Thursday, July 17, 2008


Last week was a crazy week.  Paul was working in the MICU and I had way too much stuff going on with kids, church, appointments, errands, etc.  So I didn't allow myself to blog (meaning no posting on my blog - I still read everyone else's) for a whole week...and it was a little too easy.  My crazy week has come and gone (we survived) but I haven't blogged until now.  My excuse?  I'm dead tired.  By the time my kids are in bed and my responsibilities are taken care of for the day it's 10pm (on a good night) and I just don't have the energy.  I'd rather sit in front of the tv for an hour before I crawl into bed.  

Don't feel too bad for me though...much of my "dead tired"-ness has come from playing hard.  Lately we (me and the kids):

 - spent an afternoon with some friends at the local zoo.  really hot day, but really fun day

 - went to the free kids movie at the theater and saw a "Pirates" Veggietales movie.  The kids loved it and Alex did great

 - spent an entire day at an awesome waterpark with friends.  so fun

 -   celebrated our friend Sam's 6th birthday - it was a nonstop party, from the park to the waterslide.  awesome

And today I had 9 (yes 9) of my friends over at my house stripping wallpaper.  AND. IT'S. GONE.  All of it!!!  I seriously can't believe it, I think I'm still in shock - but so excited!  Oh yeah, I forgot to mention how many kids were running around playing amidst the wallpaper-removing-chipotle-eating-chaos.  24.  Let me say that again for you.  TWENTY-FOUR KIDS.  (Can you believe we have that many kids between us?!?)  They did awesome and it was so fun!  Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So this afternoon I cleaned like a madwoman, Paul cooked up a storm, and we had some friends over for dinner.  It was great : )

Paul left for work at 10:30 pm (which is right about when the kids finally settled down in their beds).  I had grand plans of washing down, spackling, sanding, and prepping the walls for paint...but here I am.  

Hey, at least I'm not sitting in front of the tv right now


Kristin said...

Girl you deserve the night off, I hope you had some chocolate to go with your down time.

montanawildflower said...

Seriously, it's all gone? OK, that's the coolest! I'm so happy for your. Now you can move on and get other projects done and actually hang pictures on the wall. YEAH and I'm glad to hear you had so much fun this week. I'll talk to you soon.

[BrookeO] said...

Oh the 'good life!'
Now on to the major decision...butter yellow...or smokey blue...???

PS your house is SO cute!

Jeppson said...

9 friends!! I still don't think I have 9 friends in cleveland and i've been here 2 years!! jk
But see you had nothing to worry about ~ everyone loves Summer :)

Randy and Tiffany said...

Holy crap, sister! I don't know how you do it! That is nice that your friends came over to help you get all that wallpaper stuff done...I know you were not enjoying that project. And 24 kids!!???? Holy hell. Seriously.

Josh & Amanda said...

Wow! Sounds like you are keeping busy and having lots of fun! Hallei misses Noah! It is really weird to walk past your old house and to know that you aren't there anymore. We won't be here much longer either though. The girls and I fly to Idaho next Wednesday, and we will meet Josh in Texas on August 12th. It's fun to read your blog!

Carrie Anne said...

i cannot wait to see the pictures! what a great idea to have a wallpaper removing party even if there were 24 kids! holy cow that is so many people! now you know you can always have a super duper party over there! now you'll have to have a painting party!!!:)

Sarah said...

24 crazy children running around and you guys still got all of the wallpaper off?? I am so impressed! And what a fun (hopefully mostly;) way to get rid of it! It sounds like there are some pretty amazing people out there :)

The Larsons said...

WAY TO GO! So fun to get it all done at once, and SO nice of all those friends. You've made some great friends already! So nice! Love the phone picture with Noah looking out the front window. Precious, and so fun to listen to a 4-year-old's vocab grow! :)