Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Everyone was at our house today.  It was a wild and crazy awesome hot mess of family love!
This is one big group of a  wonderful family! US! 
One roommate, one girlfriend and daughter, my sister and her family.  There had been another girlfriend but she had to go eat with her family. 

My beautiful boys! 


The Baby Family

Skater being tricky!

My lovely nieces and my nephew.  I love them so much!
It was almost 70' today and just beautiful. 
Eggs were hidden and found.  Way to much food was made and eaten.  We all went to church together.  We took up 2 pews. It really was a great day.  We are blessed beyond measure.
Have  a blessed week.

Monday, March 25, 2013

My DaughterSisterFriend

A few weeks ago Anita asked me if I would be willing to come and have a mini portrait session with her.  She doesn't have a great family situation and we just needed the connection.  If I had been blessed with a daughter I know if she was half the women Anita Grace is she would be a blessing to all that meet her.  I am not sure I could love her more if she WAS ours.  Dh loves her as if she was ours too.   I am not a very good fashion person or a photogenic person.  So I again asked my sister to come help me.  We went shopping.  She just breezed through the store and found me clothes!  WHEW! 
Saturday was the day!  We met at the appointed time.  The photographer had never done a "friends" session so we were all "newbies"  They did such a good job at putting us at ease.  Mostly she just asked us to be "US". Which by the way were are very good at! 

Then we went and had lunch and then did a little shopping.  Neither of us purchased anything!  LameO shopping trip!   These are just 3 of the best pictures.  I actually think I look nice.  Not so dorkish at all.  Sweet!
I love you Anita Grace and you ARE an answer to a prayer and a blessing to us all!

Sunday, March 24, 2013


A public post for the 3 of you who read.  
Sorry it's been so long.  I have been writing but since it's mostly complaining I don't publish it.  Life doesn't have to be all roses and unicorns but I don't want to fuss all the time either. 
In the past month Monkey has had his tonsils and adenoids out.  He didn't recover quite like I thought he would but he did good and is all good now.  His voice is a little higher then it was but he has totally stopped snoring at night. I hope he is as healthy as a pet pig now. 

 I will never get tired of these guys and trying to get the PERFECT picture of one.

One of my clients got a new puppy.  An Italian Mastiff.  Her name is Lucy.  So cute!

Monkey waiting to go into surgery.  He was very nervous but was so brave.  He did SUPER!

Spring is coming!  I promise!

 My scrap booking friends and I went to a Bunco party.  It was an 80's theme.  We had so much fun!  I am so thankful for my sister.  She helped me dress.  I was TOTALLY out of my element and comfort zone!  I did have a very good time. 
From the left, Lalita, Joan, Me and Carol.

Princess is taking skating lesson's.  She really is doing good and LOVES it when we come to watch her.  I just love her.

We did not have ONE flake of snow all Winter long.  HOWEVER on the second day of Spring we had a itty bitty snow storm.  Lots of area's around us had several inches of snow.  Lucky them. 
The only other thing worth blogging about is that some friends of ours had a little girl Hannah.  She was born with some serious issues and was very medically fragile.  She passed away.  She is missed every day by her family and the people who knew her.  We are so thankful for the almost 9 years she was here.  Now we just trust in God that he will take care of her.  Her mama's heart is breaking and she is trying to figure out how to live without her. 
Remember to cherish your loved ones near and far.  Don't take them for granted.
Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I will try not to dissapoint. 
Have a blessed week.