Sunday, May 30, 2010

Back to the grind...

So many good things to write about, and not enough time...

So ill just list them....

1. My hubby went back to work.  What a relief, b/c I was getting a little anxious about it.  I really do trust that God had a plan..but I'm always the last to

2. Going back to work, means routine, routine...wait for it....ROUTINE.  Oh how I have missed you!!!

But while the hubs was home, he pretty much did everything for me except the bathrooms and putting laundry away.  MY Herooo...

3.While he is going back to work, I have decided to quit mine.  I really didn't want to, but for the sake of my sanity and grumpiness, it had to be done.  I'm so very excited b/c I can finally concentrate on ARTHOUSE, and get this bad boy off the ground and make it bigger and better.  I know there's potential.

4.I also excited about taking a few online courses for Photoshop and graphics.  Becoming better than the best is my goal...Knowledge and training is going to get me there.

5.  I am in the process of opening another buisness... like a boutique, but it will not be an etsy shop.  Ill post my new venture for you soon...You may find some great goodies here, so look out for it!

Cant have a post without a picture...So enjoy!!  I love the you see him??

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My 2 Reasons...

I get to celebrate today...

Happy Mothers Day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

From Lilly...

To the hand who feeds me aka The Roeds...

I hope you have enjoyed your R and R...The least you could have done was send me to a doggie spa, since we are celebrating occasions.  Thats ok.  Ill forgive you. 

This place you left me at is a cross between redneckville, and a safari.  There are things flying around..ALL THE TIME... and theres trees and bushes and grass for miles and miles.  If I want to pee in the neighbors yard..or take a load off...they dont get mad...they just tell me to keep it out in the grassy area. 

The people here are friendly.  They have this Herby...You know, the one you were so excited for me to play with...Yeah, well, did they tell you that he likes his space, I mean, REALLY likes his space.  I tried playing catch with him and as soon as I went picking up the ball, he came charging after me...You would have thought I took his food...(which I only did once, since Mr. grumpy pants doesn't like to share).

Then there's this cat.  Seriously, Miss kitty, you don't rule the world...You might think you do, but there's always a bigger kitty around the corner..

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I miss you.
I miss our long walks, and chewing on your favorite boot, eating pie, and...

SQUIRREL! Sorry...They are EVERY WHERE OUT HERE!  Man I love chasing those things!

Oh, and I made a new friend.  She has bathed me, fed me, played catch and scolded me , when I didnt do what she said...
I think I almost pulled her arm out of her socket, but its all good.  She said she had another arm, so we're even.  
I like her though.  She's pretty tough for being small.

So my Roed family...
I wait patiently for you to return and cuddle with me once again♥♥♥

Laughner Family

One of my biggest pleasures is reconnecting with friends from my old hometown, Frankfort, or as the locals call it..."Frantucky".  
  Mitch and Brenda Laughner were high school sweethearts and what a gorgeous couple!  Blond hair, blue know, the all-American couple.  Fast forward 15 years and 2 gorgeous kids later, they are as sweet on each other as they were in High School(and still looking great!).
We almost had to reschedule this shoot, but the rain held off long enough to get some special shots.  Mitch works for the Frankfort Fire Dept, and Brenda had a brilliant idea of using the firetruck and station for a 3-generation shot with Mitch, his son and Mitch's dad, Bob.  It was a short window of time, but I think I was able to capture some great shots of the family!

(I apologize if these are looking distorted, It must be Blogger)
Three Generations of Laughner Firemen


After... still in love...

and 2 beautiful kids!

Thank you Mitch, Brenda, Mattie, and Lane..Looking forward to this Fall!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

White Flag Alert!

Posted cool idea from Bakerella.

Got adventurous and sent husband out to get chocolate and balloons.

Planned a fun filled day with my girls and used our craft into math assignment(us Homeschool moms like to multitask)

Started fun filled day by blowing up these insanely small water balloons(seriously, about busted a lung!)

About shot my youngest when she brought a "balloon blower upper" after my 12th balloon...

Finished blowing up 24 balloons.

Took a break to get some oxygen.

Melted chocolate.

Sprayed balloons with nonstick spray(yes i washed them first!)

Made our platforms for the far so good

Started dipping far so good.

Placed balloons on platter.

12 successfully dipped chocolate balloons...uhhh...

Pop, Pop.POP POP POP...

Yep, 12 busted up chocolate balloons that exploded chocalate on me, the girls, the walls, floors and chairs...

Took deep breath, and thought twice about saying or thinking what I wanted to say at that point.

Cleaning mess, scrubbing chairs, searches for the tried and true brownie mix....
Raising white flag...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Gotta Try it...

Ok, so if you haven't heard of her,
you're gonna thank me when you do.
Have you heard of Bakerella?  
O ME O MY!  She's da dessert DIVA!
I literally sit there on her blog, daydreaming of the day that I can make all these delectables, without every worrying what its doing to my hips!  Well, my girls and I are going to try a fun treat today.
They are called Pudding Cups..Only we're going to do our own variation of them...I have yet to know what that is, but don't worry, we'll post pictures!
Check out the fun here at her site Bakerella.

Try them out and let me know how you mixed it up...Post pics!!

Be blessed!