Sunday, June 24, 2007

*Disney* collectors?

a few months ago after terry finished building me some shelves in our basement i came across a large box of Disney beanies that i had collected several years ago when i worked in management for the Disney Store. i have never really been a huge fan but for some reason i thought i needed all of these beanies or that my children would some day need them. the last thing i want is 42 beanies to pick up every before i put them on Craig's list or EBay i thought i would post it on my blog first. like i mentioned there are 41 beanies plus 1 "Cast Member" Mickey. ( i'm not suppose to sell this one because ONLY cast members should have them but i'm willing to send him to a new home, even if i'm breaking the rules :) all of the beanies have their original tags and are in good shape. i only have one that is doubled up, which is flubber. so if anyone knows of anyone who would like ALL of these send them to my blog and have them contact me. i'll give it a few days and then i'll put them up for sale elsewhere. i don't want my girls to see that i still have these otherwise they'll never leave my house. (

Saturday, June 23, 2007


i'm not feeling overly inspired to write much about anything today but figured it's been a few days so i should at least post something. not so sure it's a good thing to post when you have nothing to really yack about or to not post at all. we'll see....

the weeks are flying by already. it's hard to believe we're in the 3rd week of june. we've been kept busy with swimming lessons, gymnastics, trips to the pool, trips to the neighbors pool, library visits, bbq's and just this week i joined the gym. i don't know if i have ever been so excited to join a gym. guess that goes to show you how uneventful and exciting my life is. ha ha i guess being a stay at home mom i often times feel as though "my" time is limited and i'm losing a sense of who i am and where i'm headed. i'm hoping my time at the gym will help me to figure this all out. not only losing the 15-20lbs. i'd like to lose and toning up but giving me the "me" time i need. i figure it's a good excuse to find time for myself. my husband can't discourage me for going to the gym, can he? the first day i met w/ a trainer. man, was i sore the next day. day #2 was even worse. but after day #3 i wasn't nearly as sore and by day #4 i was feeling pretty good. so i wasn't in as bad of shape as i thought. ha i'm taking the weekend off from the gym but hittin' it again on monday!

we had an eventful night last night! we went down to a neighbors house for a visit and came home to locked doors and NO keys to get in. kati decided on her way out of the door that comes in from the garage to lock it. i have caught her doing this before but this time i didn't see her lock it nor did i bother to check it. luckily i had my cell phone with me and my neighbor had called a locksmith not that long ago for her car. $70 later....our house is open. scary thing is he opened the dead bolt in about 3 minutes! i didn't think dead bolts were that easy to pick but he said their no more difficult than a regular door knob. comforting. i'm so glad we have an alarm system on our house! helps me to sleep better at night :)

i found a really cool blog today....if you love interior design this is a good one. desire to inspire. i haven't had time to look through the archives but from what i saw it was totally inspiring.
the pictures i added (can't have a post without a picture or two) are just some random shots of the girls. kati at the pool and lauren at the park. the pocket is an assignment we had to do for creative xpress this past month.
have a good weekend!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Great Wk. End

so this weekend has been very busy but overall a great weekend. friday night started out with our monthly bunco group getting together. now, we haven't actually played bunco in months (don't tell our husbands...but i think their onto us!) but just getting together with neighbors and friends is always a treat. the host always makes great food and the beverages are usually pretty darn tasty as well.

saturday morning was the Susan Komen race for the Cure in st. louis. it was only a 5k but at 93 degrees and 65,000 of our closest friends joining us it was steamy to say the least. but what an amazing race. i wish i had brought my camera. but i knew with the heat i probably wasn't going to want to lug it around. if you ever have the opportunity to be a part of something of this magnitude or have never really given it a thought, it's definitely something everyone should experience at least once. we were all surprised at how organized and how smoothly everything seemed to go. with that many people you would think it would be a complete mess. the race got started on time and it took us an hour and 40 minutes to walk it. the first mile seemed like it took forever...i'm not sure how many people were in front of us but when we made it to the top of a hill it seemed as though there were miles of people in front of us and just as many behind us. it was just amazing. body after body. it probably sounds silly but it was so empowering. this is something i definitely want to do every year and get the rest of our family involved as well. lauren was pretty jazzed about it when i got home and said she wanted to race next year! st. louis just missed the record for most registered to race by 100!

i'm pretty sure my husband doesn't read my blog or at least not often but if by chance he happens to take a peak...happy father's day sweetheart! you're an amazing father and i probably don't tell you often enough. so thank you for all you do...for me, for the girls and for our family! i love you!

so i was looking around on line a bit ago and found a couple of cool sites. there is a new magazine coming out (if not already?) called Organize. i can't wait to get my hands on this one. and the other site is this one Sk*rt. a cool site for women with tons of information and ideas.
i'll leave you with a really good appetizer recipe....nancy made this on friday night for our bunco group. i have never had them before but they were so good.
i'm not sure what their called but you take cherry tomatoes and hollow them out a bit, then cream together sour cream (small tub), a bag of the hidden valley ranch dip and bacon bits. spoon a little into each tomatoe and chill. they were so good.
have a great week!
*the picture of the girls was taken a few weeks ago at the park.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


well, i can finally post and say i actually feel pretty good. that flu bug just did not want to go away. it took a good 5 days before i didn't feel queasy. hate that. although, it did help me loose 7 lbs. love that!

first i need to wish my dear friend Laura a happy birthday! hope you have a super birthday and a great time at the concert!
summer is in full swing here. i took the girls to the park today for a picnic, we met some friends and had a great time. although, 82 degrees seemed a lot more like 102! poor kati and the heat just don't mix.
we haven't been up to too much. i'll randomly fill you in.....
saturday we made it to the pool.
sunday we just hung out. i guess terry golfed
monday i took lauren to the library to get her signed up for a summer reading program. she's so excited about that. after reading so many books they get a prize and win 2 baseball tickets to see the river city rascals (a minor league baseball team) we also had to try to find another bathing suit for her. target seems to have the cutest ones for the best price. i can't justify paying $25 for a kids suit.
then today was the grocery store, the park for a picnic and tonight we're heading out for a nice dinner w/ terry's cousin scott who is in town for business.
lauren has swimming lessons again on wednesday.
gymnastics on thursday
thank goodness soccer is over for the season! so fridays and saturdays are now free. i'm thinking about taking the girls to 6 flags on friday w/ some neighbors and then saturday morning myself and 2 of my friends are doing the 5k run/walk for the cure in st. louis. i'm pretty excited about that. and then saturday night we have a party to go to.
whewwww! busy, but fun!
i was looking through my pictures and came across a couple of things i did for pink martini a while back. i figured i could show you them by now.... the bulletin board and magazine box.
i had better see what the girls are up later....

Friday, June 08, 2007

Back from the dead....

or at least that is how i feel. i ended up catching lauren's flu bug as did terry. so both of us were out of commission for almost 3 days. i'm still not completely back to normal yet but at least i can function.

so anyway, i have so much to catch up on, mainly laundry so i need to make this short and sweet....but thought i would share this layout i did of lauren before getting the flu. i used a lot of the jenni bowlin kit, some lil davis and making memories.
have a great weekend!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Not so Good!

we just can't get a break! the 3 of us have fought off colds these past few weeks and now poor lauren is having to deal w/ some sort of stomach bug. we've been up since 1:00 am last night, dozing off for maybe 20 min. in between bathroom runs! uh! she is just drained. you know when you get to the point where there just can't be anything left, anywhere! (i know, pleasant post first thing monday morning, right!) ha she only has 2 days of school left and it looks like she'll be missing one of them for sure. i hope she's better by tomorrow, i'd hate for her to miss out on the last day of school.
so anyway, hopefully i'll be back soon with a healthier post! hugs....