Monday, March 29, 2010

My 26th B-day

I am so blessed to have lived another year. My children are THE BEST! I told Kera and Drake to say "Happy Birthday Mommy" Kera sounded like she said "Hob Bithdy" It was SOO cute, and tears began to come out of my eyes! She recently as of yesterday started to say "no" too!! Dane hates it when I tell her "say no" she says "noooo" in this CUTE voice, I just want to hear it ... A LOT! I love watching them learn, I love watching them play, I love watching them hold hands, and I love watching them rest their head on the other ones shoulder! :) I love my life as a mommy! Sure sometimes I get overwhelmed, but really... WOW!!! I am so blessed!

Here is a picture of me and my love bugs from today! Now you can see the one from last year on my Facebook, they have changed SOOOO MUCH in just one short year!

A new blog

This one is still active I am not switching again :).

But a few of you know that I've been quiet addicted to the bargain hunting/couponing thing for a couple of weeks. So I've started a blog, not only to share my deals, the tips and tricks that I learn along the way, but also to share our get out of debt story.

So follow along if you want :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rodeo fun!

It's been a week and a day since we went to the rodeo. Yeah I am pretty much slow at keeping up with this blog. :) We had a fabulous time at the Rodeo. Drake and Kera's favorite part is definitely the petting zoo. Unfortunately the next day Drake woke up with a swollen shut eye. "Allergies" says his doctor. Probably hay. Thanks to my lovely husband and his allergies, now my son has to suffer. Poor little guy. After spending $40 on a tube less than an inch long it cleared up - only with one application. He's worth every penny though.

Next year when we go to the rodeo I am sure Drake and Kera will be tall enough to ride some rides. That will be fun!


Yes, I realize that most of all of my pictures are of the back of my children's heads. Woops. Oh and do you see that little cowgirl hat Kera is wearing? That was her hat that we bought her last year. Obviously her head has not grown that much ... it still fits... kind of. Drakes on the other hand not so much. Oh and the picture where they are holding hands. That is how we walk now... the four of us, in a line. Super cute to watch them hold hands walking down the street. If one lets go they grab hands again :).

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hub here...


Dane here. Husband and father extraordinaire. I wanted more people to see this post, because I think it may be helpful and I want input!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring break fun...

Yes, spring break is over, but it was so much fun! Having Dane home was awesome, not only is it to go somewhere whenever we want, but he was SO helpful!

The Friday that spring break started we went to the park across the street from our subdivision. Drake and Kera have a lot of fun there, but I can't take them by myself yet until they are a little older. They like to climb climb climb!


Play dough!

Sunday I woke up and decided it would be a good day to try to make some play dough for the kids! I looked up a recipe online and it had pretty vague instructions "Keep over medium heat until smooth, pour into pan and knead"... so I took that literally, and once smooth I poured the mixture into a pan lined with wax paper. Of course it did not look anything like play dough. So I was on the search for a recipe. I came across another one that involved the same ingredients as the first one so I followed their directions but with the amounts of the first recipe. Turned out perfect!

Drake and Kera are unsure about play dough still! It was still a very fun experience watching them touch it, and tare it up into tiny pieces.



Monday, March 15, 2010


What a gorgeous day today! We took Drake and Kera to Kemah where we enjoyed some live music, the water, and the splash pad... oh and not to mention the sun!





The Crayons are gone!

Saturday night we went to visit Grammie and Pee Paw. My mom usually has a big box full of Crayons, but some how they were not there. So my mom brought out bingo dabbers for the kids! Drake and Kera loved the bingo dabbers, and their art was pretty awesome after wards too!

Oh and check out that cute little hat that Kera is wearing. I won it off of a contest on I've never won anything, but isn't this the cutest thing ever! Not to mention it is perfect for our trip to Steamboat in 9 months! Yes I said that right - NINE months! Yay!

After dinner Saturday night, Dane decided to watch a movie, you know since he's deprived at home without cable and all. Drake and Kera and the rest of the gang all went and played in the garage. Kera was so incredibly funny! She danced for what seemed like hours. She would spin and spin and spin, and hop and pop up and down. She would shake her butt, and even sway during a slow song. I think she loves to be the center of attention. I can't leave out my little man! He is such a gentleman. We all played ring around the rosie several times. Any time someone would fall down he would be the first one up to help them up! He did this several times! I am so blessed :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Early birthday present

A couple of months ago we were in search for a big present for Drake and Kera. We found a roller coaster that was perfect. It was kind of expensive, and we said that we'll wait until income tax time. So, as income tax came and went, we never got the roller coaster for multiple reasons. The big factor was that our house was on the market so who knew if it would sell or not. Another factor price, and another is we are just having immediate family for their 2nd birthday so we were going to just get them something small. As I started talking to my friends from mommy groups they thought it looked really cool, and I thought, hey why not look on craigslist. What do you know, the first listing there it was, and only about 15 minutes from our house!!! Yay, she gave us a great deal on the roller coaster and Dane brought it home tonight. Wow, they love this thing, and I am glad we bought it!

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Drake even thought it would be fun with out the car

However, I think he likes it more with...

They both like to do this when it is the other ones turn. They get mad that they can't go over and over and over again.

Now they are climbing up the track like a mountain! I love this toy :)

About Me

My name is Melissa Schilling. I am married to my wonderful husband Dane who I have been with for 10 years. We have toddler twin babies Drake and Kera. I started this blog in hopes to one day be a photographer. As for right now my husband and I are using photography as a hobby we can do together. We are starting the 365 day project August 1, 2009. I can't wait to start to learn more and more about my camera. I look forward to any feedback. I will be mostly focusing on people subjects, because that is what I am interested in. However there may be a few other types of photography in the mix.

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