Thursday, January 29, 2009
So since it's my "Review it Thursday", I'm officially skipping it. But I promise you a fun review next week and even something fun for you as well. My thing my rules!
And since I'm skipping it this week I should probably let you in on what's been keeping us so busy this week. CRAZY how one week can be calm as ever and then the next I don't have 10 minutes to myself to just sit and think. I can tell you though that not getting the time to myself is not making me a very nice person. When mom's not a nice person, it doesn't exactly put anyone else in a good mood. I'm just glad tomarrow is Friday!
Joel and I attended parent teacher confrences for Dahrran this evening. He's doing well, but having a few problems keeping his attention on what needs to be done. We've known since preschool that he sometimes likes to "think" about things and then not working on his studies. So we've got a few things to have him try to get his attention span to be longer. Although he's having problems with attention, it doesn't seem to affect his learning abilities. He's accelling in a lot of areas, and is a friend to everyone. We did find out that he's willing to read to his teacher, but just not at home, and so she told us to have him work on that here as well.
So hopefully this weekend I can get back on track and keep you all updated, as well as get you some pictures!!!! Have a great Friday everyone!!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
When you first arive in town, you'll come to our only source of gas, and munchies. The local C-Store lies right behind the above sign and is open from 6am-8pm all week long. They have some good pizzas if you're looking for something quick to feed your family. On a lunch basis they've got incredible specials! You'll turn on to Main Street, except it's called Pine Street because you see here we name our streets after trees and women. Main street offers the most you'll find in town. There's a bar, a bank, a style shop, a hardware shop, an insurance agent, an auto mechanic, the local villiage office, and of course the local post office.
Take a closer look at some apartments, and the local harware shop. I know you're not thinking hardware shop, but you see we've got a handyman on wheeles that has a shop uptown! If the white truck is sitting on main street, the handy man is in!
The local post office is where I'll be found every Saturday morning from 7:30 am until 9:30 am. You see my part time job is working as a PMR(post master relieve), and I LOVE IT!!!! I love my Post Master, and I love talking with the people of this town!
On your drive out of town you'll notice the local Coop. It's where farmers bring their hard earned harvest at the end of the year. But if you're an observer you'd have noticed it on your way in, considering it's across the "main road" from the little Gas Station!
Thank you for visiting our small town of 250 people, where 6 blocks by 7 blocks is enough to keep you satisfied!
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Monday, January 26, 2009
Today's theme is 'something that makes you smile'
He was a trooper as well, he loved going down the hill, and he enjoyed helping the girls out!
Then there is this man. I love this man, he can always make me smile, even if it's him that I'm upset with. All it takes is a few silly words, and I can instantly smile!!!
Thank you so much for reading along, go ahead and show us what makes you smile!!!! Just be sure to head back over to Jenny's blog, and add yours to Mr. Linky!!!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I have this little problem, and it's called clearance! Did you know? Just because something is on Clearance, doesn't mean it belongs in my cart??? I know seriously, I thought that's what you were supposed to do with it!!!! You see my husband and Clearance have a "love hate" relationship, mainly hate, but sometimes just sometimes it's a love. I love to get me a good deal, and my husband doesn't mind hearing about it, but boy does he hate it!
Seems like every week, I'm coming home with CRAP we don't really need. Maybe it's something little, and we will need it in the near future. Other times it's things that are big, and we probably didn't need it at all. Why oh, why, can't I just walk away from that isle (you know the isle I'm talking about) without anything in my cart?More than likely it's because of the AWESOME deals I've gotten before, and I can't seem to get them out of my head.
Oh, well, right now I'm practicing self control. I actually went to town yesterday, and bought only the items on my grocery list. (well there were more than on my list, but they were all grocery's and stuff we needed I promise!!) I wish I could say I was a coupon goddess and walked out with $150.00 worth of groceries for mere pennies, but I can't. I'm just proud of myself for getting out of there with the things I needed!
So I'm asking you all to give me your money saving tips! CVS and Walgreens aren't options...they aren't in the little town we shop in. Oh, and I don't only need shopping tips, I need any tips you can give me, because seriously after our electric bill came yesterday I'll be lucky if I don't pass out!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This week when I rearranged the girls' room, I most certianly did not realize that the reason Kaitlynn has been sick was probably my fault, and then admit to it. Because you know a cool mist humidifier, and a drafty window(when it's 2 degrees outside) is healthy for a toddler! It really helps clear up the head cold....or make it worse! :(
I did not take an hour and a half long bath yesterday, because I was too engrossed in a book to put it down. And then when the girls decided they wanted a bath, I did not just put them in with me because I was too lazy to get out and give them their own. Seriously!?!
When I asked Dahrran to retrieve my glass of water from my room the other day, he did not come downstairs with glass after glass after glass that wasn't the right one. Because when I take a glass upstairs full of water I do not leave it upstairs half full, and I most certianly do not forget about it for a week or so!
And here's it is...I am so not about to type this right now....I am not typing this NMM as I sit in the bath tub surrounded by quiet. Because really my laptop could get ruined, and then what good would it do me. NOT ME!!!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Since Kaitlynn made her grand entrance, my house has been anything but clean. Don't get me wrong, it's been clean just not in the way it needs to be. I'm sad to admit it, but you'd better call before coming over or you might just walk in on a disaster. I want a clean house, and belive me I'm trying. It just never seems like I get ANYTHING done around here anymore.
In my attempt to get the house organized, and cleaned up...because you know we do have it for sale again...I purchased some canvas totes. They're supposed to help the kids make sure they're keeping their toys picked up. And when I remind them to put them away, they're working!
Aren't they just too cute? I'm loving them, and I love how they fit PERFECTLY at the bottom of the stairs. They just sit their waiting to be filled up with all the toys that make their way downstairs during the day. Waiting paitenly, that is until this little booger *** comes along!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
You're going to have to bare with me. I know my pictures haven't been the greatest here lately, but on my own behalf we've been busy! I'm lucky to even have time to blog. So bear with me through all these difficulties, and I'm sure we'll be up and running with awesome backgrounds, cute buttons, and all of my visions!!!!
See this here....well it's causing quite the leaping of hearts around here. We do our best possible to keep little ones off of it, but when it's right next to the stairs what are you supposed to do? I mean really. The kids know it will INSTANTLY bring mom or dad running, and of course brings IMMEDIATE attention to whomever has decide they're going to be the dare devil of the day. Really it's getting old.
My question is to you, how would you fix this problem??? I mean really besides actually putting something up that would have to be nailed into the woodwork (which isn't an option) there isn't much we can do! I've tried putting a pressure mounted baby gate up, but it doesn't seem to do much. Except. Fall. Down. Which really isn't a solution, because it just creates a bigger hazard.
**ETA: Here's another picture of said ledge!
Friday, January 16, 2009
See I told you there was more instore this week on letting go....I've had to do a lot of it this week. I think this is the week that defines that my baby has become a toddler. Full fleged on her own, must do it myself, toddler. I really wasn't quite looking forward to it if you were to ask. I mean really who wants thier baby to grow into a toddler. It's just amazing to me how quickly they grow up.
See we turned her bed into a toddler bed, with not much fuss from her. She's enjoying every moment of it....except when she gets in trouble for getting out of bed at night. Thank goodness we've only had to put her back to bed about once a night. Nap time now that's another story.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Thank you to everyone who's helped me out with my blog. I finally found a size that works...for me at least! So this is what I need! I need you to email me what you see. I want to see a screen shot of your screen. I want to know what you're looking at...and well if there are any bugs that I need to work out. I've got a few font changes to make, but I'm working on those.
Let me know if there is anything that makes it hard for you to read my blog.....because seriously, it's all about you guys right?!?!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This time is different. I have to let go, I need to learn that it's okay. Joel makes fun of me because I won't let go. I wanted her to walk so. badly. but now that she has, I want to. carry. her. WHY? Why don't I want her to walk? Maybe it's because it's the middle of winter for crying out loud. But she wants me to let go, and I know it. Take for instance the other day.
She climbed into the chair to eat her lunch, and I decided it was probably time to get the booster seat out. Not that I'm at all ready, but she is LOVIN IT.
Monday, January 12, 2009
So this is where I ask that SOMEONE, ANYONE who knows how to make their own backgrounds to let me in on the secret. I'm even willing to CALL YOU so you can walk me through the steps!!! I know how to make the ones, but they don't FIT! UGH! So if someone can tell me what to do, and what i'm doing wrong please let me know!
EMAIL ME....there may just be a surprise in store for whoever helps me!
Here are her and Dahrran before Christmas...look how long her hair is!!!
Here is the back view before we got it cut!
Here you really see how long it is! It was time though.
And here is the back afterwards. We took quite the chunk out of it!
I'm loving it and so is she!!! It doesn't knot up, and it's easy to handle!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Here is Kaitlynn with her surgons on surgery morning. As you can see she wasn't exactly pleased!
Side view of her head BEFORE surgery.
And a top view of her head BEFORE surgery.
Front view 1 year later.
Side view 1 year later.
And last but not least a top view 1 year later. It's amazing in the difference!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Beth(stiner0305) will win the candle and warmer, and Alana Jo(alanajo) will win the blessings blocks. Ladies please email me your address so I can get you your goodies!!!!!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
We didn't do anything fancy for New Years Eve. Infact we didn't even have anything planned. Usually we invite friends over to play cards, or even have family over and enjoy their company. This year we got pushed aside, because someone turned the big 2-1 this year, and is able to enjoy her time like an adult! (just kidding Bridget) Actually, Joel and I both had to work all day, and then I found out at lunch that Joel ended up having to go back to work around 5 and work until 11 or so.
The new year came and went while I was playing Guitar Hero with my baby sister, and step sister who will probably be too "grownup" to be here next year. It was nice to just usher it in having fun. The kids tried to make it to midnight, but around 10 or so you could tell they were exhausted. Dahrran and MacKenzie were so tired, they ASKED to go to bed!!!!
We get to spend the day with Joel's family, enjoy our last Christmas, and watch our Huskers play!!!