Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I have not exercised one bit in the past month.

I could probably count on 1 hand the amount of times I've used the blow-dryer in the past month. Sundays only.

Something about being a full time mom, full time nurse, moving to a new place, and going through 3 potential surrogates this month......

Hopefully things will be calming down soon and I'll re-introduce myself to my running shoes and the bathroom mirror. (Oh, and in case you are wondering why I have time to blog but not do my hair-- this blog posting was composed at work).

Friday, May 21, 2010

Where can a bunny find a home?

Eating chocolate icecream on the front porch.

the joy of popping popcorn to eat in a tent.

Camping in a tent in the backyard. We want to make it an annual family tradition. But we don't have a backyard in our new place so we had to squeeze it into our schedule during the middle of our move. It seemed crazy, but the girls LOVED it.

Here are tons of pictures for you family to make up for my lack of blogging for you family fans out there.

These last 3 weeks have been completely crazy for us. I admit it-- we were in way over hour heads. It is mostly overwith now and I'm glad! Glad to be moved to our new place.

Overall, I really like our new place. the kitchen is a little cramped but it has way more storage so I like it for that reason. I miss my yard, but we have some dude who is mowing our lawn (I don't think he is supposed to, but we're not going to complain if someone else is paying the bill!). I miss my attached garage, and my dishwasher, but I LOVE having 4 less rooms in my place to clean up!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Offering help

Yesterday while I was at work Steve was taking loads of our stuff to our new house in a borrowed SUV. To complicate things a bit he had both of our kiddlets with him at the time. The new place is on a pretty busy road. Imagine him trying to haul stuff into the house and the girls running outside the open door of the house trying to be helpful (carrying 1 bottle of shampoo at a time). Steve was trying to work and corral 2 toddlers away from the road at the same time. One of our new neighbors came out and talked to him for a few minutes. In parting he said "Well, let me know if you need any help" and went inside. Steve could see him watching TV through the window.

I hope I have never done that. I'm making it my new goal to not ever do that.

About a 10 of my friends here in Loma Linda have had babies lately. Timing could not be worse for me since I'm working full-time, planning a surrogacy (which is VERY time consuming), and currently moving. I would love to be able to help them out but I can't really right now. But once this busy spell in my life is over I intend on getting back to my regular way of being there for my friends when they need help.....and not just offering help "if you need anything" and then walking away.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Why we need the illegals

May 1st was the wrong day to have a yard sale. All of the illegals were off protesting and not doing their normal yard-sale shopping. But despite the protests happening in my state, I still got to utilize my spanish-speaking stills as some Mexicans parked in front of my house at 6:30 AM and watched us bring out stuff to put on the lawn. We sold about $100 worth of stuff an hour before the official sale even started. That is the way it is here in So Cal. But as the morning got later there was a lack of our spanish-speaking-only clientel. Wrong day for a yard sale.

I was going to get a babysitter for the yard sale. But my girls were having so much fun that I let them stay and play. The picture below are them eating their cereal in their PJ's. They were so darn cute I had to take a picture.

Lastly, these are 2 of about 8 china dolls that I've owned as long as I can remember. Growing up I was never allowed to play with them. And I've never allowed my girls to play with them. I was going to donate them (we're getting rid of lots of stuff) but then I got a better idea. My girls were so excited when I pulled them off of the shelf in their room and let them play with them. Yes, they will be ruined shortly, but those dolls have never been so loved or used.