Sunday, July 5, 2009

dropped the ball

Well, for the very small following I had on this blog, you see I dropped the ball on the daily photographs. Life just got super crazy and then I was robbed and my camera was stolen. Maybe another time.....

Sunday, April 26, 2009

April 26

OK, I don't normally sew clothes but, I have a top I purchased similar to this pattern and I love it. I found the pattern and decided to make some. I mean, how hard can it be when there are no set in sleeves, no buttons, zippers, snaps.. nothing! Just elastic! I'll be making the short sleeve version. I'm also going to add on to the length of the pattern and make a dress! Max told me I needed a summer dress! LOL! So I'm gonna' make one!

April 25

All in a days work. I know, you are wondering what this is... I sat at my friend, Fran's house, and cut and entire ream of paper needed to create signatures in 6 journals I have been commissioned to make. I got it all cut, folded, and signatures together for all of them!

April 24

Someone please buy this thing from me! I love it but it's taking up way too much room in my apartment! If you are local and want to take this off my hands, e-mail me!

April 23

Love this time of year when all the cactus are blooming! It's so hard to get a good shot of the Saguaro though because they are so tall! I'd love an overhead shot but that just isn't possible!

April 22

Max and I haul about 5-6 gallons of water out to his little garden every day through my bedroom.. since the garden is just outside my room. Here are some of his flowers coming up!

April 21

April 20

Check out the bee in the top left... look how loaded his legs are with pollen!

April 19

April 18

Hummingbird's delight!

April 17

April 16

Kenzy often climbs in bed with Sam when Sam is just waking up. He does the same thing at bedtime for a short while as well. Aren't they cute?

April 15

Max the gardener with his first little tomato!

April 14

Large group brunch for our end of the year Women's Bible study.

April 13

My latest addiction... Scrabble through Facebook! This word, Validate, was the first word I have ever done using all my letters in one play!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 12

Chinese for Easter! I hadn't had Chinese food in months and months so that's what we had for Easter! Here's my fortune... a little blurry. "A fascinating prject is in your future." I like this one!

April 11

hand bound photo book... making several to sell!

April 10

April 9

This time of year it is hard for me to stay on the road. I keep wanting to pull over to photograph sites as this! They are in such vivid color right now. Pinks, orange, peach, yellow... they are just stunning! And yes, I did pull over to the side of the road for this!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 8

I invited myself to mom's for dinner ordering turnip greens and cornbread and look at all the other yummy things I got to go with it! It was so delicious and one of my favorite kind of meals... simple country vegetables. I'll take it any day over most anything else. I brought left overs home for another meal!

April 7

I know I posted this image on my other blog too but I just love it so much! I love the little note in the seed pod!

April 6

Got my hair cut! We took a few inches off the bottom. Much better now, although it's extremely rare for me to wear it all down like this. I actually pulled it up in the front before the day was out.

April 5

Max would never come inside if he weren't forced. And now that he's so into gardening, he really loves being out! He's digging a new spot for more plants. And ya'll, he even spends his own money on plants and seeds!

April 4

Practicing for our day at Castles 'N Coasters! However, except for the log ride, Sam is the only one brave enough for roller coasters! Max and I just watched!

April 3

Such sweetness!

April 2

YIKES! I pulled up my bath mat to wash it and look what is happening to my tub! Obviously it was very unprofessionally refinished at one point and now the coating is bubbling up and peeling where my bath mat goes! Major problem....

April 1

March 31

Back in business... but my camera man obviously was trying to capture his friend, not me! I seem to be doing a lot of kid haircuts lately! It's fun doing them outside since it's so nice... and no clean up!

March 30

Have no clue what kind of plant this is but the flowers are so beautiful! It's in a friend's front yard.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

March 29

I love how this particular desert plant, the name escapes me, looks like the tips have burst into flames stretched to the sky. Hummingbirds love these blooms!

March 28

Yes, I'm still fascinated that flowers can grow from rocks!

March 27

My favorite desert tree is in bloom right now! The Palo Verde. I love the gorgeous green of the trunk and the vivid yellow burst! I'd love to have one of these... or more, in my yard. If I ever have a home where I can landscape it myself, I will get one. The can grow really huge too!

March 26

Help, I'm behind again!!!
I'm getting my hair cut on Monday, way overdue. I haven't had a haircut in months and now it's so long that it takes forever to stretch out my natural curl. I was thinking of cutting my hair to this length. But, now that I look at this picture, I don't think I'm ready to go that short. I've not had my hair one length at this particular length since oh... maybe when I was about 7? I'm just not sure yet. I think I need a few inches more to be comfortable. Right now, it hits the bottom of my bra strap. I'm ready to lose 3 inches, not about 8. Thoughts?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

March 25

LOVE Goodwill! Got a couple pair of cropped pants and the green tag was half off! So, I got both pair for only $7.50! The green ones are Anne Taylor too! I love the funky ones. I'll be wearing those when I'm in a really artistic mood! ;)

March 24

Max with one of his best friends, Emma... stuffed in the closet! They have always loved being together. They have been friends for over 5 years! I just love this little girl and would be thrilled if one of my boys grew up and married her! ;)

March 23

Within each of these ribbons were rolled up bills... a gift paying for my entire month's rent for April given to me by several families at church. I am so blessed and overwhelmed!

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 22

Whoops, she cracked and has a broken leg. As this piece dried, the leg ended up breaking.... thankfully, not off. But, I realized that it was suppose to be this way. God does powerful work in our "waiting" when we are broken. It's often the brokenness that leads us into the waiting. I wonder how often God is waiting on me... instead of the other way around.

March 21

Jewels of summer! YUM!

March 20

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 19

Ready for bed... Kenzy and I photo boothed! He's much cuter than my tired self!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March 18

Took the boys to the Desert Botanical Gardens today and I was so happy that some of the cactus had started blooming. I'll go again in a week or so for more photos... hopefully it won't get too hot. I need some time to go alone with my camera so I can poke along with my own thoughts taking pictures at my own pace.

March 17

I'm likin' sepia in photo booth.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 16

OK, so I had to post two pictures today. Max and I were being really silly with photo booth and since he made his cool mask, we were trying to get scary looks. LOL!

March 15

Mom joins in the photo booth fun!

March 14

I really should put on at least mascara every day if I don't wear any other make up. Seriously. At least Max doesn't mind!

March 13

I was here.
A picnic in the grass with Max. This kid would live outside if I let him. He insisted we eat out.

March 12

Photo Booth Pop Art

March 11

We've discovered photo booth so we are having some fun. Here I am with my boys and one of their best friend's, Sam S.

March 10

Juice tastes better in a pretty glass just like tea tastes better in a pretty cup. My sister sent me these topaz wine glasses years ago and they rarely get used because I rarely drink. So, I decided to start using them for juice. In this case, my mango peach juice is almost the same color as the glass so it doesn't show up well but it sure tastes good!

March 9

While I have been published in a couple of magazines, this is my first book publication and I'm really happy about it.