Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Supers to the rescue!

DSC_3948-1Their best superhero moves….

DSC_3954-1 That ended up with a bloody nose before we even left!

DSC_3957Mission: fight off the h1n1 bug in our house and rescue us from the udder destruction of being locked away for 9 days!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The new “old” desk


I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of the top.  There was huge scratches and blemishes.  Nothing a little sanding can’t fix.


Don’t you just love the drawer lining.  It’s wrapping paper that I found on clearance!


Desk 11.00

Knobs 4.00

Pulls FREE (old ones from the kitchen remodel)

Black spray paint for pulls 4.00

Wrapping paper for drawers 2.00

Used leftover paint and stain from other projects FREE

Total= 20.00

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekends are wonderful

Don’t you love when weekends go well?  I do! I do!

Even though it’s winter fall here and unseasonably cold, we braved the chilly weather and ventured out for some fun on Saturday.  Once the glorious sun peeked it’s head out, it was actually a beautiful day to spend with my wonderful boys!

We made our way to the pumpkin patch in a small town 20 miles or so from the house.  Gees, we would have thought we were going to the moon with all the complaining and horsing around in the backseat :) 

Can we watch a movie?  NO

Can we have a snack? NO

Are we there yet?  NO

Are we almost there? NO

Three minutes later…..Are we there yet? NO

We’re so spoiled because we live SO close to everything.  More than 5 minutes in the car is apparently FOREVER to the boys.  It’s ok, nothing a little music turned up won’t fix :)

The pumpkin patch here is fantastic.  There is a ton of stuff to do for the kids.  Check it out:

We went down a huge slide

DSC_3270 DSC_3271 DSC_3275 Visited the petting zoo there

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This picture cracks me up! He was so proud he found a nice spot for his finger…DSC_3324

We rode on these things….I don’t know what they are, but the kids couldn’t peddle them and they were VERY hard to push…But it was fun running into the hay bales.DSC_3311


The kids thought the magician rocked.


There is a hayride that takes you out to the field to pick your own pumpkins right off the vine.  I made someone take our picture.  It always cracks me up when I hand them my camera and they get a look of horror on their face…like, “What am I suppose to do with this?!”        DSC_3326

The pumpkins are still somewhat green due to the lack of sunshine around here lately.  Apparently winter is being a little pushy this year and fall has taken a backseat. Hopefully to be see again soon!


I tried to get a picture of the boys with our loot.  As usual this is what ensued…..


Then retaliation…..




We had a great time! 

We also got the chance to check out the new wind fairs that are popping up around here.  DSC_3342

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Here is the boys standing at the base of one.DSC_3362DSC_3363See them there????? At the bottom??  Isn’t that amazing?  There are 100’s of them in the fields.  It was very cool.  The boys loved it!

We hung out at home the rest of the night and let the chaos fun continue.

Check out their ninja moves: DSC_3249DSC_3254DSC_3248DSC_3262

And who can’t get enough of this?!?!

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BONUS: no naps + lots of rough housing= early bedtimes!

On Sunday we had a relaxing afternoon at home.  It’s great now that the boys are older….we don’t have to rush home to get naps.  We can have a nice lunch and hang out.  While Cam and Nol were sleeping, me and Gavin made cupcakes.  Yum!  I think they boys liked them too!

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Then it’s a movie and bedtime.  Here’s to a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


If you have been around me for any sort of time, you know that I HATE mornings.  I am a night person.  Love them.  Love the quiet.  I am motivated at night.  Mornings…not so much. 

Jason has had to be @ work by 6:30 the last few days.  DO you know what the means for me?  Gees, always thinking of himself.  No seriously, I feel bad that he has early mornings, but now I have to roll out of bed early and get Gavin motivated for school.   Do you know how hard it is to motivate when I am not motivated in the slightest??? 


I have been going to bed WAY earlier then usually.  It’s  the ONLY way I think I could survived.  And you know what?  I have survived.  I have been more productive because I have to be.  Funny thing isn’t it? 

Now don’t get it wrong.  Staying at home is hard work.  I mean I have to do things that I could be paying someone else to do.  Like clean pee off the bathroom wall for the second time in an hour. 

But really, I get hear story after story with each one ending….”isn’t that cool?”  Like, “I want to take Nolan outside and turn the hose on him.   Isn’t that cool?”

And maybe I complain and stress about things that really should be treasured.  I KNOW that these moments with my kids are fleeting, but who likes a kid who repeats your EVERY.WORD when they get in trouble.  I mean, seriously?  I don’t know whether to laugh at his cleverness to distract, or pull my hair out in frustration.

And while I am on to complaining.  What’s up with every time I get on the phone my kids start acting like hooligans. Gees.

Ok now I am way off topic.

Still with me?

Back to topic here.  Getting up early has it’s benefits.  Like actually being semi-productive in the mornings.  Call me crazy, but it’s nice to have a load of laundry done, email checked and kitchen cleaned before all the kids are up. 

Gavin is on fall break now.  I am sure things will get back to normal again tomorrow :)

An since this post really turned into such a random ramble anyways.  Here is what we have been doing lately.

Gavin is working on a school project.  Any guesses on what that entails???


We lost power the other night for an hour or so.  My camera was the only electronic device that was charged and working.  Guess what I did for awhile. 

DSC_3016DSC_3030Did you know that if you did a kid scissors, you can keep them busy for almost an hour???  And guess what?  No one cut anything they weren’t suppose to!


Keep them busy while I did this…..DSC_3217 Took forever to get organized, but it pays off big time. 

Last time I went to the store, I saved $58.00.  I spent $0.51 and got $3 back in printable coupons (Catalina's) plus a coupon for a free dozen eggs.

Now it’s way past my bedtime. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Wowee! Jason mentioned today that I haven't posted in a week!? Seriously, how does that happen!?!

We had a busy weekend. Even with the rain canceling a major activity, we still had a whirlwind of activities. MY next post may contain some pics...if/when I get them off my camera :)

I am also done editing some fabulous pictures from my shoot last week. Maybe she'll let me share some of my favorites with all of you!

My little desk project is almost complete too. I am so excited to share the finished product. It's been so much fun to work on.


Monday, September 28, 2009


what is that anyways?

Things around here are quite normal.

On Saturday we headed to see Josh and Stacy (Jason brother and sister in law) for Josh’s birthday.  DSC_2378The boys played, DSC_2333we ate

they played some more, DSC_2334DSC_2342

we ate again…you know…the usual.  DSC_2370DSC_2371

That’s what we normally do when we get together anyways.

Sunday we hung after service. I got my haircut (really short…maybe a little too short…but whatever….) and did a little shopping. 

Played outside DSC_2386

wrote that LONG blog post and didn’t pay attention to the two year old in the other room…oopsDSC_2382

This thing tried to enter my house….ewww……DSC_2461 and this stumbled into our yard… Just a normal Sunday.DSC_2466(She or He whatever) Is so sweet.   She takes this so well…. DSC_2523DSC_2527

The kids adore he/her.  Sophie…..well not so much.  Today the cat hung out in the garage and endured endless torture.   It has been named too….Butterscotch.  Now what are we to do?? Anyone need a cat?

Today was super windy.  and cold.  So I bundled the kiddos up, got out their bikes and started working on this:DSC_2504You can see the potential, right??  That’s what I thought! She needs a little work…but she’s on her way.  I love me a good project!

We did date night switching tonight and had ourselves a good ‘ol time.  I think the kids like this way better than us. DSC_2538 They get to hang out every week together.  We spoil them when they are here.  Shhhh….don’t tell their parents!

And, like normal, it is 11:45pm and we are still up.  Looking forward to what tomorrow and all it’s “normalcy” brings!