March 22, 2007

Spring Break

This is just a quick post to let everyone know I am still alive...even though I am so exhausted I feel half-dead! Spring Break was last week and let me say it went by entirely too quickly! We did have fun, though. We started the weekend in Riverside (it was Ruby's birthday) and we fished on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday Cole and I caught some catfish, and Jim grilled them with lemon and butter for Cole. He loved it. We came home on Monday evening and spent Tuesday running errands around town. Wednesday was devoted to Brin and seeing her new house. It is very nice. Thursday was my day to visit my teacher friend and her new baby girl. I had so much fun over there with her and got my baby fix! Friday was mine and Ben's 11th wedding anniversary and we took the kids to Six Flags. Cole and Jacob rode the Flashback for the first time and loved it! We came home on Friday also, not getting home until 11:30 p.m., so it was a very long day (but lots of fun!). Saturday and Sunday we did some much needed yard work all day and got very sore, but now our yard looks so much better! I have included some of the pics from Six Flags and our car that Ben decorated for our was pretty fun! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 16, 2007

March 1, 2007

New Furniture!

A couple of weeks ago we got our income tax return! We decided to buy some things that we needed and never had the money to buy before. The first big purchase we made was a new mattress for mine and Ben's bed. It is so very comfortable and I have slept wonderfully every night for the past 2 weeks! I am so excited about it! After that, we bought a new computer because Ben needed something faster for all of his photo work. Because our old PC still works fine, we moved it into the kids' room and took out their old broken down dresser. This meant they needed a computer desk to put their "new" computer on and printer (our new computer came with a Canon all-in-one printer that Ben very much did not want, but the price of the computer went up if you didn't take the printer....go figure!) so, the kids got the printer! Annalisa scored big with a twin size bed. She is out of her toddler bed and off of her baby bed mattress at the age of 4 1/2. You might wonder how I managed to keep her on a toddler bed that long, but it really wasn't that difficult since her toddler bed looked like a doll house. She was excited about the new bed, but the whole time we were taking her toddler bed apart she was telling it bye and telling me how much she was going to miss it. It was really sweet! The boys have never been sentimental about anything as silly as a bed! So, at Windy's request I have posted some pics of the new bed, and I added a photo of the computer in their room too! It is very nice.