Sunday, January 31, 2010

Haagen-Dazs 31/365

Haagen-Dazs 31/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Yes, I really did hide in my closet with this delicious, caramel ice cream piece of Heaven. I know it was selfish, but quite frankly I did not care. I snuck this out of the freezer, hid it under my shirt, went to my room, went in the bathroom, closed the door and went into the closet sat down on a chair and slowly lapped up every last bite of this..I never enjoyed this little delicacy more. Only a mom can truly appreciate how low one would go to have a few minutes alone with a special fiend.
Good bye dulce de leche, I will buy you again one day. For now, thank you for giving me 3.5 minutes of finger licking happiness. Until then, I will miss you.
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This is Why I am Behind 30/365

The flu is over...Aaahh, but the double ear infection started and Phoebe spent Friday Night with 103 degree fever. Here is her lovely portrait. Now you know why all the flowers and no people...We really do look like crap.(pardon my language). I plan to tuck all my babies in bed and snuggle up with a good book tonight, okay, really I will pass out within minutes and all my good intentions will be out the window

Soon... 30/365

Soon... 30/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

This will be alive color and beauty..My treasured Hydrangeas. This will produce bright pink blooms, the size of the baby's head. It is the only thing I really can grow consistently in my yard. Yes, I have roses, but these are my babies.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Color Of Springtime Is In The Flowers, The Color Of Winter Is In The Imagination. 28/365

I know, more flowers, but no one wants to see the family with runny noses, dark circles under the eyes, gaunt pale faces or boogies on our sleeves..Hmm, maybe you do, but tough noogies I'm not sharing.. I will share that I am starting to get caught up on life. The laundry is mostly finished, the house is mostly vacuumed, the kids are mostly dressed and the dog is mostly fed..No, it aint perfect but that's the way it is today.
(truth is the house is a god awful wreck, but I will clean tomorrow or Monday, well definitely by Tuesday).
On that note, I need to go bathe a baby and get some Dulce de Leche ice cream I have hidden in the freezer for just ME! Sure, I will be hiding in my closet eating it, but I don't mind.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Fear Is The Highest Fence. 27/365

I guess this fence represents my fears sometimes. Sure I come off as some tough Momma at times, but truth be told I'm a big baby at times. I am determined not to let my fears of driving, flying and meeting new people get in my way. Some days that is a tough pill to swallow. This my friends is why I write about it. I say, what the heck expose myself to all who know me that way I am held accountable to more people than myself. No holding back.
Well, I still have a few more posts to catch up on so I need to get a move on.Only two more to go and I will be caught up.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Back In The Game 26/365

For You...., originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Okay, I blew my 365 thing, but I am back in the game. Sorry, I let a little thing like, the suck the life out of you flu get me a little off track. I am now in recovery mode and the kids and Mike are doing better also. Hmm, lesson learned from this gut wrenching, fever producing, pain aching, sore throat and delirium inducing bug. GET A FLU SHOT!!!!!!

I HATE the flu..Any more words, nope. I still hate the flu and any annoying bug that produces it.....

That's all I have for today. I will catch up by the end of the weekend and I hope none of you get the creepy crud. So for now, good night and remember folks, get your flu shot and use Lysol before anyone comes near you. kiss kiss

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today.. 25/365

Today.. 25/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Today is one of those days..I feel a little like this flower. My thoughts today are with family.
Tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning, but for today it just seems a bit sad.
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I love you all!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Family History ~ 24/365

Family History ~ 24/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

These bibles and glasses are among my favorite treasures. The wire rimmed glasses belonged to my grandfather and I remember watching him carefully wrap the thin wires around his ears whenever he would read. The image is planted in my mind forever, I always found those glasses so captivating. When he passed, I knew I wanted a pair of his old glasses.

The bible belonged to my other grandfather. It was given to him as a boy, the date inside is 1914. The pages are worn and well read. Clearly this was bible was more than a gift, but something he held close to him. It is also a treasure to me..

Two men,two different families but both men of God. In their own ways learning and cherishing their heavenly father..Both men gone from this earthly place, but I look forward to seeing them both again one day.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rubber Ducky, You're The One.. 23/365

Notice those catchlights in her eyes..Those beautiful lashes and big blue eyes. She is one stylish gal. All dressed and ready for a night on the town. I think any Yellow Rubber Ducky gentleman would be lucky to make her acquaintance.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Riley. We couldn’t get enough of her | giving thanks part 3

Riley. We couldn’t get enough of her | giving thanks part 3

A Warm Winter Day 22/365

A Warm Winter Day 22/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Today was so perfect...Finally, the sun was out and we had 72 degree weather. Phebes and I got the chance to run around any play in the yard. We played airplane(until I got nauseous and had to stop), we slid down the slide(until she hit her head), we chased each other and the dog(until the dog gave up), and we drew pictures on the fence with chalk. It was just your typical Texas winter day.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Let books be your dining table, And you shall be full of delights Let them be your mattress And you shall sleep restful nights. 21/365

Reading is the last thing I do at night. I love books, reading them, smelling them, buying them, and giving them as gifts. Old books are filled with so many memories, who knows how many people's lives were changed by that one book. I can tell you there are books that have brought me to tears, and changed me in countless ways.Books contain words that evoke imagination, reality, discussion, knowledge and understanding. I find it difficult to understand when people say that reading is boring, clearly they had not read the right book for them. I hope to instill a love of reading in all my children and sometimes it starts with a silly little book about pink ponies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

45 And Lovin It.. 19/365

45 And Lovin It.. 19/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

I will no longer complain about being 44, yippee..Today, I start a whole new path. I plan to embrace the next half of my life and do things I've only imagined.
Things I will and will not do now that I am 45.
1. I will not be afraid to try new things.
2. I will pursue my passions.
3. I will eat chocolate without guilt, unless I've stolen out of a child's mouth.
4. I will love my boobs and take them shopping to Victoria's Secret for a new bra.
5. I will walk every day, even if it kills me.
6. I will not steal chocolate from the kids anymore(if I think I might get caught).
7.I will still keep my family and friends a priority.
8. I will not be afraid of the closet door being open..(but I will still worry about things under the bed).
9. I will not let my gray hair take over my head without a heck of a fight.
10. I will stop writing stupid lists about things I will or will not do...

Thanks for listening to my babble. Just a note to my parents(all four of you): Thanks so much for loving me!!!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Boy And His Toys 18/365

A Boy And His Toys 18/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Let the battle begin. transformers vs a tutu, a dolly stroller and a pink car..Who will win?..I see iron man down for the count. It's not looking good for the boy toys..Who will be victorious, stay tuned until tomorrow. Wait a minute, those guys are aimed at me!!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's A Glamorous Life 16/365

Yes, this is my life. The life of a mom: no make up, baby pee on my shirt, a poopy diaper in hand, crazy naked people running around, gray hair that seriously needs to be colored and cut, an over tired, hyper maniac toddler in tow and three more kiddos waiting for a nutritious meal of either waffles or cereal for dinner.
It may be seem crazy, but It's my glamorous life.

Enjoying the Moment

Enjoying the Moment, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

My oldest son. Rarely ever photographed without a hand or object in front of his face. This may never happen again so I plan to enjoy the moment. To think, when he was a liittle boy he had the biggest smile and was always ready for the camera..Times change and people change, but he is still the sweetest, most loving, smartest guy. I am sooo blessed that he is my son

Friday, January 15, 2010

Who Needs Ruby Red Slippers? 15/365

It could be said that I am cheating, but not true. I took this picture today and blogged about it today..You are correct it's not a fabulous funny face Friday shot, okay I'm cheating. I went out for dinner with Michael for an early birthday celebration. now I am tooooo tired to take any more shots..

Who needs ruby red slippers when you have bright pink converse...
.These are Phoebe's new favorite shoes...They go so nicely with her Pink princess dress, tiara, jewelry and wand..

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Little Girls..Welcome 14/365

A dedication to all the new baby girls who have just arrived and to those ones arriving this Summer. To Zoe, Lily, and Camila we are blessed beyond words to have you in the family. You will be cherished, spoiled, wanted, pampered, and most of all loved by our family. You will never be without a friend to talk to, or a hand to hold, an ear to listen to you, or a person to pray for you. We wait for you with open arms.
(I hope I have the names correct)!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WHY? 13/365

Why do I worry about every picture I take? I drive myself insane with questions? Did I get the comp right? Should I use a b/w conversion, tone it or add a pop of color, textures etc. I have turned into some crazed junkie lunatic. I love taking pictures more than anything else(I mean things for me personally, kids and family are exempt). How is it I can take a couple hundred shots a week and still fret about it?

Now is the time to just appreciate a passion for a passion and chill out. Since when did I become a perfectionist? Deep breath, slow down and enjoy life. That is what I said, now it's time to stop asking why and just start enjoying things..

On that note, I really want to change these images, but maybe not..Okay, turn off the damn computer and let it be..Tomorrow, thankfully will be filled with laundry, toilet scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming and cleaning bathrooms. NO time for playing photographer.( Ha, I will find a way to shoot some special things in my house)..

Enough for now, I'm done.."Wake up, I said I was done and this time I mean it"..

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Quiet Time, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Before You Know It....12/365

Ruby's Next, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

It all starts with this beautiful baby you bring home from the hospital..You and your hubby smile at baby's first poopy. "Awww, it's so cute". Fast forward to 9 month old, " look Honey, the baby climbed on the chair all by herself". Next thing you know you are screaming from across the house, "Get off the top of the refrigerator, YOUNG LADY". NOW!!!!

Before you know it, this is what you get...Those other moments gone, but new wonderful memories are just a few hours away.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Guess What I Want? 11/365

Guess What I Want? 11/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

No, it's not that tongue sticking out at me, it's SNOW. Four days of unbelievably cold weather and not a flake of snow. I have hot cocoa waiting in the cupboard, 2 sleds unused for five years, and new mittens for the kids. For goodness sake, give me some snow.
Yes, you've heard my psalms of love for the beach, but I want some snow for a few days. Not a flake or two, but the mack daddy: 5 inches would be lovely. I want to make a snowman, build a fort, pelt the kids with snowballs, watch the dog frolic, make a big out of shape snow angel.
Sorry for my ranting, back to reality. Does anyone have some sunscreen I could borrow? I also need some laundry detergent, if you don't mind. Thanks and I wish an evening filled with snowy thoughts.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Certain Of What I Can Not See" 10/365

At first sight you may not notice that my faith in God is my greatest blessing. However, there is nothing more important to me than my relationship with God. Do I go to church every Sunday, no. I do however try to study and read my bible as often as I can these days. I admit, I fall short of my goals and am so grateful for his grace. Without it, where would I be today.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Childhood Is A Short Season. ~Helen Hayes 9/365

I see this little hand and I remember the older kids little hands like it was yesterday.Time flies by so quickly, I waited and cherished each child as it arrived, but then I stood by helplessly as time passed without regard for my feelings. I love each and every stage in it's own way..I even have some ages I truly do not enjoy, but I treasure them just the same.
My goal this year is to spend as much time as possible with each of the children individually. I want them to each feel like they have all my attention during our times together.
Well, tonight I am too darn tired to carry on jabbering so I bid you good night...

Friday, January 8, 2010

Someone Stop Me, PLEASE!!! 8/365

Mmmmmmmmmmm. Too late..I have NO willpower at all. Curse you Snickers, M&M's and Hershey Almond bars for being sooo darn good. I hate you all, but I love you so much I can't stop eating every little morsel. I would probaby knock over an elderly woman to get to a yummy treat first.

I hear there are groups for this kind of problem.The frist step is admiting I have a problem, the second step is accepting it and eating it anyway.
Oh well. It was good to the last crumb.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Change Is Good 7/365

Change Is Good, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Finally, after what seems like 100's of hours the rooms are done(ok, except for recovering the seat cushion, new light fixture and painting the day bed black). Yes, I admit it I threw a complete hissy fit because the paint color was wrong and it was my sweet mother in law that talked me off the cliff. I swear I acted like a two year old, but after a trip back to the paint store all was well. My children and husband endured no food or assistance for 3 days and worked hours that would rattle the child slave labors laws, but it's over. Well, between you and me I have some plans for the master bedroom and I will need some help from my family. Shhhh, don't tell, I want it to be a surprise...hehe

On another note, the plague is going through the house and kids are dropping like flies so I may be in lock down for days and days to come, but I could not miss my 365 project on day 7.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

103.0 6/365

103.0 6/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Today was supposed to be a special day. The family worked together for 3 days to paint, clean, decorate and move bedrooms around. The baby was supposed to move out of the crib and into her big bed with her big sis,Liney. Instead, Liney came home from school with a 103.0 fever, green, headache and body aches. She is in my room, in the crib and the baby is asleep in her new room without her big sissy..Maybe, tomorrow the two littles will get together again..

btw, I tried to make her skin look better and this is the best I could do.

Tongue Twister

Tongue Twister, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

this is why you see very few pics of the big kids. pull out a camera and this is what you get.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Gifts Of Christmas Past 5/365

Every year it's the same thing..Buy gifts for six children, hide them throughout the house and then wrap sometime before Christmas morning. Sounds easy enough, here's the kicker..I am the Queen of hide and seek...I hide things in my house so well that God himself would have trouble locating such items..Me, not being nearly as clever as God, hide the gifts so well I lose things every year. This year is no exception, In fact I hid the gifts so well, I called Target and Starbucks to see if my bags had been turned in. Needless to say, No..I considered fighting the charge of said lost gifts. But alas, I hid the receipt also..
Sorry for babbling on, Come Xmas morning there are 3 Starbucks gift cards (which I replaced for 60.00), one flash drive, one football,one Disney princess coloring book and a toddler size box of crayons MIA. Well, let it be said Murphy's Law came into play and a few days later all were located, except for one Junior Size Football(any ideas where I hid that son of a gun?) Oh well, I have until February to find the football and give that as a birthday present.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

4/365 Faith Is All I Need This Year..

This is going to be a great year...I am going to keep positive and look only for the good things this year..I have to keep the faith that all will be well. Who am I kidding, I know the first time one of the little ones brings a snake in the house or draws on my walls I will freak..
Yet, I have to many things to be grateful for this past year.
I am so blessed beyond words...This past year has been a real tough one, but people near and far have reached out to help. Thanksgiving Day groceries, money for the kids, free meals at school, help with school supplies, and a grocery gift card. Yes, people are beyond belief generous. I only hope I will be able to do for others, as so many have done my for my family and me. I know I will never forget the kindness, and generosity of a wonderful group of people.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Her Beauty Runs Through To Her Soul

3/365 Hey, three down and only 362 to go. Who knew this would be so easy. Well, easy may not be the right word. Either way, I may have bitten off more than I can chew..
I always do this. The kids ask for another fish in spite of the fact that all fish in my house have a life expectancy of 2 weeks, I let then get another one.Same thing with the blog, sure it will be easy to take 365 photos and blog about them. I need a shrink.
Enough of that for now.
On to this image of my oldest child...My sweet, independent, brilliant, beautiful Katy. I think Katy is an old soul, surely this girl has been here before. I am in awe of her most of the time, except for the times I have to get her to pick up her things. Some things may never change. If you can't come home and throw your clothes on the floor then what is the point of coming home from college. I need to remember that. I also need to remember to buy more toilet paper, but that's an entirely different subject.
Well, it's off to the store to buy paint for the girls' bedrooms. Until tomorrow, keep your hands to yourself and pick up your clothes. It will make your mom happy.

35 Degrees

35 Degrees, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

I had no plans to post this image on my blog, but it has such special meaning to me. I had to do it.. This is my first image to make the front page of Flickr. What matters is how humbled I feel that people would like my image enough to push it to the top. There are thousands of incredible photographers on Flickr and I aspire to have even a speck of their talent. This morning made my whole day.
Too bad I can't count this as #3 of the 365 project. Darn it, now I have to shoot another image. One day during this project I am going to have to learn how to upload my pics from my camera...If not, Michael and the kids are going to refuse to help me soon..
Here's the story for this shot...True story, I looked around for Caroline last night at dinner time just as the sun is beginning to set..No one knew where she had gone..I looked outside and there she was, laying on my backyard table, on top of a rug with he blankie and pillow..Did I call her inside like a good mommy. No, I ran and get my camera and took pictures. It almost made me cry when I saw the pictures..She was sad because her big brother would not play with her..A piece of sugarless gum and all was right in the world. I hate and love these moments in life.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2/365 Self Portrait UGH......

The only thing in life more painful than a self portrait would be? Hmmm, nothing..Unfortunately, my children blackmailed me into this shot...The only way they would agree to photographs is if I would agree to take one a week of myself...Rotten little brats....
I guess I will go for now, since I feel totally humiliated by this whole thing..

Friday, January 1, 2010

Excitement 1/365

Excitement 1/365, originally uploaded by krispycrunch6.

Today I started my 365 project and as you can see I am off to a great start..Everyone is so excited about being photographed for one whole year.

My goals are:
1. start the 365
2. finish the 365
3. have a theme
4. do not have a theme
5. blog it
6. do not blog it
7. make a decision
8. do not worry about making a decision right now

Well, there it is. I am certain this will be the year for success( I hope so).

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