Friday, January 20, 2012

In awe of the beauty

I have not been to work all week. Cameron has not been to school. We measured 9.5 inches of snow in our yard. Our electricity managed to stay on while over 200,000 households were out and are still out. We got cabin fever a couple of times, but luckily my mom was adventurous and came and took us out. We had warm water and hot meals. We had lots of playtime, rest time, and together time and overall the week was good.

The ice storm came in on Thursday and I was amazed at the beauty of it all. Each leaf, twig, branch, and blade of grass was encased in ice. It was spectacular!

There were also several trees that could not withstand the weight of the snow and ice and snapped apart, lost branches or completely toppled down. I'm grateful that the tree that stood between my neighbor and I did not hurt my car or house when it fell apart. It stood over 20 feet tall and now it's on the ground. I thought it was going to be salvageable but it is going to have to be taken out.

I'm grateful that we're safe, warm and well!!! I'm grateful for the time I had with Cameron this week. I just wish I was a fortunate teller because if I had foreseen this storm I would have went on a vacation.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Whoever would have thought......

Today we woke up to a winter wonderland. I don't think I've ever experienced this much snow in the Great NorthWest!!! Cameron and i measured 9.5 inches in our front yard this morning. That is a lot of snow!!!

We are really enjoying the week off together!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Today the sun came out and killed our cute lil snowman.

1/16/2012 to 1/17/2012

they built a new one.
Bigger. Beefier. More Resilient.

Once there was a snowman

I love days like these.
Lots of time to hang out, time to laugh, time to play, time to not care about anything.
I'd take those days every day with this little guy!

It was cold, but it was sooooo fun!

Cobras 2012

Basketball has started once again.
Cameron has a love/hate relationship. He hates to get ready and go but once he gets there he loves it. He made a his first basket of the season on Saturday. Wish I could have caught the excitement on film but my camera SUCKS!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I love this little guy more then I could ever express.....he tells me everyday, "he loves me more and I'm the best mom he's ever had!" Being a mom is F A N T A S T I C!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stop touching me

Cameron has been telling me the last couple of games that the other team(s) have been pushing. He's been quite upset that the Ref has not been calling it. I blew it off and thought he was trying to blame something on the fact that they did not win. Well, I was sure wrong.....we got it on film.

I sure love watching him play soccer and am sad that it is almost over!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

This stuff is gross

I love this time of year; fall leaves, the cold air, soccer playing, pumpkins, corn mazes, costumes, candy and lots of memories with my son. This year we had 2 firsts.....he touched the guts of his pumpkin and carved this thing all by his self!!! He is one proud boy!

Friday, October 7, 2011


I missed this great event because I was away on a girls weekend. Glad someone caught it on film!!! I'm one proud mama!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tournament Time

The Boys had 2 games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. We choose to sit out the Sunday game. This is our fourth year sitting out on Sunday....I've always had my answer ready if someone was to ask why but in four years no one has ever questioned it.

So far every game I've left the camera at home but I'm in luck, one of the mom's set up a Shutterfly sight and I can go on and steal all the pictures I want.

After every game the parents make a tunnel so the boys can run through....they love it and run through multiple times!

The Team

The Team being goofy

The boys had fun and won 2 out of 3 of their games

Sunday, September 25, 2011


As most of you know I LOVE sushi but I always have to twist Cameron's arm to make him go with me and then when we leave I usually end up buying him fast food.

Tonight was an exception.

He ended up ordering his usual, popcorn chicken and asked if he ate it all could he have chocolate mouse cake. I said sure. While I was waiting for him to finish his dessert a sign came around on the conveyor belt saying something about salmon. He said, 'Mom, they have salmon here?" At that point I realized he had no clue that sushi was fish. Then he said, "I love salmon can I have some?" So, I took a plate off and he devoured it giving me a thumbs up and telling me how good it was.

I think I'll wait to tell him it's raw and never been cooked!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Soccer season is back in full swing.
Cameron has been on this team for 4 years and I love that he likes it more and more each year.

Monday, September 5, 2011

No complaints

This guy is in the third grade and loving it!
Life is good!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bathroom Revamp

My bathroom was soooooooooo gross!
Several months ago I attempted to caulk my bathtub, I did a horrible job and the tub grew mold. I tried everything to clean it but nothing worked. I also had shower doors that were not working properly and never looked clean no matter what I did, so it was time for a little summer revamp. My mom came over on Friday and we removed the doors, scraped everything down and caulked the whole tub properly. I love it and it looks so clean!!!

I forgot to take a picture of the doors still hanging but I think you get the idea

Everything scraped and ready to go

Awe, a fresh new look...

Cameron was at my dad's so on the way home I told him I changed things a little and he said, "Can I get a little bit of me in there. I'm tired of all this girl stuff."

I still want to paint the cabinet and light fixture, get new sink and shower fixtures but that will have to come at a later time!!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Christmas 2010

My camera has been dead for months. I finally charged it up the other day and look what I two darling nieces!!! I love that they come and visit us every Christmas and I can't wait to see them in August at Banks Lake.

This is a great picture and I can't believe we all cooperated and smiled at the same time!
Man, I love these kids!

No more DP!

This week has been a bear!!! I gave up caffeine once again. To be really honest I'm tired of talking about this and so I'm not going to anymore...I just feel bad for Cameron because I've been pretty lazy, hoping next week will be better.

Cameron has discovered a store in Edmonds called Terri's Toy Box and he can't wait to go there and spend money. I've been giving him odd jobs around the house to do so he can make a buck or two. This super deluxe car wash cost me $3.00 but the best part about it is Cameron had fun and he did a pretty good job for his first time.

Yes, we're still alive!

I have had no time to blog over the past several months and I've got so many pictures to post and so much to say I don't even know where to begin. Summer is finally here and I am loving it so far. I'm still in school for another 3 weeks but it's coming to an end also. I'm going to try and post a little each day and maybe do a recap of what you've missed out on. Things are really good around here, just busy!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I love this kid!!!!!

My sister posted this picture of Cameron on her facebook page, he was 4! Being a mom is one of the hardest things I think I've ever done but it's also been the best experience of my whole life. Each day he teaches me something new. I love him and am grateful I get to raise him!!!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Tour 2010

I wanted to give you the grand tour of my house for Christmas and then I looked over all my pics and I only had 3! So it's not going to be much of a tour! This is our 2nd Christmas in our new house and we're loving it!!!! Cameron and I love looking at all the decorations and talking about where they came from and past memories....he's got such a great memory!!

I love my fireplace!!!!! I love decorating it. I love having fires. I love when people come over and use it as a seat. I just love it!!!! This year I got tons of Christmas cards and wanted to display them (matter of fact they are still hanging there) so I called Teri and got some ideas. When I went to Joanne's I was thought I was going to buy some beads and then I came across this silver wire that has stars on it.

I picked up a bag of small colored clothes pins and tacked up!

I am highly impressed with my invention!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and was able to spend lots of time with family and friends. Cameron and I had a great time and our 2 week vacation always goes by way too fast. I've got lots of pictures to post and will soon!!!!