Thursday, August 30, 2007

I AM a winner after all....

So I put my name in the electronic hat ( signed a blog) to win a few scrappy things on this sweet gals blog....Creative Blogs. She was having a drawing and I figured if I couldn't win MMM maybe I could win this!! Thanks Kim!!

Basement update

So we had the Permaseal guy out this week to give us an assessment. In order to fully seal the basement, they would have to dig a12-18 inch trench around the whole inside perimeter of the basement floor and install what are called drain tiles. Its a ton of work....and very expensive. After talking to the guy who came out, we decided that we (Chuck) would seal the basement himself with sealer from the hardware store. The guy said that was an okay solution but that it needed to be done every year. He was very helpful about making suggestions once he found out we weren't going to go with his company. Thanks Permaseal guy! So, bottom line is that if we were planning to stay here forever, we would definitely fix the basement the Permaseal way. Altho we love this house, we don't see ourselves growing old here!!!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Basement woes

Our basement got a bunch of water this past week....HUGE BUMMER. Called the insurance company today and they were like..."yeah, yeah, yeah, we'll get back to you..." I'm sure it could be worse.....the people down the block got 2 feet of sewer water in their basement.

.....and a Fox River runs thru it....

Elgin that is....

Perspective after moping all day about the water in the basement, I went for a bike ride along the Fox River. The water was really high and some folks were sandbagging their homes. I no longer have a desire to live closer to the river....2 blocks away is just fine.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

....and the winners are....

.....wwwwwaaaaahhhhhhhh....not me. Oh well, maybe I'll have better luck next year with the MMM's contest. I really enjoyed participating. I'll post the LO's I sent in soon.....I'm sure y'all are dyin' to see them!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

More pix of my favorite folks....

MSA and I took the kids to the cool new park in Elgin last week....they had a blast.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Still waiting....

...they still have not announced the winners of the MMM contest....people are freaking out about it on the scrapping boards...its hilarious. Anyway...check out the huge boxes of prizes the winners get.....I WANT ONE!!!!! Have a great day......

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My Boys

Uncle Jim's family visiting from CA

How cute is baby Evan digging away at his first birthday cake.....AWWWWWWWW. Jim (my moms youngest brother who is only 2 years older then me....Gramma Lu was preggers with him at my parents wedding!!) and Tina and the kids, Nadia and Evan are in for a visit and for Tina to take her boards....oh my gosh, a real doctor in the family!!

cousin Dan with a helping hand....

Cap'n Underpants

My Design Star

Chuck built me a shelf for all my rubber stamps.....isn't it (and he) awesome. I was quite impressed with his handiwork.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Happy Anniversary to us

Well, its been 2 grand and glorious years for Chuck and I. I can't believe its only been 2 years...I feel like I've known him a really good way that is!! I love you, baby!! Here's to a lot more years together!

....its Friday...yea..

Friday night = pizza do I love pizza, let me count the ways. 1)the crust.2) the cheese.3) the sausage 4) the sauce....I could go on and on...I can't figure out why I've gotten so chubby the last few years.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmm....oh well, chubby and happy. Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007


....twins are sleeping, charting is done, chores are.......almost done....time to blog. Here's a new LO and some pix of the garden....have a great day!!

Baby in Bloom

This little sweetie belongs to a friend of MSA's. Flowers are cool...huh? I'm hooked on making these hand cut flowers....they've been on a lot of my LO's lately....I LOVE TO CUT.....whats wrong with me?!?!!!

vegies aplenty...

Lots of yummy vegies picked this am. The second pic shows a couple of tomato plants that got so big they fell over. Fix it Chuuuuuuck!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Latest LO's

Actually had some time to pull a few lay outs together this week. I'm really getting into the 12x6 LO size.

Pretty flowers in the Garden

Reader Girl

Grace is a big reader now...I love it!!!

Sweet Morrisseys

Gracie reading to Jess and Jack...oh be still me sweet.

I'm exhausted... I worked 46 hours this you know, thats about 26 over my limit. The twins ran me ragged this week! They are so very busy getting into anything and everything...good thing they're so darn cute. Henry actually ate fistfuls of oatmeal today...I almost cried. I was so excited..... he has really turned a huge corner the last few weeks...he's not going to need his Nurse Karen for much longer if he keeps this up!!!Go Henry!!!