Monday, April 26, 2010

Tax Day

We celebrate an unusual day at our house, April 15, tax day. No, it's not because we're getting a refund (we've usually gotten it and spent it by then :) ), but it's the day we get Bill back. Starting from about the middle of December to April 15 is a very stressful, very busy time for Bill at work. Although this year was a little better in that he didn't work so many Saturdays, I think it was a little more stressful with all they've got going on at work. I'm just glad he didn't go into public accounting as we'd really not see him at all during this time, so it could be worse. However, by the time April 15 rolls around, we're ready for a party. We're ready to have a happy, relaxed Dad around again, so we throw a party for him. We celebrated with a very clean house, taco salad, the "special plate", german chocolate cream pie, pepsi, and a time to snuggle with dad and just relax together. It was a good night. Ahhh, I love tax day!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


A little slow, but at least it's not May yet. We had a great Easter weekend, despite all the snow. It was so nice to just relax and watch conference - about 5 more and I think I'll have my cross-stitch Santa done, I think I've been working on it for about 5 years now. :) We colored eggs on Saturday night. And in between sessions on Sunday, we had our hunt for their baskets. Bill and I hid them all upstairs. The kids ran up, did a quick run through all the rooms and announced they couldn't find them. I told them to look again, with their eyes open ;) , and they started looking a little closer. It still took them quite a while and some clues from me before they finally found them. We had a nice dinner at home and just enjoyed being together the rest of the day.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April Showers, bring May flowers, right?

I'm not sure that old saying meant snow showers though. So our latest snow storm dumped about 5" on us and farther south, around 8". My kids were pretty bummed when lots of schools (and their cousins) had a snow day in April! And what a spring break - it snowed every day they were out, and when it wasn't snowing it was windy, cold and miserable. Oh well, that's spring in Idaho. So instead of complaining too much, we took advantage of our new very wet, heavy snow yesterday and the little kids and I made a snowman. It was much easier and way more fun to roll it into a snowman than to try to throw all that heavy snow off the deck. But it was fairly warm, the kids are all in jackets, and the snowman toppled over in a couple of hours (then I let Cheyenne shovel the rest off. :) )

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Contest Entry

Hi I just need to make a quick post about one of my favorite websites - Snapfish! I do pretty much all my photo printing from them, unless I'm in a big hurry and need one hour. The quality is excellent, the colors are fantastic, and the prices are really good - especially when I wait until it's a free shipping promotion. Anyway, I just found a contest on where you can win a $50 gift card to Snapfish. I can always use more credits for prints as I'm slowly making my way to catching up and keeping current my scrapbooks, so I get an extra entry if I blog about it. Go check it out!

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