All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Need emails!

When I updated my new blog look, I lost some things... one being my friends blogs. I would like to add them again. This time I will save them on a seperate piece of paper with all my passwords, etc... LOL!! Please post yours on here, or send me an email:
Also, yes. Lauren has a boyfriend. Yes, they are only 15 (well, Lauren will be 15 in a few months). No, I'm not pushing her to have a boyfriend, but I had one at 15. And he probably wasn't the best boyfriend, but I still had one, or a few, or rather many. LOL! The thing about Preston is, he lives 2 hrs away! So it's perfect! And they only see each other at church dances, and that's ONLY if I take her to a Gilmer Stake Dance. She did go to his house for the weekend a few weeks ago, but he also has a sister who is her age (a few months younger), and is also in 8th grade like Lauren, and they are good friends too. I wasn't worried. They have a good family. True, things still could happened, but I am not worried. I can't even get Lauren to hold Preston's hand! First thing I asked her after the dance... did you hold his hand? NO, MOM!! What?!?!? Come on... you can at least hold hands!! LOL!! But I am glad they aren't. They are waiting until the are 16. You know, I really have a good kid!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


This is Preston. He is really such a cute kid, and Lauren really likes him. He is from the Gilmer Stake. There was a Quad-Stake Dance last night in Longview, Tx (Longview, Gilmer, Tyler & Shreveport Stakes), and I took Lauren. We went to dinner with Preston's parents & sister Jaci. We had a great time watching them, and just hanging out talking with other parents/leaders. It's so fun watching them... brings back memories!

Happy 44th Birthday Shawn!

Yep... turned the big 4-4 on the 12th! Just thought I would post a few pictures of him.
Seriously, what mother would allow their kid to look like this? Shawn (abt 16 in this pix) said he probably didn't even take a shower that day, and if you saw the original picture, you would be able to see the greasy hair! And not to shave? And then the transition glasses? Only thing I am jealous about is that he got this "reflection picture" done because when I was a kid, I always wanted to get them done!
Hair in this picture doesn't look to bad, and by this age (maybe 18?) he was already wearing contacts. But the 'stache? I guess only a mother could love it? Good thing I wasn't his mother! I would have had him shave it off! And yes, that is Shane...

Snow Day in Ashdown!

Starting Thursday (11th) about 10am, it started snowing. Because our kids didn't already have school on Friday the 12th, Valentine Parties were Thursday afternoon at the schools. By the time the kids got home from school, there was enough snow on the ground to build snowmen, make snow angels, go down the hill on the plastic trash can lids, and to have snowball fights! By Friday afternoon most of it was gone, but it was nice for the kids when it lasted!
Backyard looking out towards the lake...
Lindsey Lou Who
Kayley and Krissy!
Krissy mad that her snowman fell...
Jacob, Joey & Lauren building their snowman...

Only downside? Wet, wet, wet snow, and when the kids came in, everything was wet and muddy! Good thing for the invention of washers & dryers!

Lindsey is 6!

Can you believe it? My baby girl is 6!
Her birthday was February 2nd. We had a family party.

I made her a 3- layer chocolate-chip cake. It was so good!
Just being cute!

MLK Monday!

We celebrated MLK day by going to the Little River @ the White Cliffs area east of Ben Lomand, AR. We didn't go fishing though... We came home and had a BBQ with the missionaries.


Back in January, there was a Stake Activity for the youth. The 2 girls were excited to go because of the dance afterwards, even though 12 & 13 year olds were there (don't get me started on that!). Let's just say Kayley attended her last dance until she is 14.
Can you believe how much taller Lauren is? She is almost 5'8! Hope she stops growing, and that her foot grows to a 9 1/2 (currently it's size 9N), so that I can start wearing her cool shoes!

A new Sunbeam!

This is it... the last one! Our last Sunbeam ever!
Well, until the grandkids come!

And he is doing awesome! Hated it at first, but now he loves it!