Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A day in my life

Today has been quite the busy day already, and it is only 2 o'clock. I woke early this morning when Morgan left to drive the school bus and started on my laundry. I must say, I love a clean house, but folding clothes is my absolute LEAST favorite thing to do. We have the sweetest lady who come every other week and cleans our house, but I have to take care of the day to day chores. I'm really bad at waiting until the night before she comes to catch up on my folding sessions. 

After I got that taken care of, Wyatt and I took off to go meet my mom for lunch. I love to have lunch dates with my mom. It seems like we never get to spend much time together since I live in another town, so I try to drive over as often as possible and meet up for lunch. I think she enjoys seeing Wyatt more than me, but I don't get too upset about it! He is a pretty fun little lunch date!

When I got home, I realized that I hadn't sent his picture into the paper for his 1 year birthday announcement. Our local paper puts kids b'days in with a description for $11. I think it is the greatest idea, so one day I can show him the paper with his picture in it. Anyway, Wyatt and I went outside and took a couple of pics for his paper debut! It was really cold, but luckly "Da-Da" came home just in time to make him smile, so it didn't take too long :)

This is the one I chose. I hope they are able to photoshop that drool out before it goes in the paper! haha. This is so him!
His cute little bottom teeth are definately shining here! This is his new outfit from his "Whit". It is so cute in color!

This was inside the house, and I wasn't really getting enough light. I still thought it was a cute little grin though!

Another thing I've been up to lately is trying to get more organized. It is a slow start, but yesterday I cleaned out my kitchen pantry. I did some major grocery shopping, and when I came home there was literally no where to put things. I decided then and there to do some cleaning out. It is amazing how much stuff you accumulate and don't even realize it. I had things in my pantry that expired like 3 years ago!! Seriously, I must have gotten them right after we got married. That is so bad. I'm so ashamed. I don't ever want it to get that out of control again!

Here is the finished pantry project!!

Ok, so in all honesty, I'm a little anal about my kids food. I always stack a days worth of food for him, so I know that he eats a balanced diet. I know I don't, but I don't want him to start out eating unhealthy. Don't get me wrong, he is allowed sweet things now, but I just want to make sure he has plenty of fruits, veggies, and the good stuff too!

I think it looks pretty good. Now, if I could only make the rest of my house more organized!

Yesterday, I finally broke down and ordered my new kitchen table. We have been needing one since we got married, but it finally broke a month ago (see earlier post). Anyway, I have been trying to find something a little more inexpensive, but I never found one I liked quite as much as this one from Pottery Barn. It really wasn't unreasonable, but the chairs were sold seperately, so that made it a little pricey. I decided to only order the table and find my chairs elsewhere. Boy am I glad I did. I found the cutest ones at Target. I can't wait to see it all together. Anything has to look better than what we have!

This is my table. I also bought a basket to go on the bottom shelf. It showed it that way in the magazine and it really made perfect storage since. I think I'm going to love it. The sides also fold down, which will be perfect since my dining area is so small.

These are the chairs I found, and I just LOVE them! I'm all about things not being matchy-matchy. I think they are so cool. My kitchen is painted green, and I think they are going to look perfect. I love the distressed look also! I'll post pictures when it all comes in.

So, after all this, I guess I'm off to the gym in a little while. I joined this week and I'm trying to stay motivated. I figure the only way to do it is treat it like a job. I just have to go everyday and hopefully I will see results. I've never been a skinny-minny, but no one tells you how your body changes after a child! I just hope to get things a little trimmer and tighter :)


  1. I just love this post, it's all over the place. =) Your little boy is just so handsome! You have inspired me to clean my pantry, we've only been married for about 4 months, but it is so unorganized... put that on my to do list. Also on my to do list- find a kitchen table just the right size to put in our breakfast nook- I love that table and the chairs are perfect! I use green as my accent color in the living room which can be seen from the kitchen so those would be perfect. I might just have to steal the idea from you. I think you should just come to my house and decorate it for me!

    Good job on the gym too! I have gotten so lazy since well, after highschool. ANd how long have been out of that place for?!? haha!

  2. your little boy is ABSOLUTELY precious!!!

  3. Amber...This is Misty Kennedy (Chuck and I are the former Youth Pastor's at Pulaski Pike Church of God). I can't believe your all grown-up and married. Wow you are even a Mommy! It's hard to believe that Karen is actually a grandmother! Your baby boy is so handsome!