Friday, March 25, 2011

plumbing & marriage

my sweetie has been working on the plumbing for the last five hours. if i hear the word "stem" or "pressure" or "ring" or whatever, one more time i will lose it.
so i took a breathe, tried to let go of my frustration of being "water free" for the evening, and decided i would be a helper. after several, "hand me this" and "i need that" i thought i was doing a pretty good job. then he asked me to run out and turn on the water at the main. did i mention snakes like to live in our water main? yep, there were three in there...i'm not THAT great of a helper. so yet another reason why i am glad to have the cliffy...he braves plumbing disasters AND snakes..and doesn't even get mad when his helper goes missing to write a silly post about it! ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

wye moutain or bust

or maybe i should say AND bust! i didn't get a single shot where everyone was paying attention. oh well...such is the way. frances really did enjoy her first visit...

and it was good to see these sweet sisters.

however, she insisted on touching the camera (hence, my hand in this shot).

finally, after a few posed shots i just gave up. i unpacked the lunch and let them run. eventually they ASKED to have me take their picture.

but somehow i messed those shots up too?? how is that possible? ugh...

better luck next year, eh?

oh...and by the way....

guess who walked from flower to flower? out world here comes another day!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


i am afraid that....
*i have been working a bit too much.
*i decided on sunday it would be great to have a garage sale in FOUR days! (what?!)
*i remember why i have a love\hate relationship with spring soccer.
*i have developed insomnia.
*i CANNOT believe frances will be one in less than a month
*i almost forgot my wedding anniversary.
*i am a bit overwhelmed.
yep, i am afraid that's all true. feels better getting it all out.

now...i KNOW...
*work will start to slow soon, because summer is steadily approaching.
*the sale was a great success, we made way more than i expected, AND it is all gone!!
*i love becoming a soccer mom (i never expected this), and i love watching my husband, possibly the best soccer coach ever!
*when you are up at 3am you have lots of time to pray, and catch up on dvr'd shows.
*i am amazingly blessed with yet another beautiful, happy child. praise God.
*my husband remembered, and gave me the best homemade gift ever.
*this too shall pass.
yep...i feel much better. thanks. :)