Monday, October 29, 2007

Exhausting Weekend

John's parents came down Saturday to help John and I move furniture around. We finally got doors up on our master bedroom. We decided to use the doors I found in the attic, which were origianl to the house and it was a great decision. The look really good! We now have a nursey. It looks enormous! All we have in there is Benjamin's crib and a Norman Rockwell painting of baseball game of course. The house seems so much more functional now. Just a few additional things we did this weekend, cleaned out two closets, cleaned all the carpet in the house, changed shower heads, CLEANED, painted, hung cabinet doors, moved furniture, laundered all the bedding in the house, and stared at Benjamin's crib coming to the realization that in 18 short weeks there will lay a little perfect baby boy. I am not for sure if my father in law will ever come in town for a visit again, I really put him to work! It was really nice to have them here, what would have taken John and I days to accomplish took only 5 hours. I am starting my next "to-do" list, so watch out Mom and Dad!
School is going well. I am becoming more and more abscentminded which is frustrating. I am glad I am taking next semester off. Choir, although very challening, is really coming together. Our first performance is November the 18th for Thanksgiving, and our next is for Christmas December 16--mark your calendars, both are during the AM service.
My camera is broken so, no new pictures. I am getting rounder by the day and am really enjoying the pregnancy now. No morning sickness...YEAH!

I hope everyone is doing well, I am off to Anatomy!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Schedules for the Family Reunion

Mom has been stressed out so I offered to make a food list for the family reunion next weekend. I tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone.

Friday Night--Hot Dogs and Frito Chili Pie

Every family brings their own dogs, buns, and drinks.
Mom--shredded cheese
Jessica--diced onions
Jenny--two bags of Fritos

Saturday Morning--BREAKFAST!

Jessica--two dozen eggs
Amy--gravy and 2 lbs of sausage
Jenny--2 lbs of baccon

Saturday Night--Hamburgers

Every family brings there own patties, buns, and drinks.
Amy-baked beans
Jessica--potato salad
Jenny--three bags of chips
Mom--sliced tomatoes, onions, and dip

Friday and Saturday Night--DESSERT! SMORES!

Amy--graham crackers

If you can think of anything I have forgotten, something you would like to add, or anything else, just let me know. Also, I didn't know if we all wanted to bring our own paper plates and untensils, or if we wanted to all pitch in and share. Keep in mind when purchasing food it will be for 8 adults and 5 kids. I thought it would be easiest if every family did there own lunches since our breakfast it so late. Let me know if you think the quanities are big enough. And, mom will have condiments.

I know Mom gets stressed out when it comes to cleaning up after each meal. She frightens me when she turns into Sybil, so I took the liberty of making a cleaning schedule as well.

Friday Night

Jenny--clean dishes
Brian--dry dishes
Kids--pick up trash with Papa Joe's help
Amy/John--gather dishes
Mom--put dishes/food up

Saturday Morning

Jessica--clean dishes
Jonathan--dry dishes
Kids--pick up trash with Papa Joe's help
Jenny/Brain--gather dishes
Mom--put dishes/food up

Saturday Night

Amy--clean dishes
John--dry dishes
Kids--pick up trash with Papa Joe's help
Jonathan/Jessica--gather all dishes
Mom--put food dishes up

I hope this helps everyone and isn't annoying. Let me know if I have forgotten anything!