taz + belly: Bloggy Vacation

Bloggy Vacation

21 February 2009

Seriously... did y'all think I wasn't coming back? I know it's been a week since I blogged and it isn't for lack of trying! I started a few times, but just couldn't make it come together. Then I worked a lot, went to watch Josh play basketball, straightened the house, cleaned out the basement, cleaned off both our porches, sent Josh with a two trucks and two trailers to the dump and cut our phone line. That means the internet wasn't working. Thank goodness it only lasted about an hour, I realized that I'd stapled through the phone line while working in the basement and quickly rectified that situation. Whew, I'm back.

We've just been crazy busy around here and I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel. Not even a spark, really. We're finally having the house appraised on Monday and we're working furiously to make it presentable. We're trying to eek out a little more money so we can whip this place into shape. We were fantasizing in Lowe's last night and laughing about the regularity of our redos. We've been married for almost seven years and in that time we've renovated two houses and we're gearing up to renovate one of them for a second time. We decided that although we're growing out of our house a little that we love it and aren't ready to leave. Instead, we're going to put a privacy fence around our acre and landscape the heck out of it, put on a fancy new roof and rebuild our back porch, add a second bathroom, spruce up the laundry room and finally get our kitchen cute. I couldn't be more excited. And secretly... I'm hoping there will be enough money left over to fund our little Thanksgiving excursion.

All that to say, I'm sorry for bailing on you and I'll try my best not to let it happen again. I've really missed you and I'm tickled when people email me to see where the heck I've been. Just to catch you up, I thought I'd share a few pictures from the past week. The photo above is of me & El at a tupperware shower for my sister on Valentine's Day morning. Ella was being uncooperative for the photo op, so I put my tickle fingers to good use and got a smile out of her after all.

I know I'm probably embarrassing my only child by posting potty pictures, and maybe Gran will fuss and I'll ultimately remove them, but I got such a kick out of this occurance. She was spending a little quality time in there and requested a book to pass the time. Fancy Nancy to be exact. I wonder where she picked up that little habit?

My two favorite people snuggling in the princess bed, reading some books {above} and having their weekly beauty shop session {below}. How adorable are they?

And last, but certainly not least... a little impromptu Valentine's tea party in the clubhouse with our favorite, honorary, uncle Patrick. He was more than willing to indulge this princess with some chocolate cupcakes and tea. Not long after this party we put the clubhouse back in its box. It was sort of taking over our dining room. I'm sure it will make regular appearances around here, especially on rainy days, but I was kind of glad to see it go.

I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying the beautiful weather. We are working outside today and pretending that spring has sprung. Afterall, my forsythia and by bulbs are blooming up a storm. Did I mention that Ella found my stash of childhood toys, including a fabulous Barbie pool in the basement this morning? I'm sensing a mid-winter pool party coming on.


  1. I was about to e-mail you to make sure nothing catastrophic had happened when you had not blogged in so long! I'm glad to see you're back! I am still enjoying the Pioneer Woman blog, too!

  2. Welcome back! You were truely missed!


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