Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

How to: Make Photo Christmas cards using Photoshop elements

I love photo Christmas cards.  I love to see all the different designs out there, so many choices.  But one thing I don’t like is the price of the cards.  So this year I decided there had to be a cheaper way to get those Christmas cards I was wanting.  I did some research and…

Parent chats and a boy on a mission

I am behind at keeping up with life on here, but then does it really matter.    Too many days pass where I want to blog about something or other but I don’t want to miss out on the life that is happening right then.  Somehow I will find a time when I can fit…

I just see her

  Often times when I am out somewhere with Maddy, at her school, ballet, I get asked “You have the little girl in glasses right?”  I get it, it is easy to distinguish Maddy from most kids because of her glasses. Lately I have been paying attention to this since it has me wondering how…

Truthful Thursday

Truth:  We have something like 17 mature trees in our yard, not including the woods.  So I have been MIA because in my spare time I rake…a lot.  I am very happy to be done with that job, at least for this year.   Truth:  Maddy and Hayden spent a good part of a Saturday…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

The importance of Friends

Hayden has had off Wednesday through Friday of this week.  I thought I would want to have something planned everyday but it turns out I didn’t.  I sometimes forget that my kids favorite thing to do is to stay in their jammies all day at home. We did have a couple outings this week though….

The week….according to me

Today Hayden has the day off school.  I thought a trip to the library would be fun, but both kids thought staying put in their jammies was a much better idea.  And I am fine with that.  I am enjoying the sounds of them playing, for now.  I am sure there will be a squabble…

Life lately..true colors

The trees have been showing their true colors and I am loving it.  Today I think some of our trees will give up their beauty to the wind,  leaf storms are brewing here.  I love the sound of the leaves blowing around. My girl has a serious love affair with these ponies.  They are pulled…

Christmas card outtakes

I decided one morning before school that it was the perfect morning to snap a Christmas card picture.  I believe that you need to do these things fast.   I told the kids we were going to take the  picture right now and that it wouldn’t take me longer than 10 minutes.  Maddy thought 5…

How to: Make Photo Christmas cards using Photoshop elements

I love photo Christmas cards.  I love to see all the different designs out there, so many choices.  But one thing I don’t like is the price of the cards.  So this year I decided there had to be a cheaper way to get those Christmas cards I was wanting.  I did some research and…

Parent chats and a boy on a mission

I am behind at keeping up with life on here, but then does it really matter.    Too many days pass where I want to blog about something or other but I don’t want to miss out on the life that is happening right then.  Somehow I will find a time when I can fit…

I just see her

  Often times when I am out somewhere with Maddy, at her school, ballet, I get asked “You have the little girl in glasses right?”  I get it, it is easy to distinguish Maddy from most kids because of her glasses. Lately I have been paying attention to this since it has me wondering how…

Truthful Thursday

Truth:  We have something like 17 mature trees in our yard, not including the woods.  So I have been MIA because in my spare time I rake…a lot.  I am very happy to be done with that job, at least for this year.   Truth:  Maddy and Hayden spent a good part of a Saturday…

Halloween 2012

Some scenes from our Halloween.  Love this mask, I think Maddy just may be sold on being a cat next year. Maddy was a flower fairy, her favorite part was the wings.  Hayden was a ninja. As halloween approached cards and packages started to appear.  Their great Auntie MeToo sent them a package full to…

Pumpkin Patch confession

I have a pumpkin patch confession.  I get more excited to go get pumpkins than my kids.  And it isn’t for the pumpkins.  I love pumpkins but my real love is gourds.  I get giddy with excitement when I see a bin full of gourds. Our pumpkin patch this year was actually a visit to…

The importance of Friends

Hayden has had off Wednesday through Friday of this week.  I thought I would want to have something planned everyday but it turns out I didn’t.  I sometimes forget that my kids favorite thing to do is to stay in their jammies all day at home. We did have a couple outings this week though….

The week….according to me

Today Hayden has the day off school.  I thought a trip to the library would be fun, but both kids thought staying put in their jammies was a much better idea.  And I am fine with that.  I am enjoying the sounds of them playing, for now.  I am sure there will be a squabble…

Life lately..true colors

The trees have been showing their true colors and I am loving it.  Today I think some of our trees will give up their beauty to the wind,  leaf storms are brewing here.  I love the sound of the leaves blowing around. My girl has a serious love affair with these ponies.  They are pulled…