Saturday, December 29, 2007
Hope your Christmas rocked....our's did!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I need to get to bed. It's like 2:30 in the morning. The last time I did this, I woke up feeling like I had a hangover and I hadn't even been drinking!
Blog ya later!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
(Looking at the photos I took with the point n' shoot makes me think that it is ruined. It got left outside in the seat compartment of Miss's K wagon for days...in the rain.)
I think I am depressed. I honestly think it has to do with babies. It seems like a lot of my friends who have kids Miss K's age are pregnant with their second child. Did we make the wrong decision? Should we have tried one more time? If we do decide to actually adopt a baby, how long will that take? It just makes me a little sad. My neighbor recently had a baby girl, so I get some new baby smell when I need it.
Gotta snap out of it.
Miss K has been a little sickly lately. Nothing that every other kid in town doesn't already have. Constant runny nose. Thankfully, she has learned to blow her nose and she thinks it's funny to do it, so that works. I would hate the thought of trying to actually hold her down and suction it out!
I gotta run. Blog ya later!
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
So, today is my day to stay home. No running around or anything like that. Well, I thought. I forgot the I made a playdate with one of K's little friends for later this afternoon. I hate to cancel because she has been talking about this friend all day when she heard me on the phone talking to hr friend's mom. Maybe we will go and stay for an hour. Luckily, they live less than a mile from us. Maybe I can get a few things done before we head over there. I NEED to get my cookie recipe picked our for all the cookie exchanges that I am in. I've got so much to do!
Blog ya later!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
So, today I took Miss K to the Stingray Reef at Opry Mills. Those little suckers are creepy, but cool. A lot of the kids that we went with were really into touching them. The mommies...not so much. But, it's a great deal Tuesdays are buy one get one free. Admission is $3.95 for all day! And hey...kids 2 and under are FREE! So, my friend and I got in for $4 and change and our 3 kids got in free. We bought shrimp to feed the rays. Those were BOGO too. But, this mommy was scared of the rays and just threw the shrimp in. I did TRY to feed them by hand, but I chickened out. K kept telling me...Feed them Mommy! There were also seahorses that K loved and kept
asking if we could ride them. The best thing...the carousel. You can ride it all you want...for free with admission! We just stayed on it and rode it about 10 times in a row. Then we went and had lunch...came back and rode some more. Also got two more Christmas gifts bought. Oh...make that three! I am almost done. Brian has given me a couple of ideas, but I need to wait for payday to finish my shopping. Can't wait to be done. I've got a LOT of stuff to do between now and Christmas. My brother and his family are coming for the holidays and I can not wait! We are going to have such a blast. But before they get here, I have THREE cookie exchanges to attend, one of which I am hosting. I also have two more dentist appointment and a bunch of other things. I really need to work on my calendar this week to make sure I don't overbook myself like I usually do.
Okay, I have to get to bed. My child has school tomorrow and get to spend my second day this week at the dentist office. Trying to max that dental insurance out!
Blog ya later!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Dummy. Dummy. Dummy.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
She just came out here to ask us to open a tub of play-doh. Brian informed her it was time to go to bed and she took off running and yelling, "I watch Wonder Pets!"
On the scrapbooking front, I actually made cards this weekend. I am in a card swap at the local scrapbook store and I had cards I needed to turn in on Saturday. I made there Sunday morning. Luckily, I wasn't the only late one! So, tomorrow I have a meeting at Starbucks with my mom's group. I plan on getting there a bit early, taking the laptop and sorting photos. I need to place a LARGE order for photos. I've got a couple of gifts I need to complete and one of those includes about 200 photos of our vacation early this summer to Texas to see my parents when they were back in town. I've also got a couple of baby albums that need to be finished. I've got all the paper cut for them, I just need to print out some stuff, put the albums together and give them to the person I am making them for. Reminds me, I need to email her for some information...
I'm watching the Colts/Chargers game and I am so sad. I'm Peyton's biggest fan and I am so bummed that this will be 2 losses in a row for him. The poor guy threw 5 interceptions this game. Poor Vinitari.
My goal for this week is to have a photo with every blog entry. Blog ya later.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Today I head to this consignment store that some told me had easel's. K likes to paint and they use them at school. I went by yesterday, but they were closed. They had 3. I was going to buy all 3 of them and donate two of them to K's school. I get there and there is a guy sitting out front. He works there....looks familiar. I see the woman, she looks familiar, but I have no idea why. I tell them I want the easels. They only have two left. I look around some more and they have a lot of stuff. I see the guy back a truck up and it hits me! THEY WERE MY "It's for the needy" PEOPLE!. More like, It's for the GREEDY! So, I went in to pay for the easels. I asked the lady if she could give me a deal since I was buying two of them, ,and "they were for the needy". She looked at me kind of strange. Then told me no, she couldn't discount them. I should have just walked out, but I've been looking everywhere for the dang easel since new, it is almost $80. I called Brian as soon as I got in the truck and told him about it. He was pretty pissed off to. If they hadn't said anything about it being for the needy, I wouldn't be mad. It's people like this who are the reason that a lot of people do not donate to charities or volunteer for things.
If you live in the local Nashville area and you want to know where this was, email me and I will let you know. I wish now I had not bought the easel's from them. I won't ever buy anything from them again.
Anyway..to get back to the point of my post. I checked out Stacey Kingman's blog yesterday and dang it....if there isn't something on there I want to make. Dang it! Looks a LOT easier than the button trees that were the rage last year. I have to head over to Hermitage to pick up an easel that I want to get for Kennedy. She likes to paint. I also have to stop at Hobby Lobby and return some party supplies since I decided to add another color to the theme for my SIL's baby shower. So, I guess I will pick up some cones while I am there. I mean...how long do you think it will really take to make these? And the fact that I already have 8 beaded cone trees doesn't seem to make a difference. I still feel the need to make these! Why do I do this to myself?
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Okay...I'll blog ya later. I don't want to get all sad.
Monday, November 05, 2007
Okay...blog ya later when I actually have time to really post.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
I've got like 3 blog posts that I am working on that I've got to complete and get posted. I've signed up for this thing where I am suppose to blog everyday during the month of November. Good gravy. Like I don't have enough stuff to do.
Blog ya later....with photos.
Friday, November 02, 2007
So, last night I went with my mom's group to see the movie, Gone Baby Gone. I was looking for a chick flick, but there wasn't anything out that sounded good. This movie was pretty good, not great. The ending wasn't something I expected. It really left you thinking, "if I was in that position, would I do the same thing?" After the movie we headed over to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert. My friend Michelle ended up with this cake thing that was HUGE. We all laughed when they brought it out. I think she tooke 2/3 of it home with her, minus the ice cream.
I wish I could say that this was a slow weekend for us, but it isn't. We are playing cards with our neighbors across the street later tonight. She is headed to the hospital on Tuesday for a schedule c-section. So, we wanted to play cards again before the baby came. Saturday I've got to do the usual house work stuff that has been seriously neglected this month. Sunday is a birthday party and a class. I think I need to get more sleep. Siz hours a night is not working for me.
Okay...I'll share some photos later. I've got to get going. Blog ya later!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Anyway...Miss K has been sleeping in a big girl bed. Last night apparently, she came into our room at some point. She didn't get in the bed though. Best we can figure out, here's what happened.... We wake up to this SCREAMING, but it sounds really muffled. Brian jumps out of bed and finds Miss K...UNDER THE BED IN OUR ROOM! We assume she came into the room sometime in the night and went to sleep on the floor at the foot of the bed. Because she is a WILD sleeper, she must have rolled under the bed or something. Brian said all that was her foot. Her entire little body was under our bed. It really freaked her out because it took her quite a while to calm down. I mean, it would have freaked me out too. That was at like 5 in the morning. When I woke up, I asked Brian if she was really under the bed and he said yes. I started laughing. It makes me laugh every time I think about it.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
So, we are going to keep trying the beach every day with Miss K. Thankfully, she does like the pool. The pool here is zero entry, so she can walk in and not have to cling to me or Brian while in the water. There is also a small ledge that runs around the pool and she like to sit on that as well. I think we will be spending most of our time at the pool. And yes, she more those sunglasses pretty much the entire day....everywhere we went.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The day the strike started, I got no less than 5 phone calls asking me if Brian still had a job. Talk about stressing me out. But then again....I stress out over every little thing.
Can I just tell you....I am so ready for my beach vacation.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
On another note....my husband could use some prayers if you think about it. Just some stuff at work. Nothing bad at all...just some possibilities that we didn't think would happen right away couple possibly be happening a lot sooner. It's a little stressful for me.
Okay...it is a BEAUITFUL day out. I am running to take my BAD dogs to the groomers and then K and I are going to hit the park for a bit. I have a photography asssignment for my class, so I want to try and get that done today. So, maybe I will have some photos to share tomorrow!
Blog ya later!
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Okay...off my soap box.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
So...Monday I got the BUG. My entire house needs to be purged, but it is all so overwhelming that I start in one place and get so sidetracked that it never gets done. The laundry room is small, so I decided to tackle it. The first thing I did was clean the floor up. So much CRAP on the floor. Stuff that didn't even belong in there. I got all the clothes into two hampers. Then I cleaned off the dryer. Why do I stack stuff on there? Well, because it is easy and there isn't any place else to stack stuff in there. Then I tackled the monster. Monster=clothes. I don't know what my issue is about clothes. I've got LOTS of them and don't wear 1/4 of them. So, I went through and took out what I wanted to keep and folded what was going to Goodwill. Then I took the extra hanging rod out of the room. If it is there, I will use it. Then I tackled the shelf. Again...more crap just stacked. This is where my lovely baskets come in. My entire shelf is now BASKETIZED! It's awesome. The only clothes that are in there are the dirty ones in the hamper and a basket full of towels and sheets that need to be folded. I was so excited about how awesome it looked, I ran out Monday night and bought a new ironing board cover. Brian still needs to rehang my storage thingy that holds my ironing board and iron, but he needs to patch the wall where it pulled out a while ago (that means several years....) Then...I went BACK through the clothes that I said I was going to keep and decided all but one thing could go to GW. I was so freaking pleased with myself. I kept telling Brian to come look at it. Even Miss K thinks it's "pretty". She even helped me with the laundry yesterday. I usually don't let her in there because it is so cluttered. Now, she can go in there anytime she wants! No photos. I need to find my thingy to download my photos with. Then I will post of photo. Brian told me I should have taken a before photo. I know I should have, but honestly...I would be too embarassed to actually show it. In the end, I had two large trash bags of clothes for Goodwill, a half trashbag full of trash and one old broken hamper full of wire hangers.
Here is a question..... Do you clean your washer and dryer? I wiped the outside of everything off with my bleach/eater mixture, but what about the insides? I mean, I clean my lint trap on my dryer after every load, but nothing to the washer. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Okay...I've got to get K's bags packed, lunch for both of us, naps and then a quick Target run before we head out to meet Brian's parents for dinner and to drop K and the doggies off.
And, because I need to post more photos, here is a cute one of Miss K from our week at the beach. Oh...speaking of the beach, we are going to Destin in October. Yes, I am going to subject my child to the beach all over again. We really want to go on a family vacation with just the 3 of us. We've been talking about Destin since before K was born. Now, we are going. I've found a condo, I am just waiting to hear back from the owners about the contract. As soon as I get the final approval, I will post the condo. It's really nice.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here are a couple of my favorites from that day. (She took over 350 photos.)
My super cutie pie, Miss K
My hubby, Miss K and Big L. I think they were playing with a sand crab or something.
The whole dang family
My niece Miss T, my younger brother Frank, who tried to DROWN me, Big L and me. Yep...we got REALLY wet, but it was so much fun.
Friday, August 10, 2007
And to my wonderful sister-in-law, Jenny. Thank you for being Switzerland. Thank you for being the calm one. Thank you for opening your home to me. Thank you for being you. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful sister. I am glad that we got to spend more time together this visit. I do look forward to spending more time with you.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
A new word that she said yesterday was "muffin". But the way she says it is, "muffone". She must have said it a million times yesterday and was quite mad when I wouldn't let her eat a "muffone" whenever she asked for one. The first thing she did this morning when we got up was ask for milk and a muffone.
Miss K also has a new favorite toy. We had her birthday party last Thursday while we were in Nashville. My friend Tracie and her daughter came to the party and gave Miss K a LP Airplane. I am not sure if I have ever explained my child's obsession with planes. Buses too. So much so, that when I heard about the toddler and mom who were removed from a flight because the kid kept saying "bye-bye plane", I got concerned. Miss K will scream "It's a plane!" over and over again when she sees one. Just makes me nervous. It seems that people are less tolerant of toddlers than ever. I understand that there are some toddlers who are out of control, but for the most part...they are toddlers and sometimes they get a little excited. I am taking my portable DVD player and a stack of videos to keep her entertained. And I will make sure that I pick up a number of snack once we get through security. That will cost me $50.
Well...must run! Blog ya later.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Saturday, July 07, 2007
* Take Betty Boop to vet (she is having eye surgery on Monday.)
* Trip to Home Depot to pick up supplies for all the projects. (We actually made two trips to HD, one to Target and a slushie run to Sonic.)
* Take railing of front porch apart.
* Remove and rebuild one wooden column on front porch. (Yeah...shabby construction. They didn't use pressure treated wood, so it rotted.)
We actually got all of it done. Well, Brian did about 99% of it. I tried to help take the railing down, but I broke the drill bit off in one of the screws, so he made me start sanding the other columns since we will be painting later this week. Torromow's list is LONG too. Pressure washing the fence, the deck, the railing from the front forch, the front porch itself and the front porch swing. We own one pressure washer and will be borrowing the neighbor's so that we can get twice as much done. Thankfully my mom is coming over today to hang out with Miss K so that we can get some stuff done. She heard Brian's skill saw yesterday morning and attached herself to my neck for about 15 minutes.
I will post photos and a recap about our trip to Wisconsin soon. We had such a great time. You really don't realize just how much you miss your friends until you see them again.
Gotta run. Blog ya later!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
Okay...gotta jet. Need to pack the laptop, load the rest of the stuff, pick up Brian and hit the road!
Blog ya later!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
So, Miss K and I are staying with my in laws for the week so that I can heal and have someone help me with her. I've been having a hard time picking her up. She is not a little girl. She and I are spending some time playing on the swing set her grandparents bought her, drawing on the sidewalk with chalk, counting, singing Wiggle songs....I am just enjoying my daughter.
No photos. I've taken some, not a lot, but I've taken them. My inlaws still have dial up, so I can't upload any photos. They are getting cable internet tomorrow, so maybe I will get to upload some later this week.
Okay...I am headed to bed. Blog ya later.
Monday, April 30, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
First of all...let me say that Brian and I have had a plan for our family. Miss K was a blessing to us. But, because of all the problems that I had with my first pregnancy, everything that went on with Miss K, and the recommendation of the oncologist, we decided that Miss K was enough for us. Well....God has other plans. So, the Cross family will be adding a 4th member in November. I am a nervous wreck who has been SICK for weeks. Taking care of Miss K has become somewhat of a challenge for me. I know that women have babies everyday. I just don't do it well or gracefully. It will take me a little while to get use to the whole idea of having another baby.
So, that is what is going on with us. I have a cold, so I am off.
Blog ya later.
Monday, April 16, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Have you ever told someone a HUGE secret and made them PROMISE not to say anything to anyone? I did that to someone yesterday. You know who you are....I'm sorry. You know I love you.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
And here is how it looked 1 minute later...
Oh well. I am sure I am going to spend the rest of my life picking up after her.
Anyway...we are off to spend the weekend with my inlaws. This starts the week of our crazy traveling over the next month. We leave Thursday to drive to Nashville for Easter. Brian drives back on Tuesday and Kennedy and I fly back on Friday. Then we head straight to Brian's parents house again for the weekend. Then we are back in our apartment for 4 days and then back to Nashville for another week while Brian is in a workshop. Speaking of Brian and work....today is the last day that the plant in Spring Hill is operating. It will shut down today and they will start the teardown of the equipment to retool the plant for a new product. I have no idea when the plant will reopen. I think it will be at least a year.
Well...my child is crying. I am sure that she is tired. Doesn't help that she woke up this morning at 4ish. I woke up to her counting...1, 2, 3! She was WIDE awake and ready to play. Mommy. Not so much.
Blog ya later!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
No photos. CF card is still missing in action. I have no idea where it could be. Luckily, I downloaded everything before I "lost" it. Gonna have to find it before we leave for Easter. Or buy a new one. Bummer. More $$ that I don't have.
Blog ya later.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
So, K has not been sleeping well since oh...Thanksgiving. She wakes up in the middle of the night about 4 times a week and the only way she will go back to sleep is if she is in our bed. For those of you who really know me, you know how I feel about the whole kids sleeping with parents issue. Anyway...apparently she woke up this morning around 4. Brian brought her into our bed. She is dead alseep and all of a sudden it starts.....she's talking. Then she is laughing. The she starts singing. The tune was the ABC's, but she only knows the first 5 letters. I ws trying so hard not to laugh, but it was hard. Five minutes later Brian's alarm went off and she shot up like a rocket. So, our day started early.
Our apartment is situated infront of a pond. Up until last week, it was frozen. Monday afternoon, the ducks showed up. Tuesday the geese showed up. I heard them WAY before I saw them. They show up about 7 and honk so that everyone knows they have arrived. So, K and I have been watching them from our living room window. She screams when she sees them. Yesterday she was sitting on the coffee table while I was reading a book to her. All of a sudden she starts say 'hi' and waving. I notice a mom and her son outside feeding the ducks and geese. Duh....why didn't I think of that? K heard the word 'outside' and she was ready. We grabbed so old hamburger buns and went out to feed the fowl. I tried to engage the other mom in conversation, but she wasn't friendly at all. Oh well. I tried. Anyway...we were feeding the fowl. Well, we tried to feed them all. The geese kept honning in on the duck's territory, so the ducks hardly got anything. I felt bad for them. So, this afternoon the geese had gone and just the 2 ducks were out there. We grabbed our hot dog buns and went to feed them. The dang geese showed back up. Oh well. The ducks did get some, but they were diving for bugs I assumed and one of them came up with a frog in his mouth. K screamed. I was kinda startled. Do ducks eat frogs? He dropped the frog into the water, but picked it up again. I grabbed K and we headed toward the house. Bad frog eating duck.
Okay...no photos because I have LOST my CF card! Gotta find it tonight because we are headed to Canada tomorrow. Just to say we have been there. Plus...I wanna go to Hobby Lobby again! HA!
Blog ya later!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
It's not a great photo, but I wanted Brian to be able to see the "setting" of the gym. And please note the color of the pom poms in her hands. Those match her cheerleading outfit. Although, I think we are going to have to replace it when football season starts. I think it might be a little too short now.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
We decided to go ahead and update our phones since Brian was having such a hard time getting good reception with his and mine was working fine in the same area. So, my hubby got me this!
Miss K even got some new goodies. In addition to the FOUR pair of shoes that her grandparents bought her while she was visiting, Mommy bought her a new car seat.We bought her a Britax Regent. It is referred to as the "King of all car seats." And let me tell you...this thing is HUGE. She will be using this thing for YEARS! I love it.I also got a lot of new scrapbook goodies, but if I listed them all this blog entry would be very long. I got alot of the new Heidi Swapp stuff. As soon as Miss K goes down for her nap, I am going to work in the scrapbook/playroom. I need to get the table cleaned off and finally unpack all the boxes and get everything set up so we can start using the room for it's intended purpose. I am going to have to store all my supplies in the closet because Miss K thinks that she is suppose to eat the rubber stamps. Turkey!
Okay..off to clean. No cleaning people this week, so I need to clean the bathrooms and figure out why my child is having a meltdown.