Wednesday, February 22, 2006


OK< remind me next time that I do not enjoy painting rooms, walls, etc....I had a bright idea to do lots of painting this week (i have the week off). 10 minutes into painting Spence's room I asked Joe how much it costs to pay someone. Too much was the answer. So the room is almost done, after 3 sessions, but I am done. Joe doesn't know it yet, but he is finishing the room. :-) So the office/scrapbook room will remain Dunmore white (which is actually a pleasing creamy color). So will the kitchen and family room, until we hire someone to do it!
Went shopping today. It was fun to get stuff for me, instead of my boys, but oh, they are fun to shop for! I got some bright shirts for spring. Joe was proud of me, trying to add some color to my wardrobe. I tend to pick greys, tans, blacks, whites and pink, but I need to "jazz it up". :-)

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Because Jenny begged for pictures...

Coop, my new hair, my boys watching the Superbowl!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

What I miss most...

about LA is the weather. Looking at the pictures at of the celebs wearing sleeveless shirts and sandals made me miss LA right now....we're wearing coats and sweaters again up here. It's in the 50's in the day and freezing in the morning! Brrrrr....send me some warm weather please!!!!!!!!!
OK, moms of babies and babies to be....I love Robeez shoes! They are the best! Babies aren't supposed to wear shoes until they start walking, according to the doctors. but sometimes, it's too cold for just socks. Robeez shoes are soft soled and too cute! Coop got a pair for Christmas and I just bought him another pair today that look like sneakers! Check them out at .I think that might be the link.... Spencer was living in warm LA at the time, so he didn't really need them, though I did want to get him some, but we never did. I love seeing baby toes, too...I don't think he even wore socks very much either. Poor Coop needs them!
If my Chicago relatives read this, please don't hate me for the weather remarks, I know you are still having snow! I feel for you....

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you had a happy day filled with love and the people you love! We sure did! Spence was so excited to get all kinds of goodies at daycare...cupcakes, valentine cards, candy! We made cookies and he decorated them for his friends. Joe and I went out for a good steak dinner, alone time! He spoiled me and got me an Epson Picture Mate Photo printer! yay! It will help me scrapbook, too. I know, I know, most people don't recommend getting them because it is cheaper to get the pics developed, but when I am scrapping at 11 PM and need that one picture or want to change a pic in a frame right now...well, it would be nice. I will still develop my pics at Costco, but have some options. Thanks, baby!
Congrats to the Taylor family on the birth of Katelyn Grace! Katelyn actually came on her due date, Feb. 14th! First baby I know that came on the due date, I think. Michelle is her mom and a wonderful Bible study leader. She has been waiting (not so patiently...heehee) for little Katelyn. She actually went on semi-bedrest at about 20 weeks, I think. But Katelyn hung in there and didn't come early!
have a great day!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

It has been...

so warm here lately! It makes me HaPpY!!!! I have been taking the boys out to play, barefoot and all. They love it! Spencer runs around like crazy! This weekend we are going to work in the backyard and fill up his sandbox. He is also going to see Curious George with daddy. He says, "I get popcorn? Soda?" The kid loves to snack! he only gets it every once in a while.

He's finally going to bed better, it only takes abput 10 minutes to get him settled after lights out. He has to be tucked in the "right way", with covers and then "meep-meep" (his blanket) on top. Silly boy! Plus, I have to shoo the monsters out. "Go home, monsters. Take your bath!" Did his repeated watchings of Monsters, Inc. backfire?

So, when do you know that you are done having kids? I THINK we are done, but then some days I think about having a another baby. A girl would be nice. But two is a good number. Even. One for each of us. Two wonderful boys. I always did prefer babysitting boys. But lately, Joe is saying, "Two is perfect. But three is so much fun." And we both grew up in 3 kid families. Oh, I don't know...I think moms have this innate desire for babies, little tiny ones, I've heard that never goes away. But does that mean I need another one???? Hmmm...I guess this is to be continued. NO, we are NOT trying. Coop is not sleeping through the night yet, so i CAN'T even think about it yet!

Speaking of sleep, last night I had the most sleep I've had in 8 months. Felt good, real I should get off the computer and go hang with joe. he's actually at home tonight (but watching a TV show I don't care for) the way, if you are in need of an appraisor, JOE is available ANYWHERE in CA! They have the software at work to be able to appraise the entire state! He'll come to you! (We'll'll be a getaway and i think we can write it off, too!) So call him....or email him (let me know if you need his email!).

Monday, February 06, 2006


So, what are your New Year's Resolutions? Are you keeping them? I am trying of my many (hee-hee) is to be more stylish. the last few years I have been wearing more casual clothes (i'd rather shop for the boys than me) and not doing much in the hair and makeup department. So...I ordered the Bare Escentuals make up last month and now I have chopped my hair and gotten layers. I even had my eyebrows waxed for the first time! Joe took me shopping, but of course, this always happens to me, i couldn't find anything I liked! Whenever I am broke, then I can find tons! Oh well..just means I'll have to go shop again. :-) Somewhere other than HERE. So, I'll try to post a pic of my new hair when I can get on the laptop again. Joe is SUPER busy and is hardly home. :-( BUT we know it's just for a while, until he gets enough clients to keep him very busy. He is doing well. :-)

I almost started crying today looking at my Spencer. In 2 1/2 years he'll be starting kindergarten. My baby boy is growing up! It's so true, they grow SO fast! Enjoy it while you can! He is just amazing me everyday. When I got home with my new hair, I asked him if he liked it. He said, "Yes, Mommy. It's pretty!" My little man! He had so much fun making "mocamole" (as he calls guacamole) with Daddy yesterday for the Super Bowl. Was it me or were the calls unfairly against Seattle? I know nothing about football, but Joe kept mentioning it and sure enough, when I started looking for it, I could see the calls were in Pittsburgh's favor...maybe I am making NO sense at all...forgive me, I don't know much 'bout football. the football games in high school? An excuse to walk around, checking out the guys and see what the plans are after the game! I don't think I watched one game!
Sorry, Bears, even though you were an awesome team!!!! #1! When I was a freshman at UCSB, sports people said, "Oh, you're from Merced? You have a great team!" Either that, or "You're from Merced? Do you know Steven Stayner?" No, I only saw him once, in a video store. The movie about him came out right before college.
OK, enough rambling....