Wednesday, April 23, 2008


(Melinda, Bentley, Aunt Peg, Addelyn, Ella, & Me)
Before Melinda went back to Milwaukee, we were able to "sort of" able to get a picture of the 3 cousins. I wouldn't say they were at their best, but still fun that we got them together! It was a blast having my sister here in town (under the circumstances). I would give anything to have her closer but I know that her living so far away has only made us closer. I'm lucky to have her and I only hope that our kids will grow up as close as we did with all of our cousins!!!


At my Grandpa Heaton's funeral my cousins had one of their horses from the ranch follow his casket to the graveside. It was so neat!!! Ella kept wanting to go for a ride. After the services, she finally got her chance to get on and feel like a "REAL" cowgirl!!! I guess you could say...

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I got this idea from my friend Melody...way too fun to pass up!!!
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Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don't. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you're still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.

Sunday, April 13, 2008


Gilbert Verdon Heaton
November 1st, 1927-April 13th, 2008

This morning my Grandpa Heaton passed away. Today I have felt such gratitude for the person that he was. As all the family was reflecting today my thoughts turned to his cute little smile and funny sense of humor. He was a true cowboy from his boots to his hat!!! I can't help but think of what a great example he left for all of his posterity to follow. As one of his granddaughters I saw firsthand the love he gave to all of us.
One of my favorite memories was when I was out at the ranch visiting him. It was just the 2 of us there and I was pretty bored. He said he'd be right back and I just sat in front of the lodge moping. Here he comes riding up on a white horse to take me for a ride.
Although a simple man, the treasures he had came from his heart...LOVE!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


So I had been dreading today since January. I went back to work (even though it is part-time). I woke up feeling as anxious as ever and very emotional. I get to work to find a huge banner hanging in front of my classroom door. It put a huge smile on my face feeling very thankful for such a great partner teacher (she was the master mind in all of this) as well as class. It was going to be a good day I thought. I become very anxious again trying to remember what it's like teaching and how the routine of the day is supposed to go. The bell heart started to flutter (worse than the first day of school jitters). I walk outside to pick up my class...and there they are!!! Every single one of them standing in a single file line holding a flower. At the end of the line was another student holding a bouquet. Yes, I can do this!!! I had the biggest crocodile tears swelling my eyes. The first day back was great. I couldn't have pictured it being any better!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


I am hosting a jewelry party
6:30 P.M
It's going to be great fun.
Come have a girl's night with lots of jewelry to wear, food to eat, and friends to laugh with!!!

Let me know if you're planning on coming and/or need directions!!!
If you can't make it and want to take a look at the fabulous jewelry before the party, you are also welcome to that as well!!!