Thursday, July 31, 2008


Driving to school this morning all was calm while sitting at the stoplight. Out of nowhere Elijah bursts out in laughter. I, too, began to laugh and asked him what was soo funny. He said, " Mom, you hair looks crazy!!! Did you forgot to turn your burner (chi flat iron) on and pull (straighten) it?!"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yup. I hit the motherload!

What would you say if I told you that all this could be yours for $20? You would think I was crazazy!!! But, that is what happened to me :)

Well, my dear friend, Misty, had Elijah and I over Saturday night. We had went out to eat at Lazarri's then headed back to let the kiddos play. Misty has been purging her scrapbook supplies in preparation for the scrapbooking retreat( which sadly I won't be attending). I was giddy at all the goodies she was getting rid of. So much of this stuff was never even opened. You can't tell from the picture, but I would say there is a stack of at least 200 pattern 12x12 paper there. Don't worry ladies, I did not take it all. She still has a bunch of stuff left to bring to the retreat!

Thanks, Misty! Not only for your extreme generousity but for being a wonderful friend.

And these, my friends, are button balls...
Michele got a good laugh at my artistic abilities. None the less, I love 'em and intend to proudly display them in my scrapbook room (that I currently do not have) someday.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


  • Elijah: Mom, are you going the speed lemon?

  • While pretending to be a Ninja Turtle...
    Elijah: I can beat any adversary that comes my way.
    Mom and myself: Spewing coke out the nose and laughing hysterically.

  • Eiijah: Wanna play tip-tap-toe?

These are the days...

I pray has a profound impact on E's life. Elijah's papa is such a wonderful blessing to us. He loves unconditionally and gives so much. Elijah loves his papa like nobodies business. Do not mess with his papa, or even insinuate that you might. Elijah will morph on you in a split second. Chillin' at the creek

Walkin' a trail

Slip-n-Slide fun

Yup, drivin' the truck

Jack and the Bean Stalk

We went to see Jack and the Bean Stalk last night at the Fowler Center. Another great performance put on by the ASU Summer Children's Theatre.
Elijah and Jack

The Giant and E

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Someone's trash...

is another's treasure! I can't wait to get all crafty with this great find.

I came across this idea about a month ago while reading through my "crafty blogs." This is what they call a type case. I didn't have much hope of finding one, but I stopped by the Cluttered Nest yesterday and there it sit in all its glory. Can't wait to show you the finished result. Stay tuned...

Friday, July 18, 2008

E's new ride...

One word....nerve-racking.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fourth of July

Elijah and I spent most of the day around the house being lazy. It rained most of the morning, so it was the perfect day to not do a thing. I had a fleeting thought about going to Corning to partake in the annual fourth of july festivities...that was short lived. I worked on getting some yard sale stuff together and Elijah watched Teen Titans. Mainly, I read my book and tried to enjoy a day without any pressing obligations.

This afternoon we went with Mom to help pick out paint for her living room and kitchen. My step brother and sister recently moved out of mom's house. She decided she wanted to paint before fixing the two spare rooms back up. We began on what will now be Elijah and Kiley's playroom. I really like how it turned out.

We shot off a few fireworks before we headed in town to watch the FreedomFest fireworks at the fairgrounds. When we got back home, we spent another hour outside watching the rest of the fireworks Papa bought. Elijah has been obsessed with smoke bombs this year. I couldn't be happier, since that is one of the more non-threatening fireworks.

(Mom, Elijah, and Ronnie)

Friday, July 04, 2008


So, while I was checking out another blog I frequent, Nitty.Gritty., I found this awesome website. I designed my blog banner there in about 10 minutes! It is so fun and there is a wide variety of digital scrapbooking stuff to have fun with, best of's free. Check it out!

I'm a winner!

The past few months I have been frequenting various scrapbook blogs. While I have yet to pull all my scrapping stuff out, it has been fun getting ideas and seeing all the new products. One blog I check daily is Altogether Too Happy. Yesterday, Stacy asked for people to tell her one reason why we loved America. In doing so, you entered a chance to win an awesome Liberty kit. She has these giveaways quite often, but I never comment. Yesterday was slow, so I decided what the heck. So I left this comment... I love that I can be who I am and not have to live in fear of expressing myself.

I had forgot all about the drawing until I was checking updated blogs (thanks to Kara for letting me in on that nifty tool) and saw that I had won! This could possibly be the motivation I need to start scrappin'! I can't wait to get my free goodies.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I'm concerned...

When I went to pick Elijah up this afternoon, one of his little friend girls came running up and gave him a hug goodbye. As we were walking down the hall she yelled out "Elijah, I love you!" Elijah twirled around and gave me an evil eye. He said, "Ummm, I'm embarrassed. That kinda makes me nervous. She shouldn't say that while I am trying to talk to you!"

Seriously? At four years old!

I got tanked...

Our church is doing a VBS fundraiser this year which involves this great creation that is currently sitting in my front yard. I knew it would end up at my house at some point. The note accompanying this fine masterpiece stated Tommy and Misty sent it to me. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that this was all on James.

The problem is, no one wants to claim responsibility for removing the unwanted throne. James says call Scott, Scott says call James. All I know is the port-a-potty better be gone sometime in the very near future!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Yesterday evening Elijah was full of comedy. Here is a taste of some of our conversations...
Elijah: Mom, I miss God sooo much. I love Him for death and truff (truth).

Do they make noodles out of your broom?
Me: No, but I can see why you would think that.

Elijah: Hey mom, you know they make paper towels out of trees?
Me: Really? Did you learn that at school?
Elijah: Yeah, Mr. Jay (I didn't hear who he said) came to our class and told us to use only one towel at a time cause they would have to cut down more trees.
Me: Who told you that?
Elijah: MR. JAY! Do you not have your listenin' ears on Mom?

Ahhhh Mom! Ninja Turtle clothes too!!!!
Me: No, it is a sheet.
Elijah: You kinda special Mom. Give me your hand. I can't believe you love me this much!

As I am writing out all the above, Elijah starts asking me what the letters are. I tell him N, then O, then he points to a b, I say b...he says NO Mom, it doesn't have big hump belly, big hump belly!!! Duh!?!
Fyi...Big hump belly, big hump belly=B.

Who will you be voting for on November 4th?