Saturday, June 28, 2008

Photo Hunt #2--Bright

To veiw more PhotoHunt go here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Is it getting warm in here?

For the first time since we have moved into our house I sit surrounded by insulation. The insulators came today and filled our walls with expanding foam insulation.

They got the WHOLE house done in 6 hours.

When they were about halfway through the kids and I stopped home to grab a couple things, check on the progress, and grab some lunch. We came home to the door wide open (that is how they got the hose inside), windows still open, with the men working hard.

One of my wonderful, home schooled children looked at me and said, "It's starting to work already mom. It's already warmer in the house!"

I personally think the heat had something to do with the fact that it was hot and muggy today.

At least they are looking for positive signs!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wordless Wednesday--Watch out for the horse Zebra!

It was an African theme at camp this year...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Just to let you know...


your family enjoys kayaking, but is just getting into it and figuring it all out...

and if your husband decides he wants to see how the dog will do kayaking...

and if his plan is to get a blow up raft and put the dog in that and tow it, having one of the kids sit in the raft holding the dog...

and if you have never seen this dog around big bodies of water so you don't know if it likes it...

then... may have a dog that does not like the raft

...the dog may jump out of the raft a couple times

...the dog may crawl up onto the tandem sit on top in the middle of the lake

...the dog will keep shaking all the water off, but it is now in a kayak with you, spraying you.

...the dog may kiss solid ground when you finally reach shore again.

I'm just sayin'

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sharing the Love

Melody over at Slurping Life has decided to share some love with me. Melody is such a neat person, has such a talent for photography, and those boys! I just want to show up at her door some day and let our kids get rambunctious and crazy together. Thank you Melody for the love. You know you would be getting this from me had I got it first :)

For the ones I'm sharing my love with...
Amy from The Junk Drawer (previously Laughing Through the Tears) She is a special bloggity friend whom has never stopped praying!
Leeann from The World: Through the Eyes of Me I have been blessed by her honesty and love for life.
Cindy from Still His Girl Her and her husband has been an inspiration to us.
Rach from Greene Acres. She is a truly a blessing and a beautiful person, inside and out!

I am going to cut myself off at this point. Awards go around and spread so quickly in bloggityville that I wanted to leave some love for everyone else to share.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Photo Hunt #1 (for me)-- Water

I have decided to play along with PhotoHunt.

About PhotoHunt: A theme is given for each Saturday. Post a photo, on your site,
that best represents the theme.

This weeks theme is water. This was taken from the comforts of my kayak.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

They're Gone!!!

The girls are at camp for the week. All settled in, their beds made, and thrilled I was leaving the last time I saw them (well... the backs of their heads anyway! lol) We only have the boy. He loves being an only child once in a while.

Friday, June 13, 2008

A new blog...

As I was reading my daily fix to some of my favorite blogs, Big Doofus posted about The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks. Yes, it's a real blog. And I found it hilarious!

...but maybe that's just me.

For more "Unnecessary" quotations you can read Miss Sniz (wife to Big Doofus) post on the subject


I just finished this years swim suits. Camp is next week so I was on a time crunch. I'm done sewing for now. Woo Hoo!!!

Saturday, June 07, 2008


i feel so bad i was sad that i would have to work today and my sisters and brother got to do fun stuff all day so my dad took me to the movies and i dint eat that much but ether i got food poisoning or somethings going around so i vomited 3 times (my mom doesn't like me saying the other words for vomit) so my dad went throw all that for nothing so jurnee had that shoppers in discise thing so ciara got to go she has not done a full day she has only done 4 stops but there are 10 stops on my route she was very exited but when she is going to have to do it every 3 weeks she wont like it well by

Friday, June 06, 2008


hello today we might get to go garage sailing today but tomorrow I'm pretty sure I'll have to get up at quarter to 4.00 and have to get sorry try to get done with the route and and get home at 11.00 so we can do camerama in Cameron if you don't no what the route is its were me and my dad go and sell little Debbie's and i think this is the order of the stops walmart in lady smith county market in lady smith the food mill the corner store 2 skabrouds that are my favored stops on the route i don't no the name of this one i call it the farm store 2 bp that one the people are Reilly nice and they have two stors and one is way out in the county so they let us drop of the little Debbie's there and they bring them out two the other store and then finely jimmy boys there Reilly nice to then we get to go home i love to eat at county market they have perfect cheese omelets there if you think I'm weird taking about food after all this if you tried them you would love them its the only thing i Reilly like about the route well the only people that Reilly no all this is Rebekah Lia Brandi and Sarah my best friends so as you see I'm very busy tomorrow and happy birthday to mom,gram pa,Burke,Gina,grandma,Angie,Josie other gram pa,Isabella pasters mom,Kristi and Mrs helms new baby

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Baby story

For a great childbirth story read Mommy's post about her newest daughters arrival. My kids were wondering why they didn't drop off the other little ones for us to babysit during her ob check. Excuses, excuses. How many people can say that their garbage man picked up their garbage at 9am and helped deliver their baby an hour later? Congrats Mommy!

**I'm sure our face friends have read it. I am putting this on for my readers who don't know them.


i am very happy one of my cosines may have gotten saved with me in the basement of my gram pas house i told her aloud about it and right there me and her knelt down and i think she got saved but who knows but the heavens were rejoining i hope it took alout of explaining to but it was worth it and congratulations Mrs helms on the baby i rely want to see Anica please pray for Isabella her mom is not saved thank you by

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

My Birthday

Yesterday we went down to my dad's house to celebrate his birthday. Since my birthday is today there were some presents waiting for me there as well. Becca gave me Digital Photography Workbook for Dummies and Digital Photography: An Introduction two books that will be very helpful in helping me really learn how to do this photography thing the way I want to. Gina gave me a great tripod for my camera. It has some features I have not seen on other tripods (not that I've looked a whole lot either). The tripod was on my wish list. My mom combined my two passions and got me a water proof case so I can take my camera with me on my kayak. Woo Hoo!

After that mom, Becca and I hopped into the kayaks mom and I brought to dad's, paddled to the other side of the lake, portaged across the road to the river, and paddled down to moms house. It was the first time I was out in our tandem kayak, and first time out this year.

Now I'm REALLY remembering why I love kayaking.