Monday, May 31, 2010

Update part 2

The disgusting orange carpet is out! Unfortunately it's just a boring sub floor underneath. I was kind of hoping for planks so it wouldn't be so dull, oh well. It'll be perfect when we put in laminate flooring later! I do actually have an idea for painting it! But it would require an extra 24 hours of drying time, which we don't have (boo!). I think I might wait and do it when we get back from camping. This coming week looks to be completely nuts now. I wasn't actually planning on re-doing the floor this weekend. But...Someone else had other plans. I AM happy to see the orange carpet go! It just puts me a day behind where I was hoping to be this week. *sigh* Let the craziness ensue.

And that's my story.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! Summer is here!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Holy exhaustion batman!!! Eight hours of painting has transformed my room! It looks amazing! Now I need to go wash the paint out of my hair before I crash for the night! Pictures coming soon!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I hope y'all are ready for some before and after pics! Cause I'm sure I'll be ready to show you some after this weekend! Here's a little before shot to whet your appetite!
Notice the half ripped off border! I usually don't remember the "before" until I'm half way into a project. Oh well. Better late than never.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

"Leia!!! She's not a tooth fairy anymore, she's just mommy!"

~ Gaius after peeking into my bedroom early this morning.

Monday, May 24, 2010

It finally fell out!
She is definitely not her brother. With Xavier, when he has a loose tooth, he'll work at it as soon as it's a tiny bit loose and have that sucker out by the end of the day. Leia patiently waited for the big tooth to come in and gently push the baby tooth out! She also wants "the tooth fairy to leave a prize all wrapped up with a bow under her pillow".
*sigh* So much for just throwing a dollar under her pillow! Women!!!! ;-)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's Down!

The border is down!

Re-painting is scheduled for Memorial Weekend!

AHHH!!!! Sweet Progress!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


"We're going to Rutabay-gus!"- Leia, while playing

*Which one could only guess would be a casino crowded city for Rutabagas*

What happens in Rutabay-gus stays in Rutabay-gus!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Snippets That Wanted To Be A Blog

Here's what's going on.
  • Camping in T-minus 3 weeks!
  • Baseball, baseball, and more baseball
  • Sidewalk chalk drawings are being created on our driveway!
  • School is petering out!
  • People are CRAZY!
  • The border is almost down (so I can obsess over something else. Pregnant women are so OCD)
  • My house is TRASHED!
  • Marc and Xavier are learning how to play the Pokemon card game (ZZZzzzzzz)
  • The giant tree limb that has been sitting in my front yard for months is finally gone!
  • The youngest had a stomach bug which [very] thankfully didn't result in me getting thrown up on, or mess up our schedule too much.
  • We've lived to start another week!

Yes I do realize my blog mostly consist of bullet style and one line entries now days. Some day soon I'll share more, maybe even some pictures, I promise!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fun Facts about the Fetus!

  • She likes to suck her thumb already!
  • She likes to have her picture taken! (I keep getting a quick little peek at the baby because the placenta blocks the Doppler.)
  • She's about the size and weight of a Harry Potter Book!
  • Her profile looks like mommy's side of the family!
  • She does NOT like it when mommy has a full stomach. (Lesson learned!)
I love *her* already!

P.S. Hopefully she has the black hair mommy's been pining for!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dear Baby S.

Please stop sitting on/kicking/punching mommy's bladder. Thanks so much!
Love, Mom

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Mama Files: Mostly Good...

...but a little bad. I found a set of these:
for $2 at a garage sale today! I did so well with not buying any gender specific stuff...until the last sale. But I ask you, what's a mom to do with all this cute girlie stuff out there?

Friday, May 7, 2010


I haven't worked my my border all week. I literally haven't had time. And it's driving me crazy, because I hate to leave a project half finished.

This week has been nuts!

I had this "great" idea of doing a photography project for my art class which has turned into HOURS of photo editing for me. I despise photo editing. But since working on our church's website I have gotten to know my photo editing program better and better. Which I guess is a plus! So lately my life consists of sitting here cropping pictures. That is, when I'm not at a little league baseball game or practice freezing my butt off.

I can't even believe it's Friday already.

I'm thinking May is going to fly by faster than April did. Which means I'll be 1 month closer to seeing my sweet little baby!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Marc: Aw! Your belly is getting really cute.

Me: *sigh* Yeah it's getting big, isn't it?

Marc: How much longer is there?

Me: 17 weeks!

Marc: Oh man, this is going to be another big one. I hope you're ready for that.

***um, thanks hon!***

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


"Mom, last night I had a dream. In it Vito (our baby) had weird hair"~Gaius

Monday, May 3, 2010

Coming Out The Other Side [of the weekend]

And it's Monday again.

Weekends are, in general, very hectic for us. I took a 3 day break from scraping border to go to Little League opening day,
finish the baby's quilt,
work on our church's new website,
get groceries (which requires a 45 minute drive to a decent size super market),
and attend church.

However, here's a couple breakthroughs from this weekend
a. In my mind we're set on the baby's name (both boy and girl)! I haven't told Marc what the girl's name is yet though! ;-)
b. Our stack of baby supplies is growing quite nicely, I got a really cute baby book! And the quilt is cuter than I imagined!
c. Wowsers! My belly is getting big! This is seriously a revelation to me! Normally I'm a very observant person, but I guess that doesn't apply to my own appearance. My belly button is really starting to flatten out.
d. Xavier and Leia felt the baby kick last night (during church)
e. The weather is HOT! Which I sort of like at the moment since it'll warm up the lake for camping in June.

and that's it!

Hopefully by next weekend I can report that the border is completely down. And my annual yard sale-ing day with my mom was very successful!

Coming Home?

These COULD be our baby's coming home outfit!!