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I am a Christian. I am a loving wife to my Army-National-Guard-Recruiter-Husband of 15 years. I am a stay-at-home-mother to our four handsome sons. I am a photographer. My blog is about as erratic, eclectic and random as I am, painted with rainbows of photos and words that are hills and valleys you travel; so lovely sometimes that they hurt you. These are the stories of how far we've come in the last 15 years as Christians, as a family and as individuals.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{October} End

I have a ton of pictures from the boys' Halloween fun at their prospective schools but haven't gotten around to editing or resizing them and it's keeping me from continuing to blog so I'll post the raw photos here and you'll just have to adjust! LOL! 

Brad and I both volunteered at Hayden's school, Kaleidescope Children's Center, for thier "Fall Carnival" (but I was still able to cature a ton of shots 'cause I'm cool like that)!
 It was real neat the way they had it all set up.  The kids had made their own bags in advance and played games for prizes and candy to fill them with!
 Brad worked the fishing booth while I worked on the egg toss.
 The games were easy enough and helped build possitive self-esteem because the kids were able to accomplish the simple tasks without help.
 Hayden got a lot of stuff and had a good time!  We all did!

Meanwhile, at Discovery Schoool of the Arts, Tristen and his group of K-Kids were diligently working on their Haunted House that was to be a main attraction at the Second Annual Trunk or Treat event! 

The line was long but it was moving quickly.  They had vendors and a DJ too!  It was awesome!
 This little girl sorta invited herself to walk with us, aparently she and Garrett are chums.  It was so cute watching them interact.
 We put our names in the drawing for free Tae Kwon Do AND WON!!!  For the WHOLE FAMILY!!!  And Sonic was there handing out coupons for FREE drinks!!!
We finished trunk or treating for candy then hit up the carmel apple vendor!!!  We got to make our own!

 Tristen was finally released from duty in the Haunted House and found us eating our apples... 
 But when we told him we had filled his bag in his stead he was thrilled and started dancing around and singing that he gets all the candy with none of the work! 
 Then he went and made his carmel apple and we headed home with smiles on our faces.
Two days later we trunk or treated at HDC and enjoyed an illusionist's show.  We never did go door-to-door so explain to me why we had candy coming out of our ears!!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

{October 28} Getting Batty

Just in time for Halloween, I got this brilliant idea from a blogger friend of mine.  I took all of our old broken crayons and with Hayden's help, we made them into something useful again!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

{October 17} Proverbs 22:6

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." (NIV) Proverbs 22:6
My God-Daughter's Dedication:


{October 16} Pumpkin Patch - It's Tradition!

Well, every year we take the boys to this Pick-Your-Own-Pumpkin Patch.
It's great!  They have a corn maze we walk through, little shops with hand painted & hand sewn seasonal items and pumpkins galore to choose from!  Mom really wanted to go with us on our trip there this year but her flight left on the 14th of October and they didn't open for business until the 16th so these photos will have to do!

Seth is constantly commenting on how I'm always the one taking pictures so there are never any pictures OF me so he asked if he could be my photography assistant; he took the photos of me!  Isn't he great!

 Waiting on Brad to load up our pumpkins so we can go into the corn maze!
 Then when he got back HE offered to take a photo of me with the boys. I love it!
 As soon as we entered the corn maze the boys took off running and Hayden called dibs on being the leader. (see his little foot there in front of Seth?)

 Every time we bring them here they have to get a picture in a pumpkin!
When we saw these storm clouds rolling in we loaded up and rolled out!
 Our picks

 Hayden felt the need to "keep them safe"
 I just can't get enough of that face!
By now I'm sure you're asking yourself, "Doesn't she have four sons?"  The answer, of course, is "YES!" but Tristen is growing up really fast on us; he was invited to join his friend, Max, at Knott's Berry Farm for Max's birthday and opted out of going to the pumpkin patch with us : ( ...and so it begins...