Monday, March 23, 2009

Our crazy life

Life has been a little crazy around here lately. My inlaws were here this weekend which was really nice. They even watched the kids so we could go out for the evening. We ended up going to Pizza Hut since that was where our first date was. It was nice to go out for a night and actually be able to talk. Then we headed to Coldstone for dessert. YUM!

On Sunday we had planned on going bowling with some friends for Cooper's birthday. We called in the morning and they were like it was fine no problem. We got there in the afternoon and they had conveniently forgot to mention that there was a bowling tournament going on. We ended up coming back here and just hanging out. We ordered pizza and just talked and watched the kids play. It was a nice afternoon even if things didn't work out the way I planned. I am thinking about having a Wii party soon!

This weekend my parents are coming out. I am excited to see them again. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we will be able to get outside and play.

My plan this week is to get the house back together. We will see how that works.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I haven't had a lot of time to craft since Colton was born. I did manage to finish one baby blanket, but nothing beyond that.

The other day I went down to my room fully intending to do some sewing. Instead I found myself overwhelmed by all the clutter. I had projects that were just sitting around, fabrics that were stuffed everywhere, and just stuff. I didn't want to work. I was just looking around trying to figure out where to start. I felt guilty ignoring the started projects and yet irritated with them because I wanted to start new projects. I walked out of the room totally disgusted.

After thinking about it I decided that some changes were in order. I wanted to walk into my area and be inspired, but overwhelmed. I wanted to work on things that excited me, not made me feel guilty or irritated.

I went through everything I had. After going through piles and piles of scraps I determined that I am just not a scrappy quilt kind of person. I like symmetry and plans when making quilts. And I found quite a few fabrics that I liked at one point in time, but now they just don't speak to me anymore. I also went through all my old projects and cleared out the ones that I just didn't want to finish. Surprisingly there were only a few that I completely ditched. A few I reworked and decided that I liked the new idea better and there were a few that I really want to finish as is.

Right now I am thinking about listing all the fabrics on craigslist. I want them out of the house. I know that if they sit around long enough they will end up back in my room because that is how things work in this house.

I still have some cleaning to do, but I am excited to get back to crafting soon.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Monday - Chicken and Dumplings

Tuesday - Beef stew and biscuits

Wednesday - Pizza bubbles

Thursday - Parmesan pasta

Friday -Mac & Cheese

Saturday - Sloppy joes for kids, dinner out of hubby and I

Sunday - pizza at the bowling alley

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Cooper!

Happy 3rd birthday to my Cooper Trooper! We love you and all your craziness.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm back

UGH! That is all I can say about the past few weeks. It has been crazy around here. We have had some family stuff going on which has been stressful and caused a lot of travelling. It was nice to see family again, but being gone two weekends in a row makes for a lot of work.

Add onto that that fact that at least one person in this house has been sick just about every day since January and you have a very tired mommy. It started out with a cold which went through all of us at least twice. I was at the doctors office with Colton 3 out of 4 weeks in February. He got so far behind his two month shots that we will have to do a modified schedule for awhile.

Now that we are mostly over the cold we got hit by the stomach bug. Oh my goodness I hate stomach bugs! I will take colds any day. It started out with Jeremy getting sick last week. Lucky for him he was over it in less than 24 hours. Then Cody got it. Of course he waited until we were in the car at the mall to get it. Let me just say that it is not fun to clean puke out of the car. It was everywhere! We spent the weekend mostly healthy. Cody was still a little sick, but nothing too bad. We got home for the inlaws on Sunday and Cooper got it. He was miserable and we ended up having to pretty much clean his whole room. He was like Jeremy and was pretty much over it in about a day. I started feeling sick during the night Sunday and I am still not 100%. I didn't get the whole on bug, just the blah feel like crap part. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Colton doesn't get it.

I am so ready for spring and nice weather. Hopefully being able to air out the house will help get all this sickness out of here.

Once everyone is back healthy I have some really cool things going on here. If you check out the places I waste time at list on the side you will see a new addition. I have been contacted by to do a review of their products. Our family loves jerky so I am excited to try out their products. I have a lots of willing test subjects!