Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tyler's Pics

This is Tyler, he reminds me a lot of my own son.
Quiet, laid back, kind...and height deprived.

But a very kind spirit.
He is graduating in two weeks at the age of 17.
He is ready to go out and meet the world.

This old car was a burned out shell that his dad gave $500 for. His dad and grandfather has restored this car and it is beautiful. Tyler and his dad both have a strong love for cars. But grandpa has since had a stroke and lost his health. I think it makes the car all the more special.

A boy with his hat and sunglasses is a happy boy!

Just game to do anything that I asked.

Hope you enjoyed meeting Tyler.
Sr. '09

Monday, April 27, 2009

Substitute Grandkids

Weekend Guest

I had the privilege of keeping these three kids over the weekend. Their parents went out of town (actually out of state) and with having no family close to them....I got to play grandma.

These kids are some of the sweetest children you could ever want to be around. Their parents have raised them very well, very respectful, very loving, and very thankful. I can't tell you how many times they told us thank you for keeping them this weekend. That is heart touching.

Jayden is four years old and his little prayers would bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your heart. Isabella is a little momma to her baby brothers. She is very doting and very loving.

And Marco, well he is a 23 lbs. six or seven month old baby boy. Long as he was was good. But when he was not happy, that boy has an ear piercing cry like none other. But his little laugh and little smile is so sweet. He was a wonderful baby to put down at night or nap especially since he did not know us.

We were trying to get some good pictures for momma and daddy but it was not easy. The wind was blowing about 100 mph and on top of that it is really hard to wrangle three kids, bathrooms, strollers, camera bag, diaper bag, and having other people around to watch out for. I think I might be a little rusty on that task. And I just can not carry Marco, his momma is a skinny minny, but she has muscles like you wouldn't believe. I DON"T.

Cara, this little guy reminds me of Kimmie. Sweet and round...just more to love on huh?

oops, I have stuff growing out the top of his head!!! It is actually called Lambs Ear. But should not be on top of his head like that .... ha ha ha. Shame on me....need to pay more attention.
This little guy became a big distraction. A rabbit running lose on the grounds means something to be chased and caught if possible. Oh my goodness.

Isabella is so sweet, she is such a princess. It was funny to watch her dress herself each day and how her hair had to be. At the gardens she fell thanks to some stupid mud on the sidewalk from them watering the grounds. Well after was all over. She had gotten mud on her shoes and some on her skirt and leg. You really could not see it on her, but it was on her shoes. She cried and I felt so bad for her, she was embarrassed and that was it, she was through and we had to go home to get clean shoes before we could go to the park to play or eat lunch. WE DID!

And this little guy stole my heart. He convinced me that his momma does his hair like a Mohawk. I didn't remember it being like that on Friday when he showed up.....but I was very busy getting ready to run do a photo shoot, take care of three kids, pack a picnic dinner, toys to entertain them and get the baby a nap before leaving. So I fixed his hair in a Mohawk the best I could. Know why it doesn't look right???? Because that is NOT how he wears his hair. But he did THAT day!!!!

Come on, look at those eyes, that sweet sweet smile and tell me how you could argue with anything he says. That boy is full of hugs, lovin', and a great imagination.

Jayden is four years old and I am telling you he already has a heart as big as Texas, and such a tender spirit. I love seeing children raised to have empathy and kindness towards others. And these kids have it.

Oh he is just too darn cute.
All of this makes me miss my grand kids all the more.
But not to fail, I will be getting Caleb this weekend so
we can go see The Lion King play in OKC. I can't wait!!!
On another side note....I told the children's mother
to ask the kids what they would be comfortable
calling us. And they decided I am grandma Lisa
and Scott....well he was Uncle Scott. I bet
people wondered what in the world we were
when we were out with the kids in public!!!
Doesn't that make you smile?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday Funnies

This day is always so much fun. Who doesn't love Fridays and who doesn't love a good laugh? Kim at Homesteaders Heart host the Friday Funnies and I am glad she does. So take a second and enjoy my laugh for the day....brought to you via email from my dear friend Marge at Road Sage. (sorry Marge, I had to share it, this is just too cute to keep between us friends!)

Go see Kim and find out who else is contributing to the funny bone humor today!

Talk to you all soon, I have a very busy day, weekend and maybe even busy week next week..
depending on the rain!!! The photo shoots are starting to come in!!! (thank you Lord for this blessing!)

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, 'My dear child, why are you crying?'

The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family.

The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble, set with sapphires. 'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked The seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble, studded with rubies. 'Is this your thimble?' the Lord asked.. Again, the seamstress replied, 'No.'

The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble. 'Is this your thimble ?' the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, 'Yes.' The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, 'Why are you crying?'

'Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!' The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. 'Is this your husband?' the Lord asked.

'Yes,' cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. 'You lied! That is an untruth!'

The seamstress replied, 'Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt. Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three.

Lord, I'm not in the best of health and would not be able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 'yes' to George Clooney. And so the Lord let her keep him.

The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the best interest of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.

All Women

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Muskogee, OK

Honor Heights Park
Muskogee, OK
I have not been to Muskogee in years. No big surprise since I have not lived in the Tulsa area for over 30 years. But when dad asked if I would like to go see the Azaleas I said yes. I have heard how beautiful and spectacular it is, they even have a big parade etc in honor of the Azalea festival. The festival was last Saturday and it was a total downpour. Two inches of rain in a very short period of time. Plus two years ago the park lost over 200 trees to the big ice storm I blogged about (if you remember!). Many of the huge Azaleas were also destroyed and much of the park displayed young and tender plants. Mom and dad were very disappointed, I was not. Just getting out and driving an hour away to spend time with my parents, to see some beautiful flowers, to eat out and just have some time together was wonderful. We saw a horse drawn carriage and decided that was the way to see the park. So we followed the horses to their home and paid our five dollars each and went on a 15 minute or so ride around the park. The weather was just perfect. A very slight breeze, sun was out and shinning, temps were about 70's...oh it was such a nice day.

This water fall goes all through out the park was starts very high on the hill.
I thought it was kind of cool, just not real colorful.

The horse drawn carriage that caught my eye!

But these are the boys that showed us the town!
Bob and Duke with driver "Bob" at the reins.

Never have seen orange colored Azaleas.

Then after taking pictures we decided to go eat.
We were greeted at the door by Rodeo Cowboy.
I think he was missing his bull....maybe that is what we ate for lunch.

These two characters kept a close eye on us. He had my back.

And with these two on the loose good thing someone was watching

my back. You never can tell who you can trust!

The food was not all that good. Dad and Scott had Chicken Fried Steak and it was pretty good.

Mom and I had soup, she Mexican Taco soup and me, potato soup. I could not eat either soup. They were too spicy and I don't even like black pepper. Mom could not eat the Taco soup, I could not eat the potato soup so we traded. Oh gosh, her Taco soup was even worse. So I told them I could not eat it. Well leave it to Scott to eat it. But he could not eat the potato soup. Forget it, we just left (after paying of course!)and stopped at the Amish cafe down the road and bought $20.00 worth of homemade fudge....all kinds of fudge, lots and lots of wonderful, melt in your mouth, richer than rich, delicious fudge. Then we had to stop and McDonalds to get a diet coke...go figure. We had a really good day.

My parents are in their mid-70's so I find it very important to spend time with them when I can. I will treasure today. Sometimes my days can be difficult, sometimes mom and I are like water and oil. But today .....WONDERFUL.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Justin's Sr. Pics

Justin's Sr. Pics

I met Justin and his family last Dec when I did their

family Christmas cards.

They liked them enough to come back for Sr. Pics.

Justin is crazy about his truck, so yes, it is included in his pics!

Pretty Water Lake is about 2 mile from my house as the road drives.
Probably about 1/2 mile as the crow flies. It is a cool spot.

Downtown Sapulpa in the alley.

His favorite picture was an accident.
He was calling his mom to let her know where we were!

He tells me his signature look is always with his sunglasses.

And his guitar is his best friend.

Justin was willing to do just about anything we asked.

He even tried out the railroad tracks for me.

Life's journey.

More of those sunglasses.

In a culvert that I just found while driving around.

And it is all Christian cuss words at all.

I was so surprised someone has not "vandalized" the graffiti.

These pictures are unedited...I have had a heck of a time
trying to get pictures on the blog. So it will have to do.

Congratulations to Justin and his graduation.