Monday, March 09, 2009

little of this, little of that...

We had our first tornado sirens of the season go off the other day.
Just another spring time in Kansas!
I stepped out when they were over and snapped a quick picture of the clouds.

I mentioned the other day that it was my birthday.
We ended up having friends over for dinner and grilled out.
When we were done eating, we roasted marshmallows.
We have a fire pit in our back yard.

The next day, The Baby and his friend decided to play in the ashes.

I've been sweeping my house several times a day and I keep finding more and more ashes! He carried in a bucket of it before I could stop him. We have old hard wood floors with lots of tiny little gaps and spaces so the ashes just keep hiding.
Naughty boy. He looked like a chimney sweep.
And totally unrelated to anything, I snapped this picture the other day and love it.
I think I saw it on Nic's blog a while back and wanted to try it.
It was surprisingly hard!
A lot of them ended up washed out.
Sometimes my hand would move just slightly and I'd get no sun flare at all.
I'm really enjoying this photography thing!
I was outside with my camera because it was Cora's first birthday and I was looking for pink balloons in the sky.

And that's enough of my randomness for today.


Southern Traditions Boutique said...

OMG Beki! That Baby is so stinkin' cute.....I keep telling my DH that if our kids weren't so darn cute, they'd been gone a long time ago! (Just kidding, REALLY!)

Enjoy them while they're young.....I still can't believe our oldest ones are 17 and 15!!! They'll be off to college before we know it :(


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness the little guy with all those ashes on his face is so cute! I am sure that he had so much fun doing that!

Your pictures are really good!


Liz Harrell said...

What a precious boy! Those pictures are so cute, and you can totally use them when he's older, like when he brings a girlfriend home. :)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say hi. I read your posts and have your blog on my list of inspiring sites. I check in daily; it started with wanting to know how Jess and Joel are doing - I am incredibly affected by Cora and worried about her parents' well-being - a complete stranger! I suppose it is a positive way of looking at a very sad situation; Cora has touched so many of us, made us more alive than we were before somehow...Now that Jess hasn't posted for several days (and who can blame her?), I find myself worrying whether she is holding up OK. As if I could do anything for her, it's kind of crazy!

Anyway, I'm a SAHM and I pop on the computer now and then to get me through the day - if your comments are your caffeine, other moms' blogs are mine. Love the photos!

Sherry said...

Don't you just love the fire pit? We have one too. My son had his swim team over on Friday night to make s'mores! Some kids had never had them.

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Karina, that is so sweet of you.
(I'm replying here and hoping you check back in to read it. I don't have another way to contact you.)

I can't really say for sure, but I think Jess is doing as well as can be expected. My understanding from talking to others who are close to her is that she has days where she does fairly well and is hopeful, and has other days where she can barely move.

I pray for her (and Joel) daily. I hope others continue to do so as well. I can't imagine what the grief must feel like. And I've heard that one of the toughest things is when you feel like everyone else has moved on with their lives and forgotten about you while you're still left dealing with the loss.

I just want her to know that her family, their loss, and Cora will never be forgotten.

Beadin By The Sea said...

Great pics today. I remember taking photos of how quickly the sky would change in Kansas. I wrote a post about it and called it "Kansas weather is not boring". Your son certainly keeps you hopping too! I know one day you'll look back on all these escapades and laugh; meantime happy cleaning!

hoosier68 said...

Thank you for your update on the Mac's. I have been following closely and wondered, too, how they are doing . I know how I feel and I am a stranger so I can only imagine their pain as I have a granddaugher who looks so much like Cora and is close in age. The only advice I would have is to take one day at a time and realize how many people are praying for them. Still caring and prayin in IN.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

The pictures are great! I'm waiting for our tornado sirens to go off soon...the weather in our area seems to get more and more extreme each year.

Anonymous said...

LOVE your randomness~~!! And Baby is precious and looks like he could stir up trouble in a second~lol! I remember those days~~treasure each one, even all the sweeping. The Babies grow up sooo fast!
Love the sparkly pic too~~beautiful!

Shannon said...

These are outstanding photos. What a cute little boy!

Julie said...

Shamie Baby! Oh Dear what an onry one!

Love the picture!

Laura said...

thank you for the pics of your boy.

all boy

I understand
and I love it

TuTu's Bliss said...

Love the sky pics. I miss Oklahoma storms. I NEVER EVER would have thought I would miss tornado weather!!

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Tornado skies are so great but I don't envy anyone living in the zone!! :)

rentz said...

I can't believe you waited to go outside until AFTER the sirens were done. We went out WHEN they started. :)Terrible example to our kids.

Maybe we'll reconsider putting in a fire pit...

Mary Richmond said...

sure hard to get mad at someone that cute ;-)

and love the picture--fun idea!

we're still waiting for spring here....snowing out right now!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Hilarious baby boy!!!!

And your photos are magical :)

Michelle said...

I love the pictures of bad baby...I have a similar picture/and baby, altough I don't think mine is quite in the same ball park as yours. It's an old picture but I should post it, I didn't blog back then. I like the one of your hand blocking the sun. I usually notice peoples hands right after their eyes. They are one of my favorite body parts. I love my moms hands and my husband, grandma, aunts, my dads. I just look at them and think of all the wonderful things those hands have done.

funn thing is that I think if we changed rings you might not be able to tell our hands apart.looks like you have two freckles, I have three, but two are in the same places as yours, oh and I have a small scar.

Jill said...

That is something my boys would do. So cute now but I bet it wasn't funny at the time!!

Love the pics!!

Ashley said...

We're in Arkansas and I always hate the start of tornado season. Scary stuff!

Love the pics! You're talented.

Did you see any balloons?

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh, these are great pictures!

Unknown said...

the 1sta and 2nd pics. of the baby covered in ashes have me cracking up!

the list photo makes me smile, cause i've done that before. just wanted to see if i could personalize a natural phenomenon that's so grand and fantastic.