Friday, October 28, 2011


They didn't have you where I come from

Never knew the best was yet to come

Life began when I saw your face

And I hear your laugh like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved

Is forever enough, is forever enough

How long do you want to be loved

Is forever enough

Cause I'm never, never giving you up

I slip in bed when you're asleep

To hold you close and feel your breath on me

Tomorrow there'll be so much to do

So tonight I'll drift in a dream with you

As you wander through this troubled world

In search of all things beautiful

You can close your eyes when you're miles away

And hear my voice like a serenade
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Is forever enough


By The Dixie Chicks 

This is one of my favorite songs by my girls, The Dixie Chicks. 

I have been obsessed with loved them for well over 10 years and they have grown up with me. 

I also love these pics of the boys. 

They are more of course, by 


Thursday, October 27, 2011


being a brother 

is even better than

being a superhero. 

Thanks so much to Ashey Hill for these pics of my little superheros. 

They were long done with the idea of a photo shoot by this point, 

but she still managed to get some great shots. :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jumping the gun?

Well, yes, maybe a little.

But I just couldn't resist. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Little Weegie, Pine-sol, and sickies

Our house has felt a little like a sick bay the past few days. 

Last Friday I took Breckin to the dr. and he was put on antibiotics for a sinus infection. 

Sunday I was really feeling awful, so I went to Des Moines to a walk in clinic and I was put on antibiotics for sinus infection. 

So, I was not surprised when Dixon came down (but shouldn't it really be up?) with a fever of 102. 

Yesterday I ran him to the dr and he has strep. 


In the middle of all of this on Wednesday when Adam had class and I was home with the boys, I was in Dixon's room  tending to him. When I went out to the kitchen, I smelled the distinct and overwhelming smell of pine-sol and saw Breckin soaking wet. 

Yes, he had given himself a bath in pine-sol. I stuck my nose in his mouth to comfirm that he indeed did have the pine-sol in his mouth. 

So I made a call to my friends at Posion Control. Who I haven't called since I caught Dixon with a mouthful of dog food. Who are awesome, by the way. A real person answers with in two rings and they called back a 1/2 hour later to check on him.

The told me that pine oil is the most dangerous ingredient in Pine-Sol and it could cause him to go in and out of conscienceness , but he would probably be ok. Reassuring, right? 

He continued to run like a wild man all night, so it was determined to have no effect on him, just on his mom's mother of the year status. 


Lately, Dixon has been really into Mario and Luigi Little Weegie. He has been adamant that is what he wants to be for Halloween. Even thought I already had their costumes, last night I ran to Des Moines to get the cutest Mario and Luigi costumes for the boys, complete with stick on mustaches.

Just wait for it. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

before and after.

This picture was taken before we walked on an unbeaten path down to the river.

And after the boys helped dad feed the horses.

Before my flip flop broke and I was walking on said unbeaten path 1/2 barefoot.

It was taken after Dixon had a blast running with my brother Colton's new hunting dogs.

And before my dad took the boys to the most beautiful spot on the river.

Before this picture I had a long day at school, full of meetings.

And after a beautiful evening with my dad and my boys.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I mean really, can you?

I just love this picture of my little guys.

Remember back in July when I won a photo shoot with Ashley Hill?

Well, last week we met up with her at the Science Center to snap some pics of the boys.

Breckie was in rare form. He did not want to look at the camera and kept laying his head on the sidewalk. 

Dixon was awesome...following directions and posing it up!

Ashely Hill? She was awesome too! So laid back and paitent.

Check her out her blog here:

Or her website here:

She is having a mini session special which includes a CD of images.

Perfect for Christmas cards! :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

pumpkin patch version 2011

Lately around here, we have been having a Indian Native American summer, with temps above 80 for well over a week.

Before the heat wave, the boys, Adam and I made a trip to Howell's, our favorite pumpkin patch.

We got up close and personal with some ponies. Ahem, Grandpa.

We also loved feeding the baby goats.

And, Dixon really loved his pony ride, which was doubled because Breckin did not love his so much.

Picking out pumpkins is serious business!

Dixon's favorite part, by far, was the corn box. I'm sure you can tell which pictures are post corn box. :)

Dixon and our neighbor boy Cael, doing serious work.

Adam was a good sport and took the boys each on 2 laps of the Corn Indy 500. :D


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thats what I love about Sundays...

they get it from their daddy.

Is it me, or do these look like real wrestling moves?
Apparently they are genetic, as Adam is was a wrestler...

Now, just to work on an escape move from Brex.