Thursday, February 28, 2008

Swim Team

Well, tonight was Madison's last lesson with Chuck....she was only in the program for about 1.5 weeks. Today Chuck talked to me about getting her onto a swim team that will work on stroke development with her! She is very excited!!! So I will be contacting the Rec Plex to find out about their swim team!!! How exciting!! We are so very proud of her!! Congratulations Madison!!!

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lincoln's Video

I am working on Lincoln's video and I will have it up shortly!!
Thanks for watching!
One more thing!!! You can check back with my blog for updates on my ISR Training. If you would like more information about Infant Survival please go to Drowning is the 2nd cause of death in children under the age of 5. Lets put a stop to it together!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

more videos

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Moment of Inspiration

Back at Christmas time my mom got me my very won sewing machine! Probably because she was tired of me borrowing hers :)

Well, I was on eBay and I bought a Rag Quilt blanket pattern. I love this little has got to be the easiest thing to make EVER! The first one I made was for some friends of ours....they are due in April with baby #1! How exciting for them!

And back when Rachel was in town she made Lincoln a taggie blanket! And he loves it! So I thought I would combine the two ideas and make a Raggie Taggie Blanket! Below are some photos of my "Moment of Inspiration"!!!

This is what the middle of the blanket looks like with the "raggie" side up!

And this is a corner with the taggies!

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P.S. Don't get used to these moments of inspiration....the are few and far between!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Did I mention I am ready for....



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II Pause

Just an update about training that WAS going to start has been pushed back to Tuesday, March 4th. I need book work time!!
I will be taking video of the Madison, Parker and Lincoln this week so be looking for their progress.....

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Love the new look?

I am loving that my blog was P-I-M-P-E-D!!! You can get yours too!!! Check Jennisa out!! She is a stay home mommy of 2...gotta support those ya know!!!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

GROSS.....Lemon Study

Thanks for passing this on Mom.....I always knew there was a reason I didn't like lemon in my tea or water.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Foto Friday....

I photographed triplets on Monday morning.....2 boys and a girl....thought you would enjoy!


A swimming pool is 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved in the death of a child age 4 and under.
Orange County California Fire Authority

An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disability.
National Safety Council

Of all preschoolers who drown, 70 percent are in the care of one or both parents at the time of the drowning and 75 percent are missing from sight for five minutes or less.
Orange County, CA, Fire Authority

~Since yesterday, 11 infants and young children have drown in the U.S.
~Another 39 fell into a body of water and now suffer permanent injuries.
~In 18 states drowning is the leading cause of death for infants and young children.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Memory Monday

I remember one Easter my mom (above) making this super cool Bunny Cake for Easter. It was of a Bunny face :) It was covered in coconut for "fur" and I remember the wiskers were made out of licorice . I think the eyes were made out of jelly beans or maybe gum was very cute and probably pretty yummy too!!
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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lincoln in ISR

How I Met DJF!

1. Where did you meet?
we met on a float trip...we had lots of not that kind....

2. What was the first thought that went through your head when you met?
super fun...he was the only one that wanted to go swimming with me!

3. Do you remember what she/he wearing?
swimming shirt....and a hat I'm sure

4. Where was the first time you kissed this person?
on a path by the river.....he just kept asking OVER AND OVER!

5. How she/he asked you out?
we were driving....and it was raining.....we were on our way to a party I think...

6. Where did you go for a first date?
Madison's Cafe (that is how Madison got her name!)

7.How long did you know this person before you became a couple?
a week

8. Will you marry this person?
we're married

9. Do you and this person have kids together?
3 of them to be exact...Madison, Parker and Lincoln

10. Have you ever broken the law with this person?
maybe....something like speeding I am sure

11. When was the first time you realized that you liked this person?
not to long after we met(not after the drunken kiss he begged for I promise!)

12. Do you get along with any of the ex's of your partner?
well....he has a lot of them and I have met a couple of them but we hang out regularly with one of you Kristen!

13. Do you trust your partner?
with my life

14. Do you see your partner in your future?
yep, all my future

15. What’s the most expensive thing this person has given you?
probably my wedding ring....but kids are VERY expensive too...

16. What is one thing he/she does that gets on your nerves?
won't clean the bathroom....he isn't all that bad...better than most husbands out there....

17. What is the thing you do that gets on his/her nerves?
chew ice

18. Where do you see each other in 15 years from now?
enjoying life with teenagers....AHHHH HELP US!!!!

Happy Valentines Day :)


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Parker's ISR Video

Miss. Madison Paige Feagans

It seems that I hardly ever post photos of Miss. here she is!

BELOW: Madison about 1 year old ;)

BELOW: Madison about 2 months old.

Below:Madison and Uncle Bruce (6 months old)

Below: Madison 8 months old.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Happy Birthday President Lincoln!

President Abe Lincoln

Friday, February 8, 2008


Since I was awarded the EXCELLENT award, I have to give it to others...

SO...I am giving mine to Michelle, Kendrick's wife....(you know who you are). She is an excellent mom and if I need to talk I know she is there.....this award also comes with a challenge to her....she will be leaving her part time job in April (I think) I am challenging her to

ALSO...Mrs. L gave an award to Rachel but I must back that award....Rachel has talked me through some difficult issues only a friend could help me get through...Thanks are AWESOME!!! and so is Lala and I guess JD too!!!


So I was given an award from Mrs. L over at My Memory Keepsake....she gave me the Excellent award! Thanks Em! And thanks for fixing my blog problem! Em helped me fix a horrible flashing header on my blog...but as you can see we got it fixed with the wonderful photo that is there now for Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Snap Shots....of the kids of course!

I think he is trying to give his sister a kiss!

Sunday, February 3, 2008


What an eventful weekend....
Friday: Missy (my neighbor) and I left around 12:00 to go scrapbookin' for the weekend. We got to Carlyle Lake around 2:3o after all of our necessary stops! When we got there we unloaded our stuff and went to cutting, taping, sticking, ohhing and ahhhing over photos that I haden't seen in a long time!! I stayed up ALL night....I think it was around 8:30 am on Saturday that I finally went to bed...but was woken up shortly after by others in our cabin....I WILL BE STAYING IN A HOTEL NEXT YEAR....

So I got up took a shower and went back at it...I was up until about 11:00 that night and then I had to call it quits!

I was tired today but I got a lot done. I made a little 6x6 scrapbook for M. It was of photos of M and Ceazar. She was excited to have them all in a book just for her! I also finished our 2005 family album! Each one of my kids have an ABC album. So I was able to work on Parker's album and get it almost finished....just a few more photos!
scrap booking

When I came home it turns out that D had been sick nearly the whole weekend. I have a feeling it is the flu...the sore throat, cough and fever one.....

I just hope the kids don't get it. M has not missed one day of school so far...and I don't think she wants to miss any...don't worry I will keep her home if she gets sick....I am not a crazy parent like some out there!

And the boys will be starting the Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) program on Tuesday! I am so excited!!

I have been holding out on you guys also....after A LOT of praying I decided to apply to be an instructor for the program. I have submitted my resume, letter of intent and a questionnaire; all which were required for the program. I have an interview tomorrow evening at 6:30 CST. I feel like I have butterflies in my belly and I am so excited about the possibilities that this will provide for our community, my family and ME! If you are unfamiliar with the ISR program watch the video below for an idea of what I will be teaching!

Friday, February 1, 2008

He Came and He Left....

but when he left he forgot something....

A LOT of something. White. Fluffy. Cold. Soft. FUN!

We will be playing out it in today....

but these photos are from our back yard!

Last but not least...L-Train is walking away from things when he needs to get something. I guess now he will be leaving the babies room at church and going to the 1's....this makes me sad...

FYI: I will be out this weekend...I am scrapbookin ALL weekend. We are leaving today around 12:00 and I will return Sunday just in time for a baby shower and then the SUPERBOWL!!! GO TEAMS....because I don't know who is playing :)