October 29, 2009

Week 28 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself with one or more of your children. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button to add your name to the Mr. Linky. So, have fun!

Breakfast the morning Allen came home after my really thankful week, which just goes to prove all's well that ends well.

Working on lesson plans for school. Now that we are back to "real" life. Home school is in full swing. Here I am making lessons plans after dinner one evening.

Me teaching Nana how to make my world famous chicken and dumplings. (Which aren't really world famous, but look for the recipe in a post coming to a blog near you.)

And what do you suppose the entire family is staring at here? While we were eating dinner Allen remembered a comedy act with Tim Conway from when he was a boy. We found it on You tube and subjected our entire family to it after the dishes were done.

You can check it out here.

I am sure most of you know of my upcoming trip to Italy. Well, if you didn't you do now. Allen found an Italian book in the thrift shop. He surprised me with it one morning on vacation with instructions that before I left I must learn to say, "Please take me home to my hubby and seven children." Another important phrase he feels I should learn before I board the plane is, "No you are mistaken. I am not an American, I am from Canada."

Despite many years of studying French and Spanish, I have little to no ability to communicate in either. I have no illusions of mastering this beautiful language, but I am having fun. And I have learned some very important phrases like, "The pleasure is mine," and, "Does this come in gold?"

This is one of Brianna's specialties. I was leaning on the bureau doing my toe nails. When I pulled my leg up to the do the other foot she was very amused. I am not sure why she likes it so much but it is here at her request.

I feel sorry when repairman, workers or delivery men come to the house of home schoolers. When this Dell repairman came to fix my laptop this week, he was greeted by the entire family asking questions and watching every move he made as he operated on my "baby."



  1. Glad your hubby is home safe!!! My kids are not even homeschoolers but they did attack a Dell repairman one time. He took the computer apart right in front of them. They thought that was the coolest thing, but he and I did have to explain why they couldn't touch the inside of the computer!!

  2. Where do I begin on this one, Kat? I had a belly laugh, with tears in my eyes, at that "Mama" skit with Tim Conway telling the Siamese elephant story. Thank you for sharing that and giving me a great laugh.

    You are adorable in all of these pictures, especially the on on the dresser. I look forward to the "Chicken and Dumplings" recipe. My friend, Debbie, made it once and it was delicious.

    Your Italy trip is coming up quickly and phrases like, "Does that come in gold?" will come in handy I'm sure. lol The best part will be holding that sweet newborn and sharing your wonderful wisdom with your sister.

    The gentle kiss your husband gave you in the first pictures is simply sweet. Your family is an inspiration. Oh, and that homeschool one at the end, I can so relate to. Whenever the doorbell rings here during the day, six of us go to answer it.

    Have a lovely Thursday, Kat.

  3. Wow you did a GREAT job getting in the picture this week Kat! I am very impressed by you sitting on the dresser...glad your daughter captured it...don't think this mom could do that.

    I didn't know about your trip to Italy...sounds grand!

  4. I love your photo where you are sitting on a dresser that is so cute! Great photos you have here..

    Mine is here

  5. Wow you did get in alot of pictures this week. I love the first picture. YOu should black and white that one and frame it...just beautiful of you and Allen. I love Tim Conway, he is so funny...him & Don Knotts in the movie Private Eyes are hysterical.

  6. The pressure was on for this repairman not to make a mistake. Seven sets of eyes watching every move. Who needs a watchdog? hahaha!

    I, too love Brianna's shot of you painting your nails. You look like a movie star. You really need to step back and look at the picture. It is great..full of personality.

    Thanks for sharing more about yourself.

    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

    PS: Sitka has an award for you at All God's Creatures.

  7. My favorite is of you and your husband - you can feel the love. Great job of getting in so many photos this week.

  8. That first pictures is absolutely amazing. Such love and tenderness. I'm with Mimi, you should make it B/W and frame it. I had to laugh about the repair man. So cute. You have a wonderful family.

  9. Kat,

    What a beautiful way to capture the essence of everything going on in your world this week. I too do what you do when putting on toe polish! I mean seriously how else are you supposed to do it?

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. Yes!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely pretend to be Canadian. That gets you much better treatment everywhere...except maybe the US. ;) Maybe you should just take the token Canuck along for your trip - in case you can't convince people with your ridiculous attempt at a Canadian accent, eh? ;)

  11. I'm sure you already know a key italian phrase: cappucino! it'll get you through any day.

    Love the pictures and congratulations on becoming a zia!!

  12. Love, love, love the pictures!!
    Which reminds me, I need to get busy on mine. :) I may be late this week. I plan to wait and take some this weekend. We have plans for the zoo on Saturday followed by an afternoon and evening as some friends' house. They're having a huge get-together and last I heard they were expecting about 90 people! Some will be friends we've not seen in a while, so that will be fun.

  13. What a great grouping of pictures. You are just too cute!! Love it!

  14. Wow! great pics this week! I need to play catch up. But that first pic..LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Definately a framer!

  15. I always come away from your blog with the "It's a wonderful life" feeling. You are so photogenic, and I love the Italian phrase your husband is making you learn. :)

  16. You got alot of great pics for this week's meme! Love the one of you doing your toes...looks like a painting!

  17. Oh, thanks for the video!! I haven't seen Tim Conway is years. That bunch was sooo funny! We always watched the Carol Burnett show when I was a kid:)