You Capture – Smiles

Most days I am busier than a racoon in a trash-pile. For someone not on a payroll, I stay super busy. Between my domestic duties, the school fund-raising responsibilities, and keeping up with my Facebook Yardsale side business, I am a stay-at-home mom who rarely stays at home.

And taking care of these two makes me smile.

After-school orthodontic appointments

Monday night scouts

Middle of the day pumpkin drop field trips


And of course, MORE baseball.

And nothing makes me happier.

But speaking of smiles….


puts one on my face every. single. time.

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Some Things I Love

When I read that this week’s You Capture challenge is ‘something you love’, I knew I wanted to participate, because doesn’t that sound fun?

My favorite Dr. Pepper is an ice-cold 20 ounce bottle straight out of the cooler. It doesn’t get much better than that.

I triple love this monster. It takes the best pictures, especially at the ball field.

I am forever running out on our back deck to snap a picture of the latest sunset. I love that we get to see such beautiful sunsets from our back yard.

Isn’t this chair fun? It’s one of my favorite pieces in our home.

It is fancy with a country feel.

This next one is probably a bit weird.

but I love a good plate a Mexican food, mostly because of the chips and salsa.

In fact, I’d like to have some right now.

This fella is more than just a thing. He’s my oldest child and I love him a big whole bunch.

This shot looks a tad blurry. Either my beloved iPhone camera failed me or my left eye is playing tricks on me after jabbing it with a mascara wand this morning. (My lands, that sure was painful!)

And this sweet little thing makes my heart happy. I love him!

And without a doubt he would want me to point out that his shoes match his Tiger shirt and hat.

Now this next guy – this next guy - is the love of my life.

Even though I don’t tell him often enough, I love him more everyday.

And y’all knew this was coming…

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this beautiful car.

The Saturn Sky.

Have a great Monday, y’all.

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

Some weeks I participate in the photo challenge for You Capture. I am participating this week, but instead of telling you the challenge, I thought it might be fun to play a little game.

Based on this set of photos, what do you think the challenge is?


Obviously, this last photo has absolutely nothing to do with this week’s challenge. I only added it because y’all expect it.

This week’s challenge is…?

You Capture – One A Day

Last week, the McFamily took one last road-trip, travelling with McDaddy on business before the start of school, which by the way, started on Friday because apparently the box of rocks over at the Board of Education decided that was a good day to start.

Just crown me the queen of Run-On sentences!

We left Monday morning at O’Dark Thirty and headed west. The boys enjoyed swimming three times a day in the pool and I enjoyed not having to do laundry, clean house or COOK for the week. It was a win-win for everyone, except maybe McDaddy because instead of packing one bag and cranking the stereo up and having the TV and bed all to himself, he had to pack half the house, and barely ever got to control the remote.

We returned home on Thursday just in time to attend Open House at the school and then on Friday McDaddy and turned right back around and attended a military-sponsored Marriage Retreat called Strong Bonds at a beautiful resort a few hours from home.

Here’s a photographic review of our crazy fast on-the-road week.


Laredo Steak at Max & Erma’s


The boys after dinner at Chilis.


 The half-naked ninjas headed to the pool. Again.


A totally random picture of my wallet.


First day of school . (Stevie – 4th grade and Alex – 1st grade)


And before you get your panties in an uproar I realize the bottom row is all jacked up. Thankfully, we weren’t playing in the International Billiards Competition.


In our hotel room, just before leaving.

Phew! Told you we were busy.

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Things That Begin With B

It’s been a few weeks since I participated in You Capture.

This week’s challenge is Things that start with B, and that seems like fun to me, so off we go….


Brothers, Boys, or Bozos….. You Decide.

Meet Apollo, our beady eyed hamster.

And how’s this for a beautiful sunset?

Blue skies are my favorite.

Unless you are talking about this beauty,

The Saturn Sky.

Have a great Monday, y’all!