Wednesday, December 2, 2009

family pics 2009!!

thank you, thank you Kelly!

p.s. Our Christmas card pic is not on here...
Look for it in the mail!!!
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

i did a bad.

early out.
i forgot.
doors locked.
pants peed.

"and the winner of the worst mom...EVER goes to..."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Jaxon's new obsession!

He's really taken to it!
I'm excited that he's interested in an instrument.
They offer it at his school.
and he practices every day!
You go Jaxon.
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"Noah and Allie"

"The Notebook"...

or 1940's couple...

Allow me to explain:
We went to a really fun halloween party Friday night!
I decided I wanted us to go as my favorite movie couple:
'The Notebook'.
We had so much fun!
My mom did my hair in pin curls,
and I got most of the stuff from friends and the DI.
Thank you to all!
In other news:
What a great weekend!
aunt Natty was in town,
so it was a sister's (and mom, of course) weekend!
Also, we got our family pictures taken!
I'm so excited to send out Christmas cards this year!
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

be nice.

A couple of days ago Jensyn came through the door after school and erupted into tears.
crockodile tears.
She told me a girl stole her best friend away.
Now she would have no one to sit by at lunch.
and then she wailed:
{this is where I bit my knuckles trying not to laugh. or cry.}

I wrapped my arms around her and told her
I had a secret about friends:
{be nice}
If you are always nice- you will always have friends.
I reassured her that things would be different tomorrow.

The next day she bounced through the door.
All smiles.
I asked her if she had a better day and who did she sit by at lunch?
(big grin)
"My best friend.
You were right, mom."

(all I could think was this is just. the. beginning.
girl drama.)

I have shingles on my neck.

Friday, September 18, 2009




You've been true to your promises.
I love you.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

someone lost her front tooth.

I think it's absolutely adorable.
it means she's growing up.
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who doesn't love a before and after?!

My cute neighbor gave me this dresser.
The boys were in dire need.
I asked them to choose a color and I would paint it.
You know what it's like for me to watch someone type?!
Well, it's the same for Shawn, watching me paint!
So, he ended up doing all the painting!

the boys really love having more space!
thanks babe!
(and Carrie!)

now just a couple more school shots i liked...

more than five:

1. Canning tomatoes with mom and sis. Thanks for teaching me mom!
2. "My sister's keeper" the movie. So good, but sad. I also really liked the book, even better.
3. It's almost our anniversary! I'm looking forward to our weekend getaway!
4. A routine.
5. 4 games every Saturday. I know. It's a lot, but so fun.
6. I feel Fall coming!

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

brown eyed girl...

just a fun close up.
this girl of mine.
it's boys, boys, boys!
and their sports.
what's your pleasure?
music maybe?

i'd really like to know.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Reid School...Jaxon

Jaxon started 7th grade today!
He has to wear a uniform,
which I'm not sure how he feels about that!
and, as promised,
jaxon with his skateboard...

and the best part of my day:

I found this on my car as I came out of Famous Footwear...

I know I'm not the best driver in the world,
but I thought at least I could park a car,
apparently not.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

What they wore...


first, the princess.
2nd grade
she picked out this little number
(and I had died and gone to heaven!)

Landon is almost getting too cool for school!

He picked out a pair of shorts just like Shawn's,
you can't really tell but they are brown and white pinstripe...

and then the lincs...Third grade!!!!

He told me about two weeks ago
that his tummy felt funny. I asked him what was wrong
and he said he was just too excited to wear his new clothes!
he just knows how to get to me, this one...

They all love their teachers
and had a great first day!
I think it's going to be a great year.
p.s. Jaxon starts tomorrow.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009


some of you know what mean little trick Santa pulled on my boys last year.
He brought them each a brand new skate board.
What's the trick?
It was just the board,
no wheels!
You see Santa knew the boys
and he knew that they would ride the boards in the winter,
and ruin them!
So the master plan was that the parents would buy wheels for birthdays in the spring.
There was only one flaw in the plan:
Wheels are spendy!!!!
well, the waiting ended a couple weeks ago,
and the boys are no longer taunted by that shiny board with no wheels.

And it's made for one heck-of-a fun summer!

p.s. Jaxon got wheels, also.
He was MIA during the pictures.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

a little time travel anyone?

So, who has read this book:
"The Time Traveler's Wife"
Please tell me you have...
if not,
you must. (ok, it might not be for everyone, I just remembered this one part)

If you don't read,
GO see the movie!
and if you have read it
GO see the movie
and if you've already seen the movie,
then good job!

I cried.
Shawn cried. (shh don't tell him I told you)
Oh, who am I kidding, he won't care!!

I just need to know if it is as good as I think,
or if it's just because I LOOOOOOOVE
Rachel McAdams?!

I've loved her ever since "The Notebook".
What? You haven't seen it?
It's a must.
It's my #2 movie.

Oh no.
What is my #1 movie you ask?
THE WIZARD OF OZ. Please don't roll your eyes.
(it's very sentimental) and very symbolic I just found out!
And now...Time Traveler's Wife is #3.

happy five...
1. two soccer games today, both wins! Way to go boys!
2. Cutler's cookies. Milk chocolate, of course.
3. Grocery store hair dye. I can cover all my grays in the privacy of my own home! and there are many. (sniff, sniff)
4. races with my sister! (we work at the same company and see who can get done the quickest)
5. Burt's Bees chapstick. smells wonderful and also it's tinted!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

for the record books...

the pictures really say it all!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

closer to 40...

happy, happy 3-6

birthday boy!
Shawn blowing out the candles.
note: There are no candles.

two I couldn't decide on,
one goofing off
and one,
just cute...

Here's to 36 more!

quick birthday story:
I was talking to Shawn about what he wanted for his birthday.
I know now, after 14 years, he likes me to get exactly what he asks for,
no deviations.
(I'm more of a thought-that-counts-pick-it-out-yourself-kinda gal
Him, not so much.)
I was telling him I can't pick out clothes for him.
He's too picky.
He replied:
If you can buy groceries and clothes at the same place,
I don't want it.
He is a clothes snob!
He just knows my love for Target.
I love you, babe.
Happy Birthday.