Friday, February 27, 2009


We had a fab time out tonight with our friends. Most of us got bad service, however. Maybe it was because there was 60 people, or maybe it was because we redeemed 30 buy 1 get 1 coupons...hehe. We headed over to Chick-fil-a afterward for buy1 get 1 shakes....yum.

We have no real plans this weekend. In fact, this is the first weekend in a while that we have nothing in particular to do. I am gonna try to let Jason have a break for a while. But, don't worry, I will start the kitchen just as soon as it begins to warm up :)

I want to take pics of the bathroom, but we still need to hang the hooks and I am working on some wall stuff. Hopefully I can make some concrete decisions and share the final product soon!

Here are some pics from Cam's birthday party last weekend!

Check out the new 'do! I am really enjoying this nice change!Photobucket

Thursday, February 26, 2009


What a day! Am I the only one that seems like I just need a few more hours to accomplish everything I set out to do??? We did go swimming today, which was alot of fun. I also got the craft projects done that I needed to accomplish!

Tonight I went to bible study. I am so thankful for this group of girls. I have grown so much these past few weeks in my walk with God. Even though I know always amazes me how He intercepts me where I am and grows me in ways I didn't even know I needed. God is so good.

Tomorrow our Sunday school class is all going out to eat for dinner. 30 couples, 80+ kids being babysat by another class. It's going to be a fun time. Best of all, the newspaper had a buy 1 get 1 free coupon om Wednesday that we all plan to use. I am sure they will be thrilled.

I am uploading pictures right now of all the happenings of the last few weeks. I should have some new ones to share tomorrow, so stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hey ya'll

Miss me yet? I have been totally ignoring this blog in hopes of catching up on my to do list....

Bathroom remodeled x2....check!

Spareroom painted...check!

Cabinets in said bathroom painted.....check!

Whole house cleaned....check!

Threw a big birthday bash with all the fixin' (with lots of help)...check!

Laundry caught that possible????for tonight it is....check!

Bible study done....check!

Ironing done....check!

I also have finished 2 invitations for some people. All I have left to do is make a nursing cover and I am all caught up! It feels good, but who knows what's around the corner????

Oh, I also have to arrange for a 'minor' repair to be made on the van after someone rear ended me last week. I am procrastinating on that one because it really doesn't sound like much fun to sit in body shops for quotes and deal with a rental.

Some more random news......

The kids and I are going swimming tomorrow morning at the community center. I am sure that they will have a blast in the water!

This may be old news to most of you, but I CUT MY HAIR! 9 or something inches.....

I am really behind on here, so I plan to work on pics in the next few days!!! Gees, and I was just talking about feeling all caught up!

Hopefully it won't be long before you hear from me again....


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Nolan was officially sick today. Poor guy had a fever of 103 this morning. He was so fussy and whiny all day too. By this evening, he seemed to be doing a little better. He went to bed just fine tonight, so hopefully he will sleep off the rest of it! Tomorrow brings lots of laundry and Clorox!

Cam had another great day potty training! The plan was to take all the boys for Cam's reward this morning, but since Nolan was sick, Jason took Gavin and Cam after dinner. I got to stay home and cuddle on the couch with the wee one. It was nice to spend some time alone with him, and I know that the other 2 had a blast with daddy!

The weather here today was windy and rainy. It felt like a summer storm. Good thing we got some time outside that last few days. I just wish the nice weather would stay around. It's getting cold around here already.


No big plans on the books tomorrow. I know that Nolan is going to dictate what happens! My play group is going to a local nursing home and handing out v-day cards. I would have loved to take the boys (especially since Gavin is out on break) but I don't want to get any of the older people sick with what Nolan had/has. Grrr....have I mentioned how much I hate winter and all the yuck that comes with it!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Blogger is doing some funny things to annoying! Hopefully I will have more patience with it tomorrow.

Is it just me, or are you ready for spring, but can't really believe that Feb is almost half over? Weird.

We got outside again today and it was great! Meet Jason for lunch and then fought the kids for naps...I lost unfortunately. I also worked tonight. Just so you know...I work to get away from the kids and around adults...that did not happen today. I love kids, but someone brought was hard, but I got through it....haha. It was fine and fun regardless...I'm just sayin'

We are planning a trip to the big cheese tomorrow (Chuck e Cheese) because Cam stayed dry all day today! We even went out in underwear with no issues! I just hope this sticks around.

Nolan seemed a little irritable tonight and was feeling a little warm. I really hope that he is not coming down with something. That would be a little damper on the rest of the week!

Jason is installing light fixtures in one of the bathrooms as I write this....woohoo!

Tomorrow we are having some friends over for dinner and a play date....guess we'll be making a trip to the grocery store too tomorrow!

Have a great Tuesday ya'll!


Monday, February 09, 2009


Wow. I last published on the 27th! Sorry to everyone that has been fishing for an update. I don't really have anything to explain my absence....

Things are still going on the remodeling (eyes rolling here) it is coming along. Electricity got cut off last night so that Jason could rework the wiring and make 2 lights from one. All the wainscoting is hung and the painting is done. Now we just need to add the molding, hang the fixtures and mirrors, caulk, patch the holes, touch up paint, paint the cabs and we're done. It actually feels like alot, but it's relatively small stuff compared to what we've done!

I guess since I haven't given a round up of what's been up around here...I think I'll take the time tonight. Better settle in folks, this is looking like a long one :)

Gavin is on 'spring break' this week. His school/the church is hosting 1500 people for a biblical training conference this week and need the classrooms for teaching. This is a major conference that people from all over the world attend. We hosted a guest a few years ago...basically the church ask people who have an extra room to host someone who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford to come (between housing, food, cost of conference, transportation) We figured a NON functioning bathroom= not a great host. So maybe next year!

Back to Gavin...he is way into video games/computer games lately. Thankfully learning games are still his thing. He has become quite the math whiz, which does not come from me. He loves anything creative and loves to do 'crafts' of any sort...which does come from me :) Although he hates that he is the big brother (I am guessing this has to do with them following him around/wanting to do everything he does) he can be quite kind and sincere when he WANTS to be. It's been really neat to see him mature these last few months.

Cameron is well into becoming a big boy and using the potty. In fact, today we only had one very small accident and we wore underwear all day!! I don't really even have to ask him most times, he just comes a-runnin. He has picked up some bad habits from his brother saying "I don't want to play with you" when I tell him to do something he doesn't want to. I think these 3's are going to be a little more challenging then those 2's. He is picking on the love of said video/computer games too. He now can ride a tricycle just fine (thanks to the wonderful weather these last few days!) and has actuallybecome quite indepenent in the last few weeks. He loves to pick out his own clothes and get dressed by himself. You will know when this happens, cause it usually ain't pretty.

Nolan is saying more and more and is in the middle of a huge intellegual growth spurt. He is repeating tons of words and can now communicate what he wants. His little personality is coming out full steam and most of the time he is a joy to be around. He loves to do just what the other two are doing, so we spend alot of time in other parts of the house when Cam and Gav are actually playing together nice. Nolan never gets that destroying their tower is not fun for them! He loves baby einstein 'mobies' and I sadly admit that they are played quite often during the day so I can fold that load of laundry or take a shower!

Jason is busy with bathroom stuff.

Ok, so not really! He just enlisted in a biggest loser contest, so bug him about it, k? I think it goes to the end of May so he has lots of time to reach his goal! He started running and we hope to get to the gym at least a few times a week. Free childcare is a great excuse to go, right? He still is working, but right now we really don't know what tomorrow will bring. They just laid off come contract workers so hopefully that will suffice for awhile. If things don't pick up, no one is really safe. We really not stressing about the whole situation. I am confident that God will work it all out for us as long as we trust Him. Regardless if it's our plan or not.

I have been busy with not much of anything. I have been doing some sewing here and there and been trying to just 'keep up' with life. On a really big note, I did win a 7 night hotel stay in Hilton Head in July. It was through a website and for 15 minutes a day all their hotels were $1 a night. So, technically I paid $7, but still! It was quite the process to win and I stayed by the stupid computer for 12 hours one day just to go to bed 15 too early. Sadly one night I was also up till way to early in the morning. I almost gave up and caught it by accident! I am so glad that I won, I worked for that thing!! I've never been to Hilton Head Island and it's been a long time since we went anywhere as a family, so I am so excited for this summmer. The 14 hours in the car? Not so much!

We have a weird week ahead of us with Gavin out of school. I am sure that we will be making some trips to the library to stay sane!

Here are some completely random pics because I am way to tired to write anymore:

Jumping on the bed at the hotel....

the boys before their haircuts...sniff sniff...

A couple of pics that didn't make the birthday card cut.

Hopefully I can get back on the wagon and update regularly again :) Leave me a comment and let me know that your still here????

To out of town family: Cameron's birthday is still on for the 21st. I sent the invites out today so you should be receiving them soon. Can't wait to see everyone!

Blogger is doing crazy things...I will be back, hopefully soon, with some more pics :) I didn't even proof read, so sorry if this doesn't make sense! Night night.