Saturday, November 27, 2010


I HATE mornings but THIS makes waking up a little better! I believe this is the only good thing about mornings. Waking up to see three of my most favorite people.

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Motto

That was my motto for getting through Black Friday shopping today. Every time I got elbowed, ran into with a cart, or had extra people in a group join the person in line ahead of me I would just repeat the above saying and think about the Starbucks hot chocolate that I promised myself on my way home. Yes, that means that I was one of the crazies out there but I didn't wait in the cold I made sure to time my shopping just right to avoid it and now not only is Christmas shopping (and birthdays for 2011) done but everything is wrapped and either under the stairs or put away. Now I can kick back, relax and enjoy the holiday season.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

From my little Turkey's to yours!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Confessions

I couldn't have said it better myself.

These are two of my most favorate things of all time.

Excuse me while I run and get me some.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ryder - 6 Months

My silly & sweet baby boy; you are 6 months old. Happy half birthday! You are doing more and more fun new things everyday. You are eating baby food and not enjoying it so much. (Let's file this under the 'Big Fat FAIL' category!)
You are enjoying people time/games. Peek-a-boo is a new favorate and you will try to play it with anything we give you (ex: blankets, stuffed animals, your bib, the list goes on and on).
You have cut two more teeth; your top eye teeth.
(this picture doesn't show the new teeth but I like it because it shows the two bottom ones and makes you look so big)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Tricks

This little boy will be crawling before we know it!

AND he likes doing everything by himself!
(He is even trying to grap the spoon but that always ends in a big mess)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Paisley has ALWAYS loved books. Please refer back to this post where she was 'reading' to her animals. I am a little sad but glad that she has now found a way to deal with a bad dream on her own. She now goes to bed with a book and if she has a bad dream she just looks at the pictures and goes back to sleep.

Last weekend I heard her wake up and go to the bathroom but then it was just quite (I didn't hear her get back in bed) so I got up to see what she was doing and I found her laying on the bathroom rug with her blanket reading. When I asked her why she told me "Everyone was asleep and I wanted to let you sleep. So I just got my book and was quite and I was just reading." This is one of the MANY reason that I LOVE this little girl! She is so sweet and thoughtful!

Later in the day (when I woke up from my nap) I found her like this.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuseday Confessions

So I am going to borrow a page from my friend Stephanie over at Grey House Red Dog.
She does this fun thing on Wednesdays were she shares something. Anything. Big or small. Something you may or may not already know about her. I love reading it. I try very hard to make sure I check her blog every Wednesday to see what something she has decided to share. So be sure to stop by and tell her hi!
I love commercials! And this one I just can't get enought of right now!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

House Update

Should we stay or should we go?

After a month on the market, 2 open houses, 6 showing and one offer. We have decided to stay (for now). So we have taken the house off the market. It was a hard decision to make but it felt like the right one for now especially with my estimated 6 week recovery. We (and by that I mean ME) started getting a little scared that it might sale mid-recovery and I would be of no use and just would not fly with me. I am to much of a control freak and 'power through it' kind of person and that would not be good for my recovery.

So, sorry family and KC friends for getting your hopes up.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Start of Week Two

So, the start of week two looks MUCH better than week one! It is safe to say that I have rejoined the living. (If I haven't returned your call yet I promise you are on the list) And trust me you did not want to hear from me last week or if you did I do not remember talking to anyone so you might get another call. What can I say....the pain meds made me loopy!

Last week was spent in bed, sleeping with the aid of my meds, and it was for the best. I started feeling better by Friday but then me, being me, had to over do it. But I can assure you that I will not be making that mistake again. (My belly is STILL hurtting me today)

This week I am going to focus on blogging, crafting, reading, watching movies and cuddling (not lifting) my kiddos. More or less I will still be spending a great deal of time on my bottom.

Ok, enough about me. Here is a photo of the kids (all four of them - the four legging ones & two legged ones).

P.S. Thank you again EVERYONE for your prayers, support, help and checking on me. I feel very loved.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I am at home in my own bed now. Still pretty sore and dizzy every time I get up. But definitely better than I was Friday night. I even got to feed Ryder his bottle this morning and cuddle Paisley while we watched cartoons. That's all I have the energy for now (I will post more later in the week).

Thank you everyone for your support and well wishes!

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Thursday

Work a full day = Check
Stock up on food for the next three weeks = Check
Dinner on the run = Check
Kiddo's bathed & in bed = Check
Three loads of laundry washed and put away = Check
Dishes washed and put away = Check
Floors cleaned = Check
Schedules & phone list gathered = Check
My overnight bag packed = Check
The kid's overnight bag packed = Check
A weeks worth of stuff packed for me & the kids = Check
My Thursday night shows watched = Check
No food or drink after midnight = Check
T minus 8 hours until my hysterectomy and I am going to write what I won't let myself say...I am scared. Now I know everything with be FINE but I am still allowed to be scared and nervous.
I am a ball of crazy emotions.
I am excited that this will help make my issues go away and make me fell better.
A little sad that I am 28 and will NEVER be able to carry another child again.
Nervous about my recovery & having to depend on others.
Grumpy that I won't have control over how things are being done for a while.
A LOT sad to leave my babies (this will be the first time sense Ryder was born).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Just because I found this picture
and I think it is cute!
Me: 4 years old; Stephen & Hollie: 3 years old

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1st

The best thing about November 1st...

Star 102: Christmas Music!
All day!

No joke,
I was in music bliss this morning listening to Star 102.
Yes, I am THAT person!

My Christmas shopping is done!
I can't wait to wrap everything
and put it under MY tree.

Don't worry I won't put my tree up yet;
I do have some self control.

No that is a lie,
I have NO self control when it comes to the holiday season.

The only reason my tree will have to wait
is because of my recovery from the hysterectomy
(that I will be having this Friday).

Only 53 magical days left!
Sorry I will try to be less annoying.