How Times Have Changed...

10 years ago you we would have been roaming Gilbert in Ang's jeep or throwing a party at Mandy's house :)
Not these days....
Ang was in town from Colorado so all the girls got together to visit. It seemed chasing kids around, changing diapers, and cleaning up messes took first priority BUT it was good for the soul!!!

"the boy's playing ball" the innocent ones
two little monkeys jumping on the bed
Although she probably didn't notice her this time around, little Claire will be so thankful for miss Presley as she is outnumbered by all the"boys."
Thanks for the pics ween. It was sooooo good to see everyone!


Grandpa GG's little BIG man

GG took little Broders and I to The Farm for lunch on Wednesday. It was such a peaceful and relaxing day. We truly enjoyed our time outdoors, with the birds chirping, beautiful scenery, perfect weather, and wonderful company.
We ate a delicious lunch out on the picnic tables while Brody walked around making friends with other kids and deciding that their balls were his to play with. He had such a great time finding pecans on the ground and taking them over to two little girls that were collecting them. He has such a generous little heart (unless it comes to his cars).
After we ate we decided to walk around the area. There is so much more to The Farm than I thought. We saw local farmers tending to their crops, a little artist building that teaches art classes, a cute little place where you can get massages and an area set up for weddings. It is such a neat area.
After we walked around for a while we got something to drink at the restaurant and continued to chat for a while.
It was truly just what the Dr. ordered!!!!!!
Brody's first glimps of what real chicken's look and sound like
Of course we had to make time for climbing on things
following in Grandpa GG's footsteps...
Thank you Gramps for this lovely day. It meant so much to me and Brody had such a great time exploring and spending time with his GG.
Love you


Somewhere Under the Rainbow

I was driving home from my parents house on Tuesday. It had been raining all day and to my suprise I saw the most beautiful rainbow I had ever seen in my entire life!!!
It was a double rainbow, one right above the other. The one below was as bright as could be and the earth lit up where it seemed the rainbow ended. I'm truly not exaggerating.
The one above wasn't near as bright and was fading into the cloudy sky very quickly.
I just so happened to have my camera with me so I told myself I should pull over and take a picture. I hesitated and then after missing the perfect opportunity decided if I didn't get a picture I would regret it!
Soooo I took the next opportunity to pull over, a dirt area right off of Elliott road. I quickly thought to myself, "maybe I shouldn't pull over here, what if I get stuck in the mud." and then I reassured myself "ya right, I'm in a four runner!"
I was a little disappointed because by the time I had convinced myself to take the picture, I discovered that the picture before me wasn't near as beautiful as it had been. I snapped two pictures in between windshield wipes and then realized that I couldn't get myself back on the road...
yep, I was stuck!
My mom came to the rescue and when explaining to her that I thought something might be wrong with my car and encouraged her to listen to the sound my car was making, she looked at me and responded "ya honey, I think thats mud." Maybe I was just trying to convince myself that my four runner truly could not be stuck in the mud on the side of a street of all things!!!!
At the same time little Brody had decided that he was getting tired of sitting in his carseat and began fussing to let me know it. I tried giving him candy and he just wasn't going for it. Then I realized that I had a small box of rice in the car that was left over from lunch at Nonnies so I put that in front of him. Brody didn't make another peep! Oh that boy has a love for rice!
Anyway, after much encouragement from my mom that nothing was wrong with my car I eventually got my car to some pavement and found out that my car drove just fine!
What an adventure :)
You wouldn't appreciate these pictures quite as much without hearing the story behind them and with the amount of effort that went into capturing them I couldn't resist posting them. :)

Little Broders at the end of the adventure with rice from head to toe!