August 5, 2010


Forever In Blue Jeans

I am joining Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans for her weekly challenge to get mom in the picture.  If you've not been in the picture this week, it's not too late!  Here's my four step plan to recovery.  1-Grab the camera 2- grab a kid 3- take a shot 4-post it!  You can't ask for easier than that.  I can't wait to see you in the picture.

It struck me as I was digging through the camera card for pictures to put in this post, that all the photos of me this week happen to be profile shots.  I don't know if the kids are trying out a new technique or if it is just a coincidence.  I got to thinking that after more than a year of this you are probably ready for something a little different anyway.

So here it goes.  The first is blueberry picking.  It was over a hundred that Saturday so we only picked about ten pounds.  I am usually the last to want to leave such activities but I was holding my breath hoping someone would ask to leave that day.  Not that we didn't have a good time but all my mind could think about was the cool pool waiting in our back yard. 
This one was Ellie and I making vegetable soup with all the goodies from our garden.
Just playing around on the piano for a few minutes.
This next one is at Vacation Bible School.  Our family is the official team for counting the girls money collected in the penny march each night.  I am sorry to say, the boys are winning.  But there are two nights to go.
Lastly, because we had so much fun with the living room and nursery torn apart last week while we painted... I let Brianna talk me into painting the kitchen cabinets this week.  Which is only something we have debated doing since we moved into this house.  More details to follow with before and after pictures. 
 So there you have it.  A profile into my week.  Painting by day and money counting at night.  Toss in some blueberries, vegetable soup and a show tune and you will see why my life could not possibly be any more fun!

Til next week, 


  1. Oh what a great post! Wow, that is a TON of blueberries, oh that sounds so wonderful, a big ol' blueberry pie with crumb topping. We don't have those where we live. Great pictures as always!

  2. You are a busy Mom for sure...great photos.

  3. I froze tons of blueberries this year. The picture of you picking them reminds me of one of the glamorous movie stars of the past. You are beautiful inside and out! If you have time stop by my blog later, I'm going to write an update including my broken leg...

  4. Great pictures as ALWAYS!! Enjoy seeing a window into your world!! Amy

  5. Your family is always up to cool things. Hope you enjoyed the soup.

  6. Wow! You do it all! I love how your living room and hall turned out! I've always wanted to use a bold color (paint), but have always been too afraid to. We did paint my son's room in a burnt orange and coordinating brown (basketball colors) and I still LOVE it 2 years later. You did great!!

    I can't get over how awesome you look! 7 kids!!

    You can see that serving the Lord suites you, you look like you have a peaceful heart :)

  7. Kat,

    Can't wait to see your before and after pictures of painting your kitchen cabinets. Steve and I have toyed with the idea but are afraid to just go for it.

    Hopefully you will be our inspiration!

    Hope you are feeling better these days.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. You are just so beautiful...the love of your family just radiates from your face...

  9. YOu look wonderful in all of those shots. and i like to join ya counting the pennies than picking the berries! hehehe

    can't wait to see the before and after photos of the kitchen painting.

  10. Looks like you've been a busy lady..
    And you look so good doing it all too!! LOL.