Me. . . Mothering & A Little Sunday Snapshot

This picture was taken by my sons friend. I’m not sure who took the picture but I just love it!  Stephen had it on his face book page when he showed it to me the other day. 
I just fell in love with it. 
My two boys ~ together, enjoying each others company, smiling and laughing at each other’s jokes. This is the way they usually are. This is the way I hope I will always remember them.
Stephen and Matthew


It warms a mothers heart see this this picture.

OKAY! You cought me!

The truth is, this is the picture that was taken. This is the picture that Stephen had on his facebook page and was on some girls facebook page. As soon as I saw it, I promptly stole the picture by dragging and placed it in my pictures.  I uploaded or it could be down loaded, I don’t know. . .I always get them confused. Anyway, I ran the picture through photo shop.

I croped, brightened, whitened, touched up a little here and there. I placed a little border around the picture that I love and called it a day. . . at the photo shop. After that I ran over to Stephen’s face book page, took off the bad other picture and replaced it with the better edited picture. After all, I read in one of Pioneers Womans posts she just can’t let a picture go without just a little photo shop here or there. 

That’s when my kids started teasing me and calling me a photo snob! 



I’m just a novice playing around with my camera and photo shop. I have NO! idea of what I’m doing. I just like play these things. Besides, as a mother I want my little guys to look as good as they possibly can.

Well? Don’t you honestly think this picture is uhhh much nicer. 


Just look at my them. . .my little boys. . .

I mean, as a mother,  how would you have edited the picture? 

Ni Hao Y'all

Snapshot Sunday ~ MAN!!!

You know sometimes you just get those shots that say,

“Oh! Wow! I can use this one for Melissa’s Snapshot Sunday“.

So you save the picture and try not to forget you have it.

BeachMarathonandbirthdaypicture075.jpg picture by marka5477

Well, I didn’t forget!

Reiner had a birthday last week AND out of respect for my elders

I am not going to tell you JUST how old he is this year…or next.


Happy Birthday Month Riener!

Snapshot Suday ~ "OH! I Got It!!!"

Playing Melissa’s “Snapshot Sunday

I thought I would post this picture of Kathryn playing basketball;

She was on the church team and those girls worked hard!

I took this picture last Tuesday night at one of the play off games.

I didn’t even realize I took this shot. I looked down at my camera thinking darn it…I didn’t even


I missed again. But there it was.

I skillfully planned this shot.


I am really getting the hang of this thing.