Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Basketball, Bendaroos, and Inspiration

I've had to work a few evenings in a row and my time clock is a little messed up.  Not to mention how much I've missed my family! I came in tonight and just couldn't get to sleep, so I decided to do something super exciting!!  TAXES!  I got tired of that really quick and decided to scroll through pictures instead - which eventually landed me here.  :)  We're somewhat lacking in photos for the past week, but I hope to change that in the weeks to come.

Abi is playing Upward Basketball again this year and really enjoying herself.  She still learning the game, but she and her daddy have been practicing and she's getting better and better each week!  She's especially good at getting those hands up!  We are working on understanding exactly why and when they should be up.  She's definitely going to have the height for a basketball star. 


Can you find Abi in the following picture?  She's all the way on the right - WITH HER HANDS UP! :)

She was relentless when it came to guarding her man.


Mumsey and Pops came to visit this past week and the girls are now spoiled rotten!  Mumsey is handling her treatments like a champ and she is doing wonderful!! We are so thankful that she is feeling well and getting to visit family!  Pops got some snuggle time before the girls went to bed.  As you can see Mumsey, the headbands were a hit and still are!  Thanks.

The girls let me sleep in on Saturday morning and had a wonderful surprise!  The fridge had been decorated with "Bendaroos".  They were very proud of themselves!

A while back, I purchased an old typeset drawer when I was in Canton, TX.  I had seen jewelry displays made out of these on Pinterest and loved the idea.  So, I went to the hardware store and bought the needed supplies.  And I love how it turned out!! (I forgot to take a before picture, but it looks much better after I stained it)
Jewelry case

And the best part is the cost of this little project. 
$5  - typeset drawer
$ 15 - hardware
$ 5 - stain

They are selling these on Etsy for around $100 each!!! Steven said that I should start me up
a business. :) Then he withdrew his statement  :(

As, I was going through an old jewelry box, I found this ticket!  I didn't even remember that I had saved it.  This ticket holds great sentimental value.  This was the weekend when the sparks began! :)
Don't you just love finding small things that mean so much!
(Cupid must be flying near) :)
Old cowboy ticket

Looking forward to a fun week with the ones I love!

 one last note
I read a few quotes from Mother Teresa recently

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”

“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”
Looking back at her life, WOW!
  She didn't count numbers, she just loved people.
Her life is still speaking truth into more lives.
I'm inspired.
I'm motivated.

Friday, January 20, 2012

2012, here we come!


A new year. New challenges to face. New
life to experience. New opportunities to act on. 
New memories to be made.

Adison loves playing with Stripe. 
adison and stripe collage

We love to eat breakfast for dinner and the girls were so cute
as Abi read her new books to her little sister.
breakfast for dinner collage

The girls were blessed with a karaoke machine for Christmas!
Adison was singing her heart out behind closed doors.
I was able to sneak a quick pic.
2/52 - Open

We play down at the park often and this particular day
the girls were showing me their survivor skills.
Survivor Skills

All 3 girls had a "girls day" while Abi was out of school.  We
saw Beauty and the Beast in 3D and then
we ended up on the dollar aisle at Target.

The coolest babysitter ever apparently taught Adison how
to play "Hot-Scotch".

Abi and Stripe were stretching their legs.
Walking Stripe

Adison stopped biting her finger nails!!!
Growing nails

The girls are becoming very media savvy. Gramps got them Leap Pads for Christmas!LeapPad addicts

And Abi made straight "A's" again! Yay!!
Straight a's

Hope the new year brings new memories for you as well!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Breakfast for Dinner

I've been without a voice the past few days and not doing much here at home.  This evening after work is the best I've felt in a couple of days and we just relaxed!  And had Breakfast for Dinner! YUMMY!

The girls were super sweet which made for a great evening at home.

making OJ

1/52 sharing

adison and stripe