Lindleys-Life as we know it.

Wade, Deanna, Ryan, Colby, Taylor and Mayley

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Colby (a little late)

Colby celebrated his 6th birthday on January 17th. We have really gotten spoiled in this family because his Grandma Lindley is a very good cake decorater (they truly look professional and taste even better) But this year there seemed to be a lot going on so we forced Grandma to take a break and we went for the grocery store version. I want it to be known that I did offer to try to make Colby a cake but he laughed. And gave me that look like "yeah, right Mom ". So we headed to the local grocery store to pick out a cake. He chose a simple, 2 layer, round, Reese's peanut butter cake. It was decorated neatly and looked very tastey as I am partial to anything that contains both chocolate and peanut butter. But for Colby it needed some finishing touches. Like an entire baseball team arrangement that was made for a sheet cake. Yeah you should have seen the lady's face.

" Do you happen to have a baseball player you could put on top of this ?"

Blank stare..." I have a basketball player."

" Well He really had his heart set on a baseball don't have any like this?" I said as I pointed to the picture of the sheet cake in the book.

Blank stare...." welll.... Yeah but I would have to sell you the whole kit. "

"That's fine... I can just let him have the other figures."

She opens the bag and proceeds to arrange them on the cake. ALL OF THEM.

Colby was TRILLED with the outcome, and I was past the point of caring. At this point in my life if it isn't life threating, annoying anyone else, unethical or immoral I Don't care!

The cake was made complete with a bright blue Happy Birthday piped on top!

Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm A whimp...I admit it.

Wade left town yesterday morning for Chicago... I sucked it up and made it through the 3 hour church block yesterday.I got up this morning and went about my daily chores. But I miss him. I know that I am a total wimp. I am definitely NOT one of those wives that deals well with her husband being out of town. I look forward to him coming home each night. I love the look in my boys eyes when they hear his truck pull up. I love the sound of their voices yelling "Daddy's home, Daddy's home!" I love the calm feeling he brings to our home and to my heart.

Moments like these make me especially grateful that he is a homebody; and that trips that take him away from us are very few and far between.

Thankfully he will be home tomorrow night and all will be right again.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

How much is TOO much?

Okay...we have known that our Colby is, shall we say, addicted to television. But when I walked in today and saw this... Well let's just say, It may be time for an intervention.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Winter Fun


Ryan, Colby, and Taylor

My adorable husband has been spent the last several weeks making an ice rink in our back yard. He has literally spent hours perfecting the process. But it has paid off. The boys and several of their friends have had a great time skating and playing hockey.The hard part for me has been learning to focus on the fun that everyone is having and not the pile of skates, coats, hats and gloves strewn across my kitchen floor.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ready or Not Here We Come !

Okay, I've been procrastinating this blog thing long enough. It is time to bite the bullet and quit the excuses. So ready or not here goes nothing...

Well, after spending most of my day trying to figure this whole blogging thing out...deleting my post twice (on accident)... this is what I have to show for all my hard work. At least my boys look cute , Right? I mean after all...You really don't care about me babbling on and on... It's the pictures that you want, Right? Well for now it will have to do... but don't you worry I'm going to figure this thing out and then all of you out there that have been telling me what a great idea this was will be sorry you EVER suggested it! HA Till then.....