Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Woo Hoo!

Hello again everyone!  I'm having many Woo Hoo moments today. One is I made it through surgery, and woke up! Woo Hoo!  It's been a rough recovery though.  The first day home, without thinking, I twisted to grab a falling water bottle and ripped one of my incisions.  My tummy looks like it's been beat black and blue.  2nd hard lesson in recovery: Do not take pain med on empty stomach. Yes I did and it set off a bout of nausea/dizziness which lasted 2 days.  I quit all meds cold turkey.  Been painful but I'm surviving. 

My other woo hoo moment is--- we finally found a house! God led us to this house.  When we were driving around there a couple of weeks ago,  I noticed a for sale sign and pulled a flyer.  Upon returning home, we called the realtor.  Come to find out, the listing was expiring last Wednesday.  By Thurs. we were striking a deal.  An answer to my prayer of "let me sell my house and find another one before surgery."  Well, isn't God humorous?   Ok, I didn't specify how long before my surgery.  He answered 12 hours before. His time line is not ours anyway.
So here are some pictures.  This will be transformed when decorated.  But you can see the good bones it has.  Need ideas, especially for the kitchen.  Black granite and the oak stained cabinets (think that's oak?) are my least favorite in a kitchen.  
Not liking that little thingy over the sink either.  I mean, who puts those in newer houses any more?  Sorry if you have one, I just don't like my window blocked.  The crazy thing is, we've never been inside this house!  Has anyone ever done this?  We based our decision on the market, the area, the realtor's opinion, and the pics.  So send me your suggestions and remember a rental means no major changes.  Probably not even paint if the doc has anything to do with it. 
Oh boy, now the packing starts.  It'll be a slow process so my blogging will be limited.  My  next Woo Hoo moment will be when I'm unpacked in the new house.
Posting to Marla's Woo Hoo Wednesday over at Always Nesting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good news

The good news is....We SOLD our house!  I started to title my post good news/bad news but didn't want to be negative.  So, the not so good news is..  I don't have another house to go to.  We've looked everywhere this past weekend.  Seems rental properties are scarce.   
Here is a little slide show/snapshots of our current house.  I intended to showcase each room on here but this will have to do.  It's about to all come down.  The boxes are coming out of the attic, the packing paper is ready to go and we're out of here by June 10th! 

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The other not so good news is I'm having gallbladder surgery this Friday. In addition, Prince O has to have dental surgery but no date has been set yet. Needless to say, I won't have much time for blogging over the next few weeks. Please don't forget me! Sorry I haven't had time to respond to comments. As you can see, my life is just plain crazy right now.

  I hate to be put to sleep but even more hate for my baby being put to sleep.  I appreciate your prayers!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pink Saturday and the winner!

The time has arrived to announce the winner of my 100th follower celebration! 

Here is Prince O doing the honors...

Congratulations to....... 

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove!!!  Diann is the winner of a $25 Target gift card! 

Her blog is really cool!  Go check it out! 

Thanks to all who entered and to all of the new followers!  Now I can work towards my 200 goal. 

I am back from moving the princess.  We were so busy getting her situated that I actually didn't have time to cry.  Then I was too tired to cry on the way home.  I miss her already. But I'm holding up!

The dr has been very nice to me lately.  I guess he knows all of these things like moving, selling the house, finding a new place, princess cutting the apron strings, etc are putting a little wear and tear on my emotions.  So for no reason, he brought these home for me...

This is my lovely Pink Saturday.  

 My flowers may not keep but the dr.? Well he's a keeper! 

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Happy Mother's Day

Hope all of you had a wonderful day today.  My family honored me with dinner out last night.  Otherwise, it's been a low key but meaningful weekend.  Today the dr made pancakes for me, at the boys' requests.  At least this year we were all together.  Last year, the dr wasn't here so my children took me downtown to the neatest little place called Boll Weevil's.  I love the red painted bricks.

They specializes in ginormous desserts.  And I do mean ginormous!  Upon entering, there is a glass case with every kind of cake imaginable to mankind.  I could stand at that counter forever trying to choose.  (excuse the flash)

Can't go wrong with turtle cheesecake!  One of my favs!
Get the picture of the size?

Afterwards, we went for a walk down the brick paved streets.  Don't you love the charm of brick roads?

These are my kids.  The lights of my life.  The redhead, well, she's going off to college this week.  Getting a jump start on things before school starts in fall.  She hopes to get a summer job.  She'll be about 3 hours from our next place. boo hoo  And who said kindergarten was hard?? Can't believe I have to go through this 2 more times with the boys.  But, she's my only daughter.  My firstborn.  This was a sad happy mom's day for me.  But I'm proud of the independent woman she's becoming.  Spread your wings and fly baby girl!  It's nice to be a proud mamma but hard to be a scared one. 

 Don't forget to enter my giveaway Target gift card here.
Will be gone with the princess this week.  Be back in time for the giveaway.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Giveaway and a Birthday!

It's a woo hoo moment for me!  I have 100 followers/friends!   So, I'm having a giveaway in honor of blog friendship!  It's a $25 gift card to Target.  Three ways to enter:
1. Be a follower. If you're a new follower, tell me about it in my comment section.
2.  Leave a comment as simple as hi, no explanation necessary.
3.  Post about my giveaway on your blog and leave me a link to it in a separate comment.
If you do not have a blog, be sure to leave  your email address so I can contact you if you win. 
You have until midnight May 13th to enter.  
Winner will be randomly selected.

I'm so happy to have met some of the nicest people ever in blogland.  I don't always have time to visit you as much as I'd like, but it's been so much fun surfing through your blog.  Thanks for your friendship!
Giveaway will be Friday May 14th.
Posting to Woo Hoo Wednesday @ Always Nesting
Pink Saturday @How Sweet the Sound (Hope the pink flowers on the gift card count as a pink post!)
Show n Tell Friday @My Romantic Home
Inspiration Saturday @The Inspired Room

And for my regular posting...

Happy Birthday Colton!

This is a baby shower some friends and I threw for a dear sweet friend.  The baby is soon to have his first birthday.  How time flies!  

We printed these monogram water bottle labels right on the printer.  Then tied ribbon around the bottles and placed them in an iced down baby tub to add a little personal touch.  

A place to leave well wishes.

My favorite- toile anything, here toile napkins....

The honoree's sister made little "poop diapers."  Styrofoam cups, napkins, safety pin and caramel popcorn.  

A baby carriage fruit bowl...

The table centerpieces-

  A parting treat for the guests.  Honey buns in little white bags. 

 The Birthday Boy! I love him!!!