As was so kindly pointed out by Dee, it has been a while since I blogged. Apparently you all (or, at least, SHE) really cares about what I post on my blog! I am touched. Truly touched. So, I have spent much time today choosing pictures and working on updating my blog for all of you, my faithful readers.
And if you actually read this entire blog, which will be long, I thank you for your patience.
Let’s start with finishing up a forgotten San Jose trip item:
And then the Sixth Grade Mexican Fiesta!
Bethany had a soccer game on Saturday – the first one I had been able to go to. It was windy, and cold, but sunny. Except. Do you see those dark clouds? Yeah, a few seconds after I took that picture the hail started coming down sideways. The girls were literally running backwards on the field because they couldn’t see if they ran into the hail. I ended up having to take Elise & Becca to the van for the last half of the game. We were drenched!
We went straight from Bethany’s hailstorm soccer game to Sarah’s babysitting class graduation. We looked a mess, but they let her graduate, anyway.
When we got home, we had tons of chores waiting for us to complete before Easter.
To thank Ed for taking on that chore of mine, I did this:
Last Saturday night we had to finish up our Easter decorating projects. Our glitter eggs turned out so pretty!
And finally, it was Easter Sunday morning. Cold & windy, but sunny!
Church and then the afternoon at my parents with Grandma, Aunt N and Uncle J!
Lots of surprises there! Bethany couldn’t believe there were TWO candies in the egg and Becca was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to get the new “Goldilicious” book in her Easter bag.
Then spring break began and it has been wild ever since. On Monday I did this:
Willow Wind green, in case you’re wondering. So pretty. LOVE it. But painting kitchens is brutal (& I only did ONE wall!) and it takes a long time to paint two coats on those large walls. So, that was Monday, and Tuesday was pretty much spent cleaning up the mess and putting things back. There’s nothing like getting up close and personal with your baseboards during painting to realize how much they need a good scrubbing. So of course I couldn’t just put everything back. I had to clean. A lot. I’m insane. I so have better things to do than clean. But whatever. It’s clean now.
On Wednesday afternoon we picked Ed up at work and headed to the Whatcom Museums. We had intended originally to go to the tulips, but with the cold and wind and scattered hail/sleet/snow/driving rain that we have been prone to all week, we elected to take advantage of FREE DAY at the Whatcom Museums! It was fun, but I sure am glad I didn’t pay $10 a person for that!
I found out, after taking a number of pictures inside, that no photography is allowed inside this museum. Oops. Sorry. I guess I won’t be posting them on the Internet, then. It was Ed’s fault, though. He saw a painting of old downtown Bellingham, and the Flatiron Building was on it and he wanted a picture of it. So, we have a picture, but the lady almost confiscated my camera.
After the museums, we went to Costco. Then the plan was to go for an early dinner at Olive Garden since we had a coupon. But Ed made a wrong turn. I started to kindly direct him that he should have turned left instead of going straight. He completely ignored me. I was annoyed because I thought he wanted dinner. He drove to the AT&T building, where I thought he was going to turn around. Nope. He parked, asked for my cell phone and said, “What color do you want?”
Here’s what I got:
I honestly did not think I would ever want one, but in recent weeks, having more exposure to other people’s IPhone’s, I decided it would be a great accessory for me. He bought me black and then made me go in to pick out a case. As you can see, I got pink. ‘Cause I’m a girl and I like pink and I can have pink!
It’s pretty cool, though I still don’t really know how to use it.
Anyway, we did have a great dinner at Olive Garden afterwards and have so far spent far too much time setting up that phone. But it’s fun.
Yesterday Sarah had her first babysitting job while my new friend Tamara & I had coffee. We then did stuff around the house, Bethany had soccer, I ran some errands, etc.
Today one of Sarah’s friend’s from MV and her mom came for most of the day:
And now, tonight, we are going swimming at the wave pool. There will be no pictures of that, sorry to disappoint.