Monday, April 27, 2009


Soon...very soon...I'm taking the leap from 4-door Sedan to Minivan, and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! BUT, I cannot make up my mind which one I want. I'm undecided between the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna. I find myself really leaning towards the Toyota...maybe because I like the way it looks externally...or maybe because its a TAD cheaper? Not sure...

Or maybe because it comes in the same color as my green eyes:

I don't see many of the green ones around here....the light blue and gold ones are EVERYWHERE! In fact, at our Toyota dealership, ALL 8 of the Siennas in stock are GOLD. ALL OF THEM!!! At least I would know this one was MINE! :-)

So what is your thought on the Toyota green? Terrible or kinda cool? Its honestly almost the exact color of my eyes...and green is one of my favorite colors. I wear A LOT of green and I'm now sporting a great green purse!

I'm also thinking about dark blue..... but I'm thinking the green might hide dirt better! The van I want has leather seats (heated front seats) and a DVD system, as well as power sliding doors. Its not a bad price because its an LE, but was upgraded with leather/DVD. It has about 25,000 miles on it. We'd have to drive to Dayton, OH, to look at it though...ugh!

I don't know why I'm getting excited...probably won't happen...

Edited to Add: I want a minivan to just plain make my life easier! Push a button and the side doors open- WOW! A built in DVD player so we don't have to lug ours everywhere! Extra seating so we can actually get more than the girls, Bob and me in the would be nice to be able to carpool or take friends places or let my parents ride with us places. And eventually, the girls will want to start taking friends to Florida, which really is fine with me....but I need a place for that friend to sit! And if the girls and I decide to go to Florida with my mom and dad and Bob stays home to work, the minivan would allow us to go COMFORTABLY in one vehicle! Yeah!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baby bunnies and Rainbows....

No, bunnies and rainbows!! Its not just "fluffy" talk!

The girls found a nest of baby bunnies inside their playhouse! Smart mama bunny - keeps the babies safe from our dog...and the rain! We originally saw last check, we can only find 2....hum.....

And on the way to McDonald's for Sarah's big birthday dinner last night, we say this awesome sight:

It was a double rainbow with colors so incredibly vivid! It was SO PRETTY! The girls thought it was the coolest thing! I'm just glad I had my camera with me!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Birthday Princess

Happy 3rd Birthday Sarah Katherine!!

Today, Sarah Katherine turns 3 years old! Last night we had a small family gathering, which she THOROUGHLY enjoyed! You should have seen her face light up when everyone was singing Happy Birthday (the picture above pretty much captured it!) And then, she FINALLY got to eat of of those pink cupcakes -the only thing she asked for for her birthday!
Where did the time go? Three years gone already!
She had grown and changed SO MUCH over the years. She's consistently been a tiny little firecracker, though! She's still small - about 26 lbs and 36 inches tall, as of a week or so ago! Still very much in size 2T's (for the second summer in a row!) and still tiny size 6 1/2 feet! She's just petite. Probably will always be- her greatgrandmother was only 4'10"! Here's a little photo timeline of her 3 years thus far, starting from her newborn portrait (well, actually, she was 3 weeks old!)

Happy Birthday Princess Sarah!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter 2009

Here are some pictures from our active Easter morning yesterday!

Checking out Easter Baskets:

Hunting Eggs in the backyard:

Checking out the loot IN the Easter Eggs!

Before Church:

Easter Egg Hunt at Church on April 1st:

Sarah Katherine before going out to dinner on Saturday night - she just looked so darn cute!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Break

This week is spring break! Yeah! That means we all get to sleep late all week. Okay...well, maybe only to 7:15 for me, but hey- that's later than 6:45 on my usual mornings! Beth slept till 7:45 this a.m. and Sarah till well after 8:00! I guess Gramma wore them out this weekend! Mornings of sleeping late and not rushing around makes for happier girls. We were out the door by 8:45 and on the way to daycare. Mommy doesn't get a spring break...I still had to go to work! It will be a very relaxed week at daycare for the girls and full of fun stuff, so I'm told.

No big plans at all this week....we don't usually go do Destin this week cause the townhouse has always been rented during spring break. Plus, its still not great beach/swimming weather down there, either. We are headed down there in July, for sure, and MAYBE in May, too...not sure yet. We had HOPED to go during Fall break, but the school system moved fall break to a week earlier than ever, and the townhouse is rented that week....bummer......

When spring break is over, Beth will only have 6 more weeks of Kindergarten! AUGH! Then she will officially be a FIRST GRADER!! (which reminds me, her other front tooth is going to fall out anyday now!! Then she will REALLY look old!)
UPDATE - Tuesday, April 7th- yep, other top tooth came out tonight! She looks so old!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Going it Alone

Bob is on one of his guy fishing trips till late Saturday afternoon. Which means...I'm a single mom for a while...but not long. The girls are headed out of town to Gramma's house tomorrow afternoon! WHICH MEANS - I will have the house to myself for almost 24 hours!! OH MY GOSH!

What on earth am I going to do with myself?

I think I might go to the gym Friday nights. Sounds like a rockin' Friday night, huh? Maybe after I'll watch a chick flick? Seen any good ones lately?

I'm definitely going to to Nashville on Saturday - OpryMills to be exact. Beth desperately needs more spring clothes- shorts and capris to be exact. I need to hit my favorite place for those things- Osh Kosh outlet and Gymboree outlet. Two of my favorite places on earth! And if I have time to go to the Hartstrings, Carters, Strasburg and Keds outlet, I'm going to be exstatic! I love OpryMills....I may actually hit a few places for ME, too! There isn't much I like for ME in OpryMills, though...I wonder if there is an Ann Taylor Loft there? I need to do some research.

Yeah - ME TIME!!!