Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Yummy giveaway

Hmmmm, I do love me some twine! I love the colors, love what you can do with it and just love looking at it!!!!

Head on ova HERE and check out the easy peasy giveaway!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hunter And Kira

Kira's boyfriend Hunter is a sweetheart. Not only is he simply adorable, but he is super kind and loveable! He adores Kira and it shows. He is kind with her, and treats her like a queen. Not bad (Thank you God!) for a first boyfriend eh?

We were on our way to drop Kira off at his house and I had my camera, the sun was FINALLY out so I told her to tell him to come out and meet us at the covered bridge for some photos.....sigh...Teenagers act so annoyed UNTIL the camera is in their face and then they are all posey and smiley!!!! lol!

So here they are......Olivia was also snuggled around his legs in most of these can't see her because he's 6'3!!!! But yes, she (Olivia) is smittin with him too!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just cruising along.....

I will be having lunch with my honey in a few hours to celebrate my birthday today, then Chinese food for dinner with the family.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I can't wait to be with my family, my aunts birthday is tomorrow and my grandma's is the 28th. Great food, great family and lots of laughs.
I am beyond blessed to have the family I have.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Your gonna wanna check this giveaway out!

My mouth dropped when I read the dets! Head over HERE
to check out the great PROMARKER set of 148 giveaway!
Thank you Enfys!!!!

EEEEEEE!!!! How exciting is this one!!!
So go now, head ova and enter to win!

Monday, November 1, 2010


This was a great Halloween this year. Olivia was BEYOND excited about dressing up and going out to Trick Or Treat. My mom practiced with her over and over how to go to the door and when it opens, you say, "Trick Or Treat" ..... soooooooo at EVERY door she said that WHOLE thing as she marched up the steps to knock on a door! It was the cutest thing EVA!

We carved our pumpkins on Sunday afternoon and Liv was adamant that she wanted an intricate spider and web on her pumpkin so I got to use the stencil and spent an hour getting that perfect spider on her pumpkin!!! So here are some pics from our great Halloween of 2010. Liv is Jessie from Toy Story....which while we were out Trick Or Treating everyone asked her, "where is Woody?" the LAST house we went to, there was a lady and her two boys that were dressed as Woody!!!! We laughed so hard and I told her we had been looking for them all night!!! I HAD to take a pic of the three of them together!!!!! hahahah!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My blog has been pimped!

Man, can I just say I love Becca! Kay! I WILL! I adore her, she's super sweet, very talented, and patient!

I love my fresh new change, and am super excited about the outcome.
If you get a second, and want an affordable new blog look, I think you should hop on over to Becca's website!!!!

Thank you Becca for rockin' my blog!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

end of summer

Seems like summer is coming to an end, but the heat is the last to leave! It's about 90 degrees today and still is pretty hot even at almost 7 at night.
This summer wasn't my best summer, but some good times and events showed up here and there.
A few things I discovered:
I am SO not in control, and I'm now OK with that.
I have put my complete trust in God and I'm finally able to sleep at night and rest.
I have more family and friends support than I ever knew I did
I will not let people bully me
I am more in love with Tod than ever before
I know exactly what Jesus means when He says He loves me
Even though I talk a big talk of taking a mini vacation to escape the daily drama and busy life at home, I miss and yearn for my family and children more than I enjoy being away.
I will fight for my children like a big momma black bear. I am blessed to have them, and will not go down without a BIG fight. They make my heart happy with delight and at the same time break into a million pieces. Who else can do that but your own children!?
I can NOT wait to start a new year with my family and friends, and to start new adventures.
God has truly blessed me and my life, and He loves me no matter what I was in the past.
Above are some pictures from our summer


Saturday, September 4, 2010

Awesome giveaway


Friday, July 23, 2010

Ollie Ollie Oxenfreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our new lil boy Ollie came home FINALLY on June 30th 2010. Since the weather was too hot to fly across the states, we waited and waited.... and even waited some more....sigh.. He's pretty much worth the wait!
He is a lovebug, he just wants to cuddle. He follows me from room to room, he waits for me when I run outside to check the mail, (usually come back inside to find a small puddle of pee....we're still workin on the potty training!) and stands outside the shower until I get out. Yep, he's pretty much my new sidekick! He has the cutest growl and the funnest bark. He is a lover, not a fighter so he growls when he hears a strange noise, of is someone is coming to the door... I know, he's cute huh!?!? hahahah!
Anyway, The only challenge is teaching him to potty in his box and not...well....everywhere else in the house!
He's a good smart boy, so I'm sure he'll get it soon.......or .... later.......sigh!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mother's Day family pic

This year was spent at my grandma's house in Mt.View and we had a great lunch and a fun photo shoot! We laughed so hard I was tearing up!!!

Until Livie grows out of her Helen Keller moments we will spend Mother's Day at my grandmas, which I like better!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

long spring break

I miss this kid.... Thank Heaven's she comes home tomorrow from Spring Break.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

photos and family

Easter has come and gone and I miss it already! It's my all time favorite holiday, ever since I was a little girl I loved everything about it. The smell of the candy in a colorful Easter basket, the beautiful spring days that just begin to peek out from the dark clouds and wintery cold days.
When I was growing up I learned how much Jesus loves us and the ultimate sacrifice He made for us, I loved this holiday even more.

This year, on Easter, it did rain- all day... sigh. We were surrounded by family and laughs so it was a wonderful day. Here are some pics:

Till next time, Love yourself and each other

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Reno~ Cherished memories

Hmmm, it's been a while! My house is now plagued with a nasty cold! I ended up with it as we were leaving on our annual Reno trip- same exact thing happened last year too! I was sicker then a dog when we went last year and then again this year........sigh.................Can you EVEN believe it?!?
As we arrived in Reno I was done with my pitty party and was determined to have a great time, yea, even though I wouldn't be able to fully taste the AWESOME all you can eat sushi bar! Or the prime rib, shrimp, or other yummieness at the very cool buffet Tod and I like to go too. sigh- So I sucked it up! Standing in line to check in to our hotel, I was helped by this young, totally adorable, 20- something, friendly clerk. I commented how cute her GREEN finger nails were since St.Patricks Day was the following day, and as I found out her birthday! Two minutes later we are laughing and chatting and then BAM! SHE UPGRADES US TO A SUITE!!!...............OOOOOOOOOHHHH SWEET JESUS! How incredibly kind was that??! The room was off the schiznit! Jacuzzi tub, marble bath room, plasma tv's in the bathroom and a bed that made me squeal!!! I was so blessed, I took advantage of the Jacuzzi and soaked for TWO hours while Tod went downstairs and gambled. I rocked out to their Bose stereo system in the room,(Thank you Lady GaGa for keeping me company) turned off the lights, and enjoyed the city lights from the 12th floor!!! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm-oh, yea, even though I couldn't breath out of my nose, or enjoy the full Bose system due to heavily plugged ears, It rocked all the same!!! I was 100% grateful for this chickies kindess!!!

In Reno Tod hit his stores he wanted to go to, then I was off to do some thrift finds.
Eh, nothing I HAD to have except for this stack of beauties below. These my friends are typed and loved recipes with a sprinkle of interesting newspaper clippings. I found them in a thrift store and had to have them. ....why you ask??? Let me paint you the picture that goes on in my head, so you will see why I had to have these:
Back in the day I would talk to my grandma and step grandma on the phone about life, like, potty training, acne, diaper rashes,planting a small garden, making my whites whiter, cleaning soap scum, etc...You get the idea... Soon after these conversations, letters would arrive from my grandmas with newspaper articles or magazine articles about the ailments that I spoke about on the phone. Also there would be a typed letter stating, "Jennifer, I found this in Woman's Day this week and thought it could be useful, Love Grandma"
First, how thoughtful to take the time to cut the article, type me a letter and send it off in an envelope full of love! Now when I saw this large ziplock bag full of clippings and hand typed recipes on the thrift store shelf, I thought that somewhere this grandma had taken A LOT of time to type these important recipes up, she also took time to clip these articles out that meant something to her... then, I think she probably passed on and her grown kids from out of state came to clean out her house- estate sale if you will, and tossed most of these things in a box for the "Goodwill"- well, my heart broke and, well, they needed to come home with me. I thought if it was my grandma and her recipes it would be one of the first things I would want to hold onto and cherish.
So next weeks task:
Get a new recipe box for them, sort them and file them and place a tag on the front of the box that will say, "Grandma's cherished recipes"

Large photodump the next time I post. Off to kiss sick kids and my honey night night