Oh Halloween Tree, Oh Halloween Tree!

I found this project on a blogger friends page (Liz. You can find her on my link list)....and fell in looove! It took about 3 weeks to find all that I needed to create it, but alas! It is complete! (actually, it has been complete for about 2 weeks, I've just been lazy about posting this pic on here!)

The Hurricane vase is Southern Living Home, putka pods from Michael's, branches from the backyard *spray painted black*, and pumpkin ornaments from TJMaxx. I looked everywhere for orange and black ball...with no luck....but I am very happy with my pumpkin heads! I do think I need to trim the strings though. Maybe tomorrow....

Do you know the pumpkin man??

Country Adventures '07

Last night we went to Country Adventures with the playgroup. For some reason in most of my pic there are little round orbs floating around.....maybe bugs?? Who knows? But I hope to steal some pics from some other friends that were there and post them later. The kids had a load of fun. Brooke was unpredictably tame, Bub roasted about 15 marshmallows *but didn't eat half of what he roasted*, Cody got sick, Trey almost fell in the firepit *you didn't hear it from me, Michelle!*, and I ate 1.5 burnt hotdogs! Fun, fun. If only it had been a bit colder....

Bub and Trey were trying to pet the pig when they got a whif of what the pig pen smelled like...HA!

I took about 5 pictures of Trey making this face.....everytime someone would say something to him, he'd open his mouth as if amazed. I thought it was pretty funny!

On the hay ride!

Mi chica, you chica~~everyone's a chica-chica!

Dunno what these two were doing. They were in their own little world most of the time.


for fun

A- Attached or single: attached. going on 9 years of marriage. :)
B- Best Friend: Lori
C-Cake or Pie: hmmm, mandarin orange pie
D- Day of choice: Monday (yes, I am such a weirdo)
E- Essential Item: Lotion
F- Favorite Color: pink
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears. Haribo. The white ones
H- Hometown: Grenada, Ms. and Panama City, Fl
I- Indulgence(s) cheese. gouda, metsovone, dubliner...anything sharp:)
J- January or July: July
K-Kids: 1 girl, 1 boy
L-Life is Incomplete Without: My family
M- Marriage Date: Feb 14. best marriage advice i can give. NEVER get married on Valentines Day. It sucks celebrating your anniversary with the rest of the world.
N- Number of Siblings: 3 brothers, 1 sister
O- Oranges or Apples: bloood oranges
P- Phobias or Fears: death. getting in a car wreck. since I am convinced that this is how I will die, I have an extreme fear of being in the passenger seat while on a lond trip.
Q- Quotes: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~E Roosevelt
R- Reason To Smile: my kids are whole, happy, and healthy
S- Season: Fall
T- Tag Three +: L, M, E, J
U- Unknown Fact About Me: I don't clip my toenails, ever. I pick them off. ewww. I know
V- Vegetarian or Meat Eater: i sway more towards veges.
W- Worst Habit: biting my nails. which i am working on stopping!! *don't worry, I wash them after I pick my toenails*
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasounds
Y- Your Favorite Food: i love to eat so I can't choose just one. Love anything spicy
Z- Zodiac: aquarius

Now wasn't that enlightening?

yippe yi yayyy, cow patty!

The kids take turns "dressing" each other up. Some days I will go in the living room to find Bub dressed to the max as Tinkerbell.....maribou crown and all! Other times I will go down to find Brooke in saggy britches and a dirty white t-shirt with a gold chain around her neck(apparently their version of ghetto?!). One afternoon a few weeks ago, the kids came running into the living room dressed in their version of "farmers". I had to laugh because they reminded me more of the Green Acres version rather than the out in the boondocks kind. But was complete with overalls and a cane, Brooke....well, one look at that pose she was striking says it all. She is definitely NOT a hillbilly at heart.


scouts honor!

Brooke, as usual....right there in the middle of them all!

This is a pic of Bub trying to catch up with his friend Jack.
We decided to give scouts a go this year. Bub is now a Tiger Cub and Brooke is a Brownie! Along with blogging, I have been a bit slack on taking pictures.....so for now I only have pics of Bub's first hiking outing with his den. Hopefully I will remember my camera for Brooke's next meeting so I can get a few pics of her with her troop! We have a lot planned with both groups over the next few months so I am sure to get a few more pics in somewhere~