Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My new Nativity pieces

I got Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus from my parents for my birthday earlier this year. These pieces are hand carved, from Germany. Each piece is carved when ordered, then shipped immediately. They are carved from white maple.
These are the three kings that were added to my Nativity set for Christmas. It is hard to truly appreciate them in a picture! You can also get them painted, but I love the simple "naked" look!

Want your own original E.Kostner nativity? Check out There are a ton of pieces...I'll never own them all myself.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Family Photo 2009

After a hundred or so photos, and some crying because it was so COLD, here is our family picture for 2009.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This year has sped by so quickly. I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week! I am greatful that we've made it through another year... I only have 7 months left of school, and I pray that it continues to go quickly and well. I hope that next year is better than this one... I look forward to having more time and being able to slow down and enjoy a few things. I look forward to spending more time with my family, and to getting sleep. I am thankful for my family supporting me and putting up with me.

I look forward to watching the flowers bloom, and the leaves turn green, and as fall makes it's way back, watching all the pretty colors come and go. I really, really look forward to enjoying time. I don't want to rush. You really miss too much.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Were you there?

I love to take pictures of my family. It helps seal the memories. But when I look back through the pictures I take, I always realize there's something missing....ME. I take the pictures, but I am never in them. Don't get me wrong, no woman wants her weight immortalized in a photo, but some day my children are gonna ask me, "Mom, were you ever there?" I can't prove it. Someone else could've taken the pictures. Scooter claims it's because I won't let him touch my camera...but what about all the pictures from before I got my new camera? I guess I'll have to try harder to prove that I WAS THERE!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My ballerina

Maya is in ballet this year, and they are preparing for their recital this Sunday evening. They are doing Mary Poppins. She is in the carousel scene. The girls are all so cute!She also has a tap routine.

It's free for anyone who wants to come! 5:30 at Franklin Central High on June 7th.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

My people

Here’s some pictures of the family from April.That's my "boys" with their new haircuts and little Maya.

Collin decorating his Easter eggs.

Ballerina Maya.

And fisherman, Noah.

And lest I forget, this was the funniest sight I ever saw! Check out where Maya's doll, Kenna, is safely sitting...

Sunday, March 22, 2009


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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Almost there...

Thanks goodness Spring Break is almost here! I need a break! Just 6 more days of class and 4 finals (over 2 days) to go! I took time off from work so I really will be having a break....sorta. Do you know how much crap builds up in 12 weeks? I don't even know where to start. I'll be going through the kids' rooms pretty good. Maybe if they have less junk, the next time I'm off it will only be an ankle high mess, not thigh high.... And then there's my room! It just may take me 2 full days to clean that wreck. You know how it is, "Mom, where should I put this?", asks a child. "Just put it in my room," answers mom. There's a lot of "Stuff" in my room! Stuff is stacked on stuff. As long as I can find my bed and have a path to the bathroom, I'm good.

I've been looking for some light blue paint to re-paint the hall bathroom. (By "looking" I mean looking at the mis-tint rack for a discount.) The men in the family picked and awful yellow color a few years back and I'm over it. That is in my plans for my week "off" too. I already have primer, so I figure when I get home from work after finals are over, I'll prime then go to bed. When I get up I can paint. That little bathroom should only take an hour to paint each time. And it'll be done before Scooter gets home! SURPRISE!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Photo Tag

Ok, Janet, here's my sixth picture from my sixth folder.... This is Maya at the Greenwood Community center coloring a little pumpkin for Halloween. They had a free Halloween party for the community. The kids could play games for prizes and there were donuts too.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Six rings!

Ok, so I'm not exactly a football fan, but the Steelers are my home town team so I have to congratulate them for their 6th Super Bowl. I only watched a few minutes of the game. (Let's face it, I work nights so I was sleeping!) I did get to see the Cadinals rise up from behind then be pushed back down. (Maybe if they were Pheonixes they could have won....) I'm sure the Cardinals are disappointed, but it would have been a much uglier scene had the Steelers lost! Steeler's fans are their own brand of people...