Tuesday, January 25, 2011

i love paper and pictures

Oh yes I do! it started in the early 90's. it was all about the paper and supplies. creative memories stuff. the pictures and the story were a complete after thought, really. oh i'm preserving memories? recording my life?!
journaling and story telling were completely left out on most pages. that's really sad to me sometimes, but i also know it's gonna be okay. it's okay if every memory isn't recorded in a scrapbook with photos and words. whatever pictures are taken and preserved will be a treasure beyond any measure. the end. {i am way more focused on the story and the moments captured in my camera now, btw. AND the love of paper lives on !}

i always have a pile of completed layouts or half completed layouts waiting to be put into a sheet protector and placed in an album. i love these albums. they hold a lot and it's super easy to add pages along the way. i've never had much luck with the post hold type album.and it's about time i empty this archiver's bag from my last trip there uh.... last month. and fill up this new paper holder. i'm using it for pattern papers.

the boys love love love stickers, and glue and cutting paper. i'm glad :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

these feet worked HARD

aw, clean little boy feet. the best.

hard at work unloading firewood from the back of the Pilot. it's our truck sometimes too. handy.
so serious about their "job"..... "we're worker mans mama!" oh how they love to have a job to do. easy.child.labor
he loves this pullover sweater these days. don't you love hand-me-downs? twin hand-me-downs are the bomb! {i'm not going to say hmd's anymore}

have a happy day. and don't forget to give your kiddos a job to do. it's good for them! and they love it :)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


love this game.
play it everyday.

reading books before bed.

sweet child of mine.

Monday, January 17, 2011

house and home

a perfect sized bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup after naptime.
ice cream is so good when it's cold outside.

bumble bee pillow pet {love}

lady bug too. crazy about the boys new quilts. [thanks mom!]
masculine colors, lots of texture and flannel. so perfect for these two.

thrifty finds. the cat clock reminds me of one that used to hang in my grandma's kitchen.

going through lots of firewood this winter.
pistachio cake

Friday, January 14, 2011

{{Ella Bella Photography}}

we absolutely LOVE Ella Bella Photography! she's the best, really! we could never thank her enough for these images of our boys.
I won the session on her fan page on Facebook. (see honey there are some good things that come off of FB)

little coop, or just coop, cooper peyton, cooper p, supercoop, coopsoup

these two! makes my heart ache a little how blessed we are together. they truly love each other like no other.
corbin pierce, corbin, corb

dream come true to have professional outdoor family pictures taken just in time for the holidays. they turned out amazing!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

RIP Hamlet

our little Hamlet hamster passed away last week. :(
we knew on Christmas Day he wasn't doing well.
we're thankful he went peacefully in his sleep.
he was a good little pet we'd had almost a year.

the boys immediately said they wanted to get a dog now. haa! we'd love one but not sure if we're ready just yet. anyone know where we can find a labradoodle?

I donated one of my yellow box shoe boxes and adam and the boys gave him a proper burial in the backyard.

rest peacefully little buddy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

more from Christmas

new quilts from mima! and the neatest flash lights. mima knows how much they love their flashlights!

completely spoiled by aunt tammy and their uncle ronnie!

cooper and mima having a heart to heart. he loved the sparklies on her shirt.

trying to wait patiently to open more presents.

i just loved our Christmas this year.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

new bike riders

the duo received big boy bikes for Christmas, and helmets & bells from Uncle & Melba. needless to say there's been lots of bike riding going on around here. i love watching them. reminding them to use their brakes. they've worn a path from each neighbors driveway back to ours.
not much complaining about having to wear a helmet. gentle reminders of how it protects their head in an accident.

turning into old pros at bike riding. lots of squeals and smiles!

Monday, January 10, 2011

These Are The Days!

a day spent at the park.
the boys rode their new bikes.
having a peanut butter and honey sandwich picnic lunch was a big hit.
we ended our afternoon with an impromptu visit to the state capitol.
beautiful and adventurous day! Corbin got a big kick out of rolling down the hills around the capitol lawn. Cooper was especially thrilled to be having a picnic lunch at the park.

kindergarten starts in 7 short months. this mama is so ready! well pretty ready... it will be hard to leave them at first and I'll miss their company during the day. they'll be moments spent wondering if their happy, warm enough, feeling accepted, learning a lot. sigh Onward we go to a new chapter in life. so blessed to be here. soon our time will be dictated by the school calendar and lots of sports practices. we'll miss the freedom of days like this. the days are long but the years are short. love that quote. rings very true.

Christmas Recap 2010

Christmas 2010 was wonderful. we spent a few days in NM at my mom's. i love spending time with my siblings. lots of playing games, eating yummy food, hot fires and watching football. couldn't ask for a better holiday together.

Adam putting together a foosball table from pops. we all had fun playing it.

we loved the new electronic Monopoly game.

On Christmas Day we celebrated with Adam's family at our house.

we took lots of family group shots. i love these pics.

the boys are loving their new big boy bikes. what a blessed Christmas!
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