Sunday, September 11, 2011

I remember what I was doing that day

There are certain times in your life that you just don't forget.  Wedding, baby's birth, baptism, May 3 1999 tornado, April 19 1995 and September 11 2001.  

I know exactly what I was doing that morning.  I was getting ready to get my retainer adjusted at the dentist at 9am.  I got up early to eat a good breakfast because I knew that I wouldn't be able to take out the retainer for hours afterward.  My first son was only 14 months old at the time and he was still in bed.  We had plane tickets to go to Wisconsin in about a week.  The phone rang and it was my mother in law telling me to turn on the TV, the world trade center had been struck by airplanes.  I won't forget the feeling I had that day and the sadness for all the people who lost their lives that day.  All flights were canceled, the lines to get gasonline was a mile long, people began lining up to give blood.  It was just crazy.  Our flights to Wisconsin got canceled and we had to drive instead.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Super Busy Lately

I am still here, just busy.
  • I have been making cute stuffed cuddly things lately! (Picture coming soon.)
  • I am learning Adobe light-room. I have to say it is pretty fantastic so far. :) It makes editing pictures so much easier.
  • We have been doing a lot of family things lately too. Watermelon Festival, Grady County Fair, and Dollar movies.
  • Tomorrow we are going to an amusement park.
Yea I am so excited about that!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fun pictures

Aren't they just the cutest!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School is starting soon and I am going to start playing catch up since last spring.

Friday, May 6, 2011

His name is.............

Ezra Joel
Ezra means Helper
Joel means The Lord is God

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New addition

My sister in law had her baby yesterday. No name yet, but he is a cutie! He was 9lbs 3oz, 20" long and very alert. His big sisters are so glad he is here and they finally get to hold him. I was privileged enough to get to photograph the labor and birth. It was so very cool and Kristen did a terrific job! Congratulations!

Zac got sick while we were there and Aaron had to run over to CVS and buy some motrin.  We went back on tonight so that our whole family could see the baby and hold him.  Everyone is better now!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I have made a lot of crafts lately. Nothing like a baby shower to motivate though! I don't think that my machine has been used this much in a while! First, I made a blanket for my soon to be nephew. Then I thought of ways to use onesies. Next was another thing that hasn't quite turned out right (I need another month on that one). Last was the cute owl pillow. I can't wait to see this little guy wear these crazy things!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My own Pillow Friend

I am made this! (It's a gift, so sshhhhhhhh.) I just have to stuff it and stitch up the edges. I am super excited, cause I think I did my best sewing on this. And it wasn't even HARD to do. I had lots of fun creating it and now I can think of ways to make my own designs. I plan on making some more for gifts and my boys really want one now too! Pictures to come.....

Update:It is incredibly hard to stitch up the edges. I had to ask for help, because I tried 4 times and it just wasn't right! But it sure is CUTE and I had the best time making him! Next time I make him for a baby I will use satin, so he can be a lovey! (and change his feet)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Updated list for March

Ok, I have done some of the things on my list for March.
  • Took pictures of my boys (didn't print anything yet, I am sure I will have to take more good ones first)
  • Read several good books (didn't finish Harry Potter. Not sure if I will, but that's ok)
  • Took pictures march 5th and the dinner was so good!
  • Tried to go to the science musuem, but it was too crowded
  • Made several gifts (I am pretty excited about them:)
  • I haven't run my heater in about 2 wks, YEA!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

saving money

I have been trying hard to save money on grocery's this month. I bought 2 Sunday papers for coupons, subscribe to coupon blogs and look up recipes. We are still planning our vegetable garden, but since it's not planting time, there is not much to be done with that yet.

I got an email about a deal from Moolala. I have never bought anything before, but this seemed to be what I've been looking for. I will let you know if it works out. It is supposed to save money when you grocery shop, because you only buy what you need to make meals for the week. We will see.

I need to save money anyway possible nowadays. My husband did not get a promotion that he was promised due to budget cuts :( He hasn't had a raise in over 5 years and everyone knows that the economy is not what it was 5, even 10 years ago. When I got our taxes back from the CPA, I was shocked to see how little income we had. It is pretty terrifying! I have been praying about it lately. I wasn't surprised that the promotion was cancel, but others got their promotion because it was looked at before the state budget went into effect, really sucks! We have never had to worry about this in our marraige until now! I am sure God will send something along in place of that though.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

We had a good time at the going away party. Everything went great and the pictures turned out great too. My friend gave me a $50 best buy card as a thank you, now I just have to think of what to get. (Maybe a TV for my bedroom.) It should be something that is not a business expense.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Start to the weekend

Friday Parker woke up with a sore throat and a low fever, so I had him stay home. Thankfully Aaron was working from home, so I could take the dog to get his stitches out. No more cone, Yea!

When I came home Parker was feeling worse, so I peeked in his mouth. It was NASTY! I made him an appointment for the afternoon. Dr. said he has STREP THROAT! I am praying that no one else gets it and that Parker is feeling better soon. What a way to start the weekened right?

Oh yea, and the dog has been jumping the fence and wandering the streets again. I should enter him in a contest for the highest jump!

I have a lot to do today with housework. Then I have to get ready to take pictures at a national guard unit's party. Charlie Med here we come!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I have found a coupon blog for stores in my area! This makes me very happy! It's So far I am really impressed. This person searches all the coupon sites for local stores and puts it all together on one Blog for everyone to see.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Month list for March

I thought I should have some goals for March. Sorta like a Big List, if you know what I mean? Well, this list should just be fun/want too stuff just for me. Maybe family stuff that I think is fun.
  • Plant a vegetable garden
  • take portraits of my children and print them
  • take portraits for other people-Kristen, I am ready are you?
  • read a book a week-right now I am starting Harry Potter #4
  • go to the movies
  • have a date with my hubby (march 5th we are going to take pictures for a friend's army unit that is leaving for duty. They are having a party/dinner)
  • fun day trip during spring break for the family
  • make some handmade gifts
  • open my windows and turn off the heater

Monday, February 28, 2011

List #2

Ok, this is my list for this week

  • grocery shop (already done, saved 26% Yea me)
  • change sheets
  • clean floors
  • go to bank (already done)
  • clean bedrooms
  • read some more
  • call about pricing on gutters for the house
  • get garden ready for planting veggies

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I am going to make a list of things to do this weekend. I saw this idea on a blog I read and it sounded like something I could do.
  • clean kitchen
  • finish laundry
  • sweep
  • eat lunch
  • print some 8x10's
  • read a book
  • make dinner
  • watch a movie
  • help a friend declutter
  • play outside in the garden
  • church
  • get ready for the next week

Sounds pretty boring, right??? Yea I am sure it is, ha! I am going to start as soon as I am done on the computer!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

  • has been married 13 yrs
  • wants to read more good books (suggestions welcome)
  • has a college degree in art and photography
  • has 3 children
  • wants to strenghten her relationships
  • wants to improve her additude
  • needs to stop drinking so much pop
  • needs to make money doing something from home (what I don't know?)
  • wants to take her family to yellowstone national park
  • wants her children to experience an adventure
  • enjoys vintage furniture
  • wants to have a cozy home
  • likes to bake, not clean up
  • loves getting a new hairstyle
  • loves photography
  • probably will think of lots of better things to add later, ha