Thursday, January 31, 2019

On the eve of February 2019.....THIS is the month and year I turn 50!

 I was going to spend the time to arrange these by youngest to oldest...

 but then I figured that may take more time than I want to spend....

instead, I thought I kind of liked the randomness of them....

after all, this way it shows off my random personality.

 And even more you can see my different hair dos...
 when my weight has been up and when it has been down..

Hubby and I....2017 at my neice's wedding.

 I always thought it showed up so much in my thighs but now I am realizing how much it shows up in my chubby cheeks too!

 Funny how each picture brings me back to that moment in time...instantly!
The 3 of us ran the Women's Rock 7K.

 I really dislike the picture of me above....definitely a heavier time.
Nicole (daughter #1) high school graduation 2015.
However, I really like the picture of me below.....when thinner.

 How that little girl has grown up....

 I remember how I loved those white pants above....
until I saw this picture and realized how big my thighs looked in them.

Then, one day I tried on my wedding dress....I think it was the 20 year mark
I was thrilled it still fit.  
(I doubt it would fit today)

This last one was just last summer!!!
Makenzie (daughter #2) high school graduation 2018.

I am probably 10 pounds lighter!

I have changed and yet I really haven't.
I say every year THIS will be my year ~ 

I don't think I have accomplished that little goal yet.....

still waiting for THE year I get it all figured out

or will I just keep trying?

Monday, December 31, 2018

Santa?....Those eyes?....and this is probably how she got lice.


(yes, that was a mouthful but how else do you say it? ha!)

Hubby started the No Shave November and then kept the beard going through Christmas; because he received so many comments about being Santa.  This has been his "go to" chair while he is relaxing by the tree....and as the picture shows....Rudy has taken up residence on his legs.

Seriously, as soon as he or any one for that matter sits down AND GRABS a blanket Rudy is ready to jump up and grab his spot.  Good thing he is little because it would not work if he was any bigger.

Also, Nicole was sweet and brought him (Rudy) some squeaky didn't take him long to tear up Woodstocks legs trying to get the squeaker all dogs do that??? 

I wanted to send a photo of Owen and his new phone to Kenzie in Cambodia......I asked him to pose and this is what I got?  What's up with those eyes dude? 

One of the last times we spoke with Kenzie she told us that she and another girl got lice.  No big deal, its very common in Cambodia and I must say it seems to be more common in schools these days too. There always seems to be one case a year in Preschool or Elementary.

Kenzie sent us this picture ..... of her friends that love hanging around her.....since she hasn't shared any combs/brushes or hats I am thinking a little mite jumped ship during this photo and wanted to check out Minnesota hair.  ha!

I say it every year on the last day of the year that......


Well, you know what people???

I turn 50 in 2019 ~ 
so NEXT year is going to be my BEST year yet!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Top 10 takeaways from one photo.........

 It's December 26th....

(this picture was taken mid November)

  1. Jesus is born.
  2. Daughter #2 is in Cambodia...
  3. We sent her photos saying Merry Christmas from family members
  4. This was our photo....
  5. Not much thought was put into our outfits
  6. Nothing says I need a new pair of sweats like his pants....
  7. Does this mean we love our Minion?
  8. We aren't very centered in front of the fireplace....
  9. What's with my fake smile?
  10. Stop back and see other photos of us that aren't so perfect either...

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Be a Nice Human


Recently a teacher at my school suggested we have t-shirt Tuesday.

Teachers should wear a t-shirt that has something "interesting" on it.  Some examples are motivational quotes, Science quotes...."Be like a proton ...Stay Positive., Smile etc....I wore my t-shirt that read...."Be a Nice Human".

The only problem I didn't think of when I chose to wear it and a cardigan over it was,  you can't really read it.   UGH!  I really wanted every kid I passed in the hall to read it and I would have accomplished this goal had a just worn a long sleeve UNDER the short sleeve but, I didn't.  I wore the cardigan over it and its cold in the school so I was not about to take it off.

So my shirt pretty much read..a NIC (first line) Hum(second line)......because the other letters were covered up by my sweater.  Seriously, what was I thinking????

Now, I know why I got the looks I did.....haha!

I will do better next time for sure! 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Some random happenings lately.....

 You know its Cross Country season when it has rained for 3 days straight and they hold the meet on the 4th day.  Of course, the grass is still wet.  Of course, 200 some kids running through that grass is going to slosh up a lot of mud.....and of course the kids laughed and "appeared" to love every minute of it.  I mean really???? Would you ever do this kind of running if it wasn't with your team for a meet?

 My friend and I went to an Octoberfest gathering at a local park.  They listed there would be 20+ vendors on hand, music, a llama, and food/drink for the evening.  Little did we know the 20+ vendors were primarily the food and drink guys along with some insurance peeps, a phone service, and our electric company.  HA!  Needless to say we hung out more with the llama and the beer than the others.....

And finally,  we went home to celebrate my uncle's 80th Birthday.  The below pictures was our attempt to get a photo of all the cousins that were present and the birthday boy in the middle plaid shirt.  I have never enjoyed the "regular"/ "boring" pose when you just stand there and smile so YES, can you find me??????

Maybe you need another chance?
Can you find the one that looks a little different?

OK...really you must be able to see me now?

I told everyone to make fun faces and do something different....some did not obviously hear me, others were talking, and still a few were figuring out what "fun face" to make......I did my own thing as usual...and went with the fishy face.  

Isn't fun to be the one who beats to her own drum?!

And that's what has been happening around here....

Sunday, September 2, 2018

These are very random and oh so long ago....21 pictures for our gal who turned 21 in May....

One thing I discovered when looking back over my photos for pictures of Nicole.....she isn't the goofy picture poser like her younger sister.  As much as I thought I had more "silly" photos of her I couldn't come across very many.  

Her photos were mostly posed,  mostly "normal", and mostly "dare I say cute"?!  (Not that Kenzie's weren't cute but they were just stupidly silly and fun) where as Coley is more my down to earth....take the photo and be done gal.  

They have always had different personalities but not until really looking at these photos did I see it ~ and how completely reflective the pictures are to the unique person they truly are present day.

The years do go by so fast...

When she made a bowling ball and pins for my birthday!

Dressing up for Halloween with her horse.

Loving the pumpkin guts...

taking selfies in the dressing room...what did we do before our phones?

quite the reflection in the eyes...

Her first boy crush...

Loving her hat she received at one of her birthdays..

Actually posing...SO CUTE!

When too old to trick and treat you get to stay home and help hand out candy...

Love Ya Girlie!

On the eve of February 2019.....THIS is the month and year I turn 50!

 I was going to spend the time to arrange these by youngest to oldest...  but then I figured that may take more time than I want t...