Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mid Weekend Update/New Blog Layout

For the first time in months, it feels like our life is getting back to normal. We no longer have all this pressure hanging over us to finish our remodel project. We are done with all the major work and now just have the "little" things to finish up.

We started Saturday morning off with some pancakes for breakfast...yummy! Then I headed to my favorite escape, the tanning bed. (Check out yesterdays post for how I feel about that.)

I spent some much enjoyed time on my computer catching up on the blogging world that I had missed while my computer was out for repairs.

For those of you coming to my blog today, this will be the first time you see my new blog design! It's being installed right now as I'm typing this post. Thank you Chrissy for letting me know about Bloggy Blog Designz giveaway, which I entered and won! And many thanks to Bloggy Blog Designz for creating such a wonderful layout for me. I love it!

Back to yesterdays events. Mid-afternoon, we dropped the girls off at Ross' parents house and he and I headed to the local bowling alley, which just re-opened, and we bowled two games. The first game Ross whooped my booty! He scored 139 and I have a whopping 51! Second game was a little closer, Ross with a 116 and me with an 82. Makes me really appreciate Wii bowling a lot more, I do so much better at it. But, you can't beat the fun of real bowling. It's something I've always loved doing, but Ross has never liked it until now. For some reason he thinks it's lots of fun. We've gone the last two weekends in a row and he would like to go back at least once a month. Lets just hope I can maybe one day break 100 on my score!

We ordered some pizza to go from the bowling alley and headed back to Bill & Carol's house to eat with them and pick up the girls. We ending up staying for awhile and playing cards. Ross' family are big game/card players. The only card game I really like to play is Spades, so that's what we were playing. We play with partners and one partner always goes nil and the other bids and catches all the tricks. You're allowed to pass two cards between partners.

For the 9 years that I've been around Ross' family, I've always been partnered with his dad and Ross plays with his mom. Well last night when we started dealing cards, I was sitting where Ross sits and he where I normally sit, so we just stayed that way and played boys against girls. Carol and I whooped some boy booty! We won 3 out of 4 games of Spades. I can't remember that last time I had so much fun playing cards!

When we got home, it was bath time for the girls. I put them both in the tub together and when I get Isabel out, Ross comes in and takes over to finish Alexis' bath. Isabel nursed and went down for the night and then we did stories with Alexis and she went down as well. Ross and I had some much needed down time. We watched part of Twilight. I'm getting all geared up for New Moon next weekend!

Today, Ross has been doing a bunch of things around the house as far as decorating and hanging things on the wall. We got the girls quilt racks put together and hung with the quilts that my Grandma made for them. They look so good! Our house is really starting to come together. I keep promising pictures and once again, I'll have them up soon. We just have a few more things to get settled and then I can take pictures of the finished result!

Right now we're watching The Music Man. I haven't seen it in years, so that where I'm headed now. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you like my new blog layout too! Leave me some comment love and let me know if you like it!


Tina said...

I like the new blog design!
DId you get your carpet straightened out?

Chrissy said...

LOVE IT!!! It's so cute, Jessica! Yay!!!

Heather McDougle said...

I'm following you from Friday Follow!

julielollar said...

Love it! :)

Nel Lenae said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new layout! Will read you post later... I have baths to give.

Lara Anne said...

You really sparked some good memories with the mention of cards. When Aunt Carol and Uncle Bill would visit, we'd spend hours playing cards!! It was always so much fun! You should ask them about Liverpool! You'd love it!! It's really fun! They are always so much fun to play cards with....I miss that!!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

You crack me up-- no sooner did you wrap up a home remodel project than you began tackling a blog remodel project! A woman's work is never done :)

Confessions From A Working Mom