Saturday, February 27, 2010
-1 Very unhappy husband who's had the worst week of sleep from said topper
= 0 Fun for everyone!
Travis has been complaining about his shoulder and back since he put on the 2.5 inch thick mattress topper. I, on the other hand, have never slept better and my back feels great!
For our date night on Friday we headed out to the Dayton Home and Garden show. He wasn't initially thrilled with that idea, but we ended up having a great time. One of the vendors was the Sleep Number bed. We went over and laid down. The salesman showed us how to adjust the bed to match our comfort level. Travis liked it at 100, me at 30! Yep, that is quite a difference.
We walked around the rest of the evening contemplating this 'investment'. There wasn't much talking, because Travis was so sore and I was not. We knew this bed was the answer to both our problems. And decided it was a go. It should be here in less than two weeks!! Travis said the stars were aligned that night, because if he wasn't in pain we wouldn't have even gotten near that exhibit!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday night Travis surprised me with a Memory foam mattress topper and new fluffy pillows. I've had some complaints with my back. That night I slept heavenly! It was so comfortable. Unfortunately when I looked over at Travis in the morning, beaming, he didn't look so great. Haha, he likes a hard bed! Poor guy, the sacrifices he makes. Someday, when we're old and decrepit we'll probably have a Sleep Number bed :-)
Tuesday morning I went to MOPS and they surprised me with a some beautiful carnations. I love MOPS and feel blessed to work with such a wonderful group of moms on the steering team and socialize with many more uplifting women. Then as soon as we pulled into the driveway a delivery man from Edible Arrangements pulled up. Mom surprised me with an edible bouquet. I think we had half of it finished off before we got a chance to call and say thank you! Food and beauty combined equals one great present. On Monday I got a package from Japan. In California we had a Japanese Exchange student, Kanae, that still keeps in contact with us. She mailed me a really neat picture frame. I just love her gifts. She is pictured on the far left of the two girls (the one not covered by Mickey's ear). Isn't she pretty!
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Here is a picture of Wilbur and Orville Wright's grave. Since I'm a Erma Bombeck fan we drove past her grave and got a picture. The brochure says that "a 29,000 pound rock has become a monument for her grave." She was a newspaper columnist for the Dayton Daily News then went on to write books about life as a wife and mother. They're very interesting if you get a chance to pick one up.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
On Sunday we attended church and celebrated when we got home. The kids made valentines for their primary class.
Our ever faithful friend Kelly made us awesome chocolate heart suckers and chocolate covered graham crackers and sent them to us. Dynomite was completely thrilled to have pink chocolate.
Yaya also sent us a v-day package. She sent a Hallmark book that recorded her voice reading each page. When she watched the kids for us in December she read Trouble this book about Clifford getting an award. Trouble said that he wanted an award too. So Yaya sent all the kids an award. Trouble got the Smarty Pants award, Dynomite for the Best Dancer, and Backpack for the Cutest Munckin Ever. We also got some See's candy. Yum!
Backpack brings me my first gift of a giant heart of assorted chocolates. The best valentine's present ever. Travis' favorite chocolate is Ferrero Rocher. He also got a chocolate fish that was in a box that said, "What a Catch!" I didn't really get it for the chocolate, but because Travis really is a good catch ;-). Trouble made Dad a valentine alien fishing and Dynomite made him a valentine heart card. We got the kids a baggie filled with stickers, pencils, candy, and new Clifford song CDs. They love listening to kid songs in the car, so now we can mix it up a bit. Travis wasn't all that happy about the amount of candy they got, but hey is a holiday!!! I can't resist. We ended up taking it away anyway. Its sitting with the Halloween candy in the laundry room. It makes appearances for good behavior and bribes.
You may be wondering about the quality of the photos. I hinted to Travis that it would be nice to have a smaller camera that I could keep in the diaper bag so I'd always have it with me. A few weeks ago he mentioned getting an underwater digital camera. I wasn't too excited about that idea because I just wanted something small, pink and cute (pink means he won't steal it...Hee Hee). So what did he surprise me with.... the underwater camera. Yeah, lets just say I don't hide my emotions well. He felt bad, but after we saw how the pictures turned out he had no problems taking it back. We decided to hold off on the camera idea.
I did also mention it would be nice to have a dustbuster so it would be easier to vacuum the van. Lets face it, it needs it everyday!! Travis scored a mini wet/dry shop vac that plugs into the car at Goodwill. It also inflates!
I married a good man. He listens well :-)
Happy Valentine's day!!
Travis talked me into going down. Its pretty wimpy!
For FHE Travis and the kids sculpted a volcano.The eruption:
Hope you had a great week too!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We also love that it is a Christian preschool. They sing songs about Jesus and learn bible stories. They're aren't teaching the concepts at this point. This is good because often Trouble tells Travis the story they learned and then Travis can then teach him the moral. This usually leads our dinnertime discussions.
So far they've had two different programs for the parents to attend.
This was the Thanksgiving program. I almost missed it because I was suppose to be at the airport picking up Papa. However, Travis and I were both able to attend. Of course we forgot the camera. A friend from our church had hers and snapped a few pictures for us. This picture is my friend's daughter with Trouble. Its nice that they can be in the same class together.Trouble during the program. They were the Native Americans. He was Shinning Sun. He picked his own name out.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Monday morning Travis woke to find Dynomite on the bathroom floor. Apparently she stayed up playing with the bath toys and was too tired to find her way back?!? This was just an indicator of our week!
Yes, so interesting *insert eyes rolling*
Here is to a much better next week!