Saturday, October 18, 2008

I have my life back

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Oh, I am so happy to be able to cook a meal, send my kids upstairs to play, and not have dust on EVERYTHING. I love my new floors, but it is so hard to have work done. I feel like my life is completely out of sorts.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Putting the kids to work




We are getting new tile!!!! We picked out our tile yesterday and it will be installed this week!!! So we're going to try and take out the old tile on our own, to save a little money. The kids are loving it. It's fun so far but we're not too far into it yet. We may be willing to pay someone after a few days of work.

It's been awhile since Isaac has been blogged in his underwear, so here it goes...

video We love it when our kids perform for us and the camera. We're so proud of Isaac and his hula skills.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Just Doing My Part


I walked into the bank the other day and there was quite a line. Luckily for me though, there was a bowl of Dum Dum suckers on the table that the line wrapped around. It brought back memories as a kid of going to the doctor and after your shot at least Dr. Churney or Collier would pull out the box of Dum Dums and I'd seek out the Root Beer flavor sucker and it'd make it all better. So I dug through the bowl and to my great enjoyment, I had a root beer Dum Dum.
Now, there were probably 7 people waiting in line and no one had a sucker. So I stood there just as happy as Chauntel is watching a Mary Kate and Ashley movie. But then the lady behind me, after noticing how happy that the sucker made me, dug through and got her one too. And she was then happy. But then one by one everyone else started to dig through and get one also. It was awesome!! It made me happy that they were finding such joy in getting their suckers. People coming in line after us weren't thinking twice about just grabbing one while they waited since everyone in line already had one too. One old guy with hearing aids took careful consideration as to which Dum Dum was going to make him the happiest and I think he made the right decision because he had the look after his choice that only comes when you've got the perfect Dum Dum flavor for the day.
So, just doing my part to spread cheer in this part of the kingdom. Sometimes you have to pull someone from a burning building (or hop in a car at a red light that just almost killed many and pull their keys out of the ignition and keep them from him till the police get there - ask me about that one some time) and other times it's just having the courage to go ahead and take one of those candies from the bowls at the bank. Next time you see one, go ahead and take one. The person in front of you wanted to, but didn't for some reason, and the person behind you is already eyeing the one they want but isn't sure if they are going to or not. Seeing you enjoy your freebie will make them want to be as happy as you are. You could even do as my brother, Mike, and make requests for the candy bowl.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

TaGgeD




I've been tagged by my beautiful sister, Bailey. This is my fourth picture in my fourth file in My Pictures. This picture is of the Fourth of July at the Carter's community pool at High Meadows Ranch. It was so beautiful there. Thanks again for letting us come and visit. I tag Niki Carter, Jessica Montano, Melinda Najera, and Christie Hall.(on second thought Jessica probably won't be on my blog anytime soon, so I tag Brittany Haine) No Cheating. Fourth file, fourth picture, in your picture file.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

I think I see new floors in my very near future:) Our kitchen tile is doing some funky cracking and popping up. It's probably our foundation, which is not going to be fun. However the end results will be new tile!

Isaac had a baseball game last night. He does so great at bat, but when it comes to playing in the field, he has no focus. He's the kid that plays in the grass and dirt as the ball rolls past him. Whatever, it's only his first season.