Monday, February 28, 2011

I wish blogger had an app

I also wish I could lay in bed all day eating chocolate covered pretzels and watching Beverly Hills 90210 re-runs. This weekend was CRAZY!!! Saturday felt like 5 days long. We did taxes, we shopped, we ate Costco hot dogs, we did cartwheels, and we partied. A lot was done and we were so tired as 10:00pm rolled around.
After waking up from a busy Saturday we rolled into Sunday and Chad called the campground for an update on snow. Uhhh yes they said, 2 1/2 feet and it was sticking. There went the laundry and room cleaning and organizing planned for the day. Insert rushing around, layers of clothes, laughing, yelling, crying baby, DVDs for the car trip, laundry baskets used to hold food, snacks and more clothes. Mittens, jackets, scarves, hats, sleds, make shift sleds, shoes, tons of shoes, blankets, water, camera and the kitchen sink. We made it out in under 50min. I think it was a record. 3 children and 2 adults layered up and ready for the snow. And boy did it not disappoint. Our camp ground was covered with snow. This post is useless without pics and I have to post some but even without the pictures, the memories of this trip will last. Julia made the first hill to sled down. Jackson added a bump to it so that everyone could break there butt on it. James was thrilled with all the snow but not so thrilled with his gloves that would not stay on. Poor baby had frozen hands. After sledding Julia's hill and having a snowball fight with mama getting the baby in the side of the head, we ventured over to another part of the campgrounds that had a very steep hill. This is were we had the daddy snow hill. It was the longest run all day and it was awesome! Again pictures would be good here. So some lessons learned. Layers are good. When you build a snowman do not leave it unprotected because some punk kids will ruin it. Make sure your 2 1/2 year olds gloves fit. Bring pillows and blankets for the ride home because everyone passed out.

I kept saying to Chad how happy I was that we bailed on our "stay at home and work" plans to take this opportunity for a snow day. We don't typically get this opportunity so it was a blessing. Another blessing was the fact that we had the whole place to ourselves. The campgrounds were empty so it made it easy to maneuver around. Our little secret hideaway.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Oh bloggie bloggie.......

Man oh man where have I been? Losing 10 lbs is where... taking care of three kids, harvesting lemons and lettuce. Planning my great escape from work. Kids just had dentist apts and guess what... no cavities!!! They were supper proud of themselves and so was I. This is a big deal because they have had some issues in the past and it was nice to not have to go through that again.

Chad and I are planning a trip to the northern coast for a few days. Oh ok.. I am doing all the planning and hoping that wine tasting, spa dates, boat trips and awesome restaurants will make us both happy. I have this knack for trip planning. I tend to over plan sometimes but can be fluid if certain things don't work out. I love to find hidden gems and since this is a road trip I have been lucky enough to find a ton.

So I took all of my blog posts from last year and printed them out and put them in my 2010 photo album. It worked really well because I had about 4-5 posts for each month and it acts as my journaling. I have been using Becky Higgins products for these albums the last few years and I am really enjoying the way they work for my family.

Really nothing much else to ad to my little ole blog. Just livin the dream and trying to keep everyone healthy through Winter.

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