Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Life with Mom: P52 long time no post. 

I joined a photography group this year called "Life with Mom: P52". As a mom most of the time I am behind the camera and end up not being in many of the pictures I take. This group is all about being in front of the camera. There is a theme for each week so we know what kind of picture to take. It has been going on for 5 weeks now and has been pretty fun! I thought I would post them on here for other people to see who aren't in the group (a closed group on Facebook). Here are the first five weeks of pictures:

Week 1- Beginnings
Beginning- to wonder where my little babies went!

Week 2- Routine
walking to the bus stop in the morning!

Week 3- Just you
I was going to get all dolled up and take a nice picture- but then I got sick... so here is just me.

Week 4- Home
Home- Always a little messy!

Week 5- Good Morning!
I am not a morning person. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

That feeling.

Like many people, I like to read before bed. It's a quiet time when the kids are asleep that I have a little time to relax and do something I enjoy. During the day sometimes when I read i get really tired especially on Sundays. My problem tonight is this: I can't turn my brain off. If the book I am reading is a little sad, emotional, exciting, thought provoking, or any other quality that isn't just a boring book I can't stop thinking and go to sleep.

Tonight it was an sad and emotional book.

I just finished it and now I'm sitting here thinking about how tired I am and how early 6:30 is- yet when I close my eyes and think about sleep all I can picture is the events of the book. Tonight's is a little more intense because the book had parts of real life in it too. It makes me sad to focus on the hard things in life but I am not the type of person who can only read the "happily ever after" books. One time in a book club I'm in we talked about reading books that aren't alway sunshine and daisies and it really surprised me how many of the women only wanted to read the happy books. Sure I love a good happy ending, but I feel like I learn more from a story that is a little rough to read. I know that reading uplifting book can be amazing in directing you life but in my mind if I don't read the sad/depressing books that happy ones aren't as happy.i guess I really just need a good mix of it all.

Every once in a while I will read something that give me this feeling. I'm not even sure it's a bad feeling- just a strong feeling that is hard to shake. I'm not sure if others get this feeling or not. Maybe I'm just rambling on until my body realizes that it's time for bed because the morning is coming faster then I would like it to. I think I'll try that sleeping thing again now- hopefully my dreams will help me understand my thoughts and that feeling.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I do with my time...

My husband told me this was too boring to put on my family blog so it will have to go here.

I have been spending a lot of my free time lately playing DrawSomething on my phone. I do not consider myself an artist at all but I sure do make myself laugh. Most of the time I just draw simple little pictures but every once in a while I like the word and will put a little more effort into it. Keep in mind these are drawn with my finger on my iPhone. Special thanks to Chad, Katie, Dale, and strangers on the Internet for playing with me! :)

Two Lion King pictures!


Not sure why I think the drawing with Taylor Lautner are so funny...

and some of my absolute favorites- two from Lord of the Rings. :)

So... yeah.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Day One Hundred

        Day one hundred: A picture of yourself with 15 facts.

1. I get headaches when I cut paper a lot because I clench my jaw each time I cut.

2. I talk in my sleep.

3. I hate doing the dishes.

4. I've been to a Donny Osmond concert.

5. I love reading Young Adult novels.

6. I wear a size 7.5 shoe.

7. I bite my fingernails.

8. I love stars.

9. I don't like mushrooms, lima beans, or brussel sprouts.

10. I still use my fingers to count when adding.

11. I fractured my back doing gymnastics my freshman year in high school.

12. I went to advanced biology camp in eighth grade.

13. I can fit my fist in my mouth.

14. In high school I was voted most spirited

15. When I was little I had nightmares where I was being chased by Rocksteady and Bebop (the bad guys from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

I DID IT! Sorry I'm so lame and it took me FOREVER but it's finally done! I still hope to blog on here every once in a while. :)

Day Ninety Nine

Day ninety nine: A picture of something that makes you feel accomplished.

Having a clean kitchen always makes me feel accomplished! That and empty laundry baskets!

Day Ninety Eight

Day ninety eight: A picture of your favorite nail polish color.

Even though I would like to, I really don't have that many nail colors. Out of the ones I do have I use these three the most.