Thursday, May 24, 2007

A tutu for you, too!

5 Minutes For Mom is giving away this super cute tutu from Tutu Fantasy. Head on over to sign up to win, and check out all the other cute tutu designs at Tutu Fantasy! I think Audrey is going to get one of their costumes for Halloween this year!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

He was grumpy

Isaac: Luke, why did you hit Chloe?

Luke: I don't want to hit Chloe.

Isaac: That's good, but why did you hit her?

Luke: I don't want to hit Chloe.

Isaac: WHY did you hit her?

Luke: I don't want to hit Chloe.

Isaac: What happened to Chloe?

Luke: Chloe's crying.

Isaac: Why is Chloe crying?

Luke: I hit Chloe.

Isaac: Why did you hit Chloe?

Luke: I was grumpy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

No more racoon eyes...

So I guess I didn't include a link to the best mascara ever, so here is some more info. It is by Blinc and I bought it at Sephora.

It took some getting used to because it doesn't paint your lashes, it tubes them. After about two minutes it hardens (feels just like regular mascara on) and if you rub your eyes it won't rub off. To remove it, you just have to get your lashes really wet (tearing up won't do it, but sobbing probably would) and the tubes just slide right off. It's pretty freaky the first time, it looks like your lashes are falling out!

But I'm telling you, the freedom from racoon eyes?

It will change your life.

Or at least make those hot, sweaty days a little prettier.

Find it at

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

It's not another world, it's just Alabama

1. Our drive to our new house was supposed to last from Monday morning to Tuesday evening. Instead it lasted until Wednesday afternoon! I had read a tip somewhere that really worked...we had a bunch of snacks and dollar toys in individual lunchbags, and every couple hours the kids would get another bag. It really helped with the fidgets when we didn't want to stop but they did.

2. We spent one night in Auburn, Alabama. The next morning at the hotel breakfast, chloe asked, "Mommy, what world are we in?" I replied, "It's not another world, it's just Alabama." I hadn't had my coffee yet, and it took a few strange looks from people before I realized how that sounded!

3. Our new backyard has a small fountain in it. Or so I thought. Our first day here the kids were playing in it and emptying it by the bucketful to make mud. When I checked on them, I realized two things: The fountain is actually a really deep pond, and it has five fish in it.

4. We have since discovered a frog who lives close to it. And tonight we discovered a baby frog, the thing is soo tiny, it's like half an inch long. So we rescued it from the driveway and the tires of death, and gave it a new home in our pond, too.

5. It's already hot and humid here. And I hear from everyone that we're in for an extra long and hot summer. So I'm really thankful for this:

It's The Best Mascara. Ever.

I get a tad shiny in hot, humid weather. Ok, I'm mopping my face up constantly. But this mascara does not smear at all! Before I started using it, I was constantly wiping under my eyes and sported the racoon look most of the time. This is not a paid endorsement or anything, just a girl who is thankful to look bright-eyed because my husband decided that Chloe and Luke should try sharing a room, and oh, the fighting and screaming and playing late into the night and the waking up early creates bags that just do not need to be emphasized by runny mascara.

6. I had to order new coffee k cups. We still haven't found the box containing ours, and caffeiene is desperately needed (see #5 re children sharing a room).

Monday, May 14, 2007

We're Here!

And we still have tons of boxes to unpack.

We did find the coffeemaker.

But we haven't found the coffee.

Pray for us.

(More updates to come later)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Praying for Heather


Don't forget that Heather is having surgery today to remove a brain tumor. You can find updates on the surgery at her blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

No 24???

We had some terrible, terrible news today...

DirectTV doesn't carry local tv channels at our new house. That means no 24, no American Idol, no Grey's Anatomy.

After I recovered from the shock I realized that this just won't do. No Jack Bauer Power Hour?

Buh-bye DirectTV.

I'm going to go search for a new company who can provide me with my weekly fix...