Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

carson took these pictures today and we worked with them in photoshop. i love them...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

i hope everyone had a merry christmas!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas eve...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I don't know if you can see well enough--but i am a straight A student! One A+, one A, and one A-. so that is a 4.00 for the semester and now my cumulative gpa is 3.70...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

my son is almost home for christmas...L

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

well, my baby is now seven. i cannot believe it. we went to build-a-bear with three of her friends and anna. they all had a great time and chose chrismtas outfits for their stuffed animals. haley is the cutest thing in the whole wide world. her school teacher thinks she's an angel and even her primary teachers tell me she is perfect. they chose her to play mary next sunday--she is so excited. everyone that meets haley loves her--she is just sweet beyond words. even the woman that cuts my hair wants me to bring her with me.

i have been faithful about my picture a day--the hardest part is not taking the picture--it is trying to find the time to upload it, catalog it and photoshop it. but i am working on my december pages and have been happy with them. and now that i am out of school for a whole month it means plenty of time to catch up on photos, unload the last boxes (i unpacked 4 today) and keep up with my girls. dallas will be here on saturday and brianne and jeff hopefully on the 22nd. Brianne has to get the ok to travel from her doctor next tuesday so i am keeping my fingers crossed.

have an enjoyable week...L

Friday, December 11, 2009

today is the last day that my baby will be six years old. build a bear tomorrow...L

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Anna got the principal's award in her class yesterday--the same day that i got my test back from my paris/florence class in the middle ages--i got a 49 out of 50. so i had taylor take our pic as we celebrated december in a non-traditional way but exciting none the less...L

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

because nothing says AZ winter like orange trees! i have started making my christmas album pages with my december pictures. quite fun. Shanna was here yesterday with baby Chloe making me and my girls happy! what a sweet little girl. so fun to see shanna. i miss her. fun to do some things that we used to do back in the day--shop at scrapbooks, etc. and eat mexican food. sigh. i miss my faraway friends like shanna and kerry. but after a nice evening with shanna i came home to a nice talk with carson. my future angelina jolie. carson wants a lot of kids but doesn't want to actually give birth to them. she wants to adopt. so last night we are talking about it and i'm like--carson--you know if you adopt you won't be able to breastfeed. at which point carson yells out--um, yeah--that's one of the highlights!! lol

happy sabbath...L

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

carson came walking in and i looked up and said--it's a school marm. and taylor said--no, it's BRIANNE! i have to agree!

ok--so i have committed to taking a picture a day this december. amidst all that is going on in my life i want to document the holidays. With this picture you can see that the holidays are coinciding with finals at ASU. But i did have eggnog for dinner last night and put warm flannel blankets on my bed. tis the season...L

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

casa grande ruins. that was the field trip i went on with anna last week. very cool. the hohokams lived here around 700 years ago. amazing site and we got to see one of the three owls that live there. since i am taking a class of native american poetry this semester as well as a middle ages history class i found this quite interesting. i am making a new years resolution early this year--and i rarely make resolutions as i usually find them cliché. i was reading a blog the other day and this woman has a picture every day on her blog. everyday. which means she took the picture, downloaded it, edited it and posted it. but i loved looking at her pictures and wishing i took more pictures. the last year was pretty rough for our family but i see a bright and happy future. and i've decided i don't want to miss it. so i am vowing to take more pictures and blog more often. i would love it if i could take a picture a day all of next year. i'm willing at least give it a try...L

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I scrapped. It is a Christmas miracle. It felt so good too.

Monday, September 21, 2009

taylor is in photo class this semester and she took this photo. her class had to take different types of images and i convinced her to take one of the stop sign in our neighborhood. the rare times i update my blog i always want to put a picture on but i haven't had much time lately to take many pictures.

school is going well for everyone. we are almost to midterms for me and quarters for everyone else. i go back and forth between my homework and the girls--and we all look at haley's 1st grade homework and sigh. lol everyone is adjusting to the move and all the changes that go with that. i am so proud of my girls--they have had a tough year and they are doing well in school and help me out a lot.

tonight we were playing this game--don't know the name of it--but you fill a thimble with water and then everyone tries to guess the answer to the question they ask--whoever gets it right gets the water thrown on them. so it's haley's turn and she asks who is her favorite movie star. after a lot of hannah montana, demi lovato, selena gomez and ashley tisdale answers carson finally asks for a clue--the first letter of the name. haley tells us T. so more guesses with no luck and carson says--ok--give us the second letter. which then haley replies--SWIFT. lol didn't take long then to figure it out...L