Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Santa baby...I've been an awful good girl!

Well girls, how has it been in blogland? Here are the christmas pics at a glance. Lovin Amanda- she dyed my hair...twice. The first time, all hormonal hair went almost black!!! So picky bitch me went back and she blondied it up for me, lovin her. The kids did get their top picks for christmas. Kian is too funny- his list was short. An ipod nano, a remote controlled gas powered car and his own cell phone. Santa was unfortunately out of about $1000 dollars!!! Yeah, he didn't get everything on his list. Just the IPOD. Shucks. Porter got his leapster Imax and Ireland was lovin her baking stuff. Vaughn just smiled about everything. Don't we wish they all were like that.
Finally tracked down Tam at the Children's place for a special delivery. Hope you love your wall words. Nice to finally put a face to all those great layouts. I feel sooooo bad for ya girl. there was only like 3 million people in west ed!! There was a line up at Hollister of like 150 people. I'm sorry but i would never want to buy an article of clothing badly enough to wait in line for an hour to get in a store, look then wait in line another hour to pay for crap!Who has this kind of time.
I did buy a sweet bathing suit from this half naked cougar in swimco. I mean, I wanted to buy her a shirt to put on cuz it was just wrong!! I bought an awesome reversible pink and black Guess bathing suit. I am going to challenge myself girls... be afraid the next few sentences are not for the weak of heart.
I have lost 12 pounds already. If i manage to lose and get my goal weight by feb before i go to mexico, I will post my (YIKES!!!) beofre photos. BAwhaaahaaaa! No laughing. But hey, if the after photo looks good then why nooot. So apparently my friend said I am going to go play pool and have a beer with her so she can tell me about her redneck christmas. Bye gals- check ya later!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

All Martha'd

Well thanks Tammy! I took my inspiration from you to snap some christmas pics. I love my pier one alcohol trays, they are stainless and red glass. Found the martini glasses at the bay for...25cents on clearance!!! I am not kidding. I wish they had more but I only scored six. Had to buy the fresh roses at costco- they have opened sooo pretty. I think I am going to put off cleaning until saturday after my dear? children are sleeping so it will still be clean on sunday! Little devils- gotta love em. I seriously need to get my stuff for the table and goody! The epicure lady came today. If you haven't tried the grand marnier cranberry sacue- you have not seriously lived... this stuff is heaven! Yep- curves be damned, I am having a teaspoon on my all white piece of turkey! I don't even care if I have a jiggly ass!
I have tried to stop by everyones blog but it is christmas so if I missed anyone, sorry and Merry Christmas. I will try to post in the midst of my crazy schedule. I can't wait cuz our little nephew Parker is coming next week, he is bringing mom and dad, but this kid is adam sandler funny.
Plus I think he is cuter than gerber baby cute!!! I will post pics of his mug when thye arrive. i am sure he would love to be famous in blog land. lol!

Monday, December 18, 2006

blaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!

To all of you who have all your christmas last minute stuff done- a big stick outie tongue to you! Courtesy of Vaughn. Yes, I do have other children but they go to school so who else to take pics of? I don't want him to be in therapy saying- My mom didn't love me! Look at this baren album! He has the funniest faces and makes me laugh, so even though he is sticking out his tongue at you- bet it makes ya smile!
I went to Kim's to scrapbook yesterday. Her husband did this amazing job of refinishing their basement! i am so sucking up so he will come to my house and take the carpet off my stairs! I had a tough time deciding what to bring, had to find a sitter last minute...blah blah blah. So anyway, I was on Sarah's blog and saw an amazing layout. I totally scraplifted it and I love it even more cuz it is of my two little monsters!For those of you who haven't seen her stuff, it is amazing. She is a designer extroirdinaire, (can't spell this morning!) It is tough for me to choose what to bring because i am used to having all my supplies handy.
Big kisses for you organized girls who come here and scrapbook and seem to have everything at your fingertips! I am just not that organized. So much to do! Our whole family (siblings, spouses, kids 30ppl) are coming for Christmas eve. I have so many little things to do!!! Maybe it would be a good idea to take my computer to be cleaned so I can stop going to everyone's blog and get some work done! I just love seeing what you crafty bitses are up to everyday though!
I got these awesome giant felt snowflakes at fabricland. i am using them as placemats because we have a big square pub table and regular mats are too big. I will post a pic of the table all done. After dayhome kids leave today, I am getting a clear tablecloth to protect them. Only 7 more sleeps til christmas- I was informed three times today by all of my children.
Mean momma- last year my eldest unwrapped and rewrapped his gifts, with the one i caught him opening, he had to donate to the christmas bureau and it was the thing he wanted most. I got smarter this year. I removed temptation and numbered all the presents and wrote the corresponding number on a paper. LOST THE PAPER!!! Luckily I remember who went first and so on. happy wrapping girls.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Busy Day

How gorgeous is this wreath? If you are reading this Karla, I am "feathers and all crazy"! It just screamed buy me, so I did!Cheapskate though, I am waiting for the matching little trees to go on clearance before I buy them. They'll make a nice decoration for our new year's eve party. You'd have to be crazy to buy all the "feathers" at regular price. Damn you WINNERS.The staff discount there is only 10% or I would work there. I think I pay the lease there every month! It goes really well in our house because most of our fixtures are black. It has been a crazy busy couple of days! My friend had a cookie exchange so Vaughn and I got all done up to go. Nice to be out of my standard issue track suit for a few hours. I think the ladies who have kids in my dayhome were scared that I had on makeup and jeans! And it is official, my kid is a giant! There were two other babies at the exchange and they weighed 17 lbs each. The moms were like oh your 7 month old still has those new baby features. I'm like yeah cuz he's only three months old. They go whhaaaaaat?! They couldn't believe he was 16 pounds! Givin him the good stuff baby! Little curves update- lost 8 pounds since monday! I was so good, no egg nog and only 1 square at the exchange. It was tiramisu nanaimo! Never heard of it before but let me tell you people, I think I about died and went to heaven. Savoured every morsel.
Porter's Christmas concert was also today. He was an elf. He looked so cute! I think his favorite part was eating the snacks afterwards. He is in the middle in the grey sweater. He practiced all his songs all week long NON STOP!!! I thought if I heard "three little christmas trees" one more time, I just might lose my mind. When he sang it though, you could hear him and I was so proud, like, yep that's my boy he knows all the words.
Going to see my best girl Cerys in the city today. I can't wait! She is in school there.I also decided to let my kids see my estranged mother. Haven't seen or spoke to her in a year.maybe I am feeling the christmas spirit or whatever but I told her I would drop the three big kids off for an hour. My family is no Beaver Cleaver, well maybe the cleaver part.lol! Everyone is just not entirely normal. I am torn between feeling obligated to let them go and the mother instinct in me screaming back away! Too crazy of details for a blog. I'm not kidding my life is an unintentional soap opera. I can't even make this shit up! Each day I lay down to slepp and think , "Phew, made it through one more day without anything too crazy happening" and unfortunately it is because I am not around my immediate family members. We'll see how it goes.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Curves ahead


My sister has been going to curves for a while. Since she is blind she had no use for the book. She gave it to lucky ol me. This was seriously my last resort! I decided to follow the menu like a rocket scientist and see what happened. Well I lost four pounds from yesterday to today! No joke! I am sure it is water weight but cool cuz who wants to look like a baby beluga? Not I. My cousin wanted the book so I am just sending her the menu each day for the next day.

Trust me, it was hard walking by the plate of chocolates and smelling them...true trust of willpower. (well okay, I did sneak one!)
That pic of my son is from last year. I want to do some this year but haven't been real inspired yet. Maybe today I will steal dh new camera and get creative. It is so freakin cold I just want to snuggle under a cozy blankie. Felt like Martha last night so Bonnie, Anne, Chris and Pearl are getting a little pick me up today after I drop Porter at playschool. take care of you girls!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Domestic Goddess...

Hey girls. Was a busy day. I went and made chocolates with my sister, step mom, sil and a bunch of others. We all cranked out a bunch and shared them.I feel bad becuz my sister wanted to help but she is blind. I gave her a tip from one of my classes- rice krispies and chocolate. Mix together drop on spoonfuls on wax paper and let set. My step mom made this caramel...tomorrow it will be like"Hi this is Jenny, what up with the fat ass you collected on the weekend?" Sorry Ms Craig!I ate way too much of it! I could have barfed.
My sweet babes is feeling a bit better. I swear he suffers from narcolepsy. I mean this kid eats and sleeps.He doesn't even stank up his diapers daily. He did cough up a big nice slimy gooober on me, not nice! I feel so bad cuz he can't tell you what he needs.
My camera still won't upload pics, the cable is loose or something. Grrr!
DH went to costco for some stuff for a cheeseball- came back with a sweet new digital camera- no cheeseball stuff. He says I couldn't find it. I sat wondering hmmm...is that because electronics is no where near the dairy section? just a thought. Maybe i will be scamming this camera when he brings it back from work.
Domestic Goddess and Ann please post a link to your blogs or galleries. Anyone new to my blog, please include a link so I can see who is visiting. Love to meet new people and see there stuff, thanks for all your blog love.

Friday, December 08, 2006

waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Yesterday officially sucked! Vaughn and I went to the doctor and he says no more gym for me! I have only been going a week and I am now on another prescription stemming from complications with my cesarean. So more lab work, more drugs, no cleaning the junk outta my trunk! Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse ...it did.
Vaughn was having trouble nursing wednesday night cuz he had a snotty nose. i thought that was all it was. By yesterday morning his breathing was very rattly. We had him checked out and they put him on steroids and an inhaler. The doctor is "hoping" we caught it in time as he said it could easily escalate to the point of Vaughn being hospitalized and on oxygen and ventolin and nebulizers as he is only three months old. My poor babes.
We had a very long night. He would wake up and just WAAAAAAA! And it had this horrible drag from having a tough time breathing.Then of course when he settled in I was wide awake listening for this croupy breath cuz I was worried he would stop breathing.Come on mommies, i know I am not the only one who checks on their baby and looks to see if they are breathing just in case..He missed his feeding at 5 and is still not up. I hope he is just having a good rest and not too sick to eat.
So off I go to another sleep deprivation day. To my sweet friend who offered to come sit while I slept LOOOVING you baby! That is yes, yes and yes. Sleep would be fabulous!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

What we wished for!

Normally I wouldn't pick this cheesy border but hey there wasn't a big selection. I'm standing in line looking ahead like who would order that? Then I saw the selection and I'm like yeah I'll take that one. Nice. It was a free pic day for babies at our mall so hey saved me 15 bucks. Yeah, you read that correctly 15 bucks. Times that by 4 kids for a santa pic. Call me cheap but I remember when Kian was little and it was like 2 bucks. K I'm letting that go now. Going to SCAN my christmas mini album to post at l2s my camera won't work. Love having a plan b.See ya in the gallery girls.

Family christmas

Here are some of the photos of the kids for our christmas card. Love Vaughn smiling at his big sissy. Sooo sweet. This boy has more chins than a phone book in China! What a chubby !
We decided to go with this one. Vaughn had no smiles for this one but he's just a cutie pie so all is forgiven.I love having a baby in the house again except...them homemade christmas cards. About that, if anyone was expecting one...keep waiting if it doesn't show up in the mail! LOL! I may sent one or two to my best girls and everyone else gets the pre-made. That doesn't mean I don't luv ya!
I am certifiably crazy. My dd brought home a sign up sheet for her class- she signed me up to make cookies for their party. Um... hellooooo daughter, mommy made like 300 for the cookie exchanges!!!! But mommy, your cookies are pretty so I said you could make some. How do you say no to that? She is a diva with a capital D this girl.
So I took out the molasses and butter and oh joy, I am making some more freakin cookies tomorrow. I love her, and secretly I love making the decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread. My computer is on strike for uploading pictures so that is why I have been slacking. Try and upload some of these when I get them done.
Thanks for all the blog love girls! Renee- checked out those spoon sisters and almost wet my pants girlfriend!Sooo funny. how do you guys find this stuff? Tried to order the tatoos for the elderly for my FIL cuz my DH told me to but they dont ship to canada. Bummer.

Monday, December 04, 2006

winter smiles

Look at that would ya! My dh is actually putting lights on my house! We made bets on how many lights it would take because he said I bought too many.I won, he lost! Ha HA! I get a new pink cozy housecoat from la senza.The next pics are of my little Etnies bad boy. Canadian baby was here today so I snapped a few pics of my own after they left cuz Vaughn was all smiles. He looks so cute. Right after I took these though, he barfed all over himself. Nice...The bottom two are my dayhome kids Carson and Lexi, what sweetie pies huh? So i just thought everyone would enjoy these little smiles as much as me. Day one is off to a good start for body for life. Hey Stace- I can be your motivator. But you have to weigh in today and weekly and I am like Gestapo!Set your goals and write em down so they are concrete. Are ya up for it? Phone me:)

Sunday, December 03, 2006

2 weeks notice

Yeah girls- the two weeks notice is on this whole mommy thing. Having one of those days where I think no matter what it will just go worng. baby blues day or whatever. Just looked and I spelled the word wrong- wrong! So not changing it either!!! I need a little break. so quoting my new favoritest (yes I know that is not a word) book
"She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses. Celebrate her accountability."
So I am starting the gym tomorrow and getting rid of thirty pounds by my birthday in march but hopefully if I am diligent, it will be more like 50. I am done with excuses and the feelings of poor me.
"Martha Mommy" is back on duty tomorrow so look out world!

winter wonderland

Here are my little snowmen! Ireland and Kian look like I sent them to school at 5 in the morning! It was 8 but man was it ever dark out! I am trying out this new photo thing and it is pretty cool.Porter went out at nine to make snow angels and came back like 5 minutes later looking like a portersicle! Vaughn just wears his cute hat cuz it's so damn cute!
Kinda cranky at my DH today. I am thinking the D won't be standing for "dear" kinda subbing in "damn" or "darn" or ...yeah I'll keep it clean. lol! He decided to work his days off so i had to cancel my plans for the weekend. (Sorry I couldn't make it Lynn).
So I made a five second trip to Edmonton and shopped like a mad woman to get some last minute gifts. I will have no other chance to get to the city. I am looking at my DH thinking heeloooo, salary! Heloooo!!!!! your wife only gets ONE day kid free!!!!Grrrrrr!
Anyway big kisses to Chris thanks for that discount card bebe! I scored some cool stuff. Bought Vaughn some baby camo pants. I will have to post a pic cuz you will all say awwwww until you just can't stare at him anymore.I shared my disocunt card with this guy at the gap cuz he didn't have one and I had heart palpitations soo bad! I felt like a SHOPLIFTER or something. I think they should just give everyone the discount for the weekend.
I am taking the Oprah pay it forward challenge. I am going to best buy to get a new tape today.Look on her website and see what you can do girls:)
Off to take some pics, finish some UFO's and will post later today. I have kinda been a slacker. Big blog kisses for all you mommies! I am putting in my two weeks notice.