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Pictures From Last Week

While I’m 100% distracted trying to work on my new site and get my old feeds transferred, I thought I would throw up some pictures from the last week. I hesitate to post much after I write a blog that means a lot to me, such as my post on Organ Harvesting, I get nervous pushing it toward the bottom of my page by posting more. So PLEASE if you have no read it do that first.

On to the photos.

The boys in my favorite stroller at the Memorial Day Parade on Monday… my battery drained shortly after.


This was an accident, but I think it is fun. The boys are blurry, in movement, but you can still see happiness on their faces. I should probably lighten it up though.


What is it with little boys and mommy’s shoes?


As real as it gets… Me and Owen.


The kids love bubbles (so does mom,) so we do them often. In many forms! This is a picture of a bubble in the stormy sky.


Another Bubble.

The innocent ponderings of a child.


Owen in his bubbles.


Best Friends.


Busy little-boy feet.


Perfection of imperfection! Picture of our backyard going out to our driveway. Complete with new cable line (that hasn’t been dug yet,) my finger, weed bag… etc.


I take a lot of pictures of my flowers and never publish them. This is one of my blooming clematis. I’ll try to post more flower pictures this summer.


More Flowers.



Owen on the slide.


With Lukie at the bottom.


My Hot Husband putting O in the swing.


Getting ready to go out with the boys. One of their favorite things to do ! And you can see it in their faces.



Some Some Summer-time!

Days at the pool, nights on the patio, dinners outside, parks, zoos, car-trips, family, sunshine, bike-rides, long-walks, less TV, flowers, trees, red cheeks, highlights, swingsets, driveway play-time, basketball hoops, beaches, long days, BBQ, sidewalk chalk, spinklers, water fights, blowing bubbles, laying out, pony-tails, naked face, endless smiles on my childrens’ faces, boating, popcicles, ice cream sandwiches, cook-outs, laughter, fresh-cut lawn, lush green grass, flip flops, tank tops….

What words resonate summer to you?

In honor of my official “summer is launching” weekend (yes, this is a holiday in my very own mind) I played with imovie and tried to make a little slide show. I have a lot to learn. I have already spent two times as much time on this as I really budgeted for tonight, oh well.

I wish the picture quality transferred better, and I wish I knew how to do a lot more… but It’s always fun to post your first try and laugh at it a year or two later when you are so much better at it 🙂 Anyway, Laugh, Enjoy.

in other news… the boys seem to really be either loving eachother physcially or beating each other physically at all times. Fortunately, I was able to catch a couple of the loving time on camera. I almost missed it. I was cleaning up, JJ was on his computer, and just several feet away they were doing this… all on their own.



In other news… It’s Memorial Day.
For all those who have given their lives, who have been willing to give their lives, and who have lost loved ones fighting for our country in one capacity or another. May we never forget you or belittle the sacrafice you have made. And may all the troops now serving be brought home safely at the right time. You are in my prayers… and no doubt the prayers of many others.

Wet Tshirt Contest

While I was at the Dr. with Owen Jeff shot this picture with his phone.


In JJ’s words…

i just showed lukas the toys in the shower, gave him one letter and then said “1 second lukie and we’ll get in there. so i literally turned for 5 seconds to put my shorts in the closet and next thing you know it, lukas was already in the shower. he was excited about taking a shower and playing with his toys. it’s a pain to take a wet shirt off of him…

It’s Not What I Say.

Owen Intense

Recently I posted this video on how our little ones are watching everything we do and immitating us.

This morning was a perfect example of that.

As I sat at the kitchen table doing my devotions and reading my husband walked into the kitchen and started talking sweet to me. I kind of answered but kinda blew him off too, after all I was deep into my reading.

Meanwhile, Owen was drawing at his table.

JJ noticed my dis-interest in what he was saying and asked me what was wrong. The fact is, nothing was wrong I was just distracted. So I told him nothing, that I was just into my reading. I must have had a tone that implied “please be quiet, I’m busy” but at the time I would have denied it.

Obviously, Owen noticed. Little children are just so dang smart! We really don’t give them enough credit.

A few minutes later JJ attempts to talk to him by asking him questions. Owen’s response?

Dad, Please stop talking to me I’m drawing right now“- said with total tone!


I told him it was wrong to talk to his daddy that way and that he needed to hug him and apologize. Obviously my actions spoke louder. He heard what I didn’t say. He heard me telling JJ that what I was doing was more important than talking to my husband. And Owen learned therefore that what he was up to was more important than paying attention to his dad.

Gosh- sometimes I’m just so amazed at what a high calling parenting is. How it points out flaws we would not see if it weren’t for these little reflections following us everywhere.

God have mercy! Keep changing me.

Longer Summer Days Mean Less Time


There seems to be a corresponding relationship with the beautiful time of year arriving and a decrease in my blogging. After 2.5 years and counting in the blogosphere I also notice this happens during the holidays. I suppose it all makes sense. But I have been so good about posting everyday, and almost always 2 times a day! This may have to go down for awhile. After-all, as much as I love you all, and love this hobby… Chasing my children outdoors becomes the priority. The pool isn’t even open yet, and when It does I know I will spend a lot of time there as well.

Today was absolutely lovely. 76 degrees, low humidity, Ahhhhh. The kids actually slept in (but they have been going to bed so late!) I loved my morning coffee and spending time in the Bible. I put up the bouncer for the boys because Owen was begging for it. They played outside together so well that I was able to work on one of my back garden beds! We grabbed lunch on the go and headed to a local greenhouse. They behaved perfectly for a whole hour while I browsed trees, shrubs, and perrinials. They went down for naps and I planted 4 plants and bounced some landscape ideas off of my neighbor. In all my gardening today I only saw 2 worms… and there were no other bugs to be found. After that I woke up the boys, picked up a cousin, and headed to the gym for a spin class. Then I took a NICE LONG SHOWER there, blow dried my hair (a luxury for mommy,) and then headed out for dinner. The boys were moderately well behaved for not having dinner until 7:30. It’s 10:20 pm and just finished bathing the boys, putting them to bed, putting dishes away… and I’m finally at my computer. I’m exhausted and waiting for Jeff to get back up here so we can watch 24.

For mothers’ day the boys got me a mani/pedi:) . Jeff scheduled it for tomorrow… so I will be thoroughly enjoying that! Things are pretty amazing right now. Exhausting, but good exhausting.

I have so many things I want time enough to write about… but as my list grows my time shrinks! So hopefully I will get a chunk of time to do that and schedule them to future post!

Oh yeah, I also got a farmer tan yesterday and today, so it looks like I’m going to have to fix that before the wedding I am in this weekend! OOPS!

I’m off for now.

Goodnight blog world.

Sometimes You Just Gotta Rock a Hawk

Lukas Hawk

Truth be told, its static. But JJ and I just thought this picture was so punk rock 🙂 Even down to the bruise on his head. Lukie’s rockin’ the suburbs.

Pictures from our Saturday

So hard to get a picture of the boys together!


Future B-Boys? (that is breakdancers for the non hip hop friendly ;))


Yeh, I didn’t notice Lukas was touching gum until I uploaded this picture. Nice.


Pure Joy sliding down.


More Joy.


Giving his mommy rocks.


Toddler Contemplation


The boys in my life.


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