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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

U know what?

Unimog. That's what this thing is that's sitting in our driveway. It's called a Unimog. It's a 1967? or 63? vehicle my brother-in-law purchased. I don't know why. He can't get in it, and it doesn't run. It may have started when he looked at it back in Feb. 2010. It doesn't now! But... here it sits, in our driveway.

All the men in our neighborhood love it. The women cry as they drive by, shaking their heads.

If we don't have an HOA soon, I'll be really surprised!
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hand Picked!

I picked these from the garden this morning.
Don't they make you hungry?

I love how the camera focused on the first red berry and the depth of field in this picture.

f1.8 / 1/400/ 1600 iso (forgot i had it so high for something else)
and this is sooc!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I did this today.  I've been doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, but thought I'd mix it up today.  Wanted something a little less torturous.  What was I thinking?  I'll tell you what I was thinking....!  'well, I am already into it 6 minnutes, might as well finish it than start another one. well, it's been 7 minutes, might as well keep going.  10 min'... all the way to the end.  But I did it.
Denise doesn't yell at you like Jillian does.  Denise is much nicer. She talks you through your pain.
Heartwarming, huh?

Monday, June 14, 2010

They clean up good, huh?

Arent' my boys cute! I love them soooo much!
Hunk #1 is 18 1/2, ready to go off to the USNA.  Hunk #2 is 16 1/2, and so ready for hunk #1 to leave.  Ok, not really... !  But hunk #2 is anxious to have hunk #1's bedroom!  He is anxious to not be in the shadow of hunk #1. They are 2 totally different and separate people.  So different sometimes it amazes me they came from the same uterus.  People used to ask me if they were twins. I could never 'get' that question!

I love them both!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Isn't it wonderful! Our baby boy has graduated! He's grown from my little Moo to a handsome, intelligent, and precious young man. We are very proud of him, and ALL our kidlets!
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Friday, June 4, 2010

One Berry Two Berry Pick Me a

BlackBerry!  It's a JamJamboree!

Tommy's favorite book when he was little!

These beautiful blackberries are from our own blackberry plants/vines.
They are so  yummy! Can't wait for the raspberries to ripen, there's lots of those!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The ladies, the hunk, and I met up with Miss Pam in San Diego last weekend, May 23, 2010. Miss Pam just glows with the joy of the
Lord. She is so special to each and every one of us. However, she does love me the most! I am her most special friend!
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