Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mr. Sandman

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One of Reid's favorite places to be this summer is in his sandbox. Gam-Ma Missy bought Reid a sandbox for his first birthday a few months ago and he has absolutely LOVES playing in it! He throws the sand, digs in the sand, and yes...even EATS the sand! I'm excited to see how well Reid likes the beach when we go on our vacation to Florida next week since he enjoys playing in the sand so much. Jumping back and forth between his kiddie pool and the sandbox makes for a really messy little boy but it also makes for some pretty cute pictures too!
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Eating the sand...licking the sand off his fingers...and YUCKY sand! ~

Mr. Sand Man...a beard of sand! ~
He would lift up the sand, throw it, and then say, "Ooohhhh!"
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My little sand man is such a grand man!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Batman

The other night I put Reid in his Batman pajamas and I thought he looked SUPER cute so I had to take some pictures. Jeb didn't know they were pajamas and said, "Why is he in a Halloween costume?" Dads...
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One of his favorite things to do is to get one of his toy golf clubs and walk around the house pushing it on the floor. I have a sparkly necklace with footballs on it I bought for the Super Bowl last year (kind of like a Mardi Gras necklace), and he usually puts that on too whenever he walks around pushing his golf club. It's hilarious and Jeb cracks up every time he puts that necklace on and grabs the driver!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Last weekend I went to Lake Texhoma to stay at the Tanglewood Resort and Spa for Logan Dearing's bachelorette party. Logan is getting married August 1st and I'm a bridesmaid in her wedding. Logan and I have known eachother since kindergarten and have been best friends since 4th grade. Her mom even switched her 4th grade teacher so she could be in the same homeroom class as Kari and I! Logan and I are still very close and I'm so excited to get to be part of her wedding. There were 17 girls who stayed in our condo and we had a blast! Most of the girls went down Friday, but since I had to work (and was the only one with a kid) I came down Saturday morning. When I walked into the condo their were girls sleeping everywhere...on beds, couches, the floor, air-mattresses, and Lizzy even slept in the giant round bathtub!
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Logan and I ready for some fun in the sun
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My toes...I always get my nails and toes done here in Shawnee at Nail Spa and for the past few years I've only gotten french manicure on my toes (I know, boring!). Since I was going to get a little wild and crazy I decided to do hot pink with a design (I know, so crazy right?)
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My very best friend Kari - also best friends since 4th grade
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Didn't Troy do good?
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Oh yeah, she's a bride!
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17 crazy girls on a bus...wow.
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All Smiles
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And yes, we rented her the biggest boat on Texhoma Lake...81 feet long!
Logan and I...2 Years Ago at my Bachelorette Party
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Countless memories...
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Bathing Beauties
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A little shout out video to the Bride
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Peace!
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Peace Out!
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Cassie is crazy!
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In the words of Linda Dearing...Get it girl!
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My life preserver is on
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Isn't she lovely?
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The Texas Wildlife Center boat came by and played a trivia game with us then made sure we knew that no one is WATERPROOF! We got lots of free stuff!

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Ok, no more white sunglasses!

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Girls Gone Wild
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Besties
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I really don't know what this pose was about
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The girls were laughing at me because I brought 2 different hats, 3 different pairs of sunglasses, and 2 different bathing suits on the boat...and I said, "Costume changes!"
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I love hats...
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Kari, Logan, & I
2 Years Ago at my Bachelorette Party
Kari, Logan, and I
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Kelli and Kari...the Green Goddesses

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The party begins...
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The kissy face begins
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I think these are food babies...or beer bellies???
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My cousin Mica getting a little crazy with her booty...

2 years ago at my Bachelorette Party...

Logan was doing the same thing!
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Ready for dinner
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This hot air balloon was outside our resort. I LOVE hot air balloons and riding in one is one my list of "things to do before I die." I think they are so romantic and it would be a dream come true to go up in a hot air balloom with the love of my life (hint hint...Jeb!).
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We had the most fabulous time on the girls weekend getaway and I can't wait to do it again. It is harder to do these things once you're a mother (especially when you're the only mother) because the entire time while everyone is talking about guys, or work, or clothes, I'm wondering if Reid's okay, if he's been fed, if he's acting ok. As a mother it kind of makes you feel guilty to go on little overnight trips like this, but at the same time I know it's good for Reid, Jeb, and me to get a little break and take time to relax and enjoy my friends. And yes, I'm blessed with wonderful, lifelong friends.

Wild Child


We were at the lake last week and I took this picture. I just had to post it because for anyone that doesn't know Reid, well, this is Reid in a nutshell! If I had to describe Reid without using words I would probably use this picture!

Wild and crazy, never lazy... all boy, such a joy... vivacious, tenacious.. mischievious, high maintenance ... ornery, blondie... cute as can be, persistent personality... naked as a jay bird, the one that is always heard...tan, little muscle man...Wild child, God's child

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Fabulous Fourth!

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays! I'm a big fan of "themes" and so I love the excuse to be all patriotic in our red, white, and blue. The night before the fourth Lacee and Jett came to spend the night and the boys played all night long. And although bedtime is a lot harder when they are together, it's nice because Lacee and I get to spend some time catching up while the boys entertain eachother.


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Reid watching Barney in his "All-American Superstar" pajamas

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B-I-N-G-O... our new favorite song
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Jett was saying, "Give me five, Reid" and Reid just kept chunking balls at him.

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I smell trouble!

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The next day we went out to the Wewoka Lake to celebrate the fourth. For as long as I can remember I've spent the fourth of July at the lake. Our place is always full of family, friends, food, and fun and because the it is smaller, there is a wonderful small-town feel that I just love about Wewoka Lake.

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I learned to water ski on this lake and on the 4th of July Reid learned to tube!
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Not too sure about what was about to happen...

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Ready to take off!

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One the boat was going good and the water was out of his eyes he LOVED it!

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Waving to Nana and Papa ~

Here's a video clip of Reid's first ride on the tube.
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The captain of our boat...our dog Jaxon


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Later that evening we had a fish fry and hung out under the pavilion. The party barge (A.K.A. Tyler Morgan's boat) dropped Stacey off for a visit.

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Reid loves to throw EVERYTHING, so the little pops firecrackers that you throw were perfect for him. Every time he would throw one and it would pop he would go, "pop, ohhh!"
I'm such a great photographer... mid-air!


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Grandma Lucy's dog Chloe is so sweet. She lets Reid hug her, kiss her, hit her, and even try and ride her! ~



Jett and Reid...best buds!




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Dad and Jaxon walking down the hill to check on the progress of our new lake cabin.
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Mom and Dad

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Jett's so good at saying "Cheese" even with a mouth full of brownies!

The Peace Sign Princesses

Aunt Tammy and Tyler

Right after this picture Tammy says, "I look good even when you catch me off guard!" ~

Mommy's Little Firecracker

Mommy's Little Angel

He would rather push the swing than ride in the swing!

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Isn't this just as cute as it can be? This is my annual 4th of July dessert...it's a brownie cheesecake delight with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas.

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Chowing down on some mac & cheese

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All-American Hunk

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1 Year Ago... July 4, 2008

Reid and Papa Glenn in their Uncle Sam hats

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This year, it was a little harder to get a picture of Reid and Papa in their Uncle Sam hats!

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Take 2

Take 3...Finally!

Everyone was being patriotic...if they wanted to or not!

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Great pic of Jett and his Uncle Jeb

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The Mom

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Lacee and I...we have had so much fun this summer!

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Before Jeb had to go to work we went down by the water to take some family pictures.

Our first attempt...

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Our second attempt...

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Yay! Happy 4th of July

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1 Year Ago... July 4, 2008

Reid only 2 months old

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Reid 14 months old


1 Year Ago... July 4, 2008


Reid and Daddy
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Reid and Daddy this year

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I LOVE this picture!

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Red, white, and blue or bust!

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Uncle Sam driving the gator
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Silly girl...I mean Lady Liberty!

Silly Girl 1 Year Ago

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1 Year Ago... July 4, 2008
Reid's 1st Fourth of July
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Reid's 2nd Fourth of July

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Rockin' out with Papa

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Watching fireworks with Nana

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The old timers...

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Dad and Aunt Tammy...dad's eyes are half closed as usual in pictures
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The Firecracker Gangster

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Jett Taylor...too cute!

We had a Fabulous Fourth of July and an Incredible Independence Day! In closing this post I would like to say a special thank you to all of those who have given their life for our country and for our independence. And to all of those currently serving in the military, you have our support and appreciation. Until next 4th of July...PEACE out!