Month: September 2009

Real Love

Real Love

Real love is when you walk into the bathroom in your underwear to take a shower….after being sick for three days…and your hubby looks at your makeup-less face, disheveled hair, and post-baby body and says… “Hi there cutie!” And he sincerely means it.

Greeting Card *Giveaway* from Uprinting!!!

Greeting Card *Giveaway* from Uprinting!!!

**This Giveaway is now CLOSED Congrats to Katie from a Listmakers Life who won** Can I just say how excited I am to be hosting my very first giveaway???!!! 😀 And what a giveaway to do to! Uprinting is offering one of my lucky readers […]

Trip to the Zoo

Trip to the Zoo

On Amber’s first trip to the zoo she:

“Moo-ed” at the Elephants

Sat on a rhinocerous

Screamed at a crazed squirel

Petted a monkey through the glass

Flirted with cute boys

Cuddled with a gorilla

Saw a baby giraffe
Ate Kettle Corn…

and a Dreamsicle

Got in touch with her inner elephant

Sat in an egg

Looked fabulous in a hat

Played on a drum

Did lots of running away

Had a wonderful day!
Like being a kid again…

Like being a kid again…

As soon as I get home to visit I revert back into my teenage kid self. The kid who didn’t have to clean house, buy groceries, cook meals, or help run a family. The kid who had hours to read, play on the internet, or […]

Spreading the Love

Spreading the Love

Before I left for Wyoming I posted an entry about my latest addiction–giveaways!!! At that time I’d only won the Piggy Paint giveaway. We received that when I got home and I just had to show you how cute Amber little tooties look with it! […]

Friend Making Monday (a day late)

Friend Making Monday (a day late)

1. Do you cook every night?
Yepp, 99% of the time…if I’m sick or we’re shopping I don’t.

2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?
All Free and Clear because it’s the only (cheap-er) detergent that doesn’t irritate Amber’s skin

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?
Loads at a time. Monday and Tuesday are laundry day, we don’t have enough to do it daily. (Rachel mine’s named Mt. Washmore 😉 )

4. How often do you eat out per week?
Me–none. I eat out about twice a month and that’s including fast food. Bob eats out 2-3 times a week for either breakfast or lunch. I only eat out (drive through) on grocery shopping nights and we do sit down for special occasions.

5. Where do you usually eat out?
Here Chick-fil-a, Burger King, or Arby’s….sit down here is Cubbies or Outback.

6. What is your favorite retail store?
Kohls 😀 😀 😀 I heart that place!

7. What’s your favorite thing to drink?
Water, Coffee, Pepsi, Smoothies

8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?
I took my prenatal while I was pregnant and nursing, but don’t take anything now

9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?
100% Since I stay at home I tell Bob that my JOB! He works enough all day.

10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
Well Amber’s only 18 months 🙂 but she does “help” with laundry, she takes the clothes out of the dryer and puts them in the basket and then puts the wet clothes in the dryer. She also tries to help dust 🙂

11. Do you go to church?
Of course! Every week unless we’re sick or Bob’s working and has to use my car 😀

12. Do you have a housework schedule?
Kinda sorta, trying to adjust the Flylady one to fit me but hasn’t quite happened yet…

13. Do you keep a working budget?
I was great at it and we had a fancy spreadsheet that I did faithfully until we moved and I got pregnant..and it hasn’t been touched since :S rreeeeaaallly need to start it up again!

14. What do you do at night as a family?
Eat dinner at the table, watch tv, and play on our respective laptops 🙂

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
Go to bed and wake up on Monday 😉

16. What do your mornings look like?

Wow Rachel you make me feel like a slacker 😀 I prefer to sleep through the mornings…seriously! Bob recently made a comment that he’s pretty sure I’m a vampire since he swears he’s seen me hiss at the morning light–LOL!!!!!!

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?
I plead the 5th….I don’t even know anymore because I’ve been on vacation for a month and me and Amber have both been exhausted and trying to get back into a routine since. My ideal time to get up would be 8:45 a.m.18. What time do you go to bed at night?When I’m with my family between midnight and one, here between 10-11.

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}
I open everything as soon as I get it and throw away anything I don’t need. Bills are kept in a pretty box till they’re paid then I put them on a basket on the filing cabinet and when that’s full I file everything.

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
Sad as it is we don’t have enough going on to merit any way to keep it organized….haha!! I can’t ever decide if that’s a good thing or not!!!! 🙂