Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hello blogworld!!

Hello! While Roni's computer is on the brink, I told her I would love to be a guest "poster"

I am LeAnn from Tollesons4him and to those who do not know me, I am a mom of two wonderful girls and a wife to a wonderful (most of the time) hubby. As I racked my brain on what to post about It finally came to me.......


friend Pictures, Images and Photos

We are all friends, right. We are friends with our daughters, our sons, our mothers, our fathers, sisters, brothers,etc. We all have a best friend or even a couple of best friends. Our friends are with us when we have the best days and they are there when we need their shoulders to cry on.
They know the many dark secrets that no one else knows and they also know better than to EVER share those secrets. I love all of my friends and Roni is really a very special and very dear friend of mine who I know would do anything for me or my family and I would do anything for her and her family!!

Here is a sweet poem I found and this is to all of you Friends out there!!!

Thank You, Friend
Thank you, friend, for all the things

That mean so much to me--For concern and understanding

You give abundantly.
Thanks for listening with your heart;

For cheering me when I'm blue;

For bringing out the best in me;

And just for being you.
Thanks for in-depth conversation

That stimulates my brain;

For silly times we laugh out loud;

For things I can't explain.
For looking past my flaws and faults;

For all the time you spend;

For all the kind things that you do,

Thank you; thank you, friend.
By Joanna Fuchs

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Computer crash!

My computer at home crashed. It will probably be a few days before I get it up and running.

Miss everyone! Have a great week!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

More b-day pics

Ice Skating at Parks Mall

Aunt Lynssi wanted to try hats on too,. So cute!

Chocolate sundaes

Barbie and L

C's birthday pics

Cheese Cake Factory
This is an autograph picture of Selens Gomez. Weird high school friend Brabie. Yes, and that's her name. Anyway....her aunt works at a bank in CH near our house and she so happened to go in there one day to open up an account and met this lady (her aunt). She noticed a picture on her desk of this young beauty. She said "You know Selena"? My friend Barbie said, I don't know her but I know of her.
Anyway, long story short she was able to get a picture autograph for her to give to my daughter. She was super excited when she opened her gift. She had to take ot out to make sure it was a real picture.

Her table on the morning of her birthday!

C and her cousin shopping

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Bubba!

Today is my sons 8th birthday. He was so excited this morning when he woke up. Normally it takes about 15 mins to get him up and going. All I had to say is "PRESENTS" and he was running. We love you big guy!!
We are celebrating this weekend. I probably won't have pictures of his birthday party because they are going to North Richland Hills to Laser Quest. And since it's dark in there and it's a BOY party. I doubt my hubby will want to be taking pictures. He's also going to have a few boys to look after.
I will have pictures of Sissy's Mall savager hunt today. I'll try to post them this weekend.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I'm participating in a year long challenge, created by Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Just jump in right now and let me know you're playing along! Carin has added a Mr. Linky on that we can check out each others pictures.
My daughter took this picture of me yesterday while we were downtown taking her pictures. She also loves taking pictures. She even showed me how to pose.
I wasen't really expecting to be in any pictures so spare the outfit. lol

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Happy 11th Birthday Sissy!

My little girl is 11 today! I can't believe it's already been 11 yrs. It seems like just yesterday.
She's had a rough 2 weeks. Last week we found out that she had staph on a teeny tiny insect bite on her shoulder that then turn into a HUGE sore. (I'll bare the details) We got her on an antibiotic but that particular one didn't work (of course) it seemed to grow in size after 2 days so I back to the Dr we go for the follow up. Change her antibiotic again. Paid a ridiculous amount (even with insurance) That seemed to fix the problem - Thank goodness!
Yesterday she wakes up covered in hives from head to toe. Yup, 6 days after taking the same antibiotic...that also worked by the way, breaks her into hives. It looks a lot worse today than yesterday. Poor thing I didn't want her to go to school today looking the way she does. Plus, to add to her misery - it's itchy!!!
Benadryl is not working people!!!!!
They also told me to use Zyrtec. Not sure if that's working either but we will try it. Help!!!! Any one know what else we can do to ease the pain?? on her actual birthday she will be home from school with hives.
The nurse said it could last a week. Hang in there love bugs!
Friday is her shopping birthday party - maybe that will be the cure.
(pictures to come)
I heart you......

We love you Sissy!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I heart Faces - Self Portrait

This week I Heart Faces is all about the art of DIY photography also known as self-portraits. It's simple, click on the link to enter your self portriat.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Not Me Monday

It's that's time again - Not Me Monday!
I didn't have to sign papers Friday to start the building process of our dream home. Nope not me!
It wasn't me who was so excited to have family come visit this weekend.

It wasn't me who enjoyed doing a photo shoot of my twin cousins who were so cute while taking the pictures. And they didn't turn out that great either!
I also wasn't that impressed with myself at all!!!
It was not me who cheered for my son when he caught a HOT ball coming staright to him at 3rd base. It wasn't pretty either!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


********************52 Weeks********************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family.
Me with my beautiful sister in law Collye. This was taken back in December during Christmas.

Get busy and start taking pictures of yourself!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fun Meme

I saw this meme over at Randi's Beauty Be Good and thought it was really cool! Go check out her blog, it's great and so is she!! I promise she will make you laugh - out loud at that!!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To

1- Summer - when I don't have to get up super early to get the kids ready and out the door to school. And flip flop weather!!
2- Meeting with the builder tomorrow so we can FINALLY start building our dream home.
3- Date nights, trying to do them more often.
4- Celebrating my 2 oldest kids birthdays, this month.
5- Going back home in May to my grandmothers 90th birthday bash!
6- Summer shopping, which I have already started doing. It just needs to get warmer.
7- spending time with my family and friends is always nice.
8- growing old with Mr. Wonderful

8 Things I Did Yesterday

1- took the girls to the Dr
2- came home to clean my house and washed everything!!!!!
3- went to the gas station to fill up - Arrrr!!!
4- paid a ridiculous amount of money on C's meds with insurance and it was still UGH!!
5- went to Sonic to buy more crushed ice....ahhhh so refreshing!
6- went to my son's baseball game - so fun!
7- bought my hubby new wind pants
8- gave myself a neon orange colored pedi

8 Things I Wish I Could Do
1- tell people how I really feel.
2- jump out of a plane by myself.
3- sew so I could make my girls their dresses and hair bows.
4- cook different types of food
5- drink more water
6- ride a motorcycle by myself.
7- work out more often
8- go on vacation with just my hubby once a year.

8 Shows I Watch
1- American idol
2- CSI - Miami
3- Breaking Bad
4- Dallas Swat
5- Big People Little World
6- First 48
7- Jon and Kate plus 8
8- Cailliou ( with the little one) lol

The rules are to pick 8 people to play along.
If you want to play, go ahead!!!

I Heart Faces Spring/Easter

This weeks theme at I ♥ faces is Easter/Spring
My sweet girls

Monday, April 13, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
I did not take my oldest daughter to the pediatrician to find out she had staph infection on a mosquito bite that did not get infected at all. And it did not look that bad! (YIKES!)
I did not go shopping for... not 1 but 2 new pairs of running shoes. I'm not trying to tell my body anything....nope not me.
I did not enjoy church yesterday and I didn't get emotional after every song. Who does that.
My son did not come home with poison oak Saturday after staying at a friends house. Nope not B, he's a boy he doesn't' like playing in the woods.
My youngest did not brake out into hives Saturday evening after our little Easter egg hunt.
I am not taking 2 out of 3 kids to the Dr today. CERTAINLY NOT ME.......AGAIN!!
I didn't not enjoy the 3 day weekend with my family at all. WE didn't have the BEST time either by ourselves.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Texas Bluebonnets 2009


Angela and I - thank you for being such a great friend. I don't know what I'd without you.
Our oldest - C

Texas Bluebonnets 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009



I'm participating in a year long challenge, created by Carin. The goal is to be in one picture a week, for 52 weeks. Since us moms are always behind the camera, this gives us a chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. Fun challenge, right? You can join too! Carin has added a Mr. Linky on Thursdays so that we can check out each others pictures.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


My new friend JAM at JAM's Own Reality is hosting this great giveaway. Her goal is to reach 100 followers! I think she's surpassed that. Check it out and follow the rules for your chance to win this beautiful necklace..

Wordless Wednesday

Our girls - 9 yrs apart

My little girl, not so little anymore. She will be 11 on the 22nd, hard to believe. We love you Sis!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


i heart faces is a photography blogsite that hosts weekly photo contests of faces for both kids & adults. This weeks contest theme is "My Friend & I," and since I always have my camera in tow & I love to take pictures of my kids faces & their cute friends...this is a wonderful & easy contest for me to enter. To join in the fun & enter just visit their blog here.

C and her cousin Elizabeth

Monday, April 6, 2009

Making it a Happy Home Monday

Hello, y'all. It is time for another "Making a Happy Home Monday." This is a blog carnival that I started a few months back, in most part to keep me accountable to my own job.By posting pictures and doing this every week, I hope to encourage and inspire others to do the same....or something similar. You see, if your home is in chaos (or C.H.A.O.S.), then I just don't see how you can be happy. I know I can't. BUT, it is hard to make myself do stuff sometimes. So, I have decided to focus on one thing at a time. I might only do 1 thing per week...I might do 1 thing per day, but the point is, I'm doing SOMETHING. I try to make certain areas prettier, neater, or more functional.That being said, I would love for you to join me in this. Post some before and after pictures if you can. Describe things you are doing. Give me some ideas of areas I have forgotten about. This is our closet. I colored coordinated everything.

I need a bigger closet - in my next house