Hi! I’m Nikki, a 34 year old Christian wife and mom. I’ve been married to Will for 13 years and we have 3 kiddos. Jake is 16, Rhiannon is 12, and Trey is 7.
This is me, I’m not really this cool, but in this photo, I look like I am 😀
I’ve been blogging at southernpixie for around 8 years. I wish I had the posts to show for that but my site was compromised(which has now been fixed with updates) a few months back. I have a backup but could never get it to load up properly. So for right now, all I have are posts from around January of this year.
I stay busy by homeschooling my youngest as I felt that public school really wasn’t a good fit for him. My other two children are in public school by their choosing, however, I may be homeschooling Rhiannon next school year. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, watch movies, listen to music, and pursue my passion for photography.
Yes, I use this blog to vent sometimes, but I also use it to rave about my super duper family.
If you’d like, you can check out my website facebook page here
and my photography facebook page here
I look forward to meeting a bunch of awesome people at this years UBP! Comment here and I’ll be sure to check out your blog!
at macrophotography. So I found a cheap nifty way to do macrophotography without dropping some serious moola on a new lens. It’s not the easiest set up though and I really need to get a tripod (I have one but someone lost the camera mount plate to it). It’s hard to get any decent shots holding my camera. But here’s a couple I did manage to get.
If you’re here from a blog hop, then welcome. And if not,well then you’re still welcome here. Leave me a comment and I will stop by your blog and do the same!
Will, the kids, and I were going to go to this place called Mynelle Gardens in Jackson, but it was closed (even though the website and a sing on their door said they would be open). Who knows, maybe the person working overslept LOL. But we were in Jackson and there’s always something to do there. This is one of those times when I’m really glad I have a smart phone. I looked up nearby places to get an idea of where we should go and the Old Capitol Museum popped up. I haven’t been there since I was in elementary school and I figured the kids might enjoy going. It had been renovated since I had been when I was a kid so it was like I had never been. I’m still trying to learn how to shoot indoor pictures. Some of them turned out pretty well.
Jackson as seen from the 2nd floor of the Old Capitol
When my blog crashed, I didn’t re-install a spam plug in and so I have had an overload of spam lately. I don’t like using captcha because I know how annoying it can be. But hopefully the spam plug in I installed with at least help to where I don’t have 500 spam comments a day.
I haven’t been the best blogger either. I’ve been busy practicing my photography and on the weekends, I usually manage to talk the hubby and at least 2 of my kids into going on short road trips. My 16 year old (wow…that makes me sound and feel old LOL) usually doesn’t care anything about going. I am don’t know if we’ll have time for a road trip this weekend. My cousin is getting married tomorrow at 2. So there’s my whole day pretty much. I’m not sure about Sunday and I haven’t really thought of anywhere to go.
Homeschooling with Trey has been…challenging to say the least. However, he does seem to be getting better with his math. His reading/comprehension skills are excellent, so we’re focusing more on math now. When he was in kindergarten, he was reading at a 4th-5th grade level. So I think it’ll be ok to concentrate on math skills for awhile. He also loves science and social studies so we throw some of that in too. I really think he does so much better with homeschooling and won’t even listen to any mention of public school LOL. He’s one of those kids who really benefits with one on one teaching. He likes finishing his school work then having the rest of the day to do what he wants. School doesn’t take that long because I am only teaching one child whereas a teacher in a school has 20-30 kids they are having to help.
I have a ton of stuff to do today, so I guess I need to get off the computer and get it done. But before I close out the post, here’s a few pics of my awesome kiddos: