Hunger Games!  Umm, wow!  Amazing!
I'm usually late on book trends for a few reasons! 
1- I don't read hardbacks and usually wait for something to come out in paperback.  I'm also old-fashioned and don't have a Nook or a Kindle.
2- I'm a procrastinator and wait too long to read something, then a movie comes out and I frantically hurry to read it before I even see a preview!  (It's weird, I did it with The Help too!  I change the channel or close my eyes and ears so that I won't even see the character until after I've finished the book!)
3- I sometimes try and fight fads.  I did it with Modern Family, TOMS, and Blue Moon just to name a few.  Then become overwhelmed with curiosity and have to "try it out" only to be totally hooked!  I know, it's sad but true!
So, anyway...I read it, I'm all in for District 12 and on the way to buy Catching Fire right now! :)

February 16, 2012

It's A...

I know this is a little late for most of you but here's how the surprise went over on Christmas Morning!
Please note a few things: 
1. Graham was the videographer!  And you can hear his voice half way through a tad aggravated that the balloons won't come out!
2. I stuffed the box WAY too full!
3. Things never quite go over the way you picture in your head! ;)
But, we had a blast with the surprise and a healthy baby boy is on the way!  Thanks for sharing in the fun!

February 14, 2012


This is my happy.
I hope your day is full of your happy too!
Happy Valentine's Day!

February 13, 2012

Sweet Tooth

As we all know February is Love Month!  It's the month of Valentine's Day and ironically it's also Dental Health month!  I say it's ironic because this little momma has had one heck of a sweet tooth recently!  And what else is a girl to do with a sweet tooth besides cook some sweets!  Here are just a couple of things that we've enjoyed over the past couple of weeks:

Pecan Pie

1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup Karo syrup
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped pecans
1 Tbl. Vanilla
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

In a saucepan, melt the butter but don't let it brown. Mix in the sugar and corn syrup and cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Once the mixture has cooled slightly stir in the eggs. Mix well. Stir in the pecans. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 1 hour or until firm when shaken.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream to add a few extra calories! ;)


Have you tried these fun little guys?  If not, than you should!  And they're very easy!  Follow the directions on the box, spread a little Butter Cream Frosting on top and you've got yourself a delicious treat! 

Don't worry about the calories!  If you enjoy them with people you love and laugh a little while eating them you're sure to avoid any weight gain!  Happy "Sweet Tooth" Month everyone!

February 12, 2012

The Real Reason

Wow, has it really been since November since we've last spoken?  There's been so much going on with us and I can only imagine how busy you guys have been! 
I have lots to catch up on but before I start I want to let you know The Real Reason for my has everything to do with this little guy:
Yes Ladies and Gentleman we had a crash, a hard drive crash!  And though this little beauty isn't the latest and greatest, it is my friend!  And up until November it had always been reliable!  So imagine my devastation as I go to fire this little puppy up and it won't even turn on!  AHH, I wanted to scream!  And, honestly, I wanted to cry!  Not just because I wanted my computer but because I wanted the mounds of pictures and movies that were stored on it!  ( Sidenote: Back up, Back up, Back up! )
Anywho, the computer seemed to be a goner along with Wells' life in pictures and I was not a happy camper!  Thus began the 3 month journey of repair, try and repair again, and contemplate buying a new one.  And during this time, my friends, I just didn't have the heart to blog!  I know it sounds crazy but I couldn't blog from another computer!  It felt like sleeping in someone elses' bed, using someone elses' toothbrush, or pooping in someone elses' potty!  It just didn't feel right!  So that's The Real Reason I've been gone!  But we're back up and running!  My computer is back!  I'm back!  Amen!