Saturday, August 22, 2009

Who needs a real helmet when you have an imagination!

A big, plastic bowl from Mom's kitchen works just fine!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sweet KayLi

Treagan, Toryn and I went out to visit the Lansford's this week. Treagan and Tessa were on a mission trip when the Lansford's came home from China with their sweet KayLi, so they had not seen her yet. She is such a doll. She is very funny and we had a blast just watching her and her fiesty energy. We love you, Landsford's, and thank you so much for the goodies you brought us from China! I'm really jealous that you had so much shopping time! Actually, it's probably a good thing that we didn't because I probably would have gone wild!

"Hey, I like this guy! He picks me up, let's me jump off of the stool, and tickles me! He's fun!"

Just like a male...totally ignoring the princess when all she wants is a hug! She was not impressed with Toryn ignoring her when she just wanted a goodbye hug! He was totally not paying her any attention and she didn't like that! It was hilarious.

~Brotherly Love~

These two crack me up. I guess it doesn't matter what your age difference is (in this case, 12 years), if your siblings, your going to bicker some. No exception here in this casa! Treagan will say, "but he started it!" ( And Treagan is usually right! Toryn does normally start picking on Treagan!) Then, I remind Treagan that he is only three and he is fifteen! Geeze, crazy boys! Then again, they love each other to pieces. Yesterday, this is what I found when I came home from work! Awww, they do love each other!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I just did the hardest thing I think I've ever done. We took Tessa to college this past weekend. Even though I know this is all in God's plan for her, it still is a very sad time. I miss her so much already. I sure do like having everyone home under one roof, and it is just weird. For 18 years, you put everything into their lives, then with a blink of an eye, they are gone. How in the world can it possibly go by so fast? She has been such a good kid (thank you, Jesus), and brings so much joy into our lives. I am going to miss having that pretty smile around everyday. It is such a bittersweet thing...even though I miss her so,at the same time it is such an exciting time for her. It is such a blessing knowing she has chosen to go to Arlington Baptist College because of her love for God and her strong desire to please Him and to be used by Him in His ministry. God has blessed her with a beautiful voice and she wants to use that for His glory. So when she has made such wise decisions to only use her life to glorify His beloved name, how can I be anything but supportive? Of course, I'm going to miss her like crazy, but thank God that it's just down the interstate. (4 hours and 23 minutes to be exact! =o)
Best wishes to My Girl, and as Treagan always says, "Go get 'em, Tiger!"

Her dorm room. It turned out really cute!

A close-up of her bulletin board and desk.

Her cool new fridge (thanks, Grandma Wilma) and her neat new microwave (thanks, Granma Helen).

Tessa and her new roommate, Denisha, from Granger. We were almost done sitting up her room on Monday afternoon, when Tessa was told that she had to move rooms. Her roommate didn't show up and neither did Denisha's, so since they were both freshmen and couldn't have a room all to themselves, they put them together. At first, we were bummed, but then after she got moved, we realized it was a great move. Her roommate is so sweet and they share a lot of similarities. Also, her new suite-mates are both from Midland and are a lot of fun! So it turned out to be a great thing!