Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A peek into our life...

There hasn't been a ton going on the last few months so I don't really have anything exciting to blog about. It seems everyone else is going on fun vacations to warm places but that is probably because I am itching to go on vacation...sans kids preferably.

Anywho...this is what ee have been up to-
(I am doing this from my phone and the blogger app just changed on me so I don't know how it will turn out. Sorry if its all mixed up. Also I don't know how to put the words between pics so you will be getting my ramblings and then the pics)

Sadie had her 18 month check up last week. I know no mom enjoys taking their child to get shots but watching Sadie get shots is the saddest thing ever. The poor girl clings to me the second we walk into the doc's office. She won't let the doctor even get close to her without it turning into a wrestling match. She is a strong little monster and it takes me, the nurse and the doc to hold her down to give her shots. To keep Cambri entertained through all of this I gave her my phone to play with. She just happened to catch a few pics of the event. And yes I wore those clothes in public. I did not feel good that day and barely had the energy to put clothes on.

We spend lots of time playing pretend. Princesses in particular. Cambri has always loved to play dress up and Sadie wants to do whatever Cambri is doing. This picture is perfect cause it shows Cambri in her make believe world telling everyone what to do and Sadie is blurry cause she won't sit still long enough for my phone on my camera to get a decent pic of her.

The ballet pic is just because I think its cute:). Cambri is the one in the bright pink outfit.

And the last picture is about the best I can get of both the girls together. They are totally at the stage of goofy smiles and not looking at the camera. I have to make a total fool of myself to keep their attention and usually that still doesn't work.:)

After that exciting post I have come to the conclusion that indeed I need to go on vacation:)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bring on the 30s!

This post is long over due, but lately that is the way life has been happening. I was asked the other day by a client at the gym why it seems I am always rushing into work. It really doesn't matter what time of day we have to be somewhere...we are always rushing in at the last minute.


Welcome to my funeral...a little gathering to remember my youth if you will. Above is a table full of memories from my past. Plus a few gifts to help me enter into old age.

I turned the big 3-0 on March 1st. I was actually ready and excited about the whole idea. I think turning 29 was harder. By the time 30 rolled around I was over it. Nate on the other hand wanted to make sure that I felt as old as dirt:) He must remember that his big day is only months away.

The whole shindig was a surprise party for me. I thought we were going out to dinner and then coming back to have cake and ice cream. About and hour before the whole thing went down I started to get a little suspicious. There were a few details that just weren't lining up right. But I had no idea all that was in store for me.

Nate had gathered a bunch of friends to help us celebrate. Each of them came bearing gifts for the old lady of the hour. I scored a ton of diapers, Ensure and denture cream.

Here I am listening to Nate give a eulogy to my youth which included reading a poem I wrote when I was in 4th grade...awesome.

And of course the big cake reveal. Isn't my husband so sweet:)

Getting dressed in all black should have given me a clue. Nate told me I should wear a nice dress so we could go out to eat in style. I refused because dinner was suppose to be quick and I didn't want to change my clothes. I have the right to be stubborn on my birthday right?

Thank you to all my friends who helped put this together. Apparently the planning started weeks before and no one spilled the beans.

A special thanks to my hubby. I know he put a lot of thought into this party. Love you buddy!

I am excited to see what the next 30 years of my life have in store for me!

Friday, April 6, 2012


(Please ignore the huge mess in the background. Apparently I missed that small detail when taking this pic)
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have Nate's mom, dad, sister and her two kids in town. We really enjoyed the company. We don't get many visitors out this way!

We had a fun time sightseeing, eating yummy food and treats, crafting and just hanging out. And lucky for my Nate and his dad got my garden all ready to go. I have never done a garden and finally have the backyard to do it so I am so excited. Now we just need the warm weather to come back so I can get to work.

Little miss Cam loved the extra attention and was spoiled by her grandma and grandpa. She has been wanting the prince dolls for her princesses for such a long time and grandma finally fulfilled her wishes. These dolls go with us EVERYWHERE. A big thanks to Gma Rencher!

Oh the simple pleasures.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Making Progress

It only took me 8 months to start this project but I finally got to painting Cambri's room. I bought the paint forever ago but kept getting side tracked. There is still obviously a lot of work to do to finish her room but the biggest project is done and now I just need to add the finishing touches. I am hoping to get her windows covered with a cute yellow fabric and I need to find a nightstand as well. Her room is my favorite right now so I am hoping to use the momentum to actually finish her room before she decides it's not cute anymore.