Sunday, September 23, 2012

national honor society

I am so very proud of her! Even though i had to harp on her MANY times about writing her essay and her community service hours, she got in!
i love you baby

Homecoming 2012

Juniors vs. Seniors, seniors win (i think it was rigged!)
 Thursday, jersey day
 Tuesday, super hero day
 girls, not "the girls", oh ok i guess the pictures is about those

to fold or not to fold...

i just don't understand. i have asked, i have even given a folding tutorial, really this is easier?

stick to towels, please

and again

really? twice in less than two weeks? is it too much to ask to be able to wash a load of laundry without the drain backing up? ok well snake it again and that will last another week. maybe someone should be called to really ram the drain
but hey what do i know, i'm just the cleaning lady

Thursday, September 20, 2012

2nd of 2 quilts

same back as the 1st, hockey teams

news boots & skinny jeans ?

it's funny this is the second time that skinny jeans have come into fashion in my lifetime...i am not sure i am sold on them this time
i look like i have an extra long calf in this picture

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

1st of 2 quilts done


i had company today

he is so stinking cute!

Friday, September 14, 2012

marty, i mean marti with an i

what a rough life this dog has...

not missing much

sorry sheen, same old same old


i love to see him in something other than shorts
(coming home from welding class)


this is how i spent my day wednesday, sick in bed... i have not been this sick as long as i can remember

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

this makes me smile...

i know my friends and family are tired of me talking about this picture but i just LOVE it

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

social networks

I started my blog to keep a virtual "baby book" or scrapbook of my clan. I really prefer it over Hatebook, i mean Facebook. I joined Facebook to re-connect with friends i graduated High School with because being a military brat we really ended up all over. Also it is the easiest was to stay in touch with my "family" in Germany! Blogging is very addicting & i refer to it as blog porn (thanks Haley). You can click on someones link and then another and another and all of a sudden you are reading a blog in Russia (or looking at the pictures in my case).

I can post about things i want to post about and if someone doesn't like it too bad, it's MY BLOG! I typically refrain from subjects such as religion or politics. People who really know me know why. With the upcoming election i need to speak my peace. I believe religion is important and that is why i brought all 4 of my kids to sunday school every sunday until confirmation. Dropping them off and picking them off, 2 years in a row i even dropped them off an hour early because of the time change. yeah, they didn't think it was funny. When they were confirmed that is when i let them decide if they wanted to go or not. Now 1 out of 4 of them are regular attendees at church, that 1 is Sheena. She by the way, just won the Lynn Norell Scholarship at Mitchell which is great. Lynn would be proud to grant that to Sheena as she is deserving (as is her cousin who was a co-winner in that scholarship).

I also try to keep my blog light and positive because that is really how i want to live. Life is too short to dwell on issues and constantly be negative. IT.SUCKS.THE.LIFE.OUT.OF.A.PERSON! I don't have very many followers and rarely receive comments but then again that is not why i am doing this.

What i have noticed in blogging and Facebook is the comments. People constantly commenting on the same subject or commenting on something that has no relevance to the picture or conversation or just rude comments because it's virtual. Really? i guess this is the part of social networking that gets on my effing nerves.  Then on the other hand i think of one of my favorite quotes "happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same - Francesca Reigler".

I know what the problem is it's ME! i allow the ass monkeys of the world to suck me in & piss me off, i have a solution. IGNORE it all, awwww so simple. I read this blog, you should too & pray for her, if that's your thing  i am worried about this complete stranger and am thankful for my health

bento ?

ok so this is as close as i get

i would really like all the little boxes and picks and stuff to make bento style lunches, i think they are so cool


side facing neighbors...
 side facing driveway...
 new paint job, needs touch up in some spots but a much needed improvement!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

phrase i liked

Parents have secret lives, otherwise they wouldn't be parent's - Booth (as in the guy on the TV show Bones)

I don't know why i liked this so much but i thought it was very true

Friday, September 7, 2012

w - a - l - k

took the girls to their favorite walking place...


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Sheena's visit with Grandma, 8-30-12

My cell phone keeps telling me to delete messages so i better type this up before i lose it. Sheena sent me a text message after she visited with Grandma Cor...

Grandma:  Pictures keep disappearing. That board Emmett made was filed to the top but now some are missing. But that's okay because they said they would be returned right after the wedding.

Grandma: I want some apple pie. There's a secret meaning behind that but i'm not free to tell you.

hard to believe the ole bird is gonna be 94 this September 21st

fall to do list from 2011

things i want to do this fall, i didn't get to some last year so i am doing them this year!

see the paulding light

make homemade applesauce

make a fall wreath

collect a ton of colorful leaves (& some more acorns)

bake a pumpkin pie or 2 or 3

finish my puzzle (that Sheena & i started) - the puzzle wasn't a fun one

start & finish 2 dresses that i am making (1 done, 1 to go)

start 2 quilts and finish (new for fall 2012, i hope to finish 4 by christmas)

done - start & finish 2 cross stitch projects

done - finish quilt

food for thought or no food i should say

I just read these 3 little phrases on a blog i read and they couldn't be more true...

Take care of yourself but don’t let it become your god.

Fitness is a perfect slave but a terrible master.

You are beauty full just the way you are.

"borrowed" from

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Aubri's 16th birthday, BINGO style

birthday cake & ridiculous prizes