Wednesday, August 30, 2006

GO USC!!!

This Saturday the Trojans play the Razorbacks in Fayetteville.

OK, Im sure I have just commited a crime in the sate of Arkansas by doing this that is probably punishable by death.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Gotta love Ebay



I got Matthew this snowsuit for $2.50












Monday, August 21, 2006

1st day of school

Today Thomas started HS and Cody went into the 1st grade. I dropped Cody off first and almost made Thomas late for his first day. The school changed there routine and we did alot of walking to get to to class and then I had to walk all the way back to the car. Im not so sure if was the length of the walk or the slow pokes I was stuck walking behind, with noway around. If a pg woman is on your tale while walking you are going to slow. When i went to pick them up from school i stopped off and picked up a cake. I wasn't racing the clock this time i was racing the storm and the storm won. M was asleep and i was holding him while getting the cake and we picked out stuff to do the writing on it and by the time we were checking out it was pouring so hard outside. i put the cake on a bench and run the kids to the car and go back and grab the cake and head back to the car and somehow it was raining even harder. I was soaked but the kids were only a little damp. so while waiting for Cody to get out i write Happy 1st day of School '06. The wind was blowing so hard it would rock our car. I'd like to blame the messy writing on the cake from that, but i can't. I havent uploaded that pic, but i will later.
Heres the cake....




Both kids enjoyed there first day of school!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Vacation Destination

We are getting a jump start on planning our vacations. Cody complained that none of our vacations this yr left the state of Ar. Never mind the fact that we crawled all over the state of Ar. We have blamed not going anywhere far on Miss Abigail. Ben needs to save his time for when she's born. So, next yr, Spring Break, we are heading to California were we will be hitting Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, HB (shop, shop, shop) then on up to Santa Barbara and Solvang. Im sure we will also squeeze Nipomo in there for a Jocko's steak. After that on to Vegas to see my mom and the kids really like the Madalay Bay Shark Reef. Then in the summer Ben wanted to do a cruise but Cody says that they are dangerous, they sink. Even proved it to us because there was a movie made based on a true story. You know which one Im talking about... Titanic... boy what am i going to do with him. So we are going to The Nickelodeon Hotel!!!!! Which everyone agreed looks really cool. A bit of wisdom, DO NOT mention to your kids what you plan for vacation unless you want to here "is it time to go yet" about 3 times a day untill destination day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)

Friday, August 18, 2006

Nikon D50


Ok, We settled on the Nikon D50. Ben got it for me today :o) it's for my birthday. He actually said he had planned on getting me a Dyson for my birthday (never asked him for one, lol) bet i'll have more fun with my camera. I'm not spoiled, just loved......... actually he mentioned something about not wanting to hear me, a pregnant woman, whine about it....... Have no idea what he's talking about ;o)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Trying to convince Ben

To get me this camera!!! It's the Nikon D70 and i'm sure it'll be the end of my camera shopping. I have had 4 cameras in 9 yrs. None of them as nice as this one. I really wouldnt need another one after this one and if you add up the cost of all my other cameras it would buy this one. ( i should tell him that, huh!!) wish me luck on my birthday present quest.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

New carpet

We had new carpet put in the den, I know it looks white here but trust me it's not. I guess it's a very pale beige with speckeled grey??? carpet fibers. It looked darker at the store, but i like it anyway. For those who have been in my house you might remember the built in cabinets and shelves on either side of the fire place. We took them out. I took down the shelves and Ben tore out the cabinets. He complained the whole time thinking for sure that i was getting him into something that we couldnt fix. It all turned out great and now we have 2 extra feet of usable space!!!!!!!! we put the L shape sofa in the garage untill we can get it re-apolstered and are using the furniture from the livingroom. and that paneling you ask??? we are going to put natural wood running horizonal to cover the paneling. It will make the room so much lighter. it has really been like living in a den, just so dark. speaking of dark we will be updating the light fixtures i just dont know to what yet. It would be nice if this happened before Abigail arrived but i dont think it will. you might notice that there are NO TOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!. i am turning the living room into a play room for the kids. We are short on bedrooms so there is no room in the rooms for toys ect. I tore up the carpet in the living room (which is what started this whole revamping of the house) there are hard wood floors and ben has been working on those during his free time and hopfully they will be done by this weekend. Then the kitchen. we were supose to get laminate put in on Wed but i guess are floor isnt level enough for laminate and the tongue and groove atttachment would eventually break so we are going with linolium that is padded and looks like wood. so that'll be good, easy to clean, kid friendly and a 10 yr warranty. Now later, later. my plan is to sand the cabinets in the kitchen to make them lighter and i dont like the "shade" to them they are kinda yellowy, i believe someone referrred to it as butterscotch. im so yellowed out. so i'll make sure a clear coat is put back on after the sanding. Ben is pretty sick of sanding and i think it would be worth hiring someone, we'll see. I hate to part with money when i know we could do it. I'll share pics of the livingroom when it's done. Geez, this got longer than i intented.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sergeant Velasco

A couple weeks ago Ben went through the Sgt's testing and today he found out that he got it!!!!! Him and two other officers were promoted today. So we are going out to dinner tomorrow and I'll get him a cake. Another cool thing is that one of his friends that he worked with in L.A. is going to try and come back here. They have two boys, one Codes age (actually a yr younger because she was pg when we went on a cruise together and Cody just turned one) and one Kaitlens age. To bad they didnt keep going like we did, LOL. It'll be great if they do come out here.