Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Responsible or Spoil??

Matt's 30th birthday and our 5 year Anniversary is coming up and I'm trying to decide on a gift...Should I be responsible or should I spoil him? Let me know what you think!

Wordless Wednesday

Grace at the Opthamologist this morning - She did so great!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Truthful Tuesday

Warning: This is going to be a very random post!

Grace had ballet today and I think I enjoy it more than she does. Donna and Dawn are my weekly dose of sanity! We are planning a girls night out and I can't wait!

We went to the mountains this past weekend and had a great time! I loved seeing how good Grandma looks! The kids didn't want to leave Grammie and PopPop ~ they miss them so much!

I'm trying to decide what summer 'camps' to put the kids in and am having trouble with the schedules of them. Hopefully I can find a few different short camps for Grace.

We were going to book a trip to Tennessee bu have decided to wait until next year when Madeline and Leah are a little older.

I have a friend going through some really tough stuff right now and am doing my best to be supportive and listen but I am afraid I'm not doing a very good job. There just isn't much to say or do to help in her situation. Hopefully I'm being a good friend.

Grace has an eye doctor appointment tomorrow and I'm scared. She has been squinting and her right eye has been wandering a little bit even with her glasses on. I'm hoping she just needs a prescription change and nothing more serious than that. Her first pair of glasses, the wire frames, need to be replaced. They are pretty much shot. I guess a 4 year old is pretty hard on glasses!!

As sad and angry as I am to say this, Matt and I have pretty much decided to wait yet another year before we sell our house. It's just not financially smart to move right now. I hate it. I so hate it here. I like the inside of our house just not the location. We were looking for houses and the ones we really want are just slightly out of our reach so we're going to spend another year saving our pennies. :(

I am trying to buy the kids summer clothes as inexpensive as possible. I'm shopping every sale and researching coupons and promotions online in hopes to save money. I already shopped the Old Navy Baby Sale and am going to shop the Gymboree Baby sale now since they have great prices during the sale and I also have a coupon that will take another 20% off my total purchase!

I'll try to post tomorrow after we're done at Grace's eye doctor appointment.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Why...Because it's FUN!

We have 4 kids. A 4 year old. A 2 year old. And two 1 year olds. Our house is sheer chaos. All the time. From the moment the first set of little eyes open, to the moment that our heads hit the pillow at night. We are loud and rowdy. Crazy and silly. Stressed and blessed. We went away overnight this past weekend to the mountains and we had a great time! It's hard, there's no denying that, but wow I love having the kids so close in age! Why?! Because it's FUN!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Madeline and Leah enjoying their tub!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Madeline eating snow by sticking her face in it.

Leah standing in front of my van.

Grace and Evan walking on the "sidewalk".

Thankfully I took 4 kids outside to play in the snow, and brought all 4 back in with me. I was afraid one of them would get lost in a snow drift! ;) I think by the time the snow stops we will have about 24". Right now we have 22". I'm praying that Matt comes home tonight and that his company doesn't make him stay in a hotel close to work again. It stinks being snowed in without him! The kids and I are having fun though!

Monday, February 1, 2010

"Proud of Me" Monday

I always seem to use my blog as a place to vent and ask for advice so today I thought that I'd change it up a little bit and start a little list about things I'm proud to say about myself and what I've accomplished over the last 5 years.

(In no order what so ever)

I'm proud of:

Giving birth vaginally to 4 beautiful and healthy kids.

Giving birth to 2 children within an hour!

Managing a crazy household filled with lots of love!

Married my best friend (for those of you who are trying to do the math - Grace was our honeymoon baby!!)

Being able to stay home with the kids, even though they drive me crazy some days!

Always having what we need.

Learning about what's important in life.

I'm proud to say that I've found real, true friends in the last 5 years. I don't know what I'd do without them!

I've gained a second family.

I've never missed one day taking a shower because of the kids. It may have only been washing the necessary parts but I still managed to fit one in.

I've learned how to budget our money and stick to it!

I've decided once and for all to grow my hair out and have made it to ponytail length. My hair hasn't been this long since Middle School!

It's not a big list, but it's a start! It feels good to write a positive post for once!