Monday, March 30, 2009

First-ever event

Ever since Jason and I got married, 13 years ago in June, He has always been the griller when we cooked out. Well, tonight, I learned how to start it and even grilled steak and it was good!!!

We are having to work on Landyn's bedtime routine-we need prayer!!! It is our fault that we have let him manipulate us, but we are committed to breaking our "problems" with him so that bedtime is much more peaceful!! There are some nights where he is still awake at 11pm and he will not even nap, except at school and even that is just a enough to get him by.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Decorating

I love to decorate for spring! This week, I worked on my kitchen mostly.
This is my table, top of microwave, counter and top of pie-safe cabinet.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Favorites

Well, we managed to get out of the house today. We met Jason and his parents for lunch and decided to go to Memphis for the rest of the day. Mamie and I went to Once Upon a Child,and Micheals while the guys went to a sporting goods store. Then, we went to eat dinner at Olive Garden. My favorite! I could live on their salad. And the peach tea!

So, here is this week's favorites:
1. Olive Garden-see above on why
2. Micheals- love to shop in there. Wonderful spring bushes and flowers were on sale 50% off. Yeah!!
3. Resale/Consignment shops- love to shop there for kids clothes. I am really picky on what brands though and the conditions they are in. I bought Landyn some really cute things for only $20.00 and a Joey "pretend play magnetic dress boy" by Melissa and Doug. You dress him as a firefighter, construction worker, pirate, and superhero. He loved it because they have one at his school and he loves to play with it.
4. Spring-waiting on that warmer, breezy weather to arrive. We actually have a chance for snow tomorrow night, how nuts is that? I'm ready to plant plants in my flower pots and I can't until our weather is more stable!!!

Now, it's 10:54 and a little boy needs to be in bed-grumpiness will be around tomorrow I'm afraid. Kordyn is spending the night with his friend, Layne. So he will also be grumpy tomorrow!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's only Thursday

I love my boys, love having time to catch up on things that get neglected during our hectic life, but I am ready to go back to work! Today, both boys were in a mood! And, they destroyed my clean house! We had a major clean up time this evening and I feel so much better.

However, Jason had decided that Landyn and I need to go back to school because he has carried around a Blues Clues lunch bag that is his purse and he informed us that he is going to paint his toenails when he becomes a mom! Dad did not laugh, but I called both grandparents with this new information. I laughed until my sides hurt.

Now, tomorrow, since it going to rain,we will leave the house. I've had enough of it. Too bad we can't work in the yard. Ready to go shop for material for curtains for the kitchen. Can't wait to go bargain shopping!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Break

Nothing like being on vacation and spending the entire first day in a doctors office. Yesterday, Landyn had his appt with the eye doctor(can't spell opthmologist??) and had to have his eyes dilated. Such fun!!! Took them 45 min to call us back, 45 min for the drops to work and then the exam. Finally, 3 hours later, we left! His eye's crossing is not happening with the the glasses, which is great! But, I got to thinking that his cough that he's had for about a month is really not any better even after we went in and got cough med, so I called the pediatrician (we just saw him 2 wks ago for a well visit) to see if he would just call something stronger in, but he wanted to see him since it had lingered for so long. So, we sat again in the waiting room for 45 minutes,called back, exam. So, at 4:15, we were finally finished. Just in time to pick up Kordyn at BAM (no, ha wasn't alone, he was with Peet). And then the sky opened up and dropped a massive amount of rain!

That was my entire day! No housework cleaning, cooking, organizing like I had originally planned! It was about 7 pm when I finally started cleaning and re-decorating the bathrooms. (I have a little spring fever!)

Hope to accomplish so much more today!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Weekend News

We've had a busy weekend so far.

Sat: after haircuts for the guys, we went to Searcy to meet Nana and PaT for dinner (and a little shopping). We love to eat at Doc's Grill. If you ever go to Searcy, you've got to try it. Anyway, we enjoyed visiting with them-we haven't seen them since mid-January. By the time we got home, it was baths, bed and CSI time.

Sun: I woke up early, even watched an entire movie before anybody else even got up, we all got ready for church, left-EARLY!!! and just as we were getting out of the van, Landyn throws up all over his clothes. We start asking do you feel sick, etc. So, then Kordyn decides to inform us that Landyn had gotten into my purse and eaten an entire pack of gum! He did drink some leftover tea that had been left in my van over night so we weren't sure if he was sick or not.
Well, now we are thinking he is a little, but who knows??

So glad it's spring break week! I'm only working tomorrow-going to get a lot of work done I hope-only going to have about 3 kids in my class!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Favorites

Finally, we have nice spring weather! I am really itching to get in my flower beds and start planting some green things. Going to wait until later next week, now that spring break is finally here.

1.Sams-where else can you buy a book, video game and undershirts and stand in line with a woman, who looks like a man, but is wearing a blond wig and handcuffs as a necklace? Tell me...

2. Bunnies-had me some retail therapy this week and picked up a precious blue bunny statue holding a small "tray" just perfect for small cups in the bathroom. (I'll just take picture for you)

3. Lean Cuisine meals-addicted to the pizza ones. You gotta try it.

Short list, but I've got stuff/aka cleaning to do. Landyn says he's gonna help me do housework because he's Bob the Builder! ?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Can you believe it?

I have a freshly, cleaned out refrigerator and freezer for the 2nd time this year! I really should be giving Landyn the recognition because it would never have happened without him so cleverly turning OFF the fridge last night! Yep, we wondered why the cokes weren't so cold last night, but never thought to check the thermostat inside the fridge part. Well, this morning, Jason was getting milk out for cereal and it wasn't very cold-checked the fridge and it was turned off. I just went to the grocery store last night, but only got a few things to get us by until I have time Tuesday night to go Big Shopping! Nothing like melted ice, ice cream, ruined hamburger meat to spur a good SPRING cleaning! Let's just say the boy has been given a little lecture about touching the fridge without asking for help.

Sunday Afternoons

are my favorite time of the week. (but only if I can get Landyn to take a nap!) I love to work on decorating, painting projects, and basically just get ready for the week ahead. Our church has Sunday School at night so we go back at 6pm. Lots of time for relaxing!

Today, I worked on decorating for Spring! I really need to make a shopping trip to TJ Maxx soon, need a few more spring related accessories for my kitchen and living room. I'll post pictures as soon as I finish.

I do feel the need of a little snooze coming on! Later...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Favorites

Here is this week's list:

1. Hot Chocolate from Cafe Buono: I love the atmosphere in this Italian coffee place. My favorite drinks are their hot chocolate and fruit smoothies. WONDERFUL!!
2. Real decorating ideas from blogs I have discovered. I love looking at REAL pics-not made up for a photo shoot.
3. The colors red and green. I'm trying to incorporate more of these colors with brown as I redecorate the house we hope to buy. Can't decide what colors for the kitchen. What goes with purple/eggplant cabinets? I'm thinking new paint!
4. Studio M Designs. I found this blog yesterday and I am in love with sknobs! They are knobs that are hand painted and decorated and are so cute-you should go look their immediately. (
5. Ruby Tuesday's Fresh Garden Bar: Love the fresh salad you get and the balsamic vinaigrette. Landyn loves the "black square croutons".

Hoping that tomorrow will be a much warmer day! Where is our warmer, spring weather we had last weekend?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Is it spring or winter?

Ok, so what is up with this weather? One day it's 80; next it's 32 with snow and sleet. I just Arkansas weather. Kordyn was wanting to get out of school early. I tried to explain that if they miss any more days, he will be going to school into June. They already have to make up 6 days and attend on Memorial Day! We had so many parents call school today to ask if we were closing. We want a spring break so NO! we did not close early! Can't wait to see the weather tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I've been tagged

Shaila tagged me. (Her blog is on my list on the right-the creekmore four)
Here is the 5th picture in my 5th file. It's one from our fall pictures that I took in front of the Byrd House at Montessori. Landyn began that fall and we always decorate outside for fall. I love the decorations we use every year. The "people"- we use to keep in our basement until our alarm went off one saturday and the police met me there and went into to secure the building and check it out (false alarm. When they got to the basement, the "people" were staring at them and it freaked them out. It was so funny so hear them talking about it!

So, I tag: my sis in law, Amy, Jenny, Paula and I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE!! If you want to participate, jump in!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tuesday news

We are still waiting to see if our neighbor does want to buy our house. He is working out the details.

I posted 2 new recipes on my recipe blog:
Both are delicious!

Loving this "spring" weather. NOT loving the idea that it leaves us tonight and turns back into winter. Just a little tease to make us break out the capris and flip flops.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Prayer Request

Please keep the Maryville, Ill First Baptist Church in your prayers. My friend from jr/high school, college roommate,and maid of honor at my wedding, her husband is the children's minister at this church. I can not even imagine what they are going through right now. This is such a warped and sinful world we live in.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday News

Well, I did not ever get around to posting yesterday's favorites. By the time I did laundry, played with the boys and snoozed on the couch, my bed was calling out to me. Jason and Kordyn always stay up late on Friday nights (for father-son bonding, they say) and I'm not invited so I go to bed early and LOVE it!!

What's on schedule for today:
-Made Ugly Biscuits for breakfast
-Doing laundry (it multiplies over night you know!)
-Looking at houses online (even though we've found one we LOVE)
-Quick trip to grocery store for babysitter supplies (cokes, pizza and cookies)
-And, going on a date with Jason. Dinner and shopping @ Home Depot and Lowe's for appliances, mirrors, etc for the new house (the one we really want-just waiting to see how much our neighbor is willing to buy ours for)

What are you doing today?