Oh my.....I have to brag on my sweet dad and dear brother! All of my life my dad has loved archery. I think, when it was possible, he always made an effort to be a member of the local archery club here in Duncan. Well.....my awesome brother is now following in dad's footsteps. And what a duo they are!
My dad, Cliff and brother Steve King.
Two very good looking men in the King family!
Dad and brother got to spend an afternoon at the local archery club. With mother nature at her best, this Oklahoma Spring day proved to be the perfect setting for this father-son outing.
All is well.....no lost arrows!
I love you guys!
Life is good and I'm soooooo blessed!
Here I am.....wondering where this year has gone? I'm really happy the hot summer days are behind us! The 100+ temperatures and scorching winds made for a not so fun summer environment. Not that I'm attempting to rush the hands of time.....I think we all will agree this cooler fall weather is much more pleasing to the soul.
Sister & I just got home from a two day real estate tech conference in OKC! WOW......wow....the technology we were introduced to was unbelievable! Google apps to help every part of every day living and work! Exciting!
I have to share these beautiful pictures I took of my african violet that lives happily by a sunny window in the front room. It is truly a happy plant!
I'm going to get back to keeping my sweet little blog updated with fun family and friend updates. Please don't give up on me! There will for sure be more to come!
We had a day of celebration!
Mother's day and Abby's lil family birthday gathering!
First I'd like to say "Happy Mother's Day" to mom and all you mommies out there! I'm so blessed to have such a young looking, young acting, beautiful, healthy mother! I sure hope she shared those good genes with me!
Abby's all smiles and laughter! Isn't she just too cute!
We had a lovely Sunday. The weather was simply perfect, although we stayed in the house most of the time. I don't know if I mentioned.....we have a new puppy that lives on the patio for now! You have to be on guard when sitting on the patio enjoying the scenery....cause if not you'll get chewed on as if you were one of his favorite chew toys! We are training him not to do this and some other annoying things that puppies tend to do! Good thing Mark is so patient with the training. Now me, I get too frustrated and say, "Oh the heck with it" and run into the house! Can't really make much headway with training when all the puppy can see is you running back to safety! And not to mention the screams of getting nicked by a sharp puppy tooth!
Scout, the new Spradling guard dog in training.
(He's 1/2 Great Pyrenees and 1/2 Akbash)
Back to the party..........
Proud mommie and daddy!
The giant birthday cupcake!
I made Abby a giant cupcake with cool whip icing and fun sprinkles. I think it was a success! Abby really had fun digging in with her hands. At first she was not sure what to do.....but hey, when you've got sweet cool whip on your fingers.....it does end up being "finger licking good"!
OK.....we all, hmmm, maybe just Abby and I ended up wearing cool whip for a bit!
Off to the bath we go!
You can't see the hidden sprinkles....but this sweet child has sprinkles under her chin, behind her knees and on her toes! For sure....she takes after her grammy!
I think for her very first attempt at "digging in" the little toot did great!
TIME FLIES.....when you're having fun! Life is good! We are so blessed!
I'm back and excited to get busy on this fun little blog of my world. I attended a real estate class this week that sparked my desire to get busy and get caught up! After the holidays I felt so overwhelmed, I could not motivate myself to sit down at the computer and tell my story....my way! To reflect, share and hopefully make you smile, maybe even laugh here and there!
Wheeee here we go with my speedy update on the past few months.
First let's start with Abby!
Abby is beautiful! She spent a weekend with us in April. What a good time it was! She is such a happy little thing. Sure makes for an enjoyable time for all!
Devin, Ashley, Abby and Candy will be here next weekend for Mother's Day! Abby's birthday is May 11th. I'm planning on a little party here for our family and friends. Her big "FIRST" birthday party is the following weekend in Edmond!
OH, I forgot to tell you how nice our family gathering was during the Christmas holidays. Dad and Martha dropped by to visit but did not get to stay for the meal. The food was yummy but just being together during that very special time of year was the yummiest thing of all!
I'm sorry that I've not posted anything for soooo long! Seems life gets crazy and the things we enjoy get put on the back burner of the "things to do" list!
I'm pledging to do better! This is where I'll start my update. Baby Abby has already gone on her first trip to the cool state of Colorado! I know she enjoyed it....you can tell from her fun pics.......
pool time for sure!
wow....that Colorado sun sure is bright!
oh my.....nap time!
Abby ending her day with movie night! Look at that concentration......it must be a fun chick flick!
It is amazing how she grows and changes daily. Her mommy and daddy are adjusting to the crazy life of parenthood!
Candy will be heading home soon! We'll be so glad to get her back in America!
Back home! Back in the real world.......
She'll be heading to New Zealand for two weeks in September. Then in November she will finally head home!!!!! Please keep her in your prayers for safe travels and for only nice people to be in her path.
As for me.....I'm so grateful for the wonderful family and friends I've been blessed with! God is Great!