Sunday, October 31, 2010

Photo Challenge~Costume

Buzz Lightbeer, Dragon, Batman, Farmer/Cowboy and their dad! They all made out like bandits! Thank goodness this 'holiday' (I use this word loosely) is over and done with! Bleh! I do not like this day...worthless!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I never thought there could be this much joy when you mention Elmo and that he could watch Elmo???? He gets so excited he screams and claps! Who knew???

Photo Challenge~ Statue

The kids are statues while watching TV...they act like they never get to watch the television.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo Challenge~Corner

We are at the corner of the bus stop waiting for the bus to come. I love the color of the tree here..breath taking!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo Challenge~Pet

I took this picture awhile ago, this is a big dog and he's only 1. His name is Scout, which I find hysterical because I have a friend who has a dog name Scout. She's a about opposites! Cracked me up!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Photo Challenge~Beauty

My dining room favorite place to be with my family...sitting down for dinner, together talking and hearing about each other's days.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo Challenge~Play

Eli has discovered he's been playing at our house a lot!! He LOVES it!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo Challenge~Emotion

I have WRECKED his whole evening over a cookie! I want to be almost 2 and have that be my only worry in life!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo Challenge~Orange

Road blocks of life!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Brush Strokes

While fooling around at soccer practice yesterday, I took some pictures. Yesterday really was a beautiful day. The clouds are coming in for deluge of rain coming and we also had a red sky at night. We all know what that means right?

Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morn, sailors be warned. It's truly beautiful! God was painting that day...the brush strokes of his paint brush!

I like how this one is wispy. This one is by far my favorite...I can't pin point exactly what I really like about it but it speaks to me.
This one reminds me of a trail leading at the end of a rainbow...

Just wanted to share...feeling very thoughtful...taking a look into! I know the word I'm looking for, thanks for stumbling along with me...I was looking for the word Introspective...that's what I've been feeling lately.

Photo Challenge~Leaf

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Diggin' Around

When my brother and sister in law were here last week we pulled out some pictures from when we were little. I also pulled out these kinds of and whites of my grandmother and my grandfather's side of the family. I LOVE these kinds of to see where I come from, who I look like and who my kids look like. This is my grandmother, I can't believe how much hair she had when she was born!!!! None of my kids had this kind of my brother's son...well he had a head of hair like this. It's fun to dig around in these kinds of pictures!

Photo Challenge~Water

The kind of water I see every morning out my front yard.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo Challenge~Dark

File picture----It was a dark day for these poor they sit in the bottom of the freezer...where it's dark.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some Randomness

So because I have been traveling around with my camera by my side these days, I decided I would fool around with my camera and a few settings. I also had a few sorta willing participants.
Eli was having so much fun swinging around the tree and trying to climb it, thankfully he didn't get far! Smile my man!
Awwww Mom!?!
I love this serious.

But I LOVE this face much more! That's more like the Dru we all know and love!

I hope that everyone has had a good weekend. Mine was busy but fun. I cooked 2 pumpkins and made some wonderful pumpkin muffins. I am on the prowl now for some yummy recipes to make with my new found pumpkin puree. I only have 20+ cups to use...and because I'm an over achiever I have 2 more big ones left to cook and puree...we'll be eating pumpkin for awhile. I'm toying with pumpkin soup...anyone?

Photo Challenge~Antique

This is my Grandma Jolly's baby book...July 10, 1925

Saturday, October 16, 2010


On Thursday I had a very special little guy come to visit me!! I've been looking forward to this for awhile. We don't get to see each other a lot cause we live far away from each's really kind of sad. Makes this Auntie very sad, I'm his fave you know.

Look at that handsome face! He loves his Auntie and I love him! The hours I had with him were not nearly enough time. Samuel and his daddy learning some tunes.
My boys with their Uncle....all boy were on the floor playing at one time or another. Just getting to know each other and having some fun.

Samuel cracked me up...he would go up to Eli for like 5 minutes and pet/rub the top of his head. He was just trying to be ever so gentle and sweet, Eli however just ignored him. Samuel is 14 months and he weighs the same and is a smidge shorter than Eli and Eli is 24months. This just cracks me up...I have itty bittys.

Uncle David was the new toy at our house, there were tickle wars, wrestling each other to the ground, and in general just use their Uncle as their personal jungle gym. My brother just looks so enthused to be with his nephews...I think he forgot to smile.
Had a good visit and snuggled with my nephew, who I miss very much. I can't wait until he's old enough that I can have him stay with me for awhile. I am looking forward to going to see him Spring Break, keeping everything crossed that it much time between now and then!
Well take care and have a good Sunday! Go Seahawks!

Photo Challenge~Frame

I would frame this face anytime! He lives too far away from his favorite Auntie (my own injection there). Hours were not enough time with this baby!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Step Right Up...

And take a guess on what you think this might be...Any guesses? How about now? I thought these were really cool pictures. I'm such a photagrapher! HAHAHAHA!

I'm sure you have it figured out by now. It's pumpkin guts! I am attempting to make my own pumpkin what ever...pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins (I'm starting to sound like Bubba Gump here). Well you get the idea. I got it cooked today and tomorrow I will bag and freeze it after I make my boys a pie...gotta test it on someone...right!?!

Anyway, take care and have a great weekend!

Photo Challenge~Transportation

My mode of transportation these days....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Photo Challenge~Advertisment

Some kind of holiday is coming up...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Photo Challenge~Pen/Paper

My favorite author in pen/paper...many a time I have been lost in those words/worlds many atime. What I wouldn't give to go back more often!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

So today Dru was sick, much to my horror! We had plans today to go see my parents and go to a Cider mill. He was running a fever over 100' for at least an hour after he woke up and he said his tummy, back and neck hurt. All bad signs!! So upset! These kids are always wrecking things I tell you...I'm kidding! It's just a sign of the times and season.

Anyway, back to my story. I still had some kids to take to the bus stop and so I left Dru and Eli at home while I took them up the street. Eli was not happy with me...not in one itty bitty bit! Screamed and cried at me. After the boys get on the bus I wander my way home. I walked in and about died...of laughter that is.

I walked to something like this:
Except he had 3 plugs in his mouth and was sniffing from crying, he was THAT upset with me!!! Here he was doing this for fun and to be funny. What a cutie...if he had his way he'd have a plug (or two as we can see) in his mouth, and one in each hand and wherever else he could stash them on his person! He's been this way since he was born and could shove his own plug in his mouth at 1 or 2 months old!

On another note...Dru wasn't sick for very long. I think he got whatever Lee had last week or so...started out with a fever, bad headache, cold all over...he was sick for like half a day!! Same with Dru...I should have just drug the kid and then hauled him to my parents and had fun anyway...*HUGE EXASPERATED SIGH*

Thankfully, we were able to reschedule and should be going the end of October...everything...and I do mean everything is crossed here!!!

Photo Challenge~Relaxation

My relaxation is less than a month away...w/o children...and requires me to go on a plane...can't happen soon enough!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Photo Challenge~Sport

They tell me running is a sport...but they have yet to convince me of it!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I'm continuing my post from Boo-tacular...only because I think they are too cute! These were at the pumpkin patch we were at. We saw them right before we were leaving and Dru was a good sport about letting me to take his picture. I especially thought this dragon was cute! The cutest little pumpkin the the patch! Do they really have to grow up on us?
Eli was also a good sport, which is surprising for him! Not his 'normal' that's for sure! I love this baby and does he really have to be my last? May I introduce you to Blanche? How about Gracie Leeann? OK, it's Dru...sigh!! I had a 50/50 chance.
This picture just has me rolling!!!! I love the look on Eli's face and the look on his friends face! It was a rough few moments for his friend...she was tired but all went out the window when the tractor started up for the hayride! Everything can be fixed by a tractor ride! Especially if it's on a John Deere!

We had fun that day and like I said before the weather was great!
My friend's niece is working on getting better. She is getting the medicine she needs but the cost for each shot is sky high! I believe her dad said it was $30,000 a shot...I can't even fathom! They are hoping this starts working for her soon, as she has had some more seizures. Please pray that everyone around her stays of the side effects from this medicine is a compromised immune system...
Thank you guys!
Hey...did you guys know it was 10-10-10??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Have a good night everyone!

Photo Challenge~ Fall

The crunchy part of Fall!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Photo Challenge~Shadow

This was taken back in May of this year...seeing as how it was raining all day today...there was no sun for a shadow. So to the files we go!

One of THOSE days


Today was one of THOSE days! A busy Saturday with soccer games through out the day. The hard thing about these kinds of days is when the times for the games are spread out. Especially when it comes to nap times. Hence the video with Eli. He was so funny he fell asleep that way and then what was even more hysterical was when I had to wake him up.

Well, off I's WAY past my bedtime and I have church tomorrow and a Salmon bake for the church (GAG!) and then a b-day party for a nephew...BUSY! Does it EVER stop???

Take care!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Photo Challenge~Ordinary

Nothing exciting but buying but 5 pairs of socks and underwear today...SO totally boring and ordinary, but it's gotta be done. Kinda wonder what the check out lady was thinking scanning all these things...desperate people!?!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sing...Sing A Song...

So..sing a song...

How about...You are my sunshine, my only sunshine...not your speed? Here's one...When I dip you dip (bounce with me folks)! Let's see...what about...hold on I'm thinking of one...wait for it. Ah! Alaska! Nothing like hearing your hubby singing songs like that! Better yet...drop it like it's HOT! There's so many more but I'll spare you all and tell you the real song we will be singing here in a few months: All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Last night around 10pm something or other Lee stumbled out of his room. This can't be good...he went to bed earlier that night because he didn't feel good. Had the whole headache and cold/shivers thing going. COOTIES!!! I am not ready for cooties yet this year...SO not ready for THAT! My answer to that is to run the sanitize cycle today on comforters and pillows and just about anything else I can shove in my washer. Although I have reservations about doing this. Here's why. It seems every time I do cootie patrol like that someone always gets sick right after that. I don't know why but it does. There are times I think it doesn't pay to clean...we are all healthy and no one is sick. Then I get this hair brained idea I should clean and before I know it we are all dropping like flies. So we'll see what happens here...I'm not holding my breath!

He came out handing me a tooth. Finally that tooth came out!!! Good Grief! I have been begging that child to let me pull it out all the way! He kept saying no with fear and panic in his eyes. I really have no idea why...don't suppose it could be from the last time he asked me to pull his other front tooth out (it kinda hurt when it didn't' come out). I digress. So now Lee has two missing front teeth and his smile has changed completely. I've said this before and I'll say it tooth falls out the rest just fall out around you. Out of nowhere teeth start getting loose and just fall gets crazy!

Here is my toothless baby boy...he and his daddy can both say they sung the infamous Christmas song about front teeth!

Update: My friend's niece has been diagnosed with Infantile Spasms (baby seizures)...with that information in hand they now have somewhere to start. They have medicine they want to give her but they need to make sure everything will work before giving to her. The good thing is they have something to give her the drawback is that it has some really bad side effects, it severely cripples the immune system, but they need to stop the spasms. If she continues to have them it could cause some brain issues. So, yeah for that and yeah for the medicine if she can take it. Which they should find out soon. So keep those prayers coming my friends! My other friend's son did start his first chemo treatment. I am hoping his treatment went as well as can be expected. Keeping his mom and wife and rest of family in your prayers. Thank you!

Photo Challenge~Color

This is the sunset at my house tonight. I wasn't completly sold on it so I took several other kinds of pictures. Don't get me wrong I really like this one and so did Frank. This was the other one I really liked, but I am totally bummed that I took a blurry picture, because I think this one was really beautiful...I love the color contrast!

Hope everyone had a great day! Weather was good...I should have gotten outside and done some weeding, my yard desparatly needs it!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Today we went to the Pumpkin Patch! So fun! We were going with our MOPS group...some gals from table...the Purple Matisse's. Our theme for MOPS is Momology...the art and science of mothering, hence the name Purple Matisse's...each table has it's own artist themed table. OK well enough of that, back to what I was talking about before, ah yes cute little pumpkins like these two.
Eli and Dru just as we are headed out to the patch...decked to the nines for this outing! And really Dru can't hardly stand it cause of course there is a lot of orange going on this month! This cowboy roped himself a steer! Yeehaw! We put Eli on one of these and all he did was no picture of him. Maybe next year.
We went into the Corn Pit or as several people refer to it as the Red neck sand pit. Go ahead laugh, we did. Each to their own right? Eli didn't like this either...I don't think he liked the way it felt on his feet. This kid has issues! Texture issues with food and texture issues on his feet...wonder where he comes from? He was much more content to just stand on the hay bales for awhile.
Here's my guy Dru! He was climbing his way around the Hay bale maze...there was a big slide and lots of things to do.

I think this has to be my all time fave picture of the day...they shared a bottle of chocolate milk. I love my boys, the only thing missing today were my other boys and my husband. It sure was great to spend it with other mommies though!

Well that's all for today, I have more pictures of our day but I don't want to fight rearranging them so I'll post some more tomorrow. Today was such a good day! The weather was wonderful when we went. It was so cold this morning here at my house, 49', I almost talked myself into turning the heat on in my house but I talked myself out of that one. I am not ready for that one yet. Because I am who I am, I always try and see how long we can go with out turning it on and my goal is the end of October. In case you were wondering I've not ever made it that far yet...much to frustration. I'm also this way at the grocery store trying to use coupons, you know at Safeway they give you a percentage of how much you saved. I'm always trying for 50%. I have yet to get's elusive!
On another note I have a few requests again. I need those prayer warriors out there. You know who you are and I need you again, you guys are so good! I have to prayers.
The first is a friend of mine, her niece, has been having seizure since Monday, she was a preemie and is 8/9 months old (I think) and thankfully the doctors think they have it pinned down to why she's been seizing. Please just keep her and her family in your prayers...they have been on a rough road the last 2 days I imagine. Just pray that they figure out what's wrong with this baby girl and pray they can treat the issue at hand.
Second, and I just want to put this out there as a personal opinion...I hate cancer!!! It just never seems to stop and I remember time in my life when I could honestly say I didn't know anyone who had cancer or who was affected by it let alone know anyone else myself. It's just an ugly, ugly thing! With that said, we recently found out that a very good friend of ours (mine and Frank's) her son has cancer. He has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma (pretty sure I've spelled that wrong but you all are SO smart I know you'll figure it out). Today he was suppose to get his port and get his first chemo treatment, well that didn't happen. They found out that his blood doesn't clot right, so now they are going to do more tests and get things just right for him, which means he's in limbo land right now. Which if you all are anything like me, it's a cruddy place to be. He's very young, still in his 20's. Please pray for him and his wife and for his family. This is still so much of a shock for them and all of us. Pray that he stays as healthy as one can be while doing all this and that the people in his life can help and that he'll let them help.
I really appreciate you prayer warriors out there!
Take care and have a good evening!