Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 22, 2009 Dh the handyman

The ceiling fan in our bedroom started making wonky noises the other day and after cleaning it spraying it with WD-40 it was still making noise. So, we picked out a new fan and dh installed it. I like it a lot better than the original one that the builder installed.

February 21, 2009 Marathon Kids

Each year, the boys participate in Marathon Kids which is a program to get kids active. Over the course of 6 months, they have to log 26.2 miles and at the end of that, there's a final mile ceremony where they're presented with medals. Here are the boys with their medals.

February 20, 2009 Bingo!

I went to a Girl's Night Out bing party at a friends house...she's also a Southern Living at Home consultant so the prizes are SLAH products. Here's what I won.

February 19, 2009 Junk drawer

I am still working on organizing the cabinets and drawers of my desk in the kitchen. Here's the collection of pens, pencils, erasers, sticky notes, etc...we've got just in one drawer.

February 18, 2009 Thought this was funny

I saw this at Wal-Mart and it made me laugh.

February 17, 2009 Frustrating!

This is the online system that our school district uses for getting substitute teachers. It is so frustrating sometimes to use this system because most of the time you can't log in and then when you can and try to select a job it tells you that the job is being looked at by someone else "try again later".

February 16, 2009 Blanket hog

Yep, that would be my side of the bed...guess I was cold because dh ended up with nothing in the way of blankets last night.

February 15, 2009 Paintings

Dh finally hung these paintings in our bedroom...they've been sitting on the floor for well...months now.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

February 14, 2009 My Valentine's Day Gift

Dh and the boys got me this really cool panini/grill/griddle. We had delicious sandwiches tonight for dinner.

February 13, 2009 Valentine Parties at School

The boys had their Valentine parties today at school...doesn't Seth looked thrilled? One of Ethan's teachers made the pencil topper he has in his hand...she made them to "look" like each individual student.

February 12, 2009 Current reading material

I've heard this book was the best of the series...I'm about 1/4 of the way through it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I have been challenged

We lost power one Friday night during dinner and the boys were trying to stay cool so they were meditating.

Go to your photo folder in your computer.
Go to the 6th folder of the photos.
Go to the sixth picture.
Put the picture on your blog along with a description of it.
Invite six friends to join the challenge.
Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11, 2009 Some light reading, etc.

I walked into the powder room this morning to find these things. First there are the National Geographic Kids, a crossword puzzle, a word search book and a pencil compliments of Seth (though the crossword puzzle and word search book are mine and they were on the table in the family room) and then you have National Geographic, the yellow pages and a National Geographic travel book compliments of dh.

February 10, 2009 Crazy weather

We bought this weather radio shortly after we moved to TX and I am so glad. We get some crazy weather here so it's nice to know what's on the way. It was going off like crazy last night.

Pay it Forward

Pay It Forward
I saw this on my friend Kellie's blog. I actually won on hers, so let's see who will win on mine. :)
1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!
2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your 3 friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the spirit and the thought that count!
4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate Linky Love! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!So remember.... Pay it forward!

Monday, February 9, 2009

February 9, 2009 Bedtime reading

This is what the boys and I read tonight. Now I'm going to read my book...Breaking Dawn.

February 8, 2009 Cleaning the garage

We spent Sunday morning cleaning out the garage. Not my favorite task, but hey it had to be done.

February 7, 2009 Valentine's

We (read I) decided to make our Valentine's this year for the boys' classmates. So, thanks to Family Fun we made these irocks. The red "ipod" is a box of conversation hearts and the "ear buds" are mini peanut butter cups. I think they're cute if I do say so myself. Seth was a big helper and Ethan was off somewhere else doing his thing.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 6, 2009 Fridays at the park

Just another Friday at the park.

February 5, 2009 Groundbreaking

The Sr. Choir was invited to perform today for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new community college in our town.

February 4, 2009 Getting fit...

or trying to anyway. I was getting bored with the gym and it was getting hard to find time to get there since I'm working most days now. So, I've been doing these Walk at Home DVD's I have and I've only missed one day in the past month. Go me! LOL.

February 3, 2009 Jr. Choir

Jr. choir (K-2) starts soon and this was the mandatory meeting the kids have to go to prior to audtioning. Here the kids were practicing their audition song.

February 2, 2009 Traffic

Note to not change dinner plans, stick to the menu. This is the traffic I sat in when I went out to pick up dinner.

February 1, 2009 Sunday breakfast

This was the first stage of making an apple pancake for breakfast. It was delish!

January 31, 2009 Silly boys

Saturday is dinner out night for us and tonight we went to Buca di Beppo...yum! The boys were cold (it was pretty chilly in the restaurant) so they were being silly with their jackets.

January 30, 2009 Trouble at the park

Some kids rode this dune buggy to the park via the street and someone must have called the police.