Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 26 – Twisted Peppermint


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I love my Twisted Peppermint candle from Bath & Body Works so much that I had to get one more last week since there was only a couple left on clearance {and I had a 20% off coupon}. I like to burn it as long as possible while I’m home, and now my last one is already half-way gone. Gotta enjoy it while I can!

Day 25 – Cone of Shame


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It was time to get a cone for Star, our dog. She got a bug bite or something on her left paw a month or two ago. She kept licking and licking and licking. UGH the sound is so annoying! Plus now it’s a habit and she has several bald spots going up her paw/arm. And her arm is swollen because she won’t leave it alone. I also bought some itch relief spray that has oatmeal and vitamins in it to help her. Hopefully a week will do her some good. She does NOT like the cone though. Poor girl!

Day 24 – Snow Clothes


Monday, January 24, 2011

Ben took Nathaniel shopping for snow clothes because the scout snow campout is this weekend. We got the gloves for a dollar or two at Goodwill a couple weeks ago. The snow boots came from Goodwill for $5. The pants (over his jeans) and 2 jackets came from Wal-Mart from the clearance rack. He already had the black hoodie. Nathaniel is so excited and can’t wait to go play and sleep in the snow!

Day 23 – Snuggle Buddies


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Nathaniel cleaned up his room and spread blankets all over the floor, then he fell asleep. Madison, my Dad’s dog, came and snuggled by him & took a nap, too! They look so cute together!

Day 22 – Who’s that guy?


Saturday, January 22, 2011

As you can see, I cut 9 inches off Nathaniel’s hair – he asked me to do it! I like longer hair on guys, but I think in this case, it was getting a little too long for him. Everyone loves his new hair, including Nathaniel! {the next day at church, everyone was shocked to see his short hair, some people didn’t even recognize him, but they ALL love it}

Day 21 – Donuts, donuts and more donuts!


Friday, January 21, 2011

I took the kids (including 3 friends who had never gone) to Krispy Kreme to get FREE donuts for A’s on their report cards! You can get up to 6 free glazed donuts. Some got 4 others got 5 free donuts! WOOOHOOO!!!

Day 20 – Orchestra Concert


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Nathaniel & Felicia had their 6th grade Winter Orchestra Concert. They did an excellent job! This is the third year playing their violins.

Day 19 - Static


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ashley was playing on the jungle climber in our backyard, and I noticed her hair was picking up static every time she got on the slide. I love how it’s sticking up and out! HAHA!

Day 18 – 700 Thread Count


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We finally got new sheets for our bed!! YAY!! I found them at Sam’s Club for a great deal!

Day 17 – Cat Nap


Monday, January 17, 2011

Ahhhh my sweet cat, Ginger! She’s so cute when she curls up on the bed for a mid-morning cat nap. She also loves to be covered with the fuzzy blankets.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 16 – Fuzzy Feet


Sunday, January 16, 2011

I love my fuzzy socks! I wear them whenever I’m at home & they keep my feet snuggly warm, which is what I need especially with concrete floors! As soon as I came home from church, I kicked off my heels {which I love – I know I’m weird} and grabbed my soft fuzzy socks! I even wear them to bed, so I don’t have to put my ice cold feet on Ben to warm them up! HAHAHAA

Day 15 - Doggy Disguise

Saturday, January 15, 2011

This is how I found my Dad's dog, Madison, when I came home from running errands with Ben & Felicia! Nathaniel had dressed her up in his clothes. It was hilarious! The picture is out of focus because it was hard to keep her still.

Andrea Dickinson

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 14 - Sleepy Sicky

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ashley is home for the 4th day in a row because of a stinkin fever. It's been 103 each morning but today finally her temp is only 100.7. Still too high to go to school but much better. She took a nap & our cat, Ginger, snuggled by her.

Day 13 - Kids Meds

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ashley's had a fever for 3 days, so I went to the store to get more meds for her (tylenol & ibuprofen) plus some popsicles. Those always seemed to be a nice treat when stuck at home sick.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Second Chance…

I tried to do a photo-a-day in 2009 and only got half-way thru February. I REALLY wish that I would have finished, but I can’t go back in time. Last year I didn’t even attempt it. Oh well. I am going to give it another try this year. Plus I have an awesome new cell phone that takes pretty good pictures (much better than my old phone) and it has internet so I can upload straight from my phone! It makes it a lot easier to capture moments as they happen with my phone in my pocket all the time. Probably most of my pictures will be UN-edited because I may upload directly to my blog from my phone.

Ok, so I’m going to upload my first 12 days in this post instead of 12 separate posts.

Here goes…

IMAG1217Saturday,  January 1, 2011

We rang in the new year with a few fireworks at home!

IMAG1221 Sunday, January 2, 2011

We switched to 8:30am church schedule, and we actually left the house early & got to church early! YAY!!

IMAG1223 Monday, January 3, 2011

Kids went back to school, so I headed off to the gym. Time to get back into my routine too.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We roasted gigantic marshmallows in our fireplace. They were warm, gooey & yummy!!

IMAG1231 Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just a couple of my fave treats that I may or may not hide in my closet so I don’t have to share – Circus Peanuts and Dark Chocolate Doves.

IMAG1255 Thursday, January 6, 2011

My 36th Birthday! Ben got me a dozen gorgeous white roses {my favorite} and a Cold Stone Creamery Peanut Butter and Chocolate ice cream cake! It was a good day! {I’m not thrilled that you can see the paper towel right next to my beautiful flowers in the picture. LOL}

IMAG1258 Friday, January 7, 2011

We went to dinner for my birthday at Chili’s {the night before}. This was my take-home {free} birthday dessert – Hot fudge brownie sundae. It was delicious with my lunch today!

IMAG1261 Saturday, January 8, 2011

I’m rockin’ my Gold Glitter polish by OPI. I don’t paint my fingernails often, so it was kind of fun to be *sparkly* for a day or two, then it all chipped off.

IMAG1264 Sunday, January 9, 2011

I substituted in Anson’s primary class at church. The kids made these badges to go with the lesson & wore on their shirts - “I know Heavenly Father trusts me to CTR (Choose the Right)”

IMAG1266 Monday, January 10, 2011

Ben & Pepper snuggling on the floor while watching tv in our room. Awww aren’t they cute together?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A horse {who apparently was in his 30’s} in our neighborhood  died recently, so someone posted these flowers and this sign “In loving memory of Ike the horse” and Ashley is signing her name on the 2nd page. I signed it when she was done.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Apparently I have a long list of favorite treats. haha! These are on that list – dark chocolate covered dried fruits & nuts from Sprouts. In this mixture are almonds, cashews, walnuts, cherries, cranberries, and blueberries. Sprouts didn’t have any Goji berries too, when I got these a couple days ago. YUM!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Testing pics #2

Sending larger size pics from phn via email.

Andrea Dickinson

Testing again

Trying to send pics from my phone via email.

Andrea Dickinson

Testing using my cell phone.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 37

Friday, Feb 6, 2009
Ginger found a soft comfortable place to snuggle - amidst my fresh clean laundry! LOL
Anything for my princess!

Day 36

Thursday, Feb 5, 2009
Felicia & Ashley getting a little time to play Rock Band 2 just before bed. They usually take turns playing the drums & singing! I think they have Eye of the Tiger and Livin' on a Prayer memorized! They LOVE those songs!

Day 35

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2009
Anson learned to write his name for the FIRST TIME!!! Hooray!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Day 34

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2009
Ben and I have been reconnecting with some old high school friends on Facebook. We met up with his friend, Dani, at the park and let our little ones play together. We hadn't seen her in probably 8 years! WOW! We had a great time catching up!

Day 33

Monday, Feb 2, 2009
Every year on Groundhog Day, we go to my parents' house for a yummy dinner & treats, then we watch the movie 'Groundhog Day'! We always have a BLAST and that movie is hilarious!! This year my Mom made sliders (mini hamburgers) with grilled onions on rolls, tater tots, grapes, pineapple, orange slices, lemon-limeade & brownies with vanilla & chocolate frosting. I brought the Rice Krispy treats.

Day 32

Sunday, Feb 1, 2009
Nathaniel and Felicia peeling a pomegranate. They took out each little section and shared with everyone. It took them a while to get it done, but they enjoyed every minute together!

Day 31

Saturday, Jan 31, 2009
My Dad dropped off this green *wagon* and the kids found it & had FUN playing with it. Nathaniel is wearing his rollerblades while pulling Anson. He had kicked Ashley out because it was too hard for him to pull it. So, she got on her bike and rode next to them. Ashley is reaching out to hold Anson's hand. They actually held hands for a moment, but I wasn't fast enough to capture it. They were all giggling so much it was cute!

Day 30

Friday, Jan 30, 2009
I LOVE hot cocoa {sometimes with a little marshmallow creme} in my Fabulous mug that I made (ok well I didn't make it but I painted it).

Day 29

Thursday, Jan 29, 2009
Ben is the new Webelos Den Leader and his old shirt was a little tight around the arms. So, we bought him a new one, now all he needs to do is transfer all his badges. {He sews all his own badges! He's awesome and I love watching him at work. He's so cute!} Nathaniel's excited to have his Dad be his Den Leader!

Day 28

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009
Anson got his staples removed. He said it hurt BIG, but he did GREAT!! Then he got a lollipop & 3 stickers! It's healing wonderfully!

Day 27

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009
The picture in the middle - I received this signed 8x10 print free from the artist David Bowman. I bought a frame and rearranged my other Christ pictures to fit it in. I think it looks beautiful!

Day 26

Monday, Jan 26, 2009
Alicia's Birthday!
Alicia (one of my BEST friends) & Me
{pic taken 6/26/2007 at Church Enrichment Activity}

Day 25

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009
I just had to document this. Ben & Nathaniel were playing a new Lord of the Rings game on the XBOX360. Ben got upset from dying several times and squeezed the controller so hard that it broke! He managed to fix it, but he also cut his finger a little when it happened. Crazy boys!

Day 24

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009
My typical breakfast - Zone bar & water.

Day 23

Friday, Jan 23, 2009
Nathaniel & Felicia both received some awards at school for their grades.