Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Clint Eastwood, step aside!


And they tell me girls are moodier.

(He was trying to make a cowboy maze, and his brothers wanted to play on the maze because part of it was a horse. They all looked so darling, I wanted to take a picture, but Jeffrey would not smile. You can see how pained he is over the injustice of his thwarted plans)

I've decided to start Daily Gratitudes, because I love reading them on Natasha's blog. Though I probably won't try to keep it to a set number:

1. Online bill pay. *

2. Beautiful skies and such pretty clouds. I've been noticing and thoroughly enjoying them this whole week. Because of all the rain, the smog is gone. At least for a week or two.

*Online bill pay is the BEST! If you don't already do it, and think it will be a hassle, just try it out. It is SO easy and SO worth it! I haven't thought about paying rent in over 3 years, because electronic checks are scheduled to be mailed to our landlady every month, and since it's a set amount, I never have to enter it by hand. In Houston we did the same thing with our mortgage payment, only adjusting it yearly when our escrow amounts increased. I even set it to pay extra on principal every single month so I never had to think about it, but could consistently pay down extra on our loan.


Stacy said...

Your yard is so green! We just got 2 inches (or more) of snow. It's supposed to get up to 50 this weekend, so I'm planning on planting my spring garden still.

Kimbooly said...

Heh heh. I should add that to my daily gratitudes, huh. : )

I was just thinking about your amazing gardens. Mine have been battered by the wind in January, and sort of ruined my peas and green beans. But I should be grateful that I can *grow* a garden in January!

Julia said...

These pictures are great! I love the no-smile look--it makes him look like a tough cowboy. What fun costumes! Did you make them?

Julia said...

P.S. I really like the idea of "Daily Gratitudes". It's so easy for me to find myself griping when I forget to be grateful. My sister, Sara, once sent me a Gratitude Journal, maybe I'll go pull that out and start writing again (5 a day was her recommendation).

Julia said...

Okay, sorry for my third comment in a row, but I just looked at the costumes again and realized how simple they are, so my question about whether or not you made them seems kinda silly. They sure look great though, especially in the close up of your oldest son.

Kimbooly said...

Julia, thanks for all your comments! You're my favorite person today!

The night before was the Blue and Gold Banquet, and the theme was Wild Wild West. So I grabbed the green bandanas from our Cropper Martin's Cove, and we had a couple of simple cowboy hats from cowboy themed birthdays the boys had been to. The red shirts were all their ideas. It looks great, huh!

The hobby horse that you see has been laid on our piano bench (that they dragged outside), and Bryce is sitting on top of it, now THAT is the real amazement. My mom made two of them (yes, really! She's so talented with a sewing machine!) years ago for christmas. They're much bigger than little store-bought hobby horses, and the boys love them.

Kimbooly said...

I meant to say, from our Martin's Cove REUNION back in 2004.

Kristy Lynne said...

Jeff looks like he's a model.