Friday, July 10, 2009

Starting Again

So much has been going on. School got out the end of May. Since then we've just been busy almost all the time.

We started summer off with the filling of the pool. Only to discover it had some small holes and we needed to drain it and fix those. Did that, swam for a week or two and darn it, new holes. New holes grew in to giant ones and the pool ended up draining overnight while we slept. So pool was filled TWICE before we realized it was too far gone to fill again.

Brian turned the sides of it into a giant sip and slide. That was fun for the kids, not so much for me as I could only see someone splitting there head open or breaking an arm.

Never fear, Nana came to the rescue and decided she would get the kids a new pool. AWESOME! So we made a quick trip to Wal Mart and came home with a new pool. 15 X 4ft deep. A little deeper than the old pool but no biggie.

So kids now have something to do all summer.

I spent a week at Falls Creek helping out as a cook. Audrey & Craig went as campers. It was pretty fun. Felt nice to help out since the church is always so good to my kid.

Right after that we spent a week at Girl Scout day camp. That was not nearly as fun as Falls Creek but it was ok. Slept in a tent with BB & Boog. Got hot and tired and was so glad when the week was over!

Next, Audrey got a job! She's one of the activities people at the Nursing home in town. Lucky kid makes minimum wage and is currently working FULL time. She has a better job than her mom, who currently has NO job!

Craig went to California for a few weeks. That was exciting to me, Audrey not so much!

My sister, her husband and my niece came to visit the weekend before 4th of July. That was a great weekend. We did some shopping, went to the zoo and had a cookout. It's always fun to see my sister and Maddy. I miss them!!

I took the kids to Ada to see Grandma. (Brian's grandma) She's been living down there with her daughter since Christmas. We sure miss her. She's not doing the best health wise so it's best that she be with someone who can watch after her. Poor Judy though, I know she is wore it. I've gone up to Ada twice now to visit. It's my plan to keep that up as long as I can and to help Judy with anything while I'm there. She's such a good person and does so much for everyone.

4th of July came and went without much excitement. Brian's mom invited us over for dinner. She kept the kids Friday night and then BB stayed over again on Saturday night. It stormed something awful right before the fireworks display was set to start. It was cancelled. Poor BB was so dissappointed! It all worked out though since they had it the next night. We were able to sit in our driveway and see the awesome show! Our little town put on a pretty good show.

And here we are, up to date now. I'm sitting home with 2 of the 4 kiddos listening to the sounds of construction take place. The beautiful empty field across the street from my house has been bought and is now being made over. We aren't sure what yet but some type of housing is going to be built there soon. I'm not excited at all. I'd much rather see and empty field out my front window than some persons house. Nothing I can do though.

So that's that. Kids are actually still asleep at 9 am! I've been up since 6:45 ish. ahhhh how peaceful it is.

Next on the agenda is laundry and some cleaning before they want to hang out in the pool all afternoon!

Hello Blog

Wow. It's been quite awhile. I'm a pathetic blogger. I figure I'll give it one more go since it's summer and I seem to have some time to play now and then.

I'll update everyone on the goings on around here! I'm sure it will be super exciting so get ready!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday, November 11

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, November 11th

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Wordless Week

I'm slacking in the blogging department. Sorry. Again. I'm just going to go wordless this week. There's alot going on and I don't apparently have the time or commitment needed to keep this blog going. Instead I'll post a simple picture or two (ok maybe 3 or 4) each day letting you know what's going on.

Hopefully you'll be able to figure it out! If not, well just ask and I'll get around to answering as soon as I can. Who knew life could be so busy?


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Walk 1.5 miles in my shoes...

and you realize two things.

1- It was stinking COOL out tonight.

2- I need new shoes!

I've taken up walking. started with a mile the first day, now 1.5 miles on days 2 & 3, day four I'm shooting for 2 miles! I know it's not much but honestly people...I'm out of shape. Like pear shape pretty much :o) Plus my wonderful daughter Audrey and I are doing it together...except when she has better things to do (like church) then I'm on my own.

I borrowed her ipod tonight and listened to some Toby Mac, Petra, Barlow Girl?, and I don't know what else...oh Toby Keith... it was fun and I was alone! A rare thing for me. If my body could have handled it I would have walked all night just so I could enjoy the alone time and the nice scenery around me. We have a very pretty park in town with a nice walking trail.

On to other things. We have a birthday coming up at our house! Friday is BB's 8th Birthday! She's have a friend or two over and we'll go to dinner and out to see the new High School Musical movie. Should be FABULOUS! ROF I just hope they let me sit with them...they might be too cool for me to hang out with them!! yeah..right!

I won't be making a fancy cake this year, we decided to just get a fancy dessert at the restaurant and call that the birthday 'cake'. They'll sing to her and make a big fuss...I'll get a video and pics to share with you all. EIGHT?? Wow they'll all be grown before I know it. The thought just makes me sad. I'd probably have 20 more kids if Brian would let me... ROF Ok that's exaggerating, I really doubt I'd have any but sometimes I think I need just one more BABY. If only they'd stay babies longer. I miss that part.

Sniff sniff.

I've been busy making fancy smancy goody things for the birthday kids. Who ever shows up will get a very cute little Hannah Montana purse, made by me, full of girly girl items. Sparkly wallet, glitter spray, lip gloss, make up, hair pretties...I want to be 8! I tend to go overboard on this stuff... it's just how I roll.

I don't know anything else. The days are getting shorter, it's getting colder and dark earlier. Winter will hit us soon and I am so not ready. My kids need winter clothes!! I need winter clothes. It's pathetic to say this but I dont' buy myself clothes very often. I wait til everything is falling apart then I replenish. I learned a few weeks ago that my *favorite* store won't be selling MY jeans anymore. What the heck do I do now? I've been wearing those jeans for like 10 years. And they were just the right price. I'd go in and get about 4 pairs and be good to go for a year almost! lol So now I'm down to 2 'good' pair of jeans and one pair that I can only wear at home due to some nice holes on the booty area!

Shopping for clothes is just not something I enjoy. Now shopping for kids clothes I can do that.

I'm done for tonight. I'm ending it just like that... seeee ya! Ok I fooled ya... here's the purse I made for the party girls! I'm not done adding the 'bling' to it yet... but other then that I thought it was perty cute!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Marie-Therese Gown GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

isn't this the most gorgeous thing?? I love it and I know a couple little girls who would look awesome in it!

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