Wednesday, April 15, 2009

enjoying the things that make me laugh...

behold with your very eyes this amazing art!
kelle found this site!
much more fun than doing laundry, or the dishes, or even dusting, or packing
peyton's lunch for tomorrow, cleaning up after dinner- basically i'm in one those moods
where i don't want to do much of anything. so, posting my picture on a
100 billboards with the click of button seems like lots of fun!
this pics made me laugh.
go get you a laugh.
it takes like 1 minute to do and it's free!
i would have done 10 more, but an error code kept coming up...
thank goodness for that.
something that is NOT making me
laugh my ass off is...
okay, i realize that this economy is effecting all kinds of people in all kinds of different ways. some have to slow down their latte runs, or their extra toasted sesame seeded bagel at dunkin' donut runs. others have to stop buying clothes and new super cute summer shoes. some families have put the kibosh on this year's summer vacation. these things are just little things.
however, some people are losing their homes after desperately trying to keep it by working hard and even asking for help. some people that we know are taking their kids out of daycare or camp. some are now clipping coupons, and cutting out 'extras' which often means the little luxuries that we don't usually even think about.
some are contemplating selling their house because renting may be safer. some are being forced to ask others for financial help. some go to bed each night, not sure if their job will be there in the morning.
what i am trying to say is this...
this economy is effecting so many people that we know personally including us.
it is a scary time right now, but i am holding on to the hope that things will be 'leveling' off soon.
these tough times have really made us focus on the small stuff. the stuff that makes us smile or laugh. a quick phone call to a grandma or grandpa who may need a lift-me-up, from my babies. it's an easy fix. a way to give love. just go give some love to someone. could be a smile to a stranger. holding the door open for someone. bringing in a cup of coffee to the hard working guy sitting next to your cube.
little things make a BIG difference.
peyton and i are starting to write letters to people. make pictures and then drop them in the mail. a little happy snail mail. inexpensive and important. we need to keep up the momentum. take care of each other. fill each other's emotional bank accounts so-to-speak...unless someone actually does want to fill my bank account...LOL!!!!
i am a tad drugged up on nyquil and my eyes aren't really focusing on the computer, but my message here is simple enough.
i love my husband. he works hard everyday to provide for us. he almost never complains, gets upset, drives his car off a Cliff. he is amazing with dealing with all this stress.
he truly does amaze me at times like this. we appreciate him. we love him. and we promise to eat more ramen noodles this, so kidding.
we won't let you fall baby, we are by your side!
DON'T mess with this person's family...shes mean when she needs to be!!!!!!
like a lion protecting her cubs.
ha. ha. ha.
i just wanted to put this photo up.
love you.


Kelle said...

the armani ad one rocks! and i'm shakin' in my boots from meanface. the wonderful thing about the economy is that it teaches us all to use less, buy less, spend less...and love more. and find little ways to have fun. the menfolk have it rough with the stress though. i think we will all look back at this time, years to come, as something that made us appreciate life so much more!

Anna Ruth said...

The economy as bad as it is and the effect it has had on my family has been hard, but we will be okay. Family is all that matters. Love the pictures.

amyc said...

Love this post. Love getting back to basics and "waste not, want not." Our grandparents were right. Enjoy the small, simple things. Just say no the mall and Target (that last one hurt!) xo

Barb said... seriously could do the Armani ad for real. of one...your table is now available.

Barb said...


Fierce don't cost a thang.....

trishakent23 said...

i so feel ya girlfriend but what a great outlook on your life and your family's. you are inspirational to me and all that read this. everything goes in a circle and guess what....its still great today as we have found a new friendship! lov u girlfriend. ~ t

Kelly said...

I can't believe that sweet person 2 doors down from me has that mean face? (hiding under blankie)

It's times like this that make us hold onto our friends and family a little harder! Kinda like a hurricane; without the limes and frosty mugs! ha

Great pictures! You're an amazing photographer!