Party like a princess...

So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

the kids love these.
and what can i say...i laugh too. :)

maybe i can call it motivation??

have a good day, regardless of the job you do.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

i woke up to...

the howling of coyotes.

what an unnerving sound so close to your window.

matt woke me up...and said, "do you hear them?"
how could i not?
it sounded like they were right outside.
like standing in the school yard. close.

i layed there. and listened.
you can listen to what i heard here.
under audio.

it was really.kinda.crazy.

from the research i have done. i see they are beautiful creatures.
beautiful creatures to live in the "wild". NOT my woods.

the worst part about it was...i rolled over and looked at the clock.
it was 5:21 a.m. in the morning.
that's like morning time.
on a good day, i get up at 5:30 a.m.
that gives me the chills.
i think it would "feel" better if it would have been 2 a.m. when i am tucked in bed for awhile longer. :)

it would seem that they eat well. off of our chicken compost pile.
we have seen them running from our pile during the night...
10 or 11 p.m., always when we are returning from somewhere, in our car.
still. unnerving. don't get me wrong. :)

our neighbor boy, who is kaden's age, saw one this summer.
like. up close. and personal.
i would have been completely scarred for life.
he came running home, and later took his dad back to where he saw it...
and there were big prints.

want to come over for a camp out?



Saturday, September 7, 2013

kaycee & karolina's room is done. *

yes. finally. kaycee and karolina's room is done.
what a process.
it wasn't going to be much of one.
the actual painting was done in one day.

but then.
i accidentally found bunk beds at reuzit.
and then the bunkbeds had 2 dressers that came with them.

so. then. i pretty much had to re-arrange my whole house.
which is a good thing.
a very good thing.
and now i am almost completely done.
and super organized.
which is how i LOVE to start out my school year...
but i have a teeny bit more work to do. :)

but. here are some pics of their new space.
they are loving it.
kaycee is a bit introverted like her mother. and loves spending time in her room now.
she is very much like me, and how i was when i was 8. :)

kaycee made all the poms.
i love them. :)
she also made the other little ribbon bunting by her mirror.
she is very crafty. & is starting to show style all her own.
very fun to watch it develop. :)

[karolina (L) just days old per bjfphotography & kaycee (R) at 2 years old per pea pod photography]
two of my favorite pictures...kaycee picked the one she wanted hung. of course. :)

there ya have it.
hope to share some more pictures of my house next time.
enjoy the rest of your weekend.
i am beat.
but i decided to paint a small portion of my living room, with chalkboard paint.
got to get on another coat
so it's dry by morning. :))

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


what a day.
started when my alarm went off at 5:40 a.m.
course, then i hit snooze.
i did get out of bed by 6 a.m.

i promise. :)

the goal of the morning was to keep the kids quiet
(may i remind you that i get 3 extra on monday and wednesday mornings)
because matt didn't get a full night's sleep since chickens went out the night before.

why is it always a challenge to keep kids quiet, usually only when they ~need~ to be quiet?
it actually wasn't too bad.
i shooed them outside, where they played until it was time for school. :)
matt was still sleeping, when i left for the morning at 8:25 a.m.


i then dropped 6 children off at 2 school buildings
and proceeded to drop the last 2 off at my  mother in law's.
i met a friend for breakfast in new holland.
where i promptly received a phone call from kaycee's school nurse.
kaycee was in the nurse's office with a "really bad headache".
the same really bad headache she woke up with, and i medicated,
and encouraged her to try school for the day.

i told her to go to the nurse if it got "really" bad...
my bad.

i don't know where my daugther got the idea that if you have a headache you can take the day off?
ugh. matt went to pick her up,
 because after breakfast i had a hair appointment in new holland as well.

buzzed home at one oclock to check on kaycee.
who was waiting for me at the door with a cute little grin on her face.
some headache, i thought. :)

grabbed a quick drink,
put kaycee to bed to rest.
and headed out to pick up campbell for her dentist appointment.

she had a tooth pulled. :(
was a total rock star...but now, not feeling so hot.

bank drive thru.
picked up my littles at my mother in laws.
home. turned off chicken feeders.
did homework.
tylenoling kaycee and campbell all the while.
preparing dinner.
paying bills.
listening to piano being practiced, while t.v. humdrums to sad campbell.

preparing kaden for his ride to baseball.
while i smell the yucky perm smell on my hair. again.
will get campbell comfy  so i can run to kaden and kaycee's back to school night.

seems matt's been gone all day at appointments for real estate.
he should roll in here soon, want dinner, and be back out the door again to the chickens.
where we get a five day break to clean out and prepare for the next flock.
where we start chickens all.over.again.

i am thankful you are all eating organic chicken.
really.i am.
but. you could slow down just a minute.

i am ready for a slower day tomorrow.
again. i don't know how you outside the home, working moms do it all.

until next time i need to vent