Monday, November 24, 2008


I'm really into the Christmas spirit early this year! It seems even the radio stations started playing the songs earlier this year, but I'm all over it! I went out and rented 3 Christmas movies today and the kids and I are going to put up the tree tonight. So, in honor of Christmas here is a list of my top 10 fav Christmas songs and movies....I stole both of these ideas from Jen over at the can find her in my blogroll. So here they are in no particular order....

1. Merry Christmas, Darling - The Carpenters
2. I'll be home for Christmas - Frank Sinatra
3. Have yourself a merry little Christmas - Judy Garland
4. O Holy Night - Josh Groban
5. Happy Christmas - John Lennon
6. Where are you Christmas - Faith Hill...well actually I like Cindy Loo Who's version better
7. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas - Gayla Peevey
8. All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey
9. Do you hear what I hear - any version will do
10. Believe - Josh Groban

1. Polar Express
2. The Santa Clause - all 3 of them
3. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
4. How the Grinch stole Christmas - Jim Carrey version
5. Mickey's Christmas Carol
6. Scrooged - Bill Murray
7. Just friends - ryan reynolds & amy smart....super funny!
8. Home Alone
9. The Family Man
10. Frosty the snowman and rudolph share this spot since neither one are full length movies...but i can't get
through the season without seeing them!

Now, get on over to and order your holiday cards!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

happy birthday sarah!

so saturday, sarah will be 2! it hardly seems like 2 years since she put me through the worst pain EVER! isaac's birth was great and pain free, thanks to the epidural. but the epi didn't work with sarah and it sucked! i can't believe some women actually give birth naturally, kudos to them! so, in honor of sarah's coming birthday i wanted to share some pictures of her from over the past 2 years. i apologize for the quality of the newborn pics, are camera back then sucked!

first born with daddy, before i had even held her yet.

1 day old

the 'new' family pic. i can't believe i am posting because i look horrible!

her first christmas

6 months old, starting to crawl

this was her birthday last year, turning 1!

valentine's day last year, i used this photo for our valentine's cards

this was at the zoo in april

sarah and isaac a couple months ago at the farmers market

and the most recent, i took this 2 days ago. she looks so big and grown up here!

thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 27, 2008


here's just some pretty pics i thought i would share. we went to the park and there was a garden around a fountain, the butterflies seemed to like it.







Wednesday, August 27, 2008

silly girl

so i brought the kids to the park a few days ago and there was this huge rock wall that isaac insisted on walking on
and when we came to the end of it, isaac got off and sarah thought that meant it was her turn to get on. so i tell her no she can't get on it. so she steps down, then does this fake fall thing and lays down on the ground in the middle of all the dirt and dead pine needles. it was really wierd and funny and i coudn't resist getting a picture!

she was pretty proud of herself

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Farmer's Market

I took the kids to the farmer's market a couple weeks ago. It was the first time we had been there and we all just loved it! The kids, of coarse, liked the candy store, Isaac got a chocolate covered pretzel, it was messy but so yummy! I was more preoccupied with taking pictures. Here are a few of my favorites, we will definitely be returning!

One of the little 'shops' had farm animals, as pets, I think. This was Olivia the Goat, she was super cute and I took a ton of pics of her!

They also had some chickens and baby chics, the baby ones didn't turn out but I did get a good one of what I think was the momma?

My new fav of the kids!

And the chocolate, m&m, reeces pieces, covered pretzel....need I say more?

Someone got creative with an old sink and some flowers, I thought it was picture worthy.

My fav of the trip. Just some fruit but the pic turned out so good!

An angel. This was a display of concrete statue things. This angel was all alone on the top shelf, soaking in the sun, I couldn't resist.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Funhouse Giveaway!

My friend Jennifer is having a Lush Bath Products Giveaway on her blog! Go check it out and enter to win! She is a great blogger and never ceases to make me laugh out loud!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


i took some pictures of isaac tonight after i put sarah to bed. i took about 100 pics and got just a handful i *really* like. that's how it goes, i suppose. so here are a few of my favorites! he's getting so big, it makes me a little sad. =0(

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Being normal

My computer got a few viruses so after a week of cleaning them off, my husband and I went out and bought a new hard drive anyway. LOL! So while we were without internet for that week we had fun being "normal" and playing outside with the kids and having some family time. Here are some picture I took over the last week.

Sarah taking a drink from the slip 'n' slide...

apparently it is the thing to do, Daisy liked it too!

We finally got Isaac the soccer goal he had been asking for, so here he is playing soccer with daddy!

and here are my 2 cuties!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I've been lazy

I've been lazy lately and haven't posted, and last week I had family visiting. Here are some pics I took while we were at the Virginia Zoo last week! We had a great time and the weather was perfect, low 80's. There is a beautiful garden there so, of coarse, I had to take some pics of the flowers! I got a few of the kids too, but Isaac was up to his old tricks so I didn't get too many good ones.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fresh Flowers

I planted bulbs for the first time this year, and I have some calalilly's coming up! This one is actually bright yellow but I had the camera settings on black and white. I had just watered it, so pretty!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Sweetest Thing

I don't know how I somehow managed to get this on film. I think it is one of the best pictures I have ever taken. We were just being silly taking pics of ourselves and somehow this happened. I love it!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I got lucky


He finally gave me a smile, that wasn't followed by a silly face! This is my handsome boy, the one who jumps off the back of the couch, plays video games for hours on end, and steals cookies when I'm not looking. He is also the same boy who gets upset when his sister won't give him a hug or kiss, or when daddy leaves without saying good bye. He is growing up so fast but he is still my baby boy.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008



Sarah was pointing outside saying, "La-La", I thought, how cute she's singing. It turns out la-la is her word for water. She wanted to get in the little pool we have out in the back yard. So we eat breakfast and go outside, totally disregarding the "no swimming for 2 hours after you eat" rule. We hadn't been out in a few days and the kids had a ton of fun. It seems, though, all she wanted was to lay down in the water and relax. That's a girl for ya!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

He used to be so photogenic...

I remember when every picture I snapped was a great one. Now, well, you see what happens. This is what can happen to a lovely smile in the instant that my finger pushes the button. Complete silliness, that is my boy.