Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Meme Love

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? Dove w/patchouli oil
(I don’t recommend it, leaves a nasty oily feel (maybe I should get rid of it?) & Mark, uses bar soap- whatever was on sale.
Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? Nope
What would you change about your living room? I actually really like our living room, but new furniture is always nice. The furniture we have now is on its last stop, it’s not going to the next house- maybe a basement.
Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Clean
What is in your fridge? Too much
White or wheat bread? Whole wheat
What is on top of your refrigerator? A Basket of candy from last Halloween! Napkins, & another basket where I hide the lighter, sharpies, and scissors.
What color or design is on your shower curtain? We have glass doors, the boys have a rubber ducky curtain (which they don’t use because they don’t shower just bathe)
How many plants are in your home? We do not have any- no green thumbs here…
Is your bed made right now? Not right now- but it usually is (I have to make it before I can sleep in it…)
Comet or Soft Scrub? Comet
Your closet organized? kinda
Can you describe your flashlight? seriously...this is a weird question.
Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Glass
Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? No- but usually we do, I have to go make some we go through a lot!
If you have a garage, is it cluttered? I guess you could call it a garage…I think it’s an old barn, my kids wondered where the garage doors were when we moved in- but no not a mess
Curtains or blinds? White wood blinds through out
How many pillows do you sleep with? Two
Do you sleep with any lights on at night? Yes, we play musical beds at night.
How often do you vacuum? Every day, sometimes more then once
Standard toothbrush or electric? Electric
What color is your toothbrush? Blue
Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? Yes
What is in your oven right now? Tea pot, spoon holder (that Mark’s Grandma made)
Is there anything under your bed? I don’t think so
Chore you hate doing the most? Putting the laundry away
What retro items are in your home? We have a buffet that was a wedding gift to Mark’s Great Grandparents…More then retro!
Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Yes
How many mirrors are in your home? I count six
Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? No, it’s in the bank
What color are your walls? The kitchen, dinning, & living rooms are white, tan, & brown- our room is a moss green & the office & boys rooms are ocean blue, tan, & white. (I spent a week painting last summer, before we moved in- all the walls were beige. I added at least one wall of color in every room!)
Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? Yes
What does your home smell like right now? Just cleaned, so it smells like pledge, and Clorox
What kind of pickles (if any) in your fridge? dill!
What color is your favorite Bible? My Bible is red/orange
Ever been on your roof? Not at this house, I am not sure I would trust it. I don’t think I ever was on our roof at our old house either.
Do you own a stereo? Yes, a few
How many TVs do you have? 4 that are in use…We have a couple in closets.
How many house phones? 1 not counting cell's
Do you have a housekeeper? Past life, we had a nanny & housekeeper at one time- but I was working fulltime. Now it’s me! I’ll take the chores & kiddos any day!
Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? Both
Is there a smoke detector in your home? We live in an old house so we put them all over!
What are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? Fortunately, we have a safe that we have our wedding pictures in & other valuables- so I think I would grab my kids & run!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Disney Clock

Obviously. still not a great Blogger- but I am still a faithful reader and I love reading my friends blogs!

Tonight it kind of made me laugh when I went to my blog via a link on another friends blog just to check my Disney Cruise clock. It was something like one month, three weeks and some change.

I booked that cruise last October! When I was doing it I could hardly think about it let alone let myself be excited, but now I am starting to look forward to it. Sunday afternoon, Frontier Airlines called about our flights- my first thought was that they had been canceled. When actually they were calling to say that our flight times had been changed there actually better.
Last week was the 4th of July and we had a great weekend! It started on Thursday as we were invited to a friends for a BBQ and fireworks in Erie. At first, when John invited us & said to bring the kiddos cause there would be fireworks that night...We were a little skeptical- especially if you know John... I heard Mark mention several times that Thursday was the 3rd not the 4th...

There were fireworks in Erie- and John lives just off the golf course so we had a good spot & the boys loved it. Actually, they loved the whole night playing Guitar Hero with friends, and jumping off John's new bed- Sorry. We didn't leave till 11:00pm and the second the kids were in their car seats they were out. Thank you, Brother John for a great start to the 4th!

4th of July morning we had breakfast together- I made a quiche that we use to make at the
Bed & Breakfast I worked at in college- Leeann, I still have the egg puff recipe memorized.
That afternoon we went to my aunt's house in Loveland they have a beautiful property on the west side, and have the annual family 4th of July BBQ. As always, the food & company was great! On the way home I suggested that we stop at a stand and get the boys some fireworks, so we did. I was thinking a few tanks & sparklers. Mark stepped up and bought $60 worth of stuff for them. On the way home, I told Mark that I was just going to get a few small things for them, and Mark said I was so boring...He also said that the kids should remember their 4th of July's as fun and that their Dad always got them cool stuff. He is awesome at making things fun and extra special for them.

Mark and I have always said that one of our jobs as parents was to give our kids as many experiences as we could- Thankfully, they have their Dad to make them more exciting!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Yeah it's Summer!

YMCA Splash Park, Sunday June 1st

Memorial Day Weekend- Boulder Creek Festival

Blane threw the training wheels away!

Mark had a few days off so we decided to get a cabin at the YMCA in Estes- we had fun exploring the mountains, doing crafts, eatting dessert before dinner, dinners at 9:00pm on the deck, and watching Blane ride his Woody Bike. Blane read the Bible every night- really he sat there for at least 10 minutes each night reading it...future preacher?

We got Blane a Woody Balance Bike a few days before we went to the YMCA in Estes- he had a blast going down the hills! When we got home he was able to throw his training wheels away!