Monday, April 28, 2008

A couple weeks left

It was nice to be at home this weekend, nothing major to do or get done, just hanging at home. Friday we had Holden's 3rd bday party, we made it outta there before the rain hit on Friday night though. It was nice to fall asleep Friday night at a decent time. Saturday mornings we love to set outside and have coffee in the sun, and thats exactly what we did for 3 hours or so talking and visiting. Sometimes Nate and I have a lot to catch up on during the weekends b/c we both find ourselves so busy during the week. After the caffeine buzz we headed to cape to get all our plants and flowers to finish the yard work. We had a great time planting and knowing we have our yard all accomplished for yet another summer!!! Now we just have to keep up with the watering. Saturday night we celebrated a couple great friends birthdays, staying out late and drinking beer which was much needed I felt!! Sunday we had the niece and nephew after church for a couple hours, they keep us easily entertained and on our toes at all times. Then yet another birthday party for my grandma Sunday afternoon. All and all the weekend was productive and relaxing. It feels good to mark stuff off my to-do list: Flowers and Yard: CHECK

This week brings another long and productive week I hope. Since my inside spring cleaning got pushed back last week I am faced with the challenge this week. So far my week looks pretty clear so spring cleaning should get finished. A couple rooms a night and I should be done with all my chores before the family comes to visit. It will feel good this weekend to have accomplised all my spring cleaning chores. After this week we are busy until the last weekend in May, so its now or never!!

Only a week and half left till the March of Dimes walk! I have half my goal met so I need to be working hard this week to collect the rest of my money. I will be spending a lot of time this week on the phone to businesses trying to get donations! Every penny helps

Monday, April 21, 2008

Everything turned out great!!!

Everyone enjoying appetizers

Here is the everyone that was served
My weekend went by way too fast!!!! This weekend was the Prom dinner my mom and I hosted at her house for 45 kids!! Yes 45 I said...It all turned out as planned. Friday night we decorated and got a little tipsy on wine and Saturday we wrapped up the decorating and hosted dinner. We had appetizer, steak, pot, greenbeans, salad, rolls and cheesecake for dessert. The horse and Carriage came to take the kids to prom. It was something I would have loved for someone to do for me for my prom, so I am glad we did it and it all turned out :) Here are some pics!!!
Table's set up in the sunroom

More table decorations in the sunroom

Centerpieces and wine glasses
Outside decorations and Klayton. This is where appetizers and dessert was served

The servers and Klayton

The Horse and Carriage bringing them to dinner and taking them to Prom
There are LOTS More pictures on my myspace page! Go check them out :)
Sunday brought a day of relaxtion after this long weekend. This week I am doing my spring cleaning.... a couple rooms each night and from here on out it is focusing on March of Dimes!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

I am not sure if I even spread the good news about my sister in law and niece and nephew moving back to Missouri. Well if you have read any of my blogs or seen any of my pictures then you know that my brother took a job with a company that makes him travel. Well when Kraig (brother) took that job he took with him My sister in law Jin, my niece Kailee and Liam. Well the good news is that Jin and the babies are moving back to Missouri. Kailee wasn't getting all the assistance she needed where they were living so here they come back. Not to mention that their is a little boy on the way too. So one more nephew for me!!!! So here comes Jin, baby in belly, Kailee and Liam all back to Missouri in June or July!! Me and my family are so excited!! I know Kraig will really really miss all of them, but he can come visit hopefully very often! It will be hard for them all to be away, but they will make it!!!

Anyways...nothing else exciting this Monday. I still have tons of stuff on my to do list for Prom and March of Dimes. It will get to me before long. This week so far doesn't have many plans, but that is all soon to change I am sure. I will keep you updatedHere is my menu planning for this week, it is a little unoraginized but at least its a start
Monday- One of Nathan's favorite.....sauerkraut and sausage with mashed potato. I am not a fan of this meal so I am sure I will just eat a sandwhich

Tuesday- A crock pot soup. I know this is cheating, but I but crock pot sensations and let it cook all day. It can't be that bad for you can it???

Wednesday- Stuffed shells with fetticunni sauce. This is a great meal, stole the idea from a frined:) The shells are stuffed with cheese and sausage.

Thursday-grilled chicken breast (we are hoping for warm weather) with vegetables!!!This list isn't the healthest or most organized, but we have to eat up the food we have already before I can do better!!!Until next time

Friday, April 4, 2008

Have a great weekend!!!

This week has not slowed down one bit!!!!! I am still busy busy with everything :) Today I added to my excitement too. I started selling on Ebay! I have all these purses and clothes with tags lying around that I have to get rid of. I didnt' want to just give them away at a yard sale so I thought I would try Ebay. I put everything on there today to start it off and I will let everyone know how it goes. I am sure I will find more things but I listed 8 or so items today and I hope they sell. This is also a great way to make extra cash. Since I sit here all day anyways at my computer, I might as well make some extra money!!!! This is all part of my organizing I have been trying to do lately. I fiqured getting things outta of the way is a great way to start organizing! This weekend we will stay busy with taking orders for March of Dimes shirts and collecting money and also trying to stay on top of the prom dinner. We also have a wedding to go to on Saturday so hopefully we can find some down time in all of this
I will stop taking orders for shirts sometime next week, so make sure you get yours in on time. I will also try to get my weekly dinner schedule up next week!!! The weather is supposed to be nice this weekend so I would love to be outside enjoying it. Surely I can squeeze that in!!!
Oh and I am getting a new nephew in July/August. My brother and sister in law Jin weren't going to find out what they were having, but they did anyways. The have Kailee, Liam and another boy on the way(the kids in all my pictures). So excited...she is a blogger too and her address is on my page! Check it out. Have to cut this short b/c I get off half a day today and have so much running around to do. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Prom, Marching and working out!

This is how I want my prom talbes to looks...well not exactly but elegant like this! Anyone have ideas? Lots of candles too!!!!!!!!

Last nights Liasophia jewelry party went as planned, small group, some food and jewelry buying. Every girl needs a new piece of jewelry!!! This week is full of me trying to oranize some events. I have made notebooks and binders full of paper work and to do list. My youngest brother is having his senior prom in a couple weeks and my mom volunteered to host a prom dinner at her house for 30 or so seniors. We might have got in over our head since I am in charge of running everything. We are going ot decorate her sunroom as elegant as we can. This means table clothes, center pieces, fine china and servers. We are serving appetizers, steak, pots, salad and dessert. My job is organizing it all and decorating. We were going to use round tables but now with the amount of kids were are using all long tables. I have a lot of work ahead of me but I think I can pull it off with organization and lots of extra hands. We will decorate the night before, the guys are bbqing the steaks and other senior moms are helpling to make the food! I am trying to make it as elegant as I can so it feels like they are not in Oran, but at some fancy restuarnt. Since the Prom is in Oran only a block from my mom and dad's house, the horse and carriage are also coming to big up the kids to take them to prom. I will post pics after prom for everyone to see my work!!!!

On top off the prom dinner, I am also working on my march of dimes fundraising. I am working on getting tee-shirts made really cheap or hopefully donated for free that say "Kailee's team" on the front and March of Dimes on the back. Refer to my blog "March of Dimes" I am selling them for $10.00-$15.00 dollars and all proceeds go to March of Dimes. I am looking for team leaders also to help me raise money. As a team leader , you would be responsable for raising 100.00-200.00 dollars. The walk is May 8th and I posted a blog earlier all about March of Dimes. If anyone is interested in a tee-shirt, to be a team leader, or just to donate or walk that day let me know. I will post pictures later of the tee-shirt design. I hope people are interested in helping!!!

On top of all this I have to get back to the gym. WE are building a deck soon for our pool we put up last year. This makes me eager to know I have to get back in shape and back to the gym. I have been slacking!! I think a work out partener would make this easier on me...anyone interested.