Friday, April 8, 2011


Serenity is doing her part to water the plants, save the earth conserve water, have a baby.

the wild alfalfa is too much temptation

When she is 1 year old I am going to retake this picture next to this tree, think it is apricot

Her little hands are into everything

So sweet, this little photo shot gave her a sunburn.  We were literally in the sun for 10 minutes!!!  arrhhh the desert.

Grandpa Jo's aloes.  After he died over a year ago I can finally give his precious aloes roots.  Interesting enough it is in the same place he lived.  The farm.

I don't know who the Drakes are and they got hitched over 3 weeks ago, but any sign that says wedding and yee haw in the same sentence is going to be a good time.  Wish I could have crashed that one.

Tis the season.

Pink eye, respiratory infection, strep, and stomach bug.  fa la la la la.  (who wants to come to my house for tea?? anyone?) mmm .

I was chatting with a good friend who has 8 kids and she wanted to let the world know why she took hand sanitation to a new level.  It is true, with many kids in the house a simple virus could last a whole season.  I am glad that this has happened in the course of the week but I can see if we keep passing stuff around how this could really drag out.  I don't think though in my history of motherdom, that I have had this many virus's simultaneously. 

I am just posting some pictures now because I don't have time or energy to do anything else.  Did I mention that me and Gary are both sick too?  It defies all the laws of momdom.  Well that is what I get for eating 4 cup cakes at one time and not taking my vitamins and staying up late reading blogs.

Arrugula!  I almost forgot to mention that Nettie was chosen out of 1,000 girls to meet with an award winning photographer to represent girls scouts in Arizona.  They only chose 30 girls and out of those 30 they will pick just 4!!  Here's to wishing her luck on that winning smile.  This would really mean alot to her as she is very aware of ethnicity in advertising.  Plus it gives me the confirmation I needed to continue on with signing her with an agent for child modeling.  Go Nettie!!  I can't help but wander what would her birth parents think?  Baby she has come a long way!!!


  1. loooovvvvvve the pics of Serenity and Nettie!! I laugh out loud with every post you write. I laugh with you. Not at you. ;). xoxoxoxo

  2. Oh trust me Abiana, I am laughing too. It is more like a silent hahaha deep inside a sarcastic shell of what is left of me. But none the less it is a laugh!!!! No seriously if you can't laugh then your dead. I like it when people laugh with me, it makes me feel alive!!! love ya!

  3. O my Goodness! Once again your pictures amaze me. I think I want to bring Danille over to the farm" for a foto shoot with you... seiously!

    Love the pic with Serenity and the watering can. All of the pics, actually....

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE those pictures. S's outfit is adorable and loved those chub roles on her arm and N is seriously a natural beauty. Sorry you all are so sick. I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. It is so beautiful we want to be outside and leave windows open, but then we all get allergies which always turns into infections. We are passing around our share of coughs and ear infections too. What to do??? Take more pictures of our cute babies since we are stuck at home LOL :)

  5. Yes Joy, so so so so true. focus. right! the dress was a handme down thrift shop find. with your quiverfull I am sure you can more than relate!!!

  6. Um Suzanne, bring her by! everything i do is complete unpromted, very little is planned. we were out watering the trees and the watering can was just laying there. I have a craptastic little camera, really is a joke. but it works for now until I can get a big girl one. :) but if you want me to take pictures I will, I love the inspiration and practice, Danielle is gorgeous! it wouldnt be hard. ;)

  7. beautiful photos! my camera is of the craptastic variety as well... and my shots come out looking like you'd expect. These are gorgeous. maybe it's the subjects. :)

    hope you guys feel better super soon. soon enough to crash the next wedding... YeeHaw!!!

  8. Oh my, just gorgeous! Love Serenitys Outfit!! Too cute..and your post just made me laugh! By the way I forgot to ask you is Serene Teething? Selah is drooling up a storm and frantically chewing anything in sight..just in the time it took to write this she soaked my knee in drool! LOL