Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday Girl

KatieLynn is such a monkey!!
She is always having a good time!!
I love to snuggle with Katie before bedtime.  She tells me secrets and special things at this time. For Katie's 7th birthday party, we 'partied' at Hobby Lobby. Darren has been burning the midnight oil getting all our cornfields bedded and planted. In order to keep it simple, we invited KatieLynn's best buddies to a painting party. They drew, painted, and decorated crosses, plus had cake and snacks. Below are their finished products; there is real artistic talent here!

My favorite food is: queso
My favorite sport to play: tball
The best show on TV: Doc McStuffins
The coolest person on Earth: God
My favorite thing to learn in school: recess
The thing I do the most awesomely: play games
If I could go anywhere, I’d go: Mountastia
My favorite color: pink, turquoise, purple
When I grow up, I’ll be: vet
My favorite song: Going to God’s House Today
The book I love right now: Cam Jansen
3 Words that describe me: funny, cute, fashionista
When I was little I used to: chew on my toes
My favorite season: summer
My favorite snack: marshmallows
One food I dislike: quacamole
If I had one wish it would be: to fly
My best memory: Sea World

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Darren started planting a couple of weeks ago, but unfortunately the seed was ruined by all the rain we've had in the last 2 weeks. So, now he's replanting, and hopefully soon planting the remainder of our acreage. We have been blessed by the rain, and I know God will bless the labor of Darren's hands this year. Dean is a great helper, especially at lunch time!
The Lord has filled up our lake! Dean and I enjoyed watching the ducks, turtles, and other wildlife.

Papoo lets Dean drive the Gator

KatieLynn gets turn too!

For Dean & Emma, nothing beats playing in the dirt

Goat Dairy

In February, Katie's Girl Scout troop went to a Goat Dairy in Field Store. The kids loved playing with the goats!It didn't take long, and Dean was on top of this bale in the background!
(but I had him get down quickly)
I think all the kids enjoyed it!
Dean milks a goat! & got a good stream of milk!
KatieLynn also milks the goat! The kids wanted me to do it too, so I did. It brought back memories of me working as a milkmaid, on the (cow) dairy when I was in college!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Monster Jam

We might be rednecks, but we do enjoy the monster jam!! This is the 3rd year that we've gone to all 3 shows in Houston. Our first show had to be rescheduled because the Texans made the playoffs, and the trucks that were originally supposed to be there didn't make it to the make-up night... but the other 2 shows were awsome! Grave Digger flipped!
Toro Loco did some amazing jumps!

Grinder crashed for the 2nd time
(this was Katie's favorite, since it was a girl driver)

Superman does a wheelie!


We went with Daddy to the deer lease in early January. The kids had a blast exploring all over the ranch! In the afternoons,the kids took turns sitting with each of us in the deer stand, though I wasn't allowed to shoot a deer (he doesn't trust that I will shoot the right one). In the mornings, Dean and Darren hunted, though I might as well of gone out...it's not like I wasn't up. The guys aren't exactly quiet, plus the sunrise happens about 30 minutes later out there than at home.
Dean was more excited than Darren was when this bobcat showed up at their stand one morning. After Darren made the shot, and they climbed down (Dean first), Dean highfived Darren, and said, "Now that was teamwork!"

He has already asked if it can go in his bedroom!Katie was pretty pumped up when Darren shot a hog. Here's our little girl scout! KatieLynn is a Daisy this year, and is enjoying learning, spending time with friends, and participating in lots of hands on activities. Thanks to everyone who bought girl scout cookies!!

We celebrated Gigi's (Darren's mother) birthday. A good time was had by all!

cousins: Dean, Emma, Aiden, & KatieLynn