Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I bought myself a Christmas present.
I didn't go overboard...I shopped around to find where it was the cheapest...and I just bought it. It isn't fancy, dancy...but it is just what I need!!!
If you know the Paul Simon song...sing along with me...
"I got a Nikon camera...
I'd love to take your photograph...
so mama, don't take my kodachrome away!!!"
What does that song remind you of? Me? College...more specifically...playing football and red rover on one of the first sunny, spring days! I can still picture the details!
Now, I'll have more updates...with better pictures!
Starting with Christmas pictures!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Kids' shirts that say...
- I may be small, but I get it
- Old soul
- Hang up and talk to me
- Don't squash my spirit
- sometimes I amaze myself
- raising well-adjusted parents
- pardon my exuberance
- I AM acting my age
- Enjoy the ride
- Maybe I just need a hug
- When I grow up, I want to be me
- I am who I am
- This too shall pass
- Question things
- bring it on
- Been there, not doing that anymore
- Trust your gut
- embrace your flaws
- grateful mama
- enjoy the ride
- know your story
Anyway...I wanted to update you on my 22 before I'm 44...I already turned 44...and I'll just update little by little all that I DID accomplish. There were several things that I'm either just giving up on...or rather...prioritizing my life...and they are not included! :) In the next post, I'll have some updates on that list!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We planned... to see our friend, Andy Best, in a play called A Redneck Country Christmas...but the show was sold out and we were turned away! :(
We planned... to go to Kokomo to visit my parents...but the snow was predicted...and we didn't want to chance it with school work and many other things on our "TO DO" list...so we ate out after church and then headed to Walmart.
Our plans were all kind of changed, but it ended up being an excellent weekend anyway! We were able to spend a LOT of time together, laughed a LOT, and we also had our alone time.
We played bananagrams. If you haven't played this game yet...get it, play it, and buy it for someone for Christmas!! We are bananas over bananagrams!!!
We made hot chocoate.
NOW...there's a 2-hour delay for tomorrow!
You know, I can deal with plans changing!
I LOVE it! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
We have rearranged our house totally this weekend...moved three rooms...yep...you read it right.
And I am Ex. haust. ed.
My eyes are even a little fuzzy as I write this.
I wish I were a minimalist right now...I'm not.
My muscles wish I had worked out all summer...I didn't.
I'll post pictures of the move very soon.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Isabel LOVED trying on her new cheerleading uniform for us...but when it came to the orchestra jacket, she was a little less enthused. :) She bounced back quickly and put her personality into it...then it became a fashion statement. SO beautiful...inside and out...orchestra jacket or no orchestra jacket! :)
Hoping you feel good inside and out in any uniform you might wear today..
Happy day to you!!
Well, no one thought it could be done....and I'll admit, I had my doubts too!
Lesson from this week: A clean house is overrated...and kind of hard to do...memories are more fun to make and sustain! Anyway...we all made it and we lived to tell about it. I'm not sure it is good for the family when I'm serious about keeping things clean, that's all I'm saying.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Cocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry"
Five days since you laughed at me saying,
"Get that together and come back to see me"
--these are the lyrics from a BNL song...
they seem to fit...
I've been ignoring my blog and I finally figured out why...
I'm wishing my blog were snazzier. I look at other's blogs and get a bad case of "I wish mine looked that cute." No, you have to say it with a more wistful sound in your voice! Anyone who knows about blogs and how to make them cuter, submit a comment and give me some help here. There are so many things I'd like to do...like to know how to do...BUT...I will not let that get me down.
On the good news front: I've almost gone one week with a CLEAN HOUSE!!! (Number 22 on my list of 22 before 44)!! I have had NO ONE just 'stop by' this week, either. People only drop by my house when it is crazy unorganized, messy, and I've decided to treat myself to a great sleeping in day...THAT's when my company comes. They are always really sweet saying, "OH---you should see my house" or "THIS? This is nothing!" Meanwhile, their eyes are telling a different story altogether. They are saying, "Poor Brenda...is she troubled? I'm seriously worried for her...I wonder how her kids are living in this...what DOES she do when she gets home from work?"
Folks, I'm seriously okay! This week, though, keeping everything super clean...I've felt more stressed than ever. As always, Balance is the answer.
It won't be another week before I blog again... :)
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Okay, I know I need to stop doing these, but folks...I think they are here to stay. I will maybe begin housing them in a different place on my blog...but I'm addicted...
I love this song with these pics...the girls really are "home" when they are together. Like it or not. :)
I hope you enjoy it like I am!!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
MY. THOUGHTS. EXACTLY.
I'm posting some first day of school pics...a week late...(I've been in denial for that long!)
Izzy Grace is in SEVENTH GRADE!!! And she looks like a 7th grader...
I didn't take MY first day of school picture...probably a good thing...
the tears would have you all choked up!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Shhh...don't tell, but we LOVE sidewalk chalk! We decided that there can't be enough happy messages spread around Frankfort, so we took to the sidewalks! Enjoy this video!!
Yes, we know that happy-ness was spelled wrong...we like it that way. We would really like to create the new word:
Have a happy-full day! Love, US!
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
I just tried my hand at making a video and I'm TOTALLY addicted! :) How cute are these kiddos when they're fishing?! I have to say, I've never considered fishing to be hectic, however, with four kiddos needing worms on their hooks (because a fish had nibbled theirs off, or it was in the grass, or the one that got away had a great snack), I had a lot to do...and it was hectic! :)
Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Those were some of the day-in, day-out beachy things we did...tomorrow, I will post a picture of the cutest sculpture that we came across! Look forward to it...SO cute!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Lori, Evan, and Conner are showing their happiness factor...Conner COULDN'T pose any other way...he was too elated! You can see the happy in Evan's smile too!
Here are the three of us! We had a blast...don't let Sophie's sad look fool you! There was a huge swing at the jet ski place and she had just fallen off of it...got all bruised up...seems her little hiney was slippery on the swing! :( We live and we learn...don't you just hate that?!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
How about all of those fish we can see...she doesn't seem to even notice them!