Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Finger fat

I haven't blogged in a while, I know. However, something has been eating at me and I need to get it off of my chest. How the hell do you lose weight in your fingers? I haven't been able to wear my wedding ring since I was 5 months pregnant with Audrey. That's almost 2 years! I'm down to my pre-Audrey weight, but no-go on the ring. Does anyone know if they offer lipo for fingers?
Are there little finger exercises I can do? What gives? And because a post without pictures is boring, here's one:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Updates Galore!!!

Well, there is so much to catch up on! Two weeks ago, I took the kids camping at Mammoth Cave by myself. Well we met some of my family down there, but Brett couldn't come. My Aunt and her 3 kids camped next to us. We were tent camping without electricity on what happened to be the hottest week of the year so far. Let's just say it was sweaty. There is a lot to do near Mammoth Cave, and we went to Dinosaur World first. Duncan had a blast!

This is my Aunt Jen holding Audrey. She just loved holding a baby again (her youngest is four).

After I took this picture I realized Duncan is talking to the mammoth. I'm not sure what exactly he was saying, but they were buddies.

Here are all of the kiddos. Duncan had tons of fun playing with his cousins.

We also went caving. One day Duncan and I went on a short self-guided tour. The next day, we went on the two hour historical tour with everyone. Grandma Carol watched Audrey for me while we explored the cave. It was a long walk to the cave entrance, and Duncan decided he needed to take a break.

Once we neared the cave entrance, we could feel the cool air. It was so nice since it was in the mid-90s that day. It was ~54 degrees inside the cave.

Duncan though the cave was pretty cool.

On our way back to the campsite a deer was standing right next to the road. He came right up to the car. I guess people must feed them often.

Today we went to the Kenton County Fair. Duncan had a blast. He rode tons of rides. The Dragon Wagon was his favorite!

Audrey had fun pulling up on the gates and watching. She also liked pulling out handfuls of grass.

The fun slide was Duncan's favorite last year. This year it must have been really waxed because it was fast!!!!

While we were standing in line waiting for Duncan to ride one of the kiddy rides I heard Brett yell "Duncan!" I looked down and Duncan was standing there peeing! I panicked and just tried to stop it. That resulted in a handful of pee on my part. Oy. So I took him to the bathroom real quick and we stayed on the other side of the park for a while because I was so embarrassed. I don't care who you are, that's funny.

Miss Audrey is now 10 months old and is on the move! Here's a little video. Brett's in the background telling his mom about the pee incident at the fair. :P

As for me, I have some wonderful news. I gave my 6-7 week informal notice at work! That's right, August 31st is my last day of work...FOREVER!!! I'm going to be a stay-at-home mom! I am just so excited. I will be helping Brett out with our store a little bit, but not enough to actually say I work. I can't believe I'm actually going to get to do this! Ever since I informed my boss, I've felt like I am floating on a cloud. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Ring Bearer

That's what Duncan referred to himself as when we told him about being a ring bearer in cousin Angel's wedding. The wedding was this past weekend, and he was quite the handsome little man. He wore the tux Maemae and Popsie gave us last summer. It fit perfectly! Unfortunately my camera is acting funky, and I can't seem to take a good picture. :/ I did get one of all of us together.

I also snapped one of Duncan and the bride. Well, the bride's knee anyway.

I didn't get any pictures of him walking down the aisle b/c I recorded it!

I have finally unpacked my sewing machine (I know, it took me a year!), and I'm starting to sew again. While I was out buying machine oil I found some of the cutest fabric on clearance. It's cotton flannel which is perfect for receiving blankets. I bought enough to make a large blanket for each of the babes. I made Duncan's first because he seemed very excited about it.
While it's not perfect, I think it was a great first project.

Brett likes it too. :P

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do Over...

Well, here I am again. I took a very long break from blogging (about a year!), but I'm back now. I went back to school and earned my degree. I've been working full-time as a geologist since, but I miss my family tremendously while I'm at work. I recently cut my hours to 32/week, and that has helped some. It has in fact, freed up enough time for me to start blogging again! Along with blogging, I'm starting to feel creative once more. So my goal with this blog hasn't changed much. While I'm not chronicling my attempt at becoming a housewife (yet anyways), I will be recording my attempt at juggling it all (kids, husband, and career) and some of the frustrations that can come with it (hopefully not too many). Soon to come.... Duncan the Ring Bearer!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Earth Day and Crafts

I took Duncan and Audrey to Cincinnati's Earth Day event and we had tons of fun! I forgot my camera though so no pics :( I've started eating vegan to lose weight, and I haven't had meat or dairy since Monday night! I had the best vegan chicken wrap while I was there. We also bought some Grateful Grahams (vegan graham crackers), and I really liked them too. After dinner, I made a couple of hair bow holders my SIL Jessica posted on her blog. It didn't take very long, and they are super cute. I even made an extra one for my co-worker. I'm either going to hang it on the wall in her bedroom or on her armoire. Now I have a place to put all of her bows without losing them! Thanks Jess!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a Productive Day!

Today after work, we worked on our gardens. I was pregnant last growing season so I didn't get a lot of landscaping done. All I did last year was throw some annuals into this patch of garden in front of our front porch. Today, I planted evergreens. I planted Heller's Japanese Holly. The reason I picked this particular plant is because it was the only evergreen shrub at a reasonable price that requires only morning sun. I'm sure there are more out there, but they weren't at Lowe's. :) I'm going to plant some annuals in front of the shrubs, but I haven't yet decided which ones. I know it's definitely not going to be impatiens. Last year I planted a row of impatiens along the front border and the NEXT MORNING they were all gone. Only little twigs remained. Apparently deer think they are very yummy. I had no idea we even had deer until the case of the missing impatiens.

When I finished with my garden, Brett started on his. He has built a raised garden for veggies and herbs. He had two scoops of topsoil delivered today so he got busy carting it back to his garden. Duncan was happy to help with his little blue shovel.

Seeing my two guys hard at work was a photo opportunity too sweet to pass up. Actually, it was what inspired me to write this blog in the first place.

Audrey was happier playing inside where she could sit on the ground and play with her toys. I'm sure she'll enjoy gardening when she's more mobile. :)

Friday, March 19, 2010


My blog is still here!! Well I have great news. Starting April 1st, I am cutting my hours down to 32/week. I am seriously considering revamping my blog.....

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