Monday, November 23, 2009


I never knew how hard it was to get a decent picture of five kids. Last week I got the kids all haircuted and dressed up for Christmas pictures. It seemed every time we were able to get the boys to smile the baby was crying. We ended up with a choice of only five shots. I was fairly disappointed so I found two that I didn't hate and took those but then I scheduled another sitting with another studio. Tonight we went for round two. I didn't think we could do any worse than the first time but I was horribly wrong. This time there really weren't any that a normal person would like but I had to get one, so I chose the least horrible. Now I know why we never did Christmas pictures before. So when you get your picture of the kids and you think, huh? Just remember that it was the best one we got.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


The holidays are coming and I am way excited. I am trying to get my house ready to decorate and I've been picking things up here and there at the stores to make sure I can make everything beautiful. We just had a Christmas Tree Shops go up in our area and it was really fun picking up some stuff there. So I think I have everything thing I need to make my house look Christmasy except I might want to buy more lights. I love Christmas lights. I also have all my gifts for my family. Now I just need to get my cards out but I want to wait till after Thanksgiving for that. I can't wait for caroling and all of that. I'll take pictures after everything is up and then you can even see all the painting I've done in the house. I need new curtains though. Hmmmm. I wonder if I can make new curtains by Thanksgiving. Maybe if I get some help.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm done with my dare.

So it's been thirty days since my last blog. I've already went through a few of your blogs that I missed. Not much has happened to me this past month that would have merited writing anyway. The last couple of days though have given me something to write about. On Sunday I remembered that I had bought a pair of thinning shears. So after church I was kind of playing around with them. I wasn't very brave so I was just doing little pieces at the bottom. Then I came downstairs for awhile when I finally got the courage to really use them. I went upstairs and grabbed the scissors and grabbed a big chunk right above my chin and started cutting. Suddenly I realized I had grabbed Tony's haircutting scissors. I screamed, I cried. I was in shock. What had I just done. The boys ran upstairs to see me looking at the damage. I've been wearing my hair up in pony tails since then because I can't decide if I want to go get my hair cut really short or if I just want to always have my hair up for a year.
Yesterday morning I was getting the boys ready for school and Dougan said that my eye was red. I figured I must have been tired. I got myself and the two little ones ready to go and then we got in the van to run errands. As I looked in the rear view window I saw a big red spot in my eye. I pulled back into the driveway, got the kids out and went to WebMD. It said that I just had a burst blood vessel. It will probably go away in a few days. Today the blood is kind of spreading out so now instead of just one spot it looks more like pink eye.
Okay, so that's pretty much all the interesting stuff. Other than that I've been doing a lot more baking. I've painted some of the house, I moved the fish over to a different tank and I've done some Christmas shopping.