Saturday, December 15, 2007

ChRiStMaS cOoKiEs!!!!!!!!

Merry upcoming Christmas guys!!! this year we started our celebrating by decorating cookies!!! boy the kids sure had fun!! While Kaydee and Zack were busy trying to put the stars on the tree cookies....Levi was busy piling on the goodies on his!! you can see what i mean by the last (can you see the cookies???) even tanner got in on the fun.....but he wouldn't let me take a pic of him....BRAT!! after that....they all got to enjoy their homemade treasures......they ate almost every last one of them lol!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Happy Bleated Thanksgiving

Hey Happy Bleated Thanksgiving Guys!! Sorry it took so long to post something new....been sort of busy. I started back at Tophams....and absolutly love it. Tanner is working hard as usuall....and the Kids are getting excited for X-mas Break ( not!!!)

these are just a few pic i took when we were visiting mom and dad on thanksgiving....i took one of tanner and i but it didnt turn out....bummer!!!

Kaydee, Zack & Levi are all so photogenic!! i really really need to get a better camera....hmmmm maybe ill ask santa for one.

What are you asking santa for?????

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Grandma's Hands

Grandma's Hands

Grandma, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. She
didn't move, just sat with her head down staring at her hands. When I
sat down beside her, she didn't acknowledge my presence and the longer I
sat, I wondered if she was OK.

Finally, not really wanting to disturb her but wanting to check on her
at the same time, I asked her if she was OK. She raised her head and
looked at me and smiled. Yes, I'm fine, thank you for asking, she said
in a clear strong voice.

I didn't mean to disturb you, Grandma, but you were just sitting here
staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK, I explained
to her.

Have you ever looked at your hands she asked. I mean really looked at
your hands?

I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over,
palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at
my hands as I tried to figure out the point she was making.

Grandma smiled and related this story:

Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have
served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled,
shriveled and weak have been the tools I have used all of my life to
reach out and grab and embrace life.

They braced and caught my fall when as a toddler I crashed upon the
floor. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child my
mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled
on my boots.

They dried the tears of my children and caressed the love of my life.
They wiped my tears when my husband went off to war. They have been
dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent.

They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold our newborn daughter.

Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was
married and loved someone special. They wrote the letters home and
trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse.

They have held children, consoled neighbors, and shook in fists of
anger when I didn't understand. They have covered my face, combed my
hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky
and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw. And to this day when not much
of anything else of me works real well these hands hold me up, lay me
down, and again continue to fold in prayer. These hands are the mark of
where I've been and the ruggedness of my life.

But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out
and take when He leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His
side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.

I will never look at my hands the same again. But I remember God
reached out and took my grandma's hands and led her home. When my hands
are hurt or sore or when I stroke the face of my children and husband I
thank grandma. I know she has been stroked and caressed and held by the
hands of God. I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands
upon my face.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Kaydee and Grandma Morris

Im going to miss moments like these!!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

HaHaHa this is great!

hopefully you can see this enough to read it....thanks for the email Missy!!

Friday, November 2, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !! i swiped this pic from Missy's blog....sorry miss lol but it was to cute!! Levi looks really happy doesnt he???


Isnt he a cutie? he was at my house last night laying on my lap.....i was playing peek a boo with him and he kept sticking out his tongue lol... he is so funny! just over a year old and has so much personality!!! i love this kid!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kaydee's Poem


sometimes i hate
doing my chores
but i love fishing
with bate
i have to vacuum
with a raccoon
i have to clean my room
with a broom
i have to clean the bathroom
with a vacuum
i have to clean the kitchen
with a which witchen
i have to clean the living room
with a living broom
i have to clean the house
with a mouse
and thats my poem called chores

By: Kaydee Heaps
age 8

Friday, October 26, 2007


This past summer we took the girls to Lagoon ...... we hall had a great time. M'tali had a hard time going on the roller coasters ... she was a good sport though and went on them anyways!!! taya and kaydee loved them. On the Colasas, going around the "loopdy doop", we think Kaydee ended up passing out lol. yeah great times........they are all turning out to be best friend and i think thats great!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ummmmmm...update on ads....????

well i guess the ads are up and going now..... click if you will, if not thats cool curious to see if ill really get paid!!! again....if any of you decide to try it as well......let me know and ill start clicking too!! thanks again..... ~BEK

Tuesday, October 23, 2007



Monday, October 22, 2007

Beauty Queens

Yep, TOTAL girly girls!!!! these two always had so much fun dressing up and playing with dolls and barbie's. It's funny now they are getting older they are more into boys and music......they aren't teens yet......whats going on?!?!!?

"Remember when she sneezed everywhere??"

M'tali and the girls at her first birthday ... seems so long ago!!! i cant believe they are almost 9!
(quietly giggles at the title)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ad's on our Blog

If you will notice, i have added "ad sense" to our blog. it says that all the ads are either pay per click or pay per million (paid for every time it shows up on our page). i figure what the heck, if i can get paid for every time somebody clicks on an ad off my page.....then ill give it a try. so get clicking!! lets see if this really works. and if any of you decide to do the same....please let me know and i will click as much as i can too!!! thanks for your time and thanks for reading our blog....again *smiles* this is fun!

My lil Soldier

This was taken about a week before levi was born. we were at my sisters for a little family get-together. we had the slip and slide out and all the kids were having a ball! Zacky decided to strip and put on my nephews bike helmet. i love this picture. he is so innocent and cute!!! i was going to post him in the full monty but i was afraid that if other people came across it they might be offended. this one i just tore off the corner of a piece of paper and put it there lol. some people i swear. ah well.....its still a cute pic.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Kaydee Kissing Zacky's Boo-Boos

Zacky had some bruising after he was born. when kaydee (2 yrs old) saw them she kissed them better right away. *sigh* i miss her being little. she was always so funny and that she has a mind of her own shes not so cute lol (just kidding)

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Tanners going hunting......and im going nuts!!!

Every proud parent has to have at least one
picture of their kid sleeping in the highchair
(im sure its written somewhere right??)

in the first pic (i cant get writing under it for some reason)
Zacky was having MAJOR issues at the zoo
this summer!!!!!!!

anybody remember this one?? she was so muddy!!!
she still doesnt let tanner live down the fact that he
threw he in the cold river to wash her off!!

ok, so tanner is going hunting (most of you knew that already) and im looking forward to having the tv to myself *wink* but im not looking forward to sleeping by myself.....ill admit im scared. i always spook myself, make myself see weird shadows....and always hear those weird noises. lol im sure ill be sleeping with all the lights on in the house lol~ ('lol' for those who dont know it "laughing out loud" in computer terms)
i bought the "american pie" #'s 1,2 & 3 to keep my mind busy....and i have the kids to keep me company till 7 or i guess it wont be to just a big baby...
tanner just better bring home a big deer to make up for leaving me alone all weekend *sob* just kidding. but this is his year i hope. he hasnt shot a deer yet. hes always so bummed out when he gets home. id love to see him smile when he tells me how he shot the big one!! (ill be praying every minute for his safety though)
Ok ill stop here for now.....take care everyone!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

first official blog ...... 10-16-07

6:30 am......*yawn* time to get up and get kaydee in the bath. she likes to shower ever morning...which means we wake up a little earlier to allow time. ugh i hate mornings somtimes. Zacky usually wakes up the minute he hears any of us up. sometimes he gets up at 5 when tanner leaves for work. he is such a light sleeper!! he had a hard night last night....waking up with bad dreams and all. so i let him sleep as long as possible. he got up at 7....just in time to get dressed and get to the bus. hopefully he got enough sleep.....hes like me. when i get tired i am sooooo onery!!!
so i get the kids onto the bus just in time. 7:30 comes fast when your running a little late!! i pour me a cup of coffee and sit down to check my email. i check it....reply to a few and and get up to pour me another cup of coffee. levi sure is sleeping late today.......of course he was up untill i guess its not surprise. im not complaining though......its nice to have a little time to myself!
8:30 am Levi stumbles out of my bed all rosy cheeked and sleepy eyed. he is so beautiful! his big blue eyes look at me, then he gets a cute little grin on his face as he climbs up into my lap. we snuggle a little watching tv. then he looks up at me and asks me for some cereal. if i let him....he would eat cereal all day long! he loves the stuff!
after he eats he wants to get dressed and go play in the mud. i help him bundle up (its freezing today!!) and he goes out. only outside for 5 minutes he walks back in wanting a i hand him an apple sauce, he eats it and heads back out.......only to come in 5 minutes later asking for more to eat. after arguing with him for a bit i give in and give him a handfull of marshmallows and tell him no more untill lunch time! he sits on the couch and watches an episode of scooby doo while i do some dishes and throw in a load of laundry. i swear, sometimes it feels like when i finally get caught behind again!! its nice that kaydee and zack are old enough to do some chores now!! it helps me out alot!
i after levi heads back out i sit down to write this blog......its not like i dont have loads of laundry to fold or anything.....i wish i could just ignor it and it would disappear! *sigh* i know that will never i better get to work!! hope you all have a great day!!
p.s. i was going to put a photo with the blogs........but for some reason its not letting me......ill try next time.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Thanks for the great idea missy!!!

So Missy got the Brilliant idea to do this blogging thing to keep families updated!! (thanks for the idea missy lol) this will be so much fun i think!! this is a great way to keep in touch........i hope you all enjoy our blog.