Sunday, January 27, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
35...half way to 40...
..living on a prayer..We're half way thereLivin' on a prayerTake my hand and we'll make it, I swearLivin' on a prayer...
Do you have that song stuck in your head now? I might but I'll never say!
Today was my birthday and it was a good day! Frank and the boys did a really good job of spoiling and making me feel special. I slept in until 10 and I wasn't even sick! That alone is a red letter day...really! Then I got up and just lounged around for an hour and then we decided to go head out to run some errands and maybe go out to eat (kids were dying to go!). So out we go...we got a new wall clock for the wall in our kitchen. After 6 years in our house we are ready to redecorate...not sure what that means exactly about us. We found a great one that we really like and then Frank had a birthday gift he wanted to put all together.
He went through my pictures and chose a few pictures he liked and thought I would like and printed them off and picked some frames for them while we were out running about. I think he picked out some really good pictures!
This is our kitchen wall with our new clock and the pictures Frank printed, framed, and hung up for me.
This was when we spent days here with Hoar Frost...yes you read that right...I learned a new word and pretty darn proud of it. Yes I have to spell it for people because they think I'm saying Whore ...wrong whore people! This picture is from the back yard...the tree looked like it was a flocked tree.
Here is another one I took at Crescent Bar. We haven't decided whether we'll leave the picture as is with the white border or take the border off.
I took pictures before we had pie. Here is Dru! He and Eli were so excited about the pie they picked out for me. This has been a rough year for him...OR could be a rough year for us both...constantly butting heads with him over everything...and he CRIES over everything! Ugh! Today was nice with him though...he was a dull roar today.
loved best today was that when I got up today we were sitting on the couch and he reached for my hand and we held hands while sitting next to eachother for a really long time! He's almost 11...those things are not going to happen often or ever again. I could have sobbed! His way of reaching out maybe? I don't know but between me and you guys I'm taking it and not saying one itty bitty word to him and holding on to that moment and cherishing it and using it when I need it most with him!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Here are some photos I took of our encounter this year, or any other year for that matter, of Hoar Frost. Hoar frost is when the dew freezes and I have to say in all my 34 years of life I can't remember a time of ever seeing this phenomenon. I really loved seeing it, even if it was super cold! We got to see beauty in a whole new way!
So here are some of my favorite shots!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Well, Lee is officially 9 now for about 13 minutes! I know where I was 9 years ago...holding my baby in my arms! I really can't believe he's 9 already...I know I was this way with Ian but it just keeps going so fast. Most days he and I are lucky to make it out of the house alive or that he has made it a whole other year. This kid tests me in every which way, of every day of every minute...my grey hair I attribute most to him...suppose he can take pride in that. We all have something right?
Here are a few pictures of my 9 year old...my how he has grown. For the record....9 has not been kind to us in this house...I don't hold out much for this year either. I'm glad I have him and I love him to the moon and back and I just know he will do and be something great!!
Happy birthday Lee-Lee (don't tell him I wrote that! He hates that nickname...but darn it I gave birth to him I have that right!!!)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Alright...so I'm going through all my pictures I've finally been able to upload and while I'm going through them I am reminded of the blog posts I wanted to write about. Then of course while I'm deleting and fixing I find random pictures like these.
These ones just crack me up. Like this fella for example. He totally looks like he's trying to get your attention...by doing some weird pose.
He's saying Look at me!! Such a handsome fellow as myself you can't miss me! Take MY picture!
Kid you not this is exactly the next frame of a photo burst I did...he's still posing trying to get his picture taken!
Hey! Hey!?! Over here!!
He's even eyeballing in the right direction to make sure his picture has been taken!
I'm sure these won't be the last of the random, goofy animal pictures, definitely the firsts though. Even animals have 'those' animals they'd all like to ignore...how sad...it even transcends humans. Concerned???
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
The first picture here of Mighty and Charlie is on Thanksgiving day...nothing special except I'm tickled I got them to both look at the camera!
The next three pictures I just thought were cute of the puppy brothers (adopted of course!) and if I were witty enough I would caption them.
Or: You're my favorite little brother E-V-E-R...said no dog or child!
Or ...right here it looks like they've been caught doing something naughty...
Whatever it is we didn't do it!