Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby girl goes to 2nd grade

Brianna started 2nd grade today. We chose to send her to a small private Christian school this year instead of home-schooling like the past 2 years. It's the best decision for us but nonetheless still hard for me to walk away from her class room this morning. Missy over at It's Almost Naptime describes it best, I couldn't have said it any better!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

'Mittens Mice Myers'

 Quite a creative name, don't you think? The new kitten is playful, well-behaved and extremely tolerant, although I suspect even if he wasen't, he would quickly learn to be!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, we had a very nice day! 
The weather here has been so beautiful and our back yard is full of blooming trees and shrubs, perfect for Easter photo ops!
I  made this carrot cake for our dessert on Easter Sunday, it's Pioneer Woman's recipe and SO good!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


As a mother of a little girl that loves hair accessories, I'm constantly losing, or searching for lost hair bows and barrettes. Not any more! I found this empty picture frame for .25 at a thrift store.

Some spray paint, purple polka-dotted ribbon and a hot glue-gun later:

This was so easy to make and will hopefully solve all of our "hair dilemmas"!
Best of all? It only cost $2.50 to make & it will look so nice in the new
"purple princess bedroom" that we are getting ready to decorate!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Words to live by:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;

forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;

be kind anyway.

If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies;

succeed anyway.

If you are honest people may cheat you;

be honest anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;

build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;

be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;

do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the end, it is between you and God;

it was never between you and them anyway.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The view around the not-so-sunny south--

Poor Tyler, he's just not a fan of the cold wet stuff, his Mama holds the same opinion!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Haircut Day

Thursday, January 14, 2010


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14.. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness..
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.. Don't hate others..
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23.. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Its THAT time of year again!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Family Snapshots