Friday, September 11, 2009

Project DVD

Before we moved in to my parents house we had a grand plan of several projects that we could undertake. I am proud to say that we have officially started project DVD ... the first of a possible many (depending on how long we stay). This project involves gathering all the DVDs in the house, organizing them by certain categories, alphabetizing them, and then cataloging all the movies so we can have a printed list ... we really need one when there's this many movies! I'm talking about at least 1,000 DVDs here. So far, we pulled all the movies out that we could find during halftime of the Utah vs. Utah State football game last week and organized them alphabetically.

you can see the FB game in the background :) These are the stacks we made mostly during half time and a little into the game ... I also need to thank Steve-O for his help. He was watching the game with us and got drafted as a helper in our project. Luckily he was more than willing :)

Since then we decided to make a Disney/cartoon category, a holiday movie category, an LDS category and a TV show category. We have gone through and alphabetized all those categories and have them separated and we have catalogued all the main DVDs (not in a special category). It may not sound like much, but this is a huge project! We're coming up with ideas of where to put them ... we kinda like the idea of making shelves along one wall and having them all out where you can see them instead of in little cabinets so that you have to go through 10 different places before you find what you're looking for. In the long run the decision is up to Mumsy, so we're just hopeing she'll be on the same page with us. Oh, and I forgot to mention the part we haven't even started yet ... we have at least as many DVDs in edited versions that we're going to do completely separately. We are still finding movies every now and then that we have to add into our stacks and catalogue, but we've done well so far. Here's where it's at now. Much more organized. Now we just need the finished product!

The Fun Stuff

I've tried to be good and save up our baby budget money until we see what we get from showers,etc. but I'll admit that's it's SO HARD sometimes!! I just want to go baby shopping and set up a nursery and all the things that I would call "the fun stuff." I just have way too much time on my hands to think about all the things that I could be doing and want to be doing. But, I've tried to keep myself busy with little projects and doing all the things that I never had time to do. Right now, all I want time to do is get ready for my little buddy. I can feel him move around every day and I can tell that he's getting bigger and it just makes me think about him constantly. I feel like I already have the kid. It's pretty sad when you can be entertained by poking at your belly and waiting for him to poke back, but it happens ... a few times :) Anyway, I have been blessed with a very understanding and supportive husband who wants me to be happy and thus lets me go baby shopping. I know he's right when he suggests that we save up for the big stuff (and there's a lot!) but I love love LOVE looking at all the little outfits, shoes, etc. We went shopping together the other day while there were Labor Day sales and got our little man his first Christmas outfit and a handsome little Sunday suit! I just have to post them because I'm weird like that. But, let's face it ... we all have our quirks.

the front of the Christmas outfit

The back ... so cute!

This is my favorite! You don't find little suits very often so we just had to get it! Thanks Shopko!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Blessing and A Curse

We are loving having a backyard for Sadie to run around in (notice we haven't had to post much about all the puppy damage lately). BUT, as nice as it is, it has it's downsides too. 2 main things stick out in my mind. First of all, we get jumped on between 6 and 7:30 every morning by a little puppy who wants to go play already. This is not only due to the fact that there's a yard, but also because there are so many other doggies to play with now. However obnoxious this wake-up call can be, I can handle it. Especially because I tend to wake up multiple times every night, what's once more?

The main thing that I'm not a fan of is that Sadie is never clean anymore. Never. I gave up on giving her baths because she will either "play" with Amber (consisting of Sadie biting Amber's face off, tugging on her tail, etc. and Amber trying to fit whatever part of Sadie she can into her large mouth). This play time leaves Sadie slimy and gross. Or Sadie will simply go outside and come in covered with dirt and/or mud. I let her out one night before bed so she could go to the bathroom. She was only out there 3 minutes tops. When I came to get her, she was COVERED ... and I mean covered ... with mud. Her paws were no longer white or black, they were brown. Her face looked as if someone had flung mud off a paintbrush onto her ... she had speckles of mud all over her head. I have to admit that my first reaction (after the shock of her "new look") was to bust out laughing. I felt bad that Preston was in the other room saying his personal prayer so that he missed the whole ordeal. He came just in time to see all the mud left in the tub after I rinsed her off. Although it was quite entertaining, the last thing I wanted to do was give my dog a bath when I was so ready to climb in my nice comfy bed. If only I had taken pictures of our mud puppy I would post them. But, of course, those pictures are locked in my memory and my memory alone. However, I do have some proof that Sadie gets dirty.

We were going to let the dogs in when we came home one afternoon, but this is what we saw ...

We tried to get a good picture through the glass door, but I don't think it does her justice.

This is my favorite "Well, are you going to let me in now or what?" look.

It's truly amazing that with how dirty she gets basically every day, somehow if you give her a couple hours or so her fur coat looks shiny and clean again. Oh how looks can be deceiving.