Monday, August 4, 2008


I have to start my blog by telling you that yesterday as we were getting ready to leave for Church, Parker could only find ONE shoe. The one he found was in his closet where it was suppose to be, but we could not find the other one. So thus ensued the changing of clothes so he could wear his brown shoes. We also told Parker that he would have to clean his room today. Normally if I tell him to clean his room he will. And at first glance it looks pretty good. The floor will be clean and the bed will be made. But a closer inspection will reveal that he has things stuffed everywhere! So we had to do a real thorough cleaning to find the shoe. Of course this was not going to happen with out my help. I started pulling things out of corners and drawers that did not belong. I found ties in his lego bucket! And when I ask if his tie looks like a lego he just looks at me and shrugs! Ugh. So I put everything in the middle of the floor and try to get him to clean it up. I'm sure I did most of the work, but my flashback was to my childhood and my mother doing the same thing. My deepest apologies to my mom for all the stress of trying to get us to clean our rooms properly!! It didn't occur to me until just now to take pictures of his mess but I'm happy to say after almost all day the room is very clean and organized. And his comment, "It's nice to know where all my stuff is." Hmm imagine that!

Oh and we did find his shoe it was hiding behind his books on his bookshelf. Don't ask how it got there because I haven't the slightest idea!

Here's a couple of pics of the kiddos. I think they're cute, but what do I know?

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I'm sitting here at the computer at almost midnight wondering what on earth I'm doing still awake. I find sometimes it's the best time to get things done. Does anyone ever wish that we just didn't need as much sleep as we do? I know I usually feel like I need an extra couple of hours in the day. Granted I can find them if I sacrifice sleep, but eventually you have to pay the piper. I remember the days I could pull all nighters and not think twice about it. Now unfortunately I don't do well on any less than 6 hours of sleep and I would LOVE to have more like 10!! Okay I know in my dreams!!
Well a couple of milestones for the kids. Bailey is officially mobile. She can roll from back to stomach and from stomach to back. She can also sit up pretty well. She usually sits leaning forward supported by her hands. Today we watched her pull up to a straight sitting position, and hold it. It's so crazy that she's already doing all this. Parker did everything early and I was kind of hoping that little miss Bailey would take it slow. It doesn't look like that will be the case.
And Parker's milestone, in two weeks the kid starts 1st grade. It sounds so different from saying we have a kindergartner to saying we have a 1st grader. Honestly where does the time go?

For those of you that may be wondering what my darling husband has been up to since he passed the Bar exam, he's been working for Sprint, in the real estate department. However this week he takes starts the testing process for the FBI. Yes you are reading that correctly. He applied in October and found out last week that his application has been accepted to go to the testing phase. We have no idea how long this will take. When I asked him if he was excited about it, his response was, "Of course, who wouldn't want to say, 'I'm a special agent for the FBI' that's just sounds cool." He does however have to pass the background check! So if men in dark suits show up on any one's door step be sure to say nice things!!!!!

A little update on myself. I've started a business (like I don't have enough to do!) as a consultant for a company called BeautiControl. They specialize in spa quality products at home! It's a lot of fun to do the in-home spas and to meet new people. I have a website if anyone wants to check it out. I have fallen in love with the products. Let me know if anyone is interested in knowing more.
No pictures tonight because it's late but I'll try to put some on in the morning.
I'd love to hear from everyone.
Have a wonderful week!!!!