Friday, June 27, 2008

Fantabulous Friday

Fridays are always looked forward to at my house. We have a busy weekend ahead of us, so we usually spend Friday together. Nolan has been begging, yes at 3 years old, begging us to go to Chuck E Cheese. Well, I thought tonight would be perfect and we decided to surprise him. It was a huge surprise to us because they completely remodeled. It is actually pretty nice. Here are a couple of completely unedited pictures taken with my not so wonderful 3mp (I know right) kodak camera.

Tomorrow James and a guy we work with are going to finish putting Nolan's swing set together. With all the rain, it has been 4 weeks of trying to put that thing together. I am going to take Nolan and his two kids (8 and 11) to the Derby Rock River Rapids. That way we stay out of their hair and they can get to work. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's been a long week

This was the final week that Katrina and Elayna were living with us. It has been very close, if not over 6 months of us living together. She has found her own place and is in the process of moving out. With that said, we went and got Nolan a new bed and rearranged his room.
We started putting his bed together on Saturday, but ran out of time. We had made plans to go see James' Dad and Mom (step-mom) in McPherson this weekend. We stayed the night up there and had a wonderful time. Nolan was so happy to see his Grandma and Grandpa. He has been looking forward to this all week.
We came back today and James finished putting his bed together. We moved his bookshelf and put James' dresser in his room. James and I share a dress, so it made better sense to let him have it. It also freed up space in our bedroom. We can now put our king sized bed in the middle of the room. That means no more crawling a crossed it to make it and crawling over someone to get into bed. We haven't had a chance to fix our bedroom, but I'm sure that will be done one day after work this week.
Here are a few pictures taken with my crappy Kodak from this weekend. It was so fun and very exhausting at the same time.
Oh I forgot, on Friday, a good friend of mine, Caitlin, and I went to go see the Chippendale's. Don't you judge me. lol It was a wonderful time. It is the first time I have ever gone and Cait got tickets for my birthday. Let's just say, I don't have the ability to let my inhibitions go in front of people like others do. I never have seen myself as conservative or anything like that, but I just cannot rub on some guys stuff in front of other people. Not only that, buy it isn't my husband. I am a look but not touch kinda girl. lol Onto the pictures!

Nolan's new Batman pajamas. It even has a cape!
Helping us put the bed together. He thought is was his stage and was really ticked when James had to put the slates inside. He told Daddy that he ruined his stage. too funny!

I don't even need to put a caption. This picture explains itself!

Walking on Grandma Kathy's treadmill.

The ride home. Gotta love gummy worms!

I'm going to paint his bookshelf or get him a new one. He does have drawers under his bed and his headboard is a bookshelf. It is kind of hard to tell in this picture. We will paint his room and decorate it, but it was very important for us to get him a bed as soon as they moved it. He really needs his own space since he has been sharing it for so long. He is such a trooper.

The closet.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Katt Willaims and some new layouts

So, Thursday me and my bff went to go see Katt Williams. Well, there was a tornado that we didn't know about......and we were wondering why it got started so late. They never told us at the Colliseum. Anywho, a little complaining about that.
Okay, here is the thing that Katrina and I didn't know about this type of comedy show. There was a host for the evening, 2 rappers, two comedians, the host did a skit and then finally Katt came on. Who knew we wouldn't have gotten out of there until 11. I wasn't a big fan of the prior acts, but Katt Williams totally delivered. After such a stressful and emotion week, it was a much needed relief just to laugh and feel good again. Here are a couple of pictures from the show.

This weekend James came down with a nasty virus. Very similar to the flu and and just felt really icky. Instead of doing our normal Friday thing with swimming, I took Nolan to get James' father's day present (a new Cephlon hard anodized fry pan....hey it is what he wanted) at Target, went to see Horton Hears A Who and stayed at my mom's house. I really didn't want the sick to spread, so we played it safe and slept over there.
Nolan and I had a great time at the movie. He got to "play" a few video games before the movie, did fantastic watching the movie and got to ride the pony after the movie. He even ordered his large root beer all by himself and payed the man. It was to cute.

This weekend I took Renee's class out at Scrapfunattic. It was pretty awesome. I got all my layouts done and even left one there. Whoops! I have worked on the following layouts over the last month and have just got around to posting them. Hope everyone has a fantastic week and enjoy the rain!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

katt williams club dance

Katt Williams - Weed

Do not watch if weed or curse words offend you.

It's been awhile

Well, my birthday has come and gone. It was a pretty nice day. I went to work. It is the first birthday I have ever worked. I got a great gift from my co-workers to Scrapfunattic. My husband was also sweet and got me some beautiful flowers. I just love the crystal detail on the bow.

Then towards the middle of the week Nolan got sick. Like usual, he puked all over James. One thing you must know, Nolan gets very frequently. He has lots of allergies and asthma, so this is pretty common in our household.

Then, Nolan got a swing set this last weekend. It has been so windy and rainy that it is still mostly in pieces in the garage. The instructions say it takes between 6-12 hours to put the thing together. OMG!!
He was such a big help taking all of the pieces out of the package in the truck.

I thought it was so cute that he went and got his Bob The Builder hammer and was helping Daddy put it together.

This week has been full of lots of emotions here in the Brown house. I have been scrapping to get it all out. Nolan has been more sensitive than he has ever been and I just seem to be in a funk that I can't shake.
I enrolled in college to start my graphics design degree. I start that on the 23rd. It is an accelerated degree and since I have tons of previous college, I should be able to complete it pretty quickly.
I hope everyone has a great rest of the week. Tomorrow night I am going to see the funniest man I have every seen, Katt Williams. If a lot of cursing does not bother you and you have an easy going personality, check him out.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Start of a new week

So this weekend went pretty well. Nolan and I went to the park down the street on Friday after work. It has the awesome zero depth water park. We played in the water, swung on the swing, played in the water some more and played some catch. I found these awesome velco paddle gloves that catch a tennis ball. Nolan and I played with that for about 30 minutes, which to a toddler is quite some time.
After the park, we did our usual dinner at Denny's and came home for a late bedtime. James and I stayed up way to late, but enjoyed some time together.

Saturday James finished up my laundry room. It is soooo awesome. I am totally lovin' it. We also took some donations to the Goodwill that have been hangin' out in our garage for quite some time.

Today was definitely a busy day. I finished up laundry, which was an all day endeavor, cleaned out the kitchen utensil drawer, the silverware drawer, straightened up the Tupperware cabinet and cleaned off the top of the fridge.

Hope everyone has an awesome week. Tomorrow is my birthday and I have to work. boooo! The big 28!! I think we will keep it simple and do dinner or something. My laundry room was the best birthday present, along with the massage. Kuddos for James!!!