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Look around and read up on how our family is doing, how Kev's racing is going, what Adam has said or done to make us laugh and what new thing Austin is doing.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that you all enjoyed the Christmas holiday as well. Our boys were sooooo much fun this year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Kevin and I wanted to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

May God bless each and everyone of you.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We went to Marshall, TX to visit with my Dad and his family. We had a really good time but we were really tired when we arrived home. On Friday morning my Mom and me went to Wal-Mart shopping at 4:00 am. I know what you are thinking they are crazy well your right but I did have fun and I got all the things I needed.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Update: That Puppy Dog Took My Boots


Last Thursday I received an email telling me that I needed to resubmit my manuscript to the production dept. but this time I needed to go through their guidelines to make sure the font and text type and grammar are correct. I also had to write a bio and teaser for the book. A teaser is the information on the back of the book that tells you about the book. Kaci helped me by checking the manuscript for grammar errors and helping me write my bio. Debby,Kaci and Kevin also helped me to write my teaser for the book. Thank you to them because I was having a hard time writing those things. I submitted my corrected manuscript,teaser and bio this morning at 10:30 am. I should receive an email some time this week letting me know when I am assigned an editor.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tate Publishing Contract

Hello to everyone:)

I am so excited to report that I received my contract yesterday and will be ready to mail it back by the end of today. Once they receive my money and contract the ball will be rolling. How exciting is that!!!! I did ask about how long it would take and was surprised at the length of time but that's OK. Stacy my rep. said the book will go to editing the first of the year, then it will take about 5 months to create the book, after that it is about 90 days before it goes to press. So will are looking at about a year but it could be earlier just depending on circumstances during the year. I can't wait to share my book with all of you!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Book is being Published!!!

For those of you who don't know I wrote a children's book a couple of months ago. I with the help of my wonderful father-in-law found Tate Publishing a Christian company. I sent in my manuscript 6 weeks ago and patiently waited on an answer. Yesterday at 3:00 pm a representative from the publishing company called me to let me know that they were going to except my manuscript and publish my book. I am so excited I could hardly sleep last night. As soon as I know more information I will let you know. I do want to first and foremost Thank God for the opportunity and then I would like to Thank my family and friends for believing in me.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another piece of furniture finished

This is the second piece of Terry's furniture that I have finished. I am really excited because it looks really good especially when I put it in the boys room and decorated. I can't wait to finish the last piece and get all three pieces into their room. After that I think I am going to redo the boys book self in red.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Terry Lynn's Furniture

I have started to refinish a dresser and two night stands that were Terry's (my favorite father-in-law) when he was younger. I am pretty sure Debby said that Terry's mother bought them for him sometime before Debby and Terry got married. I just finished the dresser and started working on the two night stands. I wanted to share with all of you my finished project. I am really proud of the way it turn out. These pieces will eventually go in the boys room. Teddy Jo gave us a set of bunk beds so I am going to refinish them and they will also go into the boys room. Hope you enjoy looking at my new dresser:)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My very sick little boy!!

First and foremost Austin is doing much better and Kevin and I thank you for all your prayers. For those of you who haven't heard, Austin has been running a fever for the last 4 days. On Thursday night he woke up at 2:30 am running a really high fever of 105.9. We were able to get it down and took him to the doctor on Friday. His fever was a result of a virus and hopefully he will be completely fever free soon.

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Day of Pre-School

Adam's first day of Pre-school was September 2, 2008. He will go to school Tuesdays through Thursdays from 12:15 pm-2:45 pm. On Fridays he goes to Kid's Day Out from 8:30 am-2:45 pm. He was so excited the first day he didn't even want to kiss me bye. I wanted to cry but I didn't I held it in and watched my little boy run off into the classroom. When I picked him up he got in the car and said "I LOVE THIS SCHOOL, CAN I COME BACK?" I absolutely love the fact that he is so energetic about going and learning. He also loves to come home and tell us all about what he did and that he met new friends! I know this is only the beginning of his schooling but for right now he is loving school.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Adam and his ABC's

Earlier tonight Adam was writing on his little writing tablet and he asked me to write his name. After I wrote his name and told him the letters he erased what I had wrote and then he decided to write his name by himself. He didn't even want us to look at him until he was done. I asked my if he wanted to learn to write "Mommy" so we did the same thing. I wrote the word then Adam erased it and wrote it by himself. I am so proud of him because he was doing really good and he ended up writing four words all by himself.(Adam,Mommy,Daddy,& Austin) He also told us that he was ready for school because he was going to learn lots of words there.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Sweet,Sweet Boy!!

As everyone knows I fell down the stairs and broke my toe. Well, during nap time at my house I have for the last week been taking a bath to soak my foot in hot water. Adam has gotten to the point where he will not take a nap so I put a movie on and told him not to get up. A couple of times he came to the bathroom door and said he needed to tell me something, both times he just wanted to tell me he loved me:) And both times I told him that I loved him too and that he needed to get back on the couch and watch his movie. When I came out of the bathroom after my bath Adam had made me a glass of water and opened a small bag of chips for me and put them on my nightstand beside my bed. Adam heard me walk out of the bathroom so he came running in to tell me that he made me the water and gotten the chips so I wouldn't have to get up to get a drink or snack. I just wanted everyone to know how wonderful my child is. The unconditional love that our children have for us is overwhelming, heart warming, and unforgettable.

Playtime with Aunt Sue and Peyton

Aunt Sue and Peyton came over this morning to play with Adam and Austin. We were outside playing on the swing set and Aunt Sue was telling Peyton to do something and of course Adam pipes in and says "Yea Peyton listen to your mom's mom." Aunt Sue thought this was really funny. We really never know what Adam is going to say next. I am sure I'm not the only mother that was a little nervous when their child starts to talk:)

Monday, August 25, 2008


Kevin and I would like to hear your feedback and comments on our blogs. Under each blog is a place to click on "Comments" and you will be able to leave a comment about that blog. Kevin and I are hoping to keep our blog updated often so we will check for your comments.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Buying School Clothes

Today Kevin and I took Adam to Longview to have a special day with us. Our goal was to make him feel special because he is starting Pre-school soon and needed some new clothes. He was so excited he could barely wait the hour long ride. When we got to the mall we came to an arcade so of course we had to stop and let Kevin and Adam play some games. Then we took Adam to JcPenny's to pick out some clothes. Adam made it very clear to me that he would be picking out the clothes not me. Penny's was having a sale on their clothes so we gathered several items and headed to the dressing room. This is the first time Adam has ever picked out and tried on new clothes. He was really excited and he kept saying "It really doesn't matter if the clothes are too big, it will be all right, really mom it's okay." He is getting so big and so smart it's hard to believe he is already 4. At the end of our trip we bought Adam three pairs of pants and five shirts so he is ready for school.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Austin has his own language

Okay I know that 1 year old's are hard to understand at first and a lot of times can only be understood my their parents but I don't remember a time where I didn't understand what Adam was saying. Austin on the other hand is very very different. There are of course some words that you can understand but for the most part this last week he is talking a lot and it defiantly is his own language and he expects me to understand??!! I will be glad when I can at least make out what he is saying.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

My baby is starting school!!

I can't believe that Adam is old enough to start Pre-School!!! One week from today I will be taking him to school to meet his teacher Mrs. Pam and his classmates. It makes me sad that the last four years have flew by but at the same time I am excited for Adam to learn and get to interact with other kids. Adam will be attending school Tuesday through Thursday afternoons and he is really excited. I will keep you updated on how the first meeting goes:)

Can you believe this??

Yesterday I was walking down the stairs with Adam in front of me with a Scooby-Doo costume on and Austin in my arms when I slipped on Adam's tail and fell down the stairs!! When we arrived at the bottom I asked Adam if he was okay and he said yes, then I look at Austin and he was fine. I then thought to myself that was scary and man my foot hurts. I looked down to see my pinky toe on my left foot pointing the oppisite direction of the other toes:( I new I had broke my toe!!!! I had to go to the doctor and they stuck my foot four time with a needle and then started pulling on my toe to reset it. That was PAINFUL!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Bloggers

Hi there everyone:)

Kevin and I are new at this blog thing so bare with us as we figure it out. We will try to update our blog every day or so, to keep everyone informed on what's happening in our world.