Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Future Road Rager

Ella loves to play in the car. Tonight she was "driving", and it was too cute not to photograph.
I can almost hear her- "Go! People!!!" (wonder where she would hear that?)
"I wish I could see the road."
I am so not ready for any of them to drive!!


We watched Enchanted the other night and me and the girls have been dancing ever since!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Flag Football

Yesterday was Jonathon's first football game. His team is the Sabercats. They did really well! For most of the boys this is their first experience with football and they have learned so much in the last 3 weeks. Unfortunately, they lost 3 touchdowns to 2, but it was fun.
The team- they look tough!

All business- waiting for the snap.

Big Jon in the backfield. Check out that QB- he's a hottie!

Catch it son!!! He did have a catch, but not this one.

And where would any smart kid hang out during the game- in the back of my van watching a movie! Too funny!

Friday, April 25, 2008

A day in the life of Ella

Pottying Ella-style (in front of the TV!)

Catching a few "ZZZ's" on the couch with her baby

Hanging out with her big sister (even from the back they look alike!)

As requested

My mom wanted pictures (imagine that!), so here they are Mom! Tell GPa the kids said HI!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

1. My husband- even though I mess up (this time it was a doozie), he still loves me and always forgives me. Les, you are wonderful!
2. bike rides with the family
3. our silly puppy
4. warm sunshine days
5. my Scentsy warmer- love it!
6. fresh cut grass
7. a clean playroom (for now, anyway!)
8. Jonathon
9. Grace
10. Ella

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

You must read this!

I found this blog through a blogroll on Tiffany's blog. I sobbed as I read this story.


Getting all Fancy!

I just created my signature! Do you like it?

A First!!

When I tried to take Ella's picture tonight, she covered her face and said NO! I have never had any problem with my girls smiling for pictures. I hope this is only because she is tired!

A bike ride

Our neighborhood isn't complete yet, so there is a whole street that is basically a grass field that we take Abby to let her run. Tonight, I took the camera to try to get a picture of her jumping over the construction fence. I never got a shot (she is quick!), but I did catch some of the fun.
Abby and Daddy taking a breather.

Les, Jonathon and Grace trying to get Abby to go where they wanted her to go.

The kids got distracted by the huge pile of rocks.

Mommy and Ella (Ella has the best seat on the bike, and Mommy does all the work.)

The view from our driveway when we got back home. God glory is every where we look!

One Word Wednesday


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Big Girl

Abby girl- you sure have grown! Abby is 5 1/2 months old. She is going to be huge!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

For the Grands

Just because I know the Grands check the blog just for the pictures, I thought I would give them a really good one. Enjoy!

BFF's Forever!!

These two are so cute together. They are true friends- love each other one minute and fighting the next. But they always make up!
Ella and Julianne

Jump! Jump!

We went to dinner at our friends the Botts house tonight and Ella and Julianne were having a blast jumping off the ottoman. They shouldn't have been jumping, but I couldn't make them stop until I got some pictures.
Julianne ready to jump.
Ella mid-jump- SuperElla!!!
Julianne ready to go again.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Ahh! Springtime

Have I told you lately how much I love my camera?

Friday, April 18, 2008

I see you!

I see you!

Did it snow?

The weather today is beautiful (blue skies and 81), so you can imagine my surprise when I drove into the driveway and saw white on the grass.
Then you can imagine my shock when I raised the garage door to this!
Abby, the sweet puppy (did you catch the sarcasm?) we got our kids for Christmas, had chewed the zipper off the bean bag she sleeps on in the garage and the rest is history or in this case a very big mess! Thank God for the shop vac!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What kind of ice cream are you?

Funny thing- I don't like pistachio ice cream!

You Are A Pistachio Ice Cream Girl

Funky. Surprising. Wild.

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
1. matching girls in matching shirts
2. teachers who care
3. girls night out TONIGHT!
4. happy hour at Sonic
5. Victory Sports volleyball
6. laughing with my husband
7. my clean and organized pantry/mudroom
8. bike rides with my kids
9. Grace has a few more years before she hits puberty (see previous post)
10. Sunshine!!!!


This morning as I was helping Grace get ready, she kept trying to stick out her chest. I told her to stop because she didn't have any "boobs". She said, "I want boobs!" I said, "No you don't and you won't have any until you are a teenager." I sent her to the bathroom to tell her father the latest thing she wanted (I'm mean like that!). First he thought she said "boots", then he understood and asked her "Why?" and she said "I want to wear a bra". I quickly responded, "NO, you don't!!!" What am I going to do with this girl?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Ella says some of the funniest things! Today, I did something (what, I can't remember!) and she said, "That's what I'm talkin' bout!" And every time she uses the potty, she hugs me and says, "I'm so proud of you, Mommy." (Like I did something wonderful!) She makes me laugh everyday!!

Tagged, AGAIN!

I was tagged by Jen at to do a new tag game. The eerie thing is the description of my month is SO on for me! I am a Halloween baby, so read it and be amazed!

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

Now for my tags and the rules!

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving them a comment.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when yours is up!

TAGS! (I don't know enough people who haven't been tagged!) (Cindy) (Cindy G) (Jennifer) (Jenny) (Tiffany) (Nikki) (Joy)

The Twelve Months
JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.
FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.
MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.
JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.
JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.
AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.
SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.
OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.
NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.
DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I'm IT!!

I was tagged by Nikki at to list 7 random things about myself, so here goes nothing.

1. I love Webkinz! I know it is lame, but I love to play the little games and take care of the kids pets. I even set up an account for Ella so I can play.

2. I have always wanted to be a "girlie girl", but can never pull it off. The jock and tomboy inside me always get in the way.

3. I HATE doing laundry and have a theory on its origins - Satan!!

4. I can't whistle. I have tried to learn, but never have been able to do it.

5. I have never been to Disney- maybe next summer.

6. It drives me crazy when people touch me with their feet- I hate it and it totally creeps me out!

7. I lived in the same house my whole life until I got married and we moved 9 times in 12 years!

Now I am tagging Cindy at, Scott at, and Karen at I would tag more, but they have already been tagged!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Faith in Action

If you haven't seen this or heard of this family, you really need to check it out. What a wonderful example of this couple's faith in action. It just brings tears to my eyes. It also reminds me how big our God is and how concerned He is about each of us.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
- Ella is on her way to being potty-trained.
- getting to visit family
- coming home
- giggles from the back of the ATV
- knowing what I am making for dinner
- my camera (it takes such great pictures!)
- milk and cookies
- warm, beautiful weather
- my three kids- they are the BEST!
- my wonderful husband