Thursday, December 18, 2008

Long time since I posted!

It's been a while since I have posted anything about us on here. I'm bad at this sorry. So I guess an update is due. Well Brayden is 20 months old as of yesterday. I don't think he could be more active. He is non-stop from the time he wakes up til the time I put him to bed, and sometimes I think he could stay up longer(including nap time). His big thing right now is if we ask him if he wants to go to bed he will shake his head. Everytime! His big words right now is uhoh or owe. What amazes me is when he wants a drink and I ask him where his sippy is he will point exactly where it is, which is usually over the gate. He used to throw ALL his toys over the gate and thank god that came to an end it got tiring everytime I would clean it up 5 min later they would all be back. Now it's usually just his sippy. I'm trying to wing him of his passy. It's going to be a hard one I can tell. Now he just has it while he is in bed, which is a step up. We put our christmas tree up a few weeks ago and all of the ornaments are from the middle up. Brayden would try to help, his helping consist of throwing the ornaments at the tree and hoping they would stick, Thank God for shatterproof ornaments made these days. So needless to say the tree isn't beautiful but it's up and that makes me happy.
Robert's job has been crazy the past month or so. We would get a different story everday about what was happening. Some of you might know that the oilfield has slowed down, way down. Well Robert's rig has gotten stacked out, which means it's not drilling. So I was frantic for a few days. I mean I stay at home and so I didn't know what we were going to do. So he got placed at another rig right now 2 positions down from where he was which equals almost a 10.00 pay cut, ouch! It's a paycheck though I keep having to remind myself. I know most of you won't agree with me but we are praying that price of oil goes up again so maybe it will pick back up. Robert said the other day that he was LOVING the cold air because that ment that people would be using their gas heaters which will bring the demand for it up. Fingers crossed. Sorry if you don't agree but its our lively hood.
I have been trying to save money anyway I can. I am a coupon cutting freak. I don't think I'm finding that many good deals yet. The best deals I find is usually at Walgreens. If you know any suggestions let me know.

When Brayden was 18 months we attempted to take pictures inside and he just wasn't up for it so we took him outside and he liked that a little better. Micah tried her best to get good ones and I think we got a few. Here's a few of my favorites though:

Here's some more random pictures from my blackberry:

We couldn' get him to eat cake for his 1st birthday but he loves it now!

This was his milk bucket from his halloween costume

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Chicken Spaghetti

I haven't posted anything in a while and really don't have any updates my life has been pretty boring here lately. Sarah Jarnagin post recipes on here to share so I thought I would share one too. I absolutely LOVE it!

Chicken Spaghetti

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can rotel
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, chopped(optional)
  • 1 1/2 lbs velveeta
  • 1/2 a deal of spaghetti noodles
  • 3 chicken breast

Boil chicken with spices of your choice. Cook noodles. Combine cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, rotel, chicken broth and Velveeta and simmer, stir constantly until velveeta is melted. Add chicken. Combine with noodles. Place in a greased casserole dish. Top with 1 cup grated cheese. and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Best thing I've heard

My mom told me today that when she took Brayden out to my grandparents this weekend to visit that when they walked in the door my Grandpa said HI Brayden!! How cool is that. Just thought I would share. I was excited to hear how improved he is getting.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tickle Tickle Tickle

So Brayden has a new thing with tickling. It's soo funny! We always tickle him and so I guess he caught on. He will come up and start with the hands and says "Tickltickltickl". Well his nana got him a new book that asks where his belly button is if you lift your shirt to show him he will start tickling. I love it.
So this weekend was pretty crazy for us. We left here Fri and went to Weatherford. Brayden stayed with my mom and dad while me and Robert went out to Jaimes aunt and uncles house to swim. We had a blast. Then Sat. we went golfing we went at 7:44, I am so glad we went that early bc I was about to die of the heat at 12 when we left as it was I couldn't imagine going any later. I really didn't golf I drove my Grandpa's golf cart while Robert and Richard golfed I was a caddy. LOL. I am horrible at taking my camera with me I wish I did. Then we were planning on going to Christmas in July at Foss to watch the fireworks that evening. It stormed pretty bad Sat. afternoon so we didn't leave until late. When we pulled up to where we were meeting some of Roberts friends I immediately started having an anxiety attack I think. I saw all the cars and the people and I just felt weird. My stomach hurt I had like shortness of breathe so we stayed there for about 10 min and jetted. We met up with AudreyAnn in Butler and when it got dark we drove to a pasture to watch. Well her husband and one of their friends are volunteer firemen and wouldn't you know as soon as it started they got called out. So we didn't get to watch much. We stayed until Mon here in Elk City, Brayden was still my parents so we got to spend so us time together. Pretty much the whole time I was thinking I miss Brayden. Today Robert had to go to a meeting at 8:00 and we just got home at 1:30 and he has already left for work. He has to work all night tonight. Poor guy. He hasn't had much sleep to work that long. Whoo! That was a mouth full . Oh on a side note Robert found out today that his worm hands 3 month old baby died today during a nap. I guess he walked in to check on his baby and found her dead. Please keep them in your prayers. I don't know them but I know he loved his baby he would drive home every morning to see her. Thanks!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Crazy busy weekend

Well so this weekend was absolutely crazy!! We have been looking for a computer desk for a while we were using a kitchen table as our desk for a while and stuff just kept building up on it because we didn't have anywhere to put stuff. Well we finally found one in the weekly shopper it's an old teachers desk. I got the GREAT idea to paint it, it wasn't in the greatest of shapes well so that lead to where do we paint it and where are we going to put it??? I didn't want to put it back in the living room bc Brayden has been climbing onto the couch and then onto the desk for the past week. So we decided to clean out the back room(by we I mean I decided Robert cleaned) and put it in there. So we got that decided. Then we had to figure out how to get it ino the house. So Robert backed up the truck put some wheels on it and tried to wheel it in that didn't work partical board didn't hold together around the wheels. I told him to put it on the top and we would push it. I wish I would have gotten pictures of the madness. We finally go it in the back room and I started painting, Robert told me since I wanted it painted I could do it. With a little begging and pleading he came and helped too. So we(again we=Robert doing me telling) got the computer room set up. We did most of that while Brayden was napping. I wanted to rearrange the living room because it was the same way since after Christmas and I like have a new look every once and a while. There's not much left in the living room for Brayden to get into. All we have in there is a couch, love seat, entertainment center and Brayden's toys. He still loves to play with the blinds though. So we did that the next day while Brayden was napping so we could both work on it and not have him wanting to help. Then after we got cleaned up and went to Weatherford. We were suppose to go on a double date with Kyle and his girlfriend but she didn't feel very good. So Kyle still ended up coming with us. We went to Benchwarmer Browns and then we were gonna watch the car cruising and then go to a movie. Well we got to Benchwarmers at like 6:15 and we got out at 8:00. It SUCKED!! They were short handed and there was a BIG event going on downtown. Not good. So we got done and went out side and waited for about 30 min. for the cruise to start and I wanted to see the cars and the guys wanted to go see the movie. We were on Main st. so our truck was pretty much blocked in by all the cruisers until about 9. Sorry guys! So we just hung out there for a few more minutes and went to my moms. The next day Robert changed Kyles brakes and we wanted to make it to see the burnout but we were like 30 minutes late. It started at 1 we got there at 1:30 and people said we didn't miss much because they couldn't even hear it in the park. So we went to help friends hook up their water to their frig. Then ate and came home to get ready for the car races here in Elk. Mom and dad kept Brayden for the night. Kyle and Justin Pugh came over and it was a real blast. We met up at Clinton at Jim Thorpe to see my Grandpa for fathers day. It is amazing to see the change he has made. Brayden would stared getting into something and he say NOOOOOO! It made my day. I need to be better at this parent thing and take more pictures. Hope you didn't get bored reading this.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Update on Grandpa

Trisha sent this to me today I will keep you updated as she passes it on or when I go see him.

hey, uncle richard did really good again today! In speech therapy, she would say things like "black and ____" and he would say "white" or "red, white and ____" and he would say "blue". She said she had to say some of the words first then he would say it back to her but some of them he did on his own. She was wanting to see if he could say things if they were automatic and he did really good! I didn't see him with physical therapy today but he's been doing really good at that too!In occupational therapy, i don't know if i can explain what we did without kind of showing you but he did really good with his arm today too! He got dressed with less help today which is awesome!He just keeps getting better. Just keep saying those prayers. it's really awesome to see him getting back to himself! He seems to be more interactive with everyone which i think is because he has more confidence and knows he's getting back to what he knows as "normal". i'll keep you updated....trishwill you foward this on to everyone or anyone who would want an update? thanks!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Here's how to play this particular game of Tag: Post these rules on your blog and complete. List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, and 3 random or surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names. Let them know they are tagged by leaving them a comment on their blog. And by all means, HAVE FUN!!

3 Joys:

1. Brayden
2. Robert
3. Spending time as a family

3 Fears:

1. Gun shots
2. Losing people I love
3. Closed in dark places

3 Goals:

1. Be a good mom
2. Raise Brayden Right
3. Lose some weight

3 Current obsessions/collections

1. Brayden
2. I love myspace I'm on it way to much.
3. Everytime I go to wal-mart I buy something for Brayden.

3 Random Facts:

1. I play with my hair to much.
2. I love to read Romance novels. No one around here has any good books though so I haven't found any good ones lately. :(
3. I love reality T.V.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I stink that this.

So I've decided I stink at keeping this thing up to date.
Me and Brayden went to Weatherford for the weekend. I got to get my mother's day present on Friday, I absolutely love it! I got a blackberry pearl. I went and ate lunch with AudreyAnn and Kyle tagged along too. Sat. Jaime had a gathering at her new house. I had a blast. Then Sun. I went to church with my mom and then afterwards we had lunch out and my grandparents house. Brayden likes to get into stuff so after a little while we usually take him to the back room to play. I was sitting on the couch and I know I had closed the door good the next thing I know I hear the door open and no one walks in Brayden walked out! I just sat in disbelief. So I got him went back in and shut the door, sure enough he did it again. Now that means more baby proofing for me. I hope everyone had a GREAT Mother's Day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


On the way to Muskogee.
Playing at Grandma's in Muskogee, Ok.

Tired after a day in town shopping.

He wasn't very excited about the cake.

He loved the balloons though.

A very busy Week.

Where to begin? This going to be a long one so be prepared. We were going to leave on Wed. morning, but we decided to leave on Tues. afternoon due to big storms coming through(smart decision). We really didn't have a down time the whole time we were gone. We got to Muskogee at about 10 at night and had to get Brayden wound down. The next day we we went to town and did some shopping and went to eat at an awesome BBQ place, it was so good I went later on in the week. We got back to Robert's parents place right before the storm started. I freaked out because we were in a tornado warning, I really hate tornados. Brayden pretty much slept through the worst parts. We had to make an emergency run to town(which is about 12 miles) to go to wal-mart to get a pacifier. His mom got Brayden to sleep without the pacifier but when we tried to put him down he woke up. We couldn't find it anywhere, we didn't find before we left either. So after having 60-80 mph straight line winds that night. The next day Robert and his dad worked on their toilet allllll day long. Stuff broke stuff cracked it didn't go as planned. I went to town and spent time with Alisa and Darrion, making the birthday cake for the boys. Friday the girls spent the day getting our nails done and Angel and Alisa got their hair cut. Robert and his dad went fishing so his mom spent the day with Darrion and Brayden babysitting, which she loved! We had the birthday party and then went over to Angel, Leroy, and Alisa's and had a night out. Grandma babysat for us. Sat. we went to a parade and to the Chili cookoff, which was CRAZY! You pay $6.00 to get a little plastic bowl, a spoon and they give you tickets to hand out to the cookers to see who wins. There's about 2 blocks full of tents with people with their chili. We stayed there, got full and left. We went back out to his moms and left, got to Weatherford and went to the rodeo. Woo, I'm getting tired just typing this. So Sunday we had Brayden dedicated at my parents church. We were running really late. I didn't have time to explain to my dad how to run the camcorder. I left my digital camera in the car and my mom's camera's battery died right when she went to take the pictures, so no pictures of that. Very disappointed, but nothing I can do now. Then we had his birthday party at the bank that turned out great. I can't believe it's that time already. It seems like just yesterday I was laying in the hospital waiting painfully waiting on him to come into this world. We are so blessed to have the family and friends that we have. Right after that me and Robert left and came home he went to work and I put up some of the presents, then rested. I worked Monday at the high school and then went to pick up Brayden. That about covers it I think.

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's Official!!

Brayden is walking on his own!! No help he is still a little tipsy and gets off balance and falls but he just goes on his own now!! I'm so excited! He's reached alot of mildstones this month with saying momma and walking on his own. He's getting so big. Almost 10 months already I can't believe it. 2 more months before he is one, it seems like just yesterday I was laying in the hospital praying for him to come out to relieve me of the pain I was in.

Plus he really likes to give me a heart attack and stand up in his walker when I'm not looking. I about died when I walked in the room from cooking and saw him stand up in the seat of his walker. The next time it happened the only thing that caught him from falling was his foot got stuck.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Momma's Big Boy!

Yeah take a look at my big boy! I'm so proud of him today he said MOMMA! Yeah! I'm so excited!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Notice Anything Wrong With This Picture?

Well I was on my computer and I turned around and looked at him and he was turned around backwards. All by himself.What am I gonna do with him?