Sunday, March 27, 2011

Birthday BOY

Celebrating the
He has been ours for
wonderful years today!
Happy Birthday
Peter Ryan.

I stayed up till the wee hours of the morning with Holly and Katie to pull this little number off! I am so happy with it... it is even more "super-hero-ish" and less "dracula" in person. And although Peter hasn't seen it yet, I am certain it is going to bring him much joy.

(Thanks for posing Superman)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


...a bit technical-logically more understanding, and dare I say savvy?
I find pride in things that are easy when I thought they would be hard.

I always knew there was a way to get my photos off my cell phone and onto my computer, but I didn't know how.
I set out on a determined journey to accomplish just this, yesterday... didn't happen. I was annoyed, but not frustrated.
So, I tried again.
About 2.5 years ago I left my coveted Blackberry on an airplane in Washington D.C.
I cried. A little bit of my "life" was gone.
I reported it to the proper "authorities."

But have YOU ever dealt with US Airways customer service? It is a funny thing. Sometimes you get a cheerie little voice and it sounds so hopeful, sometimes you get what is what you think to be only seen on T.V but in real life. Ah-maz-zing, Truly baffling. And then sometimes you think... how did {this} person ever make it through an interview let alone get through the hiring process....? I could teach a few things to that company. {starting with the increase in pilot salaries} I know that's NOT humble... but I am confident in my abilities to be able to make a difference sometimes!
No surprise that I NEVER saw or heard from my beloved Blackberry.
I was devastated. I had pictures on that pretty little baby that I will never recover. That hurts. It still, 2.5 years later hurts really bad.
So here I am finally getting my pictures off of my new ( and not so fancy) phone and I feel proud. I feel good that I have backed these pictures up and hopefully will retain for forever.
Thank you for obliging me sweet technology. I am a process but I am {Becoming} more understanding and with a deeper appreciation for you.

And here is the proof :

Krispy Kreme when my Dad came to visit last September!

My baby!
( I remember he was a little mad a me @ this moment!)

"hot dog" donuts from Spring Hill Bakery.. thanks to the Walbeck's!

The only picture I have of Halloween!

there are few things sweeter than my sleeping babies

We were driving last summer and I saw something in the road... this was it.... "It is not what it looks like." The one on top was trying to get over the other and well... this is what ended up!

these ones are for you Jenny!

I am so sad that her "gap" has closed so much since this. So dang cute!

The last 2 Sunday's right before going to Church... sending off love pictures to Daddy is a daily occurence and I like the way these came out edited from my phone.


Thursday, March 10, 2011


Today's highlights included:

*Rain- lots of awesome, feel good, spring is here, and so are my tulips -RAIN.

*Superman- Ben text me with his upcoming "tentative" schedule... 6 weeks just got cut in half, followed by a 2 week sabatical! WAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! (company scheduling conflict- not his abilities!)

*Zumba- 2 times in one day... Makes a girl happy. My feet and knee disagree with my heart tonight though. ( cool down was to Air Suppy's I'm all out of love- awesome!)

*Lunch- had lunch today with a friend.. NO kids made it really enjoyable.

*Target- found a (50-200mm) telephoto lens at Target on clearance for $79.98 that didn't have a box and they graciously gave me an additional 20% off. SCORE!!!!!

*Kids- were so awesome today. No threats from me, just lots and lots of love all the way around. These days feel so good.

*Dinner- it was left-overs from last night... but I MUST say, The Pioneer Woman has got mad skills for some super Yummers Enchiladas! I am a sucker for Mexican food. And when you get some GOOOOOOOOOOOD homemade Mexican recipes... there is happiness, lots of ridiculous happiness in my belly!

Looking forward to a Happy Friday!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

the goings on

It's been a whole week since Superman flew to St. Louis.
First night he was in a Tornado... whoa!
We talk more than we normally do when he is home.
It's the reason our relationship ever became what it has.
That's how we started and what we did for the first 18 months of our relationship.
We've got it down.
Skype would be a nice feature, or the new IPad... ( won't be long 'till I do a little convincing!)
But we've survived not having Daddy face to face.
Although... Peter has replaced "daddy" with Ben's tape measure. He walks around holding it, insisting on taking it in the car (although I don't let it out of the car) and shows people whenever he can, "dad-da."
It is really sweet and sad.

Ben told me the other night that he is "bored." I feel deep anguish for him. NOT.
I am however glad that he is "bored" rather than overwhelmed.

The snow showed up this morning. I must admit I did a double-take when I looked out the window this morning. I stand by statement that West Virginia is the "bi-polar weather" State. I think they should add that right into the state slogan.

"Wild, Wonderful, Bi-polar Weather, WEST VIRGINIA."
Has a nice ring to it.. no?

Our friends, The Walbeck's, showed me how to "fix" our computer.
Thanks to them for running out on Friday night and meeting me with 2 crazy babies at Best Buy to buy an external hard drive.
It is safe to say that I am challenged when it comes to the inner workings of technology.
Our photographs are neatly organized and "backed-up" onto our cute little but HEFTY new hard drive. And now I have a quickly functioning computer again with ample space! sigh.