Monday, November 24, 2008

A little Pre-Christmas fun...

Kristin tagged everyone in a pre-Christmas tag. If you read this, consider yourself tagged and share a little about what you enjoy at Christmas time. Time to get in the spirit!

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping Paper...I try to keep it simple (one color, one bow)
2. Real tree or Artificial? Unfortunately, artificial per my husband's wishes
3. When do you put up the tree? Usually the first week of Christmas, or when I complain enough for Mike to drag everyone up stairs.
4. When do you take the tree down? January 1st...milk it for all it's worth.
5. Do you like eggnog? Yep.
6. Favorite gift received as a child? American Girl accessories...I received something every Christmas and now have a little collection for Avery when she's old enough.
7. Hardest person to buy for? Mike...trying to find something that he doesn't think is lame or will laugh at (like the leather coat I bought him last year).
8. Easiest person to buy for? Asher. Anything with a truck or train and I'm good.
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, thanks to my mom I get a piece to my Willow set every year.
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. Please send me your addresses!
11.Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Brio Trains as a child (I have no idea why I got them)
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's A Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Right after Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time.
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? nope.
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? My mom's fudge.
16. Lights on the tree? Yes, white
17. Favorite Christmas song? O Come, O Come Emmanuel or O Holy Night
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Depends on where the family is...
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes.
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? A was in the sky when Jesus was born (although now that I think about it, so was an angel).
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Extended family on Christmas Eve, Santa and immediate family on Christmas morning.
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Long Lines
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Silver, Blue
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? My mom's Lasagna on Christmas Eve
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A mixer so I can make more pretty cookies (with all my extra time)

Has it really been a month???

Time flies when you're busy...which is good and bad. I've been slacking on my blogging lately. Raising babies (or now two toddlers..scary), directing the school play (Snow White), singing at church, and keeping up with normal duties (like my job) have kept me missing from blogosphere. Wonder why?

On a side note...we have appointed Ash as our dinner time prayer person. I love hearing him pray because it is so trusting and innocent. This is what last night's prayer consisted of...

Me: Asher, can you thank God for our food tonight please?
Asher: (With eyes half way closed) Dear Jesus, Thank you for food and Avy. Thank you for, ummm...
(opening one eye and looking at me)...Mommy, what do my say now?

Me: We love you.
Asher: We wuv you God. Am my done now mommy?
Asher:No...amen. Now my done.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who doesn't love the pumpkin farm?

Last Monday my sister Janna and I decided to take advantage of the holiday (since we are both teachers) and take the kiddies to the pumpkin farm. We are trying to start family traditions while the kids are still young and like us...then in the future we can hold it over their head that it is tradition, and therefore they must go. Nothing like a little guilt trip.

We met up with Janna at The Apple Howler in Kenosha. It was a pretty good pumpkin farm, but wouldn't recommend picking apples there. Asher went on a "train" ride, led me through the corn maze, and made his own taffy apple. Avery had fun toddling around, and making faces whenever we put her in the hay. She is so prissy! We also enjoyed a hay ride and, of course, picking out some expensive pumpkins for our front porch. Now Mike has to carve them...I don't do messy things like that.

I'm not sure I'll be able to guilt them into doing this in the future:

Avery obviously didn't get the memo that the pumpkin is bigger than she is!

It wouldn't be fall without a tractor ride...

Or a kiddie corn maze.

We love Auntie! Thanks for going with us.

It's Fall!

Fall is by far my favorite time of the year. I love the weather changing and all the fun that comes with that...the colors are spectacular and it's football season!

Here are a few pictures of Ash and Ave from the last few weeks taken by Rowie...she does such a great job!

Backyard fun...playing football with the family.

Who doesn't LOVE fall coats? I had to buy Ave a cute one...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thankful Mommy

Some days while at work, I take the time during lunch to eat at my desk and catch up on some of the many blogs I love to read. I decided I would look at Bring The Rain (look on the side, I don't know how to link yet!) and saw that October 15th is a day to remember all the babies that have been lost whether to miscarriage or any other reason. I decided I would start to read through the many (over a 1000) comments left by women, and it struck me. I am amazingly blessed. Granted, it is something I have always known...I have only had two pregnancies and both babies are here for us to love...I have never once planned a pregnancy and had problems getting pregnant (I've never even planned a pregnancy now that I think about it). Sure, they are not at the time that I would have thought was ideal, but we were blessed with them. I am so very grateful that I have not had to personally experience the loss of my child. For all those that have, I will pray for you today and even after. You are all much stronger then I could ever be. For all of us mothers or fathers, I hope that we will love the children we have to pieces and raise them to be thankful for the breath that God has given them.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A little bit of thanks...

Often, I don't take the time to thank my family and friends for just being them...for being encouraging, and letting me talk (often with no point). I think I'm going to pick out a friend each month that has blessed me and is making a difference in my life. Thankfully there are many that I can count on. :)

I wanted to take this time (and space) to encourage a fellow blogger. Kristin over at has become such a great friend within the last six months. I got to know her through my husband. They both attended DePaul together and met while serving on worship team at The Well. Long story short, our husbands are good friends, and therefore we were forced to hang out. :) It wasn't until they moved up here in November that we began to really spend time together. She was my go to person this summer when I was bored and just when I wanted to have fun! She is also my sitter, which brings me such piece of mind, considering she is more organized and tightly wound about some things than I am.

So, Kristin, thanks for being a great friend, for always having something fun to say, and being an amazing sitter. We are so blessed to have you as part of our "family."

Friday, September 12, 2008

"How can I keep from singing His praise..."

All throughout the last two days at work this song has been in my head without stop. I had the opportunity of participating some amazing worship this weekend that really revived me. It started with church on worship team, went to participating in the first choir potluck, and ended with going to Encounter. For those of you who don't know, Encounter is a "rocked-out" worship concert that uses people from area churches to put it on. Mike played in it last time and had such a blast...and I had fun being the wife of the cute piano player in the band. I love leading worship, but I don't feel like I get to sit and worship as often I would love. I walked into the auditorium and had a wonderful time praising God for everything He is and does. I was loving every second of it. How can I keep from singing His praise? I hope that all of you have the chance to worship and sing to God sometime is an amazing experience.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's been a while...

So it has been a while since I've been on here. I've been reading other people's blogs and just trying to adapt to being back at work. Things are thankfully going well thanks to my wonderful husband helping with the household duties, my wonderful sitters (Emily and Kristin) for giving me peace of mind while I'm at work, and DVR for taping my soap. Okay, I suppose I could go without the last one, and I probably should not have even admitted that I watch one but oh well!

I thought I would update a few things that Asher has told me lately that were oh so cute.

-When I got home from work on Friday night, my back hurt, and he nicely came up to me and rubbed it saying "It's okay sweetheart. You okay sweetheart." So cute...

-After putting on my shoes for church on Sunday, he looked at me very taken aback and told me "Wow, mommy, those are BEAUTIFUL shoes."

-Finally, while praying at dinner, he said "Dear Jesus, Thank you for food. Thank you for Avey. I wuv you. Amen." It melts my heart to hear him pray! What a sweet boy. he is going to back a great husband one day!

On a side note, Avery is walking/falling so much better everyday and now has two molars. Poor thing, teething was not easy! Here is a picture of her in the middle of teething...she always has a drool ring. :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

And the schedules start...

I have mixed feelings about going back to school this year. We need the income, but I was so incredibly spoiled being home all summer long. I had a clean house, good meals cooked, and quality children time. But the time has come for school to start again. Part of me is glad. I love structure and schedules. I am a stickler for them and operate so much better knowing what my time frame for the day is. Me and the hubster sat down and scheduled our chores in the calender as well as when to work out...we are both working on that one. I just email Kristin my schedule for the kids since she will be watching them part-time. I wrote lists of my meals and what I need for the store. I was in schedule bliss this week.

I still have a few loose ends and am feeling a bit overwhelmed at everything that needs to be done over the next months and seasons, but I know it will get done in a timely and orderly manner (thanks to my schedule). I wasn't able to finish all my projects for the summer...the basement is still a mess, my rooms didn't get painted, and everything is not in perfect order...but I know that my kids had fun with me home and I enjoyed every minute making memories with them, unscheduled.

Happy back to school everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Say Wha???

So I was talking to my darling hubby last night while watching the Olympics (which are amazing to watch and make me feel like I should have stayed with Synchronized Swimming. Why is THAT not on TV? :)). Sorry very long side note. If you know me, you know that is oh so normal.

Anyway, I was talking to my darling hubby last night while watching the Olympics about how I am sarcastic. Seriously, I am trying to work on this problem. I could not make it through a routine (it was gymnastics) without making a comment. I mean, really, the intense pressure on these people makes me SO nervous that I am like a child again...covering my eyes in the movie part that I was not supposed to watch but secretly looking through the cracks in my fingers. We have all done it. Not you, you say? Then certainly you looked between your elbow and the floor to watch who's shoes were going by while you played Heads Up Seven Up. Now that I have proven my point that we all cheat through the cracks, or at least that I do and have no dignity left, I was nervous watching last night and when I'm nervous I ramble and when I ramble I am sarcastic! Okay, sorry for the rambling. See what I mean.

I think we started talking about this because I mentioned how I felt like reading my blog is like reading an essay written by a high schooler at times. I am short, to the point, and not always myself. Therefore, I have decided to erase all the blogs that I have previously written and start over. Okay, if you are looking down to see if they are still there, I was just kidding. Who has the time for that? To make a long story short, if you read my blog after this post and it is a big sarcastic or boring (because I can be that too :)), I"m sorry. However, I would hate to disappoint all those that flock to my blog daily (all one, and I only update like once a week tops) by letting them think that my life is as boring as my blogs. Really, it is, but that is okay. I love it anyway.


As a mom, I have decided that I want to keep a funny little list of random things that my kids say. I want to be able to remember them or look back and laugh my head off at how darn stinking cute they were (or weren't). I am thinking that I will carry around a little notebook or email them to myself and compile them somewhere. I can already think of so many that I have probably missed and won't get back. Here are a few that may (or may not) be making the book. Okay, I lie, they will all be there and it will be a thousand pages long. I write big.

Asher (obviously, Avery can't really talk): Mommy, look out my nono.
Me: Look out your window? Can you say window? WINDOW?
Asher (disgusted): Mommy, me can't say that word!

Asher to Auntie Janna while they were going up on the Wizzer, a roller coaster at G.A.:
Auntie, you is going to like this!

Asher to me: Mommy, you understand? You understand what I am saying? (where did he learn that?)

Asher to someone (name withheld) after they passed gas: (name), you pooped?

Asher to me in the car: Mommy, this a Jesus song. me like Jesus music please.

Asher when he messed up: Oh crap, I mean oh dear.

Asher to me when I asked him to do something: Say what?

During the Olympics: go SA go SA

More to come later. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Time flies when you're turning ONE!

The day has come that I officially have two toddlers in the house. Avery turned one on Saturday the 9th. We had a fun day hanging out with just our family and then cake and a few presents at my in-laws that night. We are having a rather large family party on Sunday which will be lots of fun.

My little girl has grown so much (okay, not really) this past year. She is still on the tiny side for being one, but she was a peanut at 6 pounds 9 ounces, 19" when she was born. She was an extremely easy labor too, which carried over into her entire personality. I can still remember going into labor last year a day before my due date while dancing around to Backyardigans with Asher sick on the couch. It was 11:00 at night and the dancing made my water break. I never went into labor with Asher, just had my water break, so it was expected that I would be put on pitocin with Avery since the same thing happened again. She was a quick five hour labor with only ONE push! Daddy barely made it into the room because she came so quickly!

Naming her was a whole other story. Mike and I each had our own names picked out. I wanted Lillian (Lilly) and Mike wanted Lauren or Callie. We knew that her middle name was going to be Jane after Mike's Mom. Asher's middle name is David after my Dad, so it was Mike's turn for a family name. Plus, I always have liked the name. We were told she had to be named by 1:00 on Saturday for it to be on the birth certificate, so we were under a deadline. The same thing happened with Asher. He was so many different names in three days! Adrienne helped us read down through the baby books and websites trying to find one. All three of the names Mike and I had picked just did not look like her. We liked several names, but the meanings just did not fit. Avery was a name my sister and I had discussed and liked. We found that it meant elf-like warrior, which was not what I wanted a little girl's name to be. However, at the last second Adge found that it means Noble for a girl. Thank goodness!

I am so glad that we had our little ones so close together after all. They are great buddies at times, and Asher is learning how to be compassionate to others. Avery is so easy going and loving. She is always smiling, which is what everyone comments about when they see her. Her entire face lights up. She is a mommy's girl, which makes me happy after having a daddy's boy! I am very grateful of the gift of a little girl that God has entrusted in me. Watching her grow and learn so many things brings such a joy to my life.

As of today...Avery can say:
Mama, Dada, Ash, Asher, Baba, Dat (that), Mo (More), Hi, and yes...not bad!

We can't walk yet! Oh well, I've learned not to push that because then I have to chase her!

She's grown too. Currently, she is 16 pounds, 6 ounces (1% average), 28 inches (13%). We are tiny, but that is okay. She's growing which is all that matters. Here are a few of my favorite Avery pictures from her first year.

Right after she was born on August 9th, 2007

First time meeting Lolli (my mom).

Quality Auntie time.

EVERYTHING ends up in this child's mouth. It is a true test of babyproofing!

Chilling on vacation.

First Birthday Fun...

Fun in the Sun...More Picture Updates

We had a busy busy busy month of July. I love that month because everyone is in full summer fun. It also helps that it is my birthday month which means PRESENTS. Who doesn't love their birthday month?

We had a great 4th of July...which should have been posted long long ago. I know, slacker stay at home summer mom gets nothing done. Sorry people. My in-laws live right on the parade route so we always have perfect seats for the Vernon Hills parade every year. We started our festivities on the 3rd with me and Mike going to the Taste of Chicago and then watching fireworks on our friend's boat. We honestly thought we were going to get killed at the Taste. That is a blog for a later date I suppose when I finally have my will in place. Probably should get to work on that one. Let's just say while we were there, we did not move a one point for 20 minutes, saw a fight that involved a good 50 people, and almost were trampled my a mob of people running from what we found out later was a shooting right by US. I'm good on the Taste for a few years I suppose.

Anyway, here a few pictures from the fourth. By the end Asher looked incredibly patriotic with all his stickers. If only he could vote!

We then went to Target and got a Slip n' Slide and baby pool and all proceeded to have water fights...all of us over the age of 19 that is! We're all kids at heart.

I spent some quality time with my best friend (and PREGNANT, Yeah) Emily from Florida..

We chilled with Adrienne, the best haircutting horn playing summer babysitting friend that a girl could ask for!

And went to the Lake County Fair with Kristin, Aubrey, and Mr. Bartholomew. Asher is obsessed with our friend Kristin, which is good since she is going to help us out with babysitting next year. The Fair was fun. We saw our first tractor pull (which was loud, smokey, dirty, and kind of weird) and my first rodeo (which did NOT have bull riding. Come on people, I want crazy bulls not crazy HORSES).

I'll keep the pictures coming. I have several other events to post before SCHOOL STARTS! Boo. :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer update in pictures

Happi over at The Berger Buzz gave a picture update of all their summer happenings. Since I am so random at blogging, I thought I too would do the same. Really, I just am not as creative as her and steal everyone's ideas...oh well.

We had a fantastic time at the Milwaukee Zoo with Auntie Janna. She even took Ash on their yearly camel ride...Here is one big backside (the camel's that is)

We attended my cousin's wedding in Georgia where I sang and Mike walked babies around.

We also danced the night away (and Avery fell asleep).

My Uncle T baptized me and my little sister Jessa in the pool at Howard Johnsons. I know, interesting place to have it. My Granny got very creative to make it happen! Something I should have done a long time ago. It was great to have someone close to me do it though. Don't worry, he's a pastor, so it is official. :)

Went to our first movie with my friend Jamie.

SOOO much more happened. I will post more pictures and bring us into July on the next post!

Sleeping children means I should be sleeping too!

Meet the family...

For all those out there that read my blog (all two of you), I thought I should introduce you to my family. You've already been introduced to my two kiddos, Ash and Ave, but I've also talked about the bottom 5...siblings that is. I have an older sis (shout out to Janna...I'm so hip, aren't I) who is in the upper 2 perfect children with me. When I was ten, my parents started the second half...or the little kids (Jaime (15), John (12), Josiah (11), Jessa (9), and Josh (5)) Looking back, I may not have always loved having such little brothers and sisters. When is it cool for your nine month pregnant mom to pick up you and your date for homecoming? But it was fun to be a junior in college with a newborn brother. I am grateful that Asher can relate so well the little kids, especially since Josh is only two years older than him. I count it a privilege to have such a big family. I love the chaos (perhaps naming us all with a J helped that), never really being bored, and the craziness that comes with a big family. Now that my mom is most likely falling over if she is reading are a few pictures from our time out in Michigan.

Asher and Uncle Josh

Jessa and her Asian mini-me

Jaime and Avery at the zoo...she can relate to the stares people used to give me at her age when I would have to do that!

The Toledo Zoo was great (but 98 degrees!)..they had these random little statues of animals everywhere. My family of course hops on all of them!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Bed Sharing...

is never fun with a toddler!

Once again, this week I was out watching the little kids for my parents. I say little, but they are 5-15..not so little anymore. We had a GREAT time "family bonding" by going to the park and zoo. Most importantly, there is someone always here to entertain Asher in the basement of toys!

All week long I've had to share a bed with Asher. Avery sleeps in my parents' bathroom whenever we are here because it is massive! Seriously, bigger than some of my bedrooms growing up. Who needs that much space to do those things! Anyway, Asher and I had the joy of sharing a bed. I have had the joy of being kicked in the face every night this far. Oh, he snores too. I would hate to leave that out! But, even if he lies sideways over both our pillows the entire night, I can't complain. How many more times am I going to have the opportunity to snuggle with my favorite two year old every night for a week? I value these moments because we all know they aren't going to last forever...even if it means I have a soggy slobbered on pillow in the morning.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Birthday Fun

So today was my birthday...and I found that I was quite surprised about several things:

1. I'm not really enjoying them as much as I get older. It was fun when the milestones were 16, 18, 21. But now that my next milestone is 30 (in four years), it isn't as much fun. I wonder why?

2. Facebook is a wonderful thing! I was surprised how many people wished me happy birthday on facebook. Isn't it great when you have something to remind you of someone's birthday? Thanks everyone! Now I have no reason to forget theirs either though. Need to work on that one.

3. I have the BEST little brothers. I am watching my 5 younger siblings while my parents are out of town. When I walked in this morning, they all sang happy birhtday. Much to my suprise tonight, they made me their version of my dad's homemade milkshakes that I love! Pretty good for a 13 and 11 year old!

4. My husband is so sweet...okay, already knew this one...but remembering flowers when he wasn't there was nice. Thanks honey.

5. I really do love birthday traditions. Ever since we were little, my family from the south has called and sung happy birthday over the phone. They never fail, even when I'm turning 26 and am not the youngest cousin anymore (by far).

6. I'm officially missing my younger body! Things do not look the same as they did before children. I miss being skinny! I'm officially on the get skinny by my husband's ten year reunion. I've already threaten that if I get back to my size 4's from before Asher that I am never having another child. We can ADOPT! :) Any tips from people who have lost baby weight...anyone needing a partner to cry with when you just want to eat chocolate? Give me a call! :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Don't you just LOVE GPS?

I will be the first to admit that I am horrible at directions. Thankfully I have a built in GPS system named Asher. He has the way to places memorized and will quickly tell which way to go. I'm actually quite impressed that a two year old can get me to my in-laws house which is 25 minutes a way. Often I hear..."not that way mommy" or "green means go mommy." Just wait until he has his permit...I'm going to give it to him. :)

Asher is obsessed with "monster trucks" lately. He finds them a says in a very manly voice "woh mommy, monster truck.." It is really quite cute. However today, I was telling him to look out his window for some. He said that he was looking out his "nonow" (window) for one. I didn't really understand what he was saying, so I asked him to repeat it. He said to me quite seriously (and very cutely), "Mommy, me not know how to say that word." At least he is honest.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's amazing what some floaties can do...

I am a swimmer. I love to swim (minus the bathing suit part). Before I could walk, my mom would drop me off the diving board in swim lessons, and I would swim back to the side (and no, I didn't walk at 5). To press the point further, my mom made me follow in her footsteps and do something that is great to watch on tape (for everyone but ME). I was a synchronized swimmer. Maybe I'll post of a tape of me in the early days when I look like I was half drowning. Oh, you may mock the sport, but it is HARD people! I suppose I was okay at it since I went to competitions in several different states. But, really, I'm not bragging. I will actually be hanging my head in shame the next time I see anyone who I know reads this.

So that is why I insisted that we do swim lessons with Asher. I'm doing a parent/tot swim at the park district pool. We had a lot of fun at our first lessons, doing "Wheels on the Bus," playing with duckies, and getting each other wet with big cups. But you can't leave a two year old's side in the pool...and even with swim lessons, they still can't swim alone.

So we invested in floaties. Like any bad parent, I valued my vacation time in the pool and let my child cheat just for a few days. Trust me, I'm dreading swim lessons on Saturday when he finds out he can't wear his "besial best" (special vest) and his "foaties" (floaties) to hold him up. Which stinks, because he was EVERYWHERE in that pool and didn't need any help at all. Oh well, he needs to learn to swim b/c you can't use floaties when you're twenty-five (plus, the chicks don't really dig it).

Asher before his first swim lesson...

Swim lessons (we're the little speck)

On VACATION...the easy way.

Avery has the right idea.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Actually completing a tag...

So I was tagged by Happi at The Berger Buzz. I'm supposed to pick the book closest to me up, turn it to page 123 and read the fifth sentence. After that, I'm supposed to type the next three sentences...but the closest book is a picture book with all of 28 pages. So, I'm reaching a little further for a "grown up book." Luckily I'm past page 123, so I won't spoil it (even though if you know me well, you know that I ALWAYS read the endings of book b/c I hate to not know what is happening and I have NO self-control at times).

So here goes..

Ron was out of prison and back in Ada. When his mother died in August 1985, he was in jail awaiting a competency hearing and staring at two more years in prison. Annette and Renee reluctantly sold the small house where they had grown up. When Ron was paroled from prison in 1986, he had no where to live.

From John Grisham's "The Innocent Man"

I HIGHLY recommend this book if you are interested in the legal system at all. I'm half way through it and can hardly believe that it is a true story. It really makes you think about how our country handles crime.

I am also reading "Getting Things Done" by David's a great self-help book. We all know I need all the help I can get!

Of course, I'm always reading the Bible. :)

Now, I tag anyone reading this...since I"m still building my blogging friend list.

Summer FUN!

So, I have been MIA in the blog world lately. One of my summer resolutions is to work on this since I am home for most of it.

Life was crazy at the end of the year, and then we went on a vacation as a family. We had sooo much fun. We haven't been anywhere as a family since I was pregnant with Ash. We loaded up the car and headed to the south to visit my family. For those of you who do not know, I am a southern girl at heart. I was born in Nashville, and my entire family is from Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina. My parents moved us up here when I was little for my dad's job...but I can still go back into my southern drawl when necessary!

The way the trip went, we had to drive...with both the kids! I was very nervous, but they did a great job. Whoever invented a portable DVD player is a genius...(oh, and the pacifier guy too).

We drove a total of 2200 miles on the highway, 30 hours, 4 different days. First we visited my dad's side of the family in Alabama for the weekend. We then drove to my parents' place in Panama City Beach, FL and hung out with them. Finally, we went to northern Georgia for my cousins wedding. (Scary thought that he is married).

I'll be posting pictures over the next couple of days with stories. Hope you are having a fabulous summer...I'm just glad it isn't as hot here as it is in the south! :)

Monday, May 26, 2008

And I found my camera...

For Mother's Day, my husband bought me a new camera! He knows that I have been wanting a camera that actually fits in my purse so I can take it everywhere. I haven't been giving Avery much camera time, and I was wanting one to improve on that. He used his gift cards to Best Buy for Christmas to pay for half of it. What a selfless giver! He is so thoughtful and caring and constantly impresses me...

I had "lost" my camera for a week. After crying over it and worrying, I finally gave up on finding it. While I was cleaning out the laundry room, I was praying that I would find it...AND I DID!!! Here are a few pictures off it from the last few weeks.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Does anyone know how to do fun things to your blog? Several of you have very impressive blogs, and I want one! I sound like a child, I know. But PLEASE, can you help me?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My son is a poser

Okay, so that does not sound great...but it's the truth really.

Asher loves to pose! He sets pictures up and then "approves" them after they are taken. If it isn't perfect, it is necessary to redo the picture. So he's a perfectionist like his mama. I can't blame him! :)

These are just a few examples of his many many pictures...