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 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


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