Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting To Know You

Here goes another week of Getting To Know You! I love this post; it helps us all get to know a little bit more about our online friends! If you'd like to join in go to Keely's blog and follow the directions; it's pretty easy! Just copy the questions, post and link up on her blog!

The questions..

1. Waffles, pancakes or french toast?

Waffles are my FAV! Of course I would suffer through the other two as well, that's what polite southerners do. ;)

2. Dream home..What would it look like?

On the beach, two story wrap around porch both levels....porch swing on the front, private walk to the sand. :)

3. Favorite sport to watch during the Winter Olympics?

Figure skating of course!!! So excited that one of our own is headed to the olympics!!! Rachel won the gold today @Nationals!!!! Watched the rest of it tonight with my daughter and pointed out some of the people I used to skate with...felt really really old.

4. The first word that comes to mind when describing yourself?


5. Dresses, pants (jeans, leggings, etc.) or skirts?

hmm, I prefer sundresses but if I wore them here in CO outside of our 6 weeks of summer...I would freeze my butt off so..I go for the jeans, boots and a cute top that is always covered by huge, thick sweatshirts or pullovers....though right now I am wearing my husbands fuzzy pj pants and his sweatshirt and it is a little piece of heaven.

6. What is your favorite time of day?

hmmm, I don't know. Until recently I have not been taking time to slow down to enjoy the days. I am changing that, time is too precious. I would have to say probably mid morning because that is when my son gets snuggly and we read stories and play with his toys. Also late afternoon when he goes down for a nap and Caileigh is home from school. She calms down then and we are able to spend some time together too.

7. Beach or Mountains..which do you prefer?

I love the mtns but I am not a cold weathered girl at heart. If we were able to go do things together in the mtns maybe it would be different but soapy travels too much right now. I was born on the southern coast and will forever be a Carolina girl!

8.Will you watch the Super Bowl?

Yes, we have our small group time at that time so we are going to have a super bowl party. It will be hard to not indulge in all the great food so I am going to try and bring enough stuff for me to eat.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Help Haiti

I just watched the Hope for Haiti Now tele-thon. It was truely inspiring! To add another avenue for donations I would like to offer up my business. I am a Mary Kay Consultant. ANY orders placed between now and the end of the month, I will take 20% and donate it to help affected by Haiti.
Please PLEASE pass this post along, my website and my email . I can help with daily orders, gift orders...remember Valentines Day is coming up! I arrange beautiful baskets and can put one together for nearly any price. I can deliver if you are within a reasonable distance or ship to anywhere.
Please help me send as much money as we can to help with their many needs today and in the days, weeks, months and years to come!

Thanks SO much!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Expressions of You

Dear Braedon, wonderful, joyful beautiful son of mine. I love you. You are the love of my life and I love everything about you! You have the catchiest smile and the life that is in each expression is priceless; I wish I could bottle them all up for a rainy day years from now when I want to hold you again.
Your sense of adventure excites me; I am also a little aprehensive to see where this sense will take you as you grow older. I pray for both of us that God will protect you and calm my nerves as you will undoubtably test your mortal limits.
All this being said, for now, can you just be little? Can you crawl up as many times as you like into my lap with your puppy and your books? Can we sit and snuggle watching the dogs play? Can we roll the ball back and forth and splash in the bathtub?
If there is one thing I could ask of you tonight though, if it's not too much to ask, could you refrain from pooping all over your self and then holding your arms up for a hug without telling me that I am going to be wearing it? Can you please refrain from turning to me, as I sit going to the bathroom, and puke all over me, down the front of my jeans, down the inside of my jeans, all over the floor and even in the toilet? I really could do without those moments...sigh...but if that is the price I must pay for all the other wonderful moments, I guess it will be ok.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

My heart aches

It is 11:40pm...I cannot sleep. I am instead watching something on the tv next to my husband and refreshing the facebook page for the Hotel Montana in Haiti. I am searching for new information, hope that one of "ours" is still alive and to be rescued soon.
Renee Hames goes to my MOPS group. Her husband David went as a videographer with Dan Wooley to Haiti. They were both in the lobby but Dan was able to get into the elevator and when he looked back, there was too much in the way for him to see David. Dan, PRAISE GOD, was rescued and he is back with his wife now. David is still missing and my heart aches for Renee and their two sons. I didn't know her well except for meeting her once and seeing her at MOPS, we have a very large group. I wish there was more I could do to help but there isn't.
I see and think about all the children that have lost their homes, their entire families. I want to scoop them all up in my arms and hold them and take care of them. My heart just aches for all the families that have lost someone close to them or who are still missing. My heart aches for those that are still trapped and are scared. My heart aches for these children who are scared and wondering who will care for them.

My heart just aches so I will pray.

Getting To Know You-HELP HAITI!

I pulled this from a friend's website here. It is fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers! The GREAT part about this week is Keely and her husband are donating .25 cents for everyone that follows her blog today or links up to the post! Let's give her LOTS of links so we can aid in the help for Haiti!

All you have to do is cut and past the questions, start your own post or go to her blog and leave a msg. Be sure to link up to her post though!

1. Hair color..Au naturale..or not? Well, it's kind of natural....I colored it close to my natural color for now....went the cheapest route till things get better. The bad part is I am already starting to grey and I cannot handle that yet so I am sure before too long i am going to have to break down and get it colored again.

2. If somebody has food in their teeth or lipstick on their teeth do you tell them?
I try to, I would want someone to tell me, even if they didn't know me. Sometimes I don't though and then my consience bugs me for not saying anything.

3. Would you rather have a million dollars or your vision of the perfect body?
A million dollars. My body can be worked a point. It wouldn't cost a million bucks to fix either so...I would take the money, pay off all the debt, help others and then maybe take a bit to pamper myself and my family.

4. Favorite magazine?
Don't know, I don't get to read them very often. I would say anything on decorating/design or photography.

5. Bra style..lacey or plain?

Most of mine are plain but I have a few that maybe once I get back down to pre-baby I will be able to wear.

6. If you walked into Victoria's Secret..would you most likely come out with something sexy or comfy?
I love comfy but still cute. I don't like being frumpy too much because I get tired, lazy and occassionally depressed. Looking nice helps my mood.

7. Do you fake and bake? I did a bit in high school for performances but that was only right before hand. I don't anymore.

8. What's your favorite body part on a man?
Hmmm, strong, defined upper chest area. I love a strong looking guy.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Five Question Friday...only it's Saturday :)

Yay! So I have some peace and quiet to myself! All it took was having my son puke all over the dinner party I was attending and now we are home and he's asleep; poor baby.
Let's play 5QF! Hop on over to Mama M's blog for all the rules and jump on in! :)

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?

Ummmm........I can't think of anything as a teenager, I didnt leave myself much time to get in trouble. At 21 though I thought my Dad was gonna kill me through the phone 1800 miles away. See I met my husband that summer, July 4th on the beach...litterally ran into him with my surfboard. We got to talking and everyone else he caught a taxi with from base was leaving for dates. I volunteered to take him home. Took him back to my place once we were done at the beach and I took a shower...alone....while a strange guy walked around my house. My roommated weren't home and no one knew this guy or that I was with him. We went to dinner and then walked the beach in the dark...again alone. I took him back to base (45 min away) that night and then called and told my parents about my day.....needless to say they went through the roof and my dad told me never to talk to him again. We are now happily married nearly 7 years. ;)

2. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I am mostly a night person. I can't seem to go to sleep eventhough I am exhausted. I don't care for early mornings but before kids... I was able to wake up on my own and was very upbeat. Must have been nice.

3. Are you a one-handed or a two-handed Texter?

Two definitely....don't have time to do it one handed and not have my son grab it out of my hands.

4. Democrat, Republican, or Independent..or maybe even Green Party (whatever that is).

Republican, conservative

5. Are you a pet person?

I love pets...some but I am not liking the ones we have. Don't get me wrong I love them but they track snow/mud into the house where my son puts everything in his mouth. We have two german shepherds and they shed...I hate shedding. When they're gone...I don't know what we will do....

Well that's it! Better late than never!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My grown up Little Man

Well, it's official, I am now the proud Mama to a curious little toddler! Braedon started walking a day or two before Christmas and then last week just took off! As soon as I can find my camera chord (is it bad I still don't have everything unpacked from our trip?) I will post some picks of my proud little man.

He loves walking all over and feels so accomplished. He is excited about the freedom he has and ability to chase his sister a little faster now than crawling after her. The two of them have had a blast this week taking turns chasing each other through the house. Today he walked with me up to the school to pick up Caileigh and he LOVED it! I am so proud of him!

The down side to walking isn't his ability to get into things (that was happening before hand) but that he has all together stopped nursing. sniff sniff  I am not ready for this but none the less it is here. He has broken away, our snuggle times at night and in the morning are over and it's heart breaking! I will never get to feel that again and now I have to bribe him with pretzels and carrots for a kiss! Hey, what's a Mama to do??? Atleast he gives me a kiss! :)

I have to give a HUGE thank you to my friend Keely for sending me a pair of Robeez shoes after I won a contest on her blog! They are super cute and Braedon loves them!

Well, I am heading to bed. Have a wonderful Wednesday!


This is turning out to be a frustrating start to the New Year; I knew we should have gone out that night to ensure good luck for the coming year...instead of waking at 1130 only to look at eachother and seriously contemplating turning off the tv and just going to bed. But we didn't, we stayed up, watched the ball drop as we got ready for bed and then shortly thereafter hit the sack. Sad!

But today, I am frustrated and overwhelmed. My dad, as of Thursday, will most likely be out of a job. This presents a lot of stress as we are living with them at the moment. He asked me last night to start getting our things "in order" as we may all be moving out very shortly. We would move back to Texas and thus Soapy would commute from Fort Worth every other week for work to Colorado (or as it stands, Green River Utah--YUCK!). That would be the plan until he can find something new. It would also mean that his "6days off--which really is 5" would turn into 3 or 4 depending on the drive he had to make. Not exciting. at. all!

I am supposed to be starting three new dance classes and beginning a small business in dance themed birthday parties very soon. This would obviously not be a goot thing to start if we are leaving the area. I don't want to leave this way, so quickly, like in the next three weeks. It is too much work, too much stress and mostly too much trauma for Caileigh. She broke into tears on me last week when something was brought up about leaving my parents. I don't know what to do.

We had an offer on our house, it was humiliating and this afternoon I found out that our counter offer will not work. We lost the buyer; I don't think she was really interested anyways. This market sucks! As listed we are losing $5k that we have to bring to closing just to zero out the mortgage, that isn't touching what the value of the house is at. The buyer wanted to offer $12k below that! We just can't do looks like we have to move back. I am going to HAVE to get a permanant job and as it looks I will be getting my teacher's certification. This is ok and I am looking forward to being out of debt. I just hate not being able to care for my own children. I hate not being there when they get out of school (not to mention I am more and more compelled to home school but for obvious reasons that would not work).

I am super SUPER excited for my friend's news about her new pregnancy! It is amazing and God is blessing her and her family in so many ways right now. She is living out the desires I have in my heart. Please go to her blog and see how she is following God's call to Kenya on a blogging missions trip with Compassion International. --The flip side to being overjoyed and totally excited is the pain I am feeling. I want to be doing this kind of missions work; it's what I feel called to be a part of but at the moment I don't know how for several reasons. I am also in pain over wanting another child; honestly I would love to have maybe two more children. The painful truth is without some MAJOR divine intervention to reverse my hubby's, we will never be able to experience the joys of pregnancy again. This makes me sad. I so want atleast one more and was not ready to make this a permanant decision but he was ready. I am trying to come to terms with this.

So today I am experiencing a lot of overwhelming feelings, not very productive and really wanting to just go back to bed and begin a new day....praying tomorrow is better...or the next day, seeing as tomorrow I got to the dentist.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mommy Blues

I have the Mommy Blues tonight. My little man started walking right before Christmas!! Two DAYS before Christmas. I am totally excited about the fact that he's walking but sad to realize my baby, my last baby is growing up. He is so sweet, so precious. I rocked him for a bit tonight and sang to him and just as I was ready to stand up, he curled up and layed his head on my chest and snuggled. I LOVE IT!!! I never want it to end.
I am sad that this will be the last time I get to do this stage. I wish so much that we could continue growing our family. I am not ready for it to end.
Caileigh is growing up too fast. She is such a wonderful big sister and has had such a wonderful time the past two weeks playing with Braedon. This new found freedom in his walking has increased the entertainment factor. I watched as they took turns chasing eachother around the house this morning just busting out in giggles as they would come around the corner. I love the giggles. I pray it never ends.
I wish Soapy could be here. I am so blessed to be able to stay home right now with them and I know that is quickly coming to an end. I wish it wouldn't. I hate that he travels so much and is gone for so much of the "moments". I hate going to bed when he's gone. The first few nights are the worst and I typically sit up until I nearly pass out. I can never relax to sleep when he's gone.
This post was much needed and doesn't begin to get me caught up from the last two weeks but I am not in the mood or have the energy to post more tonight or upload the pictures that I need to get on here. I will save that for maybe tomorrow.