Sunday, March 29, 2009

A few good thoughts

I found this list on this blog and thought it was worth sharing.

bEinG HaPpY dOeSn'T mEaN tHaT EvErYtHiNg iS pErFeCt...iT MeAnS ThAt yOu'Ve dEciDeD tO LoOk BeYoNd tHe iMpErFeCtiOnS. (love this)

rEmEmBeR ThAt nOt gEtTiNg WhAt YoU wAnT iS SoMeTiMeS A wOnDeRfUL sTrOkE Of LuCk.

ThErE'S nO HaLf-SiNGiNg iN ThE ShOwEr...YoU aRe EiThEr a RoCk sTaR oR aN OpErA DiVa.

LiFe iSn'T aBoUt SuRViViNg ThE sToRmS, bUt hOw tO DaNcE iN ThE rAiN.

wHeN yOu StUmBLe...mAkE iT pArT oF tHe DaNcE!!!! (good idea)

wHaT iF tHe HoKeY pOkEy rEaLLy iS WhAt iT's aLL aBoUt?!?

ToUcH yOuR tOeS, tOuCh yOuR ToEs AnD WiSh yOu'd SkiPpEd ThOsE oReO's!!!

wHeN yOu LoSe, dOn'T LoSe tHe LeSsOn!!

SiLeNcE iS sOmEtiMeS tHe bEsT AnSwEr. (I need to work on this)

bE KiNdEr ThAn NeCeSsArY fOr EvErYoNe YoU mEeT iS FiGhTiNg SoMe KiNd Of BaTtLe.

WhEn PeOpLe ShOw YoU wHo ThEy ArE...BeLiEvE ThEm tHe FiRsT TiMe.

WhErE tHeRe iS LoVe, tHeRe iS pAiN. (so true!)

LiFe iS siMpLe, BuT iT's NoT eAsY!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Great way to Savings

Aren't these cute? My Sister in Law sent them to the kids from Colorado. Check out her blog Lovin Life . I Love how they have the three departments for Saving, Donating and Spending. Ethan of course loves the opening for spend, he seems to think any money he has will burn a whole in his pocket. Audrey on the other hand doesn't care about money, don't get me wrong she likes to buy things but if she has money she doesn't think about what she's going to buy and when she can spend it. Ethan is always doing some kind of calculating in his head. He does think of others though, he recently wanted to give his 200.00 (from christmas) to the ASPCA . What a sweetie!
Thanks Laura! The kids will stuff these little piggy's full!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yummy Bunny House

Today the kids had early release, which means they got out at 1:00 instead of 3:00. I promised Audrey we would put together the Bunny House Kit after school, she couldn't wait! Ethan used to love helping but now that he's 8 he has better things to do (he did manage to sneak a few pieces of the candy). When it was time to get started Audrey went right for her apron, she was so excited and super cute. Although she loved decorating it, she loved sneaking a few candies herself (I may have helped a little!).

The Yummy Bunny House

Hard at work!

Monday, March 23, 2009


There is nothing like a new box of Crayons! Since Audrey
draws and colors soooo.... much I thought it was time for some
new ones. A box of 120 wonderfully CoLorFuL Crayons!
I just love the smell when opening the box. It's amazing how
a smell can bring you back 25+ years. I'm sure most of you
can relate.

I was reading some of the names of the colors and I don't
remember 25+ years ago so many unique names. I found
myself reading through the box, here are a few:

Tickle Me Pink
Piggy Pink
Robin's Egg Blue

Fuzzy Wuzzy (how funny is this?!?!?)
Radical Red
Eggplant, Almond, Asparagus and
Macaroni and Cheese
(what happen to purple, yellow, green and orange?)
Blue Belt


Those are just a few of the fun names. The one I thought was most interesting was Mahogany. When I hear this color, I think furniture and decorating.

My Favorite colors are all of those wonderful GREENS

Oh, and how do you say Crayon? cray-on or cran?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Blue and The Gold Banquet

Today was the Scouts Blue and Gold Banquet. The Wolves
earned their badges for finishing all 12 achievements.

There was a contest for the Best Decorated Cake and for
Best Tasting. I didn't have time to make a cake with Ethan
so Eric said he would make his famous Jello Applesauce Cake
to bring for a dessert with Ethan, we didn't plan to enter into
the contest but others said to so we did and to our surprise
Eric and Ethan's Cake Won the Best Tasting Cake. Ethan
and Eric were very excited (Eric was beaming, it was so cute!)

Making of the Best Tasting Cake

The Jello Applesauce Layer Cake

Mix Small Box of Jello with Applesauce
Layer Graham Crackers in a dish
Spread Jello and Applesauce mix on top of Crackers
Repeat layering crackers with mix until mix is gone
(end with Graham Crackers on top )
Frost with Cool Whip and chill for 1 hour

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

Happy Spring!

1. Why do we have to_____get nervous?
2. ____Waiting until the last minute and adding chocolate to my coffee are now habits.
3. I have _____tooth pain!
4. I had never heard the phrase "_____Long in the Tooth" and it _____ doesn't make sense to me (My dear husband says it means "your getting old", hmmm!).
5. Make the bed(which never happens!) _____ the way I always do.
6. How was I to know _____we were out of Honey/milk/shavers/etc.?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to ____my Root Canal being over with_____, tomorrow my plans include _____Cleaning, Laundry and Work and Sunday, I want to ____ be outside if the weather is nice, I have SpriNg feVeR!
Check out this site for Friday Fill-Ins .

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Gregory!

CeLeBrate! CelEbRaTe! cEleBratE!
Eat lots of yummy cake too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday Afternoon

We spent our Sunday afternoon with PaPa Dale and Nannie Bev.
We ended up going to the Fairfield Antique Mall to check things
out, it's always fun to look at the neat things they have. Ethan
loves going and searching for something great. He found two
books for himself and he even spotted an old 1970 Alvin and
The Chipmunk comic book for Audrey.

I found these fun Vintage Birthday cards and had to have them.
There so cute! My Grandmother Knobloch's Birthday is coming
up soon, I can't wait to send her one...she'll love it!
After a little shopping we went to one of our favorite places
to eat.....BIG G's Deli. They have great sandwiches on homemade
bread of your choice and everything is super HUGE. Below Eric
got a whole sandwich and he actually ate the whole thing.
I got a half and only ate half of that. They have awesome breakfast too!
Check out Big G's menu.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

1. When I look to the left, I see_____ Two Framed Pictures. One with Ethan (age 4) and Audrey (age 1) and a Family Picture (that I just noticed had something sticky from little hands on it).
2. My Living room _____ is the room that has the best view in my home.
3. Let it work _____it's self out when you don't know what to do .
4. Do it yourself and it will be_____ done dirt cheap!
5. Raising our children to be honest and kind _____ is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.
6. If you have any good ideas_____ feel free _____to share them with me.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting out of work_____, tomorrow my plans include laundry, laundry and more laundry____ and Sunday, I want to sleep in and relax_____!

Check out this site for Friday Fill-Ins FUN STUFF! Makes you think and notice things you may not.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Birthday Pictures

We celebrated Ethan's Birthday at Nannie Wizza's House

Ethan waiting patiently to open his gifts

Ethan got the DS he's been wanting from
Eric and I and Nannie and PaPa Lane got
him a game to go with it.

Couldn't find a Star Wars cake anywhere so
this is what I came up with......he loved it.

Aunt Heather, Nannie Wizza and PaPa Marv

The kids have been having lots of fun with this
big number 8 balloon and Eric too!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy 8th Birthday Ethan!

I can't believe it's been 8 years. You were such a sweet little baby,

full of cuddling and hair touching (you could never get enough of

twisting and touching my hair). I miss the days of holding you in

my arms and rocking you back and fourth for hours, but

watching you grow into a little man is very rewarding; you are

always trying to do your best and we love you for that, keep up

your positive attitude. We love you very much!
Sweet Cheeks!
You began sucking your thumb at 2 months.

Our little Man!
8 Random Things about you:
1. Builds and Plays with Legos a lot
2. Very into Star Wars
3. Into Transformers
4. Loves to sit by the heater and play and read
5. Likes a hot shower or bath
6. Loves to tease Audrey
7. Enjoys reading
8. And, a collector of all things!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Great CD

I was so happy to find this CD at Target tonight. I was waiting for Eric in the CD section and noticed a sign "new artists" that caught my eye and there it was, I was so excited! I often visit Elizabeth Kartchner Blog Just us who has great music on her playlist. Most of the music I play on my playlist is from hers, I guess I'm a copycat. I just love this type of music, it's nothing that is played on the radio around here. I've heard a few of the songs on some commercials; Bruises is played on the Nano Ipod commercial and Colors from some other commercial but other than that I've never heard these songs but enjoy them a lot. This is a GREAT CD, makes me feel happy and bubbly.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Eric's 40th Birthday Celebration

We celebrated Eric's 40th on Saturday and had a lot of fun (even with the pain in my tooth I managed to enjoy myself). We started off celebrating with family and friends; thanks everyone for joining us! We then went out where Eric enjoyed himself very much. I posted a slide show to the right of our night. I did get video of Eric singing "Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard but I don't think he would appreciate it if I posted it since he hasn't dared to watch it yet. It's pretty funny! Thanks again to our family and friends for celebrating with us!

The past two....

weeks have been awful! I've had so....................much pain in my tooth that caused pain in my face and neck like nothing I've ever experienced before. It was so much pain that I could barley get through the day. I'm finally to the point where I'm not on any strong pain relievers (that didn't do much anyway) and can actually function for the most part, I now have a cold. I have to be careful when eating because my tooth is so sensitive. I'm looking forward to normalcy.