Tuesday, March 31, 2009


so I stole this from 4 little men. It was too cute not to try my own!

What Keaton thinks of his Mommy

1. What is something mommy always says to you? "Go to your room"
2. What makes mommy happy? "umm. being good!?"
3. What makes mommy sad? "being bad."
4. How does your mommy make you laugh? "tickles. "
5. What was your mommy like as a child? "I DONT KNOW!"
6. How old is your mommy? "23,000 {gag-Im 26}"
7. How tall is your mommy? "3 feet" 3feet? "no 10 feet" {5'6"
8. What is her favorite thing to do? "teach . no fart fart fart fart." wow does he ever have me pegged. can you tell I live in a house of boys!!
9. What does your mommy do when you're not around? "watch Kolby and Kyler"
10. If your mommy becomes famous, what will it be for? "um. spanking!" {wow he has a lot of faith in me}
11. What is your mommy really good at? "cooking"
12. What is your mommy not very good at? "Backing up in the Durango." {Hate to do it ever since I backed into a parked car at 8 months pregnant with Keaton}
13. What does your mommy do for a job? "Teaching Kolby at home"
14.What is your mommy's favorite food? "Banannas"{lasagna}
15.What makes your mommy proud of you? "being good."
16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, who would she be? "fi-fiiiiiiii"{Fifi and the flowertots is on right now}
17. What do you and your mommy do together? "snuggle"
18. How are you and your mommy the same? "our skin.but dont put our. just put skin"{wow}
19. How are you and your mommy different? "hair"
20. How do you know your mommy loves you? "Cuz she tells me. Just put cuz tells me."
21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy? "How he looks."{who doesnt love male pattern baldness! lol. Love you baby}
22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go? "West Edmonton Mall"

So apparently my spankings take prevelance over all else. Can you tell its spring break and hes being a trouble maker? At least he knows I love him. Coming soon.... Kolbys version!

Friday, March 27, 2009

So Ive been meaning to take part in this for a couple weeks now and it just worked out that Im editing pictures today so I added this to my list. Over at I (heart) faces they have a weekly challenge where a bunch of people all edit the same photograph. Its fun to see all the different ideas and even more fun to learn how they did what they did. Head on over to http://iheartfaces.blogspot.com/ to check out the original and other peoples take on editing.
Heres the before:

Heres the after:

Okay I used photoshop CS3 ... Now to try and remember what I did. first I brightened it up using the histogram thingy. technical I know. Then I rotated and cropped...ran the unsharp mask and erased it everywhere but the hair and eyes... played with the saturation...ran the 'bring on the eyes' action that was a freebie from pioneerwoman.com... used the dodge brush a little on her hair and face... It took me maybe 5 minutes in all and I think it turned out pretty cute. Also dont take my word for it that that is everything I did. I dont have the best memory so Im hoping I didnt forget something :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Making my first fondant

Kolbys birthday is coming up and I decided I want to try making his cake this year and I want to do it with fondant...l good Old YouTube... found instructions and voila. my first fondant cake. It didnt turn out too bad. Although I now know things that Im going to do differently when I do Kolbys cake. Well . thats it for today. Nothing exciting here. Please if your reading this head on over to My Charming Kids(on my sidebar) Poor little Stellan has had a very rough day to say the least and it was not at all expected. This is a very scary time for them and Him and his family could use all the prayers that they can get right now.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


K issable cheeks
Y ou are quite a snuggler
L oveable
E asily finds ways to get into trouble
R eally loves to get into the snack cupboard.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What day is it again

Okay. So I come on thinking ... I need to think of something brilliant to post. hmmm. what subject can I touch on that I could title with a 'T' for tuesday. Wait... I just read Mcmamas blog and she had a Wordless Wednesday Post. Silly silly girl- she thinks its Wednesday.
Oh wait.
No it cant be Wednesday.
Sure enough thats what the computer is telling me!? I guess Im the one that is completely lost! So here we go. Its not really wordless but your getting a picture :) Random old picture at that but I thought it was cute... this shows how he looks the majority of the time....Your sure getting to see alot of Kolby lately arent you !?

My sweet Tooby Doo

K isses and snuggles for his mom
O ver the moon over StarWars
L oves to act dance and explore
B elieves in make believe
Y es I do wuv you tooby doo

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sneak Peek

Shh. no body tell. here is one of my favorite pictures from the wedding I shot on the weekend. And thats all your getting until the bride gets the pictures.I LOVE it.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I decided early this morning that I was NOT going to partake this week. So as you can see I am not spending the evening in front of my computer screen updating my blog. My blog that I have not been neglecting... and no that is NOT a common occurrence.

OH MY. this past week. Let me think.

The other day the weather was finally warming up outside... so we decided it was time to introduce my children to the great outdoors ... With the insanely COLD weather that we haven't been having I most certainly wouldn't guess that its been months since we've been able to play outside in the yard. Global Warming my butt...I want to see some of that action up here!Okay. sorry about the little tangent. When we were out there let me just get out there and say this. I did not make as many gigantic snowballs as I could and attack my oldest child. Not me. I'm far too mature for that and what kind of mother would partake in such cruelty. And IF....notice I said IF something like that HAD happened I most definitely would not have enjoyed it thoroughly.Not me. I'm a mother after all... no fun and games here.

What else... what else. Okay. Anyone who actually knows me in real life will find this hilarious seeing as they know my husband...Hes not a small---light on his feet kind of man. ANYWAY... I trust that they will not share the fact that I shared this on here with him. The other night when they boys should have long ago been in bed. Had you been peeking through the Hawryluks windows you most certainly would not have seen Me on the couch with the music CRANKED on the hip hop channel busting a move with my wanna be break-dancing boys. You also would NOT have seen my husband on his head trying to do a head spin for the boys. Being the supportive woman I am I was definitely cheering him on from the sidelines...not laughing so hard I nearly peed my pants... for a good 10 minutes... I'm a very composed person... If I had found something about that funny I most certainly would not have carried on laughing rather psychotically for far longer than necessary. Not me. And it was not the hardest Ive laughed in ages. Poor Guy :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Big BOY!!!

HE PEED IN THE POTTY AGAIN BEFORE BEDTIME!!!! In case you haven't gathered... I'm completely shocked and SOOO excited. what a big boy .

On another note for supper today we had steak and salad

1. Kyler dumped his glass of milk onto his plate and proceeded to eat the food like it was going out of style. And although I'm not making a specific not me Monday post I most definitely did NOT just let him keep eating it . A little milk never hurt anyone right. lol

2. Keaton made his dad cut up the left over steak and put it in a zip lock bag because he wants to take it for his lunch tomorrow. Crazy kids.

And since we have a Keaton and Kyler story above here's one more of my children's weird eating habits :

Yesterday we went out for supper because it was our nieces birthday, while at supper Kolby ate all of his salad... and then proceeded to trade Keaton his grilled cheese sandwich for his salad. This is the same child that I have cut off at his 3rd helping of salad whenever we have it.

Some of my boys' favorite foods : Broccoli , Asparagus , Tomatoes , Green Beans , and if you havent gathered ... Salad of any sort. Strange right !?

We have lift off!!

Kyler pooped and peed in the potty!!! We've been very passivly starting potty training. If I notice him pushing I'll take him...or if he has to poop he'll grab his bum and say poof so I'll run him. Well. Usually he does not cooperate. He only wants to sit on it for... Id say 3-5 seconds top. We try that a few times... I give in when he starts to get mad. So we put a diaper on and usually he then decides to do his business. I decided today that I was going to distract him by washing all the chocolate pudding off his body while he sat on it(thats a whole other post in itself.lol) So I did my thing washing him up. AND HE DID HIS! he got up and he had done his duty! I was so proud.lol. Now only to think of something else that I can do regularly to distract him and get him to give the potty a little more time. Any Ideas?

UPDATE: Less than 5 minutes after I posted he started grabbing his diaper and screaming I asked if he had to potty. He took off running. he sat on the potty. AND HE PEED AGAIN!!! what a champ.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Lol. I thought I would just print a retraction of my prior post!

Now that my mom phoned me so we could 'talk' Im thinking to myself. Geez. I guess I shouldn't have vented. Yes my Husband is a miserable man child...But he can be a super man too. Yes he did swear at me in a room full of people. He told me to 'F' right off. Nice. I know. Not acceptable.I know. But it was under his breath so its not like he made this huge scene . I'm pretty sure no one noticed but me. Which still ...does not make it acceptable... but not as mortifying either. Yes he apologized shortly after. Yes I didn't really care and still continued to ignore him. lol. I don't want apologies...I want a little self control in the miserable man child department. ALTHOUGH he did spend the rest of the day being super nice / cleaning / obeying my every command. So not all was lost. lol.

In short the man drives me ABSOLUTELY certifiably insane. But he is a good man and I love him. well...most the time. lol. Yesterday when I was writing my post? Not so much.

Have a good rest of the weekend. I Know I will . Tysons Aunty Kathy is bringing me some photo editing goodies later today - I'm soooo excited!!