Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Friday


I am busy cleaning today and trying to get stuff done around here. Noah is busy singing and playing with lots and lots of toys making a mess behind me!  We have an old friend of Joel’s coming in town for the weekend to visit. Noah has baseball and all the usual stuff tomorrow. Looking forward to a great weekend!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday – Summer is here


Over the weekend we pulled out the kiddie pool. Noah has been asking for it for months.

He had a good time. We were out on the back patio most of the day on Sunday.

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He went from the pool to the sand box and back and forth. He loves the sand box. He could

sit for ever just pouring the sand all over his body.

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It was a nice day to enjoy being out side. From now on we will have to get out there early

before the summer heat makes it too hot.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I took this a few days ago. I'm happy with how it turned out.
We have a dark and rainy day here today. Kind of like it but don't want to drive in it.
Noah broke his glasses last night. Right after he broke them he started to cry. He has done great with this new pair we got in Feb. and this is the first break so he is doing great! I guess we will take them in tomorrow to get replaced?
Just trying to get things done around here but getting no where really.
Have a happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Week 21 - “Yellow” Photo Challenge




Noah loves his Tonka trucks. Every time we go to Target he wants a new one.

He loves sitting in the back of the big one but he is getting too big. But… it is funny to see.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Noah and I are just hanging out while Joel helps my sister move today. We might go shopping or do something? Noah’s sand  box broke yesterday so I need to get a new one. I like using those plastic under bed storage containers for the sand box, they are just the right size and have a lid.
Wanted to mention a couple of neat classes coming up. I'm going to try a few out. One is creative boot camp with Meagan and it is free. Her first e-class.
Kim Klassen her new class is coming up this Friday on textures in Photoshop. She has another class on learning the basics of Photoshop. I have not taken these but thinking of taking the texture class. She makes the most wonderful textures, she has some for free. I used a free one on the above photo.
I am going to be taking picture spring over at Big Picture Scrapbooking. The spring class was awesome so I look forward to the summer class. It is for all levels of photography, she gives lots of good tips too.
I better get busy here.
Have a wonderful and happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

from the coast last weekend

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Joel looked dry after the race even though it was pouring rain during the race. I was lucky to have found 2 heart shape rocks on the beach Crystal's {Sweet Summertime} Add-on Papers3
Noah loved every second at the beach. when we drove in town and he saw the water he was so happy. If he could he would stay forever.
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I'm happy we had time to enjoy and have fun and make some good memories. Joel was gone last summer and never made any of the trips to the beach with us, so it was great for Noah this time around. Crystal's {Sweet Summertime} Add-on Papers4
He had a blast. He didn't want to leave at all. He is still talking about it and wanting to go back.
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just some photos from around the beach. Seashells, boats, and a sweet old wooden boat, a replica of the Santa Ana.
It was a nice day today. Just relaxed mostly. Sat with Noah out by the kiddie pool for most of the day. He didn't want to come in the house. He went from pool to sand box and back and forth most of the day. We just got back from Mass and Starbucks drive thru and now home to relax and maybe a movie.
Hope your day was wonderful! Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Friday!

This would be my favorite photo of the last week. I love everything about it…. makes my heart so happy.
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

spring photos

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I took these about two weeks ago. These were my favorites from the series.
getting ready to go to the grocery store to get everything I need to make my Dads cake. Today is his birthday and he is 80. Everyone is going over and were are making dinner at my parents house.
I finished working on most of the photos from the beach and will post them soon.
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

oh my

The drive up to the coast was so scary, it was raining cats and dogs the whole way there. It cleared up as soon a we got into Corpus Christi. Found our hotel unpacked the car and Noah and I hung out in the room while Joel went to the running expo. Then we went to the beach for a good while and had a good time. Noah didn't want to leave. We got showered and went to dinner then had a nice walk along the sea wall on the beach about 2 miles. Oh was it beautiful, the air, the sound of the ocean and being with my guys.
It rained the next morning like crazy again but the race went on. It was a bad storm and it went on forever. We didn't get to see the finish because we were not going stand out in that weather. When Joel got back we laughed at how hard it was raining and he had to run in it with lighting and all. So, we decided to just go home instead of hanging out another day like we wanted. By the time we showered, packed up the car and left it started to clear up and it was beautiful out. Oh well. We found a place to eat lunch, ate and then drove home.
As soon we got home Noah and I took a long nap. I woke up so sick and it lasted about 24 hours. I'm sure it was food poisoning and thankfully Joel and Noah didn't get sick. My sister had to come get Noah since I was so out of it. I'm still feeling off but way better than Sat. and Sun. It really is awful not feeling your self and feeling out of it. Happy to be home and feeling better! 

Sunday, May 16, 2010

last of my dandelions

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these are the last of my dandelion photos.

Have a happy and blessed Sunday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Saturday

Hope you have a happy and blessed Saturday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

off trucking to the beach!

I took these last week. It was a hot, hot day! He was in no mood for photos.
I saw this sweet truck out the living room window and across the back yard and so wanted to go get pictures of it.
who cares if the folks thought I was a nut taking photos of their beautiful old red truck!
He didn't want to change his clothes for photos so I took him as is. I even had to take him to the play ground after. haha. in the heat no less.
it was so worth it.
I so love old trucks. I want one of my own some day! My Dad had one when I was a young girl and I loved it.
Anyway, we are off some time after noon, headed for the coast for Joel’s race. It is really bad out right now, raining a lot. Hope the weather clears up for us to travel and for the race and to have a nice weekend! Oh, we got a nice hotel room at the finish line! Thanks for the good wishes!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

star fish

here is the star fish photo from the other day. I had to hold it my self since Noah was in no mood. ha ha 
Joel is running a race this weekend at the beach. I have not even made reservations (yikes). I kept putting it off so I hope we find a room some place. Everyone on base is staying at the Navy base hotel but it is full already. I would hate to drive there and back because we do not have a room! Really, I am so behind on everything and I have no clue how I got so behind!?  Oh well! Wish us luck!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday – base ball

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Noah loves, loves to play ball…  loves everything about it. Each year he has more and more stamina for it. But, in the Texas heat forget it, he gets all red and flushed and looks like he will pass out, and wants to go home. We had a cloudy sky and cool temp for this game and it was lovely. I can never say enough good things about the Miracle League. It is just a wonderful thing to us and many other families. The feeling you have around everyone at the games is like no other. Noah played a couple of years for another organization but this is by far the best ever.
I love to see his happy face and excitement. We are truly blessed.
Happy Wednesday!
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

National Train Day – Field Trip

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After Noah’s baseball game on Saturday we decided to go down town to the Sunset Train Station for National Train Day. We got a tour of the trains, walked around, had a Tex- Mex lunch and made some wishes in the fountain.  Noah had a good time. Would so love to take him on a real ride one day. I took the train 20 years ago from Texas to Pennsylvania and I so loved the adventure and meeting all the people on the train. Anyway, it was a great field trip!
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 10, 2010



I got some lovely stationary, a new coin purse, a disposable film camera, and flowers for Mother’s Day. It was a lovely day. Joel cleaned out the car port and organized it all for me and cleaned every thing off out there.  I baked my Mom’s lemon pudding cake and two batches of  brownies ( for Joel and my Dad), and we had dinner over at my parents. It was a nice day.


I never got my pedi or hair cut but we did fun things for Noah instead. I always put myself last but that is fine, I will get it done this week, I hope. :)

Hope your Monday is wonderful!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day

wishing you a very happy Mother’s day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Saturday

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Noah has a ball game today. I hope to find time to get my hair cut and pedi since I didn't get to do it last weekend. We will be cooking dinner over at my parents for Mother’s Day. She wants me to make a lemon cake for her. I need to wrap up small gifts for my sisters and Mom and now make a cake.
Noah has been feeling well today but holding his left ear a lot.  Tolerating the ear drops depends on his mood. He will be fine with it and the next time screams his head off. I love this kid! Oh, I wanted him to hold a star fish for a photo prop and he told me, “NO, NO, NO”. I got a good laugh.
Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Friday and Update

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1. in the waiting room. he was nervous. 2. after vitals and he got his id bracelets.

3. after waiting for ever, finally called back to pre op. now more nervous but acting happy.

4. all the nurses and doctors loved his shoes ( TJMaxx)

5. he got to put on some cool hospital scrubs and after he got these on he was so happy. he went around telling everyone hello in their beds and shaking hands and telling them about his dr. outfit, telling them too look at his dr shirt and pants. 

6. they took him back in his stroller since he would freak out if they made him get on the bed. They put him out while in the stroller and then moved him to the bed.

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here he is cheering after he got his scrubs on.  he got a Scooby Doo band aid for his boo boo from the iv.

When he woke he screamed and cried for what seemed like for ever. He had never been this way after a surgery. It was bad. I took him off the bed and held him. He really never calmed down till we  left. He kept asking to go home and saying his head, ears and foot hurt and crying for Joel. I was happy when we got to leave! Thankful with how nice and caring they all were with him.

So, they said, the skin or membrane is so thin that he didn't know how long the tubes would stay in. I guess this is why the 3 other times they fell out so fast? He didn't know if they would still be in by the 4 week check up. Great! All was normal with the scope but they think his base of the tongue is very large, way in the back at the base and that his lower tonsils are huge as well. Never knew we had another set of tonsils? We will talk it all over in a month. I'm pretty sure I am ready to do the Cpap machine with him. I need to research the other stuff and ask around before we go back in a month.

We saw on TV before Noah was called back to surgery that there was a refinery explosion right out side the base where we live. They were evacuating the area. So we couldn't even come home after. Had to stay at my parents. We made it home a little after 8pm. Made for a very long day. 

Have a wonderful and Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday – Cowboy and ear tubes

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So, we went to buy groceries and he came home with a hat from the toy section and a free balloon. I so wanted the above photo and knew if I didn't get it right out of the car I would never get it. So, happy I got it. He wanted to go in the house and play with his new things and not take photos. LOL

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He kept looking in the mirror and calling him self Woody. He is too cute!

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the inspiration to his cowboy hat, his favorite guys and gal. love to watch him play.

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these are his new All-stars and the first day he wore them. I think I need to get him a new pair of boots since he out grew his last pair? He had a good, fun day.

Noah has his surgery at 11am for his ear tubes. Joel has class and wont be able to be with us. My Mom, and two of of siblings will meet us there. They will also be doing a scope down his throat to see if there is anything that is causing his sleep apnea. Praying all goes well and that he is not upset that he can not eat anything before surgery.

Thanks for your prayers and well wishes! Have a great day!

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010


for the well wishes for us yesterday. It all went well and smooth. Still not sure what time he will have surgery? I guess I find out tomorrow? We found a parking spot in the last row and so happy to have found it. It was hours of questions, poking, back and forth and signing paper work. Excited for Noah to get his tubes in and see if this will be of any help with speech, hearing, and feeling better.
Every time we go to BAMC the Army hospital( It is a top burn center and also houses the Wounded Warriors) here in town, I am reminded of all the brave men and women who fight for all of us. They are all so brave with their many injuries and their families. Some times I have to hold back the tears. If Noah went to school or I had child care, I would so love to volunteer there. For now I just pray for all the brave warriors and I'm thankful to each of them.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Happy Monday

Have taken a lot of Dandelion photo this spring so I have lots to share.
Getting ready to leave for two ENT appointments this morning to prep for Wednesday’s surgery (ear tubes). Hoping we find parking because the parking at the Army hospital is a nightmare to say the least. ugh!
Wishing you a happy Monday and a great week!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Sunday

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Some new books and magazines that I hope to be able to have the time to relax and read soon. Almost done with the photography book.
Not sure what we will do today? Would love to get my hair cut and a pedi.
We took dinner to my parents last night and had a good time with them. It was hot yesterday but the evening was really nice out. I love nights like that. Oh, the Vet sent a sweet card  and everyone signed it. I thought it was really sweet of them. Made me cry though.
Have a wonderful, happy Sunday!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy May Day!

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Looking forward to the new month. The year is flying by so fast. Noah gets his ear tubes next week. Joel runs a race the next week at the beach. I would love to attend a DS education conference in Austin next weekend but doesn't look good so far ( would so love to go). Lots of Bdays this month and my Dad turns 80 this month.
Happy May Day!