Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just random pics

We just did some playing and I was trying different settings....

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Do the questions have to get harder?

My child is only 5, but I am in so much trouble. He's already asking questions about God, life, history that I can't answer and I am having to really think how to answer these. What am I going to do the older he gets and the more questions he asks? Last night and today it has been a whole discussion about Hispanics. He wants to know why they have a different president and why some of them don't have homes or doors. Why don't they just make them? How do you explain that some people don't have what we have on a 5 yr old level? I have been trying over and over, but he's not getting that life is different in other places. What he has alot of kids don't have. I need to find a book or something so he has a visual of what I am trying to say. This is where I wish I had learned more. He's giving me the drive to want to learn more so I can answer these stinkin' questions. lol

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Today is a day of history.

I have tried all morning to get Colton to watch the inauguration, but he could care less. He just keeps saying it's all about Obama. Well, it is and it's also a day full of history and makes me proud to be an American. I was not a supporter of Obama, but I do hope that he does good for our country. Times are scary and we as a country need reassurance and if he can do that then I think that's great. It's so bittersweet for me. I have cried all morning and don't really know why. I just feel like it's such a big moment for so many people and history and it makes me emotional, but then what doesn't if you know me. Anyway, I just wanted to blog so I would have this in history that it's a special day to be an American no matter what your beliefs or whether you are a democrat or republican. Today I feel like we need unity and whatever it takes to get there I am for.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Colt has got a tasting of what a motorcycle is like sitting still.

Loading goodies to take back to Morgan

Adam heading out

Well, my sister's boyfriend, Adam came down to hang out for a couple of hrs with Colton today and when he was fixing to leave we helped him carry some goodies to his motorcycle and Colton decided he wanted to sit on it. He was one happy camper and then Adam got on and was fixing to leave and gave him the luxury of starting it. That made his day. I went and got the camera so we would have some pictures of him on the motorcycle. We are in trouble, but he won't have one under my roof until he turns 18 so he has a little while.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Colt and his remote control dirtbike

All Colton asked for for Christmas was a remote control dirtbike for about 3 weeks. We kept telling him no because for one they run about 100.00 and the last couple of remote control things we have bought in that price range have been junk. Well, Christmas came and left and he was happy with what he got and then yesterday some friends of ours left a gift for him at Brad's parents. You can tell where this is going....anyway, he opens it up and it's a remote control dirtbike. I have no idea where they found one that was in their price range, but the kid has got to be the happiest kid on the block. All he has done since he got it yesterday morning is drive the thing. He LOVES it!


This is the one from last year.
This one is from the last trip.

Maggie is a 2 yr old lab, our lab, but I feel like she is my second child. When we get along it's great, but she LOVES to test. The last couple of weeks she has been an angel so I am hoping she is calming down. Now that I said that it's going to come back and bite me in the butt, but she's so cute she's hard to hate, well at least most of the time. If she wasn't Colton's dog there are several times she would have been gone, but she really is a great dog for him. My hopes are that they will continue to love eachother like they do and build a bond that so many boys do with there dogs. All that said is because I can rarely get her to sit long enough to get a picture without taking one of the backside of her. I got one last time we were at the deer lease and then one last year at the deer lease. That must be the key, take her to the lease.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Time really does fly

I was going through old pictures tonight and realizing how much I have learned, but also realizing how big my baby is. He was such a cute kid and I miss those sweet days that I took for granite. Time really does fly. It seems like just yesterday that I was rocking him and wishing he could talk and now I wish I could just rock him again. : )

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

I hope 2009 is a year for growth as a person for you. I hope you enjoy the ones that mean the most and treasure the time you have and hope you have a blessed all around year. I am going to try to be a better mom to Colt, a better wife to Brad, and try to find the positive instead of the negative in life. Now that I have said that you have to hold me to it. : )

We had the luxury of watching fireworks down the street. Some friends of ours have a friend that has a license to do "BIG" fireworks so we got a little extra bonus this new years. This was my first shot at fireworks so be nice, but it was still fun.