Saturday, February 7, 2009

*cough* *hack*

It was a pretty fun week, despite the fact that my voice decided to go on vacation on Sunday, and still hasn't really returned. Super Bowl was fun, we had a little party here with Kim and Tim and Jessie and Aaron, and kids of course. Suzy and Joe, we wish you'd have been able to come, I'm sorry you all got sick too! This town... anyways, I can't say I really cared too much about the outcome of the game, but the last few minutes WERE pretty thrilling. Sad for AZ though, but now CJ's decided to hop off the 49ers ship and onto the Cards, and has decided to become a permanent Cards fan. Which mean I absolutely *must* find him a Cards shirt to wear. But I found this instead, and think it's so much more fitting for him...


So perfect for him... happy Valentines honey!!

Anyways, back to the SB. It was a blast, but I think I'll be perfectly content to not eat another chicken wing for at least 100 months. Soooo winged out. Curse you, Buffalo Wild Wings.
So... I killed another vacuum. What. The. Crack. This is the second vacuum in 6 months. Our old one was a wedding present, so it was 6 years old, but this was my parents vacuum they gave us, not that old. I think I killed the motor... or maybe it just hates me. I'm going to say it probably just hates me. Too bad, it was a great vacuum, cleaned way better than our Hoover did. And our carpet is cheap and cruddy enough that lack of vacuuming shows within, oh, I'd say minutes. Anyone have an extra $330 to give me to get the Dyson that's on clearance at Target? Anyone? Bueller? I *KNEW* I should have worked more on ChaCha this month...

Now that I've figured out my sewing machine finally, thanks to making M's tutu for the dance recital (yeah, that's right. I MADE THAT PIECE OF ART. yay me! All us awesome mummies made the tutus!) I feel like I want to make more, like a dress for M. But I'm still intimidated, especially at the thought of where you have to gather fabric and sew it or something. Eeeeks! I know I just need to be brave and conquer my fears, but I have so many other things that I keep thinking about that I want to do... and then none get done. Like the vacuuming.
One thing I finally DID get done was hanging up J's planes in his room. I love it!! Now I need to paint the walls, but we'll see. I got the planes a few months ago in the Target Dollar Spot (sweet...) and painted them to match J's bedding. He loves them, when he wakes up in the morning or after his nap he loves when I hold him up so he can bat one around and watch it spin.


Next project is the photo wall... I finally ordered the photos, I got 5 8x10s, 5 5x7s and 5 4x6s from Winkflash for only $10.55 shipped! Score. That's where I ordered our holiday cards from too, their quality is pretty good. I have the frames, I just have to spray paint them black since the wood is a wierd color. I've been thinking about getting a vinyl word quote on the wall, still not sure. Should probably figure that out soon though.

We went to Jessie and Aarons tonight for dinner and games. It was so fun, even though I can not BELIEVE the guys beat us at Catchphrase. I swear it gave them such easy questions... they had to have rigged it. We laughed a lot, and Jessie and Aaron know some of CJs cousins from BYU-Hawaii, so they were swapping stories. M and P had a blast playing with Maile and Emmy too! And ooooh my, their house is gorgeous, Jessie your decorating is great! It made me realize how tired I am of our white walls. Hahahah!! We should paint, but our living/dining room is so intimidating because it's so big/tall and attached to the kitchen, painting will be tricky tricky. I'll have to talk CJ into it, I think. I have other home decorating thingies on my mind too... like painting our bed, our room, our bathroom... why I didn't really care two years ago when we moved in is beyond me, but now it's starting to niggle at me.

Okay, it's getting late and I'm frickin' freezing in here, to quote Dr. Evil. Oh!! One more thing: thanks for the M love and laughs at the video. Seriously, this child gives me so many opportunities for blackmail in the future...

6 comments:

Amber said...

I love the airplanes. I remember seeing there but putting them on the wall never went through my mind. It looks great. Lexi's room is decorated in Princess stuff and Aiden's is decorated with the Fisher Price rain forest theme so that is fun. I'll have to take pics and post them on here so you can see!

Michelle said...

I didn't know you had a blog! I loved reading your posts! They made me laugh out loud! I am excited to add you to my blog stalk list! Haha!

The Wheeler 5 said...

yeah, i love the airplanes! what a fun idea. now that i think of it, i bet the boys would use them as target practice!

Greg, Karin, Kylee, Sarah and Emma! said...

You are so funny Laurie! I love the planes....they look so cute in his room!
We would love to get together with you guys but are more on the northern part of Cali then the southern. We will be down that way for a wedding in June but i'm not sure when. If you're ever up by your in-laws though we could definately hook up. Didn't you say they live in grass valley? It would be so fun to see your kids and you and CJ again.

Burnett Business said...

sounds like a great super bowl party and love the ceiling in the room

MaryBeth said...

I seriously want that hippy shirt. Seriously.