What is this?

This blog was inspired by a friend of mine. He has been journaling using photos that he takes daily and publishes to facebook. I am going to attempt to do something similar, but in the form of a blog. I am the wife of a wonderful, godly, fishing addict and a work-at-home mama of three beautiful boys and life, while it can be beautiful, can also be mundane, which can suck the joy out of everyday living. I have so much to be thankful for, and in beginning this blog, I'm hoping to regain my joy. I hope that this will cause me to seek beauty and pleasure in my everyday life. Today is 7-27-11, no significant date, but I hope, the beginning of something really special <3

A couple of parameters for this blog: I will attempt to sum up each day with 1 picture (A collage is okay!). I will keep my posts short and to the point and I will be taking all pictures with my iPhone 4. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Work all day.  Mondays are going to kill me, I'm convinced.  Had a wonderful meeting with a wonderful family at Panera Bread in Fontana.  Got a Strawberries and Cream scone and a shortbread cookie.  Worth the 3 hours in the car <3


Another day at home.  I managed to get all laundry done and take this photo of Bean and his rock.  This kid loves rocks.  He carried a bowl around and kept putting the rock in and taking it out.  I love him <3


Co-op today and absolutely nothing else.  The boys and I laid in bed all day and watched the tube.  I think we needed it though, we haven't done it in a while.  Thought me and Silas had pink eye, but I really think the Lord healed us because by the end of the day, our eyes were fine.


Work in Lucerne Valley today.  Wow, what a place, but what a nice family that I met with.  Daddy left for another trip at night.  So, the boys and I watched Shrek #4 and went to bed.


Bible study today.  Our monthly leader meetings start in a week.  Very excited about being a part of those.


Back to school park day today!  Saw my lovely friend Adria and had a wonderful talk about homeschooling.  I'm leaning more and more towards it and I've realized over the past few months, that I really, truly, have a desire to school my kids at home.  This year is all about praying and seeing if it's the Lord's will.  We shall see <3


Typical Tuesday. Got a reply back from Mr. Prieto about family pictures. I can't wait to work with him!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Labor day! BBQ at the Grahams today courtesy of Amy :). Fun times with fam and friends :)


Wow, I am so behind! Let's see how fast I can catch up... Uncle Steve's 50th today. He doesn't look a day over 30 I say. Uncle Andy gave the boys harmonicas. They love them so much. Really hoping one of them picks it up :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Busy day today. Attempted a fish tail braid on myself today Watched some tutorials the other night on youtube. Turned out okay, just got really loose as the day went on. Will definitely do it again. Had breakfast with my long lost friend Kerrie today. It was so good to see her, I didn't realize how much I missed her! Races home to take Harpie for a haircut. Thank you Auntie Sarah :). Came home and found out my parents were being evacuated because of a fire burning close to their house. They stayed the night with all their pooches. It was nice to have them, but they were stressed. Didn't like to see them worry. Their house is fine though so far. The fire is still burning but more under control then yesterday. Made spaghetti for everyone, then everyone went to bed. I slept with the boys, gave my parents the tempurpedic and ash and la slept on my couch. Gilbert's gone til Sunday morning on a fishing trip so it worked out well. Busy and full day.


This year is flying by! I cannot believe it's September already. Spent a half an hour at the bank today. Gonna try a new location next time. Silas is doing so great in school, he came home with a couple rewards and a new newsletter for the month of September. Picture day is next week. I'm so excited :) Thursday lunch was here and pretty short, the boys were all exhausted today and now Silas has a bad cough. I hope he's not getting sick. We watched Peter Pan today, my boys love that movie so much. Our first night of Thursday night study tonight. This is a picture of Silas and his new friend Peyton, beautiful Peyton.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Bean has really started to move over the last couple days.  My pictures are very blurry because he won't stop moving!  He's walking all over, it's very cute, but a little weird.  He's the size of a three month old baby, so it's like watching a newborn walk around!  That's a total exaggeration, but funny to think about.  Feeling pretty overwhelmed and unaccomplished when it comes to work the past couple days.  Trying to catch up.  Brought Gramma P a fish dinner tonight, she looks GREAT!  She's been sewing and cooking lately and is taking another trip up to Big Bear with the Griggs this weekend.  Love that lady!  Baba was there learning the quilting machine, so we got to see her too <3  Hoping for a better work day tomorrow.  


Drove the carpool today and went to Baba's to hang out while we waited for Si.  Laura is staying with Ashley right now at my mom and dad's so we got to see her.  It's good to see her beautiful face :)