Friday, October 29, 2010

keep on keepin on.......

Yes I am a re-poster...found this on some random blog. I LOVE IT! live life the way its meant to be lived :)

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered
forgive them anyway

If you re kind
People may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives:
be kind anyway

if you are successful
you will win some false friends and some true enemies,
succeed anyway

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you,
be honest and frank anyway

what you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight,
build anyway

if you find serenity and happiness
they may be jealous,
be happy anyway

the good you do today
people will often forget tomorrow
do good anyway

give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough
give the best you got anyway

You see in the final analysis
it is between you and god
it was never between you and them anyway.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ward Halloween Party

We had our ward Halloween party and we threw together some costumes.....actually we got gracy's little costume from my sister in law adree about.... two years ago, and gracy is finally big enough to wear it. Isnt she the cutest little butterfly? (she thinks its a dragon costume) shhhhh. My costume was.... yes homemade....I got the dress from my moms old dress ups, it was my Grandma Morrison's old dress from the 50's ..I think she would be happy its getting put to use, We had to take the hem out though, my legs are slightly longer than my petite granny's :) Any way, everyone thought I was a dead pioneer or something, It was my attempt of "Wednesday Adams" . Notice, Danny is not in the pictures.....BECAUSE....HE wouldnt dress up. I had a PERFECT Nacho Libre costume all ready to roll and NOPE, wase a party pooper. oh well.

Look at my cute baby!!!!!!!!!!

She was mad I didnt put the lipstick on her LIPS ,

Saturday, October 23, 2010

another beautiful saturday.....

Sometimes after a rough week, were everything just never really came together, and you just barely make it to the weekend... Then you have those moments that make all the hard work worth it. We got to have Danny home all Saturday today (we haven't seen him all week). We slept in ..... had french toast this morning and then just enjoyed each other. Danny and I just couldn't wipe the smiles off our faces while we watched Gracy fall in love with fall. She just Thought sitting down in the pile of leaves was the greatest thing in the world. She sat and looked at every leaf. Her eyes couldn't have gotten any bigger while seeing the leaves fall off the trees. It was certainly worth that week of craziness for that few moments of seeing my baby discover something as simple as a pile of leaves. Life is just amazing. Oh how I love my little family.
Little Nacho was more cautious of the leaf shenanigans, but Frankie snuggled right up to Gracy.
Danny and the Nino's

I had to throw this one in .... Frankie is HUGE.....everything about him is HUGE, and hes only going to get even BIGGER and we are broke because he eats like an elephant.....and you know what they say .......if it eats like one poops like one. Danny is on pooper-scooper duty for the REST of his life. But I am starting to like frank more and more now. I believe he is going to be a good dog. (just to clarify though, Nacho is till my favorite.)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Fun

Last weekend some of the Bingham Bunch came to Neola to visit and we took all the kids to the corn maze in Bluebell. Its always a party when the Binghams all get together. Danny, Gracy and I ended up sleeping over and we all watched "How to train you Dragon" Gracy's new favorite show. to her its....."gaaagon" peeeese!!!! She just adores all of her cousins. She copycats everything the little girls do. Dont ya just love family???? Thanks to Adree for the Pictures, I left my camera on the couch. I'm pretty convinced we need to get some goats. Gracy's favorite thing. She kept making goat sounds back at them.
Of course I couldn't leave out the Crazy Gardner's !!!! My sister and Brother decided to come out and visit the same weekend. So I spent Sat night with them. We made peanut butter witch fingers and some really nasty homemade root beer.....note:do not try and substitute Ginger Ale for club soda....its sick. Anyway, Danny couldn't handle the partying so he took gracy home and the rest of us Gardner's stayed up till about 2AM watching movies and being dorks. Its my favorite ! I better give my ol' man (dad) and ol' lady (mom) a shout out for finding their inner youth and staying up late with us.

aren't we attractive? We cant figure out why Danny never wants to stay and party with us..........

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Meet my child........Lucifer.....

No this is not Gracy's 5 o'clock Shadow....... its another destruction of my eye shadow. :( and I cant even find the container it was in, so I have a half used (crumbled) eye shadow floating around my house!!!!seriously she is so smart and devious that she HIDES THE EVIDENCE! I have to document these because I know that later I will laugh, but they just keep happening more and more AND MORE. And I have learned to not leave little Gracy our of my sight but it was honestly 2 minutes.....Im not sure if my house will get destroyed first or my NERVES!

Friday, October 8, 2010

WE're BAcK!!!!

Wow We made the 16 hour drive to and from Kansas City Missouri in one piece!!! Gracy did a great job being patient and sitting in her car seat for so long. I am so proud of her. I swear she gets smarter everyday. What a trooper she is. Well this is the star of the show.....Litte RYDER JACKSON GRADY, isnt he such a little stud! I just fell in love with him. I feel so lucky we were able to go and spend time with him.
the little peace sighn beanie and preppy cardigan melt me....Oh I LOVE HIM>
This is the proud mommy of beautiful sister Tiffany, She seriously had a baby a few days before this picture and looks like she has never been pregnant in her life. We went for pedicures this day and it was SOOO nice, The spa we went to "Serindipidy" was seriously so cool. it was just a treat to be there. we had citrus water and candles and got to try out their brand new fall line of polish. !!!

I LOVED all the little boy clothes we dressed Ryder in, He looks like he is ready to go to work lol. He is such a good little baby.

Gracy did really well with a new little teeny in the house. She was so soft and wanted to hold him all the time. We even got her to give kisses to Ryder, it was so sweet. I think she will be a great big sister someday.

sorry I forgot to flip this.....but yeah , this is my dad, trying to act cool. he drove the entire time to and from missouri. it was pretty fun traveling just me, sis and muh daddio.

This is the most exciting thing we saw .......BLAH ......... we really had to get creative on our road trip games. . . . . like "guess that accent" and "would you rather" were some big hits.

This is Gracy at 6:00 AM at the start of our trip. I laugh so hard at her in the morning, she is trying so hard to be awake.....just not sure what the heck is going on......she has no idea whats ahead of her.

This is one of my favorite parts of the trip. My parents and I took the two little girls (Gracy and Bailey) to chucky cheeses !!! They were in HEAVEN! I think I had just as much fun as they did.

This is the night we arrived at tiff and ry's house at like 10:30 pm.....from a long drive gracy got to wake up to her cousin bailey that had been waiting up for her !!! you can only imagine how much fun they had all week. what little goof balls they are.

more of chucky cheeses

This picture is my FAVORITE.....the little mini carasel was their favorite. it just shows the little glitter in their eyes of excitement.

Me and my sweet little Bailey. Every time she sees me she says....Hi NICK!

Ryan was so funny with the girls, They loved playing.

Their faces show a little terror, but I think they rode this ride like 3 times.

OH how they love their Na Na and Pa Pa ! so many cuddles on the Luv Sac.

Well, The ride home was a little tougher than the ride to. We made it though and Gracy and I were sooo glad to see Danny, he waited up for us and I even got a little smooch after not seeing each other for 2 WEEKS! I am so excited to start volleyball and start working again! Thats right I am now an official makeup artist! wahoo. I am sooo grateful for the Grady's letting us come and invade that special first week to meet the little man :) We love you guys and cant wait to see you again!!! Thanks for everything! LOVE YA!