Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday Projects.

I love a lazy Sunday. Those Sundays that you don't have to do anything you don't want to. A time to catch up on sleep, projects or all of the Hallmark movies you want!! This Sunday was definitely one for the books. My brother, Rygh, and his wife Lyn had come for the weekend to help us work calves. {You can check out her pics!} They left after breakfast Sunday morning and then we just chilled the rest of the day! We played with the dogs, laid in the sun a bit!, watched some tv/movies and most importantly.... WATCHED IT RAIN!!!! Boy, I love the rain!! We probably didn't get too much {I didn't even check the rain gauge}, but it was so refreshing! I pray this is the start of our spring rains!!

I had shared some pictures of the goodies I got at Petticoats on the Prairie a couple weeks ago. Well, I finally did something with one of my items. I'm not sure how long I will like this, but I wanted a cute way to display my instagram photos.

This way it is easy to change out pictures as I get new ones! And I had been looking for something to put on my chalk board for this month. I wanted something springy, but hadn't seen anything I really liked. I do like this a lot though. I want our love for the Father to grow as well as green grass and veggies!!

That about does it for the projects I got done. I'm slowly tackling the pile in my craft room! Hopefully I will start getting more and more accomplished!

Hope you all have a great week! 
Praise God for the Rain!!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcoming Party.

My sweet husband couldn't come with us to the Tough Mudder this weekend. He was kinda tied up with work and needed to stay home and take care of things.

He was anxious, though, to see all my pictures and hear all about the race challenge and was so good to tell me that he was very proud of me and my accomplishments. Man I love him. He also took the time to think of having a welcoming home party for me. He made signs for the dogs and cooked steaks for me. Oh it was so nice to be home! And with my love again!

You're my tough mother mudder

It was so sweet of him to think of me! Love that guy!! And my dogs!

Tough Mudder.

A couple months back a friend asked me if I wanted to do a Tough Mudder with her. I had heard about it, but didn't know tons. {You should check out there website. There are tons of videos of what is about... including supporting the wounded warrior project!} I told her that I would think about it, look into it and ask Bobby. Well, I decided to go for it. So, for the past couple of months we have been training to get ready for this crazy adventure.

This past Saturday was the big day. Once I put my nerves aside we had a total blast. Such fun! Not only did I accomplish something tough, I gained great friends and bonded tighter with existing friends. We took a pledge before we started that went something like this...

With that goal in mind I knew we would have so much fun. I love obstacles and team sports... that's why I love Tough Mudder!


Getting ready to go!

One of the hills we had to climb!

Jump over fire into a water pit!

The last obstacle. Electroshock therapy. Looks like it just got me!

We made it up that hill.... Take out picture!


 Such a long grueling task, but it was way worth it and so much fun! Now I'm trying to talk Bobby into doing one with me! We'll see!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Projects, Weekend and my little love Gracen!

I'm doing some catch up on here. I haven't blogged in a while. Mainly because I have nothing exciting to share, plus I'm just now getting my projects done.

I have had my lockers painted and in the laundry/ mud room for some time now, just never got around to taking pictures of them. I got these out of the old school, well, they redid the school last summer and they put in new lockers. They were tan on the outside and like a yucky green on the inside. I painted the inside a olivey green (which I don't have pictures of. The lockers are now full of junk that was laying around the mud room. At least now it is out of sight!!) And I painted the outside a pewter kinda grey. I love them. I love that Bobby can hide all his junk in them!!

The other project I've been working on is my wall clock. I got all the base put together weekend before last, painted it last week and put the clock parts on it and together. Then after this past weekend I got my numbers from my sis. I painted them, along with my hands, and put it together. Then my sweet husband (with much frustration involved) helped me hang it. I love it... and so does he. The frustration comes from trying to put the screws in the wall. He kept screwing it over another screw or something. The first screw broke off and then the other two tries it wouldn't go through... and needless to say he was about done with helping me. We are both thrilled with how it turned out! I don't have pictures of the process, but I found the tutorial on this site. I did mine very similar to what she did. I just used left over grey paint instead of blue. My clock measures 32"ish diameter.

Slowly but surely I am getting this on my walls. I've been waiting for just the right pieces.

Now this past weekend I went with my mom, sister and lil niece to Petticoats on the Prairie in Ballinger, TX. I think that they called it Whimsy at the Warehouse. It is like the POTP in Colorado City, TX, but with a different location. It was fun. We found a few good items we couldn't live without. My sister found a cool wooden high chair for Gracen for $20. Can't go wrong there!! And another chair for the garden for her to sit in while shes helping NeNe garden.

I found a couple of things. I found some lace shorts. They are shorts underneath and skirt looking on the top. I thought they were so cute, hopefully I will be brave enough to wear them!!

Here is all my goodies that I got...

A picture frame, flour sifter, old spool with lace and a couple of old doilies. The grape doily is for a friends birthday coming up... the rest is for me. And I also got another gift that is not pictured. Love my finds!!

The best part of the weekend was spending time with miss Gracen. Everytime we come she is up to something new. Not only is she smacking her lips this time, she is mobile!! She kinda inch worms around any where she wants. She is almost to a full crawl, but not quite. I'm sure she will be next time we go, along with pulling up on things. Now she just grunts when she wants to pull up.

Momma and me!!

Sweet thing and I after a morning of shopping!

Miss Gracen showing off at breakfast
Mikkie and I at POTP

What a fun weekend it was! It is already Wednesday. The week is flying by fast. I have my tough mudder race this weekend. I'm getting nervous, but I'm excited at the same time! Happy hump day everyone!


Monday, April 1, 2013


A day to remember what a precious gift God gave us by dying on the cross, bearing our shame and the rising from the dead anew. Blessed beyond measure.

What better way to celebrate then with pie! Maybe when we have kiddos running around we will enjoy all the Easter egg hunting and candy eating.

And feeding cattle. Love my little babies. Cute as could be!