Monday, July 7, 2008

My sweet Ryan...

Ryan has been my best guy friend and like a brother to me since 3rd grade. He's watched over me for most my life and he's just been like apart of the family,. Mom and Brent adore him as I do. We have so many fun memories with each other running around on the play ground when we were 9 and 10, passing notes in Junior high, being there for each other after break ups with boyfriends and girlfriends in High school, going on motorcycle rides ( my favorite was when I didn't realize my 4 inch boot was resting on his muffler and it melted half of my heel off! and left black rubber melted to his muffler), camping with his family, trips to his Dad's cabin ( my favorite was when he was so drunk one night and I was nominated to hold his throw up bowl. All I can say is it's a good thing he was my brother, because other people's vomit is so disgusting!) holidays with our families, the time we were Christmas shopping and laid down in a hammock, but I got up too fast and he flipped out of that thing and ended up on the floor! I'm still laughing about that! ( and a 1000 more memories). We've been through so much together and although our visits are few these days, we're still there when we need each other. We've been there through marriages, the military, divorce, jobs, kids, houses, and heartache. Ryan will always be one of the sweetest guys I know and one of my favorite people in the world.

Jessica & I relaxing with the girls...

I felt so bad for not posting more pictures of my friends ( taken on our trip in March. )Here's a picture of one of my best friends, Jessica, and her youngest daughter Julia. I'm SOOO glad I got to see Jess before she moved to New York (That sounds so grown up!) Jess has been stuck with me for 16 years now. We met when we were 12 and I've loved her every second since. She changed my life and I will never be able to repay her or her wonderful family for all that they have done for me. I love you Jess and miss you so much!

Happy Birthday to the stuffed animals!

A few months ago, Daisy was really sad that her birthday party was over. She kept talking about having another party and after 1000 attemps at trying to explain that her birthday only comes once a year, I gave up. I didn't know what to do because Tristin's party wasn't for a quite awhile and that sad look on her face was just too much for my poor heart to handle. So, one day I got to thinking, hey, we can make cupcakes any day and celebrate right? But I needed more than just that, so it came to me (probably while picking up their stuffed animals) that we could have a birthday party for their stuffed animals! Oh my goodness, did they hop aboard on that idea! Not only did we make cupcakes, but we even wrapped presents for them (that consisted of a bag of carrots from the fridge and a few other random things) sang happy Birthday and even blew out candles. Oh yes, it was quite the event! So here's a silly picture of that blessed day months ago when I became a pretty cool Mom for a couple of hours. They absoultely loved it! And of course, we are already planning another party!

I made cinnamon rolls again! (unbaked)

Travis was laughing at me yesterday as he walked in the kitchen because I was taking a picture of these cinnamon rolls. I told him I had to have evidence of the occasion. They actually looked so pretty all rolled up, I couldn't resist! They are super yummy too!