Thursday, April 30, 2009

What we have been doing

Life has been busy now that the weather is getting nicer. Once Jace is outside good luck getting him to come back inside.

We had the trees in our back yard taken down and the stumps ground out. That makes a huge mess, but Brent is going to use all the chips to help fill in the 'playground area'. And since the trees came down so did my clothes line. My first and only request was that Brent get me lines built asap so I didn't miss out on the perfect weather we had last weekend. I was able to get 5 loads of laundry hung and dried in one day.

Please ignore the bathing suit. We had swim class this weekend.

I also helped Jace work on some crafts. Of course the lady at Home Depot obviously didn't know what she was talking about and the white paint bubbled off the pots so they are ruined and we have to start all over. Mother's Day gifts might be late this year.

And Jace decided he was going to treat the yard. I swear every tool that Brent has Jace also has. Of course the same can be said for inside the house as well.
Tonight we are off to Pennsylvania to visit family and celebrate my niece's 3rd birthday. Talk to everyone when we return.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Ok, so I stole this from another blog, but I liked it.

A - Age: 28
B - Bed size: queen
C - Chore you hate: cleaning the toilet
D - Dog's name: Brutus, Sasha, Dozer (ogy)
E - Essential start your day item: McD's sweet tea (I get it when I can)
F - Favorite color(s): green/orange
G - Gold or Silver: Gold
H - Height: 5'11"
I - Instruments you play: does guitar hero count?
J - Job title: Legal Secretary
K - Kid(s): Jace (2 years), Dylan (15 years)
L - Living arrangements: Home owner - with husband, kid, dogs and fish
M - Mom's name: Nova (nope she wasn't conceived in one)
N - Nicknames: Ang, Angel, mommy
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: none
P - Pet Peeve: chewing with mouth open
Q - Quote from a movie: "I will do whatever you say" - hey I am sure it was said somewhere
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother
T - Time you wake up: 6am
U- Underwear: victoria's secret is all I am saying
V - Vegetable you dislike: most of them, but peppers if I must choose one
W - Workout style: playing with Jace, swimming
X - X-rays you've had: chest, back, arm, thumb
Y - Yummy food you make: chicken taco soup, chocolate eclair desert, orange cicle cake, hamburger salad
Z - Zoo favorite: monkeys, penguins

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

MS Walk

Walk MS 2009 took place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. We had a blast. There were over 2000 at the zoo at 7:30 in the morning. Being anywhere at 7:30 on a Saturday takes dedication.
Below are some pics that I was able to get. I need to my mom's memory card and see what she was able to get.
Jace leading the way, walking for his Mommy
On a mission
The view is much better from up there
Our family
'Breaking the chains'
Enjoying the zoo after the walk
We had a blast and raised over $1700. A huge success in my book. The Pennsylvania section of our team walked on Sunday at Penn State and I will get their pics loaded as soon as I get them downloaded.
Thank You to everyone who donated.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Toy

So Brent found a very nice set of GE washer and dryer on sale (discontinued models) at Lowe's last night. And of course we bought them and the pedastools for them. We were just going to stack them, but when the guy said he would sell us the $400 pedastools for $148 I just couldn't refuse.

Here they are in all their glory.
Now I have to go buy High Efficiency detergent for them so I can get some laundry done this weekend. I can not go the weekend without doing laundry. I also have to clean up the old washer and dryer and get them posted on craigslist.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Easter was fun, but boy was it busy. We had breakfast at home and then we were off to see Brents family and have a late lunch.

The Easter Bunny was very good to Jace. He got 4 books, regular crayons and window crayons, silly putty, sidewalk chalk, and a chocolate bunny.
Here is Jace hunting for eggs. He had a blast and totally got the concept. He was too funny shaking all the eggs to see if there was anything inside.
Jace also got to spend some time with his big brother which he loves to do. Dylan is great with Jace. They love each other.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Coloring Eggs

I am one of those brave soles who colors Easter eggs with a toddler. This is his second year coloring eggs and he thoroughly enjoys every minute of it.
We used the dye, the wrappers, puff paint and stickers to decorate the eggs.

We had the toothpicks out to unclog the puff paints and he decided to chew on one. He is such a redneck.

And lastly our finished products.

Aren't they the prettiest eggs you have ever seen. And can you guess which ones Jace decorated?

I am sure the Easter Bunny will have a blast hiding our eggs this year.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yippi, Yahoo, WooHoo

My camera is here.

About 2 weeks ago I completely forgot that my camera was on top of my coat in the passanger seat of my car. I lifted my coat out and my camera went crashing to the garage floor. And although it still worked I had smashed the LCD screen. Sucked big time. I called around about getting it fixed as the camera is less than a year old, but it would cost more to repair it than to replace it. So I ordered a refurbished one on eBay last week and it arrived today. I am so happy.

What we did on Sunday

Can you guess what that was used for? Hint: the Easter Bunny was involved.

That helicopter dropped eggs, crayons, coupons, candy and other fun stuff for the Easter Egg hunt that we took Jace to on Sunday. As you can imagine there really wasn't much hunting involved, it was mostly just grapping what you could reach. Jace, of course, just went for the crayons. I swear he walked away with 10 packages of crayons. But he had a good time and that is what matters. The Bunny was scary looking and he screamed bloody murder. Poor kid. We are traumatizing him for life.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I think we need to change the seasons.

It is April 6 and we are expecting snow. I mean over the weekend it was 60's and 70's and now we pulled back out the winter coats and gloves to prepare for snow.

I have living in the midwest. It is such a tease at times. Is a warm Easter too much to ask. Jace will probably have to cover his cute suit to go out and hunt eggs.

Oh, I am done whining (at least for today).

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sisterly Love

Because I am missing my little sister I am going to share with the world a picture from over 20 years ago. Anyone care to guess which one is me?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Big Pimpin'

And a small update on me.Jace was chillin' waiting for the Easter Bunny.

And about me. Well the job I was all excited about last week. It is gone. I will remain a legal secretary until further notice.

Story: The Help Desk position was available because the previous left for maternity leave and was honest about not coming back after her leave. So they began searching and hired me for the spot. I trained for 2 days. At the end of day 2 I got called to HR. It seems that She is now returning to work on May 11 because her husband lost his job so she needs hers. While I am glad she has a job, because I can't imagine a new house and new baby and no job, I am sad because I was really excited. But hey, I still have a job that I like so I am not complaining (too much).