Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So this is Christmas...


The snow fell yesterday and as I watched it out of my window, overlooking my Christmas tree it suddenly struck me. ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!!! I need to finish-okay actually start-my shopping, I need to get the ingredients to bake cookies for Santa, and I haven't even gotten a ham yet for dinner. I'd like to say its funny how things sneak up on ya but how could I have missed Christmas time? The most wonderful time of the year and I haven't even relished in the fact yet. Jeez.

So we went to my dads Christmas party for the firehouse last weekend. Santa was there and had a gift for Eddie. In Christmas past, Eddie has been terrified as all get out to visit the big guy. This year though he rose above his fears and shocked us all. Santa called his name and he jumped right up and ran over to him. He had a smile plastered on his face as Santa lifted him up on his lap and he even told him that he wanted a chug a chug a choo choo (that's Edaniese for train) for Christmas. I was so amazed by the whole fact, I didn't even get a picture! So we are off this weekend to get a picture with Santa at the mall. Knowing him though, he will change his mind and hate Santa again, thus forcing me to sit on the big guys lap and get groped by some weird man all so we can get a pic of Ed with Santa. Looking forward to it! Luke didn't even wanna look at the guy so it should be a fun time.

Seeing as I have so much to do, I might not be on much in the next few weeks. I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa. Let me just say that no matter what way you celebrate, may your heart be full of joy, happiness, and thankfulness. I sure know that mine will be!


Friday, November 21, 2008

The Greencards


Skimmin through the paper the other day and I saw that a favorite band of mine from Austin, The Greencards, is coming to Cincy this coming weekend. I got so excited at a chance to have a little bit of Austin here in the tri-state area!!! A friend of mine, Ms. Mel, took me along to a show of theirs and I became an instant fan. They play bluegrass and although its not one of my top genres of music I listen to, I still like it from time to time. Give me a break, I was raised by a good ol Kentucky boy who loves listening to it, so it takes me back I guess. Anyways I called up my dad and invited him along-which works out great cause his b-day is coming up-and he suprisngly accepted. So yes, haven't had a date in a while and my first time out is with my dad. Whats wrong with me? hahaha...

So thats all thats happening around here lately, besides the fact that my docs still don't know whats wrong with me and I am still in pain and not feeling good. FUN!!! I hope to find out some GOOD news soon, I can't handle any more crap right now. Just trying to get ready to cook dinner here for our family next week. I have never cooked for more that 4-5 people so it should be intresting. I can't wait, I love to cook. 

Alright, off to Gymboree class. Just thought I would drop a few lines for those of you who may be wondering whats happening here in Ohio. Yeah not a lot, why did I ever leave Texas? Here's a really cute pic of the boys. Eddie wanted to hold Luke and they sat still long enough for me to snap a pic. Eddie was done with holding Luke shortly after, luckily Momma was there to catch him! Okay, gotta go now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A trip to the doctors

Been having a horrible pain in my side for the past few days so I went to the doctors today. Of course he couldn't find anything wrong with me, but wants me to get an ultrasound and then if nothing comes of that possibley a ct scan. FUN!!! All of this and a dentist appointment next week where I know he is going to want me to take my wisdom teeth out. All these years with those suckers and they just NOW give me problems. Damn this growing old thing SUCKS!!

Rich had to stay home with the boys today while I was gone. Of course the only appointment I could get coincided with nap time and lunch. Rich didn't know what to do with himself. I have pretty much become a pro with getting Luke down without Eddie disrupting us but Rich couldn't do it to save his life. Poor guy. He's a great dad and I love him, but its a good thing he has me around to handle all the chaos. 

So my sweet baby boy doesn't want the boob anymore. He weaned himself and is now completely formula fed. Its all bittersweet, as it was becoming increasingly hard to nurse him and entertain Eddie all at the same time. I'm not superwoman, I can only do so much. But I miss that time with him. Its OK, he's still my boy. 

Off to get some sleep now, I hope I don't die from this pain. Let me tell you the Ibuprofen that my doc prescribed ain't really helping me a whole lot. 

Friday, November 7, 2008

History has been made

I am sure this has and will continue being said over and over again. History was made tuesday night when Barack Obama won the electoral votes for the presidency by a landslide. I will proudly say that I voted for him and I am so excited to see what the future holds for us as a nation now. I was insanely proud watching his acceptance speech late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. His ideas and what he stands for, I have just never been so full of hope. Call me naive but I really feel like finally we as a nation are coming together. I know (and trust me have HEARD) that several people aren't sure about having a black man leading us but I strongly hope that he goes to show them that its not the color of a mans skin but his character that makes him (and hopefully real soon!) or her a great leader. I really wish that we can get our economy back in order and that people can feel safe and secure again. And I am so proud that we have somebody in our current history that I can show my sons that you can go anywhere in life that you want to as long as you are willing to work hard for it. I really hope and feel that Obama will follow through with all of his promises and lead us to be a better nation.
Okay time to get off my soap box. Gotta go clean house. My mother is coming over tonight and would crap herself if she saw how unorganized I let things get!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get out!

Get out and VOTE!!! Today is the day. I can't wait to vote, and I should have done it this morning but I was being lazy. History will be made today so I hope that everyone had their part in making it.
Its a good thing that I am accustomed to not getting sleep at night, cause I don't think I will sleep till I hear who won.
Well short and sweet today, just wanted to make sure that I got the message out. VOTE!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

99 days

Ok so Heather already posted this, but I wanted to share it too. On Oprah yesterday (yes that's what us bored stay at home moms watch...) she celebrated miracle children. She shared this movie from Youtube about this little boy named Eliot who incredibly lived 99 days but passed away due to Trisomy 18-a chromosome disorder that babies often don't even live through birth with. I sat there, after a long day with fussy screaming kids who thankfully finally went down for naps crying with each photograph these incredible parents shared with us, and thanked God for my little miracles in my life. This story is truly moving and inspiring. I do warn though to have a few tissues on hand. And perhaps your babies cause you will want to kiss them and hold them tight after viewing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6Njr-qkq0

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall is here!

We took a little drive Friday and found this beautiful tree covered road. It was so gorgeous with all the trees aglow in red, orange and yellow. I love fall and really missed it living in Texas. You don't really get the major change in the trees and all. We also saw a couple of farms and Eds was pretty excited about seeing the cows. Its so funny how sometimes you just don't notice things. Sometimes your too busy to even see the things right there in front of your face, like all the leaves changing color.


Went to the pumpkin patch and got some pumpkins. Eds ran around and got into trouble-hello nap time!!! And Luke, well he wasn't too impressed but how else can you entertain a 8 month old? They had fun seeing the animals that they had out and Eddie nicknamed their horse Yeehaw. I was hoping to get some mums while we were there, but no such luck. We got a huge pumpkin and I can't wait to carve it out!! I am going to actually bake the seeds this year so that should be fun.



Got quite the scare Saturday night. We were eating dinner and Eddie as always was running around and playing in the living room. Rich walked in the room to find him with an empty bottle of hand sanitizer. It was just a tiny little bottle out of my MIL's purse and she couldn't remember how much was in there but still. We couldn't tell if he drank it our not and being completely scared outta our minds, we quickly loaded everyone up in the car and went to the ER. Of course they called poison control and were told that even if he drank the whole container (5 ml) that it wasn't enough to hurt him and would only cause him to vomit. So a $75 visit to the ER and turns out he was OK. Didn't even get sick or anything leading me to believe he didn't drink it. But better safe than sorry.

My mother in law was here this weekend too. Kinda nice for it to be just here and the boys got some one on one time with her instead of having to compete with all the other grand kids. I am sure we showed her a good time with cranky kids at the pumpkin patch and a night time visit to the emergency room. I hope she enjoyed herself. She didn't know what to do when we wouldn't let her washes the dishes!
All in all a great weekend. Just can't believe that the holidays are around the corner! Time to start getting ready for it all!










Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Yee-haw!!!!!

This is Eddie telling me what a cowboy says. Its just too cute!!!




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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

She's gone. : (

Well two ladies of my life are gone away from me. I'll start with the more depressing one...

So my dog ran away...hahahaha well she did run away but more depressing is my sister left with my two beautiful nieces and my hysterical nephew on Sunday. She is moving out to Arizona to be with the love of her life. Depressing and sad, but I wish nothing but the best for her. I know how courageous it is to pick up everything and leave a place where all your family is and move somewhere where you don't know a soul. Trust me I did it myself a few years ago. It will be a good thing for her to get away from my parents and learn to be really on her own. Although the selfish part of me doesn't want her to be so far away, I know that it is something that she has to do, a sacrifice that has to be made, for her to truly find happiness. Plus it gives me an excuse to travel out west...

And the other lady in my life-my sweet dog ran away right before I left to Texas. We got Gracie right before we were married, she was our first baby and now she is gone. I get incredibly sad thinking about whats happened to her so I keep telling myself that a nice family picked her up and since she didn't have her collar on, the decided to keep her and are taking care of her. That's what I keep telling myself. I know that animal control didn't pick her up cause she was micro chipped so they would have contacted us already. Our other dog Molly is so sad, she keeps walking around the house crying. Poor thing.

My trip to Austin was amazing! I had such a great time and I was so happy to see my best friend. She has been through so much this year and I have been all the way out here in Ohio, so it was nice to finally be there for her. I didn't wanna leave but I was ready to come home and see my first born.

So yet again, nothing much going on. We are headed out today to hopefully get some Halloween costumes. My oldest wants to be an Elephant, he told me so himself so we will see.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Texas or bust!

I am off to Texas tomorrow and I am so excited. I should be getting some sleep being that I have to get up at 3am to catch a plan but I can't. I miss Austin so bad and more importantly I miss the people.

And mexican food. Of course they have it hear it Ohio, but aint nothing like the real thing baby.

I am so nervous about leaving though. I used to never really care before I had kids. I just get these weird morbid thoughts now. Like what if tomorrow is the last time I see my first born baby? And then I get all sad cause what are the chances that he would remember me? I know I should seek help but its just the kinda thoughts I get.

This love I have for my children is so overwhelming. I would sacrifice my life for them-literally. I have never been in love like this before. Even on the days when I wanna poke my eyes out, I still end the day totally amazed and in awe of them. So I guess it just makes me sad to think about what life would be like if I didn't have the pleasure of being with them everyday. I guess it wouldn't matter to me cause you know. But anyways.

Okay now time to try and get some sleep. I hope to have a great weekend and catch up with some friends. And yes I packed the breast pump so I can knock back a drink or two (or a whole bottle) with them. Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I told you I babbled!

So next week I am going back to my favorite place...AUSTIN, TEXAS!!! I can not wait and I am getting so excited its ridiculous! I am going back mainly to see my dear friend but I will be visiting with a couple of family members too.



Still cleaning up the yard from the hurricane. Yes I said hurricane that we got in OHIO! I guess Ike reared his ugly head and met up with a high or low pressure system and we got hurricane force winds here. Lost power for a day (No TV-YIKES!). We almost lost our pine tree in the front yard. The wind was blowing the top so hard that the roots were starting to lift up off the ground. But we had a lot of large tree branches down and of course leaves all over. It was so freaky. I can only imagine what those in Texas had to deal with.


My 1st born started Gymboree classes this week. He loves it, although it erks me that he doesn't really play along, he kinda stands outside the crowd and does his own thing. Can you blame the kid though, this is the first time he has been in a playgroup situation with kids his age. I think he's gonna be like his dad and kinda just sit out and observe most of the time. My 2nd born on the other hand loves it! He's just a little too small to play with the older kids.



So I am on this kick of starting to go organic. It really is a science sometimes but nowadays has become surprisingly easy. There is SO much crap out there now that its easy to spot the organic stuff with its USDA stamp of approval. Don't have a Whole Foods close by, but there is this place called Fresh Market and I just am in love. They have the best stuff there and its reasonably priced. Hubby can't get over paying $5 for milk, but I assure him that since our 1st born in the primary drinker that its all worth it. I just feel better eating this "good" food that it seems really rewarding to be spending a little bit more money on it.



OH and with eating the healthy food comes this new hot bod. I say that jokingly but soon I will have that hot bod. So I have been indulging myself in a little retail therapy. I am so excited for fall to finally get here so I can wear some of this cute stuff. No idea where I am going to wear it to (Mommy and Me classes perhaps?hahaha...) but I can't wait. This is the first time that I actually have my body back-well not totally cause the 2nd one is still on the boob-but I am getting my figure back and I don't have to shop for maternity clothes!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!



So yeah boring stuff, but nothing really going on. Fun times eah?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

We will never forget

As everyone knows, today is September 11th, 2008. The 7th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

As you go through out your day today, complaining about the traffic or mad because of the extra work your boss has assigned you stop and think about those innocent that lost their lives that day as well as those who sacrifice theirs fighting the war to end terrorism.

Take time to stop and remember all those things that you have to be thankful for. Every little thing. I am thankful for my sons laughter, my husband willingness to get up with the boys early in the morning so I can get just a little more sleep. I am appreciative of all the men and women, some whom I know and many who I have never met that fight for my freedom and the freedom of many others every day.

Say a prayer for those closely affected that awful morning 7 years ago. Those that thankfully survived, and those that lost loved ones, family and friends. Thank your God, your Allah, or whomever you pray to for not only the troops that serve to protect this country but also for the men and women that might save you from a house fire someday. We all know their courageous efforts that hap pend that morning.

And last but not least-stop to appreciate the freedom that we have here in the good ol United States of America. Home of the free and brave. The ability that we have to worship the god that we worship, believe what we want to, and achieve whatever goals we set for ourselves.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Are you ready for some football?

Its that time of year ladies and gents. NFL football starts tonight. Giants vs. Redskins and of course we all know that the Giants will win. So fresh off their superbowl victory, you can still see the glow in their faces.

This is the time of year that I lose my dear hubby. I am no longer allowed to make plans for Sunday afternoon/evening that involve him going anywhere that doesn't have a TV and the ability to tune in game or too.

See hubby is part of a fantasy football league with friends back in Texas. He swears up and down every year that this is his year. He hasn't won yet. But true to form, he tries to watch every player on game day. He even goes to the extent of having live updates on the good ol computer for games he can't get on TV.

So so long dear hubby of mine, I will see you after February!!! Love you babe!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Anything you can do...

A woman can probably do better.

Whats all this crap about how the new VP Republican canidate Sarah Palin isn't suited for the job if elected? All this talk about how because she is a mother of 5 children that she isn't capable of being a great VP?

Does everyone forget just how hard a mother works? And on top of raising her family, she's done a few other great things for the large state of Alaska in her spare time. In case you are curious take a look-http://gov.state.ak.us/bio.html

A mother in the US right now is damned if she does, damned if she doesn't. Being a stay at home mom I am looked at as a frumpy, pathetic, loser of some sort. And the working moms are told they don't spend enough time with their kids. As long as they are taken care of at the end of the day why does it matter to anyone else?

I think she is highly qualified and I don't think that her being a mother can in any way fault her. I am just so sick of hearing about that and not any of the important issues that she could or couldn't bring to the table.

This race has got me on the edge of my seat. I am still at a loss of who to vote for! Should be intresting!

Monday, August 25, 2008

What a weekend

Well not really. Didn't do anything special this weekend. I hung out with my sister and mom and ALL the kids saturday while my Dad and hubby golfed together. Yeah for some reason, I am just totally left out anymore. I mean I know that I stink at golf but give me a break, I am still learning!

Went to the dreaded Babies R Us sunday. I hate that store!!! One-cause its always crowded on weekends, two-cause I just wanna go smack crazy on all the men that stand around with the I have more important things to do look on their faces and three-cause seeing all those preggos makes me miss it and for a brief second I think about how I want another one. Convinced hubby to let me get a kick ass stroller though, and the boys love it. Its side by side which I am SURE that I will regret later, but it works for now. They have a great time sitting next to eachother and I no longer have that long ass double to push around anymore. Only complaint is it doesn't have cup holders so I guess I can't drink my beer anymore while pushing the tots around! hahaha...


Eddie did the cutest thing. We were coloring on Friday and he was telling me that he was drawing elephants-thats his newest favorite animal right now.
That kid has one great imagination! I think its so adorable that now he actually has like a purpose when he is coloring, not just scribbling anymore.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How does she do it?

My mind has been heavy with thoughts of my dear dear close friend who just lost her baby boy. She is such a strong and amazing women, I admire her so much. Of course doing as anyone would do, my thoughts turn to me and I think how I would never be able to go on if I lost a child. I don't think I would be able to go one living. But she does, and she does it with such beauty and grace. It just amazes me how she handles herself. I love her and I can't wait to get out there and see her.

Since we are on the same topic, anyone wanna donate to my get out to Texas fund? hahaha...I am actually looking right now at plane tickets and we will see when I can get out there and all.

Had a great weekend with the family. Got to knock down a few cold ones and meet this new guy of my sisters. Life is changing drastically and I just hope the best for everyone.

Nothing much more to write about. The weather is nice here today so I hope to get the boys out to a park or something later this afternoon.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I wanna be happy

I really wanna be happy for her, but my mind is full of the what ifs. What if it all falls apart? What if her kids end up angry with her?? Why do I seem to be the only one who is hesitant about it all?

I love my sister very much, I guess I am just so scared for her. Plus I know that I am selfish and I want her here with me. I really want her to be happy, she so deserves it. But I know that it will not only crush her but her kids too if things go south.

Am I more nervous about the change of it all? She will be so far away from me when she leaves. I don't know if I really get along with this new guy. I haven't had a chance to get to know him and I feel like I won't get one either since they will be on the other side of the U.S.. I just pray that everything works out.

Sorry about the mindless ranting and trust me it would be longer if I didn't have a baby in my arms and having to type with one hand.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My big guy!






So we have been thinking lately of putting my big 2 year old boy into pre preschool. Didn't know that exsisted did ya? Well it really doesn't but pretty much we are looking for a montessori type place where he can learn and be with other kids his age. The more I think about it, the more I wonder-when the hell did he grow up? I can't believe I am already looking at schools for this kid? jeez...

So where have I been these past two years? I swear I was there somewhere-someone had to be watching the kid! It seems like a few weeks ago they were kicking us out of the hospital with this new baby boy and now here I am putting him in school. Time sure does fly by although you don't realize it. It seems like when you are living the day to day life, it goes by so slow and you will never cross over into that next phase. And then one day you wake up and that beautiful baby of yours is screaming and yelling and talking. Its just amazing. I am so proud of my boy.


On another note, my 2nd born is such a stud! He is already sitting up and pulling himself up on things. I feel silly cause they are such "small" things, but my kids amaze me. I am so happy to be their mom!
On that note, its been a long week and momma needs a cocktail! I've got a bottle pumped and I am ready to drink a cold one tomorrow night. Meeting my sister boyfriend whom she is moving to Washington with in a few months. I don't like him because of this! But we'll see, once I kick his ass in Guitar Hero I might be OK!

Friday, July 25, 2008

To have some estrogen...


This weekend my little niece is srtaying with me. It is really nice to paint toenails and watch the fairytale movies. I envy all those out there with at least one girl. I fear life with boys. Already my 2 year old is a rough and tumbler kinda guy. Its only gonna get worse.


And yes boys and girls I did say 2 year old!!! My oldests birthday was this past weekend. I can't believe that I have a 2 year old. Life seems to be passing me before my very eyes. It was great, and he had a good time. I did discover that I have a nack for cake decorating though! We had a barn themed party and thats the cake that I made. It was lovely until one of the kids knocked the table and the barn came tumbling down! Still edible though, no need to cry!
Nothing new to really blog about. I need to get going and soak in all the "girl" time that I can get!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stimulation anyone?

God I have been in some strange funk.

OK dirty minds stop wondering. I mean I haven't been creative like my usual self. So yesterday I hoped in the car and drove to Michael's. Time to find some insperation. So I got the wooden letters and paint for Lukes room (yeah I know he's 5 months old...have you not read about my funk?) for a simple craft.

I got them out today to paint, and I had forgotten how much I love doing this kinda stuff! I love creating things and desiging things. So I have decided that from now on, I will take on a new project every few weeks. I know y'all are thinking OK bored housewife here. But I think I am even going to restart my business (website to follow as soon as our servers are back up!). I must be crazy. I complain that there is just too much to do anymore but I am now realizing that I am not doing enough!!

On a lighter note, our 4th of July was great. We rode in the parade with my dad and his new ambulance. Well its not HIS persay but you know. The boys had a blast. Eddie loved pushing the button for the air horn and Luke was SO excited over seeing the lights and hearing the sirens. Then the parents came over for a little bbq (in the rain but we had umbrellas! ha!) and we enjoyed all the fireworks going on around us from all my crazy neighbors. Wish I could post my pics, but gotta find my memory card first.

Congrats goes out to my friend who finally had her baby yesterday. A beautiful little girl and I am so jealous. I so want one now...better keep hubby away from me. I really want at least one of the boys to be out of diapers before I even think about trying for that girl!

Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm a virgin!

Well for those who know me, of course I am not a "virgin" persay. I mean I do have two kids so...But this is my first post in my new blog. I am all new to this so for those who don't know me here is a little info:
1. I am a mother of two little boys. I am suprised that I even have time to blog!
2. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost 6 years.
3. I am a stay at home mom so its a wonder I have any sanity to blog.
4. I lose my mind on a daily basis (please refer to previous listings.).

Ok so I am a mom, but I promise that all my posting won't be about the latest kids squables or about how much my dear hubby gets on my nerves, there just simply isn't enough time to blog about all that!! I love my family but I also love other things like reading, writing, current events and so on and so forth. So please come back often and see what I have been up to!