Tuesday, November 25, 2008


For anyone that has come to my house and thought to themselves, "Doesn't she ever sweep, vacuum, dust, fold laundry, or clean in general?" Well, this is what happens when I try. There are actually two reasons I don't vacuum as often as I would like. I hate vacuuming around stuff so I want the floors bare. That means all the things that are supposed to be on the floor in a room like laundry baskets, toy boxes, ottomans, chairs, etc. I want moved. I also want to get the entire level done at once. So today I got two kids rooms, guest room, and my room all cleaned, and floor cleared so I could vacuum the entire floor. I was just about done when I heard Desirae behind me, "Mess." is what I heard her say. I turned around to find this and a sharpie in her hand. I had forgotten to shut the guest room door behind me and she found a marker. I'm not too upset, at least she didn't get the walls or her face.

Memory Tag

1) Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2) Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Just for FUN!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Cards

Well, only one week till the official kick-off to Christmas. I can't help but start planning for it now. The last two weeks have been kinda crazy. I feel like I have been so busy but I can't seem to recall anything I have done. I have a feeling it is only going to get worse over the next month. However, one thing I do recall is going to a super fun card class last week. My friend and neighbor Stephanie was the creator and teacher for a Christmas card class. She is so incredibly creative and brilliant. The class took about 3 hours but I came away with 10 awesome cards. I can't even imagine how much time Steph took creating them, cutting all the paper, and putting them all together. All who know me know I am fairly simple, not a lot of fru-fru. So I have chosen three of the simpler cards from the class to mass produce for my local give-aways. (sorry to all y'all that I have to mail a card too, you'll just be getting the typical photo postcard and letter) So, here are photos of the three I chose and I would love any input you might have on which one you like the best and why. Like I said, they are all sooo cute but I'm kinda lazy (busy) so I only want to mass-produce a simpler one. I don't really want to have to go to the store to buy a bunch of embellishments either so I'm trying to just stick to paper, ribbon and a stamp. Lucky for me Stephanie gave me many great cards to choose from. Thanks Steph, for all your time and effort!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

First Snow

It snowed last night!!! Gary is pretty disappointed. He doesn't like to have to work with it. It causes the carriers to to go slower and the probability of an accident is so much higher. I don't really like it because it is just that much more work to get the kids ready to go play outside and then to come back in 5 minutes later and take it all off. Everything is wet, cold, or muddy. I am not much for shoes. I am barefoot most of the time. But now I need to wear slippers or at least sox. But, all that aside, the kids love it. They were so excited to get to wear coats and hats and gloves to school today. Andrew got his snow pants out so he could go play in it. Desi has been wearing her gloves all morning. After I got Spencer and Benjamin to school Desirae and Andrew and I went out to play. It was so pretty too. It really was nice. Not too cold, no wind, and bright sunshine. There was just enough to cover the ground but not get in our shoes. After about 30 minutes their hands were cold and their sox were wet so we came in for the celebratory hot cocoa. Now it will all melt and leave a big messy mud hole. Maybe that will be my next post.

Family Night Bowling

I love being able to kill two birds with one stone. (Hate the saying but love the result) Family night this week was one of those opportunities. Benjamin and Spencer have these reward pyramids. They each have a specific task or goal they are working on. Each day they achieve their goal they get to put a star on their chart. Each time they complete an entire level of the pyramid they get the assigned reward. Thanks to Benjamin earning his eighth star on this row we all got to go bowling for Family Night. It was so much fun! We hadn't been since we lived in Kansas, over 5 years ago. The bowling alley here has this metal ramp thing that the little kids can roll their ball down or they can do the granny roll thing. We all had a great time. Spencer can earn it on his chart too so we will be going again in a couple weeks. I was dreading it but now I'm really looking forward to it. It was not as much trouble as I thought it would be. If you haven't attempted it with your kids, do!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New President!

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for our Sovereign Socialist Leader! Shall we pay homage? Gary