Monday, April 26, 2010


way back when,
so long ago,
I started a quilt.

a nine patch quilt- using some of my polka dot fabrics.

recently I finished it.
and I convinced Maggie to come have a little tea party on it-
(for the sake of getting a couple of pictures of the quilt!)

her little polka dot tea set fit in nicely!

now, onto the next few unfinished projects!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

my girls

so, this is one of my pictures,
of my two sweet, silly girls.
and the little bit of editing I can do on the mac.
someday, hopefully someday soon,
I will have my pc fixed up, and my photoshop set up,
then I can learn some real photo editing,
and maybe get them to look like my friend's pictures.
(but I 'm not holding my breath!)

oh, and the whole staying away from sugar thing-
so very hard.
I will do better next week.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


so, I think I am going to be serious about laying off sugar for a while.
I am going to try hard.
one day at a time-
If I can do it today, I can do it tomorrow too.
(but I am going to allow myself desserts on Sundays)

so, guess what I keep thinking about now.
yep, candy.
I can do this.
I think.

Monday, April 19, 2010

how lucky I am

how lucky I am to have a friend who wanted to go take pictures with me, to practice for her, and she taught me some new stuff!how lucky I am that she can take fantastic pictures!
(maybe I will show some I took that day- but they are not near as gorgeous!)
how lucky am I that I have such cute girls,
who were willing to come and be models,
for the price of a slurpee!
so super lucky,
that's for sure!

Friday, April 16, 2010


so, you know that game that kids play when you're driving-
silver punch buggy, no returnies (so they can't punch you back)
and then proceed to punch a sibling in the arm.
you know the one?
well, somewhere my kids picked up a new one.
whenever you see a PT Cruiser-
you say- PT Cruiser, punch a loser, no returnies,
(oh, and you have to call the colour too, or it doesn't count)
(this is not my favorite one- as I am trying so very hard to get my kids to talk nicer to each other, and this is not helping in any way whatsoever. calling each other losers should not be allowed. even in a game. - but it happens a lot. but I am trying . I think maybe soap in the mouth should make a comeback. but it's hard to put soap in the mouth of a kid that is bigger than you. just saying.)

so, onto the point of my story-
Maggie was looking out the window the other day, and calls to me-
what are those cars that the roof can go on and off?
and I say- it's a convertible.
so she comes running to me and says-
silver convertible. no returnies,
and punches me.
very nice.

Monday, April 12, 2010


the dresses arrived in the mail the Tuesday after Easter,
so we will call them spring dresses!
since it has been a bit cold,
when I saw the sun, I had the girls get dressed up, and off we went.
it was still a bit chilly.
(why do we live here where it is so cold most of the year?
I am not too sure.)

I tried to get a few jumping pictures- I thought this was hilarious!
good times around here!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


so, because I packed away all the winter stuff,
- it was warm, the snow was gone, I was hoping that winter was actually over,
it was inevitable-
the cold came back.
and it brought the wind with it.
we had one night of high wind, and the power went out.
candles were lit
(it was kind of fun)
then the power came back on.
and the wind kept blowing.
for days.
but today- no wind,
and the sun is shining again.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

good for business

I love a good advertisement.
a funny commercial- on tv, or radio- love it.
(it makes me wonder what those companies with the lam-o adds were thinking.)
I mean really. is that the best you can come up with?

some people are just so clever.

so, when I saw this in my mail box, I had to smile-
very creative.
love it.

and I think I need to call.
they are holding my great body ransom.
and I want it back!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

white trash

this year was like a white trash easter egg hunt
yep, we have an old toilet in our back yard.
(hopefully not for long)
and yep, there was an egg in it.
and Jack went for it.
really nice.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

the week in review

(love Maggie's dirty chocolate eating face!)

so, last week was spring break.
we did a lot of staying up late,
and sleeping in (of course!)
and not really much else.
Cory did turn my clock ahead an hour, for April fools. I thought it was weird that the girls weren't up yet, and figured it out a while later. he's such a funny guy.
I bought the girls easter dresses on etsy, but they didn't get here on time,
but last years dresses, that were a bit too big then, fit just right this year.
but it didn't really matter since we stayed at home, and watched conference on the computer.
hopefully their dresses will be here by next Sunday.
I think we will just call them spring dresses this year!

now the kids are back in school. phew!
and seminary is on again. bright and early.
(only 35 more classes. but who's counting? oh, me, for sure!)
and I need to go have a long visit with my treadmill.
darn those delicious chocolate easter candies!

Saturday, April 03, 2010