Saturday, August 30, 2008
Rob went backpacking with my brother and a guy from work this weekend. Austin spent the night at my parents so it was just Taylor, Emily and I last night. We did a puzzle, watched The Pursuit of Happyness and I stayed up watching TV way too late.
Today the kids and I went to the memorial service for Ethan and Kimberly's baby. I can't even imagine what they have gone through. My heart breaks for them. Although it is hard to see someone go through this what a blessing it is to know that they will see him again. Jeff shared a thought from Becky today and it was this: Isaac never knew anything but love in his life. He only knew the love of his mother when he was in her womb and when he opened his eyes for the first time and saw Jesus' face there was only love from his heavenly father. What a precious thought and such a comfort to know that he is at peace in Jesus' arms.
Since I heard about Isaac I have thinking about this video. If you haven't seen it you must watch it.
He always understands. I love that.
OK...now onto the pictures. I was going to upload them here but thought it would be easier to upload them to an album so click here if you want to see them.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Serious. Sleep. Issues.
When Rob finally let me go and made sure that I was indeed OK I said that my chin hurt. I don't know if I hit that shelf or my headboard but I hit something. I didn't want to turn on the light and look at it so I figured I would wait till the morning. The first picture didn't do it justice so I took another.
There is a scab and a bruise on my chin!
What was I doing?!
**I finally figured out how I got the bruise. I kept trying to think of how I could've hit something so hard that it would leave a mark like that. When Rob got home we were talking about my 'episode' and I asked him what I was doing. He said that when he woke up out of a sound sleep I was climbing the wall and he thought that someone was in the room trying to grab me so he grabbed my legs and pulled me down onto him. So in reality the bruise came from Rob :o) HA!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Emily is loving school and she is excited that Hailey finally got a spot at her school. Now they get to ride the bus all the way to school instead of just part way together.
I am thinking about painting Emily's room. She's had the same colors in her room since she was two months old and they are feeling a little babyish to me. I would like a change and something a little older for her. These are the colors that I am contemplating. I love the dark pink and am trying to figure out how it could work in her room.
There is an old abandoned house across the street and we have gone through it a couple of times simply because I love old houses. Kids have come in and trashed most of it but there is a back door is still in pretty good condition. I have been thinking about what I could do with it and even though I haven't made up my mind yet I asked Rob if he'd go get it for me. If you have any great ideas let me know.
Steph and I are going to make homemade spaghetti sauce tomorrow. Rodger and Terry have tons of tomatoes and we thought it would be fun to put them to good use. We are using a Giada recipe that she found. I hope it's good.
Monday, August 25, 2008
She decided during breakfast that she would ride the bus today. What?! Doesn't she know I am supposed to drive her to school? I tried to talk her out of it then reluctantly agreed. We took pictures then Rob and I walked them all down the street.
I forgot Hailey would be riding the bus too. It makes me so much more at ease knowing she has two brothers and a friend riding with her.
Here comes the bus. Think she's nervous? I am so thankful I got this picture. This is why God made big brothers. She may annoy him and cause him all kinds of grief, but when she needs him he's there for her and I am so proud of him for that.
Up she goes.
I tried to get one of her on the bus but the windows are dirty and tinted. Doesn't make for good picture taking.
Sitting in circle time. She looks really bummed to be there doesn't she.
My precious mom came and took me to coffee after we got home. It helped to take my mind off of Em not being here. I broke down again while I was waiting for my mom to get here because I am so used to Em walking in while I'm checking my email in the mornings. She comes in and sits on my lap for a while then I get her breakfast. It was weird not having that this morning. It will be hard to get used to. I am going to miss her so much but am so happy that she likes school. I know she is going to learn and grow so much this year.
After school she rode the bus home. She was so cute getting off and running across the street to me.
Friday, August 22, 2008
School starts soon.
Can't believe my baby is going to be there.
And not here with me.
Not quite ready for it.
Part of me is ready for some freedom.
The other would like to freeze time.
These two songs have been running through my head.
Ready, set, don't go--Billy Rae and Miley Cyrus
Slipping through my fingers--Mamma Mia Soundtrack
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
*spending 4 1/2 hours inside this beautiful blue building. jen had never been here even though it is a mere 45 minutes from her house. i introduced her to it and now chris says i'm not allowed to come back. the only downfall was only being able to buy what i could get back home with me. my poor suitcase was bursting at the seams and i had to carry an extra bag on the plane but it was so so worth it.
*snuggling with this bundle of chubby goodness. my favorite thing to do was give him his binky and put him on my chest. in no time he would be out and i would be in heaven.
Before I knew it it was time to come home. My visit was short but sweet. Thank you Rob for letting me have some time with my friend. She appreciated it and so do I. And thanks for taking such good care of the kids while I was gone. You da man! Love ya.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
...played lots of train wreck, shopping and just hanging out together. A lot to pack into a week but we are managing.
Now before Friday I have to do my huge mound o' laundry, pack, get the boys ready for backpacking and Emily ready for a weekend at my parent's, figure out what everyone is wearing for pictures and who knows what else. Guess that means I better exit out of here.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
*i am making a velvet cocoa cake with buttercream frosting for taylor's birthday. sounds yummy right?
*i think one of the worst on screen kisses is between ralph macchio and elisabeth shue in karate kid. we watched it the other day and i thought he was going to touch her toes with his tongue. seriously disgusting.
*i am almost done with taylor's quilt. it turned out really cute. i just have to sew on the letters and my mom and aunt are going to quilt it for me. i hope he likes it.
*i have been a crafting fool lately. i did some onesies and burp cloths for jen and finally put on the handles to the purse i made her 18 months ago. bad. i know.
*i am doing a love album from ali for renee and jeremy's wedding. i hope it turns out half as cute as hers.
*emily is in love with the mama mia cd. instead of strawberry shortcake she now wants to listen to that at bedtime. she belts out
here i go again
how can you reshishta"
the actual words are:
here i go again
how can i resist ya"
her and i were having an ABBA party last night when she was supposed to be going to bed. i would sing the verse of the songs and she would sing the chorus. we had so much fun.
Monday, August 4, 2008
It's an old type case. I saw Ali's project she made with one and was wanting to do one myself but hadn't the slightest idea where I would find a type case. I was so excited. My mom and I kept looking around and there was a lot of cool stuff there. I found a galvanized bucket that I had to have and we were getting ready to pay when I saw two boxes with suitcases in them. Something told me to take a look so my mom helped me pull them out. Inside were these beauties.
Two suitcases in perfect condition. And the boxes they were in are the original boxes that they were shipped from the company in and have the keys with them. I opened them up and about died when I saw that fabric. The couple having the yard sale were probably in their early to mid seventies and he said these were his mother's. When they weren't being used she would put them back in the boxes for storage. Fabulous. We have been trying to figure out how old they are. I am guessing at least 70-80 years. The company is Continental Vogue Luggage Company and each suitcase says Vogue Custom Made of San Francisco California. The smaller box even has the shipping address in Berkley. I think they are so fascinating. The best part of the whole thing is I got all four items... the type case, bucket, and two pieces of luggage...for $17.50. A total steal.
Besides all that excitement we have been having fun around here. Last week Steph came over and brought Sonic drinks for us and we went to the park. Thursday we met her at the pool to swim for a couple of hours. We've also been having fun picking raspberries at Rodger and Terry's and hanging out with Matt since he got here Friday. Yesterday was Hailey's birthday so it was pizza, swimming cake and presents at mom and dad's. I am a little excited about having the kids in school again (can you say fighting like cats and dogs?) but I am going to miss the laid back ways of summer.