Tuesday, March 30, 2010

38 and counting....

Ok, so it's late and I started not to post because I only have pics from my iPhone and the quality is horrible.  I still wanted to document, so here it is...horrible pics from Allen's birthday last week.

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Alley Cat!
Happy Birthday to you!
March 24th


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let's Play Ball!!!!

Opening Day of Yankees Spring 2010 Baseball Season



I love this time of year.  The season is chaotic, but there isn't much better than watching Ethan play baseball and "get the game" and lay one on that ball.  This year is kid pitch, so a whole new strategy scheme has been introduced...STEALING!!!  It keeps the boys on their toes and the catcher is all of a sudden a real important part of the game.  

GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

$$ Cha Ching!! $$

~ Consignment Update ~

Ok, does anyone see that number below? Yes, that is from consigning my children’s clothes. So, about 2 nights of ironing, hanging, pining, tagging, etc. and I made a killin'.


Really?!!!  $679.15

I sold almost $1,000 of children’s clothes/shoes and my portion was 70%. WOW!!!

This really is a great way to purge out grown clothing and shoes and purchase the new season’s clothing.

So, off to Spring/Summer shop for the kids and have money left over. Whoo Hoo!!



Thanks to my best friend Pam for bringing me in on this event.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

There's no BUNNY like you!!!!

I put together this collage of Kenzie's Easter pics.  She wasn't feeling well that day and you can see it on her face, but still sweet as pie!



Photo courtesy of Batson Photography
Thanks Tammy!

Forgetting bunnies for a second... isn't it interesting that the world's worst and greatest days were only three days apart?

Happy Easter Season!!!

Also, Ethan is almost 10 and he said he would pass on these pics.  :-)  That and baseball practice is why he wasn't included in this session. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Dreaming

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times...
I LOVE RESTORATION HARDWARE!!!
Pottery Barn in another fave, but today I'm dreaming of RH. 
Been browsing and dreaming.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Say it isn't so....

I don't really know how to feel today.  I'm scared that my generation and possibly my children will watch and experience the fall of America and freedom as we know it will be stripped from their hands.  However, I also know THIS decision of man is one step to fulfilling the Bible.  Hmmm....I'm just pondering the future this morning.  Perhaps we'll all live long enough to say "I TOLD YOU SO!"...that is if we still have freedom of speech.  Just sayin'....

Monday, March 15, 2010

I Remember This....

Ethan & MaKenzie Bledsoe - Summer 2008

MaKenzie Grace - 1 Yr Summer Session 2008


(1) Rhonda Berry Photography

It's just WORDS...

Thinking today of how words can really hurt or strenghthen someone mainly triggered by current affairs in my life.  Words cut like a knife and there isn't anything you can do to change it.  Yesterday is gone and you can't reel in those words you said and you can't change the things you did.  Thankful God's grace and mercy doesn't mirror that of humans.  Anyway, that isn't why I posted today.

Words... innocent words... honest words... words of a child.  I was thinking of something Ethan said to me that brings a smile to my face.  My 9 year old is going to be a romantic and I LOVE it.  I mentioned the word ELEGANT the other day and he said "What does elegant really mean?".  Hmmm?

What does ELEGANT really mean?

I proceeded to come up with simplictic ways to describe the word questioning if I was really on target as I spilled them out of my mouth.  Elegant... it's timeless beauty, Ethan.... it's pleasing to the eye.... it's put together... it's a beauty that doesn't get old and so on and so on.....

He finally said "I get it Mom... it's like you"....

Wow!  Doesn't get much better than that, huh?  I can only pray that I keep that status in his eyes as he becomes a young man.  I LOVE YOU ETHAN!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Just the Two of Us

Saturday the boys went to opening day of baseball practice. I had so much to do with consignment that us girls decided to stay home to tackle the mountain of clothes in our dining room.
Pfffft!!!
Who can work all day with no fun at all? We decided that we couldn't let the beautiful day of 65 degrees pass us up without getting out for at least an hour or so and having a lil' bit of girl fun. So, we spent a little bit of time just having fun... just the two of us... Oh yeah, Aunt Charlotte came along for the ride too!!!

Breakfast with the girls
Such a big slide for such a little girl

Kenzie testing her "Olympic" skills

I guess she's striking a pose... sweet baby

Saying "Wheeee!"

Getting very sleepy from the swing
Sometimes you just need to be surrounded by the things you love. :-)
Tuckered Out!!!!

It's Just Shoes... Right?


This weekend has been exhausting, but somewhat theraputic on several different levels. Sifting through memories and purging all the things we don't use anymore is refreshing. At the same time, I find myself hesitant to let go of those memories.

You say "it's just shoes!"

No, they're not just shoes. Those are the shoes they wore "when"... you know? So, for a mommy... they're not just shoes or it's not just a dress. There are endless memories in those items. So, while in the midst of this consignment chaos I find myself drifting off to what once was and longing for some of it back. I keep saying "I remember when"...

Lord help me to live in the moment on a daily basis and not take my time with my babies for granted. I don't want to be sifting memories with regrets.

Friday, March 5, 2010

SNOW WHAT?!!!

I know, it’s a month late… but I wasn’t blogging when the big “BLIZZARD” hit the south. I realized the other day that I would be THE ONLY person without a SNOW report on their blog in 2010 here in these parts. I LOVED this day with Allen, Ethan and MaKenzie. We had so much fun!!! Ok, so we don’t get that much snow here and to get enough to be able to PLAY is almost unheard of in most recent years. 2010 changed that!!!!… January and February was SNOWRIFFIC!!! Our city was completely out of sleds the week of the snow. So, a few DIYourselfers told me to get a water heater pan and it would work just fine.
Surprisingly, IT DID!!!
Like I said, we don’t get that much snow here to invest in a sled. Anyway, our neighbors did offer the kiddos to sled with them... they had 4 sleds… they were from Montana and brought them with them. HA!!!


Here's to 2010 SNOWMANIA!!!!!






















It’s TIME to CONSIGN!!

Well, the time has come… Consignment Time… 900 plus Moms gathered in a warehouse like building to SELL and SHOP between themselves and then open to the public to shop. It REALLY is a fantastic approach to moving from one season to the next as your children grow. New and Used items available. I’ve been prepping this week… WOW!!!... it’s a chore.

WHY?... the money made will go to purchase this coming Spring/Summer clothing for Ethan and MaKenzie. So, it’s worth it… to be able to buy clothes for two children with no further monetary investment… JUST TIME. This project has taken over my dining room since that is the room least utilized.





Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Priority Mail

Kenzie received her very 1st package in the mail this week (addressed to her)... all the way from New York.
It was stickers from Aunt "Pabby"!!!
This little girl has a true passion for STICKERS!!!!




FAR OUT!!!!!

So proud of my lil' SCIENTIST!!!!
Way to go Ethan!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Enough is Enough

To Cheat or Not to Cheat... yes, that IS the question.

I DID IT… I CHEATED!!!... there... you have it... I said it

After a month long of eating salads, cauliflower, greens, nuts, etc, etc!!! I DID IT… I CHEATED!!!... and for what?… Taco Bell. Geez!! I’m such a desperate loser. Yes, I’ve had one bite of ice cream or a French fry here and there, but for an entire month I haven’t had any sugar and very little carbs/bread with very little results. I’m frustrated beyond measure to say the least. It’s short lived though... I’ll be back on track sooner than you can call me a LOSER. I’ll run it off… sure I will. :-)

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