Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Presents Galore…

Not for me though…or even for my kids…or Dennis…but presents we have to buy…for LOTS of upcoming events…there goes my check..

Cheyenne’s b/day is this weekend, Bella’s b/day party is next weekend, Sormane Jr. & Kari’s b/day are a few days after that & finally a going away gift for Maria.
Maria – she’s so lucky…she’s moving to Puerto Rico! Nice – huh! Jealous over here!

I’m very excited about the 3 day weekend! It’s been a long 2 wks – I’m just feeling burned out. We plan to get a lot done around the house, but even more – a lot of relaxing in btwn.

I hope that you have a great weekend too!

Until next time…

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Backseat blogging

Contrary to what vision the title of this post may conjure, I’m not blogging in my backseat.
Actually, blogging has taken a backseat to everything else. Between work, kids & a lot of house remodeling, I just haven’t had time, much to the chagrin of myself, friends & family from faraway that I do not get to talk to daily or visit often {waving to FL, GA, TX, IL – hi guys!}

I started this blog as a way to update the people in our lives some of the fun things that are happening & to share pics w/thos far away. I realized that it’s actually become more of a diary and I enjoy looking back on the things we’ve done.

This weekend – we have big plans…finishing painting & then starting the girls rooms!! EEK!

I promise, I will start blogging more regularly as we finish up major decorating!

Until then…


Monday, May 17, 2010

To-Do Tuesday Week 18

Painting is obscenely overrated!! I HATE it!!!! I can't even put into words the ill feelings I have towards painting...
that being said..guess what we've been doing...
if you guessed gardening..you're right! hahahaha...
So of the rooms to be painted, we've finished 1/2 the kitchen & here I am whining..sick righ. Oh well..

Hope you accomplished a lot & were able to get a lot checked off your list this week!

PS. The list is long - we have a new place…so much to do…but that will be the work in progress list…and I will have towards the top, my appt/everyday lists…

To check our To-Do Tuesday participants & to see what it's all about it..click here...


Crazy Adventures in Parenting To-Do Tuesday



In no particular order:

5/12 Bryleigh’s 9 month appointment
5/13 Cadence’s T-ball practice
5/15 Cadence’s FIRST t-ball game!!
5/17 Call/text Jenny to wish her happy 25th b/day

5/20 T-ball practice
5/22 T-ball game


Help Cadence practice writing & memorizing our phone # IN PROGRESS

Make shopping list

Grocery shopping {bleh!}

Fix hinge on micro cart
Move hope chest to living room
Organize b's clothes

Make & stick to Cadence sleeping all nite in her bed IN PROGRESS
Make & stick to a nitetime routine for both girls IN PROGRESS
Make & stick to an evening routine that includes working out IN PROGRESS

Yoga in the am - IN PROGRESS

Go through pictures - pitch old frames, decide which to hang - buy new frames as needed

Clean van
Clean truck
Clean driveway
Clean register in Cai's bathroom

Fix big screen
Return library movies/books
Fix 2 drawers of Cai's dressers
Plant flowers in front around tree
Turn dirt in flower bed IN PROGRESS!!
Add fertilizer
Organize shed
Buy tree for yard
Buy hanging plant baskets
Buy matching landscaping rock when it's on sale
Buy gallon RL smoke
Buy new sectional
Estate sales for dining room outfit
Find kitchen table
Buy TR paint for kitchen, living room, hallway
Build 2 shadow boxes for Cai's cheer stuff
Build trash can holder
Buy 2 more Kitchen chairs

Replace front window screen frame

Antique papertowel holder
Smoke micro stand
Antique hope chest IN PROGRESS
Smoke book stand IN PROGRESS
Antique Kitchen table & chairs
Pick out paint color for Cai's room
Pick out paint color for B's room
Pick out paint color for our room
Make pad for top of hopechest
Colormatch the shutters to paint the front door & trim around shed
Clean driveway
Possibly plant a tree in front yard?
Backsplash for the kitchen
Scrub front of fireplace

Pull strips/Sand/Clean up/Paint:
Kitchen IN PROGRESS
Dining Room IN PROGRESS
Living Room IN PROGRESS
Hall IN PROGRESS
Hall Bathroom
Cai's room
B's room
our room

Hang lite fixture in B's room
Hang lite fixture in Cais' room
Paint trim in Cadence's room
Paint trim in B's room
Paint Cadence's dressers
Paint B's dressers
Buy curtains for kitchenette
Buy tulle for Cadence's valance
Buy blinds for Cai & Bry's rooms
Buy blinds for dining room
Buy bedding for Cai's room
Buy new bedding/curtains for our room
Buy new light fixture for diningroom


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

To-Do Tuesday Week 16 & 17

We are sooo close to putting paint on the walls, i can't stand it!! We've spent to much time working on the walls, hardly anything else (including DAILY cleaning!) is getting done...ugh...
Hope you accomplished a lot & were able to get a lot checked off your list this week!

PS. The list is long - we have a new place…so much to do…but that will be the work in progress list…and I will have towards the top, my appt/everyday lists…

To check our To-Do Tuesday participants & to see what it's all about it..click here...


Crazy Adventures in Parenting To-Do Tuesday


In no particular order:

5/4 - GULP - Cadence has kindergarten registration/screening..sob..sob
5/7 - Call Jenny to wish Kasey - Happy 2nd B/day!
5/7 - Call/Visit Selena for her b/day!!
5/8 - Jerry's graduation party!!
5/8 - Skyler coming over
5/10 - Gym w/Cadence

5/12 Bryleigh’s 9 month appointment
5/13 Cadence’s T-ball practice
5/15 Cadence’s FIRST t-ball game!!
5/15 Claire’s Day @ the library
5/16 Oregon Festival
5/17 Call/text Jenny to wish her happy 25th b/day


Help Cadence practice writing & memorizing our phone # IN PROGRESS

LAUNDRY!!!

Make shopping list

Grocery shopping {bleh!}

Fix hinge on micro cart
Move hope chest to living room
Organize b's clothes

Make & stick to Cadence sleeping all nite in her bed IN PROGRESSMake & stick to a nitetime routine for both girls IN PROGRESS
Make & stick to an evening routine that includes working out IN PROGRESS

Yoga in the am - IN PROGRESS
Go through pictures - pitch old frames, decide which to hang - buy new frames as needed

Clean van
Clean truck
Clean driveway
Clean register in Cai's bathroom

Fix big screen
Fix 2 drawers of Cai's dressers
Plant flowers in front around tree
Turn dirt in flower bed
Add fertilizer
Organize shed
Buy tree for yard
Buy hanging plant baskets
Buy matching landscaping rock when it's on sale
Buy gallon RL smoke
Buy new sectional
Estate sales for dining room outfit
Find kitchen table
Buy TR paint for kitchen
Build 2 shadow boxes for Cai's cheer stuff
Build trash can holder
Buy 2 more Kitchen chairs

Replace front window screen frame

Antique papertowel holder
Smoke micro stand
Antique hope chest IN PROGRESS
Smoke book stand IN PROGRESS
Antique Kitchen table & chairs
Pick out paint color for Cai's room
Pick out paint color for B's room
Pick out paint color for our room
Make pad for top of hopechest

Pull strips/Sand/Clean up/Paint:
Kitchen IN PROGRESS
Dining Room IN PROGRESSLiving Room IN PROGRESSHall IN PROGRESSHall Bathroom
Cai's room
B's room
our room

Hang lite fixture in B's room
Hang lite fixture in Cais' room
Paint trim in Cadence's room
Paint trim in B's room
Paint Cadence's dressers
Paint B's dressers
Buy curtains for kitchenette
Buy tulle for Cadence's valance
Buy blinds for Cai & Bry's rooms
Buy blinds for dining room
Buy bedding for Cai's room
Buy new bedding/curtains for our room
Buy new light fixture for diningroom





WEEK 16

In no particular order:

4/29 - Email Tiff for her b/day
4/29 - Pizzapopolis for Tiff's b/day dinner
4/30 - Email Brian & Matt & wish them happy birthday!
5/1 - Email Uncle Butch to wish him Happy Birthday!
5/2 - Call Randi & email Sierra to wish them Happy Birthday!

5/4 - GULP - Cadence has kindergarten registration/screening..sob..sob…
5/7 - Call Jenny to wish Kasey - Happy 2nd B/day!
5/7 - Call/Visit Selena for her b/day!!
5/10 - Gym w/Cadence
5/11 - Gym w/Cadence

Invite Ahrianna over this weekend

Help Cadence practice writing & memorizing our phone # IN PROGRESS

Order Mom's mother's day gift
Buy Tiff's b/day gift

LAUNDRY!!!

Make shopping list

Grocery shopping {bleh!}

Pay bills {bigger bleh!}

Fix hinge on micro cart
Take greenery off cupboards
Move hope chest to living room
Organize cai's clothes
Organize b's clothes

Make & stick to Cadence sleeping all nite in her bed IN PROGRESSMake & stick to a nitetime routine for both girls IN PROGRESS
Make & stick to an evening routine that includes working out IN PROGRESS

Yoga in the am - IN PROGRESS
Go through pictures - pitch old frames, decide which to hang - buy new frames as needed

Clean van
Clean truck
Clean driveway
Clean register in Cai's bathroom


Fix big screen
Fix 2 drawers of Cai's dressers
Re-plant grass
Plant flowers in front around tree
Turn dirt in flower bed
Add fertilizer
Organize shed
Buy tree for yard
Buy hanging plant baskets
Buy matching landscaping rock when it's on sale
Buy gallon RL smoke
Buy new sectional
Estate sales for dining room outfit
Find kitchen table
Buy TR paint for kitchen
Build 2 shadow boxes for Cai's cheer stuff
Build trash can holder
Buy 2 more Kitchen chairs

Replace front window screen frame

Antique papertowel holder
Smoke micro stand
Antique hope chest IN PROGRESS
Smoke book stand IN PROGRESS
Antique Kitchen table & chairs
Pick out paint color for Dining room DILL - Can't wait to get the walls finished & get the paint on!
Pick out paint color for Cai's room
Pick out paint color for B's room
Pick out paint color for our room
Make pad for top of hopechest

Pull strips/Sand/Clean up/Paint:
Kitchen IN PROGRESS
Dining Room IN PROGRESSLiving Room IN PROGRESSHall IN PROGRESSHall Bathroom
Cai's room
B's room
our room

Hang lite fixture in B's room
Hang lite fixture in Cais' room
Paint trim in Cadence's room
Paint trim in B's room
Paint Cadence's dressers
Paint B's dressers
Buy curtains for kitchenette
Buy tulle for Cadence's valance
Buy blinds for Cai & Bry's rooms
Buy blinds for dining room
Buy bedding for Cai's room
Buy new bedding/curtains for our room
Buy new light fixture for diningroom

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

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Cadence...

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Bryleigh...

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Maizen...

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Bryleigh & Adam....



til later...

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekend in Review…

It was a really nice weekend. I didn't really accomplish much around the house - but I had a great weekend, so I think that is more important :)

Friday we didn't really do anything. Dennis got home from school early, we went to bed early & that was about it.

Saturday morning we got up & cleaned, dropped Tiff's b/day gift off to her, ran to the store, came home, cleaned some more, I went & picked up Ahrianna, the girls played, Selena & Nathan came over. The 3 kids played t-ball w/Dennis, while Selena & I ran to the store.
We brought home pizza & cake & ate. Took Ahrianna home around 11:15 - I didn't get back home til after 12!

Today we worked on different projects around the house…smoking the bookcase & the hopechest. Sanding the walls…dennis did yard work.
FYI - smoking furniture doesn't mean just a quick coat of the "smoke"…you have to paint it first & then apply the smoke…
Ugh…so each piece of furniture is taking like 2 or 3 coats…hopefully I'll be able to start the faux finish tomorrow. It's annoying seeing a bunch of different projects going on throughout the living room!
No big plans for the week. Trying to finish up my little projects…Dennis has exams tomorrow & Tuesday. Then he's going to work on sanding the walls during the evening. Who knows - maybe we'll be ready to paint next weekend!! OR we'll pull the strips from the bathrooms & bedrooms…ugh…it's never ending!





Til tomorrow...