This happens from time-to-time, but I really have to get out of it quickly. Alex's show outfits have to be done and I don't even have all the material purchased. :\
Ahhhh there, that's better! :)
I did finish my BLS for March's T2T swap over at SIStv. I had gotten some really great stuff from Tracy (Tallynt) to use in my layout. Everything shown was in the BLS, except for the white cardstock, orange background (although it was in my T2T) and the "Discover" rubon. I've got to get my box packed up and in the mail this week. Looking forward to April's trash!
We had a little cookout last night at Cody & Amy's with Tony & Jennifer & kids, along with Alex, her friend Tia and Russell. The kids (yes, even the big kids) dyed Easter eggs.
And Walker had to make a volcano for school, so Tony & Cody helped him out.
Easter Sunday (today) was just fantastic! So glad the day was sunny...cold, yes, but the blue sky and sunshine was just what the doctor ordered! Church was so good today with the wonderful Easter message of our risen Jesus. A full house today with 75 in Sunday School and over 125 for preaching hour. The music was uplifting!
After church of course, food! Check out Mom's cake:Lot's of other pics from the day...will post more tomorrow.
Can't wait for the full prom report when Alex gets home.
I hope it was all dreamy and fun for them!
This is the Spring River today: RAGING way out of it's banks:
This is looking at Loberg Park - Please notice the flag pole and tops of the basketball goal and other playground equipment.
Here are some more pics from the other side. To the right is the railroad tracks...If you look carefully toward the top you can see tracks coming out of the water.
These are houses built on the river on stilts. Needless to say they had to evacuate yesterday.
I think the rain has finally stopped. Now we all have to dry out!
So proud of you Brookie Baby!!!!
This picture was taken by the photographer for Sync Weekly, Shannon Sturgis for their contest. I absolutely love her winning smile in this one! :)
Okay, so on SIStv, there was challenge to change our profile pics/avatars to show our hair so jacked up it needs to be drug tested for steroid use! Well, I'm home sick today and must be pretty foggy from cold meds cause I cannot believe I am posting these, but here goes. While looking through some old pictures from high school and college (the 80's!) I came across some real goodies of myself. What WAS I thinking? Seriously, these are atrocious.
This was one from probably 10th grade, circa 1985. Me and a friend were "pretending" we were modeling. I've got the serious look going on. Oh, and this Gasoline denim jacket was one of my most prized possessions (thanks Mom for buying it for me!). it had zip out sleeves, so you could wear it as a vest too. I'm all about some versatile clothing! Dang I wish I was still that skinny.
I actually liked my hair here, it was a sprial perm with some highlights, but not too terribly big.
Okay this one is my Senior year, circa 1988, and I post this one only to show you just how tall my bangs could get at times! HelllllllOOOOO to some major hair spray. And don't you dig my black & white animal print? I was such a trendsetter! LOLNot real certain when this was, but probably somewhere from 88-90. It's just awful I think. This picture has gotten discolored, because my hair was never red! Not sure what's up with that. I never thought of myself as having a mullet, but this is pretty darn close to looking mullet-like...gross!Okay, next we have freshman year of college 88-89 and this is a lot of hair I'm sporting. Notice the sexiness of the over the shoulder swooped look I've got. I know, it's pretty hot, but don't be a hater, k? Again my hair was not really red...weird how these old pics get discolored.
GAG me! <----yes that too is from the 80's!
VOTE FOR BROOKE
However, I will state that when this woman is around we do a lot of laughing! :D
We picked up Erin and Sami Jo and strolled down the road for some kneeboard action. That was a blast!
Here is Alex taking a spin on the board.
Then we have Sami who had a hard time getting started, but finally got the hang of it.
Oh no, there goes Sami.
Check out Alex and Tracy's ginormous icicles!!!!
I just wanted to this post to be special since it's my 200th! Wow, I cannot believe it, but happy 200th post to me and my blog!
I feel like I need a cake or something...wait, there's donuts, that'll work!
I want to get out and play tomorrow. I have yet to do that this year and this will probably be the last opportunity for awhile. I want to get some good pictures and promise to post.
Speaking of posting. I have not been posting my daily blessings, but I am still doing them, well, daily! I will try to get a collage type picture and post them all at once. I do have one that I promised my "prend" I would post. I am so thankful for all my wonderful friends and family.
I used some of my SIStv Boutique Style Phyle from February called Kitschy Kitschy Koo. It's a new fun & funky monthly kit that I signed up for. It has odds and ends - a lot of vintage-y stuff (like this smiley face playing card) and the ultra cool houndstooth gaffer tape. I cannot stress how much I love the Boutique and their wonderful customer service.
I know I'm jumping the gun here...I have been for quite awhile, but Spring is such a great time of year. Colors are vibrant and nature wakes up. I do hope that we don't have a huge deep freeze again this year after everything buds and blooms.
Spent the afternoon with Mom today on the farm...It was a great day and we rode the four wheeler around...me with the camera in tow.
I took several pics of us riding along. I love mom's earmuffs! SHe's been sick so I was glad she felt like getting out a little, but glad she bundled up a little. We look a little scary, but how attractive can you be flying along on a four wheeler!?
This was an interesting find. After we met up with my aunt, crossed the creek (where my socks and jeans got wet - thanks mom!) and rode around a little while, Kathi (my aunt) was telling me about tree that she thinks is an old Indian marking tree. After a search, we found the tree she remembered. Something about how the natives tied off the trees and they would grown sideways and then up. I took lots of pictures and want to try to find out a little more about this.
Upon closer inspection, some type of varmit evidently calls the tree home and is gathering twigs, feathers and other little items in a pile on the bend of the tree.