Thursday, May 26, 2011

We're Playin' Basketball!

We're thinking about getting a rap agent for this child.

Pretty clever, huh? "1-2-3 We're playin' basketball, we're playin' basketball, we're playin' basketball". He is completely brainwashed!
Notice the empty toiler paper roll as his microphone?
I see my hopes and dreams of a show choir star slowing fading away :(
Have a great weekend, friends!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Park Day

Here are the boys after a couple hours at the park. It is H-O-T outside today!
Which means that I have to wear clothes that show more skin.
Which makes me regret the extra helping of potato chips I had with my lunch.
Which makes me want to go shopping.
Which makes Greg not happy.

Anyway. Back to the boys...

The best part about the weather turning nice is that the boys get to play outside.
Which means that they wear themselves out.
Which means that they sleep well.
Which means that I have more time to myself.
Which means I have more time to waste and I blog more.
See, it's a win/win/win!

Bye friends!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

I was treated to a big, sugary, yummy, cranberry muffin and freshly brewed coffee in bed on Sunday morning--Mother's Day.
We had a nice, relaxed, family day at home.
Well, as relaxing as it can be with two boys ages 1 and 2!
Greg was on top of ALL the daily house work and I appreciated his heart and effort so much. The boys gave me a big, beautiful bouquet of flowers.
I love my 3 boys so much!

Mr. Droopy Eyes wasn't feeling too hot over the weekend :(
The only plus--more snuggle time for me!
He is finally on the mend.
Thank you, Jesus!
Love this baby.
And these are random but wanted to share them too--Jace joined me grocery shopping this morning.
Our local grocery store has these adorable "Customer in Training", kid-size shopping carts and Jace had so much fun!
With the exception of ramming the cart into the back of my foot on several occasions, it was pretty fun watching him "shop".
Love this big baby!

That's all!
Bye friends!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mini Marathon

I survived my first mini-marathon! 13.1 long miles. Mile 1-6 went great. I thought I could run forever. Then mile 7 and 8 rolled around. BOR-ING! I got bored. My body felt good, I just wanted to do something other than run. When I got to mile 10, my mind and body were in a major fight.
Body: Walk, Amy. You know you want to!
Mind: Don't do it, Amy. You can do this!
Well. Mind won. I could do it. And I did! I was so happy to cross that finish line. Tears filled me eyes. I was so happy. I was on a high.

And then I came back to reality. My knees and body ache! I'm tired (from my 4:45 wake up call) and crabby. Hello, reality. Goodbye, high! I'm sure you will return as soon as I can climb the stairs again.

I also spent my first night away from both boys while Dad took care them at home (more on that later)!
While away, I got to spend some time with these two lovely ladies--my sister-in-law, Malorie and her sis, Liz. SO fun to laugh and have some fun girl time with these gals. Thanks girls for letting me crash your family weekend!

Oh, and I got to spend some time with this little cutie--my nephew, Jack. Biggest eyes I've ever seen on a baby... so cute!!!

Overall a really great experience. So happy I did it. So happy I survived it. So happy it's over :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


I always struggle with gift ideas for Greg's birthday since his numero uno hobby is hunting and I know nothing about it! Since Marion doesn't have much but a Big R, Lowes, and bike shop (the only stores that sell "man stuff"), my options were limited. And I wasn't exactly up for dragging my two boys out of town on a shopping spree. I wound up at Lowes in the outdoor grilling aisle. Perfect, the man loves to cook and loves to eat even more. A new grill set will do just fine. When suddenly Jace spotted something down the aisle from where we were standing. He said "Mommy, look, look. Look, look. (He tends to be extremely repetitive until I affirm him) Fire is hock (hot)!" Bingo! A firepit. We have the perfect backyard for a good ol' late-night fire. You're a genius, son!
Give me s'more of that!
Jace LOVES roasting marshmallows!
But Mr. Independent prefers to do it all by himself.
Here we are bundled up at the end of April (yes I said the END of April) enjoying some s'mores with our best friends. What could be better?
Two of my favorite people. Ever. In the whole world. Love 'em!
And my birthday boy. Love you lots, Coach!
.3 more days until the mini marathon! Hopefully all my s'more consumption as of late will not slow me down too much. And if it does, it was worth it!

Bye friends!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Before and After Family Room!

This is what we've been working on at our house lately.

This is what we decided to do with the entryway through our garage. I shared some ideas in an earlier post. You can read it by clicking here. It's a small space but it was becoming very cluttered with no place to put all our shoes, coats, hats, gloves, etc. We were given this hall tree FREE from a friend so we gladly took it. It fit the space perfectly and we thought even if it's there temporarily we will only have invested a little paint money into it (it was red when we got it). We wanted a color pop in our family room so we went with this fun, teal color. We love the color and it's just the pop the room needed. Don't know if we will keep it there permanently, but for now it's very practical and functional for all of our stuff!

I could have snapped a better picture with less crap hanging from it, but hey, I'm keepin' it realz. Notice the fridge wide open and a certain little monkey standing by?

I've also been wanting to re-decorate the space above our couch. I wanted a picture wall of some sort. Here is what we had there before...
And from a different angle, here it is after. I scrounged up all of these things from what I already had around the house. I really like the way it turned out!
Here is closer look.

Happy Monday, friends!