Friday, November 16, 2012

Any Doctor Who Fans Out There?

A few months ago I introduced my kids to one of my favorite tv shows... Doctor Who.  I LOVED this show a few years ago, and then when we moved I wasn't able to have BBC America, and so I didn't watch it for a few years. Suddenly I realized it was on Netflix and convinced the kids to watch it with me. After the first episode they didn't need convincing. In fact... we had to tell Haley she was limited on how many she could watch in a row, because Rob was going to lose it if we didn't watch something... anything else.

At Halloween Davis wanted to be the 10th Doctor.. which is both my kids' favorite so far.  This is what we came up with...

And then I started getting on Pinterest and seeing all of these fun things to buy for Haley for Christmas.She wanted to be a Weeping Angel for Halloween and I just couldn't make it happen in time.  So to make up for it, I made her this. :) 

 Who knew that a $4 hoodie and some mending tape would make a girl so happy? I was promoted to Best Mom Ever status.  This is fairly significant coming from a 14 year old girl! lol

So what do you think?  It was SO EASY!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Last month my daughter went to her first high school dance. It was pretty exciting... even though it made me feel ridicuously old. :/ Wasn't it just a couple years ago that I was going to dances?? Oh wait, it was like 20, lol. 

So the crazy thing is... I had put my dresses into a closet and forgotten about them. When we moved, I found them and figured we were so close to dance time that I might as well have Haley take a look at them. She fell in love with one, and asked if she could wear it. NO PROBLEM! Are you kidding me? Hello free dress!  So we went and got some cute shoes, a great necklace, and got a manicure.  She looked gorgeous!

I know right? Pretty fantastic? he was very specific on how she wanted her hair done... right down to the curls left out at her temples.  When she left I went and found the picture I knew I had of me in the dress.  Are you ready for it?

Yup... that is crazy.  Just wish I could find one of me standing to put them next to one another.  Thinking back, I had no idea how beautiful I was... but looking at Haley, who I know looks AMAZING... and then seeing how similar we look in these pictures... well it makes me realize that we all think of ourselves how we choose. I had no idea that I was beautiful. I hope Haley realizes it. Every. Single. Day. Love this girl.  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Turns out my kids are gorgeous

Just have to share these, since I can.  Every year I take pictures of the grandkids for my now ex-mother in law for her birthday.  This year I took the kids to a spot in dowtown Grand Rapids to take them.  It was so fun this year, since they are all old enough to listen, and they can all show their personalities. :)  I had forgotten how much I love photograhy as a hobby.

Anyway, here are some pictures of my awesome kids and their cousin Paige.  I love these pics. ;)