Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scheew. It's been crazy around here! With all 3 kids in soccer, one in track and 2 in dance, there is always something going on. And my appointment book is really filling up. My name is out there and people keep calling. That is a good thing and it's good I can schedule around the rest of the families schedule. Anyhoo, this weekend I only scheduled one photo shoot to get caught up on the rest of laundry and to have some good 'ol fashioned playtime. My husband and I decided to take the night off of cooking and go out for supper. And just for something really off the wall, we drove to Vermillion to this great little chinese restaurant. "Chae's" if you're wondering. It was a great evening...good food, good service, good little eaters.

So with all the practices, games and rehearsals and marathon training, my husband and I were especially enjoying the night together. And a little something, something called a romantic moment even occurred after supper. We all got a fortune cookie and read each out loud. Mine was kind of silly, the kids didn't understand theirs but then my husband read his...

"Happy life is just in front of you"

He looked up and guess who was sitting directly across from

It was a really sweet moment, kind of gushy almost. Aaawwwwww, was all my daughter could say. She loves the romantic thing too. My hubby put the fortune in his pocket and I set it up in our bedroom, reminding us that even with all the chaos of everyday life, we are so happy.

So there you go, a little romantic story for you, one I won't soon forget.

Friday, April 18, 2008

My son turned 11 on Tuesday...Happy Birthday! I may a little biased but...isn't he just HANDSOME? I look at this picture and stare in disbelief at how big he is getting. He's one awesome 11 yr. old. I love him to pieces...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Just a quick note to say......


Looks like God listened and didn't give us as much snow as predicted. Still windy as heck but with a little help from above, we can handle that one too. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. See ya when we get back!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

As i'm sitting here waiting for my Shrimp Bisque to come to a boil, i'm also watching the snow come down and wishing it would go away. I've had myself in a bubble all day, not wanting to face the fact that my weekend is being washed away. But it's hitting me straight in the nose now (sorry, Karen) It's snowing and blowing and my dad has already called to say he doesn't want me on the roads. My husband has no comment at this point. I think he was looking foward to a weekend without us girls, I was looking forward to a weekend WITH the girls. I asked him ,"Why do we live in South Dakota?" His answer, "The hunting." Grrrrr. Not the response I needed. So, my bisque is simmering nicely now and I'm remaining optimistic. You just never know what could happen. This is South Dakota afterall.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

This blasted snow they're predicting is ruining our weekend! Carey and I need some prayers, anything, in hopes the moisture comes down as rain or the whole thing just shifts southward. There's shopping and lots of girl-time at stake here. And, of course not mention our sanity! But like my son said on the way from practice tonight...if it's meant to be, it's meant to be. He's got the right idea. That calmed me for a minute or two...

...but there will be tears shed if this blasted storm keeps me home!

Friday, April 04, 2008

the sun feels so good. I am sitting in it right now, absorbing the warmth before I venture on a much-needed run. I've been looking forward to this run all day...time to myself and time to zone out in my own little world. This is my favorite day of the week. When i get back and cleaned up, it's out to eat. We have made it a tradition that Friday nights we give me a break from cooking and go out to eat. i'm looking forward to that too. I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine too and doing something you've saved up to do for when the weather gets warmer.

Here's to a warmer and sunnier weekend!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I cannot wait to go to bed tonight. I mean I really can't wait. You see, I had one of those parties over Easter break where you invite friends over, have some food, buy some things and reap the rewards of being a hostess. My good friend started selling for Private Quarters. There are only 4 reps in SD so it's a fairly new business which ended up being great for both of us. So the company sells bedding that 4 star luxery hotels have, down comforters, feather beds, blankets, towels, robes, pillows...all the things that truly help you have a great nights sleep. They specialize in the 7 layer bed. AAAAAHHHHH. Well, my party was a great one. LOTS of fun and the show was so awesome. I learned you are never supposed to use fabric softener on your towels. It builds up and eventually has a waxy feel so the water isn't absorbed as well. Anyhoo, with the total sales from my party, I got a whole new bed. Literally. Spa sheets and 600 counts sheets, a down blanket, a mattress pad that rocks, a new down comforter, a sarong for me and another awesome blanket for the basement. So all these boxes came from UPS was like xmas. I made my new bed and it is like 5 inches higher with all the stuff on it but oh, so comfy. I'm not expecting my hubby and I to be jumping out of bed in the morning too quickly...I think it's going to be just too relaxing. But it will be so worth it. There is nothing like a great bed.

Off to bed I go...I'll let you know exactly how hard it was to get out of bed tomorrow morning. ZZZZZZZZZZ........................