It’s been one of those weeks around here where I’m very glad the week is almost over! Nothing too disastrous has happened but it’s just all the little things piled into one week.


It started with J and I both getting sick at the same time. We both started feeling bad Tuesday morning and by Wednesday ended up with “his and her doctor appointments.” (We’re trying to start a new trend for couples. haha) Anyways, J has bronchitis and I have walking pneumonia.


Then in the midst of dealing with all that, my cell phone goes on the fritz. It was saying “emergency only” on it and I couldn’t dial out, receive calls, or text messages!


Then the computer went wonky on me! Actually, it was more a network problem and not a problem with the actual computer. I could get online just not access any web pages. If all that weren’t enough, a pipe in the bathroom started leaking and we ended up with water all over the bathroom floor. Good times, let me tell ya!


Luckily though, J is superman. Seriously, he’s my hero. He fixed the cell phone and the computer! Now, the leak in the bathroom he wasn’t as heroic with and we had to call the plumber. J’s beginning to feel a lot better and I’m feeling a little better.


And you’re probably wondering about Noah – he’s not sick. And I’m hoping he doesn’t end up that way. He’s been very good this week; hyper but good. He’s been my little “Dr. Noah” giving me ouchie kisses, telling me to cover up and drink, and putting his hand on my forehead like I do when I’m trying to see if he has a fever!


I hope next week is a little less bumpy than this week has been!


When I ran across this quote (I don’t remember where I read it though!) I immediately thought of all of my Project 365 pictures. Taking photos each day has taught me that although life can be stressed and crazy, I have a lot of blessings in my life and that’s exactly what this week’s quote is about!

“In the plain, everydayness of our lives, a million little blessings await us.”
– Barb Johnson

The latest…..

Monday February 16 (Day 47)
Is this not the cutest Valentine’s Day dino you’ve ever seen?!? WHAT? You’ve never seen a Valentine’s Day dino before? Well, you have now! Noah brought this home from school today.

Tuesday February 17 (Day 48)
Clothespin photo holder that I decorated for Valentine’s Day and sat on the mantle.

Wednesday February 18 (Day 49)
Rose shaped candle – a gift from my secret sipper

Thursday February 19 (Day 50)
My “seeing eye husband” as I jokingly call him who drives me everywhere I need to go right now without complaining too terribly much!

Friday February 20 (Day 51)
Cute popcorn bowls that were a Christmas gift from my niece.
(Noah LOVES popcorn!)

Saturday February 21 (Day 52)
I’ve always wanted to take a picture of myself in the mirror like I’ve seen others do so I did. That’s me behind the camera where I like to be.

Sunday February 22 (Day 53)
No No hanging out in the Clemson chair. He’s just had his bath and is ready for beddy bye.

Check out all of my Project 365 Posts and Pics Here.

I’ve been a bit behind on creating the week layouts of my Project 365 pictures. I’m doing things a little bit different as opposed to some of the other layouts I’ve seen.

I’m doing one week on a page as opposed to one week on two pages like others. This will cut down on the number of pages needed and I’ll be able to have everything in one book.

I’m also breaking things up by month. Each month will have a “cover page” where I’m choosing a favorite picture from that particular month. And each month will have its own color scheme.

So, here are the layouts from January….. 


 January Cover Page
Credits –
Papers: True Blue from A Work in Progress
Snowflakes: Winter Convoyby PinkuPixie Designs
Calendar: Sueli Colbert Designs
Word Art: Me

Jan Week One and Week Two form a two page layout.
Credits –
Paper: Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs
Days of the Week Strips, Date Circles, and Notebook paper: Life 365 by Weeds and Wildflowers
Template: Me



Week Three and Four also form a two page layout.
Credits –
Paper: Chill Factor by
Snowman and Winter Word Art:  Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs
Date and Days of the Week Labels: Life 365 by Weeds and Wildflowers
Template: By Me (You can download it here if you like.)


Last of Jan Credits:
Paper and snowflakes from Winter Blues by Princess Kate Designs

I’m behind on posting but not taking my Project 365 pics! Here’s the latest batch…..


Thursday, Feb 5 (Day 36)
Noah’s Cologne
Seriously, I almost cried because my baby is old enough to wear cologne!


Friday, Feb 6 (Day 37)
One of my tea cups
My best friend gave me this one. I got it down from the shelf and cleaned it up for the tea at church on Sunday but Noah shared his bug with me and I stayed home sick instead. 


Saturday, Feb 7 (Day 38)
My Valentine’s Day Wreath

Sunday Feb 8 (Day 39)
Noah was getting a little stressed out so J took him in his room to listen to music which has been calming him down lately. He’s currently very into the Beatles.


Monday Feb 9 (Day 40)
This box arrived in the mail today from a friend and was full of goodies for ME! What a nice surprise! (Ok, there were a few goodies for Noahie too!)


feb-10Tuesday Feb 10 (Day 41)
I love these picture symbol/signs at Noah’s school.


feb-111Wednesday Feb 11 (Day 42)
The tooth fairy came to visit Noah!

Thursday Feb 12 (Day 43)
Reading the book Noahie bought with his tooth fairy money.

Friday Feb 13 (Day 44)
Another Valentine’s Day wreath. Noah helped make this one. He really likes glue! I was going to have him help me glue glitter on the front of it but we ran out of time.

feb-14Saturday Feb 14 (Day 45)
Valentine’s Day is also J’s birthday. The candles and singing Happy Birthday are Noah’s favorite part of any birthday so he ALWAYS helps no matter who’s birthday it is!

Sunday Feb 15 (Day 46)
J’s Birthday Balloons

See all my Project 365 Posts Here

Last week, I wrote about a deaf contestant on The Amazing Race and now I thought I’d tell you about a visually impaired contestant on American Idol! I watched him make it into the top 36 last week and my eyes filled with tears when his mother started crying when they found out he was in!

Scott MacIntyre is legally blind but he’s also a talented musician and singer. He has two degrees of tunnel vision which according to what I read means that he basically sees through a straw. But he hasn’t let this stop him from pursuing his dreams! He began playing the piano by ear at age 3. He’s had an impressive career thus far and has now made it into the top 36!

As a big American Idol fan, I’ll probably be watching regardless. I think Scott will probably end up being one of Noah’s favorites though because he plays the piano and seems most comfortable behind the piano. Noah’s favorite contestants are always those who play an instrument (like Brooke White from last season.) We’ll be cheering on Scott as well as our other favorites in the Top 36 as they emerge.

make-a-wish2Valentine’s Day is also J’s birthday so just wanted to take a moment and wish him a Happy Birthday!

And Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!!