Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I think I'm in love...

With this sewing machine my sister has so generously let me use for a year. She's going to have a tough time trying to wrestle this puppy away from me! Both of my sisters were lucky and bought these Bernina sewing machines from my uncle at very low prices and I wasn't included in this deal because I'm down here in AZ. So not fair!
Anywho...I have accomplished much because of the ease of using this wonderful machine. I've taken in a pair of jeans that were 3 sizes to big, I've fixed a shirt that's been bugging me forever, I made curtains out of a sheet for Lauren's room, repurposed an ugly dress into a cover for a throw pillow,
and also with the scraps from the shirt I fixed I fashioned barbie this savvy new attire!
And that's just in the last 4 days...Oh just wait!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Memory Game

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.

Friday, July 25, 2008


Ok, here is the website for all of our recent pictures. The house ones are still a little cluttered keep in mind but I had a few requests for pictures!

insects and injuries

Ok, so life has been pretty good lately except for the occasional drama!
The other night was one of the worst.
Kristen, Lauren, and I had spent the day shopping and driving around in our van that had recently had the air conditioning quit working for the 2nd time in a month (ugg). It's pretty bad when you step out of the van into 105 degree temp and it feels refreshing... Anyway, I thought that was enough running around for one day, but then Cory was studying late and I needed to get some groceries, so after we had gone home to recoup from the heat we ventured out again in the evening. I sat Kristen on the lawn for about 30 seconds while I turned on some water for our tree. I go to get Kristen and she starts quickly crawling off of the lawn with little dark specks of something all over her leg that I thought was dirt...WRONG..I had sat her in an ant pile! Now Arizona ants aren't just little pesky red ants, nooooo These hurt BAD!!! When I get bit it's practically like a bee sting. Poor little Kristen wasn't crying but her leg was all red and some of the ants were hanging on for dear life.
So since she wasn't crying I thought we'd still just do our quick run to the produce store. All was well till we got to the checkout stand. I pushed the cart to the end of the counter so the lady could put my bags in the cart. While I was scanning my debit card, out of the corner of my eye I see Lauren step up on the side of the cart with Kristen in the baby seat...It starts to tip and ends up going all the way down. Kristen hits her head and Lauren is trapped under the cart! I scream and both girls are shreaking in terror! (I'm sure me freaking out didn't help!) Anyway, we filled out an incident report and both girls were fine in a matter of minutes. Needless to say I went home, called Cory and said I'm calling it a night!
Here is a picture of Kristen's bites-

Also, We were driving to sonic last night and I hit a freakin' Coyote with our van! It bounced off the front bumper, rolled onto the curb, then got up and ran away...
I think it's time for a new week without so much drama!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Latest...

The move was a success, thanks to my wonderful parents and strong willing men! We are loving the new house! So much more room. I will post pictures as soon as we get our own official internet services and stop feeding off of the unsuspecting neighbors wireless which makes for a really bad connection.
Anywho, Kristen FINALLY has teeth, 3 in the last 3 days. Needless to say it has not been fun, calm, peaceful, or restful whatsoever. I don't remember it being this bad with Lauren. And I have tried everything I know of to give her relief, Tylenol and Ibuprofen, teething tablets, even orajel (I know it's a no-no but I was desperate!)
Lauren is adjusting well and misses all of her friends that are out of town, she's so bored she watches the same movie every single day. We don't have cable right now either so maybe that has something to do with it.
Kristen has a new love of crawling through little spaces,. so my Mom got her a cool little tube thing at Ikea that she is playing with as we speak. She also says "uh-oh" now. It's her first official word!
Well, that's about it, I will post pictures and possibly video soon!