Monday, December 14, 2009


I could spend HOURS on my computer getting inspired by other beautiful blogs. Adding to my own. Tweeking it. Putting up THOUSANDS of picture up...13,000 are on my computer right now! Sharing our family with you, and I want to, but...(there always is one isn't there?) I don't have time. I choose to play with kids, be a taxi driver, cook healthy dinners, and see my husband. Trust me, I miss you more than you miss me. I got on here today and thought, o gosh, it has been November since my last post. That means you haven't got to see so MANY cute picts. Someday (night) I will stay up late (early) and give you another update. Until then click on the (in)courage button on the side. You will be glad you did! Merry Merry Christmas! Got my Christmas cards ordered today so maybe sometime before (after) Christmas I will get them mailed out.
And now for the bald eagle. Driving to town last month I looked out into the field and this guy was just waiting for his picture to be taken. So I pulled over and got a snap shot. Fuzzy because I had to zoom in. JG said that their is a place in Salt Plains that has lots of bald eagles, maybe this one just got lost!!!
I DO hope to be back on here soon!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dillons Commercial

For those have not caught it or it isn't playing in your area, here is the Dillon's Commercial filmed in Portland. I have gotten such positive feedback from everyone! It means so much to me THANKS! And to those who can't turn on the radio or TV without seeing me...Thanksgiving is Thursday and it should stop playing then! I videoed it off my TV so the quality isn't great but it will do for now until I get the dvd from Kroger. And again I had such a blast filming it and meeting my new Women of Kroger friends!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

He is thinking of me!

I got a wonderful surprise today. A knock at my door and J-Mac delivered these beautiful flowers and box of candles and bath goodies!!!! Hand picked by my fabulous HUSBAND!!! I am so happy that he is mine. Jeremey and I talk often about how God made us for each other! I am so blessed to have him. God did good! Thanks for the flowers and gift box honey and thanks for thinking of me!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Update Overload

Our annual tradition is to end up at Dick and Shirley's house, but they bent to peer pressure from Nana and Papa and went to the lake instead! SO we stopped by their house just to say "What? we can't believe you let us and the whole lot of trick or treaters down by not being there!"
The witty witch!

2 pumpkins, 2 witches, 1 supergirl on a party bus! Yes we took the harvest meals bus trick or treating and it was a blast!

We went to the pumpkin patch for our annual visit. We decided that it is our 5th year! We have so much fun going with Nana, Aunt B, and Aunt Jannette and their families!

He is Natalie on the great new swings. I can't wait for next year!

They added this great big carousel swing at the Pumpkin Patch this year. Zachery loved riding the horse. I did it and fell on my arse!

Abbey just wondering what to do next after just having played on the haybales.

Our baby! How is it possible that she is already 2?

He loves this girl!!! She loves this guy!!!

I got a "call back" from Kroger to do another commercial. They flew me and 8 of my new girlfriends out to Portland to shoot it. WHAT A BLAST!!!! Put us up in a swanky hotel, took us out to dinner and treated us great. I had such a great time and can't wait to do it again! (Any Kroger agents reading this???)(hint hint)! I forgot to take picts of the hotel lobby but Laurie did, click on here name to see them! I was so happy to find a fellow blogger!!

The Nines...and believe me everything was to the Nines! Loved my room what a sanctuary!! I got so spoiled getting to sleep through the night 3 weekends in a row. I told someone that I won't get to go anywhere by myself for the next 2 years!!

Natalie, Riley, Cade, Zachery, Emalie and Abbey! All of Nana and Papa's grandkids!

Jeremey and I got to take 2 weekends in October to take the Bucket List to truck shows. We first went to Joplin to the Guilty by Association truck show hosted by 4 States.
I like to say that from the kids standpoint "Our parents left us for a weekend and all they brought back were these trophies" So happy we got one for each of them. Best Paint Combo, Best Stereo Combo, People Choice Combo, Competitors Choice Combo 2nd. Not to bad!

The blanket was made by Linda Stout, one of our driver's wife. She did an amazing job!

I was mostly excited to get to go hang out with my friend Lisa! We also went to Denton, TX the next weekend for Peterbuilt days. Can you believe we got to go out 2 weekends in a row without the kids? Then Saturday night we drove down to Ft. Worth and went out on the town with Lisa and Bryan, Bonnie and Galland. We had such a great time!!! We can't wait to do it again!!! A BIG THANK YOU to Sue and Donna for taking such great care of the kids while we were gone!

Natalie's class outside the trailer for COW day (Carers On Wheels). She is on the front row with dark glasses. It's where students from school get to learn about different jobs people can have with COW. This was the first year Farmer's Oil was there. Also there was ambulance, firetruck, police car, crop sprayer, medical airplane, city crew, horse trailer and welder. It was so much fun!!

Abbey's class came in the afternoon. She is on the steps of the truck in purple. She was so happy that she didn't have to go back to school with her class, but got to stay and help Mike close up the trailer.

Abbey walking through.

Natalie going through the trailer! They all loved it that it was from their Daddy's workplace!

For B week, Zachery got to bring a Big truck to preschool. He loved it! He is in the red shirt in the front row.

So this now gets you caught up on August (though I think I missed putting up E's bday), September and October! And I hope to never be gone so long from my blog again!!!

Update Overload

What a good looking family!! So happy that we made the trip down to Dallas for Daddy!

Bucket List went to Dallas in August and brought home People Choice, Best in Class Combo, and Best Paint Combo. We are so proud Daddy!

We celebrated Natalie's 6th birthday. So happy she wanted a K-State party!
We have raised her well!

Just hanging out at home!

We spent some time at Grand Lake. Big sister Abbey is playing with Emalie.

Julie, Eli and Trinity, Emalie, Abbey, Natalie, Me and Zachery

While Julie was getting supplies for Eli's bday party we played with Trinity at the park.

Big Boy Eli is 1!

Me and My Shadow! (Move closer to home)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Where o Where??

I know that it has been (gasp) 2 months since my last post. I PROMISE that I will get some new picts up soon. But until then let me share my new motto: Give more than you will Get!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of School

I don't think I could have asked for a sweeter pose from the girls!
Abbey, 3rd grader, Natalie, Kindergardner

Today was the first day of school!
Natalie was super excited...Abbey was excited to see her friends, but was going to miss the horses and the dogs!! I had to beg Natalie to take her to school today. She is ready to ride the bus! We are heading out to Dallas after school tomorrow! And yes I teared up, but it didn't fall. Only Zachery, Emalie and I...oh what is a mom to do with only 1/2 her kids at home?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Weekends are always funner with Dad!

All summer long the kids have asked me for a little pool for the back yard. And everytime they do my answer is the same...NO...NO...NO...NO...NO...NO..etc...
So they ask Daddy a couple weeks ago if they can have a pool.."we wil just go LOOK"....

LOOK....what they found...a pool for the backyard. If you don't succeed, try, try, try again.

We have been busy keeping the kids busy on weekends that Jeremey is free...
Here we took the kids down to the Ponderosa to fish. Someone asked how many fish did you catch. I told them we took 4 kids and 2 dogs...NO FISH!

There is no better view of the world than atop Daddy's shoulders!

My very own "Little House on the Prairie" Moment. Natalie, Max and Abbey

Daddy giving Little E fishing lessons!

That's okay daddy, we will just wade in a LITTLE BIT...

You know what's coming next don't you?

Clothes on the dock...

Kids in the water!

Daddy you forgot about me!

Wranglers and Cowgirl boots!

Fabulous PURPLE boots...I wonder who they belong to?

Then one Sunday we took the kids to play golf at the Anthony Golf Course.

Emalie keeping a good eye on the ball.

Nice follow through Abbey!

Natalie's favorite job was holding the flag! And she does it so well!

Look out Tiger ..Z man is coming!

Daddy and the Little ones in our tribe. They were very excited to learn that if they were on the golf course they HAD TO PLAY GOLF!!!! I don't think Jeremey will ever get to play golf by himself again. They all had a great time!

The same day we went to the Ponderosa we also went down to Bluff Creek just behind our house. It was such a fun time and very relaxing!

Zachery playing on the banks of the Sand Creek.

The girls playing in the water.

Emalie and her (dead) fish...we didn't tell her it was dead. She was just happy that it didn't jump out of her hand so that she could pet it.

Just chillin'

Daddy Taking the kids exploring. We had a great time at the creek behind our house.

Jeremey is NOT a homebody to say the least. He likes to GO GO GO!! And the kids just LOVE it, because he makes sure that "the weekends are always funner with Dad"