Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't you just love it when you have a change in schedule that is bittersweet

Bitter: I had a ton of things to be done last Friday whilst the children were elsewhere.

Sweet: DH got a much needed hunk of meat! That's right, Ladies/Gents! He shot us a buck with his bow. Wayyyyy SWEET! It's delicious by the way.

Needless to say, I went over and took photos and helped with the "process." We then had a lovely meal of fresh deer steak, beans, bread and drinks. YUMMMOOO!

Look at the smile on his face!!! How can you deny him the primal pleasure/need to hunt?

Next up we have a ten year old with the primal urge to hunt. He feels it is also his "job" to fill the freezer with meat. You have to love his enthusiasm.

Now, look at this darling 6 1/2 year old. Photo taken by his teacher, Mrs. Carna. We were on our way to the hospital for his field trip.

Here's an adorable picture of Kaila and Blake at Blake's open house. He was so excited because he thought there would be snacks. Yeah. Someone decided against that.

How sweet is our 5 year old daughter? She was so cute opening her gifts. I can not believe 5 years have passed already.

I didn't have the heart to tell her you weren't supposed to wear them all at the same time. Hey....they match, don't they?

Seriously, she was just 2 1/2, doggone it!

On the homefront, we have many more "projects" to complete. Our next major project is installing 19 brand new windows! I can't tell you how excited that makes me. Why, you ask? Because we need to get one of the windows out so we can get our box springs through the window into the upstairs. MY box springs!!!! We're sleeping on a mattress on the hard floor. Lovely, eh?

We have to REPAINT the diningroom due to the fact that we got a bad batch of primer. The primer and the paint literally PEEL off the wall. It's pathetic. So, I have to peel the rest off and then sand down the holes and repaint it. Sigh. What a pain!

That's it for now. I'm tired.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Oh, happy day! I have the most wonderful friends/relatives ;) They have saved me from my loving children. The boys are with Ange and the girl is with Cathy - wahoooooo!!! I have work to be done, so this will be quick.

I have a scrap supply party this Sunday and have lots of cleaning/organizing to do. Who didn't know I wasn't done yet? Not enough time in the day and too much time on the internet. It's really coming along now.

Volleyball started last night and has hence reaffirmed my desire to lose a couple pounds (to put it mildly). I have no problem actually moving around, it's the breathing in my tight shorts that gets me. So, it's time to practice what I preach to my dearly beloved 10 year old regarding eating. I did give up Monday night volleyball for the main reason of not wanting to take that time away from my DH.

Here's a layout of Nick when he was three using one of Becky Fleck's sketches AND the October kit from The Scrapping Spot.

Until next time, People!


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Long time no blog! Imagine that!

We've finally gotten Verizon Broadband at the new house. Yahoooooo! Speaking of Yahoo...our email address is if any of you need to contact me/us.

I copied the following questions from Jill's blog. Very interesting...

44 Odd things about you! If you opened this fill it out! Learn 44 things aboutyour friends, and let them learn 44 things about you! Send it back to me andseveral more friends!

1. Do you like blue cheese? No.
2. Have you ever smoked? No. EDITED
3. Do you own a gun? Yes.
4. What Kool-Aid flavor was your favorite? Tropical Punch
5. Do you get nervous before a doctor's appointment?Nervous? No. - disgusted? Yes.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Love 'e
7. Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee.
9. Can you do push ups? Absolutely.
10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Anniversary Bracelet
11. Favorite hobby? reading, scrapbooking
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No.
13. What's one trait you hate about yourself? Procrastination.
14. Middle name? Marie
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? I have to pee. I need a shower. I want more coffee.
16. 3 drinks you regularly drink? Diet Dew, Water, Coffee
17. Current worry? Nothing.
18. Current hate right now? Me...overweight
19. Favorite place to be? In my husband's embrace
20. How did you bring in the New Year? I was sleeping.
21. Where would you like to go? .Hawaii
22. Name 3 people who will complete this: probably no one
23. Do you own slippers? Yes
24. What color of shirt are you wearing? Red New York City
25. Do you like sleeping on Satin sheets? No
26. Can you Whistle? Yes. Very well in fact.
27. Favorite color? Red.
28. Would you be a pirate? No, I don't like thieves.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? The National Anthem, I will always love you, You are the wind beneath my wings
30. Favorite girl's name? Kaila
32. What's in your pocket right now? No pockets.
33. Something that made you laugh? Blake being silly this am.
34. Best bed sheets as a child? We only had one set. Just kidding! I believe they were flowered.
35. Worst injury that you have ever had? Cracked tail bone.
36. Do you love where you live? Yes.
37. How many TV's do you have in your house? 4
38. Who is your loudest friend? Angelina - sorry, Girl!
39. How many dogs do you have? Zero.
40. Does someone have a crush on you? Very doubtful.
41. What is your favorite book? HP and the HalfBlood Prince.
42.What is your favorite candy? PB Twix
43. Favorite Sports team? Steelers
44. What song do you want to be played at your funeral? Old Rugged Cross

Did you find out stuff you didn't want to know? LOL!

I have a couple layouts to share. I have several more, but haven't had time to picture/edit them. Time. What's that?

Well, I have to get some work done. I hope to update again soon.