Tuesday, August 28, 2007

baby names

Daisy for the first name. What for the middle name? Pearl, Beatrice, Eleanor, and Adaline have all been shot down by the mister.

Boy names are hard. Real hard. Milton, Wayne, Hank, Walter, Harvey, are my picks. Matt says Roger but I'm not sold. Any ideas?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

moving day

Tonight is our last night in this house. I really thought I'd be sad but I'm not. I'm excited about the move. We've had a lot of help and we have great friends and family helping us tomorrow. I've yet to get overwhelmed which is quite a miracle. We found out today that we get to keep our wonderful mail lady since we are only moving 2 blocks. Of course, you would think that with such a short move we would get to keep our phone number, also. Apparently it doesn't work that way.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Been loving me some garage sales

A few weeks ago, a friend called and told me about a great sale off of National. I hopped in the van, shot right over there and found the perfect matching set of pink and chenille bedspreads for the girls' beds. Quite a steal at $25 since they were in great condition. Then, yesterday, I stopped at a sale of a lady who was shutting her home preschool. I loaded my arms with curriculum and phonics flash cards for $4. Jen and I rose early this morning to be the first ones in line at my parents' church sale. They were selling off all of their old children's furniture and play sets. We filled the back of her dad's truck with $10 bookshelves, $5 coat racks, and even a play refrigerator. Even better than the bargains was the chaotic atmosphere. One man actually put his hand on Jen's back and pushed her through the door when they were first letting us in. Of course, she let him have it. We stopped at a sale on Meadowmere on our way home. That's where I hit the motherload. Now, I rarely buy clothes for my kids at garage sales. They are usually gross and worn out. I normally don't even glance at the clothing racks. This sale was different. I don't think I'll ever stumble upon a sale that has H&M kids' clothes again. All barely worn and a lot still had the tags on. Most of the girls' clothing was in size 5 so that was absolutely perfect. Here's what I got for $36. Bargains make me so happy.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Better late than never

The Ovas came into town last week and we got to enjoy some Lambert's with them. We miss them but they are doing fabulous in Colorado.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Ikea fun

The last 36 hours were an absolute blast. We left at 4:00 in the morning yesterday to drive to TX and shop at Ikea. After spending 7 hours in the store, we spent another hour watching Matt Cates load the U-Haul like a game of Tetris. We were so glad he came with us to help. We ate dinner then went to Super Target. Holly and her police i.d. got us a GREAT deal on our rooms for the night. We drove home today while enjoying a few fun stops along the way. Can't wait to do it again!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

the grandstand was grand

The fair is over for me. I am opting out of working the dirt and noise they call a tractor pull tonight. I am always a little sad when the 10 days of fun come to a close. A few thoughts....

1. I don't think this can be mentioned too much. Bryan, you made everyones' week when you tackled that guy to the ground.

2. I think it is so inconsiderate for these "stars" to put on a concert drunk as a skunk. These people are your fans who have spent their hard earned money to come and watch you play. John Michael Montgomery was pitifully drunk and had not 1 but 2 plastic cups full of whiskey and beer with him on stage. It was just ridiculous. He sounded horrible and looked worse.

3. Kraig Morgan put on one of the best concerts I've ever seen.

4. I think you daytime boys have waaaayyy too much fun.

5. "Eddie Money don't have fans, he's got friends."

Thursday, August 02, 2007

From generation to generation....

When my Grandma E. went to court to finalize my uncle's adoption, she was 7 months pregnant with my aunt. Looks like I'll be following in her footsteps.....as most of you already know.