Wednesday, September 16, 2009


DSCF1463, originally uploaded by craftyknitter33.

This amigurumi was quite the undertaking. totally worth it in the end. He is precious !

Frog Amigurumi

DSCF1465, originally uploaded by craftyknitter33.

I loved making this little critter !

Frog Amigurumi

DSCF1465, originally uploaded by craftyknitter33.

I loved making this little critter !

Poke' Ball

DSCF1451, originally uploaded by craftyknitter33.

Reece loves this Pokemon Ball.

These last 2 patterns come from WolfDreamer. Her patterns ROCK !

Mario mushroom

DSCF1457, originally uploaded by craftyknitter33.

This is my first attempt at amigurumi. It was a lot of fun. Expect more to come !!!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

School Days

This is the second day of school for the kids and we are already back into the swing of things. Amazing how fast you can fall back into schedules!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rainy Day

The kids LOVE to jump on the trampoline after it rains. Apparently the rain makes it "more boungy" LOL

Boys playing in rain


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lazy Dayz

Summer seams to do that to me though. No one has to wake up early for school so we spend the morning lounging around and the rest of the day trying to avoid the heat. I am loving it though. I feel like the kids are all getting to the point where we can enjoy each other more. We hang around the living room playing and joking. talking to each other, laughing or crying depending on the hormone levels LOL

I love the age the kids are now. A little more self sufficient. This is important because for a little while there I felt like I was explaining things to them over and over again. "yes you have to brush your teeth morning AND night" After the 100th time of saying that, I wanted to give up and just get them dentures LOL

I must say Russ and I are so very proud of the people they are becoming. It is the little things that make you smile. For example we took the kids to dinner last night. We had so much fun. Will ordered a shrimp cocktail and Lainey ordered snow crab legs. No kids menu mac and cheese for our kids LOL They even ordered there own food when the waiter came around. They were polite and even remembered to put their napkins in their laps !!!

I have always wanted 2 things to come of my parenting. First that ALL of my children will receive Jesus as their Lord and serve him always. Number 2 I want them to take a responsible place in this world. There are too many people out there that are a drain on society. They drain resources, money, peace, safety, well being......just to name a few. Responsible citizens have to be raised. Ok I am off that soap box LOL It is late and I just wanted to say I love my kids and am so very proud of them :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rosetta Stone Contest

Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language and has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while — and you can WIN the *all new* version 3 Rosetta Stone Homeschool LATIN program… FOR FREE! This is the first year you can get Latin in the brand new Version III update.

This is a $259 program (and believe me it’s worth every penny!)
This is a computer based curriculum and Rosetta Stone will also include a headset with microphone, and a supplementary “Audio Companion” CD so you can practice lessons in the car, on the go, or where-ever! Students participate in life-like conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone incorporates listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary and writing along with speaking and pronunciation lessons. For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program to allow parents to easily enroll up to ten students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, grade completed work (the program grades the work automatically as the students progress- I love that!), and you can view and print reports for transcripts. Homeschooling a lot of kids at your house? This program is designed to enroll and track up to ten students (five users on two computers) and will work for nearly all ages — from beginning readers up to college students.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Facebook has taken over my life

OK Seriously, what is it about FB that makes it SOOOOO addictive ? I know I am not the only one !

Being Real

I recently heard a friend of mine give an amazing message. I took a lot of truths from her sermon, the most applicable being  "being real". This is something I really struggle with. Not being authentic, mind you, just being real. I am not one to tell you if  I am struggling with something. Ever. Usually, I have to reach crisis point before I reach out for help.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Out of the Valley

God is always amazingly true to his word. Even when I am in the valley and life is looking dark, God's light is always there to shine bright and guide me out of the darkness. Thank you Lord for all that you do, for always being there and never leaving me.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Great times

Reece is my favorite source of entertainment these days. HIS favorite source of entertainment is Mickey and Pooh LOL 


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No ice

No ice but it is below freezing BRRRRRRRRRRRR. Will is home sick and this is a picture of Reece trying to feed him some goldfish to make him all better. 


Tuesday, January 27, 2009



    I am sitting here watching Season 3 of 24 with Russ and hoping for an ice day tomorrow so I can spend the day knitting and playing together as a family. For all of my Louisiana friends and family ice days here are the equivalent of hurricane days at home. I just hope the lights hold out, but even if they don't our house has tons of windows. So exciting :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Feeling Blah

Ever have those BLAH days. I hate those days. Not only do I feel BLAH but I feel guilty for feeling that way. I have such an amazing life, I hate to take even a minute of it for granted. I will praise God from the Mountain top AND the valley :)