Friday, May 22, 2009

My Spouse's Stinky Schedule

Monday: work from 7-5:30pm
Tuesday: work/TA from 7-10:00pm
Wednesday: work from 7-5:30
Thursday: work/TA from 7-10:00pm
Friday: work from 7-5:30pm
Saturday: class from 8:30-4:30pm

Poopy, I know. I make every meal and the kids don't even see their daddy two days out of the week. I've been spoiled and I miss it! Only 10 more weeks left! :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our six-state tour

We had a family trip to visit my sister and her family a few weeks ago that took us through six states. Quite a trip! Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and finally Georgia. I think in that order. It was about a 16 hour drive. It was so fun to have James actually go on a big drive with me!! I've done the last several all on my lonesome. We stayed for a little over a week, and packed our days with fun-ness. I don't have any pictures, which is why I haven't blogged about it. I was hoping that Dawnelle would do it and I could just direct everyone over to her blog. But she hasn't. And it's been a month. My conclusion: She doesn't love me. *Sniff*

Some of the fun things we did:
*ate hot dogs and pizza at Costco
*went to IKEA
*made a raised bed garden practically by ourselves!
*bought a lot of food
*got a pedicure and massage
*semi-participated in a city-wide service project that their stake was in charge of
*had a birthday party for her son Carter who turned four! I made a really tacky fireman poster. I have not art skillz.
*filed papers
*watched DVR'd TV
*ate a lot of food
*went to the Dollar Tree
*James did a lot of fix-up work on their house
*got slushes at Cherry Limeades at Sonic
*saw illegal immigrants waiting in parking lots for jobs
*went to the zoo in Atlanta
*drove around and gawked at the huuuge houses. And that was just in her neighborhood! :)
*I mentioned The Pioneer Woman too many times and embarrassed myself. Seriously, I'm sure I sounded like a crazy person.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Easter flashback

We made this fun treat for easter, trying to use up our peeps. Which none of my kids like. :) Cute little peep chick in a rice crispy nest, complete with chocolate eggs! Cute, eh?!

I got the idea from my sister's friend's blog- I've used her blog several other times for fun/cute crafty ideas. Check it out!!

Everyone had fun making them, and even more messy fun eating them.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Front Room: before and after

Our front room got an updated look with some "new" furniture! (hand-me-downs from my sister, thanks Nelly!) This was our front room before. Ugly Betty (treadmill), small table, very little lounging room.
After: Bigger new table! We can actually fit food on it- hooray!

The luxury of TWO couches! Love it love it!

Not a big change or anything, but I love it. The couches just happen to match perfectly. And we've already had missionaries over to test out the new dining table. Fabulous! I also picked up a new silverware set while in Georgia (at Costco) and that also makes me happy. They feel heavy and sturdy and shiny. The cheap set we got seven years ago definitely needed to go. Fun stuff!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I heart Strawberry Jam!

I was filling my fridge back up after our trip and found some really cheap strawberries. So the girls and I made jam- yahoo! They really loved crushing up the strawberries.
I found these cute little one cup containers, but now I'm thinking they are too small. Since we ate half of one for breakfast. I'll just have to make more!