Friday, April 30, 2010
http://tweetphoto.com/20150003 1,272,393,451,000.00 via UberTwitter
Bouncin' around at the Lake House. http://twitvid.com/25GAF 1,272,218,196,000.00 via UberTwitter
Look who's so excited that the lake is finally rising! It's beautiful here, so green with bright blue water http://tweetphoto.com/19648369 8:24 PM Apr 23rd via UberTwitter
Viva Fiesta! http://tweetphoto.com/19506557 6:26 PM Apr 22nd via UberTwitter
Most creative weekend project ever! Old fertilizer spreader transformed into a Fiesta parade "float" for Mad http://tweetphoto.com/19349740 1:08 PM Apr 21st via UberTwitter
Watching my two "babies" sleep in the same bed may be the sweetest thing I've ever seen. It's the first time they've ever slept together! 10:13 PM Apr 19th via web
Staying at a hotel while house is under const. Why did they put dishwasher in the room? Isn't that a perk of http://tweetphoto.com/19111632 1:22 PM Apr 19th via UberTwitter
Me to Zak: "Come and smell this spot on the wall in Brooke's room. Is it poop or chocolate?" You never know in this house! 8:08 PM Apr 18th via web
Happy Anniversary, Zak! I wish we were on a beach in Maui living it up all over again. Soon! 2:47 PM Apr 17th via web
Maddie: Can we get a dog? Me: no Maddie: How about a blue bird? Brooke: How about a pink bird? Or maybe a tattoo? 6:47 PM Apr 12th via UberTwitter
Mysterious red marker dots appeared around the house. Both girls deny it, and won't blame each other either. Maddie may need to be a lawyer! 11:39 PM Apr 11th via UberTwitter
On date night, having primo Sushi in a cedar-like cabin with Zak with Snoop Dog playing in the restaurant. Perfect! 9:34 PM Apr 10th via UberTwitter
New sod installed today in the backyard. Later this month: hardwood, carpet, and paint. It's home improvement city around here! 7:34 PM Apr 7th via web
http://twitpic.com/1d732t - Easter hangover 10:44 AM Apr 4th via TwitPic
Maddie has bled three times in five years. Today, she double her number in ONE DAY. I guess I need to be a better supervisor! 7:13 PM Apr 3rd via UberTwitter
Good news: lake water is rising! Bad news: neighbor knocked down trees on their empty lot for a singlewide tr http://tweetphoto.com/17023936 5:42 PM Apr 3rd via UberTwitter
Work, work, work! 11:50 PM Apr 1st via web
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Pops loved this blog. He would tell me how much he appreciated hearing about my life with Zak and The Girls and seeing pictures. In fact, just yesterday I called him to tell him about the Fiesta Parade and to check the blog to see pictures and videos. I also told him that I was planning a trip to San Diego for Memorial Day weekend, and he said, "I don't think I'll make it that long." I heard from family that he was unable to talk to anyone just a few hours after that call. I'll be eternally grateful to have had those few minutes with him on the phone and that I was able to say how much I loved him.
I've written about him several times here, please take a look at three of my favorite posts:
Pops was a Prisoner of War in WWII
His wacky advice
Dancing at a bar during my college graduation weekend.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Kids have parades at their schools, and the "big" kids make floats. Last year, Maddie and Brooke both walked in the parade, but this year Maddie had her first float!
Maddie took a practice run in the front yard yesterday, but decided to pull the "float" in the parade today.
The full set of pictures is up on Flickr if you want to check out all the kids (and I recommend you do because they are HILARIUS!).
Brooke's class had a Texas theme, and chanted "God loves Texas" over and over.
There are more videos up on YouTube if you'd like to check them out. Also, ten points for the first person to guess the original purpose of Maddie's float!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
We are celebrating our eleven year marriage by demo'ing the inside of our house. We're getting new paint on 90% of the walls, hardwood floors downstairs, and carpet upstairs over the next 10 days. I'm sure those ten days will feel like ten years!
We've had two babies, and parenting those two monkeys is the HARDEST work either one of us has ever done. If we can survive children, surely, we can survive a remodel! Pray for us!
Happy Anniversary, poops! Loves.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I work from 8:00 a.m. to midnight, and on the weekends whenever I can. I take a few hours off when the girls get home from school for dinner, play, and bath time, and then I'm back to work. The good news is my business is totally cyclical, so I'll be lying by the pool doing practically nothing this summer (or so I've been promised!).
I also feel this immense pressure to tell a story around every photo or event. It's self inflicted pressure. Grandparents (and GREAT grandparents) just want pictures, and I feel like I've been letting those very people, who I started blogging for, down! I'm sorry.
I'm really not a perfectionist, but most people would say so, I'm just highly EFFICIENT. I don't do many things that are considered waste of time. When I do carve out time, it's spent with Zak, the girls, or an occasional yoga class. I finally got a pedicure today, but I worked on my laptop the entire time. Pathetic! My nose is in the computer all the time, so typing (more stuff) is usually the last thing I want to do.
Thanks for the reminder to all of you who've sent me email recently. I hear you, and love you all for reminding me to not forget to take time to care for the things that I love. My family, my friends, and my blog!
Let the lectures begin...