Wednesday, May 30, 2007

absolutely {LOVE} her

I was just visiting 2peas this afternoon and saw another layout posted by Ruth. I absolutely {LOVE} her. She is quite my inpiration. Her pages literally pop out at me!
A while back she was looking for baby photos to scrap so i sent in my baby love Sam, this is what she came up with:
Although i never did get the chance to hold this beauty in my hot little hands (a "little" USPS screw up..... a lost layout, a very sad me and, i'm sure, a VERY frustrated Ruth) i do keep this little picture sitting in my computer so i can bring it up occasionally.
Anyways, here she is on 2peas.
Take a look at her stuff, it's not your normal scrapping style, but so very much her own. I do want to someday be like her. Just to be in her brain when she's doing her creating... *SIGH*
here are some others i ABSOLUTELY LOVE:

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

thinking of you...

wishing you the best birthday. I know it's a rough one but i'm really hoping you are celebrating with the important ones in your life. Know i'm thinking of you today, like always.

don't ya just wanna eat him up???

how freaking cute is this?????
I just wanna eat him right up!!!!!
i can't stand how cute he is! but then again i am a bit biased! LOL

My little dancing queen

i was just going through the memory card on my camera and saw the pictures from Rianne's recital. Most of what was taken didn't work out. We handed Daylon the camera to take pictures. We still haven't figured out all the bells and whistles on it but it was also dark and we were so far away from the stage so most the pictures were terribley blurry. But there were a few cute ones. That, and all of those pictures of Rianne covering her face and the back of her head because she got sick of Daylon chasing her down to take pictures of her! LOL.
Anyways, heres a few pictures of her FIRST dance recital. I think i've created a few monsters. Rianne wants to take DOUBLE of what she did this year. So next year she wants to do jazz and lyrical ballet combonation AND pom pom combined with hip hop. Daylon decided he wanted to do hiphop after watching all the boys dance (I just hope i can get him in! they have a waiting list a mile long!). And Sam, he was just dancing and jumping away with all the music, it totally cracked me up!!!!!!

She had the CUTEST outfit! Bright green and black. She had a big fluffy tutu to go with it for the ballet routines and than black pants for jazz routine. She danced three dances! I think it was a bit much for those little tiny girls though. It started at 7:00 and we didn't get home till nearly 10:00pm!

and of course we couldn't leave without giving my little dancing queen flowers! Ok - so she wasn't so big on the flowers... she wanted to give them to everyone else.

All in all, it was a great time and i think i had as much fun as she did... maybe even more. We are SOOOO doing it all over again next year! As long as she's up to it, i'm up to it! And... i'm so super incredibly, if not privately, excited that Daylon wants to dance too. I'm really hoping he'll find something that he enjoys to do and looks forward to it. Hopefully this will be it.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

AHHH! i've been hit from all around...

Tagged that is. So i'm going to do them all together here.

This one is from Lisa who tageed EVERYONE from TSOS:
The rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up!

Your Name: Jolynn

Famous Singer: J Lo (does she still sing?)

4-letter word: J-O-K-E

Street: Jones road

Color: Yellow

Gifts/Presents: Jelly Beans

Vehicle: John Deer

Things In Souvenir Shop: Jewelry

Boy Name: Joey

Girl Name: Jamie

Movie Title: Jaws

Drink: Jack Daniels

Occupation: Joker (does that count?)

Flower: Japanese rose

Celebrity: Jacolynn

Magazine: i don't think there is one out there!

US City: Jacksonville

Pro Sports Team: have to pass on this one

Fruit: Jujube

Reason For Being Late For Work: Jogging to work

Something You Throw Away: Junk

Things You Shout: Jimmy crack corn and i don't care

Cartoon Character: Johnny Bravo

GAAAAAAAAA! can i tell you how hard that was? Pretty sad when i had to google most of them! LOL.
I am Tagging Robs, because i really want to read her answers and i'm also tagging EVERYONE from TSOS. EVeryone who responds gets bucks from me! Makes sure you link me so i can give out bucks accordingly!

This one is from Robs and from Elisa:
It's the 7 random fact about themselves Tag! People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and then list 7 people you are tagging. Ok - so here i go:

1. i've lived in Utah my whole life. Sad but so true
2. i've had my insides cut open and re-aranged twice in a 3 year span
3. i've had 2 of my 3 babies with natural childbirth
4. i've worked at the same job for 13 years, which is as long as i have been married
5. Mt. Dew is my drink of choice even though it gives me the worst bellyache
6. I really want to be a rebel but the thought of disappointing my mom and dad keep me on the straight and narrow, even though i am 33 years old and have lived away from home for 16 years.
7. i hate mashed potatoes! i gag everytime i try them. Thanks mom and dad for that wonderful little diddy!

The 7 people I choose to tag are: EVERYONE from TSOS! anyone who repsonds will get bonus bucks from me! make sure you link me so that i can give out bucks accordingly!

to cheer up my day!

I saw this on Lisa's blog and it totally cracked me up! Here's mine:

Monday, May 7, 2007


yup, it's official. My baby turned one year old. Can i tell you how much of a blubbery mess i am. I can't stand it that he's not my little baby anymore. I guess it really hit me harder with Sam than it did with my other two because i KNOW Samuel is my last baby. As much as i hate not being able to have more children, i know it's probably for the best... if for nothing else than my sanity. HE'S MY BABY, and now he's turned one and there is no turning back time.

so, before i short out my keyboard with the river running from my eyes, here's some pictures from our low-key (family only) two day birthday celebration. Poor Sam didn't even have a clue as to what was really going on but we got pictures anyways. Only a handful turned out not blurry since DH had the camera most the night.

I am a little upset with myself that we didn't do the whole birthday cake thing. That is all mostly my fault. I actuall did buy a birthday cake and a cute little candle to put on top. But with all the chaos of people coming in and out all evening(s) long, i (we) all forgot... both days. I could just kick myself in the teeth!

Sam actually still made out like a bandit even though we didn't throw a big bash. He got a bunch of clothes, a few trucks along with a few other toys, and even got a latern light. Poor kid is cursed getting firetruck everything now that his dad is on fire department. I'm one of the guilty ones. Everytime i see something "firefighter" i grab it, expecially if it's for one of the kids, baby Sam is certainly no exception.

Sadly his birthday crept up on my by surprise. I have good reasons though. And if you stick around long enough to read my reasons, i'll explain as well as i can.

Reason #1 - he isn't walking yet. I know this is a stupid reason of why i didn't realize his birthday was coming up so fast. But in my mind, it makes complete sence! You see, Daylon and Rianne were BOTH walking by the time they were one year old. In fact, Daylon was walking when he was 9 months old and running around by the time his first birthday rolled around. Rianne, not so much, but she WAS walking when her birthday came around.

Reason #2 - our life is so chaotic right now. DarRell has been working late every night and has been working weekends too. I haven't had more than a few hours with him before he's off to work again. It's really a big bummer when we have the weekend planned out and he ends up going to work. Some Saterdays i understand but EVERY Saterday AND Sunday is just plain exhausting for all of us. Every day has seemed like a week day for the family with DarRell gone. So it seems like it's a never-ending week and time seems to stand still while we wait for a weekend. So many weeks have ended up like this that we have all lost track of time.

Reason #3 - this may be, perhaps, the most crushing to me. I just don't want my Sam to grow up. A first birthday is a HUGE milestone. He's my last baby. There are no more first birthdays. I really want a re-do when i'm ready for him to turn one. I know it really doesn't work that way, but a sentimental sad mommy can wish can't she?