Tuesday, April 27, 2010

too many...


I have started my clean out process before we move... and discovered that I have over 60 pairs of shoes! Craziness! As I was going through which ones to get ride of I kept saying, "I just have to..." to convince myself to be ok with putting them in the give away pile. I still didn't get rid of a ton, but plan to do this once a month and get my shoes down to the least amount as possible. So if you are wanting to buy me shoes- don't and if I want to buy shoes- tell me not to! As sad as that makes me, because I love shoes, it has to be true!

This is my "get rid of" pile... I added about 10 more pairs when all was said and done... I am getting there!

Here is a list of other items I need to start sorting through to get rid of:
  • work out clothes
  • scarfs
  • jackets (will I really need over 20 jackets in the desert??)
  • regular clothes
  • kitchen stuff
  • bathroom stuff
  • stuff in my guest room closet
  • craft stuff
  • my t-shirts
  • stuff in our computer desk
  • CD's
  • pictures/frames
I need my little sister to come help me with this project- she is the queen at getting rid of stuff & having empty drawers in her dresser- who does that??

Friday, April 23, 2010

nanny momma

Chase has given me a new name: "Nanny Momma"... and I am actually quite fond of it! A few weeks ago we kept our friends, Drew & Jord's, girls (Kead & Sayla) for the weekend (Thursday afternoon- Sunday) and then this past week I had my regular two boys- Hays & Will plus Kead & Sayla on Monday & Wednesday while Jord was in Guatemala with our church & Drew was working... so I got to experience what is is like to have four kids under the age of 3!! Pure craziness I tell you... but super fun at the same time. Although I can't tell you Chase & I will be having 4 kids under the age of 3 anytime soon.

Here are a few pictures from our week...

popsicles for snack!
we also played "movie theater" and watched Aladdin - I actually got all of them to sit, watch and snack on cheerios and pretzels for about 5 minutes or so... at least long enough to get this picture. I also had about 20 minutes both days where all four kids were sleeping/resting- pretty amazing if I must say.
I had to take a picture of this book because I think I have it memorized. Hays loves this book. We read it almost everyday before nap time. He is even starting to quote it! I guess it is a good one because it is teaching him how to eat healthy food! But a new book would be nice every once and a while :) I guess not in a three-year-olds mind.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

week with mom!

I just got back from a whole week hanging out in Albuquerque with my mom, sister & Andy. It was so great. I got to sleep in, learned how to quilt! (well sort of.. a post on this later), cooked lettuce wraps, went to tea, got pedicures, decorated head bands, watched about 8 episodes of the new series, "Parenthood"- have any of you watched that? For some reason I got really into it!- saw great friends & did a little support raising and great quality time with mom!

As much as I LOVE my new job, it was nice to be kid-less for a week! Here are a few pics!

sewing in mom's awesome craft room... wish I had half her craft space/supplies.

my head bands! why pay $25+ for these when you can make them for less than $1.50?

tea at the new St. James Tea Room!

lettuce wraps!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh Glorious Day!

Oh Glorious Day
"One day when heaven
Is filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to
Be born of a virgin
He dwelt among men, my example is He

Living He loved me
Dying He saved me
Buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified
Freely forever
One day He's coming
Oh, Glorious Day
Oh, Glorious Day

One day they led Him
Up calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him
To die on a tree
Suffering anguish
Despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose o'er
Death He had conquered
Now is ascended
My lord evermore

Oh, Glorious Day
Oh, Glorious Day"

Happy Easter! Thank you for living Jesus!

Brooke & I helped cook Easter dinner this year. Really yummy ham...
(we used orange juice & clementines instead of the tangerines)

Asparagus bundles.. loved these! We also had pistachio salad, green bean casserole & homemade sourdough rolls!

for dessert we had a hot pink Mint chocolate chip ice cream cake from Baskin Robins... a fmaily favorite!
My sister & I Easter morning! We spent it in Knott, Texas this year with my dad & Linda.

Easter night we had a dinner at Drew & Jord's house with our Arab friends... so fun!