Sunday, March 21, 2010


I've always thought
my kids got their foreheads 
from their Dad.

I saw this picture at my mom's
and realized I might
have had some
part in it too.
Sorry Joe.
Wasn't Grandma Bowler an amazing photographer?
I wish she was still here.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

tradition or training?

Each of my kids go through 
the same thing 
at this stage.
They are fun.
And they learn a lot!

They fly.
(nice boogs)
They play peek-a-boo.
They flex.
But this is where I start to get worried.
Whenever Joe changes a diaper
(he's really good to do it...sometimes:)
he plays "stinky feet" with my kids.
He acts like they have super sonic stinky feet
which cause him to scream and duck out out of the way.
It's adorable.
(Sick but adorable.)  
(Sometimes he changes diapers just so we
can listen to them laugh that deep 
belly laugh.)

But our kids eventually end up the smellers.
And I swear they do it so they can listen
to our deep belly laughs.

First the shoe.
Then the sock.
(so sick!)
Seriously the most adorable thing ever.
And grossest!
The best was while Joe was eating dinner Grey climbed
on the top of the table pulled his real stinky foot to
his face, sniffed, and cringed with a little head shake.
Built in entertainment!

Off the subject:
I'm having a practice airbrush openhouse after my training on Sat. the 27th for a huge discount.  If you want to try it out just email me.  suzytwirth@yahoo  With my skin issues self-tan has been my only solution for years and when I say this is amazing color I know because I've been them all!  If only I had creamy fair skin like Marci I wouldn't have such an issue in the summer.  Oh well :)  Thank goodness for self-tan or I'd be brown and white polka dot!  :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

uh hem....

Can you guess who is
(even though I bought the wrong number of candles today...
guess you can be 31 for another year :)

Can this really have been
years ago?
Months before we were to be wed FOREVER!

Can this really have been
years ago?
Love that Dixie High hair!

Were you an Mark really in that male calender?
Happy Birthday Joe!
I love you!
You are the best e.v.e.r.!!!
Beep, beep....wha?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

fly on the wall...

Well not exactly a fly.
Chelsea invited me to the birth of her
beautiful baby girl
(fabulous name!)

Every woman needs to experience a child birth other than their own.
I had no idea it would have the impact on me that it did.
I was focusing trying to capture the emotion of it all,
only to be wiping my own tears as she arrived.

Thank you Chelsea.

This last picture and the one of her hugging her brand
new baby for the first time are my favorites.
I'm blessed to have been there too.
It is so miraculous.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Thank you for driving those extra hours to come see us.
It was so amazing how our kids got on!
Kinda freaky actually....the whole acting like they've known each other forever.
And it was so good to see the two of you.
Let's make this a tradition.
Next time we'll drive.
(I can't get the pics of Joe/Davy and Truman/Leah to upload :(

But here are the younger girls.
(Sweet face, Kate)
This dude is seriously 100% Irish...
and so adorable.
Look at you guys!
Do you want to come back and stay?

And here we are in the beginning.
That can't really be that long ago, right?
Thanks for coming! We love you guys!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Like anyone cares....

but me. I am in love with my sewing machine. (And the awesome tutorials available thanks to Mr. Google himself.) binding + old t-shirt of mine with bad puffy sleeves = sweet new shirt for this little one!

(yes, I am aware that it looks home-grown. :)
But at least if I document it I can *hopefully* see progress, right?

Friday, March 5, 2010


After breakfast I was emptying the dishwasher and upon opening the cabinet to discard my goods Grey caught sight of my chocolate stash.

(Mind you it's 85% dark chocolate so you'd think I'd be safe from my kids, but oh no...)

So naturally I give him the smallest amount I could get away with and stick it directly in his mouth along with my "eat it quick" chant.

Only to have him track me down for more looking like this...

(I didn't even give him as much chocolate as was on his face in the first place!)

Seriously Dude?

It's nine in the morning.

And we kept the same outfit on all day long cause that's how I roll.