Sunday, January 30, 2011

Smallish update

We've been kinda busy and lazy around here. Busy because DH was gone for a few days for work. So it was just the kids and...ME and they definitely kept me on my toes. Lazy because we finally got several inches of snow and caused Matt to miss almost the whole week of school. We all just stayed in watched movies and kept warm.

We updated a little bit of our bathroom. I can't find any of the accessories that match the shower curtain I chose. I want it all to match down to the wastebasket...anal I know but I've let our bathroom slack for too long. I forgot to take a before picture but there wasn't much. Our shower curtain was stripes and the colors were orange,yellow and green...not really something I cared for. Can't wait to update the sink area whenever I find the matching accessories. Hope y'all have a great week :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Many blog names

I've changed my blog names quite a few times since I started it in Oct.'08. I started it because we had just found that we were expecting a girl and instead of mass emailing everyone w/updates and pictures I thought this would be easier. I also felt that not everyone on my Facebook page would care to see all pictures or hear all my updates. So began "The Springsteen Family Blog." After a while I began to feel that I could only update my blog about my family and not anything else (silly I know) so I changed it to..."The Married Crazy Cat Lady." I have grown up LOVING cats. We have owned many cats since I was little girl up until I got married. I have a small collection of cat figurines. I use to dress my cats up and still do for holidays. My cousin M once told me upon me telling her I was pregnant with my son that she couldn't believe I was pregnant. She said she thought I would've ended up single with a bunch of cats...gee thanks but I kinda feel like that's how I would've ended up too. Right now my cat and I are going thru our teen/over bearing parent yrs. She has been acting quite a bit lately. Also, after MANY MANY years of being against declawing cats I am finally going to have her declawed. I have many reasons to. I am so over soft clawing her...she bites her own fake nails off anyways. So, since our relationship isn't so much of the crazy cat person right now I switched it for a milla second to "From TX to..." I felt as a military family it would be fun to blog about missing TX at times. I follow quite a few TX blogs and their posts usually have me missing home. With hubby's career their isn't a chance for us to be stationed there UNLESS he switches career fields which we are unsure about just yet. So, after that I thought what if we do end up back in TX. Then my blog would be "From Tx to...Tx?" So, I put the star up for now til I have some time to think. I need it to be something that kinda describes me and rolls off my tongue when I say it :) Hopefully the new name will be soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Its been one week...

It has been one week since my family flew back to TX and I think it has taken me that long to begin to get back into a schedule. I had a wonderful visit w/ them even though we weren't able to venture out to DC like I had planned (Mady Lou was very sick during their visit). So, we mostly bummed around the house. DH and I were able to get out for TWO dates in a week!! (We are lucky to get one every 6 months) but definitely won't see that again til the summer,which I am ok with. I received some great gifts but the best gift was just having my parents and sister here for both holidays. Mom cooked and her food was great. Ken was happy to have had enchildas twice during her stay. Kat definitely took a load off of Ken and I having to entertain the kids. They both wanted to be around her more than anyone else. Dad of course was the conversationalist. I made a few New Year's resolutions. I figured if I typed them out for someone to read then I'd have to follow thru. So, I am trying to control my temper a little more (trying to find a picture/word or something that will snap me into thinking first),take more yoga classes,eat a little healthier and to potty train Mady :)

Every January since I've been married I get a hair up my you know what to rearrange some part of the house. Last year we (Ken) switched three of our rooms out. Matt took our computer room which is the 2nd biggest room in the house,Mady took Matt's room and her room became our computer room. That room was the smallest but also the one right next to ours. It was a VERY LONG weekend but we got thru it and the rooms have all worked out great. This year it finally hit me that we (Ken & I) always put ourselves last. I wanted to get new sheets for our room and fix up our closet and master bathroom. So far we finished our room but I am hoping by summer we will have the closet and bathroom ready. Before and after pic of our room.

The Before:

The After:

The large dresser has been moved into our walk-in closet. I'm not planning on leaving that seat in front of our bed there but will be moved back into the closet once I am done in fixing it up.