Well to us at least, these awesome Jammies came from Amy's and she thinks they may have just made their way through all of her kids well at least though Caleb... I think they are darling!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I started my hormones the other night... So I have only been on them for 2 days... and I hate it. My head aches and my chest is killing me... its the not so dull ache you get when you get engorged. People I am not doing well with this. Thankfully I have only dry heaved once.... I will make it though 5 days of hormones.... I think I can I think I can.... With that said I don't know if I will last I have been an emotional mess for the last few days.... again I think I can I think I can. I think I really need to go clean.... But folks I thought I would let you know that we are moving ahead.... and we can all hope there will be an addition in our family soonish... cause you know they take 9 months to make:D
Monday, September 21, 2009
So my cousin Jared is in a band called South for the summer... and apparently it is important that they get some listens on this website I think I linked it directly to the weekly charts... so you just click to play his bands music... Its pretty fabulous, well I enjoy it, and I have an eclectic taste in music, I like a little bit of everything... Although I also liked/loved his band from high school called Training for Yesterday... I loved the name, and I loved the music... Anywho his dad my Uncle Jeff was a fabulous musician and all his kids have some skills in that area... if you are interested check it out....
Monday, September 14, 2009
We went up to the Green's tonight for party number 2. It was so much fun, and I must say Mom Green is much more organized about parties than I think I will ever be! She always has balloons, and table cloths and matching plates and napkins and party blowers and yummy snacks around. So we hung out and Leland got to run away from Dottie most of the night, but I remember when they first got Dottie and she dwarfed my baby, now he is bigger than her. Its amazing how big he has gotten.
We played Risk with Brian which is never fun, its endless chit chat about logically I would do this and logically that was the dumbest move you could have made etc etc etc. Well Jason ( I know it was super nice to see him as sometimes I think he forgets we exist) managed to take Brian out pretty early in the game, which was nice, but then Brian had plenty of time to help everyone, and when I took some more of his pieces off the board he told me I was dumb for doing that, I should have weakened Jason, which I would have done had Brian said I would never win against him... No I am not competitive I don't know what you mean:D Anyway he eventually rubbed Jason so much the wrong way that Jason just quit, probably because Mom was going to wipe him out with her next turn but whatever. She won the game, so that was fun. The girls came too so that was nice, we got to see Emily and Caitlin and we really never get to see them so it was nice to get to catch up. Caitlin is pretty amazing at track and field, high jump is her speciality. She won at nationals and she is going to train for the Olympics at least that is her goal. She is pretty amazing at it, and we are proud of her, but she and Emily play sports year round, right now they are in Volleyball and Caitlin a few weeks back dislocated her thumb so we talked about that a little tonight.
Anywho Leland is one spoiled kid, he got a new fire truck that makes noise (yay.....) and a really cool wooden puzzle that doubles as a book, and my personal fave is the growth chart which is Dr. Seuss I love it! And he got some clothes and there was something else but I just can't think of it tonight. Sadly I forgot our camera at home, so I will have to get them from Libby, she took lots of pictures, so I will post some later.
We sure are blessed to have such loving families, it has been a super fun weekend.
We had a great tiny gathering on Sat with lots of fun and real excitement.
Leland got a bike from Mimi and Poppy...
Hats from Rachael...
And got a pull string pinata from Mom and Dad, that he couldn't understand why we wouldn't let him pull ALL of the strings at once.
Hopie got him bath crayons and bath finger paint. Amy and family got him a view finder and refills, as well as a target gift card. The Shondells got him a Thomas the tank engine movie, as well as a Jetsons movie, their mom Leland's adopted grandma made this fabulous cake!
and mom and dad got him an easel and chalk from Ikea. Sadly we missed taking pictures during opening the presents, however Leland was more excited about his bike than anything and couldn't be pulled away. His cousins taught him how to honk the horn and everything... thanks Amy I am sure I will find a way to repay that kindness! I kid I kid......
Sunday, September 13, 2009
My kiddo turns 2 today.... Its been a wonderful 2 years full of struggles....I mean happiness and joy:D This little guy is turning into quite the character and we are so lucky that we get to have him here with us and for eternity. Brian and I marvel at how fast he has grown up and how much spunk the kid has. Brian likes to remind me that he is JUST like his mom. We are truly blessed to have such a fun kid and I look forward to many years more with my little man. I sure love him with all my heart. Even when he disappears with a pack of gum....:D
Friday, September 11, 2009
It is finished, in the nick of time! Now I just have to clean up all the tools and paint out of the kitchen so I can mop and get the house together for Leland's little gathering tomorrow! We are way excited to see what people say about it! There is one picture where it looks super orangish but its not really that orange its just the flash, its a deep red. I think I am in love with it. Such a happy color, and just enough to be perfect. The silver knobs all had black paint on them and I spray painted the hardware silver.... I think it turned out pretty darn good... but thats just me:D
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Ok... so I added this friend on facebook that knows some of my friends in California which means I don't really know him..... He used a word that was offensive to me and had used this said word before on multiple occasions. I thought I would call him on it, mainly because I had been called on using the word "retarded" and I am trying to cut it out of my vocab now. I don't like to offend people if I can help it thats all there is to it. I hear I can be somewhat abrasive or something like that. Anyway his response is that I was ridiculous because I was offended by a word, and he was not using it in good fun... oh well thanks for the clarification you are just a huge jerk.... unfriend.... but now I am still angry and frustrated and I hate that feeling, I let myself feel that way. Ugh.... SO frustrating... on a side note my friend Amanda came over and she helped me paint. So all thats left now is to clean off my hardware a little better ( I stripped it tonight...) let it dry out and then spray paint it. Then I can put my kitchen back together. I will post pictures tomorrow, it should be done before Brian gets home so I can put him to work on the cleaning of the apartment.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
My Poor son was ignored all of today so I could get this project done.
He is wearing a diaper I swear it just doesn't look like it cause he is covering it up with his hands. I Think he watched Shrek 3 a total of 4 times... He LOVED it... I however felt like a horrible mom......
Okay so I know they are both basically the same picture... But notice his mouth in this one... This is how his dad watches TV:D
This is my ridiculous project as Brian told me tonight, as I was slaving away in the kitchen trying so hard to get the cabinet doors off so I could get ready to paint tomorrow with help from my lovely friend Amanda, and yet there are still some issues with the kitchen. Anyway I had asked him to come wipe off the fronts of the doors so I could just hop right in and paint tomorrow. I get why he thinks its ridiculous I really do, but at the same time I feel totally unsupported. This isn't our home, we probably won't be here past Feb 2011 (wow just writing that is weird) since we will hopefully be able to afford a house, and two years to Brian is so something he can live with. Well of course it is for him, he gets out of the house a LOT more than I do. I HATE the kitchen right now and since they paid for the supplies, I figure it is a worthwhile project, I get to try out red cabinets and if it turns out that I hate them I can just deal for 2 years and not stress.... cause its not my house! So some of the many problems I have come up against are mainly due to the fact that I didn't want to just paint over the hinges like the last 3 or 4 paint jobs so that created a huge problem, with stripping the screws.... not so much fun!
See the above picture to understand just how painted over these suckers are, I have removed some of the screws in that picture too and it was a beast!
This is the LAST hinge that is up minus the naughty little cabinet door later in the post. You can also see how bad the paint jobs have been here... SERIOUSLY so frustrating!
These are all the cabinet doors... minus the above mentioned door..... Can't wait to start painting them!
This is all the hardware that needs to be stripped of the old paint and then spray painted to match. The black is on the knobs from the doors, and the white/copper are the hinges, this I think is going to be even worse than getting them off the walls... Paint stripper is seriously strong smelling stuff.... I think I may look at Home Depot for something with less of a smell, since it is still in the high 80's here and we all know how well I function when I am hot. I wouldn't mind if it was just me in the house smelling the fumes but poor Leland is a little too young to lose all those brain cells....
lastly this is my naughty little door that doesn't want to come down. I think I am going to have to buy some drill bits and drill off the heads like suggested by Tamera, then pull it off the wall, then unscrew the hinges using the pliers. I will seriously be so thankful when this job is done regardless of how it turns out. It will be DONE and that is all that matters at this point!