March 31, 2011

temptation



































I have pretty much convinced myself those diet pepsi's are awesome.
They will make my day soooo much better.
I will feel better,
look better,
maybe?
Ok that's stretching it. :)

They will relieve my stress and wake me UP.
Having one is my normal routine.
Lots and lots of diet pepsi.
Its so good.
sigh.

I cant have one
I gave them up for Lent and THOSE were left over form Kalebs bday party.
AHHHHH
the temptation is killing me.
You are probably wondering why I don't give them away or at least put them in the garage? I dunno to be honest. I guess its the principal of Lent, the temptation. I feel stronger when I resist the temptation, and I feel closer to Jesus.
If you are not familiar with Lent I recommend reading this blog post by Edie....it pretty much rocks!!
So Im just gonna keep sitting here resisting those darn pepsi's....
pray for me peoples....
:)
no seriously


april

March 30, 2011

jesus jello

we call this Jesus jello
why you ask?
because it looks like the stained glass windows at church....
RIGHT?




well the recipe is super easy and REALLY good!! I thought hmmm....really? Condensed milk with gelatin? That MIGHT taste good, but it is sooooo yummy and pretty. Did I just say Jesus jello is pretty? Yep, I'm a total girl. :)
I am imagining it as a jello mold at a summer picnic or BBQ. Wouldn't that be sooo pretty? Oh geez I did it again!!
The original recipe looks more like stained glass and clean-cut, but I decided to let dylan just scoop it out of the bowl...so it looks a little more tore up....whatever.
I recommend making this delish Jesus jello...
amen.

april

March 29, 2011

spring

I love sunlight
Its warm
bright
happy
good.










Keep it comin spring....I'm totally feeling it

april

March 28, 2011

sugar high

If we were having coffee today I would tell you I am STILL riding the sugar high from my sons birthday party on Saturday. Instead of goodie bags I made a candy shop where the kids could take a box of candy home. Needless to say I went crazy and bought WAY to much.   Woops :)
Today is also the beginning of the kids' spring break. Ay yay yay! I need to make a craft store run for sure. Im not prepared for the entertaining of kids in the rain. I generally make a daily schedule so everyone knows whats up.
Next week we will be driving up to San Fransisco to stay at my moms house. I can almost taste the clam chowder from Fishermans wharf, and the boys are already bugging me about the fireworks from Chinatown. AHHHH!!! Dont worry friends, they are little sparkler and flower fireworks....totally harmless. 


Now I am off to clean and do some arts and crafts :)


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april

March 27, 2011



Dear Kaleb,


I am sorting through many emotions today.
Today you are 10 years old.
I am so proud of the young man you are growing into.
You are a caring, sweet and shy boy, my bubba.






















Being your momma pretty much rocks..
and is totally lovely.
I love you bubba, today and forever.


Love,
 Momma
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just a preview

we had a birthday party yesterday. I can NOT believe my baby boy is 10!! Watch out ladies...these years FLY by. 
(sniff, sniff, little tear)
lots to clean up and I'm still in my pajamas :)
here are a few pictures.
happy Sunday
now I've gotta go load a dishwasher.













Lots of family and friends. Turning 10 was never so much fun!

april

March 24, 2011

God is good

This isn't a planned post.
But I HAD to share with you my new favorite THING!

Are you ready?



That canon is mine. All mine.
I went to a camera shop and bought it used.
Its perfect!
My son is turning 10 this weekend and I knew I wanted to capture all those big boy memories the best I could. 10 is a big number right?
Then in 2 weeks we are driving to San Fransisco to my moms house for a mini vacation. Just me and my boys...in Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Can you imagine? Those pictures are gonna rock...
I was soooo nervous to buy this camera. Silly no? I made my husband come with me. As most mothers do I NEVER spend money on myself, so he was like "lets go get it!" What a great guy right? 
God is good.


Here are a few pics I snapped outside...I could eat them up!




Today I am totally embracing THIS camera. Because its mine.





april

March 23, 2011

kitchen love

I have been spending a LOT of time in my kitchen. I am determined to finish it within the next few months. Its pretty much my favorite room of the house. I spend lots of time in there, cooking, cleaning and doing that over and over 100 times a day. haha It was in sad sad shape when we moved in a year and a half ago. It was dirty, grimy and not taken care of. Like maybe the previous owners had painted but hadn't taped anything off, or even tried to not have the paint drip? It was bad. I spent months and many blisters using a heat gun to get the paint off. Then I sanded, primed and painted them. Months I tell you. I have put my heart into this kitchen.  There still aren't any doors yet, but that's the next step. I plan on putting fabric under the sink and keeping almost all of the top cabinets open.


Ok brace yourself. 
Are you ready?
Are you sure?
A few days ago I painted my dishwasher with chalkboard paint!
And I love it....so does this little boy:




I had been going back and forth in my brain whether I should do it or not.....its a pretty big project, and you cant exactly say "just kidding" and take it off. But I love it. :) Now I'm off to tackle bathrooms.....yuk.

Happy Wednesday peoples!
april

March 22, 2011

happy stuff

If we were having coffee I would tell you I linked up late because I went to work.
I went to work today to substitute teach and was reminded of how I was layed off.
I went to work.
No one new me.
I was new.
It was hard.
I ate my lunch in the classroom and looked at a magazine. I couldn't even bear sitting in the teachers lounge. Maybe next time.
Each time will be a little better. I hope.
But I came home to happy boys and that is great.
I want my happy.


So here are some happy pictures:




I love these embroidered ornaments. They remind me of when I was a little girl.
My mom and grandmother would make them for Christmas.
Its been a long time since I have seen any. So of course I had to snatch them up from the thrift store. I think they look sweet tied up and clipped to my wooden crate.
Home sweet home.
perfect.
Linking up here today:


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april

March 20, 2011

virtual playdate

lets have one
but you may have to grab your favorite toy quick
dylan is still learning to share.














 yes there is a baby doll....thats how dylan rolls.
Her name is girl.

Linking up here today because playing with my boys is always lovely!


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april

March 19, 2011

prayers

Being thankful.

I am thankful today that I have shelter, food, a safe family and am


 free of pain or fear. There are thousands in Japan who cannot say


 the same thing.



















Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Amen
april


March 18, 2011

link love list



well I made it
its friday and i don't even have it in me for capital letters
here is a list of some links that i think are the "bees knees"
if i had the money or the time
you would see pics of them on my blog
but for now i will admire them from afar
happy friday friends!


except for number one...this is an Easter themed link love list:


1. what the heck is this? someone started something I don't get....hahaha


2. i have gotta make these for Easter in bright colors and different sizes!


3. i am going to make the boys candy baskets this year like this one. I love it. Much better than all the candy just thrown in the basket. We will see how much I procrastinate...which I am famous for!


4. what in the silk dyed eggs? You have GOTTA  see this....using men's ties to dye eggs?? This is gonna KILL!!! hahahaha


5. i can actually taste the coffee being drank from these vintage Easter mugs.


6. this apron IS over the top, but still sweet.


7. im going to make a ham this year. I think this recipe looks great!!!


hope you all have an awesome weekend!!
check me out monday, i am having another gift-away!!


LINKY LOVE


april