Friday, June 29, 2007
We (the girls around here) all got together for a scrapbook night last night. It was a lot of fun to hang out and chat. I got a few pages done. I miss the old scrapbook nights we used to have my first year here, so I might just have to impalement this as a new monthly tradition!
4 Jobs You've had
1. Alumni Services, University of Arkansas in Monticello
2. Selling china, gift ware and baby clothes, The Spinning Wheel, Warren, Arkansas
3. Public Relations, Sport Court, Inc, Salt Lake City
4. Best job ever, CEO of Christiansen house hold, aka, mom!!!
4 Places I've lived
1. Longview, Washington
2. Bruce, Mississippi
3. Lewiston, Idaho
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
4 Favorite TV Shows
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. Real Housewives of Orange County
3. Gilmore Girls
4 Favorite Foods
1. Chocolate and Coke (preferable milk chocolate and either cherry coke or diet with lime)
3. Chicken - most any kind
4. Cafe Rio pork burritos
4 Websites you frequent
4. Kraftfoods/Tastes of Home/any good recipe site
4 Places I'd rather be
1. Barnes and Noble or the library - by myself with a good book
2. Mountains with Wade (preferable on a 4 wheeler)
3. Oregon Coast Beach
4. At home, cuddling in a blanket watching a good movie with my hubby while my kids sleep!
4 Movies you love
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Napoleon Dynamite
3. Harry Potter movies
4. The Work and the Glory movies
4 Bloggers you tag to be it next
3. Sarah C. and Sarah H. (the same names should count as one, right?)
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I finally have a scrapbook space! I have gone from a folding table under the couch and a shoe box full of supplies to a fun looking cart. I found it at Costco for only $30!!! I keep it in the corner of my dining room. I can't wait till we have a house and I can have a bigger space...ahhh, one can dream!!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
She'll be here the first week in July! Yippie for visitors!
When we moved here my Dad send me this weather radio. I now can sleep better at night. (Tornado's can come in the middle of the night). It's a Midland WR 100. You simply program your county codes into the radio and then leave it plugged in someplace in your home. I have mine filled with batteries and plugged in upstairs in our bedroom. It will then alert you (loudly and wake your napping toddler - see post below) if there are any weather alerts in your area. It's the same thing as a public service announcement on TV, but since most of the time I do not have my television turned on during the day, this alerts me first and then I go to my local news station for more information.
If you are seriously looking at purchasing a weather radio you might find better pricing on Amazon or on a weather radio store. If you live in Iowa you might want to keep your ears open, I know last year Hy-Vee did a promotion with one of the news channels and they gave about 500 of these exact radios away. You just had to go into the store and pick it up.
I really think that having one of these in your home is a great idea. Have a little pack of goodies and toys in your closet. Have a plan with your family. Be prepared.
Friday, June 22, 2007
As promised, we saw a spectacular rainbow following the storm.
1. Bare feet in the grass
3. Sunburns that turn into tans
4. Grilling dinner on the BBQ
5. Daylight hours that last forever
6. Watermelon, tomatoes, strawberries, corn and slushies from Sonic
7. Summer reading
8. Farmer's Markets
9. Camping trips in the mountains
10. Never ending Iowa skys at sunset
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Don't be afraid if you aren't a blogger or if you only know me through "association of blogs." All our welcome to participate! Sign up!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
This is a peek at what the boys and I got Wade. He is such a fun dad and loves us all. He is patient and kind and always has us laughing. We love him so much!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Today a friend called and invited us to this RAD (yes, I said RAD) park. Every day during the summer there is a free wading pool for the little ones and a great shady toys. We packed a lunch and headed off. This was Noah's' first experience swimming and he screamed like a little girl each time I made him touch the water! It really was entertaining. We had a blast and can't wait to go back.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Of course, what else would I pick but a book swap! This can be a very easy swap - so don't be afraid and sign up! You can send one book or more, it's up to you. You can pick a used book you have loved or buy a new one. Recipe books, non fiction, fiction, or even children's are all free game. If you would rather not receive a children's book and want one for yourself - don't be afraid to let me know!
Here is the low down:
- Send me an email to sign up - wadeanddebbi - at - gmail - .com
- Send me your shipping address, type of books you enjoy, any other information you might find useful about yourself and if you would mind receiving children(s) books
- Deadline to sign up is one week - MONDAY, JUNE 18
- I'll send you your special swap someone on -TUESDAY, JUNE 19
- Packages must be postmarked one week from that day - TUESDAY, JUNE 26
Saturday, June 09, 2007
We are so excited for Ted, Chandra and Daesha we can hardly stand it! Adoption has got to be one of the hardest things to experience for everyone involved. I can't comprehend the stress Chandra and Ted have been through this past week hoping that the birth mom would like them. Each time I read their blog I cry! At the same time, I can't even grasp the idea of giving up a baby, but I am SO grateful for those who can because there are so many people out there that are awesome parents! I can't wait till we are in Utah so we can see him! Happy Day!
Friday, June 08, 2007
I found this fun book...where else, but the library. Wade laughed at me because Gage loves to read and it is full of fun lists of great books for every subject or age! I can't wait to start plowing through my list. It's way cheap on Amzon.com and but I'm waiting for a few more "got-to-have" books so I can get the free shipping! I loved it so much I thought I would pass it on.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Some other GREAT news that we got this morning is that Wade's brother and sister-in-law will be adopting a new baby boy this Friday! They are such a great family and were blessed with Daesha just 17 days before we had little Gage. You can read more
here or wait until later this week and I will post more! I can't wait till we got to Utah so I can see the little guy!
Saturday, June 02, 2007
This week one of my best friends here in Iowa threw a present party. You can read about it, but the idea was we all brought inexpensive gifts and swapped. I brought 3 books by Jane Austen and I loved them so much that when it came time to switch if we wanted, I totally switched back for my own books!
I came home and quickly started Sense and Sensibility and it is a great read. Here is my dilemma. After reading Twilight and New Moon, I am in the mood for a fast pace book. So cast your vote, should I continue with Sense and Sensibility, or re-read the 6th Harry Potter?
Friday, June 01, 2007
What do you like to do on rainy days?
I found this great website with lots of ideas! Check it out.