Tuesday, August 17, 2010

planning stages

so yesterday I ran across this idea and it has really caught my attention. This lady started a foundation that makes/takes dress up donations and gives them to a local hospital for the kids that are staying there. What a great idea! I know that some days dressing up can totally change my kids' moods just like that. Now I just need to figure out who to contact either here locally or maybe even at St. Jude. I am hoping to make some tutus and capes to donate. I am thinking that others might want to make something too or even donate supplies or other items. Items must be brand new, in packaging or homemade. Boys and girls dress up items.

Here is the link to where i 1st heard about this idea.
And here is someone else who decided to help. Tutu Drive 2010

So i don't know what i am doing but I hope i can brighten someone's day!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Life is busy

Hence my absence from the blogging world. I just have a quick minute while 2 of the 3 kids are sleeping and a movie is occupying the oldest. Emersyn Lynn joined our family on May 19th. She weighed 8lbs 4 oz. I can honestly say i was surprised she was a girl. I was pretty sure it was a boy. How we can up with her name is a good story and I will tell it when i have a bit more time. She is wonderful and the kids can't get enough of her. The summer is flying by with my sisters' travel softball keeping us busy most every weekend. We are headed to Lake of the Ozarks this week for a little boating and pool time. Now off to enjoy the weather. And my wonderful family!

Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 Here we go!

All bundled up and ready to play all day!

The Myers Family Christmas

Couldn't wait to get his new tractor out

Does this mean they are spending too much time together

Sporting some Christmas presents and loving it

Getting ready to go downstairs Christmas morning

The birthday princess (Papa picked out the princess dress for her!)

A fitting cake made my Mommy

This year is going to be a busy one and full of love! I am excited to get back into the swing of things after the nonstop birthday/ Christmas season is coming to a close at our house. Santa was a hit this year with all the kids except Dane, he didn't even want to be in the same room as him.

It was wonderful to be with the fam. Mia just turned 4 and i can't believe it. She is princess-Barbie girl all the way. Dane is commonly referred to in our family as 'No-Dane.' And my dad asked why whenever Dane is in trouble we feel the need to use his name along with it (Dane Blair!). Just one of the perks of having a grandson named after you. My parents have completely spoiled my kids. I love seeing my dad follow the every command of a 2 & 4 year old. Even if it makes me a little crazy because they tend to not listen once we get home and mommy has rules again. Guess that is just one of the joys of being a grandparent! Matt and I went out for New Years with some friends and it was nice to do an adult dinner to start the new year.

I am doing well, if by well you mean getting big! My first 2 pregnancies were totally different and this one is totally different than the 1st two times. So i have no idea what we are having! I feel like i eat all the time and sweets are my weakness. I am happy to see the Christmas goodies disappear finally.

I am getting my projects around the house all lined up and ready to go. Painting, organizing, all the stuff that is hard to do now but I know won't happen once the baby arrives. Last week I got a good chunk of toys organized and put away. Even got rid of a few things (Mia didn't seem to mind and is bugging me to get the basement organized too! Sometimes i think she is really 40 and not 4.) I am holding off on getting the sewing machine out since it tends to be addicting. But I will not doubt be making some new dresses for Mia-Mia before too long.

Friday, October 30, 2009

a little behind

So I am a little behind in updating the blog. I have been busy, the kids are busy, and Matt is really busy. And it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Maybe in January! Anyways, the only really major thing right now is school, sports, and ANOTHER BABY! We are all really excited and i am slowly getting some energy back. Very slowly! I am due mid-May, we aren't going to find out the sex and i am mentally preparing to go past my due date (for a 3rd time!) Mia wants a girl so she can share all her clothes she has outgrown. Dane will tell you there is a baby in Mommy's tummy but that is about all. Other than that I am gearing up for a big Open house at my house, Nov 8th 2-5. Lots of vendors, something for everyone. I will be taking orders for some holiday clothes (working on a few new ideas as we speak). I will add some pics at a later time. 2 small kids would like some lunch now!

And i could use a little sunshine, I am very sick of the rain here.
Happy Halloween

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Off to school she goes!

Mia started preschool yesterday. It is kind of surreal to me actually. that is probably why i managed to hold it together (or maybe the thought of 2 hours to myself 3 days a week helped a little.) It was a very quiet afternoon with Dane napping, I got some sewing done. Might sneak in a nap today. But Mia was really excited to start the day, woke up extra early even though she is in the afternoon class. Matt met us there to walk her into the classroom. There were a few tears when it was time to sit down but it went a lot better then i expected. She was all smiles when we picked her up and I think all in all the first day was a success! I am so proud of her! And i love that she picked out the shirt we made together for her first day.

She is 'texting' her teacher.

Happy birthday tomorrow! I can't believe you are turning 2! LY!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

a look back and forward

5 years ago i had butterflies in my stomach as i walked out into the courtyard at St. Thomas. With my family and friends' faces pressed against the glass, Matt and I saw each other for the first time that day. We have lived in 3 states and have made some great friends. We have 2 great kids who make me crazy, good or bad, every day! 1 dog that Matt tells quite often he "is going to break her neck!" This is our life. I would have never guessed how it would play out(living 2 miles from the ID border?) We love being back near our family and friends. WA friends we miss you! So here's to you Der, I love you! I can't wait to see happens next!

I am happy to keep:

swinging and dancing on the beach

enjoying our busy meals

This didn't scare you away, i don't think anything will

Watching the sunset

And I love you even though you can't dance!

Hard to believe this was 5 years ago.

I love you Der!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Home again, home again

Kara sitting on 3rd base
Helping carry the helmet

Another day, another nap

Fountain in The Plaza

Cheesecake for lunch, oh so good!

Throwing in pennies

My mom's old house

Their other house, just a couple blocks over

Central IL Vipers (their name is so much better then some others...The Sparklers?)


Swing batter

Nap time

Endless hours of fun

Back home again after a little trip to Kansas. My sisters played in the ASA National tournament there last week. They did awesome! 5th place!!! I think there were about 41 teams. The kids and I made the trek with my mom, sisters, and another mom and daughter on the team. The Burbon 5 was full. I had my usual spot, row 3 seat C. We got to hang out with Summer a couple times but were pretty much at the ballpark all day everyday. They were super nice and the weather was just about perfect. My kids played with Maddie and Blake (other siblings that were there) and thank goodness for them, I actually go to watch the games. We managed to eat late just about every night (late even for the Hartnetts!) PF Changs reservations at 9:45 pm (it took us about 25 minutes to get there from our hotel) and grilling ribs, potatoes, and corn in the park saturday night (i think we ate around 11pm). Needless to say Dane was sound asleep on my lap those meals. Mia was a trooper though or maybe she was just really hungry. We went by my mom's old houses and her old school. It was pretty neat to see where she grew up. So now Mia is going to VBS all week and we are trying to get back into the swing of things. No more vacations planned but Kara does start school softball this weekend. It is a never-ending cycle. Keeps us busy and I love it!
(sorry the pics are out of order, sometimes that's just life)