Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I have Big girls now

Well the girls are doing great in their new beds. The first night I found Elise crawling into Jordis' bed about a minute after I closed the door but after that they both went to sleep. They sleep so different, Elise sleeps like most people do and Jordis is either completely turned around or laying in some weird position. Last night they didn't make a peep, but right now I can hear Jordis kicking the wall so hopefully she falls asleep soon. So far so good!

Monday, January 28, 2008

New room!

This is one half of the "secret" wall that we discovered yesterday. The brown half of this wall opens up the same way. It is only about 4-5 inches deep but has a
couple shevles in it.
This is the first night the girls will be sleeping in their "big girl" beds so I will update you tomorrow on how much sleep I get.

A Day of New Discoveries

Yesterday we finally had a day off from everything so we decided to do some home improvement projects. I recruited my mom and sister to help me paint the twins room while Ryan had is friend Lee help him take down the ceiling in his room downstairs.(the ceiling had two huge holes in it from where they had to cut when the pipes broke. Well my day was filled with taping off the chair rail to paint it pink, and then I wanted the bottom half of the wall to be striped purple and yellow. I soon found out that houses are not built with straight or even walls. i finally got everything taped and we started to paint. When we were almost done the gallon of paint got tipped over. Well this is dicovery #1. To get paint out of your carpet use spatulas from you kitchen to scoop up as much paint and then if it is water based paint soap and water will bring it up. It takes about 2 hours or more to complete this. We just kept the carpet wet so we could put towels on it until all the paint was pulled up. You can barely see the paint this morning, yeah!! Discovery #2 happend downstairs in Ryan's room. After they pulled the whole ceiling down neighbor Bob was over looking at the paneling on the walls and discovered the ceiling went back pretty far on one of the walls. They found 2 latchs that opened one whole wall up. When they opened it they discovered a shallow closet/gun cabinet. It is only about 6 inches deep with some shelves on it. Bob said years ago a guy lived here that got fired from ATK for stealing so we think he put this wall in to hide whatever he was stealing. Ryan is excited because now he has a place to put his bow and his guns, (me too, now I don't have to worry about buying a gun safe). I will take pictures today and post them of the girls room all done and of the wall.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Very disturbing news

Tonight I got a phone call from my mom asking me if I heard about what happened in Clarkston today. Well for anyone that doesn't know a mother shot herself and the 3 youngest of her 8 children at their home.(only one of the children died, the other 2 are in the hospital) She suffered from postpardum depression after many of the pregnancies and obviously this last one because she had a baby that was only a couple months old. I know the family, not real well but I went to school with the brother of the dad of these kids. It is so sad to think that someone could do such a thing to their children. It made me cry, not because I knew them, but because of what the rest of the family is going to go through for the rest of their lives. I never realized how much having my own children would change my life and the way I think about things like this. I know it is going a long hard road for this family so I hope everyone will say a little prayer for them.

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I give you money and send you into the grocery store to pick up 5 items.You can only pick one thing from the following departments.. what is it?
1. Produce: apples
2. Bakery: maple bar
3. Meat: chicken breasts
4. Frozen: icecream
5. Dairy: sour cream
Let's say we're heading out for a weekend getaway.You're only allowed to bring 3 articles of clothing with you.So, what's in your bag?
1. undies
2. shirt
3. pants
If I was to listen in on your conversations throughout the day, what 5 phrases or words would I be most likely to hear?
1. Sit down!
2. Are you stinky?(to my twins)
3. A Flair for Hair, michelle speaking...
4. Go to time out
5. I'm BOTH your mommies!(they are into saying "mine" alot)
So, what 3 things do you find yourself doing every single day, and if you didn't get to do, you probably wouldn't be in the best mood?
1. make sure my house is clean or at least picked up
2. read my emails & blogs
3. take a shower
We're talking a 3 hour block with nobody around. What 5 activities might we find you doing?
1. scrapbooking
2. reading a smut novel
3. watch TV
4. sleeping
5. shopping
We are going to the zoo. But, it looks like it could start storming, so it'll have to be a quick visit.What 3 exhibits do we have to get to?
1. elaphants
2. monkeys
3. penguins
You just scored tickets to the taping of any show that comes on t.v. of your choice. You can pick between 4, so what are they?
1. Y&R
2. Grey's anatomy
3. Lost
4. Two & a half men
You're hungry for ice cream. I'll give you a triple dipper ice cream cone. What 3 flavors can I pile on for ya?
1. cookies dough
2. moose tracks
3. peanut butter cup
Somebody stole your purse/wallet…in order to get it back, you have to name 5 things you know are inside to claim it. So, what's in there?
1. checkbooks
2.wallet of credit cards
3. CPS gift certificate
4. nail file
5. Lip gloss
You are at a job fair, and asked what areas you are interested in pursuing a career in. Let's pretend you have every talent and ability to be whatever you wanted, so what 4 careers would be fun for you?
1. scrapbook designer
2. chef
3. photographer
4.anything that would make lots of money with little effort
If you could go back and talk to the old you, when you were in high school, and inform yourself of 4 things, what would you say?
1. Dump your current boyfriend
2. listen to mom & dad
3. you are not fat
4. do more things with your family
* Other than that I would not change a thing - no regrets!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

What my girls do every morning

Every morning while I'm getting ready for work, if the girls aren't watching cartoons they are at my feet dragging out all the tampons and pads in the cabinet. This morning I decided to take pictures when I saw Elise trying to wrap a bar of soap with a pad! After that they dumped all the tampons out of the box and divvied them up between them like Halloween candy. They are so content taking them in and out of the box while I do my makeup and hair. Every once in awhile they want me to put makeup on them but usually they are happy with the femine products. Hopefully it will be awhile before they figure out what they are really playing with!