Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Happy birthday to the sweetest 4 year old. Your eyes light up our world! Can't wait to see what the next year of your life brings to us!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Logan is a bull. Dude can get you to the ground in no time flat. Just ask his dad.
We did try to see the Lombardi trophy up close. But a three hour wait? Naw. We did see it's sparkle from afar. And there were plenty of pictures of it around for us to pose near.They say that if you are a Colts fan that you should never root for the Patriots. Good thing I'm not a true Colts fan...
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I waited all summer for this moment. And so did Logan...and with any luck we will be harvesting our own seeds soon. Isn't God amazing? All that love and hard work surely paid off.
And God said "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth." And it was so.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I mean, who wouldn't be to drive 1,310 miles with a 1, 3, and 8 year old?
ooohhhh but was it ever worth it. Especially the part where we had to scalp PRCA Rodeo tickets.
More on that later.
First...a few words from The Man:
"Things I learned on my vacation:
- Driving from Indiana to Wyoming through Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota takes a long time.
- Making that trip with a one year old diva isn't as bad as I though it would be.
- There are plenty (more than 100 east to west and more than 60 west to east) of signs that point the way to Wall Drug.
- The Badlands literally took my breath away.
- The WYO Rodeo gets better every time I go.
- It's better to buy tickets in advance though..
- My little boys are daredevils when it comes to mountain climbing and water sliding.
- Dry heat really isn't as bad as the heat in Corn Country.
- As long as the trip was..I enjoyed it...and I'd be willing to do it again."
You mean this Diva?Good thing we stopped twice.Still takes my breath away... It was a record breaking night at the Sheridan, WYO fairgrounds...
So, most years we have successfully walked up to the ticket booth on the final night of the Rodeo (it's the best night to go, dontcha know?) and bought general admission tickets. But for some reason I had an achy feeling in my stomach that we might want to grab our tickets a little early this time. 'Just in case.'
That afternoon I shimmied up to the Wyo Theater to buy 5 tickets. One for you, two for me, one for you, three for...
I needed five tickets.
As I approached the theater I saw The Sign. It simply read "Rodeo Sold Out."
I plopped down on downtown Main Street and had a real good cry. We drove exactly 6,956,459,231,120 miles for THE RODEO and now we weren't gonna see it. I cried some more. Then I stomped my feet and screamed. Then I started making frantic phone calls. Did anyone have tickets they didn't want?
Dumb question. Who on earth would not want their PRCA Sheridan WYO Rodeo tickets?
Then we sped up to the fairgrounds where we were simply told "sorry." Sorry? Sorry! I was sorry. Then a little man stopped me and whispered in my ear "you know there was a woman up here last night giving away her tickets."
He smiled and I smiled and walked away.
I had a plan.
We'd go eat dinner as planned. Then pile into the car and head to the fairgrounds. Where we would take a stab at scalping. And oh did it work. In fact, it worked so well that we ended up with eight tickets. We needed five. So we did some quick math and started selling tickets.
We got five PRCA Rodeo tickets for 5 bucks. A buck a ticket. No pun intended.
Ha! Take that Wyo Theater!
We saw the rodeo in all it's glory. We cheered. We yelled. We covered our eyes. We counted to 8 a whole bunch of times. And we answered the age old question that our 8 year old posed "What do they do to the horses and bulls to make them buck?" Well...it's funny you ask young Lukas. You see they use this rope thing and they tie it around that nice horse's, or bull's, ...what ever animal you want to make mad, waist and tie up their um, their..uh, private parts...and well um, wouldn't that kinda make you mad if we did that to you? He got the picture real quickly...
Then he ran and climbed a mountain. Glad that he didn't have a rope tied around his waist.
Then he decided to see if he could stand on his little brother's head. Obviously Logan is one tough cookie. He makes it look so easy...
Almost as easy as driving across the country.
Monday, July 11, 2011
But maybe not this: First of all, I realize Logan needs either a) betting fitting shorts or b) to learn to pull up his pants. Now that we got that outta the way lets analyze what's going on here. Logan is trying to get outta the way as fast as is possible when standing on a wet, soapy, slippery, tarp. And Matt has Logan in his sights, knowing a crash is inevitable. You can see it in his eyes. Classic moment.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Lukas still has the tongue. It always makes him feel better to just stick it out there. In the end, I'm not sure who won.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Oh yes. He has a tongue. I think he wants you to understand this fact. Of all the pictures we have of young Lukas, 99% of them show you his tongue. And of course,
Monkey See Monkey do:Logan has a tongue too. And a foot. At least one foot.And Landry just thinks it's all pretty comical. But she does want you to know she's working on her teeth. See those four bottom pearly whites? She has a few up on top too...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Ohhhh but I wouldn't change a thing. Look at those three gifts. I'd gladly give up everything for them. Even the scrapbooking and blogging. But I'm gonna try my best to be better at making time for blogging. Just so they have something they can look back at. And so I can have something to look back at when they are begging me to drop them off two blocks away from the school so their friends won't see their mama! Sweet babies. MUWAH!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Eight years. And it's all still so vivid in my mind. I'm certain it always will be. Because that's just the way Lukas is. So impressionable. Leaves a mark on your heart.
oh my goodness I just realized that when the next 8 rolls around you will be wanting your driver licence! Help me Rhonda!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What a whirlwind the last twelve months have been. But a good kind of whirlwind!
Ready for bows, dresses and pink. And pig tails.
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." James 1:17