Monday, June 24, 2013

Lifetime of Makeup

Back on April 4th, we discovered that the shower in our bathroom was leaking. We discovered because there was mold in the carpet and baseboards in our bedroom. Gross. We have been walking down the house to shower in the kids' bathrooms for the past 10 or so weeks. Not fun.

When nobody would return our phone calls just to repair the master shower, we expanded it to include minor renovations on the kids' baths too. We still had issues getting people to return our calls, come to the house to check out the project and then actually give us a bid on the project.

Finally we picked a contractor and another 3 weeks went by with sporadic communication. This weekend we were considering getting more bids and moving on, they finally called this morning to tell us they will be here at 8am tomorrow to start the work.

Yikes. I had a lot of prep work to do. This evening, I cleaned out my bathroom vanity from top to bottom. I found a lot of old makeup.

The high school years:

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Can  you believe I still have makeup from the 80's? I'm not sure about that mascara but it was sticky and oozy and really old.

The college years:

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I know this was purchased in late 1992, right before S#1's wedding. That nail polish is old and dried up. I'm guessing it was from this time period.

Post college years:

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This makeup was purchased from 'Fod & Hod', the Mary Kay lady my friend met while working at Enterprise Rent A Car. She had a heavy Texas accent and she would 'fod & hod', which meant you could post date your check and she would fold it and hold it until that date before she deposited it. I like that you can see the original impression in the eyeshadow. You can tell how little I used it.

The 2000's:

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This makeup was purchased when A started grade school and we had to go to the school auction/gala. I went to the Bobby Brown makeup counter and got a make over in the afternoon before the big night. I did this two years in a row and purchased stuff both times. I liked this makeup but it was expensive. DH still isn't over the shock. He brings it up every now and then, almost 10 years later.

The 2010's:

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The Dior Mascara was a giveaway in a bag at the auction gala last year. I don't think I've ever used it. I bought the lipstick and blue nail polish for the same event.  I know that I also purchased some eyeshadow and blush, but I think those were appropriated by A for her dance recitals.

I think I'm missing another bag of makeup somewhere because I know I'm missing my original case from Mary Kay that I had as of maybe a year ago.

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In addition to make up. I found all these samples, hairbands, a pair of sunglasses from the dollar store, a used razor and a necklace that I think I wore in one of my sisters weddings.

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And a pile of scrunchies from college years.

You'll be happy to know that I tossed the makeup. I told DH I should go buy some new makeup. I've been thinking about it since I started reading this blog. She does monthly recaps on her favorite beauty products that make me want to buy them. Then I remember that I barely wash my face and I wear makeup a maximum of 5 times a year. I could spend a ton of money and then end up throwing it out 20 years from now!

Father's Day

A week ago was Father's Day. We started off the day by going to mass on Saturday night. Nothing better than sleeping in on your day. I planned to let DH sleep awhile, but life intervened. Some how, someone left the back freezer door open all night. (And it wasn't the kids and it wasn't me!) Oops. We got up early and started cleaning up the mess. DH had gone to Sam's Club/Costco a week or two before and we had a freezer stocked with meat that had all defrosted. I cooked 5 lbs of ground beef by 9am.

After dealing with the freezer, we headed out to breakfast with FIL at Pete's.

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Of course it is a big day, so we went to the baseball game. S#2 & family, S#5 & my dad joined us. It was a hot one. Half the family had seats in the sun and half had seats in the shade. I switched back and forth.

S#5 & J enjoyed a 2 foot long pretzel.

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It wasn't a great game. We finally succumbed to the heat and the loss and left at the top of the 8th. Since we had meat to cook, the family came over to eat burgers for dinner.

I meant to take pictures of dad with the sisters. And a picture of DH and the kids. I didn't. We got this one right before the kids went to bed.

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Happy Father's Day, DH!  I hope you had a good one.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

summer so far

A&J are in DECATS for three weeks again this year. I put B in camps too so he would be busy and DH might be able to get some work done. The first week was golf camp. J did this camp for a couple of years. It is a good one and B had fun. I'll brag on him because he got the best driver and best putter award.

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Last week he went to football camp. Not my favorite thing, but he had a fabulous time. He was camper of the day the first day and got a real game worn jersey. The last day they got to run through the blowup helmet like the football players do before each game.

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This week he's going to basketball camp. A&J have their last week at DECATS. From what I've heard they are both enjoying it too. Maybe they will have some photo worthy events at the end of the week so the blog won't be do B-focused.

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Baseball is finishing up this week. Both boys have 2 games and it's over. Yeah! That's J hitting in his last game with the Carrollton-Farmer Branch league. He got the first hit I saw (and maybe he had) in the spring season. Luckily, I think he's over the mental block he had going and he's hitting better on the Y league team.

Once camps and baseball are done. DH & the kids & the dog are heading to the lake for the 4th. I'm staying home this year. I don't have enough vacation at the new job to make it this year. Next year. I'm disappointed but I'm also looking forward to a week alone. I won't have to feed or do laundry for anyone. I can go to bed whenever I want, and it will probably be early. I can watch whatever tv I want and never change the channel when commercials come on. The little things I will enjoy.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sunday Baseball Game

After the trip to the Aquarium, B & I met the rest of the family at the ball park. It was BIL#2's birthday.  It was also the first day of hot in Texas. I'm not complaining that the first day of hot was June 2nd, but it was hot. S#2 & I suffered through in our seats in the sun. Several of the others found seats in the shade.

DH's childhood baseball hero, George Brett, was at the game with the Royals. He and Nolan Ryan were on the field for something.

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I took a picture of DH taking a picture.

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The kids tried to get a free t-shirts from the girls with the t-shirt slingshot. No luck despite their enthusiasm.

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It was dollar ice cream day. The Rangers came back to win the game. It was a good afternoon for all.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cub Scouts at the Aquarium

B's leader wanted to keep the cub scout den going over the summer. She scheduled an activity a month over the summer. A couple of Sundays ago we went to the Dallas World Aquarium.

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The boys had a lot of fun and it was more interesting that I thought it would be. I love the third picture because I can see in the reflection his excitement watching the sharks feed.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Goodbye to the caterpillars

So, there haven't been caterpillar updates in awhile. That's because my caterpillars are gone. I guess hungry birds got them. There were too many to count at first. Then it went down to seven, then four, then one, then none. I'm assuming that the big one went off to chryaslis somewhere and is now a pretty butterfly. Next time I'm bringing them inside. Forget leaving things to nature!

Instead of caterpillars, we're watching the flowers bloom.

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And tonight I picked the first tomato!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Recital 2013

We went to A's dance recital yesterday. It was a great performance by all. She has worked hard all year, so much time spent in classes and rehearsals and extra performances. She is loving it and you can tell.

DH tried to record it on his phone but the videos came out blurry. I did find this picture on the studio's facebook page. She's 3rd from the right in case you didn't know.

This is the start of their ballet, her first performance on pointe!

I found youtube videos on facebook from another dad.


If you go to his youtube channel there are more of her dances, Company Dance - Flowers in Your Hair, Breathe and Drumstick Tap, but I've posted those before. Too bad there wasn't one of the ballet.