Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Friday, December 04, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Meanwhile, on the homefront, I will be taking the kids with me to run errands (on a Saturday - yuck!). I'll be stopping HERE to see what Cricut cartridges they still have left (all on sale for $39.99 - that's half-off folks!) Then off to THIS STORE for some fabric. Holy cow! I sound like I am actually domestic or something! I'm not...but I'm determined to find something I can make that doesn't require sewing, knitting or anything else involving skill. I want to open my own shop on HERE and make some money! It's a long-shot....but I'm going to try. Then it's off to the dreaded Wal-Mart for a few groceries and new pillows. I am having heart palpitations just thinking about that place on a Saturday! God be with me! And finally I have a couple returns to make HERE and HERE.
Then it will be time to come home and clean. I can't avoid it any longer this week. Vacuuming, counter-cleaning (I know they are under there somewhere), bathrooms (ugh - Wal-Mart AND Bathrooms in the same day?!) and the kitchen floor....and of course, laundry.
I also HAVE to spend some time thinking through G's 2nd birthday too. It is in 8 days! My baby will be TWO! So, how to combine choo-choos, dinos, sharks and snakes (all of his favorite things) into a party theme. Hmmm.
It's a big agenda with 2 kids....wish me luck!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
I enjoyed a lunch alone with my husband, several trips to Menards...where I did NOT save big money, painted the mud room "smoky purple," avoided laundry and other much-needed cleaning, worked my last scheduled shift in the nursery (moving to the sub list - yea!) and then took the kiddles on an impromptu photo shoot. I'm definitely NOT a professional, but I don't think I did too bad with my little digital camera. I'm now really wanting a bigger/better one though because there were a lot of good shots I missed. I want a camera that lets you hold down the button and it will click, click, click away without a delay in-between shots.
Here's a slideshow of all the pics I took...they aren't all good...but all-in-all...not too bad I think.
|Make a Smilebox slideshow|
Saturday, September 05, 2009
I also hope to do something fun with the fam...but not sure what or where or when.
Hope all of you (yep - all 3 of you) have a great Labor Day weekend!!!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Would you just look at that red dress picture with the cute little girl bob haircut....that's Kindergarten...and it was also her 5th birthday that very day. And yes, I DID follow the school bus to school, bawling the whole way. No one will let me live that one down - but I had the birthday treats with me - I HAD to drive behind the bus!
And the one to the left of it...in a yellow shirt...NO FRONT TEETH! Oh, Lord...it just all goes too fast. Help me to remember and appreciate these teen years too - cuz I want to enjoy them NOW...not just look back on them fondly.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
(First she said she wanted to be a butterfly, but then changed her mind and said Doctor).
Lauren was sooo excited for her first day of Preschool! She's been imagining what school would be like for days - weeks...and judging from the yawns this morning, I'd say her excitement kept her up a lot last night. So finally, today was the day. It was orientation day for kids only....which to me means the 1st day of Preschool. It was a half-hour shorter than her regular days will be - but it was the first time she wore her backpack with her name written in permanent marker on the top.
It was the first time the minivan got in line behind all the other Moms to drop-off. It was the first time I've been alone with Grant for more than a couple hours - ever.
I really should have worn makeup and - I don't know...SHOWERED? before this milestone photo was taken. oh well...keepin' it real.
I checked the calendar and previous mailings to make sure I had everything packed in her backpack. I double checked the drop-off and pick-up times. I checked it all again. When Mrs. Sue opened the van door to retrieve Lauren for her first day, she said..."Did you remember your name tag?" SCHEIST! I forgot the name tag! The blue rectangle with her name on it - the one that should be around her neck so all of the teachers know which group is hers. AAAGH! Well, I thought it would take longer than a DAY for the teachers to learn that I am unorganized, but within 30 seconds the truth is revealed.
I'm not really ready for her to go off without me...but the time has come. I know it is only a few hours a few days a week...but that's how it starts. Next she'll be going off to all-day school and then she'll be driving and then moving out! I know - settle down...but honestly - it DOES go that fast.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
He shot this video at the concert (cool!). When the camera pans around behind him...that was our view of the video segment of the concert. (Not a bad view when we're talking about Keith Urban - ha). Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
But I still enjoy reading and watching TV shows about being organized, perusing products that claim to help you get you organized, etc. Today I stumbled upon THIS Web site. Isn't it great?
Let's see - on today's agenda: cleaning, reading more about being organized, listing a few more things on Craiglist (back-to-school fund now at $198 thanks to Craigslist!) and then later going to lunch with a friend and a bunch of her friends. She recently lost her husband to cancer and today would have been their 20th wedding anniversary. Please pray today is full of warm memories and that God's peace be with her and her children.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
Easter is this weekend and I'd really like it if Lauren could wear her short-sleeved Easter dress without a turtle neck underneath! And how cute will Grant look in his matching duds? Bailey found a really cute outfit too...but I can't find a picture of it online.
This weekend my Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt & Uncle are visiting. And on Thursday we are going to pick up our new puppy! SO......that means this week I'm trying to clean, clean, clean! I still have to shop for groceries, Easter basket goodies and figure out what I am going to wear Easter Sunday. I also have to figure out what side dishes to serve up with our ham. I'm thinking THIS will be one of them. Mmmm... can't go wrong w/Paula Deen, right?
On a completely separate note...it looks like we have a drainage problem in our back yard. We had the grading/sod guy out tonight to look at it and he's going to "make it right," but I'm not sure what he can do...we'll see. In any case, I think we are going to be removing sod and dealing with mud before the problem is solved. And I had such high hopes for PLANTING and PLAYING out there this spring/summer! Oh well...baby steps, right?
Have a great Holy Week! Hope you remember what it's all REALLY about while you are coloring eggs and eating chocolate bunnies. =-)
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Also less than two weeks to go before my Grandparents and aunt & uncle come to visit for Easter. This will be the first time they've been to our new home and that means I have A LOT to do. Last week I painted the dining room. I had a subtle gray/blue in mind...but it turned out a much brighter blue. I think I'm going to like it ok, but for many days it was a love/hate relationship. =-) Anyway - at least it is painted - done and done! But now the neutral builder paint in the formal living room looks very pink somehow...so I guess I'm going to have to paint that sooner than I thought too. ugh...so much to do. Here's how the dining room turned out: I had recently recovered my seat cushions in a darker sage green...and I REALLY don't want to have to recover them again, so i'm trying to find a way to pull in sage green in other places so it looks like the seats SHOULD be green. ha. i'm not sure i'm going to be able to pull it all off. i'd love to find a rug for under the table that has blues and greens in it...something maybe a little contemporary but not too wild?
Mark had minor surgery on tendons in his forearm on Friday and his birthday was Saturday. Lauren helped me bake and decorate a cake. She really loves helping out in the kitchen! I'll post pictures of the lame-o looking cake and of the b-day boy later.
BIG to-do list for tomorrow. i hope I can get to it all!!!