Friday, November 30, 2012

Mission Elf---Day 4

 
Jax was the first one to the bathroom this morning.
I could hear him in the bathroom laughing!!
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Benny wrote on the mirror with lipstick:
" Tommy the elf double dog dared me"
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WHAT A GIRL!
lol
 
 
 
Tents are just about finished....
Two days of sewing and my back hurts.......im not THAT old.
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SO. WORTH. IT!
 
 
 
 

 
Its a sign when the Sonic people give you a window sticker for half priced drinks anytime, anyday!
They kinda know me..........how sad!
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storms are coming,......BRING ON THE SNOW BABY!!!!
 
 Found a new lovely lady.....
I like her.
:)
enjoy!
 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Excitement of the little people.....

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Yes, its 10:30 at night.
They are suppose to be asleep!
They are not.
They are singing.
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To be little again------

Mission Elf-----Day 3

 

Found Mr. Benny Playing in the manger this morning!
Jax found him before school, and Charlee has YET to find him.
She is still asleep............
How would it be to actually hold baby Jesus?




And when your an Honor student........your dad buys you the new BLACK OPS 2!
GO JAX!
only thing is, now Santa has to re-think his presents....lol






So While Charlee spent three days with her dad, I had some free time to work on the tents!
I pieced this one together with what I had.....
CANNOT wait to put these together!


 

 Here is the outside of Charlee's.....
Now to find time to work on the rest.
hummm.......
She is a puppy and follows me around.....:)
 


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Inspiration to fly

 
 
Ive spent alot of time on my knees these last few days.
Just for some direction and a different focus to unveil for me.
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Came across this quote as I was looking for some inspired words for something AMAZING and scary and exciting and BIG I am working on and being pushed forward to do so!
And to be honest it all came about this morning after I talked to one of my dearest friends.
I love her.
 Thank you for pulling me out--------
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" When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and
are about to step out into the darkness of the unknown.
Faith is knowing either one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
Or you will be taught to fly"
 
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Like the sparrow, God is aware of me.
He loves me.
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Two things:
a vintage kite.
and the word fly.
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Can ya guess?
I will soon tell!

Mission Elf----- Day 1

 
Benny was found sound asleep in the plant on the kitchen counter.
To find my camera was full of pictures he took of himself through the night!
*Naughty*
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He must have been bored after reporting to santa!
Altho-----we have our reasons to believe he didn't fly home to report to santa last night!
We think he phoned home...:)
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

 
 
 


 

 


 

 
*I made a folder on my computer to store this years pictures of our elf.
To make a book.  :)
So the kids can look back at all the crazy shananigans benny got into year after year!
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Monday, November 26, 2012

favorites for today------

 
 A peek of what I got to see.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Black and white sunflare of Autumn.
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Here are two that I love for today!
 
 

me me me me!



Some of the personal things I like to discuss with myself ABOUT MYSELF is only  allowed in my personal bedside journal!
Only appropriate right?
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Lets talk about forgiveness.
listen first....
then lets chat!

 
My $3 polyester vintage jacket........
with silk polkadot lining.....How did I get so lucky?
I think my hash tag for this on Instagram was   #iliketolookforuglythings.
LOVE!
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Also my new find from OLDNAVY 
 { Uhem*   please give me free clothes}
Polkadots.....
did I mention polkadots?
HEY these sweaters are polkadotted.
YAY polkadots!
POLKADOTS are the second best thing next to skittles and rainbows.
 
 
 

 
Christmas jammies are NOW crossed off the list.
and this brown polkadotted sweater followed me home....:)
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Forgiveness......
Im not a fighter........
{don't ask my mother this tho----highschool fights?  YES!}
Thats besides the point. 
Don't mess with my sisters or kids and you won't have a prob bob!
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I tend to not let much bother me.
I let little things roll off my back.
I laugh when I shouldn't laugh.
and I cry when I shouldn't cry.
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Maybe Im backwards.......but whatever.
Im pretty chill......lets just say that!
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Ive got forgivness to work on.
I am only killing myself........slowly, when I hold on to this daily.
When you have been hurt in a way that changes your WHOLE life.....its hard to let it go.
It was a BIG BIG ugly mountain and I will have to learn to let it go.
Ive climbed ugly mountains before......:)
and I have learned things that I wouldn't have learned any other way.
This situation is the same...........even tho im a little broke?
Im better then I was before I had to go through it.
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When I worry it only hurts me.
No one else.
 Only Holds me back.
No one else.
But I do know its frustrating for others to see me held back in such a way.
I do have much to give....and talents to shine.....and in time, I will happen.
 I just know it!
The unexpected usually hurts the worst.
But life throws curve balls....all.............the..............time!
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I just don't want to carry this Ugly, gross, heavy, nasty, garbage sack any longer!
I'm worth more!
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This weeks goals:
I'm only shooting for two !!
{CUZ ITS CHRISTMAS AND DANG IT I HAVE STUFF TO DO}
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#1  Carry my mark around more  { my camera } to capture Jax and Charlee daily!
#2  prayerfully ask for forgiveness to always BE IN MY HEART......that I may be still.
To pray for Abbie and Autumn while they are living with their father at this time.
That me and their father and his wife and continue to have a open relationship.
To pray for ME...............to become who I once was.
I miss me.
:)
and to LET go of the garbage sack full of weeds.
cuz I AM finished with you!
 


GAY sweater!

 
 
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Be one with the sweater.
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Meet Landon
 {or as he pronounced to his substitute teacher  ."La-don" with an accent. }
lol
My nephew...
What a character!
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I love my nerdy family!
 
 
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Treavor's Mission call!
This was an  AWH-MAY-ZING day.
So proud.......so so proud!
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.GO HERE to see him open and reveal his call!
:)
Him and Tanner {his cousin and best buddy } will be going out in the mission field two weeks apart!
 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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So what about me?
I just wanna stab everyone in the eye...............and call it good!
Awesome Christmas spirit ANNIE!

 

 

Its that time!!!

 {thank you pinterest}
{Thank you dad's shop }
{ Thank you sewing Machine }
 {Thank you me for finding these }
{Thank you Mike for buying wood and sketching out a plan on paper }
{ thank you cute things }
 
I'm PROUD to say----
Christmas shopping is almost complete!
:)
You can high five me later!
I have a few more stragglers to cross off my list, BUT its not even December yet, and I'm 88% done.
Go me!
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Couldn't have done it without THIS guy tho.......:)
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Mike and I were out in my dads shop last night cutting wood to make these fantastic tents for Jax and Charlee-----
Cute huh?
I know.  :)
I love pinterest!
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So, we made a few CUTS.
Grabbed a DT. coke.
and watched the 7th episode of season 3 of 
 "The Walking Dead"
AHHHH----How can I wait another whole week.???
The torture!
I admit it-------Im addicted to Zombies!
 
 
 




 
 
 
RANDOM PHONE DROP!
 
 
Charlee met a little friend!
 
 
 
We didn't shower this day!
so.......
 
 
 
I didn't go shopping after the thanksgiving madness sales.....
I wasn't interested.
I got what I needed withOUT the sales and freezing in line and getting kicked in the nose and stuff out of my cart gets stolen and drinking my 9th rock star and then coming home and sleeping half the day!
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Nope-----I oped out!
We chill-axed--------and I made a DI run the next day and found this AMAZING ugliest fantastic winter sweater.  I LOVE IT!
I almost love it more then Dt. Coke.
I said Almost!

benny

 
 
Look who flew in to be part of our family this year!
MEET Benny!
{ Named by the kids }
Elf on the shelf
go here to learn more
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We ordered him from Santa.......:)
Cannot WAIT to see what this little guy comes up with!
Our new WEST tradition!
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I will be posting daily what "Benny" has in store for us every morning!
Where does he get all his energy!
Oh ya, .........magic!
I want some!
 
 
 

 
 
 
Jax says to Charlee
"Charlee this is serious now, we can't mess around....he flys home to Santa at night, we HAAAAAVE to be good!"
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GENIUS!
Pure genius!
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I on the other hand am on the naughty list....
I know this.
I haven't been a good blogger.
^%$#@!)(
Im glad I have some that nudge me......cuz I NEED IT!
I suck.
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Here is a little tid bit of nonsense!
 
 
Charlee in my highheals
talking on her banana phone!
YUP-----its real.
 
 
She is complete,,,,,
COMPLETE I SAY!!!!!
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When I was little,
This was a tradition to help my mom with the manger.
This year Charlee got to help!
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Yes, this manger scene has been around the block!!!
 


 
 Mom----
THIS DOES NOT mean your old.........:)