December 19, 2010

My Neighbors Rock



We got a knock on the door tonight along with a special delivery. Our next door neighbors dropped off these scrumptious treats along with a Christmas Card. I think that is probably one of the most thoughtful gestures anyone can make towards being neighborly at Christmas time. We are blessed to have great neighbors.

Remember our Milgard Windows?



Remember our Milgard Windows?

The crew was at our house installing them right before the weather turned. They got every single window in our house replaced and had nothing but trim-work to do. Yep, that’s right! All new trim throughout the house and we’ll be staining it in the spring.

Because all of our new windows aren’t as wide as the old ones I pretty much have a window sill on each and every one. The best part is that every single window will be able to open and I will also be able to clean the outside of them from the inside of the house. There are no more cold winter drafts which means there won’t be any humidity seeping in when summer rolls around either.

Now we are waiting for our custom French door to come in so we can replace the sliders off the kitchen in the back of the house.

December 18, 2010

I always get choked up



Here is Princess Fiona all dressed up for her school Christmas program. These productions are beautiful. I always get choked up when all the kids in school file into the main floor to stand and sing with the parents. Their school song is what they end the program with and the words and sound of their beautiful voices melt my heart. Yes, I cry every time!

December 17, 2010

7 Years




Fiona turned 7 last week and we have been on the go ever since. We had her class birthday party at the Amazing Pizza machine and eight of her friends from school were able to come. It was exciting and fun for all of us. The Sunday following her class party we had family over to celebrate. By the time it was all over Fiona crashed and Sushi joined her.

December 8, 2010

Our Milgard Windows



Our brand new Milgard windows are here! We have been anticipating this project on our house all year! I’m so excited! All 14 windows were dropped off right on time. Now I wait for the crew to get here to start the install!

December 7, 2010

Ten On Tuesday

1. It's okay if you don't workout every single day. If you are super sore after you do that Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD I was telling you about then take a few days to let your body heal. You don't want to injure yourself. Your body will get used to the fact that you are molding yourself back into shape and you will be able to do the video consecutively.

2. Fiona stayed home from school yesterday. She had conjunctivitis aka pink eye. She has had 3 doses of the drops the doctor gave us to give to her and already her eye is looking almost 100%. The doctor told us yesterday she could go back to school today.

3. I found out there are 3 types of conjunctivitis and they are not all contagious. Also, if the doctor gives you medicine and your child's eye is not clearing up then you've got the wrong medicine for your particular type of pink eye.

4. I am going through all the bedrooms and washing all the linens in hot water. It's always a good idea to do this when one or more of your family members comes down with something. It's something that should be done on a regular basis as it is. I need to tackle the bathrooms too. I should probably be handling the bathrooms more often so they are at a constant level of cleanliness. If you know me well then you understand my disdain for cleaning bathrooms especially toilets!

5. We went to a fancy Christmas Party last Saturday with some good friends of ours. It was great to be able to spend some time with them. The girls were excited to get to play with new friends in what I consider to be the most awesome play room I think they have ever seen! The compound (that's what I call it) was amazing! Inside the home everything was breathtakingly beautiful and better than anything I've ever seen in any real estate magazine. The party had valet and a full staff to take your coat, pour your drink, and make sure there was plenty to eat. I'm pretty sure the home theater had the most activity because of the Big 12 Championship Game. We are looking forward to having our friends over to our house for New Years Eve.

6. Every window in our house is getting yanked and replaced with a brand spanking new window starting tomorrow! I am excited because these new windows are going to make the old windows wonder how they ever made it into our house in the first place. We are also having the back door replaced with a brand new weather efficient french door. Many of the windows that we have in our house now that are from floor to ceiling do not open. Well that is going to change and the cross breeze in the spring, summer and fall will be absolutely wonderful. I'll be able to open those up either from the bottom, the top OR both. No more crank outs! The crank outs are all going away and I will be able to clean the glass from the inside of the house. Not to mention that there will be NO MORE drafts! Exciting Stuff!

7. After being on that incredible estate for the Christmas Party I got some great decorating ideas up my sleeve for our home. But first I really need to get rid of all the baby toys and clean up that playroom. If you haven't already noticed this about me I am the world's worst procrastinator. If I know something is going to be tedious I tend to wait, and wait, and wait on it. That makes me laugh!

8. I Love Christmas! I Love everything about Christmas! I Love what Christmas stands for and I Love to give gifts. I also enjoy sending out Christmas Cards to family and friends.

9. I miss my oldest daughter. She has moved from Georgia (Thank God!) to Texas. She is living with her grandparents now. That is the best place for her to be. As hard as this was for me to do I had to tell her Omaha was off the table. There is WAY too much trouble for her to get into with all of her friends who are on the wrong side of being bad influences. She is not strong enough to do what is right when faced with their extra curricular activities. Sometimes as a parent you have to do the tough thing and tell your kids no. I miss my daughter. This will be our 1st Christmas without her. Thankfully, she is able to be close to my brother and her cousins. That should ease the blow of being homesick.

10. I am looking forward to 2011. I can't believe 2010 is about to end.

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December 1, 2010

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred


Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Today was Day #1 Level #1 of the 30 day shred. There are 31 days in December. I should be able to do this DVD every single day. There is no excuse. (Unless I get sick but I better NOT get sick. I am DONE getting sick!)

*If you order the DVD through my link I might get a few pennies for it. I picked up my copy of this DVD at Walmart on sale for $9.00.

5 Years



Silly Cousins! Thanksgiving 2010





What is it about the momma's blanket?