Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brooks & Dunn

    Last weekend we had the chance to go to Brooks and Dunn's "Last Rodeo" concert in Phoenix.  We had a great time!  The show opened with Jason Aldean, someone we weren't very familiar with since we aren't HUGE country fans.  We knew who he was, but never paid a lot of attention.  Well after the show was over we bought both of his CD's!  He rocked!!  Brooks and Dunn were awesome as well!  They have a lot of great music, it's sad to think that they are hanging up their hats!  I'm sure we will see them back eventually for some sort of reunion tour or something along those lines!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Karissa's ER visit

I am not posting in sequence as I am sure you are aware, but just posting as I remember the events!  So of course as my luck would have it I had to visit the ER with Karissa and it was the night her daddy left for Texas.  It went a little something like this...
10 pm: Everyone is in bed...asleep!
220 am: Karissa rolls off my bed to the floor which she has done before, and Kylie comes in asking for something for her throat.  I pick Karissa up and put her in bed and go get Kylie her medicine.  I come back to lay down and Karissa is telling me her arm hurts, but she isn't too frantic about it.  I try to get her to go back to sleep because mommy has to be up in 2 hours for work. 

225 am: still upset that her arm hurts so I decide I better investigate.  I switch the light on and notice what looks like some blood on the shirt sleeve so I pull the sleeve back and to my horror I discover why my poor baby is telling me her arm hurts!
227 am: call my dad and tell him that he or my mom need to come over asap and stay with the other kids because I have to take Karissa to the ER for stitches.
235 am: leave for the ER
330 am: arrive at the ER, fill out her paperwork, get her into a room, put lidacaine on immediately to get her ready for some stitches.
500 am: still waiting due to some other emergency and I decide I better call in to work, no way I am gonna be able to function!
545 am: they start to close her up, she sat so nice, they said wished all their little patients were as easy going as her. 
615 am: we leave and head to walmart because she deserved a prize and she told me she wanted a dolly!  well she got 3 dollies that morning!
730 am: arrive back at home, totally exhausted.  and it was a light with no light shade that she managed to hit her arm on the sharp corner of something!

Mother's Day

Wow it was already a week ago!  Well I had a very nice, peaceful, relaxing day!  It started with a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon and eggs made by my wonderful husband.  We got to enjoy our breakfast together while the kids were all still sleeping.  The kids gave me some great home made gifts which are of course the very best kind!  I got some flower seeds that I need to plant and some yummy chocolate too!  I got to go visit with my mom for the afternoon which was really nice too!  I hope everyone else had an enjoyable day like I did! Happy Belated Mother's Day!


   Matt and Tyler took a little road trip to Texas on May 2-5 with a buddy of Matt's.  It was all to hunt for Turkeys!  I told you a couple posts ago that we call Tyler, Tyler Turkey well he has really been living up to that name recenlty! It was a great opportunity for daddy and son to spend some quality time together.  They had a really great time and each brought home a turkey!  

I"ve been slacking!

Dinner for our house Sunday the 16th - Saturday the 22nd:
Sunday- Chicken Fried Steak on a Stick with Roasted Potatoes and Asparagus
Monday- Meatless Chili with a mixed salad
Tuesday- Chicken Enchiladas with Rice and Beans
Wednesday- Lemon Pork Stir Fry with basmati rice
Thursday- Greek Chicken Sautee with Orzo pasta and a romaine salad
Friday- We will be out of town so Aunt Brooke gets to cook :)
Saturday- BBQ Skirt Steak with Potato Salad, corn on the cob and grilled zuchinni halves
I will do my very best to come back and post all the recipes, but if they aren' t posted and you want them sooner just message me!  I'm trying to finish out my menu for the remainder of the month and blog about a couple other things as well!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tyler Turkey

When Tyler was first born someone started calling him Tyler Turkey, and actually when he was in the NICU they gave him a little plush Turkey.  The name has stayed with him on and off, but has been put on the back burner for the most part to make room for new nicknames that come along. 
Well anyway onto the real post...Tyler went turkey hunting with papa last week and he had a great time.  They went out bright and early on a Saturday morning, but they didn't have any luck.  In Tyler's own words..."me and papa were sweating like pigs, we walked and walked a lot of miles.  then we heard some turkeys, but a coyote barked and scared them away and we never got to see them.  we found one little feather, but then we went back to the pick up and sat there and then we went home.  i told papa we should have went to the other hill cause we would have found a turkey." So they took the next day off and tried it again on Monday morning.  "so this time we went up on my hill, then went down the hill and when we got to the other side we sat by some trees.  papa called the turkeys in, they came pretty close about 30 miles(he means yards), and then papa shot it! it was pretty sweet."  So all in all he had a great time with papa like always!  Here are a couple pictures of them with the bird after they brought it in!

The Brother

Tyler has a special role in our family, as do all the kids, but Tyler is the only boy.  He is the little brother to Kylie and the big brother to Karissa and Kennedy.  We realize that even tho he may be younger than Kylie he is going to grow up to be her protector just like he will be for his younger sisters.  He has such a kind and compassionate heart already at such a young age.  He watches out for his sisters and truly loves them unconditionally.  He is always happy to let them play along with whatever game he may be  playing or play along with whatever game they might want him to play.  We are so proud of him for being such a great Brother!