Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to you and yours! I carved all 3 pumpkins we had. Can you even believe that? Me either. I honestly don't think I've carved a pumpkin since being married. The few times we've had a pumpkin I've made Brandt do it. I guess it was payback this year. Not to shabby if I do say so myself! My twinners are fast asleep. I told them they had to take a good nap if they wanted to go trick or treating. Nothing like bribing your kids!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I am a loser...

I did it. I won. I am the biggest loser! My cute step-cousin-in-law-once removed-somethin', somethin' organized a little Biggest Loser competition. I figured it would be good motivation for me to lose that extra poundage that I couldn't shake with Oliver. I didn't think I had a prayer to win it all being that I didn't have a TON to lose but lucky for me I pulled it off. The last week of the competition I don't think I ate and was always hungry but it allowed me to sneak on by the leader. So there, I'm a loser. Bet you wish you were one, too!

Guess what I did to day. I wrapped about 15 christmas presents. That's right. It's not even Halloween yet? That's ok. Just means I'm that much closer to being ready for the big day. Stress-free holidays, people! I'm gonna enjoy it. Christmas done early, check. Christmas done on a tight budget, check. Extra time to enjoy the beauty, spirit, and love this time of year, check. A little extra moo-lah in the bank since I'm a "loser", check.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Did you know?

Did you know that I love fall? Did you know that I love my boys? Did you know that I love my husband? Did you know that I love where I live? Did you know that I love to "craft"? Did you know that I love HGTV? Did you know that I love fall...oh, I think I mentioned that? Did you know I love pumpkins and orange and browns and leaves and baking and everything that goes with this time of year? I really think I'd be so happy if it was just like it is right now all year long. It makes me happy.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


3 Residences + 6 Cars + 7 Jobs + 3 Kids + 1 Pet =
best 10 years of my life

Love you honey. So glad I get you FOREVER!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Update to previous post...

I spent the day at Discovery Gateway with my mom and sister. I've decided that maybe my life at home picking up stuff here and there is not nearly as bad as I thought it was. Those poor employees have that as their entire job, 8 hours straight. Picking up after OTHER people's children. That would be way worse. At least I like my kids and share their same cooties.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Clean, clean, clean...

Ok, you mothers out there, how do you do it? Last week when B & I went out I cleaned up our house since we were having sitters over. I worked all afternoon getting it all straightened up and then after the boys were up from their naps I felt like a crazy person running around after the kids trying to get them to not make a mess. I swear, 2 seconds, and the house is a disaster. It's frusterating to B that it seems I only do a super good clean when we have company over, but I am cleaning all day long every day. We make breakfast, and CLEAN up. The boys play, and we CLEAN up. We make lunch, and CLEAN up. We play some more, and CLEAN up. We make dinner, and we CLEAN up. We play some more, and we CLEAN up. This isn't including the little projects I work on and CLEAN up or the normal upkeep of the house which includes CLEANING. When we go over to someone's house it is beautifully kept and all straightened up. Is my house seriously the only one that ever is messy? How do you contain your children to not make a mess? Or, are you just like everyone else and I only see your house primped and prettied up for company? I'm starting to feel like a horrible homemaker since I can't get it all together. I don't want to rule with an iron fist and not let my kids be kids and play and be creative but maybe I'm too lienient? I don't know. It's a wonder that I have people tell me that my children are good because I'm clearly a moron when it comes to raising children. I feel like I keep repeating "I don't know." No answers for me. Clueless. I guess in the meantime I will just keep cleaning up 40 times a day and try to contain the mess without being too much of a crazy person.

And next time we come to your house would you please make sure it is a mess so that Brandt will think that the effort I'm putting out is ok. You all are making me look bad!!!