Saturday, December 17, 2016

Memories from a photo ten years ago.....

I came across this picture today when I was going through things.
(I'm starting to go through things getting ready for my sons high school graduation in May)
This picture feels like it was just yesterday. It was when my husband was in Iraq for 15 months and the kids and I where tackling life back home.
This night we were invited over to one of my friends house for dinner. We laughed ALOT!
We played a lot. One of the things Brady loved when his dad was gone is when I dropped everything and said "hey buddy, you want to go catch a football" His eyes would get big and he'd say with an excited voice "let me go get my football, mom" We'd spend hours in the yard making touchdown passes (of course cause I have a pretty good arm :) ) Brooke would join in too trying to catch and stop her brother. We'd even do the famous touchdown dance.
It's so funny how a picture takes you back to those days and what was going on in life. This was a fun time even though we were going through some stressful situations.

Thursday, October 27, 2016


We are in the playoffs tomorrow for football and then we'll be headed straight into basketball season.
Brady's senior year is almost half over already.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

~a few from my daughters wedding

Giving her away...

first dance as Mr & Mrs Ralston

The dance floor.

Father/ daughter dance


Brooke and her little brother.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

~first round of senior pictures

Some of my favorites.....
We still have a lady taking some during football and basketball season
so those to come later..
but these I love..


~his senior year starts this week

and football practice (full pads)is here.......

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Baseball mom~

Baseball season is in full swing....

We be spitting seeds at the ball field.

 I love watching my boy play sports. Especially this sport. Mainly because it's his favorite.

Brady getting ready to bat.

A few of the players.

Brady pitching.
And man did he pitch a good game.
130 total pitches.
(Time to ice the arm)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sutherland's Prom 2016

Brooke had to have one with her little brother! 

Brooke attended Sutherland's prom last night and it rained, and rained , and rained.....and is still raining... But went well overall. 

Her boyfriend is a senior this year and will be off to Marine life soon while Brooke will be starting her second year in college. A few pictures from the night! No  outdoor ones :( 
                   Brooke & Brady

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Spaghetti.....WHY NOT?

Lizzy  (Brady's girlfriend) traveled with us over basketball season a lot.
After one of his out of town games we stopped in a nice little restaurant for a huge plate of  Spaghetti. Which was good to fill our bellies as it was a long trip home in a blizzard that night.

Is it already almost March?

I ran across this photo from this past Christmas and realized it's already almost March.
Crazy that it goes so fast. Brady just finished up Basketball season and Brooke is still working hard and doing the college thing.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

~it started in preschool

Bryce & Brady
These two have been friends since preschool!!!  Sadly about 4 years ago we moved and they do not hang out as much they only reunite during sports. Bryce's mom tagged me in this picture on Facebook and I love it. The two had to tip off against each other during last weeks game in Ogallala. Brady now wears the blue uniform. I'd say they both can jump now too. It was good getting to talk to Bryce after the game and good for Brady to see all his friends again.