Monday, November 10, 2008

Ribs, Trips, Skulls and Birthdays - all in one post!

I am sitting on the couch, laptop on my lap, watching Indiana Jones, recovering from a very large dinner of barbeque ribs, pulled pork, french fries, other types of barbequed meats, and many sides. Matt mom is in town for work and treated us to dinner. We may have over ordered and may have enough leftovers for the next few days. I also may not feel like eating again in that time period.

In other news we had a nice, but quick visit in Clearfield with my parents and my nephews Isaac and Theo, niece Nora and sister in law Chrissie. I'm hoping to retrieve the pictures we took over the weekend from my parents camera and when I do I'll give more details about the trip. We had a good time despite the kiddies all feeling a little under the weather with coughing and sniffling.

Today was spent recovering from making the lovely four hour drive to central PA with just myself and the girls. Ella and Catherine are not easy travelers. They always want something and rarely do they fall asleep. They were both awake the entire drive both ways.

While we were gone Matt got to work on our bathroom. He redid the plumbing so we can install a two sink vanity and ended up fixing some other plumbing issues while he was at it. The good news? We are moving in the right direction and some of the biggest jobs are done. The bad news? We didn't have a working toilet, sink or bathtub from Friday until around 8pm tonight. Thankfully I missed two of those days. Ella was not so happy about not having somewhere to pee in the middle of the night. She insisted that she wasn't a baby and she would not pee in the training potty. Matt had to take her down to the basement when woke up nice and early this morning.

I wish I could find my camera so I could post some pictures of our demolished bathroom. It's truly a sight to see.

In other news, tomorrow is Matt's birthday! I think he forgot until I reminded him so obviously he is not expecting a big celebration, but I'm looking forward to at least making a yummy meal and some cupcakes (his request - not a real exciting request, but hey, it's his birthday) and let the kids help put up some decorations and make a sign.

Indiana Jones is over now and I can't say that I really enjoyed it. Not sure what I was expecting, because I have always liked the Indy series, but this one just didn't do it for me. Sorry Harrison, not this time.

Now I'm off to find a new ringtone for my phone. I've got a busy and important life people, you're lucky I take time away from it to post such interesting updates! ;)

5 comments:

renee said...

So glad you had a nice time with family - both in Clearfield and over ribs! :)

I am really anxious to see the demolished bathroom. can't stand the anticipation!

I just told Jon tonight, "tomorrow is Matt's birthday! We cannot forget to call him!" - so tell him he'll be getting a bday call from us!

Jenn said...

I can sympathize with the kids being challenging travellers. Alex is the same way--she rarely sleeps on the 5 1/2 hr drive to Philly when we go there, and she always wants something. Recently she has even given up the dvd player after about an hour into the trip, so she just asks for things the rest of the way! I'm hoping as Kellan gets a little older they can at least entertain each other to help preserve my sanity on those trips!

Rebecca said...

So what ringtone did you pick?

I've been thinking of a Christmas one...just as soon as Thanksgiving draws a little closer.

BBQ Pork sounds so good right about now. Did I ever tell you that when I read about food, I want that food?

True story. Licking my lips.

By the way...I'm back.

Teri said...

Happy Birthday to Matt! The ribs sound awesome! Where did you get them from?

By the way, I guess I should clarify since I said I have a crafting room, but I'm not good at crafts. I LIKE doing crafts and I do like to scrapbook, but I haven't picked mine up in a LONG time! I wish that I could quilt or sew or something like that, but I can't! So in other words, I LIKE doing those things, but I'm not good at them at all! LOL :)

stella g. said...

happy b-day, matt! i like your quirky updates. especially the part about food. last night i rolled into bed with a tummy full of soft pretzels. yummy, but a little much. don't think i'll eat for a few days either...

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