Tuesday, November 29, 2011

~as of lately~

  • i've been entertaining my mom who was here from Maine. which made thanksgiving special.
  • made a trip to denver for few days to hang out with my brother and mom before she flew home.
  • learning how to use my iphone:) 
  • trying to plan my son's birthday party coming up this weekend.
  • putting up our christmas tree (finally happened tonight) 
here are a few photos from my iphone:

sneaking up on otis to take a picture of him napping!

me getting caught while sneaking up on him!

our Christmas tree this year!

Santa's elfs (a.k.a brooke, brady, chuck)

can hardly believe it's almost December....yikes!
it is also otis's 1st christmas.
hopefully he is good with the tree.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

~the day i skipped school to hunt with my dad~

chuck took brady hunting friday! and he was really excited! we let him skip school for the day to travel with his dad to go get his deer. and that he did. i usually am not invited on these trips because most the time  all the time i root for the deer. however i do get really excited when brady gets home and the first thing he does is run to get me to come outside and check his deer out! i say "nice job buddy" even though i was rooting for the deer.

next friday it's back to school to hit the books!

Friday, November 18, 2011

~talking spring & summer in november???


i know it's crazy to be talking about spring and summer already.......unless you are talking about the new 2012 spring and summer at home america catalog preview:) that's right! it's out there now. and i was up until 10:30 last night previewing it. did you know they added some things for dog lovers? otis was happy to hear that last night.

love some of the things in there and can't wait to add them to my home YOUR HOME!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

1st snow & otis these days...

 well you are looking at our first snow pictures this year.
i know it's november and this is normal, but i'm not sure i'm ready.
kids need new winter coats that we have yet to get.
might try and save it for a Christmas gift. if their light coats will keep the cold out for now.

i could eat food off the grill all year long! and we do.
but it looks a little chilly now to be grilling.
i'm glad chuck is the griller in our house.

and otis.
he's not sure about the snow.
he prefers our bed and warmth.
this morning i had to bribe him with an extra treat to get him to go outside.
poor guy!
he hasn't seen nothing yet.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

~so proud of mr. ron brown~

awhile ago, here, i posted on competitors for Christ and how my son was able to meet a few of these good men last year! he was so excited and ran to his room to get his football for them to sign! i was so excited for him. and yesterday as we played Penn State, Ron Brown did it again. i believe the reason my son was able to see these good christian athletes in his school gym that day is because they have a leader like Ron Brown. if only penn state had a leader  leaders like Ron Brown! it's amazing how these young kids look up to coaches. and trust them. and for someone to take advantage of that makes me sick!

i pray for penn state and for the healing to begin! one things for sure....... there is someone who IS bigger than it all!

Friday, November 11, 2011

11-11-11 Happy Vetrans Day!

Thank you to all the young and old vets out there!
and to my husband who has and continues to serve for the past 19 years
we love you!
chuck roberts with the 1074th outlaws!

~a little organized kitchen help~



i want to do this!!!how many times do we have to dig and dig for the right lid! so simple. wish i could have thought of this idea. a. long. time. ago.

this one makes be smile too. I can do something like this. again makes it easier to find the right item for the job.

we have a new pantry like this. (well, with more mess) i love this idea. i've been looking for wallpaper for the pantry. i'm really not a wallpaper person but i do love this.
starting to clean my pantry out TODAY!

so cute. when you're not using your cake stand for cake, why not do this!
Source: amazon.com via Julie on Pinterest

i'm buying one or two or three of these. look how much drawer space you'd save if you store this way.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


i have to admit i have watched this video over and over and over again. and every time i'm more and more in love! it is the cutest/funniest thing ever!
a talk show encouraged mothers to tell their children the day after halloween that she ate all their candy.
this mother did and video taped it. and how the kids responded is too, too funny!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

~brooke panther VB season 11'~

wow VB season seem to come and go rather quickly.
i'm ashamed to say i did not do well with pictures this year.
even though i was able to attend every game this year, i failed to bring the camera
i was just happy to be there!
i did however find these. of brooke.

pumping themselves up before the game.

going pink for breast cancer awareness month!
apparently we didn't get the memo that we were doing white knee pads.
oh well, atleast you can point my kid out easier.
i needed something like this in football to tell which kid was mine.
once they have all their gear on they all look like they could belong to me.

this day brooke started. at first she was struggling getting playing time
(being the "new kid" and all)
but this day she finally started and she was happy!
she said she was going to quit if she didn't play more. and i reminded her we don't quit!