Keeping Busy.....

It's been a busy couple of weeks around our house. Our biggest project has been our front yard landscaping. It's not quite done, but if the weather cooperates with us, it will be done by Sunday evening! I'm so excited to cross that off of my list. I'll be sure to post before and after pictures.
In the meantime, here's what has been occupying our family:

Baseball Games
Brother Bonding
Hanging With Cousin William
Eating Birthday Cake & Ice Cream With Grandpa Jon
Hanging With Cousin Jack
Planting His Tree With Grandpa
Eating Dinner With "The Boys"

Class Field Trip To The Zoo


Shout Out........

My cousin is in a band. A good band. A very good band. A very very good band.
I highly encourage you to check out this link that my mom sent me over the weekend. Cory is my cousin.
Here's a shout out to Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons!


101 in 1001......

I try to keep up with the latest in the blog world. I realize I'm a little behind on the "newness" of this concept, but none the less, here's my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.
I created the list on Monday, May 19th, so 1001 days from then will be: February 14, 2011

1. go camping
2. scrapbook Brett's first year (DONE)
3. give up soda for 30 days (0/30)
4. print and organize photos
5. buy bedroom furniture (DONE)
6. get a pedicure (DONE 7/24/08 - 30th b-day gift from Angie)
7. drink 3 glasses of water every day for 30 days (30/30) (DONE)
8. take the boys to see their great-great grandmother (DONE 6/5/08)
9. have a party for no reason
10. go sliding (DONE 12/26/08 +)
11. reach and maintain my goal weight (Done? still working on the maintain piece '09)
12. take the boys to the beach (Done July 2010)
13. replace kitchen counter tops
14. participate in a cookie exchange
15. surprise husband with something he'd love (DONE 12/31/09)
16. perform a random act of kindness (DONE)
17. update bathroom flooring
18. install garbage disposal
19. read one book per month for four consecutive months (4/4) (DONE Aug '08)
20. try a new recipe once a month for 8/12 months (DONE)
21. complete front landscape project (DONE 5/31/08)
22. pay off Mike's student loan (DONE 11/09)
23. visit a winery (DONE 10/6/08 - Door County)
24. buy a bike and use it
25. paint my bedroom (DONE)
26. get a massage (DONE 11/18/08)
27. vote (DONE 11/4/08 - Obama!)
28. buy a new computer (DONE 10/24/08)
29. do at least one load of laundry every day for 2 weeks (0/14)
30. visit a state park (DONE 7/24/08 - Tettegouche)
31. make a gingerbread house
32. have a girls weekend (DONE 8/1- 8/3/08 - Di's Cabin)
33. start a salsa garden (DONE 6/09)
34. potty train Brett (DONE 7/09)
35. clean the inside of my car once a month for six months (DONE 6/6)
36. watch a movie in a theater (DONE - Alice in Wonderland 3/10)
37. take a class through community education (DONE 3/09)
38. compile family tree
39. do not eat out for one month
40. buy myself flowers
41. download 15 new songs on my ipod (DONE)
42. don't eat after 7:30 for 2 weeks (0/14)
43. give up tv for one week/7 days (0/7)
44. visit 3 states with the boys (2/3)
45. find the perfect bra (DONE - 7/23/08 - actually found 2!)
46. have a pro teach me what make-up to wear and how to apply it
47. volunteer for 3 school activities (3/3) (DONE)
48. arrange a progressive dinner
49. visit the Children's museum (Done 2/22/09)
50. look into hiring a maid (Done - too expensive)
51. update work wardrobe
52. send a hand written letter to somebody (DONE July '08 to G.Gram)
53. update family photo
54. make cookies with the boys (DONE Halloween cookies 10/11/08)
55. get a manicure
56. jump in the leaves
57. plant a lilac bush
58. buy a watch
59. take a day off of work for no reason
60. have a garage sale (DONE 6/09)
61. visit a farmer's market
62. plan 1 week's worth of dinners ahead of time once per month for 1 year (5/12)
63. go fishing
64. swim in the ocean (DONE January 2011)
65. take a photography class (DONE 11/20/08)
66. blog 20/30 days in one month (30/30) (DONE 11/09)
67. go to a concert (DONE 11/19/08 Jason Mraz)
68. listen to a book on tape/CD
69. deliver baked goods to the neighbors (DONE 9/15/08)
70. go to a nice restaurant with my husband (DONE 9/10)
71. go 30 days buying only the bare necessities
72. have a squirt gun fight with the boys
73. watch a parade (DONE 6/15/08)
74. make sushi rolls
75. ride on a roller coaster (DONE)
76. beat Mike at rummy
77. attend a wine tasting event (DONE 3/08)
78. fly a kite
79. go ice skating
80. buy a set of good knives (Done - however I got them as a gift 12/08)
81. go to a Twins game (DONE 5/09 vs Red Sox)
82. organize recipes (DONE 10/10)
83. make campfire smores (DONE 7/4/09)
84. take the stairs at work every morning for 60 days (60/60) DONE
85. buy new bedding (DONE 10/25/08)
86. organize family room closet (DONE 8/29-30/08)
87. get Brett into "big boy" bed (DONE January 2009)
88. stain the deck
89. take the kids to the zoo (DONE 7/21/08, 8/17/08 - Como Zoo)
90. skip rocks (DONE)
91. make my bed in the a.m. 50 times (25/50)
92. eat breakfast everyday for one week (DONE)
93. experience the day after thanksgiving shopping (DONE 11/28/08)
94. organize Brett's closet (DONE 8/31/08)
95. organize Colton's closet (DONE 9/1/08)
96. buy a pair of shoes that I love
97. help plan a family reunion (DONE July 18 09)
98. call a friend just to chat once a month for a year (6/12)
99. volunteer to help with VBS (DONE August 2008, 2009 & 2010)
100. go to an amusement park (DONE)
101. visit another country (DONE January 2011)


First Game of the Season....

Tonight was the first baseball game of the season. Here's big #3 getting ready for his turn to bat. Keeping his eye on the ball......
Check out the form.....
The game was a 26-26 tie. Imagine that! Every kid bats, you don't count outs. Matter of fact, if you get out, you get to stay on base. No hard feelings for 5-6 year-olds! That's how we like it.
Little man wasn't so interested in watching the game. He had better things to do. Like mackin' on the ladies.


And, He's Sick AGAIN!!!!!!

My poor little baby just can't catch a break. He started coughing a little on Saturday, more on Sunday and then the nasty nose kicked in with a bunch of crabbiness thrown in the mix. Fun.
So, off to the doctor we went on Wednesday. Thankfully his ears are fine however, there is some crackling in his left lung which could possibly be pneumonia. Fun.
The nebulizer has been dragged out of the closet and the amoxicillin has found it's way back into our fridge. Fun.
As of this morning, he seems to be back to his goofy, hungry little self so to that I say Thank You Albuterol and Amoxicillin.



At our house, projects don't get completed quickly.
For example, Mike put our new flooring in over a weekend in November. This flooring is to extend into our laundry room. It's now May. Six months and it's not yet done.
We planned on redoing our landscaping in the front yard and around the basement walkout area. That was last spring. Last summer, we ripped out the existing landscaping and here we are, almost one year later and the landscaping has yet to get started.
Please tell me that are are a few of you like us out there!!

We are "planning" to go and purchase our first items for our front yard landscaping on Mother's day. Hoping we can at least get the edging in before 2020!