• Happy Birthday Jason!

    October 2, 2009DishinandDishes

    Yesterday was our son Jason’s 25th birthday! I think that means we’re old… Twenty-FIVE?!!  I still think of myself as 25…I’m sure I’m at least 27 still… We had a great evening at a local Mexican place where we ate too much and left feeling super stuffed.  But we enjoyed the time…it was a small…

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  • Girls Night #1 -A New Monthly Tradition

    September 13, 2009DishinandDishes

    Last night was a big day for Oklahoma men everywhere.  It was the first Sooner’s home football game.  Testosterone was busting out all over town.  I went to Wal-Mart to get some groceries, and the shoppers were swimming in a sea of Crimson and Cream clothing.  Men were pushing shopping carts full of chips, beer…

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  • Mom & Dad's 50th Wedding Celebration

    August 10, 2009DishinandDishes

    Fifty years ago on August 8th, 1959, my parents got married. Ahhh that first kiss.  I wonder if it was really the first kiss…well as a married couple I mean! I love these black-and-white pictures from 50 years ago.  I love the men in their white jackets and peg-leg black pants.  I love the girls’…

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  • And She's Gone

    August 8, 2009DishinandDishes

    The last pictures we got of her as she walked off into her new independent life. We took her to college today to move into her dorm. Her dorm consists of 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 closets without doors and a community bathroom. I remember the day I moved into a dorm like that.  I…

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  • Kayla's Mission Trip to Haiti…and A Nervous Mom

    July 23, 2009DishinandDishes

    It was a very early morning drive to the airport – like 4:30 A.M early. We waited in line at the airport with some tired, but excited teenagers. Did you know that plain, white v-neck t-shirts are all the rage around here? I’m SERIOUS.  Everyone of them wore one. Please pay careful attention to the…

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  • A Picture That Hurts a Mother's Heart

    July 20, 2009DishinandDishes

    “What?”,  you ask? What does this have to do with the whole “mother’s heart” thing? The above picture is the result of a shopping trip this weekend for stuff for Kayla. Stuff that is, for Kayla to go to college with. (By the way, can you believe the above picture houses $85 worth of stuff.…

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  • If Dogs Could Say "Can You Come Out and Play?"

    June 20, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie There is a monstrous hole  under our fence in our backyard. No, we don’t have moles… We have DOGS! AND we have neighbors who have dogs. Most of the time, our dogs do this kind of errrrr….activity? Maybe activity wasn’t the correct word. Anyway, they are basically lazy little mongrels. Until the girls…

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  • Boys That Grow Up Into Men

    June 17, 2009DishinandDishes

    By Katie See that boy at the bottom of the picture? This picture was snapped 3 years ago for our family christmas card.  See that young boy down at the bottom? That’s Conner, my youngest.  Note the chubby cheeks and the long curly hair? I loved those cheeks.  I’m a mom.  We love every stage…

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