So I have been going through all the closets and just getting rid of what we don’t use anymore. It’s a little difficult, because I would have really liked to have a garage sale. I feel that it is just too late in the year to do one. I have so many of the kid’s clothes, my clothes, and Ryan clothes that I would love to sell to bet some new stuff. For some weird reason I am having a really hard time letting go of Lilli’s clothes. I had no problem with Kaleb’s clothes, but I just feel that I need to hang on to hers. Maybe a sign of things to come? Tomorrow the purging and cleaning will continue. I have located the box that holds all my fall decorations, but I have told myself that nothing can go up until it’s clean in here. I miss Nantucket for the simple fact that when we fist lived there we had nothing. Nothing is easier to clean. Five years of marriage, three moves, and two kids later I feel that we are swimming in useless crap. I wish there was a consignment shop around here for big peoples clothes and household items. Another thing that I miss about Nantucket. The Take It Or Leave it is another. I liked the fact that I could take something there and someone who really needed it could get it.

Fall is here. Summer is no more. All the summer stuff is getting packed away to be dealt with next year. Winter clothes have been pulled out. Sweaters are being aired. Fleece jammies are being worn now, and we had to turn the heat on. Kaleb has gotten a new winter coat and Lilli got snow boots.

Halloween is just around the corner! I am so excited. We found the kid’s costumes so early this year which was a blessing. I bought their trick or treat bags last weekend. They are nice and big so we hopefully can get a big haul. Ryan’s mom will be coming up the weekend before with a truck load of pumpkins. That will be so fun for the kids. Lilli will love making a mess in the pumpkin guts.

Anyone have any ideas on what to do with books? I have so many, and would love to sell some, but don’t want to deal with Ebay and fees. Craigslist is a hassle too. Are there places that buy them? Hmm Half Price Books… I wonder how that works. I’ll call today.

Published in: on September 29, 2007 at 9:29 pm  Leave a Comment  


I was watching a video of a cutie pie going “eeets a pig!” when Kaleb came up to me with Lilli’s cabbage patch doll and said look mommy “eeets a BUTT!” Then he started laughing hysterically and slapped his knee. So thanks Ashley for sharing that video!

Published in: on September 28, 2007 at 7:14 am  Comments (1)  

It’s a mom thing!

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Not the yucky kind, but the cute little ones you see driving around. Tiana was talking about how anyone could be unhappy while driving a VW bug. A YELLOW VW bug actually. Which made me think. I know I look happy when I am driving my car. I’m singing and rocking out. It’s the one place where I get to listen to what I want. Do other people look at me and say WOW she’s happy. That car looks fun. Is that why I see about 9 of my cars around? DO people put that into consideration when buying a car? Is there another Chevy Trailblazer owner out there because I made driving that car seem so much fun?

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Well I just id a HUGE update on Myspace, so this one is going to be the short version of that I think. Most everyone that reads this blog is pretty up to date on things. Plus most are Mamas from DS, so they know my day to day things anyway.

Not to much going on around here. I am in the process of making a few things that me and a business partner will hope to stock a Hyena Cart with! I am perfecting a few patterns, and finding out what my strengths are. I need to focus on just a few projects, because I will sit down and another idea will pop into my head. I need a notebook. A huge idea notebook. So far there are a lot of post its floating around. Ryan has given up hope of the dining room being used for dining. We are still in the process of finishing the living room, and as soon as that room is done, he said I can move in there. I also need to figure out how to organize things a little better. The whole pile system is just NOT working out for me. I keep saying as soon as I get more bins, as soon as I get tis or that. Really it’s just me.

I am also taking advantage of the last little bit of sunshine and warm days that we have been having. I don’t know how many more days I will be able to line dry the diapers. Where I have them hanging at the moment is covered, so it might work for non rainy days. What did people do before they had dryers in the winter? I should ask my Oma. She’s 93, she will know. For now I will just add a picture of some diapers on the line!
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A thing of beauty!

I am actually very excited that fall is on the way. I can’t wait to break out the sweaters. I found the cutest little pumpkin shirt at Target for Lilli yesterday. I wish it had been a long sleeve, but I don’t mind too much. The pumkin is the same shade as her orange FB AND her new orange SB aio. I also got her some socks as well. I have a huge thing for socks. Don’t know where it came from. I can’t wait until they bring some Christmas shirts and socks to the dollar section! I may have to go out and find a diaper to match!

Published in: on September 15, 2007 at 8:30 pm  Comments (3)  

Kaleb says the darndest things

Yesterday I had left my car over at my mom’s and sister’s house. Then my sister and I went to the store. When we got back Kaleb was playing in the car, and pretending to drive places. The day before he had gone grocery shopping with my sister and my grandma and she has left a box of donuts in the back. Well he spotted the donuts and said ” I went to the store and I bought some DON’TS!” That kid cracks me up! Don’ts, they sure are!

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I feel buzzy.

I feel buzzy, all over. My skin is crawling. I need to do something. Anything. I tried to sew, and that went wrong. I tried to clean, but got overwhelmed. I put the kid’s swingset together. Then I spun and spun and spun. I fell. I got up and spun some more. I don’t feel so buzzy anymore, just my right leg. I want refried beans. A slurpee. 3 donut holes, and some milk. Next I will sleep. Goal tomorrow? Not buzzing.

Published in: on September 10, 2007 at 6:06 am  Leave a Comment  

I heart…

I heart the library! I found After School Specials on dvd! I am SO in love with them. I am also in love with Ikea! I got to stop by there today, and picked up a whole bunch of toys, and my favorite purchase…re usable shopping bags! They are HUGE! The major bonus… they were only $1.49! I will post pictures as soon as I am not being too lazy, so be sure to check back!

Published in: on September 8, 2007 at 6:54 am  Comments (1)  


Well, September is here! I don’t know many people who get so excited about it. I have always loved this time of the year. I loved the back to school hype. I loved buying sweaters, who am I kidding…I still do! This month my mom has her birthday. I am so excited about the present I am going to make for her. I am borrowing the idea from Tiana, who borrowed it from another mom on DS. I am also going to use the same idea for Ryan’s parent’s Christmas presents! I will promise to post pictures when I’m done. I am also excited because later this month, there is going to be a HUGE children’s sale in Bellevue. Hopefully I can get someone to go with me. Kaleb just shot up this summer. His feet grew a size and a half! He also grew about an inch and a half, so all of his pants look like capris. Boys can wear those right? I didn’t think so either.

We are also going to try and go to Idaho at the end of this month or the beginning of October. I am super excited about the drive over there, and to get to see Rachel and Liam again! I love road trips. I wish Lilli did too. I think it will be a great time to travel, since the leaves will be turning. The trees in my back and side yard are already turning. Fall is coming!

Published in: on September 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

Then and Now

As bad as this sounds, the best part of the trip was the drive back. Like I mentioned in my previous post we drove back the long way. We took 101 up the coast, and weren’t stuck behind too many rv’s! Ryan and decided to stop at our favorite lookout point at Cape Perpetua. We used to go up there all the time when we were dating, and haven’t really been back since we had kids. We have a picture of the two of us about a month before Ryan proposed. Now we have one as a family! See!
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Not the greatest pictures, but I love the history behind them.

Our trip was pretty uneventful. We arrived on the 29’th and had a BBQ in honor of Ryan’s dad’s birthday. Yummy chicken! The next day his aunt came over and we played with the newest member of the family, Allison. She is such a little sweetie, and at 5 months out weighs Lilli. Kaleb fell in love with her, and she could not stop laughing at him. Saturday we got the kid’s pictures taken. I felt a little bad that I had never had Lilli’s pictures taken professionally. I am excited to get them back! Saturday night we had another HUGE BBQ with the whole family. That was a lot of fun. Then on Sunday Ryan and his dad went Tuna fishing, while I took advantage of Oregon’s no sales tax! I got Lilli 3 great shirts that can be worn with her diapers. Did I mention they were on sale for a dollar each! I was so excited. I also stopped by their Dollar Tree, and found some more knee socks to turn into baby legs for her. I also got her a little tutu that she just loves and wears all the time. Ryan’s dad gave Kaleb a little fishing jig and he has been carrying around the entire time. He calls it Jake, which is his take on jig I think.

I am happy to be home, where I can wash my diapers correctly. I felt bad about using the washing machine, so they didn’t get rinsed as well as they normally would. I think I am going to strip them, especially the microfiber inserts. Even after drying in the sun, they had a funny smell to them. Nothing a little boiling won’t cure! Well I am off to do all the laundry and start with the stripping process. I will leave you with this lovely picture of diapers in the sun!
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Published in: on September 4, 2007 at 3:31 pm  Comments (2)