Thursday, February 18, 2010

yes, we did have snow and I never showed you.

Okay, okay, so it wasn't quite tomorrow, but I'm here now. I'm back. It's been a busy couple of days. We are putting in new carpet Saturday, (yay!!!) so I've been emptying out all the rooms upstairs. It's a strange task. I can't decide if I want to spring clean EVERY little nook and cranny, if I want to paint, or if I just think I need to put it all in boxes and move. We've been in this house longer than anywhere else, and so it's a very forgotten but familiar feeling of having the empty rooms. The ones with the kids sleeping on their mattress on the bedroom floor and nothing else in the room. At all. They echo again. I want to say I'm more than half done, but I doubt it. The fullest, messiest room is last. The toy room/office. All those toys... two desks... no fun! Man Matt has it easy traveling all week like he does. Come home Friday night just in time to say good job. 4 rooms isn't bad though, right?! I still have tomorrow. :)

So anyway, the infamous snow here in the ATL. Everyone else has their pictures up, but not us. I got tired of feeling left out, and wanted to share. It was my kids favorite day EVER. Really. They've prayed for snow every night since. Maybe should move. But do you see that snow??? It made me SO homesick. That was Utah snow right there! Big huge flakes. The kind you can make snowman out of. Have snowball fights, and have stick around for two days. Oh, I really did love it! And this first picture. I love that too!

Here's Ase and I on our way back home. She was too cold to really "sled" but managed to love running through the snow covered field.

Helping Nutmeg get back up the hill after a run down.

Think she's having fun at all? Didn't think so.

Throwing snowballs at me. Turkey.

Yup. This is why I called it "sledding". Should it be lidding? Just doesn't sound right. That and no one but us Southerners would possibly know what I'm talking about.

Okay, maybe one of my faves. She was having a snowball fight with Matt. Can you just see the fun factor written all over her face?
And I LOVED watching the kiddos build their snowman (well, and then two more for the neighbors!)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On the 6th week of....

I know. I really need to be posting normal pictures in between these, if I'm going to do these. I'm going to loose everyone really quick here! And trust me, I have another one coming... tomorrow. But here's the kiddo's last week. mmm. Love these guys! (oh and please don't judge that Ase is wearing the same outfit two days that week. I'm sure it was actually two days in a row. shhh! guess I kind hide it anymore!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Week 5

So I was going to talk about something a little more interesting, but I didn't have anything more interesting. Today was a nothing day for sure. I did get to go to school and help Nutmeg in class... which I usually love... but had a hard time staying awake. It was cute, but not the same. Tried out some unsuccessful shopping. Watched a lifetime movie over lunch, and napped when the kids got home from school. Poor kids. Thank goodness they don't mind playing instead of doing homework. They were a little confused when it was time to go to bed and I told them not to worry about homework, but I think they were okay. ;)

So instead of waiting to post this tomorrow, and telling you some great story about today, I figured I'd keep it real. There was no story. I'd probably still be in my pj's, if it wasn't for me going into the school. I have to get going tomorrow. You should see what this place is turning into. And the fridge. Impressive! So glad we have the food storage we have, although I do realize we could NEVER, ever live off it for too long! Ahh, one more thing on that list to do.

Instead of words for this week, since it would be rather short... here's the pictures instead. Imagine they were great, wonderful days full of fun and adventure. We'll leave it at that!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Enough just isn't enough

Do you ever have those days where you just feel you need more of something? But you don't know what it is? Today was one of those days. I just couldn't figure it out.

More of a clean house (which is usually all it takes for me to feel better)? Nope, tried that and still felt like I was looking. Like I was hungry.
Talking to one of the people who usually always makes me smile? Nope.
Worked on the computer? Caught up on every blog of everyone I know? Payed bills and finished all the HSA forms? Got more sleep? Took an extra long shower? Organized? Read? Spend time with my husband? Time without my husband? Shopping? Clothes? Food? NOTHING???

I just couldn't figure out what it was that felt like I needed more of. This constant almost starving feeling for which I couldn't fill the appetite. Somehow amidst all this I was able to get out the door to our church's youth group, which I work with. And funny thing, it filled me up. I was content and happy. It seemed to be exactly what I needed. But then I got home and was back to that same starving feeling. Then it hit me. There was a great spirit at the activity. And of all the things I tried.... to fill my spirit was not one of them. Sad. How is it that sometimes the most basic and important thing is the forgotten one. I hate that I can be such a slow learner. So here's to adding fuel in the right direction. Besides, I won't go broke or gain ten pounds on this one. ;) Hopefully I won't be so hungry by tomorrow!

You didn't really believe me, did you?

You didn't really think i would get the weekly colllage up ON TIME every week did you? Somehow, although it's been a good thing, my computer hasn't been a big part of my life this last week. I know. Read it again. Slowly. On that note, I'm REALLY REALLY behind on all computer work. So first thing up... the blog of course! I mean really.
Of course it is.

So here is our last week. We had some sick days, and some days where I wish they were still sick days. But it's okay. We made it!