Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Camera pictures locked, and USB lost...

So, I've taken a lot more pictures lately, and I went to load them to my computer, and luck would have it, I lost my USB cable.  Needless to say I was very annoyed.  I've gone back and forth when it comes to picture taking anyway; so I was rather proud of myself that I had taken quite a few.  I find myself not thinking about taking pictures because I don't have one of those fancy $1000 cameras, and it's not really that "fun".  I know I can capture moments, and that is what it really should be about, but my pictures could be AMAZING... or I could probably invest in a photoshop program, or something more simple.  I can dream, huh?  Maybe someday I'll have one.... some day. 

I consider myself very creative, and I'm looking into making my own large canvas of Hale out of one of these "great" pictures I recently took.  Not of my own painting, which I would love to do when I make time, but of a picture I've taken with my puny camera, printed on matte finished paper, and pasted to a canvas, and sealed with hodge podge.  I will do this in the near future, I can feel it.  I'll have to find just the right one...

Well... back to the subject.  Today I decided I was going to take some more pictures of Hale playing outside, and it was giving me an error message saying my memory card was locked.  I've had my camera for about three years, and I'm sure I have the manual for it, but I'm not sure where it is in the time frame that I wanted it.  This is where google came in real handy and I had the problem fixed in minutes.  I would have never guessed that a tiny sliding piece of plastic on the memory card would be the problem.  It's fixed. 

Oh, and I was cleaning and organizing some drawers today, and I found one of the three USB cables I somehow misplaced.  I knew they were around here somewhere.  I need to keep up with this one.  Hooray for these two things; now I can share some pics!!

Here are a few...

 Bathtime is ALWAYS  sooo fun!!

 My cute little lion.

 He is sad because he had to wear clothes! 
 Hale loves being outside!  He loves blowing bubbles, and golfing outside.

 His yummy 100% juice, strawberry Popsicle.
 I think he's outgrown this scooter, but he loves to ride on it and hear it "bonk"!
 Hale and Heath ready to leave for church.
 I'm not sure what this look it for.  He really loves his picture taken.
Hale and Mommy before church!  Love, love, love my baby boy!!

Friday, May 20, 2011


 I like the subtle grey color of the walls with the monogram.
 I'm loving the grey and yellow designs.  This living room is what I envision for the future...
 Love, love, love this pillow! 
 Pillows are easy ways to spruce up a room, along with a little color on the walls!
 I like this office space!
This lamp is adorable and I love the idea colors of the picture frame collage.
Can't a girl dream??

Monday, May 16, 2011

Last week WAS a Crazy Week!

This week has had it's ups and downs, but I know, and have realized a long time ago that God has a plan and somethings don't turn out the way I envision them.  All sorts of emotions have surged through my body in this past week, some happy and some sad.

Sunday: Mother's Day hasn't always been the happiest time for me, especially in the past ten years. Sadness and tears fill my heart, because I don't currently have that bond that a mother and daughter usually share, and I can't help but envy those that do have that.  I just know God has called me to be his daughter, and be a loving and caring mother to my son, and future children as he's laid out in the Bible. 

Monday: I haven't been to a funeral in a long time, but witnessed one Monday of a very special, and dear friend of mine who endured the symtoms of Muscular Dystrophy.  His smile, optimism, and his love of the Lord will stick out in my mind forever, and I will cherish the time I was able to take care of him.  I know he is in God's presence and am at peace with that. 
My Anatomy and Physiology test went well on Monday, and I passed with a 96% on the final!  I was estatic about that because as you've read before I am waiting to hear about my entrance into the Nursing program at NWACC; I need all A's.

Tuesday: I don't know if it were the weather or not, but, Hale was ornery this day. I attempted to go to Walgreens with him with my coupons, and was looking forward to being successful at my first "extreme" coupon trip.  As soon as we walked in the door, Hale wanted this or wanted that.  I couldn't even concentrate to find the products, and see if it was really worth the journey.  I swated his behind, told him to stop, and gave it another go, but it just got worse. So, I loaded him back in the car, and headed home; I just wasn't in the mood to deal.  Frustration flowed through my veins, but I got over it pretty quick, and prayed about my attitude.

Wednesday:  This was just a busy day... that's all I have to say.

Thursday:  Hale and I hung out all day.  It was a GREAT day; the weather and all.  I almost thought we were making a movie.  We made pancakes, watched Curious George, read a few books, I watched Hale golf, we played outside, WE had a long three hour nap--- woke up refreshed, played with play-doh, did some laundry, and he helped me vacuum.  God has blessed me with more than I could imagine in my little munchkin.  He's a little testy sometimes,  but that is what makes him, Hale.  My sister-in-law graduated, and I am so proud of her for her accomplishment.  She has worked so hard!

Friday: My last "final" was in the morning.  I put final in quotes because all we did was bring some kind of yummy breakfast food, and turn in our final paper for my English class.  It was quite fun.  My instructor is an avid banjo play, which intrigues me, and he played that while we ate and conversed about how the course went.  It was kind of a yucky, rainy, and cold day, but I was glad the semester was over; I felt a sense of freedom.  I went "shopping" afterward to waste some time before I had to go to work.  I found a new polo for Heath for $11, and he liked it.  That's all I bought, because we are on such a tight budget.  Buying for others is more fun for me, anyway.

Saturday: Laziness definitely set in... although I did straighten up the house...

Look for a more consistent post this week!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hale makes me laugh...

Our two year old, Hale (pronounced- Hey-yl), has quite the personality. I'm not really sure where he gets it, but I've been told by Heath's family that he used to be just like him, so I guess it's from him.  Hale has always been, since the day he was born, a very happy baby, and still remains that way, of course until he doesn't get his way.  But that is most kids, as I've read and heard from other moms and dads.  Hale is at the stage where he constantly wants someone to watch how awesome he is.  Mom, "Watch me jump". Dad, "Watch me golf" (which I know Heath's heart melts when he says that- as he's an avid golfer).  Hale's already very competitive, which I'm pretty sure he has double dose on that because Heath and I are very competitive.  I've learned over the past view months that if I tell him he doesn't know how to do something (jokingly), he wants to prove that he can.  The other day, I asked him if he could count to ten, and he said, "No", with a big grin on his face.  I know he can, so I said, "Oh, you're right, you can't, you don't know how to."  So, he quickly rebuttled, and spat out, "one, two, three, four, six, eight, nine, ten."  And he always claps after he says ten, I guess cause I do it.  I know he skipped a few numbers, and I do correct him sometimes, but he was so proud of himself that he could count to ten, and it makes me proud that he can.  He's a smart kid.  Hale would more likely choice to do something where he would learn something over pretty much anything, except "golfing like Dad", so he puts it.  He's one love of my life, and I can't believe he is getting so big, and learning so much!  He definitely catches on quick. 

One Sunday, a few weeks ago, we were getting ready for church and like most people Heath was looking in the mirror to check himself over that his clothes looked good, his hair wasn't sticking up, and that his teeth looked white.  Well, Hale, as I said before, caught on quick!  After I helped him get dressed with his jeans (like dad), his shirt (like dad), and his "golfing" shoes (like dad), he went over to the mirror by our sink in our room, which I'll remind you Hale barely can see the top of his head in, and stands in front of it fixes his shirt, pauses, smooths his hair, pauses, and then smiles as though he's checking his teeth.  I couldn't help but laugh out loud!  You would just have to see this adorable little boy mimic his daddy's actions.  Hale then looks over at me and says, "That's not punny (funny)!", which then makes me laugh even harder. He eventually started laughing with me, and we enjoyed a few chuckles together.  Children fill your heart with a very different kind of love, and mine is overflowing!  God has bless me with a healthy, smart, and "punny" child. 

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Kid on the Block!

Hi All-
So, I've been researching and reading many blogs lately, and have become intrigued!  I'm on board.  I like to get a good idea of what such a project entails before I just jump in.  So here I am.  Reading many blogs has almost become an obsession for me, especially reading my friend Carman's.  I'm not being a creeper or anything, it's just that I really enjoy reading her eloquent words, organized layout, shabby chic design, and detailed pictures that she has so beautifully displayed. 

My life is simple, yet hectic at the same time, if you can imagine.  I happily enjoy the company of my handsome husband that has decided to "do" life with me.  We have a rambunctious two and a half year old; that is all that needs to be said there, for now anyway. I am a Nurse's aide at a local Nursing home, part-time. I am a full-time student at a the Community College in our area, and praise the Lord the semester is coming to a close.  I am anxiously waiting to hear if I was excepted into the Nursing program there, and prayers are accepted.  God has a plan and he works out all things in His timing.  

Cleaning house, taking care of my son and husband, going here and there, and attending my church home is what my life basically consists of, and I know that sounds exciting!  We enjoy being outside, doing yard work when we can, playing outside as a family, and spending time with our extended family.  I personally enjoy reading, scrapbooking when I have time, and a few new hobbies that I would like more time to do: blogging, crafting, and dreaming up projects that we can gradually accomplish.  I have a lot of dreams! 

I guess that is all for now, and this is a start to a hobby that I know I will enjoy and update often... Stay tuned...