Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ashley's first big trip with out mom and dad

Ashley left this morning and of course I cried she is leaving for 6 days with her best friend to New Mexico to go skiing and have fun in the snow I just balled thinking of all the what if's and i hope this or that doesnt happen..I hope she has a blast..And a Happy New Years..I Love you Baby Girl...on another note Loli caled us Sunday and said why dont you and Troy go somewhere for a few days Evanne and I will Keep the baby so Wed we are heading to Our weekend house in Wimberley we will be back mid day Fri that was very nice of them LOOKING FORWARD TO IT VERY MUCH.

happy new years Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas



Christmas 2008 was great. It was so cute to see the look on AYden's face when she saw her barbie car sitting by the tree and all those presents...Ashley was tired and just wanted to sleep but when she opened her presents she was wide awake and excited she got her webcam for her new laptop..that woke her up quick.. most of all it was awesome to have family here...so good bye christmas 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

THIS MADE ME CRY

I think this is one of the best I have ever read.



A Baby's Hug ~

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly sitting and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, 'Hi.' He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was bared in a toothless grin, as he wriggled and giggled with merriment.

I looked around and saw the source of his merriment. It was a man whose pants were baggy with a zipper at half-mast and his toes poked out of would-be shoes. His shirt was dirty and his hair was uncombed and unwashed. His whiskers were too short to be called a beard and his nose was so varicose it looked like a road map.

We were too far from him to smell, but I was sure he smelled. His hands waved and flapped on loose wrists. 'Hi there, baby; hi there, big boy. I see ya, buster,' the man said to Erik.

My husband and I exchanged looks, 'What do we do?'


Erik continued to laugh and answer, 'Hi.'

Everyone in the restaurant noticed and looked at us and then at the man. The old geezer was creating a nuisance with my beautiful baby. Our meal came and the man began shouting from across the room, 'Do ya patty cake? Do you know peek-a-boo? Hey, look, he knows peek- a-boo.'

Nobody thought the old man was cute. He was obviously drunk.

My husband and I were embarrassed. We ate in silence; all except for Erik, who was running through his repertoire for the admiring skid-row bum, who in turn, reciprocated with his cute comments.

We finally got through the meal and headed for the door. My husband went to pay the check and told me to meet him in the parking lot. The old man sat poised between me and the door. 'Lord, just let me out of here before he speaks to me or Erik,' I prayed. As I drew closer to the man, I turned my back trying to sidestep him and avoid any air he might be breathing. As I did, Erik leaned over my arm, reaching with both arms in a baby's 'pick-me-up' position. Before I could stop him, Erik had propelled himself from my arms to the man.

Suddenly a very old smelly man and a very young baby consummated their love and kinship. Erik in an act of total trust, love, and submission laid his tiny head upon the man's ragged shoulder. The man's eyes closed, and I saw tears hover beneath his lashes. His aged hands full of grime, pain, and hard labor, cradled my baby's bottom and stroked his back. No two beings have ever loved so deeply for so short a time.

I stood awestruck. The old man rocked and cradled Erik in his arms and his eyes opened and set squarely on mine. He said in a firm commanding voice, 'You take care of this baby.'

Somehow I managed, 'I will,' from a throat that contained a stone.

He pried Erik from his chest, lovingly and longingly, as though he were in pain. I received my baby, and the man said, 'God bless you, ma'am, you've given me my Christmas gift.'

I said nothing more than a muttered thanks. With Erik in my arms, I ran for the car. My husband was wondering why I was crying and holding Erik so tightly, and why I was saying, 'My God, my God, forgive me.'

I had just witnessed Christ's love shown through the innocence of a tiny child who saw no sin, who made no judgment; a child who saw a soul, and a mother who saw a suit of clothes. I was a Christian who was blind, holding a child who was not. I felt it was God asking, 'Are you willing to share your son for a moment?' when He shared His for all eternity.

The ragged old man, unwittingly, had reminded me, 'To enter ... , we must become as little children.'

Sometimes, it takes a child to remind us of what is really important. We must always remember who we are, where we came from and, most importantly, how we feel about others. The clothes on your back or the car that you drive or the house that you live in does not define you at all; it is how you treat your fellow man that identifies who you are.

This one is a keeper.

'It is better to be liked for the true you, than to be loved for who people think you are......'

Monday, December 22, 2008

Weekend in Portland

This weekend we went to Portland to have the Purdum Christmas it was very nice i cought up on some sleep Because Loli wanted Ayden to cuddle with her both nights so that was nice I love Loli she hogs Ayden anythime she is around which is alot so we get a break. It was nice seeing the family the drive up and down is hard because Ayden hates the car seat so i have to find wasy to keep her busy and her mind off throwing fits and I am so happy to say she finally lets us read to her I have been trying to get her interested in books for quite a while now and finally she brings us a book and will sit and let us read to her yay for books now its non stop but thats ok it's good for her..she is also learning sign language. Ashley was excited to get her gift she got a new laptop she has been wanting one for a while and she finally got it... the smile on her face was priceless... Christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ayden's first pony ride


Today in Blanco Ayden got to ride her 1st pony at first she was scared then she really liked it.

Life can change in a heartbeat

So Troy and I are in Blanco doing a show selling tutu's bows dresses and stuff we were having lunch under the canopy when out of no where a tahoe come driving right into the tree just feet from where we were sitting...The lady tried to make a turn and was driving way to fast so Troy and I run over to help her and her 2 girls out they are fine once things settle i just cry realizing how close she had come to hitting us and the peple right on the other side of that tree..THE ANGELS WERE THERE FOR SURE

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Smores Party

The Draper's and Murphy's came over for a fun night of smores the kids had a great time it was really nice to see them running around care free having fun..We really need to do that more often

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

WE had a great Thanksgiving day we went to Blanco to spend the day with our newest family members my father n law's new wifes sons house we had a great time we played redneck golf Ayden got to see the piggies Wilbur and Sassy she was kind of confused cause to her piggies are her toes...she got to see chickens and ride the 13 acres on a polaris with her Dad and new uncle Jr and she loved it..Ashley and Evanne & Brett also rode around on it I'm glad she had fun and phone service :) Ayden also got a Thanksgiving toy from Mimi and poppy which she loved and it kept her busy..The Dinner turned out great and we are lucky to have such wonderful Family..thankful Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sweet Playtime Love

I was sitting on the floor with the hubby and Ayden playing as we normally do in the evening and Ayden was so loving and giving kisses and hugs it was so sweet made me tear up just thinking how fast they grow seems like just yesterday i found out i was pregnant now here she is 13 months old..And It is so weird how so in love with her I am I was worried how I could love another baby girl when I loved Ashley so much she has been in my life 15 years didnt think I could be so in love with two girl's it's amazing....I just sit and cherish every smile hug kiss and laugh because before you know it time passes and they are all grown up and just know everything better than you do.My Family is my world and I wouldnt change a thing♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥by Carrie Pictures, Images and Photosby Carrie Pictures, Images and Photos

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chair's Up






Well the new spot for our chairs is on the kitchen table and this is why it seem's i have a monkey baby who likes to climb on anything and everything. I went to the bathroom and came out and this is where I found Ayden checking out the dinning room light....





Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Day


Ayden is finally sleeping through the night and we figured out why she wasn't she is getting 2 new teeth poor baby but I am glad they broke through and she can get some sleep. Our market day on Saturday went really well it was slow through the day but we managed to pull through and make some money. sadly we were the only ones I feel bad for the others here is two new tutu's i made and am so in love with they came out great.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our next show



Our next show is this Saturday across the street from the post office in New Braunfels I can't wait to see how things go i made 7 tutu's and I am going to try and make some Christmas bows hopefully I can find time to do it before Saturday it shoud be really busy because Wurstfest is this weekend so pray for a good day

Monday, November 3, 2008

Ayden's first trick or treat



We went to the church Halloween party on Hallows eve and she had such a great time looking at everyone dressed up she saw this one man dressed up really spooky and she kept smiling at him and waving I thought she would freak out but never did...every one just loved her costume I'm glad i made it. Then on Halloween day we stopped at heb and she got some candy there and got to take a picture with the ems lady and 4 other people also wanted her picture she was quite the star.Then the Trick or treating was funny she had to stop and touch every decoration.then after a few houses decided she was done so she sat in the middle of the street took off her bow and started digging in in her halloween bag it was soo funny...

well we went for another hour and we knew she was really done when she took off her costume and all the parts to her costume so we left and she fell asleep on the way home> Ashley on the other hand was bored out of her mind but was a good sport and dressed up and went with us anyways..well she really had no choice she was grounded.....

Monday, October 27, 2008

PRETTIES FOR MY PRINCESS













We had our first show and it was awesome http://prettiesformyprincess.vpweb.com/default.html also come see us in Homestead handcrafters http://www.homesteadhandcrafts.com/ walk in the door and take a left we are on the first isle on the left side


I would also like to say thank you Nina for helping with the set up since I was running late Thanks to Ayden keeping me up all night and Crystal for you great Ideas and of course My Hubby Troy for taking the baby all day and shopping and bringing us lunch and b-day shopping baking my cake ,cooking my dinner,and cleanin house I LOVE YOU BABY And to Spencer for all your help....Cant wait to do it again KIM YOU ARE AN AWESOME PARTNER
Since Kim showed you her girl's door here is little Miss Ayden's door too




Our first market Day

Kim and I had out first market day we sold Tutu's Bandana dresses and head bows we did really good.. I cant wait to do the next one..When i got home my sweet husband had a cake baked for me dinner ready he did a shrimp boil my favorite and my birthday present whch was a very thoughtful one it was my own little tool box with all new headbow making tools in it that was the most thoughtful gift ever and not to mention he took care of AYden and Ash all day went grocery shopping and b-day present shopping I love you Baby thank you... Ashley had her 15th birthday this month and really wanted her belly button pierced and with much thought we said yes I reall want her to be her own person and express her self and not to mentionI have mine done I did not see the harm in it we used the same guy who has pierced her before and she loves it..Happy Birthday Ashley.

Friday, October 17, 2008

what a week




Ayden is finally sleeping at night again I am so glad for that..Ashley turned 15 i still cant believe it she is so grown up but still a baby time flys. Troy and I went out on a date Wed and had a great time we went to fast Eddies and played pool and shuffle board my favorite and then had dinner at Red Lobster we really needed some time alone.so it was very nice. And the most exciting thing we got our booth up and going at HOMESTEAD HAND CRAFTERS KIM & NINA DID A GREAT JOB. http://www.homesteadhandcrafts.com/

here is Ayden's new trick of the week

video

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ayden's 1 year checkup


The Dr said we are doing a great job he could not believe some of the things she is already doing like when we say diaper check she goes to her changing table and gets a diaper and waits to be put on her table and how she loves cucumbers. She weighs 25 pounds . She got 3 shots today broke my heart. Her next check up is in 3 months..

Sunday, October 5, 2008

The pumpkin patch

We took Ayden & Ashley to the Pumpkin Patch Ashley being a teenager did not really care to much. Ayden really liked it she tried to figure out what everything was and walked barefoot in the hay she liked how it felt it was a very nice day and I was glad to get out for a bit after the week I had..It was fresh and a little cool. Today we are having a small bbq for Troy's b-day he is 42 and not very happy about it I baked him a cake I hope he likes it...

Saturday, October 4, 2008

What a crazy week






Ayen was sick and vomiting like crazy so we took her to the Dr.on her First birthday and she had a stomach virus then she is finally over it and guess what i got it great it was horrible...But It's Saturday now and Troy is not feeling so good ughhh cant wait for this to pass....other than that that was my week not much went on here..Here is Aydens Picture at the Dr's office on her b-day
Oh I did see a beautiful butterfly this week

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My miracle baby is one



We had Ayden's party this Saturday and it was great all of our close family and friends were here for her special day. Ayden had a great time she got on the moon bounce for a while and loved the cake she even opened her own presents...time sure does fly. It seems like just yesterday I had her now here she is walking and talking and making us smile and laugh 10000 times a day