Sunday, December 14, 2008

Parade Day

Princess had a GREAT time being in the parade on Saturday. She was in her element!!

We were not cold at all. We all had on multiple layers!!

Tree Farmer had Big E on another float.

We divided and conquered!

It was strange to be in the parade this year verses being a spectator. Both has its perks. Don't know which one I like the best.

Friday Night

Saturday, December 13, 2008


OK. I have been VERY worried lately. EM wants a baby doll crib for Christmas. Well, I was going to order the one from American Girl with the storage underneath, but then I found another one. It has a bigger storage cabinet underneath (which helps to make the crib taller and less likely for Big Girl EM to get inside) and is really cute. Add to that about $25 cheaper! It is also real wood. Well, I have ordered this crib 3 time's with 3 different places. A couple of days after I have placed each order I have received an email saying they were out of stock. Until while ago I had not heard anything from the company I have ordered it from this time. So, needless to say, I have been worried. I have emailed and called the company. That did not make me feel any better because when I called I never got an answer and the emails were also never answered. I really thought I had screwed up and Princess EM was going to be without a crib on Christmas Day. Low and behold! I just received an email from the company stating that my package had shipped. I took the tracking number over to UPS and it not only shipped it may be here today or Monday. I am still a little worried. After all, that is what I do. I just have a bad feeling. Hopefully I will be wrong!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Nordstrom is changing the logo on their makeup, so they're selling everything for $1! The make-up line e.l.f. ( eyes-lips-face) has been bought out by Nordstrom and will be re-packaged with the Nordstrom name on it. They are getting rid of all the make-up in ELF packaging. They are selling everything for $1. You do have to pay shipping. They have everything - powder, mascara, lipstick, a mineral line (100% natural), brushes & cases, nail polish, lotions, you name it - it's there. The website is

Also, When you check out there is a space for a coupon code. Use CAROLINA and save an additional 50% up to $15.00.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 7, 2008

Big E's 6th Birthday!

Hard to believe Big E is 6 today. Six year's ago I was miserable. After 21 hours of labor with an epidural that did not work on the right side of my body I was exhausted. Today, I am still exhausted.

Big E has had a good day. He had his first sleep over last night. They slept soundly, had pancake's this morning and then went to church. After he got home from church he had lunch and then it was time for his presents. He was shocked to get an Nintendo DS Lite!!! His baby sister gave him Mario Kart to go with his new big boy toy. Needless to say that is all he has done since. He is figuring it out. He was even kind enough to let me play twice. I told him that I had already played in the car rider line at his school. He thought that was funny. I told him I had to make sure it worked. Truth be told I had to make sure he was going to be able to do it. Plus, I finished reading the book I have been working on (Blogging For Dummies) and did not feel up to starting another book. I thought playing the DS would be a great way to kill an hour a day. Hee! Hee! I initially thought he was too young for a handheld computer game. But I am also very tired of all the little plastic toys in the house that do not last, bores him and then they break. I think the DS was a good choice. It is also something I can use for punishment when his sassy mouth gets way out of hand. He has played all afternoon with only 10 minute breaks about every 30 minute's. Honestly, I do not know how his thumbs are standing the workout.

Still can not believe that my first born baby is 6. He is getting so old.

He will have a party after the new year. Hopefully when it is warmer outside. He loves camping and riding his motorcycle. It is just too cold this year to get a group of boys together for a campout and fun go cart ride's and fishing. He understands this and is Ok with the decision. I feel bad 'moving' his birthday, but to give him what he wants the most it is necessary.

He is so cute! His poor lips are getting very chapped. He is on the couch playing his new game, with his tongue out of his mouth...licking his lips.