Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Until next year....

Monday night was our last t-ball game. I really don't like how they try to cram 10 games into 3 weeks. Just when they really start getting it, it is over!! We had a fun group of girls and it was fun to coach them.

Lauren has one more year of t-ball and Cole will just be beginning t-ball next year so it should be a busy 3 weeks next season!!
Until next year.......

Father's Day

Around here holidays aren't always celebrated on the day the calendar says it should be. So here is our belated post to let Mike know how much we love him and what a wonderful father we have watched him become. We did however get to have Father's Day with Mike on Sunday and we are celebrating my dad tonight!! Hope everyone had a great day.

Monday, June 15, 2009


About 9 years ago ( I didn't realize it had been that long until just then!) I was given this camera for my birthday. It's an Olympus Camedia, only a 3.3 megapix!! It is the only camera I've been using. I'm always checking out the new cameras and can't believe all the megapixs available. But this camera has always helped me take great pictures so I've stuck with it!!

I love Photoshop and I don't know how to do half the things it offers, but I could spend hours trying to figure it out!! This is the version I currently use!
Saturday, I just got a new camera, well new to me. It's about 2 1/2 years old, Canon EOS 30D. I'm thrilled to have it and I have to say a little shocked when it was offered to me!! I haven't even had the chance to use it yet!! I'm so excited!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

EARLY morning rambles and pics!!!

I worked last night (Wednesday night) and slept most of the day Thursday. Thanks to Mike, he took the kids to Joplin for a day out to eat, a trip to Toys-R-Us, and to see the movie Up. Which I would have much rather enjoyed the day out with the kids.......I need my sleep or I definitely become what we call around here a "crabby patty" Anyway.....so here I am at 0330 wide awake. Which is too late to take anything to help me get back to sleep. So I grabbed a chocolate fudge pop tart and the computer.

Of course as I grab the chocolate pop tart, I'm thinking to myself..... I've got to stop this middle of the night snacking!! My will power not so good, but after bathing suit shopping it hopefully will get a little better. May I add (of course I may it's my blog) bathing suit shopping......I find myself laughing, wanting to cry, and disappointed. When did bathing suits become a bunch of strings!! Please give me material. After trying on 20+ suits I found myself thinking..... I really like this cute one, but not enough of it there, and this one, OH NO, it looks like something a grandma would wear. Then finally.....something that I liked and was totally comfortable in. Also something that can handle a 3 1/2 year old holding on to for dear life at times!! A swim dress!! Something totally different for me, but I love it. It covers all the right areas!!

Here is a pictures of one similar...So now we are all ready for some fun in the sun!!

This past couple of weeks I wanted to get some pictures of the kids. Taking pictures is something I love to do. I always hate paying lots of money, while thinking to myself... I could take pictures like that.
In the back of my brain (way in the back) I think maybe when the kids get a little older about going back to school to get maybe a arts degree?? Something with photography.

I love messing around with it, maybe I should just leave it at that?? Because when it comes to shooting other people I get very nervous. What if they don't like what I do? What if I don't get a great shot? Tons of thoughts like that run through my head. I guess that kind of sounds like a confidence thing huh?? Oh well for now I will stick to my kids!!

Ever so often I torture my kids by taking them to the park and making them take pictures first instead of playing on the playground.

The last week or so that's just what I did.... Cole seemed to mind it more and Lauren!!

And, since I'm awake at this wonderful time in the morning I decided to share a few of my favorites!!

I haven't decided which way I like this one? What do you think??I guess it doesn't really matter..... I get to enjoy it both ways!

I'm pretty sure Cole was trying to talk Lauren into going after the poor duck!!
Well, I think I might try to get a work-out in before the kids wake-up this morning. Hope everyone has a great Friday!!

Scratch that idea.... Cole just woke-up, way to early, so I think I will go snuggle instead!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


We have been so busy with just day to day things and work I haven't had a chance to post any blogs! I don't know how people do this everyday!!

Last Saturday started our T-ball season and it was such a beautiful summer day. It is so much fun to watch and coach. It is amazing what a difference a year makes. Lauren and her cousin Lexi get to play on the same team which makes things nice. Poor Colton, he is very disappointed that he has to wait one more year. When we were passing out the shirts, he had tears in his eyes because he wasn't getting one. So Aunt Stephanie fixed him up and he could not have been happier. It was all he talked about for two days!!

Here are some pictures from our first game.....

The team waiting for the the game to start!!

"Coaching" First base!!

Which means hopefully getting them

to run the same direction

Lauren....... Down and Ready
Todd and Lexi!Cole wanting so bad to play!