Tuesday, August 26, 2008

No sleep = a very cranky mama!!!

How on earth did I survive my kids being newborns? I was up for a few hours with Taylor last night and I STRUGGLED today. I mean I am barely functioning. Lots of t.v. for the kids and lots of caffiene for the mama! Thank goodness for my wonderful husband who came home and took over. He's the bestest!

Poor Taylor picked up a cold somewhere (probably at the dr.'s office) and so on top of having a nasty ear infection he now has a nasty cold. He is sneezing (you know the kind where the baby sneezes and the snot hangs down to their chin? yeah, it's not pretty) and his eyes are watering and he just looks pitiful.

I tried to start packing today for our trip to Dallas this weekend. Fortunately Tim took Thursday off and we aren't leaving until Friday so I can get some stuff done then, too. I folded an enormous basket of clothes and barely made a dent in my laundry pile. At least it's clean!! I have to pack in secret b/c Kami knows what suitcases/travel bags are for. "Are we going on a trip? On an airplane? Awww! In the car?! I don't want to go in the car. I want to go on the airplane. Can I watch a movie in the car? What movie can I watch? Is Taylor going to watch the movie? When are we going to leave? What day is Friday? Is today Friday? What day is today? How many days until Friday? Is Granny going with us? Is it Friday yet? Who are we going to stay with? Will there be other kids there? Is it Friday yet? Are you going to ride in the back with us? Is it far away where we are going? Is it Friday yet?" etc, etc, etc. So I'm going to try to keep it a secret until Thursday evening. I have to prepare her a little and give her some time to ask her questions, but I just don't want to deal with three days of questions that will be repeated over and over again. :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tube date and meal planning

Taylor now has an appointment for Thursday, Sept 18th to get his tubes put in. Thankfully my mom is going to be here to take Kami to school and all that day. I'm glad Tim and I don't have to choose who would stay with Taylor and who would go with Kami. Taylor is going to want me but I don't think I will be able to handle him if he goes crazy like Kami did after she woke up from the surgery. She went absolutely bananas, but doesn't remember any of it. I guess that is common, or at least not uncommon. So I kind of expect the same with Taylor.

Anyway, now I'm sitting here trying to plan my meals for the week so that we will have enough food that I won't have to go shopping again right after we get back from Dallas. If you have any easy meals you want to send my way, feel free!!! I know hotdogs aren't that great in the nutrition area, but when they are $.89 and then the buns are another $.89 and both my kids will eat, they make a great meal. ;) Oh, if you need any Cokes, they are 4 for $9 at Market Street right now! Hard to beat that deal! Yes, Cokes and hotdogs....the staples of a healthy household. *eyeroll*

My kids are fighting over the bouncy zebra so I guess I better go mediate. The joys of parenthood, right??

Friday, August 22, 2008


Taylor was screaming in pain most of Wednesday night unless one of us held him and then started running fever and was cranky Thursday morning. Then Thursday evening he was happy and went to bed fine, but seeing as how I have been down this road before, I went ahead and called to make him a doctor's appointment. He was fussy all this morning and super clingy and running fever. So we went to the doctor and guess what??? He has ANOTHER ear infection. *sigh* Poor kid. This makes his 5th one since January and we have already had a consult with the ENT so I am awaiting a call back to schedule his surgery for tubes. It will kind of be a relief except for the cotton in his ears for bath. Hmm that might get interesting. Anyway, Kami had a raging ear infection last summer (um, yes, when we had a newborn--lovely, right?) and it lasted through 3 rounds of antibiotics. Tim finally took her to the ER on a Tuesday morning because she was in constant pain and she had tubes put in on Thursday morning. By Friday she was a new kid so it was totally worth getting them done. She went a little crazy after the surgery, but that's a whole different post. ;)

So I am sad that my baby is in pain yet again, but I'm glad he will finally get some relief with the tubes. Please say a prayer that the shot he got today works wonders for him and that we can get him an appointment soonfor the tubes!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nothing much

I got most of the laundry done and I actually folded all that is washed and dried. A big accomplishment, I promise you!

My mom is coming today to help get my house ready for my aunt to come. This will be my aunt's first visit to our house so I'm hoping not to scare her off! She loves me no matter what, but I'm sure she would prefer a clean house. ;) So after they are here for a couple of days, they are going to go down to my aunt's house in San Antonio and meet up with another aunt and uncle and my cousins. I wish I could go, but there just isn't really anyway we could make it this time for various reasons. It makes me a little sad because my cousin who had her baby girl on the same day I had Taylor will be there and I would love to get to meet little Autumn! But I guess that will have to wait for another time. We will get to go down to SA for Thanksgiving so that will be fun.

Labor Day weekend we are going to Dallas! I can't wait b/c I'm going to meet a group of friends and their families there!! I'm sure I will be posting more about that soon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Laundry Day

Today is laundry day. How is that two small children create so much laundry??? I don't mind actually mind putting the laundry in the washer and then putting in the dryer, but the folding and putting away just irritate me for some reason. I'll be the first to admit I am a horrible housekeeper (Tim will second that, I'm sure!) and so our laundry sits in baskets, clean, but unfolded and not in drawers where it belongs. The FlyLady would be horrified. ;) Well, I think I hear the dryer buzzer so I'm off to change the loads. Have a happy Monday!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Bible study downer

I'm irritated that no one showed up for Bible study tonight. Yeah, I get that everyone had good excuses, I guess, but it doesn't stop me from being peeved that I was the only one who wanted to be there. I don't know why this is bothering me so much. I should be over it by now; yet, 2 1/2 hours later, here I sit, still aggrevated. I don't know if it just doesn't mean as much to other people or if they don't need the fellowship as much as I do or what. We haven't gotten together in over a month and one by one everyone bailed on me. I guess maybe my feelings are hurt and I need to get out my big girl panties and get over it. I don't know that I'm still motivated to keep hosting and "teaching" this study if only one or two people (or none!) are interested. Maybe I'll feel differently tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sneak Peek pictures

Denae posted a sneak peek of our photo session here. Take a look!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Last July I started the C25K program and went from never ever running to being able to complete a 5K in about 40 min, I think. I sort of dropped the ball and quit running b/c I didn't have a goal to work towards over the latter part of last year and the beginning of this year. Then I decided to pick it back up and while my endurance was fine, my muscles weren't ready to go from nothing to 20 min. runs. So I ended up pulling my calf muscle in my right leg. I was out 8 weeks and then just couldn't get motivated to run again. The past couple of weeks, I finally got off my hind end and am back on the treadmill (best Christmas present ever!!). I'm hoping to do the Race for the Cure on Oct. 4th in under 30 min. That is probably a bit ambitious, but I need a goal besides just to finish the race. I'll be hitting some of my friends up for donations for this wonderful cause, so be ready! ;) Last year I was embarrassed about asking people for money, but after being at the race and seeing what the event was all about, I'm not embarrassed in the least. The pictures of the pink balloons from last year still make me tear up. If anyone wants to run with me, let me know! I would love to have some company!!

Last night I did day 2 of week 3 of C25K and my heiney is sore! It used to be that my calves would be sore, but those are pretty rock solid now, so I guess the soreness is moving up. ;) If my butt gets as in shape as my calves have gotten then it is all worth the pain. I started off really fast last night, well, fast for me, anyway, and just couldn't maintain the pace. It irked me a little so I either need to start at a slower pace or just push through. I think I will try to push through next time b/c to get under 30 min. I need to pick up the pace.

It is kind of odd for me to be posting about running. It still makes me smirk a little when I think back 14 months when I completely balked at the idea of running. "What??? ME? Running? I think not." I have never been an athletic person. I'm short and a little (ok a lot) thick around the middle and oh, so very accident prone. Running was for those people who were already in great shape, not for the flabolicious me. But, thanks to some friends who convinced me that they had started out just like me, I started the running program. And what do you know? It worked! I still don't completely love the process of running, but I like how I feel afterwards. I like that I feel strong and that I have accomplished something. It's an ego boost of my own creation and I love that.

Now I'm off to start getting prepared for pictures! Cross your fingers that my kids are in a good mood. I really can't wait to see the finished product b/c all of the pictures that I have seen that Denae has taken are just awesome.

Monday, August 11, 2008


I had to post again and say how much I am loving the Olympics. Right now I am watching the amazing Phelps as he goes for yet another final. I am constantly amazed by the abilities God has blessed him with. And last night when I watched the women's gymnastics, I wanted to cry for them, give them all big hugs and cheer them on. Now the men are competing in gymnastics and are rockin' it out. Oh, and let's not forget the beach volleyball. They are amazing, too!

GO USA!!!!

My first blog post

I'm jumping on the blog bandwagon. Not really sure why, but it seems to be the thing to do. Actually I need a place to post my random thoughts and feelings so here seems as good a place as any.

Tomorrow we're having family pictures taken and I'm really nervous! I have no idea why b/c the photographer (Hi, Denae!!) is a good friend from college and I don't anticipate a stressful experience or anything. I have all our clothes picked out and I didn't even have to buy anything new. (Aren't you proud, Tim??) I guess I've just never liked the way I look in pictures. Low self-esteem has been a constant battle in my life but I am getting better. I like the way I look for the most part. Sure I have a few more pounds to lose and need to tone up some more, but I am a different person than I was this time last year and if I never lose another pound, I'll still be OK with that. Anyway, just writing/typing this out has relaxed me a little. Hopefully the kids will cooperate tomorrow. If not we'll have pictures of the way life normally is around here, LOL!

So that's it for my first post. Wasn't that riveting???