Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WORDFUL wednesday....."you gotta friend in me!"

ok, first let me say.....
"WORDLESS wednesday" is not working for me!
pics are nice, but without the
"story," they lose something.....
so i'm changing it to
"WORDFUL wednesday"....
at least for now....

this is back to the summertime....
my dear friend JENNEY is graciously
hauling around her daughter LILA
(whom we often refer to as "PRINCESS LILA"
due to her disposition, and she's my God-daugher to boot!),
ASHER and her other daughter ALYSSA...
here's some old friends at my high school reunion...

here is one of my dearest friends to date
(and yes, i'm wearing the same dress....
in fact, i got a ton of use out of this dress this summer,
all in different social gotta love that!)...

here's her gorgeous daughter
DARCIE, playing with asher
(p.s. he refers to her as his "girlfriend," LOL!)

here's asher and his favorite old friend

and at his last birthday party we had so many
we consider ourselves beyond blessed...

Monday, November 2, 2009

not me monday!!! haircut!

i had to cut off asher's mohawk
cause i got it very, very crooked
on his last cut...
when we took a look at it,
something came to mind....BUT....

dress my kid up like a
hari krishna,
give him a tamborine
and take his picture!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

sunday citarS.....the ending to a wonderful halloween!

our final day of the holiday,

HALLOWEEN itself was filled with

spectacular fun.....

our annual trip to CROSSROADS VILLAGE,

happened to be on the very day this year....

"I think a lot more people are getting into Halloween

because it's the one time of year adults can be kids."

Craig McDonald

our first stop was to board the train....

this train has been around since 1857!!!


WOODY & HAM are ready to roll!

"As late as 1842 a train was started only when

sufficient traffic was waiting along the road to

warrant the use of the engine."

John Moody

we ALWAYS ride the merry-go-round,

it's been around since 1910!!!

and since they cannot find or make parts

that fit it properly, it goes amazingly fast!

"Lifes just a merry-go-round. Come on up.

You might get a brass ring."

Mae West

then we headed off to a party,

complete with a bounce house!!

"We can make this thing into a party,

instead of a memory."

Will Rogers

and finally a little 'trunk-or-treating' at

our fantastic church....along with our friends
and this adorable little 'lady bug',

who, if you don't recognize her,

is 'baby blue' herself from 'fresh mommy!'

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are

always giving, make every day a holiday

and celebrate just living."

Amanda Bradley

Friday, October 30, 2009

fun-filled friday......halloween is underway!

one of our MANY holiday traditions is
decorating cookies.....
and although asher may occasionally eat a
sugar cookie,
he won't touch one with frosting on it.....

but we do it anyway....
we always have such a great time too!

and the end result is always SCRUMPTOUS!

he'll even jump right in to make some
at a school party....still NOT eating it, of course!

and he's finally embracing the art of crafting!

and at this time of year,
who could resist cutting a few holes in an
old sheet,
just to scare everyone in the house, LOL!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

wordless wednesday....."TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!"

ok, so this isn't going to be totally wordless,
since these adorable pumpkins
warrant an explanation....
this has been one of our many
since asher was born...
every year i paint him a pumpkin
to match his costume...
the big one is mine,
and the little one is a quickie
attempt to copy it by asher and his na-na.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

sunday citar....'never turn your back'....

a famous quote from an adorable movie,

"kindergarten cop"

goes something like this.....

"kindergarten is like the ocean,

you NEVER want to turn your back on it"....


"You would attain to the divine perfection,

and yet not turn your back upon the world."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, October 16, 2009


we have MANY, MANY holiday traditions in our home...

whenever they make a 'build-a-cookie house' for
a holiday....
this is one of asher's very FAVORITE things to do ...

but somehow i ususally end up wearing
more frosting than he does....

and he's always SOOOO proud
of his work when he's done!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

sunday citar.....artistry!

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul,

and paints his own nature into his pictures.”

Henry Ward Beecher

"It is nature who makes our artists for us,

though it may be Art who taught them

their right mode of expression."

Oscar Wilde

Friday, October 2, 2009

if you don't have your own.....steal one!

ok, so we're still in the process of
getting settled into our new pc and
unfortunately i haven't been able to find
my kodak easyshare cd to upload the program...
therefore i can't download my new pics....
but when i can, at least i'll have a bunch to choose from
so in lieu of my own and in TOTAL CELEBRATION
of my favorite time of the year hands down.....
(my birthday is the day before halloween,
so i've ALWAYS been completely into fall!!!)
who doesn't love PUMPKIN ANYTHING,
spiced apple cidar, hayrides, jumping in piles of leaves....
and of course, dressing up in your favorite character
and eating TONS AND TONS of candy!!!
i'm finding some great fall/halloween pics to share for now....
enjoy the gorgeous colors!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


i have an online friend...not even sure what her name is....but i still call her friend......

she has a little boy named 'kaishon' whom she truly adores and embraces! she's a great mommy who's full of adventure, love and the perfect amount of hilarious sarcasm!

when i first started following her she had only a few followers, but now she has dozens! if you check her out, you'll QUICKLY discover why....she tells hilarious stories, post amazing photos and blogs constantly so you'll always have something fresh to read every day....stop by and see her at

have a blessed day!

p.s. still working on establishing a totally working pc so i can download my photo program and get back to better blogging and photos!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

i got nuttin'.....

well, praise the Lord,
we're back online....
unfortunately, i haven't had time to download
my kodak easyshare program and all my
pics are sitting back on the hardrive of my
old pc whose motherboard is FRIED!!!
but by the grace of God, i'd just transferred
my pics onto a stick thingy about
days before it died!
so i snatched an adorable pic from this
summer that was stored in my email to share for now.....
my little boy and his 'girl' friends, lol!