Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Procrastinating

I seriously considered crawling back into bed this morning after getting the kids off to school.  I even waited to have coffee so that I could fall right back to sleep.  But then I looked at my pigsty of a house, the laundry alone is going to take all morning, and it looks like Easter threw up all over my kitchen, so I realized I couldn't pull it off.

So instead, I read blogs for an hour. : )

I received some fun things in the mail recently, like this from Miss Zippy:

Not sure if you can see the un-eaten waffle on a plate in the background, and crumbs and legos on the table. Told you my kitchen is a pigsty. Anyway, I won the cool water bottle because I have an ugly running shirt, between the grey color and font, it looks circa 1974.

I also received a canvas from Megan at Easy Canvas Prints.  I'm really happy with how it came out, I went to their site, and uploaded one of my favorite photos of Luke and Eliza when they were little. My friend James Bass The Photographer took it, and I used it for a Christmas card. The whole process was easy, and took five minutes.  They turned the photo into a 16" x 20" color canvas, and it was cool how the image wraps around the edges of the canvas.  So far I have it hanging over the fireplace in the family room, which some of you may remember from the Great Television Debate.

Even my mantle is messy, with Littlest Pet Shop toys hanging from the nails that we use to hang Christmas Stockings.  And I don't know why that Post-It Note is hanging there.

Another shot:

This is how my kids look now, all cleaned up for Easter Sunday.  Although I forgot to buy them dress shoes this year.  And Luke doesn't go anywhere without a Lego in his hand.

Not happy with the quality of photos in this post, but you'll be happy to know I picked out my new camera and I'm buying it this afternoon. 

I'm going to try and run three miles tomorrow, my foot is feeling much better, so I'm going to take it for a test drive.  I'm feeling rather sloth-ish, so I'm taking Frank for a long walk after I post this.  He's been a P.I.A since I got back from my sister Meagen's house, he's into everything, I think he's pissed off that we left him for a few days. 

Some of you guys asked how my sister Ali is doing, she's much better, I got to spend time with her last week.  Thank you for asking : )

Is anyone else looking forward to William & Kate's Royal Wedding on Friday?! I'll admit it, I can't wait, mostly to see what her dress looks like.  I have the DVR set to record it, but if I "happen" to wake up at 4 a.m. Friday, I'm going to turn on the television.  I got up for Princesses Diana's wedding, so we'll see what happens.

My Mega Giveaway to benefit The Children's Tumor Foundation is coming together nicely, there are some great things in it, I'm hoping to post it next week.

Okay, enough wasting time.

Happy Monday : )


misszippy said...

Your kids are so darn cute! That canvas picture that you used is sweet. And glad you got the water bottle!

Love the Decor! said...

Have a wonderful day!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am pretty sure I wont be up for the wedding, I might be on the trainer, but not that early

How is the tri training going?

racing dawn said...

I'm pretty sure I could copy and paste most of this post today just slide in pics of my own kids... ;) I'm having the same Monday as you!

And yes...I cannot wait to see what Kate will be wearing!!!

Love the canvas pic - your kids are darling!

Pretend this is real said...

I love the canvas print! What a great idea. Glad to hear your Easter went well (other than the mess it left).

Christi said...

Adorable kiddos!

Michelle said...

Love the canvas print - your kiddos are too cute!

Amy said...

I really want to see the wedding (and the dress), but with my marathon on Sunday, I'm not sure getting up at 2am to see it in my time zone is the best plan. I'm sure the highlights will be running all day!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Beautiful kiddos!!

I hope your foot continues to heal -- that's no fun! I will look forward to reading a pain-free post!

You are killing your ugly race t-shirt look---hawt!!! :) Have a good Monday Molly!

Lisa said...

The kids in the canvas and the kids in their Easter clothes - PRECIOUS!

ajh said...

I love how you have a lot to do and you sit and read blogs! Perfect.

RunToTheFinish said...

wow i almost did the same thing this morning :)

love the easter outfits, seriously I only really want kiddos on holidays and when I see a mom with a jogging stroller... right totally weird :)

Unknown said...

Great pics of the kids!
Good to hear your sis is doing well!

Raquelita said...

Legos make perfect accessories! I hope the 3miler goes well and the foot is fine!

The Green Girl said...

Wow, I love how your canvas turned out!

Anonymous said...

Glad your foot is feeling better. Your daughter looks so much like you, Cute photos.

Carly said...

I usually get up on Fridays at 6am, so I think I'm just going to get up a little earlier so I can watch it while I eat breakfast. I'm curious to see her dress too, but I kind of can't wait for it to be over so everyone (i.e. new people) can stop talking about it.

J said...

Your kids are so cute! I am so excited about the royal wedding because I really want to see Kate's Dress too! So exciting - the DVR is set!

Unknown said...

Yay for winning fun things! :) And the kiddos are too cute!

I'm not admitting it, but I'm totally looking forward to the wedding. :)

Emz said...

love the water bottle.

Love the photos.

Easter is awesome.

Caratunk Girl said...

Awesome water bottle!! And I love love love the pictures of your kids at Easter.

I have no interest in the royal wedding, but I am missing a few girl genes, I swear, because all of my friends are all looking forward to it too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the props Ms. Molly!!!


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