November 12, 2009

Halloween 2009

I’m a bit slow getting the pictures up…I have no excuse, other than I have been doing other things: sewing some, knitting some, watching some movies, going to parent teacher conferences, living, being the mom, etc.

Here they are…those really cute kids.










Tallen = Bob the Builder











Miranda = Queen of Everything












Sariah = Alice Cullen (Twilight)










Jaden = Cutest Puppy EVER


Megan and Sam came up with Jaden to Trick-or-Treat.  Steven took the kids out and I stayed home to hand out candy…which I won’t bother doing next year.  We had 6 kids come to our house.  We are in a neighborhood, but I guess it’s older homes so they skip it for the high priced sub next door.  Happy Fall!!!!

November 5, 2009

Alice Cullen sleeps downstairs!

Of course I have neglected to document the most important moment - thus far - in Sariah's preteen existence.  She has been wearing her hair long for MANY years. Pretty much since she was one...and it began to grow.Sariah 08-97

Sariah 12-97 before

6 months                                    1yr – 1st haircut

Sariah spring 04-2000

 Sariah 1-21-05







  3 years                                              8 years

She got it cut for 5th grade to her shoulders but that's it.  And THAT was still a bob.


Photo_083007_007    the process                           beautiful Sariah 

She decided last spring t grow it long enough to donate to locks of love and that was the plan.  I actually thought she wouldn't make it.  Sariah wanted to get her hair cut for school this year to start 7th grade off great...but it was too short by an inch.  We figured that by Halloween it should be long enough...

WELL...October 24th she decided that the time was right!

Sariah at YW-YM boat sinking activity








summer ‘09                     10 inches off the back please…

We all went into the bathroom and first I shaved Tallen’s head (as usual – only it turned out better with the new clippers I got with birthday money :o) ) and then the conversation went something like this:

ME: “Do you want to?”

Sariah: “Sure!”

ME: “Are you 100% sure about this???”

Sariah: “ YES!  Do it…”

cut cut cut

Sariah:”Oh, my hair! My one true beauty!!!  I’ll write a book. It’ll be called ‘I can’t believe I DID that!!!!!”

Here’s the after…in case you haven’t seen her about town looking very chic!  OH – and she LOVES it!!  It’s flippy like Alice’s.  That’s all it takes, right??

sariah 10-24-09 NEW hairdo....1st ever

10-24-09 the back






       10/24/09                                            10/24/09

11233_165846687786_741892786_2856480_2639299_n                                 Alice Cullen for Halloween ‘09

She really is growing up into a beautiful young lady.  I’m so proud to have her as part of my family.

November 4, 2009

A Day Filled with Blogging

...and not much else.
It's so true isn't it that ya get suuuuucked into the computer when there are cute colors to chose from, signatures to make and blinkies to add along the way. I helped both girls get a blog of their own...Miranda is on my account, different page, so they can express themselves and practice typing skills. I need to remember the reason I made the blog in the first place. I made it so that I could write, think and consider life in a journal style...not ever having to think about what others will think about what I write. I have actually ALMOST erased one of the posts from the summer...because I thought that others may not like it. I own this page, I love my blog the way it is and HOPE that those 3 people that drop in to visit from time to time like it too...but I write for me. ;o) Maybe I should check on my actual journal....gotta go.

Fun New Goodies All Around $

I had fun yesterday fixing up my blog. I learned some great tips! I learned how to make the Blogger panel at the top of the page to go invisible and how to havb dividers between posts. I gathered this info from they also tell how to make your own signature! Cool... I chose to go with for that though - LESS WORK!! I grabbed some cute blinkies for everyone, too. I found some AwEsOmE fonts at I changed the background and banner to show the season at

My Sariah and Miranda are both delving into the blogging world. Sariah got an email address - they charge the parent $.50!! (I'm cool with that, as I know that she has it and couldn't without me.) She then signed up for her own blog. VERY CUTE. Next step - Facebook. But not until 13. Their rules, and mine. :o)