Tuesday, December 18, 2007

We are off

for Christmas.
I might post, but I might just be enjoying all my Regan time. (and the rest of the family too!!)
Hope you all have a merry holidays!!

(I added some more pictures on my photo blog too)

Friday, December 14, 2007

In the Craft Room: Aren't these cool

somethings i think that rule..

Some Tim Holtz products.

isn't that the coolest little hammer? It makes texture on things. cool eh??

(to see how to use all his cool products you can check his blog. He's got skills!! Pretty much anything he makes, I'd try it out! :)

I'd love one of these.... ( a dishwasher...)

but that's not going to happen right now....

I love books.
A bit of an obsession really.
I'd love these ones.

I even have a wish list on here? Yep. I like books. A lot.

This would RULE.

(It's a Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm DX f4-5.6 G ED)
you can read more about it here.

One of these would come in handy.

(it's a reflector seen here)

one of these would be cool

so impractical.. but hello a FOUNTAIN of chocolate???

um that would rule.

a scrapbooking calendar....

there are lots of cool things on etsy....
like this
and her stuff is always awesome

that's enough i'd say.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

In the Craft Room: Scrapbook Pages

a few recent scrapbook pages....

this one the color is all funny but i am tooooo lazy to scan it or retake the picture......

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sunday Seven

Really I should start calling these Monday's seven... since they are often up on Monday. But doesn't Sunday Seven just have a better ring to it??

1. Thankful that we are only five days away from Regan's Christmas break. Five more days of him being gone a LOT and then we have him 24 hours a day until January 2nd. It's going to be a good christmas holidays.

2. Thankful for sister in laws who phone me to see how I am. Or to see what I think. Or to tell me about their kiddos. Or whatever. Just glad I have sister in laws.

3. Thankful for good sleepers. We got up today at 9:30. Yes, I know I am spoiled. That is why school mornings are so hard around here.... cause we all like to sleep in. Kindergarden next year should be interesting!!

4. Thankful for the Christmas season. Love the music. Love giving presents. Love the decorations. Love Christmas cards. Love turkey dinner....mmmmmmm. Love the true meaning. Love it all.

5. Thankful that I thought of the BEST presents for Regan this year. I always struggle getting him things since he doesn't want anything. But MAN think I did good this year. :) (I'd tell you but he reads this sometimes.)

6. Thankful for our little Sunday tradition of 10 questions. Regan and I alternate weeks asking each other questions. About anything. Really it is just planned conversation. We go thru spurts of consistency. But it is just so fun to just sit and talk and talk.

7. Thankful for a clean kitchen.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

some rhonda rants

So I've been thinking lately that there are a few things that can really get me going. I am not one of those people. That has an opinion about EVERYTHING. Some things I really don't have an opinion on. And some I might have an opinion on, but I really don't feel a need to tell others about it. (besides Regan)

Some things I can really go off about.....

1. Edpidurals. It makes no sense to me AT ALL to want to be tough to have a baby. Why put yourself through more pain. I just don't get it. As soon as I get to the hospital I tell whoever sees me - find the anesthesiologist and bring them to me. I want drugs. There are no awards - I mean besides the baby, and everyone gets that. I haven't heard of anyone going into the dentist and asking for no freezing, I mean just to see how it feels. To see if you can do it. You could. But why would you want to?

2. Potty Training. I've recently heard of the diaperless baby. Essentially it is using the same principle as Pavlov's dogs. You start from birth and take them to the toilet. So you start potting training them at birth. And you make this noise to teach them when to pee. I absolutely see no advantage to this. Not even a little bit. At first I thought it was cause I was lazy. But then I realized - wait. that means for 2 YEARS (instead of 2 weeks) you have to run to a toilet with a child. You have to watch their every facial expression so that you can see the cues when they have to go. That is NOT potty training. That is mommy training. To me a child who is potty trained goes into the bathroom and pulls down their pants and gets onto the toilet with NO help. THAT is potty training. Hello diapers were invented for a reason. A good one. Our sanity and sleep. I have other opinions about potty training... but I'll save you the read. :)

3. Expressing Opinions about parenting before you have a baby. I just think it is silly. The more I hear girls tell me their kids won't do this and they'll never do that, I just think you are setting yourself up for some painful experiences. Your kids ARE going to do that. And so are you.

I have no idea why I felt like sharing these.
Maybe I am getting more opinionated the older I get. :)
What can you go off about??

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Two things

I thought I'd share.
Things that have been weighing heavily on my mind....

1. Why does Elmo's dad have to wear clothes but Elmo doesn't? Isn't Elmo running around naked?

2. The really need directions on cereal? Really?
"oh so THAT's what you do with this stuff"....

(If you can't read from that crappy picture and NEED directions for eating Turboz cereal, it says: Directions for use: PLace 40 g (325 ml, 1/3 cup) of Tony's Turboz meal replacement in a bowl. Add 175 ml (3/4 cup) milk.)