Saturday, March 27, 2010

It's been awhile....

Sorry it's been awhile since I last wrote! The girls and I have been staying busy and it's hard to believe it's almost April! I started a small house project a few weeks ago that turned into a bigger one. The wood color that was on my stair banisters and fireplace mantel, I did not like. I've never liked it. But, I thought it would be a lot of work to sand them down and restain them. But, I can honestly say it was the easiest home project I have ever done!!! And they look great. But of course, I couldn't stop there! My kitchen cabinets were a very light color-almost like they weren't stained at all. So, they got sanded down and restained too. That was a lot more time consuming!! I couldn't have done it without the help of some awesome people! :) But they look amazing and I think I'm burned out on projects for awhile. However, my kitchen sink could be replaced to go better with my new cabinet color..... lol

Julia had a field trip to the zoo last week. It was the perfect day to go. The day before and the day after were cold, windy, and even a little snowy. Eva really enjoyed it this year. She got a kick out of the monkeys.

Eva finally figured out how to climb out of her crib. I was hoping this day would never come, but of course, it did! She has her dad's stubborn personality. I knew trying to get her to stay in her bed was going to be, um, fun. The first night was terrible. She was up from 11-1:15 in the morning. But I was just as determined!! The next night, she only woke up a few times and put her self back to sleep and last night she slept all night without waking!! :) Naps are a lot more difficult. Hopefully that will come in time too.

We're all getting excited to get the boat out this summer. We have not been on it since before Rob deployed. Last summer I just couldn't do it. Boating was such an important thing to us as a family. I have so many memories of us with the boat. Those were some of the best times. But I also know that I need to get out and use it. Make some more memories. Rob would want that. It's a beautiful boat and it's a shame that it's not being used. Julia LOVES the boat and is excited to go back out. The last time Eva was on it was when she was 4 months old. I'm hoping she still likes it! :) I'm sure she won't know what to think at first but after a bit, will be quite at home on it!!

7 comments:

joyce said...

glad to hear you are doing well. I enjoy your posts. My granddaughter is three and way up in Anchorage. We talked to her for half an hour on the phone last night...because we know her Brown Bear book, and her songs...

maybe your little one will enjoy her bed someday and want to nap. when our granddaughter plays through a nap, the evenings get stressful. hang in there.

Anonymous said...

post before and after pictures of your cabinets!! I would love to see the finished product. :)

Traci Turner

Nancy said...

Glad to hear you're ready to venture back out on the boat- that's important, and I agree, something Rob would really want. I was looking through our wedding album the other day- there's pics of your whole family in there, but my favorite is Ryan kissing Rob on the top of the head. So funny. Jillian asked, "What's his name? Mr. What?" I said, "Mr. Rob" to which she replied, "Ohhh.... Mr. Rob Bob." :)

Kanani said...

It's always good to come by here and see a new entry. I"m glad you're feeling ready to get back on the boat. Doing such things brings back good memories, as you make new ones.

Long-time RN said...

Wonderful seeing a new post! Equally wonderful 'hearing' the joy and spirit in your words and activities.

Here's to making new memories along with embracing past memories.

Hanging-in-mom said...

So glad to hear you are getting ready to make new and special memories with the girls in the boat...

The fact that you are enjoying life, loving up the girls, and living for each other is such a testimony to what a strong lady you are.

I hope you have a wonderful spring and summer making fun and new memories..

Just another military wife who thinks about and prays for you girls!!

Shanna said...

Dena, Glad to hear that you are going to use the boat this summer. Do you remember the time we all went out on the boat on Lake Martin? Christian, Beau, Marty, Diane, were all there. I was sitting in the front of the boat with Julia and Rob did some trick where he threw the boat into reverse, causing a huge wave to crash over the front of the boat. We got soaked! I will never forget the look on Julia's face when she looked at Rob and said "Dad, do NOT do that again." That was a great day!!

Christian and I think of you often and hope that we can see you and the girls again some day soon.
Shanna