Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I think I will crawl into bed and come out when Summer arrives...that may not be until November.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
the rules are to answer the question using only pictures.
I tag: Lori, Cindy, Janet, Karen Megan Call, and Juli
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
It was almost as exciting as Christmas day. Her favorite thing in her basket was...She is obsessed with Littlest Pet Shop. The first thing we heard when she got to her basket and lifted these out... "These are what I wanted! Woohoo. See Mom, I told you the Easter Bunny would bring them."
We had hid so many eggs, cody and Brinley kept dropping them out of their baskets. I don't know what we were thinking, there are only two of them!
We had to even things up, so we dumped out the eggs and made sure that each of them got an even amount of junk food...for their parents to eat, I mean, for the kids to munch on over the next few months.
Brinley found the big egg. There was nothing extra in it, but I think it was the highlight of the hunt. Cody and Brinley both wanted the egg more than anything, I think it may end up at Cody's house anyway.
Oh, and the best part...we woke up to sun, and there wasn't a snowflake in sight.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I imagine this type of thing is normal under my cirumstance. I just didn't expect it. For hours after, I would just sob in spurts and then be fine. In my support group, we have talked about how odd grieving can be. How you can talk to one person and be completely fine with it, and then some people you just can't control emotions. I guess i have been a bit emotional lately. I hate that!
i really am not concerned that I have dye all over my table. It just adds to the paint, glitter and glue that is already there.
Eggs weren't enough, we frosted cookies too. We don't get to see Becca and the girls that often, so we packed in as much as we could in the time we had with them. Julie took the kids to spend the night at her house, but left me with all the cookies. Thanks!
Monday, March 17, 2008
the worst clogging video ever!
Brinley picked out this cake mold for her birthday. I thought it would be a good idea to test to see if it would work out okay. We had a lot of fun! Brinley picked the colors. Oh yeah, it's supposed to be a cupcake.
A-Attached or single: Attached
B- Best Friend(s): Matt is my bestest, but there are so many others...
C-Cake or Pie: Cake! I eat pie once a year at Thanksgiving and it's always pumpkin. I make an amazingly good chocolatey chocolate cake...thanks to my SIL Ami!
D-Day of Choice: Hmmm...i can't even remember what the day is half the time, but like my sister, I like Friday. Brinley doesn't have school so we can sleep in a little, but it is also the best day for yard sales with my sister, Julie.
E- Essential Item: my glasses, I can't see anything without them. A snack for Brinley.
F- Favorite Color: if you know me well enough, you know I love navy blue.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms: gross! i prefer cinnamon bears.
H- Hometown: I, like my sister, was born in Arizona and have lived practically all over the western US, but consider Spokane to be home. I love it here and most of mi familia lives here too.
I- Indulgence(s): ...chocolate, the internet (etsy mostly)
J- January or July: well, my birthday is in Jan, but I have never been a fan of the month, it's kinda the let down month, the month when you wish winter was over, nothing exciting is happening, etc. I will have to go with July. There is always a birthday happening in our family, along with it being nice weather to have bbqs, stay up late, the kids smell like summer...LOVE IT! Brings back memories of kick the can with neighborhood kids, just thinking about it.
K-Kids: Brinley will be 5 in April, Olivia would have been 4 months, and ???
L-Life is incomplete without: my family and friends, the church, chocolate, laughter...
M- Marriage Date: Dec. 10, 1999
N- Number of Siblings:3 sisters 2 brothers.
O- Oranges or Apples: I can't really eat oranges since i have an allergy to citrus fruit, so apples, but i can't just sit and eat an apple. i eat way more veggies than fruit.
P- Phobias or Fears: well, now that i have been through losing a child, I would have to say that losing Matt and Brinley would be the next worse thing. I hate spiders and snakes too.
Q- Quote: ??? I will have to think about that.
R- Reason To Smile: my life is awesome and I have been blessed with an amazing family.
S- Season: I love all the seasons. One of the reasons I love Spokane so much. the Fall colors are beautiful, but summer is a time when we can stay outside all day long and let the kids just run. Spring smells so good, and you can't beat the first snow of winter...
T- Tag Six: Lori, Pam, Karen, Shevaun, Carmel and Jill
U- Unknown Fact About Me: well, not unknown to family, I used to clog when I was young. What a nerd I was! I know that my sister Kami even has a video of some of it somewhere. Another thing, one of my molars grew in backwards, EVERYTIME i go to the dentist, they have to mention this to me...I'm 30 years old, I think I would know by now.
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Yeah for Chicken!
W- Worst Habit: I don't think before I talk and usually end up saying something that either offends someone (never on purpose) or I just ramble.
X- X-Rays or Ultrasounds: I have had one x-ray and that wasn't very exciting. So ultrasounds, but it is bittersweet. The Tech seems to always find something abnormal. Even when I was pregnant with Brinley, they thought I had an Incompotent Cervix. It's always an eventful visit.
Y- Your Favorite Food: Turkish cigars from White House Grill. YUM!
Z- Zippers or Zebras: What? I guess a Zebra...
The kids wanted to win a cake from the cake walk so bad, poor Cody was in tears. We must have tried 4 times, but no cake for us.
You have to get your face painted. There was a paper with all the designs the kids could choose from, at first Brinley was pretty sure she wanted a Yin Yang sign, but ended up with a butterfly. Cody wsa going for the train, i think and he ended up with a rainbow...so unlike Cody. The lady made it as boyish as she could, no pink of purple.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
These are of Heather telling our story. I got to know Heather a little more also. She is an amazing person. Thanks for letting me hang with you, Heather!
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Julie gave me this old metal flower coat hanger. It's cute and fits perfectly in Brinley's bedroom.I made these because I needed a punch of color in my kitchen. They were sooo easy to make, and I love how they turned out. I think less than $3.50 each. Gotta love scrapbook paper!
The side table in our living room is actually a fold up wooden TV tray table. It's ugly! I made this "table cloth" from a yard of fabric. The edges are even done yet. I just threw in on there and left it. I need to paint the legs of the table along with finishing the edges of the fabric. Oh well, just one more project to be finished on the list of a million .
and then let her paint it with my acrylics. She was busy for about 2 hours. It was great. I love kid art, and I will put these on the wall in my craft room, unless she sees it, then she takes it back.
Brinley decided that I should draw her a flower to paint and she would draw on for me. Above is the one I drew for her, she asked for a sunflower. This is Binley's flower that I painted. I love it. It is now in her room. I think I will have her draw a few more, then I can make a collage with them.
But then I go to take a picture of her, and this is usually what I get.