Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Crazy Cousins! Treagan, Payton, Tessa, Toryn, Taylor

Ahh, so many blessings this year. Way too many to list! I am one blessed girl! I have so much to thank God for, one being the addition of Toryn to our family this year. It has been such fun with him. I am thankful for our loving God who takes such amazing care of me. I'm thankful for my hardworking, wonderful hubby who is the bomb. I'm thankful for my sweet kids who continue to make me so proud in the wise and Christ-like decisions that they make. I'm thankful that Tessa chose to go to Arlington Baptist College, because she wants to serve God with her beautiful voice. I am thankful for Treagan who keeps me rolling with his sense of humor, and I love his big heart. Hmm, the list goes on and on. I am one blessed mama!

We started the day by going to my mom's for lunch. Ymmm, her dressing is the very best! I love family time and I love all of us being together. That evening, we went to Tim & Kim's for the Kendrick side. Yep, I ate more yummy food there, too. The day is never long enough and the time together is certainly not either!

Payton & Treagan

We were also thankful that Jimmy (my sister's husband) made it home finally. He has been working in Wyoming for the past 75 days. Toryn has not been around Uncle Jimmy a whole lot, but sure was glad he made a good wrestling partner! Taylor (on the couch) is very glad his daddy is home, too.

Payter & Tess

Traci & Treagan

Yum, nothing like the beaters from the whip cream!

Look who the spoiled brats are that got the beaters!

This crazy college kid and her new "do" made me a little crazy at first, but it finally grew on me. I love it when my girl is home!

Tessa's best friend, Hannah, came and spent the night with Tess.

I have no idea why Toryn has a green basket on his head. It has been his choice of hats for about the past week.

Introducing "Mr. Independent!"

Look Mom, I combed my own hair today!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Catching Up Again:
November 2-3, 2009

Well, the Forsan High School Band did it again! They marched their way to the state competition again. Wow! They were awesome! Unfortunately, they weren't able to defend their state championship title, but they got second. We are still so proud of them! 2nd place in our huge state of Texas, is pretty good, I'd say. Think how many 1-A schools there are in Texas that would have loved to be able to even attend. To march in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas is just overwhelming and exciting. The Forsan crowd is always the loudest fans there. It just gives me cold chills to see our awesome band, with our really awesome director, Mr. Rhodes, marching down that ramp onto that amazing field. Way to go, Forsan Band! I'm proud of you, Treagan! Next time (Nov. 2011), we'll get that title back where it belongs!

Small town, BIG sound!

Treagan is the second bass drum from the front. He is also the tallest bass drum- cool, huh?

Tessa and I

We are proud parents! (I love this picture of Termite. He never smiles for pictures!)

Mom (Grandma Wilma), Traci, Termite, and Tessa- we are all decked out in our cool Forsan Band shirts! Ready to go see Forsan "ROCK THE DOME"! BTW- it was a very close competition, we actually won the prelims! Wish we could have pulled off the finals, but we will get them next time!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Trinity Fall Festival~October 31, 2009


At our fall festival at the church. Our youth group put on the fall festival as a fundraiser. It was held at our new church parking lot. It was a great turnout and the youth group made $2700 which helps them go towards youth camp and mission trips.

Toryn & KayLi decided that they would take a bite out of each apple before we realized what they were doing! Ooops!

Toryn wanted to wear his Chinese outfit that we got in China.

KayLi & Toryn are good buddies!

Two precious jewels from Heaven!

It took me forever to get Toryn to get on the little train, then when I finally did, it took me forever to get him off! He loved it!

He loved the jumping castle, too!

Treagan helps Toryn throw the ball at the cans.


Toryn's first Fall Festival. He had a blast and slept really good that night!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Can you say SPEECH?

Praise the Lord, about a month ago, we finally found a speech therapist. I was trying real hard to find one here in Big Spring, but had no luck. We do have several here in town, but they all work for the school system. We could use them, but they were not able to see Toryn two to three times a week like was needed. I was able to find one in Midland, and she is wonderful! I am now kicking myself for not going there first, because it is so wonderful. We have been going for about a month now, and we can see some progress with Toryn's speech. It is a really neat, kid friendly, office. The waiting room is the coolest. It is decorated with a jungle theme. When Toryn goes in the room with Ms. Debbie for his session, I get to sit on the outside and watch through a little window. It's pretty neat!

Toryn and I waiting in the neat waiting room.

...and an extra priviledge is that we get to go with the Lansford's on Friday's. Sweet KayLi sees Ms. Debbie, also.

Giving sugars to the cute stuffed elephant.

This is the coolest tent ever!

Lisa and KayLi. I love this picture. It's as if the cute giraffe wants his picture taken, too.