Wednesday, July 29, 2009

All about his chicks...

Last year Cindy gave the boys some hen and chicks in a little pot...we let it sit out through the winter....the pot cracked and shattered from the cold. Gavin's been on my case about finding a new one...we've had these hen and chicks in our landscaping FOREVER. We found one in Effingham the other was the only size they had...Gavin's glad! We thought we might not have enough to fill all those slots, but we sure did and I've never seen a boy quite so excited about it.

Maddox helped too!


I must not have taken an after photo...I'll have to get on that!

Weight-loss update...I didn't even bother last week. I figured everyone's really tired of hearing...up...same...down a little...REALLY! I did really good that last week and I was ONLY down .8lbs so I got ticked and didn't do that good this week. I stayed the same...Mom is down though...1.2 lbs. Getting closer!

My Boys with their Girls

Today Gavin had Kira, his classmate, over to play. We planned on going to the free summer movie and then swimming in the afternoon. Maddox wanted to have a girl to come play too, so our neighbor Kayleigh and her Mom joined us for the movie.

Funny faces!

Gavin, Kira, and Maddox just hanging out

My monkey...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Just another Friday night...

Last Friday night we stayed home and had some quality FAMILY time...had nothing else going's how it ended up...not sure how or just did!

Never a dull moment! A little music at our house and you never know what's going to happen next.

Again, not sure how or why???

In case you're wondering how I managed to post these...because I usually do ask Larry if he cares...he's playing X-Box with his buddies online at the moment! He'll definitely be re-thinking it after he sees them on here!

Let me know if it made you laugh...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Roughing it!

Saturday night I mentioned that it'd be a perfect night to set up the tent that Larry got from Verizon as a 5 year gift. It's been in our garage for 5 more without even being opened. Larry didn't want to due to the fact that he had to work on Sunday. So, we talked him into it last night. We were gone most of the day and didn't get home until just before dark. As he set up the tent I ran to the store to get all the ingredients for our Smores...Rhett, my nephew, stayed with us and we had the best time with it. We have no fire pit...we used flames from the grill to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. We may have been a little loud...sorry to our neighbors, but it was so hard to be quiet. There were "ghost" stories to be told...Larry tells some good ones let me tell ya. The boys went to sleep amazingly fast...that was the part I was worried about. They were good and worn out though. We did not have an air mattress. We thought about going to get one...then decided we don't do this often enough to get much use out of it. MISTAKE! This was the only "rough" part...I could not get to sleep...Larry was snoring. It only bothered me though...and Rhett for a short while. Luckily Larry was down by my feet so I just gave him a LITTLE nudge with my foot every time he started in. I woke up a lot throughout the night...tossing, turning, trying to get comfy...Rhett woke up to go to the bathroom. Something about him getting up and going into the house made me want to follow him right into the house and find my soft bed. I asked Larry if he wanted to go inside...he quickly agreed. We made it until 5:40am. We brought the boys in too, even though Maddox was not happy about it...half asleep, yet knowing he wasn't sleeping in the tent anymore. We slept GOOD until 8:30am. Would've been longer had we not had things going on this morning. It was definitley worth it...the tent is put away and Larry's ready to do it again once we get an air mattress!

Maddox's Hershey bar...we gave him the package thinking he was making a, ate the whole thing in less than a minute!

Larry and Gavin roastin' weiners


Happy campers!

It's definitely the simple things in life that can make your day!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Adams Family...

To them we owe a HUGE thank you! Their boys have outgrown this Billy Hoe and have given us hours of digging pleasure! Totally thankful!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Happy 29th Birthday today! Hope you have a good one.

From Gavin, Maddox, and Mallory too!

Same ole...same ole...

Okay...nothing major to report from this week's weigh-in. I stayed the same...and Mom lost .2 lbs. We were just talking about how quickly this is coming off and how we might just blow away if we keep it up! Geesh!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Guess what?'s just me...little Miss Mallory...I have a little secret I'd like to let everyone in on! This is no little secret...but I've been trying so hard to keep it...that I can't do it ANY more...


One more little girl...or maybe a boy to be just as cute as me!

One more smile to light the room!

Someone to share airplane rides you think Uncle Larry will be able to do two at once?

One more set of hands and even another tongue...for wake-up calls!

One more buddy for Gavin...

Can you tell this boy likes me a little...surely he'll like my baby brother or sister just as much!

One more to add to the FUN!

See these toes...they'll be hard to catch by the time my baby brother or sister gets here. It's going to be so much fun!

I feel so much better now that I have shared my big news!
Love, Mallory Jo

P.S. Aunt DeAnn and Uncle Larry helped me with the typing...they're looking forward to having two little ones to spoil.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I just realized that the photo actually did show up on our anniversary looks like a bunch of mumbo jumbo when I go to set up the post, but the photos actually show's one of Maddox riding with Aunt vicki on our way out to her property...Rica was in the back.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

9 years and counting...

Happy Anniversary Larry! Can you believe I've put up with you this long? Just kidding. We wouldn't know what to do without you around here! Here's to many more! I still cannot get my photos to upload....what's wrong? Here's what my photos look like?!?!?!

Belated Birthdays: I owe my OLDEST brother John a Happy Birthday Wish on July 5th....and my OLDEST nephew, Justin, a Birthday Wish from yesterday, July 7th! Love you guys!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

This Tuesday...

I'm down...1.2lbs. I'm a little surprised. I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I'm not going to complain about my loss though. It may catch up with me later if I don't get my act together. I'm going to make a short term goal of losing 3 lbs by July 21st, 2 weeks from today.

Strange...I got a phone call this afternoon reminding me that I hadn't updated my blog yet. I did update the ticker on the side of the screen, but I guess that wasn't enough. MOM LOST 1.8LBS THIS WEEK! WAY TO GO MOM! Mom, set yourself a new goal and let's stick with it this's that sound?