Monday, May 25, 2009

So ridiculous!

Yes this is how I find my dogs in the morning.....

Brandon & Roxi are on a 50 mile backpacking trip in the Pecos Wilderness, so me & the small fries decided to have a lazy weekend that included lots of needed sleep!! They are so rotten! :o)
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
~ Gilda Radner ~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Busy Bee's!

We have been busy bee's here in the Hawkins Casa! Here is a look at what we have been up to!


Tana (Brandon's sis) threw a surprise 30th birthday party for her hubby Jeremiah! He was super surprised and we all had a blast! Not even golf ball sized hail or psycho neighbors who wouldn't let the band play could ruin our fun!

The cake topper

Nana's firefighter was yummy!

These were falling from the sky!

The b-day boy with his wifey!


Camden Nathaniel came into the world on May 3rd! He was stubborn and would not turn in his momma's belly so he came via c-section! Mom, Dad, & munchcan are all healthy and doing great! Here were his stats:

Weight: 6 lbs, 7 oz

Length: 18 3/4 inches

Welcome to the world Camden! Your parents are so excited to have you here!


The March of Dimes walk was a huge success! We raised almost $1900 between Rach, Tana, & myself! We pretty much rock! Tons of people turned out for the walk although the weather was kind of icky! After the walk we all headed to Murray's to grab some grub! Thanks to all my friends & family for your support! We couldn't have done it without you!

Some rockin' team leaders!

Mom with her grand-dogs!

Maggie & me stretching before the walk :o)

Super stretcher!

The 3 Amigos!

Michelle, Em, & Bogey (he's down there somewhere!)

Nana & Bobby

My Muffin Man!

Fro-mama enjoying some goldfish!

The Hawkins Clan!


Bran's little bro Justin and his girlfriend Olivia came into town to spend the weekend with the fam! This was our first time to all meet Olivia and we all just loved her! I think she probably left thinking we were a little crazy! We all had dinner and sat around the piano while everyone played! Her and Justin are music majors at Tarleton State and I have to say they make beautiful music together! We even got to hear Nana, Bran, and Tana play a few tunes!

The happy couple!

Tana & Bran jammin'!

Go Nana Go!


Well he finally did it! After years of set backs, bumps in the road, putting me before himself Brandon graduated with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry! I am sooooo proud of him and his accomplishments! I threw a surprise dinner for him at Murrays and we had tons of people show up! They all know how hard he has worked to get to where is he today and are all so proud of him! After Murrays we all headed over to The Hemmingway for a few cigars and some yummy wine! Now, you would think he would stop and let it all soak in, but noooo.....he is already busy with grad school! Silly boy! Congrats! I love you!

Yeah Brando!

The parentals & G-rents!

Bran with his Dad & Brenda

Bran & new Daddy-o Wes!

New Mommy - Karis!

Em, Michelle, & Beeler

Rach, TJ, Jana Banana

Brad being gay!

Brandon's co-worker Amy and her boyfriend Bobby!

Brian & Brandy


Our fav waiter Matthew!

So proud of him!

This is what a $400 sleeping bag looks like - one of his graduation gifts!


It has been forever and a decade since we have been to Carlsbad Caverns , so we all decided to take a little family trip to go check them out! They are so much cooler than I remember! We all had a blast! This was Beeler's first time at the Caverns so it made the trip extra fun! After traveling through the caverns we had some extra time before the bat flight so we decided to head down to Sitting Bull Falls to check it out! It was beautiful! (Even in the rain!) I think I got a concussion from a tree branch (stupid tree) but we had fun being adventurous in the rain! We did not get the see the bats fly out of the cave that night...the bats decided it was too chilly and rainy! But me and my sister started a new club...The Bitty Bat Club! You pretty much have to be really cool to get in this club! We now have super powers..... :o)

Yeah! My people live here! :o)

Bitty Bat Club (BBC) Founders!

Entering the Cave

My cute hubby trying out his new hiking gear!

Me and Brando about to enter the underground world!

So cool!


Sitting Bull Falls in the rain :o)

The boys!
The chicks!

Family pic!

New Mexico makes you weird!

"We tend to forget that happieness doesnt come as a result of getting something we dont have, but rather recognizing and appreciating what we do have."

~ Frederick Keonig ~