Tuesday, November 30, 2010


thanksgiving 2010 was absolutely wonderful. we headed to arkansas for a much needed break. for the first time in i don't know how long it felt like a vacation...no thoughts of work, no thoughts of undone tasks around the house. just being in the moment...eating great food, enjoying bonfires, four wheelers, early to bed late to rise.

family at bonfire

i am in love with moss.




this boy knows how to start the 4 wheeler and by himself...scary


my man

picture is not the best but a great memory

we had a second thanksgiving with my family on friday. the sad thing is i got no pictures. do you find that sometimes you just want to enjoy the moment and forget the need/desire to document. i must remember to try harder at christmas!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


shear madness + no tears+ no screaming+no whining+video game+ an incentive = MIRACLE (a hair cut)


(for clarification sake that would be a haircut for charlie not me)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

memory lane

there has been a box that has been sitting in my house for quite awhile.  hubby brought home this box on his last day of employment at our local telecommunications company, 5 1/2 years ago.  like i said it's been awhile.  most of the papers are old time sheets, performance reviews, very valuable stuff ya know.

as i was going through his folders, i found this:

look at the date....May 1999.  it's important to note that i'm fairly confident that i gave this calendar to jay but you'll note some pretty significant dates, our second anniversary and the 'are we having a girl or boy appointment.'  so many good memories that feel like it was eons ago.  looks like i was working a lot of saturdays...i sure don't remember that.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

cow's milk

last night as i'm tucking charlie in for bed he asks for  milk to drink.
me:  we don't have any milk in the house.  how about water?
char:  milk
me:  we have no milk how about water
char: milk
me; well i do have almond milk
char:   what is almond milk
me:  it's made from almonds

long pause......

c:  water please

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


from the moment we left lawrence on Saturday night after visiting hank, charlie has been asking for a jayhawk book and tiger books.  so we ventured to the library last night and this is what we came home with.

i'm not sure what is more crazy, that these books are even next to each other or the fact that i took 20 picutres of this.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Halloween 2010 Recap

Halloween 2010 Recap

Mac decided last minute to go trick or treating this year. Last minute meaning an hour before trick or treating departure time. He reused an old costume from a couple years back.

Have you seen the new Scooby Doo movie on Cartoon Network?  If so, you will recognize Charlie's character.   If you are like me and you have seen it, you still may not be able to guess, so for clarity's sake, Charlie is dressed as the swamp monster.

He was a little resistant of wearing the entire costume thus the 2 pics.

My niece and nephew joined us for trick or treating.

Neewollah snapshots...I was going to share pictures taken this year, but just go back to last years post.  The Neewollah parade is pretty consistent year to year.  Same scools, similar floats just differnt people. 

Some Halloween decorations around the house. 

See my ghost?  I made that!!  I love that.  I got the idea from here.