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15 December 2009

The tree

Here it is in all it's glory... :)


Yes we decided to wrap the front window. Hey it made the kids happy!

Here is a picture I took for fun. I don't have a tripod and the only stable thing I had to set the camera on was piano bench. That is why it's only the lower portion of the tree...


Stars are EVERYWHERE...

03 December 2009

Christmas Time is near...

I can't wait to see my kids faces when they open their gifts from Santa! I will take some pictures of our tree this evening and hopefully post them tomorrow. We don't have a fireplace but my husband was very creative where he hung the stockings this year. It's awesome! CANNOT wait to show you all.

17 November 2009

Fight for Preemies!

Today November 17th is National Fight for Preemies day.

While I still have trouble writing out our story please know that the March of Dimes does everything it can to prevent premature birth.

Please find it in your heart to donate to the March of Dimes.

30 October 2009


I have discovered the best song EVER...Okay well maybe not EVER but it comes a close second for sure. Okay fine you got me lets just say it's a really good song.

Wanna know what it is? Hold your horses and I will tell you!

Two days ago I was driving home from work and while flipping stations I landed on Y98. I haven't always liked Y98 but as I get older and I get more mellow (Stop laughing now Mom)I am noticing that I tend to like music that is relaxing. Anyway, as I listened to the words of the catchy song that was playing I realized that this song was expressing how I feel about my husband. That song happens to be by Uncle Kracker and it's called "Smile". Here are the lyrics for your reading pleasure.

You're better then the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler then the flip side of my pillow, that's right
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where you send me,
Lets me know that it's ok, yeah it's ok
And the moments where my good times start to fade

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along
Just like a flower poking the sidewalk crack and just like that
You steal away the rain and just like that

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Don't know how I lived without you
Cuz everytime that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

26 October 2009


Just wanted to give everyone a little update...


Sorry I got nothin' else.

15 October 2009


Here is a slideshow I made sometime earlier this year. I thought I would post it again just because...

05 October 2009

October 2, 2009

Josh & Tricia got married this past Friday night. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a lot of fun. Here are two pictures I got of my sister in law Tammy and her son Josh.

Mother & Son

Tammy & Josh

25 September 2009


Just thought I would post random pictures. The first few are from my cousin Christopher's wedding last Saturday. I absolutely love his new wife. She fits in with our family well.

Chandler was trying to escape from my mom...
Mom & Chan

The Bride & Groom (Christopher & Kristina Grissom)
Chris & Kristina

Chandler calm for a moment

Next up are a couple from the Arnold Days parade. My husband Larry rode in the parade for my BIL's company and Kaleigh was in it with student council. Sadly Bri, Larry, Ty, & Chase were with their mom so they weren't there :( Chandler sat with my mom and me until my sister in law swooped him up from the sidelines and pushed him in the parade.

First up is Kaleigh walking with student council...


Now here are several pictures from my brother in law's cab company.

Jeffrey & Austin

Lil Mak


Larry Estes

Larry Estes & Larry Price

Lenora my sister in law

Gary (Owner), Bo, & Tammy w/Peyton (Brother in law and two of my sister in laws)


What a great paint job

02 September 2009

This Morning...

In Bo's driveway checking out his surroundings.

Chandler likes to carry his diaper bag around now. Here is is shutting Bo's door for her.

Here is as I was walking out the door. That mommy is ALWAYS camera ready.

31 August 2009


I mean that in the literal sense. This morning when I went out to start the truck I saw the back drivers side tire was flat. My husband decided to follow me to the gas station to put air in it. I went to start the truck and nothing. Yep you guessed it mom the battery was dead AGAIN. After my husband got the truck going I drove slowly to the gas station. Went I beant down to put air in is when I saw the ugliest, knarliest, gross looking thing you ever want to see on a Monday morning...A big fat screw staring up at me. Can I go back to bed and wake up as a kid again?

28 August 2009

20 August 2009

First Day of School 2009

This morning went great! Chase was ready for his first day of Kindergarten and everyone seemed to be in a great mood. Here are some pictures from this morning.

A Group Shot

In age order...





Here is a shot of the kids waiting at the bus stop...

This is my husband Larry with Briana, Tyler, Chase and Jaime (Tylers friend)

Briana wasn't really wanting her picture taken but she did it for me.

Larry with the big Kindergartener Chase...

Kaleigh wanted to get a picture with Chase too...

Last but not least here is a picture of Larry with Chase just as they got off the bus and were heading into school...

Well that's it for now but I'm sure there will be more to come in the next several days!

27 July 2009

2009 Luau

Every year my BIL Bob & SIL Debbie have a luau. This year was my third and it did not disappoint! This year Larry's buddy Dan Chandler was able to come out with his girlfriend. I would post her picture but don't have permission. I have a couple of photos I can share though...

Dan & Larry (yes this is who our son is named after)

Our buddy Mikey

And our pretty margarita's

24 July 2009

Things That Make You Go Hmmm!

So I wake up today sun is shining birds are singing and I decide to call my mom to see how her journey to work was. You see she just bought an '08 Chrysler Sebring two nights ago which they picked up yesterday. So one would think on her drive in this morning she would have had the top down right? I mean look how sunny it is! Mom quit fearing the rain and put the top back please!

08 July 2009

The Lake

Summers were so special when I was a kid. Why? Because every summer during July my family along with some great friends would go to the lake. My parents had a condo right off the Grand Glaze Bridge and we loved it. My friend Amanda and I would talk for months about what we wanted to do when we got there. When we were really young we always had to go to Big Surf. That seemed less important the older we got. Their was always one particular must that never changed through the years. We absolutely had to go see Gabby Gum and family down on Main Street! Yes we were complete nerds one year and went to see the same show SEVERAL times.

As my parents take off for the lake this weekend I will be remembering all the fun times shared down at the lake. I will be bitter and crabby since i'm not getting to go but I do hope they have fun!


08 June 2009


I know what love is and what love is not. I am 100% sure I have found it.

Thanks Larry for always being there for me regardless of if you agree with me or not! You & the kids are the reason that I get up in the morning and for the first time in years that I feel as if I can really breathe.

I know relationships aren't perfect all the time and I realize that sometimes things get messy but one thing I don't ever have to doubt is that you will always be there for me!

I love you very much and I know you love me!


Here is to the next 60+ years together!

29 May 2009

Hoping for a turn around

Lately I have been feeling really icky. I have a cough that I just can't seem to kick and it's driving me nuts! A couple weekends ago we went out with some great friends. At some point in the evening I decided to rock some pigtails and decided that this moment should be captured forever. In an effort to take a self portrait I turned the camera around and proceeded to get into position. All of a sudden I started coughing so hard and then I started laughing and then it happened I pushed the button and captured this...


Yes I know it looks as if I got beat up and the left side of my face is swollen. After I stopped coughing I took another...


Ahhh that's better. Well except for the 3 chins. YUCK!

I'm just hoping that this cough will go away and my health will turn around soon so there are no more picture casualties.