Thursday, July 31, 2008

relief has arrived!

dh made it back today and we were all very happy to see him. in anticipation i made my "to die for pot roast"...always a hit. (this is a idiot proof recipe!!)

To Die For Pot Roast

1 pot roast
1 pkg brown gravy (dry)
1 pkg ranch dressing (dry)
1 pkg italian dressing (dry)

throw it all in the crockpot, add water and cook it all day! i even throw mine in frozen! mmmm...i wait about half way thru before throwing in any veggies...yum, yum!! the natives love this one!

oh...i almost forgot...we now are adding to our family again. (yep, you read that right) today we acquired 2 guinea pigs (boy and girl--both fixed thank goodness). the girls were quick to name them max and ruby (after one of their favorite cartoons). they are so cuddly and have been handled alot, so they don't bite. abby is in heaven, ella is excited but scared and dh...well...he's not too happy about the 'extra baggage'...but it won't really affect him. i think as long as the girls are happy, thats all that matters. so stay tuned for many max and ruby stories to if i can keep abby from propping them on the couch!

well, off to go find a picture to help complete this entry. enjoy~

this is ella's ultrasound pic...just trying to scrap some older pics. the pages after that is an album i am working on for my dad (don't worry, he knows about it:) it is Ali Edwards KOTM for last august in think. thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

inside my little shack

will add more pics later in another post. need to go get some stuff around here while 1 native is sleeping!! enjoy~

our new little hut

here are some pics. it doesn't look that big from the front (1600 sf), but it also has a basement that is the full size of the house that isn't factored into the square footage. so its really like 2300 sf.

as you can tell from the pics, we will have to work on the weeds, i mean yard. haha!

**please note, usually all you have to do is click on the pics to enlarge them, but for some reason the pics of the house won't enlarge. sorry about that, but you get the idea.

some pics

i know everyone loves to look at here are some recent ones. the 1st one is the "new bike" ad the 2nd is pikes peak. you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

not much new going on here. we are "surviving" since dh is on a business trip. he should be home before too long, but it just means i won't have any sleep until then!

went to the local zoo yesterday (its a very small one, with very few animals)...anyways, we got out of the car and my little one said " i wanna see the DINOSAUR...ROOAARRR!!" i just couldn't stop laughing. i told her i hoped we didn't actually run into one of those.

tried out my whirlpool jet tub last night. it was very relaxing. but what a pain it is to keep the jets clean. if you don't run the jets often enough, yucky stuff builds up in there!

will be adding pics of my new home later today. they are still on the camera, but maybe i can throw them on here during naptime...(if i'm not taking a nap:)

Monday, July 21, 2008


from vacation! we got back a few days ago and i need a vacation to recover from my vacation! lol! we had a great time out west and today was the harsh reality for all of us.

matt had to go back to work.
ella realized that daddy wasn't home all day and she wasn't happy about it.
abby doesn't understand that while she got constant attention while on vacation...thats not the norm. i do in fact expect my kids to play by themselves for some portion of the day.

ahhh...there's nothing exhausting like routine!

hopefully tomorrow is a better, smoother day.

on another note, abby got her 1st big girl bike yesterday. she is so excited. i realize we are behind a little (but considering where we lived the last 2 years)...she's still just as excited. good thing we have a nice long sidewalk, because our lam-o builder has yet to pave our roads. so its either sidewalk or gravel. and abby is still working on some balance issues, but she's in love!

maybe this will end her constant badgering for a pet right now.

i will share a pic of her and her new wheels when i get a chance. (i know...a post without pics just sucks, but what can i say. i'm exhausted!)

and i only have about 1000 pics from vacation to work on! eek!

have a good one!

Friday, July 4, 2008

and we're off...

to visit family. i will be back in a few weeks. later!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

mommy school

i have my oldest convinced that i am a full fledged graduate from mommy school. whenever she asks me how i know something in particular and i can't think of an answer that will suit her or she will understand, i tell her its something i learned in mommy school. she can't WAIT to go to mommy school. i love this age!