Friday, February 29, 2008
I had some pictures of them when they were here last. We went to the beach and stuff and I cannot find them anywhere.
I swear I would loose my head if it wasn't attached.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
We played this song at my Grandfathers funeral. My sister called tonight and wanted to know details about the song. I hope yall enjoy. Give me your opinion.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is Lynsey. She is a beautiful girl. I love Lynsey alot. I believe that she has loved me since the moment she met me. Something about the two of us is just the same. However, can someone please explain to me why she keeps taking pictures like this. I mean don't get me wrong, she is beautiful in this picture. I even have to say that the eye makeup is just right. What I am talking about is the fact that she is taking the picture of herself, and it is in this downward angle. I mean when I say she has taken alot of these I mean ALOT. Like more than 1200. She had over 1200 pictures on her myspace. Most were of herself and most were at this angle. I don't know why this angle. Can someone please explain this to me.
Monday, February 25, 2008
We want floor seats, heck we want front row seats, and we shall have them.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
The first one is a picture of Josh kissing Jackson. It is on the island on July 4th. Neither of them knew I was taking the picture. I don't even know if Josh has ever seen the picture. I just love the picture. It is such an expression of affection.
The second picture was taken at Salt Springs, Fl. We took the kids camping that weekend. It rained. Noah was so little. We let him play naked in a little tiny pool. I just love this picture. It is such an over expression of delight.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I don’t know what we will do when she is too big to fit in the drawer. I guess Noah will fit but then what?
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Well you know Lynsey and Bethany are takin dance. Well, besides for their other class they are doing a Duet. The song we have choosen is 'Sisters' by Bette Midler....it is a remake of the one Rosemary Clooney did years ago. It is also in the old Christmas film 'White Christmas'. I think the lyrics are really cute for them because they are so close.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
A couple of days ago I talked about how Chris helped me make our own Clip It Up. We made three. One for Amanda because she does so much for us, one for Lenee because her birthday is at the end of the month, and one for myself to help organize my new craft space. Anyway, I don't have any offical things to hang my stuff so I just used bent paper clips, and it works just fine for now. If you were to go and by the offical clip it up at a store it would cost around
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This is one of my favorite songs by Michael Buble. Please take a look, and a listen and tell me what you think.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Pappy Uphold and Noah 2007 (family reunion)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
These are some pictures of me when I was a baby. The upper left was me with my Grandma Leon (my moms mom) the upper middle was me with a duck?, the upper right was me with my mom at Grandma Leon's, the lower left is me with my dad at grandma Leon's, the lower middle was me with my mom at Tub Run Campground, the lower right is me on a picnic table at Tub Run Campground with my Pappy Leon behind me.
When I look at these pictures I can't help but think about how young everyone is in these pictures, and how we are all older but still look the same. My second thought when I see these pictures is that my parents are not married anymore. and my last sad thought is that it hasn't been a year since my Pappy died. So, I guess old pictures are fun to look at but then sad at the same time. I wish I could go back and tell them, warn them. I guess you can't go back.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
My scrap space
Well we have a family room in the back of the house. It is a room with a lot of shelving. It also is broken up into three parts. 1st a computer area, 2nd a living area, and 3rd a bar area. The computer area is just that. It is a computer desk, filing cabinet, book shelf and computer. The living space is a couch, coffee table, TV and lamp. The bar area was a bar along the wall and then a bar you could sit at. In the bar area we just had some stuff stored that we didn’t use anymore. It was wasted space. I was really getting tired of looking at my scrapbook shelf in the living room that was not organized and hard to work from. The only place I had to do my crafts was the kitchen table. This was always a problem. It just seemed like once I got all my stuff out and set up my time would be over, or it was meal time, or the kids needed to sit at the table with drinks. It just wasn’t working. So, I haven’t scrapped since like May 2007. I really miss the creative outlet. I like the idea of being able to do all the crafts I love to do. Before I was married I painted ceramics, I sewed some really cute things like vests, costumes, pillows, curtains, I really loved doing crafts. I made grapevine wreaths, and Christmas decorations, and Halloween decorations. Anyway, Chris and I talked about it and he agreed that tearing out the bars in the back family room would give me enough area to set up a craft space. So, he built me a giant cabinet, tore out the bars and set up a desk and a six foot table. He also helped me make the clip it up. I have been busy organizing the space. However, soon very soon I am going to stop organizing and create something. Chris said that eventually he will build the tables and desktops that I want in my space, but for now I am happy. Seven years of marriage and I finally have a space that is mine. Now, if I could just get the music stuff out of my space, but that is the next phase. LOL I have some major ideas for the space. It will be a slow transformation however; it will be well worth it.
So, I will elaborate on Ben, Erica, and Josh
Ben and Erica are getting married on February 29, 2008. Erica has a little boy who is almost three named Josh. Erica and Josh are staying with us until they get married. The more I get to know Erica the more I really like her. I really do think she will be really good for Ben. She seems to have a really good head on her shoulders. I just hope she can keep Ben under control, and it looks like she will be able to. The two of them are in for some big changes and it going to be tough, and I pray they will be fine.
Michael Buble countdown…… 14 days to go until the concert. For more on Michael Buble I have added a link. Check it out.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Michael Buble countdown.......
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait.....
Amanda and I are going to see Michael Buble in 16 days.
We have amazing tickets to see him in Jacksonville, Flordia.
I love his music, He is so handsome, He is smooth like butter baby!
I am sure I will cry through this as well. hehe
So, January 26, 2008 Bethany was in the Peter Pan Production. Her dance studio put in on, and I thought it was really good. Bethany and Lynsey both take dance at the same studio, but Lynsey couldn’t be in the production this year because it was her first year of dance. However, this was Bethany’s third year and was asked to be in the Ballet Company. (Pretty cool) Anyway, Bethany was a mermaid in Never Never Land. She was so beautiful. Lynsey helped with the stage crew and dressed as an Indian. She was also responsible for leading the little mermaids out for their bow at the end of the show.
Bethany did such a good job. She got to have a hair piece so she could have long beautiful flowing hair. She was totally in love with the hair piece. She wanted to know if she could wear it to church and school. I said no. That didn’t stop from asking later in the week. I still said no. Also, when you’re on stage you get to wear heavy make-up so she thought that it was the best day ever. You could tell when you looked at her that she didn’t think she was beautiful, she knew she was GORGEOUS.
Lynsey didn’t get to be in the show but she was such a big help. The owners, and teachers just kept coming up to me and saying things like ‘She is such a wonderful girl.’ ‘She just gets right in there and does it.’ ‘ We just love having her here.’ All the praise really made Lynsey feel good about herself.
Now for my story. It is a lot of work to be in dance. There is practice, pictures, costumes, the list never really ends. I never had the chance to do these things when I was a kid, and I always wanted too. I am so happy that we are able to do this for our children. I cried through most of both shows. I just couldn’t help myself, I was just so excited. (I cried through some of Hannah Montana as well.) I just get such a thrill over seeing my children so happy. It always reminds me of that movie “Stella” with Bette Midler. All she ever wanted was to make sure her Jenny was happy.
I hope my children are happy. I hope that one day they well look back and realize all the work it took to run the family.
Friday, February 8, 2008
I really enjoyed this book. I have to admit I didn’t know what the book was about when I got it. I just sort of liked the off-ness of the cover. I think if I would have known that it was about the circus I don’t think I would have read it. I don’t think of myself as somebody who would enjoy a book about the circus but I guess I am. I will say it is one of those books that wraps up in a neat little bow in the end. I am not complaining about the ending I am just saying its nice and neat. So, in this case I am glad I judged the book by the cover.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I ramble alot so maybe this will be a way for me to get it all out.
Right now it is almost 10:00pm and I really should be in bed and asleep, but I just watched some of SuperNanny and that show always reminds me of all the things I should be doing as a parent. Hopefully, I will get this parenting job down before they all move away.