August 28, 2007

Megan's Birthday Party

07082515Megan had an amazing birthday party. She received a ton of gifts, and was surrounded by friends and family. The best part of her birthday (for me atleast) was the cake. My Mom and Amanda (little sister) made Megan a beautiful cake.  A castle cake fit for a princess. 07082527

The kids played on the playset, we went swimming, and then when Papa got home from work we did cake and presents. The weather was perfect and the rain from the previous day cooled the pool off enough for it to be comfortable.

The kids were all very well behaved and everyone enjoyed themselves.


I can't believe that she is 3 already!!!

August 23, 2007

My baby is almost 3...

  I decided to post some of my favorite pictures of Megan in honor of her birthday on Saturday. I can not believe how fast she is growing up!!

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August 20, 2007

It's a Boy!!!

My oldest friend Jennifer (not chronologically oldest, but the one that I have known the longest) is having a boy!!! She has always wanted boys, for as long as I can remember she wanted all boys. I am so happy for her. I am even happier that I get to see her this weekend. She is coming to visit me, Kelly and Karen, and my family of course.

This will be a busy weekend. Megan will be 3 on Saturday (still hard to believe that my baby girl is almost 3!) and Jen comes in Saturday night. Laurie is supposed to be in town with her fiancee Chris, who I have not yet met, so that will be fun too!

I just got done reading The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Man is this guy smart. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Eric and I have talked about it and we are going to follow his program, so no more expensive dinners out for a while (except for our anniversary of course).

Oh, and I have officially lost 30 lbs! Last week I got under 150, and today I was at 149 which is 30 lbs less than I started at. It feels wonderful, I have not been this small since my wedding. What is amusing is when I look back 5 years (the last time I was this size) I hated my body and thought that I was fat. Now I am so thrilled with my body. Yes, it could be tons (well, 20 lbs) smaller, but compared to where I was a year ago this is fabulous!

Ok, I think that is all that I have to update. We had an unremarkable weekend and I did not even take my camera out of it's case so I don't have any new pictures to share. I will make up for it next weekend with birthday pictures I am sure!

August 13, 2007

Megan "snoring"

This is a cute video clip of Megan pretending to sleep/ snore.

Megan's new glasses..

Don't you hate it when you have something all typed out and then you close the wrong window??? Ok, let me start over!

07081118_6   We picked up Megan's new glasses on Saturday. She has done great with them so far, only trying to take them off a couple of times.

I am so glad that we have had her wear sunglasses for so long now, it really made the whole process easier for all of us. Now if we can only get Lauren to not pull on Megan's glasses!

The rest of the weekend was pretty quiet. We had the last Starlight show of the season on Saturday. I really think that they could have ended the season on a more positive note than West Side Story. It was good, but if we didn't have season tickets I would not have gone.

Yesterday we took the girls swimming before lunch, and that is definitly the time to go. Before it gets real hot outside and before naps. Sarah brought Alana over to swim as well, and she is getting real good! We need to get Megan into some swim lessons next year.

Yesterday was also Grandma G's birthday. Megan and I went over after dinner to help celebrate (it was past Eric and Lauren's bedtime) and I am glad that we went. I love seeing my children interact with my parents and grandparents. Everyone got to see her new glasses, and she even got to help Grandma blow out her candles!

07081119_5 Well, before I go I have to post a picture of Lauren. Dad, I finally got a good pic of the scrunched up smile!

I have such cute kids!

August 8, 2007

School Supplies

I never realized that so many parents resent having to buy school supplies until reading a couple of threads on a message board about it. Now, my kids are not old enough for me to worry about this yet, but I opened the thread anyways to see what the big deal was. I was completely in shock. If Megan were sent home with a school supply list, I may raise an eyebrow at the amount of items to be bought, but I would not think to question it or to not buy it. Apparently there are some parents who know better than their kids teachers what supplies will be used throughout the school year and just choose not to buy the items.

One poster had the best response. These teachers are being entrusted with our most prized possessions for 8 hrs a day. Wouldn't you want to make their job as easy as possible? Teachers do not get paid enough as it is, and already purchase supplies out of pocket to cover what the school board does not cover. Just buy the supplies that they ask for, and give them a gift card to an office supply store for Christmas. They really do not need another "apple" themed gift.

Ok.. I just had to get that out!

August 6, 2007

Our Weekend

We had a nice, but busy, weekend. Saturday we spent the morning running errands.  Megan was in big girl panties all day with NO accidents... I think we are almost potty trained!

When we were at the mall she looked at me and said "The mall makes me so happy" with this big grin on her face. Lord are we in trouble!

Saturday night Amanda and Billy had their housewarming. I decorated a wine bottle holder (Creative Imaginations) but forgot to take a picture! It was cute though. Their party was a success, and their house is coming along great.

Sunday we had a birthday party for Gabrielle. Of course I forgot my camera so there are no pictures. Everyone swam, ate cake, and had a good time. I can not believe that Gabby is 9 already! That means Scott is almost 11. Considering that they are my younger brothers kids... I feel old!

Sunday evening I cleaned the basement. For those that have been in my house lately know what a task that was. It still needs shampooed, but at least you can walk through it now without stepping over something. The back of the pathfinder is full of stuff for the DAV, and I have a bag of clothes for Marin and another for Amanda.  I even vacuumed the stairs!

August 3, 2007

Megan and the eye doctor

Megan had her first eye appt today, and she needs glasses. The doc said that she has a form of lazy eye, caused by being far sighted. So we are going to get glasses and she will have to wear them all day, every day, no exeptions.  Since she is used to wearing sunglasses we are hoping that she will be ok with the glasses.

Ok, I think that I am getting the hang of this. To make a comment click on the word "comments" under the relevant post and it will bring up a text box.


I am going to try and get some of the recent albums loaded up here, but probably not all of them. So be patient Dad and Eric!

I have a new blog!

I have decided, after months of reading other people's blogs and the hassle of dealing with my website that is only viewed by family, that I was going to switch from my own website to a typepad blog. So here I am! I will still post family pictures, my scrapbooking, and other tidbits about my family. I hope that by using this it will be easier for me to update, and therefore be kept up to date. I guess we will see how that goes!

For the random person who may find this blog, here is a little about me. My name is Kelly, and I am a 30 yr old Mom, Wife, Consultant, Scrapbooker, Sister, Daughter and Friend. My goal is to use this blog to keep in touch with friends, and keep everyone up to date on family news. I am not a great or inspiring writer, but I take lots of pictures!

Here is our latest family picture. Family_picture_july_07_3