Monday, March 30, 2009

Go away snow!!

The cold weather makes me want to run away to the Virgin Islands! PLEASE!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Enjoying the last of the snow!

Our friends Michelle and Nate invited us up to their cabin over the weekend. We had a blast sledding and snow mobiling! I can't remember the last time we took a day to just play all day. Loved it!!!!!

Sneak preview of the basement!!!!!

The layout won't let me type under each picture...don't know why! Any way! Here it our basement that we have been working so hard on for months. It still needs finishing touches like doors and molding. The blue room is Steve's office (he works from home). My favorite part is going to be the playroom under the stairs. We are going to put a little window in and a cute little door that will open in the middle. Can't wait!

Yellow belts part II

The kids finished all their testing for the yellow belts. Part of the process was leading the Karate class. They did such a great job! They really have been paying attention in karate! Yeah!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I have the best news ever....our basement is getting carpet today! Finishing the basement on our own has been such a process. The framing, the drywall, the finishing, the painting and the best part....CARPET! I will post pictures when it's all done!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

What we have been up to!

Blogging has been the last thing on my list these days!! But here are the things that have been keeping us busy!
The kids tested for their yellow belt in Karate. Jonah is learning to sew. Caleb was in the school geography bee and basketball season has passed us by!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The littlest things can make your day!

Steve has been out of town since Monday. That means I have been working and taking care of the kids on my own all week. I don't want to whine...but really it is SO HARD doing it all on my own. Two full-time jobs. I have had every adventure possible while he was gone........

1. early morning staff meeting
2. walking report card with Jonah at school
3. Ballet with Alexa
4. Karate with all the kids
5. Caleb's broken glasses
6. Taking down the stair railing (the mudders requested it)
7. Putting up several pieces of drywall that Steve forgot...this mean cutting, measuring, and using a power drill. Good thing I paid attention the last month.
8. Cleaning the basement up...loads of dry wall to the garage, sweeping

To say the least I was in melt down mode today. Am I a wimp????? I stayed home from work today to just breath. I am so thankful that my father-in-law called out of the blue and took me out to lunch. I needed a little spoiling and he is always so sweet to me!

It reminded me that it is the littlest things that help out. A neighbor informed me that she saw another neighbor picking my potted plants up that had blown over in the wind a few days ago. How nice is that. She had to walk out of her way to do that!!! Would I do that????

I am setting a goal to pay more attention to THE LITTLE THINGS that can make some one smile or give them a moment to exhale!