Monday, January 26, 2009

Online Crop

If you're wanting some great inspiration, or just looking to socialize with some awesome scrappy talent, then Paper Popsicles is the place for you. They are hosting a "Love is in the Air" online crop the weekend of February 6-8. Come on over for a great weekend of scrap challenges, inspiration and chatting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

I have...

FLAT HAIR, and I hate it! I know this is totally random, but I just came out of the bathroom after looking at my hair. It is just so flat and limp. I have no body or volume to it. I got it cut last week, and honestly, it looks exactly the same, just shorter. I have a flat iron, hot rollers, I bought new product, I have new salon shampoo and conditioner-it doesn't help. I need help!! Honestly, I am just venting. I just wish I had thick, volumed hair. What I really need is a hair dresser to come to my house every day and make my hair model perfect so that I am not always seen with my hair in a ponytail or clip when I take Gabe to school. I don't know if the other moms even know what my hair looks like down. Come to think of it, I don't know if Chad knows either. My poor hubby, he gets to see me with it flat, limp and in desperate need of being washed. You gotta love the man that loves you regardless of greasy hair. Here's to wishing for fuller (clean) hair. :-)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Who else will be watching?

This is one of the best shows on TV by far, and I cannot believe it has been over a year since a new episode has aired. I will say that my husband and I were not Lost fans from the start. We didn't even try to watch it. Then one night we decided to see what the hype was about. Oh my...we were hooked. We watched every episode from the beginning within a months time. We would stay up after the boys would go to bed and watch 2-4 episodes a night. It was really fun to watch an entire show like that. It was really fun. I would recommend it, especially with this show since you could probably watch an episode 3 times and still not catch everything. Here's to a great night of television!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History has been made

Did you watch history in the making? I am speechless. It was only 40 years ago that this day was only a dream. This day was hardly thought possible. This day is amazing. This day is momentous. Wow, what a day. I am so proud to be alive to see this day and to be a small part of it. Gabe was even excited to watch our 44th President of the United States be sworn into office.

No matter how you voted, and no matter how you feel about our President, you have to acknowledge this historical day and the impact that it has on future generations as well as the present day people. My heart is full of hope and pride.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Moving in slow motion

I don't know about you, but I have been moving in slow motion for the past week. I still don't have all of the Christmas stuff put away, I can't seem to keep up with my kitchen or laundry. Things are just crazy here, and I can't seem to get back into a normal routine. I am in slow motion getting my booty back in gear. Even keeping up with my blog hasn't been on my list of things to do. Now my throat is starting to hurt, and I hope I am not getting sick. I am ready to be healthy and just back to a normal type of setting in my household. What are your tricks to get things back in order? I would love to hear them!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Overwhelming love

It is just strange when it hits you how much you love your kids. I love my kids everyday, but to really stop and reflect on what these little people mean to you. I can just tear up thinking about every little thing that they do that just melts my heart. I love my boys, and I love that they love me and each other. (It's just a given that they love their daddy). :-)

Hold your babies tight, no matter if they are days or years old. Kiss them goodnight and give them extra snuggles. You can never show them too much affection. Gabe and Graedon, I LOVE YOU!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Castle Crashers

For about 2-3 weeks now, the boys' nightly ritual is to play an XBox 360 game called Castle Crashers. Gabe LOVES it! It is all he talks about. His conversations center around what level he is at, what kind of guy he is going to be, what weapon he will use, and the list goes on and on. I feel bad for the guy to have to talk to a mommy who doesn't really get into video games all that much, but I love that all 3 of them will "play dame" as Graedon says. We just give him a controller, and he "plays" right along with them. You can even play online with your friends. It's a cute game, and Gabe asks to play it every day.

Friday, January 2, 2009

another night on the floor

So, I am laying here on a bean bag next to a mattress that my sweet Graedon is laying on once again in the middle of the playroom (linoleum floor). If you haven't guessed it by now, he got vomitted again tonight. I am praying that it was just because he had too much on his little belly. Against my better judgment, I let him have a milkshake. I mean really, how can you deny your 2 year old who has been sick, but on the ment since Monday a milkshake? Especially, when it made him dance a little jig because he was so happy. But, just as a precaution, he and I are camped out on the floor (me), and we are only a few steps to the bathroom. What a way to start off the new year. All I keep thinking is that it is only going to get better. I can also say that my house is probably the most bleachy, and lysol smelling house! :-)

On another topic, I wanted to make a list of some New Year's goals I have for 2009, and I want to get them down before I forget.
  1. My mentality and word for 2009 is ACCEPT. If you are a fan of Ali Edwards, you know what I am talking about when I say my word. You should check it out for yourself here. I need to accept that God is in control of all, and I need to lift all of my cares up to Him. I worry so much, and I need to pass those worries to Him. I need to accept that things happen, that sick kids happen, that life happens, and I am not in control. I need to accept that I cannot stop my kids from getting older. I am ready to better ACCEPT my role in this life.
  2. Of course I want to lose some weight and better take care of myself. I have been taking my multivitamin everyday now for 2 months, and I think I can safely say it has become a habit. I have finally overcome my caffeine drinks. I even order a nice iced decaf mocha made skinny, and it is delish. I want to get back into going to Zumba and pilates classes at least 3 times a week. I was doing so good before my birthday, but then let it go. Shame on me.
  3. I want to enjoy more of the little, everyday things about my boys. They are such a blessing and bring such joy to my life. I don't want to miss so much of their everyday changing personalities. Gabe is now missing 4 teeth. Seriously, he will be in kindergarten this year!! Crazy! Graedon will be 3, and he is just talking up a storm! I have been good at keeping a little journal of some of the cute things he is saying now.
  4. I want to be a more attentive wife to Chad. He is such a good provider for us, and I am so blessed that he has a good job that we can afford for me to stay at home with the boys. I want to show my appreciation to him more, and just give our relationship the nurturing that it needs.
  5. This is by far not the last thing I want to strive for in 2009, but I think 5 main goals are a good start. I want to grow more in my walk with the Lord. I have been wanting to start a woman's Bible study, and I think I am going to start that soon. I want to serve Him to the best of my ability, and I need to focus again. God has been so good to me, and I do not want to take that for granted.

This has become a long post, but it will be one I will come back to often so that I can remind myself of my goals for 2009!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I hope 2009 brings in wonderful things for you and your families!


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