Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Somebody Got a Haircut



Nuff' said.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Project 365 (#42 - #48)

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Sunday ~ #42/365

These were my grandma's favorite candies and we found them a few weeks ago at Sam's Club. I kept meaning to take a picture for this project and decided I had better do it before they were all gone. Just eating them brings back memories of when I was a kid spending time at my grandma's house.

Monday ~ #43/365

Elisha's allergies were acting up big time. He was supposed to have practice but his left eye was itchy, red and swollen halfway shut so we skipped it.

Tuesday ~ #44/365

Bethany helped me make dinner. It included one of her favorites - macaroni and cheese!

Wednesday ~ #45/365

Raining, raining, raining... It rained here Tuesday and Wednesday and cleared up on Thursday. This week it's supposed to rain again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is wreaking havoc on the kid's ball schedules.

Thursday ~ #46/365

Bethany finds a critter with a missing back leg while playing with the siblings from Elisha's team mates. She always finds the critters.

Friday ~ #47/365

Bethany's team getting ready to do their 2, 4, 6, 8 cheer at the end of Friday's game. Another parent took a picture like this for Elisha's team in his first year of Pee Wee baseball (3 years ago) and I've always wanted to do it for Bethany's team. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get this picture. Bethany's hand is the one on top with the orange and black nail polish in case you were wondering!

Saturday ~ #48/365

This is Yohn keeping score for Bethany's team. Another busy day at the ball fields, but for this season in life, we wouldn't have it any other way!

There you have it, my week in photos (and no, I did not intentionally post three different pictures with Bethany's hands, it just turned out that way somehow). What have you been up to? You can join in on Sara's blog and show us what you've been doing too.

Got a CVS Nearby?

If you have a CVS with a photo department nearby you can get a free photo magnet. Go to here to create your magnet and then enter the code FREE4MOM at the checkout. I just ordered mine and thought I'd share with you. It's completely free as long as you pick it up in the store. Make sure to order it before April 28th. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I Heart Faces - Photo Collage

Since Baseball/Softball is keeping us very busy around here lately, I thought I'd do a collage for my two kids. They've had a great season so far, but if it would just quit raining us out it'd be so much better!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Project 365 (#35 - #41)

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Sunday ~ 35/365

We came from church Sunday afternoon to find our hot water heater erupting (literally!) all over the back room. We had to scramble to turn off the water to the house because we did not know what else to do.

Monday ~ 36/365

A new hot water heater was installed and all was right with the world again!

Tuesday ~ 37/365

Due to the rain on Sunday and Monday we still had puddles and mud and so the kids' games were both cancelled this week. That means we will be very busy when they get re-scheduled.

Wednesday ~ 38/365

Elisha colored this on Sunday but I just realized today that he gave Jesus a "Jesus Rocks" shirt and thought it was pretty funny!

Thursday ~ 39/365

My mom and dad came from Oregon for a short visit because they were coming in the area anyway (well if you count business a few hours away another area!). Bethany got to show off her reading skills while doing her homework with Grandma Judy.

Friday ~ 40/365

We visited the Marina and flew kites again. The wind was perfect and there was even another guy there flying his kite who gave us some pointers. This is a picture of my mom and Elisha trying out his advice.

Saturday ~ 41/365

Elisha slides while stealing 3rd base. This was the first game my mom and dad have ever seen him play and he did well. Bethany also had a chance at third and got another girl out while playing that base. I had the misfortune of missing it because I had to scorekeep at Elisha's game but Grandma and Grandpa did not miss it!

My kids loved having their grandparents at the game and hope they can come again next year.

Well there you have it, another week gone flyin' by. Wanna join in the fun? Visit Sara's blog to see what others have been doing with this project.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Free Stuff Tomorrow

Gotta Starbucks nearby? How about a Cinnbon?

Tomorrow, April 15th, Starbucks is giving away free coffee to anyone who comes in with a re-usable travel mug. The point is to get people to help use less paper products.

And Cinnabon is giving away free cupcakes to each customer for a "tax break" treat.

No, I'm not being compensated to promote this but because I love ya'll so much I thought I'd share. Just make sure you call and make sure your local shops are actually participating so I don't embarass you if for some reason they have chosen not to, okay?

Monday, April 12, 2010


The other day we were at the grocery store and Elisha spots a can of Monster in the refrigerator next to the check out.

"Who drinks that?" he asks.

"Anyone who wants to except for you and Bethany," I answer, "because I don't need you guys bouncing off the walls."

"Oh. Does it give people nightmares?"

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Project 365 (#28 - 34)

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Sunday ~ 28/365

An after the Easter Egg Hunt Happy Face picture!

Monday ~ 29/365

Oops! Forgot to do this already. Got it done today and mailed it back in

Tuesday ~ 30/365

Bethany stayed the night at a friend's house and Elisha was stuck at home all alone. Okay, not really because obviously his dad and I were home with him. But he decided that he'd watch movies out in the living room and stay up late. He didn't last that long!

Wednesday ~ 31/365

The kids both had a game on Monday but they got rained out. Elisha's was scheduled for Wednesday night. The weather could not have been more perfect. T-shirts and jeans kinda warm and not a cloud in sight.

Thursday ~ 32/365

Bethany's game was scheduled for Thursday night. It was a little colder but still a decent day to play softball. Too bad their coach had a meeting he couldn't get out of. It definitely showed that he was not there. And yes, Bethany is holding her gum bubble in her hand.

Friday ~ 33/365

Another beautiful sunset!

Saturday ~ 34/365

I took this awesome pic of the Indians catcher tagging the runner out! The weather was very, very cold but at this particular moment the sun decided to briefly grace us with its presence.

Okay so wanna join in the fun? Just click on over to Sara's blog for more details and to see other great 365 projects!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Easter morning came in our house with much excitement. See...

Had I realized Yohn was taking a picture I would not have been in the way. But still, Bethany's face is priceless.

Elisha apparently developed an allergy to taking pictures with his sister on Easter morning, or maybe it was the camera, I don't know. What I do know is that he could smile with the best of them until I tried to take an actual picture, then he suddenly itched everywhere and his eyes watered.

After three attempts I gave up.

This is the best that I could do.

Mmmm.... Candy.....

Still having picture taking allergies. See the squinty eyes and the crooked smile. He was whining he was itchy the whole time.

Bethany even offered to take a picture by herself, just to show him how it was done.

Not to be outdone he had to have his picture taken by himself too. Too bad he sneezed his way through it.

One final attempt at getting a good picture of the two of them together and I gave up. They started fighting too much.

Later on after church we attended the church's annual Easter Egg Hunt at the park across the street. 10,000 eggs and who knows how many kids. I lost Bethany in the shuffle but Yohn had his eye on her the whole time.

Now I get smiles as two very happy children show off what they have collected. And yes it was sprinkling, hence the reason for the hoods.

After that we went to lunch with friends and then, due to a lack of feeling well, I came home and went to bed. Actually I watched a few movies and whined a lot. Cuz' Yohn lets me get away with whining when I'm sick. And since he's such a baby when he's sick too, I figure I'll take advantage :)

Update on me and my illness (hey, it's my blog): I'm feeling much better. Unfortunately my handsome man is now sick and whiny....
On a side note: I notice I used the words whiny and whining when describing most of the members of our household in the post. We must be a family of whiners!

Monday, April 5, 2010

12 Years

Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, Yohn and I celebrated 12 years of marriage. Well, actually we celebrated a few days before that because yesterday was Easter and we consider Easter a family holiday. Not that anniversaries aren't, it's just that we chose to get away and go to Santa Cruz just the two of us.

We walked on the beach... (like my shoe prints in the sand?)

... we played in the arcades...

...we played pool...

...we played mini golf...

...we walked on the beach again (in the cold!), ate candy without sharing with children, watched movies uniterrupted, had pizza delivered to the motel and basically did nothing constructive but spend money and time together. Yep, we had fun!

Happy 12 My Love! Sorry I didn't post this yesterday but you know that cough and headache really had me whooped! I love you!