Friday, January 30, 2009

Happy Birthday to Jackie

Today is my sister's birthday.
Jackie is .... older then me.
I think she would kill me if I wrote how old she really is...
but nonetheless, it's her birthday ...

Love you Jack!
Happy Birthday!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Label Daddy Giveaway!

I am excited to announce my first ever giveaway on my site!

Label Daddy
will generously give a $50 gift card to one lucky person from my site who is picked at random by my three sons.

All you have to do is the following:
  1. Go to Label Daddy and pick a label that would would love to have.
  2. Leave a comment here with your name & email address; the number of kids you have and which label you would like if you were the lucky winner.
  3. One comment per person, per day please.
For a bonus entry you can do the following:
  1. Refer a friend. Have them follow the directions above.
  2. Very important: Make sure you have you friend here leave an 'extra' comment with your name in the comment section! That will count for a comment for your friend and a comment for you!
  3. The more friends you refer to here the more entries you will receive!
Giveaway will end on February 6th at 7:00 am PST.
The Lucky Winner will be posted on February 6th after school.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Label Daddy

I am a very busy mom with three very busy boys! They are always trying to talk me into the latest & greatest sweatshirts and backpacks and I need to label their stuff! With them going off to camp again this summer I started thinking about labels and how to put their names on their gear. That is when I stumbled upon Label Daddy!

With so many options to choose from, Label Daddy has all of your labeling needs covered! Clothing labels, shoe tags, sports tags and so on!

We have put these labels on the boys sweatshirts & backpacks ... they are durable and they last! I was very impressed with the high 'friction' area - near the neck - and how many times do you think I wash boys clothes? Hundreds! The labels have not worn off!

For more information or to purchase your own labels visit the Label Daddy website at: And, because I am always up for a good deal my blog readers who order through the link or with the code oakpark will save 10% off their purchase!

Tell your friends! Tell Grandma & Grandpa! Tell your kids teachers! Tell everyone!

Now back to the regularly scheduled program ! (grin!)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Today is a huge day for America and I can't wait!
The boys will be watching on TV as Obama takes the oath and someday I hope they understand what it all means for everyone!

"May God Bless The United States of America".
I hope it works out wonderfully.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Banister is done!

I hired a painter to come in and apply the sealing coat to our banister.
My dad would be proud.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

WOW - Great Weather!

We took a hike today and yesterday - 3 miles each ...
thru the hills and enjoying the weather.
It was beautiful out and the dogs enjoyed it ...
and we all enjoyed it!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


I have picked paint. Or should I say my best friend picked paint?!
Boys bathroom, my bathroom, office, living room, dining room, entry & stairs.
All will be done.
I am going to try to sneak the master bedroom in there too.

I will post pictures when the painter is done.
He starts next week!
I can't wait!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Anyone out there?

I'm curious ...
who's out here reading? I would love to hear from you!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Happy 9th Birthday to my niece Megan!
She has been thru more in her lifetime then any of us will *ever* experience and she is still smiling!

Love You Megan!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Edward Cullen

I haven't forgotten about you Edward...
I just haven't had time to spend with you...
sniff, sniff.....

I am hoping to get back to Edward soon.
I miss spending time with him.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

American Idol

YAY! Kids are thrilled ... it started tonight...
... but boy - what people will do for their 2 minutes of fame...!

Monday, January 12, 2009

More DIY

... We are taking on the Do-It-Yourself projects...
Here's our Banister after we sanded the white wash off and I am working on staining it. HUGE job. But - it's looking great!

OY! What were we thinking? (... saving a ton of money! ... did you know that a tiny bit of stain goes a *LONG* way?!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ben & Daniel's Floor

Here's Ben & Daniel's floor! I can't figure out how to rotate this picture! (AAARGH!)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Josh's Calendar

Josh has a calendar on his desk. One of those giant ones that you can write on. He just got it for Christmas from Gramma.

He wrote on the bottom...
"January is my favorite month because of the NFL Playoffs, the Superbowl, the heart of the NBA Games, AYBA Games and it's not so hot so in PE you can run further!"

He is still a sweet boy.

Friday, January 9, 2009

FTTS - Paul Revere

Daniel is doing a book report on Paul Revere.
He had to read a biography.
He doesn't believe that the one that we got for him is truth. He thinks it's fiction.
Because "How did they know all of these details, I think they made them up."

... He was highly indignant that something could be made up in a biography!

What a funny boy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


We made the Newspaper!
Click HERE
Daniel was overjoyed and right away ripped out the page and took it in for share.
Josh was highly annoyed. He couldn't believe that we were in the paper and was worried about being embarrassed!

Monday, January 5, 2009

What is it?

Daniel was sent to pick limes from the tree in our backyard. He found this! Hanging from our very own tree!

It looks like it comes from Who-Ville! Don't ya think?

He is wishing he had share in school so he could take it in. He says he will anyways. It's too bizarre not to take in to share!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Josh's Bedroom Floor

Here's a picture of Josh's Bedroom Floor. We ripped out the carpet and put in laminate floor. Allen and I did the work. We still have to do transitions and the baseboards ... but we are waiting for the material to arrive. We are so happy to have it done and we are happy to have done it. The carpet needed to go and the best option with three messy boys and three even messier dogs was to do flooring. We also did it in Ben & Daniel's room ... and will do it in our living room and dining room. Phew!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Egyptian Box

My niece Kate when to Egypt and brought me back this box.
Isn't it pretty?She brought Allen a shirt. He was excited. Look at the label. I don't know why the picture shows it backwards!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We had a fun, easy New Years Eve celebration with friends, finger food and firecrackers. (Not really fire but had to use an "F").

We have much to be happy about in 2009 and we are thankful for all of our family and friends that will make memories with us in this coming year and always.