Monday, July 27, 2009

Uber-Post II

... although a much less exciting (albeit more sarcastic) one

Usually when I take over a week or two to update the ol' blog, it's because I've been having loads of fun and exciting things going on. Lest you think that's the case this time...let's clear that up right isn't. I didn't go to the Cayman Islands, I'm not pregnant (praises be, hallelujah), I haven't been furnishing my new place from scratch, and my children aren't being so darlingly charming that I just couldn't wait to post about them. might ask, what have you been up to? Well, dedicated reader, let me tell you:

I've been in Oklahoma for about two weeks helping my sister, Stephanie, (along with my other sister, Liberty, and often my mother) de-junk, re-organize, and begin to pack for her upcoming move to Amarillo. We seriously did this basically everyday. I probably should have taken pictures for documentation purposes, but all you would've seen were some dirt-covered, half-naked children. After seeing said children, you would have felt obligated to call DHS and we wouldn't want that, now would we? While so much work doesn't seem like a lot of fun, when I'm getting to spend all day, every day with my sisters, what's not to love?

Here are a few rare, random cute pictures I did manage to get on the trip, however.

Independence Day

My sister, Stephanie and adorable niece, Ella

The girls, lounging about

Ezra killing some time, waiting for fireworks (the smiling one is seriously one of my favorite pictures of Ezra, ever)

For our one outing of the trip, we went to the Omniplex Science Museum down in Oklahoma City. We figured if we didn't do something fun, the kids would mutiny. With nine of them and only three of us, the odds were definitely in their favor.

The sweetest thing since refined sugar

Spaceman Georgia

Gavin, Gunner, and Ezra playing at the water table:
There's been a bit more shimmer and glitter around our house lately. Georgia refers to her's as her "spakaly shoes" for obvious reasons. Mine are fondly referred to as my "cocktail sandals" because it looks like I'm wearing big cocktail rings on my toes. Like mother, like daughter. (ps-thanks mom!)
Speaking of shoes...I spent approximately ten hours looking for a new pair of sandals for Georgia last week. That's right, folks...I said TEN hours. That's like a friggin' part time job. You see, Georgia's grown out of her everyday sandals and apparently has the hardest feet to fit this side of the Mississippi. Not only does she have difficult feet, but I'm crazy-cheap and the thought of spending more than $10 on sandals this late in the season makes me angry (never mind the amount of money I spent on gas looking for said sandals). Finally, after much long-searching, I found these babies. They would match most of her wardrobe. They were a half size. Best yet, they were on sale. Seeing that they were the last pair in her size, I snatched them up quick.
Less than 24 hours after the purchase, Georgia took a pen to them. Spencer attempted soap and water when he first came on the scene. no luck. Soon, he moved up to wet wipes. nope. Getting desperate, he tried spraying them with hairspray and wiping them down (it works on clothes, right?). it took a bit of the ink out, but not nearly enough. When Spencer finally 'fessed up to me about what had happened, I even bust out the Magic Eraser (I mean, it gets out permanent marker, for heaven's sake). the shoes were still scribbily. *sigh*

Too bad. She's so wearing them. There's no way in heck I'm starting over.
I was talking to my sister the other day and we came to the conclusion that Scarlett resembles a monk. Yep, I mean the little old men with funny hair, incense, and robes. With the scraggly hair around her ears, round hairline, and man-brows, she's a near-perfect match. In fact, if I didn't have Georgia's fairy costume from last Halloween, I'd already be searching for horsehair robes and rope belts on etsy.

(the pictures don't even do the look justice. although, the third one does show the monk hairline fairly well)
Georgia's decided she now knows how to dress herself. Too bad she looks like a corner worker. Just give her some magenta lipstick, fishnets, and hooker boots and she's good to go.


Since I've had a lot of inquiries, I'll fill y'all in on my new locale. I just gotta say how absolutely in love I am with our new town. Overland Park (Kansas) has so, so much to do, including TONS of family-friendly activities. I have endless shopping options (there are 6 Targets within a 6 mile radius. Six. I kid you not!). We're close enough to Kansas City that we could spit on it with a good tail wind, yet Overland Park is big enough that I don't feel like I have to actually go into the city basically ever. I'm always surprised at how friendly people are and our ward is just so fabulous. The neighborhoods are all lined in big shade trees and everything seems nice and clean. I could be content with spending the rest of my life here and that's pretty big coming from a moving junkie like me. Despite the tantrums, spit-up, and constant laundry, life is pretty darn good.


kristin said...

Ok, so first that picture of Scarlett posing in the stroller - such a Whit pose!! I love it. And second, Kansas is so not that cool, because it increases the distance between us and the likelihood of us seeing eachother soon is nill. NOT. FAIR. Yes, I'm having a pity party over here.

Zachary said...

Ha ha! You said "this side of the Mississippi"! That is one of my all-time favorite sayings...and it isn't very useful in Utah. At least out there is carries some weight.

Your kids are awesome by the way...I wonder where they get it?

Love ya!

Megan Tea said...

I love that picture of Scarlett posing. How adorable. And Georgia's hair is so beautiful. So sad about the shoes. They are adorable.
Love Georgia's sense of style... at least they match!
So glad you like where you live. 6 Targets sounds like heaven to me. That's a big thing that I am missing here where I live, is the shopping/entertainment options. Wish I had a dollar theater.

Cassie & Nick said...

Your blog is halarious! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine & Tyler said...

Glad to hear everything is pretty darn good! Miss ya chica... glad ya love your new place!

Aubrey said...

I'm glad you love Overland Park. And that picture of Georgia cracks me up!

Adrienne said...

Cute Kiddos! I just love Georgia's hair. Bet you get that a lot. And I like the picture of Ezra with the crazy face. Makes me laugh :)

Annie said...

I'm glad you're settling in well. That's always a good thing. Anyway, I wonder if nail polish remover would work on the shoes... I haven't tried it, so I don't know, but it's supposed to get black permanent marker off of things. It might be worth a try, although it could also take off more than the marks.

Caldwell Family said...

Man I didn't know you lived that close to Kansas City. I wish we had, we just drove through there a couple days ago on our way back to Georgia from Utah. It would have been nice to see you guys! Sounds like all is well. Good to hear how your life is going.

Alabama Apples said...

Thanks for the post. At least one of us is posting...maybe you'll inspire me. Love the pics! You crack me up with your comments on everything. I'm so sorry about the sandles....ugggh! I love your corner girl comment, what a little stinker!!

Hugs and kisses to all!

Mack Daddy said...

haha cute whit i really miss you guys how far from mom and dad do you guys live? like hour wise

Steph said...

Ahhh, your blog is like a cool drink of water on a hot day (read: my house is the desert right now). Sigh. I wish you and Lib were still here. Makes mundane things sooo much better.
So. I've totally decided you make me funny...I'm not all that funny w/o you here. Poor funny Steph. ;)
Your blog was hilarious. Period. I haven't laughed-out-loud like that since you've been here. I miss those kiddies so much. Scarlett is an absolute doll. Love the pic...(all of them) even said monk pics. She does the monk look justice. *giggle*
Ez is such a cutie. Love his pics.
And Georgia could be a street walker with her at-i-tude. Love that pic, too. She is beeeuuutiful.
Sending love your way...even if it's all covered in cardboard.

Steph said...

b.t.w...luuuv your background. so you. very cute. very shabby/chic. *smile*

Rachel Teran said...

Your life is so, so much more exciting/interesting than mine is right now it seems....

Oh the everyday life of poor newleyweds. There isn't much to say... :) People tend to get bored of me talking about how easy on the eyes the husband is. Life is so unfair for the childless.

:) LOVED the post.