Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Wow! I opened my blog and am amazed that there have been NO posts since April 2009. I guess that's what happens when I don't write about anything. I've actually been thinking about things to post and none of them seem that exciting.....until now!

I signed up to be a bone marrow donor. I hope I'm a match. We've been studying in Sunday school and small group about topics revolving around giving.....of our resources, our time, and our money. So I hope I'm a match for someone...and that God will be glorified because of it.

In the meantime, I guess I'll go rake the neighbor's yard. (Jeff, too bad I moved, right? But just think, if you ever find yourself needing some marrow, maybe I can help you there.)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Halle's first soccer game!

Coach Dan is reminding the girls which way they are going!

Whoa! Halle dribbled all the way down the field!
Kicking the ball in

Takin' a little break!

A celebratory ice cream cone at Tate's for a great, well-played first game!

Random pictures from Easter Break

Rebecca and Jen

Kaylor took to Grayson immediately. She wanted to be right beside him. If she could have crawled inside his skin I think she would have! He was so sweet to her. He held her while he played on the computer.

At mealtime, Kaylor had to sit on the bench by Grayson.

Here's Johnny earning his Uncle (& Daddy) title!

Kaylor and Halle were drawing together with Johnny.

Hudson was content to play with the "horseeeee" in the barn....

....that is until the dolls and strollers came out......

Kaylor with all the babies.

I think out of everyone, Bella had the best time! She really built a relationship with Hudson! She doesn't share her doggie bed with just anyone!

What a great time we all had!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

Harris Family Easter Photo

Let the hunt begin.....

Above: Parker and Hudson
Below: Kaylor

Parker and Grayson searching the shrubs for eggs

Looks like Halle's on to something....

Sweet little Hudson

Papa helps Kaylor and Hudson with their baskets

The hunters show off their loot!

The sweetest one-year old faces you'll ever see!

Becca, thanks for sharing your adorable children with us on Easter. We were so glad to meet them for the first time!

New Visitors to Wheaton!

We had a houseful of guests for Easter! Jen's parents: Judi and Chalmer Wiegman came from Dalhart along with Rebecca (Jen's brother A.J.'s wife) and their two children, Kaylor and Hudson.

Sweet Kaylor crashed on the way home from church. She slept right through our Easter pictures AND even through lunch!

Easter pics in the yard.

Poor Baby Hudson fell asleep after his big Easter lunch and after talking to his Daddy on the phone.

See more Easter fun photos under the Easter 2009 post.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Photo take 4/6/2009. I'm looking on the bright side. The last winter storm of 2009 was one day earlier than last year (I hope!) If this trend continues, by the time I'm 76 years old, winter will be over by March.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thomthin'th Mithin'

Halle lost her first tooth!

Luckily, she has watched her brothers loose teeth for years and so she knew JUST what to do with her tooth. Into the tooth pillow it went!

And behind her pillow as well.

A toothless grin awaiting the Tooth Fairy....

......which earned her 5 bucks!

She has decided that loosing teeth is quite lucrative. She's already lost another one and two more loose! Looks like the Tooth Fairy might have to get a second job!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The New Crue

Just wanted to let you know that there is a new band in town.

Members include: Grayman on the guitar

Brianna-Rock on the drums

Halle Jane Pink Pants as the dancer

Bella and the stuffed animal crew as the audience

And a special guest appearance from Johnny Ringo!

Tickets on sale NOW! Don't miss it!

Friday, February 27, 2009

A Girl and Her Dog

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Halle Riding

Halle takes horseback riding as party of her weekly therapy. It is great for her to grasp the reins, and it takes strength for her to pull the reins to her hip to steer the horse--especially on the right side. Her regular physical and occupational therapists at the hospital have commented on how much the horse-back riding has helped her. It simulates her own walking and she has to learn to sit tall and straight and also hold her core in the center as the horse shifts right to left. She also gains strength by posting (standing) and keeping her balance as the horse moves. Best thing is she LOVES it! She would make my daddy proud.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chef Halle

Halle got an apron and cookie kit for her birthday so we decided to make them. Kinderbear helped us.

Mixing it all up!

Placing them on the pan.

Would've been great if I had taken a picture of her EATING the cookies, but hindsight is always 20/20. I will tell you, though, they were YUMMY!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Halle's 6th Birthday Party

Halle entertaining her guests with song at Twinkle Teas

Halle blowing out her candle

Madame Halle

Darby, Alie, and Emma in the puppet show

Madame Halle getting her nails done

All of the princesses!

Halle's 6th Birthday

Evidently, she takes after her mother with a love for the weather!

Guess who will play soccer this spring?

The birthday girl after school.

Trying out her new bike in the spring-like weather!
When Halle was almost three I did a scrapbook page that asked the following questions:

When you're 3 will you still....
  • Watch Dora non-stop?
  • Suck your thumb and hold lovie?
  • Want everything to be pink?
  • Let Mommy rock you?
  • Be my girl?

Now at 6, wanna know the answers?

  • She's watching Dora right now, although she doesn't watch it non-stop
  • Lovie has been confiscated although she STILL sucks her thumb at night
  • Pink is ok, but she'll tell you that BABY BLUE is her new favorite color
  • The rocking chair is long gone although I suspect she'd still let me rock her if it were around
  • There's NO DOUBT she's my girl!