Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Easter -- 2011

For Easter this year we drove thru torrential downpours to get to the lake. I was hoping for a tan....but instead I just ate a lot and spent good time with my parents and grandparents.

After our time at the Lake we went to see Turkey at her mommy's house. Nora was pretty excited to find a tire swing there.

A fuzzy dog, Gracie.
And of course, her Sissy.


Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

He is Risen!

The Tomb is empty so we don't have to be!

Christ died for our sins!

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son....


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For better or for worse

Why is it that husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends bad mouth their other halves whenever they deem appropriate? It really gets under my skin. Now, don't get me wrong -- I know girls gripe about their men and when it is with their very closest friend or sister, then I just chalk that up to girls being girls -- but when men or women do it in casual conversation as if it's ok or when they air it out on Facebook...It gets under my skin. Be sweet to the people you love.

This post isn't going as planned at all -- so I will just move forward with this point: When you get married it's for better or for worse. Done. Next point, when you are upset, why not think of something wonderful about your spouse. Here are a few from my Facebook friends:

Courtney: Doug is very Compassionate and will help anyone at any time, not just us. He is also an amazing father. Seeing him with aubree makes me love him a million times more.
Ted: Bridget and I have been together since the all of 86'! She is a loving mother and spouse. She listens when I go on and on about music, movies, or comic books. She is totally sexy and I dig that.
Amanda: Charles always makes me laugh. No matter how upset I am he's always there to make me feel better. He ha patience and doesnt get frustrated w/ all of my little quirks. I could go on forever explaining why he is so great but to sum it up he is just an all around amazing man and I am so lucky to have him.
Whitney: Aaron is my knight in torn up wranglers!!! I never knew I wanted a country boy until this one came into my life!!! He makes me smile no matter what mood I am in and helps me realize that although life can throw you a curve ball that there is always a silver lining. He has been the best man to me thru these back to back pregnancies as well!!! He is patient and kind...AND HOT!!!!
Ashlie: Daniel is ridiculously smart and teaches me something new every day. He always knows how to make me laugh (probably because we appreciate the same sort of humor) and is awesome about taking over with the girls when I need a break. He's very hands-on and creative with the girls, as well. He's great at coming up with neat ideas of things that they/we can do. He's also very thoughtful and romantic, particularly when it comes to choosing gifts/cards for me.
More from Whitney: I totally sound horrible since I didn't mention how GREAT of a father Aaron is as well!!! Sorry honey...i was talking about your greatness as a it's about your greatness as a father too!!
Audra: Matt backs me up no matter what.
I rarely have to ask him for help--I just mention what I need and he does whatever he can to supply it. He communicates his needs to me as well and trusts that I am willing to do the same.
Since we married, we have both grown and changed and we've done it together. He teaches me things about culture and awakens aptitudes in me that have never been tapped. I keep him laughing and give him an outlet despite his never realizing he needed one.
I was just thinking this morning about how I won't call him my "friend" or "best friend" because that's a step down from what he is. He is so much more--my partner and my husband which encompasses traits unique to his position in my life.
Deneen: [Dave] is the most loving person I have ever had the blessing of having in my lfe. We accepted each other, faults and all and he doesnt' expect me to be something I'm not. I love him dearly and always will.
Amber: Patrick is always willing to help with Paisley, so that I can have "me" time. Even if it just means that I can grocery shop by myself. It is much appreciated!

And last but certainly not least, here is what Prince C and I have to say about each other: [Prince C] is a great father. He always listens to me and the girls and he cooks the best grilled cheese sandwiches. He attack hugs me as often as he can and he doesn't get annoyed by all my little quirks. And: [Frootie!] is one of the most amazing people I have ever known! She's as beautiful on the outside as she is on the outside. She's a great mother and stepmother. She is very compassionate to others and we tend to like all of the same activities. She's my bestesterest friend!

I love my husband.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Orange Leaf: Brighton

Today we tried Orange Leaf. It was great. I highly recommend it to you, blog readers! Here are some pictures:
Mine. Coconut (awesome), Cheesecake (delish), Cookies n Cream (fantastic), and Red Velvet (Great!)
Prince C's: Strawberry and Cheesecake with all sorts of good toppings. I was more concerned about tasting flavors....
Turkey's: Vanilla, Coffee, and who knows. Tons of toppings including "the things that pop in your mouth".
Turkey and her creation!
All of us at Orange Leaf Brighton Shops

My favorite part may have been the cute spoons. They looked like Oars. The froyo was fantastic. No promises that I won't go there tomorrow for a snack.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Why Barbie and Ken divorced....


Terrible Photographer

I used to think that I was a pretty good photographer... Lately I haven't been using my camera enough and because of that, my eye and my shutter finger have suffered.

Last week we went to the Children's Museum and the Indianapolis Zoo for Turkey's spring break. I didn't take many photos. The ones I took, were blurry and snapshot-ish. I don't take snap shots. Oh my goodness. I hate that! I miss the old me who just took pictures with reckless abandon.

Perhaps I can get back to the old me... Here are a few that I took:
Riding the Carousel
Family in the Barbie mirrors
Barbie's poodle

Nora enjoying the sunshine
Turkey in front of the flowers at the zoo
Pretty flowers
Pretty greenery
Ella and some other girls with a very social seal

Matching Chucks

A couple weeks back I ordered Prince C and I matching shoes. Chucks, Converse All Stars, Chuck Taylors -- whatever you want to call them, I call them Awesome! His are black hi-tops and mine are white low tops. Yay for summer shoes. I can't wait to rock them all summer.


PS - my husband is hot.