Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pointless post

Some of the things that occupy my days.

1. Verizon on Demand-the girls are watching on demand during their free time in the mornings. The younger two prefer the enchanting melodies of the show "High Five". I'm not sure that I had ever heard of this show before we moved here, but I've gotten my fair share of the 6 episodes that are stuck in our on demand box this month. I've had many of the songs (that I dislike) stuck in my head and I also spend my time singing them against my will. Kayleigh prefers to watch anything on Disney. At some point we'll have a discussion on healthy expectations for body image and success. Disney doesn't always put out the most positive role models in this respect. I've been injoying the "I Survived", and "Intervention" on demand episodes. Not to mention the plethora of Golden Girls episodes sitting like a buffet on our t.v. lineup.

2. Working Out-I've had to rev it up a couple notches this past week and a half. Summer has kicked my butt so far. Between moving, staying with my parents, and just life making me feel a bit overwhelmed, I've let my fitness regimen slack. But I'm happy to say I'm back on track. 1 month without it nearly made me go crazy.

3. Laundry-I don't understand it. It seems since we have moved in, we're going through more laundry than ever. I think this is due largely in part to Ella's newfound love of fashion. She changes clothes after breakfast (sometimes layering many outfits), then during her nap she sneaks into her drawers and puts together 2 or three outfits and puts them all on. Of course before bed there's the fashion show she likes to put on for us with several different selections of pajamas. I do my very best to undress her down to one layer and keep her in the same outfit all day but she is two things... (1) sneaky, (2). persistent. She's difinitely my match.

4. Cleaning- of course there's cleaning (and I'll just go ahead and include unpacking). This house is huge and I have to do better about getting the girls to help. Big house, big mess.

5. Planning my total and complete relaxation on my cruise. I can close my eyes and feel the ocean breeze. 11 days. I'm so excited. No hurricanes, No Swine Flu, just let me go.

6. Ella's birthday next Monday. Gotta plan something special.

7. Planning Collide ( high school vbs). Upcoming post about that as well. It should be a good time.

I hope your summer is going well, and hope your days are as blessed as mine.

Monday, July 13, 2009

what i've been doing

here are some of my recent photo shoots. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Television addiction

I am now addicted to the television show "I Survived". It's storytelling at it's best. You need to check this show out. Its on the biography Channel.

Watch this.

I think I'm a little late to the party, but wow.

Home Sweet Home

Well, we're finally in our little slice of heaven. We're all moved in, starting the settling process, and just basically taking a little breather from the adventures of moving. Here's a few tips I've learned from this experience...

*appreciate your family. There's a lot of things you can say about parents, but most of the time, they come in mighty handy when you need somewhere to store your children and husband.

*Don't plan a move on a holiday weekend. You don't get too many offers to help on the Fourth of July. (we actually did get offers, but we didn't get to enjoy the benefit of a holiday, it just plain stunk).

*Make sure your new house has, and will have POWER/AIR CONDITIONING when you're moving into it. It's not fun to move your stuff into a house when you can't live in it yet, and when temps reach around 105 degrees, moving stinks and so do you.

*Meet your neighbors early. The irony of not having power, is that our new next door neighbor works for the power company. He sped the process along for us. It's good to know people.

*Don't listen to your husband when he reccomends that instead of renting a storage space, you scatter your belongings throughout the various garages of friends and family. It's one of the best arguments I've ever won.

*Febreze is a must for 10 year old carpet.

*Do not change your mind about where you want to put heavy furniture when you have a 2 story house.

*trash bags can also double as tool boxes, but not neatly.

*Home Sweet Home rings true when you haven't had one of your own for awhile!

The girls are absolutely loving having all the room to roam around in, and now that we have power, a refrigerator, cable and internet, it's all starting to feel a little like home. Apparently also, our street is full of girls in ages ranging from 3 to 14, so we have friends and a potential babysitter! Score!

Oh yeah, we've also put up our razorback flag up on the 20 foot flagpole that sits in front of our house. You gotta represent, you know? We have OSU fans to the left, and A&M fans to the right, so we're right where we need to be come September...

Well, all I can say is that I'm ready to start fixing all the stuff in the house that bugs me, and Baxter is ready to rest for a month or so. We'll see who wins out in this battle royale...

Let the redecorating begin!

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