Saturday, December 31, 2005

Yes, We're Crazy - Bathroom Remodel!

Friday afternoon, we're the home improvement store, just picking up a few things, and then....

...we decide to redo our bathroom (the powder room).

We choose new floor tiles, picked out a new sink cabinet, mirror & medicine cabinet.
Talk about spur of the moment project! :) Most people would plan this out well in advance...not us...especially the weekend of the New Years!

So I cleaned out the cabinet, removed the shelves and everything....

Bobby had already replaced the standard sink faucet with the silver one, with the extended handles. He replaced the electric outlet with a grey one then put on my pretty silver plate (also did the light switch which isn't shown). We also had my "Paris" Towell Ring, and Toilet Paper Holder (also not seen in this picture). I'll show a picture of them in a close up later once the room is completed! :)

We got the toilet out, the sink & cabinet and the mirror down. Then we started removing the old floor tiles. Whew....what a job!

Next, I painted the room with Behr's "Gobi Desert".
There's more to be touched up, and the trim needs to have a fresh coat of white.

We're going to replace the light fixture (we'll pick it out tomorrow) too.

The floor will be a really beautiful travertine tile. We plan to install it tomorrow too.
Monday we're planning to put in the big fixtures.

I can't wait to show you the finished's going to blow you away! :)
The sink cabinet is black (so is the mirror and the medicine cabinet!), it's going to look so sharp against this wall color and splashes of Red! :) WooHooo! :)

Friday, December 30, 2005

Year in Review

Shan had this great Year in Review from 2Peas... If you're reading this, make sure to add it to your blog! :)

2005 In Review

1. Did you have a new year's resolution this year?: I don't really do resolutions, but try to improve a few things (being more organized, eat healthier, excersize more, etc...)
2. Who kissed you at midnight?: Bobby, my DH
3. Did it snow where you live?: Yes
4. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop?: No, I wouldn't appreciate that size of a crowd.

1. Who was your valentine?: See Jan #2! :)
2. What did your valentine get you?: We don't really do Valentines...who wants to be told when to "dote" on your loved one! :) It's the rebel in us! :) I get flowers all the time just spur of the moment...that means so much more to me!
3. When you were little, did you buy valentines for your whole class?: YES!!! I loved creating a themed "mailbox", selecting the valentines or making them...then putting in the candy hearts in them and handing them out. They were so cool!

1. Are you Irish? Yes, part Irish! (Irish, Scottish, French & German)
2. Did you wear green on St. Patty's Day?: Of Course, I don't want to get pinched all day! :)
3. What did you do for St. Patty's Day?: We got our new treadmill from Sears! LOL - really!

1. Do you like the rain?: Sure, it's refreshing...just not days upon days of rain, or every weekend (We had 6 weekends in a row in 2005!)
2. Did you play an April Fool's joke on anyone this year?: No, I leave that up to DH!
3. Did you get tons of candy on Easter?: I didn't but the girls did!

1. What's your favorite kind of flower?: Hydrangia, Lilac, Hyacinth & Old Fashion Pink Roses
2. Do you like the spring? Love it! It's my Fav!
3. Finish the phrase: "April showers bring...": May flowers!
4. What would you think of as a spring color?: Pastels of course

1. What year did you graduate from school?: 95
2. Did you go on any vacations?: None in Junebut we had VBS for a full week.

1. What did you do on the 4th of July? Family Picnic, Watched Fireworks, time w/family
2. Did you go on any vacations during this month?: Yes, we all flew to Georgia/Alabama for the 4th. We also went camping.

1. Did you go swimming a lot in the summer?: not really, but friends took Catherine to the pool a lot.
2. Did you go to the beach a lot?: Not this year, we were about in Deleware in Sept, and so close to the ocean, but never made it over just about killed me!!!!

1. Did you attend school/college in '05?: No, but my DD started Kindergarten, so I'm finally a PTO Mom!!!
2. Who is/was your favorite teacher?: Mrs. Terry my 2nd grade teacher, she was wonderful!
3. Did you like fall better than summer?: Sure

1. What was your favorite halloween costume ever?: Being a Baton Twirler! :) I was 6 maybe, and so proud of myself in the parade! :) LOL
2. What's your favorite candy?: Twix or Sneakers
3. What did you dress up like this year? I didn't dress up, but I took the girls T-or-Ting

1. Whose house did you go to for Thanksgiving?: Good friends Joe & Jenn's house
2. Do you like stuffing?: Yes, but never dressing - Yuck!
3. What are you thankful for?: God/Jesus, My husband, My girls, My family, My friends, My health, my many things.

1. Do you celebrate Christmas?: Absolutely! Celebrating the reason for the season too! :)
2. Have you ever been kissed under mistletoe?: Yep, my hubby!
3. What do you want this year for christmas?: Kitchen Aid Mixer :)
4. What's the best present you ever got for christmas?: Diamond Earrings
5. Do you like cold weather?: Yep, it's so much better than the hummid summers in KY!
6. How would you rate your year on a scale of 1-10?: 10

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Holiday Tagged

Thanks Maureen! You're the first person to EVER Tag me! :)

Hot Chocolate or Egg nog?

Does Santa wrap the presents or just set them under the tree?
-All presents are wrapped!

Colored or white lights on the tree/house?
-White lights outside (always!). I'd love to have white lights on the tree, but hubby and kids all love the colored lights. How could I not let them have them? BUT...someday I'm going to have my own tree with white lights, and just sparkly ornaments that are white/silver/crystal, etc...

Do you hang mistletoe?
Some years we do. We didn't this year.

When do you decorate?
Anytime after Thanksgiving. I like doing it that weekend or the first week of December.

What is your favorite holiday dish?
This was the first year that I actually cooked a Christmas Dinner (normally we go to someone's house and I just bring a dish along). I'm not sure what everyone eats traditionally, we had a ham and lots of sides that I made for Thankgsiving. answer is my sweet potatoes with caramel sauce.

Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
You know, I have so many wonderful memories, here are a few...
  • Sitting infront of the fireplace on the raised hearth with my Dad, drinking hot chocolate and just talking
  • Big Christmas Eve family gathering at our house, Dad's side of the family would come over...all of us cousins played and had a blast...lot of food!
  • Decorating Christmas cookies with Mom and my sisters
  • Driving all around looking at the lights and Christmas Decorations, singing Christmas Carols
  • Christmas Morning opening presents
  • Christmas Afternoon till late at my Grandparents house, playing with all my other cousins (My mom's side of the family)

How and when did you learn the truth about Santa?
I actually never believed. We weren't taught to believe in was just fun make-believe that we played into though.

Do you open gifts on Christmas Eve?
We've always opened 1 gift on Christmas Eve

What kind of cookies do you set out for Santa on Christmas Eve?

Decorated Sugar Cookies

Snow! Love it or hate it?

Love it! Except for driving on is a scary thing!

Can you ice skate?
Sure Can! Up until last year, I had never fallen either! I'm also no where near Pro!

Do you remember your favorite gift?
Years ago when Bobby got me beautiful Diamond Earrings...and this year's KA Mixer!

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?
Anything! Pies, Cakes, Cookies, you name it!

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
I love so much about Christmas...setting up the Nativity, decorating the tree, playing Christmas Music & singing, Wrapping gifts...If I have to choose 1 thing, it's doing something nice for someont that doesn't expect it!

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?
Again, there are so's hard to choose just 1. I'll go with Away in a's one that I've always loved.

Are they fake or real? Er, I mean...What type of tree?
LOL :) Real all the way!

.....and I'm going to tag Cami (I know Maureen tagged her already...but I don't see that she's done it yet!) :)

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas! We sure did!

Abby loved the big doll house we got her. Catherine was excited about getting all the Barbie movies. They both were gracious and not greedy or envious of each other (how wonderful is that!?)

I surprised Bobby with getting him a gorgeous pocket watch, that you wind up, and you can see the inner workings of the timepiece.

I had a fabulous day, we stayed in our PJ's all day. We had our traditional cinnamon rolls for breakfast. We rented good family movies this year and watched them together. We played games with the kids (Catherine got lot's of new ones). :)

I hope you all had a good time with family and had safe travels if you had to go anywhere!
Here's a picture I thought I'd share. We've been so busy this month, with so many parties and tons of stuff going on. I handed my camera off so I could get a picture of me and a few of my friends. We attended a really nice dinner.......
Laura, Jenn, Me, Lisa - at a Ladies Christmas Party that my Church held, I invited 3 of my friends. Ruth isn't pictured, she's at another table with her Mom.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Picture with Santa

We got a picture of the girls with Santa on Saturday. The mall had a great Santa, he was very nice and sat infront of the gorgeous North Pole Sand Castle.

I need to get some picture of all the decorations of our house. I also want to get a good family picture.

I posted a question on 2Peas hoping to get some good advice on how to get some good shots of the Christmas Tree/lights. I posted on the general board today, since yesterday I only got 1 tip on the photography board.

I need to take a photography course. I've got this nice Canon Rebel G camera and I don't know how to use all the manual functions. There's so much potential with this camera! :) I've had it for 5's a shame!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Christmas Shopping

I've made my list, I've checked it twice.
Now I'm off to do some shopping! :)

We'll be getting our tree today too!
I'll make hot cocoa, play the Christmas Carols and we'll all decorate the tree!

What fun we'll be having today!!! :)

Yesterday we woke up to 10" of snow, and we played outside all day long.
Lots of sledding and throwing snowballs and playing with other kids in the neighborhood.
The girls loved it!
I loved coming inside warming up to the fire and drinking lots of hot chocolate w/cream! :) Yumm!

I hope everyone's having great fun!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I know, I'm slacking!

I haven't had a post on here in awhile. It's been so busy here. Last Friday night we had our annual Christmas Party. Which of course took a lot of prep work. This year I did everything myself and didn't let friends bring anything. (I thought it'd be nice for them)

  • Herb roasted red potatoes with sourcream/horseradish pipped on.
  • Mini dough sausages
  • Stuffed Cherry tomatoes
  • Bread bowl with Spinnache/herb dip
  • Shrimp & Cucumber dip & Crackers
  • Cheese & Sausages
  • Chicken & Veggie Soup
  • Chilli
  • Tripple Espresso Brownies
  • Peppermint Moment Cookies
  • Coconut Macaroons
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate Fondu w/Strawberries, Cherries, Angel Food Cake, Pretzels & Marshmallows
  • Cranberry/Rasberry Punch
  • Eggnog
  • Coffee
  • Soda

It was a lot of work, but well worth it. Everyone seemed to have a great time. :) The house was beautiful, the Chocolate Fondu was a hit!!!

Yesterday afternoon I helped out at school for the Kid Writing, then had our "Coffee" with "the girls" then it was dinner time, then PTO meeting.

I'm helping at the school for RIF (Reading is Fundamental) today and tomorrow are the distribution days to give every kid in the school a free book to take home & keep. In January we're having a Mega Huge event, where our school has been selected to give out the 300 millionth book that RIF has given. It's huge...I'm talking national media coverage here!

I've got to go get my nails filled in, we've got to get our tree this weekend (it's the only Christmas decoration not up), next week I've got a Ladies Christmas Candlelight dinner, Christmas Concert, Girl Scouts, my final MOPS meeting for this session, and there's something else I can't remember right now. Whew! Lots going on!

Oh, I have to make phone calls to plan the Class Christmas party at school and make calls to get parents to send in a few bucks so I can get the Teacher a Christmas gift. :)

Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

The Adult's Table (Jenn made a beautiful table didn't she?!)

& the Kids Table!

We had a great Thanksgiving Dinner!

Stuffing Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Glazed Carrots
Green Bean Casserole
Pecan Pie
Apple Pie & Vanilla Ice-Cream
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Cake w/Butter Almond Icing (all made from scratch)

I made everything put the top 4 items. Baking this year was so much fun with my new mixer!!! Thank you Honey!!!! Here are a few photos.... I wish that I had taken a picture of my 3 pies on my 3-tier pie rack....they looked so pretty!

Mmmm.....Sweet Potatoes with Caramel sauce & Pecans..... I think this dish turned out looked so gorgeous...and tasted so good too!!! My sister Sherri loves this dish... I wish she was here to share it with!
Apple pie with a sugared lattice pie crust

2 Pecan Pies

Here I am kneading the dough to make Home Made Yeast Rolls! (Earlier in the week, Laura, Jenn & I went and got our nails done, so we'd look good for the holidays!)

Yes, my Pampered Chef Baking Stone has been broken, and yes I still use it. Yes I know I'm terrible!

I have so much to be Thankful for God has really blessed us. I have a wonderful husband, which I'm so proud to call my best friend. Together we have 2 beautiful, smart, caring little girls which I'm so glad to say they're healthy! We have a house, 2 vehicles, family that we love and miss (they live so far away!), lots of wonderful friends that are so dear to our hearts. I could just go on and on but I'll stop.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Getting ready for Thanksgiving next week?

I've been so busy I haven't even thought about leaving a blog post! How sad is that?!

So much is going on! :) Last week was really busy.

Bobby leaves to go Bear hunting this weekend. I'm washing all his clothes in a scent free detergent. Friends have asked him to go for years, but he's never been able to go for one reason or other. This year he can go, and is looking forward to it. I'm just going to try and not think about it....kind of freaks me out!

I've got my thanksgiving meal shopping done (yeah!)- but I'll be busy with all the baking next week. Bobby got me my Christmas present early so I can put it to use this week - he is so sweet! I've always wanted the big Kithen Aid stand mixer and now I finally have it! :D

We're having Thanksgiving Dinner at our friends Joe & Jennifer's house. They're doing the appetizers, stuffing/dressing turkey & ham. I'll be doing the sides and all the baking! It will be so much easier now! I can't wait to make my mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, pies, cake, etc...

I've got to make my Christmas cards (still), my Christmas Calendar (on a baking sheet - it will be so cool) and do 2 entries into 2 CJ's I got...I've got to get moving!!!! While Bobby's away I should be able to get those 2 CJ's done. Honestly though, I'm not sure when I'll find the time though...I've got to get my nails done, Catherine has her first Daisy troop meeting, and other stuff!

Wohoo time: I have the girls Christmas gifts in lay-away (gotta love that!). :)
I've got to figure out what we're doing for our nieces and nephews, and our parents.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Parent Teacher Conference

So, today was my very first PTC with Catherine's Kindergarten teacher.

It was great. Catherine is doing really great in the classroom. She's not the best at everything, and that's fine, I understand and am okay with that. I did ask the teacher to have the speech therapist to have a review with Catherine just for a few concerns of mine (when she says M and N they sound the same...and when she says 30 and 40 they sound the same...she clearly knows the difference, she just doesn't pronounce them well).

Her handwriting has a lot to be desired, granted she's only 5, but her fine motor skills need some work. I'm going to make a point to set out beads to let her work with picking them up and sorting them, making patterns (something she absolutely loves doing). This should help tone her fine motor skills without "fussing" about her handwriting yet. :) She kind of doodles in the middle of writing her sentences sometimes she's clearly laid back about the whole thing. She's more creative minded (just like her mom) and could care less about writing her letters perfectly.

She gets along great with others, is very helpful, polite and all that other good stuff that you want/expect to hear about social behavior.

Tomorrow several of us are getting together for pizza over at my friend Jenn's house. I made an angel food cake, have cut up the strawberries (put a little sugar to get their juices flowing) and will make a whipped cream tomorrow and layer the cake in 3 tiers. I'm planning on making m&m cream filled cookies tomorrow with the help from Catherine. :)

I ran to Giant (our grocery store) tonight to pick up a few things...the kids wanted to play in the Kid Play we had to make it there by 6 (that's when they stop taking in new kids). I found out that the valet packing (you pay for your groceries, let them know you want them to load your car go get your car, pull up under the carport area and they load your car up with groceries for FREE...they're not even allowed to accept a tip! Wow...I was blown away! If you know me and my thoughts on tips! :) LOL here's the deal on me and tips. I HATE the fact that consumers have to pay to have a service done correctly. If you are employed you should have a commitment to do the job, and do it right. Your customers should not have to pay you on top of what your employer pays you to do that job. I think that whatever your job is, you should be paid well to do it (a happy employee is a good employee). How many times have you left someone a tip and honestly they didn't do anything extra to "earn" it. I'd love someone to give me a tip for all the stuff I have to do! okay I'm done! :) This is in no way to infer that a waitress doesn't deserve good $$ (infact they deserve a really big paycheck for having to put up with all they have to put up with, besides remembering everything they have to!)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

5 Days of November

Nov 1
-10AM Book Study with Lisa & Ruth at my house.
-6PM Sign Girls into Kid Zone at our grocery store, then "the girls & I" (Jenn, Anne, Laura) eat in the Cafe the store has.

Nov 2
-Go to the grocery store to actually buy a few things.
-Do some baking.
-Jenn comes by to chat after all kids are in bed.

Nov 3
-9AM MOPS - brought homemade scones
-7PM Home Owners Association Town Haul meeting (I brought up some landscaping issues)

Nov 4
-BOBBY RETURNS HOME! Yeah!!!!!!! (He was away on another business trip for a week)
-Order Chinese in...then had some romance time! ;)

Nov 5
-We sell our truck, the Chevy S10 (we bought a SUV the other week....a red Chevy Blazer) need for 3 vehicles!
-Fall Pictures...No fantastic ones....I hope to go on a drive up in the Mountains tomorrow after church.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Recap on Halloween

Catherine's school Fall party was great! All my volunteers showed up, the kids ate all the goodies, then we divided up the class into 3 groups for games and a craft. They played jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, Acorn Drop, & the pumpkin-o-lantern craft.

Here's a picture with them all holding their pumpkin jack-o-lantern craft thingie that they made. :)

They all came to school in costume, they had a parade (the entire school participated outside) then finished the day with their party!

That night was trick-or-treat night. I asked my neighborhood friends (Jen & her 2 girls, Ann & her son, and Laurna and her daughter) to meet me at my house at at 6, then we went T-or-T'ing together. Next year, I think I'll make a dinner, invite them to bring their gear, come earlier eat then get dressed.... and make a really fun evening of it! :)

Catherine was Tigger (this was her "warm" costume) for the actual trick or treating.

Here was HER costume..she wanted to be a here she is in her Black Cat costume.

Abby was our cute little Lady Bug...she did very well at trick or treating, but got tired and was ready to go home, so we headed back, dropped her off home to help Dad and Nana hand out candy, and the rest of us went back out and hit another street or two. :)
She was so tired that she put herself to bed that night! She headed upstairs (I thought that she was going to play) and after a while I went up to check on her, and found this...

So halloween and all the candy is over! (well, not the candy, we have way to much!)

Sunday morning I took my mom to the airport so that she could catch her flight back home....that afternoon Bobby left for a business trip...he'll be in Alabama, so his parent will drive up to see him Thursday. I'm glad that he gets to see them. Friday night Bobby will get back! :) Yeah! :)

Last night I went out with the girls for dinner (our grochery store watches kids from 3-9 for 90 minutes free!) so we sat in their cafe and ate and chatted! :) Yesterday morning, two of my other friends Lisa and Ruth came over for our book study.

Today Catherine has her field trip! :) I should scrapbook today...we'll see if I do anything...just not in the moode to. :( No inspiration here. I want to make my Christmas cards...but again, no true inspiration. I made a couple...but I'm not thrilled with them. I think a trip to the store is needed.

I've got to go and get Catherine ready for school today. See ya!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Halloween Activities Abound

See the cute little pumpkins Mom got the girls!? They're filled with mini cupcakes.

Tuesday night my Mom and I took the girls to the Hershey Outlets...after a little shopping and eating a quick meal...the kids got to go on a "Spooky Egg Hunt". We have never done this before, but it was really nice.

They roped off sections for the different age groups between 0-10 years. The girls got so much candy it's ridiculous...infact I added it to the basket that we'll use to hand out candy for trick or treaters.

Catherine was a Cheerleader and Abby was a Lady bug...Catherine was cold in just her now she'll wear the Tigger costume for trick or treat night.

Catherine actually has 3 costumes this year! Cheerleader (stuff we had for dress up basically), Kitty-Cat (costume I made) & Tigger (given to us by our friends).

Today is her fall party at school (which I've planned, and will head up today), all the kids come in their costumes and and have a parade then have their classroom parties. ---->Catherine will be a black kitty-cat.

Tonight just happens to be our Trick-or-Treat night in our neighborhood. It's so COLD, Catherine will wear her Tigger costume because it's so warm!

Poor Abby just has one to wear....she could have worn some of her princess dress up...but it's just way to cold to wear it outside!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been busy!

I've decorated for fall.

My mom is here.

We're buying a new SUV.

I'm planning the kids Fall Party at school.

I'm making costumes for halloween.

Keeping my house clean.

Had 2 of my friends over for coffee & dessert.

Got a new hard drive for the laptop.

The girls are getting spoiled by their Nana!

Bobby & I will get a date night tonight! :)

And there's only 64 days left before Chrsistmas! (LOL)

Monday, October 17, 2005


I've got my living room all painted! :) Yeah!!!! It looks so classy! I love it! Now if the paint smell will fade away soon, I'll really be a happy camper! :)

I cancelled my bible study for Monday Morning. I was just feeling stressed out.

Saturday, my friend Jen was watching the girls for me so that I could paint...I was working on the second coat when her hubby came by to let me know that Catherine fell down and needed me (apprantly the phone was unplugged and all calls were going straight to voice mail).
I walked over to their house, and found her sitting there with a bandage...her eyes and nose were all red from crying. Jen told me what happened and pulled the bandage away so I could see her cut.... was above her right eye near her eyebrow line (very close to where I have 2 scars from stitches from when I fell as a kid)...she fell off their bed and got cut by a Barbie Castle Doll House. It was a bad cut, so off we went to the emergency room....

3 - 4 hours later..... :( ....... Catherine was so brave she didn't want stitches but never cried at the ER....but told the DR that she didn't want stitches (All she was imagining was her elephant that had "surgery" and had his "stitches" put in by me to repair him)...he ended up putting in liquid stitches...which is basically Super Glue! :O

She's all better now :) Yeah!!!!! But..that put a crimp in my day! to follow...

Friday, October 14, 2005

In 3 Days

  • My Mom Comes
  • I have to paint my living room,
  • I have to put the room back together again
  • I have to deep clean my house
  • I have to finish a bible study

Next Monday will be busy!

  • 6AM Bobby leaves for a business trip
  • 9:30 AM I have a Bible Study at my house
  • 1:15PM I'll be helping with Kid-Writing at Catherine's Classroom
  • 5PM I pick Mom up at the airport

This afternoon I need to make phone calls to prepare for the kids fall party at school (I'm in charge of games, craft, volunteers, snacks etc...).

Wednesday Night, Catherine and I went to her school and got her all registered for Girl she's a Daisy! :)

Last night, I went to school for the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) meeting. We came up with the theme that we'll use for the first distribution....Driven to Read...a Nascar theme. Now, anyone who knows me, know's I'm not the big fan for Nascar (a lot of my family members are though) but kids here are really into it...and it is cute. :)

I came up with the idea of getting a race car die cut, and as the kids reach their goal they get a race car...and the race cars have to reach the end of the course by the deadline. ...So, the kids will get a race car with their name on it for every 15 minutes they read a book, the car will go up on the main wall of the school down the long part of the hallway. If they reach the goal they get a big party and a free book at the end (well, all the kids get a book...but they'll get the extras like book bag, book mark, pencil, etc...). :) What fun! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Collage - Meme Challenge #14

Tenika gave us our next challenge, this time we were to create a collage and make it our own with all the little clips they offered.

Well, as you can see, I was drawn to the red and pink things! ;) This wasn't planned, just came together! :)

A few things to note:

  • Phone; well, because I talk a lot, and love to chat with friends, my sister & my mom.
  • Purse; It's pink too! I've got 2 pink purses too!
  • Chinese Characters; I actually have a few things in my house w/Chinese writings on them.
  • Timepiece; This looks like one my Dad time flies, I wish it could slow down some.
  • Laptop; I couldn't live without mine
  • Lipstick; Need I say more?
  • Window; I love windows with grids, all the windows in our house have them!
  • Mannequin Form; They look romantic...I do enjoy sewing...just not clothes though.
  • Coffee Cups; Mocha, Cappuccino, etc...
  • Antique Key; I have a few in my them!
  • Woman; Love her pink sweater!
  • Rose; Love flowers...Love Roses...but really I love pink antique roses
  • Eiffel Tower; I love Paris Motif
  • Heart; LOVE
  • Desserts; Yumm!!!!
  • Little Girl; I'm a mom to 2 of them...and this lil' one resembles Abby
  • Furniture; I'm always dreaming of new furniture I'd love to have or re-decorating our home

So all these have meaning to me! :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I'm going to be the "Room Coordinator"! :)

I got the call, and I get to be the Room Coordinator for Catherine's class! :) Yeah!!! I'm so excited!!!! I've dreamed of being the room mom since I was pregnant with Catherine over 5 years ago! :) Yeah!!! :) My first job is coordinating the Fall Party!

On other news....I've been so busy! Busy with friends, busy with re-organizing our home, busy prepping the walls to paint, re-arranging furniture (again) :), etc...
I got the girls room cleaned back up. I also pulled everything out from the storage closet and we put in a new cabinet, new shelf and re-organized this closet yet again! A 1/4 of the stuff is still in the living room....which needs to find homes or the curb. Today I'm working on getting the living room back in place...with any luck I'll be painting the room tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the grand opening of the grocery store (GIANT) I'm excited....they have a kid zone where they'll watch your kids (ages 3-11) there's grocery vallet (they'll load your car stores used to do!)...they have those new scanners where you can scan in all your purchases as you load your cart so you know how much $ you've got in there...and other time saving things....there's a chef that prepares food there...several different cafe's and food options (italian, chinese, deli, etc...) tons of cool stuff. :)

It's rained so much here over the weekend! We went to a wedding (we were close to Maryland) was supposed to be an outdoor wedding...and they're " case it rains" plan was pretty poor. We had to sit under a somewhat leaky tent and blowing winds....since we weren't dressed to sit outside we were pretty cold. The bride & groom looked wonderful, very happy, and weren't discouraged a bit that it rained on their day. The wedding was very nice, I'm glad we were able to go. The girl that got married (her name is Heather too) is such a sweet and special girl, she was was of the teens in our youth group that we lead at our old church.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

The girls room right now...

Shan, posted a picture of her son's room after a few minutes of I thought I'd share what my girls room looks like right now. Mind you, that yesterday it was just one day, lots of playing happens....and when you forget to pick up after yourself...this is what you find....

On my way out of the room, I noticed this baby that Abby had played with and so carefully put into her carrier with a bottle...

Which lead me to take a closer look around her room...I saw lots of little cute set ups where she played, then got interested in something else.

Here's Ken driving Barbie in their Jeep... And a barn full of animals and it looks like Winnie the Pooh and his friends came over to visit just as a school bus in unloading some more people (& animals).

Needless to say, I'll be cleaning their room up tonight!

This morning we went to MOPS, I invited my new friend Jennifer to go with me. She had a great time, so we'll be going together from now on. :)

I've got to run to the school and let their nurse take a look at my arm...I had the TB test/shot thing so that I could volunteer there. Then I'll come back and clean the house back up. Yesterday I had errends and baking to do all day so the house is a wreck...which is killing me, since it has been so clean for the last two weeks...and in just a matter of days it's a disaster area! I hate that! Oh keeps me busy! :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

It's October!!!!!

Can you believe it? October already! September just flew by! Autumn is here....the weather is just GORGEOUS...I'm loving it!

I've got my radio flyer wagon out on the front porch filled with a large pumpkin and yellow Mums. We got 5 mum plants from the boy scouts...which need to be planted (man...I forgot to water them today too...I've got to remember to do that in the morning then). I've got to find my little scarecrow too. I've got my fall leaves garland and wreath out too! :) The front of my house is looking pretty cute! :) LOL

Monday we had our first PTO meeting (well, actually the first one was held in conjunction with the family picnic and it was difficult to hear anything)...not very many parents showed up. This concerns makes me wonder just how involved most parents are at this school.

Today I went in to get my TB shot/test so that I can volunteer with the kids. I had a meeting with the teacher to go over how I can help the kindergarten kiddos :) with their handwriting. They are to draw a picture, then write a sentence about that picture (they are creating journals) sometimes they need help because they want to make a "story" instead of a sentence. Then you write out the sentence correctly beneath theirs. Then give them 2 positive remarks of how they wrote their sentence then give one piece of advice for improving it. - This is such a different way of learning than how I was taught when I was in K.

I had coffee with two friends (Jenn & Anne) today...that was nice! :) I came home to my amazon book order that I placed (it arrived early - yeah) for a bible study that a Lisa, Ruth & I do...this one is "Shepherding a Child's Heart".

Thursday I've got MOPS, which I'll be bringing a pastry for. I'll have to make it tomorrow night because MOPS is so early Thursday. We also have Childrens Clubs at church tomorrow night. I've been going to the Inner Change bible study while the kids are in their's fun. They're the ones that hosted the Murder Mystery Dinner that we went to the other week.

Oh, we went to the Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, I brought home 1/2 a peck of granny smith I'll be doing lots of baking! :) Yeah! I LOVE apples!!! I love apple fritters...Etc... :) Yummy!!! :)

I went shopping at Target on Monday, and got some AWESOME scrapbooking goodies...Marcella by K...has such pretty papers...I got a paper pack of pinks & it!!! There was only one pack there, otherwise I may have been tempted to buy more than just one! :) I love argyle!!!! I'm so sycked that it's back!
I got a gorgeous round paper lantern for the girls room. It's from the shabby line Target has. I was hoping to find a shabby twin bed spread(s). No luck...I'm bummed. I've heard lots of others finding loads of Shabby Chic stuff....I'm hoping I'll find more on another trip later on.
I also replaced my snow-cone maker AKA ice chipper for my soda's and iced coffees! :D

Yeah, I've been busy! :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Well, the playdate was cancelled. The one little girl woke up sick today (she'll miss school too) so we'll do this another day. One of Cat's other friends came over and they've been playing all morning. I just finished cleaning up lunch dishes...soon we'll finish up getting ready for Catherine to go to school.

I started organizing the linen closet yesterday. I've already done 3 loads of laundry today. I need to finish folding the last basket, and run the vaccuum, and yeah, my house is still clean! :) LOL I'm really loving this!

DH just called, he wants to be slackers and skip church tonight and take the kids to the park tonight since it's an absolutly gorgeous day! It got down to 40degrees last night...Loving it!!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My Mom is coming visit us in just 20 days! :) Yeah!!!! My main goal is to have the living room painted before won't happen during any weekend because they're all full. So it will have to happen during the week somehow! I'm really getting excited to see her too. She hasn't been here in over 3 years. The girls are excited too! They love their Nana. (To be honest they love all their's great that they have all 4, I just wish they could see them more often! Right now they're lucky if they see each other once a year.)

We've got a play date here at the house tomorrow morning. I'll make banana bread & coffee for me and Jenn, hopefully all the kids won't destroy the girls room. I cleaned it up last week, and so far, every night we clean it back up and it's maintaining itself pretty good. My girls are getting better at keeping their room clean. They think it's a game, and really they enjoy being able to find what they want and having room to play with it. It's not so overwhelming to them anymore. I think it all has to do with having containers with lids, instead of just open tubs.

You know what I really want? A big chocolate milkshake. I really, really, really want one! There isn't any icecream here at the house, and I don't want to leave the house at 10:30 just to go get one either...I don't need to be eating one so late. I haven't had a milkshake in so long...I can't even remember the last time. Hmmm..... you want one now? Yeah, I'm evil, I know it!

Weird Facts About Me

From Tenika at 2Peas a meme n (mëm): is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog, like a question posted in one blog and answered in many other blogs.

{meme #12} 10 "Weird Facts About Me"

  1. I refuse to step over drainage grates in roads.
  2. I can't stand to see someone rub their eyebrow backwards.
  3. Belly Button lint grosses me out!
  4. I don't "love" shoes, I'd rather be barefoot.
  5. I HAVE to sleep with a fan on (even during the coldest part of winter)
  6. I have never broken a bone, but I've had 2 surgeries (within a month of each other).
  7. I am 1 of 11 kids and there are 2 sets of twins in my family (1 set of identical twins, and 1 set fraternalall, which I am 1).
  8. Generally I eat one food at a time (ie..if there are 3 things on my plate; chicken, carrots & green beans, I'll eat all of my carrots before I eat the green beans, etc...)
  9. I can't take a shower without towelll nearby to dry my face/eyes as soon as they get wet. (Water burns/irritates my eyes)
  10. I have random morbid thoughts sometimes (I'll be crossing the street, and imagine being hit by a car, and never walking again. Yeah, things like that!)

Monday, September 26, 2005

Wow, what a weekend!

  • Clean House
  • New babysitter for tonight
  • Surprise 40th Birthday part for a friend (stayed out way too late, time flies when you're having fun!) We roasted Tim pretty good! We all brought some great gag gifts! (We brought Balloons with a sympathy card, "Just for Him" hair color, Ben Gay, Lysol that eliminates "Old Man" odors, Prunes, baby food (altered label for the elderly), medicine (mini M&M's...each color for a certain symptom...blood pressure, aching bones, gas, diarrhea, constipation & the blue pill for "you know!") It was great!

  • Apple Festival
  • Sew my Flapper Dress
  • Go to Murder Mystery Dinner (it was so much fun, my sides still hurt from laughing so hard)

  • Church - Block party (carnival & picnic games)
  • Friends came over after dinner

and now for today....


  • Clean House
  • Get Catherine ready for school
  • Go to Library
  • Dentist Appt for me

Tuesday should be normal and calm...Wednesday morning we're having a play date here. The girls are excited about that.

I've been keeping the house really clean, and I love it! I hope I can keep it up! :) It feels so good to come home to a clean house, or to have it nice and clean when friends drop by unexpectedly.

I have lots of little projects to do though. My linen closet is in terrible condition. If my mother were to see it, she wouldn't believe that I could let it get that way! :) I need to take it one shelf at a time I guess! :)

I still need to paint the living room!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

I am tired!

Monday may have been mellow...but the rest of this week has been so busy!
Until just now, I've only sat down once and for less than 30 minutes! If you saw the girls room and their closet now though, you'd understand! :) It looks amazing!

I hope my new system (toys in sterlite boxes w/lids in the closet) will keep the room cleaner (well, longer than what it takes them to mess it up now) :)

Do you realize that since Catherine started school the last week of August, she has not had a repeat in her wardrobe?!? This kid has way to many clothes! Oh yeah, my laundry is almost all cought up too! :)

I've still got to work on altering my dress for the MMDP Saturday night.

We've got to get a gag gift for our friend that's turning 40 (surprise party tomorrow night)

That's it for now...more stuff to do!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

To be a Flapper...

...well for one night anyways! :) Why? For Halloween? No! For a Murder Mystery Dinner this Saturday evening.

Today I went scavaging thru isles and isles at our local Salvation Army Thrift store to create my one of a kind Flapper dress! :) If I had known about this earlier then I think I would have ordered one from online somewhere! :)

I've got a black dress, that I'll cut to the correct length, got a spool of black (w/shiny stuff) fun fur for the "fringe" look. I've got some mary janes...I'll make a head band (might need to find a feather...or I'll just do without it). I got home and realized the beads didn't make it home for the long necklace, so I've got to get that.

I hope it all turns out okay! :) I'll share pictures if it does! ;) Oh, I also got lots of black beads that I'll hand sew on so that the dress has some "shine" to it! :) This is going to be a lot of work!

Bobby's outfit is easy! I would love to find a hat for him though!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Mellow Monday

This weekend was busy! Saturday I picked Catherine up from her slumber party. Later that afternoon, I attended my friends Bridal Shower. It was fun!

I didn't take a picture of the wedding card that I made for the new couple, but here's what it said (I attached a pretty layered white flower with a brad onto a creamy white card)

The front:
Love is.....

The inside: (first letter in a different font for more emphasis)
F riendship closer than any other,
O pening your heart to your lover,
R omantic times together,
E verlasting pleasure,
V ulnerability beyond measure,
E ternal treasure,
R ejoicing in each other,

Love is ........forever!

Then, I put in a little letter that I wrote with a bit of advice (she's getting married young...just like I did).

Sunday we went to church, then over to friends for lunch and a relaxing afternoon of just hanging out, while the kids all played together.

Today I cleaned the house back up from the tornado that ran through here saturday (known as the kids and DH while I was out). I also did laundry. Well, started to anyways...Abby locked us all out of her bedroom so all their clothes were unatainable. :(

Catherine had to bring snacks for her and all her classmates I had all 26 lil' baggies made up for her. She wanted to get out of the house and go to the mall this evening...but it's too late for perhaps tomorrow we'll go to the fun park (the Imagination Station) or to the mall when it opens at 10 before her school starts.

I have lots of laundry to do still though, since I only got 2 loads done! Last week was crazy and I didn't keep on top of it! (I hate when I do that...or should I say "don't" do that!) :) LOL

Have you seen this yet? Check this out...especially if you blog! :) I'm working on my 43 things.

Friday, September 16, 2005

MOPS was great!

Thursday morning the girls and I went to check out a local MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers). It was awesome! The women were really nice (some more than others) too.

I got both girls into their little classrooms. I found where I needed to be (the church that this is held at is huge! They have a gym which is larger than the one at Catherine's school!

We had an ice-breaker game, then we played Bunco! Did you hear that?! Bunco! You know the game that I've said for the last 2 years that I've wanted to play!?! I couldn't believe it! I hope that's just a sign of things to come...meaning that this will be great! I hope it's worth the $ that I payed to join this group.
(Now I NEED to find a Bunco Group in our area...or start one!...I've got to play it was so much fun!)

There will be a speaker next time then we'll do a craft. We were offered a great breakfast & coffees/teas. It was a wonderful morning!

...Today I had to go to Toy's R Us & Linens n' Things for gifts. I took Catherine to her birthday slumber party that she was invited too. I stayed, because they invited us to stay so that Abby could participate in the games/crafts/cake/opening gifts, etc... Then we headed home.

tomorrow morning we go pick KitCat back up...I'm hoping to stop in at an antique store that near their house (45 minutes away). So Bobby should come with me to keep me from buying way to much stuff! :) LOL

I've got a bridal shower for a friend of ours (her name is Heather too) :) I've got to do a streets & maps thing tonight to know where I'll be going tomorrow.

So far it's a great weekend....I hope yours is to!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

AAM (All About Me)

Got this from Cami

1. What is your occupation? Currently...Mother (SAHM)
2. What are you listening to right now? TV in the background; documentary on sugar
3. What was the last thing you ate? Key Lime Pie
4. Do you wish on stars? I sure do!
5. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I'd go with Pink!
6. How is the weather right now? humid...ugh....
7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My sister Teresa
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you? (grabbed from Cami's blog) Absolutely!!!!!
9. Favorite drink? Mocha Latte
10. Favorite sport(s) to watch? Gymnastics & Cheerleading compititions
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Oh yeah! Since I was 12! Currently, I'm only sporting highlights
12. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Yes; Glasses, working up the nerve to get contacts (I have issues with anything coming near my eye)
13. Pets? Nope! Well....we do have a new goldfish.
14. Favorite Month? I actually have 2; April & December - I love the entire Christmas Season!
15. Favorite Food(s): I won't lie, I have a killer sweet tooth! That being said, I'm a very picky eater, although if you ever had me over, you'd never know it because my Mom & Dad raised me right! :)
16. What is the last movie you watched? I can't even remember! I want to say The Notebook, but I know we've seen several movies since that one....but that's the only title coming to my mind.
17. Favorite day of the year? hmm....? I'm not sure...I love I'll go with 1/11, 6/4, 7/26 & 8/10! :)
18. What was your favorite toy(s) as a child? I remember loving an "Ice-Cream" doll, "My Buddy & Kid Sister", Strawberry Shortcake & friends, CareBears, My lil' Ponies, Cabbage Patch kids & Barbies.
19. Fall or Spring? Spring
20. Hugs or kisses? Both!
21. Cherry or blueberry? Cherry!
25. When was the last time you cried? Oh, I can't remember....but I'll go with the last time I had a bad PMS day! :)
26. What is on the floor of your closet? Nothing...wait, there's 1 tub of maternity clothes that needs to be given away.
27. Who is the friend you've had the longest? Sadly, I haven't kept in touch with my childhood friends. Do cousins & sisters count? If not...I'll go with Lisa & Ruth
28. What did you do last night? PTO Picnic was Monday night, Church was tonight, but Tuesday (last) night, was a nice stay at home night...which was a mix of TV, Net & talking with hubby.
29. What is your Favorite Smell? (Cami, I love the smell of honeysuckles too, I grew up with several bushes the red and the yellow variety...yum!) Vanilla, and an apple pie baking in the oven (and/or chocolate chip cookies)
30. What inspires you? God
31. What are you afraid of? Dying before I'm finished doing what I "need" to do; My girls getting hurt
32. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburger? Let's go with spicy!
33. Favorite car? Mazda Miata...such a sexy car!!!
34. Favorite dog breed? West Highland White Terrier and other small cute dogs
35. Number of keys on your key rings? 2 - I like a very light key chain.
36. How many years at your current job? 5 as a mom, 9 as a wife :)
37. How many states have you lived in? 3
38. How many cities have you lived in? 6
39. What is your all time favorite movie? Recently I'm not I'll go with "Overboard" since I tend to watch it anytime it comes on tv! :)
(It stricks me odd that there isn't a 40th here comes a new one!)
40. Favorite Vacation spot? I always love going to the beach, I love the smells/sounds of the shore!

If ya read this ya gotta add it to your blog (cause I said so...)...

Flowers for his 3 girls

My husband is the best, and here's one more thing to prove it! :)

He came home with 3 dozen little roses for his 3 girls! :) How sweet is that?!

I love getting flowers for no reason, just because he loves me. This was extra special because he gave our 2 beautiful girls their own dozen roses. So special! They loved them! They smiled from ear to ear, and gave Daddy big o'kisses! :)

I love fresh flowers in the home. No silk flowers in my house!

I felt so un-deserving though. Yesterday, I was out of the house all morning/afternoon helping a friend run errands (they only have 1 vehichle and her husband had to have it, and she couldn't cancel her appointments, so I was glad to be able to help her out), then when I got home I didn't feel good, so I didn't have dinner made, and we ordered chinese.

Today I was supposed to go grocery shopping, but just couldn' it didn't get done. (Maybe tomorrow?) I was cleaning the kitchen when he came home. He got home early today, because he went into the office like at 5 this morning!

Tomorrow I'm going to MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers), then I'll get Catherine off to school. Then I can go grocery shopping. Back home to unload and get Catherine off the bus. Then we need to go get a birthday present (Catherine's invited to a slumber birthday party) and a wedding present (one of the girls I used to teach in teen group is getting married - her bridal shower is this Saturday). If I have time I'll come up with some type of scrapbook gift. We'll see, this is a crazy busy week.

For now, I'm enjoying all these beautiful flowers in my home, that my wonderful husband brought home for his 3 girls! :)

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Annv. of September 11th

Do you remember where you were 4 years ago?
I remember, and I'll never forget.

What a horrible & tragic day. I still pray for the families that lost loved ones. It still breaks my heart when I think about it.

When I see the photos, it makes me sick to my stomach. It brings me back where I was 4 years ago.

I was in my car driving to my office to make copies of the papers that we signed to buy our first house, when the news interrupted and said that a plane just hit one of the towers of the World Trade Center. I thought that it was terrible, but I had no idea just how terrible it was or what was about to happen next. I only thought it was small plane that accidentally hit the tower.

I went into the office, made copies, said hi to my co-workers, we chatted about the plane hitting the WTC. I left there to go drop off the signed papers to the realtors office.

I tried calling my husband with my cell phone, and all the circuits were busy, I couldn't get ahold of him. I went home, called from the house and got ahold of him. He was busy because of were he worked, but we finally got ahold of each other. :)

I sat glued infront of the tv for the rest of the day. I was so thankful that Catherine was so young that she had no idea what was going on. I had to call my family and talk with them, I just had to hear their voices. Two of my sisters were visiting with me that weekend before. Tammy had flown in, and just traveled home the day before. I was so glad to hear she was safe.

Today we had friends over for a BBQ. There 13 of us in all, and we all had a good day of eating, teasing, talking and just hanging out. Our company didn't leave until late, so I guess everyone had a great time! :)

Monday night we have our first PTO meeting at Catherine's school, it's in conjunction with the family picnic. :) More on the later!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

My Gym

Today we went to "My Gym" for their 3rd year Annv celebration Open House.
With bringing in the advertisement that was mailed to me, I got a free lifetime membership for the girls to come in and play once a week, and other little benifets. We enjoyed free Brusters Ice Cream, the girls got a balloon, and played in their gym.

They had so much fun! Our girls are little monkeys!

I signed them up for a sibling class. Once I got home I realized that it's on the same day as MOPS, which I plan on attending this year.
So I have to remember to call and reschedule their gymnastics for another day.

They have a parents night out once a month, where for 3 1/2 hours they watch and etertain your children so you can go out! How cool is that? It's only $45 for our 2, which really isn't that bad when you conisder they'll be playing, having a snack, doing a craft, have story time, singing & dancing, etc... :)

We didn't paint the living room since I figured it was too much work before our dinner party tomorrow after hopefully on Monday I'll get it painted! I'll update when it's done! I'll also share the before/after pictures! :)

I hope your having a great weekend everyone!
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I took one of those pop up IQ tests and here's what it said when I was done:

Congratulations, Heather!Your IQ score is 122

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others. Your Intellectual Type is Insightful Linguist. This means you are highly intelligent and have the natural fluency of a writer and the visual and spatial strengths of an artist. Those skills contribute to your creative and expressive mind. And that's just some of what we know about you from your test results.

So in otherwords...they're politly saying that I suck at math! :) LOL!!! :)

Wearing a Tiara

Okay, so every GirlyGirl has got to have a Tiara right?! Right! I've always loved them, I wanted one to wear on my wedding day. I wanted my baby girl to have one (and my sister Tammy sent Catherine her first Tiara way before Catherine had enough hair to even wear it - it had a hair comb built into it.)

After reading Andie's blog I realized, I needed my own Tiara. :) I think I need to go and buy myself one. As I was tucking my two little princesses in bed tonight I spied Abby's little dress up crown lying on the floor. I grabbed it, placed it on my head and proceded to do our whole bedtime routine. The girls thought I was so funny!

Once I make my way downstairs, Bobby, my lovely husband laughs at me! Well, I'll show him! I grab out my trusty little kodak digital and start snapping away. So much so that my eyes hurt from the flash! It's hard work trying to take your own picture! :) LOL

I'll share a little bit of my silliness with you! :) I hope it makes you smile! I am going to see if the magic of tiara wearing makes cleaning the house easier! :) I think I needed this around 4 when I was cleaning the bathroom! :)

You know, this is so pathetic that I'm actually posting this, but you know what? Sometimes you just have to do something silly that makes you smile! :) I think the only reason this is actually making it into a post is because it's 1:30am. Oh well!

Friday, September 09, 2005

Here comes the weekend!

My new 1280x800 wallpaper for my desktop. The left side is blank intentionally so I can see my icons easily. I used Rhonna Farra's April set from 2Peas (& Feb's Cherish overlay), and silly birdnut's ribbon border.

This weekend is a full one. I've got to go grocery shopping today for a dinner party we're having on Sunday. Saturday we're going to finish putting up trim molding and paint the living room.

I guess I should take a few "before" pictures...I've already rearranged the room to the way it will be set up for awhile.

Also on Saturday I want to take the girls to My Gym for their anniversary celebration. Catherine took gymnastics last year and really loved it. I'll see what they have to offer. They have a parents night out once a month, which sounds really great. I'll have to see what the price is though.

We're planning on buying a hybrid car for our next vehicle purchase (especially now with the prices of gas!) so I need to keep that in mind. We're trying to cut back on some it's a balance! :)

Now, I've got to get my grocery list ready!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Camping Trip in Delaware

We canoed, hiked, fished (not me), ate, played games, collected nature, visited with our friends that we went up with. We enjoyed camp fires, roasted marshmallows & s'mores. It was a great trip.
I however was about carried away by all the mosquitoes. The girls had maybe 10 bug bites...I had over 70 bites on just 1 kidding...I actually counted them!

Camping at Trap Pond, DE

Bobby taking the girls out in the canoe for a small fishing trip.

My 3 most favorite people!

We stayed in a Yurt for the first time. (Look, it has air conditioning!) It had a bunk bed & futon, we set up our folding table and it was just perfect!

It had an L-shaped deck, off of that was the picnic table, fire ring & Adirondack chairs right on the waterfront. Gorgeous views!!!!

We were just steps away from the water. This was a beautiful place to stay, there were Cyprus trees all over the place.

Just moments after we arrived, the girls starting lining up pine cones on the ledge/railing.

Watch out though....pine cones falling from that high up...hurt when they land! :)

We normally don't bring "toys" on camping trips..but we had to stop at a store to pick up a few things, and gave in to the girls when they asked for new Crayola's & Barbie coloring books. :) Bobby read his book Creation, and I picked up Nicholas Sparks book The Wedding, but I never read it. I ended up picking up a Word Search book, and that kept me entertained! :) I stuck it in the camping totes, for the next trip! :)

The girls had to so much fun! They were so dirty, black feet every night! :) They had fun playing with their friends and going back and forth from our campsite to theirs.

The price of gas was high, and with the car loaded down with all the camping gear made it worse. We didn't have it as bad as our friends, who were pulling their pop-up and 4 canoes! Ouch!