Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Where did these gorgeous curls come from? and where can I get some?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As the Bell Rings...

School started last week for ALL of my kiddos. Yep, you read that right....ALL of them.

Monday it was....

Tyler starting high school. High School. High School. No matter how many times I say it, it doesn't seem true. I was pretty pleased that he cracked half a smile for me. It was a before school miracle!
Lindsey starting 2nd grade. As she told me, "Second grade means much more responsibility, Mom." She was so proud of the matching backpack & lunchbag she got at Target. I thought it was sort of generic, but it was the best of the selection. A girl likes what a girl likes!
Michael starting Kindergarten!!!! Wow, how did we get HERE? His teacher asked that he bring in a baby photo of himself. Brought me to tears looking at this. My baby is no longer a baby, he's at the big kid's school!

Natalie's uncertainty. Why wasn't she in the big school with "Windsey" & "Mycul".

Tuesday was....

Natalie's big day! She goes to preschool 2x a week. She feels pretty big now! Especially the carrying a backpack & snack bag part!

As you can see from the pics, some were cooperative and some weren't. The positive is that they let me take photos at all!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The cuteness I have to deal with....

on a daily basis. He makes me laugh every single day. I love this soon to be kindergartner.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


My sweet friend, Lori, gave me these:
The Watermelon Award. Where I am to name 6 things that make me happy.
1.) The smell of a freshly mowed lawn. (I love mowing it too...crazy, right?)
2.) The taste of cold pumpkin pie in the know you love it the next day too:)
3.) Dancing in the kitchen with my family.....hysterical to see
the girls headbang!
4.) READING! oh, what I would give for a rainy day, under
comfy covers and the chance to read all day long.
5.) Friends and family.
6.) When my husband smiles at me.
This Premio Meme Award. Where I am to tell you 7 facts about myself that you might not already know.

1.) I love rollercoasters. Lucky for me, my daughter does too!
2.) I will never eat sushi. Don't ask me to. I won't....I just won't.
3.) I don't like talking to people with sunglasses on...weird, I know. I have to see your eyes while I am talking to you.
4.) I was born exactly 1 year after my great-aunt passed away......@ the same time........crazy, no? My great-uncle couldn't visit me for a long time because of it.
5.) I went to 13 different schools......may have been 14, might be missing one.
6.) Mushrooms and green peppers on my pizza, please!
7.) I want a mac.....okay, you might already know that, but I really, really want one!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Her 7 Pink Pool Party.

Only 2 weeks behind...not bad, not bad at all!

She invited....
She painted.....
She decorated......
Her Mom filled loot bags......
She had her share of pink beverages.......
She had a lovely cake made by who else? Janice of course.
Her Mom enlisted Grandma Nev to paint her birthday sign...thanks, Mom!
She swam..............

She snacked..................

She played a couple of games....limbo and water balloons.

Then she swam some more...................

She had cake.......
She had fun with Mom's homemade pinata and Dad's teasing antics with the candy.
She loved having her friends over........
She rec'd many great gifts........
The smile says it all.....friends, pool, games, food, and presents=her perfect day.

Fall Swap

My friend, Lori over at Morning Glories and Moonflowers is hosting her Second Annual Fall Swap this year. It should be fun, check it out!!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Natalie's Quote of the Weekend.

"I don't have a great Daddy, Mommy.
I have a nice Daddy.
He makes me super happy!"