Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Day!

Yeah! It finally snowed and now I am kinda wishing it would go away. We have a very large driveway, and we found out if you don't shovel the sidewalk you will get a fine. But... they don't plow the streets here either. I feel like giving them a fine:) Anyway, enough grumbling... we had a very quick play day in the snow at our good friends house. So much fun!!

FBC Christmas Program

The kids did great in their play! Cam was a sheperd and Bailey was a sheep. Cam had fun with his staff leading the sheep around.


Cam had a ear unfection and was not feeling well, but he did great!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Brownie Madness!!

I let Cam make brownies all by himself!! He did a great job.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Beleive it or not I just took these pics today. We are enjoying the long fall! I cannot remember a time still raking leaves at the end of Nov. We had so much fun playing in the leaves and the tree!

My little monkeys

Two little monkeys sittn' in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g:)

I loved this one

So precious

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Is this safe?

I have been thinking latey is blogging really safe? I do put lots of pictures of the kids on here and let people know what we have done and things coming up.
I saw on the news last night of someone local that got really taken for on their blog. Someone got on there and got pics of their kids off and did all kids of nasty stuff. Not to mention the comments they were writing.
So, the news said you can never be completly safe. And there are no laws to protect you. The police officer said the law cannot keep up with technology.
The news said the precations you should take are:
Don't post any pictures of children
Don't post any personal info
Don't say anything as to what you will be doing in the future. ie: countdown to family vacation ect.
So, I am really confused. I could just say it won't happen to me. Or, I could take the precaution seriously and protect my kids.
I don't think many people look at my blog anyway. The few that comment I can send personal e-mails with pics. Hmmm decisions..

Saturday, October 25, 2008

What a night

The only thing Clancy ased for his birthday was for me to go hunting with him. Ahh! I felt special knowing that for his special day he wanted to make a special day for me. He raves about how beautiful it is up there and wanted me to see the beauty as well.
So, I finally broke down and got a sitter for the kids. It is still hard for me to ask my friends down here to keep my kids all night and then all day. All of them are more than willing, I m just spoiled to ask my mom or sister to keep them.
We drop the kids off about 8:00 at Teresass house and they were so excited to stay. Clancy and I pick up a few things at Wal Mart and head home. We decided to hit the sack early since we had to be up and going at 4:00am. All is fine, but Clancy was complaining of a stomach ache. The pizza we had for dinner was a little greasy so I didn't think much of it. About 10:00 he starts wretching.(For those of you who don't know, Clancy physically cannot vomit. getting the flu is a real chore when your body cannot do what it is made to do.) I gave him the perscription to help stop the wretching. Didn't work. All night we were up. I was on edge praying my heart out God would make it stop. It makes me so nervous. we finally resorted to the supository and 2 hours after that he finally stopped. We got sleep about 8:00 am. I was thinking it was going to be another expensive trip to the ER, but God entervened. Thank you Jesus for the blessing.
Needless to say, I felt really bad. He was so excited to take me and then he gets an awful flu that he wished he could die from.
All is well now and hopefully we will be able to make the trip together before all the beautiful leaves fall off the trees.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

our new family pet

We haven't even given the poor guy a name yet, but he is a wolf spider. Another one of Clancy's finds! The kids love it and I am actually starting to like him too. If he gets loose though I told Clancy I would move out!!:) The kids and I go to the pet store and get him crickets 1-2 times a week. We love watching him catch them and gobble them up. The pet store is like a free trip to the zoo so the kids and I love going there. Pretty soon the employees will know us by name.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Ok, so I know I haven't posted in a while and then when I do post it is more puppies. I am posting these so my sister can make me a flyer to hopefully get them sold. I tried e-mailing them and it did not work. Sometimes computers and I don't get along so well:) Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at them as they are getting older and cuter!!

Notice their cute little black tails!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Clancy and I have decided it would be best for us to move our bedroom downstairs. It would be nicer for our guests to be upstairs and most of all to give the kids their seperate rooms. They seem to not want to go to bed when they are in the same room. So, last night was the first night.
Clancy comes home for lunch and this is how the conversation goes:

Clancy: Hey Honey... I have a good a idea

Erin: Yes??

Clancy: I think "WE" should start sleeping downstairs.

Erin: What do you mean?? I have been moving furniture all day to get us down here.

Clancy: No, I think "WE" should start sleeping downstairs..

Erin: Oh.. Do you even want to hear about my night last night??

Clancy: Silence:)

Erin: First off the dog woke me up at 1:00 to go outside after she had already done her business on the floor. Ok whatever... So, since I am already upstairs I might as well take Cam to the bathroom so I don't have to wake him up in another hour. Thinking I might get to sleep the rest of the night. Oh no... Bailey strats crying at 2:30. I go upstairs again and let her know I am right there and she is ok. Well, I figured this was going to happen again so I just decided instead of going up and down the stairs I would just sleep up there. Sure enough about 2 hrs later Cam comes crawling into bed with me. About an hour after that here comes Bailey and now I am sandwiched in between two kids. Can I sleep any better.. NO.
So honey, I think your suggestion is great. Would you like to deal with the kids and the dog tonight??:)

Clancy: Ok Dear

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Remember When...

Lately, I have really been missing my Grandma Fern. She passed almost a year ago. I can't say that I have ever missed someone so much. She was one grand lady that left a mark on me.

Don't really know why it has hit me so much lately. I think it is the smells of late summer and harvesting the crops and canning. She was always there for all of it. Picking weeds in the garden, snapping beans, canning tomatoes and on and on. As I have a lump in my throat and tears streaming down my face I want to share some of my favorite memories I had with Grandma Fern.

I Rember When:

I would sit next to Grandma in her cozy recliner and she would teach me how to knit.

I also remember knitting some on my own and having to take the 'mess' to her to get it fixed!

I remeber doing plastic canvas projects until we ran out of patterns..

I remember sitting around Grandmas big table and eating the most delicious meals one would ever taste. (My mom has this table now, and I feel the same about her).

I remember sitting next to Grandma in church and hearing her sing. It was not the way she sounded, but the passion in her voice that she sang with.

I remember going with Grandma to visit Grandma Sadie in the rest home. We went almost every Sunday after church. Even when I learned to drive she was brave enough to let me drive her car there. Can you believe I still hung out with my Grandma when I was 16?? I just loved being with her.

I remember eating Grandmas tasty cinnamon apple dumplings! And her cinnamon pickles!!

I remember having Cam and she was one of the first visiters. I still remember her holding him for the first time.

I remember having Bailey and I think she was the first one there.

I remember her helping me out so much when we came home. I think she knew the trials of having an infant and well another infant. I don't think Cam was a toddler yet.

She prepared meals, did laundry and was just there.

I remember when she always called Bailey her Sugar Babe. She just seemed to have a special bond with her.

I remember Grandma at all the special occasions. All the holidays, everyones birthday. I don't think she ever missed one! I don't think she ever missed a Sunday in church either unless she was really ill. I admire her for that!

I remember getting the call the Grandma was not doing so good. My heart sank.

I got many treasures from Grandmas house, but the thing I treasure the most is her Bible. It is hard to find a page that is not marked on. There is a card in there that she wrote this verse on. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 "Be joyful always; pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." She stived for this and is was such an example to me.

I can't wait until the day I get to see her again.. I am going to give the biggest hug I have ever given!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008


Clancy loves to bring treasures home for the kids after his hunting trips. So far he has brought them a huge cricket and now a snake!! The kids love it!! I on the other hand would rather he just let them live their peaceful lives in the woods.. A 3 and a 4 yr old can really traumatize an animal. Yes, even the puppies at times!
At one point Bailey came up behind me with the snake in hand. I didn't know she was there and I screamed. I took off running and she proceeded to chase me around the driveway for quite some time. They think it is pretty funny that mommy is scared of snakes:)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Is this tomato plant on steroids?

This is the biggest tomato plant I have ever seen!
The sad thing is it has not given off much fruit.
I think it is putting all its energy into the vine.

More Puppies

Nothing like being waited on 'hand and foot'

Oh my goodness!
So cute

Here is a face for you Dani

Sad looking mama

Cam is stashing a puupy in the blanket
couch time
So little

she could sit for hours with a puppy
So happy to have babies in the house