Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Luke’s very first wrestling practice.

Do you remember awhile back I posted this? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times Luke has asked me when his practices were going to start. Well, the day finally came and he had his very first wrestling practice tonight. He was so excited. Actually Ben said that he had a smile on his face the whole time. He had such a great time and it’s going to be really fun to see how much he learns this season and if this will be something he wants to continue with after the season is over. Just look at the pictures….can’t you see you the joy? IMG_8804 IMG_8806 IMG_8808 IMG_8809 One more thing that I need to add – we gave Jacob the chance to sign up for wrestling too. He chose not to but when they went to sign Luke up he started to wonder if he might want to. The coach told him that he could come and watch the first couple of practices and then he could decide. After tonight he is saying that he wants to try it out. So I may be posting more pictures next week of Jacob the wrestler too. Keep your eyes open for more pics to come of Lukie too.

Now I’m off to watch some more Olympics. I'm loving them this time around!

Monday, February 8, 2010

WOW Results


First let me tell you all that this was the hardest WOW that I have ever done. If you missed what I was doing click here to get the details. I don’t know why but I was so unmotivated and just had a really hard time getting my rear in gear to get it all done. I wish I could have done more but all in all I think it turned out alright. Thanks Becky for hosting this again! It sure helps me get stuff done.

The first pictures are of the game closet. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the best way to organize the mess and didn’t really come up with a good way. So we (Ben helped a ton) just took everything out, threw away all the games that were missing pieces or were broken and then put it all back in. You can see all of the games now and the very next day the kids were playing games again. It’s amazing what happens when you clean up a little bit and can actually see what’s what.

IMG_8756 IMG_8759 Here is the closet….this is the one that I really wanted to spend more time on. I was hoping to get some new shelving for the back wall and be able to move some of the stuff from the top shelf down and as you can see, the box is still there. I did get all the clothes off the floor and put back into the dressers though and that was the biggest problem.

IMG_8763 IMG_8764 I will keep working on the closet and I may come up with a better way to do the games but for now I am happy with what I got done. I also didn’t get the bathroom painted. I will be counting down the days until the next WOW Becky!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another WOW


Alright, here we go! Becky is hosting another WOW week and I finally figured out what I’m going to do for this one. I actually am planning on doing two projects this time. If you don’t know what a WOW week is go see Becky here and she will explain it, you can see what her project is and you can also see who else is playing along and what they are doing. So these are my projects…..

#1 - Ever since we got home from our Christmas break I have been wanting to organize our game cupboard but have just been putting if off. I thought this would be a great thing to work on this week. Here are the before pictures….

IMG_8742IMG_8745IMG_8746In the last picture you can see that I gave up trying to fit everything in the cupboard and am now putting “extras” in this box. My kids can’t even find games that they want to play because it’s such a mess in there. My plan is to have it all “nice and neat” by next Monday and post pictures of the finished product.

#2 – Now this one is a bit embarrassing for me so please don’t judge ;) As you might already know from here we just painted our bedroom and all the furniture. Well, it’s been a couple of weeks now and I still haven’t cleaned up my closet and filled the dresser back up yet. Yes, we have basically been using the closet floor for our dresser. See, I told you embarrassing!

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So, my second goal is to have all the clothes put away and my closet more organized. It is pretty hard for me to show you the inside of the closet but I know that the next time you see the it, it will look so nice :) Do you see the box in the picture? That has been there since we moved into this house….almost 2 years ago. Oh my!

The other thing that I really wanted to do for the WOW this time was paint my bathroom but I’m afraid that I can’t get it all done. If I somehow find extra time I will post after pictures of that too. I’m feeling a bit ambitious apparently. I will have the first two done for sure and maybe, just maybe I can get the bathroom done as well.

If you want to see other WOW projects or if you want to join in on the fun go see Becky. Did I tell you that you might get a free coffee from her?