Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Today is my birthday.  I'm not that big into my birthday.  It's really just another day, except that I realized I'm only two years away from the BIG 3-0.  I'm so not ready for that.  Good thing I have two years to prep myself mentally.  This last year has been a busy one.  Maybe the busiest that I can remember.  Most of the time I kinda feel like life is spinning out of control and I'm just trying to hold on.  I suppose that is how life goes though, especially as you get older.  This last year was actually the first time I felt my age and at times even older.  I actually had to change my skin care regime this year because my skin decided to go all adult on me and suck every ounce of moisture right out.

Anywho, thanks honey for a good birthday.  I loved my present and dinner.  I'm looking forward to this weekend when we have a little more time to spend together as a family and maybe do a little shopping.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

An Afternoon Walk

We're trying to enjoy the little bit of fall we have around here.  So we took a little walk this afternoon.  It already snowed once last week, but fortunately fall came back and will hopefully stick around for a few more weeks so that we can continue to enjoy more afternoons like this. 

 We've had a lot of rain the last week, which means lots of puddles...
 Probably should have had the munchkins wear their rain boots.
 They were just having way too much fun.
 They enjoyed every minute of this.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How'd I Do... September Goals

I realize this is a few days late, but life happened and there has just been no time to blog.  September ended up being a pretty awful month at our home.  Three weeks ago, I picked up a puking Cameron from nursery at church, only to have it make the rounds that week.  Then just as we all got over that, I ended up with a virus that made me want to die and lasted for two weeks.  I'm actually still coughing from it and occasionally my throat and ears will start hurting again.  I personally think the strep test was wrong and that I did have strep, but whatever... all I can say is it was the worst throat and ear pain I've ever experienced.  So yeah, nothing got done in September.  So let's take a peek...

Homemaking -
Paint toy room - Fail
Hang shelves in master bathroom - Fail

Cooking -
Try three new recipes - Sweet and Sour Meatballs - yummy... I'll have post this recipe, Steak Salad - this was so good, Dripping Beef Sandwiches, Cinnamon Sugar French Toast Bites
Organize online recipes - I started while I was on the couch dying, but didn't get far.
Organize/purge recipe box/binders - Fail

Mothering -
Patience... especially with a certain two year old - This is really hard to do when you're sick.
Take the munchkins camping - We had a great time.
Take the munchkins to the aquarium - Nope.  We've hardly left the house for the last three weeks.
Do an art project with Cameron - He's done lots of coloring and sidewalk chalk.

Creating -
Start working on Ella and Cameron's Halloween costumes - I got the materials and I've started on Ella's costume.

Financing -
Plan my budget for the month... I have lots to fit in this month - Let's not talk about it.

Enriching -
Personal scripture study - Fail
Find some alone time each week - Fail
Go get pedi's with the girls - Fail.  I've gotta do this soon, my Groupon is going to expire pretty quickly.

Here's October's goals:

Homemaking -
Clean up the garden for fall
Weed the flower beds for fall
Start wintering the house

Cooking -
Try three new recipes
Try making french bread
Continue organizing recipes
Can some applesauce and apple butter

Mothering -
Continue with the patience thing
Squeeze in a few last play dates while we still have nice weather
Visit the farm... fall pics

Creating -
Finish the Halloween costumes

Financing -
Stay in budget

Enriching -
Personal scripture study
Read a book

Monday, October 3, 2011

We've Got A Winner!

Congratulations Ricki!!!  You've won the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software.  I've already sent you an email.  Enjoy making lots of fun new things!