Wednesday, April 30, 2008


So what are you growing this season?
we have planted in our two garden box's
peas, carrots, eggplant, tomatoes three different kinds. cucumbers, basil, and parsley. I should add that every thing but the peas and carrots have been started. I'm waiting to plant those on a nice sunny day.

At the in laws we have raspberry's, rhubarb corn, squash and more tom's. oh I think they might do a pepper plant as well this year.

I have been toying with using dry beans not the canned type. Also I want to try lentils anyone have a good recipe? I have also been toying with making our own bread. I know it would be better for us and cheaper.

My goal is to have the family eat better. This makes it easier for me to reach my goal of losing 30 more lbs. By my 30th birthday that way we can get started on baby #2. I am down almost 13 lbs the last two weeks have been bad. I think part of it is lack of support in person. Oh well that is a story for another time.

So Shalisa where did you find the tortilla recipe? that sounds like a good idea to make your own.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


please keep Sarah and her family in your prayers. Gram's passed away to go home!!!


Since Nolan is taking a nice long nap I will do a little up dating.
WDW is planed our flight is booked. I called to change around our dates for the trip. All of our dining is booked for sit down dinners.

I will be mailing out Birthday invites today after nap time. Nolan and I have a play date at 1 which is by the post office. OH sounds like he is waking up so I will finish this later today.

Monday, April 28, 2008

outside the Pool

outside the Pool
Originally uploaded by kewidoll
Nolan loved the pool in California. We had a nice visit I'm very happy to be home.
I went to Disney on Tursday that was fun. Ryan you would be so proud my first ride of the day was Jungle Cruise.

Nolan enjoyed Disney as well. He and Grandma went on a few rides. We got there early left early for nap then headed back in the eve. Nolan did really well on the trip. He rolled with the punches he is a real trooper.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Alright since planing Nolan's party has become drama. I think we are going to have a family lunch on the 11th. For those of you not counting that is Mothers Day. Woot I can't wait to spend it with the inlaws and crazy Grandma.

So for our friends we are going to do a lunch thing on the 17th. I will have the invites out in the next day or so. I was kind of thinking we could meet somewhere. I don't have all the details worked out just yet. I really liked what Ryan and Shalisa did for Maddies Birthday.

ugh oh well it will work out.

Tomorrow Nolan and I are flying to California to visit my dad's family. They live in southern Cali we are talking LA area. The visit should be nice i hope.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Last night date night

We had a date last night which was fun. So for our date we went and drove some cars did a little shopping. We headed to toysrs got Nolan some toys for our flight to Cali on Thursday.
we had a good date was nice to get a few things done without the baby.

Thanks to Ryan I have Disney on the brain. I can't wait for our trip it is going to be so much fun.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Change of plans

So we are going to Disney World this Fall with the Smiths.
I booked our stay tonight I will box our flight. This is going to be so much fun

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

vid of nolan and ballon

he got a ballon last week he had fun with it. sorry for the crappy video.

growing up too fast

Nolan has learned to climb the stairs. Looks like it is time to get a gate for the bottom of the stairs. We already have at the top of them because of doing laundry and such.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

off my game

I had to call B to come home early today. The reason was I started having dizzy spells and not feeling normal. I was very close to blacking out just before he got home. Not really sure what the problem is my head is still feeling a little off.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Weekend plans

This weekend we are going to work on our yard. For the last month B has been removing the grass from the front yard. The reason it has taken a month is well the weather rain, snow you know normal spring stuff. Our plan is to lay bark and some pavers where the lawn use to be. Also we are going to plant some new flowers make the whole thing look spiffy.
I think we are also going to hit up Ikea and get a new love seat to replace the blue thing.
Sunday we are going to the parents for lunch. I think we will also go to Evergreen for service give it a 2nd try.

I hope to get Nolan's pictures taken next week.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

some funny title

Lets see I have been racking my brain for something to write. We got our garden box supplies B will build that this weekend. I hope to plant our seeds for starters in a few day's.

Lets see B got a 16% ra ise and promotion this is his third in 3 years. This means that no I really don't have to work. I would still like to find something outside the house todo.

Sunday we went back to Evergreen that was nice. I really enjoyed the worship the lesson was good. The youth pastor spoke which I enjoyed he was very out going. He made me think of Miles in a few ways. Miles was my Jr high pastor when I was 12 then ten years later I was a leader for him. Miles married Brian and I he has a special place in my heart. When I was in Jr high I was a little scared of Miles he was loud, big and crazy.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

At the Seattle Zoo

At the Seattle Zoo
Originally uploaded by briand
Not the best picture but really cute.

Nolan at Chloe's Birthday Party

Nolan at Chloe's Birthday Party
Originally uploaded by briand
This is from Chloe's first birthday a few weeks ago!


B has been gone all day he is not due for another 2 hours. N and mommy are having a hard day things started out way too early. I'm thinking of going making a trip out for dinner this will make us both feel better. N will have people to watch and I will get to leave the house.

Friday, April 4, 2008

a few seattle pictures

Pike Street market veggies
Nolan playing in our room.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

todays plans

shower Done
upload seattle pictures. Done
Post a few of them.Will do so in a few moments

Take N for a walk Done 20 mins
Wash bottles ugh I hate them. Done
Maybe make a Target Run just to get us out of the house. Went to Fred's

then tonight make BBQ pizza.
Go to mommy NOT "night out"

My day looks fun don't you think!

I am feeling better about being a stay at home mom. I have been working on being at peace. Part of it might be that for every job I interview for nothing comes of it.
Maybe I am meant to be a stay at home mom.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I think Spring might be here!

Our Seattle trip was good had a nice time visiting friends.

Lets see so today was the first time in 11 days that I had to change a poopy diaper. yes you read that right no poop for me. Nolan has been going poop in the pooty do you know how great that is? I love not having to wash or throw out poop filled diapers.
EC is going pretty well we are not supper strict with it. Just taking things at a Nolan pace.

I have had a few things on my mind and heart to write about. Maybe this week I will get them out. One of them has been bugging me for months. The only reason I have not talked about it is. I don't want people to feel I am picking on them. Which is not the case at all.

We got the invite for Nolan's birthday lastnight. I was going to make them but sadly with time and lazyness it is not going to happen. For what ever reason my drive has been lacking.
Our tax money should be coming in soon. You know it pays to have a kid and house thats for sure. We will be paying off my car with a little extra left over. That will go for a down payment for a new car for me. The forrester is will on its last legs. We are looking into a CRV no mini van for this family. I made a promise to Brian that I would never make him drive one.