August 28, 2010

Cover Up

About 19-20 years ago I decided I wanted a tattoo. What I didn't have was the patience to find a good artist and in my hurry to get my tattoo I found someone with little talent and reputation. I was never happy with the rose band that covered my left ankle but felt *stuck* with it since, after all, tattoos are permanent.

I looked into removal but it was just too pricey. Tony didn't think I would be able to get a cover up because of the darkness of color in the red roses and green leaves. I've been hunting high and low for a good artist for about a year now. I finally found a girl by the name of Christinia Wassilie at The Blue Lotus Tattoo, that I thought was really good. She's a two hour drive from us, but that was completely irrelevant if her work is good and her shop is clean. Both of which were very true.

Christinia looked at my leg and said that she could cover it up with no problem. I was so shocked and HAPPY. She was affordable so we unexpectedly started working on it yesterday. I knew I'd never be able to sit through the entire job at one sitting. So she said we'd do the outline and then see if I thought I could continue. I was amazed at how quickly she finished the outline and decided I could make it through the entire cover up.

I'm going to post a couple of before pictures. The before pics are blurry because I had to crop them out of other photos but you'll get a good idea of what my leg looked like before my cover up tattoo.



After, inside part of leg.


After, outside part of my leg.

I love it. Love can't even express how happy I am with these results.

Blue is also my favorite color.

I am so satisfied with the cover up and thankful that we didn't have to add onto the old work or have to have it removed. There is nothing worse than having work that you aren't happy with and can't have removed. I thought I would be done after this but now I'm pretty sure that I want to start on a lower back piece. The lily is also my favorite flower. So, what do you think?

August 26, 2010


This is Treyton. My grandson. He was born July 3rd.

This is Derron, my nephew. He is 5 months old.

This is me on a typical day.

I had prayed for many years for another child. Our Father knew exactly what He had in store for me and it was much better than my own hearts desires. I am so thankful that the Lord knows whats best for us and doesn't give us everything we want when we want it.

I really enjoy caring for these two precious little boys. After having three girls, I must admit I'm ecstatic to care for little boys. These two little men have my heart.

New Season?

On top of all of the other changes that have been going on in my life this past year we decided to put our girls back in public school. After home schooling for almost 10 years it is a huge change for all of us. The girls seem to be adjusting well and I have felt very relieved. It's like a weight has been lifted off of me.

I have gone back to school. I've talked about it a lot over the last couple of years and I finally did it. I'm taking Dental Assisting classes and should graduate sometime in October. Hopefully once I get a job we can get back on our feet financially and begin building again. For so long its felt as though we were drowning.

Tony and I are on this weight loss journey together. So far he has lost 65 lbs and I have lost 29 lbs. I'm heading back in the right direction-lost the pounds I had gained plus some.

Life is good. All is well.

Maybe I can get back into my blogging style soon.