Monday, September 27, 2010

I-PHOTO: I know you are in there somewhere

OK...so I was so excited to get back into "blogging." Spent some time yesterday going through photos on I-Photo...updated background and layout pics. SO HAPPY! pictures make me happy in case you didn't know :)

I am cropping pics last night when my screen goes BLACK! Long story short...I-Photo will not open anymore...and the last time I backed-up the computer harddrive was LAST YEAR! (yes...I have already had a lecture/computer lesson from Scott this morning) So now we have backedup the hardrive and we can SEE all my pics (80 gigs...did I tell you I really like pictures) BUT I can't get to them and I-Photo still will not open. MMMMMMMMM....I am not allowed to "touch it" til Scott comes back home. hee hee hee I have been torn between crying and throwing up. LESSON LEARNED!!!

Praying for my photos: Desperate plea...I LOVE YOU PHOTOS! I promise when I get you back I will take better care of you...and I will SAVE you multiple ways...and I will EDIT (maybe that is stretching it a little) NO...I WILL EDIT!!! and only keep the GREAT ones...and then I will PRINT YOU! and not just keep you on my computer to share through Facebook and Blogging. I WILL PRINT YOU! and then I will SCRAPBOOK YOU (one day...hang on I'm gonna write that down on my TO DO LIST)

AND I will goto Best BUy today and see if my camera is out of the camera hospital yet??? MISS YOU CAMERA! I PROMISE I WILL NOT LET TYSON PLAY WITH YOU ANYMORE! (do these feel like empty promises to anyone?)

I SEE YOU pictures...I know you are in here somewhere...and I am gonna GET YOU!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Under Construction

ok...so I have been neglecting my blog due to Facebook...APOLOGIES!!! Consider this blog currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION...or should I just say an update...or remodel if you will. I am WORKING ON IT!!! I even wrote it on my "things to do list." :)


Monday, May 17, 2010

Jesus Loves Me

I love to listen to Tyson sing & watch him dance...but nothing makes me smile more that listening to him sing Jesus Loves Me. Of course he knows I am videoing him...but I think it is so sweet to listen to him sing to the DVD and then he breaks it down American Idol style at the end. LOVE IT!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Extreme Home Makeover (Bartlett style)

And so it begins...The boys and I have been gone since Saturday (February 20th) **Happy birthday to me" ;) A LOT has happened since then. We moved into this home when Tyson was about 6 months old (he is 2 now & Baby Mike is almost 8 months). The house is about 25 years old and WE LOVE IT! we always knew we would do "a few things" when we bought it...like new countertops etc. But, we decided in the last few months that we want to stay here so we are jumping into our first remodel. We call this "Phase 1" and if we are still married and have any money left when this is done...we will start Phase 2 in a few years. As I am typing this the contractor (who is AWESOME) is sanding the floors. This is my first time home since it all started. Tyson and I came in from Liberty for MDO and Aunt Misty is watching Baby Mike...Momma has A LOT to do...and one of those things is working in lunch with my husband...and get my computer fix. Life is good my friends...it's dusty...but it is good!!



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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Gift


I took these pictures yesterday while we were having a playdoh session...of course I had to dig and find the 'ol Dr. Drill n' Fill I bought for Scott while we were dating and he was in dental school...(see Scott, you thought we would never "need" this ;) I couldn't help but notice how intent Tyson became when he realized he was "being Daddy." He got very serious about his work. I had to take pictures...and then I remembered Poppa Mike's glasses.

Today is Poppa Mike's birthday. We miss him VERY much...I know the holidays are difficult this first year...and I catch myself trying to do ANYTHING to make it "better" for my family. This turned into me "buying" more "things." Which I know is NOT the answer...but I catch myself trying to "fix" it myself...instead of totally relying on God. I am spending more time in prayer and reading my Bible...not books ABOUT the Bible (which I have a tendency to do more often)...but the actual Bible...and everyday God is showing me ways to show His love. I am trying to focus on HIM and the true meaning of Christmas...not to take away the pain...but because it is what I should be doing anyway. I know after losing Momma the day after Christmas that it can be VERY hard...but I am learning that if I truly focus on the true REASON for the SEASON...there is unexplainable JOY. JOY in the faces of my boys...JOY in the voices of those who "found that perfect gift AND are able to keep it a secret"...JOY in my own heart when I see my son play & talk to Baby Jesus the way God longs for ALL of us to do...I could go on and on. (it's my spiritual gift...rambling AND sarcasm...look it up...;)
BUT...I have "A Gift" for my husband...and I am sharing it with everyone because I know I am supposed to.

Scott when I watched our oldest son "playing Daddy" yesterday...it was more than my heart could handle. (and NO I am NOT pregnant again)...I watched as he spoke "gently" to his patient...I saw the intent focus (I think we might have a perfectionist on our hands)...I loved the way he kept Baby Mike engaged in the "activity"...when he looked through Poppa Mike's glasses so he could SEE everything better...I just sat at the table and "played" too. God is GOOD...ALL THE TIME! and I do NOT know why this happened that God would take Poppa Mike so soon...but I KNOW that He has a purpose and people's lives are being changed in a good way. Selfishly I just wish it could have all happened with Poppa Mike here. But when I watch our sons I see him...and I see you...and I am HAPPY! Poppa Mike & Momma Chris instilled in you a self respect & confidence that is amazing. He taught you how to do the BEST job you can...and when you are done...if it is is not your BEST...you do it AGAIN! (I can already see you and the boys battling through this one in the future) I see a man who walks into a crowded room and never meets a stranger. I prayed that my boys would be more like you socially (I may have prayed a little too hard on that one)...I prayed that they would be driven like you as well. I am thankful that God is already showing me this. You are an amazing man! For many reason...but mainly because of your love of the Lord. I know how important this is...and I am thankful that you are here to share that gift with our boys. Poppa Mike would be VERY proud of you & Misty. I know how badly you both want to here his voice saying this...but when you can't...I am here to tell you. He loves you and he is so proud of you!

So this is my gift to you (and it did not cost any money ;))...Scott...thank you for loving me...and I am wishing Poppa Mike a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know I am so thankful that he took the time to make you the man you are today...so you can pass that on to our boys. The boys will always KNOW him because of you.
I love you!
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Friday, December 4, 2009

"Baby Mikey WOCKIE"

"COOKIE!!!"

"BRROOMMM BBRROOOM"
"GO TYSON GO!!"
"Alright Baby Mikey...your turn...WOCKIE!!!"


I started putting Baby Mike in the walker at the lake this weekend and so I broke out the walker at the house on Monday. He is not quite big enough yet at 4 months...his little toes don't touch the ground...but he seems to enjoy "hanging" around...and Tyson thinks it is one big car..."brrrooom bbrrrooom" Thank you dear Lord for giving me a tough little angel baby. This is the SLOW version of "Baby Mikey WOCKIE" (which is Baby Mike walks in Tyson talk)


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hot Chocolate Dance

Tyson loves to watch The Polar Express and his favorite part his the Hot Chocolate song...he always screams..."MOMMA COME HERE...WATCH THIS" and he gets up to dance.