Friday, January 30, 2009


Our first kid cavities!
Serious enough for a crown...
a silver tooth.
Dentist says the tooth fairy pays more for those!


Why scrapbook?
Because it is always tells the story better than pictures in sleeves with no words.
I did an album as a gift...
Not to be published, not "just for me", but to help someone else remember.
To have a pretty reminder of the little story that is our lives.


She is still cute... even with stitches!
Yes, her third set of stitches.
Cora:3 (probably should have been her 4th)
Boys: 0
Seriously-who said boys were harder??
Their crazy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


It is always hard saying goodbye.
These are some of the strongest, most powerful women I know.
Raising some wonderfully empowered children.
God bless them all...
And God bless Sally's journey.


I laughed so hard my ribs hurt-BAD!
Jerry shook down the chocolate packet in the brownie mix-which broke open and strayed chocolate sauce ALL over the kitchen!!
It was a pain to clean, but SO funny!
It was even in his hair and on his glasses-an on my camera!!
I was laughing so hard, I couldn't get a non-blurry picture!! :)


Swimming in January in Iowa. :)
A trip to the Quality Inn for a cold days fun!
(OK, it is turning into the Gabriel show-time for another child!! :) )

Friday, January 23, 2009


Craft day...
Once one of them starts, the others tend to follow suit!
Gavin was painting and drawing, and Gabriel decided to get the
"How to" draw book out!
He is following the sketches pretty well, I would say!


New shoes...
Matching shoes...
Not only do they make them happy (cuz their COOL!)
But I am happy, cuz I got something COOL on the cheap!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Dentist day... I could have used so many other pictures of Cora and Gabriel in the chair, but this picture just cracks me up!! They gave him sunglasses, for the bright light during the exam!
Too funny!
But we'll be back soon... CAVITIES! EEK! First ones! Yikes!


A new President.
I do not remember it ever being such a grand affair, the swearing in of a President.
I truly hope he lives up to the hype.

Monday, January 19, 2009


It's time to move to a bigger store...
It's a lot of work (Beth and kelly have worked their TUSHIES off!), but awful exciting! :)
That is Kelly waving! :)


It was snowing one of those gorgeous snows I so love!!
Big fat flakes, taking their time on their journey to earth!
Alisa's face says it all. :)


Gavin's first Pinewood Derby race!!
He got 2nd, one of the races, but didn't end up in the metals.
But he was still a good sport, and proud of his ribbon and patch!

Friday, January 16, 2009


TOO cold! This picture says it all! (Taken at ~8:30 am)
They say it got down to -27 (BEFORE windchill)!
It broke a record!
Not a record I am particularly interested in breaking!


Organized closets. I waited long enough! We have been moved in for over 3 weeks! We kinda got use to living out of bins, but these organized closets (I have more to do, but a GREAT start) make me happy!
Gabriel, he calls nice button up shirts his "handsome" shirts! Too cute.
When I showed them my progress, Gabriel ran up to the closet, and said, "My HANDSOME shirts! All in one place! Wow mom!" Beaming! I wish I had the camera for THAT!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Play day... a snow day... a friend over to play.
Isn't it fun being a kid!


Just across the way, past the house down the way, while I sit on my computer, I can see this barn each day. It reminds me how close we are to "the country".... it reminds me of when WE use to live on an acreage. And it is just quiet and pretty.


Snow day!!
I admit it... I LOVE when it snows-and HARD! It is beautiful.
To me, there is nothing sadder than it being really cold with no snow.
It looks too dead in winter without it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Does it get any better than this?
Pure love!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Princess Mayhem!
Cora was at a "Princess Party" for Annie's birthday!
Too fun. Too cute!!


Sue's birthday...
With a couple of her favorite guys!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Little sillies were shivering, so even though my husband is focused, they aren't! It is cold for little Mexican dogs!
My husband LOVES these little dogs... whether he will admit it or not. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


They colored it together... with no bickering! :)
They were proud-and silly too!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


"Taco Tuesday".

I am so fortunate. I have dear friends that, on a whim, open their doors and invite you in.
Thank you Alicia!
I had bean and lots of fresh veggie dip tacos! Yum!


I have waited over a month for them to replace the shutters that were initially put up-the ones that were NOT what I ordered. They changed them today.
Something trivial, but I like these MUCH better. :)


They wanted to play "Spore" with their Daddy (new computer game). I told them, a little buttering up... a back rub, might work. I was right. (He would have anyway! :) )


This book... it is changing my life. I was teetering on the edge of something big...
And this book was given to me by my dear friend Kelly... an unlikely source.
It is affecting us all, and I am grateful!
Now if it wasn't for all the swearing! LOL!


My children tend to gather around while I am at the computer... to play, color or write. They take turns, not always the same children at any given time.
I am endeared by this.
I love them so...


Some old friends, and a new one too! It's 2am, so offically, it is January 1st!
My husband took the picture.
My friends... an extension of family.
I am fortunate. I have friends that help me move, listen to me complain, and celebrate the joys of life with me!
I am VERY blessed!

Project 365...

It all starts with an idea...
Last year many women on scrapbook boards were taking a picture a year.
Maybe it was their intention to scrap them.
I thought it was a good idea, but I heard about it after the years start.

This year, before 1/01/2009, I saw something about a kit-Becky Higgins created for Creating Keepsakes the Kit of the Month, which was an album and everything including special page protectors to make an albums... 400 plus journaling cards, a years worth of page protectors to document each day, etc. etc... well, I thought, "I'm in".I ordered a kit. I am HOPING I get one, since, because of the popularity of the kit, there were some issues.
But I am dedicated. Regardless if I get a kit or not.
Us, 365 day... and a scrapbook. That is my goal. Wish me luck!