Wednesday, December 24, 2008



MERRY CHRISTMAS--May the Peace of Christ fill your hearts and homes!!!!

This is a picture of the manger scene in our Coca Cola Village.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's snowing

This is one of our Classic trucks decorated in the front yard. This was after several inches of snow fell last night, That is "Santa" sitting in the cab. The glowing lights under the snow is what makes this just beautiful.
This picture was taken from across the street, OUR FRONT YARD. I was sitting on the back of our Quad.

Yesturday during the snow I was playing on the Quad, it was laot of fun.


Hubby taking girls for a sled ride around our neighborhood, after I took this photo, I jumped on the back for a ride.




Hubby and daughter #3, riding around. We have found ways to enjoy the snow.
As of last night at 10:30 pm we had 8 1/2in. of snow!
Blessings



Saturday, December 20, 2008

Oh The Weather Outside Is frightful

Well, we have already had 4 days of snow here. Today is the worst so far, we have several inches of snow already. As you can see, for the forecast for the next couple of days we are in for some cold, snowy and freezing weather. When I find my camera cord, I can download all the pictures we have taken so far.

Blessings to all.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Movies




these are my 3 favorite christmas movies. Home alone was the first christmas movie hubby and i saw together right after we were married in 1991. Christmas Child is based on a Max Lucado story, starring Steven curtis Chapman, and in case you didn't know this fact, I love, love Steven curtis chapman, he is my favorite Christian artist. And Elf, who doesn't like this comedy, I love this story.
What are your favorite Christmas movies??
Blessings


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Me and our oldest daughter. She just turned 14. I love his photo of us, she is so beautiful
And this is me and our youngest daughter, she is 7, again beautiful.


This is the picture we choose for our Christmas Photo cards from Costco.
Our Thanksgiving was wonderful. we enjoyed family and both hubby and I stayed on our Medifast, and never cheated. To date, our 3rd week on the program: hubby has lost 30 lbs and I have lost 15 lbs. We both are feeling better and have more energy, hubby hasn't had to take his insulin in 2 weeks (under Dr. supervision) God is good.
Blessings to all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING



Well, the girls get out of school tomorrow , so I am trying to get chores finished that can't be done with them here. Our Menu will be a simple one this year, as hubby and I have started Medifast Take shape for Life diet. It is very restrictive the first 10 weeks. My In-laws and the girls will be having dinner only. I have the only kids in the family. Anyways, I am making a spread for them, but not any extras I will normally make for hubby and I.

I am excited for the holidays. I like to make a big deal about the holidays, my mother never really got into them, but my grandmother and great-grandmother made them GRAND.

I pray everyone out there in Blod land have an amazing Thanksgiving. My your families time be full of beauty.

Blessings

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baking Bread


So I finally found a recipe, and now, I have this wonderful project ahead of me. I love the smell of bread, it is so Fallish.
Blessings

Monday, November 10, 2008

daughters 2,3 &4 with our chow Chow. This dog lets these girls' do just about anything with him. Hubby and & I have always had Chow Chows, and the opinion is always the same from many people. They have heard they are horrible family dogs, they are mean.
I just don't agree. We have had 3 very good, very loving Chows. This one has been the best playmate of the 3. This dog is amazing.
Plus I LOVE the picture!!!
Blessings

Monday, October 27, 2008


pictures by John Keating
we had our awesome friend come over to our property to take family photos for this years' Christmas card. He took over 100 pics. These are the only two I could get a hold of. Me and my beautiful little ladies---and our 14 yr old. He is awesome

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

LOVED THIS MOVIE


Hubby took me to see this movie. I have to admit, it was better than I expected.
The acting was awesome. And it got straight to the point, which I appreciate. No candy coating here. I cried alot thru the movie. Which was hard because our theater was dead silent during it, except for the comical areas. But, I have to say, this was the best movie I have seen in years.
I loved it.
Blessings

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This is daughters 1 and 2. I had to do errands a few days back. Grocery shopping and such. And when I came home I was so thrilled.

As a surprise these two cleaned both the main floor and the basement. I was so happy. I love these two. I got this picture from my digital camera. They filled my smart card with ---like 100 pictures just like this one. They forgot they did this, when i showed it to them they turned to each other and said to one another "I thought you cleared the card" nerds

On a sad note, we lost one of our goats. He passed away during the nite. Our girls took it pretty hard the first day. They have made peace with it now.

Blessings to everyone

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I am starting to get my fall decor out. My favorite season is FAll. It is so beautiful here in the Pacific Northwest during the fall. The smells, crisp air, and colors are so amazing.
The scarecrow was a gift from my mother-in-law a few years back. And the candy corn, I ordered from a sweet gal from "theunexpectedreturnhome.blogspot.com" I saw them on her blog and had to have a set. Let me see if I can get a better close-up picture for you!
HAPPY FALL YA'LL
Isn't she beautiful!!! This is our oldest daughter. She has turned 14!!! She was born 7lbs 7oz. 21inches long. at 12:12 a.m. And now she stang 5'7. Taller than me. Happy Birthday BABY GIRL!!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

birthday

My Birthday was awesome. I met my hubby and my girls as well as my in-laws at AppleBee's for half-price appetizers. When I got there, these flowers were on the table, as well as my wrapped gifts. I got what I wanted. This scrapbooking carousel by Making Memories. AND
My name is Tiara which means "crown of Jewels" so hubby got me this beautiful white-gold diamond Tiara necklace. Can U say surprised!!!! Wow, my hubby always seems to bless me so.

God is so GOOD!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This is our puppy "Hot Rod" he was my mothers' day gift from hubby and girls. I shot this picture as we were driving down the Ocean Beach highway.
Me and hubby on the beach. Perfect weather, perfect day. This is my favorite place to be.

Tomorrow is my birthday! 37!!!! I love it, my hubby and girls are always so good to me on my birthday. My oldest daughter already cleaned the Main Floor for me, and mopped the floors!! WooHoo!

Blessings

Friday, September 12, 2008

Changes

BIG changes in my home have taken place. Right after our dog passed and my emotions were still so raw, we had another family emergency. My mother in law broke her hip. And will not be able to take care of herself, my father in law is in his late 70's so as you can guess he too has a difficult time. So, after speaking with hubby about this life-changing issue, we had to put our girls into school, so tha I may be able to take care of my in-laws.

The hard part about this is that I must admit I had a horrible attitude about it. I was acting selfish. I wanted to homeschool so badly, but I can't do it all either.

But, I realized that the Lord wants my obedience. And I will be blessed in having an obedient heart. I always have to realize that everything is in Gods' timing not mine.

So, I was very stinky, and had a bad attitude, and lots of emotions about my dog, my hubby took me to the beach for a week to help me clear my head. I always go to the big vast body of water, this is where I feel closest to my Father. I feel him so much in this place (hubby knew this, thats' why he took me there) I realized the creator of the beautiful Pacific Ocean, who knows just where the tide needs to stop, has my life in His hands.

Blessings all, I did take a few nice pictures while there, I'll upload when I have a chance.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering

Remembering that aweful day.
And saying a prayer for all the family and friends of those whose lives were sacrificed.

I remember exactly where I was standing when I heard the news, and I remember very clearly my reaction.

Blessings

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

pictures of yogi

ok here is our Yogi
he was just a pup here, this was his first snow. he loved it
one summer he hung out in my shower, it was cool for him
he grayed really early on, I loved his chocolate face.
Our Yogi!!!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saying Good Bye To Yogi Bear!!


Well at the moment I am having a hard time finding a picture of this beloved dog of ours.
Late last nite, just shortly after getting into bed, I heard a car coming down our street and heard it stop in front of our house, then heard 2 slams of car doors. I went downstairs to check and didn't hear or see anything. So, I went back to bed, but I had a restless night, very restless.
This morning at 7:30 I was awake but not feeling to good. I got a call right at that time from my neighbor lady. She said "Honey, is this your old, big red dog under our tree"
And I knew, I knew our beautiful Yogi was gone. I new the car I heard just hours before was what I feared. They hit him so hard they threw him into our neighbors' front yard. The inpact even threw his collar off his neck. He was lying there as if he were sleeping. It looked peaceful, thank God, because by them my 4 girlies saw and lost it.
My hubby is out of town, so my dad and I had to lift all 200 pounds of him into their jeep and drive them across to our property, I had to call a few men I knew to come help bury him, dad was too upset, and I couldn't do it.
I miss his big dorky face!!! He was big, but in his heart he was a little lap pup.
I have to stop, I am a mess. Please pray for my girls. He has been here for all 4 girls.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Just Enjoying the beautiful things


my saviour
my hubby
my 4 girls
my God-given breath
my life

Saturday, August 9, 2008

HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY

Here is daughter #4 with Snow White.
She is now 7, how my goodness how time flies. She was our baby, now she is a big girl.
Here she met Spider Man
My baby girl!!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Corbin Bleu Concert

I know this picture is not very close, took it with my cell phone, anyways, the Birthday girl was excited when we got to the County Fair. She found out that evening, Disney's High School Musical star "Corbin Bleu" was there that evening in a free concert. It was fun for her, and all the other TWEENS that were there. She was excited, and that makes us happy.

On the homefront, I am getting the Homeschooling room cleaned up and ready for schooling, I have a goal of starting up again in 2 weeks. Although the girls have already been notebooking.

Well, blessings to you all! I have a fresh copy of Creating Keepsakes Magazine calling my name!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy Birthday daughter #2

She was born 8-01-96
all 6lb 3oz of her, now she is 12!!!! What a beautiful and talented young lady you have become my princess!
This piture was taken a yr ago.

And here she is with the Cast of The Nutraker from The Vancouver Ballet Theater.


And here she is with her favorite Disney Princess, Belle, a week before her birthday last year.


Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Project Car

Isn't this car cute. Hubby found another COOL deal he just couldn't pass up. This is a 1953 Chevy 2-door Sedan. It's not in great condition--as a matter of fact it doesn't even run yet, but my hubby has an amazing God-given talent in this area.

Well, we head of to our County Fair very early tomorrow Morning. And I need to go to bed. Blessings all!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wild Life Safari

On our way to my family reunion, we took the girls to the WildLife Safari. We love it there. These were our favorite animals. It was a perfect day, and not too many people. The only thing we missed was the Lions--which are my favorite.

Isn't she just beautiful, look at those eyes!!!!!
The bears were fun too, but we had to keep our windows up thru their cages.

Other than that, life is beautiful. We are busy doing the summer thing, I have been spending time getting my homeschooling together and ready to start here in a few weeks.

Been reading a Francine Rivers novel (my fav. Author) it is called "Redeeming Love". I have been weeding around the yard, oh and laundy, laundry, and more laundry!!!!

What have you all been uo too? Let me know!!! Blessings