Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Took the kids to get their hair cuts, they said it's been 17 weeks since they've had a cut! Riley always HATES getting his cut, but on the way there, Regan said she wanted hers short, but to hurry up before she changed her mind. I was afraid she would regret it, she's been growing it out for years now, but she was adamant, she wanted it shoulder length. They cut about 8 inches off, about an inch at a time! But it's cute now, and it's layered, and she LOVES it, and has gotten a lot of compliments. Of course Riley wouldn't let me take a picture of his.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Long Overdue Update

I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since Christmas! I'm going to blame it on the fact that I'm still sharing a computer with David and Riley, so I don't get on here much these days. Also, we've been pretty busy I guess.

I'll try to hit the high notes! So, we had our wood floors put in while we were at Disney, came home and started painting, I repainted my red wall to a burnt orange color (I like it!), got a new couch, and then went to Ikea to accessorize and got a new table, a new entry table, wall hooks, etc. Slowly pulling the place back together:

And then...one day at home, I walk from the living room to the kitchen and find water coming out from under the staircase. I totally freaked out, but it turned out there was a hose that broke under the kitchen sink and it went behind the cabinet and down to the stairs and was coming out under the wood floors. Yes, the one month old wood floors. I was sick! I threw down towels, hoping we could get it all up in time, called a plumber who fixed it right away, then called a water drying company, they came out right away and ripped out baseboards, punched holes in the walls, and put in 6 giant fans to dry out the water, and 2 dehumidifiers.

So, right now we are insurance limbo. The adjuster came out, gave us a quote of around 6K, and the dryer people gave us a quote of around 13K, so I don't know what we're doing at this point. The floor is discontinued or we would just get a couple more boxes and replace what was damaged. But now we might think about putting tile down in the entry area, and leave wood in the living areas. Who knows at this point. I'm still upset when I think about it! All that hard work down the drain! Anyway, so for now, our house that we were finally enjoying fixing up and decorating, looks like a war zone, with holes everywhere, flooring ripped up, baseboards torn out. UGH!!

And then, cookie season hit. I'm the cookie mom for Regan's Girl Scout troop, and we sold just over 1000 last year so she wanted to sell more than that this year. Well, for a while, our house looked like this:

But last night we had our very last cookie booth:

And can you tell she was pretty excited! All total, and we're not quite done, I haven't added them all up yet, but we should be right around 1117 boxes sold! Woo hoo! She will get $300 in cookie dough (which she will use to pay for her summer camp) and a ton of prizes, including a day trip to Six Flags. So she's pretty excited.

A few other things that have been going on...my brother Donnie called out of the blue and stopped by last week with little Donnie. It was good to see him, even if it was just for a short visit.

Regan had 70's day at school, Riley had to go to the doctor (again) for x-rays, thankfully he was fine, he had jammed his finger pretty bad and torn some muscles in his leg. Just being a boy, nothing more.

And I guess that about wraps it up. It's been a busy couple of months with all of this going on and our regular stuff, school, church, Girl Scouts, and birthday parties every weekend! I will try to be better about keeping everyone updated also!!