Friday, August 31, 2007
But really I am glad that he is learning and enjoying himself a great deal. He is a little spit fire though. He knows what he wants and likes and what he does not want and does not like. This quality can be pressing at times. Like when we want to go to a friends house and we are not going because this mom can not seem to get a hold of the other parent. Logan can not understand why I can not just sit next to the phone and call and call and call and call until they answer their phone. Or why when it is 10:30pm why I do not feel like making him a big dinner again after we had a nice dinner at 6:00pm.
But he puts the fun and unexpected into my life. He has lost both of his front teeth. He looks so cute. I want to take a picture of it but he will not let me by telling me that I need to stop bragging that he lost his teeth. Which I have to laugh at.
Now Lexi. ( *Closes eyes and shakes head with a sigh* ) That girl is just like Logan. She can not wait to start Preschool. Her school starts on the 10Th and she thinks that is just the neatest thing. I have heard nothing but about all the friends that she is going to meet and that Logan is not allowed to play with them. Because boys are gross and that is just the way that it is. So, Lexi has been trying to grow her hair long. While in Disneyland she told me that she wanted it to touch the ground and that she wanted to be black and not the light blond that she is now. I told her I thought the length was a little long but it was her hair as for if it would be black I did not think that was possible. She frowned but seemed to accept what I told her. So what she did three days ago shocked the pants off of me.
I have been sick. I had a fever, stuffy nose and sore throat. The kids were good the first day. they messed up the house but were good. The second day which was Sunday was not as good. It went from bad to worse in a matter of 20 min. I had just gone out to get another drink to help with how dry my throat was feeling. The kids decided that they thought that it would be funny to let the fridge water clean the kitchen floor so they let it run until the the floor was so wet that when I step int he kitchen I almost fell on my butt. I know that I yelled something like, clean the floor up and here are some towels. And thanks for using all the cold water. I went and laid back down deciding that I would wait for cold water and that I need to lay down after the rant that I had had in the kitchen. After 20min. I could not wait any longer I needed a drink. As I walked into the kitchen I noticed that the floor was wet. but not only that there was something weird all over the floor. As a gripped the edge of the counter to take a closer look I realized that I was looking a strands of light blond hair. I screamed " ALEXIS JEAN SMART, you better get out here NOW!!!" Out she bounces with scissors in hand and her hair looking less than fabulous. I lost it. I will admit it. I was tired, sick and was not up for this. I could not help it. I sat on the floor and cried. No a better word for what I did was freak out. That is what I did I freaked out. Her hair went from shoulder length to two inches long on one side of her head. She did not cut her bangs, and she did not cut her right side of her head. I could not look at her she looked like a Pablo Picasso painting gone wrong. I put her in her room and called a place to see if I could get the hair fixed. I called a place called LollyLocks. Zoe was going to fix her hair. On the phone they told me not to worry they had seen it all.
Jared and I took Lexi to LollyLocks on Monday. When we got their Zoe says, "It's not that....... OH!" From the front it did not look as bad as it really was. from behind it looked bad. She turned to me and asked what I wanted her to do. I smiled and said Fix it but make her look like a cute girl, with a cute cut. She then looked at Lexi and asked what she wanted. Lexi asked for Long Hair. With that She realized that there was no long hair for awhile. Zoe did a great job. Lexi looks cute. I still like the long hair on her better. But she does look cute.
So, with that If this is what the beginning of the school year is going to be like I am not looking forward to the rest of the year. But who am I kidding anyway. It has to get better. I hope everyone is doing well.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
This is a picture of Jared and I on the first night that we were there. As you can tell it was taken on main street and it was about 11pm. I think I had forgotten how much fun it is to just be together and talk about grown up things and have a blast hanging out. It was nice to get reacquainted with my best friend.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
This is a picture of what the rooms looked like for the Navy guys that they get to sleep in. Very small and very humid. We spent a day at the beach. It was so fun. But I have got to say it was so cold. The wind did not stop blowing for one min. Although the wind blew non stop it was nice to have it be cool and enjoyable.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Here are the reat of the pages. They are on the back. The picutres from this trip are from our trip last year to Disneyland.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Ok here is yet another lo. This one was fun for me and my son loves it.
Here is the break down of the lo points.
boy only picture= 15
total ponts for lo= 111
total points for the challange= 1780
Ok these are cards that I made for Jared's and my anniversary. I also made a pin. I had made this pin before and loved it. So I made another one.
8 cards= 40
post to blog=5
eylets= 2, ribbion= 17, stamping = 50, inking = 40, disstressing = 40, stickers= 25, use of gold = 5
total points= 558 points
total stash points 1220 points
Friday, March 23, 2007
I started the virtual crop so late and I am so tired that I decided to keep working on the stash challange. The 5pm challange was a great kick of for me. I have not used sticker (stickers) in along time. So I decided that this would be a great idea to use my stash. What better to use on a stash lo then something that actually had gathered dust. So here is the point break down.
20 points 12x12, 5 - 5x7 10- male and female, 10 stash, 5 blog post, 30 use of x 32 stickers I still can not believe that I actually used these. LOL, 5 - ink, 5 hand journaling
total: 122 points Points so far 662
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Point break down
Monday, March 19, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
Ok, For starters here is my clipboard titled "Cowgirl" This was a gift for my Mother-in-law for her birthday. The old fashioned picture is of her on a phony as a little girl dressed up as a cowgirl. My mother-in-law teaches piano so I thought that this would help her with keeping organized. The green square is for posted notes the flower in the bottom left corner is a clip so she can keep her check that students give her in one place. On the right corner is a little book that she can write numbers in. And the reason for the clipboard was to clip her calander to it. So she can keep track of dates and what not. So this was 112 points for the challange. Now I need to get towork and get another few things done. I think that she liked it. We will see as time passes if she uses it or not.
Well, as many of you know last week my car was hit by my neighbor across the street. Why many people want to know was my car in the street and not in the garage. That is answered very simple. we were getting our driveway and sidewalk redone. Anthem flippped the bill for that. It had been on the street for a week. It was Sunday night and on Monday we were going to be able to park the car on the driveway or in the garage. At 10:30 pm I have a knock at the door I answer it and there is a girl standing there all upset. She informs me that she moved in across the street and she has no insurance and no licence. So here is the car. I am trying to keep a sense of humor about this. Today we turned it in to get fixed and now are driving around in a rental car. So here is the damage.
As you can see the front passenger door got most of the love from the other car. Looking at my car it is like a picasso painting gone wrong. I am still not sure how anyone can hit a parked car. But where there is a will there is a way or i guess in this cases Murrphy's Laws hit full force. I took these in case I would need to recover my costs for getting the car fixed. And of course Lexi thought oh Mom is taking pictures of the car. Lets get a few of me. She was so funny wearing the overalls, tank top, hat , scarf and sunglasses not shown in the photo because how can anyone
she my pretty eyes mom was her reply,
When I asked her to keep them on for the photo.
She is just a little ham in front of the camera when I do not need her to be but when I need her to work with me that is when I throw in the towel. I have been trying to get a picture of Logan and Lexi that is cute together sense November when we took family pictures. I have not been able to. No added pressure that I need it or anything like that. This is the best one of them being sweet . It is what I will probable go with but it is not my favorite. The only way that I could get the kids to even think about sitting near each other and sort of smiling was to put
Tali in the picture with the kids. SOme man that was walking by stood behind me, and got Tali's attention so that I could focus on the kids with Jared's help a nice guy and me this was the best we could do.
So that is some of the Drama that is my so called life. Each day is definately a new adventure. Best wishes and Hugs to all.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
I am going to tell you my top favorites this week!
Ok Go / "Here it Goes Again" ( Go to Utube to see the really cool video)
Michael Buble/ Feeling Good, Home, You Don't Know me, Save the Last Dance for me, Try a little tenderness (These songs help to get me to relax. If you have not listened to his music it is HOT!! He sounds like Frank Sinatra.)
Vannessa Hudgens/ Come Back to Me
Justin Timberlake/ What Goes around, Sexy back, My Love
All American Rejects/ It Ends Tonight, Move Along, Dirty Little Secrets
Weird Al/ White and Nerdy ( if you have never seen the video you have go to go to utube. SO FUNNY!!!)
My life right now is filled with painting my house and taking care of my kids and others. I have also gotten the chance to go to the Arabian Horse show. If you enjoy watching horses and being near them if is the place for you. They have great shops, the costumes are wonderful and the horses are groomed to the hilt. They are a joy to watch. I love to go every year when it comes to Scottsdale. My home town.
Awhile ago I talked about my kids love for webkinz. I think now it is an obsession with them. LOL!!Lexi has 15 and Logan has 14.
I tried out again for the design team for Devine Memories ( http://www.devinememories.com ). Well, I can not believe it but I got on it again. I am very excited. The ladies are great and everyone of them. So fun to hang out with and all have great personalities. I can not wait to see what some of the new people are like and get to know them.
well until next time!!
Hugs and Kisses
Monday, February 05, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Aprons - Y/N? I have a lot. I love the old fashion ones that are more like a top then an apron. I can not tell you how many times I wipe my hands on my back to answer the phone and know there is crap on my back. Plus you have got to love the funny sayings and cute designs that you can find on them.
Baking - Favorite thing to bake: cookies, i love to make easy dishes. Anything that is created by Rachel Ray.
Clothesline - Y/N? No, but I do have a drying rack.
Donuts - Have you ever made them? I have made them. My sister in law makes the best homemade donut.
Every day - Cleaning cleaning and more cleaning. The kids and the toys the clothes Boy oh boy!!!
Freezer - Do you have a separate deep freeze? YES!!!! I love mine. I got it about a year ago. I can get things when they are really cheap and use them as I want.
Garbage Disposal - Y/N? Yes
Handbook - What is your favorite homemaking resource? I love anything Martha Stewart. I know that she can be a weirdo but think about she has some classy ideas!!
Ironing - Love it or Hate it? Hate it!! I did not mind it until I got married! I iron now what I need.
Junk Drawer - Y/N? No. I had one and could never find anything in it so I got rid of it.
Kitchen - Color and decorating scheme? It is a khaki color with rust and stuff
Love - What is your favorite part of homemaking? Spending time with my kids and being in control of the way the house is running.
Mop - Y/N? Yes, I need to. Currently lol.
Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine? I do not wear them. LOL but I do use a wash bag if I need too.
Oven - Do you use the window or open the door to check? Open the door.
Pizza - What do you put on yours? I love everything on it but pineapple. I am allergic to it.
Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? I read, look online and sit with my kids .
Recipe card box - Y/N? What does it look like? I don't have a box. I have a folder that I keep it in.
Style of house - What is the style of your house? I love pottery barn and am trying to go for that type of a look.
Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N? I have them only use them on special days;)
Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland? Organized.
Vacuum - How many times per week? I have to do it everyday in the family room and 2 times in the bedrooms.
Wash - How many loads of laundry do you do per week? average 1 a day probably
X's - Do you keep a list of things to do that you cross off? sometimes... when i have to get a great deal of things I want done .
Yard - Y/N? Who does what? I do everything even though I should not. I am allergic to the plants a weeds but husband is either to busy with work or to tired to work.
Zzz's - What is your last homemaking task before going to bed? I check the door to be sure that it is locked, check on the kids, and turn off the lights.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Oh My, you know it is late at night when the Bible hour comes on after Jerry Springer. I love the tivo remote while looking up stuff online and got stuck with that. Now there is some weird old guy trying to preach the word of God but is creepy. What a contrast to the sweet young men that are serving in the church on Missions. ( HERE IS A SHOUT OUT TO CHASE!!!)
I think that the Smart Family is going to celebrate CHristmas all year this year. I can not seem to get ride of the decorations this year. The christmas village is still up. I got sick of looking at my bare fake tree in my house so I dragged it out into the garage right near the door so that Jared will know that I want it gone. I am tired of asking. Logan and his friend William laughed and Laughed. They thought it was so funny watching me stack christmas boxes and the tree out in the garage. I told better out there then in here. I think that now the tree is out of here I will be more likely to want to even try to take down the village.
So today is Wedensday. I get to see my therapist. I am finding more and more out about myself now that I am going to her. Looking at my life and who I am I can see that it is through constant chage within us, whether by growth spiritually, metaling or any means that we gain true happiness.
I am reading more and more than I ever have. Books that I would never have considered before I am reading to gain a better understanding about money. How it works for you and can also work against you if not handled properly.
I am working on scrapbook pages and an altered item for the store that I am/was a design team member for, Devine Memories http://devinememories.net. They are having everyone try out again. I hope that they will like the pages that I have doen and the altered item that I have done. I love the altered item something way up my ally. It is a clock that I got on clearence at Target. ( you have got to love that place) I have loved working with the ladies there. I hope that I will be able to keep my position on the Design Team. If not then I guess I will just have to start looking again for a design team. But that will be sad.
HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE YOUR LIFE NEEDED A LITTLE CHANGE?
Well, I have felt that. I am going to fix up my house. make it less cluttered. I got a book to help me with this. I am hoping that I can get help from my mom, and I think I might ask my sister Terry to come and help me. Although I am good about getting rid of things that I do not need. I have a tendence to want to keep things that just take up space because they have meaning to me. Let's see if Pottery Barn Home the book can help me with this task.
To family and friend far away I hope all is well!
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can not believe that another year has gone by. It seems like only yesturday that it was 1997 and now we are in 2007.
Well, I have finally gotten one. Lets see I have wanted an ipod for awhile now. Well, today was the day. I know it is only a 2 GB and that you can not watch video on it. But I like it just the same. I am hoping that this will help me to be motivated and go to the gym that is very nice out here in Anthem.
My New Years resolution is to get health. I want to beable to look and feel health. Ans if on the way to that I lose the weight then great.
I have heard that I can download books to this at the library so I am really excited to beable to enjoy the books that are out there.
I hope that you all have a wonderful new year and keep your resolutions. I will be trying to as well. Brit