Sunday, June 28, 2009

Out of the Box

I have a guilty pleasure...laundry
I have always loved laundry mats
Ryan does not do laundry, because I have a certain way
It is relaxing to me
My dream was to one day have a front loading, high efficient, energy star washer--and dryer to match if possible.  I had been patiently waiting for ours to die--the dryer was in hospice care already, but the washer was trudging through
Last Sunday was the day...Happy Father's Day to ME
I like to go to Best Buy and peruse the discounted "out of the box" section of the large appliance department.  Out of the Box is when people get an appliance home and they do not fit or there is a scratch (our fridge was on sale because of a scratch--thank you very much picky person)
And there they were, begging & pleading for me, Jenny Gelbrich, to take them home.  
After a great sales pitch of how much they were going to save us in energy and water and someone else looking at my babies over my shoulder, we made the plunge.

We HAD to also buy the pedestals, because they were part of the "out of the box" package.  I do not have to even bend down...what?  Yes, we will be paying on them for a while, but we need them right?

I had a hard time not wanting to watch the whole wash cycle on my first load.  Am I allowed to thank Jesus for these?  Thank you Jesus that they did not fit in the house of the person who bought them first.  


Thursday, June 25, 2009

3 Years Ago 2 Day

I love him more today, I did not know on this day 3 years ago that it would be possible.

one of my favorite parts of this day was seeing all the faces of people I love

I laughed a lot
cried a little

Happy Anniversary

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Favorite Dads

and I cannot forget...

Bill Cosby of course!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Favorite Number

20 months is not a significant month really, but since 20 is my favorite number, I am going to celebrate Henry on is 20.  I love the way you laugh at yourself.  You still have a banana every morning and every time we go through the produce section you yell, "my ba-na-na!"  You love Sesame Street and all the characters, but right now you love Super Grover the most.  You like to boss everyone and everything especially Jada. "No no Jada, be nice to Henry!"  You like to pretend you are a dog.  You love to be just like Zane.  You love to wrestle Zach.  You could throw rocks in water ALL DAY.  You can be very serious and I love to watch you concentrate.  

Henry you are loved and liked

Monday, June 1, 2009


Cousins ready for their First Day of Swim Lessons

Dunk those babies
Blow those bubbles.  I started thinking maybe I was in swimming lessons and Henry was the prop.

More like drinking the water and less like blowing bubbles

Mommy and Henry go under together this time.  Hope those plugs do their job!
Towels PLEASE!
OH and no diving Henry
Nice look for you Zach
Henry cries most of the time, but loves the toys and splashing.  I can get him to calm down and let go of the death grip for a little while.  I enjoy the shared looks from the parents of embarrassment, terror, and joy.  I also love seeing old friends and their kids.  Another A+ for AJ Parks and Rec.