Monday, August 18, 2008

Scuba Diving

I got the opportunity to have a scuba diving class and took it. Boy was I glad I did. I love love loved it! The scuba instructors showed us how to do everything and then we went under the water for an hour. I really want to get scuba certified but it costs $350 and we dont have the extra money to do that. Want to make a donation? lol Anyways if you ever get the chance to do it you definatly should. I think I found what Im supposed to do in life along with being a race car driver (which I want to do someday to) oh and an aesthetician. Watch out world here I come.....well at least after all the kids are in school I can start.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kid Rock

Okay so I like Kid Rocks new song then I saw his video and thought wow that would be so much fun.. I would like to have a whole summer to stay on the lake with a boat with my hubby and friends. No worries just fun!


So me and Tony are wanting to get a flat screen tv and we are selling our current tv with the armoire. We are selling both for $300 obo (no decent offer refused) Nothing wrong with either the tv nor the armoire. The tv is a 36" and the armoire is from Krauss furniture store and is a very nice sturdy solid wood piece. Pass the word on to anyone looking for one. We really want our new TV.


Okay so normally Im pretty capable of dealing with noise and such (since growing up in a house with 9 other siblings) but man has something really struck a nerve with me lately. Well its kinda been happening for a while now but seriously just recently has it started buggin me again. As some of you know we live next to a drainage area and behind our home is a big orange grove. Well some fools like to drive their ATV's through our driveway, run over our plant and go back into the groves to ride. To solve this problem we stuck a big landscape rock there...did that deter them? NO they just go on the other side of it! So we make a small sign and put it on a stake...did that deter them? NOPE They just have no clue that we want them to stay off our property and quit running over our plants. I dont know what to do about it now. Any clever ideas? The day after the rain last week we saw mud prints from the ATV's so I decided to take pictures. Heres one! Oh and thats not all...when we are in our backyard playing and they decided to ride 100 mph and kick up all sorts of dust it blows into our backyard and we have to run away from it. Its so annoying and loud. Oh ya that also reminds me of another annoying thing they do. They decide its okay to ride at 10pm. Its loud and it keeps my kids awake. Okay enough of my vent!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I guess this turned out long

So i just wanted to come blog about whatever because I feel like it! I guess I don't really have something specific to talk about so I guess I will just type and see what comes out of it. Did you all enjoy that rain we got last night? I love it when it rains except that if its windy too we have to move Tonys car that is parked next to a big tree that is leaning and we fear it will fall over one of these times. The tree is so big and beautiful but man its a pain in the ass. We have to trim that darn thing at least once a week because it grows so dang fast. We have to pull out the ladder and trimmers and if we don't put the clippings in the trash right away the leaves dry out and make a huge mess. But if garage day isn't the next day it makes the trash a musty and dewy stinky smelly ugghhh. Oh well! Oh and the stupid builder or landscaper (I don't know who to blame) planted this tree right on top of our water line so if the tree does topple then we hope it doesn't rip out our pipes.
We got Aubreys ears pierced Saturday. She had been asking for a while and we thought she was responsible enough to take care of them so we took her..... I think I was more nervous than her. She hopped up onto the chair and the lady did one ear at a time, each time Aubrey didnt jump, cry or even say ouch. The employees were amazed and needless to say so was I . She loves them and they are so cute on her. I don't have a picture yet but I will put one up soon.
Something Ive been trying to do is life and my house.. As a whole me and Tony collectively decided that we will not allow anybody in our lives that will be a negative impact on us and our kids. We are striving to make our lives more positive and happy. (not that it wasn't before but we want to keep it that way) There is a specific person that we know that has just not given us any kind of good vibes and has shown some negative reactions to situations that the person has happened to deal with. Also the behavior and temper is frightening to me and Tony. We believe that this person is capable of something unimaginably saddning and hurtful and so we will not allow our children to be suseptable to see this behavior and action this person portraits. As for our home....we have been (slowly) trying to go to each room and get rid of anything broken, unusable or something that is just junk. We've done the kids toys (twice) and everyones clothes. I need to encourage Tony to get in the garage, its full in there. I should take before and after pictures huh?!?!?! We dejunked our computer room by buying a smaller desk with drawers and put things away in the correct spots and it made the room look bigger and cleaner. The list can go on and on but I will prevail.....I will be junk free someday!
I dont know why I have been thinking about this practically daily but Christmas is 6 months away. Its going to creep up on us so fast! Ive been asking the kids about what they want Santa to bring them.. They really haven't said much except Weston wants (and needs) a new bike. His bike is starting to get little for him. Aubrey hasn't specified anything yet. Tony just told me he wanted to start putting up lights before Thanksgiving. I'm not so sure about that. Every year he wants to put up a gazillion lights and decorations. I guess its his favorite holiday or something. *giggle* This year will be different. Although it will be Sage's 2nd Christmas she will be crawling around (maybe walking) and pulling the decorations off the tree. Maybe we will put some type of cute barrier around it. Got any cute ideas you crafty ladies out there (Coco, Bobbi, Monica, Kristin)? You know that song "I cry the day that I take the tree down" well that is the complete opposite of me. I cant wait to take the decorations down and have my home back to its original self. Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas and that holiday season but I cant stand having wall to wall stuff everywhere. (hence the decluttering)
Well I guess this post turned out longer than I expected being that I thought I didn't have much to say but I guess I spilled out what was on my mind. Talk to you all later.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

First day of School

Here are some pictures of the long awaited first day of KINDERGARTEN and 2nd Grade! Most of you who know Aubrey know that she is very shy and timid when it comes to people she doesn't know even kids her own age. I was so nervous the whole week before school and stayed awake at night thinking all the things that could happen. Well so Wednesday night, the night before school, we were helping the kids get their backpacks ready. Aubreys reply was "no its in 10 days"! Then my mind started to race thinking oh no is she getting nervous. agghhh noooo! In the morning we got ready and Aubrey was soooo excited. The kids got ready really fast and we even had 20 minutes for them to just watch cartoons before we had to leave. We get there and I was ready to put up a fight. I thought she would be attached to my hip or crying. NOPE! She went off and played on the playground the whole time.....I didn't even have to tell her to go and play. When the whistle blew she lined up and went inside and said "bye mom". I couldn't believe it. Aubrey isn't my little girl anymore. Same thing happened the 2nd day too. WoW! As for Weston he has the same teacher for 2nd grand as he did 1st grade. I like how the school does that because then the teacher knows the student and their behavior and learning ways. I really like his teacher..... and so does Weston. So I wasn't nervous for Weston to go to school at all. He always has been my easy child! He was wanting to go back to school weeks ago. He was so excited to see all his friends again.

Aubrey all ready to go! The backpack is just as big as her!

Weston all ready to go! Hes a pro at it now!

Aubrey lined up ready to go inside.

Weston swinging with his friends!

Here are some pictures of the kids on MEET THE TEACHER DAY!