Friday, July 18, 2008

Too Handsome For Words

My talented best friend took this incredible shot of my mister. And he is just so handsome in it. This one is definitely getting framed.
(You can click on it to make it larger)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Spray Ground

Today, Tiff and I took our kiddos to a nearby Spray Ground.
And it was really pretty cool, see.........

So why is it that the kids spent most of their time playing in the puddle??

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Those Two are as Sweet as Fondue

I am not an easy person to surprise. In fact I tell people to just forget about trying to throw me a surprise party or anything like that, because I will figure it out.

Well, tonight, two of my closest friends succeeded in surprising me and even my hubby was in on it. And that almost got him into trouble. See, I waited until almost 4:00 to take a shower. When you have 3 kids, you have to wait for the perfect moment to shower. You know, like when the kids are engrossed in a movie and not trying to kill each other.
I also waited until 4:30 to start some laundry, and I seriously didn't have anything to wear, except for some very thin, partially see through night gown.
But I figured, what the heck, I am not going anywhere, it will do.

And I ignored my dripping wet, very knotted hair while I cooked dinner and tried to pick up some messes.

I chowed down on my dinner and even had seconds.

And my hubby, who knew friends would be coming to my door soon to take me out, didn't say a word.

Thank goodness I had him put the clothes in the dryer for me, or else, I would have had to go out on the town either exposed in my thin nightgown or unable to breathe in my jeans that will never fit me again, because, really, that was about all I had that was clean.

So, an unexpected knock was at the door. I put a little pillow in front of me and told my hubby that I COULD NOT answer the door dressed as I was. I almost didn't want him to answer it, figuring it was a solicitor. But my hubby insisted, and in walked my two dear friends.

With a gift in hand, they told me to get ready because they were taking me out to The Melting Pot for chocolate fondue in celebration of my new job.

So, again, thank goodness I had some clean clothes in my dryer.
I quickly brushed my hair, grabbed my purse and walked out the door.

It was such a wonderful evening. We chatted the night away, probably way too loudly.
We got to sit and relax, which as mommies, we don't get to do often, and it was GREAT!
And the fondue was heavenly.

And I think we got drunk off of the chocolate.....see what I mean??

We also decided that we need to do this Melting Pot night more often, maybe monthly. And I think it's a PERFECT idea.

This was also my first time ever eating at The Melting Pot, after wanting to for nine years now.
I have been blessed with such amazing friends....and the hubby, he did a great job keeping it all a secret.

Now, go and read Sara's Post about the evening, because it's hilarious!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Birthday Fun (Post 1)

Stayed tuned tomorrow for another birthday post.

The mister has turned 2.
Here are some pictures from our little celebration at a nearby play center.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My Little Paleontologist

Several years ago I became an Usborne book consultant. Unfortunately, I never had an opportunity to do any home shows. But I do have two boxes, hidden in my closet, full of some really great books in case I ever do a show.
Today I decided to break into that "in case I have a home show" stash, and break out something special for the miss. It's the one item that I have been tempted to open up several times now.
And the miss sure was excited as I unwrapped the dinosaur excavation kid kit.
Inside there was a small book about dinosaurs, which she made me read as quickly as possible so that we could get to the good stuff: the large rock which she would chisel away at, to find Tyrannosaurus Rex bones.
She looked so adorable wearing her safety glasses, breaking away the rock, and brushing the dirt off of the small bones that were appearing.
And it kept her busy for about an hour.
Of course, mommy and daddy found it fun as well. We kept taking her chisel away so that we could find some bones too.

I just wish my camera had done a better job of documenting the experience. I think I need to invest in a better camera.
It was fun though, but it did make quite the mess.
You have to admit though, she can pull off the safety glasses look, huh?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

End '08 Great

So, I am going to attempt to take part in the End '08 Great Challenge. This month it is all about clutter. And boy, do I have plenty of that in my home. I will spare myself the embarrassment of before pictures, even though they would most likely make you feel better about your house.

But here's what's on my list this month:

1) cleaning out and organizing my closet

2) cleaning out and organizing the upstairs hall closet

3) cleaning out a couple of kitchen cabinets

4) de-cluttering the entertainment center

So, we'll see how it goes.

Why don't you join the challenge as well?!?!