My beautiful mom passed away this morning. I love you mom.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
I'm not used to having snow lying around on the ground for days on end. After last weekend's dumping of snow, I'm done! It can snow in the mountains all it wants, but not here. Unfortunately, my children have yet to see their "snow day" - that free, unexpected, glorious day of no school. Oh well, I'm ready for some warmth. Everyone around me is probably tired of me saying "I hate being cold!" I'm ready for Spring!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
This one is at home ill again. We're going to get some blood work done to see why this keeps happening. My mom's going in for another procedure today. I have insomnia. Breathe. Pray.
I used a texture on this photo by Eveylyn Flint. I love people that share.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Is it already the middle of the month? One month left until Valentines Day?
Things have been busy here - my mom had heart surgery last week, so I have been preoccupied with that. It'll take a few months to see if the surgery corrected her problem, but it is looking good so far, and we are hopeful.
My project this year (as is every year) is to organize, finish and purge. I am very tired of all the unnecessary stuff I have saved for "just in case". I am also tired of all the pictures sitting on floors waiting to be hung, and all the unfinished projects laying around. I want to "do" more than "wish" and "dream".
My oldest daughter has been the recipient of my focus on getting things done. I've started hanging pictures on her wall that have been sitting in a bin for months since her room was repainted. Here's a sneak peak of the in progress. We're planning a floor to ceiling art/photo/poster wall. Please excuse the mess!
Have a fantastic Monday! My focus for today is trying to stay warm! :)
Monday, December 24, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Over Thanksgiving break, we went into the mountains to cut down our Christmas tree.
It was a beautiful day, we all had so much fun, and we found the tree within 30 minutes. It was a much better experience this year. (Last year it was cold, one of the kids was sick, and being "newbies", it took us over an hour to find the perfect tree.)
My oldest is taking pictures below. Actually, she and I spent most of the time taking pictures. My husband found the tree. I've created a picture taking monster. :)
We spent the evening decorating the tree. We have a few more touches to put on it, but here it is so far:
The pictures were all taken with the iphone, so they are a little blurry without great lighting. I love our "Charlie Brown" tree with all its imperfections! I am considering giving away our large artificial tree we have in storage.
Right now, I have boxes and bins everywhere, but when I am finished decorating, I will show you more!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
I took a picture of my kids on top of a hill while waiting for our soccer game to start a few months ago. Using my other photographs and layers later, I came up with this:
I'm having a 12x12 print made of it; it will make me smile every time I see it. I'll remember how silly they were being on top of that hill!