Hang in there, this one is kind of long...Not in words, just pictures.
I got a "Smart Phone" for Christmas a year and a half ago. I love my phone for many reasons, but I don't like the fact that the darn camera on there is SO much more convenient than the large Canon I LOVE. I used to take my camera everywhere I went and have slowly gotten away from it because of this phone. Last week, I finally took the time to sit down and figure out how to move the pictures off of the phone and on to my computer (that was no small task). It's so easy to take them with the phone and upload to Facebook to share, although, I will say that Blogger has gotten faster.
This is one I took of Blue (have I mentioned she prefers that name now????) one morning just after she had gotten up. She has these huge voluptuous lips in the mornings. I call her Big Lips Boom Boom. She won't like that I put that on here, but I don't think she reads....
This was our trip to the orthopaedic doctor. She was channeling her inner zen. She has MANY of the symptoms of RA that I have. She has been thoroughly tested and right now we just treat her with a prescription anti-inflammatory. Hopefully, we can keep it with just that and she will grow out of a lot of her issues. We'll get to more of that in a bit.
This looks like we were in a hotel room somewhere. I can't remember where exactly. We've spent a lot of time in hotels in the last year. Soccer tournaments times 2 kids keeps us pretty busy.
She calls this "Praying Mantis".
The Dalt Man at his first Taekwondo Board Breaking class. He was so proud. He broke ALL of those boards by himself. (I was pretty proud myself.) I still have the boards and need some creative ideas on what to do with them. He wants to keep them.
Just a random day when Dalton had soccer practice and Blue didn't. This was how we entertained ourselves on that particular day.
My favorite place on Earth. I'm headed back on July 1st for TEN WHOLE DAYS!!
My favorite cat...Tony the Tiger. During this process, I found there were more pictures of him on my phone than other one thing. I guess I like him more than I thought.
This was ANOTHER trip to the orthopaedic. This was prior to X Ray. The doctor made me a bet that she had broken that long bone in her foot. He drew on it so they would know what he wanted to look at. He was right. She broke it. And then she broke it again in the same spot about 4 months later. We took more time off and then did several weeks of physical therapy. So far, we haven't had anymore trouble out of it :) Jeff and I cringe everytime she hooks something with that left foot, although both breaks were NOT from kicks with that foot, but rather a plant. We also changed her cleats...if it happens again...well we just won't go there.
I walked in and found this one night...That's her daddy's belt. She acts a lot like him, too.
These are pictures of pictures...but they are too cute to pass up. This was way back in the day at Chuck E. Cheese. (I hate that place!!)
That is Dalton's bird. This was another trip to the ER. My kids got in a fight and Blue smashed Dalt's finger in the door. It was pretty bent up and black and blue. NOT A GOOD DAY. Blue would like me to share (right now) that this was an accident :)
These are my pendant lights that still have not been hung. Jeff did bring a fellow over today to mud the sheet rock around the fireplace so I can paint and he can install the mantle and new TV. Tomorrow, the insurance adjuster is coming out to look at the roof and all of the interior damage from these crazy storms we've had. Hopefully, this will get the ball rolling on getting things finished up around here. We've been here for almost two years....this is getting ridiculous. Blue has a friend spending the night tonight for the first time ever and I can't even believe I allowed it. I love her friends, but I hate my house. Well, I love my house, but I hate that it's not finished.
This is poor Izzy after she was hit by that car. She spent a long time in that collar :( but she's all good now. This broke my heart and was really hard on all of us. In the end, we saved her leg and that's all that mattered.
Jeff and the kids before singing Christmas carols at a nursing home (aren't they cute?). Jeff, Dalt and I love doing this. Blue is completely creeped out by the whole thing and waited in the lobby. I had to bargain with her just to get her there. She was going to stay at home by herself. Hopefully next year, she will come willingly.
Our Christmas Card this year. I was happy with how it turned out...I even had gifts wrapped under the tree this year ahead of time. I like the more creative cards. That's more my style as opposed to the traditional card. Don't get me wrong. I love those, too. These just tend to fit my family a little better and our personalities.
This was a picture I took during the Christmas Service at church. I love all of the candles. I've been going to church here for the last 14 years and this is always my favorite service.
Speaking of my house and the improvements that need to be made...how about the camo chimney my husband put up? He put a fireplace in and SHOCKED me with his choice of siding....This actually just got covered up about two weeks ago. Do you see why I'm embarrassed to have people over??
This is some embroidery/applique work I wanted to figure out how to do. One night when I was ready to throw my machine through the window, I figured it out....but I still haven't done it (story of my life).
I took this one snow day...we had MANY this year. I don't drive on the white stuff. As a matter of fact, I don't drive if there is a threat of the white stuff. I don't drive well in the sunshine, so I figure it's best for everyone if I just stay off the roads. Doesn't Tony look thrilled? Oh and I don't play favorites with Blue, I SWEAR. Dalton is not a fan of having his picture taken and Blue loves it so much she takes pictures of herself....didn't want anyone to think I was loving one child more or something. Blue doesn't like to talk to me but Dalton does. I just can't "show" you that.
My new favorite BLING...and I have the matching bracelet. Gotta love Chico's jewelry!! And those big rings, cover up those gnarly knuckles. Those pointer finger ones are the worst.
This was something I wanted to make. Blue likes these and I refuse to pay that much for something that would be more fun to make anyway...
This was probably another snow day and we were bored...I had a highlighter handy...one thing lead to another....
Blue's Easter Bunny sucker/cookies on a stick...A couple of them turned out good, some of them gave me nightmares....
I got up one morning and found these things EVERYWHERE. I thought this one hit the nail on the head...
Somehow, we ended up at Marlowe's one night after soccer practice. This really was an accident, but we had a blast and even bought a T-shirt. Elvis is getting cooler and cooler to me the older I get.
I've had this twice in the last year...That's my computer at work. I'm over it.
My feathers...I couldn't resist. One of the kids at the kid's school said, "I wish my mom was as immature as you are."
My sweet Mother's Day card.
Love those babies.