Saturday, March 23, 2013

What? It's March?

Well according to my blog it says August was my last post.  That can't be right!  Where on earth does time go?  I used to think that summer was a busy time.  Then fall began to trump that.  But I've decided that with three kids all involved in different things that all year is a busy time.  To tell you the truth we wouldn't change a thing.

Here's a peek of what's been keeping us so busy.

 I have been doing a lot of running.  At least what I consider a lot.  My normal route now is 6 miles.  I ran cross country back in high school and can remember wanting to cry when coach said we were running the 5.4 mile loop. {Ha}   Now I love running my 6 mile loop.

I thought my husband should join in on the fun.  So for Christmas he got his very first pair of Asics.  While he has his own little mile loop, I keep reminding him that's a mile more than he was doing.  I'm proud of him.  And my daughter is getting her first pair in her Easter basket to try to prep her to join the junior high cross county team.

Needless to say,  I'm an outdoors runner and it has been so blasted cold I haven't ran in the last 8 weeks.  But starting next week I will be pounding the pavement again.

Spring made it's official arrival this week.  You wouldn't know it by the weather, but according to the calendar it is officially here.  I will say it has been making some beautiful sunrises.

I hope to be posting a little more frequently.  I've had a change in hours at work.  It's been a huge change for me and my family.  But I'll continue to pray that this is exactly where we are all suppose to be.

Happy Spring!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I seem to have the least amount of free time in the summer and even less in the upcoming season.  It's hard to believe there are only a couple weeks left before school starts.   Here are a couple instagrams on how we've spent our July.

{homegrown cherry tomatoes}

{view 3900 ft above sea level}

{Blackwater Falls WV}

 {one of my favorite barns we pass on vacation}

{refreshing end to a beautiful day}

{I could spend everyday like this and be a very happy girl}

{even the clouds were sending me love...heart cloud inside a heart cloud}

 {I couldn't help but smile at the random patches of pretty little flower}

Well there's a quick look at some of our days {smile}.  Hope you're having a great summer too!

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


According to my calendar it's July.  That can't be right.  Where on earth is the time going?  Summer is buzzing right on by.  It's been filled with trips to the bay, the orthodontist, library, Target, ice cream shop and countless trips to the local convenience store for slushies.  The slushie things had gotten out of control in my opinion.  My dear husband will call the store in advance to see what flavors they have before we go {lol}.  I think they are going to soon start blocking his calls!

It's been fun having my new phone this summer.  It seems to be helping me out and keeping track of some of the fun stuff we've been filling our days with {smile}.

 {a sunset from the backyard}
 {nothing beats a summer rainbow}
{follow up should appointment treat}

{chillin on the bay.  we love to spend saturday's here}

{my daughter and i }

{hello fourth of july donuts...i love you}

{summer isn't complete without a crab feast}

{i love this store}

{made my first homemade cheesecake. delicious}

{the bay}

{the bay,again. makes me smile}

The boys have football camp this week.  Then the whole season starts.  Still need to squeeze in all our 4-H projects, band camp and pride ambassador camp my daughter was invited to.  The school bus is going to be pulling up before I know it {frown}.

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I'm a slooooooooow learner....

Well hello 21st century, where have I been all my life?  You can say I'm not one to jump on the band wagon of technology.   We had our current cell phones for over four years and according to the cell phone people that's like dinosaur years in the cell phone business.  So for Mother's Day I was upgraded.  And you know I said if we are going to do this, we may as well do it right.  Welcome home the iphone 4s.  And while I know the next great thing I'm sure is going to be released tomorrow, it is the new great thing to me. 

I'm one who likes to always have my camera around with me, but it's not aways practical to be luggin' around the Nikon.  I am in love with the camera on this phone.  I want to take a picture of everything.  Is that normal?

{roasting marshmallows in the back yard}

{outdoor movie night for my daughter's 12th birthday}


{pansies on our side porch}

I love playing with all the cool apps out there too!  So if you have any cool apps that you'd like to share let me know.

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

odd and ends...

How is it almost Memorial Day weekend already?!  This time of year always gets so crazy with all the kids stuff going on.  Baseball season, birthdays, end of year concerts and field trips.  Time seems to just get away from me.

We've had a few projects going on too to fill in any free time we may have had.  We had a yard sale.  Does anyone have these?  They are work.  Whew!  But what a great feeling to clean out some  a ton of stuff we didn't need anymore. 

We (really my husband & boys) installed an in-ground dog fence for Snickerdoodle.  We priced for the professionals to come out and to do about 3/4 of a acre it was around $1200.00.  So for $250.00 and some elbow grease we saved a bundle of money.  That would make Dave Ramsey so proud!

I don't know if my new i-phone actually counts as a new project, but it sure is taking up enough time like it is.  All I can say is I went from a phone that didn't even text to my new best friend Siri.  I love Siri!

This weekend the projects on the agenda include planting the garden (I know we are late, but you know that saying better late than never, it applies to this project.) and my daughters birthday sleepover. 

Snickerdoodle is loving his new glow in the dark ball!  I wouldn't even know he laying there is he didn't have that ball with him {smile}.

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

so close...

You know that sense of accomplishment you get from finishing about 9 loads of laundry.  I love that feeling!  Only this time just as the dryer was shutting down with the last load, I heard it.  That noise that you hate to hear.  Someone is the house is vomiting.  YUCK!

Unfortunately, we had one fall to the 24 hour bug.  But, fortunately he is feeling better!  See there's always a bright side {smile}.

Poor kid had to sleep with his bucket.

Off to do more laundry.

Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

poor little Snickerdoodle...

It amazes me how quickly a pet becomes a member of the family you never knew you were missing until you have them.  Our little Snickerdoodle has completely filled our hearts.  He is so loving, mischievous and gives the best greetings ever when we get home.  He has chewed so many Webkinz that I've lost count and flip flops seem to be his shoe of choice.

But our poor little guy hasn't been feeling the best over the last month.  Today for the third time in a month he has dislocated his patella.  Ironic that I'm a X-ray tech and see this often in people,  but I never thought I'd have to deal with it in our puppy.  So soon we'll have to make a decision on what we want to do with his knee.  Several thousand of dollars for a knee surgery isn't exactly what I had in mind.  I hope Dave Ramsey understands if we have to change our plan a little bit.

I just pray that we get this poor little guy back to feeling better soon.