Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

and we'll all float on ok........

Today was full of suck. Is it ok to say that ? I had a really bad day. I want to wallow in it. I don't want to think about the hundreds of things I am grateful for. I want to drink wine and pout.

Our new rental house is being foreclosed on. The house that i searched for three months for. The house i have painted and planted flowers in the backyard in. The house in the neighborhood where " Lily - Bug Ashlynns new best friend lives.

I feel like we are just floating around. I want roots ! I want a place to call home.

I will get over this. I will wake up tomorrow and explore the abundant opportunities that await me and my bubble family. Someday we will land somewhere. I just hope our bubble doesn't pop somewhere first

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

teeth and stuff

What do you get when you have a baby who is whiny , irritable , rashy and boogery ? I don't think rashy and boogery are really words.

Give up ?

You get this....

Her first tooth ! Finally , I was starting to think that sucker was never going to pop through. Don't you just love that one tooth grin :) She was flashing smiles at me all day. I think she was showing off !

The weather here has been unseasonably nice. I mean REALLY nice. Today only got to be about 91 degrees. We are usually at like 106 or 107 in June. So we have been taking major advantage of the nice weather. Today i went with my MOPS group to the park. Aside from my tummy hurting and my daughters boxing each other at the drinking fountain, it was a perfect day at the park.

Myka was a little unsure about this swing for some reason. The cutie next to her is her buddy Titus.

Myka and Titus , I love it :)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

First week of summer

The girls have been out of school for a week now. Arizona has been its usual oven so they have been indoors A LOT ! I have been trying my best to seep them busy. Painting has proved to be a favorite activity. They kind of helped me paint this wall of the playroom.

This is our playroom ! I LOVE IT ! See that bookshelf. I was riving by the dumpster at our old apt and I noticed a decent bookshelf sitting beside it. Now I am normally not a dumpster diver but it was too good of a bookshelf to pass up. I loaded it in the van . And hauled it away. I also spray painted it the funky green color.

ok , I know its sideways but you get the picture.

I knew i wanted it in the playroom, and I picked the yellow based on that. The couch is a hand me down from my mom. Not the color I would pick , but hey it was free and it is little so the kids like it. And we have a " Grown ups only " front room that we have our semi nice stuff in.

Water play has been another favorite past time. Two days ago we went to a splash park in Tempe . It was so much fun. Myka thought crawling around in the water was the best thing ever!

And today we played in the hose.

That sums up our first week of summer here at the Mitchells.

How is your summer going ?
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Friday, May 29, 2009

What we have been up too........

Things have been busy around the Mitchell house. We have been busy settling in and making our new house feel like home. yesterday I painted the playroom yellow all by myself. Now this might not sound like a big deal to you, but I am about the least crafty person there is. I tend to have the attitude "why should I do it when my husband can do it for me"

I know !

I am a sorry excuse for a woman. NO MORE !! Yesterday i grabbed the bull by the horns, or rather the paint by the handle and mixed it up , poured it , and painted with it. Now granted I missed a few spots but hey , i did it that's what counts.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Home again

Oh how I hate moving ! Organization is not a friend of mine in general. Moving seems to bring that fact out into the open even more. But we are here now, in our lovely three bedroom house. We have a small backyard that I am itching to plant some flowers in , a playroom that I am painting a darling shade of yellow , and a master bedroom with a double sink !!

* pure bliss*

As soon as I get my camera up and running I will post some before and after pics.

Good things have been happening. My hubby got a well deserved , long overdue promotion at work. That came with a raise !

Praise the lord !!

It took some of the pressure off , not all but some.

MOPS wrapped up for the year. I am excited about being a co-coordinator next year. MOPS has been such a blessing in my life this year. I am so grateful for all the wonderful women that I have made friends with this year. I hope I can be a small part of women making lasting friendships next year.

I am still taking pictures. I have ones I am excited to post , but I need my real computer to do that.

The kids are done with school tomorrow. I need to get busy planning for our summer.

Summer *UCK * nuff said

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kurt Warner and friends

I was so excited to help in the V.I.P room this year at the Assist 4 Africa celebrity basketball game. I was even more excited that between me , my hubby , and my brother in law we got some AMAZING pictures!!!

This one is one of my favorites .Seriously I turned around , and there was Kurt Warner from The Arizona Cardinals. And that guy in the back, that's my brother in law Brandon.

Yeah...I'm a rockstar, I know .

The best part of the day , they raised over 50,000 dollars to build a clinic in Malawi.