Friday, April 29, 2011

V is for Volleyball

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Fun

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Man and His Dog

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Beautiful Girl

Thursday, April 21, 2011


This is currently my favorite little table in the house. Why? Because it houses the fringy lamp I just had to have in college. My mom surprised me with it for Christmas one year. Plus, we all know that magnolias are very special to those from the Bayou State, right?

But, more than that, my favorite plaque sits atop this tiny table. It's something I picked up (very cheaply) a few weeks ago and I absolutely LOVE it. Why? Because it's so true...and as we approach Resurrection Sunday, I pray that you both have and exercise faith on a daily basis. Our lives certainly changed once we began to...

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hippity Hoppity, Easter's On Its Way

It's been well established by now that I decorate for all major and minor holidays. Tay loves to help and I just think it makes things a bit more festive around the ol' homestead. Of course, I would also repaint and redecorate every room in my house on a quarterly basis if I had the time and funds so I guess decorating is my way of feeding that little obsession :-)

I've thought about replacing these cheap plastic eggs with something more fancy but these are all eggs my girl has collected over the years so I'm sticking with sentimentality for now...

A number of my Easter decorations used to be my mom' this little guy with the big bow...

...and this little guy who keeps watch over the computer in the office...

...someone has to hold down the other side of the office, right?

This isn't a very good photo but there are smaller bunnies swinging on the tree swing. This may be my favorite decoration :-)

More from my mom...along with the fabulous cross she gave me for Christmas - the REAL reason for season.

Bunnies and chicks among our family photos...

Thanks, Mom!

I picked this little guy up a couple weeks ago and thought he was adorable. Just keeping it real with my beloved Scentsy (we do have three dogs after all) and the Swiffer in the background.

Tiny but big in cuteness...

This is one of my favorite areas in the house. First of all, I'm a sucker for a red lamp. But there's also a great photo of the man, the girl and sweet Bo that I took at Landa Park last year in New Braunfels. That was the famous trip when Bo escaped from the hotel room. I'm so thankful God allowed us those last fun memories of him before things took such a turn. 

I also love these little bunnies and, inside the box, there are a couple of ceramic eggs I painted at Practically Pikasso with Tay. Love the memories :-)

Well, that concludes the Easter tour at our humble abode. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Clay Snowman

My girl has always had a love for art. She's always been pretty darn good at it as well, which is amazing to me because I can't draw a straight line with a ruler. And, while I could let y'all believe that statement was tongue in cheek, I can assure you it was 100% true. For real.

Yes, I realize that is sad; however, there is now an app for this problem. And a number of computer programs as well. I have overcome! :-)

Anyway, back to the girl. This year she has alternated between music and art each six weeks in preparation for choosing a fine art elective that will run throughout the year in sixth grade.

Shall we pause for a moment of silence as I wipe my tears thinking of my baby being that old?

And now I'm back...

Taylor has become an even bigger fan of art throughout this year and even chose art for her elective next year after briefly entertaining the idea of choir. It was short-lived because those crafty projects were just calling her name.

Well, this six weeks is her last in said elective so they've taken the projects up a notch so to speak. (You know, if you were Emeril.) She came home with one that she's been working on for several weeks and I was pretty impressed...

Isn't he delightfully colorful? We thought so too :-)

Now right about you're thinking I may have overestimated some art talent; however, I did not call her Rembrandt or vanGogh. Besides, she has another year to grow before choosing her next elective...

I may or may not have heard through the grapevine that she's thinking seriously about theater. Either way, I'm totally on board with that one, y'all! And pretty much anything else she wants to do as well :-)

Happy Tuesday!