Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pic of the Day: Harvest Time

Well here are the homemade costumes that we collected from all our bounty of weird clothing. Due to lack of funds, we could not buy them for the kids this year but they did not seem to notice and had a blast putting them together. It was really fun! Sam was a Black Operative Special Forces guy, Lili was a very cute clown and Abigail was a clown like her Sissy but all her clown make up wore off. We went to two Trunk or Treats and then went to Sonic for ice. No, not ice cream, ice. I know, we are weird. I think the high point of the night was when David copped an Australian accent at the Sonic drive thru. The kids were hysterical in the back seat and, I have to admit, so was I. I love my family and I am glad the kids did have fun. That is all that matters.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pic of the Day: No DInner Tonight

Well today was an interesting day. Lot's of things going wrong but I am still just having to walk in peace. However, a parents distraction is the perfect time for the children to sneak. When I started making dinner tonight I asked Samuel to come and wash the potatoes and Lili to make the tea. As we were having a perfectly peaceful time in the kitchen, I noticed a large bag of Gummy Bears completely empty. Let me stress it was completely full yesterday. So I asked the typical culprit of "food sneaking", Lili. She looked at my with large blue-green eyes and shook her head noooooooo. She promised she did not do it. In our family,the word "promise" is a BIG word. I knew she wasn't lying. Why? Because I am the mom. It is our job as the mom to know each of the children's lie face. So I take a look at Apple Juice but there was no Gummy upon her body. She had been sitting on the counter top "helping" me with dinner. So I think, surely not the responsible future president of these Untied States washing the potatoes. No, it just couldn't be him. He has such a strong compass. I look at him and hold the Gummy Bear bag up to him and ask the question. There was no lie face, just utter and complete guilt. The guilt was so bad he laid on his bed for half an hour and stared into space. He wore it like Obi One Kenobi's Jedi cloak. So as punishment for his food sneaking, he was not allowed a morsel of food tonight. He had to sit at the dinner table. He had to help set it. He got to smell the delicious chicken but he did not get to taste that it was good. I think that that helped him shed his cloak of guilt.
The pic at the top was at the Hyatt this summer. Sam and Lili had been fighting so they both got in trouble. Abigail thinks that her brother and sister are soooo cool. She just did what they were doing. I love this pic. It's real life. See ya.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pic of the Day: Happy Birthday Cari !

Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you!
Happy BIRTHDAY dear CARI!!!!
Happy Birthday to you!
Love you friend!
"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you with joy, from your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident in this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." Phil. 1:3-6

Monday, October 19, 2009

Still Coming

What is going on? Now David has strep throat! I am hoping, please God, that this is the last of it. It just has to be. Seriously!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

O.K. here you go Cari. Things I Have Learned

1. You may think you are done with the swine flu but no...
2. Lili can throw up and then go sing in the shower about autumn.
3. When Lil's says that her tummy is hurting a teensy, neensy, weensy little bit, it is probably a good idea to let her stay home. Yep.
4. When Sam says his hurts a little lot, it's probably a good idea to let him stay home. Yep.
5. I am a realy good hermit. I mean I can totally do this.
6. My Lili belle can sing "Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone" as good as anyone.
7. That a child can be as sick as a dog one day and right as rain the next.
8. That an adult can be sick as a dog one day and be sick as a dog the next and the next and the next... then not quite right the rest of the week.
9. Abigail has an immune system that could eat mine because she ate off the floor and snuck drinks out of all of our glasses and still hasn't gotten anything.
10. I have a really great husband he took really good care of me and still managed to go to work.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Oh , heavens to Betsy! Weddings! This last month I was asked to take pictures of David's cousin , Lydia, for her wedding. I was also asked to do the photography for the entire wedding. I took about 500 pics of everything from the bridal portrait to the throwing of the bouquet. They were beautiful, if I do say so myself. They were all on my camera at the wedding. When I went home, I was sooooo excited to start editing them. I plugged my camera in and there were only 152 pics there. 152. That number will forever be etched in my troubled mind. Yes, the brand new flash card that my beloved father-in-law had purchased for me, out of the goodness of his heart, was a corrupted card. After 2 weeks of desperately trying to retrieve the pics we have given up. The beautiful wedding that I froze forever in time with my Olympus 500 is gone. It is air. So here is one of the 152 shots that I did get to keep. Enjoy. Note to self, always test the flash card before you do a wedding. Yep.