Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

CHEESE! Alternately, ANIMAL CRACKER which is what is all over his face!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Here, let me help you.
Celeste 7, Samuel almost 2

Friday, February 23, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

shaven and shorn
Nathan shaved his beard yesterday. For a before picture, scroll down!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Friday, February 09, 2007

Yes, his eyes are THAT blue. Isaac 3 months old

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Best picture I have ever taken, ever.
And a darned cute kid too!

Baby it's cold outside! Sing it with me! Took these a couple of days ago when fridns came to play. It was chilly!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wow! It turns out to be a really good thing that I posted extra pictures on Sunday since I totally bombed yesterday. Jennifer came over for a little bit yesterday. The kids played, we cleaned. I was sore when she left! I have clean sheets on my bed and LOTS of laundry to be done.

Today, I get to go to the grocery store ALONE! You know you are the mama when a trip alone to the grocery store is like a vacation. I can't wait!

Here is a picture for yesterday. It is another from the impromptu photo shoot that yielded Sunday's photos. I tacked up a comforter on the wall and moved the dining room table so the baby wouldn't be on the floor. It's easier to take pictures of a kid at waist height than at ankle height.

A couple of pictures were taken yesterday, so you might get some more pics later too!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

maybe not technically coreect, but darn cute aren't they?

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Here you go! A picture of my cute husband for you all to see. Isn' t he cute! This was taken about a month ago. When he shaves his beard, he has a big ole baby face.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Ok, I KNOW I promised pictures of my cute husband. I promise you will get them, but not today. Today I have something super cool that I did all mybyself, Celeste's toddler version of leave me alone lady while I do it by myself. I made storyboards/collages/whatever you want to call it. They are cool. I feel like a genius!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Ok, I couldn't wait! You get all of my children in sepia. Also, my nephew, David, who turned 1 in August. Isn't he a dollface!

Tomorrow, I promise a picture of my cut ehusband. did I mention he is cute?
Phew, I'm back. I know you were all just sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for my return. Now, stop waiting. I am back, baby!

Ok, I tried to cut off the tip ofmy lef index finger. It is very hard tot ype without it. Please note the "lef" in the previous sentence. My left index finger usually hits the "t" but now muct be hit with my middle finger. Makes typing tougher. Please forgive any sill mistakes. I have 5 kids and do not have time to proofread. I barely have time to pee!

As for the absence this last week, and no pictures either, I apologize. My mom was moved to the big university hospital last Friday. She was local, so I visited every day. The WEdnesday after my mom was moved up here, the WONDERFUL doctors did surgery, about 6 hours of surgery. WARNING GRAPHIC SURGICAL DISCUSSION HERE!! They opened her up ont he front, took out all of her guts and put them on a sterile table right next to her. Nothing was disconeccted, just moved OUTSIDE HER BODY! Then they cleaned the staph infection from her epidural space. This took about 4 hours. Really.

THEN!! they stitched up her front side, after putting everything back approximatey where it had been. But no, they weren't don yet. They then FLIPPED HER OVER and cut her open on the back side. From here, they cleaned MORE infection and repaired her slipped discs. This took another 2 hours.


Before the surgery, any movement caused her immense amounts of pain. By that I mean screaming for sometimes HOURS until the spasms stopped. After surgery, she is fine.

She has a steel rod with titanium screws in her spine. They started physical therapy on Fridya after her surgery. I went on Sturday and saw her PT. She sat up. She scooted around on the bed. She STOOD UP!!! She did all of this without pain. Ok, she had some discomfort from the surgery, but no PAIN!

She has moved to a rehab facility and will probably be ther for 3-4 weeks. She will have get stronger as she can only stand up with a walked for about 3 minutes. She will be doing 6 hours of therapy a day. Her doctor says she has a 75% chance of getting back full function.

My mom is ok. I am just amazed. So many people have been praying for her. God does cool stuff!

So, now, for pictures. I will do my best to get my camera out. I want to take some pics of my ids, maybe outside, or at the park. Unfortunately, it is COLD and YUCKY outside, so those pictures will have to wait. Maybe I will do something artsy with the hyacinths and cyclamen plants given to my mom in the hospital that we got to bring home. My dining room smells amazing!