Tuesday, April 17, 2012

what could i do with 2 hours??

LAUNDRY - i forget about it and poor mike ends up doing it

empty my pool bag from this weekend

um - search for matching dresses for theresa guinevere and roberta

stich witch some curtains for the office


decided that one of my favorite things on pinterest are all of the really awesome quotes and since i have a vinyl machine why not put my all time FAVORITE bible verse up so i can see it everyday
"it is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect" Psalms 18:32
ahhhhhhh - so i begin well it was too long - no huge deal (i measured 3 times) - it started sagging a little in the middle and by the time i got to PERFECT it was crooked
i am a huge perfectionist and thought "REALLY PERFECT" and saggy - i see the symbolism in the fact that i am indeed not perfect but it was too much for my ocd heart to take...

so I begin to peel it off...UGH - it's taking some of the paint too??
WHY WHY WHY??? i think you can see the word strength

So i bust out the paint AGAIN for a quick touch up

lock myself out of the bathroom when the ladder fell in front of the door

and finally as good as new....i would have not even gotten busted except the paint was still out so i had to tell mike who said " why didn't you just get the laser level out?" um why didn't i think of that???



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Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Crazy Obsession - Cabbage Patch Kids!

I am sure most of you know this but mike and i have moved so we are spending our days and nights getting the house together (clutter is my nemesis) - while moving things from the lake that have been in storage i found my cabbage patch kids so i thought "HOW CAYUTE" they will go in annie's room on her rocking chair so i bring them home (after mike hemmed and hawed a LITTLE) I "snuck" them in the house and put them in annie's closet with her other "new room" things - i will say i am a little neurotic i am thinking of putting them in matching smocked dressed that go with the decor (but i digress) when mike discovered them we were joking about them - i said as seriously as one can who once loved cpks "i have ALWAYS wanted to go to Babyland General" so of course i google it (i google EVERYTHING) and voila - it's like tara in gone with the wind....BEHOLD MY BEAUTY it cries out...after further investigation i see this http://www.cabbagepatchkids.com/2012/02/have-a-birthday-party-at-babyland-general-hospital/ um - they have a LIFE SIZE cpk that comes to your birthday party - immediately i turn to mike and say "OMGAW CAN WE PLEASE HAVE MY 40TH BIRTHDAY THERE" (yes i was serious) he looks at me and says "um- no" WHAT???? i even found one that i wanted
her name is BERNICE - isn't she precious?? seriously how could you leave THAT face at babyland general longer than necessary??? (YES - common sense kicked in - i want to redo the house) anyway - we were watching tlc (i have no idea why - we never have before) and then he said it " DENA - my crazy obsession - CABBAGE PATCH KIDS" - i don't know why anyone thinks that's a crazy obsession AND THEN IT COMES ON....
these people have OVER 5000 cpk and take one specific one "kevin" everywhere with them - they live in a trailer so their cpk collection can live in $230,000 climate control buildings (yep, i'm not looking so crazy right now am i)and then in typical dena fashion - it hits me!
theresa guinevere (blonde) and roberta (red hair) MUST come watch their friends the cpks on tv were having a playdate on a train and hot air balloon (one of the ladies said "this is his first time on a train" uh huh ****PS the red headed doll roberta was my nannie's - she left her to me when she passed away***
i am so blessed to live with someone who thinks my quirkiness (i prefer that over cray cray) is endearing and is fun enough to go along for the ride...HAHAHAHAHAHA so here are the girls on "date night with daddy" even if you've never met him you HAVE to have fallen in love with him just now ;) soooooo if anyone has a cpk they don't want send them to us - i am DYING to set up some funny pictures and scare the crap out of mike!! plus it will just be funny as sh#t!! find the episode and watch it - sooooooo worth it!

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


As most of you know ~ the festival is usually my FAVORITE weekend of the year! I guess it's from years of watching the festival setting up - the port o lets going up are a sure sign of the week ahead!! Living in town for so many years made it so awesome to be there and just a quick walk to all the fun ;) this is the first year i have gone since moving and it's crazy what a difference 2 years and 15 miles makes...
i don't remember going and not seeing many people i didn't know BUT Annabelle didn't seem to mind one bit! The girl LOVES the rides and kept saying "i'm gonna ride the train with my granddennis and the carousel with mommy" WOO HOO
let's just say...grand dennis let me go on the train ride AND annie and i hit the carousel at least 5 times....I wanted to hand the ticket taker a sheet of tickets and just stay on but nooooo so off and back on we went but she had a BLAST!!

Round and round and round and ROUND we go....again!!!

TRAIN....that little engine could - it went FAST and could do a complete circle! and yes we went TWICE!!

I would say dunta lunt dunta lunt dunta lunt lunt lunt..and she would LAUGH so hard I thought she was going to fall off of the horse!!

Grannie was on the side of the carousel - yelling out to annie everytime the train went by....hahahaha

I am sad that the magic of the festival has died - maybe next year but i certainly had a wonderful time watching annabelle

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