Thursday, December 18, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy, Happy Birthday Johnny!!! My baby is already one year old and I cannot believe it. John's first year seemed to go by so much faster than Jack's, and his first birthday was definitely a little more emotional for me. I feel like I have been so busy this past year with my TWO angels that I really have to stop and remember all the little wonderful moments that flew by. He started walking 2 days after his birthday and it is so funny now to watch him chase after his big brother....after about 4 or 5 wobbly steps John says "forget this nonsense..crawling is MUCH faster!!"

Johnny is one pizza-eatin' boy!
LOTS of presents
I pretty much had to hold him down to open each gift! The farm cake He didn't have any problems getting messy!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


After first earning his Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas, my youngest brother Nolan recently graduated from the Fire Academy. He has worked so hard and I am so very proud of him, as I am of all my brothers. I thought this picture was really Dad and ALL of his boys in uniform!(L to R: Doug, Dad, Nolan, Cole)

Friday, October 31, 2008


Well what do you know...a nice shiner just in time for Halloween! Batman can't have a black eye!! With two rough and tough boys I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, but hey, we made it 3 1/2 years! Jack was playing pretty rowdy last night with his Granny, Uncle Buck and Aunt Brooke and apparently nose-dived into some toys...ouch! It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt, right?!?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Two Little Punkins'

The boys and I went to the Dallas Arboretum yesterday to see all of the pumpkins. It was an absolutely gorgeous day...a little cold first thing but then it warmed up and was beautiful. Jack had so much fun tackling the pumpkins, finding his way through the hay maze, petting the animals, and running around like CRAZY! Needless to say, we took good naps yesterday!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Here's a thought...or two!

Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature of a boy.
-- Author Unknown

s are God's way of telling you that your house is too neat! -- Author Unknown

Dirt is not dirty, but only something in the wrong place.
-- Lord Palmerston

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.
-- Marc Brown

Such a big miracle in such a little boy
-- Author Unknown

There never has been, nor will there ever be, anyt
hing quite so special as the love between a mother and a son. -- Author Unknown

Dreams really do come true. Ours came wrapped in Baby Blue!
-- Author Unknown

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Welcome to the Family

For some reason we decided that we needed one more baby to take care this is Gus, and he is absolutely the sweetest puppy ever. We desperately miss our Daisy, so naturally we wanted another beagle. We have been searching for a few weeks now and I ran across a website for a lady in Bowie. It was quite a drive, but more than worth it. She had about 25 beagles, so it was rather hard to choose. I picked my 3 favorites and then Jack ultimately decided on Gus. And did he ever make the perfect choice...turns out that little Gus' mommy's name is Daisy!!!
Augustus "Gus" Hasten (...yes, Jack likes Lonesome Dove!)
He LOVES the bird!
Best Friends! Poor Gus gets carried around everywhere Jack goes!