Thursday, August 28, 2008


OK sorry to leave you hanging!! I've been SO overwhelmed about this moving thing that I needed to get a grip on my own emotions before I have to read others. :(

So here's the deal... Neil's has been looking and applying for a new job. There are many factors that have spurred this search and we didn't take looking outside of the valley lightly. But the reality is that there is nothing for him here. Trust me... we've tried and no one in Medford is requesting interviews.

The reality is not whether we are moving or not... it's when and where. It could be as soon as 2 weeks and as long as 8 weeks. Right now Neil is on his final interviews with 2 companies: 1 in Redding, CA and 1 in Seattle, WA. The Redding job looks the best to me as it's closer to family and friends, similar enonomy and cost of living, and better financially for us. BUT... we have to consider Seattle if they make an offer because it's a company that Neil would really enjoy working for and he would be doing what he aspires to do.

So there are the details... Bring on the questions! I'll keep you posted as I learn more. Neil's driving to Redding tomorrow and going to Seattle next week.

AND... I posted all of that without crying!! YAY ME!! :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008


ok... so I've been lurking around my friends blog who challeges us to have a year of no fear. Basically conquer your fears for a whole year! Now as most people know I'm not really one who has many fears... or at least it seems that way. But I'm realizing more and more that in the next few months I have to overcome and conquer some of my greatest fears... so I am officially committing myself to a Year of No FEAR!!

My first to-do... get ready to move to another state... yes you read it right MOVE! I don't want to leave Medford or the comforts of my family, friends, business, etc. But it looks like I have no choice. So instead of stressing out about it all, I'm going to put my efforts into the goods things... like new friends, new business opportunities, new ways to get envolved in the community.

So wish me luck! I'm off to conquer my fears!! (YIKES!)

Fun day at the park

We had a great day on Thursday at Lithia Park with our closest friends. We bought happy meals and then let them run-a-muck. Here's a few pics of the day!

The kids enjoying their lunch

Abby's new hair cut... so short!

The big girls at the top of the "spider web" they were VERY proud!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm such a GIMP!

So today I fractured my hand. Yes... i know what you are thinking... she's hurt again? I reached into the car as the automatic slider was closing knowing that it had a sensor to detect my arm. Well... the door kept closing and I tried to pull my hand out and it got stuck. I started screaming... Chloe is freaking out... Abby is crying and my hero Mason opened the door from the inside.

So after my amazing friend Jenn F. drove me to urgent care and took my kids I got a few xrays... a shot of pain meds that didn't work so well and a prescription and a wrapped hand (too swollen to cast... going back Saturday) I was sent home.

My sweet hubby took care of the kiddos and I've been resting and icing my hand... it never ends!!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

little girls night in...

Chloe had her friends Alison and Maddie sleep over last night. That had alot of fun playing dress up, watching movies, eating popcorn and staying up WAY TOO LATE!! Here are a couple pics of the little girls night out!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Abby cut her hair!!!

I went over to the Skabelunds to exchange children for sleep overs tonight. I was gone about 20 minutes and Neil was home with Chloe and Abby making them dinner and watching them... well supposed to be watching them!!

I walk in the door to "mommy don't I look pretty?"

I'm so going to cry right now!!! I'll take her tomorrow to get it fixed so I'll post pixie pics as soon as I have them.

I'm sad... feel sorry for me! :(

Friday, August 15, 2008

Husband Hair show!

So since my dear sweet husband won't cut his hair per my request... I thought I would have a little fun with it!
The first style was a LOVELY french braid... yes it's long enough to put in a very sassy double french braid! But of course my sour-puss hubby wouldn't let me finish the style let alone take a picture. :(

So here are the 2 "do's" I was able to capture... I love my husband! :)

#1: The next Donald Trump! Like the "comb-forward"?

#2: The wanna-be surfer... well maybe with some wax it would be a bit better.

The joys of having a crazy wife who is sleep deprived and hyped up on Dr. Pepper and GF choc chip cookies!! I have the best husband for putting up with me! ;)

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So we just back from our vacation and I took my fancy film camera this trip. I was so excited about the shots I was getting and how great all the pics would turn out so I could blog about them!

I went to costco today to get them developed and when I went to pick them up they showed me the totally dead film!! Every shot had one thing... a giant streak of light through it... THAT WAS IT!! I started crying and the photo guy just looked at me like I was smoking crack... I AM SO SAD!!!! :(

To top it all off it pisses me off that I now only have no pictures... but a really expensive camera that doesn't work and wasted film that wasn't cheap!!