Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Pictures

Ok, so Christmas was a little bit crazy this year! The kid got whooping cough, then got put on steroids, and then almost ate the house he was so hungry. Insane... Anyway, here is a quick collection of pictures from Christmas across Texas!

First, we headed to Burnet. Kyle got a drum set, other awesome toys, and a ride on a goat :) Great times were had by all!

Then we were off to Bay City for a big meal and some Christmas Carols!

Followed by a trip to Grammy's house for the Josey family Christmas.

The Christmas day we packed up and headed to Huntsville for a Heintschel Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa Pictures!

Ok, so he didn't cry, but he didn't smile! So here is our trip to see Santa for 2008! Enjoy....

Monday, December 15, 2008


Well Kyle is no longer employed by Atkinson Toyota! He is now an outside sales rep for All American Supply! WOO HOO! I am no longer a dealership widow, and it is fantastic...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008



Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Decor 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

Party on!

Ok, so starting with Kyle Andrew's 1st birthday party October 26th, we have had a 1st birthday party to go to every other weekend. I do not use that term jokingly.

After Kyle was Madison, another dealership baby. This is also one of Kyles many girlfriends. However, Madi has claimed him as a prom date already, so watch out. They also steal stuff from other unsuspecting children. Kyle being the brut force and Madi being the mouth of the operation. They meet up at a secret location after the theft to discuss things such as dogs and boats.

Followed 2 weeks later by Mr. Jonathan, yet another dealership kiddo:

2 more weeks pass... Now it is time for Noah! His mommy is part of my mama group here in town. So here is a pic of some of the other mommy group kids playing at his party. They range in age from 9.5 months to 16 months old. The birthday boy is the one squatting in the super cute brown slacks!

Now, once you look past 1st birthdays... the remainder of our last few weeks were consumed with Thanksgiving, 2 surprise adult birthday parties, and Christmas parties. Here are a few pics:

Mark's Surprise party at the Staudacher place. Mark is obviously the one in the birthday hat, which he was attached to. At the Stiles Christmas Party. I LOVE her camera.... hint hint

And finally Kyle Steven's surprise birthday party! It went over great, he had no idea, and we hace tons of leftovers! Here a few pictures.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Got Elf?

I borrowed this idea from a fellow mommy friend! It was too cute to pass up!

We Got Elfed!
Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Twilight...

Just thought I would take a few moments to share the following things I am thankful for:

~ My wonderful, understanding, helpful, strong headed husband. He makes life make so much more sense, and loves me and my odd quirks unconditionally. He has turned into an amazing father, and that only makes my love for him stronger. I love watching them together.

~My amazing little man. He blows me away daily with how fast he learns, how strong he is, and how he gets his temper from his daddy! He loves reading like his mom but loves boats and trucks more, just like Dad. It is really hard to believe that it has already been 13 months since he joined our little family, however at the same time I can not remember life before him.

~My job / my husbands job. Ok, I may never admit to that again if you ask, but I am deeply appreciative of the dealership providing a crazy hectic life, that allows Kyle to provide for Kyle and I. I am also grateful that I get to work from home and be a stay at home mom.

~Our families. We are truly blessed to have such loving and supportive families on both sides. We would not be the parents we are today with out them. Our son is blessed with an amazing aunt and uncle, another aunt, and two sets of amazing grandparents. He has a life full of family and for that we are truly grateful.

~Our friends. Whether new or old, mommy friends or dealership friends, college friends or high school friends, all the people in our life who help us stay sane with laughter, a night out, deep discussions or vacations...

~Now for my list of things that are random, but I am truly grateful for.... The Twilight Saga for letting me escape reality, ice cream because it needs proper recognition, dogs that are still loved even though a kiddo has taken the forefront, my oil lamp from Bath and Body Works for taking the ever present diaper smell out of Kyle's room, Facebook because I am just addicted, BCS Mamas for letting me be a part of an amazing group of women, comfy shoes that don't make your feet smell, wearing my husbands flannel pants, whoever first thought of creating a peanut butter chocolate combo, gas prices dropping, the Internet, and so so so much more...

~Above all else, I am grateful beyond words for my faith. It has struggled over the years, and I am sure there are trials that will still come my way. But most of all because I no longer define myself as just another person. I am truly a Christian Wife and Mother, and that means so much.


We spent Thanksgiving in Burnet this year. Here are just a few pics!
Hope everyone had a fabulous Turkey Day!!!!


Now the Twilight part...

Ok this is utterly stupid.

The Twilight Saga (Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn) have consumed my life this past week. I have not read like this in years. I officially read 2560 pages of teenage vampire stories in 6 days, and loved it. So on day 7, I read 264 more online.
My husband thinks I am crazy, but I have not gotten into a book, much less a series, like this in YEARS. I could read these books over and over and same with this movie. Ugh, I feel like a teenage girl that should have pictures of Edward Cullen posted all over my stupid Myspace page, but I can restrain to just gush about it on here instead.

I could see every detail, every picture so clearly it was like I was there, and involved. Ugh, ok thats enough I will stop. However, if you need to escape reality for even a moment... pick up these books and prepare to become addicted.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


So as went to Kyle his morning cup of water.... I was greeted by a vistor in the sink.
Not cool little mouse, just not cool.

He was peacefully relocated to the empty lot next to our house.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day!

I already sent out an email to all my family and friends regarding this website that a mommy friend of mine mentioned. (So this might be a repeat!!) It sends birthday cakes to our troops that actually arrive on their birthdays!!! What a novel concept for the military. At any rate, show your love and support and order a cake!

Other than that on this rainy Veterans day I sit here very upset at loosing my only Kyle free place in the house to a ever growing toddler. He has now joined the big people on the couch and I am at all times now playing the laptop shuffle to keep a little ones hands out of mommys work. Luckily he only had to do about 8 or 9 belly flops off the couch to realize there must be an easier and much more graceful way to unload off of the couch. A few bruises and a scratch later, he now knows to flip over onto his tummy and slither to the floor. My reign on the couch has ended.... I am not sure I am happy with the outcome to this hostile take over.... but we shall see.

Have a great Veterans day! To all the men and women proudly serving our country I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for protecting our freedom!

I shall call these pics (like I did on facebook)

How a one year old...

...talks on the phone! the living room.

...takes over the couch.

...chugs a beer. JUST KIDDING :)

... wears sunglasses for 2.2 seconds.