Thursday, September 27, 2007

Chisolm Creek Park

Last night my mom called and said that it was just to beautiful to not be outside! So off to Wichita we went and took off for the Chisolm Creek Park on Oliver! You walk through and it is so pretty the way the paths curve through the trees and around the water! There is so much to see and so much to listen to! Tori pooped out quickly. As you can see from these pics she took over Nate's stroller! But he was having more fun walking/running/skipping (yes, he can skip at 2) than sitting in the stroller! We went to look for the Monarch's. We didn't start seeing them until we were leaving. But they are so pretty and big. I wish I had gotten a good pic of them but I got some good ones of other stuff. Like this bumble bee on this thistle! I think that is what mom said it was! Yes I do have zoom on my camera but I actually got close. I could barely hold my camera still cause I just knew it was gonna get me! I hope you guys get to get out and enjoy the nice weather before it turns cold!!!

Snapple Apple Real Fact #338: Butterflies were formerly known by the name "Flutterby."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday already?

That makes me realize that I don't have what I need together for ScrapPink! Maybe I can work on that some tonight! So I got my hair cut last night and yes Summer it is SHORTER! You knew it would be! I have no patience to grow out my hair even though I really want to! I have had short hair for 7 years now! I cut it short after Tori was born! Does anybody else listen to BOB? 100.5 BOB FM?? I know he plays EVERYTHING but lately it seems like I have heard the song Amadeus! (spell??) You know what song I am talking about? They just repeat his name over and over? WELL...the other night it was on and I asked Chase if he knew what they were saying? He tried to listen closely, finally told me no and I told him they were saying "Hot Potata's"! So next time you hear it say it during the course and it is so believable. You know he wanted to know why they would write a song about Hot Potatos? I finally had to tell him the truth but I can't listen to the song with out singing it the Amy way! I actually have a lot of songs that I sing different words to! I could never go on "Do you know the lyrics?" Ok so enough rambling, I should probably do something work related. My ???? of the day....

??? Can you cry under water ???

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

? of the Day

It's a rainy gloomy kind of day! The day where, if your like me, you just want to stay home and do nothing but look out the window or watch a good movie! Not go to work and sit because you are not motivated to do anything! So, Tori just got done with a fundraiser. I really dislike them. But all of the Christmas stuff in it this time was Penguins. My mom asked me a question a while back and I had forgotten all about it until I was looking at that crap last night! I for sure don't know the answer so I am passing it on to the rest of you!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!!!!

OK...This is my official vent day! Does everyone around you "get" your scrapbooking??? And when I mean everyone I mean that loosely! Those that know you well will and those that even partially know you will! But does it piss anybody else off when you get that "What is that crap?" or "Waste of Time" LOOK??? So I have admitted that I read more blogs than work and I tried to do it as discreately as possible but sometimes I slip! So today I am looking at a blog w/a pink background (not to mention any names) and it is girly and cool and this KID walks in to empty my trash (who happens to be the bosses son) and says, "You look up the Gayest Shit!!!" I am already in a mood today and don't need lip from a 15 year old! YA' FEEL ME?????????

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Lazy days

Sunday is my official lazy day! My don't get out of my PJ's, don't brush my hair or leave the house days! And definately NO MAKEUP days! So Friday was my anniversary and Rick had to work so it was just me and the kiddos again this year! We ate out at McD's (yeah) and then when we came home I let the kids play outside for awhile. It seems like we haven't done that in so long because there is always something else to do. So while we were out there I had Tori take some pics of me! I am trying really hard to participate in Summer's aweso'me' class and I figured if I am going to do that I would eventually have to have pics of myself. Trust me there are none to speak of! So I kept 13 so I would have some. Summer...I know you are impressed there is pink in there! I still have some cropping to do and I think I will make some black and white, but you get the idea. Here are a couple....

Anyway, Rick and I went out last night. We just left for the big hoppin' city of Wichita with no plans, no agenda and nowhere to go. We went to the mall to do some small shopping (which Rick hates, shopping and especially the mall. He avoids it like the plague!!!) and then went to dinner out west at Logan's Steakhouse. Then just ran around after that doing nothing! It was so nice to not have to be somewhere at a certain time and have a schedule or get back home to put the kids in the bed. Or to even have an adult conversation without an interruption. I miss him so much, but being together for that one night makes me realize how much I miss him even more. My mom always gives wonderful advice and here is something she has always said to me that I hope will help all of you girly's too! One day...20 years from is just going to be you and your husband. Your kids will be grown, doing their own thing and it will just be the two of you again, just like when you got married. If you don't take time for the two of you now...then how will you still like each other or have anything to talk about then? She is so great about taking the kids every so often so that Rick and I can be together. And for that I am so greatful. Love you mom!'s to the rest of my lazy Sunday.............

Friday, September 21, 2007

Finally Friday!

It's hard to believe that another week is at it's end! ALREADY! Today is Rick & I's anniversary. We have been married 11 years. I can't hardly believe that it has been that long. Talk about time flying! I don't get off work tonight until 5:00 and he has to be at work at 5:00 so I won't get to see him again today! What a way to spend it, huh? BUT...he took tomorrow off so that we could go out. My mom is keeping the kids so we can take off and do whatever! Thank you mom! I never NEVER get to spend time with my husband. We are always missing each other because he works nights. I have been so sick the last 2 days that I had to go and get a demarol (sp?) shot. I have been totally out of commission! So I am feeling better just in time! I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

IT'S OFF!!!!

The cast is officially off! I can't hardly believe it! After taking X-Ray's they said that the the bones are still a little bent and that they should straighten themselves out in a year! But they aren't anything like they were before. That means that we are taking an extra long bath tonight! He is till kind of babying it and using his left arm alot but the doctor said that he would use it as he learned it didn't hurt any longer. So we are just hangin' out at Summer's house waiting to go to our regular doctor later this afternoon for his 2 year appointment. Hopefully it will be a lazy rest of the day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

18 hours and counting

Can you believe that it has been 3 1/2 weeks since little Nate broke his arm? Tomorrow is the big day when we get that cast taken off! I can't wait! They will take it off and the take X-Rays to see if it has healed appropriately or not! If not it's back in a cast and if so then the boy is free at last! So please pray through the night that I don't have to come home with another cast! I can't take it anymore. I wonder if he thinks it is permanent! You know I will have pics of it tomorrow! We had a garage sale this last weekend that really sucked! Not even worth the effort. Other than that it was a lazy weekend. Tori kept telling me how bored she was so on Saturday afternoon we went to Target and did some shopping. I bought her this new Halloween T-Shirt with the pink skull & crossbones and it has a pink rhinestone tiara! I would give anything to have one for myself. So when we got home we put on a little makeup and ratted her hair out a little and took some pics! I can't wait to scrapbook these! BTW-Alicia...where did you get the pink skull paper and the cherries paper that you used on the go kart l/o? SO cute! I need it for these pics!!!! Until tomorrow.....

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Hump Day

I can't believe that it is Wednesday already! Time is really flying this week. Yesterday was my grandmother's birthday. We all got together at my mom & dad's house for dinner. Dad grilled steak & chicken and everyone was to bring the fixin's! Talk about a variety. I made grandma a coffee cup! (Actually Summer did!) I will have to post a pic later bcuz I don't have them with me! She loved it and said that it was to pretty to drink out of! She better drink out of it! Also, my sister-in-law had her baby yesterday afternoon at 3ish! Little Boy! Trenton Christopher, 7lbs 1oz, 18 1/2 inches long! Lots of dark hair! Just like her other 3 boys. I wanted to go to the hospital so bad last night but they said she wasn't feeling well so I will wait until tonight or tomorrow! But I can't wait to get my hands on that little one! I also got another bracelet order from California. I haven't received one of those in forever and talk about killing my eyes to make it! I think it's just because I didn't even start putting it together until 11:30 last night and my eyes were already tired! So I didn't get to bed until 12:15 or so and Nate was up by 6 AM!!! I think I am starting to get used to this only 5-6 hours of sleep a day thing! NOT!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Busy Weekend

You talk about a VERY busy weekend. It felt like it was non-stop! I am having a very hard time staying awake at work even. So Saturday we celebrated Nate's birthday! It was a lot of fun. There were about 20 people over to the house and we opened presents, ate lunch and had cake. As you can see Nate was amazed by the fire. I hope this doesn't mean that I am going to have a little PyroManiac on my hands! Then Chase had a soccer game at 1:15! Everybody left the house about 3:00pm so it was a lazy evening. But boy was I exhausted. Nate loved all of the attention. I think he is going to be just like his sister that way. He received some money in one of his cards so from then on he was just shaking the cards. If they didn't make noise he threw them to the side. The biggest hit of the party was the 215 balls that my brother brought. LITERALLY. He bought 200 of the balls that look like they go in the ball pit at McD's! And then 10 or 15 small to large bouncy balls. They are all over the house. But Nate loved them. I think everyone else at the party did too because my dad started a ball fight and before you know it they were scattered. So yesterday (Sunday) was actually Nate's birthday. I just stayed at home and didn't even get out of my PJ's. I was so tired. But we had my mom and dad over for lunch, I took a nap with Nate for 2 hours (I so needed that) and then after supper we went for ice cream. When it was bedtime I let Nate go to bed with me. I just wanted to cuddle with him. It's so hard to believe that it has been 2 years already. Rick woke me up at 12:30am wanting to know what he was doing there! I told him to get over it! Today is Grandparents day at school. I know that Tori is LOVING having her gma and Aunt Raylene there with her. It made her get up for school right away this morning when I reminded her what today was. It looks like it is going to be a very busy week for us! Tonight, Chase soccer practice at 5:30-7:00 and then I have to get my Gmas present done for her bday tomorrow. Tue-Welcome Baby! My Nephew is scheduled to be here tomorrow at 1:00 (C-Section) and I can't wait to get to the hospital. Also tomorrow, Chase has pic day at school and tomorrow night is gma B's birthday dinner at my parents house at 6:30pm. Wed-Rick is in court, Chase practice 5:15-6:15! Thur-I have to get bday cakes made for a little boy's first birthday party. And BTW...did I mention that I am having a garage sale on Fri. & Sat.?? So sometime I need to be marking everything. So...I guess I am busy everyday again this week. Although, I don't think I would know what to do with myself if I wasn't! Ya Know??

Thursday, September 6, 2007

ALL BOY!!!! that statement...All Boy?!? Yes I have 2 boys. And yes one of them is way more onery than the other. But tonight my darling baby boy (who will be 2 on Sunday) FARTED while setting on my lap and when I said to him, "Nate...did you just toot?" He shook his head no and pointed to his sister! Then he took out his binkie and said, "Cat!" Which is what he calls her! Now correct me if I am wrong but he's not old enough for that he????

Saturday, September 1, 2007


Well...It's officially September. That is so hard to believe! And as you can see our family calendar is already 3/4 of the way full! This month my nephew (4th) is due! They are supposed to take him by c-section on the 11th! I can't wait for that! I absolutely love babies and I can't wait until he gets here! So today my girl SUMMERTIME taught her first class at ScrapFunattic and it ROCKED just like her! She did such an amazing job and the layouts were great! I know she is so glad to get over that "first class" hump and can't wait for the ones each month. I can't wait for the layouts either. I hope that everyone has a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. I'm back to unpacking!! Yeah Me!!! P.S. Here a pic of Summer getting caught on camera!!!