Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Someone said,they even loved my blog.
Someone thinks I must be smart.
And this one says I have a heart.
Now I've shown you what I got
Saturday, August 23, 2008
But with a little direction----over here please.
I did give it a lot of thought.....
I even slept on it for a bit.
And this is what I think of it all !!!!
Hey, everybody has a bad day....and I just happened to have three!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I don't know who took this picture but I remember it well. We used to do the stick horse races and boot throwing contest on the court house lawn during our Western Days in Enid. I think it was called Cherokee Strip Days, and we would have a rodeo plus all kinds of events along with the parade. I loved, LOVED doing the stick horse race. We would paint off lanes, have the kids pre-register and broke it down according to ages. I had to much fun. I could act like a kid myself, would demonstrate how to ride the ponies and once in a while I would have a horse that got kind of wild with me. It was scary at time. But being the cowgirl that I am, I always managed to get my horse calmed down and gentled by the time one of the children had to ride him next. The winners would even get trophies....Oh I loved my job. The next day I would be so horse (oh, pun intended!, I make myself laugh at times!) that I could not hardly talk. I would hoop and holler and yell and scream so much for those children to run and win. We had so much fun. Wish you could have been there. That smile on my face....well, it puts another smile on my face. Back in my skinny, happy days. Life was good. (Life is still good!)
This is my Baby Boy with his first dog Schnoodles
This is Great Grandpa John Patton
He was TJ's fishing buddy every 4th of July
Even at a very early age, TJ knew he wanted to fish!
on a 25 lbs test line rod and reel.
They fought hard to get her landed and then had to carry her a long ways to the truck.
He and his best friend Tim had been fishing all night at the Salt Plains.
Pretty good smile on that boys face!And this picture is probably one of my favorites. We drove from Enid to Springfield to buy that shirt. We had a wonderful trip, a great day together for a great memory. Then he had the pictures taken depicting his life. Hunting. (I did not take this picture!) He had some taken with his dog Dutches, a chocolate lab and the all the hunting things to capture who he really was/is!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
And this is his beautiful bride. Do not pay attention to the date on the picture...it is not correct. It was 8-12-06, oh well. Isn't she beautiful? The wedding was in Aug, outdoors, in Texas at 10:00 a.m. During a record heat spell. So in the picture of TJ and me, not only was he sweatin' the wedding, it was REALLY REALLY hot!
And in front of the water cooler was the best hang out place. Boy was it a hot one!
Monday, August 18, 2008
He was born C-section after I had labored all day with this kid. I was induced due to high blood pressure, plus it was my second wedding anniversary, and that was pretty special. But after all day and getting no where the doctor said we needed to take him. I said....PLEASE. So they prepared me for surgery and he arrived at 7:03 p.m. He was so pretty. (sorry TJ, but you were a PRETTY baby!)
His name was after his dad, Tim and his two great grandfathers who were both named John. We did not want a "Jr.", and I didn't want Big Tim and Little Tim, and I loved the name John but didn't want a Johnny. So we agreed on Timothy John, but called him T.J. He was such a good baby. He was a happy baby, ate and slept good too. How did I get so lucky especially with my first one. I was still in college and had to lay out that fall semester but it was ok. I was in love staying at home with my little guy.
He didn't smile a lot for the camera. He was a rather somber boy, but yet happy. I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's true. I think the camera turned his smile off sometimes. His Aunt Lisa worked at a baby clothing store called Sugar -n- Spice so we kept the kid dressed pretty well. Poor baby boy, but it was fun.
At one year of age that kid had a head of hair. It was thick and I loved it. It was brown but a light brown. Now, he doesn't have as thick of hair, and it really doesn't matter for he keeps it really really short!!! Good grief!
I remember when TJ was in high school kids were asking him what the T.J. stood for. His last name is Goodpasture, and people often thought he was part Indian. Remember we live in Oklahoma, "Land of the Red Man" so he told them that his name was Turtle Jumper. You know often Indians name or named their children after things they see when the child is born. That is true and most people know it, so the girls bought his story. It was a long time before he ever told them the truth. I still laugh about that. He is German...not Indian, It is Timothy John, not Turtle Jumper, and he is my little guy, all grown up into my wonderful son/man. 27 years ago, a long, long day, ended with the birth of a wonderful new beginning. Happy Birthday TJ. You have made me very proud and I love you.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
My other busy moment this weekend is....we are grand dog sitting. I have been needing a grand kid fix so badly so when my Sarah called and asked if we could baby sit the dog I said yes, on one condition. That we meet up after Caleb gets out of school so I can hug, kiss and see the kids. She laughed and said ok, that was workable. Whew, thank goodness. We wanted the kids last week, but due to my stupid knee going out on me I did not get them. Now this weekend they are going to a family reunion and taking the kids with them. (the nerve!) So I have the puppy. I don't think I ever told you they named her Chloe. To rhyme with Zoe. My dog is Zoe and Caleb so badly wanted to name his Zoe too. His daddy put his foot down and said no. So Chloe was the compromise. She is such a good puppy and my dogs are getting along with her just fine. Last night she did cry but when I went in to get on to her I took her outside to do her business then moved her kennel into the living room with the other dogs and she never let out another peep all night. She will go to the door and whine and dance when she needs to go out doors. Pretty good for a puppy that is only 7 weeks old and she has done this since we hid her out at a little over 4 weeks old. (don't get me started on that, you know I am still mad at that woman for deceiving my kids about the puppy's age!) But she is a very smart puppy and a sweet one too. Later on I will post some pictures of her so you can see how much she has grown since my last postings. But right now, I think I am through with the computer, so after reading this, be sure and read the other three posting for today! OK? Now I am going to watch a movie with my husband, come on dogs, all four of you!!!
I arrived around 7:15 my first day with momma bringing all my stuff inside. I'm in the car seat thing, see it? I was a little afraid momma might cry leaving me there, but she didn't. She is a good mom, she picked this really nice lady to take care of me while she is at work. She told me to be good, play nice with the dogs, and to eat all my food. I thought, hey yes, this is going to be an easy gig, eat, sleep, play, get my pants changed at the drop of a hat, and rock, oh yes, I can get rocked off and on all day if I want it. Pretty much this new woman in my life is here for my every command. I might like this after all.
I'm was pretty much ok with this new place, it has big dogs to protect me (and to wake me with their barking!! Bad dog!) a soft bed to sleep in, and a nice cuddly grandma type woman that likes to rock babies. I'm thinking this may not be too bad of a place to hang out till mom comes to get me.
Oh I am all happy now, till the gas kicks in, then the tone changes just a bit. And would that woman get that camera out of my face!!! MOM....the poparat, the popparot....the camera lady won't leave me alone!!!!
Oh this being cute is such hard work, and a girl does need her beauty sleep. Nothin' better than sleepin' and swinging.
Then this "Aunt" Lisa lady put a big ole, huge bow on my head to take more pictures.
I have a thing or two to say about all of this...But the bow is kind of cute isn't it?
Oh my, I think this woman is going to be taking lots of pictures of me. Every time I turn around there is this camera in my face and this bright light going off. It makes me blink real fast and see white spots for a little while. Is this the life of a movie star?
I love getting to make people smile and giving them something to treasure hopefully for years to come. I think her momma will be happy with these pictures too and maybe will even want to enlarge some of the prints. We took about 30 pictures and only a couple turned out poorly. That is not too bad on the odds. I have more pictures to post.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I love the pictures of my puppies Callie and then Rudy. I have some captions that go with the pictures but I was wondering if anyone else could come up with something cute. Do you need to know the story behind it in order to come up with something? Let's just say, six inches of rain, big...BIG mud puddles and ???? The rest is history. He and Callie played and played out in it till I took their pictures. (and gave them a bath) This is acutally an old photograph of the dogs when we lived in Enid, but it still is two of my favorites!!!
No there is not a prize for this....I was just curious if anyone else saw something funny in it like I do....????
I am saving the prize for my 300th posting!!! Because I missed the 200th!