Saturday, October 31, 2009

A fairy, a Witch, Indiana Jones and ELVIS!

I am doing my best to keep up with this blog. I just can't keep it together enough every day to log on and of course, post pictures!! Pictures are my favorite part of the blog so for some reason I think it's not a post if it doesn't have a picture with it.
Here's a quickie post of the kids from Halloween. Bailey was a midnight fairy, Emma was a stitch witch, Jackson was Indiana Jones and Teague was Elvis. I had so much fun making Teague's costume and he wore the glasses for a whole 2 seconds. Actually, just long enough for me to snap a few pictures!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Currently, I am not attending MOPS, a Bible study or part of any organization/group that would require anything out of me. I had decided in the summer that I needed to get back to me and back to the basics with my family and so I did. It has been refreshing in many ways and I really like it, but I do miss seeing friends and having fun with other women just like me: trying to make it all work in this crazy life of raising kids and special spouses.

Eventhough I am unscheduled and feeling refreshed again, I am still not settled and still do not feel "complete". I need something more. I need a sense of accomplishment other than a clean home, clean kids (and laundry) and a dinner each night at home. I feel like I am where I am supposed to be. I am happier than ever at home, working around the house even if it is cleaning out closets or rearranging shelves (over and over again it seems) but something seems to be missing.

Somehow, someway, sometime this past week, I came across a blog that I started reading. Nester is someone that I don't know, but adore. She finds herself at home and making it what she wants with what she has- repurposing, rearranging, and redoing. Click on her name to check out her blog. Seriously inspiring girl and story.

She got me thinking about all the things I want to do at home. I am realizing that I still need interests and should spend a little time on them (they typically involve decorating or creating something). I am going to start a list of all the things I want to do and learn. Once I learn them, I am going to cross them off my list. What a sense of accomplishment I am going to feel.

Here's a start to my list:

1. find out about local sewing classes and take a sewing class on T, W or Th...soon

2. learn how to use the (new, still has shrink wrap attached) photoshop program that I bought one year ago when Jerrod and I started Christmas shopping- seriously, a year ago! Did I mention that it is unopened?!

3. take the clothes from the girls closets and my closet this weekend to Goodwill

4. complete my bathroom- it feels so incomplete

5. tablescape like Nester (heck, I wouldn't drop in this week...I am seriously rearranging all my tables and will be moving things all over the house. I figure this comes first so that I'll know what I have and what I need...right?)

6. complete the playroom. This is beyond torture for me. I dislike that room so much- so much so that it should probably be the first thing I tackle. I really need to paint the shelves and I know that is going to be so hard...they are icky oak right now.

7. run in a marathon- even if it's a half marathon.

Those items were amazingly easy to come up with. I am such a list girl. Total type A personality and need to list to see my accomplishments.

I'll let you know what I get accomplished, soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Community workers week

This week is "Community Workers" week for Jackson's class in Kindergarten. They are busy learning about all the important community workers like police officers, fire fighters, and the like. He is having so much fun!!

Can you imagine the stories that Ms. Janacek heard about as they discussed police officers from her kindergartener's??! I bet that was a day she learned a little about the Mommy's and Daddy's in the room!! Of course, Jackson couldn't say anything about me...but his daddy? That's different!!

Jackson is the one on the far left and see, somehow he knows what it looks like to write a ticket....Here is his again (on the far left) holding his water hose.
He is still having so much fun at school everyday. He comes home full of stories and one usually entails who got their "clip" moved on the discipline chart! He is so happy he has NEVER had to move his....seriously.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fredericksburg photos

I've had a few friends asking for pictures of the house in Fredericksburg. I was finally able to snap a few pictures right before we were leaving this last trip.
Master bedroom:Master bathroom:Hallway bathroom:
Front bedroom:Family room:
Dining room:Another view of the dining room:Kitchen:Another view of kitchen:Computer desk in Kitchen:Coming into from the back door (pantry door):TV room:Back bedroom:

Love this little house and can't wait to share it with friends and family!!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg

This weekend we went to Fredericksburg and it just so happened that this is the weekend for Oktoberfest! It rained and rained and rained all weekend. The kids were so disappointed, but we finally got to go on Sunday. We waited until late afternoon and went to try it out. It was hot, steamy and muddy from all the rain, but of course, we had fun anyway. We rode our bikes over there and the boys had fun tagging along on back of my bike. (We can't wait for Jackson to learn to ride his bike without training wheels! We think he will have so much fun...he just doesn't seem interested.)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Our Swine Flew

The girls have been working on a project this month at Tracy Reed's art studio. She is so funny...she put together a class called the "swine flew" project. Perfect for this time of year!!

The idea is to create something to watch over our house to protect us from getting the swine flu!! The girls completed their "pig" and the reveal was today!

Such a great job girls...

Now, where to put them??? We are currently taking suggestions.

RED yarn!

I would have never, never, ever thought in a million years that I would be receiving a craft home from MDO like this. I mean, after having 3 children with blonde hair, we always saw yellow yarn. This small, paper plate brought such a smile to my face today that I could barely stand myself. Me? Have a child with red hair? Anyone else see that coming??! I certainly did not.

Oh, how I love my sweet craft from MDO! Especially the RED yarn and Teague! Perfection.