Monday, January 31, 2011

day 1 ~ recent picture and 15 facts

1 I have grey hairs
2 the grocery store (ANY grocery store) is my favorite place to shop
3 I love to cook and hate to bake
4 I brush my teeth in warm water
5 I love watching movies but RARELY do it anymore
6 I love Hollywood fashion and gossip
7 I don't like vanilla ice cream
8 I don't eat wheat bread or any nuts (other than peanuts)
9 I'd love to go on a missions trip but I'm not a fan of hot, dirty or seeing what is outside my bubble (selfish)
10 Husband still makes my heart flutter (in a good way :)
11 I wish I could play the guitar
12 and sing in front of a crowd
13 I'm jealous of my friends who are adopting and the fact that they have a HEART for it
14 I love road trips
15 I can't sleep closest to the door in a bedroom ~ if Husband and I stay overnight somewhere I can't be closest to the door... the boogy man might get me :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

30 Days of Blogging?

There is a blog I "stalk" that is artsy, fun, whimsical, and written by a girl that is about 6ish years younger than me on the west coast. She lives a God/Family centered life and I love reading her blog, looking at her pictures and dreaming about going to the West Coast someday because she makes it seem beautiful. She is doing 30 days of blogging and I thought that sounded fun... I've been kinda in a little "rut" and wanted to do something different... new pc, new blog? Don't worry CountryDad you'll still get the pics of the girl :) So....

"you know how these things are...they're fun for you and maaaybe everyone else..ha ha. Well. I'm going to do it. But I am not challenging myself to do it everyday...just to do them." :)

Excited? :)

day 1 - recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2 - the meaning behind your blog name
day 3 - a picture of you as a child
day 4 - a habit that you wish you didn't have
day 5 - a picture of somewhere you've been
day 6 - favorite super hero and why
day 7 - a picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on you
day 8 - short term goals for this month and why
day 9 - something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10 - songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11 - write a bucket list of things you want to do before you die
day 12 - write a poem to someone you love
day 13 - your 5 fav. books and why
day 14 - a picture of you and your family
day 15- put your ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16 - a picture of yourself
day 17 - someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18 - plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19 - write about a sweet memory from your past
day 20 - write a letter to someone
day 21 - a picture of somethin gthat makes you happy
day 22 - what makes you different from everyone else
day 23 - something you crave a lot
day 24 - post your favorite quote or verse of scripture and why
day 25 - what I would find in your bag
day 26 - list 10 things you are thankful for
day 27 - my day job verses my passion
day 28 - cruise a thesaurus and pic out 10 words you like the sound of
day 29 - favorite tv shows and why you like them
day 30 - movies you can watch again and again

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hangin' at JJ & J's aka Disney World

By now you all know that the CountryRents were more than generous to Husband and I by getting us a new PC... one that will work and that JJ won't mind working ON :) That's the key! :) Course JJ built it and it is all SOOPED (sp??) up and I have NO IDEA how to run it, what it does, or ANY thing that is in this mega-machine. Thankfully he was gracious enough to spend time with me working on it and with this girl who USED to be techie before she gave all her brain cells to the little one :) Speaking of little ones...and speaking of the techie geek :)
Husband is a HUGE hit with the boys of course... but don't forget that little girl who LOVES these two boys
and pretty much Uncle JJ and Aunnie J's house in general ~ a whole house full of toys and places she rarely gets to explore... yeah. Pretty much Disney Land for her :)
Fun times hanging out, getting my PC fixed and eating J's yummy supper. Thanks for a GREAT night!! :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

TiTi's Girl...

Ever since Minnie was THIS size... TiTi has been TRYING to get her to say her name...
The other night for dinner though Minnie prooved that she is her TiTi's girl... even if she DOESN'T say her name yet...but she did dog her TiTi's favorite food... BLUEBERRIES!

ah... the sassy side of my girl...
two tubbies in one day...a wet wash cloth was not taking care of this kind of damage :)
Please see the hair sticking up there against the backdrop of the chair...
HAPPY, wild, blueberry eating TiTi's girl :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

January 26th

Is one of my FAVORITE days because it is a SUPER special day for some of my FAVORITE people ALL ON THE SAME DAY!!!! :)

Happy B-day Laura Jane... I love you SO much and am so thankful you have STUCK by me for the last 16 years... I am a lucky girl to have you in my life!and of course I'm lucky to HAVE a life thanks to these two :) When the divorce rate is 50% Husband and I are SO grateful and blessed to have grown up in homes where our parents remained commited and in love with each other. Taking the bad with the good and MAKING IT WORK. We couldn't have asked for better exampes. Thank you both for your love and devotion to each other and showing us what it takes to make it. Is this 30 or 31? I forget???
Looking forward to celebrating this guy on Friday night with the fam! So happy to be called one of the "not originals" with him! I LOVE my brother in law!!!
Happy Special Day to all of you!!! I am so thankful for each of you in my life!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

and the play dates are BACK!!!

I do love the play dates at Pheebs house but I think I prefer it when the weather is more like THIS than the picture below :) It was super fun to see all the girls again though, it has been WAY too long. This poor little one has had a rough go of it with the sickies... we were so happy that she and her Mama were able to be there! :)
Pheebs, the hostess with the mostess... :)
Minnie's fav. toy at Pheebs house :)
The succession of couch shots mostly for Deanne :) Please note the toys with Minnie... and fact that my kid is...
the play group BULLY...
AH....scored the pink plastic toy...

making the get-a-away :)

We had a foody taste test and my picky girl ate NONE of it... better luck next time but fun to do something different in the dead of winter and have fun with the GIRLS!!! :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Laura Jane turned me onto Danskos about 9 years ago...I haven't looked back since. Husband has been good to me over the years by spoiling me with pairs for Christmas. I then turned on SIL L and guided Glory towards the light... :) and so it goes... but here... here is where the originals started....15ish years ago... and on Wednesday last week... they were OFFICIALLY retired. I think it was about time...

don't you???

I love this girl and ALL her quirky ways...
but I espeically love that she pointed me to the light of the Dansko and that she used MY home as the final resting place of the original pair. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011


So this was how we looked when we left Minnie's eye appt after having her eyes dilated and finding out that our girl is JUST FINE!!! :) PTL!!!! :) Pretty psyched!! She loves her Daddy quite a bit....
I love the towel :) Thanks cousins in PA :) for the hand-me-down
Her favorite thing to do when Daddy is outside and she is him. Note the tippy toes :)
Snow days...

and sledding fun

oh yeah... and did I mention CountryDad retired??

we celebrated New Year's Eve with a swim in the BIG tub...

and we SQUEEZED into a onesie from someone special....(it is currently with MIL being transFORMED into a short sleeved t-shirt :) that woman is GOOD! :)
We tried on more hand-me-downs that won't be quite READY until NEXT winter maybe??
and we got into things we were not supposed to....
P.S. How do the rest of the Mom's with little ones wash THEIR kitchen floors???