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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My One Liners

You know you've gained weight when your bikinis become thongs.

It's sad when I have to contemplate adding, "Take A Shower" to my to-do list.

When people say you should drink more to lose weight, I don't think they meant eggnog.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Smiles and Laughter

I don't remember what she was grinning about, but she was definitely up to something. Maybe she was just excited she beat her sister in some fantasy race she had concocted. Much to the surprise of her unwilling challenger.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

First Day of School

Disclaimer: I'm realizing how out of my league I am when I submit photos to Raw(e). All of these ladies are so talented and professional. I'm still using my Canon digital camera I got for Christmas a few years ago. I don't think my pics will ever be as amazing as the others, but I love sharing snippets of my family's life one frame at a time.

This picture isn't anything extraordinary in the photographic sense. But it's the best one I took that day. It was my youngest's very first day of school. Ever. When it was all over she was so wiped out she just sat in the corner of the classroom crying. I know she'll love it soon. I think it was overwhelming. I mean, who wouldn't be exhausted? Three hours of new friends, new crafts, new rules. We'll try again on Monday.

And dang I love dressing them up for school. Their first day outfits were killer. :) They even made it back without juice stains or paint splotches on them. I might actually get more than 2 wears out of them.

Monday, August 30, 2010


If I had to assign a color to my daughter it would be Yellow. I'm so glad you came up with this idea!

Friday, July 30, 2010

What did I just say?

Things I Never Thought I'd Say--Part 1.

1) Please take your feet out of your drink.
2) Please don't pee in the pool. The dog drinks out of there and it's not nice to pee where someone is drinking.
3) Yes the princesses at DisneyWorld are real. Yes. They walk. Yes. They walk around. For real.
4) You put things away so you know where to find them later. (I only post this one because I haven't learned it yet and I'm amazed I'm saying it to another human being.)
5) If it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey, if it doesn't have a tail it's not a monkey it's an ape! (Courtesy of Bob and Larry.)
6) J, get out of bed! Mommy doesn't want to have to tell you to get out of bed again. How will you ever learn to be potty trained at night if you don't get out of bed?

Thank you, MckMama, for letting me document these. I still can't believe some of the things I say!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mirror Image

If you look really close, you can see my husband in the reflection of my sunglasses taking our picture. But you don't have to look too close to see that I adore my grandma. I am a weak, but grateful, reflection of her.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Trip to Mema's House

On our way to Nashville last month, we stopped to see lots of family and friends. First stop, Mema and Papa! She didn't disappoint the grandkids. They all got a shot of whipped cream straight from the can. Jake was even nice enough to take it out of his mouth to show us. Left him with some interesting hillbilly teeth.

Monday, June 21, 2010


This is a picture of my dog, Shelby. She will be 17 years old in October. She has been my pup almost as long as I have been married. She has moved 10 times with us, she has been my solace after some very bad work days, she was my baby through all of our fertility trials. There is no one like her. And no, she can't shoot lasers out of her eyes. When she was young her eyes would photograph blue, now she has cataracts so they photograph yellow.
At this point, she is mostly relegated to the garage because she has a problem with sharing us with our children. I don't hold that against her.
She has become a stinky, furry, mole-y, grouchy old woman, and I love her dearly.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Although we live in a town that is REALLY big on tattoos, I'm not a fan of anything so permanent. (I can barely stand a Sharpie note on my hand for more than a couple of hours.) But I don't mind a few temporaries for my kiddos.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Eve's Thoughts on Dinner

We were eating T-bones tonight. Towards the end of the meal, Eve says, "That looks like a dog bone." I said, "Yes, that does look like a dog bone." She asks, "Is it a real dog?" I love a 4 year old's logic.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

This Week

Just a snapshot of what's going on in my backyard this week. I'm so excited to finally have some trees blooming. (We're a little late here in SoDak.)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Little Orange Truck

Three automotives, two cute little girls, and ONE princess bucket.
So the cars aren't the focal point, but really, I can't pass up an opportunity to post a pic of my daughters enjoying themselves in a huge puddle.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010