Saturday, April 29, 2006
And before you feel too sorry for me...I had the most amazing foot pampering today. Kelsey's mom is a massage therapist and has added foot reflexology to her repetoire (sp?). I had a foot soak, softened my feet as in got all those calluses off and then the most wonderful foot massage/reflexology I've had. Then the parrafin wax was the icing on the cake. You should try it sometime. You won't regret it.
Friday, April 28, 2006
"Girls night" make-overs, jammies, brownies, pizza and staying up (too) late.
Madeline didn't think I put nearly enough make-up on her so her sister helped out by increasing the color on her face. Please note how she enhances her natural beauty.
Conrad went to Louisiana to help my sister out. Since we (girls) would only be in the way we stayed home and are having girls weekend. Fun for all involved and exhausting for the older of us girls but what the heck...memories are being made.
Excuse that first picture up there, I chose the wrong one and don't know how to take it off of the blog. I sure have alot to learn, don't I?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Does anyone know what this particular plant may be? I'm thinking it's a weed but only because it was growing so well and I was weeding in my little garden and my husband thought he would help and pulled up this amazingly large plant and I shrieked! So, he stuck it back in the dirt and lo and behold it started growing again. I don't think it would do that if it was some exotic plant that was going to produce some beautiful flowers. So if you happen to recognize this as a lovely plant or a crappy weed, please e-mail me or use the comments and let me know so I can let my husband rip it out for good or I can tenderly care for it whichever the case may be.
This is a view of the "southside" of the garden. Yes, I know it really needs to be weeded. My rose is right beside the white hanging plant nearest the ground. You can barely see the little bud to the right and a little up from the basket. My easter lillies are planted in the "northside" which would be to the right of this picture. They didn't bloom this year or if they did I don't remember it, which is unfortunately entirely possible.
This is Anna in the backyard today. Her sister thought she should be at the table. I thought it was cute.
The description for this picture is following it. (It's what I tried new.)
I'm going to try something different tonight. I'm going to write what I want for a picture then try and post said picture (one at a time, instead of all of them at once) and see if that works. Here goes....!
I have bud #2 on my rose bush. I am so happy and amazed that it's growing! Here it is...ready?
Ok, it didn't work.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Madeline's new do. Hair-chewing proof, and cute to boot.
Sadie's new obsession, doing a handstand. Keeps her busy, and heaven only knows how that skill will come in handy someday.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Bless her little heart.
Friday, April 21, 2006
from "can I go to Mark's house"? Words that come out of Madeline's mouth at least once a day. He's Matthew's brother and he kinda liked the cat, too, but I really think he just wanted his picture taken. By the way, Mark was (probably still is) the biggest baby born in Texas. (all natural, by the way) His mom is a real hero in my book. I'll ask her how big he was again (I never remember) and let you know.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I set up a photo studio in my hallway. I used pale yellow sheets as backdrops and floor drops and a white sheet to cover the chair I had the girls sit in. It works well, but it sure gets hot.
This is one of my favorite pics of Anna.
I got a bajillion plastic eggs and after the serious pics we took some fun ones with all the eggs strewn about. That's how I got the pic (see "meet Banda") of Banda.
Just what you've all been waiting for. A picture of the whole family. We're at church Easter morning. Thank you, Ann, for taking the picture. Not only do you play the piano beautifully, you click a mean camera.
This is one of my favorites taken in the hallway studio. I love the look Anna is giving Madeline.
This picture will go down in Easter picture history. There were only 2 pics taken of all 3 girls in front of the flowers at church. This is the only one that came out. Anna looks so happy, NOT!
I promise Easter pictures later tonight. Last night when I tried to blog, it was so slow I couldn't even get to the blogging part. It's much better today.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
This is Rachel. She's the one we're praying for during her pregnancy. She is in for the Easter Holiday. I think she looks amazing. I only wish I looked so good pregnant. I asked her how the baby is doing and she says she thinks the c-cam is getting bigger but the dr.s don't. But, she is seen by a different one every time she goes so she's a bit (maybe I understate?) frustrated. Let's keep praying for her and the baby and let God take care of it.
I'll have CUTE easter pictures tomorrow. I already have them but thought Rachel was more important tonight.
Friday, April 14, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
I think this caption should read "Mom, what'd you drink last night?".
This was the beginning of the race, you can barely see snowball. She's the fluff of white fur in between the sun spot and Jermaine's feet.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Monday, April 10, 2006
This one was taken this morning when we went to go check up on them. "Blue" (the gray one) is on the side of the couch out of camera range. The cream colored one is called "snowball" or "sassy" or "spitfire" (because the first time I picked her up she pfffttt'd at me and it went right up my nose. One of the striped ones is called tigger and one is ringtone. Don't ask. I'm sure ringtone won't stick, surely not.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
We found Whiskers' (the neighborhood cat) kittens today. There are four of them. 3 stripes and one cream with gray markings. One boy and 3 girls. The are too cute. Conrad is immune to their powers of cuteness. He says we cannot keep one. I say Anna needs a kitten.
This is the one I want to keep for Anna. (OK, it's for me)
This is the first one I held, way too cute.
This is all of them.
Saturday, April 08, 2006
This is a magical quilt that was made just for you.
When you feel unhappy or sad, just wrap this quilt around you and it will make you glad.
Anna got this in the mail today. Isn't she loved? Thank you, Aunt Nancy, I know it will be used and loved.
These are some of the limbs after Jon cut them down and threw them off.
The triumphant tree warrior. I don't know if he volunteered for this because he was concerned for our safety or his inside a house with 6 children under the age of 9.
Treeman Jon cutting down bigger portions of the tree. After this picture it got dark but neighbor Phil came over to help try and pull down the rest of the big limb as it was over the utility wires and Jon didn't want it to fall on there. They couldn't get it the rest of the way down. But that's OK, they did a great job and it was much quicker once Phil brought over a chain saw. Jon was using a hand saw.
It couldn't have happened at a better time. Conrad will need wood today to smoke the brisket we're having when about 20 or so people converge on our home.
After playing tree man and the flashlight easter egg hunt, Jon and Tylar and I played Jacks. I was soundly beating them both until Jon caught up with me. I made the costly error of forgetting I was on sixies and picked up seven and that left the door wide open for Jon to come back. The game ended tied.
Friday, April 07, 2006
This is Wendy, my cousin sista meeting Anna for the first time today. I picked up her children and we're having a flashlight easter egg hunt tonight. Look for pictures of that later.
This is Austin, her first born. He is his father's child, you'll see what I mean when you see his Daddy's picture.
This is Alysse, she lost her first tooth yesterday and her second today.
This is James, Wendy's husband and the father of the other children in the pictures besides Anna. Here he is with Anna.
And last but not least, here's Ashlea. She and Anna have the same color eyes.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
For the first time in I don't know how many days, I did not take one picture of my children or something else that went on today. I will say that pictures were taken of my children and when they are sent to me I will share them with you. In the meantime, I hope this makes you smile. ( Thank you, Lisa R. for sharing it with
There should be LOTS of pictures tomorrow, big goings on around here. You'll see.