Thursday, May 31, 2012

it had to happen ...

gates seem to be all over our house and are a continuous nuisance for Liam - 
but a month or two ago he figured out a way to deal with that issue!

and I know that I used to do fun quotes on thursdays ... hopefully I'll get back to that
soon!  I think I even have a few things "noted" on my cell phone from ages ago!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

happy easter ... nearly two months late!

 here's Zoey (above) in her little easter shirt I made for her!
I had planned to make all the kids a cute shirt to wear to church on easter,
but that had to be postponed when I went out of town ... and then,
they didn't go to church on easter!  so, the boys' never got done and Annicka's
is still sitting there waiting for me, and I don't think it's even going to
fit her either!  but I did get Zoey's all done right after my
return ... and then I had her model it - I think it turned out pretty cute!

 Zoey modeled the little glasses I had gotten for some fun easter pics!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


sunday, April 8th ... daddy took these pics - I was on my way home from Oregon!  why?

because my dad had a major heart attack on the 2nd, so my hubby got me a plane ticket to go up and see my dad and help my mom - as much as I could. hubby and the kids drove me to LAX on the 3rd and I stayed up in Oregon until Sunday - came home just in time to go to bed and wake up to a Monday morning and back to school! it was a bummer to miss out on spring break, but it was great to see my parents - unexpected though it was, and wishing it was under better circumstances!

the good news is that all my dad's tests have come back looking pretty great (he had two stents put into the main blockage, angioplasty on a second blockage, and they couldn't get to the third that night - but later tests showed it was gone!!!) and now he's in cardio rehab "classes" and getting back on track and back to normal!

easter morning

Monday, May 28, 2012

the adventures of ...


oops - finally figured out why I couldn't remember who he was supposed to be ...
because these were pics daddy had taken while I was out of town!


... we are now into our April photos, yay!!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

back to March ...

 the bub - what an adorable little fella we've got there!!!

 here's a few of Zoey in her cute little jogging suit!
roaming around and playing with an "oldie" but goodie toy - 
one of those special ones, a friend passed it down when Jericho was a baby!

 you'd think he still naps, but I guess it's just that when he does fall asleep - day or night - it's
so funny and/or cute that I end up taking a pic of him asleep, often - LOL!

 my guys!
Jericho got to help daddy shave of his mustache on the last day of March!!!
 do you spy little Liam watching - so cute!

and, here's our little lovely lady ...

and now we're done with March, for real this time!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

a whopper!

did I say we were caught up with all the March pics?
I lied.
in my defense, I'm not a liar - I just really thought I was caught up ...
but, actually, there were still pics in my camera from all the way back in March!
it's mid May people, that's pretty bad!
I don't think I've ever, ever been so lazy with my pics!!
anyway, I'm happy to say that ALL
the pics are now onto the computer ... neatly labeled, categorized, and
ready for editing.  now for me to just make some time for that!
but I just thought I'd pop on here and remind myself
why there's such crazy spaces between posts these days ... I've got a lot
of catching up to do - and hopefully it will start happening 
this week!!!  
the end.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

another crafty post!

so, yesterday I worked on flip flops!!!
I'm doing some for "the biz", but also took some of Liam's flip flops
that he was outgrowing and transformed them into flip flops for our little
princess ... now I just have to wait for her to grow into them!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

we now interupt the catching up ...

to share one of my latest creations for AngelPoodle Designs!!!

but, just fyi, we've now caught up on all of March ... I went to start editing my April pics, but
apparently they're still ALL on my card, IN my camera!  wow ... I honestly
don't know if I've ever been this far behind with my photos!

so, we may have a few more blank days before we move into catching up some more!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


happy anniversary to the love of my life.
love you "hubby"!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012


 Annicka reads to Diana! 

 Jacob & Jericho doing what they love most - video games!!!
just a couple pics I snapped during our sleepover (back in March) with Jake and Diana!
oh the fun ... these two kids are awesome!!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

a beautiful day in our neighborhood ...

and it just so happened this was on Zoey's "monthly birthday" (which, honestly, I don't keep up with anymore) ... she was 26 months old!