..**~ the promised post..**~

I realize that I didn't do that post that I promised to do. I tried. I have worked on it. But I never got it finished, and ready to post. So. Here I am. Ready.to.post.

{notice Titus looking at me, like I'm an idiot, and Lily Kate looking like, "I cannot believe she is doing that!"!}

these were taken a few days ago of Lily Kate, and Me, by Gabe. Thanks Bud! ;)
this is Lily Kate sittin' pretty, before falling off. She didn't get hurt. :)


This week has been so busy. Not because we did a ton of stuff, and were gone everyday, it was just the time  that school took, then doing things around the house, and all the that other stuff. There are times that I just wanted to run into my room, and dive under the covers-- which, realistically, you can't. So, I just take a deep breath, and...screamed. Well, I don't scream, but I feel like it sometimes. So I just try to be kind, and not scream. Which it usually goes better that way. :)
well~ One morning  I was laying in bed one morning, reading my Bible, when I heard Titus screaming for me downstairs.  "LYDIA, LYDIA, LYDIA". {it wasn't because he was hurt or anything, He just needed me for something. yes, at eight o'clock in the morning, when I was still laying in bed. I know eight o'clock sounds pitiful to some of you early birds out there, but I am not an early bird. *wink*}. So, I finally yelled back to him, and asked him what he wants. He said that Mama wants Me. So I climb out of bed, and ran down two flights of stairs, and wnet out side in my lepord print pajama shorts, and "Homeschool Rocks" T-shirt. {I like to sleep in style *wink*.} Mama says wants to take my birthday pictures. So-- if you think my eyes look like my eyes look sleepy, it's because they are. :)
{Me trying to make Lily Kate happy-- Don't I look corny? :) }

A couple of days ago we went to a farm to pick apples. It felt very fallish~ which I loved. Fall time is such a beautiful and cozy season!


I have a bunch of pictures from my cousin Emily's wedding, my birthday, and some others, that I need to post, so I will put those in another post~ But for now, I am going to read blogs before "19 Kids & Counting" comes on.

Have a wonderful evening!


because yesturday was the last day of summer..

beacause today was the first day of fall..

because leaves are starting to change..

because I love fall time..

because I love barns..

because there are a lot of barns where I live..

because I have 1 lb. of "Bob's" soft peppermint candy sitting by my bed..

because tomorrow is the last day of school-- the next day I get off to celebrate my birthday..

because I have a little sister that smiles a lot..

because I am a night owl..

and because I am going to drink a cup of tea tonight..

I am going to do a long post tomorrow~
stay tuned..

birthdays, Levi, and things that make me laugh.

Tomorrow is my birthday. It kind of just hit me. It has been so busy lately, I haven't thought much about it, unlike, when I was younger, I would start planning my party two months before. :)

I love birthdays. Mine, and others. It is such a happy time~ when there are birthdays around our house, it's a big deal. My family always make me feel so special on my birthday, and goes all out. I've got a good family. ☺

Yesterday Mama told me about a conversation that she had with Levi. He had gotten a balloon from the Library the day before, and he was playing with it, and said, "I think I will give my balloon to Lydia for her birthday." Mama said, "Levi that is so sweet of you!", then Levi said, "Uhh, Nah". ;) He'd rather keep it to himself-- that's okay. As long as he keeps me laughing, he can keep his balloon! :)

Levi is playing "Dog" with the boys. Titus just asked Him if he could be a dog. Levi said, "Nope, your my son"... somehow that just doesn't sound quite right.. what do you think? :)

Lily Kate is sitting in my lap eating a whole piece of toast-- I think she is feeling a bit overwhelmed.. or maybe independent!? {grin}
Have a great Friday!


sLowInG dOWn.

The last week...wait? How long has it been exactly?

I guess it has been about a week and a few days but anyway.

They have been crazy. We have been living out of suit cases and boxes. I am officially sick of it. I have spent the spent the past the nights in the past week in six different places. :/ If you think about it, that's a lot of unpacking, and packing up the car. We have packed and un-packed the car a total of 13 times. I am officially sick of that too. :)

I don't even really know where to start. so much has happened.in.so.little.time.

I feel like I have been gone for *weeks*.

There has been ups and downs. Leaving our little house that we lived in for less than a year was sad. {Yes, that is also the house that we hated the first time we saw it, and vowed we would never cry when we left it. :)}  Our dearly loved, cat Lizzy, ran away. When my dad opened the door to his truck to turn in the keys of our house at the rental place, when we were about to leave, she jumped out, and ran away. He tried to get her back, but she didn't want to come, and ran off. We loved her while we had her, and hopes she finds a nice new home with another family. We Love you, Lizzy!


There was this fabulous public swimming pool there. It was so fun. I felt foolish doing my high school musical jumps off the bouncy diving boards. Or even those, great frog jumps, but it was to much fun to think what others thought of me. But I have this thing for public swimming pools, with life guards. I don't like life guards. I feel there eyes watching me, and every move I make, even through their sunglasses. I had a bad experience with a life guard when I was little. I think it ruined me for life. :) But to my great relief I didn't get called on, or yelled at. And I didn't forget to not run. I was proud of myself. ☺

We didn't get any pictures of us swimming though... I guess we were having to much fun! :)


i'm finally going to post this post~ it's been sitting in my drafts box for a couple of days now. I've just been to lazy not finish it up, and post it. Sorry~ I know it's been a little lonely around here lately. :)

I will probably just put a few pictures in the next several post. But for now here are some that I took~

{the two little boys by the river splashing.}

These pictures are taken when we were riding down the long country roads. Can you tell I like barns?
This one picture is just a random one that I took when we were down by the falls and the sun was setting. I added a little piece fo lyrics from the newest song on my playlist {first song on there}. And, yes, I realize that you are not supposed to spell 'to' like that, when using it like this. Does that make since?? I meant 'too', sorry about that!

I will post some more later~

Thanks for reading...



Well, I'm not giving it away, but Amber from Hutch5 is, and you can go to here blog to enter! She is giving away some great things~ pretty baskets filled with some really cool things, like Apple lotion from Bath & Body works, and an iTunes gift card. Be sure to check it out, and enter!


p.s I will be doing a long post about the past week hopefully tomorrow. :)