Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lots going on!

Well, we survived everything that we had going on last weekend. Cheyenne's baby, Addison, was born on Saturday. We went to WF Sunday to see her and Montana was a "mother hen!" She is so precious! When we got to the Fantasy of Lights my camera battery died! I wasn't very happy. We were going to walk through it, but it went fom being 80 that afternoon to low 40's when we were at the Fantasy of Lights right after dark. By the time we got back to Quanah, it was only like 24. Crazy how the temperature can drop that quick!

Our Christmas party was a lot of fun! I was stressed that day about everything, but it turned out good just like it always does! This Sunday we are having a party at work so I will be taking pictures for that. I love this time of year because you just get to hang out with family and friends!! Other than that, I have just being trying to stay up with school work! (during this time it is so hard) I don't have much else to say except have a great week!!

Addison Faith
12/13/08 ~ 8.8 lbs.
Proud Parents~ Shawn & Cheyenne Patnode

She is so precious!

Levi and Addison

She always has her mouth open! :)

Nick & Julie

Mr. Dixon

Chinese Gift Exchange
And Montana got walkie talkies!!

This is where they stood most of the night

Dixon and Brice seeing what they got

Dixon & Autumn
I love this picture!!!!

Kyle & Belinda

Megan & Autumn

Brady & his helicopter

Scared to death!
And Montana wouldn't even attempt to get this close!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Ok, so today I am a little confused. Here recently, I have confessed to 2 or 3 fellow bloggers about being a lurker. It has made me feel better and they also know that I read their blogs. The blogs that I become addicted to always have kiddos around my kids age, and it is so fun to read them because their stories are a lot like mine. And so they won't think I'm a complete stalker, I try to tell them who I am and what led me to their blog. Well, today I ran across something that hit be wrong, and now I'm wondering if I should have. And to the bloggers that I have de-lurked on, I LOVE your blogs and look forward to reading them, and seeing pictures!! As to anyone who is a lurker on my blog, please reveal yourself. I would love to know who you are and how you got to my blog!!!! So, off of my pity party~

Our Christmas party is this weekend, one of my best friends, Cheyenne, is having her 1st baby (a little girl) on Saturday, and we are going to see the Fantasy of Lights! I will try to remember my camera in all places~ that way if I survive everything we have planned, I can post it!! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm Back!!!

In the "camo" pjs

Well, blogger won't let me type above that picture, but o well. I'm not going to let that get me frustrated!! We have been extremely busy lately, same as everyone else. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and now are shopping full speed ahead!! I can't believe it is Christmas time again!! I love this time of year and I can't wait to see the girls faces on Christmas morning! Montana has more understanding of Santa this year, so she will be so thrilled!! Autumn will be 14 months on the 9th. She walks holding onto stuff and stands in the middle of the floor trying to get her balance. She is still in No rush to take off walking! It is so different knowing that Montana was walking full speed ahead by now, but I know that she is another person!

My school work (to be a teacher) has been occupying my time in the past few weeks, that is where I have been hiding!! The class is over Jan. 2~ only a month to go. And I thought 3 1/2 years ago when I graduated with a Finance degree that I was done! Guess not!! Work has been extremely busy~ just that time of year in a retail store!! I am having a "Scentsy" booth at the Christmas thing in Quanah on Saturday. If you need a gift go to to see all the warmers available!

We are having a Christmas party at our house on the 13th, so I am trying to get the house ready for that! I will leave you with some pictures from Thanksgiving, our church "girls night" party, and some of our Christmas decorations! Blogger mixed them all up, SORRY!!!

New Years 2008
Autumn- 4 months / Montana- 22 months
Gosh, they have GROWN up!!!

About 2-3 months ago (before I cut Montana's hair)
She looks so much older now!!

Our Christmas tree
Still needs a Perfect Silver Bow tied for the top

"Girls Night"
We celebrated Heather's 40th Birthday!

My AWESOME new table!!
It is counter height and I got 2 extra chairs for the bar, so I really have 8 chairs!
(See Montana in the corner! LOL)

Miss Kenady at Thanksgiving!
She is 1 month younger than Autumn, and they love each other!!

Dylan, Kenady, Montana, & Autumn @ Thanksgiving
Montana tried to be Kenady's new Mom for the day! :)

Our stockings and Frosty the Snowman
(if you clap, he sings for you and the girls love it)

This is how I found them when I got home from girls night!!

This baby girl LOVES the recliner!!
And I just love the "Valley girl" hair!!

Girls Night Pictures

Me and Cheryl acting goofy
I am quite a bit taller than her, so for once I made her feel tall! :)

Me and Amy
* So glad to see you and talk!!*

Heather, Me, and Belinda

Have a Blessed Weekend!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Where has time gone?

Well, over 2 weeks since my last post but I am still alive!!! I have so many pictures to upload and post, but never enough time to set down and load them up.

In the past 2 weeks, we have attended a wedding shower, baby shower, halloween party, halloween carnival, and went trick or treating. And this weekend, we are set for another baby shower for a dear friend of mine. The girls have enjoyed all these things, but sure are exhausted when we get home!

Levi has being "living" in the garage!! He is building hog traps for people, and usually has them sold before he has them built. He has had a few nights off, but now has 3 more sold so he will be busy again.

Scentsy and Mary Kay are taking more of my time now that the holiday season is approaching!! By the way, if you need a gift holler at me. My Scentsy website is and you can let me know if you want a Mary Kay book. My classes are going smooth right now, and work is great. I love when this time of year approaches!!

I promise to upload pictures as soon as my children allow me the time to!! Maybe later tonight, tomorrow, next week, next month?? :) I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Amy requested for us to post our fall decorations!! Well, over a week later- here they are!

Our outside decorations
Front Door

I don't get to leave the jack-o-lantern there all the time b/c of Autumn's sticky little fingers!
But I put it in it's place for this pic! :)

Our Hutch (something I have that was my Nanaw's)

My pretty little candle "thing" on the table

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn's 1st Birthday Party!!

Well, I am late posting on Autumn's party but that is nothing new!! LOL Autumn turned 1 Oct. 9th and we had her party this past Saturday. It was great, just missed a few of our family and friends who couldn't be there. Autumn soaked it all in and loved to get to dig in the cake!! I thought she would have a sugar rush and be wired all night, but when everyone left she was out!!! I only managed to get a few pictures during the party mainly of her eating the cake, dang what a bad Mom I am!! Montana LOVED singing Happy Birthday to her and actually did fairly well with the party being all about Sissy.

These past few days I have been drained!! I guess from the party, but also everything else. I have been trying to juggle work, kids and home, school, Scentsy, and Mary Kay almost everyday! That explains why I have been up till midnight or later laying clothes out for the next day and packing bags- especially since Montana has decided to just pee in her pants! (frustrated sigh!) She goes some, but if she is playing and you ask her she throws a fit and then 5 minutes later pees all over herself. Yesterday, she had 4 accidents at daycare!! (Poor Marci and her employees) We are ALL hoping she will snap out of this soon. She has kind of gotten out of her rebellious stage. She still acts up some, but doesn't just push you until you can't take it anymore.

I leave you with the few pictures I managed to snap at the party!

Cake was made by Melissa @ High Maintenance and it was yummy!!

Autumn's little cake that she destroyed!

Getting ready to dig in!

Having Fun


My FAV- her destroyed cake!!

Marci and Autumn reading a book!

Montana eating cake and ice cream!
She looks mad, but she wasn't- just had her mouth full!!
I am making a "Scentsy" order within the next 2 days!! If you need anything, please holler @ me- Thanks!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"You Darn Right I did!"

Montana's new favorite saying- "You Darn Right I did!" Levi told her to say that a couple of nights ago, and she thinks it is so funny. Hearing it in person is hilarious because of her facial expressions- it is just so cute!!!!! :) And she is starting to get to where she can carry on a conversation with you instead of just sentences, and that's scary! :) I can't believe that she is old enough to be doing that!!

We have been up to the same ole things- work, home, sleep!! LOL That sums it up good enough! Until next time, Happy Hump Day!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Top 5 "Woods' Family" Movies

Not in a particular order, and please note that we have a 2 1/2 yr old and and 1 yr old so hello DISNEY movies!!

1. Sweet Home Alabama (Levi loves this)

2. Open Season

3. The Little Mermaid II (referred to as "The Mermaid's Daughter" by Montana)

4. Remember the Titans

5. Any Barbie movies especially "The Island Princess"

I had to stop at 5 because I can't think of anymore, we just don't watch that much TV!! :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just a Random Update!!

We have been quite busy this week with just odds and ends!!! Ashley and I started walking last week at 5:30 am and are up to 2.2 miles. Although, every other week her husband's work schedule changes and this week we had to walk at night. We have only been able to walk one night- bummer!! She has 3 kids- 1 in school, and I have 2. It is so hard trying to get everything done in one night!! I am ready for 5:30 Monday- it seems to make me feel better throughout the day.

Autumn turns "1" in exactly 1 week, it makes me tear up just thinking about it!! Montana is excited for the party so she can have birthday cake!! :)

My classes are going good, just having to learn to juggle it in between everything else I have to get done. And actually, I'm posting because I just turned in an assisgnment that was due by 11:59pm and Yeah I beat the deadline!! HAHA

Last weekend we got laminate hardwood flooring and paint for the girls bathroom. I wanted to have it done for Autumn's party on the 11th, but with 2 kids I think we are going to wait to even start it until after the party to where we aren't rushed at the end.

Here are some random pictures- some are from 3 weeks ago!!

My sweet girls playing in the kitchen while I'm cooking!

Saying Cheese!! And look how LONG Montana's hair was!!

Me and Joycelyn (Levi's sister) at the Fall Fest in Quanah
*Note* This was taken at 5 pm; we had been there since 7 am! (We were tired!)

Joycelyn's cross display

Kyle's (Levi's cousin) lamp display

And yes I know I got NOT ONE picture of my "Scentsy" display!! Maybe next time!! :)

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

"Official Mouse Catcher!!"

Well, I bet the title of this post got your attention!! LOL This is such a FUNNY story, but I will try to make it short. Last week we saw a mouse crawl up between the tin and the concrete on our back porch and steal some of Katy's (our wienie dog) dog food. I can't stand little mice, they just creep me out. Well when Montana saw it she was scared because it would just stare at us! The next day Levi put bait out underneath the house, and we thought that was the end of our problem. NOT!!

A couple days later I was reading a book in my recliner and I could see something out of the corner of my eye. He went from the couch to underneath Autumn's walker and as I watched he took off for the hallway. I hollered at Levi to hurry and come in there and when I did the little mouse didn't know where to go, it was going just going back and forth. It finally dodged into the bathroom. Levi said, "Are you sure it was a mouse?" That was a no brainer for me!! :) Levi sat about 5 traps throughout the house that night. That night only one trap had been sprung in the office. A couple more days went by and NOTHING!!

Well, last night he appeared again and the laughter began!!!!! :) After we saw him he got up underneath the couch and Levi flipped the couch over and had a stick digging in there to get him. After 5 minutes passed, I went to finish giving Montana a bath. After about 15 minutes, Montana and I returned to the living room when Levi said the mouse was now behind the hutch. And listen to this- he put my flip-flops at one end of the hutch to block the hole and then had a trap on the other end to where he had to step on it. But, this mouse like JUMPED over it! He came out once and looked at us and then ran back. By this time Montana wants to stick her head back there and see the mouse again because he went bye-bye. She was standing in front of the hutch saying, "Bye-bye mouse." During this time, I got the broom for Levi and when he came out Levi had the broom in the air and smacked him DEAD right there!!!!

When Levi went to carry him outside all Montana could say was that mouse dead. Then she started imitating Levi and it was the funniest thing ever!!! She raised her arms in the air and acted she was going to smack the mouse and was saying, "Daddy did like this and bam killed that mouse." She was jumping up and down and laughing, and needless to say- Autumn SLEPT through all of our mouse adventure!

Just an innocent 2 year old and her mouse adventure!!! :)

Friday, September 26, 2008


As the fall season begins, everyone has been decorating and getting their scarecrows put in their yards. Well Montana has noticed and she is very interested in them. Daycare put 2 medium size scarecrows in their yard at the first of the week, and that was the first thing she noticed when we got out of the car. She has to touch the red one and the blue one every time we get to daycare and every time we leave.

Well, sometimes in the morning to wake her up you have to ask her a question that draws her attention to set up and talk to you. This morning I asked her, "Does Marci's yard have 2 scarecrows in her yard?" She popped up off the pillow with her eyes wide open and lit up!! She responded, "Yeah there 2 of them- one red, one blue. There 1,2,3,4, 6,7,8,9,10 red and blue!" And then she kinda just leaned against me and hugged me. She spit all that out in about 2 seconds!! It was the funniest thing to listen to her ramble and still be halfway asleep, but needless to say, she was good and awake after that!!


Thursday, September 25, 2008


Well, I just keep promising everyone that I will post a picture of Montana's haircut and here I am finally doing it. Last Wednesday both girls got their hair cut. This was Autumn's first haircut and we didn't cut a lot, just enough to keep it from looking shaggy. On the other hand, Montana's haircut was drastic and she LOVES it. She says, "It's so pretty Mommy."

I have been busy with my teacher certification classes, and actually I just finished an assignment tonight so I decided my blog was in desperate need of a NEW post!!

My Dad's birthday is today so HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! We are having supper, cake and ice cream tomorrow night with Levi's sister and parents because Mike's (Levi's Dad) birthday is Saturday. Guess I need to get off of here and start baking a cake!! LOL

I hope everyone's week has went well, and I will fill you in more on the Woods' happenings later!

Kacy and Autumn (she lookes excited!)

Montana being a BIG girl!

Showing off her new haircut!

She thinks she is all that!

My sweet baby girl smiling for me!