We had to go shopping for a new fridge last night.
Ours starting acting squirrely last week. The freezer went out first and then the fridge side stopped getting cold later that evening.
We had to move everything to our fridge we have in the basement.
Thank goodness we had that down there for beer or extra stuff for the freezer. I would have been pissed had we lost everything.

I haven't really been messing with my new camera too much lately. I can't wait to get outside when it gets nicer and take some outdoors. I did take some of the boys and Josh this weekend.

We're supposed to be getting more snow. I'm not too thrilled with that. The snow we had finally melted over the weekend. It was a gorgeous weekend and I was layed up most of the weekend with my lower back acting crazy.
I must have pulled something or did something to my muscle. It hurts like hell.


Camera Porn

I've been scouting cameras online for ages now.

My husband got me my current camera for my birthday when the boys weren't yet one year old.
That camera has been so good to me. I've been able to take so many great shots of the boys growing up.
I've been so happy with my Canon S5IS.
It wasn't a DSLR, but not just a point and shoot. I was always scared to really figure out manual modes, not really understanding the concept of everything involved.

So, for my Valentine's gift the husband got me a new camera! He got me a Canon Rebel T1i and I'm in love. I have to admit that I've only practiced just a little bit since it's been delivered.
I've been busy ready everything I can get my hands on to learn more about how to use the manual modes of the camera and really understand what it can do.
I'm so excited to start taking many more shots with this new camera, but so far I've done alright with the few that I have taken.
I just sat on the floor in front of our fish tank and in front of our dogs with camera in hand and my book next to me on the floor and changed the options a million times until I came up with something I liked.

Beautiful Blogger Award

I almost forgot!
I was honored last week with the Beautiful Blogger Award by the wonderful Shelby over at and again today by
Check out their wonderful blogs!!

Thank you so much! It's so nice to get nominated for something like this.
I started my blog mostly for my family to be able to see what the boys and our family have been up to.

It's nice to have other readers as well!!

If I nominated you, congrats and here are the instructions:

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award and insert a link to their blog.

2. Pass on the award to about 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are great!

3. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award.

4. Say 7 things about yourself.

7 Things About Myself

1. I went to nearly eight schools moving around as a kid.

2. I'm addicted to Criminal Minds and watch almost two episodes a night as I fall asleep. My husband blames it on the fact that these shows are geared towards women.

3. I love to travel and haven't been able to do that in quite a while. I always have a serious case of the wanderlust. I "blame" this on having parents on two sides of the states and always getting to travel every summer. I was definitely lucky in that aspect. My parents both loved to travel and we did a lot of road trips when I was a kid.

4. I've wanted to be a nurse since as far as I can remember. I'm finally following through and applying and going to school!

5. Even though it was hard as a kid, I'm glad that my parents separated when I was young. I can't imagine not having all the extended family it has granted me. I have three sisters and two brothers.

6. I've always hated tea, I just never had the taste for it. I then got pregnant with the boys and couldn't get enough of it! I still like it.

7. I'm a constant worry wart.

The Blogs that I nominate for the Beautiful Blogger Award are:

Wordless Wednesday




Snow Day

I got to leave work early yesterday. Just as I was pulling in the boys were out front with Nana having a great time building a snowman.
I'm so glad I got to go home in time to play out in the snow with them.
They really enjoyed throwing snowballs at me and thought it was hysterical when I hit them with one.
We had a great time and were all exhausted once we were done playing in the snow.


I took this with my phone so you could see how high the snow was.


Callum very pleased with himself after he hit me with a snowball




I also got the pleasure of shoveling off our driveway after the boys went down for a nap.
Let me tell you, that is NO fun.
I got just enough done so I could pull up further and Josh could park at the end of the drive.
My back is killing me today.

Our Weekend

We had a pretty good weekend. Our couches were delivered bright and early Saturday morning.
They look so great in the room and are so comfy.
I told Josh that now I feel like we're grown folk! It's the first time we've had a living room compiled of mostly things that we've picked out ourselves.
It's a great feeling.
Josh had picked up a fish tank a few weeks ago from a listing on Craigslist I think.
We have been wanting a tank since we've been living together.
He went Saturday afternoon to pick up all the stuff to go with it. We only had the tank and no hood, lights, stand and other supplies for it.
With all of that together he ended up just spending $20 more and buying a HUGE tank.
So now we have the extra tank to save for the boys once they get interested in having frogs or lizards.
We took the boys to pick out some fish yesterday. We only have about 8 fish so far in the 72 gallons.
We'll add them slowly each week to make sure the PH doesn't go out of whack.
Taylor and Callum both picked a Mollie each and also a school of bleeding heart tetras.
They're in total love with the tank. They said goodnight to them last night and good morning to them this morning and told them they'd see them after school.
It's so cute.

The boys wanted me to take a picture of them holding their junk. Boys will be boys.


I took a video of the boys playing Wii the other day too. It's just hilarious to watch. It's like they dance around each other while playing.
Taylor thinks he has to move to make his character move.....which is fine by me!


We finally got some real snow last night.
They kept calling for two to four inches last night and another four today.
I kept dismissing it since our weather guys are hardly spot on for anything.
But, I woke up this morning to a good amount of snow.
My wonderful husband got my van scraped off and started for me this morning.
The boys stayed home with Nana since she has to walk to pick them up and walk them home the short way from school.....but walking with snow possibly up to their knees would not have been fun at all.
I'm however at work, as are most of the ladies I work with....the men however are another story! Six women here, to two of the men showed up.

Here's the front of our house as I was pulling out this morning

Our house this morning


The boys have been in preschool for about three weeks now.
Unfortunately as of today they've missed four days of those three weeks!
We've come up with our first ever ear infection and round of antibiotics for Taylor.
I have to say proudly, for an almost four year old that's not too shabby.

Both of them have had a terrible cough and Taylor had a cold that seemed to progress to something much worse than Callum's. We finally went to see our family doctor and low and behold the poor thing had a terrible ear infection in both ears.

In other good news we got our family pictures back from our session with Sears a few weeks back.
The boys were less than cooperative and I was fairly certain that we would come up empty handed with how badly they behaved.
We got lucky with the wonderful Kelly as our photographer. She managed get a few good shots beside the circumstances!!



And all time favorite!!


And yes, I did buy sheets of this one! haha