Today, the kids and I went to Kohl's and got a bunch of school clothes. Ethan had out grown ALL of his jeans, so he needed new clothes desperatly! Becca out grew all but one, so she needed new clothes as well! It took all day, but we did really good and got some great deals!
Today we got to run by the school to see who's Ethan's 2nd grade teacher is going to be. He got Mrs. Martinez! They got a new Kiosk with the name of the school, so Ethan stood there so I could get a picture.
While on the retreat, we went to a couple of scrapbook stores and I saw this cute baby book. They didnt have any more of the albums, but I did buy some of the paper! Cant wait to see the end results of what I make with it!
While cropping, we did decide to take a break to go around the property and take a few pictures. This one is one of my favorites. It is out byt he front on the covered bridge you have to go through to get to the house. The girls here are from left to right: Carrie, Linda, Vickie, Terri, Me, and Chris
While on the retreat, we were being guarded by this dog - Gizmo!
He mostly just searched for food all the time and every where, even our garbage cans, but he was cute until he had something he shouldnt have and he growled at you showing you his teeth if you even thought about taking it away! Needless to say, I never took anything away! I let Pat, the owner take care of that!
Today I arrived at this beautiful retreat house and I plan on staying till Sunday when they kick us out at 4pm. It is a beautiful house in Weatherford called the Covered Bridge Inn and it is a 4 day retreat of nothing but fun, scrapbooking, eating, fun, scrapbooking, talking, fun, laughing, and did I say scrapbooking?
Notice I didnt mention sleeping!!! That is kept to a bare minimum! LOL!
We are always having a problem of not having cold soda's in the fridge and we have to drink warm soda from the garage, so today I went and bought us a small fridge to keep inthe garage full of our soda's and Jason's beer. Well, it does such a good job of keeping them real cold, that Jason has deemed it HIS BEER FRIDGE! Every time he gets a beer out if it, he says "I just love that beer fridge!" Well, I have to say that I also love that new soda fridge!
Well, today I had to go to the hospital. I had a Miniere's attack right after Ellen left for work, so it was just Becca, Ethan and I. I felt it coming on, tried to take my meds, but before i knew it - I was throwing up everything and couldnt stop, so Becca called 911 for me and called Donald for them. The ambulance came and got me, took me to the hospital and I stayed there for about 5 hours until I got to feeling better! Love that phenegran per IV!!!
How many times have you asked "are the dishes in the dish washer clean or dirty?"
Well, we have a million times, so I made these real quick signs that say CLEAN and DIRTY and everytime the dishwasher is being filled up with dirty dishes it says Dirty - once I set it to wash - I put the CLEAN sign on it, so everyone knows they are clean and the kids know it needs to be emptied out!
Ellen turned me on to these new vampire books. The first is called Marked by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristen Cast. They are somewhat like the Twilight series but more sexual and not so focused on the romance and relationship between the vamp and human as Twilight, but the difference and war between vamps and humans. So far there are 5 books out and the 6th is to be released in November. I am on book 3!!!
Let me tell you... if you havent read these - YOU NEED TO! They are awesome and I think even better than the Twilight series about keeping you in suspense and wanting to read more! I have stayed up way past my bed time because I just couldnt put them down!!!
Today, I got together with Nancy and had a meeting with Jan at B&N to talk about getting paid 2 extra hours per day that we teach to make up for all the hours we put in at home un-paid working on lesson plans... We shall see what comes out of it!!!
This thing - runs my life! At least it feels like it! I have to run it just about every other day, if not every day because of how much Kenzi sheds. But it especially runs extra long on Sundays - my cleaning day! I hate seeing dog hair on the carpets and floating along my tile, so although I hate running it, I sure do love it!
Today I went to the very first CM Showcase that they have ever opened up to customers. Although it was crowded and a bit long and boring, I did get to hear all about the new products comeing out and had fun with my sis and friends!
We went to eat dinner at Trulucks tonight for our anniversary. We had never been, but my friend Chris works there and has said how good it is, so we thgouht we would try it out. Well, let me tell you - It is now my FAVORITE restaurant, but a bit pricey - so we wont be going there every weekend! HA!
Today is our 20th aniversary. Jason "had to go out for some business stuff" - so he said, but when he came back, he had this in his hand!!! 20 roses!!! Beautiful! Thanks Honey, I love them. I love you too!
Today is Jason's Birthday. Since it is in the middle of the week, Becca and I baked a cake, got some balloons and tried to get him with those fake re-light candles, but as soon as we lit them, he walked in the other room and by the time he came back in, I thought the house was going to burn down!!! It was kinda scary and funny at the same time! We ate cake and I think he enjoyed every bite!
I bought these canvases from the auction when The Pad closed down and I never really could find a good place to put them. Well, one day I decided I wanted to lighten up our kitchen and living room area with our new table and all, so I hung them low on the wall that faces our living room which is where our kitchen sink is on the other side. I think I like them there!!!
I just love these Uppercase Living Rub ons. You can put them anywhere. Here is one I put on my favorite red mug that I use as a pen holder in my office. It says DREAM and on the other side it says LOVE.