30 January 2010

Musical wreath.

I have these paper wreaths all over the blogs that I like to look at. So I decided to take a stab at it. It was pretty fun to make. The kids told me that it was "interesting". I know what that means. I am well aware that this huge wreath made out of an old music book is not for everyone. It's definitely for me.

26 January 2010

Birds and Boredom.

This is what I did yesterday when I was suppose to be folding laundry or cleaning. Sometimes I just need to step away from it all and do something for myself.

I love birds. Can you tell?

18 January 2010

Three's a crowd.

Troy and I finally finished the girls beds. We have three girls in one room and it's a bit crowded. The beds free up a lot of space in the room.

We are going to be putting new carpet in next.

It's fun to listen to the girls talk at night. I love having them all together in one room. Because we have a separate play room, their bedroom is just for clothes and sleeping. I can't wait for it to be all finished.

I am really proud of Troy and myself for accomplishing such a huge project in just two days. We are both stiff and sore this morning. We sure aren't spring chickens anymore.

13 January 2010

Fred's new trick.

The kids had a couple of their friends over after school today and they were playing in the tree house. Fred our dog decided to climb the steps so he could be with the kids.

This was the end result when Fred tried to climb down the steps. It was really funny to watch him try to figure it out.

Soren was trying to give him some encouragement.

At one point the kids tried to get him to go down the slide. I could see the fear in his eyes. The poor thing was actually crying.
He tried to put on a brave front.


Try again.
Almost got it.

This is what started it all.

04 January 2010


That's how I have felt the past few days. I can't believe it's 2010 and Christmas is done and over with. What happens to all my time?

I need to get back into my routine again. The kids all start school again tomorrow which will help.

More than anything I need green back into my life. I guess New Mexico really isn't the place to be if I wanted a green landscape. We have these wonderful vines on the front of our house. In the spring the leaves pop out and turn green and the berries are absolutely gorgeous.

Here I am complaining about how time flies and I want it to be spring already. I guess I just need to get through today, then the next. One day at a time. Maybe there is beauty in being blue.