Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lovin' Technology!!

Last Sunday at the end of the birthday party we were at, I was able to my cousins micro sd and completely upload pictures from our trip to Wisconsin. I remember in the olden days of digital cameras you had to have all of your cords to connect your camera to your computer...and now, you just pull the card out and insert it into your computer all by itself. I love that it's becoming so much easier to save all of our family pictures!

Boys Will Be Boys!!

I took the boys over to the village hall to sign them up for basketball. I'd never been there before, and I have to say, it was impressive. Not only is there an indoor swimming pool with a water slide, there was a huge climbing wall. I could tell that my boys were eying that puppy with some intent of conquering it. All I saw were the hooks and grips, you know the industrial kind you see for material handling. I'm not sure this momma is quite ready to send them up the wall...but someday, they are going to LOVE it!

Gettin' My Walk On!!

I may not be getting a pair of Asgi shoes, but I do need to find a good pair walking shoes. I have set up a meeting schedule with my treadmill! I am bound and determined to cut some of myself in half, and this seems like the easiest way to do it. I even Tivo'd a cute drill sergeant doing cardio, I can't wait to work out with him! Next time you see me (ok, in 6 months or so!!) I'm going to be trim and healthy--woo!

Peach Fuzz!!

I have talked about acne treatments so many times in the past, that I'm sure you all know exactly what I'm going to say! so don't! I have been enjoying a great respite from my horrible skin recently. I do wish I could tell you why, but the truth is, I have no idea...but I'm lovin' it!! I do have little peach fuzz all over my face, strange-I know, but true. I used my husbands electric razor the other day to just clear off the skin, and then scrubbed my face, applied my mud mask followed by my Oil of Olay...and my skin looks AMAZING! Like I said, I'm not too sure this is really what's going on...but hey, I'll try it again as long as it keeps working!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Starting Again!

Aside from walking, I'm also working on my eating habits. At the end of last school year I blogged about orovo. I purchased some and was gung ho to get started. I did really good while I was still getting up at 7 a.m. to get the boys to school, but once summer hit--I failed miserably! My problem? There is a bit of caffeine in the pill and you take 4 in the morning and 4 around noon. During the summer we would get up later which would move my morning pills back a couple of hours, which would move my afternoon pills back as well. So by the time it was time for bed I would be sitting there staring at the ceiling! I gave up for the summer, but still have most of my bottle left. And since my boys are back to getting up early, I think I'll be even better this time! I'll have to let you know!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Was Mistaken!!

A few years ago we went to Jackson Hole for a family reunion. We stayed in cabins up at Coulter's Bay, and although it was "foresty" it really wasn't to mountainous. But several weeks before our trip there were a couple of boy scouts that got lost in the mountains, and as a way to keep her grandchildren safe, my mother bought them each a camping whistle that came with a compass and little binoculars. It was a cute little set, inexpensive, but cute.

The last couple of weeks my kids have been running around the house with these binoculars, holding them backward so that it looked like you were really far away instead of just a couple of feet. I was surprised to see that they still had these binoculars (we aren't known for knowing where items are at any particular time) and I had no problem letting them continue to play with them.

They wanted me to look through them to play along and as I took them in my hands I thought they seemed nicer now than they did 2 years ago. Well....they were! These were Nikon binoculars that my husband had won at a golf tournament, worth about $200!! Needless to say...they aren't playing with them anymore!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


What a crazy last couple of weeks it's been. Getting home from Wisconsin, getting the kids ready for and into school to being able to relax by the pool for Labor Day. With three kids gone during the day, and only the Demon child really is becoming really quiet around here. He will start school the first week of October. I'm so excited we found him a Pre-School that only costs $170 for the entire year. It's through the high school, so I'm sure it's getting funding from somewhere else as well. I've been looking around for Pre-Schools the last few months, and let me tell you they are deathly expensive! I wouldn't be able to afford school and the Harley parts my husband keeps purchasing! Ok, so he's not that bad!

When Grayson started pre-school I paid $120 to sign him up and $120 per month. It was out of control, and during a time we really couldn't afford it. But with his shyness, he needed it--so we worked it into the budget and he has thrived because of it. Barrett has the same personality, and I'm hoping it will help him get over his shyness as well!