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Pumpkin Patch Pictures!

Pumpkin Patch Pictures!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dreams Can Be Scary


Lately Spunky has been having a lot of bad dreams and every morning she spends at least 10 minutes telling me about them. I find if we let her talk it out she has an easier time letting go of the fear. Today after being stuck in the house for days, due to rain (which never happens in June in Texas) we decided to break out all the craft stuff. 

While trying to think of something to make, Princess looked over at Spunky and said "I know how to make a dream catcher! Let's make one so it will help keep your bad dreams away!" It was so sweet and Spunky was very excited! It was really neat for me as well, to see them get along and try to help each other. Lately it seems like these moments are few and far between!
 
Spunky's Dream Catcher!
She loves it!
Princesses Dream Catcher!
Very proud of her design!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Black and White Wednesday #10

 
 
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Wordless Wednesday

Using Lola as a headrest!

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday PhotoHunt: Creative

Everybody loves pipe cleaners, even the big kids! lol This is one of the "crafts" we did over Spring Break, anything to keep them occupied! ;)


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Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined. 


1. These three words describe my significant other: adorable, funny and brave!

2. The feeling you get when you are done with laundry is a delight!

3. Oh, how I adore my time alone (whenever I get it)!

4. One can never know what can happen if one takes time to be friendly.

5. Inevitably, it is you and no one else who is responsible for your words and actions!

6. My mother is someone who never ceased to encourage me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching movies and making homemade pizzas with the kiddos, tomorrow my plans include picking up T-man for is weekend and taking all the kids on a hike and Sunday, I want to relax and maybe read some of my book! :)

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Black and White Wednesday #9



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Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, May 21, 2012

What are some of your traditions?

1. Finish this sentence - The last book I read and enjoyed was.... 
Flight of the Nighthawks part of the Darkwar Saga written by Raymond E. Feist (it's part of a series). If you have any interest in Fantasy and or Science Fiction you will enjoy these books. Here is the link to his website Crydee.com in case you are interested!

2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions?
We live in the US, so we have Memorial Day. We really don't have any traditions except to remember and discuss the fallen soldiers, the soldiers that currently fight for our rights and how lucky we are for their sacrifices.

3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be? 
Wow this really got me to sit down and think! Hummm something that would help me meal plan! I need something to help me plan meals around ingredients I can buy and cook in bulk.

4. What is your favorite recent blog post? 
 It's a silly one, but I had fun writing it and the experience was a hoot, click here to read it: Easter, Pooping Animals and Silly Grandma's!

5.And the bonus question: Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined. 

1. When we watch Ax Men I can't help, but laugh at these guys!! Spunky even asked what language are they speaking? lol

2. I am going to head to bed, finally!

3. It'll be nice once school is out and we can relax a bit more.

4. Venice, Italy is a place I always wanted to visit, but haven't yet.

5. When I'm sad I am quiet; when I'm happy I am the opposite!

6. I love helping out and learning about my community.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching The Devil Inside. Gonna try to watch it alone cause the hubby does not want to, we shall see how that goes... lol, tomorrow my plans include going to a friends baby shower and picking up T-man for our weekend... and Sunday, I want to just hang out cause this next week is going to be another really busy one!

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Monday, May 14, 2012

We don't bite, unless you ask

1. Finish this sentence - The best thing about this past weekend was... 
enjoying a few drinks while making homemade PB cookies Saturday night and watching the new Underworld.

2. When company drops by unexpectedly what do you serve? 
Company never stops by unexpectedly, ever... weird!

3. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
Wow 28 yrs old, I was old, at least in today's standards.

4. Where do you blog? 
At home on my PC, tried on my phone it just makes me mad so yea... lol

5. Bonus Question: What is the stupidest thing you've ever done at a bar?


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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!


"Nobody's Like You, Mom
Nobody's quite like you, Mom.
You're special in every way.
You cheer me up, you fill my cup
With tenderness, come what may.
Nobody loves me like you, Mom.
No matter what I do,
Good or bad, happy or sad,
You support me; You always come through.
Nobody's equal to you, Mom.
With you in my life, I'm blessed.
I love you so, and I want you to know
I think you're the very best!"
By Joanna Fuchs

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday PhotoHunt: Scoop

The kiddos "scooping" out their pumpkins for Halloween this year! Gotta love it, dad gave them gloves!



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Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined. 


1. What a beautiful night, even with the storm!

2. We need the rain... right?

3. It's no surprise, but this past weekend T-man went home early... again...

4. Meal planning this week wasn't easy, but I did it!! :)

5. I like to try and cook at least one new dish a week!

6. We are young, by Janelle Monáe is one of my most favorite songs!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching The Vow with the man, tomorrow my plans include taking Princess to her academic contest and then all the kids to see their dad for the night and Sunday, I want to just hang out and take the kids swimming.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Black and White Wednesday #8

Sweet Smiley! Not our pup, but a friend's. She is adorable. :)

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Wordless Wednesday

This past Thursday was Bigfoot's birthday. He turned 15... I just cannot believe it has been that long since I held him in my arms as a little baby! We waited till Saturday to do the cake (brownies) since T-man was at his mom's.

The kids ready for Bigfoot to blow out his candles!

I love this photo!

Our silly family, anytime is a time to mess with each other! lol

After the candles were blown out! ;)

I threw the last few in here to demonstrate the weirdness I have to live with! LOL! ;)
Jeremy being goofy, gotta love Princesses facial expression!

Princess the crazed brownie eater!

T-man LOVED the brownies! ;)

Click photos to enlarge
 
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Monday, May 7, 2012

I blog because

1. Finish this sentence - The chore that I hate most is... Laundry!!

2. What are you most looking forward to this summer?
 I am looking forward to more outings with the kids! The summer is when we are able to go swimming, go on more hikes, nature walks and I love visiting the museums with them!

3. Where do you do most of your grocery shopping?  How often do you shop? 
 I always shop at H.E.B, it's our local grocery store chain. We have been shopping almost daily for the last year or so, but last week I started meal planning again. I am trying to plan for two weeks at a time and only hit the store when we need fresh veges, fruits or something I have forgotten.

4. Why do you blog?
 I blog to entertain myself, document memories and for fun! Lately I have been considering doing giveaways and paid posts, but I am just not sure if I want to... Plus I honestly have no idea how to get started! Any advice is welcome. :)
 
5. Bonus Question: Which came first the chicken or the egg?
 
 
 
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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday PhotoHunt: Zap

This was a hard one, so I broke down and had Bigfoot draw me Zap! lol


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined.

1. After a while, your muscles finally get used to the workout and they don't hurt so much! Thank God!

2. I have not pulled out my hair at least.

3. Well, anyway, I actually made it through the day despite how frustrating it all was...

4. You are so beautiful to me. ;)

5. I always crave Wasabi peas late at night!

6. My kids keep me going.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching my two new favorite shows Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids and A Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, tomorrow my plans include going to T-man's T-ball game and a Mother's Day Luncheon and Sunday, I want to take the kiddos swimming!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Black and White Wednesday #7

My sad little Spunky, she was having a really hard day! 



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Wordless Wednesday

I have been having way to much fun playing with my new camera app Vignette! Below is one of my favorites that I was able to capture and play with!

The original photo: 


And with some editing:


Click photos to enlarge
 
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Roar!!

My sister, Emily, works for a fancy hair salon in downtown Austin called Roar! Tomorrow I will be visiting it for the first time ever! Let me start off by saying that I am so proud of her for all that she has accomplished!! She is terrific! :)

Not my photo, snagged off google!

I normally don’t get out of the house for things more exciting than work, grocery shopping, picking the kids up from school, and the like ... so tomorrow seems like an awesome field trip!  Not only do I get to go downtown to an exclusive hair salon (and not use MY gas), but I also get to ride the MetroRail for the first time, not to mention a beautiful hairdo (and yes, I will put a picture up for you to see later)!

Oh, and did I mention that this is before the kids get out of school, which means I get to do it all-by-myself :-)!  AND, the photo opportunities that I am sure I will have on the ride there and back!! I even painted my nails and painstakingly put together an outfit!  I know this may seem silly to most, but I cannot wait!  I am still awake and have to be up in 4.5 hours... Don't know how I’m going to sleep!  It's like waiting for Christmas! ;)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Are you Idiosyncratic?


1. Finish this sentence - The last movie I saw in the theater was...
The Lorax in 3D, we all loved it!!

2. Do you have any idiosyncrasies? 
OMGosh yes! The things on my desk have to sit a certain way and I will keep rearranging them until it's just so! I have to have at least four pillows to sleep... one on each side, under my head and between my knees! lol Also I cannot touch any kind of paper product while my hands are wet. Idk when or why this started, but if you ask my mother I have always been this way! Ok now that I have made myself look crazy, let's move on! ;)

3. What is your favorite clothing store to shop at? Avenue

4. What fun things do you have planned for the week ahead? 
My son's 15th bday is Thursday, but other than that it's a pretty quiet week! :)

5. Bonus question! If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do?


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Easter, Pooping Animals and silly Grandma's

My mom is one of those really cool Grandma's. You know the kind you can talk to about anything and you know that once she stops laughing, she will give you the best advice! ;) When she gave me these adorable pooping (candy) animals to give the kids for Easter, I was not surprised and I knew the kiddos would think they were hilarious!


So, when I gave them to the kids and got almost no reaction I thought maybe I had entered the twilight zone... Not one of them laughed or thought it was funny at all! In fact, quite the opposite, they all sat there quietly with a look of... shall I say disgust!?

 The infamous "pooping" animals!

When we got home we broke them out and that's when the kids started to act like maybe these might be pretty cool! I guess that in the package a candy pooping animal is not much fun, but out of the package it's a blast! lol

 Here is Bigfoot's Chicken in action!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Takes Times Square

 Happy Saturday! Hope you are all having a great day! I entered a art and photography contest through "Art Takes Times Square". I would be so appreciative if you would take a look and vote for me!

 I have never entered a contest like this before because I have always been to chicken! lol This time though I thought "Well you can't get anywhere if you never try".

When you arrive at the page click the "Collect me" at the top and it will prompt you to log in. Just log in through your Facebook account if you have one (it's the easiest) and click the "Collect me" again. You should see a # appear where the words "Collect me" were if it has been entered correctly.


Here is the link to my portfolio!

Let me know if you have trouble and thank you soooooo very much! :)

Saturday PhotoHunt: Texture


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Fill-Ins

Hi all, another week is almost over and it is time for yet another weekly installment of Friday Fill-Ins! Janet asks the questions and my answers are underlined.


1. Ah, me...oh my this week has been a doozy.

2. Bigfoot's 15th birthday is what's on my mind most lately. It just does not seem like it is possible that this much time has passed since I gave birth to him..

3. When I talk to my best friend, I always feel better.

4. Taking a deep breath and visualizing what needs to happen is what's working for me lately.

5. I recently saw The Sitter with Jonah Hill. It was pretty hilarious.

6. Successfully cooking a new recipe that the whole family likes fills me with joy!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging out with the kiddos and playing a rocking game of Pokemon Monopoly, tomorrow my plans include taking Bigfoot to Saturday school.... and cleaning out the car and Sunday, I want to just relax!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Black and White Wednesday #6

Awesome barn over at Green Gate Farms! If you live in Austin or anywhere near you should definitely visit them and buy some of their awesome organic produce! 
 


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