Friday, June 24, 2011


Oh how I love his laugh!! It is a sound that will NEVER get old.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

 When God placed Rusty in my life, he gave me a man that is my own prince. Rusty has always been so good to me. He takes care of me. He is my biggest cheerleader. He loves me no matter what (even when I'm looking like I crawled out of the bottom of a hole!).

What I never anticipated was what an amazing father he would be. My kids are so lucky to have a daddy as wonderful as he is.
He is so hands on when it comes to our kids. I never have to worry that he won't change a diaper or give a bath. I love that he is as excited as Rowynn to come home from work. I love how much Rowynn lights up when Rusty walks through the door. I love that Rowynn cuddles with his daddy EVERY chance he gets. I even love that Rowynn chooses his daddy over me most of the time!

Thank you Rusty for being such a wonderful father. Abigayl, Rowynn, Brennyn and I all love you very much.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Six Years

Six years ago in the sweltering heat of Lafitte, Louisiana, I married a man that I was madly in love with. In our short six years of marriage, we have been put through the wringer but, we always find a way to make it out stronger than we were when we went in. Rusty is not only the man I am even more madly in love with, he is also my best friend, my confidant, my rock, my security blanket and my biggest supporter.

I can't say that I have had to put forth quite as much effort as Rusty. If it wasn't for his understanding, patience, unconditional love, patience, support, shoulder to cry on and did I mention patience?! I'm not sure if our marriage could have survived the extremes we have had to weather. It takes a lot of patience to be married to me! Thankfully, God gave Rusty and immense amount of patience.

I love my husband more today than I did on the day that I married him. I would marry him again in a heartbeat and I know that we will spend the rest of our lives together, loving each other and supporting one another.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Water Fun

 Rowynn's favorite pass time? Playing outside. Specifically, playing outside with the hose!
 Thinking he's a big boy because he can fill up his pool all by himself!

 I guess my belly is so big that it wouldn't fit in the picture ;-)

It is crazy, we are down to only 12 more days!! I'm trying to soak up as much time with Rowynn because I know we are both in for a big change.

Rowynn isn't doing anything majorly different. He can understand SO much of what we say but, he still refuses to use his words! He can sign "please" and "more" (which he uses as all done as well). He loves to brush his teeth and wash his hands, I like that he will have great hygiene!

Also, Rowynn has his 13th tooth pushing through!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This and That

 This is a picture of Rowynn's first big booboo. We have a small step off of the front porch that he just so happened to fall off of while in the crawling position. He went face first into the sidewalk and both of his parents about had heart attacks!

Later that week I had a doctor appointment and my doctor commented that it looked like a curling iron burn!! Hahaha... I can just imagine the scolding I would get from Rusty if I tried to curl Rowynn's hair!
 After working a job that only required the small tractor, Rusty brought it home and Rowynn decided it was his toy!

What has been fun to watch, over the last couple of weeks, is how much he mimics Rusty. If Rusty has a screwdriver and is fixing something, Rowynn finds a screwdriver and does whatever Rusty is doing! All he wants is to be just like his daddy.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Toys Galore

Not only did Rowynn get a swing set over Abigayl's birthday weekend, Rusty and I decided to spoil him with a couple of outdoor toys since our weather has transitioned to spring/summer.
 Rowynn can now practice his lawn mowing skills so that he is fully prepared to push mow all 6 acres!
 Even more exciting, he got his first Power Wheels!!
 It is crazy that he is big enough to ride on a battery powered 4-wheeler!

Now, if he could just master keeping his feet up so the tires won't hit his heels!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thank You Grandma Diana!!!!

 During Abigayl's birthday weekend, Rowynn was thoroughly spoiled!! He grandma Diana bought him this play set and it has been one of the greatest additions to our backyard!
 He loves to slide and he has even attempted to teach himself how to climb the ladder, which makes Rusty and I pretty nervous!

 At first he just tried climbing up the slide. I liked that a lot better!
 Every smile...
and every giggle is so worth any nervousness I get from this play set!
 The swing! Rowynn LOVES the swing. Granted, the first day he was on the belt swing but since then we have bought him an infant/toddler swing.
 Rowynn spends a good hour or more (total for the day) in his swing. He even likes to take cat naps while he relaxes in his comfy swing.
Thank you Grandma! I think we get as much joy out of this set as Rowynn does!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


My son is officially a country boy!! He runs around with bare feet, most of the time, and he has started drinking from the water hose!!

I even let him walk from the dog yard to our house with no diaper! I really wish I would have had my camera to capture all that cuteness. I must say, my kid has one cute little booty!!

On a side note, I finally bought an external card reader so I will be posting tonight or tomorrow!!!!!