Monday, January 01, 2007

More pictures and Happy New Year!

Probably the best of the 104 pictures we tookI would really like this second one, but it's too dark. I need photoshop!Me and my cute girls...so fun to finally have some girls!
Glad my boys have great taste!

Mark CAN cooperate on occasion. :o)


Cody, Kyle and Cole...love my cute boys!
Chad and Sandy...they just don't take a bad picture. Brittany, Brek and baby Mark (and baby in tummy too) CUTE family!

I haven't printed any pictures yet. I'll show you what it looks like once I get them in the window frame. Jen...I take all of our family pictures. If I'm in them we use the tripod and remote. Chad did take all the ones of me and Mark though.

I hope you all had a fun and safe New Years Eve celebration. We chose to stay home and celebrate as a family in an effort to avoid the stupid drunks on the road. We ate, watched a movie, took the tree down, ate some more, played bingo...yes bingo!, ate some more, drank some caffiene free pepsi and some crystal light, played settlers of catan, rang in the new year with all of my kids, grandbaby, a few of the kids friends and my niece and nephew that we were watching while their parents were brave enough to be on the road with the drunks. I went to bed at 1:00. Yep! We're hard core partiers. LOL! Brek and Brittany and the baby spent the night over here and fell asleep at 2:30 and the niece and nephew still hadn't been picked up yet. We have no idea what time they came to get them. I woke up to Mark cooking breakfast and now him and 9 kids went target shooting. They do it every new years day. The boys are pretty good at hitting those clay pigeons. So now I'm home alone and plan to clean up my bedroom...then start on my scrap room...both are a huge disaster...honest...it's pretty scary. I may not even be able to finish the bedroom today.

This is how my brother in law Steven spent New Years Eve. He is a truck driver who was stuck in Kansas with a truck full of de-icer to take to Denver, but the road's were closed down for a bit. Ironic, huh?! What does a truck driver do while their stuck??? Build a snowman in front of their truck! I think he did a great job! The lady truck driver next to him built a snow woman, complete with boobs. I would have loved to have seen that...too funny!

I've got to stop avoiding the work ahead of me, so I'm out of here....I almost forgot...Chad and Sandy were driving my truck Saturday night and were in a car accident. They were hit by a car that ran a red light. They're not hurt, but my truck is not drivable. We had it towed to my house. Our insurance company hasn't come out to do the claim yet. The other driver had NO insurance! Hello people...it's the law! I hope it's fix-able. I love my truck....I need my truck! Trying to stay positive. 2007 is going to be a great year, right!

I still can't comment on Typepad blogs...sorry!

25 comments:

Briana said...

What great pictures! You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year to you!

Leona said...

Your pictures came out great! You do have a nice looking family. Yes we are slowly melting. This last snow was not to bad for us. The streets are still snow packed. I have some cousins,Aunt and Uncle in Sierra Vista. My husbands sister lives there too. His brother lives in Queen Creek. You probably know my sister inlaw Amy,She teaches at your scrapbook store. Well I hope you have a great day.

Leona said...

Yes I am. Thats Her.

Chris said...

Those pictures are going to look great in your picture frame.
I am sure Steve will wonder why you didn't put in his snowman too? He fits the color theme lol

Happy New Year...

Jen said...

Very Nice!!
Do you use your Rebel? A camera with a remote...how cool

Caroline said...

Very nice photos of the family. I love that you are wearing either red, white, or blue shirts.

Melissa said...

Oh, I love those photos - and I can't wait to see them in the frame.

I'm sorry to hear about your truck, but glad the kids are OK. I know insurance costs money, but isn't it more expensive to pay a fine and/or for an accident?

Cheryl Wray said...

Those pictures are all just wonderful!! Your family is beautiful!!!

September said...

Hey Jolene, These photos are great! Go ahead and send me the full size of that second one and I'll make it just like you want it, girlfriend!!! Love,
Tember

Jacquie said...

Very nice pictures. We stayed home for New Years too and did pretty much the same thing I agree to crazy out there these days.

Amie said...

The pictures are great!!! What a great way too spend new years eve I went out with friends as DH was working. Happy New Year

Amie
xxx

Susie Q said...

Now this a great looking buncha people! Such wonderful pictures!

I am so glad Chad and Sandy are safe but so sorry about your truck. : (

BUT! 2007 WILL be a wonderful, blessed year for you all! YES!!!

You are such a sweetheart Jolene...happy new year.
Hugs,
Sue

casey said...

hi jolene,

i am new to all of this, and i think that you might just be one of the bloggers that inspired me to get my own. i have been reading for a couple of months when i somehow stumbled on your page when i was looking at other blogs to get some scrapbooking ideas. i have definitely gotten some good ideas while reading and now that i have my own blog i thought that i would say hi, so hi! come by and say hey sometime!

your new friend in tennessee,
casey

sohpiasmom said...

Oh my gosh Jolene! The pictures are SO wonderful! Wow...you have such a beautiful family and now that you have 2 girls, things are really starting to balence out...LOL! You're right about Chad and Sandy...they don't take a bad picture! Such a beautiful couple! Hope the New Year turns out to be wonderful for you and you family!

Heather said...

Jolene the pictures are beautiful! Great job! I wish I could take pictures like that...what kind of camera do you have? BTW, I never did get to comment earlier about the PS Elements...but I have used the 5.0 some and it is pretty user friendly. I downloaded it and think when the trial runs out I am gonna purchase. Thanks for sharing with us and for your sweet spirit and kindness. It has been great having a new bloggin friend. Many blessings in the new year!

Missy's Blog said...

Your pictures are absolutely wonderful. You have such a photogenic family. Your BIL's snowman is soooo cute ... what a hoot. I'm so sorry about Chad & Sandy's car accident, I'm just go thankful they weren't hurt. Hopefully the truck will be repaired in a timely manner.

Valerie said...

dang - what is it with car accidents this year (and '06, too)?! SO glad Chad & Sandy weren't hurt, but i'm sorry your truck was!

the photos turned out great!! (and instead of Photoshop, i have Microsoft Digital Suite...i really, really like that program!)

SmileyCarrie said...

Beautiful family pictures ... your family is great! Love the picture of you and your two girls! :):) Happy New Year Jolene *hugs*

Pam said...

Beautiful photos! I love them all! BTW, I have photoshop if you want me to fix that dark photo for you! ;)

Anonymous said...

Jolene, your many talents always amaze me. The seem to ooze from every pour. Your photography gets better and better. It doesn't hurt to have a gorgeous family too. :) My favorite one is of you with your new girls.
Diane

Maren said...

I love these pictures. That is just so fun.

We tried your recipe for Chicken cordon bleu lasagne casserole. Oh, it is yummy. Thank you so much. I told my mom about it and she wants to try it too. Lots and lots of cheese. Just what I love.

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog! It's so fun and upbeat. You are an inspiration to so many. Really great family photos.
Leslie

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures as always!

So sorry about your truck. I know you just love driving it. Maybe some day I'll have one myself.

Denise said...

Love all the pics! And I can't wait to see the finished product in the frame - so cool!

Deb said...

Wonderful pictures.
Happy New Year!