Sunday, January 01, 2012


A new year means new changes and a new blog for us. We are moving...

The following is a copy of my first post. Hope to see you there!
Just the three of us. That is how we will begin 2012. A new year means new beginnings.

I began a new blog because the old one represents the past. It was a good past, and it will be there to reflect on. My blog has always been an outlet for me during the trials and celebrations in the past 5 years. This new blog will be no different. There have been a few changes in our life and will continue to be some as the years go on.
In the past year, I have gone from being married to divorced. I am raising two girls on my own. The girls and I have moved in with my parents. My life has been turned completely upside down. And, I have had to come to terms that there are some things I will never understand. God doesn't promise us understanding, just LOVE and HOPE. My life is a blessing. And, although there are times (or years) that there seem to be disappointments, I know the blessings out-weigh those by millions.
So, this year is about getting MY life back. Focusing on my mental and physical health. Putting God first. Showing my girls what love really is. I am ready for a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate.
Bring it on, 2012!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

To finish up the year.....

There seems to be a pattern here...Oh well, here is the past few months in picture review.
And, the pictures are in reverse order...
We had our Guthrie Family Christmas on Monday. Everyone was present so we took the opportunity to take some photos. I don't have one of the entire family on here.
Here are the grandkids
Here are the kids and spouses
Here is Granny, Papa and the Great-Grandkids...yes, all girls (and one more on the way)
Ash and I
Terri and Ashley
Me and Augusta
The three amigos, I mean, Kristin, Terri and I
My sweet Papa and me
Big cousin Kayden pulling little cousins in the wagon

Ella and Gena (and Elizabeth)
Silly Brecken and Kinsey havin' a good ole time
Christmas Eve, the girls in matching pjs. We let them open them up that night.

Santa brought Brecken a Leapster Explorer
And Kayden a Nintendo DS

The girls and I took a quick trip to see Laurie & Matt, Terri and the Hicks family.
Uncle Tommy helping B with her new baby doll
The girls got a karaoke machine. Be jealous.
This year we had an elf come visit to keep a close eye on Brecken and Kayden to report back to Santa...we named him Rudy.
While in Searcy, we took a walk thru Harding's Campus. The lights were awesome. So was this sign. I love HU!
Terri's tree at her apt.
Before we left, Kayden had a Christmas program and party at school. Kayden, Brecken and E.J. getting ready.
My child was not a fan of the hat she had to wear for the program.
Another from TN christmas.
Terri came down for a week during Thanksgiving and she took some great pics of me and the girls. Here are a few of my favorites.

While she was here we also made snow flakes.

November was full of birthday fun and the beginning of basketball season. Kayden is a mascot and is loving every minute of it.

My baby girls also turned 6 in November and I agreed to have a sleepover party...enough said.
The crew (minus B)
Avie and Brecken (0ut of order) but at Generals Night.
Well, that's all folks. We are getting ready to kiss this year good bye and look forward to new and good things in 2012. There will be some changes going on with my blog, so if you are interested, check back next week. Hope your family is blessed in the new year. Love to all.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Three Month Catch Up!

So, I have been on a blog are just a few pics to try to catch up. It is my goal to be better through the holidays. We'll see!
Terri came home for Labor Day. We took a family picture (as always). We went bowling, had a family cookout, went swimming, and just had a great time being with each other. I Really Love My Family.

At the end of September, Audrey and I took our girls to be at Laurie and Matt's wedding. We have all known each other since birth and our families have always been very close. We were able to be there and help her for her big day. Lots of fun!

My sweet cousin Augusta had her softball senior night. Sigh, she is growing up too fast.

Aunt Terri came home in October too! She and I took Brecken out for Birthday doughnuts then had a photo shoot. It was fun to just spend time with TErri and Brecken. We also had a tiny party at chick fil a with my parents, grandparents and all the Dawkins girls.

OH, and we carved pumkins! Which one is your favorite? The SCARY TREE(not a marijuana leaf) or the owl?
Terri's best friend from school, Sarah, got married that weekend too. So, Mom kept the girls so we could go and enjoy just the two of us. It was a beautiful setting and Sarah was gorgeous!

Audrey, our Moms and I also gave Laurie a wedding shower in Oct.
And, Brecken is just crazy!

Kayden's birthday was a two day event. GCS began their basketball season and Kayden is a cheerleader mascot this year. I wish I had a picture to capture her excitement when I told her she could cheer. It was so sweet to hear her squeal. Brecken also got to wear a cheer top. She thinks she is big stuff.

Kayden decided to have a few(5) girls over to spend the night for her birthday. They were all very good but I was one tired mama. It was worth it. Kayden had a great birthday! And my baby is 6! Where is the time going??????

Well, that is what we have been up to for the past few months. Hopefully, it wont be January before I update again. Hopefully....
Happy Thanksgiving to All!