Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Even though there is no sign of spring outdoors, it has arrived in my house. After a long sabbatical, my sewing machine has been busy at work for the past few days sewing things in shades of Granny Smith green and orange and it's wonderful to see the effects in the house.

I have yet to see any shades of green in nature here..or one bud. I'm not losing faith, though, I'm convinced it WILL come! The other Minotans (is that a word?) seem to be in a different climate zone than I am, however. I have seen lots of sleeveless shirts, shorts, flip flops, capris...me? my layers are my constant companions. Oh - I have worn ballet flats without socks a few times (they don't look very good *with*), but that's about all the skin I care to show at this point. Here's hoping the season has come to your part of the world...

Sunday, April 13, 2008


A friend of mine offered to show me a possible location for outdoor photo shoots (a Boy Scout camp), so we went to check it out yesterday. The kids were running around like they have never been let outdoors to run around, so I didn't get any award-winning shots of them together. In fact, the last photo in this post has really yucky lighting, but it's my kids, so why not post it?

Here's Addy with a ladybug that she found, real evidence that Spring is really on its way! Otherwise, you wouldn't know it by the brown, crunchy stuff under our feet and the bare trees...

Addy, still playing with her bug...

The aforementioned bad lighting pic.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Kate's Do

Kate wanted to chop off her hair and I figured...why not? So, we made a day of it and went to the mall and got cuts for both her and Henry. She was right, it does look better!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Baby Love

You might be asking yourself..."didn't the Carrolls get enough baby love??? If you're asking that, you don't know us well. There is NEVER enough baby love...

So, we had the awesome chance to meet Lucy and Charlotte and we snagged the opportunity. We have been dying to get our grubby mitts on those little girls and to see the rest of their family, too. We had a short-but-sweet visit with the Treits and I snagged a couple of snaps of their adorable family.

This is Lucy Goosy, as I call her
Kim says Charlotte always has a worried look on her face...okay...so in this picture I'll have to concede...however, I think Kim will have to concede that Charlotte is not one bit worried in the next shot.

Addy fell in deep smit with these little girls. She wanted us to move to Washington just until they are grown. That's not much to ask, is it? She was so pleased that there was always one baby to hold, feed, burp, play with, talk to...

and here we have the obligatory kissing baby shots...those bald heads were just made for it!

even Henry got in on that action!

Addy tried to snap a shot of me lovin' on Lucy, but Lucy wasn't loving me at that moment. I'll blame Kim, though, because she was trying to "help" Lucy look happy for the camera...problem was...she was also holding Charlotte at the time and Lucy wasn't lovin' that!

And the other kiddos...Addy and Elise had a great time together, but the pinnacle was when they got to help cook dinner and were able to fit some nice chatting in.

Sweet William who I didn't take enough pictures of...he and Henry had a good time together, considering their ages and gender.

Kate and Lauren had an amazing time together. Kate was so sad to say goodbye and is nagging me about "next time." They were a perfect fit, down to their matching PJs!