Monday, March 28, 2011

So Mark Got a New Laptop..

Or new to us. But still we love, I mean he loves it =) It's a mac, just like the ones we used at Saipan Community School. And boy do I sure miss that computer...

But the real reason I am writing this post, is simply for entertainment, at our own risk... I am afraid of posting this for what you might think... BUT we died laughing while doing this, and I thought I would share. Poor Hatley is just a sweet an cute bystander and was drug into this.

Our apologies if you barf =)

I think I look like Bett Midler in this photo, on Hocus Pocus. Oh Vey.

Thank you Photo Booth for the laughs. Thank goodness this is just for fun =)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today is my Daddies Birthday...

I love you Dad! Thanks for all that you do, all the love you give us, and the happiness you bring to our family and lives! Hatley is sure lucky to have you as her Papa... and I am pretty lucky too!

Mark and Dad - Priest Lake July 2010
Hatley and Papa, Sept 2010 - Palouse Days
April 2009, Dad visiting us in Saipan
Dad and I - Priest Lake, July 2010

So Long Ol' Buddy

So two days ago I gave up Facebook. Why? The Lent season has begun, and I have never been one to really give anything up for it.. until this year. This year, I knew that I needed to give something up, I mean come on, look at all the Christ gave up for us... I wanted it to be something to had a hold on me... not soda, not coffee, but something good. I kept having this tug on my heart and knew that I knew exactly what God wanted me to give up... but I fought it and fought it... eventually the Big guy won =) So long Facebook.

So as I was thinking about this time that I would suddenly have free, I began to come up with a sweet list of what I would do during this time of freedom.. .

1. Read more Dr. Seuss and Peter Rabbit to my sweet Roo. 
2. Learn and play with Hatley.
3. Spend more cuddle time with the Hubby.
4. Cook up some new Delicous meals.
5. Blog.
6. Try and catch up as much as possible on Hatleys 1st year scrapbook. The BIG #1 is right around the corner.
7. Catch up on some reading, a giant pile of books next to the bed are waiting for me.
8. Give thanks to God for ALL he has done and ALL he has given for me and my family, that we have LIFE.

What are you giving up for Lent? Why?
If you aren't giving anything up, what WOULD you give up if you were?
What has such a tight hold on you that you can't fathom giving it up? I DARE YOU.

So far the last two days have been easy-peesy, I am guessing that within the week or so, I will miss the social aspect... but so far, I am kinda liking this new me =) 

Absolutly A-DORABLE

I have found a new blog in the last few months or so, that I L-O-V-E. Lindsay, has some great ideas and all practical too, and most importantly affordable. She takes the looks that I would love to have, but not willing to pay the BIG BUCKS for and makes something roughly the same, but on a dime. She is quite the Do-it-Yourselfer... and she has suckered me in... check out her blog when you get a moment... Living with Lindsay...

Here is a sneak peak at one of my favorite things.... that hopefully soon I'll get a chance to try...