Sunday, September 27, 2009


Paul has had a shift change, which means I have a lot of alone time in the evenings.

I also have a broken air conditioner at the moment.

So to combat the alone time and take my mind off of the fact that it is a sauna in the house, I decided to finally put some decorations up on Madeline's poor barren walls. Which have been barren since the day we brought her home from the hospital. I know, nearly three years, but I was waiting for the perfect decorations to jump out at me for her walls. They are a particular shade of green and yellow, and it has been so hard to find exactly what I wanted until I walked into Target (my favorite store by the way, can't walk out of that place without something in my hand).

Some wall washing and some sticker sticking and we have a room fit for a cute little girl. We have butterflies on the yellow half of the wall and flowers on the green. Still have a lot of work in her room, but at least it is a start.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Holiday Weekends=Home Improvements

For nearly 3 years I have lived with the ugliest of ugliest of cabinets. They don't match and they completely enclose my kitchen so that I feel claustrophobic if there is more than me doing anything in there. While we don't have the money to completely remove the cabinets and get new ones, we could at least paint them to look alike. That is what we did over our Labor Day Weekend. We were supposed to go out of town, but they had changed my pay schedule and had a really small check coming so our hope of leaving vanished, instead we made improvements on my ugly cabinets. Here are some before and after pictures for you. The After Pictures

Here are the Before Pictures

All Grown Up

Well not completely grown up, but it sure feels like it sometimes.

My little Bama (Madeline) has started her first year of preschool, well Joy School. My sister Tiffany and I did it for our boys and now the girls are having their turn. It has been fun to see how her vocabulary has grown in the two weeks that we have done so far. She really is picking up so much so fast. Soon she will be on her way to school and I will have an empty house. It makes me sad just to think about it. I love my little girl so much and am so glad that she is doing so well. She really is growing up.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Another Busy Weekend

It just seems like life is getting busier and busier as the kids get older. School, soccer practice, PTA, work, and not anytime for some family time. Well, we got some family time over the weekend.

Saturday started early for us with the Primary trip to the Oakland Temple. We met at the temple @ 9:30 am, which meant a departure time at the latest 8 am, which meant I was up at 5:30 am to get everything together to have a smooth morning. Did I mention that I am not an early early riser. I need to sleep till at least 7 am to even function normally.

After our wonderful trip to the temple it was a quick jaunt home to pick up Paul and head out to the Giants game with a 6:05 start time in San Fran. Another 2 hour trip back to the bay, but well worth it. The kids did so much better this time around at the game. Madeline didn't need the restroom near as much as the first time and the kids got along great.

I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.