Archive for January, 2010

A work in progress…

January 24, 2010

I have been DYING to have my kitchen repainted forever! its the same blah white it was when we moved in- with some Americana decorations thrown in and lots of handme down furniture from when we first started out- nothing wrong with that- but we in the last year have started purchasing our OWN furniture and accessories. The hubster has been dying to do SOMETHING in black and red forever. I found a really pretty red and black border with coffee cups for my kitchen and we decided to do the colors of the border in my kitchen. black below the chair rail and the burgendy above it.   this is our work in progress. first coat only- I was alittle taken aback with the streaks of the red but he assures me that Red is very unforgiving and about 3 coats will make it all look blended in and fine. as long as he is sure….. this was taken on my blackberry.


flower girl

January 24, 2010

I know I am  supposed to be taking pictures every day but today I found myself  going through my photo albums and editing old faves. Here is one of Jadyn  in a wedding last summer that she was a Flower Girl…..

my little Indian boy……

January 24, 2010

This is a picture that I took last year in Wisconsin  at the Honor  The Earth Pow-wow in Hayward, Wisconsin, I added some touch ups today and am thinking about entering it in a photo contest.  Patrick had decided about a week before our trip that he wanted a MoHawk  and with his traditional regalia and his mowhawk he fit right in! not that they don’t anyway with their Indian features and dark  skin!  Let me know what you think!


January 18, 2010


This is the wall art above my kitchen table on the top of the wall. we are getting ready to repaint so this will be gone, I will have to redo it. I am a bit sad. but this is my motto……

My heart….

January 18, 2010

This little guy is my heart. the hubster says he doesn’t know where my ass ends and P’s head begins. He is my mamma’sboy through and through. I attribute it to him coming to us at 31 weeks and me spending night and day in the NICU- and his over 10 hospital stays in his short 5 years in which I am always the parent that stays with him. Who knows WHY he is a mamma’s boy- but I love it. L.O.V.E. it.  I am a firm believer that every daddy should have a daddy’s girl and every mommy should have a mamma’s boy.  thats how it is in our house. Except for Wyatt- he goes with whoever the mood hits him  for the day~! So for today- here is my mamma’s boy.

catching up….

January 10, 2010

I have been a bit sad this week, and a bit crazed. In addition to work, and Wyatt’s first day of school it was also my baby girl’s 8th birthday. My oldest child. I can remember the NANO SECOND she was born, and every detail of her birth. I can tell you every detail of my pregnancy- I remember with vivid detail when she was admitted to the hospital at 3 weeks old with bacterial pneumonia, respiratory failure and a collapsed lung- I remember going to the cafeteria for an hr after the nurses made me go eat and coming back to hear machine’s beeping, her saturati0n  level dropping and the talk of “flying her out”. I still have the note that one kind nurse hung on her tent when I had taken a break that said “mom, I ate 3 ounces I love you” I can tell you every detail of her first Christmas, spent in the hospital with pneumonia and her first experience with Santa was in that hospital. Pre-k was not hard for me to send her to, Kindergarten was kind of hard. First grade was a breeze. Second grade… well I had a hard time.  it was like realizing that my little girl was growing up. Right. In. Front. Of. Me. and its not fair. soon it will be more important to be with her friends than to snuggle me, boys will become a priority and all too soon she will be graduating and heading to college. All. too. soon. 

So for her 8th birthday we did a bowling party- and she had a blast. Told me it was the Best. Birthday. EVER. What more could I ask for ????

and I flaked already….

January 8, 2010

already…. it hasn’t even been a week… and I spaced out , flaked and forgot to upload a picture. I had a great one too- as Thursday the 7th was Jadyn’s 8th birthday. So  I will make up for it today I promise! Her birthday party is tonight and I will do a GREAT one!

my goal too is to get everyone transferred from the GF photo challenge thread to my blog roll…….

big steps into a big new world….

January 6, 2010

Today became the day that all three of my heathens blessings all officially are school kids. Jadyn has been in school for a while, the self proclaimed expert as a second grader, and Patrick started school this fall in pre-k. But, this, today was my last baby starting school. my. He is just shy of 4 years old and this was a big day for him starting pre-school. He was jumping on my bed at 4 am telling me that it was time to go, we were able to calm him down and talk him into laying back down but at 6 am he was right back up. When he got out of the car at school he literally RAN to the door yelling in excitement the entire way. He was so excited to be a big “school boy”. Here are a few pictures from his big day today!

mamma’s boy

January 5, 2010

nothing fancy today- we took Wyatt for his preschool physical and shots and he came home, promptly spiked a fever and took a nap. Which left me for some cuddle time with Patrick- my self proclaimed mamma’s boy. The boy who tells daddy every day that he “ONLY loves Mamma”…… well I can’t ever tell the hubster this..but secretly I LOVE THAT~! anyway- this was not taken with anything fancy and ac tually I can’t even take credit for it. Patrick took this with my blackberry phone and he was so proud of himself that I opted to post it today.

for the new year….

January 4, 2010

So for the new year I have decided to try attempt …something new. I am horrible at blogging my daily life. I love to write, but am intensley self conscious and can’t make myself do it. who wants to hear it anyway? Some days not even me. So I have abandoned my blog at blogspot and invited my friends from there to join me. My goal is to do a picture a day. {Thanks Susan! I really am going to try!} I have a love of photography. A passion for it really- but am not that good. Would love to take a photography class but somehow have not managed to find or make the time.

So this is one of my resolutions for 2010. to MAKE time for me, to MAKE time to do the things I want to do. Photography is one of t hose things. I have a beautiful Canon Rebel …. my goal this year is to USE it more. I hope you enjoy- I will start adding pictures tomorrow!