Saturday, April 25, 2009

This is what happens...

...when you leave out a new roll of paper towels instead of putting them on the holder....and your almost 3 year old sneaks off downstairs by himself....and he decides that he needs that little cardboard tube in the middle for a pirate sword! And luckily, when your mom is a scrapbooker, you get your picture taken instead of getting in trouble. Happy Saturday! :-)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter fun 2009

Though it's been a long time, I thought I'd actually update. I was just playing with some photos last night in Photoshop and I guess that's what prompted me. Here are a few from Easter morning. Thought you'd like to see, Mom...Easter is one of the few special occassions each year when I let the kids have candy in the morning and you can see they take full advantage of it. This day was followed up with a 24 hour candy restriction because, well, let's just say they needed a detox! ;-)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just a quick one...

Of my baby boy....He's grown so much!

This was taken at the Applebarn in Gatlinburg recently. Looooooove that place!
Must get more apple butter!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Nine years ago today...

I married my best friend!

...and he is out of town today so we can't even celebrate!

Happy Anniversary, baby!

I miss you!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I just found my theme song!

Just wanted to share this because I thought it was funny....


First I was afraid
I was petrified.
Kept thinking I could never teach
'Cause I'm not certified.
But we spent so many nights
Reteaching homework that was wrong.
I grew strong,
so now I teach my kids at home!
We study math and outer space.
I just kept on despite the fear
with a big smile across my face.
I bought a set of Base Ten blocks.
I bought books with answer keys.
My parents think we're nuts,
but they don't even bother me
Come on, let's go walk out the door.
We're on the road now,
'cause we're not home much anymore
My friends would laugh and say we'd be unsocialized.
I heard one mumble that I'd give up by July.
Oh no, not I!
I will survive!
As long as I know how to read
I know we'll be alright.
I've got all my life to learn.
I've got energy to burn.
and I'll survive.
I will survive.
It took all the strength I had not to fall apart.
Decided to attend a play date at the local park,
and I met oh so many moms who offered eagerly to help.
They used to cry
.Now they hold their heads up high,
and so do we!
My kids are cool!
They're not those chained up little people stuck inside at school.
So if you feel like dropping by and just expect us to be free
you'd better call ahead first 'cause we're probably busy!

***Sung to the music "I Will Survive"
Original song:
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris
First performed by Gloria Gaynor, October 1978
Homeschool lyrics written by Natalie Criss***

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New addiction....sewing!

Three pillow cases, one blanket and these little guys...

I got the directions for these here .
Braden specified that his needed to have a split tongue (Hence, his new obsession with reptiles), and I let Bryson help me stuff them. Here he is with his "Fonser":

Apparently he has his monster face on!

I've been doing a sewing project every afternoon it seems. I'm just learning how, though I grew up seeing my mom sew, but I just wasn't "into it".....until NOW!

Here's to you, Mom. It only took me 34 years to pick up on it. Now, if you can help me make that purse I have the material for, you'll be off the hook making them for me all the time! ;-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yesterday in my back yard...

Just playing with Photoshop a little this morning (which I never have a chance to do, but it's after 9 and the boys are still sleeping!!) Just made a collage of happenings yesterday in my back yard. Enjoying the outside every day and NOT looking forward to it getting hotter.

Of course, I'm gonna do a scrapbook page with this collage.
You could have guessed, right?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

No, I'm not MIA...

Just having a little summer fun with my boys before I start back "schooling" again!
And here are a few of my recent pages:

I did a couple more yesterday, but don't have pictures yet.
Unfortunately, my camera battery died yesterday while I was trying to take pictures of the kids in the pool! Great timing!
We've been having a great summer so far!
Here are some of the things we've been enjoying:
-Going to Destin in May
-Having friends over
-Going to the movies to see "Kung Fu Panda" (It was hillarious!)
-The kids playing in the kiddie pool
-Roasting marshmallows and making s'mores
-I've been enjoying lots of reading in my 'free' time
-Getting spoiled to Thomas working from home now!
-Going to "Go Jump!" (A place filled with those inflatable bouncer thingys....I even got in on it!)
- Lots of just being outside
Just loving us all being together all the time!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Bunches of stuff...

I know it's been a looong time since I posted anything. I actually have been crafting off and on! Between 2 boys, homeschool and stays busy. Trying to squeeze in a bit of time for me! Here's what I've got:

Guess that's all for now. I spent most of the day trying to get these uploaded between each crisis! And here's to hoping I get some scrapping done tomorrow on NSD! Probably not since Thomas is out of town, but a girl can dream, right?

ETA: The Record of Family Code Enforcement paper is from Creative Imaginations. ;-)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A HUGE day in my little boy's life...

On Friday April 4th, Braden decided to get baptized!!

It's not like something we'd really been talking about recently either. He had asked me questions about it several times before, and the last time we talked about it (a couple of months ago), I told him not to worry about it right now that he'd know when it was the right time. I know how his mind works, and I bet he'd been thinking about it ever since. So when he told me he was ready to do it, my first instinct was that he is too young, but then after talking to him, he really seemed to "get it" and understand why he wanted/needed to do it. It still amazes me that he could comprehend and decide something this important at such a young age...something that takes some people half of their life to decide! (His dad and I were both 25!) And yet another reason why I am super proud of this boy!

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