Thursday, November 18, 2010


in a ploy to put off studying (reading, writing, and just plain thinking), here are my current thoughts and ponderings…

listening: some of my favorite songs on iTunes

eating: a egg sandwich on chili cheese bread

drinking: a monster drink to keep me going

wearing: comfy jeans and a snap up “cowgirl” shirt

feeling: full of energy and yet… not 

weather: a bit chilly

wanting: to get on with life… I feel like I’m on hiatus

needing: to do some homework so I can finish this accounting class

thinking: nothing of anything of good use

enjoying: the butterflies in my stomach

wondering: what’s next?

My how they’ve grown!

2010-11 school pictures
School pictures have finally made it home (over a 3 month span… really, can’t they all just have them done at the same time?) and I’m amazed, as I trade old school pictures out for new ones, at how much they’ve grown over the last year.
Daylon is in the 7th grade and *almost* a teenager.  I love that little big man.  He’s got a personality like nothing else and keeps me rolling with laughter and proudness at how he’s just HIM.  He’s quick with the tongue, and is one of the most even tempered people I know.  I love seeing how at ease he is with himself and those around him.  I love watching him  as he is becoming such a handsome and wonderfully perfect young man.  He’s unique and hands down, one of my best buddies.
Rianne is in the 3rd grade this year and almost 9 (geez… slow down on the growing up!).  This kid is a wiz!  She’s brilliant and I’m not exactly sure where she gets it from!  She’s our *GIRL*, and although we may not know exactly how she ticks quite yet, she’s an awesome young lady.  She’s friendly and has a great sense of who she is and what she wants to be.  Of the three, she is the most dedicated and focused.  She knocks my socks off every time I turn around and I’m in complete awe of her.  I’m lucky to have her as my daughter.  (And may I add, I’m so glad that her teeth finally started coming in for school pictures.  She’s been sporting her snaggle-tooth look for almost a year.  I must admit admit, she looks much better with teeth LOL)
Sam is in his second year of preschool and sporting the four year old status.  He’s constantly cracking me up with his witty personality.  He’s quite the smooth talker already (I’m dreading the older years when he’s using it on everyone else) and can talk us into just about anything or get himself out of trouble.  He’s on his own course in life, and it’s been interesting in watching him grow and learn at his own pace.  He aims to please, but on his own terms, which I just love and admire.  It seems as though he’s inherited his stubbornness from both his parents, meaning he’s doubly as stubborn and the other two kids, which I imagine will work to his advantage in his life.  This little guy of my rocks!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Sam’s first day of school

Sam started school a week later than the other two kids.  The wait absolutely killed him.  I dropped him off Tuesday and not even a whimper came out of him.  I can see this year is going to be a good year for him.

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Halloween ideas!!!!

getting a bit of a head start on Halloween with these beauties… I'm going to make the kids help me since I'm such a mean mom ;-)

yarn spiders


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to school

It’s official.  Today was back to school for the two older kids.  Both were super excited to go back and that, in return, makes me super excited.  Sam heads back to preschool in a few weeks.  I will then have 2 hours of sweet quiet bliss three days a week.


As for me, I start school up again “officially” the first of September.  I’m about 1/2 way through getting my Bachelor’s degree.  It’ll be nice to step it up and get moving on it again.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sam's birthday is coming up next week

and i've got plans in the works for his birthday party this weekend.  But as scatterbrained as i feel right now, i'm posting what i WANT to do for his birthday here.  Actually results will most definatly vary.

from here:  pleasant-home

I've got this great idea of making this kind of cake for Sam.  Only make it a double decker and put a train on it (yup, still a train (and Lego) freak!).

I've also thought about doing a ice-cream sundae bar.

EAK! i can't wait!

doing a little fixing up in my scraproom...

and i'm REALLY needing to get my ideas all in one place.  So here we go....

from here:  funky junk interiors
I kind of want to have doors or something of the like on my scrapbook room.  Something i can leave open when i want to but something i can use to close it off when i have a lot of kids running around downstairs or to just block off the mess in there. 

LOVE LOVE LOVE the look of these and they would be very functionable, and totally fits in with our tastes.

...and how about this!
combined with this: 
from here: knock-off wood      Thinking that this would be perfect in my scrapbook room.  I really like the double shelves and absolutely LOVE the sink in it too.  my room is already set up for a sink, we have the sink, and we even have the faucet.  Now i just need a table to put it on!  I could get rid of some of those wire cubes that i have stuff stored in and use the shelves on the table... Nice huh?

and that towelbar in the front!  DUH! i would have never thought of that!