Saturday, December 6, 2008


I have been updating my other blog for the last couple of months. I haven't decided what to do as far as keeping both blogs open. I really wanted one to be more for family updates and the other to be for more of a Mommy Journal. So, what do you think? Which name do I use? BellaRuth and her Bubs or sweetpeas and snapdragons? I can't wait to hear which name people like best.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Summer Highlights

I decided that since my blog is so far behind I would do a large post on the last part of our summer. We spent the first 2 weeks of July in OKC with my family. It was so nice for my children to get to spend some time with their cousins from Denver. They really love them a lot and ask to see them often. Will Henry and I took a walk each morning with my Mom. My parents live by a lake so we would walk to the Dam and watch the fishermen. He had so much fun, he would want to watch them for hours.
Bella Ruth LOVES horses and couldn't wait for a carriage ride in Bricktown. She sure didn't seem to mind the scorching heat outside.:)

One evening two of our neighbor girls, Emily and Julianne, went with us to the ball park in Bricktown. We rode the trolley and then watched the Red Hawks. Their stadium has a very nice play set for the children to play on as the parents watch the game.

We visited my Nana one afternoon. My children love to go to her house, she is usually at my parents when we are in town because it is much easier for us all to get together. She lives in a small town an hour south of OKC.

We had such a fun 4th of July with my brothers family. Aunt Betsy made the girls darling hair bows.

Just waiting for the fireworks in Bricktown.

Will Henry fell asleep right after I took this picture, he missed all of the fireworks. Maybe next year.

Clark and Bella Ruth being silly.

My sweet Bella Ruth makes some of the funniest faces. Her Daddy did the same thing as a child. One afternoon she was in a silly mood so I decided to capture a few of her faces.

After VBS we had some guests come with us to Kentucky Lake for a long weekend. Two of my neighbors from OKC drove out and brought a friend. The oldest one is starting her Freshman year at OU and younger one is starting her Senior year of high school. We also met up with some good friends while we were on the lake.

Here were our house guests. They had to hurry home for Rush at OU. Congrats Laurel on your Chi-O bid!! We are so proud of you!

The last weekend of our summer break we spent at Chris' Aunt Charlotte's farm. Clark caught a pretty large fish! Thanks Uncle JJ for your help on reeling it in.:)

Will Henry wanted to run straight for the water. I think next year this adventure will be much more relaxing.

The night before school started the neighborhood children were all outside playing. Even Will Henry knew something fun was about to happen.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful summer!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bella Ruth has Her 1st T-ball Season

Some highlights from the games.
Enjoying the after game snow cone with her brothers and her friend, Connor.

Will Henry giving us a serious look.

The two brothers trying to cool off in the shade.

I just love this picture of the boys!

Bella Ruth had a fun time her first t-ball season. I think that her favorite part was the snow cone stand at the end of each game. I know it was her brothers favorite part.:)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Baseball Highlights

Clark had a GREAT baseball season this year!! His Daddy was his coach and one of Chris' classsmates was an assistant coach.
The team picture.
Hit that ball!!

Don't throw the bat too far. ;)

Visiting with his friend Nicholas.

The last team huddle.

Notice Bella Ruth wasn't very far away. She says she can't wait to play machine pitch.
We can't wait for next year, I just love to watch baseball games, and visit with the other Mama's too! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sanibel Post #2

Will Henry LOVED his first time in the ocean!!

This was a really fun restaurant for the entire family. The children really enjoyed the playground outside.

Sanibel Island was just a beautiful, relaxing vacation destination. Good-Bye Sanibel, we had a great time!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Fourth of July

Here's to a very happy holiday to you and yours!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sanibel Post #1

We took these pictures on a fun evening after dinner. This is our favorite time on the beach, except for the no- see um's :)

The shelling was just marvelous! Even Will Henry realized that something neat was being found in the sand.

This is a dolphin right off of the beach. It was about 50 yards from us. We saw dolphins almost every day while we were on the beach.

The kiddos liked swimming in the pool for a change of pace. It was easier to play with Will Henry , and we actually got him to start some swimming.

We found a darling shopping center with a fun water fountain. They also had a little cafe with really nice waiters that we liked to eat at.

This is a courtyard that just had some amazing bushes with the prettiest orange and red flowers. We tried to get some cute shots of the kiddos together, this is the best we could do. :)
We still have another camera to download so stay tuned for Sanibel Post #2!!!

Thank you

I want to thank everyone for the help with the photo collages. I think I have Picasa figured out so I'm going to post some vacation pictures later today!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Some Pictures of the Mama

We are at the rodeo that our town hosts. It is the third largest in the US.

At Bella Ruth's Dance recital in 2007

This is Clark when he was 6 months old.

One of my best friends who is married to my hubbies cousin. I'm going to do
an anniversary post about them soon.

This is Will Henry when he was 3 months old.

This is Will Henry at 4 months.

I realized that I only have a couple pictures of me on this blog. I decided to go through some files so I could find a few to add. I really like to "see" my new blogging friends that I am making. It's fun to put a face with the person.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Photo Help

My dear hubby has been organizing our beach photos and I was wanting to use a collage for some of them. Can anyone give me instructions on how to do this? I would really appreciate it. :-) You can post here or my email is in my profile. Thanks soooo much!!


Monday, June 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home
We are home and I will be checking in on my blogging friends soon. I hope to organize today and do a vacation post in the next couple of days.

Friday, June 6, 2008

We are off for our annual vacation with my dear hubby's family. This year we are going to Sanibel Island. I hope to have lots of sweet pictures to post! :)

Also, a very special "Happy 40th Anniversary" to my parents!!! We love you!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Clark!!

Today my baby turns 7. I can't believe how time really does fly. We had a party at this little park in our town center for him. It is by his school and it is his favorite park to visit. We had family and friends, baseball and tag, and lots of cake and Yum-Yum's (shaved ice). His cousin (who is much older, 8 months) made a card for him that just summs it up...."I can't believe that you're turning seven! You are going to get older and older. What will I think when you're ten?" I know how she feels. I wonder what he will be like as he matures. What will life hold for him? It is my great pleasure to wonder through this miraculous journey of motherhood with Clark as my son. We love you baby boy!!!