Sunday, December 30, 2007

Adventures in the greatest city, NYC...not

Why do people think that NYC is the greatest city on earth. It's stinky, people are rude, there are a zillion people there, I feel like I need to be dipped in Purell just from standing on a sidewalk, did I mention that people are rude? On another subject, a picture is truly worth a thousand words...

We are totally better than those Rocketts

Owie and Luke danced on that piano at FAO Schwartz

This is his tough guy pose.

Josh, (my little bro) and Owen sledding down Jason's (my older bro) front lawn.

Where's Waldo?

What I won't do for a photo. My greatest concern is for my shoes.

Favorite present that Santa brought Owen...the Chewbacca backpack.

Favorite activity... time together around the table, awweee.

Favorite photo... Lily's smile caught on film.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Some of my "finds"

I thought I'd post some pics of my trash to treasure finds. Below are a couple of em.

I got this round side table off craigslist for thirty bucks! I refinished it and there ya go. You can't see it really well but it has great turned legs that are really pretty.

This is an antique that I got at a yard sale in the uber rich neighborhood next to mine. She was moving and wanted all new furniture at her new house so, everything goes! It was a hay day! I got it for seventy-five and didn't do a thing to it.

This was bought in Canton which Texans will recognize as the worlds biggest flea market. I got it for sixty bucks and had it re-upholstered (this is it's third fabric...I have a hard time with fabric choices sometimes:)). The drive home was pretty uncomfortable too. Two hours of this jammed into my Pilot, poor Owen was literally underneath it...what a sport. The table next to it is from a clearance center for fifteen bucks!!

This room was done totally cheap. I got the furniture from an unfinished furniture company and stained/painted it myself. The upholstered trunk is from an antique mall and was only fifteen bucks and it only cost me another thirty to have it re-upholstered! You can't see it from this angle but on the other wall are some cubbies that look just like the one's from Potterybarn.

The chair is from Crate and Barrel but I got it at a yard sale had it re-upholstered and viola. The side table is from a clearance center and was a steal at $40 bucks!

This is one of my garage sale finds, it was ten bucks and I painted it then antiqued it and put on some new knobs. Now it's my sofa table.

What would Freud say?

So, last night I had a dream. It was semi-disturbing. I dreamt that I lost all three of my children ipod. And when I was telling police about my missing children I was equally concerned about my missing ipod. Am I a bad mother? Or do I just really like to rock out?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tag, your it

I was tagged for the Seven Things Meme by Farrah

The rules are:

-Share seven random facts about yourself, in your blog.
-Include these rules.
-Link back to the person who tagged you.
-Tag four more people and list their names & blogs. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged.

1. I am an undiagnosed case of ocd. If anything is out of sorts in my house it drives me crazy. I will stay up late into the night organizing my attic space because I just can't stand to have it unkempt.

2. I am a thousand times more handy than my husband. I can pretty much do anything around the house, plumbing, electrical, carpentry. Pretty much anything that needs fixin I can do it.

3. I love garage/estate sales and have almost completely furnished my 4000 sq. ft. house with my "finds". I've even taken items from garbage's...I truly have no shame.

4. I use a tweezers to pull out my leg hair. I know, gross but I could do it for hours.

5. I love to cook and make really good food. I aspire to be my version of Martha.

6. I am a speed racer. Whether driving on the highway or walking down the street. Let's move it! People! (My husband is 6' 4" and I always have to slow up so we can walk together). Maybe that's why Owen and Luke are always running everywhere they go, they're so used to running to keep up with me.

7. I am terrified of mice.

Here are the 4 people I am tagging. Love ya girls!


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm gonna it's my birthday

Because it is my birthday!!

Today is the end of an era, my twenties are over. A friend asked me if I was sad to be turning thirty. I can honestly say that I'm not, my life is GREAT. I'm very blessed to have a wonderful family, husband I love, children I adore. I couldn't be happier doing anything else, I truly feel that I'm in the right place at the right time!

A picture of me on my b-day with my boys.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Have you seen this man? He is 6'5" tall with brown hair and eyes. He will respond to the following titles; Chad, dad, daddy, helper monkey, honey, can you help me with this.

Handsome reward for his safe return, (he is very much missed). Also; don't think of keeping him for yourself, much training has been put into this man and will go to great lengths to find him.

As you may deduce from the previous paragraphs, Chad is gone. Gone, where you may ask. Well, today is his first day back to work from paternity leave. I feel like someone has died. There are three children looking at me, demanding things and I'm the only one to get it for them!? This aint right.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Papa & Nanners visit

Their first driving experience...except for that time Owen drove my car backwards down the street and I had to run and pull a Duke's of Hazard move to prevent the car from crashing into my neighbors house. But that's another post.

At the Texas State Fair, only the Meads and about a billion other crazy folks!

Owen got his face painted with his hero, Batman.

Yippee! Tall enough to ride the rides!!

I canoe can you

Nana holding baby Lily for the first time. Notice the cutest booties ever that Nan knitted.

We were all glad Nana was here to go on this ride with Owie!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Good times at the farm

Owen and daddy went on a field trip to a farm, Owen held a chicken and chased pigs, milked a cow and many other "farm" activities.

This is just a random picture of Lily

Owen loves to hold Lily

Boys at Krispy Kreme, aka the donut factory.

Friday, October 5, 2007

All about Lily

Well many of you in your comments have asked details about Lily so I will happily share. Since everyone who reads my blog is a friend you all know that our older boys didn't come home till they were a couple of months old, so having a newborn home is a totally different experience! Both the boys came home and were sleeping from 7 pm to 7 am, well little Lily doesn't do that.!@#

Lily eats every three hours and is a great little eater. She is also so MELLOW. I cannot say that enough, she seriously only cries a minute before it's time to eat and as soon as you pick her up she stops and starts to eat my shirt. A few days ago we gave her a bath and she slept through it! She is awake a couple of hours in the morning and in the evening and we just stare at her.

I thought that having a girl would be different as far as pee pee goes when changing a no no. Lily can piddle 6 inches away! One day she will kill me for sharing that info. She has Chad's olive skin tone, which I could die of happiness just for that. But she also got something else of Chad's...HIS FEET! Chad wears size 15 and I'm terrified for poor Lily, you should see the feet on this girl. There almost as long as her shins.

I find myself close to tears daily because I feel so grateful to have Lily home with us. This experience has been very healing. I always knew I would be a mother and I love these children that we have been blessed with. The sadness and sorrow we suffered through with the boys has opened my eyes to appreciate more fully the height of joy that is the miracle of a healthy baby. I am filled with gratitude for this amazing little girl.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

We love her!

Lily loves to sleep on her side, we lay her down on her back and she always rolls to the side.
Notice the socks, they look more like leg warmers on her tiny legs.

Lily hangin out with grandma, we don't know what we'd do without grandma. Owen and Luke would have for sure been murdered by now.

Trying to get Lily to burp, she is quite the little lady. She will not burp!

I think she is the prettiest girl in the world.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fun shower for Lily & I

Guests starting to arrive...

Kim made me take a prego shot, I truly don't think I could be any larger.

My cute friends Denell & Cheryl gave me some princess dress up clothes to start my "collection"

Here I am with the lovely hostesses Denell & Amy. They did such an amazing job! There were at least a hundred pink & white balloons, pink chocolate covered pretzels, beautiful flowers, delicious food and so much fun with all my friends. I felt so loved and supported by my girlfriends.

There always has to be a food shot...