Category: Photohunt

God is good!  God has provided, perfectly, wonderfully, and right on time.

Despite a financial tangled mess in our personal finances (check from out of country being held causing a cascade of fees etc.–all should clear up in mid August) God has provided the funds, in cash, to cover our trip south, through a variety of sources, including the yard sale finishing providing them at 9pm last night for some work I did on a computer.  And people wonder why I refuse to plan ahead. 🙂

The kids and I will be heading out this morning, God willing, aiming for Alexandria, VA and then Monday or so we head down to visit my dad in Ocean City, MA.  I have one fellow blogger that we are going to try to meet up with while down there, which would be awesome, plus plans with my friend CJ, whom we are staying with, to do some fun stuff with the kids.  We are both pretty much broke so we will be doing the cheap stuff.  I am really hoping to get back down to Old Town Alexandria,  and to Trader Joes. 🙂

I will not have internet access for most of the trip, though my laptop goes with me (where else would I put my hundreds of photos?)  If I find some wifi along the way I will likely check in and I do have a Sunday Doodle finished and reasy to post.

Have a blessed week!

Saturday Photohunt: Support

The dock and ladder provide excellent support for getting out of the pond without having to walk through the slime–especially when you are practicing all sorts of ways to jump in.

Even the big kids use it. 🙂

Of course there is also the support of the floaty bathing suits, which keep the kids safe in the deep water.

And sometimes you need the extra support a kick board will give.

More “Support” pictures can be found over at Tnchick‘s.

Saturday Phothunt: Pointed

This week I had so many possible photos just from yesterday that it was hard to decide which to use.

The old row boat is definitely pointed.

The kids pointed multiple times.

The sticks for roasting were definitely pointed.

But I think…

that maybe…

my baby brother’s machete is the best “pointed” thing of all.

For more “pointed” photos, check out Tnchick.

Saturday Photohunt: Bright

There was no question when I saw the theme what photos I would use–the question was whether I would get to it or not.  Photos taken two weeks ago of the daughter of one of my dearest friends.  Not only is she a bright little thing, but most of the photos were done in bright spots of light passing through the trees and her bright laugh finish it off.

More photohunts over at

Daybook for June 2

Hosted by The Simple Woman
FOR TODAY Mon. June 2, 2008…
Outside My Window…is SUN!  Wonderful, sweet, happy sunshine.  Yes, I am SO sick of the constant RAIN.
I am thankful for..A few more finished paintings.  Coffee brewing, 10 and a half hours sleep (what is up with that?) time out with my husband yesterday, work to do, and that the kids are either still asleep (Rach) or playing quietly (the others), that the Wii has provided tons of entertainment and educational stuff but that the kids are still playing outside more than playing Wii.
From the kitchen…I smell my coffee–almost ready.
I am wearing…my long black Old Navy skirt with pockets (which is as common as jeans for me–it goes anywhere and has POCKETS), and a red t-shirt.
I am creating…Page 5 of the bunny book, the background of another book, a website for a friend, a less chaotic household–I hope.
I am going…to get some coffee–be right back.
I am reading…Romans, C.S. Lewis letters, the Dick-King Smith books the girls got out of the library.
I am hearing…whispers from upstairs, the air cleaner running, cars going by outside, myself typing.
One of my favorite things…A Chinese teacup full of paintbrushes and another full of inking pens and pencils.
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:See if Rachel still needs a dentist appointment for the loose tooth that broke off instead of falling out–if it isn’t hurting and doesn’t look bad we need to wait because of her trouble with medication and her SJS.  If it is infected or hurting we need an appointment.  How come things like that ALWAYS happen on the weekend???  Otherwise cleaning, painting, and hopefully preparing for the yard sale and having it this weekend would be good.
Here is picture thought I am sharing…

Saturday Photohunt: Self

Well, I don’t have any recent pictures of my self other than a few drawings that I am posting over at so I enlisted my son to take some (not so good at taking self portraits).

Tempting to leave it at that.

But trying to be real here but I HATE this angle and usually avoid it but Issac, at age 6, this is what he sees most often.

Issac insists that my dragons be in this as well.

I have to admit my 6 year old did pretty good with the camera. 🙂

Saturday Photohunt: Candy

I did a doodle for this over at but also decided that since the kids ate all the syrup candy (as they call the candy I make from the syrup I make for pancakes (mix of molasses, maple syrup, honey, and corn syrup–the candy tastes like Bit-o-hunny).  So I got out a new recipe I found for gummies, made that, twice, and then made syrup candy plus peanut butter–tastes like Mary-Janes.

Coconut and blueberry gummies

Saturday Photohunt: Time

Just as I was about to go to bed my son came running, saying his loose tooth, his first, was coming out. There was blood everywhere and the tooth was still hanging on. Turns out his big sister had been egging him on saying he should just pull it out. Daddy stepped in to help and pulled the bloody tooth out. Issac continued to bleed for some time as I showed him how to rinse his mouth out with warm salt water again and again.

It was bed time and it wasn’t quite time for the tooth to come out but his sisters thought it was time and so it became time for my once upon a time baby boy to loose his first tooth. Time passes way to quickly.

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Saturday Photohunt: Twisted


Had to brain storm this one.

Mr. Twisty from the Veggietales Jonah movie.

Monty Python.

My kids’ jewelry box.


My hair.

The headphone cord.

My son’s sense of humor (Knock, knock. Who’s there. Bed. Bed who? A bed wearing pajamas.)

Our daffodils (not sure why but they always twist like the first picture in front of the house while they twist normal on the side.)


The rope on the swing (because I am rotten at knots).


The wire on the old flag pole where the kids hung a kite. 00009.jpg