Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Mom

I have one of those moms...

You know, one of those amazing moms. The mom that sewed all your clothes until you were 14 and you swore that you would rip your hair out if you heard her say, "oh I could make that for so much cheaper" one more time. The mom that for some reason that you still can't figure out, caught you EVERY time you snuck out of the house. Would sit on your bed and wait for you as you snuck back into your window. I'm sure she just wanted to make sure I had a good time! The kind of mother that no matter how early you had to get up for school, was up before you, had the house clean, was showered, dressed and had breakfast hot and ready for you along with your sack lunch. The mom that would do a dance to the song "Jump" for a church talent show and practiced singing and dancing with her walkman. Oh...and a dance to Abba's song Mama Mia with enormous Hershey Kisses, (get it? Mama Mia, here I go again, my, my, how can I resist you?)

The type of mom that desperately HATES having her picture taken, so it takes you an hour just to find one of her.
One of those moms that would turn on Ann Murray in the kitchen and make you dance with her. The type of mom that no matter how old you are, you can call her crying when you are sick and she always feels bad for you. The kind of mom that flies out a few times a year to see her grandkids. The type of mom that laughs so hard that she cries at a good poop joke. The type of mom that takes her trials and learns from them. The mom that has unshakable faith.

The type of mom that will never tell you what she wants for her birthday, and always says, "I just want obedient children."

I love you mom, have a Happy Birthday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Seed Starting

Interested in starting your own seeds this year for your garden? I just wrote an article detailing all the instructions over at my backyard farming blog. Click here to check out that article.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Have a Babe?

I do, so I'm loving these 8 natural ways to soothe your baby. Go check it out at
(Madelyn last month, 6 months)

Friday, February 19, 2010


I had the pleasure of photographing sweet Sylvia and her family. Doesn't her mom just look stunning?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Get Your Head in the Game

Gotta, gettcha gettcha gettcha head in the game.

Reece gets really embarrassed and annoyed when I sing that song from High School Musical. Hey, that's my job as his mom, to embarrass him.

Reece is really talented on defense.

Because of this, he sometimes is teamed up with someone that may have a height advantage, as you can see in the picture below.

Hey buddy, go back to 8th grade, this is a 3rd/4th grade team.

At least we have a speed advantage on him when playing offense.All in all our team did really well!
We were unstoppable,
just check out the score.
Can you believe it?!?!?
Well don't, the score keeper was to busy talking on his cell phone to keep accurate score. It was really 10 to 2.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Morning

So my sweet husband Michael, feels bad that he is at work on my birthday. He feels bad that I don't get to lay around in bed in my jammies while he watches the kids.

But, then I would miss cute things like this today, when Mason noticed he had a hole in his underwear.

I wouldn't get to play a game with Mason while the older kids were at kid's camp.

And I would miss out on all the joy this little one radiates.
I've decided to document the rest of my day in pictures as well.

What a Great Way to Wake Up!

So, this morning I woke up to breakfast in bed made by my little sweethearts.

And a cute "brithday" card made by Reece.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Okay everyone. Reece is in 4th grade now, and I as part of his home school curriculum I have added memorization. I'm pretty much running out of ideas, what did you memorize in 4th/5th grade? This year he has memorized:

30 days hath September, April, June and November
All the rest have 31,
Save February, 28 days clear,
and 29 each leap year.


The Be Verbs


Now, he is memorizing this (the states song)

I was thinking about the Gettysburg Address?

I would appreciate any help.

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