Thursday, March 26, 2009


OK, I know what you are thinking, and please don't delete me from your google reader for this little hiccup in my good sense. I've seen the commentary about the Snuggie, things like, Who in their right mind would buy this? In what delusional state must you have been in to think yes, I need a blanket with sleeves? I too thought some of these thoughts, so when Stacey wagged home a electric blue Snuggie from D-Town (Watermark's disciple now - at which apparently the Snuggie was all the rage and even part of the talk series) as an early birthday gift for your truly, I had some other thoughts. First, thanks for thinking of me babe? I do love to curl up with a blanket regardless of the weather? And then, what does this say about what my husband thinks of me that he thought I would love a Snuggie? I tried it out and it was OK, but a little thinner than I'd prefer so after the appropriate time  I went back to my normal blanket and the Snuggie was left unused for a few weeks...until Tuesday night. 

Stacey came home from Krav to find me reading in bed and was making fun of my "baby hand" (think Lawrence Welk SNL skit) that was barely poking out of the covers to hold my book. We laughed for a minute and then I thought, you know what would be great right now? You guessed it, the Snuggie. And let me tell you it did the trick perfectly. Last night, same song second verse. I mean if you want to curl up and do your bible study or, well, anything that involves being hands free, this is the ticket. I have changed my tune and I am lovin' livin' the snug life!! My sincerest apologies for my narrow mindedness. Apparently my husband knows me better than I know myself. Now if only we could do something about that electric blue...

Monday, March 23, 2009

A change of pace

Wyatt spent three days last week in the country with Nannie and I got to have some great one on one time with Stacey. We had a blast but he sure missed his brother. Since I feel like some of the most common phrases that I say during a normal day at our house (as well as other more long winded speeches that I'll spare you) include:
  • Get off him.
  • We do not hit!
  • Would you like to be treated like that?
  • Are you being kind to your brother?
  • You have to take turns!
  • It's his turn!
  • You'll have a turn in a minute!
  • No that is not "yours"
  • Gentle!
  • Your head is not a weapon!
So, in the absence of the referee role I usually get to play it was nice to hear III saying things like:
  • I sure do miss Wyatt.
  • Maybe we can do this again and Wyatt can come.
  • Do you think Wyatt is home yet?
  • I sure wish Wyatt could be here.
  • When is Wyatt going to be home?
Boys, they really do love each other.

Workin' at the car wash YAY!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring Break 2009

I thought about caravanning down to Padre for some awesome Spring Break partying, but then remembered I'm 31 and have two kids so we decided to go to the Children's museum with Noah and Haley instead. The beach has nothing on these good times! The boys were on overload with all the things to see, touch, play etc. they both looked like they might need some ADD meds. as they dashed from one thing to the next, but they were happy and worn out when we got done so, no attention span necessary for this fun day. 

I think I've written about it before but the Children's Museum at the Museum of Nature and Science is great!! And we have a season pass (thanks to the grandparents) so if you want to check it out, give us a call. :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daddy's Photo Shoot

We were in Waco this weekend for a few baby showers (pictures to come) so the boys got some quality hang time with the COUSINS!! Stacey and Ryan played together phenomenally well. I literally missed my boy because I didn't hear a peep from him for two days while he joyfully followed Ryan around. Seriously, he was Ryan's shadow and Ryan graciously allowed him to be just that. I'd say Stacey,"What are you guys doing?" and he'd reply, "With Ryan, I'm with Ryan." In other words I have no idea and I don't care as long as I am with my main man Ryan. :)
On Sunday Sean and Stacey took the boys and AnnMarie to the park while the showers were going on. And I have to brag on my husband for taking some fantastic pictures and documenting the entire thing. Apparently he doesn't like to have his picture taken, but he loves this blogging thing and was happy to take the pictures!! What a treat for me. The photo shoot started on the way there.
GP's hats are too fun.
The BFFs
Could this little darling be any more photogenic??
Strike a pose! Sorry Ang this one just made me laugh :)
Sliding action

Dare devil
Sweet swingers
Who is that fifth child holding the hula hoop you might ask? A stray, Stacey seems to attract them whenever he is at the park. Seriously if we go to the park as a family inevitably there is a child there that latches onto my husband and follows us around, you know what I'm talking about, you look around thinking who does this kid belong to? - this day was no exception :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wyatt's Valentine Pillow

For Valentine's Day we gave the boys new pillows and books. It is Wyatt's first pillow since he just recently left the crib and I think he was pretty happy with his gift.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

False Gods and Thin Mints

A few days ago III and I were reading Hermie a Common Caterpillar. The above page reads, "But Hermie did one thing that wasn't common. He talked to God." Stacey interrupted me and pointing to "Wormie" the gray worm asked, "Is that God?" Sweet thing.Last night Stacey walked in and handed me a few thin mints and then went out in the front yard to play with the boys. III asked Daddy what he was eating and he said, "Vitamins, these are just some vitamins for grownups." (which made me laugh). After a long pause III shook his head and said, "Those vitamins sure do look a lot like cookies." :)


I had a few questions about why I called myself Sharon in my last post. "Sharon" is actually an old story. Several years ago we were playing the newlywed game and Stacey called me Sharon instead of Caryn. Although you would think your husband knowing your name would be important in such a game we actually cleaned up and dominated in the end. I guess names are really just a formality after a few years of marriage. :) 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lake House Weekend

We got to get away with our community group (a small group of five couples, through Watermark, that we meet with regularly - and love) for a fantastic relaxing weekend. We stayed at an AMAZING home, thanks to the generosity of one of the families in Kristin's small group (check out her blog for more pictures of the weekend).  This is not the first time we've had the opportunity to enjoy an incredible home and I am always beyond blessed by these families generosity.  

The "lake house"
We stopped at Gloria's on the way out of town YUM! for some dinner and to celebrate Craig's b-day. Here are the boys: Craig, Cary, Brad, Keith & StaceyAnd the girls: Cori, Teresa, I mean Kristin, Me, Julie & Laura
We had no shortage of yummy grub over the weekend. This is Stacey's experimental Fatty Melt - two grilled cheeses sandwiching a burger.
 The house has some great spots to curl up by the lake including a huge fire-pit. We spent plenty of time out here and on Sat. night we had some smores.
Sharon & Tracey
This group has been a huge blessing to both Stacey and I in countless ways and we love getting to spend time with these couples. We are so thankful for the Lord's provision of other couples that love the Lord and love us. 

OK this is a warning that unless you were on this trip or are involved in Student Ministries at Watermark you probably won't find this video very entertaining. Ross Boggs is one of the many skit characters perfected by David Penual. On Sat. while we were sitting around "Ross" came up and we started doing our best impressions. To us, this was about the funniest thing ever (you know, one of those you had to be there moments). So here we are doing our best Ross Boggs. Enjoy :)...or ignore your call.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Super Friends

Well their version of the super friends :)
Stacey somehow ends up in this costume every time we're at the Brown's. He has never seen or read anything about Spiderman, but somehow he is drawn to him.
Couldn't resist a picture of Stacey and Miss Payton. What is it about a big tough boy with a precious tiny baby (especially baby girl :) that is just irresistible!?!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

And Brylie Makes Three

Our house has been extra sweet this week with the addition of Miss Brylie. Shelley is pregers!!! Which is wonderful, but as a result she is sick as a dog, so we've been giving Mom a break and enjoying the extra company. We all stayed in our jammies until late into the day yesterday enjoying a leisurely morning at home.
Of course with a girl in the house I couldn't resist playing a little beauty shop and giving Brylie some PIG TAILS!! Stacey came home from work to find me at work on these little piggies in the bathroom and just rolled his eyes, "You just couldn't wait to get her in there and go to work." Guilty :)
The boys were quite intrigued, but don't worry they are petting not pulling. Stacey III took one look at Miss Bye-lee and in his most serious sweet voice said, "Mom, they are beautiful."
Oh the love.
Today III is off at MDO so Wyatt and Brylie are holding down the fort. I got really brave and ventured out to the store with these two and with the exception of a crushed cheese-its and cereal box, thanks to distructo Wyatt (which I replaced with new boxes before checking out - sorry Wal-Mart) and the help of some free fresh tortillas to nibble on, it was a success story. I think she's a keeper.