Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Probably time for an update

Instagram style: 

Two thumbs up for this K-State Fan / Pirate.

Lovin' on his BFF, Santino!

Cheesin' for Mommy

Ryker's baby.
I hope you all have a thankful, grateful, loving, exciting, fun Thanksgiving.
I know we are SO EXCITED to see family. Thursday CAN. NOT. GET. HERE. SOON. ENOUGH.!!!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Little bit of Halloween in November

Holy Moly...
 Am I really going to do 2 blog posts in ONE week?
What has gotten into me?
Without further ado...
Halloween --- Military Style!
My step dad retired from the National Guard on Halloween.
(A whole post about him at a later time.
He is way too big time to be squished in a post with his Grandsons and Halloween).
Ryker and Travis dressed for the occasion.
They also convinced their Uncle Jared to dress like them too!
I think their Papa enjoyed the company of the recruits.
And since Ryker looked so darn cute in those BDU's we thought what a great Halloween costume. Although we didn't get home in time to do much trick or treating, we managed to at least go up and down our street.
Thank you neighbors for humoring our son and giving us all your left over candy!!
He loved it and so did we!!
Have a great weekend ya'll!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Big Reveal OR....

Kidding. Kidding.
Hey.... at least it hasn't been 14 days since my last post! :)
But, it has been approximately 3 months from when I first told all of you I had SOME EXCITING NEWS , I guess it could be time to actually TELL the news.
Plus, I have told you about my demanding sister before  ... She won't leave me alone about it! (oh and Lenise don't think I haven't seen your comments) :)
I'm 16 weeks pregnant with baby #3! ;)
Hopefully in about a month or so we can find out if Ryker will have a little sister or little brother.
You all were on the right track back when I first said I had exciting news, and when I said I was SO TIRED, and what about that CRAZY BLOGGER DREAM, all makes sense now.
Sorry it took me so long to share... When I first mentioned the news back in August, I thought I was 10 weeks along, come to find out I was only 6! So, to be safe, I wanted to wait until the 2nd trimester. Then I had to have surgery to get my cerclage put in. (Dang incompetent cervix). THEN I realized I was starting to show a little and decided I wanted to get an announcement picture taken. (Thanks Amy! You are the best!)
So that is what has taken so long....
Thank you all for be SO patient! ;)
 I couldn't decide which collage I liked better. So here is the other one! :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Green Teef

Halloween is quickly approching and Ryker is starting to get ready.
Maybe I should stop fighting the fight of the teeth brushing...
I mean he's even cute with green teeth!
ROAR --- Monster
Wow Ryker, You are so Scary!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
My weekend is going to be filled with seeing people I dont get to see very often.
Pictures to follow next week! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Life Lately through Instagram

Well I have totally been failing on the blogging front.
With that said,
Here's life lately through Instagram.
We painted after having a melt down about ice cream.
We rocked out to some Sunday Night Football with Shania Twain
Our new porch pet....NOT!
Lucas said he killed it... I don't believe him.


Few hours after my surgery...
Surgery had to be done in preparation of the Exciting News !!!!
 Grandma with her boys.
Cousins enjoying each other.


3 Best Friends.
Ryker, Sawyer, Santino 
 Showing off their ginormous hedge balls. 
Santino got to hang out with Aunt Casie today.
We had a good time as you can tell.
Well, that's life lately. I apologize again for being MIA for 14+ days. That's just ridic!
I'm surprised my sister hasn't killed me yet.
I will try to stay on track and keep this updated much more frequently than every 14 days.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Could be inappropriate (you have been warned)

This post could be inappropriate and disgusting to some.
You have been warned.
Grandma and Grandpa it's about going #2 and has nothing to do with Ryker.
So if you want to stop reading now, I totally understand.
But the stories are quite funny.
On Monday, I happen to run across THIS STORY (incase you are new here, click on that purple THIS STORY to read what I'm talking about). I honestly do not remember the last time I have laughed so hard. I think mostly because this has happened to me on more than one occasion, Lucas, ex-roomies, sisters, parents will confirm that. Also, I think this story might appeal more to the women only because I'm sure you have all been there before. Plus, I had a male friend read it at work and read it to Lucas when I got home. They didn't think it was near as funny as I or my girlfriends did. 
Speaking about the story above.
It reminds me.
Along time ago, Oh, 6 years ago I guess....
I was at Luke's parents for maybe the 5th time. Had to have been some sort of holiday or special get together because everyone (brother in-laws, their significant others, mom, dad, nieces, you get the point) was there. It was the end of the day and everyone was sitting around the living room falling half asleep and loving the conversation.  Then BAM it hit me. I have to go #2 now. Like NOW!!! There are 2 bathrooms at my in-laws, one for the public (which is maybe a foot away from the living room), and one in their bedroom. This being the 5th time I had been there I didn't really feel comfortable using their "private" bathroom.
 So I very calmly got up and made my way to the restroom. I was in there longer than a #1 would take and I knew that everyone in the living room knew what I was doing. So when I finally finish, I search the entire bathroom for some sort of smell good spray, (remember bathroom is like a foot away from the living room) BUT find nothing, so I close the door behind me hoping no one uses it for awhile and very awkwardly return back to my seat.
 Not 2 seconds after I sit down. Luke says "Wow, that took you long enough" - Very embarrassed reply back "haha, yep" (face had to have been as red as tomato)- Then what does my wonderful husband (boyfriend at the time) do? He decides that he need to use the bathroom. He walks in and very loudly says as he quickly comes back out "OH, my goodness!!!"  Then grabs a lit candle off the top of the TV stand holds it up to his nose and returns back to the bathroom.
Everyone laughed, I laughed at them laughing at me, but I was dying on the inside with embarrassment.
Luckily Luke decided to stick it out with me, despite my gut problems, and I decided it's okay to embarrass your significant other every once in awhile. I am still trying to plot my revenge 6 years later!
Honey, someday you will be embarrassed.
Very very embarrassed! :P
Hope this wasn't TOO inappropriate.
 Hope you got a laugh or two in today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Zoo Weekend

Well, long time no bloggy...
My sister is getting pretty annoyed with me. Pretty sure she said to me yesterday. "If you're not going to write on your blog anymore then I'm going to quit checking it. Let me know when you post something." WOWZERS.... someone needs to take a chill pill I think... I mean does she not realize I am a busy busy person. I have things to do. A lot of things. Things that take time. Things that require my attention.
Don't worry. I won't bore you all with all the THINGS that I have to do on a daily basis. I mean seriously. It's totally boring but someones gotta do it.
With that said.
I will tell you how our weekend went.
Started off playing with my camera and a little trick I found on pintrest. Might not be the coolest thing ever invented but it was pretty neat.
Just a shape cut out of construction paper.
Next up was the zoo.
I, for one, LOVE the zoo. And I just KNEW Ryker would love it too. He talks about animals ALL THE TIME. So like any mother I couldn't WAIT to see the excitement in his eyes watching and looking at these animals.
BUT this trip to the zoo was pretty much a BUST.... a BUST! -- It was below 50 degrees and apparently they don't let all the animals out if it's below 50.
Elephants were put up.
Monkeys were put up.
Giraffes were put up.
Every primate was put up.
But this IS what we got to see  Polar Bear sleeping, Lions sleeping, Tigers sleeping, African Dogs sleeping, Crocodiles sleeping, and Kangaroos hopping.
Oh and hungry Deer.
But even though the zoo was a BUST. It was nice hanging out with my family enjoying each others company. Would do it again in a heart beat.
Here's a few pictures of our adventure.

Polar Bear

"Scratching" his nose. Side story. Ryker and I were looking through these pictures when we got home from the zoo. I said "Ah Ryker, Nice Bear" he said "NO, Scratching his nose" :) cutest thing ever
Checkin out the Cheetahs -- well the top of their heads. They were sleeping.
The Lions.Very entertaining. Obviously.
"Wow, Look at the Lions. They are sleeping! EXCITING!"
So precious. Love you both!
Pretty sure this was Ryker's favorite part of the day. He had so much fun feeding the deer.
Note: The sign on the right hand side of this picture. This family doesn't follow directions very well. :)
Thanks for listening to my rant about the zoo being a bust.
Can't wait to go again!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wedding Weekend

This weekend was full of dancing, family, and memories.

It was a good time to be had by all.

We attended a wedding on Saturday night and Ryker got his groove on.

His Arm is moving so fast it's all blurry!
I got to dance with Ryker during the mother/son dance. What a great idea for a wedding. While the groom was dancing with his mom they invited all mothers and sons to come and join them. They did the same for the father/daughter dance.
I have told you about my friend Katie before... She is the one that just had the handsome little boy Santino. They got to dance during the mother/son dance as well. Presh!
What's a night out, without a family photo.
We had a wonderful weekend!
We got to spend Sunday with Luke's side of the family.
We mostly yelled at the TV while the chiefs played and listened to the kids chase each other around in circles.
Wouldn't have wanted the weekend to go any other way. Well except for a chiefs win. That would have been nice.
Wanna know what happens if you poop your pants at Rykers school and you're a boy?
Yeah, Those are pink pants.
Would hate to see what they do to the girls!
Probably shave their heads!
I was unaware that he was out of extra pants... and apparently these were the only ones that fit him.
Lucas was not a happy camper when he saw his son in these pants.
Ryker loved them! Of course!
I laughed! :)
Hope you all have a fantastic week!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Diaper Rash Cream Anyone?

I have told you all before HERE, how much Ryker LOVES to cover his face and hair in Lotion.
Well last night was a little different...
He thought maybe he would try diaper rash cream and then proceeded to tell me.
"Shave mommy? Shave?"
Oh my son, you are one of a kind and that is why I love you so.
But No...
No shaving today. Maybe next week! ;)
So proud. What a little snot!
Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Yes, I'm aware... I'm weird!

I have to write about this otherwise it's going to bug me all day and days to come. Plus I would like to sleep! (you will understand here in a min)

So I have this blog and I follow 13 other blogs daily.I know most of the people that write those blogs except for 5 of them. Somehow I got hooked and I look forward to reading all 13 blogs everyday.

The 5 that I do not know, plus Tiffany (which most of you know and if you don't can read about her HERE or HERE actually blog for a living. Okay maybe not a living but they do have sponsors and pay to be on other blogs and use the money that they get for people wanting to be on their blogs to save the world. Okay maybe not the world but at least save some animals or help a charity or go shopping or something. They say they have real jobs... Uh huh! I don't know know how much money they make or don't make but they have over 1000 followers... Yes, I said 1000. I have 9. Just so you can see the magnitude here!

ANYWAY -----

Back to what has been bugging me and kept me up last night.

One of these bloggers Taylor @TheDailyTay -- Is a hilarious, honest, young lady woman. She is probably older than me if not the same age but that doesn't matter.Well, yesterday she decided to write a political post, not a political post like you are all thinking but a lets make fun of both sides political post. She got some slack for this post from quite a few "followers/readers" and some actually quit following her. Anyway I felt terrible for the way people reacted to a post that started off saying "And now a political post from someone who knows almost nothing about politics." and then she felt the need to have to write a follow-up post to the original post she had written that day more or less apologizing.

So last night while I was laying in bed thinking about what to post about today, I couldn't get Taylor out of my mind. The girl could not win for losing yesterday. One more example of how yesterday went for her. They do this thing in the blogging world (which is a world like nothing else, believe me) called linking up. It's when another blogger writes on said blog to try and get followers or just a laugh or that person needed a break for the day. Anyway -- Like I said she had a rough day yesterday and felt the need to write 3 posts and the last one being a link up, with one of her trustworthy/friend bloggers Erin @LivingInYellow (which I follow as well)-- Erin's post had to have been written at a different time and Taylor was just waiting for the day to use it. Yesterday was the day for it to be used... EXCEPT in the middle of Erin's Link up she wrote come on over read my blog and have a good laugh. -- Yesterday Erin was talking about how her grandmother had passed away. Not something funny like she usually does.
I could not stop thinking about how I would have felt yesterday if I was in Taylors shoes and how things could just not go right for her (in her mind). Although most of us thought the political post was funny.

But alas I finally feel asleep.

My dreams have been very very vivid lately and last night I dreamt that Erin from Living in Yellow and I were hanging out like we were best of friends. We went to the Dave Matthews Band concert (who I don't even listen to. GASP!) but didn't get to go the concert because it was scheduled for the next day.


fall back asleep and now Erin and I are at a chiefs game. (She is not from Kansas/Missouri -- she would not be at/nor would want to go to a chiefs game but that's where we were).


back asleep now making sure we were going to go to the DMB concert.


back asleep Still hanging out with Erin... Okay this is starting to sound a little creepy!!!! Don't worry you all, I'm a little REALLY creeped out too! I do not think this is normal!


This has got to stop... I want to sleep and not dream about blogger strangers that I do not know!
stayed up the rest of the night morning.

Last night was crazy and I got no sleep. Not sure what the point of this whole post was. Except to point out the fact that I'm a creep/weirdo!
Happy hump day all!

PS. One of those 5 stranger bloggers that I follow (Brie @Sophistifunk).. She actually follows me! She is one of my 9 followers... Yeah. I totally think I'm cool! :)
But we all know she doesn't read this... So how cool am I really?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

For the love of Duke

I told you awhile back how much Ryker LOVES Dukey and how they Say Goodbye  in the morning.
I Thought I would show you how much Dukey loves Ryker...
Because a dog he must love him very much for him to let this happen!
Tried to get rid of the glowing eyeballs... Couldn't do it without making it look more creepy than it already does.

Believe me, it only lasted long enough for me to capture this... Duke had had enough.
But it is still precious to me that they love eachother so!