Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our Saturday!

On Saturday Ben and I went over to my grandparents to help do a little Spring Cleaning and put together a new canopy-thing my grandpa picked out (on his own!). Our day didn't start none too early because I HAVE to sleep's a must! Mom, Katie, and I (with a little help from Landen) organized both bathrooms including new paint jobs and decor! They look awesome...I'm still not sure why I didn't take pictures for the blog...I must have been really focused! I did manage to take a couple pictures of Ben putting together the new purchase...he did a great job and it went together almost seamlessly...except for the new hole he drilled because the manufacturer didn't line it up correctly and the screw wouldn't go in.

Eventually Dad and Grandpa came out to see how the progress was coming along...

I'm pretty sure my grandpa yelled into the house about now and said "Ma...ya wanna make me some coffee!" :) Pretty funny...I think he's going to really enjoy sitting outside with his new purchase drinkin' his coffee, as long as it doesn't get too hot! Which we didn't have to worry about on Saturday!

My Dad on the other hand...was really trying to contribute to the process...he was carefully pealing the paper off of the lantern to hang in the center or the structure Ben was building!It was a fun day and the canopy looks great! Now if we can get a few sunny days this week to enjoy it!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Fresh Start...?

Okay I have given up on back blogging...but I am going to try to make Thursdays my new blog night and blog at least once a week! We'll see how that goes!
Right now life is lovely in our household...Ruby is sleeping through the night...she wakes up at 6:00 am every morning, but Ben ALWAYS gets up with her and either sleeps on the couch or just starts the coffee. We tried "trusting" her one morning...and we lost a rug...not only did she chew the rubber backing off, but she also pulled the yarn completely through resulting in some pretty significant bald spots on the kitchen rugs! We lost another rug that was in front of our french doors in our bedroom...but that happened when we THOUGHT she was penned up but it turned out the little latch wasn't latched at all and she had free reign of the house...that one wasn't savable...Ben was mad, I was okay with it because I got a new rug! Ace is finally used to sharing his "mommy" and "daddy" with Ruby. They play GREAT outside...inside they kind of mind their own business.

Subbing is finally picking up again for Ben...things were getting slow, but never so slow that he wasn't working at least a day or two a week. Oh yeah! AND Ben got a job!!!!! Okay not a teaching job yet, but he interviewed for a coaching job at Nooksack Middle school and he GOT IT! So starting after Spring Break he will be helping coach middle school track...and get PAID! Whoo Hoo!

I have had a little mini break from night school...but will be starting again next week. But secretly I am kind of looking forward to it. I am also going to start teaching an after school program three days a week at work...which will be a nice little extra! My Scentsy business is going great. I am as busy as I want to be...with a few parties a month. I am thinking/praying that I'd like to be a little busier in the summer months! BUT I am also teaching summer school! Yay! Our district just found out our funding is here and we will be able to offer our summer program!

Ben and I are currently praying about a few opportunities in life right now and are hoping God will show us what he has in store for us...and we look forward to the upcoming days/months/years! Alright until next week (maybe sooner!) have a great weekend!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I know, I know...

I know what your all thinking, "weren't you supposed to update (even back post) your blog?" The answer is YES I was! Life just doesn't seem to slow down...ever! Mid-winter break it pretty much over (I still have tomorrow!) and I haven't been able to blog at all...although I am keeping up on all of your blogs!! Sad, I know...but I have my last night class of the quarter on Tuesday so what I am thinking is that I'll get a chance to update the Tuesday night after that...but I make no promises! That is my goal however...I have almost given up hope on back blogging...but there's a glimmer of hope still. For those of your faithful readers who check every day hoping that maybe I got my blogging rear into action...thank you for not giving up on me! I need to make blogging part of my daily or at least weekly routine and I'll be's just getting into that routine!! Until Tuesday March 16... Have a good week (and a few days) readers!