Saturday, January 15, 2011

Photog Blog

I have changed the name and url for my photography blog it can now be found at So head on over there and have a look-see!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Birthday time again!

Happy Birthday to a great Daddy and my best friend.
Love ya bunches.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Feeling Crafty

I have been bitten by the bug lately.

This project I actually started a year or two ago and pulled out last week because I was determined to finish it so I could hang it up for Christmas this year.  I am really pleased with how well it turned out.

One of Jeff's good friends from high school and his wife are about to welcome a baby girl into their family so I decided to make them a quilt.  I am no master like my grandmother but I am pleased with how this turned out as well.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Here are our little goblins in their costumes.

Charlie was Hiccup the viking from How To Train Your Dragon, Sariah is the game Twister, and Alyson is a pirate that would make Johnny Depp proud.

Fall Camping Again!

We packed up the camper, the kids, and the dog and headed out to "Dingo Forest" for some camping fun again.  Here are the highlights from our trip.
 You might recall from last year that "real men" reheat chicken wings over an open flame.  Well apparently they dry their socks over an open flame as well.

 We made "hobos" for dinner and they were delicious even though there was an almost mishap when Charlie knocked the fire on top of the packets while they were cooking.
 The next morning we went for a short hike to see the "Blue Spring"
 I had to stay behind with our rotten child while Jeff went on ahead with the others. This girl thinks that a princess shouldn't have to walk when someone could carry her and I am the only one mean enough not to give in.
 We did finally make it to the blue spring and it really is blue as you can see.
 We had an impromptu photo shoot where I got a few good pics of the kids.

We had a good time and only wanted to lock the kids up a couple of times and we didn't almost freeze to death like last year.  

Although I did come prepared this year for basically a blizzard.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Fun

Aly started a Pre-Ballet class at RU and is loving it!

And Charlie and Sariah started swimming at RU and are also having fun.

I am excited for each of them to each learn and grow in their respective talents!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Aly's first day of preschool, year 2

Funny thing about these shoes.  When we went shoe shopping she picked them out and decided to wear them around the store.  After a few minutes she was talking about them and it sounded like she had changed her mind so I asked if she wanted to look at a different pair.  And she looked at me and said, "No Mommy, these shoe look good on me!"  and I just smiled and said, "Yes they do!"
She is so cute sometimes, I could just eat her up!

Watch out world here she comes!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of School

I really love the tradition of standing in front of the door and taking that "first day of school" picture.  This year however I forgot so you get the "second day of school" picture.

(And do we really need to talk about picture quality here?  Wow I hope none of you thought I never take crappy pictures 'cause just look at this thing.)

Anyway we are all happy with teachers this year and mega excited for what's to come.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

So I am going to try something new.  I am starting a new photo project and blogging about it on my photo blog. So I hope you will join me and follow that blog as well!  I will try to post major family news on this site but most of my future posts will be on the Photog Blog.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Miss Aly is 4

We are celebrating with our favorite squirrel this week! Sometimes this girl is so rotten I honestly don't know what to do with her. But most of the time she is simply adorable.
While on vacation the kids watched "The Little Rascals" about 50 times. So Alyson has started repeating lines from the movie. Like here she says "I want to die in oo (you) arms"..."But not right away!"

She also says "Hey Uh-huh does it stink in there? Uh-Huh!"
It's way cute! I love her!
Happy Birthday Squirrel!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blogger FAIL

Ok so yes I totally stink at this. My defense? It's a snowball effect I let myself get a little behind and then well, let's see when was my last post again?
Well what HAS the dirt queen been up to?
I recently ran a 5k and it was awesome and hard and I loved it and I'm gonna do it again.

That's right 1st place! (For my age group.) Ahhh! I know I'm still in shock!

And my other oh so exciting news a group of friends and I went on a "photo walk" which was a lot of fun and you can find my beautiful, amazing photos on my photog blog.

Thank you and good night!

ps I can't believe I'm the first one to blog about it!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hair cuts

In a moment of craziness I cut everybody's hair (but my own) and while I'm no professional. I don't think it came out to bad!
Sariah took it upon herself to trim her bangs after the haircut so I had to add a little more bangs. They are a little short but overall a cute cut!

And here's Aly! I think it is waaaaay cute but I guess I'm partial ;)