Wednesday, January 28, 2009


my computer is just not feeling ok lately. i think it's the hiccups but i'm worried it may be something more terminal so i spent last backing up everything. EVERYTHING. everything.

i ran across a few million pictures on my iphoto and unlike some people i will not mention by name (only because i'm married to him) i backed up the photos 'correctly' onto an external hardrive and pulled a few to share. i would post more but i'm sure the blogging world has a limit. i just thought these were pretty eye opening when compared to us 'today.'

sarah's first recital...she didn't even play, she sang the "how to hold your violin" song. she just graduated from Suzuki Book 1 this week. WOO-HOO!!!

ben...he was soooo little. this picture was taken the winter he was so sick that he just didn't grow and they ran test after test. this week he just ran and tested me over and over. we went to see a movie and caleb helped watch the younger kids. caleb hasn't changed much in the way he looks in this picture but he sure has grown up.

wow. time flies. well, except when your computer isn't working...then it's like time stands still.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas 'miracle'

why post these pictures from Christmas....!? because it's almost one month later and these toys are STILL being played with daily. seriously.

sarah asked Santa for twin babies, "you know, the real ones from American Girl with curly hair"... Caleb asked "Santa" (he winked when he said it) for video games, "I dunno, all of them" and Ben asked for "Cars cars...the WHOLE set."

Seeing that the Christmas tree is STILL completely decorated and up...go ahead, laugh but I don't see you offering to watch the kids or come and help clean up...I realized the toys are still out and being played with which, to me, is a little bit amazing.

Friday, January 9, 2009


i love blogs....i tend to "waste" time in the computer are some favorites. trying to live in the design world requires a little research and updating daily so i visit several places to connect with others (ya know, something or someone other than lego, american girl of video me crazy).

here are some favorites:

design aglow
making it lovely

of course there are some sites that are more 'businessy' but that's no fun. enjoy.....the procrastination. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


this is what happens when caleb gets hold of my camera.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

happy new year...finally

the Christmas tree is still standing....fully decorated – so wishing you a Happy New Year seems right on time if you ask me.

Monday, January 5, 2009

worth a try

so with ALL that i have on my "mental" to-do list i am adding another project. well, maybe.

365 give away

this scrapbook kit is quite a thrill for those of you who scrapbook. stop laughing....i know i don't "officially" scrapbook but i do use this stuff for art projects and the only way to win this 365 kit is to blog about it on my page so i will be entered in the drawing.

i know. i never win these things either.

oh well, i did buy a lottery ticket over the weekend. i'm bound to win something.