Monday, June 28, 2010

I Heart Faces ~ Pets!



We would love to have a farm some day. Nothing too big or fancy. More like a hobby farm. For right now though we live on a funny farm! We have a goat, 8 cats and kittens, a few goldfish and a service dog for my sweet Taylor.

At any given time we also have snakes, salamanders, spiders, bugs, toads, turtles, or a stray worm or two. So is the life of a homeschooling momma! :P

So in other words, we have a lot of pets that I could torture as my subjects. LOL!

I decided to go with this picture of my sweet Tay Tay and her service dog, Bobo. I love the sweetness and joy on Taylor's face. He is more than a pet for her. He is an amazing friend and companion.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June...so far

We have had a busy month. Which is why I haven't had the time to post about any of our fun. So I decided to get caught up by including it all in one post. That isn't cheating, is it? =)



Carter and Morgan turned 8. That was a very hard birthday for me. They are my babies and they are not babies any more. They matured and have grown so much in the last year.


It is such a satisfying time in my life. It is so much different than when they were little. They needed me in different ways. Now they don't just need me, they want me. They choose it. They talk to me like they are big. They involve me in everything they do. They want me to see what they are making or doing. I love it.

They are best friends.





Mommy and the birthday twins!


We had a nice little party at Nana and Papas. So we definitely had to fit in some Wii fun!


And some trampoline fun!


As they have gotten older we have tried to plan special times for all our kids birthdays. They really don't NEED anything so we would rather make memories as a family than try to find something that they will only play with once. =)

This year Morgan decided to go to Pittsburgh Zoo. Carter choose to go camping for the weekend. Next weekend is our camping trip.

As soon as we got to the Zoo Morgan lost her tooth! She is now only a one toothed Saber toothed Tiger. lol!


Here are some pictures of our day.




Alyssa loves her tigers!


Isn't this the cutest little guy!


We have also had lazy summer days.


And imaginative summer days....
Here is Carter making a weapon! :P


Not sure what he is going to do with it after he makes it but he sure did put a lot of effort into it!




Multitude Monday #43- 55

~ juicy watermelon chins

~ long summer days

~ late evening baseball games in the backyard

~ seeing my little ones try to catch a carp and get nervous when they see him coming close to their line

~ stops at the park

~ celebrating birthdays

~ seeing my kids face light up when I stop at the ice cream stand

~ knowing that they don't take things for granted

~ a daddy that loves me and would do anything for me

~ a husband that loves his children more than himself

~ the sound and breeze of a fan

~ beautiful red roses blooming

~ siblings that are best friends


holy experience

Friday, June 11, 2010

Photo Friday

Foto Friday Challenge
This is the last week for Photo Friday over on Rebecca's blog for awhile. I know all too well how busy summer is. Sometimes we have to cut down on the "extra" things.

Well she decided to end the challenge with a bang! She is having a contest. Our challenge is to post a few of our favorite photos and she will pick a winner.
Here are my entries!!









Good luck to everyone entering!
I can't wait to look through everyones photos.

Monday, June 7, 2010

I Heart Faces - Play

Yes, another photo challenge. If you have never entered a photo challenge you really should. It will change your life.


OK, not really but it sure is fun.



The theme this week is Play.



I took this picture of Alyssa on the slip and slide.
It makes me laugh every time I see it!


Click on the I Heart Faces Icon at the top of the page to check out some really great pictures!!


Photo Friday...Really Late!!

Rebecca does her photo challenges every Friday. Well this week her computer was acting up which was fine by me because I wasnt ready on Friday!! So we are doing it a few days late. :)

Last week the theme was "Happy". To be truthful I have not had my camera out very much the last few weeks. So I scanned through my picture folders and found these!








Click on the link below to check out other happy pictures!
Foto Friday Challenge

Gratitude Monday, Once Again....

holy experience



A few weeks ago I started a new journey. Paying attention, jotting down and creating a list of one thousand things I am thankful for.

Well that was a few weeks ago. I have not updated since. I'm not sure what happened. Life, I guess.

Here we go for this week.....

#25-42

~ tilling our garden

~ really adorable cowgirl boots!

~ old friends

~ blooming hibiscus

~ the proud smile on my little mans face when he finds an arrow head

~ hikes

~ movies on a Saturday afternoon with my best friend

~ 4 little detectives dressed up like Men In Black

~ the smell of fresh mowed grass

~ catching dozens of blue gill and perch on our recent fishing trip

~ seeing faces light up even after fish #27

~ thunderstorms as I fall asleep

~ little ones crawling into bed as the thunder cracks

~ muddy hands being washed after I call them for dinner

~ homemade biscuits and apple butter canned over the winter

~ sprinkler fun

~ napping under a shade tree

~ watching baby spiders hatch







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