Saturday, December 21, 2013


The difference in a single year. Coming soon: Before and After, the Final Chapter.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Momma's Dream Come True

Rhetta's hair over the years, and how it came to her asking me to fix her hair for the first time ever.

She has tolerated when I fixed her hair but it came undone immediately after the last picture every single time. She pulled it out. I had to be fast. She could not process the input so it translated as pain. Tangles were our nemesis, and because she liked to burrow she always had a ratty knot on the back of her head. We painfully brushed them out every few mornings. We found a method that worked but it meant leaving her hair loose. Finally giving up to tangles we went with a pixie. It served its purpose very well. She eventually decided to grow her hair regardless. She became more interested in dress up for dance recitals but continued to have sensory problems. Long hair became her objective in 3rd grade. Tangles became our nemesis again. 4th grade has brought on a desire for french braids. We developed a hairstyle to keep her bangs out of her eyes and still be able to french braid it. I taught myself how to french braid my own hair as a kid so while I was rusty it was just like riding a bike. The compromise is that I will let her wear them for days and it keeps her hair from getting tangled. Such a great moment for me as her mother.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Winter's Best 2012-2013

*Warning* some gore

Click the pic :) Hey! How'd Joe Sakic get in there? ;)

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Six Years Old

My sweetest baby boy turned 6 today.


His fun started yesterday. After a trip to the ER for stitches (you think I'm kidding - scroll back up and look closely at his chin), I took him back to school for his little class party right before the bell.


We started his special day today with presents, even before breakfast.

The master plan continued in Grand Junction at The John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado. We invited all of our close friends from town and everyone had a very nice time.

Make a silly face!


Learning all about the diesel engine.


Human Timescale.


Checking out a plasma sphere.


Much larger plasma sphere.

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We took everyone over to the nearby supermarket and ate at their deli and had cookies. Later at home we had his cake (brownies). He was genuinely surprised with the fire engine which was difficult to pull off. See how the candle will be on fire and the firemen are there to put it out. Get it?


♫ Happy Birthday! ♫

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Random 2012


Starting from the top left and moving left to right:

Rob and the kids on Mother's Day
My new favorite beer
My friends at their wedding reception
Rice Recycling signs new customer
Willon's last moments as a preschooler
My friend makes me a mandala flag
Rob passed out with the kids
My friend's son holding a snake from my yard (a sensory first)
A vendor at my farmers market sells peacock feathers
Someone very short took this one
Rhetta and Victory
My biggest sellers this summer (oven door handtowel dresses)
Rob being a creeper LOL
Camping with homies!
Herman the Hamster may he RIP
Speckled hens (new hens for our brood)
Sewing an awesome tag blanket
Willon literally grew out of his shoes. He grew 3 shoe sizes in 4 months.
Me squatting to take fall color pics (thank you teen)
Rob got his Anthropology degree (this really deserves its own post)
Music lessons with Dave
Me and my girl
My girl and Mr. Arthur Brown at Cross Orchards
Teen showing Sis how to operate the 3DS