Friday, April 30, 2010

Beautiful Girls...

I know everyone probably thinks this way, But sometimes I just look at my girls and I'm amazed at how pretty they are.
And they crack me up. They're sense of humor, and the way they say and do everything is so cute, and perfect. They are so precious to me and I love them so much.
Taylor is always saying the most HILARIOUS things. And Maddie is just too cute.
Maddie doesn't say "I..." anything really. Unless you ask her to repeat you. Otherwise, it's "Go potty, me" "Eat snack, Me" "Want Juice, Me" "Play toys, Me" I don't know why or where she got this from, but I think it's adorable. :)
The past few days the weather has been wonderful here and me and the girls have been having tons of playtime outside. Here's a bunch of pictures from the past few days. (there's some on facebook too!)

















Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Yay for the internet!

We just got the internet back in our apartment (we were mooching before and they moved out, did I mention that?) I'm so glad. I've got alot to catch up on....

I need to finish out my posts on my spring cleaning... heck, i need to finish my spring cleaning.

There's lots of great stories about the girls from the past few days.

There's lots of planning for playgroups, crochet groups, project groups and other such stuff to post about.

And I also need to figure out what goes where as far as my two blogs go. The family blog vs the mommy blog.

Lots of posts to come now! I'm excited! You should be too!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SC - Day 2

Got a lot done today. :) It's super exciting. I cleaned out my room and organized our DVD's and CD's (which is you know us at all you know that this is a HUGE task!) I haven't quite gotten to my bathroom yet. I did clean out our coat closet, and got started on some of our bedroom closet. My half anyways. I got rid of all my maternity clothes. I kinda got a little done in my office.

Oh, and my kitchen, I cleaned and organized it alot too today. All my cabinets, pantry, cupboards, fridge, sink... It's spotless, atleast it was earlier.

I've been digicropping here at Wendee Truman's house tonight and if you haven't heard about Heritage Makers yet, you should definately check it out. I finished two books tonight and I'm crazy excited to get them in. :) It's too much fun.

Anyways, I'm sure I won't get much done tomorrow on the Spring Cleaning. With work it's hard. But we'll see. Til then!

Monday, April 19, 2010

SC - Day 1

Day one of my spring cleaning,

I did the girls bathroom, and the linen closet last night to start out. Mainly because they were small rooms with not alot of stuff in them. The girls bathroom was crazy easy. I threw away some of their bath toys that were just nasty, and found some stuff to sell. I also went through their medicine cabinet and cleaned it out.

I decided to put a small bag together of emergency stuff for the diaper bag. It's an old make up bag that I don't use anymore. I put baby shampoo and lotions in it, toothpaste, toothbrushes, medicines, hair stuff for the girls, nail clippers, a small first aid kit, and other stuff like safety pins, change and a pen and pencil and scrap paper. Now it's in this small bag and I can move this bag very easily to whatever diaper bag we're using. LOVE IT. (Thanks Devrie for the Idea. You're super woman!)

For the Linen closet, I took everything out and redid it. I read somewhere to put sheet sets inside the pillow case to keep them seperated and in easy reach. This worked out awesome. I love it.

After this, I was on a roll and went and decluttered my book shelf. I found a ton of books I"ll never read again and I've decided to put them up on Paper Back Swap. If you've never checked out this website, you should. I've gotten TONS of books from here, and shipped a bunch too.
The website is www.paperbackswap.com

Today, I decluttered the girls room. I went through their clothes this morning and sorted out ones to get rid of. I packed them up and took them to a local consignment store and made $15. The rest will go either to good will or someone who needs them (anyone need 0-12 mo girl clothes?)

I also went through my boxes of the girls keepsakes. I had like 6 and I've taken it down to 4. Two for each girl. And there's plenty of room to grow in those boxes.

I feel like I'm on a roll. There are pictures, some before and after. I'll add them on later cause at the moment we don't have internet. So, i'm mooching at families.

I'm so excited to get this done, and it's a huge plus to make some money at it also. It paid for our dinner tonight (picnic at the park for FHE!) It's already improving our lives and home!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Getting Spring Cleaned

I've never really been one to SPRING CLEAN. I figured you should be cleaning all year long, right? Why should the spring be DEDICATED to cleaning?

I finally realized that Spring cleaning is more about decluttering than actually cleaning. And I'm a pack rat, so decluttering is not something that comes natural to me. But, I have decided to dedicate this next week to "Spring Cleaning." I'm going to go through our apartment, room by room, and declutter, getting rid of what is not needed, unnecessary, and has no value to us... really.

My problem is that I do attach a bit of sentimental value to things that really shouldn't have any. For instance, I still have notes from some of my best friends from high school. A couple of these people I'm still friends with on facebook, but I honestly haven't seen them in a good 7-8 years and those notes are probably all about how in love I was with some boy. So what's the point in keeping that? I don't know.

I also keep cards. Birthday cards, christmas cards, anniversary cards, valentine cards... I keep them all. I don't know what to do with them, so they're all in a box in my closet. Well, they're going. Most of them anyways. The ones with meaningful messages and happy memories, I'll keep. But the "Merry Christmas, Love The Soandsos" are getting trashed.

I save tons of my girls things. Especially colored pictures. I have a huge drawer full of them, and they need to go. I'll keep some of them, but I probably have a few hundred just sitting there. I'll make a little scrapbook for them, but the rest will go.

At the end of this week, I'm going to try and evaluate my progress. Hopefully I'll have a big ol box of stuff to toss, giveaway, or sell, and our apartment and lives will be less cluttered with junk and more full of love (cheesy moment!) :P I can't wait to be Spring Cleaned!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Y Pics

It's been forever since I posted pictures but a good friend of mine at the Y took these of the girls playing. LOVE IT.








The Y has been such a blessing for our family. Taylor had her first swim lesson today and did GREAT. It won't be long before she's a little fish. And She'll be in camp little y this summer. She's really come out of her shell since we've been coming here. She'll talk to just about anyone now and has made tons of friends. We all have. Maddie's got a bunch of little friends her own age here... and she acts like she owns the place. It's great.

I really enjoy all the programs and classes. They really are wonderful and I would recommend a membership to ANYONE. :) it really has been great for us.

Monday, April 12, 2010

First Tumble

My little bitty baby had her first bad tumble yesterday. While we were at John and Krystin's house watching their boys, Moo decided to walk down the stairs like a big girl... without holding on to anything. Me and C were in the Kitchen when we heard her start tumbling and we got to the stairs just in time to see her land on her nose on the wood floor.

Her nose immediately started bleeding and bled for a good 20 minutes atleast. The bridge of her nose swelled up and bruised. I couldn't believe there wasn't anything else wrong with her. She has a tiny bit of bruising on her side, but that's it.

I think that's the most blood I've ever seen come from one of my girls. I handled it much better than I ever thought I would. I guess those mommy instincts kick in and you just do what needs to be done.

Anyways, Maddie is fine. Still has blood coming out of her nose a bit. But it's dried up now. I don't think there's any permanent damage and I've very grateful. It could have been much worse.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New blog Here!

That's right, Yet again I changed blogs. Mainly because I changed email addresses and wanted a fresh start. So here ya go. My new blog

www.TheNashvilleNeelys.blogspot.com

Hope you like it.