Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We spent the afternoon in my craft/sewing/office room working on our projects. It was so nice to have someone there to talk to as I scrapbooked and actually setting a specific time to work on it really helps out. I'm really bad about jumping around from project to project without someone there to keep me on track. I'm hoping we can do it again soon.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I couldn’t say no. I can never really say no. At 10am this morning the Rainbow people were at our front door with vacuum in hand. Six hours later they left, we had a new vacuum, and I experienced my first anxiety attack. If you know what a Rainbow Vacuum is and you know what they cost then you can understand, if you don’t, Google it.
It is an amazing vacuum and I do love it, but it still pains me to know I spent that much…on a vacuum. The worst part of it was when they took our old vacuum with them. Apparently it’s part of the whole “deal” you’re getting. I see where they’re coming from because you’re not going to really need the old one, but that was my vacuum! I had just gotten it (well maybe almost a year ago, but still). I could have used it for outside or the garage or sold it for money to help pay off the new one...I guess I need to just let go.
After that whole ordeal I went to my parents’ house to clean out the attic. My mom had been saying that since I’m all grown up now with an attic of my own she would really like some of her attic space back. We crawled up there to start pulling all of my stuff down. Holy that's a lot of junk, Batman! I was such a sentimental pack rat as a child. I kept every stuffed animal, every doll, every little trinket ever received and shoved it all into my parents’ attic. Mom and I completely filled my car and there’s plenty more for a second and maybe even third load. I’ve got a lot of organizing to do...
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Tonight we went to the fair with Tara, Michael, and Riley. Riley was a hoot. They had purchased a bracelet for him so he could have unlimited rides. Riley would come barreling out of the ride and run right back to the start to go through again. It made it easy for us to talk as he just kept doing laps through the ride.
So let's talk about the food we all consumed that night:
I did not eat all of this by myself (thank goodness) but I did have entirely too much. Pretty sure it was enough calories for an entire week, but it happens only once a year!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I love them so much I now really want them in black and grey as well. I'm a size 9 for anyone considering getting them for me for Christmas *wink wink*. With the new boots I also got two pairs of skinny jeans from Victoria's Secret (of all places). I had always thought that the skinny jean was reserved for the skinny girl, but Danny has me convinced otherwise. He says that the skinny jean flatters a girl's curves, and I've got plenty, while on a stick straight girl it just doesn't look right. Anyone else feel this way?
We finished up the shopping with a trip to my favorite place for cheap home decor, Garden Ridge. If you have never been here I highly suggest it. I was introduced to the marvelousness last Christmas season and have been counting down till we could go back since. Unfortunately we were still a little early for holiday decorations, but we did get a new rug for the living room. The current one that Danny's mom had given us was nice, but was long past its prime. Besides, I always love change!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
After the game ended we met up with a friend of Danny's, Amanda, to meet her two little boys. We had dinner at Golden Corral, which I had never been to. It wasn't bad, but I thought kind of expensive for a buffet.
When we got home my niece Ashley and I made Halloween cookies. I had brought cookie cutters, sugar cookie dough, Halloween themed sprinkles, and orange icing. Making holiday cookies with Ashley had become a little mini tradition between the two of us. We've made Christmas cookies for the past 3 years now I believe. It's getting more and more fun as she gets older and can do more on her own. Hopefully we'll continue this for years to come.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
At mine we made 3 different cards at 5 of each. It did cost $15 dollars, but you took home 15 cards. A dollar a card is cheaper than Hallmark and they are hand made for that extra special touch. I've become a little obsessed with them and hate to buy cards now, lol. I just love being creative!
After my party ended I headed over to Lexington to celebrate a friend's little boy's fifth birthday. I didn't get to stay long for reasons I won't go into, but Riley is just the cutest five-year-old I know. He's big into Thomas the Train so I happened to find Thomas fleece and made him a blanket. Hopefully he was as excited about it as I was.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We saw tons and I swear walked nearly 6 miles (maybe more)! We went to some of the Smithsonians, saw the memorials during the day and lit up at night, saw the White House, and went to Arlington. All were very impressive. Oh yea, and we saw a stinky football game as well.