Monday, May 30, 2011

This is what it looks like when you forget your new tank is a double scoop neck and you wear it to work outside ALL the LIVE LONG day!!!!!
Everywhere else, normal skin, sun blocked happy skin!!!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


A very handsome man, a fish geek of tremendous proportions, THE one and only person made just for me, had a birthday on Saturday...........

Happy birthday amazing, wonderful, drive me CRAZY, handsome, husband of mine!! You are one of the strongest people I know and I can't wait to see what the passing years hold for us and our kids!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes it is a struggle when only you remember...... I wonder why that is exactly...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ummm is that a rear??

Just trying to save yet another life here.........................

cute little kid!

Yes he DOES have something in his cheek. The child is ALWAYS saving for later so to speak ;)
And "Tony the Tiger" is his favorite shirt!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I take it back, no stupid blogger over here! Just a wonderful awesome ever so helpful place for me to document my family's lives :-)
How's that Karen??

Monday, May 23, 2011

stupid blogger

** special note, blogger is messing up my picture order and as such my caption's are not with the correct picture**

This should make it more interesting right, now you gotta match the pic with the caption...



It has become apparent to both myself and Chrs that we have become a bit to what I want in the scheme of things... With Chrs working the 2 jobs he puts in a LONG day everyday but Tues.(because I go to work) and that only leaves him about 3hrs of awake time with the kiddos and to much of that time has been spent doing things not child related. He is not the only guilty one either. Sooooo we talked and decided that unless it is absolutely necessary we will not be going on the computer when the children are awake and he wont be doing fish maintenance until they are in bed.... We also are making a conscious effort to do more family things vs. our usual pattern of I need to go do this and I'll take 1or 2 kids and then when I get home you can go do ____......

I already see a difference in both of our stress levels :) This would be the reason for such a long time from my previous post cuz you know they are always around and awake ;)

After all they only want to be with us for so long before we are banished to the house without them right... The way I see it we only have 4ish years with Isaac already!!!!!

Dad showing them how to polish the bikes after they received a good washing.
This picture is blurry but I DON'T CARE! Look how old this kiddo is getting...sigh
HOT goofy dog!
This is apparently what you do when you get home from an almost 4mile bike ride :)
You just gotta capture the non fighting moments, they are so precious and rare....
Blogger is not cooperating, I'll be back........................................

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Not to shabby

For her birthday she wanted her ears pierced :)
We already knew she wanted white (aka clear) ones but the flowers were perfect and they were on the ok to buy side of the selection case!

AND she finished off the day with her brother helping to "pull" that loose tooth out!!

Not to shabby for a first full day of being 6..................

Friday, May 13, 2011

Norah's 6 and one other thing :-)

My beautiful, happy, tenderhearted, kind, giving even at your own expense little girl. What a fine young lady your turning out to be! I thank god for you, you were made just for me and I couldn't have it any other way.......

Isaac student of the month!! For the month of April for displaying Justice/Compassion :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Here fishy fishy

It seems as though my world is upside down in the "me time" dept. It can be exhausting being a servant :)
Lets see, a recap of sorts:
This past Monday I went for my usual walk with my new and dearest friend Sarah, we walk at Cornerstone on their campus path.. This past week as we're going by the big pond I see goldfish/koi, whatever you want to call them, they are all carp...

I don't think anything of it but she calls me over to see, apparently they are like the Salmon when they do the Salmon run, these fish are swimming up stream fighting to get up to and in the pond thru this (for lack of a better word) pipe.

See Sarah works at this college and in the past took great pleasure in watching them "do their thing" only problem is that now no one cleans up the pond and stream each spring so all the dead vegetation has backed up into this pipe and there is no way thru.

** At this point I say, why couldn't you just let us pass by this, now I know and wont sleep as I think of how to save these living creatures from certain death!! Dangit**

See these fish are going to die of exhaustion trying to get thru an impossible pipe or the ones much farther down stream will die once the water recedes enough into the ground....

Tues. morning bright and early, I meet her there with 2 kids and she has a dog (no dogs on campus)that she's watching for a friend. We put the dog in a stroller and hide him with blankets and then take 2 kids and buckets and nets and off we go...

2hrs later and covered in mud(to my knees and Sarah to mid thigh) we have saved more than 20 of the buggers :-)
**I left feeling really good and feeding the remaining fish a good sinking pellet food**

Our plan is to go back tomorrow to see if we can get the rest. We ended up with fish that were "on to us" and as soon as we would step in the stream they were gone....

Tonight at school is Talent Show tryouts and Isaac has decided to tryout. I was so surprised and excited and happy when he told me he had signed up for this... I asked what he was going to do and he said "why play my guitar of course"!! Tryouts for him are tonight at 4:55 and apparently they will let you know on Monday with a sheet posted somewhere in school.. I am so very excited that he WANTS to do this, it is so far removed from how I or Chrs were at his age. I love seeing how our kids are turning out so very different than us, maybe both parents in the home does make a positive difference in more ways than the obvious... I just hope he makes it!

Enjoy your day folks :-)