Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wes is a Big Boy!

I can't believe that it is December already! Time flies by when you are having fun! We have put up all our Christmas decorations with the exception of the Christmas lights outside. Eric was too big of a sissy to put them up in the rain on Saturday! Just Kidding, Ha, Ha, Ha! It rained here all day Friday and Saturday, it was actually very nice to sit around the house and have the windows open and just listen to the rain. Anyways, Wes loves the Christmas decorations, he woke up the morning after we put the tree up and it was like he forgot we had put up the tree so he was excited all over again! Also Wes loves to take everything off the tree and he also loves to ride his quad right into the tree! He picked the perfect moment to do this, I was on the phone with my boss going over some work stuff and all the sudden I had to throw the phone down and run over and catch the tree from falling over onto him! My boss just laughed and said "He's all boy". It's so true, Wes has really been showing us that he is not a baby anymore and that he is a big boy. We have been letting him play in the backyard everyday for the past few weeks and he would stay out there all day long if we let him. He will get down on all fours and take a bite right out of the grass and then come to me with his tongue out so I can get all the grass off! He also really likes to lick the dirt of the rocks, Eric tells me to let him do it because he is a little boy but it is so hard for me to watch! This picture is of Wes working on his quad while Eric was working on his. Eric put it up on the jack for him and Wes thought it was so great! As you can see he was very serious about his work!Well we hope all our family and friends are doing great and we hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I know Halloween was a long time ago but I had to post this picture of Wes! We had a lot of fun with Wes on Halloween, he didn't want to get out of his costume. Time has flown by these last couple months, I can't believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. I love Thanksgiving, especially the day after when I get to go shopping!We miss all our family that lives out of state! We hope everyone has a happy Turkey Day!
T’was the night of Thanksgiving,But I just couldn't sleep.I tried counting backwards,I tried counting sheep.The leftovers beckoned,The dark meat and white.But I fought the temptation,With all of my might.Tossing and turning,with anticipation.The thought of a snack became infatuation.So I raced to the kitchen,Flung open the door,And gazed at the fridge,Full of goodies galore.I gobbled up turkey,And buttered potatoes,Pickles and carrots,Beans and tomatoes.I felt myself swelling,So plump and so round.‘til all of a sudden,I rose off the ground.I crashed through the ceiling,Floating into the sky,With a mouthful of pudding,And a handful of pie.But I managed to yell As I soared past the trees, Happy eating to all,Pass the cranberries, please!!May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey be plump.May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump.May your yams be delicious,May your pies take the prize, And May your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off of your thighs! -Author Unknown

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Azure Dea Starkes

As many of you already know last Saturday 10-13-07 we lost our very dear friend Azure Starkes. She was involved in a car accident and past away very shortly after the accident occured. She had her 51/2 month old son Eric in the car with her and fortunately he was not hurt. Azure was one of the best examples to me in my life, she never took one day for granted. Azure's biggest dream in life was to be a wife and mother. During her pregnancy and even after her 20+ hours of labor which turned into a c-section I never once heard a complaint out of her about how hard it was to be a mom. She always said that she wanted it so bad so why would she ever complain! Azure had a amazing testimony and a great faith that shined out of her every time she would smile! Eric and I were able to enjoy many trips to fun places and many late nights full of laughter with Brian and Azure before our babies were born and even after our boys were born we enjoyed many talks about motherhood and about our plans to have our boys grow up to be best friends! We will miss Azure every day and we will continue to have our boys be the best of friends! We are so lucky to have known Azure and we are so thankful to still have Brian and little Eric in our lives. Brian has got to be the strongest person we have ever met!
I wanted to share this story with everyone because I know that because of the example Azure was to us and because this has shown us that you never know when it will be your last day here on earth Eric and I have promised to never take another day for granted. Azure's memory has forever changed our lives and we will always remember to live each day to it's fullest. Also Azure's favorite saying was "When live is to much to stand....kneel" and that has been so true and helped all those who have morned the loss of such a wonderful person this past week. We wanted all our family and friends to know how much we love them and are so thankful to have them in our lives and for the amazing support system we have.
We will be holding a Benefit Garage sale for the Starkes Family this coming Saturday, October 27th at the home of David and Janna Dwiggins 3142 E. Fargo Circle Mesa, Az 85212. If anyone has items that they could donate to be sold at the garage sale that would be a great help. I would be happy to come by and pick stuff up or you could drop it off at Dave and Janna's, my house or Stacey Murphy's house. Thanks for all the support and let your friends know about the garage sale!