Wednesday, March 4, 2015


look what just arrived !
one happy alienware fan today.
nice job justin.
we are so proud of you.
here's to faster homework days ahead.....

Monday, February 23, 2015


because sometimes you just have to take a picture
in the middle of the bakery section
in the grocery store.
looks like they stocked up on colins
favorite breakfast treat.
he tried talking me into buying two loaves
crazy little everyday memories!

Sunday, February 22, 2015


one chair in a box successfully built by nathan.
(after finding those directions in the bottom of the box.)
happy homework days ahead!

Friday, February 20, 2015


goodbye court.
hello circle.
its official.
mom and dad have moved out !
be careful.
i hear those new neighbors are crazy !
and they have a key to your house !

Thursday, February 19, 2015


i just finished oprahs new book club book.
unbelievably written.
its a love story.
its a history lesson.
its the real world at its best & at its worst.
its the good, the bad and the ugly.
its deep. its dark.
its intimate. its loving.
its all wrapped up in one book.
i didn't actually get into it in the beginning.
but once i did, it was hard to put down.
its book one of a trilogy.
i'm already anticipating book two.
not sure if this is a book for everyone
but oprah has already bought the rights to the movie.
you can read chapter one online here.
you can get the readers guide here.

Monday, February 16, 2015


4 loads of paintball laundry later....
just a couple more party pictures
while the yellow paint spins in the washer.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


paintball party fun x 9 teenagers!
lots of loads of laundry after this event.
nothing better than the sounds of boys filling the house
on a cloudy sunday afternoon !
happy party colin !

Saturday, February 14, 2015


can't think of a better way to spend a valentine 
saturday afternoon
in austin in february 
in shorts & flip flops
than hanging on the waterfront
at the hula hut !
break open the suntan lotion
& grab some shades -
spring is almost here!

Friday, February 13, 2015


this is a true story.
colin requested a bucket of KFC 
for his special birthday dinner.
this is a true story.
and some of my world famous 
hungry jack boxed mashed potatoes.
this is a true story.
we had both of the above for dinner last night.
its not every night you turn 13 !
enjoy !

Thursday, February 12, 2015


yesterday and today.
then and now.
happy 13 smiles from ear to ear!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


because you can't go the store without picking
up a bag of our new favorite snack -
skinny pop popcorn !
thanks ed & erin for introducing us to this -
think of you guys every time we grab a handful !

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


because we still play words with friends
our second tie game ever.
its a bloggable everyday memory.

Monday, February 9, 2015


historical christian fiction at its best !
loved this book and i have already
picked up another book by francine rivers at the library.
i've found a whole new category of books to explore.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


church. egg bake & ham brunch.
afternoon walk thru ikea &
look what steve purchased for me.
project life is now on wheels.
perfect motivator to clean out my supplies.
papa murphy & grammys finished our sunday.
how come sundays go so fast ??

Saturday, February 7, 2015


because this reminds me of a funny everyday
memory from years ago.
we all laugh every time we see this commercial.
i once sang avril lavignes "complicated" song into
steves voice mail at work 
as the boys and i were driving on the youngman.
steve called me back later &
played the whole message for me to hear.
lets just say i'm not going on 'the voice'
anytime soon !! 
this commercial brings back such fond & funny memories!

Friday, February 6, 2015


because friday afternoons are the perfect time
to play football in the street !
hello weekend !

Thursday, February 5, 2015


this is my nightstand junk drawer.
and it is overflowing to say the least.
and i'm finally ready to tackle it today.
5 dvd movies - really?
did i think i was going to get stranded in bed for a month?
off to the dvd cupboard in the family room.
1 remote clicker for a dvd player that died long ago.
1 book light that doesn't work.
2 iphone boxes - really?
1 leopard patterned eyeglass case - hope i didn't pay for it.
off to the garbage with this pile.
jewelry - goes in the jewelry box next drawer down.
how lazy can one get?
4 blank journal books - in case i want to write a novel or two
 in the middle of the night?
well at least i have a pen in there.
2 pairs of reading glasses -
yes because one always falls off in bed - keeper.
it now sparks joy.
plus i can actually open and close the drawer.
off to find my next 'nesting' project.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


the IB gang presentation today 
at stony point high school.
our juniors are on their way to their senior year

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


project life update.
still working on november and december pages.
i love just writing down all the little stories
behind the pictures.
i just love seeing the details of our daily life
in photos.
i love watching the boys grow as i 
flip the pages.
more to come soon - hopefully!

Monday, February 2, 2015


just finished reading this book today.
quick, easy read.
absolutely loved the type A personality 
of the main character.....
had a couple laughs & maybe saw a little of myself in her!

Sunday, February 1, 2015


happy super bowl sunday !
ruffles + dip + pizza =
one game to remember !
"what were you thinking with that call!"
filled our house!


getting ready for the big game tonight....
can't wait for the commercials, half time show 
and hopefully a great game till the end !

Saturday, January 31, 2015


project life 2014 christmas card update.
lots of cards.
lots of photos.
lots of cutting.
lots of double sided photo cards -
a slight challenge but i just
mini stapled them into a clear 12x12 pocket
so now we can still enjoy both sides!
i'm catching up on those holiday card memories!