Monthly Archives: January 2013

Random Photos, that took me forever to finally share

Even though I wish with every fiber of my being that we had grass, or the time/money it will take to create a lawn, I still dig our backyard, especially on a cloudy day

I love our trees.

From a sunny, rainy day.

Playing in the rain is so much fun!

I adore it when they are sweet to each other.

I love my sister!

This is the volume knob on the headphones in the library.  All I see is a happy monkey.

This is what I look like when I accidentally lock myself out of my house, but am lucky enough to have my phone to call hubby, and to amuse myself with by taking photos until hubby saves me.

This is what confused wuppy looks like, when she just wants me to come in already and pet her.

This is a real, live caterpillar that looks like bird poop.  It turns into a Swallowtail butterfly.

An instagram collage.

Some lovely butterflies at the Desert Museum.  I want to get that kind of milkweed in our front yard.  It was COVERED with these beauties.

Until next time

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I Like These Guys A Whole Lot

Not to brag or anything, but Der and I have the best kids!

I love them so.

Through thick and thin.

Insert cliche about how they grow too damn fast.

I love catching him smile!

I’m one lucky gal!

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Simple Kindness

Back in October I got a lovely email from a woman, Celeste, who had just discovered Simplywe.  She said she shared a love of heart rocks and wanted to send me a little something.  I shared my address with her and eagerly awaited my mail.  I love getting fun mail!…who doesn’t?! Shortly after I got a small package and was thrilled to see the most beautiful gifts.

The boys and I investigated and discussed these gorgeous shells for a long time.  My favorite is the orange one.

Apparently where Celeste and her family live there is a beach that is covered with sharks teeth.  They have jars of them!  The boys were thrilled we could add these to our “natural oddities” collection.

And finally, she added these beauties to my heart rock collection.  I love them so!

Do yourself a favor and go check out Celeste’s super cool, fun, and beautiful blog www.thewelchfamily.org you’ll be glad you did!  She home-schools and does fantastic things with her kids…like the other day they dissected sharks!  I want to go to that school!

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November 2012

These are from November!  Some were shared on FB.  I apologize for the tardiness and for the double-share.

My heart bursts with joy knowing Keegan is finding his path.

He was home for a 2 week visit, before being sent to Germany.  We talk every other day, or so.  He seems happier than he’s ever been.

He hates smiling for photos, but I tickled him and he couldn’t hold his straight face.

I sent copies of this one out with our Christmas cards.  I’ve never done that before, but it’s such a great shot of all of us together.

No trip to Phoenix would be complete without Chicago Hamburger Company!  Sliders and cheese fries! YUM!

Jeremia is very proud of his big brother and looks super cute in his uniform.

We did some family bowing.

Jeremia showed us how to do Gangnam Style while holding bowling balls.

We played with my camera phone in between turns.

I wish it wasn’t so grainy.  I LOVE this shot.  Seriously the cutest photo bomber ever.

LOVE my family!

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