Saturday, January 15, 2011

{2011 Project Life...Week 2}

Week 2 of Project Life and so far I'm up to date with my pictures, journaling, scrapbook, and blog...woo hoo!! I'm linking up again over at Mom Creative, as a way of staying motivated and accountable to see this through to the end of the year. So, enjoy my week in pictures and go check out some of the other creativeness here at Project Life Tuesday.

January 8: I have a thing...ok, it's an OCD thing...about having an even number of glasses. I cannot stand for thier to be a mismatch. The glasses I had were very thin and kept breaking, thus driving me crazy. For Christmas I asked for glasses. My husband bought me a set. My daughter bought me a set. My sister bought me a set. They all thought this was hilarious and that there was no way I would fit them all into my cabinet. SURPRISE! I spent this morning rearranging until I got them all in the cabinet..neat...organized..just the way I like it.


January 9: Blake & I attended an informational meeting about the 2011 Nicaragua Mission Trip. We both really want to go, but it will take huge sacrifice on our budget and family. The trip is December 15-22, so we would most likely miss out on some holiday happenings, but I'm certain God has something bigger in store for us.


January 10: SNOW DAY! Living in Arkansas, we don't see many of these, and this was only 3 inches, but enough to close school for the day. I wasn't feeling very well, so I didn't play in it (just went out to take some pictures) and we didn't have our Annual Bales' Blizzard Run...maybe we'll be blessed with another snow before the winter is over.


January 11: My wonderful husband made me go to the doctor today. I'm a big baby and hate taking meds and going to the doctor. They did some bloodwork and have me on steroids for 20 days until they determine the cause of my muscle/joint pain....I think I liked it better when I was ignoring the symptoms...lol.


January 12: Lunch date with my daughter, Mallorye, at Simpkins Family Buffet. Mal has a really hectic and crazy schedule this semester, so I treasure any time I get to spend with her. I'm really loving this stage of life....seeing my daughter become my best friend and watching her as a college student and wife.

January 13: We travelled to Wynne to watch Blake's basketball game and witnessed this breathtaking sunset. I never want to take God's masterpieces for granted.


January 14: Blake took his free skip day today and hung out with dad...they also went and took the driving portion of his driver's test. He passed! Look out world...here comes Blake.


January 15: As we do every year, me and Mallorye curled up on the couch to watch the annual Miss America Pageant....with score sheets and pens in hand, we compete to see who can come up with the winners and how close we are. We were pleased to see our home state of Arkansas come up with 1st Runner Up and was surprised that Hawaii didn't take home the crown, but what an incredible honor for Nebraska....crowned the 90th Miss America and at age 17...yes, I said 17 (she hasn't even graduated high school), she is the youngest EVER Miss America.
And there you have it....Week 2 of a life in the Bales'.

22 comments:

Susan said...

Wow, those were fun. The snow pictures look great.

We rarely see white where I'm from.

Your daugther is beautiful.

Hope you get to feeling better♥

Angie Blom said...

Awesome photo's. love everyone of them. I really have to try the collage one.. it is stunning.

Becki said...

I totally appreciate your OCD for the glasses. I am the same way! What a beautiful sunset! Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

Your picture of the glasses made me laugh because I am the same way. :)

I loved your sunset picture - the colors were beautiful.

Thanks for sharing your week with us.

Take Care-
Jennifer

dawn said...

What fun pictures you have for the week. I love the glasses photos, they look great. What a beautiful sunset, it's breathtaking. I know what you mean about daughters in college. My daughter and I get along better some days now that she's growing up and not near by. She calls all the time just to "talk" Congrats on your son's passing his test. The last picture/story about you and your daughter is so sweet and wonderful. What a fun tradition to have with her. Thanks for visiting my blog. See you next Tuesday.

Kelli said...

17! wow. what a fun mother/daughter activity, I'll have to do that when my little one gets older ;)

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

Great pictures - I love your collages on some of them. : ) And how funny about the glasses! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Shannon said...

loved the glasses pic! Happy Project Life!

Amanda said...

Very creative pictures! I love the snow picture collage!

The Nunnallys said...

It never snows here in Georgia either and we had almost 6 inches last week which led to a week of no school. The sun set is breath taking...love capturing God's work in photos.

mindi said...

Wow- you're so on top of things :) I'm at least up to week 3 of P52, that post is coming on Thursday. Or so.
Great photos! Looks like you are right on track, capturing your real life. Awesome!

Sarah Halstead said...

Wonderful photos. I love your sunset photo. Gorgeous!

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
I love your beautiful cabinet of glasses! I love that you guys use score sheets for the Miss America pageant! Miss Arkansas was great. She had a really entertaining talent!
Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you get to feeling better as well! :)
-heather

GinH said...

i can totally related to the glasses - so funny! praying that you can make it to nicaragua - i know it would be amazing!

JulesHollis said...

Great pics! How fun to hang out with your daughter to watch the pagent. Looks like you had a fabulous week (minus the doc visit and prescription). Get well soon!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE how you made collages on some of the days - what a great idea! Beautiful sunset! Hope you feel better soon!

Jackie said...

Great pic's. I can relate to the OCD thing too. :)
If it turns out your blood tests reveal anything autoimmune, email me. I was diagnosed with lupus in sept. 2009. I've learned a lot of things about diet and natural supplements for inflammation. For now lots of mint (teas or fresh), any flower teas, basil, omegas and look into the supplement MSM. It's a natural anti-inflammatory. I see a Christian east west medicine doctor at UCLA who uses diet and acupuncture to treat autoimmune problems.
Hope it gets better and you don't need anything longterm. I'm in remission now praise God!

Christina Thomas said...

Love your photos! That is a lot of glasses going on! I hope that your pain gets better soon! I always have muscle aches going on but that's probably because I teach Turbo.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to seeing your year of pictures!

Colleen said...

What great pics and love the collage type one! Very cool! Great with all the days labeled on them too! look forward to seeing more...

Jessica said...

Great photos this week! I love the glasses shot. Have a wonderful end of the week!

That's Who I Am said...

Great pictures!! Your daughter is so pretty!!

Tara said...

Where/how do you create your collages? I love the snow picture collage you made, and would love to include those in my PL album.