Wednesday, August 31, 2011

~remember when.....

kaylie & brooke

this equipment was a big hit on the play ground??
we'd tangle our legs through the bars and hang upside down for what seemed like forever.
(i wonder if i could still get in that position)

kendall and brooke

the bus rides to and from the activity was more fun than the actual sport itself?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

would i be spoiling.....

him, if i bought him a pair of  two pair of

 these.... how cute for the cooler weather months ahead of us.
however my dachshund is a long haired and the one shown in this photo is short.
otis has hairly legs (no offense) we the kids and i sing this to him alot....

Boots with the fur [With the fur]

The whole club was lookin at her him

while we make him dance.....(i wonder what otis is thinking when we do this)

on another note: how true is this statement.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

irene (at my uncle dave & aunt rosie's in massachusetts)

 been thinking of the people who may be affected by irene. i have some family in the areas affected. but so far it's been trees down and no power. which is kind of a blessing when you look at some other areas that had major flooding.

Friday, August 26, 2011

~amazing spaces~

 i love the idea of counter tops made over the washer and dryers. i might have to look into that for our cherry red ones.  we no longer have yellow walls in the laundry room but white in the new home. would have to find a good color to go with the cherry red???

the color of the walls in this room caught my attention.
i love it. i'm fighting with myself on what colors to add to our fully white home
i'm liking grey alot lately.

this kitchen is the bar stools....did i mention we are looking for some bar stools?
the coloring makes this kitchen so bright. i love it.

(all three photos found here.)

again counter tops!!

came across this snack idea...yum!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

~a quote for today...or tomorrow~

"though no on can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start now and make a brand-new ending."              carl bard

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

~new people~

brooke is meeting some new people in our new little part of the world
i hoped it would be easy for my kids to fit in and meet new friends.
it's easier for this one for sure. she is very much a people person.
my boy however is alot like his mommy. sensitive, and very shy around new people.
i'm hoping he will meet some new people soon.
we just signed him up for hershey football last week and hope he will get talkative to boys there.
with the move this would be one of my main concerns......i want my children happy.
brady seems happy there but think with a few friends coming over he'd be overjoyed.
it will happen for him. but the sooner the better.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

~water please~

otis really does some weird things with his bowls. like carrying it in his mouth around the house. or pushing them across the floor like here. or just going over and tip them over to see if you notice it's empty.......OK, OK...i noticed but thought i'd take the time to get pictures first.

Friday, August 19, 2011

~gave notice..(after 14-1/2 years)~

i started working for ASC 14-1/2 years ago. when my daughter was 9 months old and when i was carrying my son. (which at the time of being hired i didn't realize i was pregnant) boy was that a shock. today i am walking away proud of the job i've done. i'm ready for change. it has been too hard to drive 40 miles to work and have a time change to travel through too. i've enjoy (for the most part) the people at ASC. the relationships created, the laughs, the crys, the frustrations, the challenge. although a little scared for what comes next, i have to say it's time.

                                                        it's been real.............

Thursday, August 18, 2011

~day one~

well today was the day the kids start a new adventure. new school. new friends. new town. new surroundings. i'd say they are doing pretty well with the new things being thrown in their world.
brooke is officially a HIGH SCHOOLER....(i don't know how it happened so quick)
brady is in 7th grade. (which is crazy as well since he is my baby)
they both are so much alike but yet so different.
both have wonderful sense of humors.

this first picture was today as we were leaving. i say OK real quick (because i was running late already on the first day) let me get a picture. they both set down and do this pose
they think alike so much.

then i talked them into a normal one like this.:)

the day went really well for them.

P.S. we will ignore the fact that they both forgot the signed papers they were suppose to turn in today. it's going to be a long year.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~things that make you go hmmmm?~

  1. why some people drive 50 in a 65 when i'm late for work. (i can't pass as the fog was really really thick on the highway.)
  2. why my new diet plan does not have brownies or ANY sweets listed as possible snacks.
  3. how some people hold on to a grudge way too long. (let it go my friend)
  4. why people ask what you think about something, then argue with you when you state your feelings.
  5. why i feel guilty about putting my kids and family above my work. (shouldn't it be that way)
  6. why i haven't yet made it to the storage unit to get more boxes to unpack. (they won't unpack themselves)
  7. why i feel anxiety about the kids starting a new school on thursday when they seem perfectly fine with the idea. (at least they seem to be doing fine. i may ask them again if they are fine with it)
  8. find it ironic that an adult bullies another adult on a status about kids taking bullies under their wings this school year. do we not grow up, when we grow up!
  9. what church to make our church home.
  10. why everyone is so different but i know everyone has done this at some point at night.
(i feel the boogie man is under my bed and will touch my leg is my reasoning.)

Monday, August 15, 2011

~would you like fries with that?? cookie??

they would be killer for a kid's birthday.
i have to do this for my kids before they grow another year out of the kid stage.
(and seriously they are growing out of the kid stage too fast!)
but thought i'd post for you mommies who still have kids that enjoy baking with you!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

~filling spaces..........~

  in the kitchen. were there was once no frig. stove. dishwasher. microwave there is now
which means i can grocery shop. cook. clean. and heat things up now.


it's amazing how different a place looks after you get in and unload things.
my weekends have pretty much been spent trying to get settled in. getting kids sign up in new school.
getting brooke started with volleyball conditioning. (ordered her her first hershey panther shirt)
(the kids went from being indians to panthers........ ROOOOOOOOOOOAR! ) or would that be a tiger....

i feel like i need to paint something.....
just not sure where to start.
maybe my son's room. he's easy to please. most days.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

~a few supplies for the master bath~

starting to decorate the new home. ordered this shower curtain today for the master bath @ west elm

also found these rugs for the bathroom. our bathroom floor in the master bath is the same as the one shown below in the photo. grayish. (i believe that is the color) also found these at west elm.

the upstairs bath (a.k.a the kids bath) we purchased some things at target. they help picked it out and did really well, i think. i will have to post pictures of their bath soon as well as ours when these things come in.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

~this is home~

(grass looks a little scorched in this picture. i guess while on the market they were wanting to save a little on water. can't blame them.)

finally can do more unpacking and painting and hanging things how we want them.
we closed. and it's starting to feel like home.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

brooke's modeling at the mall this weekend....

 and yes she did talk me into buying the outfit she sported. since school is starting on the 18th, it is only fair to start school shopping for it. and this was one of the outfits she wanted.

i must say i do love her gray shoes. so cute on her.

Friday, August 5, 2011

~this weekend~

i'm so ready for this weekend, even though we have not closed yet on our new home. it's getting closer. looks like monday we have a time and a place to sign all those papers. ALL THOSE PAPERS. this weekend i'm going to focus on that new home of ours and try to get things in order. oh my it's hard to live out of boxes. and i'm kind of sick of them laying everywhere.

we've only been in the new town a week and brooke is already signed up to do a little clothes modeling at the mall saturday. she's excited. she will be modeling clothes from the buckle.....she asked me if she can purchase the clothes she's modeling (frankly i think they should give them away to her for her service) i told her it depends on the cost. and being from the buckle i can vision doller signs.(i'll post pictures of her later)

hope everyone has a great weekend....i may try some recipes i've ran across.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

~i. am. addicted.~

i've been pinning a. lot. here are some of the things that i am lovin'


fantastic wall decor

Favorite Places and Spaces

Products I Love

For the Home