Friday, March 30, 2012

The Week Raced... by

It is Friday and the rushing of the week is behind me. We had soccer, track and packing and unpacking of suitcases. There have been little moments when I think my life could not get any more chaotic and then those moments that I sit back and curse why I let the busyness get to me. I am learning little by little to stop and enjoy life even when things need to be done. I can remember like it was yesterday sitting in the church nursery with my first born and a seasoned mom giving me one piece of advice...

"The mess and laundry will always be there. Don't forget to take time and enjoy because they will not."

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Watching from the other room as A-man does his homework in the afternoon sun

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being okay with my mud-room being a hot mess after everyone storms in from a crazy day

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stopping to laugh at the fact that my son is such a goof ball... and I love it :)

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knowing that my oldest has an "easy going" attitude about everything (even cleaning his room) and that is how God will use him one day to fulfill His plan.

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feeling my heart overflow with joy when I hear that "belly laugh" at the end of a hectic day.

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and lastly being okay with my laundry piling up to go outside and enjoy time with my kids and the warm spring weather.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Just another Ordinary day...

As a mama these are the days that make my heart sing :)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring

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Today marks the first day of Spring!!! Oh where has time gone. Life seems to be on fast forward lately. The kids are growing faster than my door jam can log. But... as we enter Spring I am going to try to slow down even when my schedule is tight. Spring is full of new growth and color and I hope to catch a hold of that in my everyday.

Happy Spring and on to New Sprouts of Life...

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

my week

my week has been filled with lots of late night dinners followed by even later homework time for the boys. Wrestling is just gobbling up our time

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A-man working on some homework late into the night

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the princess doing some reading to log on her reading list.

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some bath-time fun... OH that face is priceless

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cousins time :)

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I am hanging in there with these little fellows. I want some SNOW! not much just one good one to get my fill.

Looking forward to the weekend full of wrestling and family time. Oh and did I mention I will be turning 41 this Sunday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

i heart faces, family fun

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There is never a "dull" moment with this crew... This is from our Christmas family photos. My boys keep me young and full of laughter! Don't forget to head over to i heart faces and check out the rest and enter your own. Just go HERE!

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Friday, January 13, 2012


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If you can't find your Rainbow... Create your own :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday Already!!!!

This week has flown by! My little princess was down with a case of Infantigo. If you never heard of it (which I hadn't) don't go searching it as it is GROSS! It is a nasty skin rash/infection that is normally on the face. I had originally treated it as a fever blister but when it started to spread I knew something was up.

So off the Dr we went...

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This was probably caused from to much hugging of "her boys" during or after wrestling. She wasn't to bummed as she scored a whole 4 days out of school. After she was on her antibiotic she could have return but she was very aware of how ghastly it looked. (which she was still beautiful to me) So I allowed her to stay home and do fun stuff like a trip to the grocery store.

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She thought she had scored a trip to Disney since she misses out most of the time as I do my shopping while she is in school. She was able to fill HER own grocery list which included Pop-cycles and new markers.

Now as I am sitting in a quiet house I am looking forward to the afternoon when she steps off the bus and I see this...

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Best Face from 2011, i heart faces

My best face photo for 2011. This is a picture of my little princess. Not only is she beautiful from the outside, it is her heart that fills me with unspeakable joy! I took this picture as she was running outside playing in one of her "dress up" gowns.

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Don't forget to click on over to i heart faces and see the rest of the entries and enter your own!

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More Christmas Baking... yum!

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found a lot of new ideas on Pintrest, (my favorite guilty pleasures)

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The King of the Castle and his beautiful princess

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and the prince on our way out to Christmas Eve Service. Another of my favorites, couldn't think of a better place to be

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After service we had a quick stop over at Coo Coo's (my sister) and we received a special visit

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Someone dressed in red and patting on the window

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just a quick reminder to all the kids to get in bed early and not to forget his milk and cookies

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a memory that I hope they will cherish forever

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Then came Christmas Morning... bright and very early

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Santa had brought the princess an Easy Bake Oven

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the boys left their loot behind to get in on this action. They made Cookies!

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if you remember anything about my princess you know 2 things for sure, she is beautiful and she is EXTREMELY by the book (aka OCD). The directions said for the cookies to cool for 5 minutes and the boys were grabbing and eating them WAY before 5 minutes had past. This sent her spiraling into a panic!!!!

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until she realized if she didn't get her share NOW the boys would eat them all.

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then we headed over the river and through the woods to grandmothers house we go!

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can you see that Addy is the apple in everyones eyes!! No lack of love here

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Maw Maw and PawPaw gave everyone the gift of socks! Yes socks 1 pair each.

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everyone was delighted :)

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she got purple ones

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then the games began as present where soaring through air, paper and boxes everywhere and even bags full of little girls...

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Mae got "cookie" the fur real pet

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Mason a Jar of Mayo! (inside joke to long to tell)

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Last but not least the Gremlin! I could not resist the temptation to pull a prank on him. We had his name and decided to wrap up a 1/2 eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwhich. Boy was he MAD!!!! Of course after we all got a big kick out of it I game him his real present. After looking at the video when he opened it I felt really bad and swore I would never tease the Gremlin again.... until next time that is :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

52 week Project

yes I am trying again. Each year I get a bit longer so this year I am trying the 1 photo a week project. I would love to do a book for this so I am extra motivated this year. I just love how it stretches my creativity. I am doing MCP Project which has a weekly theme (which I love). Go and check out the flickr group HERE

So here we go
Week 1/52 Breakfast

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She loves her Cinnamon toast with the edges cut off :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Holidays Rolling Along!

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Bryce (my nephew) had his 17 birthday in December.


The best Mom and Dad EVER!!!! They needed a picture for their Christmas Cards so we worked in some pictures.

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Our church every year host a Gingerbread Mansion night where the kiddos come and make gingerbread houses, a little fun Praise and Worship & a puppet show of why we celebrate Christmas


Mae's finished product!


and the princess


I took the princess for a quick visit to Santa. Can you tell she was excited! She ran and jump right in his lap


She very careful gave him her list. She went over it 10 times in the car to make sure she didn't mess it up.


What is Christmas without a baking day!


A-man got REAL creative... No this did not make it in the oven. lol


then it was time to decorate. Mae is a bit of a mess maker, if you don't believe me go back and check out that picture of her with her gingerbread house... check out her dress! She likes to dig in and get dirty.


... on the other hand, OCD kicks in and she puts one sprinkle at a time on her cookies. Yeah that is my dork son Roger tipping the 2 liter of Mountain Dew (aka: Big Boy Juice)as he is filling up on cookies. YIKES!

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I love this time with my kids. Lots of mess but worth the time together.

Up next the finale!!