Monday, April 8, 2013


day light savings time took effect quite a while would think we would have changed our clocks by now.  :/  i think i'm going to have to put this on the hubby's to do list!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


kenna thought it would be fun to paint my mirror with her toothbrush.  :)

Friday, April 5, 2013


we headed home today.  our flight was later and the kids fell asleep immediately when we got in the car.  they were beat!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


we went putt putt golfing and the course was so pretty.  there were tons of palm trees and ornamental grasses.  I took this picture when it was almost dark.  when shooting people, I tend to not like to raise my iso too much because I don't like the grain (so instead I shoot in auto to get the flash...yikes I know! but I rather the flash effects than grain usually). but this time I thought i'd play around with my iso.  I think this picture looks pretty clear despite the dark conditions and high iso.  I need to do this more when shooting people too.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


we went to the children's museum today.  the kids had a lot of fun playing and exploring. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I never got tired of looking at this mountain.  the cap was snow covered but on this morning the clouds had rolled in.

Monday, April 1, 2013


we visited the grand canyon today. nothing seems to scare this little one! (don't worry, there's another cliff not too far below her, it just doesn't look like it from this angle!)  we kept both of the kids close the entire time we were there!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Saturday, March 30, 2013


we left for vacation today! here is miss kenna waiting for daddy to get the rental car at the airport.

Friday, March 29, 2013


friday was the beginning of my spring break.  my friend Jennifer and I went to get pedicures and to wine and canvas.  fun night for sure!

Thursday, March 28, 2013


when the third and fourth grade teachers performed our dance, we had matching outfits, mustaches and all.  greyson found my and wanted to put it on.  he thought it felt funny and wouldn't crack a smile.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


greyson and I made cupcakes for him to take to preschool.  he loves to help in the kitchen.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


our school always has a talent show for the third and fourth graders during music in our schools month.  the third and fourth grade teachers put together a dance to the song whip it.  i had to practice a lot! :) here are my cheat sheet notes!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


easter basket fun...I didn't get a single good shot of them with their baskets. i'm not sure what I was doing, but they all look like this..booo!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


 self-portrait of me and my bubba who is going to turn five in less than two weeks...crazy!!

greyson was giving kenna a piggy-back ride.  they were having so much fun together.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


this is what happens when i have a lot on my toes get neglected.  sad, sad, feet.  spring break is just around the corner so these babies will be getting a pedicure soon!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013


i am so ready for spring!  i had to put out some spring/easter decorations to boost the moral around here. it's sooo cold here and spring seems like a long ways off. a little spring cheer goes a long way. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013


i finally got the verse sign that i made hung on the wall.  i love it!!

Friday, March 15, 2013


john and i had our second date night tonight.  we went bowling with our sunday school class.  i was enjoying the time we had out with our friends that it didn't even occur to me to take a picture of the score board as proof that i beat john bowling!! darn! we went to walmart afterwards to buy greyson's birthday bike and we also picked up these plates, napkins, and cups from the clearance isle.  they did not ring up on clearance (of course i didn't notice until we got home) and we spent $30 all together on paper products that are going to be thrown away.  definitely going back! lesson attention as the cashier rings things up!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


this was a "oh man, i forgot to take a picture today" shot.  hubby was soooo thrilled i was taking  his picture-ha!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


this is greyson's preschool class.  we had mother's night.  the kids sang songs, we went on a bear hunt, made a craft, and ate some snacks.  it was a nice evening just me and my bubba. 

Monday, March 11, 2013


john and i went on a date on a monday...what? i know, it's unheard of.  we had a coupon for 30% off so we went shopping and got the kids and us some spring/summer clothes for our trip to arizona.  we also went to haci and devoured chips and margaritas.  i branched out and got something different, their signature burrito.  won't be doing that again.  
yes, this is a picture of me and greyson.  i tried to get one of me and john on our date but i couldn't get my camera to flash. i learned why phones stink sometimes!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


greyson found these cups to be very entertaining.  he built this tower over and over.  it's the simple things... 

Saturday, March 9, 2013


we celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday.  this was the first time in nine years that all seven of her children were together.  it was a good night catching up with family that we rarely see.

Friday, March 8, 2013


i wasn't in a very good mood on friday night because i thought we weren't going to be able to go on a spring break trip after i had spent hours researching and planning.  so here's a picture of me pouting. yes, i still do it on occasion. thankfully it was short lived because we got it all worked out and are heading to arizona in two weeks!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


i can be in the worst mood and walk into this store and become absolutely giddy.  i was lucky enough to be able to go after stamp club since i had to go by myself.  i was able to get all the kids' easter basket stuff purchased and lots of other goodies.   

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


we had our first snow day and we played and played and played.  kenna wore her tutu and greyson's safety glasses most of the day.  i just love her and the fun we had!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


i take greyson to swim lessons every tuesday night.  he was so tired he conked out on the way. i'm pretty sure he fell asleep mid-sentence. 

Monday, March 4, 2013


kenna doll fell alseep on john's shoulder.  that never happens. he was even able to put her in bed without her waking up.  that never happens either.  she slept for two hours and still went to bed on time.  that never happens.  i was afriad she was coming down with something but thankfully she didn't. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013


this sign has been in the works for several months and i finally got it finished.  yay! it's going to go on my wall by pictures of our family.  i love it...even though the letters are crooked and it's off centered.  somethings you just have to let it go! :) 

Saturday, March 2, 2013


we babysat a few kids on saturday so we painted with corn syrup and food coloring.  it was a lot of fun and the paint dries with a shine.  the kids loved it.

Friday, March 1, 2013


after work the kids and i decided to make cookies.  eating the dough is what we all enjoy the most! :)

Thursday, February 28, 2013


i'm a teacher so i've conducted parent teacher conferences 100's of times.  however, today was the first time i was on the other side of the conference and it felt a little strange.  i mean, i think my kid is pretty great, but you never know what a teacher sees.  many times it's different from what a parent sees! thankfully, we were told our son is ready for kindergarten! yeah! to celebrate him and all his hard work, we let him decide where he wanted to eat supper.  of course, he picked DQ. 
kenna was upset because i wouldn't let her drink my tea.  i just love it when she does this.  although, it will be stop being cute eventually! 
here's the star waiting for his food! we are so thankful for this little boy!  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


kenna helped herself to a late afternoon snack.  what a little stinker!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013


 after promising to be better, this is where my camera sat all day.  i realized i hadn't picked it up as i crawled into bed. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013


i never thought i would enjoy having a tv in my bedroom but we recently put one in there. i must say i've  become a big fan. i also am becoming a big fan of the show parenthood. i'm watching the first season on netflix and am enjoying it.  i rarely watch tv, so this might be a little dangerous!
i hope to do better this week with getting out the real camera.  i've been being a little lazy and shooting at the last minute with my camera phone.  i also have been really bad about editing my pictures that i do take with the big camera.  here's to a better week!

Friday, February 22, 2013


today was the first time we had snow that was good enough to make a snowman.  john and greyson played outside for hours.  they rode the fourwheeler, shoveled the sidewalk, and built the snowman.  they were so proud.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


i was in bed when i realized i hadn't taken a picture for the day so i grabbed my camera phone of the night stand.  it was completely dark so it lit up before taking the picture and my husband was mid laugh, mid, "what are you doing?" funny!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


i heard greyson working in the office.  he was having a great time pretending to call customers just like his daddy.  i just stood at the door and watched him for a while.  he sure picks up on a lot.  

kenna having one of her tantrums. this age is so much fun! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


 greyson is taking swim lessons.  he started in january and has them through the end of may.  it's quite the trek to get there from our little town in the middle of nowhere, but it's important that he learns how to swim since we have a pond.  he loves going (besides the drive) and has learned so much already.  can't wait to see what he's capable of in may!

Monday, February 18, 2013


i am on a quest to find curtains for my brother.  since i had the day off i was texting him things i found and sending him pictures. nothing too exciting to share unfortunately.