Friday, May 29, 2009


It's hard to find the time to blog sometimes. For some reason I make blogging more work than it needs to be! I feel like a post is almost incomplete without a picture of some sort, so why bother posting if I've got no picture? Well today I'm writing this just because I realized how darn long it'd had been!

We've been sick with a stomach bug all week, it's making it's rounds around the house! Fun! My husband is the only lucky one who hasn't gotten it! My daughter managed to miss 3 days of school this week after having Monday as a holiday! Only one day was she 'truly' sick but the other days she really didn't feel well and considering what we had going around I didn't want to spread it. And next week is there last week of school, they get out Thursday at 11:45 and then I get the rest of the summer with them!

This weekend we are going to attempt to camp as a family! Only one night though, in tent with all of the kids! We will be meeting up with the cubscouts! That is one thing I like about the Boyscouts over Girlscouts is that they are more family oriented. So hopefully I get a few decent pics of our short trip! Did I mention the place is only about 5 minutes from our house?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane


Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!
Today I’m walking around in December of 2004! This was Christmas Eve  in the hospital the day after Curly was born! That is Sissy holding not yet Curly and PJ in the foreground.


And of course this is Curly (also known as Blondie among many other nicknames) before he was Blonde, Curly or Hyper!



And while I was in the hospital someone got this shot of Sissy sleeping amongst Christmas boxes and presents!

Next week (or when I jump on the bandwagon again) I’m going to try and venture back pre-kids!

Thank you Erica for hosting this (I just wanted to type my name)!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays


MizB at Should Be Reading  hosts this weekly bookish meme, so head on over to her blog and read the rules to play along or find some great reads! I’ve found a few good books this way!

My teaser today is from Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

from page 5

“What was surprising was how each crossed-out line wounded me – as if the points of the letters had cutting edges. More than that, behind each angry beginning lurked a pool of hurt; Jacob’s pain cut me deeper than my own.”

Monday, May 18, 2009


“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”   Romans 5:5

Just felt like sharing this verse this morning. It was sort of the ‘theme’ of  the Romans Bible study I just finished up with CBS. In case you’ve never heard of CBS and are looking for a Bible study group click here to find a location near you!  But that’s not what was on my mind to share. Just thinking about my sometimes seemingly illogical hope and that no doubt it comes from the Holy Spirit and is available for all who choose to receive it!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Not Me Monday


Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

It’s not Monday, and I didn’t just eat cheesy potatoes for breakfast with a cherry coke! I would never do that! Nor would I ever let my 4 year old eat Goldfish and Yogurt for breakfast!

My little Baby Boy is not still sick and congested, this has not been going on forever! He is not on 4 medications (since Friday) and still not seeming to be better! I’m not frustrated and feeling sorry for him!  I’m not wondering how much of this medicine he actually gets in him, he knows out to spit as soon as it’s goes in his mouth! Here is how he feels  after getting his medicine! Those couldn’t be curls peeking out from around his head!

wedding 107

I’m not listening to a CD I got a my sister-in-law’s wedding this weekend, it’s not full of love songs I never normally listen too!  I got some fabulous pictures at the wedding, because we had great seats! Seriously we were not a half hour early and didn’t dawdle outside so as to not get a good seat!   They didn’t have a jumping over the broom ceremony as well as having the Groom give a gift of 13 coins to the Bride!  These WERE the best shots I got!  And  she WAS a beautiful bride despite my picture taking! wedding 043 

wedding 040

I couldn’t write a gazillion more things, but really need to go tend to my children and house!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Sky Watch Friday


February 545

February 536

I took these a few months ago from our airport parking lot’s roof! PJ and I had been to the airport for a birthday party so I had my camera and the  sky was beautiful!

I saw this meme over at Cathy’s blog and thought it looked like something I’d like =). So head on over to SkyWatch Friday and see some more great  sky pics!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Walk Down Memory Lane


Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane

Come for a walk with me down Memory Lane!
And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!


This is PJ at a little over a year old! He had curls, but lost them with his first haircut! He was also very chubby!  He didn’t recognize himself when I showed him this picture! I think it’s adorable and boy is it hard for me to remember him this young!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Book Review~ Face of Betrayal by Lisa Wiehl

Face of Betrayal by Lisa

Wiehl with April Henry

When I got this book I didn’t know much about it. I wasn’t dying to read it but I finished my other book so I started it! I read a few pages and was thinking I was going to have to make myself read it, wrong! After I got past around page 20 I couldn’t put it down!

The story was centered around three friends who call themselves the Triple Threat Club (I thought the name was kind of corny). Allison, who is a Federal prosecutor, Nicole who is an FBI agent and Cassidy who is a reporter for a local television station.  At the beginning of the book Katie, a girl in the Senate page program, goes missing while on winter break.  Almost immediately the Senator who sponsored her participation in the page program is a suspect in her disappearance! There are  several twists and turns and things aren’t always as expected! Alison, Nicole and Cassidy all help contribute to the case in their own way. Several of the other characters encounter danger along the way, making for more excitement and ‘can’t put down’ factor!

There was plenty of suspense but it wasn’t scary for me at all. I felt like there were so many ‘main’ characters that none of them were fully developed, but I did still learn plenty about each of them. And I imagine their characters might well continue to develop in future books (just a guess on my part). The book switched perspectives a lot, which in the very beginning was a bit confusing but eventually I felt it added interest and dimension! There was a touch of scripture and prayer in the book, in a way that I don’t think would be offensive to non-believers, but as a believer makes you feel a bit more connected to Alison, the prosecutor. One more thing of note for bloggers is that the missing character had a blog which you get to read snippets of (oh how I wanted to be able to read through her whole blog at the beginning)!  I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars!

If you are interested here is a video of the author talking about her book, she is a Fox News Legal Analyst who you may have heard of!

Add to site
Powered by Ingram Digital

Not Me Monday


It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Not Me Monday post! I didn’t really feel right doing one without MckMama, while Stellan was in the hospital. I am so happy that he is home! But in case you didn’t know Not Me Monday is where you confess all your embarrassing and awful moments of the last week while still managing to deny them! Oh yeah and my favorite part is  to read about how ‘perfect’ everyone else is!


I did not have my parents come over (from 40 minutes away) to babysit while I went to get my recheck echo! When I got there I didn’t find out that my appointment was supposed to be for another day, I was not embarrassed and wasn’t thrilled when they said they would see if they could fit me in! I didn’t forget to even mention that I was this ditzy to my parents when I got back!

So this past week I did not rearrange my living room even though the rest of my house was filthy and calling screaming my name!

I did not then spend two hours cleaning the bathrooms the next day because they were so desperately in need of a scrub down. Of course I didn’t even finish the second bathroom and it’s floor isn’t still waiting for me clean it! Did I mention how my husband did not say the other day (before I cleaned) that the boy’s bathroom smelled like a boy’s bathroom! I did not say, unfortunately it’s your daughter’s bathroom too, poor Sissy!

Speaking of Sissy she is not home from school today because she was coughing all night! I would not have completely made her go (after she took some medicine of course) except that she asked her Daddy and she has him wrapped! I’m not that mean! Oh and did I mention that she’s NOT stopped coughing all day!

There is no way my brain has run out things for me to type, so I’m not throwing this picture in here just because I like it! april 024

Now go ahead and visit MckMama to read some more NMM’s (and she’s got a contest up today)!