Wednesday, February 29, 2012

As of late

Well I didn't mean to take that long of a break from blogging, I just got lazy.  

Let's catch up:

Last Tuesday was Beth's 38th birthday and the next day was Kris' 38th.
We went out to dinner Tuesday night for Beth's birthday, but no pictures.
Kris' mom offered to watch the boys while we went out again to dinner, and once again, no pictures.  

Kris was also off from work all last week.  We didn't have anything planned, but since Branson, MO is less than 2hrs away, we decided to head over there for a change of scenery.  I'm saddened to hear of the tornado that went through there last night and all the damage it did to the main strip.  

We ate lunch in the downtown area at this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Farmhouse Restaurant

They served their drinks in mason jars!

Sorry if you hate food pictures.  I got the open-faced beef sandwich and Kris got the 2pc chicken. 

It was a lot of food!  But that didn't stop us from sharing an apple dumpling with cinnamon ice cream!! :P

Meanwhile, the boys have been jamming on the guitar.

Levi's little personality is starting to blossom!  He's such a little stinker.
I just love a baby in a diaper.  I want to take a bite!  His little teeth crack me up!

Caught him standing last night in front of the tv like this.  

And because we can't get too far from our southern roots, we added a tire swing in the backyard!  

Today I finalized kindergarten registration for Jacob.  I am in denial!  

When he got home from preschool today, he welcomed me with flowers :)!

Also, I was scrubbing the carpet trying to get a stain out and he asked, "what are you doing mommy?"  I said, "I'm cleaning the carpet."  He asked, "is that your job, mommy?"  I said, "I suppose."
He then asked, "what is my job mommy?  To play?"  :)

Oh he makes me laugh!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Photo Challenge: Favorite Photo of You

The day I became a mother :)
Sunday, March 25, 2007 @ 5:19pm

And coming in at a tie... the day I became a mother of two beautiful boys :)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 @ 7:40am

Absolutely, hands down, the favorite photo(s) of me :)

p.s.  Happy Birthday to my sister, Beth.
We love you Aunt B!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Photo Challenge: Handwriting

Today's photo challenge is brought to you by Jacob.
I asked him to write, "Hi, my name is Jacob."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Photo Challenge: Drink

One is not enough, so he steals his brothers :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Photo Challenge: Something New

Well it's not exactly new, but it's new to Levi!  
Here's to learning the ABCs!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Photo Challenge: Heart

Happy Valentine's Day!!

We're celebrating tonight with a heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's.

And for dessert, here is my first attempt at frosting a cake.
It's heart shaped too in case you can't tell :)
And I totally cannot write in a straight line.  


I woke up to roses, cards, and little present from Kris.  
I like how Kris added the 's' to the word boy :)
He got me an adapter for my car so I can listen to my iPod.

We don't normally give presents, but I did ask for the adapter :)
I didn't get Kris anything, but we did make handprints for him :)
Levi was taking a nap when we made these with Caleb last week.

My whole heart :)

Levi has been a little under the weather, he didn't even get out of his pajamas today.
Which is probably good, because I didn't have a V-day shirt for him, gasp!
But I bought Jacob's last year after the holiday on clearance!
someone decided to add a little green paint to their face

He came home with this.  Melt my heart.
He has my hands :)

Oh, and I love how he ran out of room after the C, so he added the O & B at the top :)

I hope your Valentine's Day has been lovely!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Photo Challenge: Blue

We received a bit of snow today, so we pulled out last year's snow suit and his everyday tennis shoes because that's how we roll....  :)
The blue eyes are lids off my basil and cinnamon spices :)
The nose is a stalk of celery.
The black 'buttons' are lids of spices too.  
Oh, and the smile is made of fruit loops.

Jacob was so happy to see the snow.  He asked if we could put up the Christmas decorations :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Photo Challenge: Inside Your Closet

While this will be a boring post, I thought I would still participate. :)
Here is looking head on from the bathroom into our closest.

Once inside with the door shut.
I have my flip flops and sandals on the back of the door.

Inside looking toward the other end
Kris needs to straighten his shoes!  

I probably wear only 20% of what's in here.  I need to do some deep purging!
One trick I heard was to face all your hangers backwards, and as you wear something face it the right way.
At the end of the year, anything left facing backwards you should toss (donate).  

I'm the type who hangs on to things for 'just in case'.  Never know when I'll need _____.  
Know what I mean? 

My favorite thing in my closet is the hook rack Kris hung for me for my necklaces.  
You could use this to hang scarves too.  Run to your nearest Walmart and get ya one or two. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Photo Challenge: Makes You Happy

I know I've already posted this picture, but it's the only current one I have of all 3 of MY BOYS!

I could have never envisioned this life... life with boys.  
But I wouldn't have it any other way.  They=happy!!  :)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Get your motor runnin!! Head out on the sidewalk!!

The weather was nice enough the other day to be outside, so we encouraged Jacob to ride his bike.
He has never shown interest in it since we bought if for him for last year's birthday!
What kid doesn't want to ride a bike?  Apparently mine!  

Well this particular day showed some improvement!  He actually pedaled!  

This is huge people!  Before he acted like he was sitting on a porcupine!

Now I'm wondering if he's too big for this bike... and helmet!!!
I LOVE the smile on his face!!!

See Jacob, we've been telling you all along you would like it!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Dress Up!

I guess I should have read the photo challenge a little closer.
Some of the items are a little awkward, and I have more interesting photos to share, so I'm jumping off that bandwagon for a bit :)

Beth and her kiddos came over last week and I knew at one point Kate and Levi were in my bedroom.
He came out looking like this :)

She was so proud!

Jacob spent the night with Kate and Luke for the first time Saturday night.
Sad I don't have any pictures of that (hint hint!!)  :)
Kris picked him up before church and he was dressed like this :)
He squeezed into Luke's transformer costume.

Sunday night we were back over at Beth's for the Super Bowl.
At one point, Levi walked into the room like this :)

If you haven't caught on, Kate likes to play dress up :)
Sorry, these were taken with my phone.  Do you see his pearls?  :)

Love my boys!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Photo Challenge: Dinner

Today's photo challenge is dinner.  I give you:
filet, sweet potato and texas toast courtesy of Kris.
I looked for smaller sweet potatoes, but apparently they don't grow them.  

Thanks Kris for a lovely dinner!

p.s.  I failed the last 2 days of photo challenge because Saturday I didn't leave the house, so I didn't come in contact with a stranger to take their picture.  I guess I could have taken a picture of someone on tv.  
And yesterday we were too busy getting ready for church so I didn't get a pic of 10am.  
Not sure what that would've looked like anyway other than chaos.  

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Photo Challenge: Hands

Jacob playing 'Toy Story' Operation 

He was getting so upset each time the buzzer went off.
At one point he said, "stop going off!!!"  :)

Who knows... maybe one day these hands will literally be operating :)

May he grant your heart's desires and make all your plans succeed
Psalms 20:4

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Photo Challenge: Words

These words say so much to me.  
I feel like there are a couple of areas in my life that I talk about that I want to change.
I pray, but not fervently, get-on-my-knees and pray!

And this week's Bible Study coincides with this as well.
We were studying Hannah and how she prayed so hard to God for a son, so much that she said he is yours God if you choose to bless me.  What a sacrifice!  I instantly felt convicted on how I pray.
I, too, ask God for things, but what will I give him in return if I am blessed?

They will receive the Lord's blessing and have a right relationship with God their savior.
Psalms 24:5

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Photo Challenge

Happy Heart Month!

I came across this photo challenge on Pinterest and thought I would give it a try.
I just hope I can remember!  ha! :)

Today I worked on Valentine's Day cards for Jacob's class.
So here was my view today:
I found this template on Pinterest, where else? :)
I'm addicted, there I said it!