Tuesday, April 27, 2010

super fast

This just cracked me up!

We were outside , and R decided to flap her arms and run around and was saying "bwaca" "bwaca" at the top of her lungs.
I said "R, you are a really good bird!"
"No, Mommy, I being a hawk!"
Color me corrected =)

Monday, April 26, 2010

little traitor!

I am so glad you all are as excited as I am about these big ticket items! I can't wait to buy a new house...and maybe a new car, but at least this way we won't go broke furnishing a new house...plus we don't want to settle down here. I want to be closer to my family.
Also quickly, thanks for all the get well thoughts. I might try and call a dr tomorrow, I feel like this might be sinus infection instead of cold...it was pointed out to my by Judy, a wonderful quilting co-worker of mine that I sound like an 80 year old man blowing my nose and my eyes seem puffy and watery.

Eh well, Saturday I Was tired of feeling sorry for myself, tired of my clothes not fitting right, tired of being 50 pounds heavier than I was four and a half years ago (pre R) and had realised I am tired of giving myself excuses as to why I am not going out for a walk, or thinking "gee I wish I could go for a hike, but I've never gone before" so what did I do?

Went home from work
Grabbed the girls
and went for a hike!!
Helena has this great mountain in it, it's on the south west side and is considered in town, and is 100% city owned and is a huge hiking place.
This is where we had to turn around and go home. We were out for an hour and a half total, so I think that was probably 50 minutes up, 40 down? I was so proud of R, she only started whine-ing the last few minutes when we were almost to the car and she tripped on every third rock I swear!

sorry I couldn't turn the picture, I loaded it a new way (onto my computer) and didn't have the editor, but this is here where we turned around. my silly girl who says "take a picture of me" whenever I look at the camera was "too scawed" to let me take her picture, so what you don't see is her crying in it...yes, mommy took a picture and made her cry so that I could capture our first hike. Mean mommy; I know!!!

So where does this little traitor thing come into play with my hike story here? on the way up, we saw three dogs (and their owners) the second one was so nice and R got to pet it! she turnes to H (who I am wearing in my wrap facing out) and says "H, this is a doggie, say Dog-gie, hi doggie, I love you, H see the doggie?" then we walk away and what happens? H says "Do-G-EEEEEE!!!" Yes, she did! I swear! And for about a month now she's been saying "dada" and "Dad-EEEE" but no "Mama"or "mom-EEE" nope, nothing! TRAITOR! =)

Friday, April 23, 2010

my new goodies

hey there everyone....I have so much I wish I could show you, but either I can't or...well...the camera is somewhere in the mess of things I threw into two storage tubs when someone came over to fix my dryer last week. and I put them in my bedroom...and covered them up with clean laundry I need to fold....and I emptied out the bathroom. Basically I am starting spring cleaning but the girls and I are not feeling well enough that I can actually DO spring cleaning. I have their room deep cleaned, but then they got to the toys one day when I was napping (well 1/2 napping 1/2 listening to them but don't tell them I wasn't totally sleeping!)

We did get some new goodies for the house! We are waiting on that kitchen table still, we should be close to the end of out 8-12 week wait but it's killing me here! In the mean time we've been saving up for a new bedroom set and an x-box 360 for A and a Wii with the Wii Fit and Just Dance for the girls and I, and a few other things (eventually a bunk bed for the girls and dressers for each of them.) We've been setting aside our tip money which isn't a lot but every little bit adds up. We were almost to the X-Box for A, all his buddies play Halo? and something about war? and he wants to play too. For now he's been going over to friends houses after work which is fine except for the nights I wake up and panic because he's not home and it's like 3AM! (he usually gets off work at 1am so two hours of video games is not actually way out of line, it's not like he gets off at 5 or 8pm!) However, at Costco, I saw something that we had been talking about for YEARS.

I bought a Bissell Pro Heat 2X! We had just talked about getting the pro's in to steam clean our carpets and/or renting the rug Dr from Lowes, but this was a great deal and I couldn't pass it up. Since A forgot my birthday (it was 4/18 I turned 26...and nothing exciting happened) he let me bump it up the list. Since I got that and A's really wanted an area rug for under our new kitchen table, we had already looked at Target (to get prices for after his toy) and ShopKo, both were either decent price but didn't feel good and with a crawler that's a big deal for me, or were nice feel and WAY too expensive....however on our way to milk at Costco he saw it...the rug he wanted....for $99...and it's 7'1"X10'6"!!! SO soft and he picked out the pattern he wants.

So back to saving up tip money, but now that I have A on board (and he realises he'll get his toys faster if he helps me save) we might be ordering our new bedroom set before too long! Oh I love it!

Anyhoo, sorry it's not really an exciting post, if you even read all of it, I am impressed. To the APQ block winners this month, I have not made it to the post office, hopefully Monday or Tuesday I will have those off to you. I'd say tomorrow but it's only open from 8-12 and I work 8-4:30 =) Ahhh Montana!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


friday night sew in

total bust

two sick sweeties

lots of cuddles

one very very tired mommy

and work tomorrow, ughhhh!

Monday, April 12, 2010

a few give aways

I want to make sure you are all up to date on give aways. You may notice I have been entering and talking about a lot lately. Well, A made me promise to cut WAY WAY back on the quiting spending. At least until I finish his quilt. Well, since his is a little ways down the line here (and he wants a rather large one) I am getting my fabric fix via give aways! I have only bought the Village Green BOTM and one kit that I got at 50% off + free shipping....seriously can't argue with that! Especially when it's been something I have been drooling over for about a year now. As soon as it comes in I will take a picture!

I realise it'll be a while before I get to it, but I'm so excited anyways.

In the meantime, I Have A Notion (IHAN) is having their 30 day birthday celebration. I know I mentioned it before but we are close to the end here! you can still enter ALL the give aways. I decided to pick and choose which ones I'd actually get some use out of instead of entering everything and then not knowing what to do with something. there are some I REALLY want to win!

The blog is here
and in case you don't win what you can't now live without, here's IHAN's shop

Secondly, you may not know this, but ever since I spent ages hunting down L'Amour by Sandy Gervais (and ended up getting it for my BIRTHDAY!) I have become a fan of her work. I keep looking at lines of Moda and saying "oh, I have to have that, who is it by?" and about 85% of the time it's Sandy Gervais! her latest line, Frolic is on my list, if I ever get the green light to buy again (yeah I am holding my breath too!) I stumbled upon this post though! a cute little kit featuring her line, and an ADORABLE pattern if I do say so myself! I entered and wanted to pass on the info to you. While I considered not telling anyone, word will get out anyways!

in the next day or two I have more funny girl stories for you!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

tottaly random night time stories for you

hey, thanks for all the comments...I have 6 months of secrets but I promise I will post more pictures and tell you EVERYTHING as soon as I get the green light!

I've had a few interesting nights, and I thought you might get a kick out of them! I am laughing about it all now. You might not really care, you don't have to read on, but I am cracking up over here just thinking about them. Here you go:

First up, two nights ago (so Friday night!) R must have taken a nap before I got home. I could not get that girl to bed. Mind you she's sleeping in my bed again but usually falls asleep before I go to bed and we've been fighting a lot less. She's in my room for right now because H has been falling asleep between 8 and 8:30 every night and R has been climbing into her crib to play with her. Sweet, something I love, but at the same time H needs her sleep!! And mommy doesn't want to put H down multiple times a night. So H down in crib, R plays in my room with her Lego's, or dolls, or something until she's tired enough for sleep and falls asleep. Usually about 9:30-10ish.

Anyhoo, R wasn't going down. Finally about 11pm I give in. I have to be at work at 8, I was up at 4am already so this is me up for 19 hours and just pooped! I put in Shrek and we are cuddling in bed and I fall asleep. 3AM I hear a SCREAM from H. I feel something next to me in my bed think "oh good R is asleep too, I will get out smoothly so she doesn't wake up." I go get H, make her bottle, come sit in my chair here, check Facebook, and doze a little but not much. I put H down and get myself a really cold glass of water from the kitchen. So there I am, in my Superman Jamie bottoms (that I shrunk by accident and are mine now but were A's), just finished my glass of water, put it in the sink, about to turn and go to bed (the light above the stove is the only thing on) and my kitchen/laundry room door opens (silently) and R says "Hi Mommy!" like its nothing and I SCREAM "BAHHHHHHHH!!!"

R ran into my room and buried herself under the pillows on my bed. We talked about it, she wanted to build the shelf I bought myself, she shouldn't have done that at night night time, and not without mommy or daddy, but mommy is sorry for screaming, mommy was scared!"

Then Last night I had a wild dream I just can't get over!!!

There I was at work (in what turned out to be my dream but I thought I was really working) normal day and someone comes up to me and says "do you realise a truck ran over someone in your parking lot?" Um...no, so I go to the side door, phone in hand and call 9-1-1, an older model grey/red truck ran over a 20 something male in jeans and a red t-shirt...or it looks red! "Sir, help is on it's way, please stay with us here! I said thinking of the Incident Report Form I would have to fill out and how to get all the witnesses statements too. Ughhh!

Then the young man gets up and starts RUNNING! "I'm sorry I got your daughter pregnant!" she shouts over his shoulder. The driver gets out and grabs a shot gun from his truck and goes running after him....I dial 9-1-1 again "um, there is a man with a shotgun chasing after the guy who was under the truck...we need help downtown NOW!"

la-tee-dah about 5 minutes latter a bunch of 20-30 something guys comes along and reach into the now abandoned truck. Put they pull these huge gun things that you load a tennis ball into the shooting part and light this torch thing on top and when you shoot the tennis ball releases and catches fire and then you have a burning really fast moving tennis ball. So I call 9-1-1 AGAIN "I need you here NOW! here's what's happening...." so I lock the door and tell everyone to stay inside. I stand by the door waiting for officers to arrive trying to notice everything so I can ID people. I look out and see one of my co-workers look around, grab a gun, light his torch thingie and join in. Iwas thinking "DUDE!!! get inside!" but when I yell at him he accidentally pulls the trigger and a fiery tennis ball comes flying at me. It's moving FAST and lands in my neck, on my left side.

I have two choices here, I could leave the ball in and keep it where it is in case they can save me, or rip it out so I don't burn to death. mind you I am terrified of fire...so you can see what I chose to do. I tried to take my apron off and put it in my neck with pressure but everything was like moving in molasses. I thought of the Incident Report, then I thought, "my girls. I wish I could touch them one more time" I let myself imagine stroking their faces, playing with their hair...

...and that's where I woke up!

In order to fall back asleep I had to problem solve what I would do instead of stand by the door. I'd move everyone into the back room, barricade the swinging door, and keep us all together until help arrived.

But I really want to know where that dream came from, surely not Shrek! and I only watched The Nanny before that.

lets see what tonight brings!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


Easter was fun this year. R had a blast with it, and H was too young to care either way. I have gobs of pictures of the day but I will just share the best one.
I know it looks like a lot of candy, but really the girls got a lot of clothes in their baskets. H even got two pairs of shoes! most the eggs had $0.30 in them for savings! when we were all done and sitting down watching Monsters vs. Aliens I asked R "How cool was that?" "cool, but next time, more eggs!" well alrighty then! note to self, see if stores have eggs on sale right now!

I got something really exciting in the mail yesterday!
unfortunately I can't tell you a thing about it, but you can see the letter is on "Quiltmaker" letterhead!! (no I don't design...I am not that good....yet!)

Lastly, here's an early birthday present from my aunt:

OK,so I already had the pattern, I love crazy old ladies! and she bought the 1/3 yards at one store and we went to two others, plus the three in my town and couldn't find more so she bought the jelly rolls online. the two mugs are from work and are super close to matching the fabrics so I couldn't resist!!

Too bad she said I had to finish and mail back her quilt before I could start this one. I just have to quilt the border, trim and put the binding on now.