Friday, October 24, 2008

hmmm.....

Wendy is wondering why when she posted new post on Wednesday, it's still not showing up on her friends updated blog's list.......hmmmm.....?

Thursday, October 16, 2008


We had a great time in Destin the week before last for Fall Break. There were not many crowds anywhere and the weather was pretty good. It rained 1 day while we were there and sprinkled off and on another day, but when the sun was out, it was BEAUTIFUL! We loved getting to spend time with David's parents, sister, and nephew Caleb! We don't get to see Jen and Caleb often so it was great having them there with us all week. We played on the beach, in the pool, in the condo, we went bowling on the Air Force base the day it rained, we took naps, which we a treat! and just goofed off! It was the first time we'd been to the beach with Chloe so we loved getting to experience everything with her for the first time. We saw a ton of dolphins and ate some amazing food! We all would've loved to have stayed a few more days!!!

Here's David and I on the beach....
our Chloe...



Just happy being.....

all my babies.... I hate this one is blurry...



Fudpuckers....

about to get on the go-karts!

my angel....

love this picture...

the "aunts"

the whole Joachim crew....well, minus Eric....

we are all extremely competitive in our family....probably not the best thing..

I was a very sore loser after this race..... Kam and David smoked us....


Thanks "Non & Pop" for a GREAT trip! :)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

more....

the rest of the summer and start of school.....
Played in a sprinkler

We went to a waterpark in Choctaw, MS



Went to a Dave Matthews concert.... AWESOME!


Senior Kindergarten and 4th Grade.....


On Labor Day, David, Kameryn, my Dad, and I traveled back to a little town in Tennessee to a horseshow that my grandfather helped create. When I was growing up, my Dad and I went every year. This year was Kam's second year to go, and David's first. It's not the same without my Papa and Nano(my dad's parents) but it's really neat to see Kameryn do something I did when I was her age, and enjoy it as much as I did, and still do! We went back to the house/farm my Dad grew up on. The people that live there are super nice and so we got to walk around the farm and play with their pet donkey Ginger. All the cows are still there roaming the farm. I loved going to visit there when I was younger.






Louie just can't handle all the fun we've had lately......

the last 4 months.... and then some.....

Ok, so I as I have said before, I really stink at this bloggy thing. I'm a pro at daily checking my blog as well as others, and I always have the best of intentions as far as wanting to post something new and exciting like most people do. I used to brag on my writing/creativity skills- hence, the "witty" part of the blog title. I have always been better at expressing myself better in writing that any other way.... it just doesn't seem like it on this thing. I am amazed at how well people can write about their lives on a daily basis. The blog world is an amazing place. I have found myself becoming a part of people's lives in so many different ways. I pray for them, laugh with them, shed a tear for them. I reflect on my life as well as others each and every day when reading other people's thoughts and words.I used to be a great journal-er too, now... not so much. I wish I was. There is nothing more comforting to me than to go back to something you wrote long ago, or not so long ago, and see how God has shaped your life since that moment. No better testament to His love and devotion. So here I am attempting to do this again. We truly have had a wonderful summer and start to school. There have been some "issues" which I have resigned myself to accept- will always be there, in one form or fashion. Hey, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" right? I just have to put my faith in God that he will take care of us and won't give us anything we can't handle. Now, if my faith in the legal system in this city was only as strong....we'd be ok. We WILL be ok. We have to be.

So i am about to sum up a little bit of May and some of June and July with some of my favorite pictures and maybe a video. Just make sure to turn your volume down before you watch the video. Not off. Just down- and don't put your ear too close to the speaker!

Me graduating.... Hallelujah. Thought the day would never come!

Couldn't have done it without him....

Chloe was Mary in her Jesus program in chapel one day at school.... they dropped Baby Jesus on his head at least 4 times.


The girls on Memorial Day weekend at the condo...


David and I had an awesome Honeymoon at the beginning of the summer at Edisto Island, SC


Me trying to keep myself covered after getting FRIED the first day


The beach is my favorite place to be.....always has been, always will...especially with the one you love....


The girls made a sign for David after he'd been out of town on business for a week! I love this picture...


Goin' to the racetrack with my Daddy...


4th of July






Passed out after fireworks


So the girls had gone to the beach with their Dad after the 4th of July, and so David and I took that time to do a Extreme Room Makeover in both their rooms. We didn't want to do the same thing in both, and we knew what both girls would love so we just dove in and worked every extra minute we had, and then some!!! I didn't take before pictures, but Kam's room was the same color as Chloe's still is. We added an art desk in her room, painted her walls bright green, and turned half of her closet into her own private "reading nook". Chloe just had a plain twin, rod-iron bed in her room. We had found this college dorm bunk at a garage sale last year, and it had been in our garage since then! With the way she loves to climb,we cut it down a bit and painted it. Our ceilings were too short to keep it the height it was, plus it was HIGH!My crafty husband built shelves and a desk underneath and then after everything was put together and I could hardly climb up the backside of it, built her stairs up the side. It turned out really good! I cleaned out Target's $1/$2.50 bins(aren't they the best?!) with trash cans, pens, colors, little sticky notes, folders, notebooks,and little baskets, picture frames, cork boards, and storage containers for both of their desks. They LOVE their new rooms and play in them constantly! Plus, with it being their own rooms and their own areas, they keep them clean, which totally surprised us!



Kam in her reading nook with her new Webkin she'd been dying to have. You'll see in the video her jumping off the bed and grabbing something.... that would be the Whimsy Dragon Webkin she just HAD to have.



We had a blast getting it all together and then came their reactions..... this is where you need to turn your sound down..... video