Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.
Oh McFun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh McFun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.
Close Stella, but not quite....
Monday, November 22, 2010
To give you a little visual the Nova was Ferrari red. The ceiling was falling apart so at any moment random fuzz, drywall type material would fall into your hair, in your eye or even better in your soda if you didn't have a lid on it. One time we were downtown Milwaukee and ran over a road barrier and dragged it about 20 feet, it was sparking and catching fire, but the Nova pulled it along like it was a semi. There are many great stories like that but, all of our favorite activity to do that involved the Nova was hitting shopping cart in the local Walmart parking lot. That's right, Billy would find lonely shopping carts, position the Nova behind them and then slowly and steadily increase his speed. When they were rolling pretty fast he would slam on the breaks and we would all laugh as the shopping carts went flying.
So here's to you Nova, we all really miss you...
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thank you so much everyone for entering. I got a much greater response than I thought I would. Because of such a great response I decided to extent a discount to everyone who entered the contest. If you would like to purchase one of my clip I am going to discount them from $7 to $4.50. Shipping will be an additional $1.25. If you are interested you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to get started on your order!
Thanks so much again everyone!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I am doing another giveaway but this time it is straight from me! I started making these fabric flower hair clips a couple of months ago and I have had some pretty good success with them. I wear them a lot as does Stella. They are perfect for girls and women.
For the winner of this giveaway I will let you choose the color and bead/beads you want for your flower.
In order to enter the contest you must...
1) be a "follower" of my blog, if you aren't already
2) leave a comment under this post with your email address
To can get one additional entry for each of the things below, just leave a comment letting me know which you did or if you did both.
1) Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway (see button on right)
2) Like my page of facebook, you can do so by clicking on the box to the right
I will chose a winner on October 8th, and announce it on here as well as email the winner!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Yes, we have it, Stella and I have the Bieber Fever. I don't care, and I am not apologizing for being almost 29 years old and liking teeny bopper music. It's good, I can dance to it and I don't have to worry about the content.
I had a rummage sale a couple of months ago when a little girl, maybe around 9 got out of the car with her grandpa. As she walked up the driveway I saw that she had a Justin Bieber shirt on so I knew instantly that we would be friends since we enjoyed the same type of music. So when she got closer to me I said "do you have Bieber fever?" To which she didn't reply. She simply looked at me like I was completely insane and should be hospitalized. So I followed up my unanswered question with "Well, we having it (pointing to Stella who was at that point drinking all the lemonade she was supposed to be selling at her lemonade stand)" Again, nothing but a blank stare from the girl.
Sometime I forget that not everyone understands my sense of humor, this was one of those times.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I recently got a new cell phone and while we were there trying to set it up Baby Theodore started in with his antics again. From what I unterstand he kept trying to play games on the worker's computers, Stella would sigh and say "oh no, he is on the funputer (computer) again!" She would then run over to the computer, snatch him up and then bring him over to me. I would tell him not to do it and make him sit on my lap in time out until he escaped to go to the computer again. She literally did this forever and I was laughing so hard. Sometimes he sits in the front with me when we are driving and he also comes out to eat with us a lot. I am thankful she has such a great imagination, you never know what is going to happen next.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
We aren't big into name meanings so it never occurred to me to look up what the name Carter meant. For some odd reason last week I thought to myself "I don't even know what Carter's name means" so I went online to find out. Before I tell you what it means, let me tell you what the rest of our names mean.
My name, Katie, means purity. Dan's name, Daniel, means God is my judge. And, Stella's name, means star or style. Do you know what Carter's name means? Transporter of materials or driver of cart? Are you serious? Poor guy, he by far and away got the short end of that stick. Sorry buddy.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Elsy Bleu is one of a kind jewelry, handmade by Melissa. She uses sterling silver and a variety of gorgeous beads to make these beautiful pieces. For this giveaway Melissa has been so kind and is going to let the winner chose the piece that she/he wishes.
In order to enter this giveaway you must follow three steps.
1) Become a follower of my blog.
2) Visit Melissa’s Etsy store Elsy Bleu at www.etsy.com/shop/elsybleu
3) Leave a comment under this post with your name, email address, and the name of the piece of jewelry you would like if you win. Following these steps will get you your first entry into the contest.
If you would like to enter more than once here are two additional ways to enter.
- Become a fan/friend of Elsy Bleu on facebook and then leave a comment on here saying that you are now a fan.
- Follow me on twitter (button located to the right) and then tweet about this giveaway. Then leave a comment with the link to the tweet.
So you can enter 3 different times! I will announce the winner on Monday, August 9th and contact the winner via email as well. Good luck!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
That's right she's back! Where did I find her you ask...under the couch. I litterly tore the house apart looking for her and all along she was under the couch. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I know you all lost sleep worrying about where this 20 dollar toy might be. We're happy to have her back and thankful for her safe return.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
You think these are all a little crazy, right? Well, I saved the best for last. Right around the time of the whole deck being ripped out situation which was when I was very newly pregnant, Dan also decided to rip the toilet paper holder out of the wall in our upstairs bathroom. It was one of those old school receded toilet paper holders and he wanted to patch the hole and just put a new updated hook or something there. When he took it out it left a huge open hole in the wall, exposing the insulation and drywall. Well it has now been 4 years and we still have a hole in our wall. We put our toilet paper on the counter top and every single day I look at the whole. Well last week my mom and I decided enough is enough. We went out and bought a new receded toilet paper holder, which are not easy to find since they as old as dinosaurs, and today, we put it in the wall. It took us a total of 15 minutes and cost us $11. It looks like a whole new bathroom. My mom said now we can finally have an open house. I ask myself why it took this long to do it but then I remind myself that Dan is both impulsive and non handy. However I find it amusing that my mom and I were able to do something that he couldn’t in 4 years, in 15 minutes.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
When Dan was laying in bed with her tonight he asked her what she wants to be when she grows up. "A married girl" was her reply. A huge smile came to my face when I heard this, the reason being that if you would have asked me the same question when I was her age that is exactly what I would have said. My mom likes to tell the story of my first day at K-4. I got off the bus after my first day of school and my mom asked me how my day was. My exact response was "there is the cutest little boy and his name is Chad." I would dream about being a wife and mom, I would even pretend to nurse my cabbage patch kids (a little freaky I know). Don't get me wrong, I don't want Stella to be boy crazy or for her value to come from what boys think of her. We will raise her to be a self thinking, strong, intelligent woman but I do know her heart because it's the same that mine always was, even from a young age. It's the heart of a wife and mother, it's something that we were born with and I wouldn't want it any other way.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
She might only be 3 years old, but Stella has an addiction problem. For anyone who knows her well, you knows exactly what I am talk about. She is addicted to the nuk. I relate it to a drug or cigarette addiction. When she wants it and can't have it she literally loses her mind. She will scream and cry and doesn't even know what to do with herself, it's like withdrawal. When she eats she will often stop eating to take what I call a "nuk break" much like a smoke break she will stop eating, stuck on her nuk for a while and then continue eating. Her mood also completely changes when she does get it, she can go from inconsolable to completely calm in a matter of seconds, you can see the change in her eyes. A lot of people give us flack about her being 3 and still having it. Our reply "you try to take it from her and you deal with her." It's not a fight that I want to fight at this point. And, I figure no boy will want to date her when she is 15 and still has a nuk so it's ok by me.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
First off little boys are a whole new ball game...and when I say ball I actually mean balls, and not the kind you play sports with. Who knew that such a tiny baby could pee on you so many times. And why did everyone forget to tell me that his little package is just really a place to hide and store poop? That surely would have been a helpful tip.
We had a tough time figuring him out at first. We knew something was bothering him but didn't know what it was. After a lot of trial and error and now that he's on the most expensive formula known to man kind we have a happy boy. He is the sweetest thing, lots of smiles and laughing and talking. And I can also tell that he loves his mommy. He follows my voice and always smiles when I talk to him. He is the new man in my life and I am totally in love.
He already has a lot of nicknames, our family is really good at them. Everyone calls him "buddy" which is obviously the generic nickname for all boys, my mom calls him Mr. Squeaks sometimes because he is always making noise, even in his sleep. Dan calls him "Cartizner" or "Niezner." Stella used to call him "Mr. Grumps" when he wasn't happy but now that he is we don't really call him that anymore. She also calls him "baby buds or baby butter" which is my favorite, baby butter. Sometimes I just call him butter, kind of like brother but butter.
So welcome to the family Butter, get ready because we are a crazy one!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
10 days until he gets his eviction notice
5 days of work left
1 more doctor appointment
Friday, January 29, 2010
** Warning, this story contains graphic contents that involve vomit**
I have been suffering from acid reflux since I was about 10 weeks pregnant, it wasn't so bad at first but has now gotten completely out of control. I was taking Pepcid and it would help but still did not make it go away. Finally I called my doctor and they informed me that I shouldn't be "dealing" with it because it is basically rotting away my esophagus and that they would prescribe me some stronger stuff. I got the prescription stuff and yesterday was the first day in 25 weeks that I did not have acid burning my throat. I went to bed a happy girl last night.
After I had been asleep for probably an hour something beyond me happened. Without my mind even registering what was happening my body threw itself out of bed, into the bathroom and I instantly started puking up acid. It all happened so fast I was taking off guard. One minute I'm dead asleep the next I am standing over the toilet puking up stomach acid. It burned so bad so I tried to take a drink of water which instantly came back up too. Dan was horrified and in shock, mostly because he hadn't seen my fat butt move that fast in 7 months at least. Needless to say it was at that point that I decided I am done and this baby can come out now.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Yesterday I came home from work and noticed a bowl sitting in the family room, I glanced in it and saw that there were frosted animal crackers and the remains of a soft pretzel now turned rock hard. I figured Dan had given her a snack when she got home from school and didn't think much more of it. After Stella got up from her nap she began snacking on the cookies again, Dan noticed this asked me "are those from this morning?" "I have no idea" I replied, "what do you mean this morning? Is that her breakfast?" He then proceeded to tell me that she would not eat anything else but a soft pretzel and frosted animal cookies for breakfast and he wanted to make sure she ate something so that's what he gave her. Instead of getting upset I actually found it very sweet that he wanted to make sure she was fed and that she got to eat what she wanted.