Thursday, November 26, 2009

giving thanks

Sure, some of these are a given, cliched, trivial - but, none-the-less, they are some of the reasons I am thankful!

1. my wonderful husband - the one who drags me to concerts and then lets me dance - no matter how silly I look!

2. my amazing son - the one who drives me crazy, inspires me to be a better parent and fills my heart with pride every single day!

3. my precious girl - my beautiful child who loves her brother more than anyone in this world, dances like no one is watching her & is a wonderful mother to her little kitten

4. my wonderful family - close, extended and chosen

5. the opportunity to create and thrive in my own business

6. the future and what it holds

7. the past and what it taught me

8. our new kitten who is full of joi de vivre

9. our wise and old dogs

10. my green car

11. friends that let me drop in on Thanksgiving day without blinking an eye

12. popcorn with nutritional yeast

13. my new mac

14. neighbors who invite us in with open arms and full tables

15. beautiful, healthy babies

16. not having to do laundry

17. netflix


19. this blog & all the blogs I read, like this one which makes me proud and keeps me wanting!

20. a new administration - change/hope

21. our health

disclaimer: no turkeys were harmed in the making of this thanksgiving list!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


A few days ago the kids & I went on a fall walk with the specific purpose of photographing the fall colors. Each carrying our own camera, we walked up & down our street. Although, we didn't get very far, too many fabulous things to photograph, we had a great time & came home with loads & loads of pictures!

Can I tell you how proud I was of my boy getting down low for a new & different perspective?

This just might be the coolest picture I've ever taken!

Love this one too! My boy was hiding behind a bush as this couple walked by with their dogs!

We have the most gorgeous Ginkgo tree two houses down from ours! I wish it lived in our yard! How could you mind raking up these beautiful leaves?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Scariest Thing EVER!!!

True story...

The other night we were finishing up dinner. Both kids had finished their meals and were up wandering around the table. The Husband & I were trying to have some adult conversation, when the next thing I know my boy is whispering in my ear...the scariest words a mother never wants to hear...

I looked at my husband with fear on my face, my stomach had dropped and it took a few seconds for my brain to catch up with reality. He could tell that I had been struck by fear - and said "what did he say?" to which I replied "you will never believe what our 5 year old boy just told me!" And he said "I think he told me, this afternoon, when I picked him up from school!"

My sweet, precious, naive', five, nearly six year old little boy walked up to me and whispered in my ear...

..."my girlfriend is pregnant!"

Saturday, November 7, 2009


It was just time for a new picture, sorry it took me so long!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Jurassic Park

It's amazing what you'll find around my house these examplu...

The latest scenario is the "Lingenfelter Animal Shelter". The whole front of the house now contains every stuffed animal my children own (try explaining that to the electrician!) They've been grouped by species, and placed in cages built with pillows, because they must remain separated - i.e. the dinosaurs and nesting vulture.