Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We were eating dinner next door, and were over there for over an hour eating then playing some Mario Kart Double Dash. Loney needed to use the restroom and decided to head back home. Well, he comes back saying the toilet had clogged up and then overflowed while we were gone. I was thinking, oh well it can't be that bad. It happened about a month ago before and it didn't get too bad then.
Well, I got the kids ready to head back home and when I walk in, the site was not what I wanted to deal with at all!!
Needless to say I've got a busy few days trying to dry all this up. If worse comes to worse, we'll just cut out the carpet down to the concrete. We were planning to tile in that area anyway, this might just speed up the process. I pray it won't come to that because I'm not sure if I up to the mess and cold concrete when I should be enjoying getting things ready for Christmas.
I could look on the bright side and be greatful it was just water and that the sewage didn't back up. I think I'd be sleeping in a hotel room as we speak if that was to have happened.
Monday, November 29, 2010
You can see what she said about me and the layout HERE.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I used Simple Girl Scrap's kit Sail Away. The alpha for Be Happy is My Twilight by Kreative Karma. Both found at Faith Sisters. I hope you enjoy this freebie.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Tooth Fairy arrived during the night and left this note in Jordan's envelope:
Isn't it amazing that he knew the Tooth Fairy's name?!? Jordan has one more tooth to come out hopefully this week since both the permanent teeth are making their appearance as we speak. It's hard to believe my baby boy is growing up. He is such a sweetheart and I'm so blessed to have him call me mom!!
Here's a sampling of some of the kits you'll receive:
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Headed back home and got the kids ready to head to the Pahrump Disability Outreach Program's 1st Annual Pumpkin Patch. Everyone but Loney ended up going. He needed to get some rest before his final play performance.
We got to the Park and the kids immediately started climbing the Hay Pyramid.
After the feed was gone, the hay ride tractor pulled up so we hopped on and enjoyed a nice hay ride through the desert. It was so much fun listening to Jordan yelling "whoa" every time we'd go up or down a hill. Too much fun.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
This last weekend was a busy one for Loney. He had a part in the Shadow Mountain Community Players melodrama "The Villain Wore a Dirty Shirt" playing Sheriff Jack B. Nimble. This was all part of the Wild West Extravaganza that Saddle West Hotel & Casino has every year. Friday was opening night so I went to help set up the sound (that he was also in charge of) and watch the performance. He did amazing! The play went well considering one of the actors had taken over a part only 6 weeks before.
Saturday, Loney was singing in the Nye County Idol competition for a spot in the Finals Sunday. He did an amazing job singing Truly by Lionel Richie.
He made it through and we were super thrilled for him!! Not long after the idol competition he had another night of the play. I didn't end up going to help set up sound that night, mostly because I was exhausted after the day we had the day before.
Sunday was the matinée for the melodrama, so I decided to take the kids to watch. Jordan and Melody loved "booing" the villain and throwing popcorn at him. Jordan said he was going to be in the play as the Sheriff. Too cute.
Idol competition was right after the play was over, so Loney needed to change quickly and head over across the lot. Loney sang New York State of Mind by Billy Joel:
He placed second out of 3! I'm so lucky to have such a talented husband.
Now to get me brave enough to try out. Hmmm......
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Melody had such a wonderful birthday this year. She'd been telling everyone for weeks that she was turning 4 and very proud of that fact too. I was having a hard time getting out of her what she wanted for her birthday cake. She kept going back to a "princess" type of cake, so when I found the crown cake pan by Wilton I knew it would be perfect.
The day of her birthday was spent with mom just relaxing and enjoying the day. We weren't going to have her party until Saturday, so she helped me "make" stuff for the Don't Call Me a Hero movie premiere. That night after dinner though I had her open one gift, and she opened her gift from Aunt Mamy:
This beautiful dress up dress is from Mom and Dad:
Aunt Mamy got her a Unicorn Pillow Pet:
She was very happy with these gifts, though I told her there would be more to open on Saturday.
It took me all morning to decorate Melody's cake since the party was supposed to happen at 3:00. I had hoped that Ginger and Amber would have been able to make it out, but I totally understand the travel out to Pahrump can be a bit inconvenient.
While I was getting the sandwich stuff together for "linner" (lunch and dinner), Aunt Mamy put on some music and the kids danced their little hearts out.
Then time to open presents came. Melody got a pretty new dress from Nana, a Disney Princess cool bake Oven from Uncle Bradd & Aunt Xue. Mom and dad got her a wooden magnet dress up doll and Baby Alive: Baby All Gone. Oh man but she was in heaven!!!
Birthday cake time, we all sang and she blew out her candles.
After such a full day, Melody was plum tuckered out and fell asleep early with her new baby tucked in next to her.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Well, I'm hoping that will all change. I've been asked to join the Creative Teams for Cheryl aka Fiddle Dee Dee Designs & Theresa aka Simple Girl Scraps. How cool is that!?! I've known both of these ladies pretty much since I started digital scrapbooking, so to be able to help them with their designs and promoting is just an honor. They are amazing, and I hope you can be inspired by them as I post layouts using their products.
Very Cherry Lovin' by Simple Girl Scraps & Fuss Free: Set Seven by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs
Fuss Free: Fall For Me Templates by Fiddle Dee Dee Designs found at ScrapMatters
Kit: Pumpkin Patch by mle Card Designs (Scrap Orchard)
Simple Girl Scraps kits are found at Faith Sisters...here's just a sampling of what she has to offer:
I'm still on the Creative Teams for Faith Sisters.com & mle Card Designs. So be on the lookout for new stuff, and I may even post freebies on here.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I then remembered that Melody got an apron for Christmas I believe last year, so I got it out for her and she became a "maker's" helper. She was so proud to help me make goodies.
I guess this is the first step in introducing Melody to cooking and baking.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
James Mitchell Childress
Born September 23rd, 2010
6lb 10oz and 19 1/2inches long
I was lucky enough to be there when he came into this world. What a wonderful experience to see a new life being born. Even though I have two of my own, being witness to this miracle touches you almost as much. I'm so happy for Bradd and Xue and wish them all the happiness in the world as they bring up their children with love, faith, and joy.