Thursday, July 24, 2008


The rules are as follows for this chain letter:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Write six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your blog entry is up
This is my first tag
1. I love rain storms but hate thunderstorms
2. I love to lay on the grass and look up at big white puffy clouds.
3. I love having the windwo open and the wind blowing the curtains
4. I love listening to my children laugh over the baby monitor
5. I need help getting organized
6. I enjoy curling up with a good book
I am not sure how to link to other Kami, Katie, Gigi, Mel, and Valerie you are it

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I hate car dealerships

Let me first start off by telling a quick story. Last night Michael and I went to check out the Dodge gas deal and their new vans with low prices and great interest rates. Long story short, they were only going to give us $4000 trade in for our 2005 minivan and they thought a $499.00/month payment was a great deal. Michael and I just laughed at them. We thought that was hilarious. Needless to say we were a little disappointed in the end, but still laughing.

We bought a new fire pit earlier this week and we tried it out on monday for family home evening. It is really a nice amenity. We were able to relax outside and the kids roasted marshmellows. Michael has wanted one of these for a long time and he was thrilled he found one on sale.

Elisia at the Jim Gill concert at the library.
Jim Gill is a local kids musician that sings silly songs with his banjo. It was a fun concert for the family. Michael was skepitical but he had a really good time and thought jim was really talented.
Elisia anxiuosly awaiting the beginning of the Mount Prospect 4th of july parade.
Quinn on the fourth of july. the kids were really good considering they had no naps and were up till 11.
Jared enjoying his roasted marshmellow

Jared having"fun" at the Jim Gill concert....he was so grumpy during the entire thing. However afterwards we was singing the songs and laughing. that is a typical jared thing to do. If i remember i will take some pictures of the item s i have made.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Let's play catch up

I hate playing the catch up game. I have to do it all the time in my journal and apparently on our blog. I have been super busy learning how to sew lately. I have to say that I love every minute of it. (never thought those words would come out of my mouth), I actually find it relaxing and fun. i have attempted and finished 2 dresses for Elisia, an outfit for Quinn, a camo vest for Jared, and I Finally finished my Quilt This quilt i have been working on for 4 years. I have finally finished it. (pictures will come later.)

We had a great Fourth of July as a family. I took the kids to the parade and Michael met us there after work. the Kids really loved it. Elisia was thrilled that candy was being thrown at her and she could take it. Jared was a little grumpy, but what else is new. Quinn did not like the loud noises. Kind of ironic that the child that has had hearing trouble freaks out when there are loud noises. Later that evening we attended a cookout at our friends house and let all the kids run around.

The fireworks were a lot of fun as well. Elisia really loved them. She was so enthralled with them. Jared was excited at first then, he got restless. Quinn slept through the first part and was comotose for the rest of it. Of course JAred had to go to the bathroom right at the very end of the show. So he and michael missed the end.

I am finding that once you have a child that is potty trained they want to go to every public restroom. It is like he is marking his territory. JAred has also discovered urinals and that the girls potty rooms don't have them. He of course chooses to use the mens.

SO far this summer we have been hanging out around home. Michael is taking JAred camping tomorrow night...that should be an adventure.