Thursday, August 30, 2007
I had a fun day yesterday after I spend an hour moping around. I cut the grass and when I was done I came in and saw a message from my sister-in-law. I decided I have freedom now, I won't call her back, I'll ride my bike to go and talk to her. I rode back home then she picked me up and treated me to Casa Fiesta for lunch. After lunch I ran to the store and bank then came back for a nap before meeting the kids at the bus stop. I kept busy which helped but I still find myself feeling sad today. He has off today because he is in the beginning of the alphabet but tomorrow he goes regularly with the other kids. I just feel like this is such a change and I'll never be as close to him again. I also feel like I wasted the last few years with him and didn't do all the things I wanted to with him.
I did break a serious mom law last night though. I allowed a sleepover on a school night!!! I know its crazy and will now be watched by HC Jobs and Family Services but I can live with that. Robyn and Maya wanted a sleepover so I allowed it since we are moving in a month and they didn't have any homework and go to the same bus stop and the same class.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Here is my tackle for today. Yes, its my hair. I got tired of fighting with it and pulling it back so I had it cut off. I instantly felt 10 degrees cooler. For those who haven't known me a long time I take big events in my life out on my hair. Garrett starts kindergarten tomorrow so that explains this haircut. Garrett was my photographer for these pictures.
Here are some pictures from Robyn's first day of 2nd grade today. She was so excited to meet up with her best friend that happens to be in her class too. I'll try to get pictures of Garrett's first day tomorrow as long as I can see through all the tears.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Accent - I don't have one
I don’t drink - pop anymore unless its at a restaurant (Doug and I gave it up 3 weeks ago)
Chore I hate - scrubbing toilets and tubs
Pets - Taffy-yellow lab, African frog-Lava Girl, Beta fish-Muscles
Essential Electronics - My computer, digital camera, iPod
Perfume - Clinique Happy in Bloom
Gold or silver - I love both but not at the same time
Insomnia - Nothing keeps me awake, I can sleep at any given moment-its a talent!
Job Title - mom, house manager hopefully a new job title soon
Most Admired Trait - honesty
Kids -1 girl, 1 boy
Phobia - Large waves and tornadoes
Religion - Baptist
Siblings - 1 Sister
Time I wake up - between 5:30-6:30am
Unusual talent/skill - wiggle my ears, awesome tennis player even after 16 years
Vegetable I refuse to eat -none
Worst habit - letting myself get stressed out when I know I have no control over a situation
X-rays - on my wrists- I sprained one in 2nd grade and the other in 4th grade
My favorite meal - Biscuits, fried boneless chicken, french fries, salad and any kind of dessert
Saturday, August 25, 2007
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
While all that was going on I was doing laundry and the washer broke. Doug had to come down and try to fix it. It didn't work so we dropped the kids off at Doug's sister's house and went out and bought a new washer.
After that the day was much better. We got on the motorcycle and went to the new Casa Fiesta for dinner and picked up a movie on our way home. It was the most relaxing night we have had in a while and it was amazing considering the day we had.
Once again, I just have to laugh because I know we are being tested.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Our 9 year wedding anniversary is August 22nd. I can't believe we made it nine years!!! I have to say that everyone says the 7th year is the hardest and I have to agree. I feel like it is so much easier and more enjoyable now. We have gone through a lot in the last nine years. We have moved 5 times and were laid off 5 times in 6 years (2 of those were unplanned) all while having young children. Doug spent 4 years living in my home area and now I have spent 5 years living in his hometown. I feel like we deserve some nice stable time and I think after we get situated in our new location we might actually get some.
We learned lots of tricks to make it work over the years. We would not have made it without God. We have learned how to disagree without fighting and how to take time for just us.
I'm not sure how we are spending the day yet. This is the first anniversary that I have physically seen Doug in about 5 years. Not only am I going to see him tomorrow but he has had his vacation time all this week. My sister-in-law will have the kids for a sleepover tomorrow so we will have to do something special.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Okay, I'll conform this week and post my menu. I'm actually going grocery shopping today so I put a menu together. Here is the list. I always change the days with the meals so I won't even assign days to it.
Vegetable Bake & Bread
Western Wagon Wheels
Baked Potatoes & Salad
Broccoli, Chicken & Rice Casserole
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
I was talking this morning with Doug about what I could use for Faith-Lift Friday. He showed me his favorite verse, although he prefers the King James version which we don't have here.
I asked Doug why he liked the verse so much and now I like it even more. He said he likes it because so many people focus on praying before bed when your day is done when you should be putting your prayers before God at the beginning of your day. Wouldn't you rather rely on God during the stress of your day than requesting it when the frustration has already set in?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
1. Boombastic - Shaggy: This song was in the movie Barnyard and its my favorite part. Garrett sings the song and dances to it and its hilarious. I would love for him to do that at the school talent show but he only does it in front of us so far.
2. When There Was Me and You - Gabriella (High School Musical): Robyn sang this song at her school for the talent show and she did a great job. Our whole family loves this movie and we know all the songs! You haven't lived until you've seen the four of us sing. Can you picture Doug taking part in this? Good thing he doesn't read my blog often. We had Jen and her family over to watch it and it was tough for us to refrain from it.
3. Sabotage - Beastie Boys: Who doesn't like this song? It rocks.
4. Butterfly - Crazy Town: This is a fun dance crazy around the house song.
5. My Happy Ending - Avril Lavigne: This song helped me through some tough times. I can actually sing this screaming at the top of my lungs.
6. The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani: This song talks about how she is letting little things get to her and how she wishes she had her own world to escape to and how great things would be. Who doesn't want that sometimes?