Friday, June 28, 2013

love of coins

so I have a new found love coin foreign change. it all started on our vacation. I got a Jamaican coin and a peso from Mexico.  I have a bracelet from Holland with 10 cent pieces on it. my friend Miranda found a penny from panama. and my loving husband gave me his ruble that he got with his tip. he must have done a good job for that table since they decided to put the 1/10 of a penny with his tip. oh well I got my first ruble. our friend eveline brought us a euro from Germany and our other friend rhia has a euro for me as well. its so nice to have good friends that travel and are keeping an eye on for weird change for me. maybe one day my strange love for coins will pay for our kids collage or wedding. at least of all the things to collect money is always a good thing to have around, unlike my porcelain doll or stuffed animals.


By now you all know that I like to budget and save money. I'm getting really good at it. Our friends are just starting out getting credit and beginning a life together so we are trying to give them helpful tips. Like start with a small credit card and pay it off every month. And put everything in the bank that you can when you can. If anyone has similar advice for them just let me know. Heck even other budget advice let me know for us too

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh garden

The Weeds have overrun the garden. All the rain has made the go wild and they are smothering the plants. Man all the hard work we did for it. Weeds you are going down and we will save the gatden

Monday, June 24, 2013


This week was a little sad. We had 2 missing children in our area. One was found save and alive, the birth mother kidnapped her. The other was not a happy ended. This world is so awful. Who would want to hurt children.  People make me sick. You can't trust people today. At least one of the kids survived.  Its such a shame about the other one. Hold your kids tight and love them a bunch and never take them for granite

Thursday, June 20, 2013


In order to put leifs mind at ease about having children we have taken on a roommate with plans on saving every penny for babies. Leif is feeling so good about this. Its our friend Daniel.  He works in the daytime, we work at nighttime. Seems pretty perfect.  Not to mention he is getting married sometime next year and wants to exercise with us. So now we have an in house work out buddy. I'm just gald Leif is getting excited about babies now.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Feeling hot hot

Its getting so hot outside.  Thats the upside and downside of living in Georgia.  You love the summer for beaches, pool time, water parks, and playgrounds but then you get dressed to go to work and you have a wet spot on your back because your car was baking all day, not cool man. Lucky for kids they can just go play in the sprinklers all day long.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Okay so we are getting more comfortable talking about kids. Leif doesn't freak out anymore everytime we talk about it. Mostly because we already have a baby fund. All he needed was a plan so he would calm down. I still feel that the closer we get to a baby the more planning and freaking out there will be but what are the big worry items that future parents should plan for.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


so I love walmart. ha that's a big fat lie. we normally go really late at night to avoid people but the last two times we went in the middle of the day and the last two times there has been a child screaming at the top of their lungs. and we are not just talking about any screaming its the high pitch scream of a child that does not want to be in the cart, that turned into the high pitch scream of a kid that got told no and then the high pitch scream of a child getting ignored. now since I don't have kids yet im not really sure what you are suppose to do in a case like this but I thought it involved a hand and a bathroom. this kid screamed for 30 minutes. as we got closer to the child we could here people tell the mom that the kid needs to stop and that it was ridiculous that the mom had just stood there talking to a friend the whole time and didn't both paying any attention (good or bad) to the little girl. so the topic was going to be how do you avoid being that kind of mother but I know how you avoid that. you pay attention to your kids and take them to the bathroom until they calm down. some people. 

Friday, June 7, 2013


So I was at work last night trying to fix the stapler and ended up stapling one of my fingers all the way through. Yes I know that takes talent. It makes me wonder how accident prone our kids are going to be. Leif loves sports so he has had plenty of accidents and twisted ankles and I'm uncoordinated.  Our kids are going to end up wrapped in bubbles.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rain for summer

The kids are all out of school down here and I'm pretty sure it has rained every day so far. Its important to keep the kids busy when it rains. Find something that they can use a lot of energy on so they can use so most of it. Twister will keep them up and moving. What are some more inside activities for kids to keep them using their imagination and energy.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

i took control

I am sitting at the new computer. the one leif bought for me out of the kindness of his heart. this is the first time in weeks that I have gotten on it. he took it over to play a game that he bought just for my computer. not cool man not cool. so today we are doing fantasy football research and I snagged the good computer. now he has to use the dinky laptop and im on the fast multi-functional desktop. yes it may seem a little early for nfl football talk because its just june but the second yahoo opened up the fantasy system this year we were on it. leif is obsessed with doing better this year so he is doing all the mock drafts he can so he doesn't need to trade his soul away to get a decent team after the draft. I on the other hand won our league last year and am now doing everything I can to ensure that all goes well this year too. as im writing this I cant believe how nerdy we are and what weirdoes we might look like but fantasy football is fun, it gives us something to do together and lets us bond. so im okay with being a nerd.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Stain remover miracle

So with kids come lots and lots of stains. I know what to clean carpet stains with and how to get out crayons and ink but gress on clothing has always been a mystery.  But fear not a friend told be the secret.  Baby powder. It worked amazing.  If anyone has anymore stain secrets let me know

Saturday, June 1, 2013

I hate people

When you become a parent a little switch should flick on that says you have to take care of someone else. You would think that would include some form of common sense. I when to walmart yesterday and these people that don't know who to raise there children were everywhere. Kids walking with no shoes on. Kids walking around with no adult.  Correct me if I'm wrong but little kids should not be on their own let alone not wearing shoes. Low and behold you always see the parents eventually, looking at something with all their might then yell for the kids to behave themselves from 3 rows over. Some people just shouldn't procreate