Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29, 2009 Frost

It has been cold here (by TX standards anyway) the past couple of days. I thought the frost on the edges of the leaves of this bush looked cool (no pun intended).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28, 2009 Moving out

Is it wrong to be so excited to see a moving truck nextdoor? I just hope that we get really good neighbors this time. And I would be thrilled if the new neighbors have boys close in age to our boys.

January 27, 2009 Waiting in line

Just me, messing around with my camera while waiting in line at the drive-thru at Jack-in-the-Box for my Diet Coke. Oh and I had just come from getting my hair colored and cut.

Monday, January 26, 2009

January 26, 2009 Local company goes non-smoking

This is what you get when your company goes completely non-smoking...not outside the buildings, not in your car, nowhere on the property. People huddled on the public sidewalk in the foggy, misty rain having their smoke.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

January 25, 2009 Ramen noodles and chopsticks

This was actually my lunch, but Ethan liked it so I shared it with him.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

January 24, 2009 Just Me

Dh hated the photo I had in my profile on Facebook so here's one that he just took of me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23, 2009 Crazy Weather

The weather was beautiful today so we made our way to the park after school.

January 22, 2009 Could it be???

This house went on the market mid 2008 and I'm so excited that it's this close to sold. See this house is next door to us and the people haven't been nice to us at all since just before we closed on our house. They had a permanent basketball goal cemented in the ground and it was over their property on our property and we wouldn't have been able to close on our house unless it was moved. They didn't like that fact and blamed us for not being flexible and just signing a waiver. The title company and the builder both told us that we couldn't close unless it was moved, but the homeowners kept arguing with us that they were told by the title company and the builder that they could leave it. A few angry voicemails and e:mails (both via company phone and e:mail) later from the neighbor and they finally moved it. Dh and I met a couple a few weeks back that said they had made 2 offers on the house and they seemed really nice so we're hoping it's them...they also have 2 boys ages 10 and 12.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009 Evil cookies!

Today is the first official day of Girl Scout cookie sales here. Now we will see groups everywhere from Walgreens to the grocery store to Sam's Club selling them as you approach the store.

January 20, 2009 Reading corner

This is Seth's reading corner in his bedroom. I really need to go through all of the books in the boys' rooms and pull out what they've outgrown.

January 19, 2009 Always talking

I swear, the only time this boy is not talking is when he's at school...he even talks in his sleep.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

January 18, 2009 Thanksgiving in January

I picked up this oil-less turkey fryer during the week and we wanted to give it a try. The past couple of years we've deep fried our turkey for Thanksgiving and while it's by far the best tasting turkey I've ever had it is definitely costly and messy and a pain to clean up and dispose of the oil. So, we tried out the new gizmo today and the turkey was even better than the ones we've fried in peanut oil. Oh, and check out the crazy temps outside today.

January 17, 2009 My next project

These are the cabinets above the desk in the kitchen. They used to be organized and well...not so much anymore. So, I'm going to empty them and start over.

January 16, 2009 Day off of school

No school today so we met some friends at the bowling alley/arcade and had a blast!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009 My teeth are braceless!

After 26 months, they're finally off! The first picture was from this morning and the second from when I got home after getting them off. Now I just need to ask the dentist about the most cost effective way to whiten them. It feels really weird to actually feel my teeth.

January 14, 2009 Geometry in 2nd grade???

Well not exactly, but Seth's class was learning about geometric prisms and they were building them out of straws. Pretty cool actually.

January 13, 2009 Silly boys!

The boys were crazy wound up like the freakin Energizer Bunny when we got home from school. So, I let them be for a while so they could get it all out before starting homework.

January 12, 2009 Moon in the morning

This is what the sky looked like when we left for school this morning.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009 Hanging outside

Bikes, scooters and basketball were what today was about.

January 10, 2009 Deep into his game

The boys renting DS games at Blockbuster today and E is deep into playing his.

January 9, 2009 Playing at the park

On Fridays after school whenever the weather is nice we go to the park and play. The park was packed today!

January 8, 2009 Resting

Resting after a long day at school and riding his bike home.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 7, 2009 A little mending

E tells me tonight that his jacket has a hole in it that he can stick his thumb through. I figured it was a seam so no biggie. Well it wasn't the seam (I was still able to fix it) afterall. When I asked him how it happened he said "it must have been the metal"...ummm what metal? Guess it got caught on a fence at school.

January 6, 2009 Will they work?

I decided to give these green bags a try because I'm tired of throwing away produce that's gone bad in just a few days. I didn't put these bananas in the bag right when I bought them (because I forgot) but they still lasted longer than they ever have before. Perhaps they do work.

January 5, 2009 Mailing the holiday cards

Nothing exciting...just me mailing our holiday cards. Since we wanted to use a photo from our vacation they were New Years cards.

January 4, 2009 Gifts from the hubby

These are the awesome gifts my dh gave me for Hanukkah.

January 3, 2009 What's the date again?

Now don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining...but it is a bit weird to have it in the mid 80's in January.

January 2, 2009 Hmmm...guess it was windy.

The morning we left, the gate on the fence wasn't looking to secure so dh did what he could before we made our way to the airport. We joked during vacation about whether or not the gate door would still be up when we got back. Well it was...but this section was just as you see it here. Guess it's time for a new fence.

January 1, 2009 Happy New Year!

This was our last day of vacation (boys playing in the hotel pool). We spent New Years Eve in Florida and flew back on New Years day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I'm back for round 2

I am proud to say that I actually completed my Project 365 for 2008 and didn't miss a single day. So, stick around for Project 365 2009.