Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend!!

Brenna at her Great-Granddaddy's Grave.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you this weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


According to the wikipedia - "Eavesdropping is the act of surreptitiously listening to a private conversation. This is commonly thought to be unethical and there is an old adage that eavesdroppers seldom hear anything good of themselves"

It also talks about the history of eavesdropping and how "Eavesdrop also means a small low visibility hole near the entrance to a building (generally under the eaves) which would allow the occupants to listen in on the conversation of people awaiting admission to the house. Typically this would allow the occupant to be prepared for unfriendly visitors."

Very interesting in deed.

Most people think of eavesdropping as a highly negative thing. How dare you listen in on a conversation that is not intended for you to hear. I have mixed feelings on the subject. Now don't get me wrong, I don't carry a glass around with me to press up against all the doors and walls to see what kind of dirt I can pick up. However, I don't think I'm such a horrible person for hearing a conversation that is going on clearly loud enough as for me not to strain to hear.

This brings me to the conversation I "overheard" today. Now I was minding my own business, but I heard what was going on none the less. I will shamefully admit that I did stop what I was doing to listen in....(don't throw any stones yet) and now I'm going to share it with all of you.

T: goo ga blag a doop (no laughing at my baby talk interpretation)

B: Huh?

T: ga blaugh do ba do ma

B: Huh?

T: {giggle}

B: Trever?

T: {giggle} {coo}

B: ooohhhhhhh, Trever wake up?

(little footsteps heard going from one bedroom to the other)

B: ahh, Trevvveeeeer. You wake up.

So...am I a horrible person for listening in on the "private" conversation? Brenna came out to get me and said "Trever wake up" then took me by the hand to show me. " c'mon Mama...show me" Trever was awake in his crib and smiled the biggest smile when his big sister climbed up to see him.

I'm sure this will be the first of MANY stolen moments between a sister and her brother. Think what you will, but I've never been happier doing something that is deemed so WRONG. I'm sure I'm not the first Mom to do it, and certainly not the last. I can also guarantee that many of you reading this (if you have more than 1 child) will grin and know just how it feels to "eavesdrop" on your kids.

Ahhh.....I love being a Mom.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


That pretty much sums up how I'm feeling today. I think I've finally re cooped from the weekend. We had a very successful garage sale and I got rid of a TON of stuff. It was busy considering we had rain on Friday and windy/cold weather on Saturday. I guess we're going to do another Saturday only sale in June when the they have the city wide garage - which will be good for the few areas in our basement that I didn't get to. It's such a nice feeling to be rid of all the extra stuff around the house. Now I just need to get caught up on my laundry and cleaning and all will be well {grin}

Work has been a little slow lately which has been giving me extra time to catch up on all my deal searching, recipe finding and all kinds of playing around. I love days like these!

What fun things are you up to??

Thursday, May 14, 2009

No more work for today....

well, at least at the moment. I still have over an hour left and anything can happen.

Back to the craziness....

Monster garage sale tomorrow - I'll be up bright and early to get things rolling. I'm making breakfast ahead of time so I can just throw it in the oven at my Mom's for us all to enjoy before the crazy shoppers come. I can't tell you how wonderful it feels to have my house decluttered (for the most part - kind of a mess now since we've been going through everything). You really don't realize how much junk, oops I mean really cool stuff that other people want to buy, accumulates in such a short time.

On to other things....

What else has been keeping my brain busy other than garage sales, being a wife and mother, working and everything else under the sun? A friend of mine and I are starting up our own business. It's a little scary, but the more we talk about it the more excited we get. I'm not going into depth yet as it is in the VERY EARLY stages. There's just lots of preparations that go into it. Finding wholesale suppliers, working out the fine details and setting up the dates and times to launch everything. It will be a crazy ride, but if everything goes according to plan we'll be swamped with more work than we ever thought possible and our dreams to work from home (or at least less hours and closer to home) will come to pass. Please keep us in the back of your minds that everything will run smoothly.

Family things....

Jason has been working more and more lately. Seems that the whole economy thing isn't affecting those needing retaining walls and such....we thank them {grin} Baseball will be back in action on Sunday (no games on Mother's Day) so our weekends will start to seem shorter as we're traveling all over the place to watch him play.

Brenna took a nose-dive on her way to the swings at daycare the other day. You know how you run as fast as you can to the swing, plop your belly on the seat part and hang on? Well, I guess Brenna missed the swing entirely. Poor thing. They said after she got all cleaned up she ran full boar to them again only this time she didn't biff it. That a girl, don't let the pesky ground shy you away from having fun. She has been such a character lately, I find myself laughing more and more everyday. Last night she was getting ready for the bath. This kid LOVES to be naked, I can't help it, she just really likes it. So...after I got her ready to go in the tub she wanted to run and see Daddy first. I followed her out to the living room and she says "Daddy...daddy look....I nak-ed" Then she proceeded to "bring it around town". That's a little sponge bob thing (which I don't think she's actually seen) where she bends her knees and rolls her hips/bum in a circle (like if you were doing the hula-hoop, only no hoop). It is the funniest thing ever. She then ran back into the bathroom ready for bath. Lord help us with this one.

Trever is rolling all over the place. Back to belly, belly to back - he's a cruisin. Another fan of being naked, he will do a full belly laugh when you strip him down. Someday these two will do the "awe, mo-om" when they find out I blogged about how they like being in the buff, but they will know just how cute it is when their kids do it too. Trever is our talker. He would talk to you all day long if he could. He gives out the smiles freely and is such a flirt. He's a BIG boy, very long and is currently in 9 month clothes. Anything smaller pulls on his crotch and shoulders so much.

Well, that's what's going on for us (in a nutshell). Summer is going to be pretty busy for us I'm sure. Between baseball, trips to Minnesota, Trever's Baptism, family reunions....it'll go by fast that's for sure. I'll be sure to get back here to post as often as I can and will share pictures.

Crazy Busy.

So sorry to those of you that have been anxiously awaiting another post from me...all 10 of you that read my blog...I think it's 10...let's see....mom, sister, other sister, mother-in-law, friend 1, sister of friend 1, blog buddy 1 and 2, labor buddy....is that 10 yet? Oh yea, don't forget anonymous....that should make 10...I rock.

I can't even explain in full depth all the craziness that is going on now and how my mind is all mottled up - but you know me, I'll sure try. I have started 4 or 5 different posts and have been so rudely interrupted every time. When I go back to read what was written, well let's just say you're probably lucky that I never posted them - it wasn't even making sense to me and I was living it. Ugh.

Where to start.....oh yea. We (and by we I mean my mother, two sisters and I) are having this HUGE garage sale this weekend. Seriously - the garage is packed, and we don't even have half of the stuff we're planning on putting out there. I have gone through just about every inch of my home and put a tag on everything in sight. I think by the time it's all said and done all that will be left is a plunger and an empty roll of toilet paper. Sweet!!! Anyone interested in a plunger?

Why? You must be asking yourself. Well, we are ready for a fresh start. There are certain things we have gotten along the way that may have "worked" for us at the time, fit better in a different home, or just filled in for something that we never really knew what we wanted. Now it's time for a change. I try to be surrounded with the things I love. When you really enjoy everything around you, life seems so much more comfortable, happy and full of life. Of course this is my opinion and it is by no means saying people need to sell everything they own and buy new.

A little example of what I'm talking about - our dining room table. I have had two other dining room sets in my previous apartment and home. They "worked" at the time, but I never really loved them. When we moved into our current home, we went without a dining room table for some time. Then one day Jason and I headed to slumberland to check out a different table - one that matched out kitchen cabinets (hickory). As soon as we walked in the door Jason spotted THE table. It was dark wood, straight lined, clean sleek. The chairs were high backed with a black leather in-lay. It was beautiful and PERFECT - for us anyway. To top it all off, it was on sale. That was it. That was "our" dining room set. Instead of rushing out and getting something just to fill the space, we waited. Now, my husband prides himself in the fact that he picked out the table - which he did and I give him credit for that. The point is we went for the one that we fell in love with and to this day we still love it. It is our table, for our home, that we will sit at for every meal possible as a family. It is the place where we will be able to talk with our children, find out all about their day, what's happening in school, who has what going on. Our dinner table is a big part of our family, it brings us together to make sure we have that time to share with no interruptions. When I was growing up, we never answered the phone, we asked to be excused from the table once everyone was finished eating, and we rarely missed a dinner together. I want that for my family. Life gets busy - school, sports, work, whatever it is, but I want that place that we all go to and share what is going on in our lives. So there - that's our table. A fancy hunk of wood for some people, but it is so much more for us. With such important things going on at it - we must be sure that we LOVE it.

OK - I don't know where I got off track here and on the big tangent about our dinner table, but I hope that gives you a little insight to the "surrounding ourselves with things we love" type deal. I'm not extravagant by any means. I do enjoy nice things, but mainly if I'm going to buy something, I want to make sure that I really love it so 2 years down the road I don't have to go through all this again because it's not exactly what we're looking for.

Once again - work has interrupted my post (silly people think I should actually work at work) so I'm off, but at least I'll post this one and come back again to tell you more of all things crazy in my life.

Have a good day - thanks for listening.

Monday, May 4, 2009




Jason had his first baseball game of the season yesterday. The kids and I went along to watch.
J went 1 for 2 with a walk. His hit was a bunt single - the man's got some wheels let me tell you. He even had a stolen base. Good Job Babe!
Brenna liked watching her Daddy play ball. Her little nose was out of joint though when he first went out onto the field....She wanted to play baseball with her Daddy. It didn't last very long - she had lots of running around to do.
Trever loved the fresh air. He pretty much lounged on a blanket on the grass the whole time.