Friday, September 14, 2012

luke mommy date

last night, chick fil a had a mother son date knight.  you had to make reservations. 

when we got there, we were greeted by a hostess who showed us to our table.


the tables were all decorated with a tablecloth and everything

we had a waitress come take our order.  our waitresses name was Taylor.


and they brought our food out on plates.


they even had menus for us



during dinner, the cow came out and you could dress up like a knight to take pictures.  luke is always mesmerized by the cow.

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luke also got to color his own shield

after dinner, we got free ice cream cone cone or a mini sundae



we both had a really fun time. it was nice going out with


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

too fast

today, august 8, 2012,was luke’s first day of school.  i can’t believe i have a child old enough for kindergarten.


he was SO EXCITED to start school.  he is riding the bus this year.   Luke has  some friends from our apartment complex that he was looking forward to ride the bus with.

luke, & sara, waiting for the bus






getting on the bus…



the girls waiting for luke to get home…


getting off the bus…


Luke said he had an AWESOME first day!!  i’m really glad he had such a great day.  it was a bittersweet day for me. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

new living room

a couple weeks ago, we decided to finally change our living room.  we have been wanting a different couch for a while now.we ended up getting a little bigger couch than originally planned, but we found this couch for the same price as a smaller sectional.  AWESOME DEAL!!!!

Unfortunately,  i don’t have a pictured of our old couch.  but, i LOVE our new couch.


since we got a bigger couch than planned, we needed to now upgrade our tv.

our old tv

new tv


our old tv and couch made our ling room feel so small.  we were limited aas to how we could arrange furniture.   we are  still a bit limited now, but the room seems much more open.  it seems to be a lot easier to keep clean.


the thing that really started this whole redecoration was that we wanted to make room for a dining room table.  we made a trip to ikea to check out a few specific tables.  jeff spotted this one and really liked it.  again, not what we originally went for, but actually, better.  


it was PERFECT for us.  but what if we have company, you ask?  the best part of the table… each end has a pull out leaf.


we decided that since the kids were getting older that it was important to have a table where we could ALL sit together to eat.  having a table makes a HUGE difference.  before, all we had was a little kids table. 

Anywway, now we turn off the tv during meal time and luke and sara like to say the prayer.  it has been a FATASTIC change for us and WE LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Seeing if this app works on my tablet

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ashley’s 1!!!!

this past sunday, we had some family over to celebrate ashley’s birthday.  she turned 1 on november 30.  On sunday morning, luke helped me make some cupcakes.

ashley got her own cupcake.

she liked it.  after she had hers, she would walk around waiting for someone to set theirs down, and she would steal it.

then luke helped her open presents.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2 weeks

2 weeks ago our vacuum died.  we have had this vacuum since we got married, 61/2 years ago.  we LOVE it.  it’s a bissell lift off bagless vacuum.  AWESOME vacuum..


WHAT HAPPENED:  the cord,plug thing that attaches the canister to the base melted.   nice-huh?


we tried to just see if they sold the replacement parts so jeff could fix it.  but, from what i could see, they only sold half of what we needed.

anyway, i called bissell to see if there was anything i could do.  and GUESS WHAT????   they told me to cut the cord, send it to them with the prepaid shipping label they emailed me, and when they got that they would send me another vacuum.  WHAT???? REALLY??? a NEW vacuum?? ( well, re-manned) but still. for FREE!!!!!

in the meantime, my friend and neighbor, heidi, let me borrow their spare vacuum.

it was also a bissell.  kinda like a stick vacuum.  

i appreciated the loan, thanks heidi.  because i didn’t know what i was going to do without a vacuum for 2 weeks. 

well, yesterday i got my new vacuum.  it’s a bissell muticyclonic pet vacuum (also a lift off and bagless). SWEET!!!!

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one of the things i missed about my vacuum(besides the lift off canister) was how long the cord was.  seriously, i could vacuum my ENTIRE apartment without unplugging it.  well, i am so excited that this new vacuum has the long cord as well.


Monday, October 17, 2011

halloween fun

on friday, tanner came over and we did a few halloween crafts.  we made candy necklaces. 


we put stickers on a pumpkin and ghost.

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and then when jeff got home from work, we put together a halleween graveyard.


and made ghost cookies



a few days later, i made some witch cookies

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i used this neat thing mom got me to help me frost things.  it works pretty well.  it also comes with about 8 differnt tips.