Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kristi's blog design


Check out Kristi's designes....too cute!

Monday, March 23, 2009

My computer is broken!!

Well, that about sums it up! Our laptop was going a little crazy when we left for spring break, but now...NOTHING!!! Tadd is going to wipe it out completly and start over, I did get all my pictures off of it first. I am using my MIL's laptop but I can not put any pictures on here, so I can not post about our spring break! Stay tuned!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Greetings from Farmington New Mexico...if it were up to my hubby we would actually be in LA, but that is another story.
We left home yesterday morning around 11am and go here, after much excitement around 9pm. We will be here all week.
Hope everyone has a terrific week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My Domestic Disaster

remember a few days ago I posted about this sweet girl Amanda's blog givaway...well...I WON!!!! hooray for me, I get some cool stuff!!!!! check out her blog if you get a chance she has some pretty creative ideas.

THANKS Kristi for "introducing" me to Amanda!

Monday, March 9, 2009

My Date with Tyler

well, Ethan got to go to a birthday party by himself Saturday night (this doesn't usually happen), they watched a movie and had popcorn...then Bethany's BFF Destiny invited her to go with her and her brothers and Babe (grandmother) to Clovis to see Mall Cop on Sunday. So, Tyler was feeling a little left out! While Tadd was sleeping (he is on graveyards) and Sam was down for her after church nap, and Ethan was at the neighbors house, Tyler and I went to Sonic and got the $1 Candy Ice cream treat.
Here are some silly pictures...

Finally, our treats!

There are more, but they were more scarry than funny!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009 promised!

This is a remodel project we started last year... this year it was mostly touch up paint, painting the ceiling, trim, build a shelf, finish tearing down wall paper in the kitchen, new sink faucet another hanging light above the table, spray painting everything that didn't match (recess light covers, ac vents...) just the little things that take so long to finish! ITS DONE!!!

old faucet

NEW faucet (the thing pulls out and it is also a sprayer!)

hole in the wall before the shelves.....

doorway to the living room before it is all done

new shelves!!!

Ignore everything in this picture
1) look into the kitchen, see the wall paper....
2) notice the white wall behind the TV...

1) GONE!!! I really love this color red, it just makes me happy now to go into the kitchen!

2) now it is grey to match the living room, we are taking the grey color all the way down the hall way and will repaint all the trim white!

extra hanging light over the table...long story...table sits right under the ac vent, the one light that we hung was off center and you really cannot move the table 8inches one way or the other, so we hung another light!

my large grouping...THANKS Faith!!!!

my smaller grouping...I just love these 10x10's she does for me!!

Now next year it will be the ugly carpet!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

could there really be more?

Now I really see now how busy February was for us!

this is my first attempt at a king cake... it was really really good! Thanks Laurelin for the recipe!

Bethany pulling Samantha and Kyle in the wagon.

Kyle had come to play for a bit while Deborah took the boy scouts for some badge training!

Mr. T on his bike...look, no training wheels!

Kyle and Samantha...Kyle is about 2 months younger than Sam, Deborah's boys are much bigger than my kids could ever hope to be!

playing with the magnetic letters!

the conversation started like is Samantha? Tadd-I don't know! Samantha-uh uh uh....we go running to the playroom and we find her about to discover the attic!

Sam with her babies! she is 17 months old today

my second king cake. I made it for Sorority at my house on was yummy!!

Kyle graced us with his presence again 2 days later...this time he brought his brothers to play too! Samantha is trying to give him the pecan back!

love this kid!

silly boys with guns!

Love this picture of Jacob. He is really growing up!

Riley....such a sweet little boy!

the boys were trying to run and hide from Bethany, she had the camera and was chasing them around taking pictures

OK...I promise the next post will have remodel pictures!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

one last cool thing I just found...a friend of mine has a friend....check out her awesome giveaways!!!

My Domestic Disaster

Told you I would be back!

HAHAHAHA, 2 posts in one day...betcha didn't think I could do that!!! Kids are all asleep and Tadd is working graveyards...dishwasher is going, laundry is folded and ready to be put away, and I am ready to get this finished and go to bed!!! :)

Ethan and Tyler at Ethan's class Valentine party

Sam at Ethan's party...someone gave her a cookie with red was EVERYWHERE!!!!
(notice her CUTE overalls...the principal at the second elementary school made these for her! she is a very talented and creative lady! Thanks Mrs. Gallman!!!)

Bethany at her party

Bethany and Sam

Tyler and some of his classmates at their Valentine party...we were making visors...mine is the one hiding his face!! :)

Sam was so cute on this Sunday with her hair up in a big girl pony tail and bow!

Tadd found a new past time...shooting bb guns with the kids! the targets are drawn on the paper and taped to the was funny to look when they were done and see all the little bb marks from where they missed the paper!

Bethany eyeing up her target

Ethan aiming

I just love Tyler's stance!

Then we had Ethan's boy scout lock in! Now let me tell you that boy scouts is a daddy thing, from the beginning Tadd and I agreed that he did all the boy scout things and I would stay out of it! well, Tadd was in the middle of working 3 12 hour shifts back to back, going in at 2am and getting home at 2 in the afternoon, so; the boy scout lock in is from 5 in the evening till 2am (Tadd's sleeping time) so if I didn't take him then he would have to miss, so I did....there is more to this story... the whole group

Marshmallow shooters...FUN!

Too funny...some of them used the cafeteria tables as a fort! (Ethan is on the very end)

Then came the scooter races...these were fun to watch...

Deborah, this one is for you! Jacob in the scooter race.

Me and Ethan just hanging out

this is were the story gets good...around 11:00 the boys took these scooters out to the hallway where there is a slight incline (ramp) between the old building and the new addition...all was fun until the adults got can only go so fast by themselves, the adults (read 'dads') on the other hand started getting a little carried first it was fun for someone to push you and then you had to try to steer yourself around the corner to avoid smashing into the wall...well I got on for like the 3rd time (yeah I know I need to act my age) and 2 of the dads pushed me a little too fast, one of the kids stepped out in front of me on accident and I tried to slow myself down, well I STOPED myself and landed smack down on my knees!!! OMG I have some pretty nasty bruises still!!!

These are some of the skid marks on the ground where you have to either go left or right or crash into the wall....apparently some of us cannot control the scooters very well!!

Everyone getting their beds ready to watch the movie...we watched Clone Wars and had popcorn! The lock in ended about 1:30am and Ethan and I got home just in time to tell daddy goodbye...

then, I had to get up Sunday morning to teach the little kids Sunday school class, Tyler had a program at noon so I was just going to teach and then sneak out before church started...someone parked behind me!!!! long story short, Thanks Kurt for letting me take your suburban!!! We made it to the program and came home a took a LONG nap!!!

I have to download the rest of the pictures off my camera...stay tuned for some remodel pictures!!!