Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I've decided that my boys became very spoiled the month of July. Since we held off on celebrating Parkers Birthday - we decided to give Parker Nana and Papa Garrison's birthday gift. It was a rough day!!! Braden had a very hard time with it. He didnt understand it wasnt his. He didnt like Parker having the firetruck. Parker really has enjoyed it.

Here we are trying to get braden just to ride his tractor. Parker is wondering if he is going to be knocked off again.

Here we go.. Happy again.

Sharing is good right?

A wonderfully giving family in our church gave, yes GAVE, Braden and parker a coupe car, slide, picnic table and a shopping cart. My boys have been in heaven. Both boys have their own favorite thing to do. Parker loves the back seat and of course Braden thinks he is big stuff sitting in the front.

So as soon as Braden saw I had the pool out with water he wanted to put the slide in it... Shortly after putting this together Parker came along with a stick and poked a hole in the top ring... Parker loves sticks! He walks around chewing on them. It is pointless for me to keep yanking them out of his hands. I guess he is missing some fiber or something! Parker loves to sit on the picnic table.

Saturday we also got the boys two more things. A work bench with a ton of tools and a pit stop car tool cart with a gas pump. I will try and get some photos up of them playing with the new stuff... they've been having a BLAST. I enjoy watching them play together. There are moments where I think I can have ten. Yes- but shortly after that thought someone screams or cries, bites or pushes... ahhhhhhh 2 is okay for now.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Memory Game

One of my friends had this on her blog and thought it sounded like a lot of fun.The instructions are as follows:
1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Baseball and Makeup?

Our summer has been full of evenings at the softball field. At least once a week but some weeks we get lucky and have two evenings! Here is a photo of Brant and Nick in the dugout between our double header!

Brant on First with First base coach at the time Steve.

This is BIG JOE as he is called, he has grown to tolerate the ball field, even enjoy it some nights! But he did enjoy playing with Bradens mitt.

Kasha and Heidi, there was a baby maltese at the ball park - but the dog didnt want to be in the photo.

Here is Parker finding the hazards of the city softball field. He comes homes filthy every time we go. But he has alot of fun.

Here are most the kids, one good thing about the park and play days the kids seem to get along real well and enjoy each other alot.

This is Paydon, isnt he a doll - His blue eyes were just popping this night and what a little charmer he is going to be.

SO during our sunday nap I was awoken to this face.... Yes Mascara and Lip gloss

Im wondering if playing with mostly girls all the time is having an effect on the little "diva" dude LOL... There are days he makes no sense! He sure didnt like me take the makeup off though..... he should count his blessing he doesnt have to have it on every day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Nana Garrison

Happy Birthday Nanna Garrison

Thank you for all that do for the boys! They love and adore you! We hope you have a great birthday!

Enter to Win

Julies Blog
So a friend (Melanie) posted about this give away and I had to enter. Lets face it anyone that has kids knows what a pain they can be during Church, Doctor Office Visits, Road Trips....
So enter to win this adorable bag.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Vacation Page

Okay so I've been totally slacking at my digital scrapbooking!

So here is a page for Vacation 08.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Banner

Been wanting to do a new banner but just havent been inspired by anything! Vacation and time with my husband and children was the trick.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Tagged by Sarah S

This time it's about the husbands...
1. What is his name? Gary Brant Garrison
2. Who eats more? Average - Brant
3. Who said "I love you" first? I cant remember lol, I think he did.
4. Who is taller? Him
5. Who is smarter? Him - for the most part
6. Who is more sensitive? LOL ME -
7. Who does the laundry? I would say it is 65-35 me at our house
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? Just depends lol if I go to bed early i get the right side cause it has the fan and it is hot upstairs right now lol but it is vice versa if he does lol we fight for the fan.
9. Who pays the bills? He does
10. Who cooks more? Me
11. What meals do you cook together? Hmmm only when we grill - he gets the meat and I do the rest.
12. Who is more stubborn? HIM
13. Who is the first to admit they're wrong? He does
14. Who has more siblings? If you count the half's, I do, but I consider his family bigger.
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? I do
16. What do you like to do together? Watching our Shows, playing with the kids, going new places, camping and boating.
17. Who eats more sweets? ME
18. His guilty pleasures? Diesel Trucks, Electronics, Trans Am, RC Cars and Trucks
19. How did you meet? Online, video and voice chat.
20. Who asked who out first? He wanted to visit me for his birthday.
21. Who proposed? He did
22. Who kissed who first? Pretty sure it was rather mutual - but he's the man LOL...so him
23. His best features? He is willing to help just about anyone, great father, wonderful husband, great tree cutter, the best baby thrower, his blue eyes and his dimples!
24. His greatest quality? I think I just went through that on 23
25. Tag: Melanie G. , Kendra D. , Sarah H.

Dollar Store Fun

If your kids are bored - take them to the Dollar Tree - Who knew you could have this much fun.
Sarah and me decided to check out the Dollar Tree for props/gifts for play date Tuesday. While we are searching for BUG things... I look back and get a glimpse of those two. I said Hey Sarah look at our kids lol... GOOF BALLS.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cake and Fireworks

Okay so today we decided to feed Parker some of his cake. We didnt let him tear into himself but he seemed to make a mess anyways. We quickly knew this boy liked cake! This was after the first bite..... and all the way down to what Braden looked like at the end.

Braden is not doing the "gross" sign - he was showing me his mess...

Braden and Kasha waiting for fireworks.

The kids waiting Nick I think get the lighter ready or something, I cant remember for some reason.

Kasha with her sparkler.

Braden wasnt so sure about these things. Nick was nice enough to help him and he did okay - still was not sure of it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

We're Home

We are home! Yeah!

This was taken Wednesday Night at Lake Eufaula - The water is beautiful at sunset.

(notice our footie's)
We spent a week at Lake Eufaula. The boys spent time on boats, jet ski's, swings, and four wheelers. They had a lot of fun. Braden loves to be in the water, by the water, around water, or the possibility of water, so he was in heaven. Parker also enjoys water and we found out that he enjoys the choppy water, he thought that was fun!

When we got up Saturday there was work to be done. Brant went "logging" - He loves watching Ax Men on Discovery, he and the crew cut down 11 dead trees and I think that have around 7 more trees to do.

Brants father had started a very hot fire to burn all this brush up.

Get aload of Brant.
Yeah you'll want to look at this photo closely lol, Brant went to throw a limb or something onto the fire and a gust of wind came up and got his hair, eyebrows and eye lashes.
Parker, Nana and Braden enjoying the four wheeler.
Braden getting to play on the swing.
Parker enjoyed that Braden was busy with the big boys, he got to play with bubba's tractor. FUN FUN.

Braden getting ready for his first Jet Ski ride. He loved ridding on the "small boat", he thought that was pretty neat.
Parker having fun inside Brant's parents boat.
Braden playing on his Grandparents Boat.
Daddy and the boys on our boat. CHEESE
So I told Braden to Smile... and every time I would click he would squeeze his eyes like this... Such a dork.
Our Boat at Lake Eufaula
Parker enjoying sitting on the boat. Yes he looks like he is a stuffed pig.
Daddy played Damn/ Flood over and over Thursday as we waited for family to come in.
Elmo was one of Parkers Birthday presents. Kyan a friend of Parkers got it at his party a few weeks ago and Parker was so entertained by it. We are also entertained with him playing with it. Shoot Elmo's laugh makes me laugh too. I'm not so sure in a month I'll like the toy as much as we do right now. I might be thinking the stretch Elmo would of been better, no noise.
Okay yes you are seeing a frog in a toilet. I came running inside cause I needed to go fast... I lift the lid and thought first, someone didnt flush, so I was ticked, then I focused and was like NO NO NO a frog, a few nights before I was visited by one in the shower - he was watching me on the very top ledge of stall. Back to the toilet frog, I then went running outside to get my husband to get it out. He laughed at it and then went to get it, it swam back down the toilet. I said I cant use it, he might come back out. SO I ran down the hall to the other bathroom. Meanwhile, I guess the frog came back up. Brant tried to flush it a few times, he wouldnt go, my husband tried several different methods to make the frog go away... finally got ahold of him and put him outside. I think he was traumatized cause he didnt return.

One last Vacation photo (just for you Melanie) - This was about the only time Momma was not behind the camera. Which ya know I'm okay with.
We got back today in enough time to clean up, start a load of clothes, and then head to moms where we had a cook out. We had some friends from church over and my aunt Debbie. Good Times, Yummy Food.
Our plans for celebration of Parkers 1st birthday didnt go as planned, feeling guilty we basically staged a nice photo for the baby book. Sorry buddy! We will get it right next year I promise.

Nick and Sarah (or Kasha's momma as Braden says it) brought over some pop it's and other fun things. Braden got a kick out of the popits, wasnt too sure about the sparkler (fire on a stick) and was pretty scared over everything else. He is going through a "I'm scared" phase, this afternoon waiting to start the grill Braden informed me there was a "Monster in the Tree" - I first said no there is not but then thought well I better play along and acknowledge his fear. So I told him to go tell that Monster to go away. He yelled "GO AWAY MONSTER" - of course I said "Wow he is gone, you showed him" - he was just fine after that and I guess the monster took a b-line to the nearest exit.
Enjoy the photos. Life hopefully will smoothly return to normal. I get to go back out to Eastern Oklahoma here on Thursday, that will be a nice break from everything that is going on. Though it will be with a bunch of teen girls and nutty adult leaders so I might be exhausted yet again.