Saturday, May 2, 2009

Why.Oh. Why.

I've figured out why I don't blog much. It's not so much that I don't have anything to say. I can always come up with SOMETHING.

It's the pictures. I find it a chore to have to upload pictures and then FIND them.

Oh, I know where they are -- in 'my pictures' file.

The problem is I have at least seven cotillion ( I don't know how many that even is but it must be a lot) pictures and it takes for-ev-er to find the one I need.

So- I'm going to just find a random picture for this post and put it up.

Ok- I couldn't just put up a picture of ONE of my kids so I put up a picture of all THREE.

I didn't even edit these in Picassa.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Where Have I Been?!?

I'm so BAD at posting on my own blog and SO, SO, GOOD at reading others. So- here's the scoop on what's been happening in my/the family's life this past little while (in no particular order):
  • Had Sasha's birthday party. She turned 3 and is old enough to remember this birthday which is really cool. I must say it was more like CHRISTMAS with all the gifts she received. And thankfully the birthday balloons have been quiety disappearing since the almost strangulation situation with Sampson. Had to break out the scissors, make a fast dash and rescue the poor baby! {Side note: I've just now realized that I've managed to nicely space out my children's birthdays; March, May and July. Just enough breathing space between each to get ready for the next!}
  • Went to London's (Kristine and Mark's little girl) baby blessing. We had such a nice time and London looked precious in her blessing dress. She was in such a good mood while we were taking pictures, too. Sooo sweet!
  • Was lucky to have my sister and her family come visit a few weeks ago. Randy loves it too because it means I clean the house!
  • Managed to not freak out too much when I came home to find my husband had ONCE AGAIN rearranged my computer/desk situation. When I walked back to the room that is ONCE AGAIN my computer room I just stopped in my tracks and turned around to face my husband. He just stood there with a HUGE grin on his face. He knows how much I stress out when he rearranges things. It wasn't too bad this time since he had most everything moved. {I was equally surprised to discover our NEW living room arrangement a few days ago as well. Sigh..aren't women supposed to be the ones to do the "rearranging"??!?}
  • Both Sampson and Sasha got sick. Sampson has RSV, bronchiolitis and ear infections. It's the first time he's been so sick. Sasha just had a an annoying cough. Bleh!
  • Spent tons of time online pouring over paint color samples and living room decor. I still want to decorate my living room with aqua/teal/ice blue...{you get the picture} I'm sooo close to buying paint. It's just hard for me to get in the painting mood when it's SO DARN COLD. Stop snowing already!
Love how clean and refreshing this one is. But I'm not too sure about that clean, crisp, WHITE furniture. Not only do I have children but also 2 dogs who think they own all the comfy spots in the house. I can just see their cute little paw prints running across the the back of the couch and down the arms.

The wood accents in this one warm it up a bit. I just don't know if I can find make time to search for only blue and white accessories. {And the beautiful decorative items on the coffee table would more likely be on the beautiful rug beneath it once Sampson's seen them.}
I'm thinking I REALLY like this one. I know, I know, still have to find the color matching accessories. But the couch is beigey/tan. Much better at hiding little paw prints. It feels warm, cozy, AND best of all, has a splash of PINK!

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to leave me a comment!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Good Morning!

Today Randy had to take his work car into the dealership to get the headlight replaced.  This meant I had to drive the van to the dealership so he had a ride home.

Things for me to do:

Get kids up (okay Randy got Sampson out of his bed and Sasha woke up on her own but still...) {check}

Change diapers {check}

Get kids dressed {check}

Give Sampson a handful of Cheerios and a bottle {check}

Get Sasha  a sippy cup with milk and a baggie of Trix {check}

Get dressed, brush teeth, put hair in pony tail {check}

Do Sasha's hair {check}

Put Sampson in carseat with blanket {check}

Get kids in car {check}

Things for Randy to do:

Take shower, brush teeth, do hair {check}

Get dressed {check}

Eat {check}

Get in car {check}

Hmmmmmm....... The "lists" look a little uneven... 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's Been Happening?

Today Randy surprized me and came home during the day with a gift for me.  A Valentine's Day gift. ( I know, I know, a little late) He had it wrapped in one of Sampson's blankets.  He had a big speech ready to give me on how he knew I would love this gift and it was useful as well...and on and on and on.  I just KNEW it would be:
  1. something he wanted or
  2. something incredibly crazy

He said he had to go to TWO stores to find it and even had to get on his phone web browser to prove to the lady in the store that they had some in stock.  They were in backstock. (I wonder why?)

FINALLY he gave me the blanket wrapped gift and I unveiled.....


Have you SEEN the commercial about this contraption?  A blanket with arms?

Randy and I saw the commercial a few nights ago and we both could not stop from commenting on it.  Not in a good way commenting.  It looks like an outfit one of those creatures from Star Wars wears.


Or even a Jedi Knight. 

All I know is that I thought it was one of the silliest things I'd ever seen. Grab a blanket already. Put on a sweatshirt.  I know-turn up the heater! (oh wait, you don't have to turn on the heater wearing this!)

I honestly thought the gift was a joke. It wasn't.  My dear husband told me I could wear it while I was using my laptop (I have no laptop) or while I was watching tv ( I usually do that while in bed, under covers)

He got one for my mother, too.  (because they were ONLY 15 dollars!   On the website they are two for 35.00!) I suggested he give MINE to my mother and take hers back. Not going to happen.  

I do like the cool little booklight that came with it.