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April 29, 2011

Could I be more behind?

Ok so life and writing about it has just gotten away from me.

That stomach flu clearly messed up my brain cells too. Ugh. Thank goodness its over.

And no...it wasn't over right after I posted last.
Creeped up over and over for another week. Good hell. We survived!
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Now that we are all up and going we are back into ten million things going on.
 Haha!
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We have had a crazy two weeks. Holiday, birthday, near death experience of my lil sister, new car, soccer, performances...the list goes on and on haha!
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I just don't have it in me today to post all ten thousand pics.

But just to be current...here is the cutest video of all time.

Watch Judd at his first ever choir concert.
(PS-He is a super robot don't ya think).

video

I mean seriously...was that NOT the cutest of all time?

No bias here.
:)

Hope you all have a marvelous weekend!
xoxo Me

April 13, 2011

Day Five

**Our Gourmet Diet**



**Our Marathon Runners**

**Our "Man's Best Friend"**
Oh My Word

It has been a LONG five days.
It has hit us each
One. At. A. Time
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About every 18 hours someone comes to me with the pale skin and watery eyes saying,
"Mom, I am not really feeling very good."
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Seconds later we are running to
"Man's Best Friend"
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It has been awful. My poor washer and dryer are wishing they could go on strike.
We are currently singlehandedly keeping Powerade in business.
And Charmin as well.
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Today I am starting to see a faint light at the end of the tunnel.
Oh please little light,
SHINE ON!!
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The most fun is being the Mom of 3 puking kids.
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As if I felt super myself, I was running from room to room, taking orders, switching movies, books, leapster games, taking requests for food, making bread and refilling gatorade.
Oh and did I mention
LAUNDRY
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Not so very long ago, I remember thinking to myself, I wish I could just take a sick day, lay around in bed and watch movies and eat angel hair pasta with butter and salt.
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What a stupid wish.
Never again.
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Tomorrow will be better.

It HAS to be.
If I have to go another day eating pasta and rice and white bread I am going to puke again.
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Hopefully we have served our time and get to go without this terrible plague for...

well how about a few more DECADES!

Atleast until every person can make it to the toilet.
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That'll be my new wish!

April 11, 2011

Farewell Ole Friend

Today was an exciting day.
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 (Well other than the fact that I caught the stomach flu from Judd and have been, well let's say spending a LOT of time on the bathroom floor ugh)
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Today we sold the only car my boys have ever known, and Madysen can remember.
 Not that it is sad to get a new car, don't get me wrong.
But I have a BILLION memories on this ole boy!
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This month my ole 4Runner hit 215000 miles. That's right baby!
Gotta love a Toyota!
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I am happy to say goodbye to several quirks though.
For instance, both the cup holder in front and back that used to hold 2 drinks, have each only held one for quite sometime. My Mom was a lil rough on my car, two different times haha!
The squealing of a cracked belt won't taunt me each time I turn over the ignition.
The seat won't nearly refuse to go back into a normal human size position when I drive AFTER Matt.
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All of that
I WILL NOT MISS
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But...I have loved this car.
 Before it began to have so many joyous features, it was what I had always wanted.
I brought home both my boys from the hospital in this guy.
We took LOTS of fun family vacations in this guy too.
 It was fairly nice to me in gas mileage as well.
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Ah Memories!
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Now we get to make new memories in our new (to us) car I have decided to name
STELLA.
She is a black Honda Pilot and comes with features my old car never could have imagined back in 96 when it was born. She is very lovely and I am quite certain we will enjoy each others company. Atleast I sure hope so beings how as a mother I spend the 2nd half of
EVERY.SINGLE DAY.
 in my vehicle.
Like we all don't right.
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So happy birthday Stella!
 Boy our fam has been anticipating your arrival for QUITE a long time.
Welcome!!
:)

April 3, 2011

The Completed Surprise

Completed.
A word I thought was never going to be used when it came to the redo of Miss Madysen's room.
But alas, it is complete. And it turned out ADORABLE in every way.
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I kept her out of the room for several days as I put the finishing touches on. I picked her up from school and she squealed in delight that TODAY was the day!
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I entered her room from the bathroom enterance so I could snap this pic...
Ahhhh the look of pure delight and joy! Right there baby!
She literally deemed herself speechless!
She loved every peice, every surprise...
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I made this qulit with all these amazing fabrics at Hobby Lobby.
Then went crazy making the bedskirt and pillows.
So fun though!
So when I first started this crazy adventure...I found this hideous desk for 5.99 at savers. Oh boy...did it need TONS of work. And I naturally put way more than the original 6 bucks into it. But...
WAH LAH!!
Don't you think it turned out pretty fabulous?!?!
This was another find at the DI...
It needed a makeover to match this fun room
So...
I jazzed it up with some of the fabric from the quilt with help from my lil sister Ash!
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It was a work in progress and took way longer than it should have haha...but nonetheless turned out pretty stinkin cute in the end.
Her dresser had to be completely redone as well.
It had been painted in 5 different colors to match her previous wall color/stripes.
Again...TONS of work
But alas, turned out pretty stinkin cute right?!
I wanted a funky shabby chic type nightstand for her.
Something not just a box with drawers.
One day I found this "plant stand" on amazon and I knew with just the right finesse it could be exactly what I had in mind.
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It came in stark white so I had to paint and glaze it but it turned out very fun and funky!
Just what we wanted!
And it gave me the chance to have three more shelves to decorate!
**BONUS**
The "theme" for the room, besides screaming bright colors, is fashion and paris. I found these fun little feminine touches at all sorts of stores and just went to town on this room with spray paint. Nearly every thing in this room has been touched with spray paint honeslty.
I am so in LOVE with these funky frames you can get all of the place. Especially in pink!
This was Madysen's one request...this darling pink glitter covered dress!
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE ribbon so I tied it all over the place in this room!
Lastly, I wanted something simple and fun for the window treatment. After all, I had already made 7 pillows, a bedskirt and a quilt amongst redoing EVERY peice of furniture in the room, so I found this SUPER fun and simple idea at a boutique. I think it was just enough and turned out super fun for this room!
I was truly terrified to paint the walls all white.
But this room DOES NOT lack color that's for sure!
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Happy early birthday Miss Madysen!
I hope you know how much you are loved!
xoxoxo
Mom