Monday, November 29, 2010

Wild Turkeys

Look who came strolling by the yard the day after Thanksgiving.

We've seen them before, but there were a lot more this time. Kevin counted 22 of them! They survived Thanksgiving!

The Dogs

For the longest time I wanted a beagle just like Trixie which is Jake and Megan's dog. So we looked and we found a 3 year old beagle at the local shelter. She was a little bigger than Trixie, but seemed sweet. We brought her home and named her Ruby. She was fine at first, but got sick and she just continued to get sicker and sicker. We spent quite a bit of money at the vet's office trying to get her better, but ended up running out of money before we could get her well. We took her back to the shelter so she could get the care she needed. I felt so guilty and sometimes still do. We waited a little while and then I found a dog on Craig's List.

Her name is Paisley and we brought her home on August 17. She was around 4 months old at the time so we'll celebrate her birthday on St Patrick's Day next year. We got her from a rescue and she is a perfect fit for our family. She's pretty smart too. We've already taught her several tricks which she will perform in succession to get a treat. She is full of character and even has an adorable underbite. We aren't sure exactly what else she is besides beagle.
The above pictures were mostly taken right after we got her.
And then her adult teeth grew in....see the underbite?
The following pic was taken yesterday. Paisley and Trixie have become good friends!

I had to post this picture too!
Trixie LOVES the wood burning stove. She does not like being cold.
That's all for this post. I've got one more too!
Have a good day!!!


I took these pictures over a week ago while the guys were watching football. They're San Diego Chargers fans! Can you tell? Well, Kevin and Jake are anyway. The baby has Chargers onesies and also Kansas City Chiefs sleepers. He roots for the Chargers if daddy dresses him and the Chiefs if mommy dresses him.

Glad to see them win last night!

Have a good day!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Little Bear

Isn't he the cutest little bear you've ever seen?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gabe and the Bumble Ball Jr

Jake brought out this little Bumble Ball Jr to show it to Gabe. At first it startled him. But he LOVES to be startled. He jumps and then laughs about it.
I think he may just grow up to be a little daredevil!
By the time I got my camera for a video clip, the newness had worn off a bit, but he still liked it a lot.

Video Clip is not cooperating.....will try again later!

I think he needs a big one of these for Christmas! What do you think?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Gabe and the Green Monkey

Aunt Alli and Uncle Brian got this green monkey for Gabe before he was even born. But he has just recently discovered it.

I think he loves it!

Just Call Me the Coupon Queen!

I gotta say I use coupons on a regular basis on my trips to the base commissary. But this has got to be my record! No double coupons here either!
Sure makes it worth all of those hours of clipping and sorting.
Hope you're having a blessed day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Little Punkin'

I took these pictures on Monday.
I can't believe he's already 3 months old.

Isn't he the cutest?

My Husband Rocks!
Kevin is the best Grandpa.
He holds Gabe and plays with him whenever he gets the chance.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Supporting the Pink!

My best friend, Peggy is an awesome PINK supporter for breast cancer. She has a contest on her blog right now in support of the cause! Even though I won it last year and am the only entry so far this year... I am blogging to send you over and enter as well!
I just found out that my nephew's mom has a rare form of breast cancer. It saddens me as we had an awesome relationship when our oldest boys were babies. They were always over at our house and we had lots of fun times. Please keep her in your prayers. Her name is Chris.
Thanks so much!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Giggling Gabe

Gabe has been smiling from ear to ear and I knew it was just a matter of days before he busted out laughing. He started giggling a little bit when I was playing patty cake with him the other day. But on Monday he busted out with the giggles when Grandpa W found his tickle spot. We all crowded around to listen and it was too late when we got the camera out. But Grandpa made him giggle last night and I caught some of that on camera! It's just too cute not to share.

If you don't smile when you hear this...... well....go back to bed and get up on the OTHER side! :-)

Can you see those dimples????

P.S. I have lost weeks worth of pics on my camera when my SD card malfunctioned! I didn't even know THAT could happen and I am so very sad about it. But I learned a lesson on not wiping my card off from time to time. I have some pics from my parents impromptu and welcomed visit this last weekend. Will update again SOON!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I never ever thought we would have a kitty again!

But here she is!

I bet you want to know how THAT happened!
Well, I have always been a city girl. Grew up in the city and never lived outside the city. Kevin and I got a taste of the country life out in South Carolina and LOVED the quiet seclusion and the scenery. We decided the country life was what we wanted!
BUT, nobody explained to me that the country life comes with bugs and mice and ALL KINDS of unwanted things! Now, I don't really think that would have stopped me from buying the cabin. But, I was still a little naive!
Back to the unwanted critters.....
When I moved in and started cleaning the cupboards I noticed a lot of mouse poison was set up. That was clue #1.
Then this last weekend while we were having a yard sale, the neighbor and I started talking. She was saying how the mice were brave and would take over your house when the weather starts getting cooler. And she told me that even though she herself is extremely allergic to cats, she was getting one. She asked if I wanted one. I talked to Kevin about it and we decided to get a cat.
She is an outside cat. She'll stay outside and keep the mice and bugs at bay.
Right now she is in the garage (stinking it up a bit- I will have to clean it).
Later today I am going to open the garage door and let her run around.
She is a very sweet little thing. She came from a farm down the road that had 5 litters of kittens! She is all skin and bones.... and long fur. She is always kneading her front little paws on the ground. And she loves attention.
And I can not for the life of me come up with a name that I LOVE.
Right now, I am thinking of maybe Calico and calling her Cally for short. That was a suggestion from Megan's mom and I like it, but Cally is so close to Alli (my new daughter-in-law).
Another name that was suggested to me is Sugar because she is so sweet. I like that one too.
And then I also thought of Button. But none of these names seem perfect to me.
I am taking suggestions or votes on the above mentioned names! Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Is It REALLY September?????

I haven't blogged in so very long. I have thought
about it a few times, but so much has happened. I wonder WHERE on earth to start!
When last I posted we were in the hotel room.
After a lot of waiting and waiting, we were finally able to get a closing date. Let me just say that we were totally disappointed in USAA as our mortgage company. Our first representative there actually got fired in the process of our buying our home.
Katie and I took a whirlwind trip to Manhattan, Kansas the day before closing to see my sweet little grandson on his birth-day.
I wouldn't miss it even if I did miss a little sleep!!
I truly know the meaning of "makes my heart melt".
It's a feeling I get each and every time I hold him. I was such a young mom myself that I didn't treasure those feelings. I am now! And let me tell you so is his Grandpa Wilde who holds him EVERY chance he gets!
My lil punkin's full name is Gabrial Elijah Kevin Wilde and he is the most beautiful baby in the world!
The same day I arrived home from meeting my lil punkin, we closed on our log cabin which
has always been a dream of ours!
Our household goods arrived that same week and my patience was sorely tried as the movers unloaded and I began to unpack what was surely the worst packing/moving experience we have ever had! Thankfully it was probably the last!
We also went to the local animal shelter and brought home a 2 yr old beagle we named "Ruby".
She had to stay with a friend for a few days and when she got here she was very sick. I took her to the vet twice and spent over $300 which was money we barely had at the time. She continued to get sicker and sicker. I agonized over it, but it was apparent that Ruby needed to be in a hospital and we didn't have the money to pay for such treatment. We took her back to the shelter to get that care.
Shortly after that, we rented a truck and moved Katie to Manhattan to a little apartment of her own and brought said truck back home filled with Jake and Megan's things. They arrived a few days later with their beagle, Trixie and my lil punkin, Gabe and settled into the guest bedroom.
On the 17th of August I found a 5 month old puppy listed on Craig's List that needed to be
rescued. We went and looked at her and fell in love.
I named her Paisley. We took her and got her spayed as she already had an appointment. She has been with us for almost a month and is mostly confined to the kitchen as we are training her. She is doing pretty good. And she is pretty smart. She can sit, shake and lay down and we are trying to teach her to roll over now.
My sweet friend, Christy who is an awesome amateur photographer (soon to be professional) has taken some awesome pictures. One photo shoot was of Gabe on his one month birthday And the other this past weekend was of our little family when we were ALL here. These are just a few of those awesome pics!
I think that catches you up on the BIG picture. I'll try to be better at posting some of the awesome little things that are happening here in our little corner of Oklahoma!