Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I feel like I do the same thing, over and again. I take M to Cheer on Mondays, then H to Football on Wednesdays....then I'm driving both of them over to the field on Saturdays. Has anyone noticed that when you have a routine, the weeks go so much faster?

I can't believe October 1 is Friday...but what's good about October? A couple of things...fall is in full swing....cooler weather, pumpkins, etc. Football...and here in Albuquerque, we have Balloon Fiesta! WOO HOO! Here's a picture from last year!

I can't wait to go on Sunday! And, at least on Saturday, as I drive the kids to cheer/football, I'll get to see them ascend into the ABQ sky!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Picture of the Day

When we went home a couple of weeks ago after Heath's Memaw fell, I was lucky enough that my own grandmother came to town for my nephew's fifth birthday.

I had just gotten a new lens for my camera and was playing around with it...with no flash...and came up with this picture. It's a treasure...M and Grandma.

Just priceless!

I'm taking "Oh Shoot! Photography class" at  I'm so enjoying it and want to put more of my photos on here...keep your eyes open. I'm very much enjoying learning more about the settings of my camera!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

{two days in a row}

I wonder if I've blogged two days in a row since I started this blog...well maybe once.

Truth is, I'm not even sure if I have anything meaningful to share with I ever? probably not, but I'm a talker, so I usually can come up with something to talk about!

I recorded/dvr'ed 5 premier's tonight. Outta control. And, I should say, I'm not sure when I'm going to watch all of them. I have 5 other shows that I've recorded this week...i've watched one...only because my family insisted we watch "Chuck"!

I'm trying to decide, if there were only ONE show I watched per week, what would it be? used would have been Lost. But, it's over now.

This week? I think I'd have to chose "Brothers and Sisters"!! Who else watches this show? So awesome.

If there were only one show you could watch this week, what would it be?

I will say though, I'm super excited to watch Grey's, Private Practice, and the Mentalist.

H and I have been catching up on "Castle" too...anyone else watch this? I know my SIL, Holly does. She introduced me to it...H and I love a mystery show...I love watching detective shows with H; it reminds me of my childhood, watching detective shows with my mom...can you say Remington Steel? Eek!

I think I might watch too much tv. oh well, what do you do?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I lied...

My last post I promised I would do better. I lied.
I also said I'd get pictures up. I lied.
I thought once the kids got into school, I'd have so much more time to do things....I lied about that too.

Why can't I get it together? I guess it's because I'm a wife, a mommy, a designer, a scrapper, a sister, and the list goes on! 

I just can't get it together this fall, but I'm trying harder! Two weeks ago, Heath's grandmother fell and broke her hip/pelvis. We flew out to Texas to see her...we try to live a no regrets life. By Saturday night, it looked bleak. But, Sunday morning, she made a miraculous turn for the better. Memaw is still in pain, doing some rehab...she's a little spitfire though. There is no give-up in this lady's body! She's amazing, seriously. (I'm pretty sure it's because she's the middle of three girls...just like me ;)

Last week, mom and dad came to ABQ to see us for H's birthday. I can't believe he turned ten...10!!! TEN people!!! Are you kidding me? I can't be a mom to a ten year old...a kid in double digits!?!?! Okay, enough of my panic attack, please forgive.

We had a FUN party on Saturday for will hopefully come at some time or another! He had 10 kids over, and we set up a "Tailgate" party in the backyard. We had a a college football game on, little flag football, a football toss, beanbag toss, and the swimming pool was open for fun! BBQ was had by all, but the most popular thing? you'll never guess it...well, maybe...cheetos. Cheetos. gag. I can't stand them, so many better options in the chip department. But, I guess everyone but me like Cheetos!

Mom, Dad, Heath, and I also took a few trips to the casino. FUN TIMES! I might be able to either buy my new dishes or my new dining table with the winnings! It was a good weekend for us.

I so enjoy my family. I am so blessed to have been born into an amazing mom, dad, amber and robyn (and extras) are awesome. But, I married into one amazing family also! Even though Sam gets into my personal space on purpose, I still LOVE hanging out with Sam, Molly, Holly, et al!!! And, I can't say enough about Heath, H, and M....I am one lucky lady.

Guess what people? It's pouring rain...I'm thinking a nap in our amazing chair and a half might be calling my name! (i just realized I used amazing too many times today. My senior english teacher would be mortified...I do know other words for amazing...fabulous, extraordinary, fantastic, wonderful...see, I could also get more with a thesaurus, but why?!)