Friday, May 29, 2009

new fun websites!

Can't wait to check out this list- especially the one about summer vacation ideas! I used Emily Power's idea of listing out 100 things you and your family would like to do this summer... We don't have that many yet, but I can't wait to get started on our list... I need to type it out so I can have it on the computer too! :) and

little tradition

We started doing this every once in a while, and it's really nice for all of us, i think.

We all take turns saying something nice about everyone else in our family. Seems simple, but I know that I love hearing what my family likes about me. And, since Kylie was the one who suggested doing it again the other night at supper, she must feel the same. :)

Here's what my girls said about me the last 2 times we played:

1) She liked that I'm so soft and squishy. lol!
2) She liked that I snuggle with her and feel bad for her when she's sick. (awww!)

1) She likes that I itch her back. :)
2) She likes that ______ ? I can't think of it, but I will come back later when I do...

Anyway, I love this simple game we play...
Jas is loved for his craziness and wrestling.
And, the girls like that the other one plays with them. :)

cool quote

just had to write this down before i forget it...

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments;
tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

-Louis Pasteur

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

for mom and dad... love you guys!!!

happy anniversary!
39 years!!!
(click for credits)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

TaylorMade FREEBIES- come and get 'em!!!!!

Amanda is running a challenge this week at Catscrap!!!! And, you don't want to miss it! She's giving away an add-on kit and template! And, if you come to the chat on May 22nd at 12pm (noon) CST, there will be even more freebies!!! So, run over to Catscrap and submit your pages for the chance to win some AWESOME prizes!!!

Lyrics from Richie Mcdonald's 6 Foot Teddy Bear (click to hear it):

This is one of my new favorite songs! I love the words because they are a lot like Jason! He's had his toenails painted, hair cut, and so many other things; and he loves his girls!!

Here are the words on my LO:
"and i'm a six foot teddy bear youngins runnin' every where "honey do" ,"daddy please" huggin and kissin me more than enough to make any grown man melt barbie doll, bubble bath wearing mickey mouse's hat saying prayers, singing songs spongebob marathon and on and on and when they get done with me oh anyone could see standin' there is a six foot teddy bear oh, another tea party read dr.seuss yeah tuck em into bed if the guys down at work only knew last night they painted my toe nails red"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Muffin Tin Friday - Our Pinkalicious Picnic

Today (Friday), we had Muffin Tin because I felt almost up to it.
We've been so sick for over a week. And, today I just needed to get us out of the house!
The theme was to make a tin about a book, and the girls love this one.

Ari made cupcakes all by herself yesterday before 3 of the 4 of us went to our doctors...
We were going to have the tins last night, but Jason's mom was so nice to make us supper!! :)
The Book:
Pinkalicious is about a little girl who eats too many pink cupcakes and ends up turning pink and then red. In order to turn herself back to normal the Dr. tells her to eat tons of green foods...
In our Tins:
Green Beans, Spinach and Broccoli salad, Lima Beans, Pomagranate and Cherry Yougart, Turkey on a Stick, and (of course) the Pink Cupcakes (with a cherry on top because Ari really wanted that)
We had our "Pinkalicious Picnic" on our trampoline.
Kylie actually liked the lima beans and turkey and ate almost everything!

Giving it the "thumbs up for poppy" (Spongebob quote that we use frequently)
Ari still isn't eating very well, but she did try everything including yougart mixed with lima beans... She doesn't like lima beans but did like one of the turkey sticks. She mostly ate the cupcake... :)

Then, we read a whole bunch of books on the trampoline. (Ari and
I had gotten a bunch of new ones at the library this morning.)
There were a bunch of helicopters on the trampoline, and the girls were having fun collecting them to throw up into the air while I laid there. :) Jas came home from work after our picnic supper, and he ate while we read. Then, he cut our jungle grass which had grown uncontrollably while we were sick... :)

Have a happy weekend everyone!! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


You can get TaylorMade's newest kit REVIVE for FREE!!!!
Just sign up for the Flourish Newsletter at MSA, and it will be yours in June!!!
Quote and Journaling:
"We've been given only one piece of life's jigsaw puzzle, and only God has the cover of the box."
I hope that you always know that He sees the big picture while we only see our tiny piece... So, we need to ask Him for direction and let Him be in control of our piece since He knows best...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Good end to a Bad day...

Just wanted to let you know that the day ended well... We had our little tea party (with coffee). Although it wasn't as dressy and perfect as I had imagined it, it was really, really nice! Actually, it was better than it would have been if I had put tons of time into dressing everyone up and making everything "perfect"! We had little crackers with meat and cheese, veggies and dip, angel food cake, cherry pie filling, and whipped topping (only 1 point for this!), and Nilla wafers with Nutella and banana (not so good for you, but small! :) We found hats from around the house and enjoyed our coffee and supper! :)

my you!!!!! xoxo

look at that one eye... but still smiling

done with taking

good sport

oooh!!! I'm a blogging maniac today!!! :)

I found a really cool site!!!! Now, I just want to go make all these cool projects for Kylie's teacher!!!!

I mostly love the angel wings poem in this post!!!

And, I love the idea of getting phone numbers (cause Kylie has a summer birthday, and it's hard to get addresses AFTER school is out! lol!) And, just look at that goldfish snack idea!!!! Perfect for Kylie's last party!!!! Yay!!!

And, I love the smores container!!! :)

I think Kylie's teacher likes coffee so I want to do this for her!!!!

Mommy Interview

I found this site through Her Cup Runneth Over blog (on my sidebar)... It's such a fun idea and a fun site too!! Check it out HERE (and on my sidebar).

Coffee Giveaway...

Had to try to win this! It looks yummy!! You can try for the free giveaway too... here

Happy Mother's Day?????

LOL!! I have to share my Mother's Day so far... I'm sure that there's other moms that will relate to these kind of holidays!! lol!!

This Mother's Day might be really funny someday...
It started out on Friday by taking the girls to the doctor and finding out that Kylie had pink eye, a sinus infection, and fluid on her ears and Ari had a sinus infection and double ear infections...

We have to give eye drops 4 times a day for 10 days because of the pink eye... Kylie was terrified and went bolistic, and I totally lost my temper with her on the 3rd time we had to give them yesterday. I've never yelled at the kids, but I did yesterday... It was just crazy... She's nuts when it comes to getting them!

Then, Jas was getting really sick too and wasn't in the happiest of moods... ;)
We had his mom and dad over for a movie and popcorn for mother's day (which was fun!).
At the end, Ari accidentally bashed my lip with the back of her head and my lip swelled up right away... I looked hideous!!! lol!!

After that, I was planning a slumber party with the girls.... It turned into a NO slumber party because Ari was now sick with croup and we spent the night steaming in the bathroom, with her head in the freezer (for the cold air), or blowing her nose. Oh, and I tried to go to the bathroom once; and, as soon as I sat down, I heard loud screaching at pitches that you can only imagine... Ari was mad at Kylie again for something again... She had been yelling at her for her feet on her side, for taking the blankets, etc... throughout the night... YIKES!!
Now, Ari's eye is leaking the yucky stuff, and so we had to start the eye drops with her...

We were going to have a tea party and make little cute snacks today, but I'm not sure we will get around to that or that we will even survive the!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

For my mom...

I love this picture of you, Mom! You are so pretty! I wish that I could put into words how thankful I am for all you did and still do for me. The things you did as a mom will mostly go unrecognized, but I am so glad that you did them every day-over and over... You sacrificed your body, your dreams, your time, your sanity, and the things you loved to raise us. You spent hours cooking food that we would complain about. You took us to fun places knowing that we would often whine and ruin it for you. You made holidays special even when we wouldn’t realize and thank you for all that went into the preparation. You slept on the floor in our rooms when we were scared even though you would be tired the next day. You soothed us when we were sick knowing that we would be grumpy and mean to you. You listened to endless talking about whatever was on my mind even though you might have wanted to talk about your day too. You were interested in every friend or thing that I was into even though they might have been weird or uninteresting to you. You loved me even when I said terrible things to you and was embarrassed of you. You took care of me in the night even after I had my own family. You still listen to me and love me and are willing to try anything with me! You are an extraordinary person, and you deserve to be treated like a star... But, you are a mom and will never get the star treatment that you deserve here on earth... But, I want you to know that it was worth it! You are beautiful inside and out, and I love you, Mom!!! xoxo -May 9, 2009
(credits: mostly from the Awakening Collab by TaylorMade, Ida, and Scarlettheels @ Catscrap... Also Charmed and From the Heart by TaylorMade)

Very Creative!

Look at these photographs by jan von holeben! I love the one with the flower shoes and fin wings!!! This looks like so much fun!!!! :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

You Are My Sunshine - Dance Mix :)

your laugh for the day...

Someone forwarded this women's health issue to me: (made me laugh, so I had to share it)

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Erotic lustfulness
Loss of motor control
Loss of clothing
Loss of money
Loss of virginity
Table dancing
Dry mouth
And a desire to sing Karaoke

WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
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Please share this with other women who may need Margaritas. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Weight Watchers and Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday, I lost 1 pound... Now, I've lost the equivalent of a baby Scimitar-Horned Oryx (??!!!!) I've never heard of one of these before, but this one weighed 15 lbs! LOL!!

Today is Cinco de Mayo. So, tonight, maybe we will have some Mexican Sushi Bites . They seem pretty light on calories if we use fat free cream cheese... maybe some nachos and cheese for a treat for the girls...

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup salsa, plus more for dipping
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lime
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, salsa, chili powder, and salt. In a separate small bowl, lightly sprinkle the avocado with the lime juice to prevent browning. 2. Trim each tortilla to make a roughly 6-1/2-inch square. Spread 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture on a tortilla. Arrange 2 rows of spinach in the center of the tortilla, then top them with a row each of red pepper, yellow pepper, and avocado. Roll the tortilla up tightly and wrap it in plastic wrap. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Refrigerate the rolls for at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours. 3. Right before serving, slice the rolls crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces and spoon extra salsa into a bowl for dipping.Serves 10 to 12.
And, maybe we will make one of these pinatas for fun... I hope the weather stays sunny so we can do it outside...

Oh! And, here's a cool playlist for the party:


Today, I read about Josiah (2 Chronicles 34). I need to read more about him to understand what all was going on. But, he was only 8 when he became king, and it says that when he was 16 (I think), he started seeking God and fixing up all the bad stuff in his land... I was thinking about how young he was and how much he could do for God even though he was young. I need to be really teaching our girls about God and what He wants them to do right now... They can be a huge influence even while they are little... And, I may not always be here... never know what could happen... I can't always think, "I could do that tomorrow." Now's the time...
And, mostly, I just need to be real and love God deeply myself... They will learn the most from watching to see if I live what I teach... I don't remember what my dad and mom said so much, but I do remember how they acted. I remember knowing that my dad was always up early studying the Bible in the basement. I knew that I could talk to them about God and expect an answer... (Actually, I still ask them questions.) So, I want to do the same for my kids!

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
-- Psalm 139:23-24

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Photography Blog

I am working on a new blog that is for practicing and eventually to use a buisness blog... If you want to see, click on this: Dandelion Dreams Photography. It will also be on the sidebar...

Muffin Tin Monday

Monday's Supper:
Well, it's Friday, but here's what we did on Monday and Tuesday (because I was inspired by another lady's idea on the Muffin Tin Website... I even tried to make a small version for Kylie's school treat, but they had to have the bait and fish in the same little cups... lol!! The theme was "Under the Sea" . We had imitation crab, some veggies (seaweed), goldfish and bubbles (yogos), cheese (fish eggs), and pistachio pudding with food coloring and Swedish fish. :) I didn't fix up the pictures so you will have to enjoy the fishing one while turning your head sideways! lol! Isn't it so cute to "fish" for the toppings?!!!
Tuesday's Lunch and Kylie's snack for school:

neglected blog and scrapping again...

wow! what a week! I feel like a hampster in one of those little wheels! And, this weekend is just as crazy... birthday party for G. Grandma tonight. Tomorrow... soccer sign-ups, Mother/ daughter banquet, birthday party #2 for Nicole. Sunday... church, Jas will take the girls to do their PeeWee performance at Grandma's church at night while I go to a baby shower... Then, Weight Watchers and gymnastics on Monday...etc...

Ok, enough of that... I am also working on pictures from last weekend's photoshoots (5 of them!) and a new photography blog that will have those pictures on it... Oh, and last night, after figuring out how to get my blog somewhat like I liked (at least a start), Ann emailed me and asked if that was how to spell "dandelions"... And, since I'm a terrible speller, I found out that another girl had apparently had the EXACT same thought for a name (Dandelion Wishes)... So, I had to go back and redo everything because I can't spell! lol!!!!
Today, I scrapped a page with TaylorMade's Composure Kit: Available @ Catscrap during her Guest Spot there! It's awesome having my two CTs at the same place for a month!!! :) Click for credits:

Here's some pages that I haven't posted in the galleries yet... oops!! The first 3 were for the last two issues of The Daily Scrapper. The first one used Ida and Gabi's collab @ Catscrap (It's a Girl Thing) The last one is from Creashen's sprung kit @ The Digi Files for May and on June 1, Sprung will be available at CatScrap .

Oh, I lost 2 lbs. last week at Weight Watchers! That makes 14! :) Almost 3 of these that I'm not carrying around with me!!!! Mom pointed that out to me the other day! That's a lot when you visualize it!

I looked it up, and I have lost the equivalent of a large one of these! LOL!!!