Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mr. helpful

Your supposed to train them young right? The girls think his help is a little less than helpful, but it sure is cute.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Party Pictures

Clean and Ready
Here Comes The Cake
Peeking at the Candle
He Put it out like Uncle Tommy...Pinch
Cake Makes Everything Better
Hey this is pretty good

Messy BoyClean Up TimeReady to open presentsOh boy, a Lariat Ropeand spurslots of cute clothes and a card from James and Crystal
He also got a card with monies from GG Rose, and something else on the way from Grumpa and CowGranny. Thanks Everybody!


Well I finally got the cakes made and decorated. Now we just need to wait for Tyrel's nap to be over. Here are some before party pictures. The cake is not nearly as cute as I was hoping. Grandma is a professional cake decorator, and my mom is just naturally talented (at things that don't require athletic ability.) So I am used to cakes being pretty and thought it would be easier than it was. I guess I will stick to outdoorsy things...until next year. At least Tyrel doesn't care.

Birthday Flop

I feel like falling in a hole and crying. The carrot cake birthday cake I tried to make for Tyrel flopped. I don't know what I did wrong, but it didn't make cake. My BIL and SIL are going to pick up some cake mixes for me before coming out. I would just go with the peach cobbler that my MIL said she would make, but the teddy bear shaped cake is tradition in my family. I like tradition. Sorry Ty baby. I thought that home made carrot cake might be somewhat more healthy than a cake mix, but oh well.
Okay, I am done with my whining.
Happy Day After your First Anniversary of Birth Tyrel.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Last Day

Well, today is Tyrel's last day to be a baby. He is WALKING today, not just toddling a few steps. He can walk across the room. He will be 1 year old tomorrow. Wow...It has gone so fast, and yet it also seems as if he has always been here.

Here are some pictures of Tyrel walking.

I thought he looked rather "peasantish" in his cape that Uncle Mark put on him.

Good Advice

I have a good piece of advice.
When you are learning to use a cutting torch...or really even if you are experienced..wear real shoes.
I really don't advise wearing Croc knock offs.
Small pieces of molten steel can fall in the little holes and melt between your toes.

Or so I've heard.
I wouldn't know from experience.
Well not more than one time. yet.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Price of Being Cheap

A few months back, I bought an iron. Just in the last week I finally got me an ironing board. I was ironing one of Stephen's shirts today and after about 3 minutes, I noticed that it wasn't getting wrinkles out anymore. So I felt of it....It was cold. So I set it down and messed with it, and it still didn't warm back up. So I unplugged it and left it alone for awhile.
While Tyrel was napping, I decided to try again. The same thing warmed up initially, but not after that.
It is the cheapest iron from I am not sure if it is just junk, or if I am doing something wrong.
I remember about a month ago I threw away the box and instructions while thinking " I know how to use an iron, I don't need these."
Guess I was wrong.
So mom, am I having a Becky Moment...or do I have a piece of junk?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

23 before 25...because I still don't have 2 to add

So..after 4 months, how is my 25 before 25 coming along? Lets have a look...
1) Learn to quilt
2) Be a good housekeeper working on it
3) Learn to play the guitar (one of many instruments I want to learn)
4) Grow my own garden
5) Can things from my garden
6) Learn to "tan hides" (no not spank Ty..."I'll tan yer hide boy!")
7) Get good at sewing I am working on an apron right now
8) Get my CHL well, I've taken the class
9) Quit being lazy work in progress
10) If I can't say something nice....don't say it. also working on it
11) Get Trevor his antlers
12) Learn to bow hunt
13) Run a trap line all winter
14) Learn to cook healthy and GOOD food (like Julie) Trying
15) Go fly fishing in the mountains (learn to fly fish also. haha)
16) Learn decent photography
17) Send the book I wrote in 6th grade to a publisher
18) Learn carpentry (and make Stephen and I a bedframe)
19) Learn to do a backbend/walkover Practiced for a while, need to practice more.
20) Learn to crochet or knit, maybe both Well, I have learned to crothet a cake...I mean a rag rug
21) Finish the crosstitch thing I started almost 3 years ago
22) Go to Alaska again...with Stephen and Ty (and other chillin's we may have by then)
23) Move into a "real" house. (I am very thankful for what we have now, but hopefully by the time I am 25, we won't be here anymore)

Well, that is about it I suppose. A lot of things are just a constant having to work on it...and may always be.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Pictures from the last few weeks.
Playing in the sprinkler

After playing in the sprinklerTommy ready to swim...almost
Tyrel and Mama...mere moments ago

Daniel, Sam and Marie, playing tag

Wish List

So what do I want for Tyrel's birthday? I can't make a list of what he wants because he really doesn't care. Well here is a list of things I want for Ty, but don't have the money for at the moment. Which means you can disregard if you want to Mom and Grandma (since ya'll are the ones this list is for..hehe), we would love anything.

So without further ado...

  • a wagon..a metal red radio flyer preferably...with wooden slat sides... I know picky picky.
  • Wrangler jeans (size 18 mo.)
  • a cowboy shirt (size 18 mo.)
  • cowboy boots...I don't know what size.
  • Chaps...Tyrel size.
  • a vest...Ty size
  • a Ty sized Cowboy Hat
  • Money for me to get any of the above

He is getting baby sized spurs and a baby sized lariat rope from Stephen and I.

I guess Friday or Saturday we will have cake and such. I can't believe he's almost 1.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Stephen!

Well I'm back.
I went to Arkansas this past week to visit my family. We had lots of fun. We went blueberry picking at a friends house, blackberry picking around my parents house, went to a museum, and set off fireworks (not at the museum) . Stephen surprised me by showing up one morning while I was there, and hadn't told me he was coming. Having him there always makes visits better.

On the way back home we stopped in Ft. Worth to see my grandparents and my brother and his family..Actually I saw BOTH my older brothers, as Bill was down visiting with Chris. It was fun. I love my family. I wish we could stay longer when we go.
The day we left we went with Bill and Glynna to see Granny. It is so hard to see her, she isn't really Granny anymore. Just sitting there staring and mumbling. I miss my Granny.

Daniel and Sam came back with us. (Zesch's, they want to surprise Joshua on Sunday if you don't tell him they are here) They can hardly wait til Sunday to see the friends they made last summer when they came to visit.
Mostly we have just been swimming for fun since they've been here.
We did take them out shooting yesterday and they even got to shoot Stephen's .45 a few times. You should have seen the smiles they had after shooting it!

Sam went to work with Stephen on Monday and Daniel stayed with me. I think that is the first time I have ever spent that much time with just ONE of the twins. I got to know Daniel, not just "the twins". Daniel will be going with Stephen today, so I will get to hang out with Sam.

Today is Stephen's 22nd anniversary of his birth. Happy Birthday Sweetie! I Love you! I think if I can borrow a vehicle today I will go and get the stuff to make him a cheesecake. droooool.

Tyrel has started taking steps. His record so far is 5 in a row. Mostly he takes 3 steps, then falls and crawls and tries again. He will probably be walking by his birthday.

Well I do believe I have run out of things to talk about. Sorry, no pictures for this post, I need to take some.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Photo Album

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Sorry Mom, I know you can't see it with your super slow dinosaur computer and internet. It is just pictures of the day Tyrel was born.