Friday, July 29, 2011

My Weekend in Review...

Quick disclaimer: I was bored this weekend and that triggered the lame picture taking and the following post. :) And sometimes it's good to post about my accomplishments, no matter how minor.
I have always hated how our ever growing collection of DVD's had been stored in the past (stacked at least 3 deep in the entertainment center, some in our bedroom, some in the kids' bedrooms). Now they are ALL in one place and get this.... Alphabetized! I spent Friday and Saturday night putting together the new shelves and organizing all of the DVD's. I originally bought one bookshelf for BOOKS but that changed to DVD's and a few books.
Saturday was my usual routine, dropped the kids of to their dad at noon :(, Clay was home so he took me to Cafe Sabor for lunch/dinner and then we did some shopping in Logan. Clay is seriously so much fun to shop with, whether it's wandering around Walmart or where ever he is quite entertaining. I love this man!!!
Unfortunately, Clay had to leave Sunday morning so after he was gone I put these products to work and got the house all cleaned and smelling good!!! Now if that's not a HUGE accomplishment I don't know what is! ;)Monday was a little different for me, I have never got the day off for the 24th of July before. I was home and ALONE. No kids, no husband. If I don't stay busy, I go crazy and get really bummed out so I kept busy from the moment my eyes opened in the morning. First thing I went out and took a spin around the house a few times on this....
Then decided that this needed a bath and her insides cleaned up a bit! Love my ride!!
Then got a knock at the door and this fun packaged was delievered! MADE MY DAY!
Put these two machines to work pretty much ALL weeekend long!
Made my way to my favorite place and finished up a scrapbook page! WHAT??? Did I just say a scrapbook page?? It's been a long time, needless to say! But I'm back!
Ahhhh, my sweet baby girl! Did I mention she's EIGHT??? I miss having a baby! (Sometimes)
And last but not least, my mommy stopped by Monday night and thought I should shake the dust off these puppies! LOL I love walks with my mom! Thanks for the motivation! It hurt, but it was good pain! I've missed this!So there you have it! I know I'm weird! Forgive me. It's me.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Courtney's Special Day

On July 2nd, my sweet 8 year old, Courtney, was baptised by her Uncle Bryan (my older brother). It was a wonderful day and I am so proud of her and the choice she made to become a member of the church. I am so grateful to my brother for baptising and confirming her, he did a wonderful job and gave her a wonderful, special blessing. I hope she will always remember this day!! I'm also so thankful for the support of my family who were all there for Courtney.
Courtney & Uncle Bryan

Annual Peonies

Each year the walkway to my front porch is lined with these beautiful peonies. They bloomed a little later than usual due to the late spring we had this year. I look forward these the hot pink beauties so much! And this year they didn't disappoint! I'm not much of a gardener and don't really enjoy doing yard work but I love seeing these peonies come to life. It means summer is just around the corner and warmer temperatures.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rice Pudding

When I was a little girl, there weren't many meals that my dad cooked. But one thing he was famous for was making us Rice Pudding on Sunday nights before bed. Sure, it's not hard to make but this was something my dad always did for us. And it still hits the spot to this day and brings back so many memories of my childhood. I decided to buy some and let my kids try it to see if they liked it as much as I did. Conner loved it! Courtney is still aquiring a taste for it! ;)
Stiring away! Can't let it scald!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Family Picnic

A couple of weeks before school got out I got to go have a picnic with this beautiful little girl! It was fun to spend some time with her and have lunch together!
Love this girl whole bunches!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

An attempt at pictures...

Why is it no matter how hard we try to get a decent picture of all of these kids it never works out. Oh well. We tried. And failed. Miserably.
Love this one!
My stud muffin Conner.Courtney