Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thanks to the very knowledgeable Aaron at BicyclesPlus!

Thanks to a very knowledgeable sales guy who didn't push too much and was willing to work with us....

This and This are on the way to our house....




Along with several accessories, new helmets, shoes, pedals (yes they come separately, I know you would think they came with the bike) we are anxiously awaiting the call that says all the gadgets have been hooked up and they are ready to come home. Anyone needing new bikes go to BicyclesPlus in Flower Mound and ask for Aaron... he was great!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Highlights of the 8 year olds dinner prayer

... thanks for mom being cool and getting me a rubber band ball...... please bless that this food will taste good....

Good news my cooking tasted good to everyone tonight :) Small battle won!

Hey Local folks...

Ok so many of you know I have done the Breast Cancer 3 day walk the past 2 years. Well I am not doing it this year but a friend of mine is. Her name is Christine Marquise... she is a mom from Jorden's soccer team. Her walk this year will have a monumental importance to her! She was recently diagnosed and is currently fighting breast cancer! She is our age and has two little girls.... And always has a smile on her face and a very bright outlook. Well in order to earn the money to walk they are having a Movie Under the Stars night on Saturday May 24th! A donation of $5 per person is appreciated and covers the movie a bag of popcorn and a hot dog! They will be showing High School Musical on screen a and E.T. on screen b. You may want to bring blankets lawn chairs a cooler pillows or even you P.J.s. There will be a candy shack so bring your spare change.

Quick important parts...

When: Saturday May 24th... fun starts at 7 with food and bounce house and the movie rolls at sundown... approximately 9:00 pm

Where: Shelby Court in Wellington (call me if you need directions)

If any one wants to just donate to fight this disease you can help Christine at The 3 Day site and read her story! By the way did you know that 1 in 8 women will deal with breast cancer in her liftime? We have got to make a change now.... help in the fight!

Monday, May 12, 2008

And the answer is...

Ok so the responses on here and via the phone were pretty funny..... so here it is.... (drum roll please)





Appreciate Mom Week

Sunday May 3 – Sunday May 11th

We love you so much and we are dedicating a week just to you. We want you to relax and enjoy a week on us. This week is designed so that you can spend some time doing thing for you and spending time with us. Each day you will receive a surprise as way of letting you know how much we love you and appreciate everything you do.
RULES
· No Cooking
· No Grocery Shopping
· No Ribbon Orders
· No Cleaning
· No Post Office Trips
· No putting away laundry (you can still put it in the machine)
· Must be in bed by 9:30 every night
· Daily Soaking Bath
· Daily Massage


These rules are subject to change without notice and can be altered to increase the mom happiness.







Last week Hunter and Bart started giving me little clues as to what was going to be happening this past week and that they had a secret. {Hunter's clue was that it ended with a K which totally threw me off} So last Saturday I was given a sheet of paper with the above printed on it and told me I would loose my stars {we have star charts going right now for the kids to earn a trip to Six Flags this summer} if I didn't abide by the rules. So here is how all of my little clues fit into my week :)




Coupons :) The kids made me a whole bunch of coupons and are very anxious for me to redeem them. Thanks to a bit of help from Dad they have a lot of clean your room redemptions coming up soon :)





Toenails... I do still have all of mine (sorry Ang about the loss) and they are pretty! Got a pedicure! And they even have sparkles which you can't really see



Flower petals didn't get a picture.... since they were in my bubble bath.... but they were fresh from our garden.... my green thumb husband has some great things going on in our backyard.... I think it is his small way of making August in Texas seem not so bad when we can walk out on our soft green grass and not the scratchy stuff most every one else has.

Ribbon Rolling..... where oh where shall I start?



Not only did I not cut or roll any orders this week.... I got 2 days {and it still isn't done} to work on the ribbon room... and it needed the attention... {Megan just keep scrolling to the after pictures so you don't have to call me later :)}


BEFORE:







AFTER:









Yes Megan that is the floor and the countertop you can see at the same time.... just for you :)

Since Bart was cooking.... he also did all of the grocery shopping since him doing the cooking isn't really out of the normal for us :) He did great... we had real yummy dinners with new foods the kids discovered they actually liked.... who knew my picky eaters would love Halibut. Last night for mother's day it was extra special though.... NY Strip steak... King Crab legs baked potatoes and asparagus! The kids loved the crab.... whoooo hooo.... I have fish eaters!

laundry, laundry, laundry so while I was still allowed to put it in the machine... {long story as to why Bart isn't allowed to do the laundry} the biggest surprise with this and joy was in the picture below....


Now don't be fooled... it doesn't look like much or even anything right.... but this is Jorden's Mount Everest. That girl has to have everything in order and lined up.... don't believe me go grocery shopping with her and you will run from the store screaming.... but when it comes to her room it is the total and complete opposite! So one morning in an effort to comply with mom appreciation week... and a little star chart bribe from dad.... she got up without me have to ask 47 thousand times.... got dressed and hold your hats folks... she brought her pj's down to the laundry room!!!!! That is HUGE for her!!!! and boy did I appreciate it :)


notes.... all week I found little notes here and there from the three other people in the house... this one from the littlest of the bunch was slipped on my pillow....



cleaning supplies was kind of a trick one.... it is on the list because I get to use them a little bit less.... we hired a housekeeper finally! She comes every other week {the kids still need to learn how to clean a little bit :) } and in my opinion is heaven sent.



9:30 pm see the rules list.... and yes as hard as it is to believe.... it happened

Employees ...in an effort to ease my stress a little {or a lot if you talk to me come October} Bart started the hunt for an employee or two :)

Other highlights of the week....


Now while this may look like your normal copier/scanner/fax all rolled into one it is a huge solution to a major paper clutter problem we have at our house. We have a paper copy of every order placed on our site and that is just about to click over to 10000. So now I just need to find the time to scan them all onto 3 or 4 nice small cd's that don't require so much of our precious attic storage space to keep.

I got into The St. George Marathon.... seems like it was about 50/50 over at Marathon Mommy so I feel pretty lucky to get in on the first try :) Got to see Made of Honor.... go see it ~ it is very very funny! Had lunch with both kids at school one day. Had heart shaped waffles and bacon for breakfast in bed with Jorden Sunday morning. Got a great new album on iTunes by Augustana (their new one) and love every song on ... which doesn't normaly happen. I know there was more that I am forgetting right now but I think you probably get the idea. It was a really great week thanks to the three great and amazing people that live under this roof with me :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Trivia anyone?

So what do the following have in common? Can you guess...
Coupons
Toenails
Flower Petals
Ribbon rolling (i know that is a shock to see that on the list)
grocery shopping
laundry
notes
cleaning supplies
9:30 pm
Employees

Any Guesses? I will let you in on the answer next time :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

School Mother's Day projects sure have changed!

Today among all of the emails that flow into our computer I got one that had a subject of "Happy Mothers Day from your child" from someone I didn't know so I assumed it was another junk email. Clicked on it to delete it and found a very cute messege from a way too smart little boy in my life :)

Enjoy... I know I did


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