Saturday, May 24, 2008

The things boys do!

The things kids do when you aren't looking. I went into the boys room today to check on them and to give a small snack only to find that my middle boy (age 2) has found himself a better place to sleep than his bed. We have a few shelves in their closet so I can keep things like games off the floor and out of the reach of the baby. Well the 2 year old has decided that the bottom shelf is his. He cleared it off and has made himself a cubby hole bed. He took his pillow, blanket, and 2 stuffed animals and climbed in there and curled up ready to sleep. This, by the way, is no small task either. He had to climb up on the end of his bed (which is a car bed) in order to work his way into the shelf. It was a rather funny site to see. I didnt know how to react to that one. Do I discipline him and tell him thats bad? or Do I laugh and just let it go?

Summer Camping

I plan on going to the lake a lot this summer and I was thinking that the best way to maximize my gas mileage was to go camping. Since I am a stay at home mom, I dont have to worry about the whole weekend camping issue. I can just gather the boys and go. But I want to know what the best things (besides the obvious things) would be good to take with us. We have a couple of weeks before we go camping (I was thinking sometime in mid June), so I have some time to gather the things I need. I want to keep things fairly simple. I also want to know what you think the best foods are for camping. We would be going for probably a week (5 days) at a time when we go. So if you have anything to add to this list post it in the comments.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Things to post about

Just a note .. I will always take ideas on what you want me to post about. Put your idea in the comments and I will do my best to post about it.


Just about every blogsite that Ive been to has had a theme. I guess that's part of having a blog. Some themes have been about finances and money, others have been about homemaking, some are about living green. You name it, there's a blog out there with that theme. Well this blog's theme is about life at my house, my thoughts, my dreams, my ideas, and things I like.

To start things off I want to tell you about one thing that has had my interest for a while. We recently bought a house and it isnt in the greatest of conditions. I guess that is something that you can expect for a dirt cheap repo. The good thing is that it is livable and we have been in it for about a year now. But what has my interest is building a new house on the property that holds this dirt cheap repo. Its going to entail tearing down the original structure (which isnt so bad considering its a small modular that is in serious disrepair) and restructuring the land as it is a hillside property. The way the property is now is not terribly functional and every time we get a good rain it washes out our driveway. We also want to build green. Hubby and I have tons of ideas for the house but it will be a few years out before we can build.

What are your thoughts on green building?

Thursday, May 22, 2008


About me:

I am a wife, mother, homemaker, and child of God. I try to keep things in check around the house, but I am not perfect (not anywhere close). My goals are to keep a tidy house while raising three boys, to keep my husband happy, and to maybe save a bit of money in the meantime.

About this blog:

This blog is for me to be able to talk to the world and get feedback on issues in my life or things that I see fit to talk about.

I hope you come often and enjoy this blog. Comments are always welcome!