Sunday, February 28, 2010

3 Day, 60 Mile Susan G Komen

Some wonderful and amazing friends of ours are participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60 mile walk in San Francisco in October of this year for the fight against breast cancer. They are trying to raise money for this cause. Holly, no stranger to the 60 mile walk did this 316,800 (to be exact) feet in 2008. In 2009, she and her husband Kyle were Volunteers at the event. In 2010, they have both made the decision to walk and each raise $2300 for the fight against breast cancer. What an amazing feet this will be indeed and we commend them both for taking on this journey.

With that being said, Jake & I would like to invite you all to find it in your hearts to donate and support and cheer them on, please don't hesitate to make your tax deductible donation today. Please see their blog
Holly & Kyle Lerman & their donation website Lermans Against Breast Cancer today!!!

GO Holly & Kyle, we are soo proud of you both.

Crewing together in 2009

There are also other opportunities to make donations via 2-3 Scrapbook Crops being planned as well as a Chili's restaurant day. Please see their website for more details.

If you would like to donate to a Silent Auction during one of the Scrapbook Crop Events, please contact me. Any item(s) you donate are tax deductible and ALL proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer. If you are a demonstrator for Stampin' Up, Creative Memories, Close To My Heart, Oh My Crafts or another Scrapbook company I have not mentioned (which there are A LOT), please don't hesitate to contact me as well. Also, the item(s) you donate do NOT need to be scrapbook related, they can be handmade items, baked items, spa items, etc...anything you think would help raise money for the fight. Thank you in advance.

We wish everyone the best of days. See you next blog.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Moving In

What an amazing and exhausting last few weeks we've had. This past Saturday was moving day! YAY!!! We are so thrilled to finally be in our new home. We had so many wonderful friends and family who came to help us with the big move. Saturday morning, 9am started a very busy day for all. Two Men And A Truck came in and got out the big furniture while family & friends moved boxes and misc items to the new house. All in all we had 17 helping hands lifting, packing the last few items and moving them over. WOW, we are soo Blessed to have so many good people in our lives. After the majority of stuff was moved, we ordered pizzas for everyone to eat for lunch. We thought it best to feed those who help, right?!? We missed all those who were unable to help with the move but be sure that an invite for an open house will be coming their way sometime in May.

For the time being we are going to paint one room @ a time starting with Aiden & Kyra's rooms. Aiden wants pink, "Cause it's my favorite." she tells me all the time. We are going to take her to Home Depot to pick out the shade. She does also want purple too which is my favorite color. LOL. Kyra's room is going to be the same 2 colors, pink & purple. The next paint task we're going to take on is the downstairs kitchen, living & family rooms but one at a time. For now anyway. We're hoping to have most of it if not everything painted by the time we have our open house in a few months. You know what they say, Rome wasn't built in a day. :o)

The last few days have been busy unpacking, putting things where we want them. I am so enjoying putting things especially away in my new pantry. We just now today got our dressers put where we want in our bedroom, however the mattress is still on the floor w/o frame, headboard & footboard. Jake & I spent the majority of today at the old house getting it ready for the carpet cleaner to come tomorrow morning. Jake's mom was kind enough to babysit the girls while we did that. Our friends Jared, Monique and their daughter Emily gave the girls a cute playhouse for the backyard as well as a picnic table, a step 2 car and a play kitchen for the yard. Today while she was playing in the kitchen she says to Jake, "Hey dad, this kitchen is missing a phone." haha. Such a ham. Aiden & Kyra just LOVE the playhouse. Mom said they were outside most of the afternoon till they had to take their naps. By the time they got up it was getting dark. I have a feeling though while Jake is again at the old house tomorrow the girls will be wanting to go outside again in their yard and I'll be happy to be out there with them. The weather has been so beautiful the past couple days. Bring on the sunshine.

Aiden is super excited about having her own room. At first we were worried she wouldn't take to having her own room. But the weekend before last I was here cleaning while the girls played with their toys. When it came to naptime, I had put the portacrib & the air mattress with sleeping bag in Kyra's room for them to take naps. I started to walk out and Aiden says to me "Mom, I want to sleep in my room." I was SHOCKED. So I said "Oh sweetie, that would be just great." We picked up her air mattress and went into her room, she laid down and went fast asleep. She was grinning from ear to ear. The next day, same thing. We are so thankful that she has taken getting her room so good. Everyday she tells us that she has her own room and she's glad she doesn't have to sleep in the same room with her sister. The last 3 nights at bedtime...same thing, no crying, no fussing. It's been WONDERFUL!!! We are so very proud of her. What a great day it was and is.

Kyra seems to have gotten used to having her own her own room. When she goes down for naps, she sleeps longer than an hour and a half now. At the old house the girls shared a room and Aiden had a habit of waking up, leave the room and slam the door waking Kyra. Now it's such a blessing to have them each in their own room. Kyra really likes the new house. She's learning where everything is now. She's gotten good at going up & down the stairs, however going down, she scoots on her butt. She grunts as she's doing it. LOL. She especially loves running up & down the hall to her room and back to the toy room. I think all this pent up energy makes her very, very tired at naptime & bedtime, which makes me & Jake very happy Mommy & Daddy. :o) Kyra has grown so much in the past few months. Jake & I are now wishing we had measured her height and kept a log of it, as well as Aiden's. We've decided to find a place in the house to measure them every year. Kinda cute. I know, cheesy but hey, we're first time parents so it's allowed. Kyra's favorite word now is Uh-Oh and she knows how to use it. When she drops something she says it. Her words are slowly coming along. Now when she points to something Jake & I have gotten in the habit of saying what it is she's pointing to to help her learn.

Luckily with the toyroom directly across from my office/scrapbook area I can do some scrapbooking or be on the computer while the girls play with their toys. Going up & down the stairs a few times a day won't kill me. Hehe. Once I get a routine down pat I'm going to take advantage of the clubhouse gym while the girls take their naps everyday. And since Jake works from home he can just give me a call if they wake up and I can head back home if needbe. Jake plans to use the gym as well, most likely he'll go in the evenings after the girls go to bed.

Our first Valentine's Day with the girls was pretty special. I took the girls shopping one day last week where Aiden chose the cards she wanted to give daddy. She chose a card that had Cinderella on it from her and chose a Tigger card from Kyra. I got Jake a card and bought the DVD movie, Couples Retreat which he & I watched after the girls went to bed lastnight. I was so proud of Aiden, she wanted to draw a picture of Jake on the envelope. It was the cutest drawing of Jake I've ever seen, although it does have the look of an ant. Hehe. She did such a wonderful job. I have to take a picture of it and just have to share it with you all. She's got some real talent for a girl not even 4 yet. Well that's what we think anyway.

I have enjoyed blogging about recent events and happy to share them with all of you and hope you enjoy reading them. Till next time. See you next blog.