Thursday, July 30, 2009


Forever In Blue Jeans

I decided to look at this whole mom thing with a different perspective this time. I did include one picture of myself, but then I added other pictures of things I do or see throughout my daily life.
My boys are taking pictures of me as I am taking a picture of them in the second picture on the top :)
Fischer decided he would pretend that his snowcat was his camera, and Hazy J used his Thomas the Train toy. I love little kids imaginations.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Someday this will be funny!

Okay maybe it was a little funny when I caught him up on the counter. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bubbles Anyone?

Yes they did dump the entire bottle of baby shampoo in the tub!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Forever In Blue Jeans

On Monday night, the kids and I went with Dad to help him fence. Well, we got the ranger stuck in the mud! I leaped out to try to avoid the mud...and I did the first time. But then Fischer's boots got stuck in the mud, and he couldn't move. So I had to do what any mom would do...rescue him. :) That is when my tennis shoes got stuck in such a way that all I could do was land bottom down in the mud. And this was sticky, smelly, yucky mud!!! Chris was able to snap a picture of us before we attempted "wallowing" out of the mud. Fischer also found tons of baby frogs in the mud. He thought they were pretty neat. The house was just a couple of miles we picked the kiddos up and walked home. Fischer kept saying "It is such a beautiful summer day!" Chris and I carried the boys because the hay was tall enough to tickle their faces, and they didn't like it.
I decided to make a Storyboard about it...hope you enjoy. ;)

This LO I just finished...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

The end of swimming lessons and more photoshop fun!

Hazen was the youngest member of the swim class. He was also the only one who would go down the slide today by himself. Actually he was the only kid in his swim class that would go down the slide at all. :)
This kid has NO FEAR! He went down at least 8 times by himself, and would only leave when mom tore him away from the slide. Guess what this little guy is getting for his birthday? A SLIDE!!!!
I think I might even make his cake with rubber duckies and a slide. Any ideas on how to make a slide on a cake??? Please let me know if you come up with something creative.

This slide is not a little slide either. I went several times with Hazy the other day, and I was a little nervous at the top.

Mom and Hazy on the slide. I went with him a couple of times today, and then he only wanted to go by himself.

Fischer pretending to play meeting. He was singing, and then giving us bread and wine.

I found this picture of the boys. It was taken last hunting season. I love it, and want to make sure to scrapbook it.

This is my favorite picture of Fish at swimming lessons. He also did great! They have both made such progress in the water. I love to see them learn and grow.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

'Second Fiddle'

I copied this poem from Susie's blog, and then added a background and highlighted certain words with Photoshop.
I love love this poem...
My hope is to cherish and love being a 'second fiddle.' Somedays I fail...but then I just want to wake up and try, try again!

A Thank you...

George and Susie are heading off on vacation for a couple weeks. They are going to see Ed & Brenda...
These two are like second grandparents for my boys. I just printed this layout off, and I am going to send it with G & S. I wish Ed and Brenda lived closer, and I hope that this LO will make them smile. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spilled Creamer & A Hug...

Last night I was in a rush to leave for a cookout up in the woods. As I was pulling the kilbasa out of the fridge, my coffee creamer bottle dropped on the floor and dumped everywhere. Now I love coffee creamer (vanilla caramel to be exact), but when it is out of the bottle is it absolutely a sticky, stinky mess. I had a little boy (Fish) right in front of me when I was pulling the kilbasa out of the after the spill we were both covered in coffee creamer. We had it in our hair, our clothes, and on our faces. It shot back clear across my kitchen floor, and even left tiny dots all over my cupboards!!! YUCK
I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to pick the mess up because I was already in a hurry...and out of no where I hear a sweet voice say "I know what to do." Then I felt these tiny arms come around my neck. My sweet little boy just hugged me while we were sitting in and covered by sticky, sweet smelling vanilla caramel creamer...

In that moment, my 3 year old took charge. He calmed his mommy down, and then proceeded to help me clean up the mess. Thank you my dear, sweet little boy!

Textures & Vintage Photos & Brushes, oh my what fun!

A boy, A popsicle, A kitty...

We went to a cookout in the woods last night! There is nothing quite like campfire smoke, marshmellow faces and the smell of bug spray! Summer is finally here. :)

I love that this picture looks so old fashioned. It could be any bride...from any time period.
It just happens to be me in this picture.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Feeding the Hay Crew

Click on the picture to be able to see it more clearly...
Chris's hay crew this summer. I don't even have to cook for them. :)

A Duck birthday coming up next month!

I made this page today for my youngest son Hazy J. I am planning on having a duck birthday for him.
His birthday is not until August...but it is a good thing to plan ahead right? ;)
I actually made this layout 8.5/11 so I just printed it out on matte photo paper.
Talk about instant gratification. I might spruce it up with a few paper supplies...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Forever In Blue Jeans

A lovely evening...

I played with photoshop, and made this picture have a vintage feel. I also brushed on some stars on the mtn. I like how it seems like my boys are walking towards the stars on the mtn.

We checked on grass yesterday. It is pretty amazing to see all of the new growth even after the yearlings have grazed our grass once.

Yes I did take a picture of a cow pie. Can you see the new grass sprigs shooting up inside of it?

We grilled steak last night. Fish loves steak, and always asks to have some for supper.

Dad showed us how the bees extract pollen from flowers. It was neat to see the pollen shoot out of the flower when he pricked it.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I just picked this chimanea (sp?) up on Friday. I love it, and Mary (the lady who owns Doggett's greenhouse) also gave me the red flowers for a gift! I thought they were fitting for the 4th of July!

I put my Willow Tree Lady holding the flag up for the 4th!

Guess who loves the "Branger" Ranger? Hazy J!
He loves to ride with Daddy and Mommy. He is constantly telling us that he wants to ride in the "branger."

The boys were all dressed in mud boots and their raincoats to ride with Daddy in the Ranger. We have been getting dumped on lately. The extra rain is great! Rain=More Grass and when you are running 3000+ yearlings that is good news!!!

I cooked for a bunch of "cow people" on Thursday. I was up early and made cheesy potatoes, sloppy joes, scotcharoos, fruit salad and lettuce salad.

The boys got to ride with Shane in his neat semi. They loved it.

We rode in the 4th of July parade today. My grandparents made this ride to showcase their corporation. The boys loved waving at the crowd, throwing candy and stealing a few pieces of candy for themselves along the way. :)

Fischer is pretending to talk to G'ma Ewing on his cell phone.

PS I have a smudge in these pictures from a sunscreened little finger. I finally cleaned my lense after I got home today. Thank goodness for the ability to crop! I will just crop out the side where I see the little finger smudge. ;)

The boys were busy doctoring their cows when we got home from the parade this afternoon.

We also had a "meeting." Fischer and Hazen play meeting several times a day. Fischer asks if "anyone has a number to sing." And then we sing, pray, shake hands and go and sleep in the quarters.

It poured rain this afternoon. After it cleared away, and the sun came up there was a double rainbow outside of our window. It actually happened right as the boys were having "meeting." Hazy kept yelling "banbow." It was extremely beautiful, and a wonderful way to end our 4th of July day. Hope everyone had a lovely day too.