Friday, December 30, 2011


The boys have been taking Judo lessons for about a year now. There is a man at our church who gives them lessons twice a week for free! I love all the things they are learning in this class...discipline, respect, self defense. We love Judo! Here are some pictures from our first tournament at Tulane.

(The red belt is just to tell one opponent from another, if they are both yellow belts then they won't know which one to score.)


Serious about his first match.

Colby wins!

Jackson is actually pretty good, but did not take this tournament very seriously...he lost both of his matches, but had fun anyway!

Colby's next opponent was a beautiful redheaded girl...he beat her too!

Tyler and Kyle were the only kids in their weight class, so they had to fight each other like they do in class every week. Tyler won one and lost two.

This kid has Aidan pinned...I think this is the one he lost. He won two other rounds though...

Waiting on his match...

Aidan beat this black belt!

Colby, Tyler, Mary, Aidan, Jackson, Kyle and Mr. Larry.

So I can't find the pics of my tree or wreath right now but here are a few random pictures of crabs!

LSU crab shell ornament-Tiger eye

Jackson at the craft fair

Some of the crab shell ornaments Kyle had at the craft fair.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time for a new blog post.

I am tired of looking at the football pics every time I look at my blog.

So here is a new one! Even though it is Christmastime, I am gonna post a pic from Halloween!

We trick or treated in the area around our church while also
collecting food for kids at local schools to bring home. We didn't have the extra funds for new costumes so we had to use a little imagination. Colby is an artist. Jackson is wearing a 3 year old costume that we found a free printable mask for online, Aidan is wearing a costume that used to be Tylers when he was that age, and Tyler is wearing his dad's hunting gear and using his air soft gun to be a hunter.
In November we had a table at the craft fair here on campus and Kyle made and sold crab shell ornaments, which were pretty popular. He is still getting order for them a month later. Here are a few of my favorites:
Not the best light in the kitchen at night...but you get the idea.

Cute snowman scene

LSU crab shell ornament - Tiger Eye


Saints crab shell ornament

I don't like Alabama, I just like the detailed work on this one. (Alabama ornament)

This was a popular one.

Sorry this one is not too clear, its from Kyles iPhone.
 You can order your own custom crab from Etsy at Crescent City Crab Shells.

He made a lot more ornaments, a lot of them being SEC teams.

On to other news...we are getting ready for Christmas over here! We have our tree up and decorated, and we also have our LSU tree all trimmed and lit up. I'll try to get a few pics when I have better lighting of our trees and our front door decor.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall = Football

My cute little hubby loves competitive sports. He plays flag football here on campus. I thought I would share some of his cuteness : )

I thought he looked kinda funny in this one but he said
 "I am in correct throwing form" to me...I still think he looks funny ; )
Also, his left foot is completely missing! They keep the grass really tall on campus...

I liked this one because he seems genuinely happy to have that football but little does he know that fella in red is about to steal his flags : ( Plus check out that calf muscle!

This is what Jackson looks like while his dad plays football.

He is really determined to take this guy can see it in his face...he has determination eyebrows.

but he was too slow!

He is in "the zone"... and so handsome in this pic!

He coming for afraid!
I love this action shot! Get it Kyle! Interception?

Nope! So close. Get his flag instead!

Good times!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Here are a few things I have found on Pinterest and made:

Date/Weather Board
I whited out my address and phone number in the picture so crazies on the internet don't stalk me : )
I got my months and days from the Dollar Tree just to add a little color. I also added a little cork strip at the bottom so they could add their drawings.

I love this! I picked up the frame and mat at Michaels. I just used scrapbook paper for the background. I used my Cricut for the letters and we just use a dry erase marker to write messages back and forth to each other whenever we feel like it! It hangs in our bedroom.

I had had this frame for years sitting up in my closet. The fabric cost me a little over a dollar. I had to buy some sheet metal for about $5, magnets for about $2, and some spray adhesive for about $3. I love it because I can see all my makeup without having to dig around in a bag for it!

Here is one that I made my mother in law for her birthday:
I had gotten some keys several years ago from Goodwill, intending to make some really cute craft with them...didn't happen. Until now! We sanded down the key, painted it and hot glued magnets to the back. She can use this to put pictures up (those are magnets at the bottom).  I had gotten this frame at a garage sale a couple of years ago for a dollar. We spray painted the frame a nice cream color. I thought it was adorable! I think she did too.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My husband demands a new blog post...

So things have been pretty slow around these parts.

All the boys have started school. Tyler and Colby are using Switched on Schoolhouse, where all their schoolwork is on the computer. Tyler loves it, Colby not so much. Aidan and Jackson are doing Konos, which is a biblical unit study curriculum, First Language Lessons, Math-U-See, and Explode the Code. They  enjoy doing school. They are all taking some classes that the campus homeschool group offers. All four are taking Conversational Spanish, Beginning Public Speaking, and P.E. classes. Tyler, Colby, and Aidan are all taking Drama (Jackson is too young). Tyler and Colby are doing a Science Lab once a week. We are pretty busy during the weekday mornings.

Kyle just started a new job at a restaurant in Metairie. He should finish training this week. He says school is going well so far. He's also playing flag football here on campus.

I'm president of the Student Wives Fellowships this school year. Basically I am in charge of planning and organizing fellowships each month during the school year for the wives of the students here on campus.We just had our second one on the 15th, and about 40 ladies came. This time we learned about couponing. Next month we are doing a recipe trade/tasting. Everyone will prepare and bring their favorite appetizer or main dish and then bring a copy of that recipe to share. That way you can taste everything and only take home the recipes you actually liked. Then we are gonna play Bunco! I am also the teacher for the younger Beginning Public Speaking class that Aidan and Jackson are in, which is funny because I am absolutely terrified of public speaking, which I have to do for Student Wives Fellowships!

That is all for now...I'm gonna go take some pictures of the Pinterest things I have made and hopefully get some pics from our Student Wives Fellowship this past Thursday and share them with you ASAP!

Thursday, August 4, 2011


I haven't been taking very many pictures lately...I guess because I have been spending a lot of time inside since it is so darn hot outside! I'll do better next month I hope. I can't wait until the weather cools off!

My sweet husband and oldest son are leaving in the morning to go on a mission trip to Canada for 10 days! We are hoping Kyle can find some free wi-fi up there so we can all Skype with each other. I'm gonna be missing them!!! They are really excited about going.
Gotta love getting almost $40 worth of free Chick-fil-A! We also won best herd at our local store! 6 more free meals plus free chicken biscuits!!! We LOVE Chick-fil-A!

My almost teenager playing ping pong at the game room...his favorite thing to do! Look how fancy he holds the paddle!

I wanted to document the first time Tyler started the BBQ pit by himself. He did great, but the fire died about 15 minutes later...he was too conservative with the lighter fluid : )

My little Aidan!

Painting in the breezeway with a friend...

Last time we went to Lake Charles we visited the Orleck...

It was sooooo hot!!!

It was interesting...but I would definitely wait until it cools off outside to go if you haven't been...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

PSE 9 with PW Actions

Linking up at Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family and Feature Yourself Fridays at Fingerprints on the Fridge!

My lovely cousin Bronwyn gave me Photoshop Elements 9! I have no idea how to use it...but I downloaded Pioneer Womans PSE Actions, and I am loving them!

Here are some blueberries the boys picked at my grandmas house Father's Day weekend...

Here they are SOOC (straight out of camera)

Here they are with the Pioneer Woman BOOST Action done twice...
Here's another:
My sweet cousin Breanna and her very handsome little boy Henrik

Another PW Action: Colorized with Slight Lighten ...Isn't Henrik just so cute!
So fun!

Here's one more for the road...

Kyle and his dad...a little too bluish I think

I think this is a little better, but still too grainy...not sure how to fix that just yet...I think I used "Warmer" or "Warm Up" (can't remember the name of this action!) in this one

Thats all for now...thanks for stopping by!
Using Photoshop Elements Actions works for me!