Monday, June 9, 2008


We headed to Kansas City on Friday to visit Grandpa Bruce and Grandma Jody. I love to go down there. This trip was a great chance to get of the townhome, visit family and rest at the Berry B&B. They take great care and effort to pamper us with wonderful food, cozy beds, and great toys. Here area few highlights:

Grandpa fixed up the mini Hummer and the boys were seriously 4 wheeling in the backyard. Asher was reluctant in the beginning, but by Sunday he was a better driver than me behind the wheel of my mini(van).
Evening snuggles while we were all forced to watch a kiddie movie.
Greta is the most beautiful dog(still just a puppy) She makes me hungry every time I look at her. She reminds me of a peanut buster parfait at Dairy Queen-yum! She is just a silly little girl, and thinks she's just one of the kiddos.
We spent Saturday at the Deanna Rose Farm. It had everything from petting corrals, gardens, old farm equipment, a one room school house, tractor race track, fishing, pony rides-basically everything that Holden and Asher love.
The boys

Thursday, June 5, 2008

never gets old

You have seen me do this a million times, but I love this little project. These are the gifts I gave Holden's teachers last week. I LOVE chalkboard paint!


Found some wrapping paper that has now inspired the color palette of the boys room(thanks Bec!) light blue walls, navy bookcase, chartreuse(I have no idea how to spell this word) accessories.

let's party

I'm not sure we could have celebrated the beginning of summer better than a trip to Trainland USA(a converted 1970s ranch house in the middle of nowhere) The boys were all about the model trains for about umm...15 minutes. (it took 45 to get there)

Monday, June 2, 2008

This is what is happening right now

  • I can't stop thinking about sex! -"Sex and The City " that is. Go and see it.
  • the boys are in the bath tub because we went to McDonalds. Why does it have to be so gross there? The food is bad enough, but the playland is beyond disgusting. This is seriously the first time we have been there, and I drove away telling Holden we will never be coming back. They had strict instructions to strip down once they got home and go straight to the tub. I am not the germ phobic I used to be, but I couldn't look past the vileness today.
  • I am packing the playroom. I have packed 95% of the toys, and let the boys pick out a laundry basket full that they wanted to keep out. They have never played so well in their lives. I have vowed not to buy another toy until their birthdays and we will probably all be happier for it.