Saturday, December 31, 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wasn't sure what I'd get when I held up my phone to take a picture behind me... Noah drinking sprite, Isaac with DS, Abigail texting, and Levi with his fingers in his ear listening to himself make noises...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Sweet tired boys


He told me to get him a blanket, pillow, and to turn out the light. Can you say naptime?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

Today, I took apart a toilet, snaked out a fisher price policeman, and put it all back together.  All. By. My. Self.
Someone sing me the proud song.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This just made me smile.  I took my class to the computer lab so another teacher could watch them.  I had to take Isaac to the Dr (he's fine).  They all started out trying to find a computer.  It was funny to watch them b/c it forced them to all be apart with the computers around the perimeter of the room.  But then a couple turned their chairs around and it was like a magnet pulled the chairs all together.  So cute.  They are 9th-11th graders and they don't run in the same circles... so it just made me smile that they all wanted to sit together like that.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

See why I love this machine?

special foot that does a rolled hem.  You thread the fabric thru the front, it rolls it as is passes, and is then stitched down.  Love it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Love this thing

No plastic parts or computerized functions in this baby

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I'm not a fan of all the brass in this house, but it IS a rental and we DO fit, so I'll not complain :)  I'm grateful.  But, I have not enjoyed this chandelier.  Our tree is overrunning with ornaments.  When David and I first started dating, we bought each other CHEAP ornaments for Christmas.  That started the tradition of doing so every year... only the next year, there was a diamond ring attached to the ornament :)  Our first Christmas, we couldn't afford ornaments for the tree.  I cross stitched one as a gift for him and bought a box of mini ornaments figuring having a lot was better than having big ones.  The tree was pitiful.  We passed the tradition onto our kids, buying them an ornament every year.  I want them to have a box of decent ornaments for their first tree... something with memories attached.  Last year I bought each of them a "USA" themed nutcracker b/c it was the year David entered politics.
But back to the chandelier... due to the abundance of ornaments that comes along with buying them every year for ourselves and 5 children... some get put on the dining room light fixture.  I think it improves this one so much that I just might have to find some clear balls to hang on it year round...
((will change the stuff under it... want to get a white poinsettia))

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I'm loving this little $7 nativity from Oriental Trading. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

sorry it is upside down :(  He was so proud of his "toast in a basket" that he carried to the bedroom to show me.  Then he saw the basket was broken and said he'd kiss it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

LOVE how the choir shirts turned out.  Same design as last year's but on a heather navy and 2 colored instead of just one.  The "Arkansas Baptist Choir" was open... like the clef... in last year's shirt.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Note to self

Do not let two yr old out of sight when drying blankie

Friday, October 21, 2011

He set these up like this himself

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Tossing all the ol accompaniment tracks

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I think Christmas is about baby Jesus dying on the cross. -Abigail, age 5

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Say cheese

Say cheese

Happy E

Happy E