Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

"The Girls" My mom, Me, My sister-Dawn, My grandma- Irene, My niece Grace, and of course My beautiful daughter Emilee. Caitlyn was MIA.
The kids both made hats at school. Aren't they cute?

All geared up for some good eating. We were waiting for daddy to get back from hunting.

Grandpa and his girl.

My mom slaving away in the kitchen.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving today. Good food, good conversation and good company. I ate way too much. I figure diets don't count on holidays right? Well I just wanted to share a few pictures. I need to get to bed early now, it is BLACK FRIDAY tomorrow! Got to be first in line when the doors open at 5am. Hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. See ya tomorrow after I hit all the good sales!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I wasn't bit by the crafty bug... maybe the lazy bug.

As I was wasting time, NOT doing the things that I should have been. I came across a few old photos. I know I have already posted them but in case you forgot, enjoy!

So I had big plans. I was going to make some great Christmas decorations to make my home shiny and pretty. I was going to make a awesome diaper cake for a baby shower coming up in a couple of weeks. Then... I was going to make Christmas cards. That I did get done but I have yet to order them. I am feeling cheap. I know, ME. I must not be feeling myself. As for all the other items, NOTHING got done. My house is a mess. Eric is out of town hunting and I have the kids. They seem to be trying to get themselves on Santa's naughty list. They are close, really close. I did do something today that is very grown up of me. I bought my first cook book. Yeah! I even plan on using it. I figure I am going to eventually have to learn how to cook something that doesn't come out of a box. Thanksgiving dinner was a perfect excuse for me to take the plunge. Well tomorrow is another day. I will wake up and again try to tackle my list of TO-DO's. Oh and to add to the stress, it is exactly one month until Christmas. I guess I better add shopping to that list. AWWWWWW.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I was bit... by the crafty bug.

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Maybe it is all the time I have been sitting around doped up on pain pills, maybe it is the approaching holidays, or maybe it just a weird fluke but I am feeling CRAFTY. It doesn't happen all that often. When it does I usually call my mom up and make her help me out because usually I get in over my head. I am not sure what I will try tackling today. First off I am going to get the Christmas photos made. I have had a idea of what I want to do since last Christmas so that should go fairly quickly. After that, I am not sure. Maybe mosaics? Maybe beading? Maybe knitting. That would come in handy in the long winter graveyards hours at work. I am not sure. I will be sure to post some pictures when I figure it out though. It should be pretty humorous.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Well I won't go into great detail. I don't want to scar my most loyal reader (Hi dad). But... everything went well yesterday. For as long as I can remember I have been contemplating getting my boobies done. First I had to finish having my babies, check. Next I had to lose those pesky pounds (40 pounds yeah), check. Then I had to get past the anxiety issues. What will people think? Will they look like I want them too? Is it going to hurt? Will my baby girl forgive me for not being able to pick her up for a whole week? All things aside. I did it! I am sore, very sore. But I am happy with my decision and am feeling pretty good about myself. I know this post is borderline "too much information". Hope nobody is freaked out by my divulging of information. I like to tell all, that's just me!

Monday, November 17, 2008

On Vacation!!!

Photo credit: not mine.

I have 12 days off. YUP! Can you believe it. I am so excited to do well.... NOTHING! I have a little "detail" tomorrow that will require a little rest a relaxation for a few days. I might share more about that later. I haven't decided. Let's just say I am getting a little work done..... Then off to Idaho to visit my brand new baby nephew!! After that is Thanksgiving festivities and who can forget Black Friday! I like my job and all but I sure LOVE days off!! I get a little giddy with excitement. I can't believe that November is almost over already. Crazy to think Christmas is around the corner. Maybe I should be using my days off to do some Christmas shopping. Well hopefully I have lots of fun things to blog about in the next 12 days, check back.

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'll admit I use child labor. It's cheap!

The plan was to have the kids rake leafs for me. I even offered money to them. I think they got two bags and then it was play time. It is hard to find good help these days. So I guess I know what Eric and I will be doing for the next week or so. Two down, about 30+ to go!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Princess In The Making.

She may be small but she has assumed the "princess" role. Pint sized and full of attitude.

Ahhhh A day off!

It's Thursday. Time to spend relaxing. Soaking in the hot tub with the kiddos. Next on the to do list, catch the latest episode of The Office. I love my days off!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Cody Bug!

I just love this little guy. I let him play hooky from preschool today so we are just "kickin" at home. We had big plans to hit the library for story hour and then the park but little sis kinda soiled our plans. Literally, soiled our plans. She is... lets just say not up to taking out in public. We never know when an explosion will take place. So we are being lazy around the house. The photo above was taken yesterday. He was waiting on the front porch for Grandpa to pick him up for Sunday School. Cody looks forward to this every week. He insist on a button up shirt like grandpa. It has to have a pocket so he can take coupons and a pen (just like grandpa). I think it is pretty funny. Yesterday he took a coupon for free ice cream. I am sure Grandpa is very proud of my little coupon cutter.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Family Photo Shoot

I procrastinated long enough. We made our attempt to capture a family portrait. A rainy day, a little wardrobe drama and a whole lot of whining and complaining but I think we did okay. A very good friend of mine offered to snap the pictures but I was a little nervous putting in the midst of such chaos. We set up a ladder and used the timer setting on two different cameras. I will always be my biggest critic so of course there are many things I would change, but over all I am pretty happy with the outcome. It has been well over two years since we had a picture taken of the entire family, and poor Caitlyn isn't even in it!

Friday, November 7, 2008

The two horse lovers, doing their thing.

Emilee shared her most favorite thing with her most favorite cousin. The two were so much fun to watch. I could see the pride in Emilee's face as she showed Grace all that she has learned over the last couple of months.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A beautiful RAINY day!

Well no snow today but it is a beautiful, rainy, fall day. It is gloomy, chilly and the fall colors look stunning against the gray sky. A perfect day for someone who works night to sleep right? Normally yes, but not today. Caitlyn stayed home from daycare so I could take her into her 15 month check up (note she is 17 months old. How is that for timeliness?) She is growing wonderfully and developing right on track. The doctor is trying to figure out a few things with some digestion problems she is having so he is having me collect stool samples for some tests. A sample each day and they have to be taken to the lab fairly soon after I collect them. We arrive home, I am hopeful for a nap. We both lay down. Ten minutes later she is crying in her crib. I check on her. She is poopy. Time for sample number one. I dig through her diaper collect what I need and it's off to the lab all the way across town. I of course can't find a parking spot within a mile of the lab. It is raining. I truck across the parking lot with my cranky child and her poop. Oh the things we do for our children! Good news is I don't work tonight. My wonderful husband has offered to take Emilee to horseback riding lessons and will probably come home with a nice healthy dinner of McDonald's or something. What a guy! So into my sweats I go for a full evening of absolutely nothing. I LOVE IT!
I was just thinking.... I fail to write for over a month and I finally get back to my blog and my topic: POOP! Oh my poor readers. I am sorry!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Merry Chrismas to ME!!!

I'm back!!!!!! My dad gave me my Christmas present a little early. A new laptop. I am thrilled. I can return to the days of neglecting my housework and ignoring my kids all in the name of blogging.
Other than feeling a little on the ill side, I am happy. Today is my "friday" at work. It is suppose to be my long weekend but I was having a moment of insanity and signed up for a little overtime. Oh well for the most part I have four days off. Also, I heard a rumor today on the radio, snow??? Maybe tomorrow. Yipee! Well as much as I would love to spend hours writing the details y'all have missed in the last month or so... I have kids running wild. I have plenty of stories to tell, gossip to share and things to gripe about. I will be back soon. Later.