Sunday, June 28, 2009

Our Building Project

This is our building project from yesterday:


Actually it is the foundation for our new FREE pool! Our friends got a bigger pool and gave us this one (Thank you Scott & Jamie). We had to build this foundation due to the fact that we have two inches of rock beneath our grass before you actually hit dirt. This was the easier option. As you can see the kids are having a lot of fun in the sand too, so we will be using it as a sandbox in the spring and fall before and after the pool. Overall this was a very successful project!

Not quite full yet.

Full enough to swim by dark, but REALLY cold! It was much better today, but still needs to warm up a bit.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Let's Try this Again!

I realize it has been several months since I posted anything and I'm sure the small group of followers that I had gained has long ago stopped reading, but I'm going to give it a try again and hopefully have better luck this time. So, let me explain my absence. Just as I was started to feel like things were coming together, my house was manageable, projects planned, saving money with couponing, and excited to be super mom/susie homemaker, it all began to unravel. I was suddenly overwhelmed with everything - even changing diapers seemed to be a major chore and the need to do it would put me in tears at times. I could not wrap my mind around even the most basic tasks and was tired beyond belief. It took me a bit to realize what was going on, but after a few weeks and the even more overwhelming feelings as the house piled up around me I realized that I had some baby blues. It has taken me a while to adjust to the medicine and be able to get things back to a manageable level, but thanks to my mom and Josh giving me some help and a few days without the kids to be able to care for myself and our home I am feeling MUCH better! So, I think I am ready to begin blogging again. I have been working with short to-do lists, the 15 minutes at a time principle, a lot more energy (well, as much as the mother of 2 under 2 can really have), and a BRIGHTER outlook! So, bear with me as I get back up and running.