Monday, February 8, 2010

Out of Their World

This is WAY TO FUNNY! I know to many Mom's that feel this way so many days.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Winter Wonderland

I went out yesterday with a goal. To try out my tripod, and to shot with my highest aperture. I learned to that snow and highest aperture can make some pretty messy pictures, but they weren't all bad.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Total Randomness......

What do I do when I'm stuck in the house with my three "Wonderful" children, it's snowing outside, and I have a new tripod? Take pictures of my fire, of course! It was a very long day.

I think they are pretty cool. I was trying to get close enough without getting my camera too hot. I live on the edge!

Now I'm going to go lay down by the fire and try to get warm!

On another note...I'm not sure why, but Blogger didn't reject these pictures so I guess I will retry my others soon.

Blogger trouble

I'm having trouble loading any pictures from this month onto Blogger. It say my images are corrupt or in the wrong format. I haven't changed the format, so I don't think that's the problem. If anybody knows how I can fix this problem, I would greatly appreciate any help. I would like to post our trip to Cameron, OK and Cameron's basketball game :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

H&M and Wal-Mart destroy and trash unsold goods - Fashion + Beauty on Shine....SHAME ON WALMART

H&M and Wal-Mart destroy and trash unsold goods - Fashion + Beauty on Shine

I posted this because this really bugs me. So many of our friends and family go without, and these corporation giants "could" help. So much could be donated, and instead they destroy. What is gained there???? It makes me really want to stay away from Walmart!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gotta love the white stuff.....if your a kid

They say we got 8 inches of snow here in town. The smallest amount I could find in my yard was 11 inches. It was almost 15 inches up by my house. WOW!

The last thing I wanted to do all weekend was go outside. It meant I would have to get dressed, and bear the cold. I remember being a kid and I couldn't wait to go outside after it snowed. I remember my parents did NOT share my enthusiam. It's funny everything that was so magical as a kid, sucks as an adult. Well....not everything.
I have to say though, I do love watching my kids have fun. They were bummed that the snow wouldn't pack enough to build a snowman. Cameron just decided to eat everything instead.
Noah just laid in it and was buried. Like sand.
This was a drift hanging over the edge of our house. It was really cool!And, you may be asking...."Where is Addy?" Didn't she enjoy the snow too? The answer to that would be "No." This was Addy all weekend.
Addy happily taking her breathing treatment.....

This is Addy NOT happy at all about taking her breathing treatment. I can't blame her. They are very inconvient. She keep telling me that she "needed snow." By the time she gets over this, the snow will probably be gone.

Well, its Monday! Addy has been awake since 3:30am. We are making a trip to the doc, and hoping for a long nap! Have a great week!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Big Fat Smokey White Christmas

Oh, there are many other adjectives I could have used in my title.

Let me explain.....

As many of you know we had a winter storm barrel down on us Christmas Eve. I'm thinking earlier that morning "Oh, I can't wait to start a fire!" (Looking back....I wished I had waited). I went and got everything ready, and started lighting it. It took a few minutes and I realized that smoke was coming back in our house. After a few more minutes, our room was getting smokey. I jiggled the flue to make sure it was open, which it was! By then I'm freaking out. Steve comes to see whats going on. He walks outside to see what could be the problem. He comes in and tells me that the 50-60mph winds are literally pushing the smoke right back into our house. It was a disaster! It took us 2 hours trying to get the fire out and air our our bedroom. Everything was all smokey. At one point we had a cloud of smoke in our room. I wanted to cry!
After we got that taken care of, my brother's family came over. Stacy and I really wanted to start some new family traditions this year. Addy wasn't feeling very good, but we didn't want that to stop everything. The kids made reindeer food! Totally fun.

You take a can of oatmeal, and many different kinds of sprinkles. We let the kids take turns dumping sprinkles in.Then you shake it up really good.Then your kids can sprinkle it on the snow before they go to bed for Santa's reindeer! We were in the middle of a blizzard when we put ours out. So my kids were urged to just dump and run!

Then we read our Christmas story. This year it was "A Charlie Brown Christmas".

And lastly, the kids made a birthday cake for Jesus! It was beautiful!

When it was all said and done everybody went home. Travel was impossible after that. Addy became very sick that night. She and I didn't sleep hardly at all. Stacy called me Christmas morning to tell me that half of her house had some stomach bug and had been throwing up all night. So, it's definitely been memorable one for us. I hope everybody else stayed safe....and is in good health!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

This is Josie. She is an aspiring model. She is too cute for words!
I didn't make Christmas cards this year. I have neglected my blog for almost 6 months. Some are starting to wonder about me. I wonder myself....
Here I am now. I want to tell all my friends and family "Merry Christmas!" May God bless us all this season and keep us in his ever abiding love. I know he truly loves me and my family.
Hope to see you soon!