Thursday, April 30, 2009


Ape tagged me, so here you go....

Here are the rules of the game!!

- Mention the person that tagged you.
- Complete the following lists of 8's.
-Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends.
- Go tell them you tagged them!

Eight Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1.) Summer
2.) Mother's Day
3.) Haidyn's 1st birthday on June 6th
4.) Aug. 29th or May of next yr.....
5.) Getting married..............:)
6.) Haidyn taking her 1st steps
7.) Fishing on Sunday
8.) Just watching my daughters grow

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:

1.) Stayed home
2.) Drank Coffee
3.) watched my soaps
4.) played with my little girls
5.) cleaned house
6.) took a shower
7.) gave the girls a bath
8.) emailed back and forth

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:

1.) tone up this body of mine!!
2.) For everything to fall into place for Aug. 29th
3.) Go get a massage.....Me too!!
4.) go spend a week at the lake house
6.) go back to school
7.) build my dream house
8.)buy a boat for the summer

Eight Shows I Watch:

1.) The View
2.) Desperate Housewives
3.) Grey's Anantomy
4.) Private Practice
5.) Brothers and Sisters
6.) Rock of Love
7.) Nip/Tuck
8.) Dancing with the stars

I tag

1. Tiffany
2. Shelley
3. Marci
4. Megan
5. Courtney
6. Ashlee

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In honor of NIAW....

I know how important this week is for my friend Tiffany and her husband Zach. They been TTC since 2006 and they so badly want their little bundle of joy. So, Tiff and Zach I made a video for ya'll and I hope that you like it :) I just want ya'll to know that it will happen and to never lose hope!

View this montage created at One True Media
Pifer's Journey Through Infertility

Love ya-

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fun weekend

We had a really good weekend. It started out on Sat. with the March of Dimes walk. We walked 3 miles and the girls had a great time. We met at Satrbucks before the walk, to get us some coffee bc it was kinda early! After, the walk Avery jumped in the bouncy house and she LOVED it. They got some popsicles and we went home. Thank you Tiffany for helping me out with the girls :) Here are a few pics...

My girls-ready for the walk to begin

Carson and Haidyn checking out the Chik-fil-a cow

Avery enjoying a nice popsicle after the walk.

Tiffany sharing her popsicle with sweet!!

Sunday, we all kinda slept in bc we woke up soo early on Sat. We just played most of the morning and the the Nascar race came on and James's dad came over to watch. Avery loves her Papa! While the race was on, us girls all napped and when we woke up the race was over. It was still kinda early in the day and we decided to go fishing. We bought Avery her 1st fishing pole the other day and she is obsessed with it. It is a Dora fishing pole and she thinks she has to carry it around everywhere. She even fell asleep with it the 1st night we bought it for her. We went out to Axtell to fish and it was absolutely a beautiful place!! The dock is all wired up with big lights, radio, had a fire pit. It was great. They were catching fish left and right-mostly catfish. Avery went over and fed the cows thru the fence and she was soo excited. When it got dark we built a fire and roasted some marshmallows, hung out for a little longer then headed home. I think we are going to go fishing again this weekend and I can't wait!!


Avery carrying her fishing pole to the dock.


Tators sitting on the dock.


She really liked it out there.


Mommy and Avery.


Mommy helping Avery roast her marshmallow


Av's doing some roasting


Avery feeding the duck



Mommy and Haidyn


Daddy showing Avery the fish


The cute little baby cows!


The big turtle we caught


I just thought the place was so pretty



Sunday, April 26, 2009

A true friend and a true inspiration.....

This week is National Infertility Week. I never really knew anything about the issue, that is until I met my dear and sweet friend Tiffany Pifer. I knew what infertility was and what it meant, but I never really knew the heartache and everything that these "infertile" women go through to try and conceive a child. Tiffany would probably give her left leg to just hear those words, "you're pregnant".

While getting to know Tiff, I would find myself researching online or asking her tons of different questions about her infertility. I just want to know and understand a little more about "why" she has a hard time and others don't. Is this something that runs in the family? Could it really be because of birth control that she was once on? What will be the 1st step at the fertility clinic? Why hasn't an IUI worked?

The other night when we went to dinner and then up to Crickets, shortly after she had something weird happen. She felt dizzy, a pain in her lower abdomen and it didn't really last very long; however it bothered her enough to want to sit down for a while. We didn't know what it was and still really don't, but that following Monday, I was watching The Dr.s and a lady called in because she always has a bad pain in her abdomen, she gets really dizzy and kind of feels sick when she ovulates. This doesn't always happen to women, but some women can totally time ovulation by it. Well, I immediately called Tiff and told her what I had just seen and we looked it up on the computer and I read all the symptoms off and they all described what she experienced that night. Normally Tiff is really good with her cycles and knows exactly where she is, when she will ovulate and so forth, however this cycle she has had so much going on that she just hasn't had time to think about it, so we counted off the days on the calendar and it fell perfect for when women normally ovulate. We both just found it to be soo interesting and are hoping that was what it was and maybe a little Pifer Bean will the result of our discovery!! I HOPE, PRAY and WANT SOOOO badly for that to be the end result!!

I think that Tiffany and other women that are going through this thought journey called "infertility" are sooo AMAZING and very inspirational! Tiffany is soo strong and maybe, she wasn't always that way in the beginning, but how could you be. It just seems so unfair that a couple that would be the best and most loving parents can't have the baby they deserve, but a woman gets pregnant and ends up brutally hurting or killing their child later on?!?! HOW and WHY?? I think this is something that I will never understand.

Tiffany-you are truly AMAZING and so STRONG! You are such an inspiration to other women out there that are going down the same "TTC road". You NEVER give up on your dream of a "Pifer Bean"!! You will be able to write your, "I'm PREGNANT!!!!!!!" Blog one day and I CANNOT wait! I will probably sit there and read it 1,000 times just because I will be bawling from the title and the actual body of the post will be soo blurry from my tears! Haha...I watch you with my girls or with Audree and I know you are going to be a fantastic mom, who won't be bothered by the sleepless night, dirty diapers, vomit, fussiness and all the other fun stuff that motherhood brings! I have learned so much from you in the short amount of time I have known you and I have so much RESPECT for you and the other women that are in your shoes! I hope you don't get annoyed with all the questions or me asking you, "how you are doing or how you are feeling"? I know your 3 year mark was kinda rough and you were dreading it for a while, but you really handled it well and with an upbeat attitude and I applaud you for that because there are not alot of women out there that can continuously look at the positives and not the negatives. You know I am always here for you NO matter what and I love you to death girl!!



Well, I talked to Sabrina yesterday afternoon on the phone and she sounded pretty good despite everything that is going on. I could hear little Michael in the background talking and he just sounded soo sweet. She said, that he was doing pretty good, just kinda sore from being poked at with needles and having the bone marrow takin. He went into surgery this morning to have a Port a Cath put in, so that when he get his Chemo treatments, they will just put it into the Port a Cath and not have to sick him with I.V. needles every month. He also, was having a spinal tap done today and receiving his 1st Chemo treatment. They will have to stay in the hospital for about a week, to make sure that he takes to the Chemo ok and that he is able to keep his food down and not get too sick from it. He will have to get a Chemo treatment every month for 3 yrs.. They have a long tough road ahead of them and she would really appreciate all the prayers they can get. The dr.'s said, that the survival rate for beating this is about 85-90% and I think those are great odds and he will def. pull thru this. She just wrote me a text message to tell me that Michael is out of surgery and in ALOT of pain. I just wanted to keep ppl. updated on the latest....

Thank you,

Friday, April 24, 2009

My Heart Breaks...Need prayers for a dear friend!

One of my very best friends needs veryone to say a prayer for them. Sabrina and I have been best friends since the 3rd grade, she is now married and living in Las Vegas. Her and her husband have a little boy named Michael and he is 3 yrs. old. They just found out today that Michael has Luekemia and will have to start chemo treatment this coming week. It all started with Michael having a high fever for a couple of days that wouldn't break and they took him in to see the dr. and the dr. noticed his coloring wasn't right. He said that he looked really pale and they drew some blood and his blood count was down, they had to give him a blood transfusion last night and has been in the hospital since. They took some bone marrow today to test for the luekemia and she wrote me this evening and said it was positive. My heart just breaks soo bad for her! I could not even imagine finding something like that out about my girls. I wish I could be there for her to hold her hand and to lend my shoulder for her to cry on and just if she wanted to be mad for a second bc this is happening to a sweet innocent little boy, who has done nothing to deserve this-I would just let her scream if she wanted! PLEASE EVERYONE JUST PRAY THAT THEY CAN BEAT THIS AND SHE CAN STAY STRONG FOR HER LITTLE BOY!!

I will update everyone as soon as I hear anything new.

Sabrina, Michael and Gabe

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

****Feels alittle bit like SuMmEr****

Today, I had to work for a couple of hrs in the morning, then we came home and the girls napped. While they were napping, I put on my swimsuit and tanning oil, went outside and got their new little pool all blown up with the air pump and put together. I took it to the back and filled it with water and just sat in the chair and soaked in the sun!! I am sooo excited for this weather. If it could just stay like it was today and not get any hotter, it would be perfect! So, after sitting outside for an hour by myself, I decided to go wake the girls up and got them into their swimsuits and we went out to play. They had a blast and Avery just loved the slide part of the pool. Haidyn just really hung out and was a little shocked by the cool water, but quickly got over it. I am going to go today and get them some new suits and lots of toys for the backyard bc I have a feeling we will spend lots of our afternoons out there!


Her 1st time in the pool.

Sliding down the slide.

She was loving it!!

Photobucket can really see that Haidyn is getting hair!!!

Drying off.

Monday, April 20, 2009


All I have been hearing about lately is this twitter stuff. I finally got on the website to check it out today and created a profile. I still really don't get all the hype about it and have not done much with my account, but my Twitter name is AshleyNHaney if you want to follow or tweet!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kite Flying-Started out fun and ended in disaster!

Avery got a kite in one of her Easter baskets last weekend and today was the 1st day we were able to fly it. She has been soooooooo excited about playing with this kite. So, she woke up from her nap and we went out our back gate and flew it for the 1st time. I did it first to show how to hold it and to show her how high it would go. She thought this was the coolest thing she has ever seen. It is just so cute how kids get soo excited over the smallest things. After, the kite fell to the ground, she wanted to hold the end and she wanted to fly it. I got her started and got it in the air and she did soo good with it. She thought she was such a big girl for holding her own kite. She was able to do this a couple of times and then it went down hill from there!!! I got it started for her once again, handed the kite to her and she was loving it, I grabbed my camera to video her , the wind picked up and she let go of the handle! The kite flew away and was going faster than I could run and got caught in the trees and we lost it! She wanted it back soo bad, so we have to go and buy her another one tomorrow :( It flew forever in the sky, above the whole park with the string caught in the trees. Here are some pics...







Here are 2 videos. Sorry about them being sideways again!! I forget I can't turn my camera to shoot one. The 1st on is of her just flying it and the second one is where she lets go.

I LOVE dinner dates!!!!!!!

Friday night, we met the Pifer's at La Fiesta for a dinner/small bday celebration for Zach and we had too much fun!! We had a small wait when we got there, so we sat at the bar and Tiff and I ordered Texas Twister Margaritas (Sangria swirls) yummy and the guys ordered a beer. We then quickly got seated and I think we got the smallest booth in the whole restaurant!! hahahaha...I think Zach was sitting more in the isle than our actual booth. We had the craziest/weirdest waiter possible!! He would talk sooo fast and move his mouth really crazy and Tiff and I could understand a thing he said!! I mean; we would try and read his lips and that wasn't even possible. We ordered the table side guacamole and me and Tiff basically made it ourselves-SERIOUSLY!! It was delicious, but he asked us about what ingredients and how much and if it should be chunky or more runny?!?!?!!? It was nuts! Our dinner was delicious and we had a couple more drinks, Tiff and I went to the ladies room and we came back and the guys told us we were going to Crickets. That totally wasn't in the plans, but we were wanting another drink and to play some shuffle board and then call it a night. We got to Cricket's ordered drinks, the guys did some shots for Z's bday and then Tiff started feeling weird. Zach went outside with her and she went and sat in the car for a min., so Z came back to tell us what was going on. Well, I told Zach to finish his drink and I would go and keep Tiffany company and we had SOOO much fun!! We ended up sitting in the car for about an hour to an hour and a half. We were talking about anything and everything, we spotted "Texas" and "chicken legs" on her sunroof in raindrops...hahahaha, the moon was really close too!! hahahaha....the guys came out and were SMASHED!! They were too funny and needless to say us girls drove home. It was a great night and I just love hanging out with those two. I can't wait for next weekend. Here are a few pics........

Us at La Fiesta

Tiff and I with our waiter. We just HAD to take a pic with him and now you can see what we were talking about!!!

Tiff and I at Cricket's

Happy bday to Z shots

"OMG...look how close the moon is!!",-Tiff

That's our men!!!

It took about 5 pics to get them to take a serious one!

I LOVE this girl!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My LoVeS!!!

I had to work the other day and I took the girls with me for a couple of hours in the morning. I had my camera in the diaper bag and took a couple of pics of them. Avery colored me a couple of pretty pictures and watched her cartoons. Haidyn just crawled around and played with her toys. They were both very good up there. Later, that night Avery and James were playing around and she was making him give her a piggy back ride and I got some pics of them. I could just sit and watch them play all night! They are soo funny and cute together :)







Pee Pie!!!!

We taught Haidyn how to play peekaboo the other day and she does it soo well!! She likes to play it all the time now. We were at HEB yesterday and she would play it with the ppl walking down the aisles! haha...she had soo many ppl stop and quickly play the game with her. She cracks me up :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Must have been in "lala" land...

I had an official "BLONDE" moment the other night and just realized it!! I cooked dinner, we ate, gave the girls a bath and then I went to clean up the kitchen like any other normal night. I opened my tupperware cabinet so I could start putting away the leftovers. I by the way LOVE tupperware!!! As, you can see from my cabinet, it is empty bc I use it all the time! Anywho, I packaged up the little bit of leftovers we had, finished loading the dishwasher, wiped down counters and went about my business. Well, yesterday I worked, then we came home got ready to go to my mom's house for dinner, so I had no reason to use the kitchen yesterday. Well, this afternoon I wanted to make up some chicken salad and I always make it in a tupperware bowl, so I can store my leftovers and eat it the next day. Well, I go and open the kitchen cabinet and this is what I find.....


Wow..really?? hahaha...I guess my mind was just somewhere else!! I just had to blog about my silly moment. I laughed and maybe ya'll will get a little chuckle out of it!!

"Life is Beautiful"

Just like my new background reads, "Life is Beautiful", it totally is!!! Not, always soo perfect and what really is ever perfect, but it is still beautiful!! I believe that everyday you should be soo thankful and blessed for what you do have in your life. If you are having a rough patch, then just pray, know and have faith that it will all get better! Everything in life happens for a reason, I don't always get why it happens this way, but God has a plan. Here are a few of the beautiful things that I am soo very thankful for...

~My BEAUTIFUL and HEALTHY little girls!! I LOVE them with ALL of my heart and I couldn't even imagine my life without them!! They melt my heart and make my world go 'round. I could be having the most aweful day and as soon as I see them and their sweet little faces, everything just seems ok. I LOVE their smiles, laughs, the cute little fat rolls on their legs, how sweet it sounds when Avery tells us "I love you!", their soft skin, sweet fingers and toes, the little noise they make when they sleep, their sleepy little faces right after they wake up, the way I can just make them feel better by picking them up when they are crying. I could seriously just go on forever!! I just cherish every moment with them and they are the MOST beautiful thing about my life :)

~The most AMAZING man and father!! Our love and friendship for one another is soo beautiful! He is my very best friend in the whole world and he just LOVES me soo much! He treats me with soo much respect and our relationship just gets better with age! We are going on 8 yrs. and they have been the best 8 yrs. ever. He is sweet, no one can make me laugh the way he does, I love how silly we can be, I love our nights where we will just lay in bed and have the most off the wall conversations and just laugh, I love how it seems like we can read each others minds, I love how he know just what to say to cheer me up and make me feel better. To watch him with the girls is one of the sweetest things. He loves our little girls soo much and is a total softee when it comes to them. He would do anything for our little girls and he is such an amazing father and I am soo blessed to have him!

~Mine and James's families are soo great and I love them all soo dearly!! We love spending time with our families and we wouldn't trade them for the world. They are all soooo AMAZING to our girls and I am soo thankful for that. They all have big hearts and we would be lost without them.

~I have some of the BEST and most BEAUTIFULLY HEARTED friends in the world!! Some I have known for a while and some I have become really close to in the past 6 months or so. These are all ppl. that I know I could go to if ever I needed something. I am EXTREMELY blessed to have somehow grown closer to Tiff. I think she is one of the most amazing ppl. that I have EVER met and she is such an inspiration to soo many ppl. out there. James, Zach and I all went to high school together and we met each other one night at the mall and then became friends thru myspace. Well, we have since just became great friends and I know that if there is anyone that would do anything within her power for the ppl. that she loves, it is Tiff. She is going thru a difficult journey of concieving a child and I wish for NOTHING more than for her dreams to come true. They would be the most amazing parents and I just don't get how things work sometimes!! I pray for her and her husband everynight and I just know one day it will happen. Tiff is the kind of person, that if I told her 1 of my girls is feeling bad, she writes me everyday until they are better to check on them. She is a total sweetie and I am soo blessed to have a great friend like her!!

~It may not seem BEAUTIFUL to some ppl. to have a job, a roof over your head, food on the table, running water and electricity, but to me is sooo is!! The way the economy is going right now and all of the ppl out there, that have lost their homes and jobs, it just makes me thankful for us having those things. Ya..I lost my job due to the economy, but I work a little part time for James's family and James has a great full time job with Fed-Ex and I am soo grateful!! I had a really hard time when I was let go from my job and I couldn't imagine if James lost his too!! I have talked to several ppl. that have lost their jobs after being with the company for over 20 yrs.!! does that happen?!?! It is rough times and I am just soo glad for what we have!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Silly girl

Now, that Haidyn is just crawling everywhere, she is starting to reach up and pull herself up on the furniture. She really hasn't mastered that technique yet bc her little arms just aren't strong enough, so I will help her to stand up. Well, since I do that she thinks it is a game and sooo funny to just fall backwards bc she know I am there to catch her. She just laughs and wants to do it all over again. She will continue to do as long as you will let her. I just feel sorry for her the day that she does pull herself up all on her own and I am not there to catch her!!! I hope and pray that she gets over this before that happens. I recorded a video of her doing this yesterday bc it is too cute :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Another wonderful weekend w/ Easter as a bonus!

Just another wonderful Heard Family weekend!!! We always have fun on our weekends, but Easter fell in the same weekend and it made it that much better :)

Friday-James was of course at work, so the girls and I woke up and went and ran a couple of errands, then came home and they laid down for a nap. Later, that afternoon we met James's grandma at Hewitt Park and played for a couple of hours. The girls just had a blast and so did I! Their favorite thing was the swings and Avery loved throwing rocks into the creek. After James got off of work we made a trip to the mall to see the Easter bunny. I was raelly happy with the way their pic turned out :). Before leaving the mall, we bought the girls Easter dresses at gymboree (and they are sooo adorable) and then we picked up some Chik-fil-a and it was yummy!! Here are a few pics..

Our sweeties swinging



Passed out after an afternoon at the park and a nice bath!!

Saturday- James worked :( The girls and I got up, went and bought them some new bows, had lunch and bought some eggs for us to dye later that night. Dying eggs was quite the experience, let me tell you!! Haha...Avery was just sooo eager to do everything!! She had to dye a couple of eggs at 1 time,then wouldn't leave her egg to soak for a minute and then managed to knock over some of the dye cups. Haidyn sat in the highchair and watched all of the action. It was a fun experience and I can't wait till next year. Here are a couple of pics...


Ashley, James (J-Bird), Avery (snail), Haidyn (Tater)-The Heard eggs

Haidyn just hangin' out watching the egg dying action

Sunday (Easter)- We got up got ready for church and the girls got into their easter basket from the bunny. After church we came home and relaxed for about an hour, then headed over to my grandma's house. We had soo much fun over there and the girls got easter baskets from my mom and grandma. They got lots of candy, clothes, toys, stuff for the pool this summer, bath stuff and money! After, they got their baskets we did an egg hunt for Avery and Haidyn sat in the grass and played with her eggs. Avery was all about that hunt! She LOVED it :). We ate some yummy lunch after the egg hunt and then went and sat on the back porch and the ladies visited, while the men watched the Masters. We left my grandma's and headed out to Lorena to James's grandparents house. We ate dinner out there and watched the kiddos play outside. They did another eggs hunt and Avery helped her Papa with some yard work. She LOVES her Papa and they are soo cute together. We then came home and my dad and step-mom came over to bring the girls their easter stuff and played with them for a while. We are now just relaxing, the kids are asleep and just got done with the Rock of Love Bus finale and I am pissed with who won!!!! BOOTLEG! Haha.. Well, there was our fabulous weekend and I just loved every single second with my sweet family :) Here are our pics from today...

My other Diva!!

Av's playing with her eggs

Our beautiful girls

The Heards


Getting into their easter basket


Daddy helping Avery with her eggs

Egg hunting

A photo that I edited