Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeeeeen

Have a safe and FUN weekend, everyone! :) Don't eat too much candy... I know I WILL!! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A week in the life of me....

Just a random list...because it's easier:

* Today was our playgroup Halloween party. I forgot to take pictures. UGH. I took maybe three at the end of the party, and they turned out like crap. boo.

* We then had lunch with Daddy, downtown (this is a big trip, and a big deal for the kids! It takes about 45 minutes to get to daddy's work, so we don't make the trip that often). I did get a cute picture of the boys in the courtyard.

* Baby Jaguar hid under the chairs in daddy's office.

* Is anyone else glad the election is almost over? I am. I am. I am. I got a call from Obama tonight- I tried talking back, but he wouldn't stop talking (heehee)! GRR those recordings.

* Adam calls Obama, "Barack Yo' Mama" No joke. It's hilarious.

* Adam calls Sarah Palin "the hot lady" (Wonder where he heard this?? ::cough::)

* And John McCain: "Oh, I know John McCain, I saw him on TV!"

* Terrible threes ... That's all I have to say.

* Speaking of THREE. This little boy is having a Cars party on Saturday, because...he's turning three.

* I am having a slight complex with him turning three. Can he really be THREE already? Stay tuned for the ever so popular slide show of Adam's last year! :)

* Daddy is home the rest of the week. Before you say "oh, good for them," let me stop you. Daddy's car is being a P.O.S and breaking in all kinds of ways. We've already replaced a part for way too much money, and now we have to have ANOTHER part replaced. He literally cannot drive to work. It's crazy. Hopefully it all works out.... because... well... then he can work on my car. ah!

* Hope you're all having a wonderful week!!

*PS... I will finish the third part of my story... I promise... I'm writing it... give me time! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaaaack!

Miss me? ;) I've missed you!

We had a crazy week, in this household. It was the perfect week to take some time away.

Matthew threw up from Monday-Friday. We had him to the doctor, and he apparently had TWO viruses. It was a mess, and not fun! I literally spent the week holding Matty, and if I put him down...well, it was a mess.

Daddy got the virus. eek!

Both boys have colds. Snot is everywhere!

My dad had surgery. All is well! He's feeling better, and now has meds for his ailments. Hopefully things will look up from here, for him!

And we did get to play a little this weekend! So, that was good- Here are some pictures from our weekend:

The girls and I at the Family Force 5 concert! We really couldn't get a good photo... So... this is what we were able to get!

Matty (or should I say, baby jaguar) looking at the gorillas at the zoo!

I love this photo. Look at that sweet face!

Diego and Baby Jaguar

A VERY large bag of popcorn at the farm!

Trevor, Adam, and Emily at the farm

Hay! Lots of HAY!
Sigh. Look at those handsome boys.

He was so proud, to be so tall!

How was your week? :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bloggy Break

If I don't take a break from SOMETHING, this hottie won't be smiling at me for much longer....

I am going to go on a bloggy-vacation... hopefully not for too long.... don't miss me too much... We have such a crazy next few weeks (Halloween, parties, soccer is ending , Adam is turning THREE, etc. etc.... there's more I just can't think of it all!) So, I am exhausted and I've decided to eliminate some of my distractions, so that I can give my family all of me. Anyway- I don't think I'll be here this week. I will return next week. Have a great week, everyone! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

To Indiana....

I went... and came home... all in one day.

My favorite 18 year old around.

Paul. The boy. Adam thinks he looks like Handy Manny. (Uncle Manny?? teehee.)

And when I got home... My 3 favorite boys missed me so much.... they took me out to dinner... to eat Mexican food. yum! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Small Update

Bullet style, of course:

* I know I need to finish my story about how I turned my life around... I will... I will... Look for it this week, I promise (maybe).

* Test results came back fine. This is good, but VERY frustrating; I just want to know what's wrong! I have to go back to my doctor, and see what the next step is.

* My life is consumed by school, once again, but I am really enjoying this class and learning a lot!

* I am going up with my mom and Ashley to Grace College this Thursday. This is apparently "the school". Stellar school...too far away. :(

* We have another busy weekend coming up, and it seems overwhelming to think about it. sigh.
I am however going to go see these guys, again, and I can't wait! ;)

And I leave you with this cute photo of my favorite Matty. This was after we went pumpkin picking... he was POOPED and fell asleep about 5 seconds after I took this photo.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

BSM: It's Really Autumn

Today was the first day it really felt like fall, to me (despite the 82 degrees weather!). We spent the day with my entire family (aunts, uncles, grandma, cousins, etc. etc.), and went to a pumpkin patch and then back to my dad's house for pizza and spending time with one another. It was honestly one of the best days I can remember, in a long time! It was wonderful to spend the day with people I love.

Here is my best shot-

And here are a couple I like... I will post more throughout the week-

Matty in the field

My Step-mom, Dad, and Adam

and my three favorite boys

What did you find this week, that made you smile? Head over to Tracey's and share your best shot!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Why Adam wants to go to the Doctor

Adam: I want to go to the doctor!

Me: Do you want to get a shot, like Matty did?

Adam: No.

Me: Ok. Do you want to see how big you are?

Adam: No.

Me: Ok, what do you want to do at the doctor?

Adam: I want to get a camera in my butt, like you did!

Cue hysterical laughter.


Matthew's 15 month appointment went pretty well. He of course is very healthy, passed all developmental milestones with flying colors, and even said "doctor" for the doctor!

However, we now have to go in every six weeks, because he did NOT pass the weight test. He only gained about 6 ounces, since the last appointment, and is only in the 5th %tile. I'm not sure what else to do for the kid. He eats like he's never eaten before, every single time he eats. He has a more diverse pallet then any toddler I know. He is just tiny. He is only 30 inches, too! So, I wouldn't expect him to weigh more than he does, because then he would be obese.... right?

I'm not too worried about it. He's healthy. He's happy. And who cares if he's tiny!?!?!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Weekly Wrap: Post 525

Sometimes I think we have way too much fun. (All photos SOOC)

1) Why don't parents let their kids jump on beds???

2) Sometimes we eat ice cream too late.... (sometimes it's after "bedtime")

3) Sometimes we build forts in the living room, and we talk to our favorite people on the phone.

4) Sometimes Mommy let's Matty play with her phone... shhh... don't tell daddy! (photo courtesy of Adam)

5) Sometimes we eat popcorn on Mommy and Daddy's bed.

6) Sometimes we go outside, when it's dark, and play with bugs.

Sometimes I am ever so thankful, that even though we are VERY busy, we are ALWAYS having a fun time!

15 Months

Is it true? Can it be? Matthew is fifteen months old, today! HOW does time go so fast? I honestly feel like it was just yesterday I found out I was pregnant with him...and now he's....

*Mr. Sassy pants. Seriously. Ask anyone- he is a sass mouth (already!) and has decided that he is in charge.

* Has a temper. Enough said. Don't tell him "no."

* Has to be coaxed into saying "please" or "thank you"

* Can melt your heart with his tiny little grin.

* Likes to snap his fingers. Well, kinda. He rubs them together and then makes a clicking noise with his mouth. It's adorable.

* Dances ALL of the time.

* Mimics...everything... be careful what you say around him!

* Is best friends with his brother. :)

And look at these photos! Look at the way the sun is illuminating Matty's hair. Isn't that amazing? Head over to Stacy's to see more sunshine photos!

Happy 15 Months, my little Matty! I love you! :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Ol' Lady.... ;) teehee.

My oldest sister and I are only 5 years apart. When I was younger she seemed SO much older than me- in an admirable way. I always wanted to be JUST like her. I wanted to listen to her music, dress like her, hang out with HER friends, wear make-up, etc. etc. I am almost certain there were times she wanted to beat the living daylights out of me, and there were times when she had the complete right to feel that way. I was a brat (yes, it's true)..... (was being the key word there. hee hee).

Anyway, now that we're both older, that five year gap doesn't seem so far apart. We both have families. She's been married 10 years. She has three wonderful (and OH so cute) kids; one who was born just a day after Adam. She's still a person I look up to, and not because she has more than half a foot on me, but because she's still someone for whom I have an immense amount of respect. I just hope I am not as pesky, anymore. ;)

And now that we're older we are dealing with the same type of situations, and we are experiencing these situations together. I like being able to call and just talk, I like being able to be there for one another(no questions asked), I love that she doesn't judge me, and I love that she respects me, even though I am sure she still sees me as her pesky little sister. Bottom line: I love my sister and I couldn't imagine my life without her! :)

So, sista... I LOAF you big, and I hope you have a wonderful Birthday!!!

P.S> Can I borrow some eyeshadow and a purse or two? ;) hehe. just kidding...maybe.... ;)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

BSM: My Boys

I already posted about our weekend fun (and you should go look at those photos, if you haven't!).
This however is my favorite photo. Look at those boys! They can't get enough of their daddy.

What did you do this weekend? Head over to Tracey's to see more BSMs!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Soccer Star: or at Least WE Think So! :)

Today was team photo day. So, we had to be on the field at 8:15 am. We live about 30-35 minutes away. Needless to say, it was interesting getting out of the house!

However- today was the best day for Adam, YET! He kicked the ball, ran after the ball, REALLY wanted to make a goal (and even cried when he didn't...aww)... and then pooped out and wanted to leave. haha. I don't blame him; I was pooped as well!

He kept saying, "I don't like soccer, I don't like soccer," all while running around with his team and laughing. It was hilarious. Poor kid.

The next game is on a Thursday night (this Thurs @ 6:15, if anyone wants to come), so it will be interesting to see how differently the kids play at NIGHT!

Anyway- here are the cute photos! :) I love my little Fireball!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Itsy, Bitsy, SPIDER!

Or not so itsy, bitsy.... Remember our spiders, last summer? The one who hid in my closet?

Well, this year, one of that spider's relatives came for a visit. This spider preferred our kitchen. I really can't say too much about it; I almost cry thinking about how close I came to stepping on this spider, and how I screamed in terror (no joke, ask) for my husband to come right away, making him believe I had cut off a limb.

All I know is... we are having someone come out and spray around our house... TOMORROW.

Photos are SOOC because... well.... I can't stand looking at them long enough to actually edit them.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No Excuses. What is MY Excuse? Part 2

This is my story. No lies. No holding back. Find part 1, here.

So, after I lost the weight and was finally "happy" with myself, I feel like I went off the deep end. I still wasn't, by any means, a "bad" person, I just wasn't following the most moral path.

I finally had boys interested in me. I was thrilled. I took full advantage. I did things I am certainly not proud of, now, and dated more boys then I would like to admit. However, during this time is when I met Andy, and little did I know, he would be part of my saving grace.

I also liked to have fun with alcohol, the occasional cigarette, and other substances. I didn't go too hog wild, here, but I was underage and I was smoking the occasional joint. BAD.

Again, I didn't think anything of this. I just wanted to fit in! After going SO many years without really fitting in, I was desperate to do anything that would make me the least bit "cool."

I graduated early from High School. I went to High School for only three years. I had the credits, the grades, and I desperately wanted to go to college. I really craved that lifestyle!

I had known Andy for awhile. I really didn't like him at first. I found him to be highly hypocritical. See, he went to a Christian school, had a great Christian family, but was a BAD BAD kid. He smoked, drank, and really wasn't the most honest of people (when we first met) He was dating a friend of mine, and during that time we saw each other quite a bit. We were at the same prom, went to a few of the same movies, mall trips, etc. etc. Even with hanging out with him, as much as I did, I still didn't like him. He seemed arrogant and as I said before, highly hypocritical. That is...until my BFF broke up with him.

After they broke up, we started talking more and more and hanging out more and more. I had made it very clear I didn't want to monogamously date anyone, because I was too busy dating half of the city.

Over time, and after many stupid "mistakes," Andy and I went out on a couple of dates, and well... you know the rest.

BUT- I still wasn't so sure about this GOD of whom he spoke. I wouldn't help him with his Bible homework, because I really could have cared less. I just really wanted nothing to do with God, period. I think, looking back, that I knew in my heart what was right, I just wanted to pretend it didn't really exist. I wanted to pretend that GOD didn't exist.

OK- the final part (3) to come soon... trust me, it ends happily ever after.... ;)