Monday, December 20, 2010

house makin'...gingerbread style

these 2 are a hot mess.....and put them together and you never know what you're going to get! we headed to berkley's house for a little house makin'. the 2 little ones actually did a pretty good job was beth and i who lacked in the icing department. we both agreed that "cake boss" was not in either of our futures. so we decided we would do what we know best....veg on the couch and gossip while the girls finished up the gingerbread house, pushed baby strollers, shared some chicken nuggets, and spilled a burning candle. all in all it was a good night. oh and my princess didn't lay her head on the pillow until about midnight since beth gave her a christmas tree sweet treat. love you for that beth!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

first flick

atlee saw her first flick at the theater last night. we watched "tangled" and she was all about it! she did really good......only needed to potty once and sat really still. she did ask alot of questions, but that is nothing new. :) definitely a great movie and i recommend going to see it! now she is telling me she is ready to see "yogi bear".

aunt kim, daley, great aunt kathy, diane sargeant and kateri wiersema went with us as well....such a fun girls night!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

turkey day

we are so thankful for this lil turkey girl!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

3 years

atlee brooks-

today is your 3rd birthday. it is so hard to believe that you have been a part of mine and your daddy's lives for 3 years already. you are our world and there is nothing that we wouldn't do for you. since the day that you were born we have had an unconditional love for you and it just continues to grow more and more as we watch you grow. you are such a sweet lovable little girl who melts our hearts with your kind words and hugs and kisses. you encompass everything about a "girly girl" and we adore that about you. atlee- you have such a sweet spirit and we pray that you don't lose that. most importantly, you already have such a love for the lord and that means everything to us. you continually ask me...."what does jesus think?"....."what does jesus say?"....."what is jesus doing right now?" we are so thankful that at the age of 3 you are already asking so many questions about our savior. atlee- these past 3 years have been the best years of mommy and daddy's lives and we look forward to many more to come. we love you with all our hearts. happy 3rd birthday booger bear!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

pep rally and tay-tay

i took atlee to the rider-old high pep rally to see aunt taylor (tay-tay) cheer one last time. she wasn't loving how loud it was in there and pretty much held her hands over her ears the whole time...but she did enjoy getting to watch her tay-tay cheer and dance! atlee thinks her aunt "hung the moon" and is ALOT like her!
studying tay-tay's every move

we love you tay-tay!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

so you think you can dance?

well lil miss priss thinks she can! this is right before her first ballet and tap class....this may be right up her alley.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

mini vacay

just a few pics from our family mini vacay to new braunfels....

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010


as the diva and i spent some time together this weekend, these are just a few things i heard....

as we were out and about shopping she spots something....
atlee: "look at this!"
me: "what?"
atlee: "a purse!"
me: "yeah."
atlee: "i have to have it....its sooooo cute."
i chuckle and keep walking and then turn around to find her following me with a purple hobo bag on her shoulder.

she is in my bedroom and i walk into her room to get something. she yells at me across the house and says, "what are you doing in my room?!?!"

its about 10:00 p.m. and someone is still not asleep. i go into her room to check on her and she rolls over to say....
atlee: "what?!?"
me: "you need to go to sleep."
atlee: "no, you need to go to sleep!"

seriously do i live with a 2 year old or a teenager?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


we have been talking about ear piercing for awhile now and atlee kept telling me that she wanted earrings like mommy. being such a girly girl i knew that she was serious, but how was she going to react to having an ear gun punch a hole in her teeny tiny ear? so, i kind of just kept putting it off....until saturday when we were taking a stroll through sikes senter mall. we were actually about to leave when we passed by claires and i just stopped for a sec to look in there. i didn't even say anything and nana said, "you want to get her ears pierced don't you?" i told her to do some distracting while i go in and scope out the women who would be giving my daughter permanent ear jewelry. after interrogating these poor girls with question after question like "how long have you been piercing?"..."what kind of sterilization procedures do you have."...."can you tag-team and do both ears at one time?"...."is the manager here?"...."can she be involved?" i'm sure they pushed the silent button for "crazy mom alert"! either way, they made me feel a little less nauseous and i was ready to do this thang. so, as i walk out to get my precious baby i hear nana saying..."they are going to punch a hole in your ear and its going to be a little ouchy....not a big ouchy. it will only hurt for a minute." what?!?!?!?! oh i'm thinking its over now....she is not going to do this. surprisingly, she was still all for it! i guess at the young age of 2 she is already learning that sometimes pain is beauty. so long story short, she was a trooper. she sat so big in the chair while they prepped her and didn't squirm or fuss a bit. claire lady one began the countdown.....1-2-3.....done! a little delayed cry action for a few seconds and that was it! i was so proud of my little precious! needless to say, since this was not a planned event i didn't get pics to document this ordeal. here a few after the fact......
diamonds are a girls best friend!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

splashing for our soldiers

we celebrated memorial weekend with lots of time in the water!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

no words

i just don't even know what to say here...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

better late than never....

i know, i know, i am a week late at posting these pics from easter, but better late than never, right?! lots of egg hunting and bubble-blowing....and of course celebrating the resurrection of jesus christ.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

girls just wanna have fun

how can these two sweet innocent little girls....
make a room look like this?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


these two have become great buddies....