Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Giveaway from the Veater Family!

This is just the neatest idea ever for a kid.
http://veaterfam.blogspot.com/2009/09/mjm-books-review-and-giveaway.html

Look out World....Here She Comes!

Paige has a new method of asking to be picked up. Instead of the normal arms in the air with a squeal, she can now balance enough to stand up slowly and then reach her arms in the air with the squeal. I guess she is just that many inches closer, so she thinks this method works better. I was trying to get her to do this for Daddy in the kitchen last night and.......SHE TOOK HER FIRST STEPS!!!! Yay, three little Frankenstein steps right to me. The best part was Mommy and Daddy were totally watching when it happened. How rare is that? She did it again this morning for the babysitter! It won't be long before she is chasing Kayla around, yikes.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

If I Could Pay Mr. Fettig in BJs.....I would..

I am a loyal follower of "tons" of blogs.....1: of my favorites
http://bohophotography.blogspot.com/
she.is.awesome.

So as some of my close friends know, I have always dreamed.....(umpa, umpa, umpa-di doo) of having dreadie,dreadi, dread locks, So being the soul rebel I am......A GIANT FACE SLAP HAS BEEN STOWED UPON ME by my uber vanilla hubby(who I love and kiss on the lips every DAY). I do love him so, but this is one of those things that I sort of NEED to do and only because he is worried about the connotation that goes along... I am forced (once in my life...or twice) to conform to "dreams of Dreads"..i should totally write a book, which pretty much blows. It blows so bad that I am willing to (insert evil laugh here) blow him...someone should start a petition, seriously!

p.s. i.am.sorry.for.the.vulgarity.but.it's.who.i.am.

To whom it may concern:

Dear Autumn,
I can not wait to see your gorgeous colors and feel your cool air.

Dear Summer,
I miss you already.

Dear Bank Account,
Please grow.

Dear Church Cookbook,
Thank you for all the wonderful recipes you have helped me bring to life in my home.

Dear College Friends,
I am so excited to see you all this weekend, it has been too long.

Dear Daughters,
Mommy will miss you both dearly. Have fun and please behave for your MiMi and PaPa.

Dear Life,
Thanks!

Love, ME

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

These Girls are seriously spoiled!

The building is pretty much complete for the Equine Riding Arena at MiMi and PaPa's house:
This is were the girls will be riding horses for years to come:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

" It's Shake 'n' Bake and I helped".



Tonight was a real treat............ Kayla decided she wanted to help with dinner. The outcome was pretty sucessful! Here are the pictures to prove this (Dinner= delicious pork steaks with Praire Dust seasoning from Lone Star, "fresh" sweet corn from the Farmer's Market, some noodles that Kayla made & some Tomatoes from Di Di's garden!). Paige and Daddy were on "Clean Up Crew".
working on the noodles.

Good Night my Loves...........

Nik

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

burdens

Life is full of them, burdens that is. Heavy burdens that are sometimes hard to cope with. For the last couple of months I've had overwhelming anxiety and I let these burdens take over my life. I have always considered myself the eternal optimist. You know.....the glass is half full, there is always a bright side to everything. Lately, that whole eternal part is fading. I have such a heavy weight in my chest for things that would have fluttered by in my past. I miss that girl, and I know the people I love miss her too. I don't want her to get so far out of my reach that it affects my relationships, but at the same time I don't know how to coax her back and push away this negative person that I feel I am becoming. Sometimes it helps to do this blog, in fact, in this blog world that I have entered, I see others struggling with everyday burdens. I read how they relate to my situations and how they struggle at times to find resolve in sometimes unresolvable journeys. The older you get, the more complex life becomes. I guess it does not help that the world we are living in just seems to be more and more depressing everyday. I am such a product of what media and television and technology has created, and this is something I am not proud of at all. I want to be better, I want to live simpler, I want to ignore the negativity that resonates from my TV. But, I want to see the season finale of True Blood and see what celebrities are doing and wearing all at the same time. I want to wear recycled clothing, I want to bake from scratch and have my own garden. But again, I want my recycled clothes to come from expensive shops like poorpitifulpearl.com and I want to go out to eat and pay too much. Where does the happy medium fit in here? Today I emailed my husband about what a terrible day I am having and how under appreciated I am for the hard work that I do at my job and I write to him: Sometimes life is too hard for me, when did I stop being the optimist? I want her back, and I know everyone in my life does too. This is not me, who writes that kind of stuff? I read the Nie Nie Dialogues at http://nieniedialogues.blogspot.com/ and she motivates me to see the positive in life. My problems seem insignificant to others, but they are my problems and they are important to me. She has an amazing life and and amazing struggle of survival that sends me to the moon and back when I read her story! I guess we learn to take things one day at a time. We have to learn to teach our children that life is full of ups and downs (whether we are down or not). Life is too short to wear our worries on our sleeve and to Hell with these burdens. I am going to try to be the best Nikki I can be for my family, my loved one's and most importantly for ME!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009