Thursday, March 31, 2011

tidbits of the weekend.

planting flowers.

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walker in the tub.
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sunday dinner.
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jumpin on the tramp and star gazing.
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smores.

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watchin daddy play softball.

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learning to gather chickens.
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i cant wait for another great weekend.
im already making plans.

cheers!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

happy (late) sunday

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ps.
i have made some new spring/summer ties for a few upcoming boutiques im vending in.
check em out.


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here is the info on the boutiques.
if you cant make it and are interested, email me, i do shipping.
Pecan Creek Boutique

All Things Beautiful Spring Boutique

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

spring break fun . part three

we were able to spend a day at the zoo before heading up the mountain.  walker LOVES animals and was just going crazy whenever he would catch sight of something furry and moving. 


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mark is such an amazing father. addie was getting so tired from walking, so he picked her up and put her on his sholders for as long as he could. he played in the stream with walker and pushed the stroller. i sure found me a good catch.

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that's the end of our spring break. i have so many more pictures to update and share. we have been spending so much time outside riding bikes and cleaning up the yard that i haven't cared to sit at the computer.


in other news:
my mom called me this morning and gave me the news that her birth mother, Marti passed away this morning.  i may be going to Pennsylvania with her this weekend to arrange the burial.  my mother was Martis only child and was adopted at birth.
anyway, i may have to add another post with my mothers story about all that another time.... for memories sake.



Monday, March 28, 2011

spring break fun . part two


more random pictures from our mountain adventure.

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callie at woodland park. i played on this playground as a wee little tyke.



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mimis backyard.


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walker and his big buddy, lennon.


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cousin ellery pulling walker in the wagon.


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Friday, March 25, 2011

spring break fun. part one.

we went up the mountain for spring break. it was glorious. although there is one thing i dont miss about the mountains, the wind. gosh darn it sure was windy. dont miss that at all.
our first stop was my bestest friend julies house. we stayed the night there and had grand ol time.
we watched doris day after the kids went to bed (in the "princess room").  we ate ice cream,  played in her back yard, cooked, spent some time in her sewing room, chatted up a storm & did a little second hand shopping.

i love that gal. she has such a way with making you feel comfortable and special. i sure do miss her and wish we could live closer to one another.

i took some random pictures while there with my phone.
here is what i got.....



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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

my kindergartener


im just going to come out and say it....
my little addie boo is a smartie. she is doing so well in school, we are so proud of her.

she was asked to choose a Dr. Seuss book to do her book report on for last quarter, and she chose Green Eggs and Ham. the kids had to make a project about their book.
addie made a plate of green eggs and ham, like the one on the cover of the book.

her masterpiece.....

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these pictures were taken on a "free" day when they didnt have to wear their uniforms.


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today i went into addies class to listen to her recite her poem.
the video is a bit shaky because i wanted to watch her and not the screen of my phone. :)
and i cut it off short at the end because i wanted to clap my hands off for my girl!

her poem was, "Chocolate Rabbit".
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we took her out to ice cream at the thrifty down the street to celebrate her getting "Principles Pride List" every quarter so far in the school year! Principles Pride List is above Honor Roll, and whoever makes the list gets to have a treat with the Principle one day after school.

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i am so happy for addie and could brag on her all day.
we love you babe!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

happy sunday . March 20th, 2011

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my roses are in bloom!
we had a great getaway in the mountains this week.
i came home to clean carpets..... every room.... professionally done.
walker can now feed himself with a spoon... kinda.
and those, my friends, are some of the few things that are making me happy on this fine sunday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

portraits

i asked my talented friend, beth, to draw portraits of my kids.
she is a. maz. ing! see for yourself.... here, here, & here. i know right... this girl has got talent. or as addie would say... wow, she is creatively! :)

anyway, i went to get my mail today and a sweet little package was there from beth. i cant even tell you how fast i ripped that package open... i was excited. and when i saw those portraits of my kids, i was breathless. they are beautiful. i am sooo in love with them and cant wait to get them hung in their rooms.

and here they are.....

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CALLIE:
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& WALKER:
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the details are amazing! and they are so personal....
addie, her dimple, her slanted smile, her love for lockets, porcalin dolls and music. her uneven socks, the A on her dress.

callie, her love of books and her cowboy boots. her whispy hair, her face is perfect. the C on her dress.

walker, his airplane mobile in his room, his toy dog that he pulls around the house, his face is perfect also. and we hope his hair starts growing to match the picture. :)

thank you beth. i ADORE them. xoxo
ps. scroll down to my "happy sunday" post to see how dead on she was.