Tuesday, May 4, 2010
I made a decision to slow down and learn to say "no" once in a while. (Mostly to myself!:)) For the first time in 12 years, I didn't even send out Christmas cards. It was SO relaxing not having to capture the perfect shot of my girls. Ironically, I took a million good ones that would have been perfect.
I've enjoyed just reading my favorite blogs without pressure to post my own. I did not think I would miss blogging as much as I have. Now, I'm excited to jump back in and hopefully have some great stories to share! We've had a wonderful and busy year. And for my friend at 40 pink Piggies (who needs to add her little prince to her side bar) I will have lots of photos, too!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This star archway turned out great. Boy was it work to blow up over 500 balloons (with hand pumps) to construct this large star and 2 smaller ones. I was very pleased with how it turned out. The girls loved it!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
March 7, 1998
There are so many things I would love to tell that young couple. For starters, don't blink, the years really fly by! Oh and being in your 30s is not as old as you think.
I'm looking forward to the next 50 :)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Connor loved having this little one sleep on her lap. Thank goodness they're all spoken for!
Olivia with her two favorites.
It was hard to get these away from Landon. Look at those sweet faces. All 3 :)
Cookie (on the right) and her mommy enjoying the sunshine. The girls said they mostly stayed together . How sweet. I'm just shocked that she sat still long enough for Rob to get that shot. I'm convinced she's a lab trapped in a Shih-Tzu body. The only time she's still at home is when she's sleeping!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Now the fun begins. Having to remember to ask and run to the potty 5 million times a day and no less than 2 visits to the potty in every store and restaurant. The first visit is to check out the soap situation and the second to actually use the potty since they were too distracted the first time. I carry what I refer to as the potty bag. It holds, antibacterial wipes and spray, hand sanitizer, a portable potty, plastic bags, paper towels, and a complete change of clothes including socks and shoes. Everything one would need to disinfect the nasty public potty for use and then to clean the potty seat afterward. Oh, I can't wait! Maybe next week...
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
It was sad to see the girls walk into school today, but I'm not going to lie, I was excited to get home and play Landon's Super Mario Bros...uninterrupted! No girls or husband to share with. I felt 9 again. I loved to rush home from school and play the Nintendo with my sisters! Rob and I have been playing the new DS games when the girls go to sleep. My hand even hurts a little. No shame!
Well, now it's back to juggling our busy schedules. Rob will be back to traveling for work and I will become the slave to laundry, lunches and homework. What I'm going to miss most is hearing the girls giggle and whisper while looking at Christmas lights . I just love the lights! Next to getting Christmas cards it's the highlight of my day during December. I'm looking forward to what 2009 brings! Happy New year!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thanks, Honey. Hope you feel better!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Olivia made the pink one. Landon made the multi-colored one. Connor wanted traditional Christmas colors of red and green. I added the pom-pons. They had a blast. Guess what they want to make everyone for Christmas?
* Thanks for all the comments about my talented girls. They have many wonderful talents, but patience to sit and knit isn't one of them. They used a Singer Knitting Machine. It's a toy for ages 8 and up. Very simple to use, but by no means produces a perfect finished product. Great for kids projects. I'd wear a scarf made by my girls, imperfections and all.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Blowing out the candles was her favorite part. Daddy re lit them no less than 10 times. She was surprised every time she blew them out. She cheered, clapped and said "one more, Daddy"
She would smile a huge grin and say "I did it!" "Do again, peeease."
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Yes, friends she was actually referring to the gigantic zit on my chin. While I'm thankful to have had clear glowing teenage skin, I do feel cheated to now be dealing with pimples in my 30s. So, in answer to Landon's question, I stopped laughing and simply replied, "when your face gets bumps on it its called Acne, but I assure you it's agony as well!"
I am actually feeling 16 again. Twilight comes out on Friday and I confess I'm a little more excited than I would want to admit. The book was very entertaining and I can't wait to see if the big screen portrays Bella and Edward the way I've imagined. I'm sure to be surrounded by 14 year olds with "agony" and will fit in perfectly.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Cheryl, my sister-in-law, is looking for the perfect wedding location.Outdoors is one thing, but it's safe to say, marking water off the list might be a no brainer after seeing how well it turned out for this bride. I saw this on Tickled Pink and Green and I'm still laughing. I feel so bad for her, yet still I laugh. Since I'm almost 11 years past the will-OUR-day-be-perfect-fear it's safe to laugh. (and it helps it was more than perfect!)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Connor was in charge of roof design and the pumpkin patches contained in adorable candy corn picket fences.
Landon added more details then I ever imagined.
My 4 sweet girls
Taking turns pretending to get a bite...
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Olivia as a cute fall witch She was going to dress as a 50s sock hop girl but changed her mind when she realized the "poodle in a skirt" was not a real puppy to carry around with her.
It explaines why she was so excited I said she could "keep" her costume after halloween.