Thursday, April 29, 2010

Furnace/AC update: They have been here for 3 full days. Well, HE, Don has been here for 3 full days. He's very nice and works like a dog! There are some additional challenges with the installation of this system due to the construction of this old farm house. We're still holding on to the possiblility that the builder of this house was drunk when he built this house. Needless to say, Don has been here longer than his employer hade anticipated. I believe he's making great progress and should finish up completely tomorrow. We do actually have heat, so we're not freezing. Oh-so-thankful for that :)

I thought I'd share a couple photos of one of Nick's favorite dishes, chicken pot pie. The child was thrilled when I was preparing it, complete with a homemade pie crust - yum!

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I should have more photos from Blake's music show last night. It was soooo stinkin' cute!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Charlie and I went on our first mini-vacation since 2008 without the kids. We decided to scope out Hershey, PA and everything it has to offer for a future trip involving the kids.

Let me just tell you how much there is to do in Hershey! It is an absolutely beautiful town. They really pride themselves on cleanliness and friendliness. We could have not asked for nicer weather. We took advantage of Houlihan's Restaurant and The Chocolate Story Museum. Houlihan's was good, but not great. The Hershey Story was loaded with information on the town and Milton Hershey himself, along with some of the other big names in chocolate. Here are just a few shots of that aspect of our trip, as well as the villa we stayed in.

We can't wait to take the kids to Hershey to experience everything else the town has to offer. Top on our list is ZooAmerica and Hershey Amusement Park, but there are many more activities than just that. It really is a town for families.

My layout below is the layout I did for my sketch blog this week. Check it out, along with all of the other Designers' creations. It is really neat to see other peoples' interpretations of the sketch.
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I hope to have more to share with you later.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

We finally have our new computer up and running with the internet. Windows 7 threw Verizon for a loop, but it works and that's all that matters.

We had a gorgeous Easter at my parents' home in Michigan. My Mom made roast beef, which I've been craving forever! I had to stop from stuffing myself! Soooooo yummy! I was able to play Scrabble with my Mom and Sister, which is always such a treat - made sweeter still by my winning a couple rounds :) Charlie came with us, so that was even a nicer trip.

Volleyball ended fantastically. We made it to the finals, which we have never done before in this league. Nevermind that Char and I were unserimoniously "booted" off the team we had played for for four years. We beat them in the semi-finals :) No, we didn't take the title, but it was still sweet.

My elbow is hopefully on the mend. It was killing me for the last month or so of volleyball. The Doctor said I have lateral epicondilitis. I have to do exericises, wear a brace, ice it 4 times a day for 20 minutes each and massage it. So, I get a free pass to sit for at least 80 minutes a day :) If, after all of this, it doesn't show signs of

Nick took his hunter's safety course last week and passed. He was bored the entire class. Everything was just "common sense" he said. At least Kyle was there to share in the pain of it. Now, he's good to go! And I say, "Bring on the meat!"

We have a guy coming tonight to give us a quote on a new furnace and AC unit. Can I just tell you how excited I am about that? WAYYYYY excited :) Charlie doesn't like to sweat either. He has a hard time sleeping when it's so hot.

I've been participating in the April THAW challenges over at Willow Traders and am having a blast. I love the thought of having an actual deadline to get these done. I've been trying to schedule at the very least, an hour a day to scrap. I also have been trying to use up my older kits from The Scrapping Spot. I used the same kit for these four layouts. This kit is just about done :)

Anyway, I'm off to awaken the children to kick them off to school for 7 hours.
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