Thursday, August 26, 2010

AAAHHH!!! Enjoying some much needed quiet time!

It has been awhile since my last blog! I am "claiming" that I have just been too busy to do it when in all actuality I have just been "too busy"  reading other peoples blogs.  As I have confessed before, I am addicted to reading other peoples blogs! I love it!  So anywho, on with my new post...
I recently redecorated one of my living room walls by spray painting some of my picture frames blue or white.  I would love to include a picture but I have sent my camera with my in laws on their vacation!  So, take my word for it, it looks pretty good if I must say so myself.  I put a bench below all the frames now I just need to make a cushion to go on the bench which would be a lot easier if I had a sewing machine! So for now my guests rear ends will just have to ache when they sit there! :-)  In the midst of redecorating my wall I also picked up a HUGE dresser at the Goodwill store for $13!! Can you believe that?? I wasn't gonna get it but my good friend Danielle talked me into it.  I sent her a picture phone text and she saw the potential in it! My plan is to paint it an ivory color and maybe doing some glazing to distress it.  I have only primed it so far.  It is gonna take me a while to get it finished but stay tuned and I will show a finished product at some point!So without further adew....

I named it the Behemoth because it is sooo large!  But it will be perfect for all of Rylees clothes.

Along with taking on the behemoth I also took on a special project called Joyful Noise!  I am now teaching our mothers day out program at church.  There are 12 toddlers in our class and they are all a blessing in their own way!  Along with teaching, I am also sending my kiddos for some learning time!  Here are some pics I took of our first day of school!

Being the good mom that I am, I did not get a picture of little Maxy before he went!  As you can imagine he had a sweet smile on his face taking it all in stride (he is only 8 months old so he could care less).  I had to get the before picture of me looking all confident!  If only I had gotten the after picture you would see my frazzledness (probably not a word but sounds good in this situation).

Sorry this blog is so long, I just had some catching up to do!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

CSN Gift certificate giveaway!!

So... I am posting this in order to hopefully win a CSN gift certificate for a new sewing machine!  As most of you know I follow many many talented womens blogs and one of my favorites is All Things Thrifty!  She is giving away a gift certificate to CSN.  Keep your fingers crossed I win so I can get me a new sewing machine so Danielle and I can try to learn how to sew pillows and curtains!  Go check out her blog at

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

All encompassing!!

This post is probably gonna be all over the place.  I got the idea from my good friend Danielle to blog about everything and make a book about it to remember things by so I am going to try to use this for that reason!

First, I have to start out with some of the (many many) reasons I absolutely love and adore my kids! I think it is so so cute how the say their cute little things!  Some of my favorite things that I love my kids say and have said in the past are...

Bob Bob...Spongebob
Where us going...Where are we going?
Hot tub...Pool
Dog Dogs...Hot dogs
*Biaper...Diaper (For some reason this was my favorite when he was little)

These are only some of the ones I can remember right now.  But I love when Josh tells Rex and Rylee they are Pete and Repeat and Rex says "yeah Repeat and Repeat".  I also love when we are headed to church and he says "whats called my teacher?" (His way of asking who his teacher is gonna be) because we are there so much!! :-) And when he says "Jesus is my superhero!"  That one will make and mommas heart melt!  I know I will come up with soooo many more so I plan to blog those as I come up with them so stay tuned!  We are also starting to read the Bible to Rex now and I started in Genesis.  To begin with I am teaching him what testament this book is in as well as what Genesis and Sin means.  He now knows Genesis means the beginning and knows that sin is when you do something bad.  Of course right now at 3.5 "something bad" consists of pooping his pants!

Bob Bob...Spongebob
Showder...Shower (Which she also calls a bath)

Everything Rex says now she repeats as you read above.  So they are Pete and Repeat.  I know there is more I am missing but for now this is all I can remember.  Also, Rylee who I call my peanut because she is soooo stinkin tiny, just had her 2nd birthday!  She DID NOT like being the center of attention but LOVED LOVED LOVED the dress up clothes she got!  At her checkup she was still only in the 8th percentile weighing in at a whopping 22 pounds while her little brother is 7 months old and 18 pounds!

These are a couple of my new fave pics!! I always have to include pics of course!  The first one is Rylee at church with her buddy Victorias sunglasses on!  Next, is Rex sleeping.  I like this pic because it shows how he has toys in bed with him.  He takes toys to bed with him and sleeps with them and if he wakes up in the middle of the night to come sleep with us he brings the toys in with him.  The next pic is seriously one of my all time faves!! Little Max peeking over the pillows.  It was soooo cute!  He would peek up at us and start laughing.  And last is my little man taking a bath with his funny smile.  Man I love these kids!

P.S.  I am still working on the furniture project!  I got the first layer of paint on and had some issues so I need to sand a little more and paint some more but I DO NOT plan on doing any of that til it cools down a little bit!