life from the past few days..

one thing hot sunny days are perfect for~

{i'm not sure what to say about this one}

oh, but I do know what to say about this one... it's simple- I flunked the cornbread recipe ☺
it looked like a giant cookie- it was a whopping 1 and a half inch thick.


Tell me..

Tell me..

to see....
Leave a comment saying what you want me to post about... I would love suggestions!!

{I love this barn}

It is old and rusty... by a field, that has cows in it~
{this picture is sticking out like a sore thumb, but here it is anyway}

the field

{another sore thumb^}

~lydia caroline

Lily Kate's first dance recital ☺

Here is Lily Kate performing in her first dance recital! ☺

{National Nerd Day}

If there was such a thing as "National Nerd Day"....
He would be the king of it ☺

Who doesn't love Santa socks, with sandals... ah, gee, doesn't he look great?! {grin}

{p.s look at his expression, he looks pretty pleased with being a nerd..}
Six names or nicknames you go by:
Do I really have to answer this question? Okay, I will not skimp out, but this is really embarressing, and I did NOT come up with these... they're terrible I know!
1- Lou
6-woman (when I was little ☺)

What time did you get up this morning?

8:30? it being Sunday, I slept in.. =)

Three things you are wearing right now:
gym shorts
plum toenail polish

Diamonds or pearls?

hmmm, that's a hard one, because I love them both~ I guess both.

What food do you dislike?

brussel sprouts

Three things you want very badly at the moment:
ice cream
summer break
Nikon D500

Two things you did last night:
washed dishes
watched "Chopped"

Three things you ate today:
macaroni and cheese

Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
wash dishes {that's a hobby of mine ☺}
straighten my hair

Favorite sport to watch?

gymnastics {is that considered a sport?}

Your favorite beverages

What kind of car do you drive?

I don't drive, but I ride in a suburban ☺

Do you prefer a car or truck/SUV?

If you were a Crayon, what color would you be?
pink, or a pretty pale green

How is the weather right now?

85 and dark

Favorite sandwich?

What characteristic do you despise?

Sarcasm {but I am ☺}

Favorite item of clothing?

I don't have a favorite.

If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?


Where would you like to retire to?

Do I really have to decide that now?

What was your most memorable birthday?

When is your birthday?

That's for you to wonder, and me to know! ☺

Are you a morning person or a night person?

I love mornings, but I think I am a night person, I like those too~

What is your shoe size?

11 {tall people need big feet to hold them up, that is my only explanation!! ☺}



Any new and exciting news you 'd like to share with us?

I need to go put away some laundry... now isn't that just thrilling? =P

What did you want to be when you were little?

a nurse {well, I didn't really want to, but I thought it would hurt my mom's feelings if I wasn't, because she was!!}, a mommy

What are you today?

not a nurse, not a mommy =)

What is your favorite candy?

star bursts and peppermint
What is your favorite flower?

I really like hydrangeas, and roses- so both~

What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?

the end of the month, and early July.

What are you listening to right now?

Abigail talking {she does that too much, I am just kidding, I promise!! ☺}

Do you wish on stars?

No... never have, and I seriously doubt I ever will.

Favorite restaurant?

long horns

Do you photograph well?

yeah, I guess.

Real hair color?

bright green, but I dye it brown..

What was your favorite toy as a child?

My dolls.

Summer or winter?

I like them both for different reasons.

Hugs or kisses?


Chocolate or Vanilla?


Coffee or tea?

coffee, but I really like tea too..

When was the last time you cried?

about 3 weeks ago

What is under your bed?

a lot of stuff~ boxes, cords, and bags

What are you afraid of?

deep down in the ocean

Salty or sweet?


How many keys on your key ring?


How many years at your current job?

what job?

Favorite day of the week?


Tell us something we might not know:

I am EXTREMELY ticklish, I have a temper, and I am a terrible procrastinator

How many towns have you lived in?


Do you make friends easily?

I don't know- Do I?

Pancakes or Waffles?

pancakes from "Thelma and Louise's Pancake house".. {inside joke between my grandma, and me}

Best rainy Saturday afternoon activity:

watching a good movie, or baking

I found this on a blog and thought it looked like fun~ and it was!

Anyone who wants to do it go ahead~ ☺

go light your world

you may be familiar with the song Chris Rice sings, called "Go light your World". It is a great song. I love the words.

it talks about there being a candle in every soul. Some are brightly burning, and some are dark and cold. It says to run to the darkness, and to seek out the helpless, confused, and torn. Hold out your candle for all to see it. Take you candle and light the world.

I think there are people who are overcome with ''peer preasure", are are afraid to light their candle.

We are called as God's children, to light our world. To be a witness.

I think it is hard keeping a good balance of being a witness, but not coming across as judgemental.

In the book "Do Hard Things", it discusses this topic. How do you handle a situation when you see other people do/say something that might not be necessarily be the best choice of actions/words. Especially Christians.

I think there is a fine line of reflecting the love of Christ, but not being judgemental and still showing the love of Christ. Where is that line drawn?

I have never been in a major situation that would make me feel like I might have to say something.

But other people are. How do they handle it?

Here are some of the verses that are good to apply to your words when it comes time for you to say something.


love is think is one of the characteristic qualities that you have to have in order to be a witness, and stand for God.

In Cor. 13 it says "Love does not behave rudely" and "Love suffers long and is kind."


"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden."

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."


"Judge not, that you be not judged."

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."

When is the time to say something? And when that time comes, what do you say?

so what is your opinion on this subject? I would love to get your comments, and hear what you think..

{Lydia Caroline}

{i love...}

that tell stories..


are taken on {hot} days...

and have a care free... l.o.o.k.

with little boys in them..


and playing..
i love them.

Thats me ☺

at the {strawberry} field..
with one of my favorite necklaces on..
standing by a field...

and a barn..

and a baby... who is looking a little forlorn...

and one of the many strawberries that I picked...
{pictures taken by mama}

well it's {raining}....

and it's pouring~

Baby Kate sat on the front porch this morning, and watched the world go by~

don't these pictures make you want to blow through the screen? = D

over the weekend we went swimming~ I have proof that I was there..

we were planning on going here today..
but maybe not~

{the sun is out now, maybe we will go after}


{sometimes} this is how the kitchen sink is put to use..
{ sometimes} the dining room table looks like this..
{sometimes} you have to clean a kitchen around this..


I see.....
these faces.....
and it makes {me}


I've lost my studiorum.

{the latin meaning for studiorum- enthusiasm, zeal}
but they obviously haven't ; )

I have officially lost my studiorum for school. I am ready for summer break..

So am I the only one? I don't think so. ☺

I have this problem with math.... it for some reason doesn't agree with me.

and I don't agree with it.

please tell me I'm not~ =)

Levi is chowing down on some cookie bars that He, and I made tonight.

He was very proud of how they turned out : )

Better go~

Baby, Baby

{this was her watching our cat}.{she hates our cat}.{our cat hates her}
she's thinking "How dare you even come close to me?"
who doesn't love a good looking mohawk on a little girl, huh?

my little sweetie

Miss. Blue Eyes

mommys day.raccoons.and spray paint.

Interesting title I know. But it is the only way to explain what has been going on in my world lately. Today is Mother's Day, I have the best Mama, that anyone could have. She is so sweet, loving, cheerful, and fun. I love you Mama!! ♥

and to explain the raccoon part, well.... we have this little friend, who lives in a hollow tree nearby. He comes by every night around 9 to eat cat foot on the back porch. I caught him last night, He looked at me, and I looked at him, then everyone came to look. He didn't mind having an audience, he just went on with his business, occasionally looking up at us. He washes his hands in between bights, it is hilarious to watch. He is huge, I took some pictures of his visit, and will post them soon.

I took one of our old picture frames, that was out-dated, and not very pretty, and I was going to try to re-paint it, and shabby-chic it. So I sprayed the first layer on there, then let it dry for a little while. Then I got it and went to spray the second layer on there, when to my horror, bright red spray paint comes out onto the crisped white frame. Oh, no!!! I quickly got a paper towel, and wiped it all off, so it looks fine now, it just has a little smidgen on red =)

Well, I need to head to bed~ good night!