happily ever after: February 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cleaning the House & a Tour

There is just something about Saturdays and getting chores done. It's all good. So as the guys were outside doing chores, and in the garage doing chores and in the attic doing chores....I got to stay inside, doing what I love best. Nesting. (No, I'm not pregnant.)

My kitchen is wonderful, I absolutely love it. The sunshine, it makes me a happy-happy girl.

It came with this island, that has become 'kitchen central', all my pots, pans & lids are in the drawers. So handy.

It's an 'eat-in kitchen', love this, that the whole family congregates here, breakfast & lunch, while I cook and serve it up. Sweetie found this little table when we were first married and refinished it, it's precious.

A view to the back deck, and where dog & cats sit and whimper till we let them in. Or certain neighbor boys come knockin', wantin' to play.

Counter by the stove, and where all the music is played in the house. Those are my salt & pepper bowls, makes its so much easier and fun while cookin'.

Coffee central, and my favorite place in the morning. Mmmmm, I can taste tomorrow mornins' coffee. And yes, that's all our vitamins. Mmmmm, I can taste the burping of those fish oil capsules. So tasty.

Love these glass cupboards, and it helped that all my dishes are white. This is also 'appliance alley'. I have WAY too many appliances, and not enough places to store them, plus I use them ALL THE TIME, so putting them away is just a pain.

This is our itty-bitty fridge. This came with the house, and what with the buyers of our other house beggin' for the fridge, I'm now stuck with this beauty. I'm thankful that we have our extra fridge in the garage. I just have to clean this baby out every couple of days to make sure that nothing is getting pushed to the back and wasted. Someday, I might get a real 'grown-up' fridge, till then, 'itty-bitty' will have to do. It also doesn't have an ice maker, so my boys got to learn about the art of making ice, re-filling the ice trays and not just stealin' 2 out of the tray and putting it back. They had no idea what these things were before we got this fridge. So I'm thinking it's completely worth it.

The little hallway going to the 'fancy dining room'. I'm a lover of the wreath.

Again, the phone wall and cookbook shelves. That bookcase is a total piece of junk, but I spray painted it and decided it looks charming.

And now follow me upstairs, we'll check out the laundry room....

This new house, doesn't have a laundry room, it has a laundry closet. But it is on the second floor, so I'm not complaining. And of course I still found a way to put my stamp on it and make it all cutesy.

I love me some baskets, bummer I couldn't put labels on these shelves. A very sad thing.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Last Saturday we woke up to this. Gorgeous, and we had nothing going on that day, just a cozy-lazy day at home together.

"Snow Caps"

We celebrated Valentine's Day...someone sent me roses...he might like me a little.

Sweetie took me out, we used a gift card we had for the Cheesecake Factory, yummo. Coffee, walkin' the mall, and a movie. A perfect night.

I'm sorry, but I just had to show you what it's like living in this house with Jr. High boys. Yes, all three of them! It's mud, don't worry. But when you're sitting intently at your desk trying to focus and get some work done and all of a sudden this is thrown at you, well, one might scream. Yes, he got the reaction he was looking for, the goober.

A little family portrait for you, though we couldn't seem to get Sweetie into the picture, but that's okay, he wasn't exactly in the smiling mood....do you see what's parked behind us? Do you see that guy walking up to the side of the car? Yep. And for the record, it was Jay this time, NOT ME!! And on the way to church! (I believe that makes it special.) And some friends passed us on their way to church. (I believe that makes it more special.)

Check out Dave's outfit, what a stud. Don't blow up the picture and look at his hair, he might be gettin' a bit crazy with the gel, I'm no longer allowed to fuss at him and his hair. Ugh.

Happy week everybody, enjoy!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Baby Dave

Here it is, the post. THE post. The post that will make me cry. Do you see the sacrifice I make for you guys. Feel the love.

See these two. Father and Baby Son. These two, they melt my heart.

Here they are again. Two peas in a pod, these two. Very annoying.

They are right now in California for 8 days, EIGHT DAYS PEOPLE! Seriously, a Mama Bear should not be separated from her cub for 8 days. It's just not good.

Good for me I have this guy,

he's my boy, my hero, my heart and very much loves his Mama. He's good for my sad times. And ladies, watch out, cuz he's gonna be the most wonderful husband and father some day. Not now, cuz, ew, he's only 14. But in about 10 years, come talk to me, we'll see if you measure up.

Okay, sorry, back to Baby Dave.....

My baby, 2 days old. Precious, and for some reason a little red.

Big brother meeting him for the first time, love the grimace face, Dave still makes that face whenever I make them hug each other. Aw, the brotherly love.

Oh, my heart overfloweth. I can still smell him, baby powder and those cheeks. So very tasty.

Oh how I love these guys.

Always lovin' the playtime with Dad. (lovin' that stache, Sweetie!)

Be still my heart.

Dave and Buzz, his little buddy that he carried EVERYWHERE and slowly ate him. We were thinking the kid might need help, but gratefully none of his other toys got eaten. But it does explain a sort of vitamin deficiency.

On Uncle Mike & Aunt Vicki's boat. Love those lips.

He's always had a bit of some 'Papa head hair', and very proud of it.

Aw, look, he loves his mama too.
(Notice, I totally cut out the rest of the family to make it look like it's just the two of us. See Sweetie tryin' to hone in on our picture. Whatever.)

His first time to Disneyland. He was almost 3. I love him in his sweats, so cuddly. Oh, that face, that dimple! Come here, let me kiss you!

Baby Love, come home quickly, I miss you. You're 12 now, can I still call you Baby Love?

Oh, I almost forgot....

Yee-Haw, a double whammy! Aw, the joys of being boys and living in the country!

It's good to be me.