Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
THE WALLS START TO GO UP IN THE ADDITION.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
THE CABINETS...STILL NOT SO SURE. MARK HAS SAID FOR SOME TIME THAT HE WANTS TO BUILD THEM HIMSELF. I KNOW THEY WOULD LOOK FABULOUS, BUT HE IS ALREADY SO BUSY WITH EVERYTHING ELSE I THOUGHT I WOULD LOOK AT OTHER OPTIONS. THE PROBLEM IS, THE PRE-BUILT CABINETS HAVE A HARD TIME ACHIEVING THE OLDER CRAFTSMAN LOOK THAT I WOULD LIKE. CUSTOM MADE CRAFTSMAN CABINETS ARE INSANELY EXPENSIVE. WHAT TO DO? THE PROBLEM WITH A HUSBAND THAT IS A RENAISSANCE MAN... YOU JUST KNOW HOW NICE THINGS REALLY CAN BE BUT ARE NOT GOING TO FEEL COMFORTABLE PAYING THAT PRICE. TO PUT IT ANOTHER WAY, CHAMPAGNE TASTE - BEER BUDGET.
THIS PAST WEEKEND WE WENT TO THE BIG CITY TO SHOP FOR MANY OTHER THINGS WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION ON SOON. I WAS SO EXCITED TO FIND SOME WOOD FLOOR THAT WILL MATCH THE OLD FLOORS VERY CLOSELY, AND AT A GREAT PRICE. THE STAIN COLOR IS CALLED MOLASSES... SOUNDS YUMMY HUH! THE OLD OAK FLOORS HAVE AGED TO THIS COLOR SO I AM EXCITED TO FIND FLOORING THAT IS VERY CLOSE TO PUT THROUGHOUT THE EDITION, EVEN IN THE KITCHEN. FOR ME, THIS WAS THE FIND OF THE WEEKEND, BUT NOT FOR MARK. HE HAD ANOTHER COMPANY QUOTE THE WINDOWS AND MAY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO SAVE A FORTUNE AND STILL GET EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT. HE WAS SO EXCITED IT WAS FUNNY. MARK DOES NOT GET OVERLY EMOTIONAL ABOUT THINGS SO WHEN HE IS A LITTLE ANIMATED WITH HIS REACTION IT IS SO CUTE TO ME. I WAS GLAD TO SEE HIM JOYFUL IN THIS PROCESS. DON'T GET ME WRONG, HE LOVES WHAT WE ARE DOING BUT I KNOW IT IS VERY STRESSFUL FOR HIM. HE IS BASICALLY DOING THE REMODEL WORK ON THE EXISTING STRUCTURE, CONTRACTING THE NEW STRUCTURE, AND WORKING A STRESSFUL JOB. WHEN I STOP TO THINK ABOUT IT ALL, HE IS PRETTY AMAZING! I AM TRULY BLESSED. SO THE CARTOON ABOVE IS JUST FOR GIGGLES. WE ARE NOT NEEDING MARITAL COUNSELING OVER THIS PROJECT...NOT YET ANYWAY :-)
Monday, April 14, 2008
1) Write your own six-word memoir about yourself.2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you'd like.
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post ifpossible, so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4) Tag more blogs with links.
5) And don't forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!
Friday, April 11, 2008
I knew my boys look a lot alike by WOW! Maybe the meter tips my direction because of my lack of facial hair...for now! Thanks Jen for posting something so fun that I could steal ;-)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
...as I am wiping the ice cream off his face as we leave DQ and he gets a piece of napkin in his mouth.
ANDREW:Mom, what would happen if i eat a napkin?
MOM: I guess it would just taste bad.
ANDREW: Would I poop a napkin?
MOM: I guess you would.
ANDREW: Would I still need to wipe my booty?
CAN YOU TELL WE ARE WORKING ON MASTERING THAT SKILL? I don't even want to go there!
Mason and I were discussing his school work one afternoon and it went something like this:
MOM: That will be a piece of cake.
MASON: What does that mean?
MOM: Oh, it is just something people say when they mean something will be easy.
MASON: I know, but what does it mean?
MOM: I really don't know, that is a good question. It is just a silly thing people say.
MASON: People are crazy these days.
That Mason is always acting older than his years. That sounds like something his grandpa would say!
Check out what other funny kids are saying at NOT BEFORE 7 and get the giggles.
Friday, April 4, 2008
MY SISTER TERESA IS JUST HILARIOUS. I ENJOY HER SO MUCH. SHE JUMPED RIGHT IN AND HAD A BLAST PLAYING WITH ALL THE KIDS AT THE MUSEUM. SHE WAS REALLY DEALING WITH THE TIREDNESS OF THE FIRST TRIMESTER OF PREGNANCY BUT SHE DID NOT LET THAT STOP HER GOOD TIME WITH US. SHE WAS A TROOPER! WHEN WE GET TOGETHER WE LAUGH ABOUT THE SIMPLEST THINGS. WE DON'T NEED MUCH TO ENTERTAIN OURSELVES. I THINK WE WERE THAT WAY WHEN WE WERE GROWING UP. I GUESS THAT IS A BENEFIT TO GROWING UP IN A BIG FAMILY THAT DID NOT HAVE MONEY FOR FRILLS. WE MADE OUR OWN GAMES AND FUN. SPENDING A FEW DAYS WITH HER WAS SO NICE BUT MAKES ME REALIZE ALL THE MORE HOW MUCH I MISS HER. I'M HOPING SHE AND CLINT CAN COME FOR A VISIT BEFORE "LITTLE BIT" GETS HERE. THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE TEXAS IN THE SUMMER FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN. ;-)
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Andrew: Mom, you look like an old lady.
Me: What? How do I look like an old lady?
Andrew: You have those marks on your head.
Tonya: Andrew, do I look like an old lady?
Andrew: Nooooo (with a look of love in his eyes)
He was referring to the lines on my forehead...OK, I know the no bangs look may not be working for me. I'll schedule a haircut next week. Andrew is pretty sweet on Tonya. She will never let me live that down. Later that evening Andrew had this conversation with Tonya:
Andrew: Miss Tonya, you are going to be my wife when I grow up.
Tonya: Really, you might need to take that up with Wayne.
Wayne: You don't have to wait, you can have her now. (those ornery husbands!)
Tonya: Where will you work, how will take care of me
Andrew: I will be an eighteen wheeler driver
Tonya: Will I still have to work?
Andrew: Yes, you can't just sit and watch movies all day.
Now I have to say Mark prompted him in his last statement to say "Yes, you can't just sit around". Andrew added the part about watching movies all day.
We all got a case of the giggles at that crazy kid. He sure does not need help from Mark and Wayne to be a cut up...it comes to him pretty naturally!
If you want to hear more cute stuff out of the mouthes of babes go visit Mary and check out Tiny Talk Tuesday
WELL, I HAVE FINALLY DONE IT! I OUT WITTED THE MASTER PRACTICAL JOKER ON THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR CUT UPS EVERYWHERE. SOMEHOW I MANAGED TO DODGE THE WHIZZING BULLETS COMING MY WAY FROM MARK ALL DAY. HE WAS IN CAHOOTS WITH MY SWEET SISTER LAURA, ENLISTED THE HELP OF MY LOYAL COMPANION KIM, AND EVEN INVOLVED THE GUYS AT WORK TO TRY TO PULL ONE OVER ON ME.
JUST WHEN EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO LET THEIR GUARD DOWN...I GOT HIM! WE WENT TO DAIRY QUEEN FOR DINNER AFTER MASON'S BASEBALL GAME ALONG WITH MANY OTHER FAMILIES ON OUR BASEBALL TEAM. MANY OF WHICH WERE IN LINE WITH US WHEN MARK HANDED THE CLERK HIS DEBIT CARD. SHE LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID,
"YOUR CARD WAS DENIED". HE LOOKED HER AND SAID "WHAT" AND LOOKED AT ME AND SAID, "DO YOU THINK THE DUMPSTER COMPANY DRAFTED OUR ACCOUNT?" I JUST SHRUGGED MY SHOULDERS AND SAID "HOW WOULD I KNOW?" I COULD SEE THE WHEELS SPINNING IN HIS MIND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT COULD HAVE GONE WRONG. WITH THE REMODEL AND ADDITION ON THE HOUSE IN FULL SWING IT IS QUITE AN ART TO MANAGING THE ACCOUNTS FOR ALL THE DRAFTS AND PAYMENTS THAT ARE BEING MADE. THE CLERK FINALLY SMILED AND SAID, "APRIL FOOL". THE LINE OF 2O OR MORE PEOPLE WAITING FOR THEIR LATE NIGHT MEAL ROARED IN LAUGHTER. WHAT MARK DID NOT KNOW WAS I CALLED DAIRY QUEEN ON MY WAY TO MEET HIM THERE AND GAVE THE SWEET GIRL HIS DESCRIPTION AND ASKED HER TO PLAY ALONG. SHE DID GREAT AND BROUGHT A LOT OF SMILES TO MANY FACES...EVEN MARK.
PATTI HAD THIS QUOTE ON HER BLOG TODAY. I LOVE IT! WHAT A GOOD REMINDER NOT TO TAKE OURSELVES TOO SERIOUSLY. A GOOD LAUGH AT OURSELVES IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL.