Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Getting my 'Pintrest' On

I don't know if ya'll remember my Mothers Day post about getting my pallet stained. I may not have even posted it to be honest. But anyway, I saw this thing on Pinterest with a pallet up on a wall, and I fell in love with it. And I fell in love with the idea of something unique on my wall that wasn't going to cost me a DIME! Seriously! Dave gets pallets in at his work all the time, so I asked him to bring me one that was pretty beat up. The one he finally ended up bringing me, after a few weeks of nagging, looked spanking new. But, I had some nice dark stain and sealer out in the garage, so I put it all over the pallet. It made it look old and beaten up and brought out all the imperfections of the pallet which was exactly what I wanted. After the pallet dried, it got put in the garage for MONTHS! Look, I stained thing thing and got it all done on MOTHERS DAY! And we just got it hung TONIGHT! But anyway, it looks great on our wall in our living room. 
If you look up close, you can see that there isn't much on there yet. But I have ideas, don't you worry. Just need to do another Pinterest project and get some updated pics of the kids and a few trips to the antique market and I think we will be set! Thank you Pinterest!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Trip to the Park

You know I don't take my kids to the park just to play. I really take them just to get cute pictures of them! That's not really true. They are too distracted by everything else to give me the time of day when we are there. Campbell use to just LOVE to sit in the swings the whole time, but now he has gotten much more adventurous and started climbing on the equipment and going down the slides. Don't worry, we keep lots and anti-bac in our pockets.

Emery is the darndest thing. When I try to take her picture, I'll say, "Emmie, look at Mommy" And she will say "CHEESE!" but she isn't even looking in my direction. So tonight, I said "Emmie, don't look at Mommy. No! Don't look at me!" And guess what?! Damn kid looked right at me! I guess this shouldn't be surprising. Here are some pics of the kids from the park tonight.

I'm currently getting wardrobes together for Family pics later this month, and Campbells 1 year old pictures! I have no idea what I'm going for yet, but once I see it, I'll know!

Went for a run last night. It had been almost a week since my last one. I decided that even if my timer went off to stop running, I wasn't going to stop until I hit 2 miles. Well, my timer didn't go off until just a little over 2 miles, and I ran the whole damn thing. It wasn't easy though. It was hard. But thats okay. Hopefully tomorrows run will be easier now that I'm back in the swing of things. The one thing I do HATE about running, my face freaking freaks out like a kid going through puberty! I'm freaking 27 years old! I should not be getting zits! I wash my face as soon as I get home and everything, I don't know why it's doing this, but it's driving me batty. Okay I'm done.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Time, and the livin's.....BUSY!

Finally some pictures to share with everyone. They are not really much, but we are just SO busy and I don't always remember my camera. Hopefully I'll have some fun pics from the 4th of July to add later on. 

This summer has been so busy. We swim as much as possible on the weekends anywhere there is a pool. We have yet to go on the weeknights when we work the next day because when we get home from work, we barley have time for dinner, baths and story time before bed.

It has been SUPER hot here in KC the past few weeks. Easily in the 100's every day. We try and stay busy inside though when it's too hot by playing together as a family. Campbell can't really do too much besides play chase though, so there is a lot of running and screaming in the house at night from Emery either chasing Campbell, or Campbell trying to catch Emery.

I've been trying to keep up with my running as best I can in these heat. I refuse to run on the dreadmill in the basement. Time just goes by so much faster when I'm on my trail or can look at other things besides the TV. Dave loves the treadmill though, so I'm glad we have it. But I will just wait till evening to run and make sure that I hydrate myself all day. I'm getting so close to the end of my program too. It is so empowering knowing how far I have come. Dave will do his Week 3 runs and come up and tell me how his 3min runs were hard. I remember those weeks! I remember how hard those runs were! And now I can run for 22min without stopping. I know that isn't a long time for a lot of people, but for someone like me who hasn't ran since High School, it's pretty damn good. One day I need to just try and run the 3.1 miles and see if I can do it or not. I'm sure I could, but it would be really hard. I'm so pumped for my first 5K though. I keep hearing that once you do one, your addicted. Which is exactly what I want! And I want Emery to see me do these so when she gets old enough, she can run them with me. We'll see how that goes.
 I threw in a random picture of me just because there never really are any of me. I'm always the one behind the camera!
 When it's too hot to play outside on the swing set, we get creative! Emery loves bubbles! So a bowl filled with soap and water and a straw provide a good 30min. of entertainment.
This is how I know these kids are Dave's, eyes closed! It's actually kinda surprising that Dave's eyes are open.