Saturday, January 30, 2010

January's End

Can you believe the month is almost gone?! I am so glad I have been photographing it will be so fun to look back in 4 months and remember what we did!!!

Kennedy posed for a photo! Grandma Lori gave Kennedy this sweater for Christmas so we wanted to show her how it looks! Sorry about the clashing hairbows Mom!

But the day ended sadly for Miss K. She fell off the kitchen chair and smacked her lip on the hardwood floor. It swelled right up...but she got a popsicle to help. This morning it was back to normal!

I almost forgot to take a photo this day! So I snapped this one! Jeff and I love to watch 24! But we forgot to DVR a few episodes. So we watch it thru the computer onto the TV. ;)

I scrapbooked today! Created a layout for The Sampler that I can't share fully!!!

Enjoy the end of your January everyone!!!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Ugh. Gravity. It is definitely pulling me to the ground lately. I have so been relating to this amazing song by Shawn McDonald lately. Take a listen...

Thank goodness for Pastor Clint's message this past was entitled "UP." We were challenged to set our focus on things other than our problems and to focus on Heavenly things. So easy to say, some days hard to do.

Coll 3:1-2 " Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things."

Psalm 121: 1-2
"I lift up my eyes to the hills-
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of Heaven and Earth."

Psalm 34: 4-6
"I sought the Lord and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord
heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles."

As I have stated numerous times before, I believe God hands up adversity for a reason. So, I will not let gravity get to me, nor my fear or trials. I will keep my eyes and heart on Him.

Psalm 69: 32-33
The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
Let all who seek God's help be encouraged.
For the Lord hears the cries of the needy;
He does not despise his imprisoned people.


Photo a Day....

Kennedy got her dolls and babies together for movie time. I had to get them snacks and everything...she was pretending they were at the movie theater! And if snacks are involved, the dogs want in too!

We had fun time at another birthday party! This time it was one of Kennedy's buddies and they held it at a kids arcade. Here are some of them trying to show their dance moves on a Dance Dance Revolution type game!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Slowly getting there...

Again, I am trying to catch up!!!!

Just a photo of a spot in the kitchen where we display Kennedy's art projects!!! She was just telling me today that we need to change it because it has Christmas stuff on it!!!

This photo is really poor quality but I love it just the same! I love the Logan is a total silly blur and Kennedy has this funny smirk on her face...not to mention goggles on her head! We all had fun at Aunt Kate's birthday party that night!

Oh and a fun little tidbit for you. As Kennedy was finishing brushing her teeth tonight she saidl "This has really good scrubbing action!" Not sure if she meant the toothbrush or toothpaste -but it was cute all the same!

So behind!

Just slowly playing catch up!

Thank goodness for Redbox! We love it at our house! We rented this movie last week. Kennedy and I watched it Thursday night. She wanted Daddy to watch it with her so we watched it again
Friday night. But Daddy fell asleep during it!!!!

I sewed Kennedy a cute little Valentine dress with my new sewing machine today!!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Más fotos

Still going strong!!!!!

1/19 foto
Kennedy eating Cherry Blast Icee Ice Cream - showing off her red tongue!!!

1/20 fotos
This was the entryway hallway pretty much all day. Just thought it would be fun to capture some toys that Kennedy plays with. :)

And just a shot of Copper....chilling in the kitchen!

Jeff and I have lots going on in our lives right now and are feeling quite overwhelmed. I have been spending time thinking on these scriptures and just wanted to share them.

24 Be brave. Be strong. Don't give up.
Expect God to get here soon. (Psalm 31:24 The Message)

13-14 I'm sure now I'll see God's goodness
in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
Take heart. Don't quit.
I'll say it again:
Stay with God. (Psalm 27: 13-14 The Message)

13 For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 NIV)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Soooo Behind!!!!!

Yes, I am behind. No, I haven't quit!!!! I am stilling taking my photo a day! I just haven't had time to upload daily!!!! So this post is a quick recap of the last few days!!!

Today 1/18
Kennedy started back at dance class...hence the leotard. She also was playing teacher with me. I guess teachers put pencils in their mouths???

Sunday 1/17
Kennedy had homework - and she loves it! It was the Dora Bag this time! This was her journal entry - didn't she do a good job drawing Dora?!

Saturday 1/16
This is kind of a cheater day! I did take a few photos but spent most of the day scrapbooking at a crop! So this photo was taken by Jeff. They went ice skating and she says "It was a blast!!!"

Friday 1-15
Just a normal day. Kennedy being cute! Notice the strawberry jelly all over her cheeks!!!!

Thursday 1/14
Kennedy tried out her Easy Bake oven for the first time!!! Just a word of advice - don't use an energy efficient light bulb! I wasn't thinking and put one in her oven. After an hour the cake still wasn't done!! Oops!!! But she still enjoyed it! This photo is of her inserting the cake into the oven!

Wednesday 1/13
We had a play date with some friends at a community center today. Always a fun time!!!
Hopefully this week I can keep up better!!! I have other things to share as well!!! ;) Check back tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Play Date

My week is crazy busy so my posts will be short and sweet!!!

We had a fun play date this morning....Kennedy got to dance & sing with their Wii!!!! It was awfully cute!!!!

Girl Time

Last night was Girl Time at church. Yummy dinner, awesome worship and meaningful fellowship. Soooo good for the soul!!!!

my photo for 1-11-10

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Lazy Sunday

Gotta love lazy weekends!!!
We went to the late service at church, out to lunch with friends, and lounged around the house the rest of the day. It was so very relaxing!

Kennedy was not into me practicing my photography on her!!! I have many shots of her running away or covering her face like this!

Instead, she took the camera! And she did a pretty darn good job! She took this one of Jeff and I edited it. What do you think?!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another Angel Baby

I just got the news that a scrappy friend of mine lost her daughter this morning. Sonda's family has the most amazing story. Her daughter, Baylee, was diagnosed with Leigh's syndrome as an infant and the doctors didn't expect her to live past 2 years old. Baylee had other plans! What a fighter she was! Last July the doctors found an agressive tumor that reached from her brain to her spinal cord. Baylee was given weeks to 3 months to live. For the past 6 months Sonda and her husband have put their lives on hold to cherish every last minute they could with their sweet girl. Baylee died in her mother's arms this morning, just a little over a month shy of her 14th birthday. You can read more about Baylee's story here and please feel free to leave the family a word or two of support.

My heart just breaks for them. I want so desperately to understand why these things happen. But I know it just isn't something God wants us to know, or that it is something our earthly minds just can't grasp. But I will continue to put my trust in Him. I believe that Baylee is being rocked in Jesus' arms, just as my sweet Sam is. And how wondrous it will be when we are both reunited in Heaven with our children!

Proverbs 3:5

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

Isaiah 26:4

4 Trust in the LORD forever,

for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

2 Samuel 12:23

23 But now that he is dead, why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me."

I don't know that I have shared this video or song with you all or not. So if I have, I apologize for my repost. Each time, and I mean EACH. TIME. I hear this song I cry. EACH. TIME. It still hurts so much, even 22 months later. Anyway, enjoy the son

g....Stephen Curtis Chapman is amazing. If you don't know his family's story you are missing out. He is such a great testament to faith and what it can and will do. Anyway, that is all a post in itself! So here is the song....oh and I decided to add a little blurb from him, too.....

And I will leave with my photo for sweet, sweet girl. I will now go give her extra kisses while she sleeps in bed. She is truly God's child, His gift to me.

January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010


Here is my photo today. Not exciting at all. It was such a crazy day for me I didn't get many photos. This is of our living room. I just added these shelves and the wall saying.The lighting isn't very good, the photo is kinda blury, but hey - I got it done!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Qs with Kennedy & photos!

Photos A Day
Jan 6 & 7

Jan 6
These are the photos from yesterday. Brrr.....more cold and snow!! This is what the deck looked like in the afternoon....we got more snow all night so today there was more!!!!

Jan 7
Today was supposed to be the first day back at school for Kennedy. But school was canceled. And it is again tomorrow. The snow looks so inviting...but it is bitterly cold. Bummer.

We tried a new twist on Jello! While in Iowa last weekend, Lindsay had served us some super cool, layered Jello! We decided to try it. It didn't work out NEARLY as well as hers! But it was still fun! And yummy to eat!


It has been awhile since I asked Kennedy some random questions, so we decided to try some again tonight!!!

Who is the best singer you know?

Kennedy: you!

Me: Me?

Kennedy: Yeah, you’re the best singer mommy.


Why does it snow?

Kennedy: because it just has to. Is that it?


Where was I born?

Kennedy: In Iowa.

Me: Yes! Do you want to guess the town?

Kennedy: I’m gonna try to guess it. Hmm…I forgot.


What do dogs dream about?

Kennedy: Running.

Me: Anything else?

Kennedy: Running away!!!

Me: (bust out laughing)


*Now it is Kennedy's turn to ask me!*

Do you know what dogs love to eat?

Me: Yes. They love meat!


And finally, some photos of silly Copper in the snow!!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More photos!

I have been playing with my PSE 8.0!!!! FUN!!! So be ready for lots of photos!!!!!

January 5th
Shopping carts outside the grocery store
Can I just say is sooo cold here!!!!

January 4th
Kennedy got these amazing clip-on earrings from Aunt Kate! Authentic from the 1980s!!! She is in love with them and flipped her hair all night!

The rest of these photos are from our trip to Iowa last weekend. Yeah, I probably over-processed most of these, but I had fun playing - so DEAL with it!!!!
Isabel enjoying the snow piles!

Kennedy and Uncle Ryan

Kennedy getting help from Uncle Ryan

Daddy pulling Kennedy in the sled

and again!

Thanks for peaking!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Photo A Day!!!

For Christmas I got a newer version of PSE! I finally got 8.0! But now I need to get familiar with the changes and updates! I have been searching for actions and presets and my mind is a jumbled mess right now! But here are my photos so far this year!!!!!

January 1, 2010
My grandmother, Phyllis
Quick Christmas visit to Mom, Randy, Grandma & Grandpa in Iowa

January 2nd
Still in her jammies, showing Uncle Ryan and Daddy how to box - Wii style!!!

January 3rd
My brother, Ryan, rubbing his wife's feet

It is a start!!!! Back with more later!!!!!
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