Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Most of our yard has filled in with grass! There are still some thin spots, and all around the edges needs to fill in better, but we only really have one spot left that is a mud pit whenever the sprinklers are on. I think we might need to get some filler dirt to raise that spot up, or just plant an orange tree there. But i am very happy with how it is turning out. I even got out the lawnmower this week and trimmed just the highest, thickest part of the lawn. I had forgotten how much I enjoy yard work. Since we have the grass growing pretty good, I cleaned up the back porch so it is Sam friendly. It's his favorite place to go now to hang out. When the other kids aren't out there playing I frequently find him at the back door, it reminds me of a little dog just patiently waiting for someone to come and open the door for him. And yes- the glass doors are really really dirty. The first night we were in our house and we were showing it off to all the family that helped us move in, Hannah ran right into the closed sliding doors. I haven't actually washed them since we moved in- I worry if i cleaned them now we would have a lot more kids running into the glass. Do we want to risk it? OK- it would probably not be an issue, but it sounds like a good excuse to skip that chore.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
(my sound of frustration)
It's been 3 weeks and 2 days without my car.
It's been very hard to stay positive. I never realized that having a car was that important to my personal happiness. I should probably work on that.
And the hardest part for me, is that I can't get mad at anyone else. I can't blame this on Chase or the kids. It's all my fault that we have no car. And then I almost get mad at Chase because I can't get mad at him for it... Yes- I know that's not normal.
(Hahaha- I just spellchecked, and apparently my sound of frustration is spelled wrong.)
(oops- so is hahaha)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
On Tuesday we were just fixing leftovers and sandwiches for dinner- i wasn't fixing anything new. Bekah's dinner request was Refried beans in a sandwich! It sounds really gross, and me and chase were really skeptical that she would actually eat it- but she loved it!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Introducing Brad and Hannah to new baby Bekah. Brad was instantly taken with her and is giving her a kiss.
Any body want my ugly organ? it has a missing key, a couple of missing buttons, the fabric panels on the side are kicked in thanks to the kids using as a step to get to the light switch- also when Kitty had kittens they hid inside of it a lot, who knows what presents they left for you! It has pretty pipes that rest on top of it. And the bench only falls down on top of Sam every other time he pulls up against it! What? no takers? OK- it's going to DI, or some other random thrift store this weekend- I don't really like anything that makes Sam look like that. So unless I get a request before it disappears, it's out of here. This couch is also going this weekend- and it is so bad, I am not even asking if any one wants it. I am not letting any one sit on this couch again! I just received the call that our new sectional that we ordered is ready to be picked up. I will post the pictures after we get it here and set up and the living room clean. Thanks to Scott for helping us bring it home! (even if our car was working, we still wouldn't be able to get it home in our "girly" SUV)
And one more note before I go clean up my super messy living room before the guys bring my couch home: On Thursday I mentioned in an e-mail to chase at work that I really wished I had some soda pop to drink- it was all gone and had been for a couple of days. I wasn't expecting much since he roller bladed to work and would be roller blading home as well. But there is a Fry's halfway home- and he stopped and picked me up 2 whole 12 packs of soda! And then he roller bladed the last 2 miles with his backpack filled with his clothes and his huge shoes, and a 12 pack in each hand. I know most women are thrilled when they get flowers from there hubbies- but I was more than happy with my soda! Especially knowing what he had to do to get it home to me! I love Chase!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Hannah always picks out her own clothes for school, and I really try to just supply her with clothes that I won't have to make her change out of. (everything in her drawers is modest and in good condition and appropriate for school) but sometimes I wonder if her choices look somewhat trendy to other people, or just silly. her first day back to school she really wanted to wear the frog shirt and pink skirt but it was a little cold and windy, so she grabbed the bright pink leggings and told me it all matched cause the shirt has both colors of pink. I though it looked a little strange, but I couldn't make her change based on that. She has her freedom to pick her own clothes- but sometimes I wonder what other people think of them.