Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pictures from the Farm

This is my favorite picture.
An upstairs storage space was filled with only jars.
It's still pretty outside, though.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Update, I guess.

It's currently 12:30am and I feel like it's closer to 4am.  I am tired.  That needs to be read with conviction because that's definitely the way I'm saying it in my head.

Today was a pretty good day.  Miles worked this morning for a couple of hours to do a bit of training.  He got home around 11:30 then ate some food.  He helped watch Anna so I could get ready for the day.  Really all I needed to do at that point was brush and dry my hair and brush my teeth.  Anna and I went to my grandma's for lunch today.  My uncle Matt and cousin Kenzie were there also.  We ate then I dropped Anna off with my momma.  She watched her for a couple of hours so I could take pictures of Kenzie.  I'm pretty stoked to get them uploaded and edited.  I meant to upload them today but that didn't happen.  Anna was pretty cranky this evening so there wasn't much that could be done other than holding her and feeding her some noodles and bread sticks.

I feel like I actually have quite a bit that I could update on today but I just don't feel like telling all sorts of unimportant stories.  Maybe I could do a shortened version from her on out?

Last Saturday I went with my mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle and aunt to my great grandparents' old farm northeast of Maryville.  They just sold it so we all went up to see it again and pick through the stuff that's still there.  The house is trashed...super trashed.  I took a bunch of pictures and they're already edited, so I do plan on posting some in the near future.

Thursday I took some engagement photos downtown.  I have those uploaded and started on, so that's good.  The sad news is that I lost a lens cap somewhere down there.  I think I can buy one on Amazon if I feel the need to, though, for just a couple of dollars.  So, it's no big loss.

Thursday evening Anna and I went to Texas Roadhouse with my family minus Miles (he was working) for Josh's birthday.  They sang to him and made him sit on a saddle and yell "Yee-Haw!" but didn't give him dessert.  Boo!

Tomorrow Miles is working from 6-6 so Anna and I will just be hanging around home.  Hopefully she'll take a long nap so I can get some pictures edited and little done around the house.  Laundry is always calling my name.  Then, in the evening is a get together for Josh's birthday at my parents' house.  It's German themed...and sausage themed.  I think I'll make stromboli if I find the time.  Not that stromboli is really German or features sausage, but I have the stuff for it and I know I won't be able to get to the store beforehand.  I assume Miles will stay home and sleep a bit.  He'll be a tired, tired person.

Okay, now I should sleep.  Enough of this, yeah?


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Anna's Birthday

That's not from her birthday, it's just cute.
I spent way too much time on her party.  Really, I spent too much time on everything.  Her invitations took forever to finish.  I guess cutting all the paper and sewing a pocket was a bit ambitious.  Then I covered letters and numbers with paper, made paper bunting and four paper chains.  Oy vey, it was too much!  I think it turned out cute in the end, but I don't think I'd do that much again. 

The sad part of it was that Anna was a Little Miss Crabby Crabster Cakes during her party.  She wouldn't go to sleep the night before and wouldn't take a nap before the party.  She wasn't happy during the present opening session and refused to destroy her cake which made me a little sad.

We had a fairly good turn out, though.  There were quite a few people that said they'd be coming that didn't and some that never responded either way so it didn't surprise me when they didn't show.

There's the table all put together.
Her cake topper!
And her name!
The Dollar Tree had ice cream shaped sidewalk chalk.  How perfect.
Colored cones!
For root beer floats!
Toppings!  There were also sprinkles and cookie dough.
Mandy!  So, so serious.
Anna with my grandma Pike.  Sweet!
Anna received her second glow worm.  The glow worm is one thing that will calm her down when she's upset so once she latched on she didn't want to let go!
Yep, that's how the cake destroying went.  I ended up with more frosting on me than Anna did.
We thought that maybe we'd have better luck with a cupcake.  But, Anna didn't agree and just hit it out of my hand.
So, there you have it.  Make sure your babies get adequate sleep (if possible) before all parties!  Everyone will be much happier, I promise.

In other news, our dryer broke last night.  Today I'm taking a couple loads of clothes to my parents' house to wash and dry.  I'm going to be having some lunch there then going to the store.  We have a pantry full of sides and very, very few main dishes.  Tonight Anna and I are going to Olive Garden with my family.  Miles can't make it because of work so I'm either going to take him and pick him up or I'm just going to get someone else to come get Anna and me.  I think it'll be a good time.

Other things on the agenda include cleaning up the rest of the stuff from Anna's party and working and Aimee and Josh's family pictures.  I haven't had much of a chance lately to finish them up but hopefully I'll get to do that soon.  I took them so long ago that I should have been finished by now.

Okay, off to take a shower while I can.  Gotta get the ball rolling or I'll be playing catch up all day.