Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

More pics of my surroundings...

I absolutely love taking pics of the sunrises around here.  The bridge is such an awesome backdrop to the beautiful sunrises.


I enjoy the calm and beauty before heading off to work.



I love the moon hovering over the river.

I love the layer of fog on the lake that morning.

I love the way the sunlight bounces off the water. I love the sparkle.



My kids...actually getting along.

Me and Cullen.

Shane and his Capt. Jack impersonation.

Cullen trying it on too.

I love the things I am able to capture in photos, they mean the world to me.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

K5 Learning Review


K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students. I've been given a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their program. If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their open invitation to write an online learning review of their program

My second child, Shane who is in 2nd grade is really struggling in Math and Reading.  This popped up in my email and I thought, what perfect timing!!  I am excited to review this product for K5 Learning and excited to see what it does for Shane.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Joy Dare 13/366

Joy Dare 13/366 {Count #1000gifts in 2012: 3 gifts/day}
3 sounds you hear


The wishing of A Happy New Year.

Sounds of kids getting along.


The belly laugh of my baby.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I thought this was a cool idea.
Luke with MomsToolbox
This is from Mom's Toolbox:


Want to help me spread more joy and kindness this year?

Random acts of kindness are awesome, but what if we could be intentional about these acts of kindness, and not let a week (or day) go by when we didn’t share some joy with those around us with kind gestures?

Robyn, a friend of mine from high school, celebrated her birthday one year by committing one act of kindness for each year of her life, all in one day. She had a blast making other people’s day and her tweets about it inspired me to celebrate her birthday with my own acts of kindness that day, too. (Now she has established an organization to help people to do the same.)

The opportunities for kindness are out there, and I have no doubt many of you are taking those opportunities each and every day. But sometimes, we might need a little push, a simple reminder, a kindness assignment. And together we can share a LOT of kindness!

That’s why I am launching Operation Intentional #Kindness.

Each Sunday, here on MomsToolbox, I will post 5 kindness assignments as a part of Operation Intentional #Kindness. Throughout the week it will be our mission (should you choose to accept it) to perform at least 3 of the kindness assignments posted.

These won’t be difficult. And because you’ll have 5 to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find a few that will be a cinch to do.

Then, each week, let me know how it goes. Report back in the comments so we know you’re in and making a commitment to be intentional about kindness.

If you have any of your own ideas of ways to show intentional kindness, please share them so I can add them to our list of assignments.

Bloggers, feel free to grab my button to use on your own sites and invite your readers to join us.

Check out Mom's Toolbox for this week's assignment. 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

My Boo turns 4.

Today my 3rd child, Brady turns 4.  She is my most energetic and mischievous child(her little brother is quickly following in her footsteps).

Her name is Brady Faith.  Brady means "spirited one".  And oh, does she live by her name!! 

Brady is my lovey then turns back around and does something very mischievous :)  I would have her no other way.  I love her eclectic style and her enthusiasm to never match.


Always wanting you to read to her :)

She always has a flower for her momma.

My little fish.

My helper in the kitchen.

Beautiful baby girl.

Crazy girl.
Determined.

Happy 4th Birthday to my Brady Boo.