Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pope offspring

Aimee and I took some pictures of our kids a couple of weeks ago. My mom got them cute matching brown/blue outfits, so we had to capture them before they all outgrew their clothes. We also got the girls in some special Divine Consign purchases (scroll down to see what I'm talking about). :)

Jaron photoshopped/enhanced a few pictures, and I worked on a few myself. Here's the end products, and I must say, these are some pretty gorgeous children. (It's important to know that even with all the photoshopping, we didn't TOUCH the eye color! :)

My little Brynley angel...
















Beautiful Makayla...












Zane, the stud...






Princess Emmeline...






LOVE the way this one turned out...






Cuteness overload...









Jaron worked hard on this next one and it turned out awesome!!! Thanks babe!




Definitely frame worthy...

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ahhh... Saturdays

I started this back in December when I got tagged by a few people and don't know why I picked today to finish it. :)

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. Houlihan's
2. Chick Fil A
3. Which Wich?
4. Pei Wei
5. Abuelo's
6. La Madeline
7. Chipotle
8. Mooyah

8 Things That Happened Today:
1. Woke up early to Bryn saying she was hungry
2. Popped a waffle in the toaster for Bryn.
3. Went back to sleep b/c its Saturday and I'm not supposed to be up before 8am.
4. Listened to Jaron work on the worship set for tonight.
5. Played with all the new toys I stayed up till 2am organizing (with the girls, not by myself). :)
6. Put the girls down for a nap.
7. Had a convo with the hubby before he left for VR.
8. Took a shower and am now typing this- I LOVE Saturdays!!!

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Taking my hubby and children overseas (not soon, but someday).
2. Getting an iced soy chai from Starbucks today- haven't had one in a couple of weeks!
3. Summer!
4. Swimming this summer!
5. Hopefully moving into a house this summer!
6. Emmie's dedication at church tomorrow
7. Seeing my girls grow up into strong young women who love the Lord.
8. Going to a beach

8 Things I'm Scared Of:
1. Moving away from family (which would only happen if it was STRAIGHT from God's lips).
2. Snakes
3. This crazy wind that feels like its about to knock my windows out!
4. Not being the best parent I can be.
5. Not trusting God in ALL situations.
6. Oprah (I think she has WAY too much power).
7. Losing my parents.
8. Leaving Texas again.

8 Things I Wish For:
1. Vacation to the beach
2. A million dollars (or just financial stability).
3. A nap every day.
4. Being able to go to Starbucks every day.
5. Never having to cook or clean or do laundry again (or a maid).
6. A massage every week.
7. Complete health for my whole family.

8 Things I Watch on TV:
1. Chuck
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Heroes
4. LOST
5. Private Practice
6. The Office
7. In the Motherhood (Funny first episode last week!)
8. Lots of animated movies (yesterday was Bolt- cute flick)

8 People I Tag (no pressure, b/c this definitely took me almost 5 months to do):
1. Britney K.
2. Leslie C.
3. Angela F.
4. Kyla M.
5. Angie D.
6. Liz M.
7. Kelli G.
8. Shelbi R.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Laser Tag!

I wouldn't say I'm a lazy person (Rebekah might) but I like to go all in when I play with my kids.
I will roll around on the floor and run laps around the living room, whatever it takes...until my flabby-out-of-shape body breaks down.
This is where I've discovered the greatest invention of all time.



For those of you that don't recognize this little guy, it's a "Laser Pointer".
You may have seen the red dot flying around a movie theater and you would find it in the hands of annoying teenagers, or in a lecture with a power point presentation. Another common use I've seen for them is as torture for pets. It's hours of fun to watch the pets chase the little red dot around running into walls, ect.

The funny thing is - it works on kids too!
When you can't run around anymore, just take a seat on the couch and pull out the laser.
They will chase that little red dot for hours, and enjoy every minute of it.
They love it when it crawls up on their shirt and they can't get it off or when they pounce on it on the floor and it jumps to the top of their hand - and the best part is it doesn't wear me out.