Posted by: Sandi | April 10, 2010

SOOC Saturday ~ Spring

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix”

~ Christina Baldwin

Happy Saturday, happy Spring!

Posted by: Sandi | February 20, 2010

SOOC Saturday ~ Hidden Worlds

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower; hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour”

~ William Blake

I’ve always been struck by how Jessica is drawn to the minute details, the “up close” of everything. While the rest of us look out towards the horizon, Jessica is very much in the moment of whatever is right in front of her…nose down, fingers in the sand, exploring hidden worlds in a tiny pool of water under the driftwood…

This was taken back in November before we were socked with nearly 3 ft. of snow…looking forward to the warmth again!

Slurping Life

Posted by: Sandi | February 13, 2010

SOOC Saturday ~ “X” Marks the Spot

Slurping Life

Who knows what treasures lie beneath the frozen tundra that is our yard.  We shall find out come spring!

PS – we are soooo tired of snow!

Posted by: Sandi | October 8, 2009

iPod Touch – there really is an app for everyone…

and Jessica found hers…the Atomic Fart app 😀

Posted by: Sandi | September 27, 2009

An Official Teenager!

Mother Nature is providential.  She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.

~William Galvin

Jessica became an official teenager on Thursday –though she’s had the drama queen attitude and door slamming technique perfected for quite a while now.

My parents were vacationing in Williamsburg, so the girls and I took a road trip to visit them last weekend and celebrate Jessica’s birthday.  We had a great time and Jess really enjoyed her party.

Just thought I’d share a video…please excuse the singing 😉

Posted by: Sandi | September 5, 2009

SOOC Saturday ~

Slurping Life


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

~Pablo Picasso

Happy Saturday!

Posted by: Sandi | August 17, 2009

See you in September…

School will be back in session soon…so maybe I’ll be able to start blogging regularly again!

Thought I’d share this video of Jessica “entertaining” her grandparents and uncle.  She sings “It’s a Small World”, the end of “The Star Spangled Banner” and says the Pledge of Allegience…all in Jessica language of course!  Notice how she initiates the applause at the end of each tune.


Posted by: Sandi | June 27, 2009

SOOC Saturday ~ Pure Magic


If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water

~ Loren Eisley

Happy Saturday!

Posted by: Sandi | June 26, 2009

It’s Been Awhile…

Wow, the past month has been busy and I’ve seriously neglected this blog!

I thought I’d post a few photos of what the girls have been up to 🙂

Amanda went to her Senior Prom


And behind her you can see my new car. I wasn’t planning to get a new car this year. My old car was 15 years old, but still had a few years left in it…but sadly Amanda had her first accident. She, thank goodness, was okay. My poor, old car was not.

We’re enjoying it, but I HATE having a car payment!

Jessica’s school had their 2nd annual dance. Jessica had been asking about going to the dance since the 1st annual. Yes, from May 2008 to May 2009 I heard “Go dance? Dance P.E. Room?” approximately 3.2 million times.

Needless to say, she was quite excited when the day of the dance finally arrived! Look, she’s even wearing a skirt (well, okay a skort…but it’s close enough).

She looks like she’s already “busting a move” 😉

I had to take one last photo before we got in the car to go. Look at that lovely smile/grimace on her face. Doesn’t it just scream “take the #!**@! picture already so we can go!” Hehe, I just love annoying my kids with photo ops.


And last, but not least…Amanda graduated!!!!


I’m so proud of her. And I feel soooo old! 😉

Posted by: Sandi | May 20, 2009

Special Exposure/Wordless Wednesday

Finally!!  A warm day!  So what better to do than get out the hose?




Happy Wednesday!

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