Saturday, March 29, 2008

Easter Hams

Better late than never, here are our Easter pictures! The girls were really excited to wear their new dresses, and I was excited to finally find 3 dresses I liked- did anyone else notice there weren't a lot of options this year? Anyways, I didn't get anything good with them all together but they did ham it up for the camera when I had them one on one.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Costco Has Stationery

I think this is a special limited time promo they are doing with a printing company, but they have some really nice looking designs. I like to make my own cards and invitations, but these were too pretty not to share:And these were my favorite: I love how simple this one is- sometimes I think I have to try and get a lot of patterns to work together to make a good card, not so.

Can't wait to meet this kid...

I have about 3 weeks left and I know I shouldn't even be thinking about him coming early, but it's useless, I am ready to meet him! I can't wait to see what he looks like- I'm assuming something like his sisters... Unfortunately we didn't get a digital camera until Miss B was a few months old so I only have a handful of terrible 35mm pictures off our $30 camera from when she was born, so she's hard to compare but I think she looked a lot like her sisters- dark hair and skin, chubby cheeks...
Sorry for my lack of interesting blog posts- I'm very busy growing a baby here and it seems like I have little energy left for anything else! Even decorating my kids rooms, which I was looking forward to and ordinarily would consider very fun, just seems overwhelming now. Poor Charlie doesn't even have a room ready yet! I did re-wash all the clothes that his cousins passed on so at least he'll have something to wear now, and I cleaned out his closet!

Friday, March 21, 2008

The "very last first grader" to lose her first tooth!

Finally! We got a visit from the tooth fairy-she was hoping for $100 but was thrilled to get $1.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Time for a wide format printer?

The Epson 1400 color photo printer is only $250 at Staples this week after "Easy Rebate" and that's the best price I've seen for a nice printer that can do 12"x12"! So if you're big on printing your own scrapbook paper, or digital scrapbook layouts, or just like to print really big pictures, go get it! It prints up to 13"x19".

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I love my Monday Morning Motivator e-mails

I get a weekly e-mail from Hannah Keeley- it's called the Monday Morning Motivator and it is great- I swear almost every week it's like she's been spying on my life and is writing exactly what I need to hear! I think I've blogged about her before, but I just wanted to share the summary of yesterday's e-mail, I wish I had actually read it yesterday because it would have been even more timely! Her daughter had made a "salad" out of the leaves of her houseplants, and had totally stripped one bare. It seemed a total loss but she kept watering it and soon it was growing back, better than ever. She thought it reminded her of herself at times: "All of the pride and ego that I have a tendency to hold on to is no match for my children. They can bring me to points in my life where the only direction I can go is up, and they push me to those new levels. When I need patience, they challenge me and help me develop it. When I need comfort, they push me and help me replace my need for comfort with character that can cope. When I have fears, they make me face them. When my vision is clouded with ego, they wipe it clean. No, it's not comfortable. Pruning never is; and it often takes away those parts of us that we often depend on. But when we are challenged, and when we rise to meet those challenges, it brings out a beauty that we never knew we had in us. They fill us out. They green us up. They make us better people." Anyways, if you want the whole article, let me know and I"ll forward it to you. And I highly recommend all moms CLICK HERE and sign up for her e-mails!
Ok, now I think I can unlock my bedroom door and go back to being an effective mom again!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Cute cards

I just wanted to show these cards- the first 2 I made in the card class at the scrapbook store and they were so simple and so cute! The last one Lindsey made for my birthday (months ago!) But I loved it and wanted to show it off for her :-)
Lindsey, correct me if I'm wrong, but I think she got the cute cupcake off the Glitz Create-a-Card CD and recolored it to match her scrapbook papers.

6 Week Countdown: things start getting ridiculous

The other day my nephew came up and slapped my belly and laughed hysterically and when I asked him "what's in there?" he said "a ball!" and thought it was really funny that I was hiding a big ball under my shirt!
And a tip for myself, and possibly other pregnant women, do not shop for clothing in the last 2 months of your pregnancy. You don't make good choices. You buy things because "oh, it's only $6! and it should cover my belly for a few more weeks! And since it's not maternity, I could wear it easily for a couple months after the baby is born!" Then you show it to your 4 year old to get her fashion stamp of approval. That $6 would have been better spent on lunch at Chic-Fil-A. Luckily I had a moment of clarity when I put it on this morning and it's going in the DI box. (but I had to take a picture of myself to laugh at first)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I like this clock

Besides being really cute, it looks like something I could make myself, and I really like that.

And this doorknob hanger too.