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Wonderful and Wacky Moments of Life

All the glimpses of God’s glory that we are given are definitely wonderful!

Most people think that the new haircut is “Wacky” or maybe I just keep freaking everyone out because without warning last year I went from hip length to chin length and then for the heck of it decided to go just down the back to chin…thats the problem with me always giving myself a haircut {other than the fact that I’m to cheap to go all the way into town and pay someone else to cut it} is the fact that no one knows when I might cut it.

On the bright side this is the shortest you will ever see it and also the last major cut you will ever see {hopefully} because as of 8/1/2012 I am officially growing my hair back out…I wonder how long I can get it this time! hhmmm

It’s always wonderful to get to spend a day hanging out with my Dad!! We drove around in the mountains and realized just how close everything really is in New Mexico…the only time factor is the fact that usually you have to go all the way AROUND a mountain range…when we go riding we just go over them! ūüėÄ

¬†Wacky was the fact that we got really rained on for a bit…until we stopped and put rain gear on…and yup you guessed it ! The rain stopped! {we should’ve tried that sooner!}


It was wonderful AND wacky that after my Mom and I peeled, pitted and chopped all of these peaches that we didn’t even make a dent in the peach stash that Grandma sent home with us!

Wacky is these dogs, {no pic of the healer because he would NOT stand still long enough like at all!} they sleep during the day and then don’t let ME sleep at night…I surely love my friends! {in all honesty they’re pretty good dogs really!}


Wacky {and a little awkward} is trying to figure out “self-portrait” photography…and then to have the dogs have NO idea what it means and try to lick my face RIGHT when the shutter clicks!

Wonderful is the Sorbetto Top¬†that I made using the free pattern! I am frugal {some call me cheap…it’s all in your perspective} and I don’t buy clothes very often and next to never buy them new and I sew a good bit. So when I found a free pattern download for a loose but not to loose top I was thrilled and I like this shirt very much! It’s a sleeveless top with a front pleat no closures and only 2 alterations to the pattern {which is rare for me}. I added two inches to the length {which you can’t see because I tucked it in today} and I did not add the front darts. {I made one top with the darts and one without, the one without fit me better and I liked it more}

Like I said…self portrates are wacky…and I am not a fashionista…but hey…at least I admit it and have fun along the way!



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Take Me Out To The Ball Game…*

Take me out with the crowd…

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks…

I don’t care if I ever get back!

For it’s root, root, root for the…CUBS!

If they don’t win it’s a shame.

For it’s one! two! three strikes you’re out!

At the old ball game!!

It was the girls first baseball game!

This was the cutest thing ever!! The little guy can throw pretty well too!

The guys just chillin’





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So my family and I went to the lake the other day, it is always fun to watch my parents with their grandkids! They had three of their five with us plus my brother Kevin, his wife and then me. It was super fun and of course we had to get rained on {yes it happens all the time, but we don’t mind because being in the middle of a drought we really need the moisture!}


I know I promised Scotland pics…soon I promise!



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Happy Fourth of July!~*

Happy Birthday America!!

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

¬† Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world….

 We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved

; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. ‚ÄĒ And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

 This post is in honour of the men and women who have given so much to ensure our freedoms.

Including my brother and his wife who both served faithfully in the

Combat Logistics Battalion-22 United States Marine Corps…ooh rah!

Thank you!