so... I'm supposed to be telling all about my lovely blog for this "Ultimate Blog Party" thing...
Like - who am I?
what am I doing here?
where am I going?
oh wait... maybe those weren't the questions?
let's just party...
Look - I even bought presents! Oh, don't tell sweet M, she thinks it was all about her!
but seriously - what kind of a good mother would purchase dolls with accessories this size for a child? (in my own defense - she just turned Seven... and has never actually swallowed any non-food item. Shoot, we barely get her to swallow FOOD items aside from Tacos or Mac 'n Cheese)
speaking of food... I made an incredibly special meal for the occasion (haha - obviously not a cooking blog you've happened upon here folks!)
we even made a cake - she helped! I love this age - simple meal... simple cake... simple party... I know, they get older... and more demanding... (Sometimes I would deem this a cake decor blog... but not today... check out the disco cake from 2 weeks ago, that was much more detailed)
and because it's a "par-tay" we had friends over to watch a movie... (shhh... again, sweet M thinks they were celebrating something else... and you might find a movie review here once in a blue moon... "might" - book reviews I do all the time... but there's a separate blog for that)
and then the weekend hit... and my partying spirit went out the window - time to spruce up the house! I spent about 12 hours with a paintbrush in hand on Saturday... no joke. Our church conferences were televised this weekend and I enjoyed listening while I painted.
One problem with this? The touching moments... it is REALLY a bad idea to be painting and wipe away a tear...
I was a mess - I looked pretty nasty when my daughter came to remind me that her soccer game was soon. Luckily ManOfTheHouse was closer to done and ran the 3 soccer players to the field while I scrubbed my hands, face and arms... and pulled my blue streaked hair into a quick ponytail. I figured it was very trendy and I'd get cool points from the kids.
Umm... I missed a spot.
and - even though this is SO not a decor blog - you will likely be subjected to my cool new "library" (a.k.a. - the place where I shove all the books in the house) and the new "guest room" (a.k.a. - the curtained off area with a bed that my boys now think they should be able to call their own.
(big bash blog party - okay that's not what it's called - is being sponsored by 5minutesformom.com... which is probably why I felt it was okay to participate even though 5 minutes is about all the time I've got this week... today? gotta finish putting all the books back on shelves. Yesterday I thought I was done - but then found a pile in the laundry room. Sometimes it's just best not to ask "why" around my house.
Alma 22:15-16 -- What Shall We Do?
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