Monday, December 20, 2010

christmas lights

i played around with my settings on my camera to get these cool shots of our christmas tree lights.....

sledding with the family

Sunday we ended up staying home from church. Laine was getting over an illness and she needed more rest...but by afternoon she wanted to play outside and we went sledding. It was a wonderful family day with some baking ( saltine chocolate toffee....go there for the recipe), and Christmas music, sledding, afternoon 3 mile run, Wii mario cart games, dinner and coffee and snuggling with the family on a cold day. I am so blessed to have a family that makes living so much fun. We are looking forward to the next few days and gatherings, and being thankful for Christs birth.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

fall time

The girls already have their halloween costumes picked out and had a trial run over the weekend. Laine is Daphne from Scooby Doo in cause you didn't know, and if you aren't in the know regarding Tinkerbell and the fairies, Paige is Vidia. We have been busy with school starting and Laine is doing so well in Kindergarden. We had considered waiting another year, but her school offers 1/2 Kindergarden class. She loves her small class of 16 kids and 2 certified teachers. It is a great Academy here in our town. They require uniforms and it is so easy. White shirts and Navy skirts or pants. Makes getting ready a breeze for her. Paige started 4th grade at her school. She goes to public school and loves her teacher and has great friends. We have been busy with soccer (both girls are playing, Laine's coach decided she might as well play on offensive cause she is going to run the entire field anyway...ha....She does well at taking the ball down the field and trying to score....not so well at playing defense where she is standing in front of her goal and protecting it....doesn't get it), paige has piano and we have church on Monday nights. The kids love the program of AWANA that our church does and are excited it starts tonight. Oh yeah and I work part time too.....
I love fall and started decorating already. Paige helped me put up my Department 56 New England village with 14 little buildings and fall trees. The day after Thanksgiving we let it snow in the village and all the fall trees and accessories come down and the evergreens and snows comes out. She loves helping me with it.
I love these things about this stopping to get coffee and having some free afternoons which I haven't had in 10 years with both girls being at school, pumpkins, candles burning, our church which is inspiring and growing and building us as a family, sitting in our new hot tub, looking forward to a vacation with just hubby and I this winter for 6 days, and Thanksgiving, and I could go on and on.... God is good.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

My Montage 8/9/10 at

pause the music in the side bar to hear laine explain why she needs make up....then she adds at the end that she is allergic to peanuts....which she is not.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

laine's boyfriend

Isn't this the cutest? If you look hard you can see a face on the stick laine put it the sand....sunglasses for the eyes, algae for the nose, and moss for the mouth and dune grass was the hair. The girls worked on "the boyfriend" for quite a while recently while we were at the beach. We played in the sand and they make their own fun. Both of them are creative and can use their imagination. What a fun day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

may 2010

It has been very busy here. Getting ready for the end of school and vacations we are looking forward to. Paige is playing Spring Soccer with practice and games each week. Laine has her last week of preschool for the year this week. Poor little Laine had pneumonia last week and needed antibiotics and breathing treatments and blood work and xrays. She is feeling better now and back to her perky, feisty self. I have been so bad about blogging lately. I have been trying to limit time time on computer more and get more exercise and read my bible for the study I am doing. Some things just needed to be cut back a tad. Anyhoo.....looking forward to our summer and no more more books.....