Monday, February 21, 2011

mailers and business cards

I can't help it. I love sending things to print.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

puppy tales

Ah, I guess it had to come to an end. Grandma and her puppy went home and we miss them already.

Talk about a party. We really needed some fun and Anne is a vacation on wheels. When you can't leave your responsibilities, the vacation comes to you.

My kids L.O.V.E. my mom. They won't leave her alone. They want her to feed them, bathe them, sleep with them . . . they even ask me to pretend I'm Grandma Anne.

When she left this morning, Ella was crying and said, "We've done this a million times and I still hate it!"

We know how she feels! But we are sooo glad she came and can't wait to see her again.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

the river

Good thing she is turning 4 next week! Not recommended for 3 year olds! That water is at least 40 degrees . . . brrr

Friday, February 11, 2011

My partner in crime

Funny story. This week Katie came to me and said with raised eyebrows, "If you let me paint your nails and do your makeup, Daddy will kiss you."

So I let her paint my nails and do my makeup. I gave Kyle the heads up, so when he came home from work he came into where the kids and I were hanging out

"Brittney, who painted your nails! You look beautiful!" Then he laid one on me.

When I looked up Kate was glowing and she mouthed the words to me, "I told you so!"

Days like that make it all worth it. I love my little family.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

grandma anne came with a puppy

i don't know if there were ever kids who loved animals more.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Okay, so i temporarily lost my mind

It's rare that I'll admit this but sometimes the impossible is just impossible.

Today I drove the kids into town to start prepping for next week's party. They were such a handful that I had a reality check. Maybe cooking all the food for next week's reception is a bad, very bad idea.

So many things could go wrong. Like this weekend, when Kyle detailed my car and less than an hour later Kate threw up all over it, over and over again until we got home.

Or the fact that Kate's babysitter turned around for one second and she had both hands in the bowl of cupcake batter, licking the chocolate to her heart's content.

So yeah, for the sake of our guests, our kids and our sanity, a local bakery will be providing food for Tuesday's event. Hurray!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Biz

I cleaned out this display case and the kids wanted in. If you catch me at the right time I may sell them for 20% off (the kids, not the case).

We have been busy but busy is good. Who knew working with the husband could be so fun!?! We should have gone into business together a long time ago.

I found a babysitter 2 times a week and that is helping a lot. Depression is its own little monster and sometimes it takes more than gratitude and a good attitude to fight it off.

Thank goodness for Courtney, Kelly and Karin. Phone calls do wonders to get you out of bed.

At work I have mainly been focused on the staff and getting a strong system in place so we can double our patient load. We also have some remodeling in the works, new signage, new software . . .

Also, we are hosting a reception for the retiring doctor on Tuesday for 100+ people (the chamber of commerce plus an open invite in the paper). Catering was outrageous so I am cooking all the food. Does anyone else think that is funny? One person minus 3 kids equals 1/4 of a person! Anyway, just trying to finalize the menu and prepare so it isn't stressful. I will post pictures on our cooking blog when it is done.