Wednesday, October 28, 2009

family pumpkins

here are all 3 of our pumpkins together. Jeff has the skeleton on his, Madison's is the smallest one, and mine is supposed to be something looking through the blinds.. ehhh maybe next time.. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Carving Pumpkins

Hello all,

Well, we finally chose to carve our pumpkins, so we can enjoy them a little before Halloween. We started last night scrapping our pumpkins and figured that we would do Maddie's today since she was already asleep. Well, Maddie woke up to eat, so we wanted to do hers while we fed her and she went back to sleep.( We decided to do this at 9 at night or so). Since Madison's pumpkin is so small, we did the traditional pumpkin face. Then Jeff started on his while I worked on the pumpkin seeds for him. Well Jeff broke our longest cutter, and I started on mine and broke the detail blade. So we had to stop for the night. We started back today and finished them. My pumpkin didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but oh well. :) I have plenty more years to perfect my pumpkin carving skills. ha ha. We watched a friends little girl today and she wanted to carve the pumpkin, Jeff worked on his with her.

Other than the pumpkins, not much is going on. I found my new favorite store.... Hobby Lobby. That store takes all of my money. lol. They have their scrap booking stuff half off. So, needless to say, I went with my friend and stocked up on my papers and stickers. Then yesterday, I couldn't help myself and bought more stuff. I am really excited to start working on all of my new pages. I have 16 pages done, I believe. Jeff has asked me to do a Marine Corps scrapbook for him. So once I get the pictures printed out, I will start that, too. Walgreen's has also turned out to be a good store for me. They always have a deal going on to upload pictures and them print them out. It is so cheap and pick up the next day.

I start school on November 2. I am excited to get back and into learning again. I am taking a intro to online learning (lame) and then infant-toddler development. I am really excited about the ITD class because it is part of my degree and, also, benefiting me now.

Well that is all I have for now. Just wanted to update on our carving and post some pictures. Enjoy and until next time take care!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin patch

hello all,

Today we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out our lovely pumpkins to carve for Halloween. It was a cute little pumpkin patch and I was very excited to go. We looked through dozens of pumpkins. We finally picked out our three, took a family photo, and was on our way. We went to Michael's Craft store, picked up more scrapbooking supplies and a few fall/halloween items and came home.

I picked up scrapbooking again and very happy about it. I have worked on my scrapbook for 3 days and already have about 20 pages done. I only have about 100 more pages to go. haha I helped my friend get scrapbook supplies so she could start hers while her husband is deployed. She called me the next day and told me she was addicted. :) now we get together to scrapbook. I forgot how much I enjoyed doing it. I temporarily moved the kitchen table into the living room so I had more room and I could watch my shows at the same time. :)

Other than that, not a whole lot has been going on. I have joined Gold's Gym and I think that I have convinced Jeff to join, too. He talks about how he needs to work out, so I told him we could work out together in the morning once he gets home from work and get it done. That way I have more energy and time to get things done and out of the way. I love going to the gym. They offer child care, too.

Until next time take care and enjoy life.

The Boones

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

surprise trip to Illinois

Hello all,

I know it has been a while since I have gotten on and written. It has been a very busy time with prepping for vacation, vacation, and getting back into the swing of things since I have been home. Maddie and I went on vacation to Georgia to see my parents and then in between that visit took my mom along up to Illinois to surprise my grandma. Vacation was so much fun, but I am definitely glad to be home with my wonderful husband and Katy. While I was at my parents, I swam in the pool with Toby, hot tub with mom or dad (whoever lost the fight to watching Maddie. lol )at night. I caught up with some old friends and really enjoyed the time with my parents. Mom and I made our way up to Illinois with Madison . It was an adventure to say the least. I made a ER visit not even 24 hours into Jerseyville. Spent the next day in bed sleeping. And for the rest of the week I very slowly got better, but didn't let that stop me from going out and seeing so much of my family. I had fun getting to see my little cousins, and getting to see all of my family who hadn't gotten to see Madison before now. She was loving the fact that she was being held so much. Madison got a ton of clothes from Aunt Anne, Ryan, Emma, and KK. When we got back from Illinois, I met Mom's and Dad's motorcycle group. had to pack boxes to get all of those clothes back to TX, and enjoyed my last few days.

Since I have been home, it has been getting in as much time with Jeff and Katy, unpacking everything, getting our boxes, and so much more. We sorted through her clothes, washed and got them into her closet. Her entire top row is FULL of 3 month clothing and the bottom row is FULL of 6 month clothing, her Halloween costume, and thanksgiving onsie. I had to move all of her older clothes up to a year from the second row to the other rooms closet. lol. the past couple of days, we have been shopping for seasonal decorations and stuff for Madison's room.

Madison's room is almost complete now. I am so excited about it. We picked out a bunch of decorations yesterday and spent a few hours getting her clothes and closet organized, hanging her stuff all of the walls, and organizing the rest of her room. We just have to paint the shelves, letters for her name, and the little art pieces for her letters. Then it will be officially done and I can not wait. I absolutely love her room.

We, also, got fall and Christmas decorations. Since we are having family over for thanksgiving and having our first Christmas at the house, I wanted the house to feel homey and warm for the holidays. We set up our fall decorations today and it is such a change. It already looks more homey and warm.

I am, also, glad to say that Jeff and I will be going to Germany for our One year Anniversary in January. We will be staying in a ski resort up there. I am extremely excited that we are going. My parents will be watching Madison and Katy for that week that we are gone. We already have our tickets, hotel reservations, and my passport is in the making. I just have to wait to get it in my hands. :)

Madison is so much bigger now. It is unbelievable how much she has grown in such little time. She coos and smiles so much now. she is in the process of figuring out how to roll over. She is sleeping about 10-12 hours at night now. Jeff wants to put her in her own room now, but I am not ready just yet. We did get baby monitors now, so I use them when I lay her down. That way I can feel more comfortable with it. It just seems too soon for her to be in her own room just yet. I have had to pack some of her clothes away already.

Well I think I have updated on everything. I will get pictures up later. Until then, Take care