Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm soooo happy! I'm soooo happy! Why, you ask? No, we didn't sell the house, but it's the next best thing in my book. One word...and you women will understand. That one word is...DISHWASHER! Yes! I am a winner! My darling husband has relented. He's tired of hearing me whine about all the wasted hours spent at the sink. Oh, and it could be that I'm not actually AT the sink everyday. Hey! I'm a busy woman! No, I don't go crazy and let the dishes sit for days, but they may go one day. And apparently, that's enough for him. Stinks to be me, eh?

Not only do I get my dishwasher tomorrow, but my darling husband is also crossing so many things off his Honey-Do list. It's to the point that I'm going to need to start a new list. What can I say? He just installed my solid oak 6 panel door last night. He would have stained it tonight, but he is currently working on ebay listings. He's very productive. I'm one lucky chick!

Here are a few layouts I did at Charlene's church at our last scrapday. Soooo much fun! I just bought some new Cricut cartridges and I'm ready to go to the next one. It won't come soon enough for me. How cute are the laugh photos of Charlie and Blake??? I just pulled pictures of Nick when he was little to do some layouts pretty soon. So, don't worry...he hasn't been forgotten.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Holy WIND, Batman!!! Can I just tell you that WIND and the LAHR family just don't get along? We no-like WIND! Oh, and neither does our demolished trampoline, which is across the road entwined in some electric fence. The kids are dismayed, but I tried to reassure them that we would purchase another one. It definitely got a lot of use, so I'm sure we can swing it this Spring.

Yes, the weather was gorgeous yesterday followed by some nasty gusts, which are continuing throughout the day. Lovely! We're not looking forward to freezing temperatures this weekend, but it IS still Winter.

There are two days until Valentine's Day. I usually don't do Valentine's Day layouts, but I decided that I have some awesome BasicGrey papers and NEED to use them. So, I took photos of the darling sons this AM. They are too cute. Don't you think? I haven't taken Kaila's photo yet. She was still sleeping. The boys have their "parties" today. Nick's is actually a SOCIAL, but he has stated that they are AWESOME. Blake just can't wait to get candy. Who knew? Kaila had hers yesterday and received some candy and a book. She was dressed so nicely in an outfit she put together, but being the horrible mother that I am...didn't get pictures! Ugh!

On another note, we did get our taxes done and we're in good shape. So, the blessings just keep coming! Not only that, but we're seeing an increase in buyer's interest at our other house. We're looking forward to, what is sure to be, a great couple of months.

On the weightloss front, I am 12 lbs. down since the beginning of the year. Now if I could just implement an exercising routine into my daily schedule, I might just lose more. You never know, maybe the physical therapy I'll be getting three times a week will burn some calories, thus killing two birds with one stone. Hey! I'm forever optimistic! Kaila's ready to start exercising with me. She practically begs for it. She just loves music and dancing.

Check Kaila out talking to Grandma Stiles 1 1/2 years ago. She has grown soooo much! You do realize she'll be in Kindergarten this Fall??? Oh, yes...scrap time for moi!

Well, I must go to the bank and Wal-Mart before I start my overhaul here (cleaning - wahoo...not!).



Friday, February 06, 2009

February is here??? Are you kidding me? Time always just slips away from me. I'm really anticipating Spring with a fury though. I know I say it every year, but I don't think I've ever looked more forward to Spring that this year ;) We're gonna be hot tomorrow...yes...about 45 degrees! Wahooo!

My darling daughter got 3 out of 5 shots for Kindergarten on Wednesday. Can you believe the little roughian didn't cry? She made a slight weird face, but no tears. It MUST be the, ahem...bribe I gave her. Yeah, $20 will make a young girl do crazy things. She can't wait to spend it! I'm fairly certain she wouldn't have cried anyway, but I just needed to put the icing on the cake, eh?

Well, another ScrapDay is upon us tomorrow and I can not wait!!! I'll be making pizza for the 5 of us. There were supposed to be more participants, but alas...they couldn't make it. Maybe next time! All day scrapping is the best. This time I don't have to leave. I'm hoping to crank out the layouts, but who knows. If nothing else, I'm kidfree with my girlfriends.

Here's a layout I did for my other blog. These pictures are from September 1999, yes...10 years ago. And, in case any of you are wondering...Charlie's STILL that skinny. Nick, however, has put on a couple pounds since then. Ahhh, about 65 to be exact ;) Again, time flies!

The other two layouts are pictures from 2007 (just diggin') and 2006 (how ya doin'?). Doesn't Kaila look so little? Well, she looks downright OLD now! She's 44" (80th percentile) and 41 lbs. (50th percentile). Impressive!

I don't know about you, but I'm a planner. I like to plan anything I can plan months in advance. So, I'm already trying to get my schedule set for this Summer. Do you think people (my parents) will cooperate? Come on, People! It's February! I'm a busy chicki...get on the bandwagon already - LOL! I'm a tad anal-retentive..I know. There are just certain things that have to be just so. My mother thinks I'm crazy! No, I don't alphabatize my canned goods, but they do have to be pointed with the label out. Isn't that way it's supposed to be? Support group, you say? No, thanks.

Until I go on a posting frenzy again, see ya!