Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Beautiful Thing....

Living in these little, and I mean little student houses we never really needed a big nice vacuum. The floors are the old high school tiles, the kind they have in the cafeteria. We had a couple of area rugs so just a little puny vacuum would work. Well we have 2 puny vacuums and they both died!! So since we are moving to a house with 3 stories of carpet we decided to get a fancy vacuum (yeah)!! We got it in the mail the day we were doing some deep cleaning and if your like me anything new in the cleaning department makes me want to clean more!! My kids even got into it, that alone is a rare, but beautiful thing. Brooke vacuumed the rugs and Emily and Jack helped clean out the fridge. After a couple of hours of scrubbing they were so tired Emily even fell asleep. Sam got home that evening and started to take down our shed to get it ready for the movers ( they won't take anything down so we have to do it ourselves). Under the floor boards was a horrible moving carpet of cockroaches seriously they could have carried Sam off if he got to close. The one I took a picture of wasn't even close to being the biggest, I just wasn't going to go chase the "big" one down for the sake of a little picture.

Friday, June 27, 2008

I've been Tagged by Lacey!!!

*3* Joys: 1. My Husband, he always makes me laugh and is always there for me. 2. My children whom I love so much, Some days are better than others , but they always bring me smiles and they are pure JOY. 3. Going on dates!!!

*3* Fears: 1. Someone will take my children from me and I will never see then again or that they will hurt them. 2. Losing my Husband. 3. Losing my Mom and Dad.

*3* Goals: 1. To lose some weight and get healthy. 2. To go to school now that Sam is done. 3. Be more Patient.

*3* Current Obsessions/Collections: 1. Moving, that is all I'm thinking about at the moment. 2. TWILIGHT series, can't wait for Breaking Dawn or the movie. 3. making beef jerky.

Friday, June 20, 2008

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* Birthday Girl *

Yesterday was Brooke's birthday she is the BIG 8 . Man I can't believe I have an 8 year old!! She was so excited she wanted a beach theme party, but not much room in student housing backyards to really do anything great so she settled for friends and the trampoline with the sprinklers under it. She had a good time. What she really wanted was to go to Carlsbad Caverns one last time before we moved, So today bright and early, I should say dark and early 5:30 we were up and off to the caves. They are really amazing!! We walked down the natural entrance instead of taking the elevator down and let me tell ya it is so much neater. Before we even got to the opening of the cave Emily was ready to go hoe and every 15 minutes after that she let us know how she felt, she is a very verbal child!! It took an hour and a half to walk in then another hour or so to go through the cave, needless to say they were ready to go HOME. Jack loved the fact that his little voice was so loud he would not be quiet and kept singing, man it echoed. We had a really great day as a family.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father and Son Camp Out

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*Girls Night Out*

Last Sunday Sam came home from church ( I was sick) and was so excited about the father son camp out this weekend. So yesterday he packed everything up all the essentials for camping like sleeping bags, ice chest, tent, chairs food then he had the blankie, pacifiers, a bottle, sippy cups, diapers, wipes ( all the essentials!!) So with us girls left at home we gussied ourselves up and went to dinner at a "fancy" restaurant and had a yummy dinner like Ladies. I ordered calamari and had the girls try it without telling them what it was and of course they hated it, but when I told Emily what it was she made a horrible face and said I made her eat Squidward from Spongbob. After dinner we went and rented the Princess Diaries and went over to our friends house who's men folk were also away camping, and we did fake nails on the girls and painted fun toes, Lacey made smoothies and popcorn, the girls had so much fun I wish I had pictures but I sent the camera with Sam in hopes he takes some pictures of Jack and himself camping. Needless to say the girls and I had a fun night.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Emily started swimming lessons last week and absolutely loves it!! I figured since we will be living right on the water they should probably get their swimming up to par. Brooke is bummed because they did not have any classes for her age group until next week, but she will live she is counting down the days until its her turn. They won't allow any picture taking in the pool area so I had to take one of her before at the house. She is so stubborn about pics that I hardly have any of her.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

All of my friends have these blogs and I never really paid much attention to them until I started to look at their blogs and found that they are really fun!! So I decided to start one so my family can see pics of the kids and hear about everyday life at our house. We will be moving soon and my friend said this would be a great way to keep in touch, So here it goes....