Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Today Seven Years ago I married my amazing husband. What a wonderful life we have created! I love you!!

Happy seventh wedding anniversary

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Landscaping Project...The Results

So, we finished our landscaping project in three days and lets just say we were feeling it by the end of the third day. Well, I was feeling it at the end of the first day!

Organizing all the plants
Our front porch...does it looking inviting?!?!?

Lots of planting

A couple of my favorites are here!

We have had pretty good luck with all the plants so far. Surprisingly only one has died.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bright Idea

This is what my husband calls my wonderful ideas to beautify our home. Sure he says this with a sarcastic under tone :) He claims to think I have NO clue "how much work it will really be." And I hate to say it but must of the time he is right..I don't have a clue! Thank goodness we were able to use his dad's equipment because me on the other end of a shovel would not have lasted very long.

Yes, we torn up our sod...the part of our yard that were already done
We had a BIG helper

Taking a ride with Daddy

I still can't believe how much work we did in only three days!

We used 152 stone blocks..I bought the store out

Oh, and I did do some of the, much so that when I ventured to Wal-Mart two people did not recognize me! I will post the finished project tomorrow :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Flashback Friday

This is my last belly shot before Miss Lydia joined our family. We had a scheduled c-section so the morning we had her was very calm and relaxing. We didn't have to be in Wichita until 9, we actually got to sleep in. I do remember how excited I was. We didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl! The only thing I knew was I was pretty BIG!

I loved every minute of it. Lydia was born November 16, 2007 @ 11.32 am weighing 9 lbs. 2 ozs. and 19 1/2 inches. However, we aren't sure the measurments were see the following Tuesday when we went to the doctors she was measuring almost 22 inches. I don't think they gave her a good stretch :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fresh Produce

After living in our house for three years we decided it was time for a vegetable garden. I love growing flowers but don't know the first thing about planting a veggie garden. With some guidance from Kane's parents we set off to grow some food. When we planted our garden I don't know how many times I said "we don't know what the H we are doing."

Most of the plants did come up. However, the deer have eaten most of our beans and some of our tomatoes :( Sunday Kane picked lots of squash, zucchini, and some cucumbers. They were all amazing...yummy!

Our first picking of the year

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Jon!

Happy 31st birthday Jon! I hope that you have a great day! Jon and Kane have been friends since childhood. I believe Kane, Kye and Jon had some sort of baseball card business...I have ALL the proof in my basement! I think they even had business cards made. I too, have know Jon for a long time..I have vivid memories of riding the bus together to Country View.

There is never a dull moment with Jon---Thanks for all the good times and to the many more to come :)

Happy Birthday!!

Jon and his friend Alf in Aggieville on Halloween of course

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my husband. He is a wonderful father!!! I thank my lucky stars that I found a great one. I am so blessed. Today we headed to Church, cleaned, did yard work, and had Kane's parents over for supper. We tried out some new recipes. I think everything turned out great :)

Kane and his little helper getting the corn ready for the grill

Another kitchen masterpiece taking place!

Daddy reading his best girl a book on Father's Day

Kane, hope you had a great day! You are the best Dad...ever...we love you!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Out of Commission

Friday night I could tell something wasn’t quite right with the way I was feeling. I knew what it was…one of my notorious sore throats. You see, I have this feeling a lot. I had just had one of these at the end of April and it was back again. RATS!! I went to the doctor..not sure why, he always tells me the same thing….looks painful, not strep, probably a virus. However, this trip was a little different because, he mentioned going to see an ENT doc and possibly having my tonsils removed. Say what…I’m almost 30! My appointment is on July 1st, so, I will keep you posted :)

Needless to say I have been sick, but feeling lots better today!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Flashback Friday

This is one of my favorite pictures of Lydia. I just absolutely LOVE it! It was taken in January 2008. She is less than two months old. I can't believe this is the same little girl that is walking and talking. Where did the time go?!?!? Love you Lydia!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cat Backers

Last night was the annual Cat Backers golf tournament and dinner. This year I was a little more excited then in years past. The one and only Bill Snyder was the main guest of honor. I really enjoyed listening to him speak. He told some great stories.

Coach Snyder taking the mic
Christie, Bill and Me (can you tell we are excited)
Of course there is also a little auction. I wasn't planning on bidding on anything untill Kane asked if I had seen "the watches" So, after I nibbled on a steak the size of my plate ( no joking) I made my way to the auction items. It was a nice, I thought I would bid on it? Harmless, right?!?!?! I lose all my good sense when I hear an auctioneers voice. So, needless to say I paid way too much for this watch...I do like it, the money goes to a good cause, and it really is Kane's fault!

"The Watch" I should wear everyday NOT just game day!!!

I can't wait until football season starts!!! Bring on the CATS!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

A Special Visitor

Lydia had a very special visitor last week. Her Uncle Kye came to visit. We only get to see Kye about 3 times a year. He hadn't seen LG (Lydia Grace) since Christmas so she had really grown up! Lydia had a blast with him. He of course brought the little girl some special items. A mega block barn yard, a neat book and last but not least a Tonka Truck. She loved everything!

Everyone checking out the new barn

Monday we decided to head to the park where a new play set has been build and feed the ducks. Lydia loves to swing so that was our first stop. It was pretty warm..well, more like we headed for the shade and the ducks. Later that afternoon I had a meeting at church so Uncle Kye got to babysit the little angel. However, from what I heard she was kinda fussy!

Lydia and her Uncle Kye

We also got to spend some extra time with grandma and grandpa while Kye was here visiting. Lydia loves to run around outside. This is something that I have had to adjust to...I am not a person that really enjoys spending large amounts of time outside, but anything for my little girl!

Lydia smelling all of grandma's pretty flowers

I just love this picture! Lydia and grandma going down to feed the fish in the pond.

Uncle Kye left on Tuesday and every time you ask Lydia about Uncle Kye she says "bye-bye" in her slight southern accent. We already miss you tons!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Not SO easy

WOW...This isn't as easy without my helpful sidekick. I have to remember to add the pictures first or it will just be a disaster!

Little Miss Lydia taking the wheel

Away they go
A special thanks to Christie for helping me set this up! I know I have lots to hang in there with me :)

Tractor FUN!

Today was a very busy day around our house. Kane and his parents were busy planting beans and sunflowers (I think those were the two crops of choice this year.) Lydia and I really didn't do much besides provide some meals to the workers. Which was a new experience for me.

Lydia getting loaded up
Lydia and I did get a ride in the air conditioned tractor (thank goodness), she just loved it and of course didn't want to get out! She will probably learn how to drive the tractor before me.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I finally did it!

Finally after months..ok maybe a year I have decided to start a blog. I have enjoyed reading other blogs and believe that this is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. It also will be a way of scrapbooking our life.

Me, Kane and Lydia