Thursday, May 31, 2012


Another great month of pictures with, Fat Mum Slim's, Photo a Day Challenge.  I really love looking at everyone's pictures on Instagram.  Here are Fat Mum Slim's instructions on sharing your photos with others. 

INSTAGRAM: Upload your photo to Instagram, add a sweet filter and put #photoadayMay in the caption so others can see your photos {share to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr etc from Instagram if you like}

TWITTER: Upload your photo to Instagram, add some words to describe it and use the hashtag #photoadayMay so others can see your photos

FACEBOOK: Create an album titled something like, Photo a Day May, and make the album public, then upload your photos. It's a good idea to upload the list too so you can refer to it and others can see what you're doing. You can also share your photos on my Fat Mum Slim Facebook page. {Unfortunately I don't think people can tag my page in their photos. Facebook is being glitchy}.

PINTEREST: Upload your photos to a board, and use the hashtag #photoadayMay so that others can search for them.

BLOGS & TUMBLR: Upload your photos to your blog or Tumblr and share with the world.

FLICKR: Share your photos in the Photo a day group.

I hope more of my photography loving friends accept the photo a day challenge in June!!!  It's a lot of fun and will really help you get those creative juices flowing, even if it's only for 2 minutes a day!  You don't need a smart phone, or iPad, or iPod; your regular ol' camera will due just fine.  Come on and join me, it's addicting!!!

Day 1: Peace ((Sometimes peace is buying an overpriced toy, at a second hand store, to keep you kid from throwing a tantrum when it's time to go!))
Day 2: Skyline
Day 3:  Something you wore today.
Day 4: Fun
Day 5: Bird
Day 6: You
Day 7: Someone that inspires you. ((Nici Holt Cline.  Montanan. Blogger.  Photographer.  Momma.  Sewing Business))

Day 8: A smell you adore
Day 9: Something you do everyday.
Day 10: A favorite word. ((He passed his PT test!!!))

Day 11: Kitchen
Day 12: Something that makes you happy. ((Getting my hair washed, trimmed, dried, and straightened))

Day 13: Mom.  ((Me and my boys. My mom and her mom.  My sisters and their babies.))
Day 14: Grass. ((Tanner tries to feed these cows dead grass every time we visit.  They never eat it.))

 Day 15: Love
Day 16: What you're reading
Day 17: Snack
Day 18: Something you made ((A mountain of laundry))
Day 19: A favorite place. ((Anywhere with this rowdy group of boys))
Day 20: Something you can't live without. ((These people and the outdoors))
Day 21: Where you stand
Day 22: Pink
Day 23: Technology
Day 24: Something New ((Brandon's new flight bag))
Day 25: Unusual ((No toys on the floor))
Day 26: 12 o'clock ((Nursing in the Tahoe while Tanner and Brandon shop))
Day 27: Something Sweet ((Mozzarella stuffed meatballs with SWEET BBQ sauce))
Day 28: The weather today ((Fishing at Little Lost Lake))
Day 29: A Number
Day 30: Your Personality ((Down to Earth))
Day 31: Something Beautiful ((My wedding ring and everything is symbolizes... not my sausage fingers))

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dillan's 4 Month Checkup

We brought Dillan in for is 4 month Well Child Visit this morning. He is doing great with his growth and development.

His stats are;

  • Weight: 15lb1oz 44%
  • Length: 25" 42%
  • Head circ: 42cm 35%
I got lectured, once again, about not giving Dillan his vitamins. I hate them. They stink. They stain everything. Dillan gags when taking them. I'll try to get better about them since they do have the vitamin D and extra iron that he doesn't get from breast milk.

We were told we could start him on solids at any time. We'll do that once he's sitting up well on his own. I'm in no rush to start all that.

Dillan did as well as can be expected with his shots. Thankfully Brandon handles this portion of the visit. Dillan screamed but was done crying before he left the clinic. Since getting home he's been very sleepy and whiny. Poor little guy.

Little Lost Lake

Today we headed south on the Richardson Highway and wound up in Delta Juntion, AK. The drive was beautiful, but far from peaceful. The entire way Tanner chanted "ishing" (as close to FISHING as he gets at the moment) with a few " wake up Dillan" and "Big truck" phrases thrown in too.

We had lunch the Buffalo Center Drive-In and the ventured out to Little lost lake. We didn't actually bait Tanner's line. Brandon just put a bobber and some weights on Tanner's little pole and let him practice casting and reeling.

It was a great day. Lots of laughs, sunshine and fresh air.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


On Saturday we attended a military appreciation parade called S.T.O.M.P. (Salute To Our Military Parade) with our boys and Brandon's sister's son, Lucas. The 1st Striker Brigade Combat Division on Ft. Wainwright, the Army post in Fairbanks, is welcoming home most of their troops by the end of this month and this was a way to celebrate their return and also a way of honoring the soldiers from years past.

The marching band was my favorite part
Carrying wounded soldiers
Tanner loved this part of the parade the most
A loud horn sent Tanner running to his brothers side

No parade is complete without an Elvis appearance.