Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DC, part 2

Here is a picture of me in front of the Capital Building, taken by Wendy. Also, once of the cherry blossoms. They weren't all in bloom, but it was cool to see them. The other picture is the National Gallery of Art, West Wing. It was very cool to walk through and see all the paintings. It was especially cool to see a Da Vinci painting in person!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Our Capital

I am in DC right now with a friend. We spent Friday walking around the National Mall. I really wanted to take some pictures and I was bummed that I didn't bring both my lenses with me that day! I did have my 55-200 with me and I got some decent shots. We went back yesterday and I took my 18-55 to get the other shots that I couldn't get on Friday. I have yet to upload those. Here are some of my favorites from Friday:

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Nice Hair

We went to the Discovery Center for Scout Night last week. Mike took this picture of me with my hair looking so fabulous!! Be sure to click the picture to see the full size!

Monday, March 23, 2009


This was taken the same day as the March 11th picture. In this one, I like how the icicles look like teeth!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One Third of a Lifetime

Tomorrow, March 18, marks 11 years that I have been married to my soul mate. For 1/3 of my life, I have been able to share with a man who continues to make sacrifices and shows me that he loves me unconditionally. It hasn't been entirely easy and I think that makes me love him even more. Because we have both looked at what we stand to lose. I hope the next 11 years and more will be filled with as much love as the last 11 have been. I love you, Mike!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Today's picture features the guests from Lauren's birthday party. You can see the awesome jedi robes I made as party favors! Everyone brought their own lightsabers and was given a robe upon arrival! It was a great party.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's Friday on Sunday

I didn't post of Friday because I was a conference a the lake. SO, here are Friday's photos, taken today! I present to you... Lauren, age EIGHT!!!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Kitties

Here are the three cats we adopted. When we talked about getting a new cat after Mary passes away, the kids were all so excited. I got crazy and decided they could each have a new cat! Here is Lauren with Chrystle, Jacob with Sophie and Matthew with Melanie.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I took this picture at Dog Bluff on March 3. We had about 6 inches of snow the weekend before, and this what was left that day. I love the way the icicles reflect in the water. The bridge passes to the right of the picture. I just had to stop and try to capture the beauty.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Eating the Alien

Here is Lauren eating the Jabba the Hut cake topped my neighbor made for her cake. He is made of rice krispies covered with fondant. She did an amazing job on him!!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Party Animals

We celebrated Lauren's birthday with a party on Sunday. One of the favors she had chosen was these silly glasses with the nose. We all had fun trying them on. Of course, someone else grabbed my camera and took my picture! We had a great time. I'll be putting up pics of the 8 year old soon!! :)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Four, Five, Six and Seven

This morning, as Lauren was getting ready for school, she said to me "Mom, don't take my eight year old picture yet. I think I still look like I did when I was seven."

Here she is at 4, 5, 6 and 7 years old.

October 25, 2005

November 4, 2006

July 4, 2007

March 23, 2008

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

One and Two and Three

This is Lauren in Sept of 2002. Lauren was 1.5 years old here. She was trying Daddy's boots on for size!

This one was taken on Nov 19, 2003. Lauren was 2.5 years old here.

This one was taken in October of 2004. She was 3.5 here.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

13 Months...

Here is Lauren at 13 months old. This picture was taken shortly after we moved to Missouri.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The Week of Happy

Lauren came to snuggle with me this morning before school. She asked me what color happy was. I told her that to me, happy is yellow. She said that she thought happy was pink.
Lauren will be EIGHT years old on Thursday. As a tribute, I am going to post pictures of her this week. Today's picture was taken seconds after she came into this world!
.... and Yes, Ros.. IT's A GIRL!!!!!...