Sunday, January 01, 2012

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack....

but it's a whole new blog...
because well... it's just been way too long.
{email if you'd like the link}

Thursday, December 02, 2010

l-r: webcam nonsense take 3, snow, december on the board.
jack eating breakfast annoyed at me for taking his picture, astrid and her ice cubes, astrid blooming {again!}, fireplace, defense vitamin water.
workout, green juice, my new belt, nestle coffe cup obsession, leftovers for lunch.
taking photos of me taking photos of me, more webcam nonsense.
advent calender... love deciding what to put behind the doors {candy, notes saying what "surprise" we'll do that night hot chocolate, watching ELF, Christmas Vacation, etc..}, Jared home from school eating his tortilla "snack" {?!?!}, leaving for baseball practice, thanks J for scrapping the windshield....brrr-rr-rrr.
J, Jack, my new boots, baseball, make-your-own-bagel-pizzas for dinner.
Coley back from soccer, fire, texting, Jack, littles.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

still no heat
gluten free toast
3 grocery stores
soaked e
alcohol infused spray whip cream?! whaaaaat???
soccer - J
futsal - Cole
{futsal = quick paced short sided indoor soccer}
my crockpot ♥
new recipe from the cookbook Gabby sent me for dinner
taco soup
fell asleep in front of the tv
watching The Good Wife

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

this is suppose to be the week I do the week in the life project
with two of my most favorite people
tara and ashley
i've been super excited about it
but apparently I lack the ability to really follow through on anything lately

so here is my lame attempt
at this cool project

we arrived home Sunday night from wisconsin
to discover we had no heat...
so the fireplace has been working overtime

breakfast in front of the fire:

what the little boys watch in the morning:

the rest of the morning was coffee by the fire...

and editing thanksgiving photos...

I then spent the afternoon a little weepy...
missing my sister
missing my friends
the photos end there.
but truly
that was my day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

the little boys had off today.
{teacher conferences}
so we took a walk...
which translated to me trying to avoid getting nailed in the head w/ the football..
while walking
attempting to take photos...
{if you've met me you know just the walking part is sometimes challenging}

they even let me take a few photos when we got home...
they were thrilled.

lovely, eh?!?

tonight we're going to see the University of Akron men's soccer team play.
they are really good.
so we're excited.
happy weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

if only teal was my favorite...

I sort of forgot that today was going to be a crazy day...
like wackadoodle crazy...
doctor appointments for all the boys,
{at separate times}
conferences at school,
soccer practice for the biggest
and tryouts for the middlest.
I have literally started one load of laundry,
turned the dishwasher on,
worked out,
& taken a shower.
otherwise I've been in the car.
Impressive, eh?
So we shall break the house up.

I think the above photo best represents my house currently.

that would be the living room.
when you walk in the house
the very first room you enter
and for seriously all we have in it is that red sofa.
very cutting edge in the interior design I am.
the plan is the red sofa will go in this room:which is like the family room off the kitchen.
along with a brown leather chair.
{that I currently do not own}
I like this room...
minus the hideous teal carpet that will be replaced.
the mantel is just holding things here ...
{this photo was taken right after we moved in}
and I'm debating the brick.
I can't decide if I should paint it
there is also exposed brick in the kitchen...

And please note in the first photo...
the previous owners painted around their entertainment center...
super classy.
so that room will be painted &
there is also teal carpet in that room.
{not kidding}
eventually we will replace with hardwoods.
it's a work in progress...
a slow
work in progress.

off to soccer.
I've missed you all!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Colin and I went to get flu shots the other evening...
which was the first time I've done that...
I have mixed feelings about said shot...
which is just an entirely different discussion...
I was slightly on edge...
and whenever I'm nervous
or uncomfortable
I talk
a lot
a lot a lot a lot...
about anything
and everything
that comes to my mind.
which horrifies Colin for the record.
(or FYI as Jared would say..."FYI mom... you talk a lot when we're in public")
I don't say anything.

I've decided that apparently I'm the same way with blogging.
either I talk and talk and talk (about nothing of importance)
or I have nothing to say.

I typed that last post with the intention of blogging that night,
or the next day...
but then I noticed that my last post was September 8th,
and thought oh how clever I can post on Monday November 8th...
make it exactly two months between posts.
(which yes, I acknowledge is ridiculous)

You'll notice it's now Wednesday the 10th.
I am so darn clever.

So we've moved into our new house.
It sure beats the hotel,
but I have much to do.

Other blog worthy news:
*that you probably already know if you're on facebook with me*
{you should be on FB with me if you're not...just sayin. it's kind of fun}

Jack got his hair cut off. off.
Sad day for the momma.
Jack is thrilled.

Jared turned 16.
I turned...

My laptop died...
like no hard drive died,
and I lost all my summer photos.
(true story. true depressing story)

My cell phone also died...
and I lost all my phone numbers.
(no I'm not making this up)

Halloween was fun.
even though we had like 4 and a half trick-or-treaters.

I just got some really cute boots from Target.
{ok, that's not really blog worthy news...sorry}

That is really all I've got.
How about some house photos tomorrow?!?