Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Hair Cut

 Rowynn had his first hair cut today!! Thanks to my wonderful friend, Tammy Duff, who works at Sculptures salon, my little boy now looks like such a big boy. As you can tell, his hair was a little unruly before the trim!
*Sorry for the grainy, low quality pictures. These were taken with my cell phone since my camera battery was dead*

 He may have had some fly away hair but, he sure is stinkin' cute anyway!

After his cut, there were no more fly away strays. He just looked like he was ready to be shipped off to college. tear
 Look at my handsome boy!!!

 So grown up.
 Ready to take on the world as a "man". Well, our little man.

Since it has been forever since I posted, I decided to get some of my cell phone pictures uploaded just to tide you over until I get a new card reader. Believe me, once I get a card reader, you are going to be bombarded with pictures!
 Rowynn's dream car!! He threw a mini fit when we took him out. Maybe in another year little man, you can't even reach the peddles yet!
 Rowynn's first carnival ride!
He loved it! Thanks to daddy, he got to go down the slide four times.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Howdy my wonderful followers. I know it has been quite a while since I posted some sweet pictures of my little man and I do apologize. Please bear with me as I try to figure out why my card reader and card have decided not to cooperate with each other. I promise, as soon as I am able to figure out how to get my computer to read my card again I will post some pictures.

If you have ideas on how I might be able to remedy the situation, feel free to leave me a comment!!

Much love.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Three Years

 Today we "celebrate" and remember the birth of our beautiful daughter, Abigayl Marie. Though it is not an easy day, we are so thankful that we were able to hold her in our arms for four amazing months.
 She was, and still is, the light of our lives. She helped us grow as parents, Christians and husband and wife. She showed us what unconditional love is. She brought so much joy to our lives.
 I know that today, in heaven, she is having the best birthday party a little girl could ask for. I know that she is surrounded by her siblings we never got to meet, family that are no longer with us on earth and all of the wonderful friends she has made. I know that the angels are singing her the most beautiful songs and that Jesus is holding her in his arms for us.
Happy Birthday, Abigayl Marie. We love you more than words can express and we miss you every second of every day.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


After going to a birthday party this weekend and seeing how much Rowynn loved going down the little slide, we decided to take him to the small carnival that came in to town. They have a large slide!!

It was fun to see the smile on his face when he would come down that big slide.

I just wish I could have gone down with him a couple of times. Darn pregnancy!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

TVP Giveaway

Once again, The Vintage Pearl is doing a giveaway on their blog. If you  haven't already done so, go check out the website and take a look at all of the wonderful, personalized pieces they have.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stats and Names

Rowynn went in for his fifteen month checkup and he is growing like a weed! Our "little" man measured in at 32 inches, which put him in the 90th percentile! As for weight, he is 24 lb 14 oz which puts him in the 50th percentile.

He did have to have one shot but, he took it "well". "Well" meaning he only cried for a short time.

Crazy to think that we will be seeing his pediatrician in 7 weeks but this time it will be for the new baby.

Speaking of new baby, I had originally announced that his name would be Nolynn Oliver but, things have changed! New baby has a different name......

Brennyn Laen Stamper (the middle name is pronounced Lane)

Hopefully this one is the keeper! Though, it better be since it will be stitched on his blanket!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Little Man

This weekend ended up being a busy one! Saturday night we headed out to the Bixby BBQ and Blues Festival and Sunday we went to the Renaissance Festival.

Sadly, we missed the competition BBQ Saturday but we were still able to eat some yummy fried shrimp and ice cream. Plus, we enjoyed the petting zoo and a little music as our background noise.
When we ventured out to the Renaissance Festival is was a cool 85 degrees! It was hard to get many pictures since Rowynn tends to ride around in his stroller but, he did enjoy some time with the peacocks and a very sweet long haired cow from Scotland.
 Tired and HOT!
 That isn't a sun burn on my Rowynn, it is just heat redness.
 Lovin' on the cow!

Happy Mother's Day

I'm a very lucky woman, I had the privilege of being raised by an super amazing mom. She did it all on her own and I am proud to get to call her my mom. Thanks for being awesome, mom. I love you.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Leaky Faucet

That is the only way to describe me today. It has been one of those days where I just almost couldn't make it through. If it wasn't for my gorgeous son, I don't think I would have had much of a smile on my face nor would I have been awake for most of the day.

Thanks to a shopping trip to buy Rowynn an outfit to wear for his photo session tomorrow, I have been an absolute wreck. I think it may have started when I saw all the cute girl shoes lined up at Target. It only got worse when I went into the clothing section and was bombarded with frilly, sweet, girl outfits and slim pickings in the boys section. It really hit home how much I miss getting to dress Abigayl up in sweet outfits.

Coming home and feeling a little empty, I found myself surrounded by Mother's Day commercials and it felt like every one of them had a mom with a daughter. It just really hit home how much Mother's Day hurts for me. I know I have Rowynn and I am so thankful for him but, I do miss having my little girl. Though I have Rowynn, I still have a large part in my heart that just feels empty sometimes.

Being that it is the month of May doesn't help much either. This month is typically a hard month for me since Abigayl's birthday comes up quite quickly. It makes it to where not only do I have to make it through Mother's Day knowing I should have one more child helping me celebrate, I also have to live with "celebrating" my deceased daughters birthday. It is never easy to plan the day for the 23rd of May and this year is not much different.

I'm just praying that the rest of the weekend will be better. I know God will carry me through these hard times and I'm thankful for my faith when I have days like today.

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Vintage Pearl

For those of you that didn't check out The Vintage Pearl last time I posted about them, today is a good day to go browse!

What says, "I love you mom", like a custom piece of jewelery?

Also, at The Vintage Pearl's blog she is doing a giveaway for 5 special moms that are nominated with addition to giving away a gift certificate just for telling her what your favorite TVP piece is. No more excuses. Go check out her blog and company website!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Junk Food Junkie

I said I wouldn't do it. I said that my kids would be fed only healthy things. I said there would be no candy, soda, ice cream. I said they would only eat fresh fruits and veggies. I said NO JUNK!

Skinny Cow doesn't count as junk, right?

Skinny Cow can't be junk. Rowynn put away a whole ice cream bar and only shared two licks with his mama.

It just can't be junk.

Who am I kidding? My kid is a junk food junkie. He loves tater tots, Cheetos, ice cream and chocolate.

I guess I broke all of my own rules.