Monday, January 26, 2009

Take a look at the announcements I made for my friend Heather...isn't Grace a cutie? I couldn't decide which photo was best so I gave my friend two options. Oops look like my info on the pink one is wrong (her weight and length).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Since it has been over 6 months since I did anything with my hair, I decided today to change it up. I went for a blunt cut bob with "textured"ends. I think I like it...she got my supposed side swept bangs a little too short..

Friday, January 16, 2009

My "baby" just turned six, sigh. Six years ago I was holding one wiggly eight pound, four ounce beautiful baby Hannah and marveling at how I was going to mother a GIRL. I really don't think I had ANY clue on what life was like with this precious baby that came out screaming, biting the doctor's finger and had black hair standing straight up (did I mention we changed her name WHILE I was in labor?). Fast forward to now and although there are times (the defiance, the whining, the stubborness, the endless thumb sucking, the non-stop movement and wiggling, need of constant attention) when I wonder how I am going to keep MOTHERING this child, I am so blessed to be her Mom, she is one special little girl.

So the last couple weeks I have been busy planning a big surprise for Hannah. We decided to re-do her room. Of course it started out small (some curtains, a rug) and then grew from there (a new bed, nightstand and more!).

Last night we sent Hannah to Grandma's for a sleepover and we got to work. Mike was the muscle of the group (with Taylor helping) and broke down her old hand-me-down bed, built the new bed, built the nightstand and hung the curtains. I had done all the shopping and got to clean out, organize and go through all of her stuff and find places for it.

She stayed at Grandma's all day and when Mike got home, Mom brought her back and I hid in her room with Mom's camera and got some pictures. She loved it!! All smiles! She was so excited to show it to everyone.
We had a birthday dinner for her that she chose: the menu was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, a vegetable tray with dip, fruit salad and birthday cake. It was mostly family and we invited our good friends the Sumpter's over. Hannah got some amazing gifts: digital camera, MP3 player, walkie talkies, keyboard, PJ's, shoes, and lots more.

I am really tired now!! Here are the photos:The room BEFORE! Clutter-mania!

The boys building the nightstand (Ginger looking on)

Mike building the bed

One happy six year old! I would have loved a room like this when i was little!

Drawings and cards from Sam and Sarah

Look at that cheeser!
Showing off her new slippers and WebKinz monkey, Coconut

Ebay bargain-one retro 70's Barbie van

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I guess I have no choice since my camera is dead to just post a posting with no pics, it's so bland!! Happy 2009!
Here is a rundown of what I've been up to since last blog:
1.) Completely enjoyed having Sean here and was sad to see him go back to Japan (but really excited to hear what happens when he gets back :-) more on that in the future!

2.) House was taken down with sickness. Everyone is well now but we used a lot of cold medicine, tissues and Gatorade. Only one trip to the doctor.

3.) Lots of planning and preparation for operation HANNAH'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE. She is getting a room makeover and it took me awhile to gather everything. But the plan is in effective starting tonight while my Mom has her and Mike and I are assembling a new bed, putting up curtains, assembling a nightstand, hanging a canopy over her bed, hanging a cute magnetic board and I get to completely ORGANIZE AND CLEAN HER ROOM. Why is that so exciting to me? I can't stand her room right now. Don't worry I will have before and after pictures this weekend.

4.) I have had some graphic design work come in!!! YEAH!! I haven't been to Kohl's for like 2 weeks-things are tough in the retail world right now!

5.) Working on Taylor's big birthday surprise that is next month.

6.) Shopping and wishing for a new digital camera, so far I am getting a Canon Powershot SX110 IS, unless I find something better.

Oh I forgot, I got to take Taylor to "Walking With The Dinosaurs"-a present from Heather, it was so awesome, he had a great time. I am really glad that came to Idaho, they just finished up in Australia. Life sized replicas that move!