We found out just hours ago that
we are having a boy!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We found out just hours ago that
Monday, November 23, 2009
I have been really busy and really tired!! And I don't see an end in site for either one of those problems.
But due to Thanksgiving being in a few days I just wanted to take the time to jot down some things that I am thankful for.
Today... I am thankful for the oppurtunity I have stay at home and raise my family. I am thankful for the chance to work from home. I am thankful for my husband who supports our decision for me to stay home and give our children the security, love, and support that only a mother can give them.
Friday, November 13, 2009
How cute is that to dress up a plain shirt with some jeans and my cute boots??
And, of course, Martha is going to show you how to make Peppermint bark right here.
I LOVE peppermint bark.
And I want to make one of these...
Because I am in love with scarves. I found the tutorial here.
And I am on a mission to "PERFECT" my Grandma Dallas Cinnamon Rolls. I know a few of you out there know what I am taking about. They were HEAVEN on earth. I found her recipie (after much searching) and I am going to figure them out, even if it takes me a million tries!!
So what are you making these days??
I am going to craft club tonight and I CAN'T wait.
I haven't made anything crafty for so long and I am having crafting-withdrawls.
And that is a real disease...TRUE STORY!!
And Last but not least...Happy Birthday Dad!! We love ya!
Monday, November 9, 2009
And guess what...
I do remember when I thought that 30 was old. It really wasn't that long ago.
But the day has come...and gone...and I guess that now I am OLD!
It really wasn't that bad. My husband took me out for the day, just the two of us. It included shopping, a movie, a really good prime rib dinner, and a whole lot of adult conversation. I really didn't feel like it was my birthday, I really didn't feel like I was old. And then we got home that night and I was really tired, and my feet hurt from walking all day, and I was in bed before 10:00.
Friday, November 6, 2009
(and I am sort of sorry for this --->)
Yesterday I was working away, just setting here editing photos and I had a HUGE desire to hear some christmas music.
So, I went to Playlist and found my Christmas playlist and sang my Christmas-Lovin' heart out all afternoon.
Then I was so in the mood that I dug out my "Holiday Planner" (Yes! I have a holiday planner, Yes! I am a nerd, and Yes! I know of at least 2 other people who have one too) , cleaned out holiday plans from last year and made new copies of all the sheets for this year.
Then I got out my Gooseberry Patch Books and flipped through them and dreamed of what MY...oh I mean "OUR" perfect Holiday is going to be this year.
After last years Fiasco of my "only a Homeade Christmas". We ( and I mean, Ryan saying something similar to, "You are NOT making ANY gifts this year") have our game plan maped out and are starting this weekend. I am determined to enjoy the whole month of Decemeber, with as little stress as possible. I want to decorate until my heart is content, I want to bake until we can't possibly eat one more yummy thing, and I want to watch Christmas movies with my 3 little sweethearts, christmas tree lights twinkling beside us, and a fire popping and crackling in the background.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
I don't know about you all, but when I have a clean house I have a better, happier, healthier attitude about everything. But I hate spending all morning cleaning so that when the kids come home from school, they leave a trail of mess, and then it is time for me to start dinner, which produces another mess.
So what is the secret? What is the key to keeping it all under control? I don't know, but I am going to figure it out.
The holidays always provide me with stress and little time for all the things that I want to do, so now is a perfect time to get it together.
I am totally open to tips, ideas, sharing stories of organizing and managing time better. Share, help, inspire.
I am here to document my journey to find balance between being a mom, a maid, a cook, a babysitter, a photo editor, and a photographer!
And I am starting here. The Fly Lady (thanks Mindy. I had seen this a while ago, but had forgotten about it). Her Detailed list of deep cleaning is where I am starting.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This week the baby is as big as an apple, or so says Baby Center .
These 3 are the most important things to me.
They are the reason for everything that I do.
I just love them so much!
Now I am off to conquer and destroy my laundry!
How do you all do your housework? Do you do certain things each day of the week? Do you just take one or two days a week and clean everything? I am in need of a system. Anyone have a good system that works?
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sundays we get to relax.
Sundays we get to watch the Yankees pull off another win.
Sundays are awesome!
We skipped out kind of early because I had a horrible headache and the Yankee game was on.
(any of you old cheerleaders remember this uniform??)
Halloween was a fun filled holiday that has came and gone. Thanksgiving we are ready for you next...
She is full of it! She talks non-stop. She changes her clothes every hour.
She never quits going and going. She is silly. She is full of laughter. She is full of tears. She is slightly spoiled. She is adorable. She says the funniest things. She hates being called a baby. She tells her daddy everyday at lunch that she missed him so much.
And then she is out...
And I love her and all her little ways!!