Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Deer...The Other Other White Meat

if you were driving by our house and saw this what would you think?

Maybe that we were witches and boiling a deer head for some ritual?Or maybe that we are just going to enjoy some deer stew. Well, neither of those are correct.

You should see the looks we got as people drove by. You should have smelled it! Oh my! It was horrendous!

The point of all this was to boil all of the face off: skin, tissue, muscle, brains (yeah I know brains), everything so that you can hang the poor little animal up as a trophy and just have his antlers and skull. This wasn't even Cody's!

I am going to post some Christmas pics and our Christmas card tomorrow. I can't wait for Christmas to be here!

Jolly Day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

9 Months on the Outside

My baby boy is 9 months old today! It seems like yesterday I was 9 months pregnant with him. How time does fly! No make that warp! I can't believe he is already that old. In 3 short months we will be celebrating his first birthday! I just can't believe it! He is crawling everywhere, has 6 teeth and he is a BIG momma's boy! He is such a happy baby, very shy, and nothing like his big bro! It is amazing to me how baby's grow and how God makes each and every one of them.

I went to Tammy's house yesterday and she did his 9 month pics. From what I saw they are awesome!! Hope everyone has a great day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mini Michelangelo's

Briggs LOVEs to paint, so I thought what better than to get a Christmas present and let Briggs have a little fun too! There is a little studio in Amarillo called Brush With Art and you pick out different ceramic pieces that you can paint and then they glaze and fire it for you. We have been there several times and made a variety of things.

Cody and Briggs love to eat popcorn. That is their "thing" at night while watching a movie, so Briggs painted a popcorn bowl (Grady helped a little too) for Cody. I also thought Santa needed something cute to eat his cookies off of so we made him a cookie plate. They both turned out really cute. I was going to wait until Christmas to give Cody the bowl but with all of the Christmas specials on at night, they are eating a lot of popcorn so we let hime open it early.

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! I am so excited to see the boys open their gifts! Hope you all have your shopping done!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Expen$ive Weekend

No, we did not make any big purchases this weekend. I got nothing to show for this, EXCEPT a pretty little dent in my car!!!!! I could kick myself!! Don't you hate it when you do stuff like that? I hit a brick light post. I know. Dumb. But that's not all of it, okay. Cody went hunting Saturday and got a ticket from the game warden! If any of you know Cody you would know that he is a stickler for rules, seriously, he is. He shot a deer about 3 weeks ago if you recall, and apparently he forgot to write the county in which he shot the deer on his license. Yup that's it, that is what the ticket was for. I know. Dumb. The ticket could be anywhere from 25$-500$! Yikes! I would take a picture of my car but my camera is dead and I am sure the insurance company will get plenty of pictures. Well, Bye for now I have to go call our insurance agency.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside.....

So we stayed in today. I think we only have cold weather in the forecast for the next few days. Briggs gets cabin fever REALLY easy so this cold weather may be a bit of a challenge. I made a pot of stew for supper and some corn muffins which went great with the cold weather, now we are just going to get on the couch keep our toes warm and enjoy the rest of this brisk December evening.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Southern Draw

We aren't hillbillies, we just sound like them. You never know that you have an accent until you go out of state. My sister lives in Colorado, not very far from here, and they were all laughing at the way we talk! When Cody was a little boy he had a huge Texas accent with a very long drawww at the end of his sentence. Well, guess who inherited that? Mr. Briggs. Here is a video of him eating ice cream and I am asking him if he needs help.

Ya'll have a good'n:)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Good Times

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was such a beautiful day and I overate waaaaay too much. We started the feast at Cody's grandparent's for lunch and then made our trek to A-town for supper. All of the food was fantastic and by the end of the night I thought I was going to explode.

Seriously look at my plate!
Grady's Thanksgiving meal

Briggs played outside with his cousins and then we decorated gingerbread houses. We started this last year and hopefull we will keep this tradition up. He did a really good job even though he ate a lot of the candy:)

See Saw

Saturday morning I decided I was going to work off all of the turkey I ate, so I got up and went to spinning class. OH-MY-GOSH!!!! I felt like I was in high school track again! It felt so good to work out and I had so much energy the rest of the day.

After that the we went to my in-laws so the boys could decorate "the grandchildren tree" at their house. They get to pick the spot and put whatever they want on it. Briggs was overloading the tree and Grady was eating the ornaments so Bum (that is what Briggs calls my MOL) and I had to help just a little.

For supper Cody made some fabulous fajitas outside on his new wok grill and they were sooo good! Briggs rode his four wheeler and Grady watched him while Cody was cooking. I can't believe how beautiful it has been here. I have shorts on in November!!!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and are so ready for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am so so thankful for everything I have. How did I deserve these two perfect little boys?

"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7

Thank you Jesus for your mercy and love:)

Hope everyone has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I am posting this one day early because I have to work tomorrow and will not have the time:)

Today is my baby sister's 24th birthday!!!! I can't believe she is 24! We are only 20 months apart and it just seems so funny that I am 25 and she is 24 even if it is only for a few months. She is my best friend and she is the coolest and funniest girl I know. Seriously. I love being around her, she has a presence about her and she puts off a very good energy, (I just sounded like a psychic). She is an amazing Aunt to my kids and she helps me whenever I need it. I am so proud of her and the things she has accomplished.

My Dear Cori,

I hope you have a Happy Happy Day because you deserve nothing but the best. I know sometimes you get the bad hand delt to you but you don't dwell on it you just dust yourself off and keep going. You don't ever hesitate to keep the boys or run and errand for me or let me borrow your clothes even thought I sometimes (okay most of the time) don't do the same for you. I can't believe you are getting married either. You are going to be an amazing wife and mother! Thank you SO much for ALL that you do for me and my little family. I am honored and excited to be your matron of honor. You mean so much too us and we hope that your 24th year brings you much joy. So, Have a Happy Birthday!

Love ya tons,

Merry Merry Everything!

Normally I would put up my Christmas tree after Thanksgiving but not this year. I am a few days early. I am on top of my Christmas game this year. I have all of my gifts bought (except a few) and wrapped, my Christmas cards in, and all of my Christmas decorations out! I am so proud of myself. I will probably be ready for all of it to come down by the time Chrismas gets here, but I figure if you go through all this hard work to get everything up you might as well leave it up for a while:) Hope everyone is in the Christmas spirit as much as me!

The "Gold" Table

The Tree

The "Red and Silver" Table

Our Stockings

Monday, November 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We are finally home. Phew! It was nice to stay with my parents but the little ones get a little cranky the longer we stay away from home. We did have a great time and my parents enjoyed the boys being there.

Besides going to Sesame Street Live, Briggs went to gymnastics one day and then we went to Brush with Art. I love Brush with Art and so does Briggs. Briggs and Grady made a cookie plate for Santa and Briggs also made a little something for his daddy:) They turned out really cute. I will post pictures as soon as we get them back.
Saturday I worked and it was a great day. Steady but not swarming. Sunday I went to see the highly anticipated New Moon and it did not let me down one bit!!!! I LOVED IT and can not wait to see the next one.

Needless to say it was a very good week but we are so glad to be home. Oh yeah, Cody had fun on his hunting trip and he made it home ok also:) He didn't shoot anything (Thank goodness).

P.S. Doesn't my blog look Good!!! Designer blogs did it and they did a great job!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

La La La La Elmo's World

Briggs and I went to Sesame Street Live! yesterday! He loved it! I really enjoyed it too. It was a really good show. I was worried that he wouldn't be able to sit for 1 1/2 hours but he did GREAT! He was clapping and dancing toward the end of the show.

We are staying with my parents for the rest of the week because Cody is on a hunting trip in Oklahoma. We have some fun things planned:) Also, New Moon comes out today!!! I am way excited and it is pretty sad that a 25 year old woman is that obsessed with a movie! I am tempted to go see it tonight at midnight but I know my body will not appreciate the lack of sleep I will have since my kids start getting up at 5:00a.m. We are having a girls day out on Sunday and a bunch of friends are going to watch it.:)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Great White Hunter Part II

If I have forgotten to mention that it is hunting season, pardon me, IT"S HERE! This means that I am pretty much a single lady. Yes, He is that obsessed. I wish I could be that passionate about a hobby.
Whitetail deer began last Saturday and Cody got a deer today! I get excited for him because he gets so excited. I really don't know what the big deal is?!? Do you? I guess it is the Indian in him? Anyways Briggs loves it too. We don't teach him about it he just sees and hears what Cody says about hunting. When Cody brought the deer home today (gutted and all-He guts them but can not change a dirty diaper! I don't get it!) I took Briggs out there to see it and the first thing he said was POW! and of course he had to come in and get his shotgun (pretend one) so that he could shoot it. If you ask who shot the deer he says "I did!"

Cody is itching like a hound for me to get these pics up of his precious deer so whithout further adew I present Bucky ( I think it is only fair to name them):