Friday, October 29, 2010

Elephant Rocks

Back on October 16th, we took a trip to Elephant Rocks State Park. We met our friends Amy and Chris and their daughters Katelyn and Callie over there. Here are some pictures from our day.

Friday, October 15, 2010

5QF 10/15/2010

Hello, hello! I've been missing 5QF with Mama M. so I had to squeeze one in this week.

1. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Candy corn! I love it, it is so sickening sweet, I just can't stay out of it! And so decorative as well!

2. Do you fold your socks?
Yes, we lay them together and them fold them in half and tuck them together to make a nice little sock ball. That way you are never searching for that missing sock. I never put singles away in my drawer, if they got separated in the wash, I throw the clean back in with the dirty laundry so it can find it's mate. Ridiculous I know, but I can't stand having a single sock just laying on my dresser, waiting to be paired up.

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?
How addicting Facebook and blogging is. Unfortunately, since I've gone back to work, I haven't had a lot of time to blog, but thanks to modern technology, Facebook goes with me everywhere on my phone!

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other?
Not sure exactly what we're looking for here, so I'll list a few little things. Ross and I are exactly 1 foot apart in height. He is 6'5" and I'm 5'5". I wore 3" heels when we got married and he still had to stoop down a little when we were dancing so I could put my arms around his neck. 
The other thing I thought of was how polar opposite we are on some of our food choices. We could both orders burgers and just get one serving of the toppers for them. I'm the lettuce, tomato girl and he only does pickle and onion.

5. What are three words you would use to describe yourself?
One word that keeps popping out at me when I look in the mirror is: obese. I have got to get a hold of myself and get some pounds off. It's getting ridiculous and I think Ross and I both have reached that point where we can't allow ourselves to gain another pound. We're the heaviest we've ever been and it's disturbing.

I like to think of myself as friendly and I think I could say compassionate as well. And the third (since obese probably isn't what we're looking for) would have to be stubborn as the day is long!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Test

This has been one of my longest absences from my blog. Life has of course been busier than ever, but I also accepted a challenge from my husband.

We have been spatting with each other a bit here lately, nothing major, just every day life stuff. He made a comment at the beginning of the week that went something like this, "If you'd stay off that d@#$ computer you might actually be able to get this house clean." Although a challenge wasn't really given, I made one for myself.

Monday morning was my last time on the computer until Friday night. I had to sit down and balance the checkbook and pay a few bills. So I decided to give Ross a challenge of his own. I asked him to only watch the shows that we record and no other TV. Now that mowing season is winding down, he will sit in front of the TV from the time he gets up around 8ish until he leaves for work at 3. I'm concerned about how much Alexis and Isabel are exposed to right now, not sure Walker, Texas Ranger is the best show for a 3 year old!

He said he will try, but isn't going to make any promises. I'm going to try and stay off the computer unless it's the weekend and I already only watch our pre-recorded shows, and I'm way behind on those too. I'm hoping that if I keep up with my part of cutting back on computer/TV time it will influence Ross and Alexis as well. If we let her, she would watch TV and movies all day.

As I type, we are sitting in traffic on the way to the zoo. I uploaded a blogger app to my phone and I'm blogging from the car, I might actually be able to get more posts out this way. Can't promise that they'll be great posts with proper spelling, I haven't figured out how to do spell check on my phone!

I really miss reading all my friends blogs, that's the only downside to staying off the computer. When I'm in a 3G zone or have Wifi available I can read them from my phone and I'll try and comment occasionally, I really miss you girls and guys too!

I'm going to hop off here for now, have a great weekend!

PS. My house isn't any cleaner yet, but I'm getting there!
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