Thursday, September 24, 2009

This and that...

Sitting here downloading pictures while the boys are kind of napping. I have taken to driving them around in the car until they fall asleep and then coming home and putting them in bed. Or at least that is what I tried today. Noah is awake, Cameron is asleep. Yesterday I sat in my car for 30 minutes while they slept. Guess I should have done the same thing today. Oh well...they so need the nap still but so don't want to take it! We are finding our groove again though.

Love yoga. Need I say more on that topic?

Joining my first ever book club I think. How fun! Not sure what to expect. Does that sound silly or what?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Scrappy days

Well, I decided one of the ways to make me scrap more is to join in on a contest or two. Always guaranteed to get me scrapping again. I loved the kit for this weeks round and the only thing I would change about this one is the lettering for the title. I still don't have everything loaded on to the new computer so my font choices were limited and I wasn't able to use an alphabet from another kit. But this turned out cute in my opinion so I was happy. Cameron was thrilled to get this little orange car finally! You can check out my layout if you want over here for my entry.

Credits: Kit was A New Day by Christy Skaggs
Fonts: Impact, Times New Yorker, and VT Portable Remington

Fun kit to work with and I can see me using this a lot for pictures from this summer. Has some fun colors and of course Cameron's favorite orange in it. That is actually harder to find than one might think. But it was the perfect match for his new favorite shirt. :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The gym

I did it. I joined a gym this morning. I didn't work out but I took the first step! I do plan to go tomorrow and am making my appointment with a trainer to learn what I need to be doing. Woo-hoo!

So why is it if we know that certain foods and such are so much better for us we still eat all the junk? I think for me it is convenience and worrying about my kiddos. I love fresh fruits and yet I find myself not eating them nearly as much as I used to. I think part of me wants to make sure I have them for the kids each day and don't run out. Does that sound crazy or what? Trying to change my thinking but man is it hard to do. I did do one thing that I am hoping will help. I subscribed to a local delivery service that provides fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers. If it is being delivered to my home I am more likely to eat it and not worry so much about having enough since it will come weekly.

One of my frustrations since we have moved here is the huge lack of good produce at the local grocery stores. It is sad. I live in the middle of farm country and yet the produce is all moldy and half bad before I even get it home. I have become VERY selective on what I am bringing home these days because I have ended up throwing so much of it away. You get a thing of strawberries or blueberries home and open it to discover moldy ones in there...and you just bought it the day before. Ugh!

My mom asked me the other day if I took them back to where I got it. I told her I gave up. I would be taking stuff back nearly daily if I did that. And I just can't run to the store every day to pick up fresh stuff. As much as I would like to I just can't. If we lived within walking distance of the store I would in a heartbeat. But packing up two little ones that do not want to go to the store and then trekking around the place is not fun. So I really try and limit it to twice a week and usually try to go after they go to bed or first thing on Saturday mornings (I find this actually has the best selection if I am lucky enough to get to go then).

Okay, that was my rant. I feel better. Just annoying that we live in the middle of farm country and I can't even get decent produce at the store!

Friday, September 4, 2009


So the other day I was holding Cameron on my lap and we were talking. I asked him (and please don't ask me why I asked this question because I have no earthly idea as to why I did) if he would like a baby brother or sister. It all started out with a book we had just finished reading shortly before and we were playing and he said something about a baby. He emphatically stated "no." Noah has already expressed his dislike of my holding another baby when we went to visit his new baby cousin back in July. I guess it would be safe to say at this point they do not want a sibling.

So I have just given up on the removing of clothing during "nap" time. As long as they keep their diaper on I am fine with them taking it all off. They are pretty funny actually. I sit by the monitor and listen to them because they talk about it as they are removing items. They laugh and giggle and it makes me giggle too just knowing they are being so silly. Now I just have to teach them how to put all the clothes back on. But today I walked in to this...

Pretty funny if you ask me. I hesitated to post the pictures because they both look so skinny! You would never believe me if I told you how much food they actually eat each day. I am amazed. I am also nervous for what the future holds when these two are 16 and eating me out of house and home!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My eight hours...

So in my lovely eight hours each week that the boys are in "school" I am supposed to get the house cleaned (top to bottom mind you including dusting, vacuuming, laundry, ceiling fans, blinds, etc), clean out the garage and the house (closets and all), walk the dog, water the yard, go to the grocery store, workout, doctor's appointments and any other errands there may be to do. Hmm, you add it up...ya think I can get all that done in eight hours? I can't get it all done in the entire week much less in eight hours (which in reality is about seven and a half once you factor in drive time and stuff).

It really is becoming annoying to me that whenever something comes up it automatically falls into the "you can do it while the boys are at school" category. Grr. Okay, that was my rant. I'm done. I did however manage to take care of several things today while they were at school that have been on my "to do" list for some time now. Woo-hoo!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

First day of school

This was the boys their first day this year.

This was the boys last year for their very first day of "school" last year (and ever). Wow what a difference a year makes!

They carry their own lunch bags and backpacks in now and put their lunches in little cubbies. I still hang their backpacks for them since it is too tall but man how different things are between this year and last. They are growing up way too fast! They are both getting so very tall and talkative. Cameron carried on an entire conversation with me yesterday. I had to jot it all down it was just too cute. They are amazing little beings to me and I feel so very blessed each and every day.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Slowly making progress on their 2008 book. Was hoping to be further along by now but I'll take what I can get at the moment. Napping woes are still in our lives and so I have no free time several days of the week now. Sigh. And one of my children (who will remain nameless other than saying his name starts with a C) is one grouchy child who is VERY demanding when he doesn't nap. So nothing is getting done around my house these days. I should be used to this but just not. Ugh!
Oh, I forgot, today I hear Cameron saying he needs help, he is stuck. I run upstairs and into their room (remind you both are supposed to be sleeping) and Noah is totally undressed except for his socks and Cameron has his shirt that he can't get off and is stuck with it on his head (he can't unbutton the button so it got stuck but he had socks and all off). Oh lovely. And I was praying last weeks episode was just an isolated incident. Sigh. Oh well, the adventures in motherhood!


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