Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Fix wall corners - check
Fix hole from front doorknob - check
Paint repaired walls - check
Paint stair-well and loft - check
Box up all extra stuff for storage - check
Replace ceiling fan in Andrew’s room - check
Put boys’ closet doors back on - check
Put boys’ bunkbeds back together - check
Clean and de-clutter computer/craft room – check
Tear out HUGE bush in front yard (Rhett) - check
Clean bathrooms (all 2 ½ of them) - check
Vacuum house - check
Clean kitchen floor on hands & knees (including under and behind fridge, oven and washer and dryer) - check
Shampoo family room carpet - check
Wash inside of all windows – check
Talk with Realtor and start the process of putting the house on the market – check
Have a day of sleeping in and relaxing – check!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Now it's back to normal life and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I got out the Christmas decorations today and remember how much I like Christmas time.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
"Yea, mom. I'm o.k." he said. "Weeee!"
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
If you know me, you know I'm notorious for fixing "special" foods on Halloween. I plan weeks in advance each of the three meals for the day and goodies as well. Halloween morning started off with spiderweb pancakes.
Lunch was leftover bugs (I'm so sad I didn't get a picure) and dinner was bones and blood (pasta and spaghetti sauce baked with cheese on top), spiders (from breadsticks) and greenworms (green beans) served on these adorable plates Rhett's mom sent us! When Porter got out of school, the boys put on their costumes and we headed to Rhett's work to trick-or-treat around his office. Then it was home for dinner and more trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Porter was a motorcross motorcycle guy, Zach was Optimus Prime, and Andrew was a football player. It was so funny to see each of them get into "character" as they got in their costumes. Andrew was a trooper - he ended up with the most candy which made his pumpkin quite heavy. But he would not let anyone else carry it for him! I think he was so suprised that eveyone was giving him candy and he wasn't going to let it out of his sight! He was in heaven because I would open every piece of candy he would bring to me!
We gorged on candy, candy and more candy, then it was off to bed! I love Halloween!
Monday, October 27, 2008
P.S. I was going to take a picture, but by the time I thought of it I had my shirt off and, well, you wouldn't have taken a picture either... I just let you visualize... :)
Thursday, October 16, 2008
has gone to the wayside
too many commitments in the morning
Exercise at night?
too many commitments to plan at night
exercise during the day?
Like I don't have enough things to do
get up earlier?
but that 30 extra minutes of sleep is
oh, so nice
And, I've realized
I'm an emotional eater
and chocolate is my vice
combine that with no exercise
it's starting to show
I'm trying to eat healthier
more fruits and veggies
add the exercise back in sometime
But some days
are so hard
when the last candy bar in the cookie jar
is calling my name.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
After the game, we loaded up on groceries, packed our bags and headed down to Carlsbad. We spent the night in a hotel, then got up the next morning and went to the Carlsbad Caverns. Talk about amazing! There are two ways to go down into the caves; one is an elevator, and the other is to take a mile-long trail through the natural entrance. However, either way, it takes you 750 feet down into the Big Room of the cave. We decided to be adventurous and take the natural entrance - a mile or so of downhill trail. The boys did great. After an hour and half we made it down to the Big Room, where we took the elevator back up so we could have some lunch (because well-fed boys are happy boys!). After lunch, we took the elevator back down and went around the 1.2 mile trail of the Big Room. It took us two hours to get around the whole trail and we were in awe at the creations that had been made over thousands of years. We took the elevator back up, and went to a park for an hour before we went back to see the bat flight. The bats started coming out of the cave at about 6:00 and when we left an hour later, they were still coming! I couldn't believe how many bats there were. They would come up out of the cave, circle a few times, then take of in a massive stream where they would then break off into groups and fly off to go hunt for the night. It was very impressive.
We stayed in the hotel that night, then got up Monday morning, loaded up everything and drove to Alamogordo to see the White Sands. We rented a sled at the visitor's center, then headed out to the middle of the dunes. We walked out a ways until we found some good hills to sled down. We all took turns going down the hills and playing in the sand. Porter's favorite thing was so run and jump off the edge of the hill. We could've spent all day there on the cool sand. It was a sight to see.
Unfortunately, we did have to come home. But we had a great time and I highly recommend everyone seeing those sights.
Then we had to go home so we could go to bed early so the boys and I could get up early Friday morning to see the balloons again! Rhett had to go into work, so he couldn't join us, but we had great time. The balloons were amazing as always - I'm facinated everytime. The Special shape balloons took off, then others that had taken off from around the city came over the park. We hung around, and later, three helicopters (a army one, the sheriff one, and police one), 5 hovercrafts, a firetruck, an ambulance, and two police motorcycles came and parked on the grass and we were able to look and climb on them (or the boys were). According to Porter, it was "the best day ever!"
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