Sunday, August 1, 2010

Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away!

(Hello Love~ Hello Canvas) Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away! Family to me is a blessing from above! People you cherish and respect with every breath. Having a near death experience and almost losing my husband in a rollover accident really shows truth behind these words!! We are a Family who loves God and all He has blessed us with, and without HIM there would be no Family!

Monday, January 12, 2009

I AM BACK........

I have not blogged in well an eternity so I took Melody’s advice; sometimes we just need a little prompting to blog!

I am.......but not limited to the following:

A child of God, who is thankful to God for all of my many blessings

(A day does not go by that I do not have reason to be thankful!)

A mother of two of the prettiest little girls I have ever seen

(I just melt and tear up when I look at them and see how fast they are growing, I wish I could bottle them up forever and ever.)


(Even if I have 8 hours or 4 hours, it is never enough)

An emotional daydreamer

(I cry at commercials and somehow put my life in all situations even when not

A sister

(To a wonderful sister, mother and friend)

A new business owner

(Of a drycleaners & laundry business my husband’s parents opened over 25 years ago!)

A wanna be country singer, aka rhinestone cowgirl

(I would be awesome, at least I believe I would ROCK, and you would all want my CD)

Wishing I could take Adelyn's earaches away for her!

(I am sick that my happy little baby is suffering, I would do anything to take it away from her)

A picture taking machine

(I always have a camera, the girls have their picture taken daily. Tiffany said I am
a mommy to a camera as a drunk is to his whisky!!! I love it! Kind of an inside story!)

Too critical of myself

(UGH!!! Needs no explanation!)

A Believer

(I believe in God, Santa Clause, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and all my friends!!!!)

Addicted to all things made by hand.......... not my hands but any talented person's hands!

(Something just has to be said for handmade items, clothes, toys, pictures, art. Priceless)

A great friend

(I am so privileged to have more than a handful of the very best friends, all of whom I miss so much!)

An out of towner’s wife

(My husband travels about 25 days a month on average!)

Missing San Antonio, more than I imagined!

(Moving from a city after being born in, gone all through school and college in, meeting my husband in, having two children, my parent are in, my friends are in just plain SUCKS!)

A drycleaner, yes there is such a title

(I have a degree in Textile something something from Texas Tech University where I studied how clothes are made and how to get dirty people’s stains out! Very interesting)

Now maybe since I broke the ice of not having blogged in many many months, maybe I will start to feel the inspiration!!! Thanks Melody for the prompting and 16 things about yourself!!! If you want to play along please do!!! Leave a comment.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everybody! I hope your day was as Blessed as ours! I can not remember a day that was this great! Daddy has been home all week to play and do yard work and take care of us because we have been sick AGAIN!!!!!! But that is why I am behind on my posts!I will play catch up all week and give the details!
Avery, loving the Easter egg hunt!

Adelyn, strutting her stuff!

Sheppard our best boyfriend! Isn't he a cutie?

The Arnold's!!! Yes folks Avery & Adelyn do have a daddy!

Daddy & his girlz!
Thanks daddy for such a great week!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Proud mommy

I think, I hope it is natural to believe that our own children are the prettiest, smartest, most talented individuals. Right? Well if not just let me think that it is natural while you read on!
Through a friend of mine Angelia
I found a photographer who is working from home, always loved photography and started taking pictures for other people. I have mentioned her in the past, she took my christmas card picture, you know the cute one with the lolipops. Well she is amazing!!!! That is all I can say, you will have to just check her out for yourself!Melody. this is her blog site, go visit & leave her a comment. All bloggers love comments. Hint, Hint!
Well she took pictures of my little cowgirlz for Adelyn's 2nd Birthday a few weeks ago and of course again she blew me away with creativity and keeping the girlz focused, which is difficult at 2 & 3 and in 40 degree weather. Yesterday she emailed me a shot of Avery that was chosen for best photo of the day on pink ink sudios! Please be sure and vote tomorrow & show Melody your support & because Avery is just precious. The picture I posted today does not even do justice for the work Melody"> did to the ones at pink ink studios. Check it out, it is amazing if I do say so myself! Thanks Melody.
I am still deciding what size I should have it made, what do you think?
Lifesize, maybe! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Let's Rodeo San Antonio

For those of you non San Antonio readers, the last 18 days has been all about Rodeo. We have been the largest indoor Rodeo 3 years in a row!!! That is a big deal for us! We have a traveling carnival, miniature horse rides, petting zoo, great entertainment, greasy food, cooties, portabl bathrooms, lots of free junk, $9.00 beers, lots of shopping and of course the best people watching you can do anywhere! I mean really, what do some people think when they plan for the trip to the Rodeo? Not being mean or anything but it is just crazy what myself included throw together to look country!!!! I had an outfit made for the girlz fom this fabulous custom designer on Etsy. I found her through Melody otherwise known as Hipmomma, Her name is Lyssa from Sweetblingado. She can be reached at Etsy is a website where everything is handcrafted, really a great site and many original confections! I thought that my girlz looked absolutely adorable. They must have thought so to because I have never seen them have as much fun as they did! They danced, rode the ponies, participated in an imaginary pony race, had their picture taken too many times to count and the list goes on!

Avery even found two men to dance the mommy daddy dance with her. That is the two step if your wondering! The outfits were so precious and the attention to detail blew me away! The shirt said Rodeo Princess with a Tiarra & rhinestones and the jeans were sparkly jeans with the most precious fabric around the ankles, appliques from mathching fabric in the shape of a heart, star & a flower. Of course bling bling on the appliques which had the words Cowgirl up embroderied on the leg! And a matching reversible belt and not to leave out the rhinestone letter A on the back pocket! Just toooooo cute!!! Thanks Lyssa, we have already placed our Easter outfits! (I need spell check, is anyone else having such technical difficulties?

We also cannot leave out the wonderful playmates that went with us, Caylee & Paige. Thanks friends for sharing in all the fun!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Love is in the air..

Happy Valentines day friends!!!!!
Thanks to Melody for some great pictures. Last week I had the girlz pictures made for Adelyn's 2nd Birthday pics! A mutual friend reccomended her and she is just Exquisite! Fancy word word fabulous says Fancy Nancy!
I tried to post her link but I am in remedial blogging!!!Maybe if anyone would leave a comment.hint, hint!
Melody is great with our girlz and just really takes her time and it shows! Thanks again, Melody!! I hope you capture many more years of our pearly whites!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Spirited Child

Avery is my Spirited child!

As described by my friend Webster this means: Spir´it`ed
Adj. 1. spirited - displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"
2. spirited - marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance"
Synonyms: peppy, zippy, bouncing, bouncy
3. spirited - willing to face danger
Synonyms: game, gritty, mettlesome, spunky, gamey, gamy
4. spirited - made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate"
Synonyms: enlivened

Avery is so full of life and character, animation and confidence that this is her world & we are all visitors!!! I love this about her on most days! I helped encourage this character, I believed that she should be able to explore & see everything through her own eyes and definition. Not what I see or believe or think or feel! I mean I get discouraged when people say to her or anyone for that matter… “No don’t eat that you won’t like it” Well honestly how do you know, because you don’t like it, or when they say “ Don’t do that you will get hurt,” (and they do not even know what she is about to do). I mean let her and all people try things without unsolicited advice and opinion! She is exploring & right now she is only 3 and at such an impressionable age, everything is new, it is on most days the first time she has ever seen, tasted, touched, heard or experienced whatever or wherever are journey is taking us to! I have to constantly keep reminding myself of all of my own beliefs, Lately my patience are not what they were with only toddler & one infant! Now I have two toddlers!!! Both very independent & SPIRITED!!!
I am constantly reminding myself that she is only 3 & learning, like when she puts her dirty hands in the not yet ready purple Jell-O & pulls it out dripping sticky purple drops all over my clean floor saying look mommy! How was she to know Jell-O took hours to become ready! I mean really at Luby’s it is always ready to eat!!! Now next time I am allowed to get mad right?

This is Avery tooting her own horn, Supergirl hat, orange apron digging in the dirt for treasure!!!! Gotta love it!!

This is where my challenge comes in. I am so afraid of breaking her spirit that I sometimes let her get away with too much!!! I feel as if I am the child needing to go to timeout or give my self a spanking because she is only acting the way she is allowed to act! I need balance, I give to many choices so I set myself up for a fight! I have been praying very hard about this dilemma! I do not want to break her spirit, yet I feel I am constantly on her case for something. God works in mysterious ways, I was looking through a book of testimony and saw a verse that just spoke to me Proberbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. I am a little confused on the verse, does it mean don’t crush her sprit, where do I draw the line? Boundaries? I need tem. Send me another verse Lord!! Please. Proverbs is such a great chapter in the Bible,I should just keep reading! Or, maybe I am as usual over analyzing this!!! Feel free to leave advice, I need it!