Getting (or at least feeling) bigger by the day!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
This would be our art display. Our refrigerator is typically covered so the door to the basement has become our art door. I can't say how often it gets changed up but the kids are pretty good at putting up their own artwork if they feel it warrants it! Works for me!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Not a whole lot different from a few years ago - we did move the tv downstairs which I haven't really missed except for Superbowl Sunday. We use the space, the furniture is comfortable, love the fire (and we really are going to paint the gold grills soon - promise) - what more can you ask for? Oh - maybe a paint job? One day...
Friday, February 19, 2010
Okay. I know this is BAD. Really bad. And I have no excuse really. I am in the middle of LOAD but to be honest, this is how it usually looks. I need to put some papers away and purge some the pens on the desk but honestly, the area unseen has all of the dumped piles. What you see is nothing. The piles that I put in here to have the Superbowl party a week or so ago are still there - and still haven't gotten to. It doesn't really seem to cramp my creativity, I can usually find what I need (other then the paper pile) and no one else really uses this room, so??? On a brighter note, I have purged 2-3 boxes of stuff from here in the last month and plan to do more. In time.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Slippers. I have to be either in bare feet or slippers. I don't know what it is but that's it. I like these type of slippers which are more like slip on shoes with the rubber soles. That way I can go out on the front step or into the garage and not be bothered by dampness. I wish I could encourage the kids more to like indoor shoes or slippers but I haven't been successful at this point.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
This is the wall where we've posted our "year-end" album pages. The year Marlee was born I had the idea to make a yearly layout for all of our family (6 copies) that showed the growth of the kids over the year (showing monthly photos). The first year I gave it in a frame and then the next year I gave an album as well so that they could transfer them at year end. I have loved the results and so have all of the family. I try to do a different layout every year.
This year I decided to do that with Cierra's photos too. I have had a hard time thinking of things to give her family and hopefully they might like this as well. At the very least I know I'd like to have ones of her along with the other kids as she really is a member of this family.
I have been having a hard time finding frames that work and finally settled on these ones from IKEA. I will have to post them in another room though as they won't fit here. I hope to go back and do a layout for all of the years that Cierra has lived here full time but I will probably do the ones for the family in digital instead (I've actually already done 4 and love how they turned out - good practice for me too). Anyway - this is the current state I am at. Maybe the next photo will have them all converted and hung on the wall!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
We've been trying to get into the habit of taking indoor shoes with us to more places. So far this includes church, my parents house and friends places. I personally love my slippers but also just find my feet get hot when I wear my boots all morning at church. If we keep them all in a bag they are just ready to go. I like that.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I'd have to say it's the belly right now. I wish there was a way to capture the feeling of the kicking, and the fluttering - maybe not the rib pushing but you know what I mean. I still have feelings of insecurity - is it really happening? And I can only trust that everything happens for a purpose. I can't wait for this new life to be a part of our lives and I am excited to see what is in store.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I recently got myself an electric toothbrush. I had been putting it off for a while because of A) the expense and B) because of the environmental issues. When I thought about the environment though I realized that I'd actually be putting less waste into the landfill this way. I do still have to charge it up but I'm trying to do it minimally and only at night - every few nights. I really like the timer feature. I know how long to brush my teeth and I find I am running the water a lot less.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Our refrigerator (inside and out).
Again - same fridge, just organized differently. Every few months I like to switch things around. I'd really like a few extra drawers to go in it - I just can't seem to find the right sized baskets to fit our food.
We are blessed that we seem to always have enough. We rarely throw food out and leftovers are a staple in our lives. I'd LOVE to have a clean and tidy outside door (meaning nothing on it) but it just doesn't seem realistic at this point. I'm sure if we had a stainless steel fridge and had to have it clear we'd manage but for now - this is the stage.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I'll admit that we don't use this one very often as we don't have mail delivered to our house but we do still find that we need one at the house for friends to pick things up. My dad made this one out of barn board a number of years ago and I still like it. There really isn't a place to hang it up though. Notice the conditino of the porch??? I don't think the kids know how to place the sleds "nicely". Instead we just have this "heap".
Monday, February 1, 2010
So, here we are 3+ years later and I am wondering if anything has changed. I dug out the daily photo challenge list and have decided to make those my photos of the day. I am not going to scrapbook them but will just use the blog as a way of presentation. We'll see how it goes!