Thursday, September 27, 2012

Evelyn's 1st Causality

Well you can now award me the best mom award, because I officially rock!

If you couldn't tell that previous sentence is dripping with sarcasm!

Yesterday was a trying day for this momma. The morning was fine then Evelyn woke up from her morning nap. I was letting her play in the living room while I finished up something on the computer.

To tell you the truth I was probably just being lazy on the computer and not doing anything of consequence. Therein lies the root of the problem, but back to the story.

Now it's not as though the computer is far from the living room, because technically it's in the living room. So I was able to keep a decent eye on Evelyn or so I thought. She wasn't but ten feet away from me playing with her toys; I thought.

I started to hear some banging. I glanced over it seemed like nothing. Then I heard a louder bang I turned around and the lamp in the living room was precariously leaning against the window. I bolted up from my chair and ran to the lamp, but I was too late. About half way there it crashed to ground and the glass shade shattered into a million pieces ranging from bigger than my hand to as small as a pin head.

In less than 30 seconds our beautiful lamp went from this:

To this:

Believe me that picture does not give justice to how big of a mess it actually was. Thankfully Evelyn was fine so I put her in the highchair with something to drink and got to cleaning things up. After picking up all the big pieces I got out the vacuum and attempted to get all the tiny pieces. Unfortunately our vacuum doesn't work the best anymore so I was still finding little pieces after going over everything with a vacuum more than 5 times. I think I have it all cleaned up now though.

So it looks like we'll be looking for a new lamp sometime soon. We have another one in our dinning room area so that one will have to do for now. At least we got a long life out of that lamp. I think we've had it since we got married. It served us well.

In totally unrelated news we're having Chili and Cinnamon Rolls for dinner! Eating chili with cinnamon rolls is a Nebraska thing. I have yet to meet someone who eats them together who isn't from Nebraska or at least spent sometime in Nebraska. But I could never have chili without cinnamon rolls, it's just a must.

Have you ever had chili with cinnamon rolls? Or even heard of doing so?

It's Thursday everyone! One more day and then it's the weekend! Hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Trying to Keep Up

How is it that September is almost over?!?

So things around here have been busy, hectic and all around tiring. Life has left little time for things like blogging. I'm just trying to keep up with the daily things that need to be kept up with and falling farther behind daily.

I have all these posts I want to do, but just no time or initiative to do them. I'm hoping that October is going to be an easier month to blog. We have much less going on once we make it through the 6th which is Evelyn's 1st birthday party.

These are the posts I'm trying to get out in October:

- Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen Reveal
- Evelyn's 1st Birthday Party
- 1st Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
- My Fall Decor

I'm sure there will end up being a few more.

Let me know how your September has been!
Hopefully you've been able to enjoy some cooler weather and other fun fall things!


Friday, September 14, 2012


It's been hard lately to find a moment to break away from daily life to find time to blog. In part is has to do with still trying to get things back to normal after our painting ""adventure" labor day weekend; I'm still trying to catch up with laundry! Some of it has to do with trying to plan and get things ready for Evelyn's birthday party which is a mere 3 weeks from this coming Saturday. In any case it seems that most of my posts lately have been checking-in sort of post. Oh well that's were we're at right now I guess.

-This little one is getting braver and braver. Still to scared to actually try and walk, but standing and doing various different things have become the norm.

-She also took her first big tumble this past week. We even ended up going to the doctor to make sure she was ok. Thankfully it was just a bump and even that was pretty much gone by the next morning.

-See that diaper box there. Well Evelyn decided to push it to the rocking chair and use it to hoist herself up there. Thankfully we noticed before anything bad happened. Now you see how she fell and got hurt. The girl is a climber!

-It's thankfully getting cooler around here. Cool enough that I'm evening drinking warm coffee sometimes; like now for instance. It also means we don't have to run our A/C. It gets so cool at night that I open the windows and as long as I make sure to close them before it gets too warm the next day the house stays nice and cool.

-We've been trying to spend as much time with this guy as possible! Since he had to work this last weekend we've only had evening to catch up, but that's better than nothing. Evelyn loves her daddy so much. She even waves and says, "Hi, Daddy" whenever he gets home from work. I can't get her to say "momma" to save my life.

-See that lovely embroidery hoop filled with beautiful vintage fabric and the word "beloved" embroidered on it. Well that my friends was made for me by my very special blog friend Gina. I have been oohing and awwing over her embroidery ever since she shared some pictures of it a few months back. She offered to make something for Evelyn's room and I just leapt at the idea. When it arrived in the mail I was so excited to put it on her wall I found a nail immediately. I think it fits her room perfectly. Thank you Gina!

Well there you have it friends. That's what I've been up to as of late. Tomorrow both Nick and I are getting out eyes checked so that means new glasses! I'm so excited. I'll be sure to share pictures once I have them.

Also I haven't forgotten about sharing pictures of our painting project. We still don't have chairs at our dining room table or in our living room. Once that happens expect a post devoted solely to our painting "adventure".

What have you all been up to lately? I'd love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday's Letters

I'm back! I know I was absent all week, but I have a good reason. It's been hectic around here!

Last weekend we decided to undertake painting the main room of our house. Our main room consists of living room, dining room and kitchen. Not only did we have to paint all of the trim and all of the walls, we needed to paint the ceiling.

Needless to say it took longer than expected. Thankfully last night we finished up and now we just have to get the house put back together. Nick and I keep saying how much we feel like really adults now that we have painted walls!

Now for some Friday's Letters
Linking up with Ashley over at Adventures of Newlyweds

Dear Nick,
Thank you so much for helping me with the huge task of painting! At least we are both on the same page as far as hiring professionals if we ever get the bright idea to paint again! I really wish you didn't have to work this weekend so that we could just hang-out and be lazy together. Love you!

Dear Evelyn,
Thank you so much for being a good sport about this being stuck in the basement for 6 days. I know we had our moments of frustration, but all in all you were a good baby. P.S. You are going to be a year old in just over a month. That just blows my mind! Love you little one!

Dear Obnoxious Allergies,
I hate you! I have been miserable the last 2 weeks and the paint smell doesn't really help. I take my allergy medicine but you still seem to wreck havoc on my sleeping. Please just leave me be so that I can feel normal again!

Dear Back,
What in the world happened yesterday?! One moment I was sitting on the floor playing with Evelyn the next moment I was writhing in pain. I do not have any clue what I did. All I felt was my back crack and then immense pain. Thankfully the pain has subsided a little bit, but I still can't look down without a pulling pain. Please just get better I really don't want to have to go to the doctor.

Dear Sam's Club,
I'm a bit addicted to you now. I still need to compare prices with what I usually buy, but I can already tell that quite a few things are cheaper from you. Sorry Target, you may have been replaced a little.


This coming week I'll be sure to post about our paint transformation! It looks pretty different around here.

Well friends I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!