Saturday, December 6, 2008

Home Sweet Home

We finally found our home! We are in McKinney and loving it! After many repairs and kinks we are in. We moved in on Nov 22nd. With the wonderful help of our new ward we were able to get in. So please come visit, we are ready to show off our new home! We have even started staining our deck and Elliott built a work bench. Elliott has been so busy with the house on fixing things, I'm so thankful for a handy husband! Unfortunately he hasn't found a job yet and since AT&T cant install our TV and internet till Jan 14th its hard to get online!

And in other exciting news:

If you didn't know, we are expecting a baby girl in April! The nurse couldn't see any "boy parts" so she thinks its a girl. Cole is so ready for someone to play with. He already misses his grandpa!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Need a girl's Christmas gift?

One of my dad's customers just bought a huge warehouse and found it full of these dolls. They are porcelain and you can get the 2-3ft one for only $20 or the smaller one for $10. That's all I know about them. They are called The Palmary Collection and are usually over $100. Let me know if you want any. I think they are all different kinds, like my dad's is a Scottish doll.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

October is already gone?!

Cole had fun at the Trunk or Treat, after he got the hang of it that I was passing out candy, he helped, he followed people around and put candy in their bags, he is such a good helper. We also went Trick or Treating and he enjoyed it also.
My mom and I went garage sale shopping the other weekend and found so many good bargains. I found these cute pajamas! Mom bought like $500 worth of baby stuff for her grandchildren for like $100. Great Deals!

I had his life jacket out for a couple days and he would get it and hand it to me to put on him and would keep it on for awhile. So cute, he did the same with his dinosaur costume also.

For playgroup last week, we went to a pumpkin patch, we wanted to play longer on the John Deer.

We got to feed the animals and go on a hayride!

Because Elliott bought motorcycles and my dad has a motorcycle he loves listening to them when they drive by and looking at them. Elliott was working on his and Cole just had to help!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

First and Last Ski

Elliott took the boat out for the last time this season. He finally got to ski and looked great doing it! Just to keep everyone posted, we almost have a house. We close on the 31rst. (hopefully sooner) It is in McKinney and it is one of the newest houses we have looked at. It was on the market for 2 days, and we got it. We would love for friends and family to help us pull up carpet and clean it real good. If you are willing to help, let us know. I was thinking kids can play in the backyard or watch a movie upstairs, if you are concerned about your's.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


So here is the scooter. We got it to save $500 a month instead of having Elliott's car. We are selling his this week. We are going to miss it so much! To bad we aren't rich and could have it all. Cole is walking all over the place, he is just so cute! He is a little attached to me right now, so its hard just to leave the room. I will try and get another video of him soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


The boat is finally working, and we took it out on Monday and went tubing. I'm so sore. I didn't even think to bring my camera. But here is what the boat looks like now all finished.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Cole wanted to try his Halloween costume on so we did, and I'm afraid he will be to big for it in October.

Friday, August 8, 2008

He is now 1!!

I had to show his cute Sunday outfit, he looks so handsome!

He had a good little birthday party. We went skating (picture is from a couple weeks ago) and had mini hamburgers and cake! I bought little horns and it scared him so much.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

For Whitney

Whitney wanted to see this video! Cole's birthday is on Thursday. I'm not doing much, just a cake. Can't believe its been a year! Also I need some ideas what to do with a squirmy one year old during church!???

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Elliott's grandfather had his 80th birthday and it was at his aunt's goat farm so Cole enjoyed that.
We went up to OK to visit Zach for a day and had fun seeing them.
I guess Xander knows how to blow on those flowers with the seeds because he was blowing on this little one he picked. It was so cute.
And this is what Cole will look like in a couple years with long hair. (except maybe blonder than this)
Also he is starting to walk. We are so excited. He took his first step at a restaurant in OK. He turns one on August 7th. Cant believe it! I was hoping to be in a house for a birthday party, but no luck. We have a contract on a house in Savannah, but so does a few other people. We aren't keeping our hopes up.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Birthday America (and me)!

For my birthday I wanted to go watch a parade and fireworks and I got just that. Cole did great for both of them, even though loud noises startle him. Elliott is working hard on our new boat and is getting it ready to take out.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Pictures and videos

Cole had so much fun at Sclitterbaughn. He didnt take a nap and we went on a lazy river and I handed him to my mom in an intertube and he fell right asleep. It was so cute!~

And this boy is just all over the place these days! More pictures to come...

Friday, June 27, 2008

If you wanted to know

This past weekend we went to Schlitterbaun. I got steriod shots today and am not feeling like putting pictures up yet, I will though. And had to put up my favorite dance yet from "So you think you can dance"!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gone Fish'n

We went to the Farm this past weekend for Elliott to go fishing and relax. We were able to borrow a friend's boat and Cole hated the life jacket. He did have fun learning how to fish. We didn't catch anything on the boat, but we caught some on the farm. And I'm finally putting up our family picture that was taken by Sister Laherty when we had the whole family here. This is our best picture yet!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Elliott!

Elliott turned 25 last Friday and I think he hates not being a kid anymore. Birthdays just aren't as fun when you get older. Its just another day. I finally surprised him and got him Neil Diamond tickets for October and he is excited.


Cole has been dancing a lot and he loves David Cook. He has learned to say no. Cute now, but I'm sure it wont be later. He is getting his upper tooth in now.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Our little inch worm

On Sunday we went to fly a kite at Celebration Park. Cole just wouldn't stay on the blanket. So he is on the move now. And no grass stains!!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

San Antonio

This past weekend we went to San Antonio for my cousin's wedding reception and rode down with my parents. We camped, because it was cheaper and it was a perfect night to camp. Cole and I didn't get much sleep and our neighbor probably didn't either. We went to the Alamo for just a few minutes to take a picture. This weekend was the Fiesta so we walked all the little shops and I bought some bluebonnet seeds that I cant wait to plant in our new home, where ever that will be.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

These shoes aren't made for walking (just yet)

We bought his first pair of shoes today at a garage sale. I love them!This is his 8 month picture.
I have to share our "Storm story"...
So Thursday morning about 4am I was awake and all of a sudden heard an alarm. I saw lightening outside so I turned on the tv and there was a tornado warning for Collin County. So I tried to wake up Elliott and told him we need to get downstairs. I went to wake up my mom and dad and then Whitney and got Cole. It started hailing really bad and our electricity went off. We got downstairs and my dad went to the door and opened it up to watch the storm. Elliott went to go check on his bike. Cole had to have his diaper changed twice since he and I have been kinda sick. So we were waiting it out and it sounded like an airplane flew by. It was really scary. After about 30 mins it was all clear and we went back to sleep. That was the first time in Allen a tornado has been that close.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


We went to the Dallas Zoo for Cole's first time last week. And of course at his age, it didn't even phase him. But we had fun with the Garland family.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Who is your Best Friend?

Looking at Mindy's Blog made me wonder who everyone's best friend is. So tell me, who is your best friend, why, and for how long?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Cole has his first teeth. The bottom 2 came in at the same time. He wanted to go tanning, so we said ok. We actually went to fly a kite and stayed outside a little to long and he got burn. He had sunglasses on, so his eyes didnt get burnt. The picture is on my phone of him in his glasses, so I will try and get them on here soon.

My parents got a new computer so we let him use the keyboard for a little while.