April 29, 2009
I know, I know, her face is dirty and her hair desperately needs combed. But I can't take time to focus on those things because oh my gawd. When did Raegan become a girl? I mean, not a little girl, but an actual big grown up kid kind of girl? She just looks.......... well she sure isn't my little baby any more, is she? Beautiful.
April 26, 2009
I use my 25% to come up with fancy and interesting ways to complain.
Bad: He regularly pees on his front feet.
Good: Four more days till VEGAS!!
Bad: 104* fever, migraine, just took last codeine in the house.
Good: My kids love the Smurfs!
Bad: Daddy thought it would be a good idea to fill three DVD's with various episodes and set them to play one right after the other. La la lalala la, I'm going to rip my own head off.
Good: I got a blog post written today!
Bad: Dang, I'm kind of whiny, huh?
April 24, 2009
Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever.
OK, your turn!
April 22, 2009
April 20, 2009
Brings a smile to my heart and tears to my eye, an odd response to be sure. But it makes me happy, so I thought I'd share anyway!.
April 18, 2009
April 13, 2009
April 12, 2009
April 11, 2009
The only shot out of the 97 taken that isn't blurry. Not even a great capture! I think I'm going to retire my 50/fixed lense for those moments when the things I'm shooting are holding still.. and maybe invest in the telephoto I've had my eye on...
This morning we went to the Redmond City Easter Egg "Hunt" which was the biggest joke of an egg hunt I've ever seen. They roped the street off in sections by age, dumped a box of plastic candy filled eggs, had a countdown, and the race was on! HUNDREDS of kids ( and parents, some really pushy) rushed into the middle of the street to "hunt" for their eggs. It was insane. And unsafe. Pushing and shoving, scared crying kids... Kael ended up with one egg. One. Raegan got a few more and Morgan lucked out with half a basket full, which she was sweet enough to share with Kael. It was all over and the street clean in less then a minute. It was kind of scary for a minute there because Rae got swallowed by the crowd and I lost her. Luckily she kept close to Morgan who kept close to Davinie, so she wasn't really lost, but she was half a block down by the time I found her. We won't be going again next year.
April 10, 2009
April 09, 2009
Crap. What do I do? Wait for them to be picked off one by one, explaining over and over to my kids about missing fish? Take the guppies to a pet store and trade for a hearty goldfish or something? Flush that pleco?
April 06, 2009
April 04, 2009
It also serves to hide the air pump.
Gotta love rewards programs! We'd spent enough on dog food and haircuts at Petco to earn ourselves a bit of a reward, and since all the necessities were already covered I took a page from Jennifers book and got the kids some fish! A tiny self-contained aquarium, four guppies and a plecostomus & we're set for hours of giggle fun! The black and dark orange one are Shark Boy and Lava Girl ( one guess on what Rae's current favorite movie is..) The blue one is Ella, and the other orange/pink one is Stanley ( that one is "mine".) The Pleco was named by Kael, UckyDucky.
A year or so later. I'm pretty sure this is in Hawaii. Fancy bangs I'm sporting there.
bestest friend ever, Jodie Henry. We were stuck together like glue from second grade through the fourth, despite her moving to Sunriver and me moving to Crane at the beginning of the year. Also, she was in the TAG program starting third grade. Her smarts made me insanely jealous. But I understand why I didn't make it in. I mean really; Look at those bangs across the front 3/4ths of my head. Not a big sign of intelligence.
I'm ten or so here. We had recently moved in to our house in Crane, Oregon. This is in the hills behind the house, that was our dog Cinnamon. A Cockapoo who was shortly after attacked and killed by our step fathers Great Pyrenees because she got too close to his food bowl. Safe family dog, that one.
Sophomore year in high school. JV cheer leading, I was the head cheerleader. There were two of us. Not quite the accomplishment it sounds like, huh?
Junior year. Cross country. Man, what a stupid idea that was. Granted, I was in the best shape of my life because of it but ohmygawd. I HATE running. HATE. So what the hell was I thinking of to sign up to regularly run 3.1 miles?
Senior year. Me goofing off with my friends. I'm the sloppy looking one on the left. I have to say though, I'm pretty proud of how self confident I was then. Not afraid to wear what I felt comfy in, even if it wasn't attractive. Those three girls and the one taking the picture were the only girls in my class, I spent fourth grade on through graduation with the same little pile of girls. I remember them fondly, but I spent the better part of last night reading through my 7th,8th and 9th grade journal and now realize that we really weren't very good friends, there just weren't any other options in our teeny tiny town. Sweet.
nelly, does he look young! Also? I would kill to fit in that dress again.
I was 20 here. That is me in my wedding dress. I purchased it, then ended up storing it for more then a year as our wedding date got pushed back. Imagine the panic when, a year later, I try it on a short 4 weeks before the wedding and it's TIGHT. Am very much proud of how fast I lost those few pounds. Went from too tight to maybe a little bit loose in 4 weeks. If only I still had that self control..........
Just over a year later, May 2001. This is the day after we got married in Vegas. Again, would kill for that figure. Isn't it sweet how you don't appreciate what you have till it's gone? Those pants were a size three. THREE. It would take three pair of those same said pants to cover our current love-handle-butt-thigh body.
OK now I'm depressed.