More Art From My Little Artist..

by anne laney on April 3, 2014

This one is DEFINITELY my favorite!! Abstract…

My Favorite...

Flying Beetle…


Le Eiffel Tower…

Le Eiffel


Bedtime Tug-o-War

by anne laney on March 7, 2014

It’s on like donkey kong over here!

bedtime tug-o-war

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9 Weeks….

by anne laney on March 6, 2014

Ashton really loves this art school. Today was the last day of the winter semester. Spring semester starts in a few weeks and Ashton has already stated it’s way too far away. I agree. I love seeing his art work every week.

Artful Mayhem Studio
Art by Ashton


Midnight Hour…

by anne laney on March 6, 2014

I always make a quick check on Ashton around midnight. Sometimes he will read a book and leave the light on but it seems tonight he either turned it on intending to get a book to read but realized he was just too dog gone tired OR the book fell beside the bed next to the wall. Don’t Care. I’m just glad the shutter on my camera didn’t fully wake him.


Went to the doctor today for my flank pain I have been having for several months. They did an ultrasound and ordered a slew of blood work and uh.. a fecal test? I’m shocked by that one.. I’m not sure I want to even go there. I was excited about the ultrasound but it turns out it is not as near as fun as a pregnancy ultrasound and by gosh IT HURT! My stomach is very tender and achy right now. Was in there for a good 45mins of her pushing the wand down on my stomach and making me hold my breath. I just hope they don’t find anything. I am freaking out it’s cancer :o /. Hopefully they will contact me with good results.


Our little Ashton is officially a Ski Bunny!

by anne laney on February 27, 2014

The last two years we have tried to get Ashton to ski, each time we were met with a persistent, “NO”. This year he said, “Okay”. I know my kid pretty well and knew he meant it.. Can’t be said for everyone else ::cough cough:: David, MOM ::cough cough::…. ESPECIALLY David who thought skiing lessons by himself would be a disaster waiting to happen. Turns out Ashton actually has a knack for skiing and did great on his Level 1 training. We are all super proud of him!

We had a great time in Colorado over the Valentine week. My mom and Mike bought a new house in the mountains so it was nice to finally get to see it. Then we headed up to the condo in Keystone and enjoyed even more fun stuff.. as usual. I skied this time but I am SO out of shape that after one long run I called it quits, (legs on fire!). It’s been two weeks since we got back and I am just now able to walk without pain haha. Seriously need to start working out.


And I made a video of his Skiing lesson:

You know when I quit Facebook I thought I would have all this time to finish editing all my previous images…. turns out I just keep getting orders at my etsy shop, (weird.. it’s never been this busy during February, not complaining just surprised) so I have been too darn busy to finish it. I don’t really want it to slow down either. It’s nice having money! and Mama needs a new pair of tennis shoes! and couch… and TV…… and a lensbaby…. I’m sure there is something else I want. We def got our fill of snow BRING on SPRING baby!

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Ashton hoped it would snow after seeing the forcast last night…

February 6, 2014

and it did.. amazingly no schools were closed. I saw a ton of school buses today on the way to art class, (which also was not cancelled but not very many kids showed up). No snowman’s this time. Snow was very dry and didn’t stick together very well. I’m just glad it finally snowed.. we [...]

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That Is One Tired Boy…

February 5, 2014

Because this boy does NOT take naps anymore. That’s right, naps finally stopped a month ago! I mourned my private time but Ashton has been really great about just sitting and playing quietly by himself so I get to keep my private time, (aka Etsy work time) for the most part. Either preschool was a [...]

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So Guess Who Is A Germaphobe?

February 3, 2014

FACELESS PEOPLE NOT ALLOWED! lmao. When I correct him teasing that only people with faces are allowed he corrected me and said, “no.. NO BOYS OR GIRLS EXCEPT ME!”.. Well then.. Let me give you your first can of lysol.

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January 30, 2014

Get ready I am about to tackle these German pictures.. I mean it this time haha ;o). Nuremeberg… Where they make donuts with gummiebears.. they also had the most delicious custard inside the donuts, like a creme donut but keeping the traditional donut shape. I wonder how they did that. Where they prove once again [...]

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I Dumped Facebook!

January 29, 2014

I told David shortly before January 1st that I was seriously considering getting rid of Facebook. I have never tracked my time one Facebook because I know if I did I would just feel sick with the results. I already know without having proof that I spend entirely wayyyy too much time on Facebook. I [...]

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