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Friday, January 27, 2012

Project 52 Challenge

Back in November my sweet Hubby bought me a new digital SLR camera. I have had a love for photography for many years now but I haven't had a decent camera to work with. At the beginning of the year I decided that I would take part in a photography challenge where you take one picture a week that fits into a predetermined theme. I am a little behind in posting these but here are my pics.

Week 1 - Theme: Newness
Awesome Wyoming Sunrise

Week 2 - Theme: Cold
Snow on a Door mat

Week 3 - Theme: Breakfast
Oatmeal & Raisins
This week is week 4 and the theme is Macro. I am having some difficulty with this one because I don't have a macro lens so the pics i have in my head are not turning out so well on the camera. So I plan to keep working on it but in the mean time here is one that I did.
Week 4 - Theme: Macro
Diamond Puzzle
I hope you enjoyed my Photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Finally Finnished!

It's been almost 2 years now and I have finally finnished knitting a supersized blanket for my hubby. Here is a pic of it. The details don't show up as well but there is a cross in the center.

Monday, June 20, 2011

On the clean up crew

UGH..... there is NEVER a good time for bad things to happen, such as your basement flooding. But it seems that it's worse when there is other things going on. We came home last night after being out of town since Thursday evening. My Beautiful sister in law just got married in Denver, CO and we went to help celebrate. Bachelorette/bachelor parties thursday night, wedding rehersal friday evening and the BIG even all day Saturday and clean up and drive home Sunday.

Anyway back to the reason for todays blog. It was storming rather well as we were driving home once home we started to un pack and such. noticing the all the water in the yard we started to look around to make sure things were ok when my HD starting yell to me from the basement................
                        Our basement had started to flood the window well in our workout room was over half full of water and the water was just seeping in through the window. He starts yelling for buckets so he can bail the water out, I am trying to run around the house trying to find the buckets. But my injury last month isn't alowing me to move very fast. As he starts to bail the water out i go down and start picking up things off the floor. I took a trash can and started gatering the water off the window sill and dumping it. Once we wer able to get the water to stop coming into the house we were in a little shock. I decided to go to the store and get a wet vac so we can suck the water up out of the carpet (hope it's not ruined). It took us about 4 hours to get it up and it's still wet. I was able to find some one to come out to take a look at it today.

In all of this i am greatful i know it sounds weird but i am greatful because it could have been much worse. Other families across the country have lost their houses to flooding yet our house is still standing. Much more water could have come in and damaged much more than our carpets, if it came in the other basement bedroom it would have hit alot of eletrical cords and our computer. I am thankful that we came home when we did, we almost went to a Rockies game in denver that whould have made us get home much later. Thank you God for looking out for us this weekend.

I hope this link works I heard this song on K-love while i was driving to sears to get our wet vac

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What happened?

There once was a time I loved adventure and traveling. I would be so excited about going that I would be packed and ready at least a week in advance. I have noticed recently that time has changed. I am finding myself dreading going anywhere not because I no longer love adventure or traveling but because it means I have to pack. Packing now takes me all week to accomplish and I still find myself struggling with it the night before and even on occasion I still have been trying to finish packing just hours before I am to leave. Part of if may be that I am no longer packing just for one I am packing for a family of four. My husband usually takes care of most of his stuff but I still have to make sure everything he needs is clean. Then I have to figure out how to pack little as possible but still be prepared for ANYTHING. LOL not sure if that is possible but I still try.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

needing mommy advice

My oldest son J is 5 1/2  is obsessed with tornados. At first it seemed like it was more of an interest and fascination but now it seems like it is turning into a FEAR. He has woken up in the middle of the night saying he had a tornado dream. He has imagined them outside his bedroom window on the calmest of nights. We just don't know what to do with him about it. We have told him to pray when he is afraid and God will help him through it. We have prayed with him before he even goes to sleep. We let him know that we have a storm radio that alerts us if a storm is coming so we can get into the basement in time. Nothing seems to help. Please if you can think of anything that we haven't tried or if you have dealt with a simular situation let me know.

Baby Steps

How many times are we told to start things in Baby Steps? Every time we start something new it's always the same start out small and add to it. Even as children we have to learn to roll before we can crawl and crawl before we can walk and walk before we can run. Well then why is it when we become adults we think that we are beyond baby steps? Every time i start a new project i wanna JUMP in with both feet and without even looking then before i know it i am waist deep into a mess that i don't know how i got there or how to even compleate the task i am looking at. i tend to have so many ambitions and i just wanna jump in and start with a full plate instead of adding a little at a time. I wanna do it all NOW! I want the weight that i have put over the past 8 years to come off today. I want my house that i have neglected for days to be spotless NOW. I to read all the books i have been meaning to read right now. I want to learn all there is to lean about being a good wife, mother, woman and child of God today and put it to use. So what is wrong with all these desires? when you put too much on your plate and don't take baby steps then you WILL FAIL and fall flat on your face. take my word for it i start out exercise programs, reading programs and house cleaning programs on Monday and i'm lucky if any of my programs are still in place by the following Monday.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Am I CRAZY!?!?!?!?

I first got into knitting just before I got pregnant with my first born. I enjoyed making scarfs I didn't really know how to do anything else. When I found out I was going to have a baby boy I wanted to make a blanket for him. So I taught myself how to make a blanket - it's not perfect but I did it and he love's it. Still to this day he will snuggle up with it. The problem is it's a baby blanket and it barely covers him. My knitting skills improved by the time my second son came along. I made up my own unique pattern for it - still a few mistakes but no one is perfect. When I finished N's blanket Hubby LOVED it and asked for one - I just laughed and said "don't you know how long it took me to just a baby size blanket? It would take forever for me to do a king size."

Well the time came when hubby was going to go overseas for a YEAR and I figured what better time to make him a blanket. It would be my worry project which I started in Jan 2010. I figured that I would be able to surprise him when he came home.....well I was WRONG. I didn't stick with it and I still have about 100 more rows.

Ready for the crazy part?
I have been driving myself nuts over this for over a year wanting to be done and here I am planning ANOTHER blanket and not just one, no that would be too easy. I decided I want one and I also wanna make one for both of the boys since they have out grown their baby blankets.

Maybe I am not crazy but I think if i keep piling on projects I will be.