Monday, November 27, 2006

The Not-So-Stinky House!

Thought you might enjoy an update with curtains and furniture and above all..... CARPET! Stay tuned for more to come. It's a slow and painful process. :P To say the least....

Bella Turns 3!

Happy Birthday to my sweet baby! To celebrate, we threw a Pretty Pretty Princess Dress-Up Tea Party! Sorry, there's not a lot of pix from the party, but I really wasn't sure how other parents my react to pictures of their kids being posted on the web?! The night before, on her actual birthday, she enjoyed opening presents from her grandparents- with her big brother's help of course! That's what big brothers are for, isn't it?! And I'm really not sure who had more fun at the party?! He had a ball playing pin the tiara on the princess, while the three year olds really weren't quite sure what to think of it....... but they had fun watching Sarah and the boys play! The crafts were the hit of the party, making and decorating their own tiaras (and visors for the fellas!) We all had a great time and as usual mom (aka nana jones) got her wish as well- a picture of her four kids...... doesn't happen often so as Tony says: "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!" I'm just trying to figure out how I got so short?! From left to right- Tim, Me (Karisma), Jay and my little brother Nick! Now if I could just get my house decorated and ready for Christmas, maybe we can get the tripod set up and get some family pix for the holidays!? Wish me luck! Hee hee. In the meantime, don't pout too much if I don't post enough... I'll be busy getting things together and working on the annual Christmas card too- thanks again to Kristen- they'll be handmade this year! I'm stoked, but a little overwhelmed too...... Till then, take care and keep in touch, I'd love to hear back from ya!

Oh, and PS- looks like our quarterly trip to the emergency room was fulfilled once again..... Bella fell out of the van yesterday at mom and dad's on the gravel (AND YES IT WAS PARKED!!) and cut her head open....... no stitches needed, but they did "glue" it and patched her up with some steri strips. FOUR HOURS later we made it home in time for dinner and bed....... tis definitely NOT the season for emergency care! I'm sure there will be pix to come soon.....

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Time for some catsup!

Ok, ok, so I've been a little busy lately and thanks to Time Warner, a lot slow on getting back online! Anyway... things are coming along, S-L-O-W-L-Y! But.... I have gotten the tv's set up and the surround sound hooked up (kinda sorta- still need to mount speakers, hide wires and connect the subwoofer..) and we cleaned and refinished the hardwoods- OMG- talk about a lot more work than you'd ever expect! I'm still hurting from it! And they could still use at least a second coat! Someday...Now we're getting ready to celebrate Isabella's 3rd birthday- NEXT WEEK! I just can't believe how fast they grow! Then Thanksgiving, Tony's birthday and Christmas...... does it ever end?! I think it'll be great! But of course I think we're hosting the family Christmas this year?! AAa! And we're having a Pretty, pretty princess tea party just next weekend! Needless to say, I need to get busy! In the meantime, enjoy some recent photo favorites and thanks for visiting!