Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lost Puppy (updated)

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

I'm happy to announce that Snoopy found her way home! I'm hoping she also found her way into a bathtub. She was stinky. (and sweet.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A boy and his dog

A boy and his dog, originally uploaded by benzismama.

This is from last year. I just went back and tweaked it a bit in Picnik.

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

time's up

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Sometimes doing the right thing is easy. Sometimes it's really really hard.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What I learned in photography class....

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Thanks to my dear sister, Jenn, I've had the pleasure of taking my first photography class. Now, I've been taking pictures consistently for about 4 years now with no training, so this was a lot of filling in the blanks for me. What I learned from the class, above all else, is that I have so much to learn. Relying on my eye and kit lens will get me exactly where I've gotten, stuck on Go.
Today, the road has split and I have to make a choice. This minute, I have no idea which way to go and pray for guidance and wisdom.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ben!

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

My baby boy is 4 today. He is such a good kid and keeps us cracking up. He's the funniest.

This year in Ben's life was full of huge changes. He dealt with each one like a champ. He is still in love with Spiderman and his daddy. He loves pb&j, green smoothies, hard boiled eggs, and "BcDonald's". (he refuses to accept that it's McDonald's) (that's Ben) He learned to write his name this year, and ride his bike with training wheels. He prefers to ride his scooter up and down the hall. He does not like the merry-go-round or swinging too high. He is the quintessential little brother to his tween drama queen sister. They adore each other and fight a lot. He loves play-doh, pajamas, and Wal-mart. This year, he will go to Pre-K and I will cease to be a SAHM. (stay at home mom) He's ready. I'm having a little harder time letting go of his babyhood. It went by so fast.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Yesterday was one of those days filled with one disappointment after another until I opened the mailbox and saw these babies! They took their sweet time getting here, but they turned out so great. They make me happy!
Just think how happy they would make someone with a heartfelt note from you written inside! (or from me, I'm keeping some!)

Each 4x5 card is printed on thick 100-lb card stock and blank on the inside.
Envelopes are included. All prices include shipping and packaging.

Love Rocks- pack of 10 ($16) `sold

Baby Love - pack of 5 ($8)

includes floral, animals, love rocks, baby love & more
pack of 10 ($16) ' sold

Floral - 2 packs of 10 or 1 pack of 7 available ($16 or $12) 'sold

Monday, February 9, 2009

Life happens.

barbara4, originally uploaded by benzismama.

She was the best part of the last three days, I think. She isn't very comfortable having her picture taken, but let me take a few. I think she's beautiful.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


, originally uploaded by benzismama.

My thoughts exactly.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day something or other....

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Not holding up to my 40 days of Goodness project very well, huh? Life's been busy and there are too many days I don't even pick up my camera. Other days, like today, I take lots of pictures.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Where I am from...

I am from the trampoline, the U-Haul, and a country music song.

I am from the park.

I am from red dirt and mesquite trees.

I am from shoot from the hip and sarcasm, from Mom Morris and Mommer and Mama Nita.

I am from the honky tonk and Sunday school.

From the gypsies and gars in the water.

I am from Amazing Grace and wooden pews. From the One who is, and was, and is to come.

I'm from Archer,Young, and Wichita, Memaw's chocolate pie and fried potatoes.

From the twister in the rear view mirror, beer and football Sundays, deer stands and trot lines.

I am from the polaroids in the stacks of albums in my mother's closet.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Day 17

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Day 16

, originally uploaded by benzismama.

Missed a few days on the Goodness 2009 project. Oh well. Life goes on.

Darlene, Suzy, & Winston

This was so much fun!! You wouldn't believe how fast these little puppies move! They are always in motion and quick. Isn't Darlene beautiful?