Wednesday, December 30, 2009

photos of me...ick, but whatever!

i was looking at my fall pictures and realize that its over and i didn't get to share enough fall STUFF during fall.  where'd it go?  i miss it. 

its my favorite and EXPECT to see a few fall blogs soon.

but right now i wanna talk about me.  more specificly, i wanna talk about photos of me.  i do not take good pictures.  i MEAN i REALLY DONT!  and i am not just being hard on myself. 

honestly i think i am a nice looking gal. but when it comes to pics.....see for yourself.

i have squinty eyes and i have a horrible fake smile. my real one is not good but my fake one is worse.

and here i look like a deranged gorilla.  granted i wasnt trying to look good but when i look bad....i look BAD to the bone.

in this self portrait i look fake, puffy and a little like eeeeyah, whats up doc?

o wait, here i look ok. why do we have to be so hard on ourselves? i ALWAYS tell my friends and family that we need to enjoy who we are right now because this may be as good as it gets. when i am 40 i know i will die to look like this in pictures.

after further review i did find a few pictures that make me feel silly and shallow for saying what i said up above.
check this out.....

and look here......not to bad even with the double chinny chin chin and belly!!

hmmm hmmmm.........this is ok too even with the poochy tummy

so anyway, i need to take some advise from my 5 year old.
"be who you are!"

she's right and i am gonna love who i am and embrace my pictures. good and bad!

i am healthy, happy and loved by God, my husband, my family and my friends.
i have a job, food, and a warm home.
i am thankful....even if i don't take good pictures. 

girls will be girls......

we can't have it all, but i do have more than i deserve.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


well, well, well, i have been soooo busy with work and Christmas preperations that i have not had time to blog!

but now we are in a full on blizzard so i have lots of time to blog!

this happened today, in my courtyard!

and you can't see out half of our back door!

and the winds are amazing!!!!

and baby it's coooooooold out siiiiiiiiide!

i sing while i freeze tra la la! freeze tra la la! freeze tra la la!

la la!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

holiday shopping trip......gone so wrong!

Yesterday i bought a Christmas tree from Woodward's Furniture Store. Tonight, my mom, my friend and i went to their annual Christmas open house. I asked the owner for the price of a Christmas tree for my mom and made mention that i had bought the tree (a display tree that was for sale) and i LOVED it! She said she knew and that she "wanted to kick my A**!" She said it sorta joking, BUT SHE DOES NOT KNOW ME AND WHO SAYS THAT TO A CUSTOMER?  If she didn't want to sell it she should have told me it wasn't for sale until after the open house!!!  SO, we continued to shop and found that we had our hands full! I asked if there was a place we could sit our things and they said NO. My friend had her hands full with all her large items so when she added a LARGE piece of 8 dollar greenery..she stuck it in her $850 purse, but it was hanging out at least a foot! She made her $80 purchase (including the greenery) and was followed to my car and her things were searched. She came back into the store and told me what had happened. At that point, I made the decision NOT to purchase the things i had picked out. We pulled the owner outside (not to cause a scene) and asked him to give her a refund! He said he would have to ask his wife and then went inside and left us outside. We then took the box of stuff inside (it was 34 degrees) and asked what they were going to do. It seems it's store policy for no returns on open house night items?!? After some time they were thinking about a return when they began comparing her receipt to the things i had NOT bought and found that there was a discrepancy! Of course...her receipt did not match the things I WAS going to buy! Anyway, while they were thinking about giving a refund..two things happened!!! friend's name was drawn to win a table and two....another old man was accused of "stuffing his pockets full" and he had NOTHING! So, once I pointed out that the things they were looking at were not her box and her box of things were on the floor where the owner had placed them. At that point, they didn't know what to say! THEY DID NOT SAY SORRY FOR ACCUSING HER TWICE! So, I said, "forget it, just give us her things she PURCHASED and her FREE TABLE and we will leave if you don't want to do a return?!?  He said OK and we got back into the Honda Element we rode in on! Make your own decision where to shop but we will NOT be going back! I was going to buy a desk from Santa for my lil girl there....NOT NOW! The cop was embarrassed because he had to search two people who did NOTHING wrong! It would have been nice if they had let us sit our things somewhere or had offered a box for our things! I am sure it was a busy night for them but it was a horrible night for us!!!

my lovely friend. who is not a thief.......

and now that i think about it.....i think the owner was just mad at me for buying her display tree and took it out on my friend!!!!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

a picture says a thousand words..

i haven't blogged in a while because quite frankly i haven't felt like it.
i feel like this gal...

it's probably because i made 4 delicious Pecan Pies.

here's the recipe......

3 eggs
1cup sugar
3Tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1tsp. vanilla
1Tbs flour
1- 1/2 cup chopped (not fine) pecans

here's whatcha do.....

wisk 3 eggs
mix in sugar
mix in butter
mix in dark corn syrup
mix in light corn syrup
mix in vanilla
mix in flour
add nuts and mix with a blender on low for just a few seconds

pour into a pie shell
make our own or use a premade......

here's what you get.....

*note* you have to chop up your pecans (NOT FINE) so that when you cut the pie, it will cut better!  If you leave the pecans whole you CAN NOT cut a pretty piece of pie!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dinner Club....

this week has been a crazy week.  the week of "Dinner Club" is always a crazy week and then you add on all the extra activities of our busy life and we've got ourselves a CRAZY WEEK.

extra activities of the week include:
rearranging my book shelves and redecorating the living room.
cleaning out closets. why?  nobody is going to look in the closets you say?  so...
work...early morning inservives.
cleaning up the yard.
cleaning out the garage.
Thanksgiving Dinner with My Girl at her school.
ordering My Man some well deserved custom Elephant Boots for his cute lil tootsies.
making dinner menu.
working.....oh yay, i do have a JOB!
and just plain "Gittin Ready" for a house full of hungry friends.

why all that work for dinner club?  what's dinner club?

well, for the last 7 years 7 fabulous couples have joined every other month to eat, socialize and knock back a few spirits! 14 wonderful people make up a group known as "The Tasteful Two's Dinner Club."

it's our turn, so on Saturday night we will feast on Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Holiday Stuffing, Mixed Green Salad with Cranberries, Carmelized Pecans and Asiago Cheese, Green Beans, Homemade Pecan and Apple Pie.....

a Thanksgiving Dinner with our friends whom we are so very THANKFUL to have in our life.

ps...i am also thankful that every 14 months we have a serious motivation to clean up, clean out, and redecorate.....even if it does make for one seriously CRAZY week.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

carmel apples...

my girl has loved apples for as long as i can remember but NOT with the peel.

but a few weeks ago, when we went to the Pumpkin Patch, the school sent along a sack lunch for the kids.

it included:
a sandwich
carrot sticks
cheese doritos
one whole apple
chocolate milk

when it was time for the apple....

i bit into it and removed a large section of the apple peel so she could get to the "meat."

after she noticed her classmates eating the peels, she tried it and do you know what?

she liked it.

she's been eating lots of apples lately so when we were at the store we bought some carmel apples.

she calls carmel..."carnbull"

here's what the taste test looked like

i love the fall.  i love fall foods.  i love carnbull apples.

BUT My Girl doesn't like em!!  she doesn't like anything that makes her hands sticky. she gets that from her daddy.

o well, more for mommy!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

book signing!

went to see PW at her book signing.  it was lots of fun.  Lainie and i got in line about 5:15 (even though we were in DESPERATE need of a glass of wine) because it started at 6:30 and there were lots of people already there and we weren't sure how many people would be there.  anyway we chose to just stand there and wait it out.  THANK GOD WE DIDN'T GET OUT OF THE LINE.  the line lasted 5 hours!!!!

in line we met a couple of gals (Lynette and Karen) and had fun visiting with them.  Lynette has a blog and you should check it out!  she too lives in the country and she homeschools her cute 8 1/2 year old son.  check out her blog here.  she was very sweet to take pictures and send them to me so that i could have pics for my blog.

we waited one hour for our turn but PW sat there for 5 hours and so graciously spoke to everyone for a bit and signed the cookbooks with a personal message.  i had 7!  she even asked who each person was and then she personalized each signature.  LUV HER!!

so, here's how my second meeting with PW went down:

Lainie and i walked up to the table.
i pushed Lainie in front of me and peeked around her!
then PW said, "hey, I know you!"
i died.
then i said something like, "well we have met before." and she said, "where?"  i told her that we had met her at the Range Round Up Rodeo.  she said she never forgets a face!!

**note.....i had my eye liner permanently done 2 hours before this picture and my hair was not dirty!

then Lainie asked all sorts of brilliant questions and i just smiled and bobbed my head all goofy like...again.

Lainie asked why MM took so long to call. he had a girlfriend.  he waited to call until after they broke up. she then asked PW when she was finishing their love story and she said...soon.  but we'll have to buy the book.  i'm buyin!

i told her that MY MAN is sure she has a crush on him and she said it was true.  she signed MY BOOK and it said, "To MY MAN, Thinking of you every day!"  then there were lots of hearts and her signature!  the good news is that later in the evening MM signed my book too.

right above the picture of his...tail in chaps!!  it say's. "the end."

the cookbook is fabulous!

so far i have had the Olive Cheese Bread, Rosemary Garlic Potatoes, and the Flat Apple Pie.  all yummy and last night i made the Potato - Leek Pizza!!

make it soooooon!  what?  you don't have the book yet...for shame!!

there will be another book signing on Tuesday, December 15th at the Barnes and Noble on May Ave.

sadly, i can't go BECAUSE she might call the law on me for stalking her since she already remembered me!  hmmmmmm......i wonder what i would look like as a brunette? 

just a thought!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

where's spell check????

in the beginning i told you that i can not spell. told me there was a spell check! 


my last post is terrible.


i will do better!

please still love me.

i need lots of love and acceptance!

Friday, November 6, 2009


i am just a sittin here in beautiful Tennessee and i am just soakin it all in.

we came for the wedding of two wonderful kids.  seth hall and becca mccall.  last night we witnessed some AMAZING young adults.  who says that the kids of today are not like they used to be?  these kids restoreth my hope for the future our great country.  these educated, well spoken, christian kids make me proud.  it made we really think about the parenting choices i make with My Girl.  i am a strong believer that it all starts with good parenting...and LOTS of PRAYER. 

speaking of good parents.  i just have to say.....i love MY Man's parents.  they are exceptional, supportive, loving, christian parents.  they are people you want to immulate.  i want to be MARTHA (Mimi) and My Man is so Glenn.  In more ways than just a seems.

as i sit here listing to some fabulous music Mimi is playing on her Bose....I am just soakin up the sweet smells of her home.  it's actually the smell of Mimi.  it's a combination of wood, fire (even though there is not one going), lavender and vanilla.  it's almost like the smell of expensive pipe tobacco.  there are plants, pictures, and color everywhere.  AND there are notes.  Mimi is a note girl.  just looking around i see notes that i see say:

To thine own self be TRUE.
Toas N.M. red chili peppers....505.267.3226
Isaiah 65:24 Before you call, i will answer, while you are still seeking, i will hear.
A reminder to get online and get Katie a bording pass @ 2pm.
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.

o and there's laughter......mimi's special laughter.

i have no idea who she is talking to but BOY how she is sharing her sweet laughter with them.  i always enjoy hearing Mimi laugh.  it's one of my favorite things. 

man, there's nothing like family.  i love this family.

i gotta go get dresssed for the wedding.
i gotta go wake up two sleeping beauties!

and i am NOT taking about My Man and his Daddy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

bff update...

remember my bff brandi?  she did get her braces on and as i said she would....she looks beautiful with braces.  she's the only girl i know that can look beautiful with braces. 

remember i threatened her with posting more pictures of her if she didn't tell me something?   well, she delivered and hopefully one day i can share that with you but for now i will keep it hush, hush, BUT just so you know......she is NOT pregnant with the world's 4th cutest kid on the planet.  it's something else...something i will tell you...later.

i told you that she was brilliant and i meant it.  she chose me as her bff right?  seriously, she is a brilliant artist.  she has a masters in teaching and she was an art teacher until she got a real job.  now she's a momma and a homeschool teacher.  she is teaching linc and berty to be brilliant too and she is still doing some painting.

last week when i went to her home i took some pictures (she does not know) and now i am posting them!!  i am posting them because i am proud of her and i want you to see what i saw in her kids playroom!

if you ask her........this is a work in progress.  if you ask me.......heck it looks finished!!  when she does complete this art  project....i will post the finished product! but for now.......take a look.

at the time i took these pictures i just took them to show My Man and My Mom but when i downloaded them i thought i am going to post these and share them with the world...or at least the 15 people who read my blog!  you would think that i should ask first but heck no!  i know her and she would want me to wait, but i know me and i figure she can't get too mad at me...we are BEST FRIENDS FOREVER.

i am so proud of her and a lil jealous too.  i thank GOD he put her in my path...I LOVE MY BFF!

and P. S. Brandi.....if i don't get my original B. R. for Christmas.....i will be FORCED to post the picture of all pictures!!!

what can i say...i'ma gal who knows how to get what she wants...and i will do it by force or bribery.


i came home late the other night.
when i got home i had to make a pitstop in the garage bathroom because i could not hold my bladder one second longer. 

as i sat there (well i have to explain!!) i heard this funny sound.  it was loud and at first i thought it was Sunshine, our cat.  so i opened the bathroom door and looked at the side door to the garage.

and in a very short second...I WIPED and ran to the door!!  i opened it and.....

hanging halfway in the screen was a large raccoon!

he had torn a hole in the screen and was coming in for some cat vittles!!!

i screamed and slammed the door.

poor raccoon.  i wunder if his name was ricky? or rocky?

anyway i bet he had a serious headache!  hope so, i almost had a heart attack!

on a good note...this door is circa 1968 and it has needed to be replaced since 1988.  forget replacing the screen.......we are getting a new door!!  whoo hooo!

Monday, October 26, 2009

me and peas and carrots!

a brief history of me and ree....i mean PW, i mean PDiddy,  i mean PDub, i mean

cousin renee (from TN) told me about her.

i ignored her.

she told me about her again and i was like, "whatever renee....i don't have time to read a stinkin blog about a girl who lives in the country."

''hello, i live in the country!  i know all about it.  what could i possibly find interesting about a girl in Oklahoma who lives in the country?''

anywho, i am easily peer pressured so i began reading it and i fell in love.  i fell in love with her humor, her retarded brother (again, her words not mine) and her dog Charlie.

i read (From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels) how this city girl, ex-ballerina, orthopedic surgeon's daughter, country club member, USC graduate came back to Oklahoma for a pit stop at her parents while she planned and began to execute her plan to move to Chicago to attend Law School.  Then one fateful night she walked into a bar and met her future husband.  a cowboy.

*note....many great loves stories come from couples who met in a bar.  i too walked into a bar in OKC and met my future husband.  ( and peas and carrots)

who doesn't love a good love story?  i do!  and if you should take the time to go read the love story of Ree (she and me are on a first name my world) and her Marlboro Man.

you'll enjoy the story if you take the time to read it. i read the story to My Man on a long trip to TX and he fell in love with her and he's pretty certain that she has a serious crush on him since we met her not long ago at the Range Round-Up Rodeo. Marlboro Man better watch out!!

here's how that went down:

i was looking around all wide eyed! 

i was in full on stalker mode!
i couldn't concentrate on what My Man was saying and i couldn't be bothered by My Girl's need for food.

i was on a mission to get a glimpse of my new "friend." 

then all of the sudden, coming down the ramp with two of her punks, there she was! 
(i was singing in my head, "isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful.  all stevie wonder like)

i was like uhhhhhhhgh GASP and then for NO REASON AT ALL...i turned my head and covered my face! 

yah, i know i was actin crazy.  she didn't and couldn't recognize me so no need for the crazy histronics but i just got a case of the nerves or something. AND i was thinking, "just don't turn around and stare, she's right behind you!"  then i heard My Man say, "Ree, you better be careful!  you are just about to be stalked!"  i couldn't believe my earlobes!  i couldn't believe my quiet, reserved, vanilla lovin guy was talkin to her and about me.  he told her WE (i love this man) were fans of her blog and we chatted for a bit.  ACTUALLY they chatted and i just bobbed my head up and down and smiled a bunch like a big goof!!!!! 

for the rest of the night i stared at her from across the arena and took a few pictures of her Ranch Crew, Kids, Marlboro Man and her.  i was in full on stalker mode again and i couldn't believe that meeting some gal from OK that writes a blog would make me feel so silly! 

anyway....she's starting her book tour today in Tulsa and then she's headed to The Full Circle Bookstore in OKC on Thursday at 6:30 to sign her brand new cookbooks.

i'll be there with Laini (my sister-n-law's sister-n-law).  i told her about PW and she too has the need to get a cookbook with a signature.  we are going to meet for dinner and plan the best way to stalk Ree at her book signing.

i will let you know how it goes.  in the meantime, go check out her website.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

a man with a plan...

today i slept in BUT when i woke up

my man had a plan and i had no other option but to get up and just go along with it.

but here's the deal...

in the beginning i was a trying (but not on pupose) to be a big monkey wrench in his plan.

of course i worked BUT lemme tell ya....i did lots of complainin'

"my ears hurt!  i can't work in the wind.  i have an ear infection.  everytime i am in the wind my ears hurt.  oh, man.  my back is killin me.  you know my hip has been killin me.  i have been nursing my hip and now i am in lots of pain.  i need some ibuprophen and a FIORCET!" 

o i said more, but THAT was the jist.

anyway i knew that there wasn't a thing i could do to get out of it so, in the words of Roger Miller, i just knuckled down, and buckled down so i could do it , do it, do it.....and fast.  I WANTED TO GET IT OVER WITH.

ps...he said it would take an hour or two and it took all day.

so finally i shut up and got after taking down the old orange panels and helped MY MAN whenever he needed a hand.

when it started looking like we were getting "down to the short rows" we needed to run home to get the bolt cutters to remove a section of the fence. 

at that point MY GIRL and i hatched a plan for a picnic.  MY MAN thought we should just grab a bite to eat at home but he got overrulled by the girls 2-1.

we ran home and grabbed a blanket, cutters and a ice chest.  stopped at the store for some freshly made bologna sandwiches, A&W root beers, chips and some candy.

we made it back to the farm and layed out the blanket and had the best picnic...EVER and My Man loved it.

i said, "wow, we have a great life!"  My Man and My Lil Girl agreed.  ALL WAS RIGHT IN OUR WORLD!!! 

it's funny what a picnic with the ones you love the most can do for your attitude.

we finished our job....mostly.

and it looked great and it will help us catch the calves....A LOT EASIER!!!

a few things crossed my mind today...

hard work is good for you.
i love watching My Man work.

food tastes better when eaten outside.
fall is my favorite season.
my daughter is perfect in EVERY way.

i love candy.

i love the country.

i love my lil family
my boots are so comfortable.
the acorns my lil girl found will look great in a hurricane vase.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

going to the chapel and their gonna get married!!

seth daniel and becca macall are getting married.

we will be taking a roadtrip to TN to help them celebrate this VERY special time in their lives.

we cant wait.

the country folk are goin to the "big city"  yeeeeee hawwwww!

we couldn't be more happy for this young couple. 

we love seth and becca.

ps....becca and her family know Dave Ramsey (THE finanical wizard) and he MAY be at the wedding!!
if so....i will shamelessly take a pic of him and post it and some of his wisdom on my blog.

he's a busy man so if he's not....i will post some of my very own wisdom.

check back for wedding photos and somebody's wisdom!

Friday, October 16, 2009

i got nuthin!

i dont have anything to say.......


when did that ever stop me!?!


mark you calanders....

on 10-16-09 alison had nothing to say.......

o wait.....i said, "i don't have anything to say!"

so does that count?


Sunday, October 11, 2009

my beautiful bff

meet my beautiful bff....
i call her b. for brandi....BUT

(her with the pretty teeth and me with the tiny Chicklet teeth)

there are several b words that describe her...

(2 more that have to stay just between bff's)
and....the new big one.....BRACES.

she gets them on today...... God bless her big beautiful teeth heart!!

i know what your saying...her? that beautiful girl with the big pretty smile and those perfect teeth? she needs braces?

apparently she needs braces and ORTHOGNASTHIC (what the heck is that) surgery to follow.

she has been saying that she is going into hiding for 15-18 months.

whatever.....i am going to work like a sled dog trying to get her out of hiding.....

how can she resist free dinners and drinks and movies?
(New Moon will be on the big screen soon).........

but here's the deal....this VERY pretty girl has no reason to to hide....EVER!

here she is at the lake.....
(she may drop one of the F's in BFF for this)

that's one HOT tamale!!!
and this woman has birthed 2 of the worlds most beautiful children....
lincoln and liberty, link and berti
see for yourself

i love these lil cats!

so anyway i just wanted to point out (in a very public way) that when you are are girl who's so very beautiful on the inside as well as the outside.....YOU DONT GO INTO HIDING!

what's she going to do?
 wear a hat and hide at home with her handsome homebody hottie, this...

i mean ....NOT that i would blame her by any stretch!!
but come on.........

(can that even be possible?)

i've loved you without 'em, i will love you with 'em and i will love you without 'em again....

let the braces begin.

and p.s. brandi....if you don't tell me what i have been wanting to know....i have more pics that i WILL post.  i am giving you 1 week and 2 days (for recovery) from today to give up the goods!  this is your official notice!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

you live in the country?

i told you that i would tell you all about living in the country...

but i haven't really because there's not much going on right now.

we will be catching calves soon to take to the sale.

i am in serious prayer about it right now.  i am praying it's not as hard as it was last year!

it took us 10 (ok 5) trips to the sale.  it should take two.  in a perfect world we would catch the calves from our home place and haul them to the sale on one day and then catch the calves from our other farm on the second day.

the problem is.....the calves at the OTHER farm are crazy as "all get out!" 
ANYWAY..thats coming up and it's always like a rodeo so look forward to some fun pictures. 

if i can get a picture of MY MAN giving me that look i will post it!  it's a look that says, "ALISON are you KIDDING me?  We are trying to catch cows and YOU are taking pictures? uhhhhhhhhh!"

for now i will just post a picture of my new car that i love so much!  it's not really what you expect to see on the farm but it's mine and i am determined to make it feel at home on the farm.  i ordered a sticker with our brand on it today!  i will brand that baby and she will forever be a part of the WF "ranch!"

apparently she will be a part of the WF for a long while.  my man told me that when i am finished driving her..."i'm gonna take the seats out of the back and use this ride for a feed truck!" 

and....he's serious.  yep....we live in the country!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

my favorite things...

the pioneer woman gave her list of favorite beauty products last week.

i love her but...what the heck?

mine are better and here they are in no particular order....

Aquaphor Ointment made by Eucerin

this stuff is THE ultimate all purpose must have.

use it for chapped lips, cheeks (both sets), scratches, burns....and dry skin patches.
i would also suggest this for those of YOU with badly cracked heels.  glop it on and cover with socks!!!

i also love Eucerin body lotion.  fragrance free and not sticky!

this is my new favorite beauty other compares......

Avon's WATERPROOF Glimmersticks Eye Liner
*note - this is just a picture....don't use blue eye liner......ever.  "Just because they sell it doesn't mean you should use it." i suggest the black!

this week i suggested this to PW and also to my friend Kim who is getting married on the beach.  it doesn't run or smudge and it goes on smooooth!

getcha an Avon gal and getcha some!

Clinique has the best face scrub.

Exfoliating Scrub
it's like a mini peel and it leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
luv it! stock up during bonus i do

speaking of Clinique.....they also make my favorite lipstick.

nude beach.

i have NEVER been to one.
don't suggest it, but i do think this lipstick is a MUST!!  it's the perfect neutral color!!

and lotion....Niven Morgan, Gold is the BEST lotion. 

well, i am not sure it does much moisturizing BUT it smells fabulous!!

so, everyone has their favorite beauty their tackle boxes/caboodles/makeup bag/purse!

i've told you mine, now tell me yours!!

ps...i need a new shampoo and face powder (i'm oily)....any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

box cars....

today when i was driving my new ride....

i passed the UPS guy.....

i felt we had a special connection......

i am not SURE what it was......

i sure love my car......

beep beep!'s in the air...

meet my lil cousin Kehley (kay lee) Rae!

actually it Jennifer Kehley.

she's my favorite lil cousin. 

and i love her but she is stubborn. BUT i LOVE her.

she came to OK for Labor Day Weekend and went running with us.  in the middle of the run she had to stop and walk.  she had recently been in a walking boot but had been back to working out for a while.

i have the little hip problem so i was jog/walking myself.  i went to her and said, "why don't you stay here and i will go get the four wheeler and pick you up!"  she said, "NO, i am fine."  and now the doctor has scheduled her for surgery.  it's next week.  she is having ligament surgery in her foot.  i don't know all the details but i do know i should have picked her up and not listened to her because i am older and smarter and she is stubborn.  i know it and she knows it....and now you know it.

please keep this precious girl in your thoughts one week from today.  please take a minute or two to lift her up in prayer.

oh Kehley do i love thee.....let me count thy ways!!!

i love thee because you're stubborn.
i love thee because you think i'm cool.
i love thee because you are so very thoughtful.
i love thee because you think i am cool.

and in another week our Katie is having surgery. 
it's not a huge surgery, but it is surgery. 
apparently she has a little infected cyst in her tummy that has to come out. 
on the 23rd of October please lift my Katie up in prayer.

on the bright side...she will have a matching scar with her daddy.  he likes to say it's from that time he was in a knife fight in an alley down in Mexico.  i am not sure that will work for Katie but surely we can come up with something good......

good luck girls....i love you two knuckle heads!