Wednesday, July 22, 2009

4th and 5th and 6th of July 2009

Tyler's b-day is the 5th, so we celebrated it on the 4th with good friends, good food, and horseshoes! The next day we went to Tyler's parent's house to have cake for his birthday and his dad's whose is the 6th. Here are some of my favorite pics of the 2 days!

Happy Birthday my LOVE!

Top row - L to R - Amber, Megan, Whitney, Hallie, Heidi
Bottom row - L to R - Christina, Jodi, Jodi

Top row - L to R - Chris, Chris, Bryan, Jason, Kelley, James
Bottom Row - L to R - Jon, James, Tyler

Christina Shippey and Jodi Shippey - such fun, sweet girls!

Bryan Shippey and Tyler - they have been friends for a LONG time

Hallie James - her birthday was a week later and super fun!

Tyler and John James - one of his bromances!

Meg, Whit, Heidi, and Amber - such beautiful friends we have!

Such a good man - I am so blessed!

Tyler and his dad directing our singing of Happy Birthday

Blowing out their candles - yummm...

Sisterhood of the Wrist Tattoo

A few months ago my sister DeeDee got a new tattoo on her wrist and my mom decided she LOVED it. Since then my mom has been trying to talk me and my sister Suzi into getting the same on so we can all match. If it wasn't for the fact that I want a different tattoo in the same spot I probably would have gotten it, but that didn't stop my mom from trying her hardest to persuade me. Eventually my mom and Dee talked Suz into going for the idea, so a few weeks ago we all made a day of it. We met out for lunch and then when to get these bad-boys. Once I saw all of thier wrists together I wanted one so bad! I wanted to be part of the club! I felt like they had an inside joke that I didn't know about and I wanted in! So, I called Tyler and told him I was going to get it and he said, "Whatever, honey - it is your wrist." YEA! I got off the phone, started filling out my paperwork and was getting ready to go. Then, my phone rang...Tyler called me back and reminded me of what I did want and how rash it was to get one because I liked someone elses without thinking about it. So...I didn't get it, I am still trying to decide for sure if I want my other one there and when. But Mom, Suz and Dee - ya'll are rockin' out the sisterhood of the wrist tattoo. I want to be part of the club.

As mom says, "The Williams Girls"

Suzi getting her tat on.

My sweet mom that didn't talk to me ALL day when she found out I had a tattoo,
now has 2 herself!

So cute - and a family affair!

High Maintenance Canine

Miss Ava is rediculous. She has always been a little on the high maintenance side of dogs, but she has now crossed the line. Recently she has developed an absurd fear of thunderstorms. She started trying to dig out of her cage and eventually was successful. She ruined her cage and in the process tore up her feet and face pretty bad. Since all this started she has broken 2 teeth, ripped off multiple toe pads, and shredded her toenails, along with the damage to her nose and face. So, now we have had to purchase another kennel (her FOURTH) and spend a mountain of money at the vet repairing her feet and getting medicine, to top it all off she now has to take an anti-anxiety sedative anytime we are not at home and there is a chance of rain. So...great. But, I still totally love her and think she is adorable, I just wish she was take a chill pill, not one I have to pay for either.

Me and Ava in her new monster cage, she has her "I'm sorry" face on.

Just to give you an idea of how large this thing is.

"I love my new cage! My mom and dad can fit in it with me, it makes me feel safe!"

Her new drugs work very very good.

Poor thing can't focus her eyes on anything...notice how they are looking in different directions.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Splish Splash Birthday

Last week while we were in Florida my mom had her 32 birthday (not really, but she insists she isn't getting older)! Happy Birthday MOM! So, when we got back Tyler and I joined my sisters and their families and my brother with my mom to celebrate. We had a great time! When you have a big family, with lots of grandkids living all over town it is hard to ALL get together except major holidays. So, we were missing Rainey and Riley, and Mikayla had to leave early, but we still had so much fun. We swam and ate delicious food and played Rock Band and laughed and laughed and laughed. Here are some pics of our wonderful day and my gorgeous family!

Mally Mae - my youngest neice, precious as always!

Shelby and Abby - Shelby hated this picture, but I LOVE it -they are so natural and pretty!

Tyler, Steven, Grady and I rockin' it out - DeeDee laughing at us in the background :)

My sweet, handsome honey - see the mo-hawk?!? I LOVE IT!

Mallory leaping off the "jumping board"

Shelby flying through the air thanks to Tyler and Grady

Abby doing the same - WEEEEE!!!

I clearly can't throw Mallory as far as the boys threw the bigger girls.

L to R - Me, Tyler, Mallory, Grady, Shelby and Abby

Girls ONLY!

Mom and Mikayla (before she left for another party)
My beautiful mom! Happy Birthday mom - I love you SO much!