Tuesday, September 16, 2008

To the Creek with Daddy!

First of all, I love creeks! Second of all, outdoor life makes me happy. Third of all, creeks, outdoor life and my family make crazy, happy!

Learning to skip stones with Daddy.

Notice how Little Hoot pops up here and there in pictures.

Readying himself for greatness.

He did it! T-Bird got 2 skips! Sweet Victory!
T also caught the world's smallest bass. Amazing. Brett was greatly amused and proud of his bass fisherman in the making!

And here's Daddy's patient little fisherman. Blondie-Boo is such a little Brett.

See, look at them.

And the patience and diligence paid off. Look at that smile.

And look at the size of that fish! Great job Blondie!

Oh, and T caught his own bait.

The fishies will like you! Notice little Hoot again.

This is how Hoot fishes. End of pole in the water---Best way!

And, look, look, look. A rare family photo.

We had such a good time and lots and lots of pictures to remember how great we are as family. This was one of those picture perfect afternoons. I'm so thankful for my little nature boys and my fisherman husband. Hope you enjoy the look at the day.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008


I am breathing a HUGE sigh of relief. All of my "big" activities are officially over! First care group leader meeting? Done! First MM meeting? Check! Friend's shower? Done. Other friends shower? Done and a huge success. I feel so free! And I was able spend time with people I so enjoy! Yea!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Future Homemaker

Woo-hoo, I get to blog this morning because my kiddoes are still in bed (gasp) and I made time to be with the Lord. Yea! So, here's my quick thought. I woke up this morning thinking of being a homemaker and how much I enjoy it. I started the self-analysis of "did I always have this path in front of me?" Let me tell you, I was not the young girl who was a member of the babysitters club, kids were not my thing, I hated attending weddings were submission was mentioned...obey?!..., I thought I would be single until my mid-30's at least. Was there ever a point where today showed in yesterday? And YES there is!!! It came to me this morning. Totally forgotten point in my life. I took Home Ec when I was a freshman in high school. I sewed a pair of shorts, made biscuits (but decided my mom's were better), learned home budgeting, served teenage moms. These are all things that I do today but never remembered yesterday's service. Oh, and I was the FHA homecoming sweetheart...a representative of future homemakers! And, as I am blogging, I just remembered I was president of the FHA, how did my brain forget all of this????

My teacher, Mrs B, was a real lady. Often wearing ballet flats or a kitten heal and an a-line skirt, her face was always perfect. Well, let me tell you real quick about her eyebrows. She saw her mother plucking her eyebrows when Mrs B was very young. So, Mrs. B decided to give it a go herself. She plucked out every hair and they never grew back! She has to draw them on! That turned me off to ridding my brow line, not that you could tell since I have the blondest brows in the world!! However, I have begun a slight clean up of the brow line and have started sweeping a bit of color through to take away from some of the invisibility. And if you ever want to offend me, make fun of my blonde eyebrows. Now I'm asking don't make fun of my eyebrows because I truly take it hard!!! Wow, I sooo didn't see that randomness coming.

In conclusion, yes the greatness and love for being a homemaker was there-just unrealized all those years ago. And here I am Home Maker.

I'm feeling good this morning. Loving my life and wearing a smile today!

Make it a good day! Smiles to you!

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Me of Today and Many Yesterdays

I rarely do things like this, however, in this case I couldn't resist!! I had a lot of fun. When I got in the 50's though, it was a little startling. I recognized a lot of my Nanny in myself. Crazy!! I've posted my favorites to share with you. Here we go:







And my real senior picture in 1998. Oh, ya! Plaid and maroons and greens. Don't I look like such a good girl?

This was so fun for me. If you get the chance go on over to Yearbookyourself and have some fun of your own.

By the way, I think 1994, 1960, and 1950 are pretty close to what I would have looked like back then---minus the glasses---I have eyes like an eagle. Oh, and 1950 has a BIG chin. Some of the shadow and faces made my other pictures look a little...neanderthal...is that the word I'm looking for?? You'll see when you do it yourself.

Anyway, hope you had a smile or even a laugh or two at my could have been pictures.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Tie Your Shoes

Hello, Hello!!! How are ya? Well, the home pc took a slight vacation and has graced us with its presence again. I confess, it does feel a little strange to be here on my blog after being disabled for a month. Like a stranger, that's how I'm feeling. You should know that I have a bajillion things to say, but instead of bloviating I'm gonna give you a little bit of fun out of T-Bird's mouth.

Mr Smiley in conversation to me: In Proverbs it says a righteous man falls seven times...
T(interrupting): Why? Were his shoes untied?

I love that kid!

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