Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunny Days?? Please come again...

We have been without sun forever here in SW Arkansas and it's taking it's toll on everyone!!! Thankfullly, it appeared yesterday and today so the kids can have a little bit of light for spring break this week.  
This weather hasn't helped with Rhett. He's been sickly off and on and so I'm behind on blogging so I've gotta catch up!
First off, here's pics from Shelby's first Daddy/Daughter Banquet at CBC....
She was sooo excited for a date with her daddy. She bought a new dress, headband, purse and shoes just for him. She also chose his outfit too. He was equally as excited. I'm NOT READY for all this! She's tooooo grown.

yeap, there she is....

haha.. he had no idea she was doing her silly face

 Rhett and I had a PJ Party while daddy and sissy were at their banquet. 

  I helped Miss Kay at the church w/ decor for the banquet and it was sooo fun and turned out sooo cute! It was an Under the Sea theme...
Kay Watson MADE all these jellyfish! they were BEAUTIFUL!!

Our pastor's wife, Laurie, painted this BEAUTIFUL backdrop for pics!
Well, our week last week wasn't very good. Rhett was sickly again and started running fever off an on.  Since he had RSV in January, he's just not been well. Luckily the breathing treatments help and so does Benedryl and Zyrtec.  He had a follow up with his dr. last monday for when he had ear infections and a chest cold and was 100% fine but the next day, the fever and chest cold started all over again....
He got better by the end of the week after being quarantined all week and weekend w/ me, which caused me extreme anxiety and became stir-crazy!

 The signs of spring are here, even though the weather keeps going back and forth.... also saw that our pine trees are putting out the deadly yellow poison pods so I've been using YLEO Lavender essential oil in my water ALL DAY along w/ YLEO Orange oil to boost my vitamin C. I feel great!!!! Want some? follow the links :)
 This sweet face.... he's into it all and makes each day a new and exciting challenge.  He also has quite the temper. He's our 2nd strong-willed child, but in a COMPLETELY different way then shelby is!
 Amongst our quarantine, Shelby and I dyed eggs. These are cool plaster eggs that won't break and can be reused each year! Thank you Jessilu!

nothing but a rainbow fairy-horse-riding-girl hanging out watchin a movie

please dear Lord, let the rain stop so these babies can GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!
 So, rhett has the Kee Curly Hair, and I LOVE IT.... it gets really kinky after his bath. I also realized he really does look like his sissy....
Rhett1 year old
 Even at age 1, shelby had a love for horses.... even though this one didn't come home w/ us, she wanted to visit it quite often in At Woods when she was a baby. LOL....
Shelby 1 year old

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beautiful horses...

Can't believe how blessed we are...
great family
amazing kids
wonderful church family
new friends for us and our kids
beautiful town and home
and tremendous support and love...

One of my new friends who I call "Lady K" has an amazing family and beautiful daughter, Princess B, who is in Shelby's class at school and a fellow animal lover. Shelby had a special treat after school last week while I taught a painting class. Lady K and Princess B picked Shelby up from school and they had an amazing evening!
They went to feed the animals on the SAU Farm Road and visited a farm with a beautiful horse with her brand new foal. Shelby was in heaven!

 Shelby's week was complete with a little rodeo action at the SAU Story Arena where the PRCA pro rodeo took place this weekend.  It was amazing! She even got the autograph of the Rodeo Queen!

 We can't forget our precious little man Rhett...he helped me with a little laundry  He's growing soo fast everyday and has quite the strong-willed personality!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


I'M OFFICIALLY A PLEXUS AMBASSADOR!! Woo Hoo!!!! I've been an ambassador for a month now and LOVIN it!!
First off, I want to share MY Story with you and how Plexus is helping me!
I started seeing Plexus EVERYWHERE, like you have, on FB and Instagram from all my friends and honestly, it kinda annoyed me! Hahah... I thought it was another fad and some weight-loss trip everyone is doing now and will stop doing in about a year...
UNTIL I TRIED IT... This is my before pics...and I CAN'T WAIT to take after's 
it's embarrassing to post these but... ya know..I wanna be honest...

Having 2 kids has definitely takin it's toll on my body and my eating habits are AWFUL!

I tried a Trial Pack about 3 months ago from my dear friend and Emerald Ambassador, Heidi Speer (By the way, she's up there and has even earned her OWN PLEXUS LEXUS AND NUMEROUS TRIPS!).  After the first day of just the Plexus Slim, "the Pink Drink," I didn't have my mid-afternoon crash when the kids got home from school and daycare and I felt good ALL DAY! I didn't have the urge to snack or raid the kitchen and I ate healthier and didn't feel like I had to eat everything on my plate or at a restaurant!
After my trial pack was gone, I thought on it some more, contacted Heidi off and on for those 3 months asking questions and inquiring more about it and then would put it off again. I FINALLY took the plunge a month ago Sunday and have been on the Plexus TriPlex (if you click on the word it will take you to the link for the product) as well as XFactor and LOVE IT! Here's a little bit about the TriPlex:

The TRI-PLEX Combo gives you the ability to get healthy from the inside out! With Bio Cleanse, ProBio5, and of course, Plexus Slim, you’ll love how you feel with this healthy combo pack.*

Features & Benefits of Plexus Slim "The Pink Drink"

  • Safe and effective weight control*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood sugars*
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure*
  • Helps maintain healthy cholesterol and lipid levels*
  • Proven ingredients—including Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, and Garcinia Cambogia—that address all areas of weight loss*
  • No meal replacements*
  • No shakes*
  • Fast and easy*
  • Saves you time*
  • A simple solution combined with water to help you succeed*

Features & Benefits of Bio Cleanse and Probio5

  • Oxygenates the entire body*
  • Helps cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract and arteries*
  • Helps energize the body*
  • Enhances weight loss*
  • Supports collagen production*
  • Relieves occasional constipation*
  • Proper probiotic balance in the intestinal tract*
  • Proper intestinal balance which increases nutrient absorption*
This is the combination I encourage anyone to start out on.  The benefits will AMAZE YOU! I started my husband on this as well and I am amazed at how different his mood is, his energy level, eating, and his pants already fit looser, as well as my own!
There's NO diet plan or regimen you have to follow...
No meal replacements...
But my advice, as well as Plexus advice is..
"if you keep on doing what you have always been doing, you will keep on getting what you have always been getting!"
In reverse, if you want to lose weight permanently, you will need to eat differently than before. Plexus Slim is formulated to help you make a life-style change to your eating habits.
Plexus Slim contains natural ingredients that have been shown to reduce appetite. However, some people just ignore their body’s new messages and keep on eating like before. Some people eat emotionally; they eat because they are stressed or upset. Most people are trained to eat with their eyes and eat by the clock. What do we mean by that?
Has this ever happened to you? You look at the clock and realize it is supper time. You sit down to eat your supper and realize that you really aren’t hungry. But, because it is supper time, you eat your supper anyway. That’s what we mean by eating by the clock.
Some people sit down for a meal and fill up their entire plate with food. Then, they eat until everything on the plate is gone. They are not listening to their bodies. Weight loss specialists tell us that the stomach is really designed to consume a meal that is about the size of a clenched fist.
If you go to a restaurant, try ordering an appetizer for your main meal. Wait a few minutes after you finish eating. If you are still hungry after you have had your appetizer, you can always order another appetizer. Our guess is that if you listen to your body, you will realize that you are full. And, one other thing, your pocket book will also appreciate the lower cost of the meal.
If you are looking for a restaurant and you see the sign “All You Can Eat” or if you see “Buffet Dinner Tonight”, please drive on. We have been trained to always get the best deal we can for our money. When we are at a buffet that means that we need to go back at least three times AND go for dessert as well just to make sure we get full value for what we have paid.
Make a decision: Do you want to lose weight and keep it off by making a small life-style change? If so, Plexus Slim is designed to help you do that. On the other hand, if you want to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for you buck by stuffing yourself at the buffet, you can forget about permanent weight loss.
I know this is overwhelming and A LOT to process...
but jumping on the Pink Drink bandwagon and getting healthy has been the best step I have taken!! Please let me know what your goals are and what it is you want to see change in your life and I can better assist you...
for me, having the NATURAL energy and getting healthy for my family without harmful chemicals and junk is crucial!
Let me help you get healthy the natural PINK way!

Thursday, March 12, 2015


I CANNOT BELIEVE that Rhett is now One! This COULD NOT have been a year ago??
read about Rhett as he grows HERE and his BIRTH STORY HERE

 He turned one at 9:37a.m. on Saturday, March 7th and we had a small celebration with our parents and shelby's BFF, Joci (and of course w/ her Mom "TaaTaa" as Rhett calls her). It was soo nice! It was NOTHING like Shelby's First Birthday Party, where I prepped for months and went to all this fuss and had lots of people, was really just nice and simple! He had a blast and so did Shelby so that's all that matters!

we opened the gifts from us with Rhett when he woke up. He LOVES his cars
He LOOVES his gift from his Sissy

This little pistol is gonna be a handful, we can already tell. I've GOT TO video him when Shelby, OR ANYONE, tries to take something he has from him. It's hilarious!!! He turns BEET RED, grasps his little hands so tightly onto whatever he has and makes this LOUD squealing scream at whomever is trying to take what he has. LOL I don't know what to do because it's so funny Josh and I can't stop laughing to discipline him. LOL...Anyhoo....

We are blessed to have 2 miracle babies and to watch them grow is a daily blessing. Rhett was our surprise baby we never thought we would have or could have. If you've read my blog then you know the history behind our journey to have kids and if you're just chiming in, then get busy reading. We have such a testimony that ONLY GOD can take credit for.
Here's some pics from Rhett's Birthday Celebration!
Special Thanks to Laura Imler for the AMAZING cake and cupcakes!

it seems just like yesterday that this was blank and at my baby shower at SAU and then hung on my hospital door til mom filled it in and now it hangs on his nursery door and served as a decoration for his birthday party!

Gigi gave Rhett his first deer

She's such a little Momma.

She's singing Happy Birthday to her Bubby

 So.... he doesn't like cake... lol...too squishy...

 Mmm....but Oreos... now that's another story....

Hello added Yummy surprise! Chocolate icing INSIDE the camo cupcakes and cake!!! OMG Laura you outdid yourself!

 Trying to get his 1 year picture to commemorate how i've taken his monthly pics each month is now like trying to take a picture of a moving vehicle....

 Happy 1st birthday Bubby!

" Ummm, this cake is OFF tha Chain!" she said

Bff's forever

Sissy Love

 What a great day celebrating our sweet little Bubby....

A year in the life of Rhett

A year in the life of Rhett