Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy "birth" day

(I accidentally posted this on the wrong blog... oops... but here it is now.)

Today is my birthday and i will post more about that tomorrow. But right now i want to say happy "birth" day to my amazing mom. And dad too... ;) I have been thinking about this today for some reason...

27 years ago I was causing my mother an indescribable amount of pain and joy. 27 years ago this morning my mom and dad became parents. I was the first and it was yet to be discovered that my mother would need all c-sections. So I was long and difficult in coming into this world. I have heard that it was just as stressful and nauseating for my poor dad. I hope that in my life I have made up for this. :)

Now that I am a mother myself and have suffered the pains of labor and some of the daily pains of motherhood, I understand better this sacrifice and will be eternally grateful for this day 27 years ago.

Thanks for taking a chance on me. You are both amazing parents and I think God knew what he was doing when he sent me to you. So Happy Birth Day!

(and dad... everytime I see an episode of MASH I think of you and I watching that last episode together that day... of course i dont remember it but it makes me smile to think of it... )

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

scaling back

My daughter is trying to scale back to one nap a day and while i know in my brain that this was bound to happen... my sanity is rebelling...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A typical look

for A lately is this...

She brings me this skirt every day to put on her. She LOVES it... And as usual she has draped herself. And lately she likes to steal these headbands out of her dresser and she wont let me fix them or she will just take them out and put them in like this again... I LOVE this girl! She is so funny! Such a girly girl...

I have been remiss...

in my picture posting on this blog... i apologize profusely... so here are a couple goodies.

This is As fetish... she LOVES to drape herself... this time it was in a Christmas sock she found. at least it wasnt dirty laundry. :)
And a little sibling love. :) He loves his sissy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Little People... Big Imaginations...

So ever since I was a little kid I LOVED little people... I used to make up these little people sagas that would go on for days. Eventually little people were replaced by barbies. But I did love my little people. So this Christmas I was so excited to get A some little people. I looked around and found some of the new ones but I decided I HATE them. The are huge and chunky and they all come with their own motif. How are you supposed to pretend that this girl is doing anything but snowboarding when she is on a snowboard all decked out in winter gear???

So I debated about going with the new ones or searching for the old... I called up my mom and lo and behold she still had some of the old little people!! And even better... she was willing to part with them. So this started my crazy obsession. Ever since I have been addicted to ebay. I have only purchased a few more items that I found for awesome deals. I figure if I keep watching I will find what I want at a good price. I just need to be patient and pace myself.

Here is what I have obtained. :) Although these arent the actual pictures. The A-Frame house is Ks favorite right now. I also have gotten a couple of sets of people and cars and a few misc items. I have been able to use my paypal earnings for everything too which makes me happy. I just won the barn tonight on auction for 15 dollars plus 10 shipping!!! And its in great shape and comes with almost all of the accessories. I was pretty stoked about that!


And here is my wish list:
Hospital
Pool
Playground
Camper and Boat
Airport

These will all have to wait for a while though. My paypal account is now empty... :( Oh well... The kids love what we have so we are content with it. And by we I mean ME... hehehehe

Thursday, February 11, 2010

death and taxes

They are done... our taxes that is. We changed out deductions this year so that we would keep more in our pockets throughout the year, but i have to say... i miss that big tax return this year... :( But we dont owe anything which is what I was afraid of and we will get a little. :) So it all works out.

If you know us you might know that we are having a few troubles. But after the initial shock of things, like always, i resign myself to the circumstances and feel like things will be ok. Not always easy. But ok. And I hope you know that it really helps me to read about some of your struggles on your various blogs. Its helpful to see how others can have faith in the face of adversity. One of the blessings of technology. :)

I have more skirts to make and so i am going to be working on them the next few nights and into next week. Hopefully i will get er done soon! Here are some pictures of some of the ones i have done. Red and Black and Red with a black satin waistband. LOVE how they turned out! (Hopefully my friend doesnt mind that I snagged these off her facebook.) :)