Saturday, February 26, 2011


There is a saying that goes something like "a lazy mom does everything for her children" If this is true then I am that mom. I've always liked things tidy and I've always done all the cleaning, but I've realized that my kids have no idea how to put anything away and Kevin has no idea where anything is in the house. So this Saturday I put everyone to work. Things took a lot longer to get done and it wasn't exactly the way I'd do it, but my kids learned how to clean a toilet and Kevin discovered where the camping supplies were kept.

Jared and Anna had to both clean out their rooms and it was interesting to see how they tackled their rooms. Jared was quick and was more interested in checking it off his list as done than getting a clean room.

Anna's approach was to pull everything out into organized piles and then put it all back in its place.

Maybe things will stay cleaner now they know what it takes to get it clean

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Our computer was hijacked (actually it was getting fixed) so here are some catch up pictures and stories.
Ladies Man:
Jared comes home from school on Valentines day and shows me a piece of paper with a note on it from one of his friends. He asks, "Mom what do I do with this?" The notes says Happy Valentine's Day. Love, Gaby (###)###-#### His friend who sits next to him in class gave him her phone number! Kevin thinks it is awesome and can't stop laughing.
Funny Girls:
Best friends and worst enemies.
New Toy:
Jared was so excited to get this from Santa (Mrs. Clause lost that toy choice) and loves playing it with everyone.

Friday, February 4, 2011


This is my roommate from college. She is amazing. This video was put together for a video competition. Her story is inspiring and I thought I'd share.