Burgess Family of three...for now

A look into what we ordinarily do...sometimes not that ordinary.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentines Day 2010

I was in charge of planning V-day this year. Since I am not one to pass up an opportunity to do something BIG for an occassion I decided to go all out and reserve a fancy resort stay in Scottsdale for us.....

However, Clint's school/work schedule didn't really leave me much room to work with and finding an overnight sitter for Lina posed a bit of a challenge....

My big romantic plans got put on hold for a year...or two....

Instead we dropped Lina off at her Abi's house and ventured out for dinner and a movie!! I know, so predictable right?

We had a nice coupon and gift card to Ruby Tuesday, but leave it up to me to forget those. We ended up finding a nice little hidden sushi restaurant. (Clint is now a huge fan!) Then, we joined the rest of the cliche couples in watching Valentine's Day (the movie). We made out in the car for a bit, picked up Lina, then went home.

I made Clint open his present in the restaurant, he was totally embarrassed. I got him the pull up bar he requested. I got a pretty "eternity necklace" from him and super gushy letter to go with it. Loved it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Clint still thinks he is 24.....wait am I really 26 already??

Yesterday my brother and Clint were talking about someone who is 24 and Clint said "Wait! He can't be 24....I'm 24!"
I had to remind Clint that he would be 27 on Monday.

That got me thinking about where time has gone. I've been telling myself "one of these days I'm going to...." The list of things to finish that sentence has just gotten longer with time.
AAHHH! It just seems like I never have time to do anything other than just meet the basic needs of my family, and sometimes not even that gets done.

Here's a run down of what my day looks like.

7:00 -7:30 Get showered and ready for work
7:30-8:00 Drop Lina off at sitters house
8:00- 6:00pm Work
6:15 Pick Lina up from sitters
6:30- 7:00 Change out of work clothes, feed dog, start Lina's bedtime routine
7:30-8:00 Put Lina down
 8:00- 8:30 Unpack and repack diaper bag, wash diapers
8:30-9:00 Eat dinner
9:00- 9:30 Finish cloth diaper duty
9:30- 10:00 Get ready for bed, read scriptures
10:30 Clint gets home, we chat for a second before going to bed.

Thursdays and Saturdays I try to cram in laundry, grocery shopping, and household cleaning.

One of these days I am going to get a handle on this hectic schedule and find time to:
plant a garden
rewatch conference
work out
get waxed
buy jeans
get our wedding portrait framed
take Scooter to the groomer
put Lina's pictures in frames
hang her shelves
organize my desk
cook a diabetic friendly meal for my parents
make a D.I run
dust my ceiling fans
get a haircut
try a new recipe from my cookbooks
make bread
go for a bike ride
go to the cannery
make easter baskets for my nieces/nephews
take flowers to my grandma's grave
take a photography class

Note: The purpose of this post isn't for sympathy, more so for journaling purposes so that I can look back at this crazy schedule some day and hopefully laugh. Maybe Lina will even be so amazed at what her mom had to do when she had her. ; )

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Yeh, I read that on your blog!"

I can't tell you how many times I've been out and had a blast from the past. It seems like in Mesa, I'm boud to run into people from high school, singles ward, and past family wards...and apparently even elementary school and junior high. Inevitably they ask "So what have you been up to?"...I'll start to answer and then all of a sudden they stop me and are like "oh yeh, I read that on your blog". I'm left thinking "well geez I didn't even know you existed in the blog world, let alone that you read MY blog".

I am guilty of blog stalking myself. I'll admit it. Elisabeth recently posted that whenever you read a blog and don't comment you kill a fairy.

I'm going to try to stop killing fairies. Join the movement, leave a comment on that one persons blog that you blog stalk and just let them know you found their blog.

Monday, February 8, 2010

His or Her Diaper Duty...

Recently I overheard my husband talking to my brother about our cloth diapering adventure. He said he wasn't totally convinced it was saving us money once you account for the extra laundry loads we have to do. I also heard him explain how our roles in the cloth diapering has been split up. He doesn't clean poopy diapers, "that was the agreement" he kept stressing.

Then Tawnya introduced me to The Cloth Diaper Whisperer Website and I realized that my husband wasn't alone in his hesitation to switch. Also, I learned that there is a detergent out there that claims to leave NO SUDS in the washer after just one wash! Check out her blog for all kinds of useful info!