Friday, July 30, 2010

Flashback Friday

With a high of 102 degrees for tomorrow, and a heat index of 110, I thought this was refreshing.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Flashback Friday

This week has been VBS week for the Krajcas. I hope to post more pictures soon, but right now, we're heading to the Dallas area to see a Rangers game!

This year's theme for VBS has been Just As They Were Told, and we've been learning about Christmas!! In honor of the them of VBS, here are a couple Christmas videos.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I love Freebies!

I try very hard to find good deals and make the most out of our money. That being said, I'm not (yet) very good at hunting out major deals. I'm not the kind of person who clips coupons and goes to three different stores to find the best deal, though I hope to be that person soon!

But today, I got a ton of freebies!! Take a look.....

I'm not sure why or how, but I only have two cute onsies for Timothy. When I received a $10 gift card for Kohl's I knew just what I needed to buy! I got the romper and onsie pictured above for $1.30. I was very pleased!

During the month of May, I was buying a ton of cake and cupcakes from Sam's. During that month, when you made a purchase from the bakery, you received a coupon for 50 free prints. I finally claimed my coupons, ordering 149 FREE pictures!
We've been doing the summer reading program at our local library. I really like the way it's set up this year! When you've read for so many days, you get to go in and pick out a book. I assumed they would be old library books, but I was wrong! These are new Scholastic books! Above are the books for the three boys. Elizabeth is currently sleeping with her new Junie B Jones book, which isn't pictured.
When you're half way through the reading log, you go in and get a meal coupon and a prize. Tomorrow, the Krajcas kids will be eating at Fuddruckers for free! Today, they not only received a book, but another meal coupon! They all decided on Olive Garden. Yum!

I feel really good about my "purchases" today!

Friday, July 16, 2010

New bathroom!

While the kids were in Kansas at Grand Camp, Curtis and I did a lot of work in the hall bathroom, which is the kids' bathroom. Our goal is to do a few projects over the next few months and slowly prepare our house to be put on the market. After much prayer and even more patience, we feel that College Station is our home for now, and Curtis will be continuing in his same job. And while our current home has met our needs for the past several years, we are rapidly reaching maxim capacity.

So the first renovation we did was the bathroom!We installed a new light fixture.
Curtis pulled up not one, but two layers of linoleum flooring and laid tile. We also texturized the walls and painted and painted the base boards and the ceiling.
We were able to borrow the shower curtain from my mom/sister.

The cost for the entire bathroom make over was about $150. We were able to save a lot of money by using the extra tile that we had from tiling the kitchen.

We're looking forward to doing several more projects, and are very pleased with how well our first one went!

Flashback Friday

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My desk

My desk is a bit of a mess right now. Which is very symbolic of my mental state these days. I also chuckled at the items that I found laying on my desk this afternoon.Coffee mug, Reese's pieces, and my pink Bible. How a mommy of four makes it through the day!


My purple sharpie (which is what I write in my day planner with), wallet, mail to be mailed and list (which includes stamps so I can mail my mail!).
A Rt 44 Sonic drink! Diet Coke, thank you! I'm right now wishing that this was a result from todays Sonic run. But it's from yesterday (or was it Wednesday?). :-( But I fully intend on making it to Sonic again today!!
A portrait of me, from Elizabeth, coupons for free pictures, Kohls Bucks, and diaper coupons. If that doesn't symbolize my life, I just don't know what would!

Friday, July 09, 2010

The Pros and Cons

If you have children, have you ever been told, "You'll just forget what life before children was like!" I've heard that. And though I completely love my life and wouldn't want to change it, I haven't forgotten what life before children was like. I haven't forgotten about all the eating out, doing laundry once a month, hanging out with friends till late at night, talking with my husband for hours, seeing movies, going on dates, having time and money to do me stuff.

This week, I've gotten a tiny taste of that life again. Only having Timothy around is SO much easier! It's been a very quiet week at my house. Here's what I've enjoyed about this week:
Getting to sleep in till Timothy wakes up.
Not having to start my morning quickly.
Not waking up with a child squished between Curtis and I.
Cooking meals for 2 verses 5.
Cleaning up after cooking for 2.
Not having to play outside.
Quick trips to the store that take less than 20 minutes.
Cheap trips to Sonic.
Moments to complete my thoughts.

Things I haven't liked:
Not having someone needing me to make muffins or pour cereal in the morning.
Not having someone squished between Curtis and I in the middle of the night.
Snack time.
Hearing "I love you Mommy!" whenever I want.
Sweet kisses.
"Helping" hands.
Comments on my full hands and busy life.
Comments about my beautiful family.

Curtis, Timothy and I will leave on Sunday morning to go get the three big kids. We are very much looking forward to having our family back together again!

Flashback Friday

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Opps.....

Before I left Wichita, my friend Suzanne called and told me that I should do a lot of blogging while the kids are at Grand Camp this week. I assured her that I would, since I would have lots of free time.

Hahahahahahah!!!!!

First off, I put way too much on my to-do list. Though I've been very productive, there's still lots left to be done.

I also forgot that even though I don't have the three big kids here, I still do have to care for a baby. A baby who is no longer a newborn and wants to interact and play.

And of course, there are the daily things like laundry, cooking, cleaning, that I still have to do (though cleaning the kitchen is WAY easier without the extra mouths to feed).

So Suzanne, I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger, despite all the extra time that I've had.

To make things better, I thought I would document the transformation of our hall bathroom. But we have no camera. Thanks to Timothy, our nice camera is at the store being repaired. And I accidently left our other camera in my van, which stayed in Wichita.

Opps.

I guess we'll have to be happy with before and after pictures, rather than "in progress" pictures.