Thursday, July 28, 2011

Date Night

Marc and I went to the Clayton Opera House last night to watch "The Moth". It was really fun, but WAY out of my comfort zone. There was a fancy smancy reception at the beginning that you were supposed to eat crazy food (pataté) and mingle with crazy people (socialites). But the storytelling was phenomenal, and my husband's company is always a plus. So all in all it was a really fun date night! Oh and by the way, the town of Clayton is absolutely beautiful!

Monday, July 25, 2011

We Interrupt This Regularly Scheduled Blog...

....for an excerpt from Marc's facebook.

So my evening?

Return from a great night of VBS.

Leia finds a bat upstairs. I am terrified of bats. After 45 minutes of sniveling and acting very un-manly in front of my wife I charge and dispatch said bat with one blow. Bash my knee to the point I can't bend it now in my again very un-manly retreat because of the aforementioned fear of bats.

30 minutes of convincing my children that is safe to sleep in their own beds.

Now Gaius woke up so worked up over the bat that he just deposited to contents of his spaghetti dinner on the floor.

I love being a dad. What would I do with my evenings other wise?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Holy Hot Weather!

(photo by: Leia)

Not that I'm really complaining, it's been sort of fun going swimming at least once a day all week. It's funny how your priorities change when it's 102° out. :-)

Leia turned 7 yesterday. She's pretty excited about it. We gave her a camera for her birthday. Actually we gave her my old camera, I figured it made more sense because we already had the extra battery, sd card, and camera bag. Plus if she drops it down the stairs it won't matter as much. She loves it, she's been taking pictures of everything (174 pictures to be exact)! She's funny too because she wants to know what every little setting is. I also saw her with Shoshannah on her lap showing her what all the buttons mean. It made me smile. I love how kids take pictures of the most random things. Like the TV, or our kitchen food cupboard. :-) Who knows maybe I have a budding photog on my hands.

We have our very first birthday party in our house tomorrow. It's exciting and a little stressful. I'm ready to get this baby (the house) jacked up so I can start on some of my painting projects. Oh yeah, and my bedroom is still mostly in boxes..I should really get to that soon too. I've decided I want to learn how to tile. I want to lay a tile floor in the kitchen and upstairs bathroom. I have a friend who knows how I'll have to ask her for lessons. We'll see.


Friday, July 15, 2011

These two monkeys are down right NUTS today.
It COULD be the donuts and chocolate milk I gave them for breakfast.
But I really can't see that much of a difference.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ironically this light now has 1 energy efficient bulb in it and it looks completely out of place.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Things I'm still getting used to:
  • Tall ceilings. Reaching things without a stool has been a normal part of life for well 10 years, not anymore.
  • A zillion stairs. I never understood why people wanted an upstairs and downstairs changing table. However, after hauling my 20# baby Sho up and down the stairs several times a day I now understand. It's a workout!
  • Having neighbors. So far I've met the man who lives straight across from us and his landlady who lives next door to him. Both are very nice. But on our first night here a neighbor had a party which ended in a huge fight and the police coming. :-/
  • Not being able to hear every little thing that is going on in the house. Which is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing because now my night-shift working husband can get some uninterrupted sleep. A curse because now I can't just yell to my kids I actually have to go and get them to talk to them.
  • That this big beautiful house is really ours!

Now onto organizing Gaius' room, also known as the "toy room". If I don't post in a few days, send out a search team. :-) Just kidding!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here's a couple things that happened while I was MIA last week.

  • Shoshannah started full out crawling(not just army crawling), which made unpacking rather difficult.
  • Paul turned 5, which made him so happy because "now he's older than Gaius." Competitive much? :-)
  • Marc and I had our 10 year anniversary. Which we spent unpacking boxes. Our new house was a pretty large and grand Anniversary present, don't you think?!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I have loved old houses for as long as I can remember.
And this house has so much antique charm that I can't even stand it!
I'm so shocked, awed, and thankful that God blessed us with this really big "want" .
I wanted to show you all a couple of my favorite things that came with this house, but I don't want to seem boastful so I think I'm going to space out the pictures.
Keep an eye out for more of my "favorites", coming soon...

**New Blog Coming Soon!**

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Robin's Nest

It was no small task getting Mama's (or is it Papa's?) photo.
[S]he is very quick and skittish!

Moving pretty much took over my life for day 10 and 11.

"Robin" is venturing out!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


  • Posts will probably be non-existent for a bit. No internet for an undetermined amount of time. But I do have a couple ideas in the works.
  • I hate moving!!!
  • I love my new house!!!!
  • At this moment most of our furniture is in our front yard waiting to be loaded.
  • I'm exhausted!

See you on the other side! :-)