Friday, June 8, 2012


Those last 2 "updates" were fromlast year!! I saw them in my drafts and finally posted them.. a REAL update is still in the making. haha

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

lots and lots

This post is going to be all over the place. Long story short, my camera only works in short sperts of time. So, I really don't have many pics these days to commorate all the activities going on around here.
Skip and I had the opportunity to be "Ma and Pa Jacques" at youth conference this year. We went on a 3 day trek pulling hand carts. It was the most physically draining thing I have ever done, but also one of the most memorable things I have ever done. .. oh, I almost forgot to mention the best part.. we had to do it all in period clothing! Actually, the bonnets were great for keeping the sun out and the flies off.
I made cake-pops for Belen's school carnival this year. It was my first attempt and it was pretty successful! I was happy with them. The darker, cookie-covered ones are oreoballs. Yum!! I have all the stuff to make them now.. but they take so much time, I have yet to make them again.
I managed to get one pic of my kids on Easter. Seriously, my camera situation is so depressing! Gina's not going to know what she looked like as a toddler... "sorry sweety, mommy broke the camera and daddy was too frustrated to let her get a new one" lol.
Other things we did this summer that I may or may not have a picture of: trips to the beach, trip to Vegas, 4th of July block party, Discovery Science center, ChuckECheese, animal shelter, various people's pools, the movies (a lot), and other stuff I can't recall...why? Because I don't have pictures of it! ha!
Cheryl and I during the Trek
The beautiful Cakepops.
Cute kids Easter morning

Bad Camera and Easter

Last 4th of July, I was cleaning off the table outside and accidentally wrapped my camera up in the plastic table cloth and threw it away. After an hour or so, I noticed my camera was missing and finally came to the conclusion that I would have to dig through the trash to find it. And find it I did.. in the trash.. covered in coke. I prayed it would turn on.. but it didn't. I let it dry out for a while and then it turned on and I thought I had dodged a bullet.. and a lecture. After a few days I noticed the lens randomly decided when it would focus and when it wouldn't. So, I now have blurry pictures half the time.. and spend about 5 mins turning on and off my camera in order for it to focus. Without further ado..
Our blurry Easter Bunny cake
Easter Morning, ready for church Easter Baskets... yes, Gina's is a Halloween bucket.
and lastly, Blurry Thyssen in a blurry tree.
Hopefully we'll be able to get a new camera before my kids are grown and all they're left with is an out-of-focus childhood.