Thursday, March 22, 2012


Sorry I have been gone so long. I tend to post a few days in a row and then just go missing. I decided I would post some photos on what has been going on verses many, many photos about each event that I want to share with you.

I posted this because I have been spending WAY TO MANY hours looking over thousands of my favorite photos. Like over 5,000 if you really want to know. I about pissed my pants (sorry, but true) when I got an email from a very cool lady named Patty. Patty and her partners are opening an art studio in Culpeper. She has asked for some of my work to hang and to commission.  I was like a giddy school girl. I have some of my work out there in stores, but I had to go there and ask them if they would be interested. So this is my first time to be asked and an art studio at that. I'm just honored and thrilled. With that being said, and me being me, I have caused a little more stress then needed over this. Just pick the damn photos and mat and frame them already geeeeesh.

We have also been a bit busy with our foster dogs. Yes dogs. Fran and her six pups. They are so stinking cute!!!!! It has been allot of work making sure everyone's needs are met. So when we are not cleaning poo and pee we are getting puppy kisses and man oh day I love me some puppy kisses! As you can see from this photo we are not enjoying having them here at all. :)
Some very exciting news for those of you that do not know, Mikayla is going to Romania this summer. She is going to work with the children at the Ruth School. She is going with five others from our church. I'm so excited that Mikayla wants to do this. This will be life changing for her.
This next photo is a necklace that my friend Kristol made for me as a gift. Kristol is a very talented lady.She has been so kind to agree to teach us how to make these beauty's so we can mass produce them and raise some money to send these lady's to Romania. So please let me know if you would be interested in buying one of these beautiful bird nest necklaces. The cost is $10. You can leave me a comment.  Also April 14th we will hold a yard sale. So get a jump on your spring cleaning and donate your stuff to our church. All the money raised will be put toward the cost to not only pay to get these lady's to Romania but also to help purchase items for the children while they are there.
Here is the link to Kristol's blog so you can see all the cool stuff she can do.                  .

Basketball season is over and soccer started. Wow time just flew by. March????? Where did you go? I only brought my camera to one basket ball game. Don't get me wrong. My favorite sport is any sport that my children play. But how many photos do I really need? What am I gonna do with them? Not a great photo but this just happened to be the first one I came across.

Of course while I was MIA there were a few dog's I took photo's for. They need a forever family. As do many other dogs. Take a peek you may just have to have one.
There are many more dogs that need adopted or a foster home. Here are just two of my favorite photos from this month.

                    Meet Elwood. His where's waldo scarf makes his eyes pop don't ya think? 
                 This beauty is Suzie. She is very shy, but looking for her forever home as well.
Hope to post sooner then a month. See ya soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Before and After

My last post I posted this photo of my neighbors front yard. I posted it up on facebook and people started to comment. After someone said how beautiful it was I said something like can you imagine if I could make the sky blue or pink for that matter.
Bammmm, my friend Denise, granted my wish.  I have always been the person saying, well if the sky was gray that day then the sky is gray. It's Gods world why should I be the one to change it.  Well, the sky is blue now and I think she may have made me a believer!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Snow

It's still snowing here. This was at the start of the storm. The snow was like rain right about now. So I just saw a few things that looked neat & snapped the photo. They are kind of dark and these were with my crappy lens. Maybe if I get my butt out of the bed before the snow melts in the morning I will have some better ones to share.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hearts Day

Today's photo of the day heart.  This photo is really bad. That rice crispy treat was red when I ate it. This sadly was my plate in pre school today after I had already ate a few things off of it.

Monday, February 13, 2012


When I saw today's photo for the day I knew what I wanted to put up here. It's not a new photo and some of you have already seen this but lot's of blue :)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The UN words

                     When life gives you lemons, make something pretty out of them before you turn sour.

I have been a little depressed lately. It's not the winter blues, because personally I love all the seasons, as long as the sun is shining. Really, I do not even have to look very deep to know what my issues are. I know them, just not sure how to fix them. I told myself I would not post any depressing post on here about myself. But if there is one thing I can say about myself that I am truly proud of is that I always keep things real. Well funny I should say that because that is what is bothering me. I'm having a very hard time being true to myself and not offending certain people and still being part of somethings that I truly enjoy.  Having a Disease that only attacks your self esteem teaches you early on about self-worth. You have to learn what you love about yourself because it surly is not your looks in the mirror. Also having this disease I have learned to seek out friends who are also not worried about their outer appearance.  Years can go by and sometimes I'm not even challenged by it. And then sometimes EVERYDAY you have something thrown in your face. It's what I call people feeding me poison. And when I'm drinking in their poison, I then start to face the UN words. The UN words are not kind. They show up everywhere I go. I hear their teasing voice in my head.

 Unworthy~ Ungrateful~ Unlovable~ Undeserving~ Unattractive~ Unkind which all leads me straight down the path to Unhappiness.

Don't worry I do not plan to walk down this path very long. I'll get back up soon straighten my wig and find an antidote.
                                                  Meanwhile I'll leave you with a question for yourself. Can people see your heart or just your reflection in the mirror?

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Last Wed at 10am we had to do one of the hardest things we have ever done as a family. We had to say good by to our family pet.  Our beautiful Justice. Having three dogs, Loner 11, Xena 9, and Justice only 4 1/2 we did not think we would have to say our goodbys so soon. Justice was just a stunning dog. Anyone who met her would tell us how beautiful she was. Her mom being a purebred Rottweiler and her dad a Golden Retriever Chow cross made for a very beautiful dog.
This was her boy. Her BFF. Her bed-mate.  And this photo makes me cry.
Stephen is doing ok. He is a very active child. But when he is bored, then he thinks about her and is sad. He understands why she is gone but yet, just wants his dog back.
Being the dog dork that I am, this has not been easy for any of us. It's very hard to look at these pictures and know that this is still so fresh, so fresh, that I can still smell her. Also while I'm dealing with my own pain it's so very hard to see your child hurting and sad and know there is nothing other then time that will make this any better. Justice you were a great pet. Thank you for loving us!
My sister sent this to Mikayla's facebook page. Not sure if she wrote it or where she got it from. I coped it and for some reason it doesn't get any bigger. Hope you can read it.

                                           RIP JUSTICE 4/9/2007 ~ 1/18/2012
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly, he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...