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Playing Catch Up

Happy New Year!

Well it’s the first post of the new year!  I hope everyone enjoyed my 25 Days of Christmas Series as much as I did!!!  I love doing it however I also kind of missed just “talking” with you all.  With all the projects for the series, the shopping, wrapping, baking, decorating, Pre-K party planning, mommy duties, wife duties, house duties (maid) and my husband being gone ALL WEEK, the THREE weeks before Christmas traveling for work….I was TIRED!   I had hoped to still post regular stuff but, well, that didn’t happen.  I was lucky to get a shower squeezed in there!  So let’s play catch up shall we?  Grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat!!!

  • Christmas was awesome.  Now I am left with three of these boxes to fit into our already overly crowded, no storage anywhere townhouse.  Wish me luck!  My boys are spoiled!

Spoiled Rotten!

  • Boxes of toys and awesome gifts aren’t the only thing we brought home…we brought the damn cold from hell home with us also.  ‘Tis the Season to share nasty ass germs!  There is so much booger/snot production going on in my house these days that I am frantically trying to figure out a way to sell this stuff.  I’d make a million!
  • We are moving to St. Louis!!!  Freddy took a new position where he can work from home (most of the time when he is not travelling ALL WEEK, the THREE weeks before Christmas.  (Yep still bitter about that) so that means that “home” can be anywhere.  I am from St. Louis and am super excited about heading home.  We did a bit of house hunting while home for Christmas so you can quit hearing me complain about renting and not being able to decorate!  See…you are as excited as me now, right?
  • Freddy gave me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas!!!!!  Now you can quit hearing me complain about that also!  (even happier aren’t you!)  He didn’t order it, he just printed off the sheet from the internet and we are going to order it this week.  I was hoping I could win one from the 3.124 million blogs giving one away…everyone else had that same idea!  Imagine that!  Per Nicole’s request, I will still offer ways to make my projects sans cameo!
  • January is National Organization Month.  Seriously, like, OH MAH GAWD I am giddy.  Like orgasmic giddy!  I love organizing.  I apologize in advance.
  • In efforts to prepare for our move, happening  during the month of March, I am going to be very busy (organizing and) purging.  Did I mention it was National Organization Month?  Yes?  Sorry again.
  • I have some “winter themed” projects up my sleeve, I will do my best to make those happen!  Oh and I also heart Valentine’s decorations.  I love the colors and how cupcakes, hearts, and cute things are all associated with this holiday!  (but think the actual holiday is retarded and made up!)  Yes I am one of those girls…
  • My kitchen floor needs to be mopped so badly that I am considering just holding off doing it and then taking a power washer to it before we move out.  Seriously.
  • Um, I hate moving.  I hate packing, I HATE lifting heavy things all day long and I hate unpacking.  I’d debating selling everything and then just buying new stuff when we get there.  (except my cameo that is…that thing will sleep with me!)
  • I am so happy to be out of the Arctic that is Minnesota!  It was December 31st and my boys could play, OUTSIDE, with only little sweat jackets on, keep all their extremities free from frost bite, AND not have to trek through 4 feet of snow in order to get anywhere!

Playing on the last nice day of the year!

  • Oh and by the way, since we left Minnesota they have had like NO EFFING SNOW and nice weather.  Mother Nature HATES me!  Seriously.  Here’s a picture of last year right before Christmas.  They had a brown Christmas this year!  That’s Freddy standing there to give you an idea on the height…and sadly this was only the BEGINNING of like 2.678 billion snow storms of epic proportion!

Snow Mound in MN 2010

Oh and one of a really cute boy who LOVED to play while daddy shoveled!

Snow Mound in MN 2010

Snow Mound in MN 2010

  • Are you still with me?  This is a lot of rambling.  I’m sorry.
  • I am going to jump on the #photoaday train on Instagram.  I will be 4 days late to the game but Oh well.  I would never last for a 365 one so I thought the monthly one would be a good start.  If you have Instagram…you can search CheSaysCheryl and find me!  I will follow you back!  I will post them to my Facebook page also.  So if you are curious and don’t have Instagram…you can find them there also!

OK enough for now.  Thank you for reading.  Or for many of you, you are welcome for providing you a good little nap!  hehe!

And That’s What Che Said… And That’s What Che Said…

6 Responses to Playing Catch Up

  1. Brittany says:

    Great pictures! Happy 2012!!

  2. Kathleen says:

    Loved your post today! I tried to win a Silhouette too. Good for you getting one for Christmas. I look forward to seeing your creations! And congrats on the move. It should be much warmer than Minnesota! :) Blessings~

  3. Mary says:

    Even though I already knew about the move, it’s no less exciting seeing it here. SQEEEEEEE!

  4. imklvr says:

    So you got a Silhouette! I’ve always idenified with you because I didn’t have one, either. And I still don’t have one. BUT!!! My wonderful daughters got me a Cricut! So I’ll be watching you even more closely to see that kind of things you come up with!!!

  5. Maureen says:

    OH so excited for you!!! Hope the move is what you need; sounds like change in work schedule is exactly what you needed. Moving back home has NOT worked for us and if we could figure out a way to move back to Cheyenne, WY and survive, we would go so fast the Road Runner would be left in the dust!
    Congratulaions on the Cameo. My poor Cricut is still in the box due to having nowhere to put her – purchased in June because it was a great deal.

    Maureen

    P.S. Adoption Papers?

  6. Maureen says:

    Che,
    Forgot – sorry! This killer cold form hell – is it being simply passed back and forth between kids? This kind of thing happened to us in Wyoming and to finally kick it’s butt I had to go around EVERY night for THREE weeks, wiping off door knobs and switchplates, counter tops, table tops, chairs, toiletseats and handles… everything my then seven year old touched or would be touching in order to kill the damn germ, bury it and dance on it’s grave.

    Maureen

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