Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I could get used to this!

Ahhhh! I have so enjoyed my Spring Break! Not having to be anywhere until the afternoon has been a much enjoyed treat! The girls have been enjoying their time off too. Last week the weather was much more condusive to what I had planned, but hey, time off is time off right?!

Saturday I had to be in Escondido at 7 am.....have I mentioned I don't like getting up early??? Sydney had a dance competition and by some miracle she had them all in the morning and we were home by 4!!!! Unheard of, but I was happy! Tired, but happy! Sunday Jordan was supposed to have a soccer game, but it got cancelled due to impending rain....and rain it did!! Brooklyn went to a Galaxy game, where David Beckham winked at her, the highlight of her life as she says! She came home soaking wet and has been battling asthma ever since :(

I haven't gotten as far as I would like with the house, but honestly I never will!! I have, however been hanging out with the girls and playing with the puppies, that is a successful way to spend time off anyway, right??

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year to throw open the doors and windows and let Spring in! That is, as long as its not still storming where you are! Since we are on Spring Break for the next 2 weeks it is going to be a very busy time for the Wells Clan! :) While I'm sure the girls had visions of sleeping in and lounging their days away that is not what mama has envisioned!!! Let the cleaning & purging begin!!!

We let the puppies outside over the weekend and they did beautifully! So that is where they spend their days while they still sleep in the garage at night. It has made cleaning up after them so much easier! Saturday John and I used the Shop Vac in the garage and boy did that help!! John and Jordan also worked on the front yard, which looks fabulous! I worked on the GINORMOUS heap of laundry, and made a small dent! Afterwards the 3 of us went to Hometown Buffet to celebrate Jordans birthday sans her sisters (they were at a dance party and a Girl Scout event), it was nice to spend time with her on her own. :)

Yesterday was spent working on more laundry and then the regular dance and soccer schedule got in the way! Haha! So today I am cleaning out the front living room/dining room and am going to shampoo the really needs it!

So I'm off! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Last week we were cold and rainy, this week it has been warm and sunny....and smoggy today :( I've been sneezing and coughing, my eyes are watery and my head feels like it could explode at any moment....yup its Springtime in SoCal!!! Lol!

Tomorrow is our last day of work/school and then we get a 2 week Spring Break!! So excited about this! No pressure to have to be anywhere, no driving a million and one places and sleep oh sweet sleep!!! I'm looking forward to getting the tomato plants started and maybe buying some other plants to get going in the planter boxes. I also need to get some flowers for my hanging baskets out back, it will be nice to see some color back there! John and I are also going to get to work in that backyard and tackle some of those trees, they need to be pruned back desperately! Maybe we will even fire up the grill for the first time this year :)

Just one more day until a couple weeks of "freedom"!!! I can do it, I know I can!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cannot wait!!

So Johns car has been down off and on for almost 2 years, which leaves me to be the one driving everyone around, including taking him to and from work and odd hours. I am in desperate need of some serious sleep! We thought we had the problem fixed last year, yeah that didn't work out so well! They guy only half fixed it, which really meant he just made it worse!!! Ugh! So with our taxes this year we had to get him a rebuilt engine! it has been almost 2 weeks and I'm hoping that it will be done soon, it will be so very nice to not have to take him to work @ 10:30 at night, ot pick him up at 1 AM if he works overtime....sure we could have used the money to pay bills or take the girls to Disneyland, but just thinking that I can actually RELAX at night is so much better!!!

Happy Fat Tuesday!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Finally...a minute to breathe!

Good Saturday morning! It is gorgeous here today, supposed to be near 80! I am much more of a cool weather person, but the warm sun feel fantastic this morning! The nice weather in combination of having a very laid back day is just what I needed :)

I'm sitting in front of the school waiting for Jordan to get out of Saturday School. Now, this is not the Sat School I remember growing up! If I would have had to go to Sat School I'm positive my mom would have been quite upset with me! This, however, is something different. The school is giving kids who may have missed a day or two to make it up and basically erasing that absence! The school benefits too of course, they get $15 for each child that makes up the missed day, so its a win win! And with state testing coming up its a good thing. Jordan was hoping to get her weekend homework done this morning, that would be nice!

After Sydney & I dropped Jordan off we headed to Wal Mart, not my favorite place since they don't support Unions, but sometimes you just have to go where the prices are a bit better! I got a lot of my shopping done before dropping Syd off at dance. Then I hit the new Goodwill store, I picked up a shirt for Syd or Brooklyn, whoever wants it, and some cereal bowls, both for $8 :) then I hit the grocery store and stocked up on the good deals (6 packs of small gatorade bottles for $1.99!!) I grabbed a breakfast burrito and am now waiting for Jordan to be done. The birds are singing, I just heard an owl (!!!) The snow covered mountains look beautiful, especially since there isn't any ugly smog!!! Big bonus! I just got to chat with the girls 2nd grade teacher...seriously one of the BEST teacher placed on this earth!!! God gave her a gift to work with kids and my girls were blessed to have her as a teacher!

John will go to work this afternoon while the girls and I clean the house, it is such a mess! Since Syd and I were gone at a dance convention last weekend nothing really got done, and these cute little monster puppies are destroying the garage, so we will be in there as well.

Tomorrow is church, Jordan has a game and Sydney has a cookie booth for Girl Scouts, not too shabby of a day! One more week until the girls and I are off for 2 weeks for Spring Break...whoo hoo!!!!

Enjoy the day!!