Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My big girl


Brynlee went to nursery this past Sunday for the second "official" week. The week before I stayed with her for the first 1/2hr, then she stayed happily for another45mins or so, then the nursery worker had to bring her to me b/c she was screaming hysterically...she does this sometimes...or a lot :) So, I wasn't sure how the next Sunday would go, but she did GREAT!! She RAN to go to nursery and we lifted her over the baby gate and she never looked back! I was shocked! I kept waiting to hear screaming or see them bring her back to me, but they never did! And she was happy when I picked her up....amazing! You nursery workers are saints! Let's hope she continues this behavior. She really is becoming much more social, which is so fun to see considering some people at church can't seam to forget how ANTI-social she was as an infant. She's a cutie!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

The last couple weeks...

.....in PICTURES!!! This tiger costume that Gma Loveridge made gets TONS of use...even by Brynlee!


Handsome Carson ready for church


Ready to go!


My two favorite boys!!!


Carson wears this costume so much, I think I call him "brother tiger" more than his actually name!


They had fun pushing each other around in the doll stroller

And Carson's turn!


Are strawberries suppose to be this big???

It was practically the size of an apple!


I LOVE DADDY!!!


Asia and Brynlee getting into trouble....that's Debi's makeup!


Carson LOVES to make cookies with me....why is he shirtless, I don't know.


Checkin' out the stingrays at the aquarium


SO HAPPY!!


Scary fish!!


This is soo much fun!!!


Mommy and Brynlee!

And here's a cute video of Bryn

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I heart sewing

I really love to sew.

Haven't done too much lately.

Can't wait to have my own room.

Did make this though.

Too bad it's a smidge too small...whoops.

That's all.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Among all the boxes...

...I actually sewed something....check it out: http://getyourcrafton.blogspot.com/

Friday, March 20, 2009

Chick - fil - A Update


So, I emailed Chick-fil-a about the chicken bone Carson found in his chicken nugget and they responded with this:

Dear Ms. Loveridge:

We sincerely regret that you found a bone in the (Insert Food Product) that you purchased. Chick-fil-A has strict quality control standards, and it is our intention that all Chick-fil-A chicken products are served boneless. We make on-site quality inspections in the plants of our chicken suppliers and spare no effort to ensure the quality of the chicken that is delivered to our restaurants. We appreciate your bringing this to our attention and apologize for failing to meet your expectations.

If you still have the bone, we would appreciate it if you would take it to the Operator at this location, or mail it to us, for follow-up with our supplier. Please send it to the following:

Mr. Tom Childers
Food Safety and Supplier Quality
Chick-fil-A, Inc.
5200 Buffington Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30349-2998


Again, we do apologize for this incident. Your shipping expense will be reimbursed. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

As a token of appreciation for contacting us, I'll be sending you two Chick-fil-A CARES Guest Cards which should arrive at your provided mailing address in 7 to 10 business days. Again, thank you for your time and interest in Chick-fil-A.

I was happy to get a speedy response to my concern, but laughed when they asked me to ship them the chicken bone. My sister had told me they would probably ask for it, but who the heck wraps up a nasty chewed on chicken bone and sticks it in their purse...not me! Oh well, I told them i didn't have it anymore and thanked them for their response. Now I'm interested to see what these Chick-fil-A CARES guest cards are that they are sending me...I hope it's like a million free meals....j/k...I'll take whateva! Thanks Chick-fil-A!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kiss me I'm Irish...

....or not (but Dan, you can still kiss me). We had a great St. Patty's Day yesterday! Carson had fun festivities at preschool (thanks to Mary) complete with talking about leprechauns and eating green frosted cupcakes. Then 4 of us moms ventured over to Chic-Fil-A for a fun lunch date with all 10 of our children...it went remarkably well. Well, besides the 2 inch bone Carson found in his chicken nugget. When I saw him gnawing on it he said "I thought it was a chicken wing". I wasn't the best complainer at the restaurant (b/c I was laughing b/c the lady that refilled my drink told me to take my top off, she met lid of the drink, but she kept saying "take your top off" and i couldn't help but giggle, how long can you go on writing in parenthesis anyway, is there some rule in the English language about it?), so I wrote a little email when I got home to the management about it. Anyway, it was a great time with awesome friends. Then later that night we had our St. Patrick's Day dinner. We had green jello and hamburger pie with green beans in it and i also turned the mashed potatoes green. They pretty much looked like green play dough, but tasted fine.
Later that evening, my friend Mary Jean and I went to a get together for BYU College of Nursing Alum in the area b/c the Dean was in town for a meeting. It was a lot of fun to meet other BYU nursing alumni and see what everyone was up to. It was also fun to see this woman's very large, very nice, easily a million dollar home! At the end of the evening the woman who's home it was asked me if I knew a Wanda Loveridge. I said "yes, that's my mother in law!". She said that they graduated from BYU nursing together in the 60's. It's always a small world in the Mormon world! It was a really fun evening!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

just some pictures

Here are some pictures from the last couple weeks. We've enjoyed a big(ish) snow storm last week, then a few days later had weather in the 70's...gotta love Maryland!

Brynlee in the snow, when she fell down her face was hitting the snow!

Carson loved the snow...he even went sledding with a friend!

Two kids reading for a warm bath after playing in the cold snow.


Warm soup and a giant homemade sandwich on a cold day...yum!


Flying a kite with daddy....the kite is in the upper right corner of the picture.


Bryn's crazy spike hair...watch out Carson, she might poke your eye out!


Bryn's favorite things: her binky and her blankie





And here's a video of Brynlee on the baby bouncy seat...she thought it was so fun! Please excuse her crazy hair!
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Monday, March 9, 2009

my new mini-obsession

In the last few months I've discovered Craigslist. I haven't sold anything on it or bought anything from it, but I've been obsessed with looking at it. Now especially since we're buying a house, it's fun to look at cheap things to furnish it. I also am obsessed with the idea of refurbishing something...like a dresser or a chair or something! I've never done this before either, but it seams like it would be fun. Have any of you done this before, and if so, where did you learn how to??? Do I need to get books from the library? Look online? I want to learn how to repaint something, but I also think it would be fun to reupolster a chair or something too....am I going crazy?!?!?! Any ideas?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
DAN!!!

WE LOVE YOU!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I thought this day would never come...

....WE GOT A HOUSE!!!! What an emotional roller coaster this has been!! I am so excited to say that we finally got one. I know, we haven't actually been looking THAT long for houses, but we've been trying super hard. This was the SIXTH offer we put on a house, all of which we were overbidding on...talk about a tough market! If everything works out, we'll be closing on this house in a month! This one is so nice, here are the stats, good and bad....but, mostly good :)

4 years old
4 bedrooms upstairs
2.5 baths
1 fireplace
1 cute mud room
1 big backyard
.26 acre lot
2 car garage
cool stone/rock on bottom of house
1 long driveway
0 sidewalks (this makes me very sad)
1 unfinished basement (actually the framing/plumbing is done, so it's half finished. We're going to check into finishing it off soon.)
nice neighborhood, there's a playground and there's suppose to be a pool somewhere
less than 1 mile from brand new WEGMANS!
close to super Target and lots of other shopping
less than .5 miles to Elementary school
all schools rated really good
about 30-40mins from Dan's work
5 mins from church
bummer left turn, with no light, out to busy street from neighborhood (hopefully won't be too bad)
empty lot next to ours. fun to play in now, maybe construction some time in the future.
less than 1 mile from WEGMANS....oh wait, did I already say that?

Okay...wanna see it??? Here you go!