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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Our NEW-ish car!!!

This update is for Jessica....Mostly.... I hadn't realized that I forgotten to inform her of something so huge in our lives until I wrote this simple update on my Facebook status:

"Mista is thankful for a second vehicle!"

(I bet some of you thought I was going to say that I was pregnant... Ha! Yeah, no....)

Which Jessica wrote on my wall:

"You got a second car?!"


*LOL* Oh dear, I had forgotten to update her! AHHH!

So yes! We bought a second vehicle around midnight the day before our crazy Ward-Christmas-Breakfast-Christmas-Play-Emma's-4th-Birthday-Party-Sarah's-Birthday-Dinner day.



It's a 1997 Chevy Lumina. Power windows, Keyless entry, etc. Duel heating... And a 15.5 Cubic-Sq-Ft trunk! And it only had 78,000 km!

So here's the story:

We had been looking for a reliable, safe second vehicle that could fit the whole family in it. This includes the car seats! At first Tyler thought about a truck so that he could haul things around (like when we get his welding business up and going) but I wouldn't allow him to get one unless it had the seats int he back.... Just in case my van craps out and I still need to get Emma to school, etc. It also had to be reliable enough for me to take my girls to and from Leduc on the highway in.

And it could cost no more than $5000.00!

I looked forever, calling people, e-mailing people, asking thousands of questions when finally there was guy selling his Cavalier.... We test drove it...

1) He smoked in it.
2) The engine was SO dirty! And rusting.... Because...
3) It was from Ontario. The difference in humidty, what we use on our groundin winter, etc. was creating rust... Already! (It wasn't that old!).....

Oh! And it was only a 2-door... Wich confirmed that we needed a 4-door... Oh yes....

I got tired. It was mostly myself doing all of this as Tyler was working. He'd talk to guys at work and get the Auto Trader Magazine, but other then that it was hard for him to keep up.... And Conor even gave us a heads up on a vehicle he saw an ad about at school... (Thank you!)...

So I placed this in the Marketplace on Facebook:



HA! Take that Facebookers!

And then I sat back and waited for the replies to come... And they did!!!! Thank goodness!

One of the first replies I received was from a woman named Eva.... She informed me that she had bought this car for her daughter but she (daughter) could not pay her back so she was selling it! It only as 78,000km on it and had been kept in a garage its whole life.

You see.... And elderly man had bought it to drive to and from the grocery store. Yup. She bought it for $6000.00, paid for an inspection fee and had new brakes installed as that was all it needed. She was willing to sell it to us for $5000.00!

I made an appointment. So late one evening Tyler, the girls and I drove to the other side of the city to test drive the car. When we arrived, they weren't there. Huh. So we waited... And they arrived! (Not a big deal really)....

We test drove it.... Oh how smoothly it drove! It has the bench seat in the front so we can actually fit 6 in the car!!! Then we did all of our tests on it.... Signals------WORK! Engine------Clean! Trunk Space------HUGE!

We were sold.

Now for the dealing... My Mommy (yes, I said 'Mommy') kindly offered to help us out*... So after many e-mails, photos, reports, etc. we all agreed that it was best to buy a car that was newer, clean, well taken care of with low km's for a high price then a run-down-barely-holding-in-there car that's cheap, cheap, cheap (price way).

So we're getting a car! *GEEEEEEEE!*

Many late night messages back and forth with Eva and we have it arranged. Friday, December 7th we were buying the car! Tyler did all of the calling with our Insurance guy (who is in Leduc...Funny, no??!).

Now for the fun part of the story...That Friday was a crazy one for us. You see that whole week was a last minute thing for Emma's birthday party. I'll write a blog about this later on but let's just say all hell was breaking loose! In the end we found a place to have the first part of her party at (thank you, thank you, thank you Grandma and Grandpa and Kevin!) and now I had to call everyone invited to let them know of the last minute change....

I also had a very important meeting with one of my favorite clients at 5:30pm with a Wedding Commissioner. This was at South Edmonton Common and included dinner.

Then at 9pm Tyler, the girls and I were to be at our Church decorating for the Ward Christmas Breakfast and Nativity Production (play). This is Westmount area.....

And then we're to be on the north side to buy the car.

Before all of this I was to be dressed, make-up'd and such for my meeting and at the bank to get a cheque for the car.....

All was going as planned until the weather turned to crap on my drive over to my dinner meeting.... And the roads got a bit....Umm...Unsafe.

Dinner meeting went really well. Comissioner signed. Food eaten.

Picked up the family, decorations and headed over to the Church. While there Zoë fell right off the stage (turned to crawl down the stirs from the stage) and bashed her head so hard I heard the 'CRACK!' noise at the back of the gymnasium. As well, Tyler started to feel not so great... Humm...

After this we drove to the north side to make our 10:30pm appointment to buy the car (Alright, we were late as there was just not enough time in the weather to get across the city in 20 minutes).

We waited so long that we left, filled the van with gas (which I did -the passenger- because Tyler was just that ill) and got some drinks and a snack to hold us over...

Just before midnight they showed up, emptied the car out (her daughter has a child so we actually got to see how a car seat would fit in the car) and we did the payment/paper work.

There we have it! We are now the proud owners of a second vehicle... Who needs more kids when you have car payments to make??!! *L*

I drove the van home; Tyler drove the car (I'm guessing you could have figured that one out on your own....).

That's all I'll tell you about for now since we'll start getting into Emma's Birthday weekend.... Maybe Friday night while my girls are at a sleepover I'll take the time to write an extremely long blog about that weekend and the week that lead up to it....

*We're paying my Mom back... Slowly as I made a deal with Tyler that I would pay for it with whatever I make from Weddings and my monthly cheque, etc..... Merry Christmas!!! (A car and a Drafting Table... Not a bad score! *L*)

And why does Blogger always seem to make the spaces in-between my paragraphs longer and longer? That's not how I placed them! Grrr...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Winter Weather... Continued from Facebook.... (Part 2)

No relief to cold in sight

By FRANK LANDRY, CITY HALL BUREAU

Sam Stewart's face is covered in frost as he clears snow from the sidewalk along Whyte Avenue and 107 Street yesterday. Edmonton's daytime temperature hovered around -28 C with a wind chill that made it feel like -40 C. (David Bloom, Sun Media)


"Winter have you stuck in a rut? You'd better get used to it.
City officials say major arterial roadways have all been plowed following this week's bout of bad weather and the focus is now on clearing bus routes.
There are no plans to clear residential streets - some of which have become increasingly rutted and snow jammed.
Barry Belcourt, the city's director of roadway maintenance, said generally, the snow pack must exceed 10 cm in the driving lanes before that's done. Yesterday, it was at about 5 cm on residential streets.
"It's not going to be a total city-wide plowing," he said of the current effort. "But if we've got a couple of locations adjacent to an open field, and the wind's blown in, we'll go and deal with those one-off locations."

Belcourt said crews may also do the occasional back lane if conditions warrant it.
Because of the sheer ice on the roads, the city has stopped using sand and has been throwing down a sand/rock chip mixture to give motorists more traction, Belcourt said.
He said the product has been put down on arterial roads and will go down on bus routes as they're cleared today. Even more rock chips - which embed into ice - are put down on hills.
DRIVING ON MARBLES
"If you threw chip down on bare pavement, that would be hazardous," Belcourt said. "It would be like driving on marbles. You only throw the chip down when you have ice. What we're doing here is not rocket science."
Windrows - the large piles of snow found in the middle of some streets - are expected to be removed from business areas tonight.
As well, crews will continue to smooth out some of the ruts caused by snow and ice on both arterial and bus routes, Belcourt said.
Officials have said the cost of this clean-up will be in the millions of dollars.
Meanwhile, anyone looking for some relief from the frigid weather is going to require patience.
Daytime highs until Friday are only expected to reach the high -20s, while nighttime lows will be close to -30 C.
Saturday's forecasted high of -19 C will seem balmy by comparison, but Environment Canada meteorologist Dan Kulak said that's still nearly 15 degrees below seasonal norms. The average high this time of year is -5 C.
"When the cold air moves in it tends to stick around for awhile," Kulak said.
He said the temperature could reach the minus single-digits early next week.
ODDBALL
The frigid weather wasn't enough to keep one oddball from heading out for a run in his underwear.
Four police cruisers and an ambulance were called to 50 Street and 93 Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. when the nearly nude sprinter was seen disrupting traffic.
"When the weather is this bad and we get a report of a man outdoors in his underwear, we need to get him inside, even if he doesn't want to be," said a cop, who couldn't help but crack a smile.
"Apparently he really wanted to be outside, he resisted arrest."
The man was later taken to hospital by ambulance."

Kindly taken from:
**As a side note... Sarah and I were driving W. on 149st and our lane just ended because of the snow pile jutting out from the sidewalk.... No warnings or anything... At least give us some warning that it's now a one lane road! Especially right after an intersection!**

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Frozen Vans....

SUCK!

Yup, that's right... They suck!


My poor frozen van... Was plugged in since Tyler got home last night. I unplugged it when I went to start it (and that was a fiasco) but it wouldn't start... And then I couldn't' get the plug to go back in!! AHHH! So I stole Tyler's cord and it still wouldn't work! GAH!
This was our original schedule for today:

We were to get up, go out for breakfast, drop Emma off at a friends Birthday Party (1pm) while Zoë and I picked up items needed for the crock pot meal I need to make tonight (I'm helping in our service activity -Church- which is to make one freezable meal for someone who just got out of the hospital -due Wednesday at 12pm)... Pick up Emma (I assumed around 2-3pm) and head home. Once home I would get the girls down for a nap (3:30pm) while I prepped the crock pot meal and started it..... Then I would get myself ready for the consult that Sarah and I have on the north side tonight (6:30pm).

The girls would wake from their naps just in time for me to get them ready for their dinner with Daddy and the Missionaries.

In the meantime Sarah would show up at our place around 5pm. Tyler is dropping Derrek off at home on his way here and then picking up the Missionaries before coming home (5:30pm).

He would walk in the door, I would kiss him and then Sarah and I would walk out the door.

What actually (has) happened today:
  • My van wouldn't start.
  • Couldn't get to the Birthday Part.
  • Couldn't get to the store to get the ingredients for the crock pot meal and have no idea when I will be able to... Humm...
  • Realized that Tyler will need the van to drive everyone to dinner tonight (Car seats x2 and Boy Missionaries will not fit in the car!)
  • And driving conditions are a bit slow... Which is fine but now we'll be a bit behind schedule.
  • Oh! And the girls don't want to nap.... So I'm really behind schedule and not ready for my meeting tonight.

So all in all.... Things are sucking a bit today. The girls were devastated that they didn't get to go to the party as well as get out of the house... I'm not going to be able to make my promise of a single freezable meal by tomorrow at noon....

OH YEAH! Tomorrow at 10:30am is Emma and Zoë's hair appointments (think we'll make it??!)... This is very important since it's Zoë's very first hair appointment! (Did anyone else hear my heart break a little??! No? Just me.... Huh....)

*sigh*
Anyways..... I guess I should go and try to get the girls down for a nap. Here I go.....

The Sister Visits!

So back in December we had Sister Peavler (AKA 'Peavler') stay at our place for about a week... And it was great times! We got to show her our soon-to-be house, hangout and chat girl talk until the wee hours of the morning (until the 'man' would come home from his shift work... Then he'd join in! *L*) and all around just had a good time!

We miss having her here!

Yesterday I received an interesting text message, it read:

"So uh if a certain sister missionary was to come into town and wanted to see her favorite zauggs could she come by say tomorrow night?"

WELL DUH!

So tonight Sister Buck (I call them 'Sista') came on by... As to our usual tradition, the night before she flys out! *L* We hung out, she brought gifts, we ate pizza and gummy bears (at separate times! *L*).... It was fun! She also played with our girls.... A lot! *L* It was awesome times.....

And, just for you Peavler.... She got lost on her way here! Not her fault, but it made me giggle!

But yes.... Now she's on her way to the place she's been staying at... The long slippery drive to the north side.... (Please, please drive safe!).....

And I already miss her!

*sigh*


This is one of the gifts Sista Buck got for the girls.... I adore them! (Mini-Sister Missionaries!!! *GEE!*)



Here's the second gift to the girls.... How cool is this??!


And then there was THIS.... It's beautiful and has so much meaning to me... One day I will make it to Logan.... And I cannot wait! One day....

Thank you for the lovely gifts... And for bringing tears to my eyes when I saw this!


Monday, January 28, 2008

The First Children

***Just something that made me chuckle***

Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to God's kids.

After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.

And the first thing He said was: "Don't.

"Don't what?" Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit," God said.

"Forbidden fruit? We got forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve ... we got forbidden fruit!"

"No way!"

"Yes way!"

"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.

"Why?"

"Because I am your Father and I said so!" said God, wondering why he hadn't stopped after making the elephants.

A few minutes later God saw his kids having an apple break and was angry.

"Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" the First Parent asked.

"Uh huh, " Adam replied.

"Then why did you?"

"I dunno," Eve answered.

"She started it!" Adam said.

"Did not!"

"Did too!"

"DID NOT!!"

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own.

Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give them wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?

~Author unknown

When the wind blows...

....things get cold.

Like me.

Our house is old. And if from here on end it seems like I'm complaining.... Well I probably am! I know just how lucky and blessed we are to be living in this house.... How kind Tyler's parents have been to help us out all these years... Heck, we would never had been able to start building our own place by now if it wasn't for the opportunity we've had to stay in this house!

But it is old. And cold.

Today (Sunday) the beginning of what is to be a week long blizzard (think about it folks, the actual blizzard hasn't even hit yet! Ugh!) started... It has brought insane winds that are cold... Bone chilling cold. Hands, noses, whatever will freeze in a matter of, well... A minute. It sucks. In order to get to my van today I had to shovel my way there! Ha! I'm sure everyone around me thought I was insane as I had been dressed for Church (so in a skirt and very colorful knee highs! *L*)..... It was awesome.



Can you see the missing sidewalk? And this is


a tiny snowdrift!


Looking out to the bus station. See our car??!


Tyler worked today (which he doesn't do often on Sunday's... But we're trying to save some money for, ya know... Curtains for the new house and such... and they offered) and it was outside.... ALL day.... I felt so bad for him.... And now he has to do it all week... Sucky...


I can't imagine what Tyler has to do at work


all day/night. I know they do shovel snow off


plates of metal when it snows... ALL shift!


But yes, back to my silly blog...

Long story short.... We had had dinner and the girls were in bed... Tyler had fallen asleep on our couch while I contently watched Mythbusters make a rocket out of a Hot Water Tank (if you ever get to see this episode pay attention.... It really can happen! And it's insane!!!!) when all of a sudden Tyler asked me if they were plowing outside (we're on a bus route and so the city plows ALL night ALL around us.... It's one of the most horrible noises I've ever heard... It shakes the house even).... At this moment I had to laugh..... It was our furnace that had come on....

Our house is old.

I'm not sure what a furnace should really sound like.... But I'm thinking that if someone was to think that it was snowplows outside our house.... Well maybe we should have it checked on.... Just a thought....

(I'm still on track with the second sentence of this blog, I promise).....

Even with the furnace kicking in constantly (honestly, I think it take maybe two minutes to rest and then kick back in) our house is FREEZING! I knew that it was cold in our living room (it always has been... Old house, old windows, etc...) but didn't realize just how cold it was until I left my cozy spot on my chair where I had been using one of Tyler's zip-up sweaters as a blanket (he fell asleep on the actual blankets...yes, ON them! *L*) to use our washroom.....

It was so warm in there! Of course, I had to eventually leave and head back into the living room... Oh yes, it's cold in here! There's a draft* from under out front door (which I have one of those draft-stop-rice-filled-bag thingys and it doesn't do a whole lot... But it does a little so I keep it there), our windows are extremely drafty.... I won't allow our curtains to be opened (all two layers of them) until the spring weather kicks in as it's just too cold with them opened. Now... Our heaters don't actually warm the room up much (thank you furnace that seems to never stop running... No heat but huge heating bill...something seems wrong here....)....


Hard to see where the snow is on the trees


right now... I'll try again tomorrow day.


So yes, I am cold.


And I'm complaining.


Deal with it.


I know I am!


*L*


*All night I've been hearing this cracking type noise from our door area.... When I opened the door to get take some photos of the snow I realized that the cracking noise is snow coming from under our screen door and making a mini-snow bank between our two doors.... And it's actually made it's way into the house now! Imagine that! *L*



Well this is new....

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away


Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away


"January 27th, 2008 @ 8:00pm(KSL News) Officials with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this evening that Church President Gordon B. Hinckley has passed away.


He passed away at his home about 7 o'clock this evening with his family was at his side. President Hinckley was 97 years old. He was the 15th president of the church.


Born in Salt Lake City on June 23, 1910; he graduated from the University of Utah and served a mission to Great Britain. After he returned, he embarked on a lifetime of service for the church.


He was employed as the executive secretary of the Church Radio, Publicity, and Literature committee, before he was called to be an Apostle in 1961.


He was later called to serve as a counselor to President Kimball, President Benson and President Hunter.


Since becoming church President on Mar. 12, 1995, he has directed the most intense temple building program in the history of the church in an effort to extend temple blessings to more members.


He has exhibited vitality and energy as he has traveled about the world meeting and speaking to members of the church.


Through television interviews and national press publications, he has increased media attention and improved the public image of the church. He has counseled church members to fellowship new converts, befriend members of other faiths, live exemplary lives, and avoid the evils of the world."


Kindly taken from:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=2560294

What to write....

So for days now I've thought of many, many things to blog about... This is how it seems to go...

I walk over to the computer, tap my mouse..... 'Blink' my screen lights up.... Somehow this makes me do a corner smile (ya know the one, where only the corner of my mouth lifts slightly up)!

Once I have all of my 'needs' around me (drink, munchies’ if needed, hoodie since the draft from under our front door is freezing, etc.) I get settled into my chair... Or 'THE chair' as I like to call it (so much better then the broken down thing we were sitting in that once was Tyler’s when he was single)....

And then I begin... I get to my page; click on 'New Post' and......

Stare.

Right before this I had hundreds of ideas milling through my head. My brain was full of amazing topics, some with humor, some with tears attached.... And now I have nothing???

NOTHING??!!

You have got to be kidding me....

So today I decided to have a back-up plan. I was settling in for a snack before heading downstairs to switch the laundry over when a thought hit me... I automatically ran over to the computer, did my mouse-tap-corner-smile....... Waiting for the page to load........click 'New Post' and there it is.... The white rectangle waiting for me to write my best thoughts across it....

And I come up with nothing... So I did a bit of research.... And came across this (oh just you wait! *L*), something I and hopefully a few others out there will be needing come September... Here we go!

"Morning Lift-Off Made Simple


By Stacy DeBroff

How can I get my kids out the door in the morning on time and without shouting constantly, "WE'RE LATE!!!"?

"Hurry Up!" I used to find myself constantly saying to my kids, while keeping a constant eye on the clock, and feeling consternation at the sight of spilled egg on my son's shirt which seconded as a breakfast napkin as far as he was concerned, while my daughter still lingered upstairs deciding just what counted as worthy of being worn to nursery school.

I share below my best tips for transforming your morning madness. By changing your routine in the evening to include laying out clothes, getting backpacks and briefcases ready, packing and refrigerating lunches, setting the breakfast table, and prepping the coffee maker, you eliminate the mad scramble of the morning rush. Designate a space for each family member, such as a cubby, cabinet, or a spot in your mudroom, for items needed in order to get out the door in the morning. Patterns you set in motion eventually become taken for granted by your family as simply the way things get done around your home.

INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR EVENING WRAP-UP:

Pack all the items you and your child need for work, school, or daycare and load the ca or place coats, bags, and lunchboxes by the door.

Designate a shelf, basket, or area for each family member to place whatever needs to go out the door in the morning.

Check the calendar in case your child needs sneakers for gym or a snack for a field trip.

Pack lunches and refrigerate sandwiches-sometimes this is easiest to do while making dinner.


Put your car keys with the sandwiches if it helps your remember to add the sandwiches to lunchboxes in the morning, or put a note on the lunchbox to remind you.

Check the weather report to plan clothing and outerwear for the next day.

Have your child pick out the clothes she wants to wear the night before, or lay out two outfits for her to choose between.

Choose your own outfit for the morning, and take five minutes to lay out your clothes the night before to make dressing hassle-free.

Make a pact with your partner to clean the kitchen and do the dishes together every night before bed.

Setting the breakfast table is a great task for your preschooler or older child.

Decide what to serve for breakfast to avoid early morning debates. Keep meals simple, and get your child to commit to a choice the night before. Wait until the weekend to make time-consuming breakfasts.Some hot items, like pancakes, French toast, and bacon can be made ahead of time and reheated.

For toddlers, keep child-size sippy-cups of milk and juice in the fridge so your child can help herself from the lower shelves.

For those desperate mornings when you or your child oversleeps, have breakfast items like muffins, fruit, granola bars, or cereal in a plastic bag that can be eaten in the car.

If you're a coffee drinker, prepare your coffee maker and set out a travel mug.

Shower or bathe your child at night.

Give your elementary school child her own alarm clock so she can start learning to wake up on her own. A clock radio that wakes her to music will better ease her into the routine. Let her pick out the style she likes best so she feels vested in this "grown-up" item.

Set clocks ahead by ten minutes to help keep you on time in the morning.

To help your toddler remember all the things you want done in the morning, take pictures associated with each activity and mount them on poster board as a visual reminder. This will cut down on the nagging you have to do, and allows your child the independence to master the morning and evening routines on her own.

IN THE MORNING

Clean out your makeup drawer: throw away the makeup that you never use and store the makeup that you wear only when going out at night or on dressy occasions. Keep just the basic supplies you need every morning readily available. Do the same for your jewelry and hair products.

Buy an alarm clock that has a back-up battery in the case of a power outage.

Wake up a half-hour earlier than you currently do, which may mean going to bed earlier too.


Before waking anyone else, grab a cup of coffee or tea, shower, and get dressed so at least one person in your family is ready to go. Then begin the morning wake-ups. Use the extra time to take care of a few household basics, such as switching a load of laundry, pulling out food to defrost for dinner, or emptying the dishwasher.

Engage your partner's help with morning tasks. If your partner begs off because he's trying to get to work on time, suggest that both of you wake up earlier so he can help you with the advance work for the day.

Banish television to avoid the lethargy that it causes and the battles that come when you turn it off half way through their morning show.

Share cereal box jokes or write goofy captions for newspaper photos with your child.

Mount an outdoor thermometer where your child can easily see it, and teach her how to read it and dress appropriately.

Have your toddler eat breakfast in pajamas to avoid staining her clothes for the day.

If getting your child dressed consumes your morning time:

Have her sleep in sweats or another comfortable outfit that she can wear to day care or school the next day. For a baby this means only a quick diaper change in the morning.

Give up caring whether anything even remotely matches.

Take your child to day care in pajamas with clothes to change into if getting dressed is always a drawn-out battle. Hopefully, a day or so of this, along with the power of peer pressure, will inspire her to get dressed at home.

Let your preschooler color at the kitchen table, giving you time to clean up after breakfast.

Make getting ready a contest: can your child beat you when getting dressed, or putting on shoes?

Put on some music if everyone is sluggish and needs some energy.

Gradually add morning responsibilities for your child, such as helping you clear the table and clean up breakfast dishes.

For the last minute out-the-door rush:

Have toothbrushes, toothpaste, and a towel in the kitchen for quick access if you are running late.

Keep barrettes, hair bands, and a brush in a basket near the front door.

Keep a basket of extra socks with shoes by the door.

If part of the reason your family runs late in the morning is because your in-home child care provider is frequently late, sit down to discuss with her the importance of arriving on time in the morning, and consider moving her arrival time to a half-hour earlier.

Set your kitchen timer for five minutes before you have to leave.

If too many incidental delays make you late most mornings, move your goal departure time up fifteen minutes, so unexpected traffic or difficult good-byes with your child will not be a problem.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

We're here!


Well I finally decided to put a longer pause on 'It's a Zog Life' for awhile since transerring the blogs from MySpace is taking forever... And start up this blog!


So here we are... Currently Emma and Zoë are munching on some food.... Then they'll go down for a late nap while I race to get all of the dishes done... Then we'll head over to Wal-Mart for a few things and then hopefully Sarah will be able to make it over to color my hair!


This weekend is a crazy one with Bridal Fantasy happening on Sunday. We've only been planning for this for.... MONTHS! We're all ready supply wise, it's just getting ourselves ready that's left! *L* Hence why hair coloring, nails and such are happening this week. Tyler is working nights this week, so I don't have a whole lot of help with the girls this week (not that he can do much about his work schedule)... I was lucky enough to score a hair appointment with Rebecca Anderson on Monday while Tyler was still home... And my hair turned out so well! I love havign her do my hair as it always turns out with a bit of a surprise! *L*


Well, I suppose I should get going... I have kids to get to bed and dishes that are way past due! I'll do my best to keep updating this blog... Here's to that!