(Pix the syd took with her camera)
We have had to invoke a cat restraining order over at our location, a restriction from chewie,
no pulling his tail
no running after him like you mean to hurt him
no wrapping him in blankets until he cannot breathe
no locking him in your bedroom
no dressing him up
no getting within 50 feet of him
Hopefully the children will respect the law and not require us to haul them in for questioning. I fear that they would not appreciate lockup!
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 9:26 PM
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 10:32 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 8:40 PM
Friday, January 25, 2008
so about a year ago noah was begging me to eat corndogs for breakfast and everytime i would tell him no, that is not a breakfast food, let alone something you should everyday.....i happen to be shopping at walmart and what did i discover!!!! THE BREAKFAST CORNDOG!!!! the holy grail of breakfast foods to a little boy. it had everything he loved. pancakes and sausage dipped in syrup. he was in heaven. I knew that word would get around soon enough, that the motherload of all breakfasts could be purchased at your local store. So last night we are watching chuck...one of my new fav shows, when suddenly the weinerlicious girl is offering chuck a breakfast corndog.....i just know there is going to be a run on them now...ha ha. they must have guy writers on that show that discovered them as well. cuz only a guy would write a line into a tv show about the breakfast corndog!!! seriously. made me laugh.
Posted by Rochelle at 8:41 AM
Posted by Rochelle at 7:31 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
growing up you have all these dreams and hopes and desires....and then reality hits. i am a stay at home mom. we do not have two incomes. we sacrifice a lot for me to stay at home. we don't go out to eat. we don't buy new cars. we live hand to mouth, wondering can i buy that extra creamer for my coffee? we shop at old navy and target. the saddest day was when i cut up my nordstroms card. we have to save to buy something that is over $50. but in the end, from my viewpoint, it is worth it. i feel like i have more time with my kids, more experiences with them. just more!
but over the last year our tv has been going downhill. it is 10 years old. a purchase we made back when we both worked, good incomes and we still found a killer deal on this tv. but sadly lines have started to form. the sound is still okay, but it is getting old. so we talked about getting a new one this year, but then both cars went in for repairs and there went any money for a tv. we settled into a life of tube tv and crappy picture for another couple of years.
but then, enter some gracious parents and a great grandma and christmas. we are now the proud owners of a flat screen tv! wow. i try not to ask for too much in this life. and i know that so many of you already own them and are quietly thinking what the heck is wrong with me that i didn't rush out and buy one the minute they became the hot ticket. (see first paragraph in post).
last night i programmed our tv to find the hd broadcast channels!!! WOW. i cannot believe the difference. it is amazing. i can actually see the picture. now yet again, we are cheap and only have basic, basic cable around here....2,6,8,12! I was going to have to pay $9.00 a month for a stupid hd box and then the lady at comcast told me that i should auto program the tv to find these hd channels!! thanks for the free tip! the one thing we did do is buy an upconvert dvd player so that our current dvd's can play in hd format...that was a good purchase. until blue rays come down in price and the dvd's get a little less expensive we will stay with this.
all this being said. i am grateful and appreciative that we were given this gift. it makes me happy. makes me want to watch tv all day!! ha ha. thanks mom and dad and grandma. you brought us into the 21st century.
Posted by Rochelle at 8:12 AM
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 2:07 PM
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 6:43 AM
Friday, January 18, 2008
This goes out to Jim and Krista....i am so happy to hear of your new little bundle of joy...Finally.
I cannot wait to see the little guy. God has blessed you beyond measure.
lots of love,
Posted by Rochelle at 9:24 PM
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This video made me laugh hysterically! if you have seen the tom cruise crazy video you will understand this one. as a scrapbooker it is even funnier. thanks cathy for being one of the most real, funniest scrapper/bloggers out there!
Posted by Rochelle at 9:02 AM
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 8:45 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Thad showed me this video tonight and we both could not stop laughing hysterically!!!! Grab your depends (if you have had two or more kids) and watch.....
Posted by Rochelle at 10:18 PM
Posted by Rochelle at 11:51 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2008
notice the rock band stance or maybe it is the gunfighting stance -
"am i playing basketball? these guys in blue are out to get me...
give me my fully loaded guitar so i can rock their worlds."
who doesn't enjoy standing one minute and the next you
are falling to the ground...just for kicks and giggles (oh wait
this is a boy post....) just for the heck of it. maybe he is trying
out his dance moves to go with the guitar playing.
Posted by Rochelle at 10:40 PM
Friday, January 11, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 3:57 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2008
i think i did the warm filter on this one and it is too orange
did not adjust color...wanted to see the warmer in action.
pure and simple b&w
I have had a ton of fun playing with my photoshop the last several days. i have had this program for 3 years and have just done some basic edits (crop,auto color, etc). but i stumbled across a couple of different blogs that made me pine for more.....more photoshop. i am an addict now. (when i told thad that i pinched my nose like a coker would. of course he did not laugh, but i did. i guess it is no worse than licking my scrapbook paper)
Posted by Rochelle at 7:41 AM
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
i just love this picture...i love his new smile. i love that look of mischief in his eyes. i cannot believe i actually got him to keep his eyes open. i think it was because i turned the flash off. he has lost 5 teeth in less than a year. it is taking me awhile to get used to that huge gap in his mouth. so cute.
Posted by Rochelle at 10:10 PM
Posted by Rochelle at 6:14 PM
Monday, January 07, 2008
Posted by Rochelle at 5:50 PM
Posted by Rochelle at 8:26 AM
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
1. exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.
2. capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.
3. power to live or grow: the vitality of a language.
4. vital force or principle
Posted by Rochelle at 9:22 AM