Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy New Year (Early)

We had a wonderful Christmas. We got to spend time with a lot of our family. The time always flies by so fast. I am busy taking down decorations and trying to reorganize with our new stuff. I am sure many of you are doing the same things. I have a ton of pictures to share that I hopefully will get loaded eventually, most likely next week. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and has a Happy New Year as well.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to All!!

We had Christmas this weekend at my husband's parents. We had a nice visit and a good time. Colton always enjoys playing with his cousins. Right now there are 4 boys soon to be one more when the newest cousin arrives in April. I can't believe next year there will be 5 boys running around. Tonight we will have our family Christmas at the house. Then we head off to my parents this week to have Christmas there. I am looking forward to seeing family and spending time with everyone. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday with the ones you love.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Funnies of the Week

Today at school Colton got a dreaded color change... He has only had a couple so far this year and we have made it clear that he should not make a habit of getting them and this is not the behavior we expect of him. Being a teacher I know at times we have to make examples and sometimes are not as serious as others when he gets them. Today his class comes to lunch and he looks very sad when I go to talk to him, I ask if he got in trouble and he almost cries and says yes he got a color change so I ask him why. It was for talking when he wasn't supposed to. His teacher tells me what happened and says don't be to hard on him, lol! School is ending and the kids are leaving and I see him out of the corner of my eye go around the corner. He is supposed to still be sitting with who is left of his class. We start calling him and looking for him and can't find him and he isn't answering us. We are starting to panic because we can't find him, he is hiding from us! We probably all walked by him at least once. He is in big trouble then once we do find him. We typically go to Sonic for happy hour but not today we are learning consequences of our actions. He whines about this all the way home, the whole 5 minutes lol! I tell him if he says anything else about not getting to go to Sonic there will be no games today either. He pouts himself to a nap. When he wakes up he starts right where he left off whining about Sonic. I guess he was dreaming about it. Scott gets home and we are discussing the events of the day and talking to Colton about his actions. He said something about playing a trick on me by hiding and Scott said did you get to go to Sonic and Colton said no guess that makes the trick on me. I had to die laughing!! I was washing dishes, maybe he did get the point, we will see. It was a good opportunity to discuss why not to hide and all those topics too.
A couple of days ago he wanted Scott to play ATV racing with him. He calls it 3 wheels we have explained they are 4 wheelers but he refuses to accept this fact. Scott had to make some calls so I said I would play with him. They try to win so they can get more tracks and racers. My racing ability is lacking, to say the least, if I just finish before time runs out it is a miracle. Colton is very picky and wants to be in first place, gets upset if he messes up and all that kind of stuff so my racing is killing him. I am in last place running out of time and his face is like oh great! It just made me laugh to myself thinking of how many times in the future I will probably see that very same look. Not that I will love it when he gets older and it is oh great Mom how embarrassing but I just had a flash forward to the future I am pretty sure of that!
Just wanted to share some of our stories from this week.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tree Trimming Time!

Colton is now a pro at decorating trees. We put ours up and I wasn't really planning on decorating it all then but he was so excited he started getting stuff out of the boxes and placing ornaments on the tree and I just couldn't say no to that! We did this the week of Thanksgiving and yes I am just now putting up pictures, sometimes I am slow at getting things done. He also helped his Nona and Pops with all their Christmas decorating too. Poor Nona will probably have to redecorate several things but he had a blast. I guess next year he will be able to do it all himself or at least I am sure he will think so anyway. I just love seeing the joy in his face and the way it lights up while he does these kinds of things. That is what the meaning of it is all about.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Precious Baby

We got to go this weekend and visit our new niece and cousin. She is an angel!! We are not prejudice at all though. We had a great time and can't wait til Christmas to see her again. I took a ton of pictures so I will share a few. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It is almost here!!

Last week for Thanksgiving we got to spend a lot of time with my husband's family. We had a great visit that lasted longer that our usual getting there late Friday night and leaving either Sunday right after lunch or late Saturday. Tomorrow we get to go spend time with our new niece and cousin and the rest of my family, I can't leave them out even though they all know she is the main focus! Thanks to all the great parents of the kids I keep I get to leave early so we can spend some of Friday there instead of getting there late. We can't wait to meet the new addition to the family. I hope that everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

One of those days!

I am sure that most of you can relate to having a day like this, it wasn't really bad but I feel frazzled and grumpy, yes I admitted it, don't tell my hubby. Things are going good but possibly too many irons in the fire and not enough time to myself is to blame. Today I just feel as if I have been going around on E for most of it. The infamous "me time" I would really love to have some!! Used to I would feel guilty even thinking this but now I say it without shame I just need a few moments to myself. So for all of you who can relate I hope you get a few moments of me time for yourself. Hopefully a good nights sleep will help! Goodnight to all!

Family Pictures

I love pictures, I am sure some of you are shocked! I wanted to get family pictures taken so that we could use some for our Christmas cards. That and the fact that Colton is almost 5 and we have never gotten a good family picture taken made me determined. Don't get me wrong we have plenty of pictures but none taken at session just for us. I know a photographer who took our pictures, Shantell.

Colton was not feeling well the week before and he was exhausted and really not wanting to cooperate but we did get several good pictures. I am really pleased with how they turned out so I wanted to share a few on here. I left out the Christmas card ones so the surprise is not ruined, lol!

His face in this picture says how he felt about the whole thing, it is priceless!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2008

She is here, my niece!!!

I now have a niece!!! She was born Saturday afternoon to my brother and his wife. We get to see her this weekend, I am not sure I can wait but I HAVE to but for the record, I can't stand it! I can't wait to see her and hold her. She is their first baby so it is so exciting for them. Colton has 3 boy cousins on my husband's side of the family so a girl cousin will be all new. He loves babies and is so sweet with them. I am afraid she is going to be a little spoiled esp. by me!!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday. We had a lot of fun during our break. Friday shopping was so fun and entertaining. We now how more gifts than we know what to do with!! I love the holidays!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holiday Time!!

It is once again the beginning of the wonderful holiday season. I love the holidays and can't wait for Christmas. We are not even yet to Thanksgiving and I am already worried about all the Christmas gifts and getting everything done. We have put up the tree and need to finish all the other decorating that goes along with it. I wonder every year how in the world I have so many Christmas decorations? I mean really does one family need all this stuff, lol!! Of course every year I find myself looking at all the Christmas pretties and wanting to buy more, I will try to exercise some self-control this year.

I have many numerous things to be thankful for not only at this time of year but always. I take for granted how blessed I am. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I can't wait for the early morning shopping on Friday! Good luck to all the fellow bargain hunters!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Monica's Creative Corner Giveaway!!!

Lori of I'm NO super Mom but I'm LOVING it! also aka my sister-in-law is hosting a giveaway of stuff from my bow blog Monica's Creative Corner.

Go check out her blog to find out what is being given away and how to enter and win!! I am very excited about this, good luck!!!

Thank you Lori!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wordful Wednesday-Summer Vacation

This summer we went on a vacation. This was the first time in awhile we had done this. We usually just go visit family and count that as our vacation time but this year was different. Some friends of ours were planning a trip and asked if we wanted to go we said yes and we planned the trip and left 1 week later, which is really spur of the moment for me. We had a great time and hope to go back again this summer.

Right after we got there and unloaded heading to the beach.

Family photo

Colton "catching" fish and playing in the sand.

Riding on the ferry to go eat dinner. I just love this look!

Happy boy!
Lunch on the beach.

Waiting to eat dinner at the best place we ate the whole trip, it was awsome!

Getting ready to head home after we check out some of the shops. Sadly time to come home and back to real life!

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Wonderful Monday!?!

Philippians 2:13-15 (New International Version)

13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe


These last few weeks have been so busy and hectic around here and for many others too I know. It doesn't look like things are going to slow down with the holidays going to be here in the blink of an eye. 37 days til Christmas, I really don't believe that is true but it is!!!

I get so busy and bogged down with everything all the time and sometimes I get grumpy and complain, I know no one believes that, but it is true from time to time. It makes me think about the verse above. This week and during the busy, hectic, joyful, happy and sometimes stressful holiday time coming ahead I hope that I can keep this verse in mind and have the attitude that I need to have.

I hope that everyone has a great week!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Craft Show

This weekend I went and did a craft show. My sister-in-law Lori and I shared a booth. I made bows and bow hangers, she made jewelry and our mother-in-law made candy so our booth was full. It was stressful at first because I had no idea what to expect at all, but overall it went well!

Here is a picture of me with my bows.

This is a picture of my bow hangers.

This is Scott with his booth.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordful Wednesday-Fun Day Together

This picture of Colton was taken when we went to the pumpkin farm with one of his friends and her mom. This day was a rare day off with no other kids and just us. Although Colton loves having his friends over everyday, Momma enjoys a break now and then with just her boy. I think he thinks that his friends are just here to play not because they have to be because their parents are working. It just reminds me of the little joys I am getting to share with him right now. In the day to day hustle and bustle of life I sometimes take these little moments for granted or think I am too busy and have too much to do to stop and enjoy it. This day we just stopped and enjoyed the day and didn't worry about what there was to do at home. I love days like this. Although we are always home together we don't get a lot of opportunities to go out and do stuff that is fun for him. I also just love the pictures and think they are so cute. You will start to figure out that I LOVE pictures if you look at my blog very much.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

My 1st Award!!!!

Today I was awarded my first blog award by my wonderful sister-in-law, Lori of I 'm NO super Mom but I'm LOVING it!

Thank you, thank you, I am so very excited about this!!!!!! I am so new to blogging this is a HUGE honor.

The Rules:
1. Name 5 things you love.
2. Pass the award to 5 blogs you love to read.
3. Link back to the page of the person who gave you the award, me!

5 things I love:

1. My family
2. Church (God, youth group, our family there)
3. Being able to stay home with Colton and enjoy these times of his life.
4. Doing crafts
5. Fun days (shopping, eating, nothing we have to do)

I am passing some blog love to:

1. Rachel at Following In My Shoes
2. Michelle at One Crafty Moma!
3. Tiaras & Tantrums
5. Kelli at Gohn Crazy

Monday Madness

Here we are at the beginning of another week. The list of things to do already seems endless and it is only just beginning.... Hopefully Colton will be better this week. Last week he had an ear infection and a throat virus. The virus caused sores in his mouth and it hurts to eat and is just sore. He seems to be feeling some better after 4 days of laying around, which for anyone who knows him knows is not typical him. I pray that he heals quickly and gets back to normal. It is so hard when your baby is not feeling well.

This week for me will be bows, bows, and more bows!! We are going to be going to a craft show to try to sell some things, so I am finishing up all my products. I was hoping to have it all done but I will by the show! Hopefully things will go good there. I am very excited about seeing how it goes.

I hope that everyone has a good week!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Baby Boy

Above is a picture of Scott and Colton after he was born. We had a long rocky road getting Colton into this world. To me he will always be the little fragile 4 lb 7 oz baby but he is turning into this big boy. It is really hard on Momma. I look at his pictures when he is so tiny and it brings back so many memories and all the hopes for his future we had and still have. It is hard to believe how fast the time fies by. You go from the picture above to the picture below in the blink of an eye.

I love this group of pictures. The tux picture was taken at my cousin's wedding where he was ring bearer. He has been in 5 weddings, I will have to do a post about that one day with all his pictures. The middle picture was just a random picture that always brings a smile to my face his face just radiates joy and happines. The last one is the 1st day of preschool when he was 3 and is just so him. He is a true blessing to us. I love the fact that I can be here for him right now but know one day he will be a truly BIG boy and I will have to let go. I know wI have to take little steps along the way and I am not ready to give up my baby yet. Daddy is excited about him getting bigger and wanting to do stuff with him. I am very proud of my boy who will to me always be my baby boy.

This was a week of a lot of blog firsts for me! Today was my first Photostory Friday
PhotoStory Friday
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thankful Thursday-Giving Thanks

Sometimes I am guilty of taking things for granted and just expecting things to be all good, that is the way it is supposed to be right? Trials and troubles in day to day life are what cause us to be able to be thankful and appreciate the good. I am thankful for my family, our health, our church and how blessed we truly are even if I do at times take it for granted. I found this verse below and it summed up my thoughts on how everything we are and everything we are able to accomplish comes from God. He will work through us, but we have to be willing and allow Him into our hearts and give Him the control. I struggle with that one a lot too, I like my control, I am working on that though.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wordful Wednesday-A Boy & His Money

I am trying to follow in the steps of several of the avid bloggers I know. Wordful Wednesday is hosted by Angie at

I now present to you my 1st Wordful Wednesday post!!

Colton got a Halloween card from his Nana and Poppy with a dollar bill in it. We opened it, read it and set it aside. Later that night he showed his Daddy his dollar. He called Nana and said thank you. She asked what he would buy which included stuff way over his dollar!! She said she might have to send more, lol!! She asked if he like the card or the money better, his reply was I like the card and the money. She finally got out of him he liked the money best. Daddy tucked him in and when I went to go check on him this is what I found. It was so priceless I had to take a picture.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween Fun

On Halloween we drove to my parents house and Colton was able to make it to a few houses to trick or treat, which he thought was so fun! We went to a carnival the weekend before with some friends from church. It was way too crowded for the adults but kids always seem to have fun no matter what. Here are some pictures of our Spiderman.

Follow the Leader

This saying only applies to kids, right? Of course not, lol!! I have been thinking about having a family blog since I started my bow blog and have been learning how to navigate around in the blog world. A lot of people I know have started or have already had blogs for awhile. I love sharing pictures and getting to know people better through their blogs. I figured it wasn't really fair for me to be nosing into other peoples lives without giving them a chance to do the same so here is your chance. I don't know how good I will be at this but I am going to give it a try.