Monday, January 25, 2010

It's the little things

I thought my little camera wasn't capable of doing much but I read a tip on a blog the other day. I tried it out and was kind of shocked that it worked. I know it isn't much but I was so excited to have taken a picture with the focused object off centered.
See, I told you it was just a little thing but it did make me smile. :)

- of sewing pins -

- and snap cubes -

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The sky was so blue...

...this past Wednesday and the children and I were out there for awhile just soaking up the beautiful sunshine. I just laid in the (dead) grass watching the children play, it was so nice. This is the sky without one puffy white cloud to be seen...the next day was thunderstorms and tornadoes!

Yes, I know my camera has spots on it, I tried cleaning it but they didn't come off, oh well.

A little birdie came to visit, and no the sky wasn't that blue, I just played with it. :)

The girls were having a grand time jumping off the slide, singing and just being together. And yes, I realize Mercy is missing her skirt - she is constantly taking her clothes off and I could not find it anywhere at the time...I did send her outside with it on I promise! ;)

Sweet silly Mercy

Cute crazy Charis

Lil Julia ♥

happy in the sunshine

waving "hi" (I used Charis on the trampoline to block the sun out of her face, lol)
yummy fingers

I love,

her smile

she makes me

so happy

she loves

her sister too ♥

Caleb playing in the distance

He's my sweet boy. :)

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24
Happy Monday!

Friday, January 22, 2010


Julia and I wanted to wish you all a very happy weekend and start you off with a grin.
Ahem, yes, it was late at night! ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Random Sweetness

My little sisters are so sweet. :) They both have birthdays coming soon and so we got them some matching outfits to wear with their nieces. I love watching them be together!

They have some fun times. ♥

I decided to try and update the picture we had taken of the 4 little ones when Julia was only 2 wks old. I mean, the girls were dressed cute but I failed to go and put Caleb into something that might have matched a bit nicer. I did it too spur of the moment, yeah, that's kind of how I do everything I do. ;P

I tried to get everyone to look and smile. :D

I don't know how my friend S does it but she always ends up with the greatest shots!
I loved Mercy in this one.
Julia is enjoying chewing on her pink plastic play fork. ;)

Then I get discouraged at how they won't all look...
and don't move cause I can't fit you all in...
and oh, Caleb, the bottom of your socks are dirty so let's take them off...
but it's not going to matter anyways since I won't be able to stand keeping this in color...
since you don't match. :)

Then I try a different angle, hmmm, I might like that...

Baby decides she would like to eat the tablecloth, why not?

But in the end I manage to eek out a handfull that I am ok with.
Ok, so maybe I am happy with them, I mean what else can I be?
It's the best I can do.
And of course I change the color...
which I have found a different way to do sepia on Picasa that I like much better...
and I realized I should angle their heads WHEN I took the picture...
too bad I didn't think of that when I first starting snapping...

What can I say?
They are MY crazy crew and I love them to pieces.
And YES Caleb insisted on having that monkey in every single picture.
He kept putting it up in front of his face saying,
"Mommy, can you see the monkey? Make sure you get the monkey!"
Ah, memories. ♥

This is my baby, just exactly how she is.

And then I played around in Picasa, just for fun.

So, thus ends my randomness. :)
Please don't get scared off, I'm not too crazy of a person.

Happy Monday to you all,

I had forgotten it was a holiday since the only holidays in my husband's book are:
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
And if he could he'd work those too,
so I'm kind of out of the loop when people have the day off.

It's just another day,
but another day to see what God has in store for us!! :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010


These are the last few pictures from our picnic lunch and bubble time after our field trip to the IMAX theatre at WGV.

It was a fun time together. :)