Friday, January 29, 2010

Before I forget...

Just a few things Harper started doing THIS week (and some that I forgot to write down earlier)

Pointing to things and speaking jibberish
Kissing us
Tries to comb his own hair
Tries to wash his own hair
Tries to get in and out of the tub on his own
I swear he is saying: Hey, Yeah, and Dada, He says those three words all the time
He says Quack Quack for the ducky
He LOVES to be thrown in the air and onto the bing bag
Loves to wrestle
He just started fake crying and fake laughing. Really quite funny.
He dances like crazy. Certain songs I turn on he will squeal with delight. I love it- then he starts rockin out.

*Its amazing how much faster Harper is learning things than my other boys did. I know its because he has to wonderful examples running around him all the time. It just baffles me still.

*Linny colored ALL over Harpers face today with a PERMANENT bright PINK marker as well as his own face. I was too frantic to take a picture. Luckily I got most of it off.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Looking Back

THIS can be just a little distracting.
I am actually quite surprised that I haven't been in any accidents.
I have a hard time not looking back when this is what I get to see.
Look at those faces.
Don't worry, I took this picture at a stop light.
I just had to share with you what I get to see all day long.
This is just a glimpse.
They are always singing, and dancing and saying the funniest things
when we are driving in the car.
I love it.
These little dudes definitely keep me going.
I love their smiling faces.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hewitt, Aiden and Linny
We have so much fun when this little boy comes over.
Hewitt and Aiden have been best buddies now for almost 3 years and I'm so glad they have eachother. They get along so well and have very similar personalities and interests. I had to post these pictures because it is a great preview of how wild they are together and how funny they are when they play. They always include Linford too which makes me feel so good and Linford feels so old.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Isn't this a cute pic?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

6 years

Our Anniversary
...6 years...

Brandon and I
(married 6 months)

Our Wedding Day
January 9th 2004

Our Honeymoon

When we were engaged

WOW, Brandon and I have been married for 6 years. Brandon and I met in April of 2003 and we were married on January 9th of 2004. We basically started dating very soon after meeting and I pretty much had him hooked from day one, or.....maybe it was the other way around. Needless to say, we were so in love and we just knew this was it. I feel like our marriage is ALOT like that Brad Paisely song, "and I thought I loved you then"
This might sound twisted to talk about when doing a post on my marriage/anniversary, BUT I have been thinking alot about divorce lately. I have SO many close friends and family members that have gone through this recently or at sometime in their lives. It breaks my heart. It makes me wish they could of had what I have. THEN, I begin to feel very blessed. I have really started to realize how special our relationship is. I have always thought we had something very special but more than ever lately. Brandon and I have been through alot and to be honest, I feel like Brandon and I are closer than EVER because of everything we have been through. It kills me to think of anyone I love having to lose a spouse to divorce or death. I don't know what I would do without my husband. He is everything to me and my children. When I think about "us" I think about us being together FOREVER. There is no other image in my mind.
I just feel so blessed to have Brandon for my husband and to KNOW without a doubt that he will be MINE forever. I have absolutely no doubts about that and I used to think that was normal. After hearing all these stories from friends and loved ones, I have realized that not everyone knows this and not everyone is as sure as I am. I am so grateful for the marriage I have and for the love and friendship and everything else that Brandon and I share.
Our love for each other has grown more and more everyday since the day we were married and I can only imagine what it will be like in 6 more years or in 50 more years for that matter.
I love him so much and I am so thankful for what we have.
Happy Anniversary Brandon!

Us today

I can't belive it...

If you look really close you can see Harpers first tooth...
It's on the bottom left.
The other one is trying to break through.
He has been pretty good while teething.
Not any problems.
He is also walking ALL over the place.
This little guy brings so much joy into our home.

Our Famiily

Our Famiily


Hewitt is our SMART litte 4 year old. He listens and does everything I tell him to. He is the BEST big brother and my big helper too.

Linny Binny

Linny Binny
This little dude keeps us laughing all the time. He just barely turned 2 and He is so sweet and getting so big.


Harper is 7 months old. Easiest baby yet and crawls everywhere and stands up on his own too!


Our BIG Wonderful Doggy. He will be turning 4 in October! We love ya Buddy!

McBride Family

McBride Family
20 grandchildren and 1 on the way! 14 boys and 7 girls.

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Linford Family

Linford Family
7 grandchildren, soon to be 8! 3 girls and 5 boys