Friday, February 26, 2010

New Car!!!!!

OK so yesterday Jason comes home and says " Do you want to hear something funny? The check engine light just cam eon in your car!" The reason this is funny is because he is driving my car because his car is not registered cuz we cant get the check engine light to turn off and get it through emissions. we have tried everything we know how to do (and almost $600) and it still won't work. (by we I mean Jason) SO now we have to work on my car too. Happy times for us. At least I can be really grateful that my husband knows how to and is willing to work on our cars. WE also have friends and a brother-in-law we can call for help and advice when we need it. Its a bummer that both of our cars are well over 10 years old and both need work but they have been paid for for over 5 years and I am so glad for that. I think the time will be coming soon that we will need to replace one of them with a newer more reliable family vehicle so we have been looking.... a new cars. Here are some we like.

We are usually a Nissan Family but I really like this Chevy Avalanche! It seats 6 comfortably and it can also carry stuff in the back with a covered bed you can lock stuff into and it tows a lot so when we get our camping trailer we can pull it fully loaded. They are really nice inside and don't cost an arm and a leg. (just an arm) This is what I really want. and I love this color too!

This is a Nissan Armada! We like these cuz they are big and can carry a lot of people and stuff. they can fit 7 plus have some room behind the seats for a bit of stuff. They tow a lot and are a nice ride. the third row folds flat so you can keep it in and still use the space in the back. A cousin has one and loves it. (I don't think there will ever be 7 of us so it seems silly to get one of these but we will see.)

The last is the Nissan Pathfinder. These are nice and not too big. They still have a third row so you can fit a few more people if needed and/or stuff. I have liked these since I was a teenager and have wanted one for a while. The questions is if it would be smarter to get the armada because they are about the same price and have about the same features one is just bigger then the other and has more towing capacity!
SO there you go. I am sure you all don't really care but it is fun to dream! I am hoping that our cars will be fixed soon so that we can have a good car for me to use while Jason is at the BP academy. I would love to take some road trips and see friends and family.
Well I hope that you are having a good car day and want to say thanks to the Awesome friends that have and are letting me use their cars while mine is being used to keep that family income coming in!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Its a .......

Ok so It is not 100% but I have looked at a lot of Sono pictures and I have had two boys and the Dr was pretty sure that we are having a ..................

Girl! So In two weeks and the Big sono I will find out for sure but I am pretty sure it is right! I am very excited. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my little boy but it will be very fun to have a little girl too! When I called Jason and told him the news he said, " I am very excited but a little freaked out!" I can understand that. My Dr said that if you are going to have a girl you should have an ugly one! but with the looks that Tolson has I am not so sure that will happen! (not that I want an ugly girl, but you can see what he means) I am very excited and hope that this exciting news doesn't change in two weeks when we get to look closer and longer to make sure.
Well there you have it!!!! The news you have all been waiting for.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

lots of stuff

ok so I am not sure what order exactly I am going to do this but there is a lot going on and I am actually remembering to take pictures now with my fun new camera so here you go!!!!!

A few weeks ago we decided that it was time to put Tolson in a big boy bed. It was red and scratched so we painted it. Well being red we had to prime it and them paint it a few times to get it all covered. Jason made a tall wooden stand thing to hang them from and we got to work. we sanded them all and then got to painting. it only took one day but then we left them out to dry and it rained so then we had to wait for them to dry again!

but they did and Tolson helped us wipe them all off and get ready to put them together. He had so much fun helping put together his "little bed" as he calls it.

We got it all screwed on and put together and he loved it. he always loves to help "work" with dad and fix stuff. He is definitely his fathers child. using tools and working on projects is his favorite thing!!!

so he slept fine the first night and has had no problems since then. I wasn't sure how he would act in the morning now that he could get out of his own bed but he just sat in bed and called for me to come and get him. I think I scared him too much with his crib telling him that if he tried to climb out he could fall and get hurt so now he won't get out of bed without mom telling him he can. kinda funny huh!!! anyway so that the story of the new bed!!!

On Saturday before Valentines day I went with my parents and niece and nephews to a Chinese New Years celebration at the Chinese Cultural Center. My parents will be going to China for a year to teach English so they wanted to show the kids some of the fun things they will see and do there. We had a great time. they had food and dancers and some dragon dancers, games, a jumping castle and lot of fun things to see and do.

at the end they had a table where the kids could make a tiger mask or fan (its the year of the Tiger). Tolson and Sydney had a great time coloring and playing with their stuff. Tolson made a fan and thought it was a stop sign (its a hexagon) so he was telling everybody to stop and holding up his sign. luckily everyone thought it was cute instead of obnoxious. We all had a great time.

Well there you go. WE have also been trying lots of new stuff lately. Tolson had his first icee yesterday and painted for the first time. He is at such a fun age and I love playing with him and hearing his say "daddy I want to play with you" after dinner every night.
No news on the Border Patrol or the baby. I have an appointment tomorrow and then a big Sono on the 4th so we will see then what it is! Hope you all are doing well and that you are healthy and happy!
And as always, I Love comments!!!!!!!

mega blog coming soon!

ok so we got our now fixed computer back from my wonderful brother who fixed it for us. so I have lots of catching up to do. I haven't quite figured out how to upload pictures from my new camera but I have a lot to share and some fun things to write about. so I am just sending a warning out now that there will be some long posts coming up soon! maybe during nap time today I can get to them. anyway have fun waiting in anticipation!!!!!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Baby news!

Ok so my Dr appointment was good yesterday, he says I am boring and to stay that way. I like being boring. Its much better then being interesting because it means everything is going well. I am now 15 weeks and am feeling pretty good. We couldn't tell what it was yesterday but maybe in a few weeks we can find out. If not I have a full Sono scheduled for the 4th of march and we will for sure be able to find out by then.

Anyway just thought I would give you all an update!!! Hope things are going well for you and that you have a good February!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

For the love of food!

Ok so I know this is a silly one but oh my gosh I love food. Now that I am feeling better I am loving food again. Still not quite up for cooking grand meals every night but I do love eating them. I made my first roast the other night and loved it. I have helped make these before at family gatherings and such but never attempted it at home. So I got a really lean pork roast at CostCo and put it in the crock pot with yummy butter red potatoes and carrots with a bunch of seasonings and mushroom soup. yummy!!! the only problem was that it was not until 2:30 that I thought enough to put it in, soooooo two hours later I took it out put it in a pan and then put it in the over for a hour. I was worried that it might not work but it was juicy and delicious. Jason eat a lot of it and so did Tolson. I was very proud of my first roast. I bought a 10 lb bag of red potatoes and am trying to find some yummy things to do with them. If you have any great ideas let me know. I know that the picture above it not of a roast but I also found this Lemon cheesecake recipe and really want to try it. I 'll let you all know how it turns out. wish me luck!