Friday, May 23, 2008

Hello My Peps.

I am not pregnant.  And a little frustrated about it too.
Moving on.....
How is your day?  All is well over here on this Eve of Memorial Day Weekend.  It is very hot though.  I am pretty sure we are going to beat the heat by swimming as much as possible this weekend.  Thanks Don and Michelle!
The crazy busyness is as crazy as ever, but our friends will be home next week, and I am pretty sure I will miss the working.  From what they have told me though, they are having a great time.  I actually googled one of the beach towns they visited in Italy to be able to show you pictures but for whatever reason got a bunch of porn so I got scared and slammed the computer closed.  
The kid is saying dog pretty much constantly now.  Only he doesn't say the g, and every time he says it he had to say it 15 times right in a row.  But it is cute, and we are one word closer to the 10 he is supposed to be able to say by 15 months.  Oh, and if you play patty cake with him he will do the 'roll it' part and the 'mark it part'.  The cuteness around here threatens to consume us all.  
Tonight we are going to a movie in the park with some friends.  Should be fun, I am just hoping that we don't get some freak rain storm with as humid as it is today!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No time to talk.

So, I have been slacking, I know.  But I am SO busy.  See, some friends of ours are in Europe for 3 weeks this month, and while they are there I am baby sitting their company.  They own a tile distribution company, but all I am pretty much doing is answering the phone and sending out quotes.  But oh-my-lands people, I am not used to working.  I guess more than that I am not used to working with two little children running around all the time.  But I am loving it.  I have missed working, or more specifically I have missed having tangible results for my efforts.  Anyway, if you don't hear from me much until June 1st you know what I am doing.

In other news, we bought a car!!  Well, actually we bought an SUV.  We had a 2006 Toyota Corolla, that we loved, but we owed almost $13,000 and were paying almost 18% interest.  I know, I know, some of you just had a heart attack.  Get back up off the floor, because we sold it.  We just broke even on it, but at least we are out of it.  So anyway, we have been looking for something a little older, for a lot less money and a way lower interest rate.  And we found it.  What we got is a 2003 Kia Sorento.  It only 
has 73,000 miles on it and we have a connection to a dealership here, so we got the thing for $7,750.  Which was the dealers cost.  Pretty great, huh?   

Hey, just cause I am curious as to who is reading, leave me a comment will ya, and let me know you stopped by.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Project

Hello all, I am here to share my project with you.  I am working on 'fixing up' our yard.  For those of you that do not know, our house in on 1/3 of an acre, so we have a fairly large yard.  There just isn't much to it.  I took pictures to show you!!

This is a bed that I put in earlier this year at the back of our house.  The window goes into our office/spare bedroom.  Our backdoor is to the left of the brick.  The plants that are coming up are some bulbs that I got from one of our neighbors and my father-in-law.  I could not begin to tell you what they are.  I think one of the varieties is a hybrid iris, but there is another somethingorother in there too.  The problem with this bed is that
 both of these flowers need way more sunlight than they are getting here.  I think for this year I will leave them where they are, to see how they do.  I will just need to add some more color with something that will do okay in the shade.

This bed is to the left of the back of our house.  We have these horrible bazillion feet tall bushes that surround our entire backyard.  We measured it out and with these things we lose 20 feet of yard space.  This is the space left when we took out one of these horrible things.  Don't yet know what we are going to do with it, but it is hideous and has to change.

This is just some cute kid that keeps hanging around here.  
After some many weeks of him just being here I think we might just keep him.

This is the front of the house, to the left of the front door.  These are some kind of holly bush that were here when we bought the house.  We are not a big fan of them, but we think we might have come up with a way to make them okay.  There is some room in the bed in front of them, and the front of our house really needs color, but again, there is very little sun so we are going to have to find something that will work in the shade.  Anyone have any suggestions?

I am very excited that we actually are going to put some work into the yard this year.  I will keep you updated on the progress, and if you have any ideas and suggestion please let me know!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pictures. Finally.

So, I know it has been something like three weeks since Elijah's birthday, but here are some pictures for ya'll.

It took Don-e days to get all of the frosting out of his ear!  Happy Birthday little man!


Monday, May 5, 2008

Breast Cancer.

I know it has affected everyone, everywhere.  I have lost family members to this disease.  I have a surrogate aunt who is currently battling this disease.   How has it affected you?  Click on the link.  Sign the petition.  Create a little character.  Help fight breast cancer.