Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Mom's day....

This post is (obviously) a little late but I have good reason for that. I had big plans for Mother's Day. I wanted to go hiking with my little family. My experienced sister, Debbie, gave me some good advice on where to go and what to bring. Unfortunatly, we found out that Jason had to work that day so scratch that plan! I know I still could have gone but I really wanted it to be a family day. So instead, after church the kids and I weeded and weeded and weeded. They weren't exactly excited to be out there sweatin' on a Sunday but I was very proud of them and we got soooooooo much done! I took a 'before' picture but funny thing is, I can't find it! Weird, I know. But if you've been to my house lately, then you'll know that it was a MESS!!!!! The only plants I had in the garden area were 2 lavendars, 1 flowering bush (not sure what it is called) and a small tree, oh and a clematis that needed some attention. So the reason for the lateness in this post, is I just finished planting yesterday... well, finished for now. It is mostly done. I still need to hang the lattice for the wisteria but it is really coming along. I was looking for some chaotic color and after time, it will start to grow in so nicely. One of my favorite features is this tiered pot I painted. I found it here. I liked the idea of all white flowers against the colorful pots so I went that way. I'm not done with this either, I want to paint a white 'P' on it or my house nubmers, I can't decide yet. I need to wait for the pots to completely dry and thanks to Mother Nature, I still can't get that done! The top pot will have a large, white flowering blossom too. I'm just waiting for that to happen...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

molly and macey-jo

just a few quick shots to keep the grandparents happy: Molly ran track for the first time this year. She did GREAT!
And she is still riding and jumping. I think she'd leave us and move in with them if she had the choice.

And Macey is playing baseball. This shot is from ONE of the sunny days she played. This weather has been really cruddy for baseball.
My camera battery has been dead so I'll get some current pictures of Jake and Maya up soon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

this and that

I am happy to say that this quarter is ALMOST over! I'll get to check off 12 more credits! 34 total! Yeah!! I am sad to say that my time spent in the ECE dept. has come to an end. I've created such great relationships there with students and staff and that will be missed. Now I'm on to the exciting world of math, sciences, english... joy.

I am also looking forward to another member of the family joining us very soon! Cameron's fiance' is expecting on June 3rd!! Little Julian James will be the second boy in the family. The first will be 14 and a half years old! I can't believe it's been that long. My kids are excited to have 6 cousins now.

A few weeks ago, I put a shower on for Tanya. Here's a few shots:

I had high hopes of making my own cake using fondant but realized I had zero time to do that. I still want to try this though, it looks so fun.

These pictures should be switched. The bottom one is a little girl who was helping Tanya with her presents. There was a lot of little gifts in this laundry basket and pretty soon she was inside of it trying to get them all out (see above picture). She was so cute because after Tanya opened up the gifts she would be a little Vanna White and model the present for everyone to see.

look at that belly! LOVE IT!!!

My wonderful MIL made all of the food. I didn't want to stop eating! It was amazing food!!

Molly took this m-n-m's shot. She likes to get some interesting shots... wonder where she gets that from?