Monday, June 30, 2008

Family Portrait

Jen & Stace had these cute families on their blog, so I thought I would make us a cute one to. So we have Rob who loves to golf and has decided to join all of us girls in our quest to not cut our hair until Eli comes home. Then we have me, who is getting so close to being done with nursing school, and hasn't cut my hair since Eli left 21 months agos. Then we have our little B who is just trying to grow some more of that white hair. And of course our Tyker Boo, who is just the best little puppy ever! So, here we are...

The Story's

Pyzam Family Sticker Toy
Create your own family sticker graphic at

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Baby Day!

Two of my very best friends had babies today! It must have been something in the water, cause they were both scheduled for inductions later this week. Tammy was supposed to be induced tomorrow, at an awesome 41 weeks gestation. Luckily she went into labor on her own, and had a cute fat little boy this evening at 6:53. Beckam Austin Rees weighed 9 pounds 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long. Tam is the woman, she pushed that big boy out with no problems and no epis. She is amazing!! Congratulations to Tammy & Derek, I am so excited for you both! Roxy & Jeff also welcomed their second baby girl Jaycee Nicole Barlow into their family this morning at 7:44. She weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches. Their little girl Kyree who is 2.5 is very excited for her little sister to finally be here. Congratulations to you both, and I hope everything goes well. I will post pictures of the little munchkins just as soon as I get to see them tomorrow. Happy Babies!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Helmet Hair, Wait...No, Helmet Thumb

My B has been running around for two days with this little helmet on his thumb. It goes to his Travis Pastrana rider, but it fits so perfect on that little thumb. He takes it off every couple of minutes, but then puts it right back on. He has been eating with it, playing, and even got in the tub with it on. I just thought it was so cute and funny that I had to share...

Catching up...

Since I haven't posted for forever I thought I better show pictures of my boy so everyone can see how he is doing. He is 15 months old now, and he is so much fun. He is getting to be a wild child! He loves you to chase him and get him, and he loves to get into everything and make messes. He loves to go to Gram & Gramps where there are dogs, cats, swings, and bikes.

Fathers Day!

Grandpa Chuck

Bennett & Rob driving the Fire Engine

Kate & Bennett

Happy Fathers Day to Rob, Chuck, Dad, Brad, Ryan, Kent,Dustin,and Gramps. I realize that Fathers Day was a week and a half ago, but I am about a week and a half behind in everything in my life right now. So, just wanted to say thanks to the dads and that I love them. We had a nice Fathers Day, and amazingly we got to see all the dads. Bennett gave Rob a gift card to iFly, and a Tapout T shirt. We also got Grandpa Chuck a Tapout shirt to sport while we are watching my "honey" Rich Franklin beat up and the mean guys. We gave my dad a Home Depot gift card, he was super excited! He loves that place. Anyways, we just hung out at our house and then went and saw my dad at the Fire Station. Bennett was so excited to drive the fire engine, and play ping pong. We had dinner with the Story's, but Chuck wasn't doing to well. He forgot for a minute that he was 70, and decided to ride one of the pit bikes on the track. Yeah....Crash! So, a broken rib and a really big bruise later he is finally feeling okay now. Anyways, just wanted to say to Rob that I love you, and I appreciate all that you do for me & Bennett. Not to many Daddy's do what you do, and I know that it is tough, but you and B will be so close forever because of it. I love you!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Midnight BBQ

Happy Birthday Justin!!

Riley & Kelly

Tara, Bennett, & Justin

Saturday night we were golfing with Mitch & Tara when we decided we better do something for Justin's birthday. So at about nine we called up a few people and got a BBQ together. We ate around 11:00, but technically we are still good friends because we still had an hour left of Justin's birthday.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

My Grams...

"Dougie" & "Benny & the jets"

Grandma Allen & Bennett
I love this picture cause you can see my grams cute little old house.

Today was a tough day for my family and my Grandma Allen. She is rounding the corner to 86 years old and it is really starting to take it's toll on her. After a few falls, episodes of dementia, and a past stroke it was time to have full-time care for her. We took her this morning to the care center. I had a really hard time leaving her there all by herself. It is just so hard for me to believe that my grams might not ever be home again. I grew up next door to my grams for 20 years, and then even lived with her briefly after my mom died. Although our 60 year age difference sometimes got the best of us, we still had a good time. I love my Grams, and I hope that she will do well at the care center. She was so excited that "her baby" came with her. She loves Bennett to death, and he really lightened the mood for all of us. I hope that this is the best choice for her and my dad. It is a tough chore to be in charge of the care of someone else, as all of us know. I just hope that everything goes well. My grams is so cute, and she loves everyone so much.
Love you Grams...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tam's Baby Shower...

Two pregnant girlies...Tam & Jen

Kate & Tammy

Just about ready...

Cutest Belly!

One of my very best friends is getting ready to have her very first baby! She is about the cutest pregnant lady I have ever seen, so I thought I better share how cute she is with all of you. We had an awesome shower for her on Saturday at her new beautiful house. Baby boy should be here by June 28Th. We had a really good turn out and she got a lot of things that she will definitely put to good use once the dude gets here.
Tammy will be such a good mother, and I am so excited for her new endeavor. Can't wait until he gets here...