I’m back and moved… I’d love to show pictures of the new apartment (which looks great) but my camera is dead. I’d also love to show pictures of Abby from her first day at school today, but my camera is dead. Oh, did I mention that my camera was dead? Yeah, a normal person would just plug it up… but I can’t because I have no earthly idea where in the heck the battery charger is. For that matter, I don’t have the slightest idea where my usb cable is. Who knew! I mean, I KNOW I packed that stuff, but I have no earthly idea where it could be.

Where is a psychic when you need one?



I’ll be moving over the next few days and will have no internet access, so Ill try and update the blog sometime early next week. Have a great weekend and think about me (moving boxes) while you go about your normal activities.


in the beginning…

Genesis 1:26-31 (paraphrased from KJV)

So God created man in his own image…

in the image of God created he him

male and female created he them.

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.

Saturday fun…

This morning, the girls and I got up early to go back-to-school shopping (against my better judgment). We went by Target and got almost everything on Abby’s list. She’s still missing a 1st grade writing tablet (if you know where I can find one, please let me know) and the “perfect” backpack. I never knew it was such an ordeal to find one. After that, we went to buy Abby some school shoes and then decided to go to the pool for the afternoon.


What fun we had! There were tons of people there… lots of kids and we definitely had to be careful jumping into the water (so as to not jump on top of someone else). At one point, Abby was showing Maggie how to jump off the side of the pool into my arms and that led to me launching the girls high in the air over the pool. Abby was a chore to “throw”, but Maggie… I could really get her soaring! It was difficult for me to catch her after I tossed her up in the air. All-in-all, we had a blast! Maggie still won’t take her water wings off, but that makes me feel a bit better anyway when there are tons of other people there.


Ok, I don’t feel so bad now… I finally got some recent pictures of the girls up here…



I took this picture several weeks ago when the 3 of us girls went to the lake to feed the ducks. Well, that trip involved some rabid ducks who tried to gang-up on us, but that’s another story. Anyway, after we ran out of bread, Abby and Maggie were standing there enjoying the scenery and I snapped this sweet shot. How peaceful and loving they look. Too bad they don’t look like this all the time…

weekend fun…

I hope you know that I will not step foot in Target or WalMart or OshKosh this weekend… all the people hoping to save 75 cents will be out in masses this weekend shopping like maniacs b/c it’s back-to-school tax free weekend. No thank you! I am taking Abby to the store for some new tennis shoes, but that’s about it. We can go shopping another time when it’s not so crowded. Anyway, I do need to go out this weekend and see if I can find a bookshelf. I’d like to find something I can refinish… something old that needs a bit of TLC, so I’m going to hit my favorite little antique stores and thrift shops in hopes of finding a gem. I’ll paint it or stain it if need be, but I do want something wood and sturdy – not made out of partical board.

Another thing I’m doing this weekend is making memory boards to go over Abby and Maggie’s new beds at the apartment. I bought the stuff at Hobby Lobby the other day and want to get those done so that I don’t have tons of extra stuff to do when I move in (I know I haven’t talked much about “what’s going on” right now, but I’ll get into all that later). Anyway, if you don’t know what a memory board is, you can see a picture of one here and here and here. They’re a super cute way to display pictures and other momentos. Shannie said she’d help me put them together, so I may run out there at some point today to drink a few beers and work on the boards. The fabric I got is really cute… I’ll post a picture when I get them done.

Actually, I need to run out to Shannie’s anyway. Our friend Em just had a baby and I’m taking her a dish of lasagna for dinner this weekend. She just had her 3rd girl. Her poor husband… he’s outnumbered! That’s what we do when one of us has a baby or is going through hard times… we all make a meal and take it to the family in need. It’s a great way to show you care without buying a bunch of useless stuff for a gift. Besides, after having a baby, dinner is one less thing you should have to think about. Maybe I’ll make 2 dishes, so I can keep one too. Hmmm…..

decisions decisions…

Abby always wants to have a pool party… she loves the water so very much. Well, this year her birthday happens to fall on a Saturday so we’re definitely going to have her party on that day. The main problem to this scenario is that it’s the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. YIKES! There’s no way they’re going to let me reserve the pool for her birthday party on a holiday weekend. In comes some fast thinking on Mommy’s part… I suggested Abby think about having her party elsewhere this year and she came up with Pigtails and Crewcuts. This place is so cute and if you havbe one in your town, you have to go check it out. It’s a kids salon that does manicures, haircuts, princess parties with a dress-up fashion show, etc. It makes the dreaded haircut FUN for little tikes.

Anyway, that’s what she’s chosen, so I’m trying to decide what I want to do for her invitations. I already know what’s going in their party bag: finger nail polish, lipstick, a candy necklace, and other various girly stuff like that. We’re only inviting 4 of her closest friends (that place is a bit expensive), so it should be a fun (yet small) party! Now what should I have put on the cake?