Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Getting underway...

Tune in to any one of the million design shows on TLC on any given day and you will inevitably hear that your master bedroom should be "your retreat," "your sanctuary," your own little corner of the universe that invites you to relax and unwind. Ya, right. Have any of you seen our master bedroom?? Good. I'm glad you haven't because it's pretty much embarrassing. A far cry from being mine or anyone else's sanctuary it is more of a Deseret Industries showroom, featuring garage sale finds, hand-me-down items, things that we figured "would do for now" and worn, stained linens. Ugh. But, no more!! Our Christmas present from my parents was a king sized mattress and box springs. Sweeeeeeet! And Spencer's Dad is donating his time and woodworking expertise to help us make a new bed (a replica of Pottery Barn's Farmhouse bed, if you want to check it out online!). It is just about ready to be stained and it looks amazing, I must confess. I dreamed up a little design for the room and we are now ready to begin....lumber for the detail work on the wall purchased, paint picked out and ready to go, linens and pillows bought and waiting patiently to be unveiled, new chocolate brown linen drapes already hung. Now, all that remains is all the hard work but I am so excited. I will post pictures when everything starts to come together. After almost 9 years of marriage, Spencer and I are actually going to have a "grown up" bedroom and I CAN'T WAIT!!! :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I hate naps!!

Yes, you read that right. I HATE NAPS!!! I loathe, abhor, detest, resent, and strongly strongly dislike them. There. That's all of the synonyms I can think of off the top of my head. But it's true. I hate naps. Now, before you start thinking my five young kiddos have indeed finally driven me to the funny farm, let me explain that I am not taking about naps that I might TAKE. Those are a distant memory. I am talking about the naps I FACILITATE for my three youngest children. I quite literally spend a large chunk of my day pulling blinds, turning sound machines and baby monitors on and off, folding and unfolding blankets, and bouncing, snuggling and otherwise inducing sleep. Then tip-toeing around, and shhhhhhh-ing anyone and everyone trying to protect this sacred nap that is not my own.

I think I am about ready to lose it FOR REAL!!

As such, you are all invited to the biggest shin diggity dog that I am capable of pulling off...scheduled for the day that I put a little person down for a nap for the LAST time. There will be steaks sizzling on the grill, karaoke (of course!) and an open bar, offering a variety of caffeinated beverages to celebrate our "awake-ness". An event you surely won't want to miss. In the mean time, I'll keep plugging along...the nap facilitator extraordinaire! Swing by if you're ever sleepy. I'm sure I could fit you into my rotation. :)