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Another great day

In Family on February 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

We had a wonderful day again yesterday…even though we spent a ton of money.  Oh well, easy come easy go.

Our first stop yesterday was WG & R, it seems like we are stopping there every weekend for the past month.  A few weeks ago we ordered a new brown leather couch to go in our family room.  But, the more we looked around the house we realized that we needed a total upgrade.  We have a few nice pieces but our couch and love seat are just not what we want anymore.  They have no stains or tears but we wanted to update to something better.  So, while there yesterday we got a black leather couch for our living room, a love seat with black leather back and blue/gray material (to match my chair that is staying upstairs) and a brown patterned chaise that will complete the family room.  So, now we will have mostly new furniture for our family room and living room.  Unfortunately it is going to be about 3 weeks before this will be delivered, wish it was coming sooner.

We also decided a few weeks back that we were going to upgrade the girls beds.  They each have twin beds now but they are less than comfortable.  So, we have decided to go all out and get them queen beds.  This way if they decide to crawl out of bed in the middle of the night (which has been a common occurrence lately) they will have a big enough bed to lay together, or we will have a nice comfortable bed to lay in with them.  So we headed to Walmart.  We needed to do our grocery shopping anyway and they have some pretty awesome memory foam mattresses there for a reasonable price.  Did the grocery shopping but they had no queen size mattresses.  So, off to the mall.  We really were only going to stop at Target to see what they had but ended up poking around a little bit.  Of course had to hit Gymboree (where I bought some MORE clothes for the girls, but hey, I did earn Gymbucks) and also hit Younkers where we got an awesome set of knives for super cheap because it was a door buster.  But, I was the happiest when the hubby decided to stop at Fred Meyer Jewelers.  He lost a diamond out of his wedding band a while back and stopped wearing it.  To be honest I was never a huge fan of the ring anyway and have been wanting him to get a new one.  It has been a struggle because he never wants to spend the money.  But, we found a beautiful ring yesterday and I convinced him to buy it.  It is stainless steel with rose gold through the middle and a small diamond in the center.  He has never been one for anything flashy so this suited him perfectly.  And I love the way it looks.  I am hoping to find something along the same lines to wear on my right hand but we’ll see.

So, no bed items yet.  We left the mall and headed to Verlo.  We bought bed frames and box springs which will be delivered on Wednesday.  And, I ordered the mattresses and they should be here by Wednesday too.  So, now we just need to get bedding and by Wednesday night we’ll have some new bedroom sets for the girls.  I can’t wait!

Today we have to try and get some MORE things done around the house and the girls have full dress rehearsal for Annie.  They are getting so excited – now we just have to determine who is all coming.  I can’t wait to see how they do, it should be really cute.

And now I will leave you with Beans quote of the day “That was so intensable!”  (she means intense, lol)

Happy Sunday everyone!


Boogie down with the sickness

In Family on February 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

Wow – it seems like no matter what we do we can’t shake the sickness from the house.  I went to the doctor yesterday and got put back on Amoxycillin.  I have a double ear infection, the start of a sinus infection and the flu.  The doctor said that there is an AWFUL strain of this flu going around that includes body aches, fever, chills and sometimes throwing up or diarrhea.  Well, I have the fever, body aches and chills but thankfully the other two have left me alone.

But, this morning Mini got up and had a little cough/throw up of phlegm in the sink.  No big deal, at least that is what I thought.  She’s actually the one that gave this to me I think because she was sick last week Friday with a fever of 102.6.  But, a little while ago she threw up again.  Looks like it might be a LONG weekend.  Now if we can keep Tim and Beans healthy it will be amazing.

Lysol has been sprayed and we’ve gone over the basics of hand washing and all that stuff.  Hopefully this will leave and the rest of us will stay healthy.  After me and both of the girls have pneumonia and Beans having an ear infection and now this (all within the last two months) it is way past time for us to get better.

On a lighter note on Thursday night we had a fantastic meal at Happy Joe’s to help raise money for Mended Little Heart of the Fox Valley.  It is always so nice to get together with other heart families and swap stories.  And the pizza was really very good (we got the taco pizza).  The girls had a lot of fun playing in the game room and now Beans wants to have her birthday there.  We’ll see if that lasts.

Well, off to take care of myself and my family.  Hope you all have a great Saturday!

Go Pack Go

In Family on February 7, 2011 at 11:32 am

Ok, I admit it.  I am not a Packer fan (hear the boo’s from anyone that is near me).  I know, living 20 minutes from Titletown – how can I utter these words?  I don’t know, I just never have been.  The 49ers have been my favorite team as long as I can remember.  Is it because I can stand the way the people go crazy for their Packers?  Maybe.  I’m sure that every state has great fans but I think the fact that the Green Bay Packers are owned by the community and are located in small town makes a huge difference.  Add that to the fact that it truly is the “home” of football and it just makes them even more crazy, lol!

All this said I was happy that they made it to the Super Bowl.  It does so much for the community and they really do have a ton of heart.  My hubby is a DIE HARD Packer fan and even the girls got into it.  But, the game didn’t hold their interest for too long.  I always like watching but do so mostly for the commercial.  None really stood out for me but I did love the one with Darth Vadar and Volkswagen.  I have to admit that it was a great game and I was thrilled that the Packers won.  Now I just wish it was all over but I can tell you, this will be talked about for AT LEAST another week, lol!

I am so glad to have you visit my site.  It has been way to long again but with the new design I plan on posting on a much more regular basis.  I will also be shutting down my recipe site and moving all of my recipes here so hope you enjoy those as well.

Take care all!