Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
This weekend was another whirlwind of a time in the Hall family-but a blast none-the-less.
Have you ever been to lazy to but your child in the swimming pool without a swim diaper on and in a regular diaper instead? You haven't? Good me neither! I would NOT do that and laugh hysterically at how ENORMOUS the diaper became and how big my toddlers little booty looked because of it.
I did NOT have a blast Friday night with Lindsey and did NOT sob like a little girl through HALF of the movie 'My Sisters Keeper'. I would NOT recommend to all you blog readers that is a must see- nope NOT me!
Saturday evening was NOT spent toddler free with our eldest child and most of our closest friends enjoying good food and each others company. I did NOT also discover that the hobby my eldest child always talks about is actually something she is becoming pretty stinkin' good at- volleyball... who knew?!
This is a true story... I still have NOT (no really I haven't) decided what I'm going to make for our party Friday night (please see THIS POST) and I'm calling out for one last opinion from all you crafty ladies!
What have you NOT been doing this past week? Don't be shy, give it a try (WOW that sounded CHEESY)!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday Sunday- Master Bedroom Edition

Welcome and thanks for joining me for another week of 'Show Us Where You Live Friday' over at Kelly's Korner. This week is the master bedroom edition which is definitely not my favorite room in the house but I wanted to share anyhow. This is the room I have put the least amount of effort into since we bought this home in March '08. I LOVE to decorate but for some reason have constantly put this room on the back burner, so to speak.

This is what you see as you walk in the door to our room, our engagement picture that was signed at our wedding.
Bedding set is from Target, I love it!

Those are shelves that spell out 'LOVE' but have yet to get them hung up so now they've become a decoration for the dresser

Although this is now fairly popular for the bedroom I still love it

My side of the closet, it's jam packed and ridiculous I know =)

My hubby's little part of the closet, thank goodness he doesn't have too many clothes!
Thanks for touring my master bedroom... hope you'll come back next week!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chick Flick Movie Night

'My Sister's Keeper'...

Tonight I'm having a movie date night with one of my best girl friends Lindsey. We've both been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with motherhood as ALL mothers experience and decided we need a break to hang out and laugh hysterically cry until we have no more tears left at this movie. The previews to this movie are enough to bring me to tears so I can only imagine. There is a lot of sadness to be discovered in the blog world sometimes, which is real life and it happens... I can only imagine seeing this movie will be like thinking about all the parents I've read about that have lost a child-SO emotional!

Here is the synopsis of the movie...

ara (Cameron Diaz) and Brian Fitzgerald (Jason Patric) have just been informed that their young daughter Kate (Sofia Vassilieva) has leukemia, and that she only has a few years to live. The doctor suggests to the parents that they try an unorthodox medical procedure of producing another child in a test-tube that would be a perfect match as a donor for Kate. Sara will try anything to save Kate, and they have a new baby Anna (Abigail Breslin) to be used as a donor for Kate. The first thing they use is blood from the umbilical cord for Kate. As years go on, the doctors must take bone marrow from Anna to give to Kate. At age 11, the next thing Anna must give to her sister is a kidney. Anna has had enough of all of these medical procedures, and she decides to sue her parents for medical emancipation and the right to decide how her body will be used. The whole family is being torn apart by Anna's decision because everyone knows what will happen to Kate if she doesn't get a new kidney

Are any of you ladies going to see this movie with your gal pals or even try to drag your hubby to see it? I must admit I'm pretty pumped about going to the movie for the simple fact that I will be shoving my face with junk food 99% of the show time =)
Did I mention a few of my other friends were coming? Have you met them?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Thursday

Macie made herself a bed on the chairs outside last Friday night and fell asleep... must have been the heat getting to her!

Addaline watching big sisters performance at VBS Family Night.

Sending out an S.O.S

I have spent the better half of the last 2.5 days being a slave to this precious little girl... We all know I adore and love her to the moon and back but God help me I need to get out of this stinkin' house and unattach a toddler from my hip have a moment to myself!! Gerrad has been working out of town for the past 2 weeks and comes home over the weekend so you can see where I'm going with this, I'm stressed and desperately need a break. Please don't think for one minute I'm complaining about being a mother and staying home with my kids because I'm not. I am just a little stressed because I've been stuck inside for 3 days with a sick child-only having left to take Addaline to the Dr TWICE! I feel helpless because I haven't been able to clean the house, do the laundry or honestly barely even use the restroom. Today I had to use the restroom SO bad and when I put Addaline down she screamed bloody murder!!

Thankfully Gerrad is coming home tonight and you better believe when I say this weekend I will be taking full advantage of the extra set of hands for the girls. While Addaline is sleeping right now I have FINALLY taken a shower, unpacked our suitcases from Jamaica (RIDICULOUS I know), started a few loads of laundry and caught up on the blogs I follow.

We have an exciting weekend planned and I'm more than ready to get it started tomorrow night after work. Macie has a picnic at camp tomorrow evening for all the family members of the campers, we get to go and see what they do on a daily basis and then have a family swim time for a few hours as well. I'm pretty excited to see what she does and what makes her days such a blast. Then Saturday evening we have a small BBQ at some of our best friends new home and I'm SUPER excited to catch up with everyone and enjoy a few hours with my hubby.

Thanks for letting me complain a little =) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Oh and here is a picture of my little sicky and how we've spent the past 2.5 days, she's still cute even when she's sick!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a Day!!

Have you ever just had one of those days where you couldn't wait for the kids to go to bed so you could have just one bloody moment of silence time for yourself to enjoy the quiet? You haven't? Me neither!

Yesterday my day was spent trying to keep a 6 yr old down ALL day because she woke up in the middle of the night and early morning with a sky high fever and shivering. That is not an easy task, let me tell you! She thought she was fine all day and tried to get up and play numerous times... needless to say she probably thinks her mommy is the devil for getting on her so much yesterday. She didn't run a fever the rest of the day (after early morning) so that was a plus.

Then in the afternoon... Addaline's eye started to get red and goopy (yes that's a word). Started when she got up from her nap around 3pm and by 5:30pm it was disgusting and I just knew a Dr's visit and pink eye were in order. So, we all got dressed at 5:30pm *remember we stayed home all day so we had no reason to be dressed and ready* and headed to Walgreen's Take Care Clinic for Miss Addaline and her eye. She HATES Dr's with a fiery passion and pretty much screamed until the exam portion was over and then she was the Dr's new BFF, my child the drama queen, wonder where she gets that from?! Come to find out, Addaline has her first ever ear infection, a double ear infection at that-go big or go home right? AND the infection spread to her nose and eye causing a runny nose and say it with me 'PINK EYE'. So I'm home another day today with the 2nd kiddo who is still sleeping and I'm enjoying every minute of the silence. She has to be away from daycare for 24 hours so she'll be OK to go back tomorrow thankfully. Macie was able to go back to camp today so it should be a little less hectic here trying to keep her down and resting.

Here is my sweet baby eating some cheese with her right eye almost swollen shut. By the end of the night my husband said she looked like a boxer had gotten a hold of her and punched her in the eye =( Hopefully this is our one and only bout of ear infections and pink eye (wishful thinking I'm sure)!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

To start the weekend off the girls and I were NOT super excited to see Gerrad on Friday evening as he had been working out of town all week. I did NOT appreciate him being home and having an extra set of hands for the kids the rest of the weekend either. We did NOT take it easy Friday night and enjoy watching a movie together and just enjoying the silence after the girls went to bed--nope NOT us!

The girls and I did NOT have a blast at a friends son's birthday party and eat way too much cake. I did NOT snap this cute picture of the girls in the car before the party!

Saturday as I mentioned before in a previous post... my husband did NOT stick his size 13 foot through our ceiling in the formal living room leaving a gaping hole to be fixed.

Father's Day was NOT spent separately in the afternoon while the girls and I went to my dad's and Gerrad went to his mom and dad's to assist with some home improvement projects... I was NOT secretly a little bummed about it as well. I did NOT nearly have a heart attack when my dad decided it was a good idea to let my 6 yr old drive his lawn tractor to help pick up limbs in his yard. She did NOT surprise me and do a fabulous job... that is after she did NOT nearly drive the tractor into the ditch in my dad's front yard.. AHH!!

It was NOT so bloody hot outside that I stripped my soaking wet with sweat, toddler down to her diaper cover and diaper in my dad's front yard.

This is NOT the only nap that the soaking wet with sweat toddler received yesterday as well. She did surprisingly well sans nap. The girls and I did NOT spend the rest of the afternoon/evening playing on their slip and slide and the little kiddie pool and having the time of our lives!!

So what have you NOT been doing lately?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Addition to An Already Awesome Giveaway!!!

So I'm happy to announce that I have contributed to my friend Summer's adoption giveaway she has going on her blog right now. I am giving a certificate for a tutu and an adorable baby onesie (like the items listed in my Etsy store).

If you're feeling in a giving mood and want to contribute to their adoption and register to win a MACBook and a few other cool prizes click HERE!!!

This Is What Happens...

When a 6 foot 4 in 275 lb man crawls up in the attic, it never turns out good... Gerrad had to get in the attic for an outdoor project he was working on and this is what transpired (I'll be displaying the backyard on July 3rd for Kelly's garage/yard home edition tour). I was up on the roof helping him locate a bolt when I hear a variety of naughty words and a comment to the effect that his foot just went through the ceiling.

Happy Father's Day to Gerrad... hope he doesn't mind doing a patch job on his special day tomorrow?! We have a huge party coming up in 2 weeks so he's got until then to get it done.

The remnants of the slip up all over my table and carpet

Looks good huh? Maybe we should leave it like that? JOKING!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday- Play Room/Bonus Room Edition

Welcome to this weeks edition of 'Show Us Where You Live Friday' over at Kelly's Korner. This weeks edition is Play room/bonus room/laundry room... So I opted for our family room since I didn't share it the week of the living room tours.

This is where we spend all our time together when we are inside. Currently it is my husband's domain and he has chosen to have it decorated in a sports theme which is getting ready to be re-done. We have decided this fall when the weather starts getting cold and we want to take on a home improvement project this is where we will start. I don't want to paint it or anything, just want to redecorate with a more adult/classier theme. My husband is a HUGE Texas Longhorns fan and I am a Kansas Jayhawk fan so that's why we have so many different teams in this room.

This is what you see when you walk into the basement

Addaline who just woke up from a nap and isn't even dressed wanted to sneak into the picture

There are toys everywhere in this room!!
Hope you enjoyed this weeks tour... Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more rooms/topics.

Calling all Followers Bloggers for Cake Advice

So I need some advice from all my IRL (in real life) and blogger friends... I want to make either cupcakes or a cake of some sort for our Annual 3rd of July party but am kind of stuck as to what I want to make. How many of you have worked with fondant before? Is it very difficult? I'm a newbie at the whole baking thing but I am creative so I think I can do any of these as long as I have the picture in front of me.

These are pretty basic and I could make them super fast I'm certain

These are cute because of the fruit design but not my favorite

I like the 'firework' on this cupcake

I LOVE the fondant on these, looks SO cool

I would probably smooth this, not star tip (I like the look better)

This the the king of the choices for sure... it would take a bit more work but part of me wants to give it a shot to see if I can do it. What do you all think? Which do you like best and would want to make?