Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Today I had to wear my winter coat while I did the dishes because the window over our sink doesn't close all the way and -50 wind chill was blowing into my kitchen.

Today I had had to use my cash from my poker winnings last weekend to buy my third graders recorders at school.

Today Cooper called from school to say he forgot his gym shoes, but when Tim came home to get them and bring them to school we couldn't find them. It turns out they WERE in his backpack, he just didn't look hard enough.

Today I made Tim take Carter to the doctor because he woke up with severe lower abdominal pain and I was sure it was appendicitis. It wasn't.

Today I am going to bed early...the best part of my day...today.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

School Dance

The kids went to their school's family dance last night...the theme was the 50's. The only one to do much dancing was miss Kennedy who was full of moves. Tim kept trying to teach the boys his moves...like the lawnmower, the shopping cart and the sprinkler. Funny...they didn't want to show any of them off at the dance.

Monday, January 21, 2008

What have we been up to?

Hockey, hockey...and more hockey.
Carter and Cooper had their first full-ice game this weekend and both scored a goal.

...sweaty hockey hair...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Love it!

Now this is a MOM...I read in the paper today about a mom who found alcohol in her 19-year-old son's car and decided to sell it by placing an in the local newspaper that read:
"OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet."

Monday, January 07, 2008

Guests Needed

I was asked to participate in an upcoming fundraiser for the Bethesda All Stars after-school program. Because someone thought I was a "creative" individual, they asked me to decorate and host a table at the fundraiser. Since my business is all about kids, and this fundraiser is for kids, I thought it would be a fun way to give of some of my talents. My theme, of course is photography and I have been busy trying to come up with fun ideas for placecards, party favors, place settings and a centerpiece. Here is where I need a little help...I need to find seven people to come and sit at MY table and eat brunch for this fundraiser. It is on Saturday January 26th at 10am and tickets are $25. Brunch and of course great company included! Let me know if you would like more details or are interested in giving to a good cause AND helping out a girl in need!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Here it is...

okay...I finally got around to doing the before and after slideshow of the remodel of our house. You can view it by clicking here. Here are some stills of the most dramatic changes.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The gift of time

The best thing I did for myself this holiday season was to take a break from my photography sessions. I finally had the thing I wanted the most but seemed to have the least...TIME. I got to spend time with the kids(and be annoyed by their constant fighting, whining, and complaints of I'm bored!), watch movies, read (I finished an entire book!), catch up on people's blogs I like to read, plan for the future of my business, daydream, shop...AND take silly pictures of my kids and post them the SAME day!