Monday, June 18, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
It took about 5 phone calls and at least 10 texts (some with pictures), but I managed to make my mom's Lemon Pie (minus the meringe...baby steps). I made the filling and put them in little jars for favors at Annabelle's birthday party. They turned out pretty cute, and tasty too!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
When Barrett and Kyle were little, they pretended everything was a car or truck. Raisin boxes were cars, blocks became trucks, food was any kind vehicle they could imagine. I have noticed recently that Annabelle is pretending things are phones...
a block and a french fry are her pretend cell phones
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Sometimes the kids do something funny and I just have to grab the quickest, nearest camera and shoot and not think about background and lighting, and all that photographer stuff. This was one of those moments. Taken with iphone, terribly blurry, and I don't care. This one's for furure girlfriends!
Somewhere I have a picture of what this looked like from behind :p
...now where is that picture...
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
When I look at old photo albums, I always see pictures of people with their cars. And because they are old albums you can really see how much cars have changed over the years. So I can someday have my kids gawk at the "cars from the olden days" in our album, I had Cody take a quick pic before I traded in my 2003 Honda Pilot. This is was taken literally as I was pulling out of the driveway to take it to trade in. Check back soon, and maybe I'll post a pic of me with my new car! This was a great car and very reliable and I really did love it. It was my first NEW car and it served me very well. In it's last days in my posession, however, I was not able to remove the keys from the ignition because the starter was broken. I drove around for about a week like that, leaving the keys in, doors unlocked. Made the goodbye a little easier. Other things were falling apart and the kids had really done their share of damage inside and out.
Goodbye old friend.
Goodbye old friend.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
So, no, I did not take this today, but I am still going through the Paris/Amsterday pictures slowly (in all my spare time) so I DID just come across this set of pictures today. We came across this bridge in Paris covered in locks with couples' names on them. They symbolize a couples' unbreakable, unending love. You put on your lock and throw the key into the river as a sign of your commitment and enduring love. Here's a link about the lock tradition if you are interested: http://www.bonjourparis.com/story/paris-love-locks-love-that-wont-die/ Can you find our lock? (BTW, Notre Dame in the background)
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Today is June 1st and it was about 73 degrees today when my mom, her friend, Susan and I were trying to decide where to go for lunch. So we went to Gloria's and enjoyed a wonderful al fresca lunch. Annabelle was really going after the black bean dip. She's the only person I know who can pull off the black bean face look. On a completely unrelated note, I did like 5 push ups yesterday (the real kind...I know, watch out! I'm so shredded...Okay, I don't even know what that means, I just overheard a gym guy say that once.) and now my arms feel sore as I type this. Pitiful. Here's Miss A: Black Bean Dip is the new black!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Well, my 365 project fell apart during our move last year. I'm not making excuses, but it would have been darn near impossible to keep it up during such a busy time. I decided to focus on my family and helping the kids make the transition. It's funny, it's been almost a year and just the other day, Kyle said something about "...in our next house..." And I thought well I guess I didn't do a very good job of explaining to him that we have no plans to move again. Like I said it's been almost a year since I dropped off the face of the 365 project and I am on here now to say that starting on May 31, I plan to pick up where I left off last year and complete my 365 day mission. It will not be easy, but nothing worthwhile comes easily. I do thinks it's worthwhile and a blessing to have photos of everyday. A few months ago, Cody told me he was looking at those pictures and couldn't believe how much he had forgotten, and how if we hadn't had those pictures those days would be lost. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it.