Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby Boy

I cannot even begin to express my excitement with this baby Carlos.  I am already head over heels in love.  One of the greatest things about pregnancy is feeling his little body move.  I can't wait until I can tell where he is.   LOVE~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, October 3, 2011

Update Schmupdate

I am terrible at updating my blog.  Okay, since my last post, I found out we are having a boy.  I really thought girl, but I was wrong...again.  We are very excited and I can't wait to see what he looks like. 

Saturday we attended my sweet nephew's first birthday party.  So fun.  They had a petting zoo -- farm animals.  They had the cutest little black pig I've ever seen.  I wanted to stuff him in my purse & take him home.  Afterwards, we decided to venture to the in-laws and spend the night.  I went to Canton with my MIL yesterday and it just about killed me.  2 1/2 hours of walking.  low baby.  ouch!  When we (finally) got to the car, I couldn't bend to sit, I was in much pain.  We headed home and when I arrived I took 1 tylenol and laid down.  I hated to take that pill, but I didn't see relief coming any other way.  I felt better when I got up.  My wonderful husband got my recipe for White Chicken Enchiladas (Pioneer Woman) & made dinner - another big thanks.  I don't think I could have stood in the kitchen for any period of time.  The little boys came home from their dad's house, we got them all settled.  I sat outside on the back porch and looked at the stars...enjoyed the quiet.  Back to the hustle & bustle of the week!  Woo hoo.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Feeling Bleh

This baby and I do NOT agree on food.  Here's a rundown of what he/she does not like:  pizza, mcdonalds (i really don't either), salad, mexican food, hamburger meat.

Carlos did okay with sushi on Saturday and we've enjoyed a steak and sweet baked potato with no problems.

I'm so tired of eating TUMS............

Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

I've noticed lately that I can't remember simple words.  I know what I want to say, but I can't remember the word I want to frustrating.

The constant baseball schedule coupled with pregnancy has me exhausted.  The weekends are no longer for catching up around the house, laundry, cleaning, organizing...wait, I don't do that stuff.  Honestly, it's no longer resting and feeling like I have a weekend, instead it's baseball, baseball and more baseball.  Quite frankly, had I anticipated this kind of schedule, I would have given it a second thought.  Too late now?  So, D had a tournament this past weekend.  It was their dad's weekend.  I decided to bow out and give their dad the details and cross my fingers that he would show up.  When this has happened in the past, D stays with my sister & brother in law (also coach of the team).  Lo & behold, his dad never showed up.  Dennis and I spent the day together, had lunch, went to Babies R Us, looked at a discount furniture store for a dresser for the baby.  Really spent some bonding time together.  It was great, but I felt terrible for not being at the baseball field.  D stayed the night Sat. night too (they had early games) and I picked him up as soon as he got back yesterday.  So much for time away from the baseball fields.

So....back to Babies R Us.  To sum up this experience, hilarious would be an understatement.  Den has my kids, but when he got us, Rylan was 4, hardly an infant.  This is all new to him.  We look at pack n' plays, I suggest one that has a place for a newborn so we can use this beside our bed if need be.  Moving on to strollers, he's shocked at the $200 minimum price tag.  He wonders why we can't use the $20 umbrella stroller.  I tell him we can hold off on high chairs for a while.  We mosey around, I think mostly he was in shock.  When we get to the baby beds, he said, "we already looked at beds".  Me, "no honey, that was a pack n play, those are more for naps, they have a cardboard bottom, the beds have real mattresses".  Next we move to bottles.  For some reason, this is a real issue for me.  I've always used playtex bottles with the drop-ins.  However, this time around, I see the expense associated with the constant need of more drop ins. I like the sanitary part of it and minimal washing, but the expense....?  On our way to the bottles, we pass the formula.  I mention that I might "pump" but I'm not sure.  After seeing the price tag on the formula, he is insistent that I should produce enough milk to feed the baby.  Pumps...the good ones....$300!  My poor hubby love was in sticker shock.  That was enough for one day.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Prego Pains

The last few weeks I've been dealing with extreme indigestion.  It doesn't matter what I eat, I get it. TUMS are my friend right now.  I have a big ole bottle in my purse.

I've also been having hip pains when I lay down at night.  I have to put a small pillow under my hips to keep them from hurting.

This week, I've noticed my feet are swelling, or maybe my shoes are shrinking.  When I got home last night, those strappy shoes I wore all day had left permanent imprints on my feet.  Luckily, I have the greatest husband ever who gave me an awesome foot rub to help relieve the pain. 

The temps have dropped and I am so grateful.  I slept like a baby last night...first time in a long time.  Ahhhh, how I love my sleep

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pink - Pink Everywhere

Subconsciously, I think if I surround myself with pink, maybe I have a better chance of having a girl!  Ha.  Yes, I'm aware of how absurd that sounds.  11 days until the sonogram. 

M had a baseball tournament in Waco last weekend.  Luckily, the weather was bearable and the seating covered.  This weekend....notsomuch.  It's back in the 100's. 

I've been collecting tons of recipes via pinterest (new obsession) and elsewhere.  I LOVE crock pot cooking during the fall.  For some reason, most of my crockpot recipes seem like cool/cold weather food.  I need to organize them all so I can actually get back to meal planning.  With our weekends so busy with ball, I haven't really gone to the store for "meals", I just buy things that I know I can throw something together. 

Countdown to the 26th

I had a dr. appointment yesterday. Initially, I was struck with fear on dr. days but I'm passed that now and excited to hear my little thump, thump. Den had to go out of town so the first "real" appointment...the one that makes you realize there IS a baby growing in there...he missed. I was kinda bummed and I'm sure he was too, but there are more to come. The big one is to come. September 26th. We will find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I cannot wait. I did a little shopping with my mom over the weekend and as soon as I find out...I'm stocking up on summer clothing. JCP had clothes for $1.97 up to $4.97--cute stuff!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Random Things about me

  • I don't like fake people

  • I don't like people that think they are better than everybody else

  • I have been married twice, the 1st time I was young, the second...the love of my life

  • I love to shop and even better, love a bargain

  • I'm a strong believer that everything happens for a reason

  • I am a terrible liar

  • I live in quasi-clutter, so I can see what I've got

  • I prefer to be home with my hubby and kids on a Sat. night instead of going out

  • My kids are my world!

  • I love taking pictures

  • I wish I had a good camera I wish I were crafty

  • I love sweet tea

  • I'm borderline obsessed with shoes and jewelry

  • I hate when my toenails are not painted

  • I love my life

That's as random as it gets.

My life has changed so dramatically in the last few years. Not a day goes by that I don't feel completely blessed for where I am. I'm giddy with excitement today.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Feeling blah

I'm in a funk....100% sucked into a place that is suffocating. At work, I've got a very bad taste. 18 years.....yes, EIGHTEEN years and nada...I might as well be a new employee. UGH, very very frustrated in my place right now.

Home....les see, my husband was gone for a week, got a promotion (yea) that has been pretty stressful as he settles in, baseball is in full force (oh gaw, 2 more weeks to evening freedom), all of which has me just there.

No invitation is rqeuired to my pity party. I think tonight....after my glass of wine, I will settle down with my current read, "Black heels to Tractor Wheels" by Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman. Kinda makes me want to write MY love story, oh wait, I'm still pouting.

OH, something to look forward to....Keeno girls night Saturday! Woot Woot

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Acknowledged & Appreciated

We all want to be appreciated - whether its for a job well done, going above & beyond, just doing what we do. It's nice to have someone express appreciation. Lately, on the job...after 18 years...I'm feeling very UN-appreciated. I'd like to think (work-wise) that the world would stop if I weren't here because yeah...they need me THAT much, but i'm beginning to realize, maybe i'm just another low-level nothing. I don't know how to move out of this place, because I don't like the way I feel about it. I wish I were crafty. Do you have any idea how many people quit their jobs and sell their crap on etsy & promote themselves through blogs? I wish I had some god-given talent that could sustain me. Ugh. So depressing. Must go wipe my weepy eyes.

Monday, May 23, 2011


TAKS tests are difficult for everyone - parents, teachers and especially students. There is so much pressure and focus on TAKS that sometimes there's little "fun" to keep kids focused on learning at school. My 10 yo was really struggling this last 6 weeks. I had several meetings with his teacher and buckled down hard at home. I sat with him for hours reviewing, preparing, mock-testing, and guess what? HE PASSED! I am so incredibly proud of him. I knew he could do it!!! GO MASON

Weekend recap

lets see...the weekend was fun. On my way home from work Friday I stopped at Michael's (with my 40% off coupon) and bought some paint, paintbrushes and canvases. The weather for the weekend was iffy so I thought it would give the boys something to do if we were stuck in the house all weekend. Luckily, we weren't, and I'm having a little buyers remorse for the $30+ "project" with the canvases that are larger than I wanted. Yea, I may take them back. We went to the in-laws on Saturday. It was nice because we took our sweet time getting up and ready. Hubby love made the boys clean up before we left. Why are boys SOOOOO messy? So we headed to the lake. We spent the day fishing and visiting. Mason caught a pretty big catfish and Rylan caught a fish that was, um...petite, but he didn't care because it was HIS. I love fishing with my boys. Mason and Dalton both tied on the weights & hooks (I think I lost 2, got stuck on something underwater) - I was so proud. They told me that Dennis taught them how to tie "fisherman knots" - I didn't know there was such a thing...but I guess when it's broke I always hand it off to a man to fix it! HA

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Better already

The constant pain in my throat has finally subsided and I'm kinda getting back to normal. I had lunch with my bestie and a long overdue conversation with my hubby so I'm feeling better now. Amazing how communication bridges all gaps. TALK PEOPLE.

Being sick puts me in a funk, like the stars are misaligned and I can't figure out how to put things back. Oh, and I started. That really put me in a funk. :-(

Only one baseball practice tonight and I'm making Pioneer Woman's Lasagna for dinner, I can't wait. Dalton is starting the meat for me before I get home so when I get there, I can layer and bake.

We were planning a weekend at the lake, still are, just a few adjustments. Thankfully Den looked at the calendar and realized Mason has a game Saturday morning. Then I get an email that R. has photos on Sunday afternoon. Kinda puts us on a "schedule" but we are still planning to go & make the most of it. I can't wait to dip my pole in the water!!!!


Sunday morning I woke up not feeling too great. A little hungover, a lot of a sore throat. As the day wore on, I realized how bad my throat hurt. I spent most of the day on the couch and drinking gallons of water. Monday I woke up and felt worse. My uvula was BRIGHT red (in case you didn't know, that's the little thing that hangs down in the back of your throat). Fast forward - strep throat. Ugh. I haven't felt this bad in a long time, but everyone expects me to carry on like I'm perfectly well. So irritated! I can only carry the superwoman title for so long, even superwoman gets sick sometimes

Friday, May 13, 2011

Finally Friday

This week has been so hectic. I sometimes feel like work is interfering in my life. I should probably think the other way around but family is SOOO important to me...and in the grand scheme of things, family, people are irreplaceable. Memories are made on a daily basis. I wish I was more organized to keep up with things teh kids say. Luckily, I take tons of photos. I don't print them or do much, but I do take them. Dalton had an assignment in his Reading class to make a scrapbook. I printed pictures from the last year, he took his camera to school & took pictures and we have been working on it for the last several days. I must say, it looks really good! We have a few more stories to write. I say "we" because I'm writing them and he's telling me what to write. He claims I have better handwriting and....well, I agree. It became a family project and now the little boys want to make their own. I just need to send more pictures to Walgreens.... It was fun reflecting on vacation and things that happened, places we went, things we did.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekend, oh weekend, whereforartthou?

It was so super busy and action packed, I missed it. Baseball tournament on Saturday and Sunday. I LOVE baseball. Fun games to watch. My boys are so stinking sweet. Mason and Rylan both made me flowers and cards at school and Dalton's coaches took pix of each boy for him to give me along with two roses. Mason also made me breakfast --- bacon sandwich, oh yum. My hubby love (& boys) got me a coach purse and wallet (YEA ME!) and I spent the day with the four boys who make my heart melt.

Saturday night we had a family get together at my sis-in-laws. I LOVE having a big family and everyone together. The only one that couldn't come was Sharon and Gay made a suprise visit. Good food, good company. Sweet babies!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Weekend recap

The plan was to have a kinda low-key weekend and looking back, I think we were successful.

Friday I made several stops on my way home, to return a shirt I didn't try on before I bought it (i KNOW better), to buy my son some overpriced cologne that he's been begging for and to look for some black sandals that don't kill my feet. My dad called but I had turned off my ringer (see son that wanted overpriced cologne) so when I came back to the cellular world, he called again. It was unexpected, but a cousin was found dead in his apartment. Shock. I kinda went into a zone and finished my errands in silence and ready to be home with my honey. He knew right away that something was wrong but I felt like if I didn't say it out loud, maybe it didn't really happen. My stomach turned, I felt nauseous so I climbed into bed. The royal wedding recap was all over the television but I just didn't feel like applauding such extravagance at the moment.

Saturday morning we headed to Rylan's game, which was a bloodbath. Not really, but it was bad, they were playing a team with kids 2-3 years older than ours and also a select team. Ha! Our kids had fun & ultimately, at this age, that's all that matters. Afterwards, Den and I headed to Allen for a day of shopping. We got a few things at the outlet mall which was HUGE. It was a long drive but I'd say well worth it. We had a late lunch, came home and watched movies~perfect ending to the day!

Sunday Funday. I went grocery shopping, discovered a pretty awesome policy offerred by HEB, took a nap, made Paula Deen's lasagna and ended the day with Khloe & Lamar ~ insert big puffy heart here ~

Raining today, so ballgames have been cancelled. We will welcome the brief haitus and real food for dinner vs. hot dogs and nachos with flourescent cheese.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday

I'm so far from my last post, it's not even funny....actually, it is really funny. I gave up on ww. I know, I suck at commitments but at least I'll admit it. Here's my true gripe and it really is the truth. As much as I try to be organized...I'm not. My organization stretches as far as my schedule (as it relates to the boys) and beyond that, it's just luck. You need to know the point value of every thing you put in your mouth so a trip at the grocery store takes about 2 hours. I'm sure it would get easier with time, but I'm not organized enough to plan and coordinate and you get it. I gave up.

I follow several blogs and today I am absolutely SMITTEN with The Pioneer Woman. I can't get enough of her...or her recipes. She's pretty friggin awesome. Trust me, you won't regret the countless hours you spend with her!!

My hubby love and I have been busy the last several weekends so we're excited about a low key weekend starting the moment we get home. Since I am the queen of buying things without trying them on, I have several RETURNS to make on my way home, then I'm hitting the couch with force and staying there until I'm peeled from the cushions. I'm pretty stoked about catching up on Housewives of Anywhere, Betheney (my hubby can't stand her jawline) and anything else that doesn't require much thought. Wish me luck!!!

Not to go completely to the other end of emotions (although that is exactly what I AM doing), my heart bleeds for those affected by the tornados in the southeast. I cannot fathom the devastation, the lives sickens me. Say a little prayer ~ they could use all they can get.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Conquering food

Week 1 of Weight Watchers was good. I counted points for every. single. bite. I weighed 9 days after my starting date and had lost 3 pounds. I was excited....but not excited enough. We had a gas leak. plumbing leak. our savings was exhausted to make the repairs. I was exhausted. points didn't make me feel did. so I caved. I ate like there was no tomorrow. I had dr. pepper, chips, candy, and fried chicken, and guess what? It didn't make the gas & plumbing leaks disappear. It didn't replenish our savings. I was hurting no one but myself. Changing a lifelong food addiction / consumption doesn't happen overnight. It doesn't happen in a week, or two, or three. One day at a time. I will make healthy choices. I will let WW help me.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Got Gas?

Why glad you asked. I was so excited to come home yesterday to a brand new hot water heater, repaired gas and plumbing leaks, and a HOT BATH! Those 2 minute showers weren't cutting it. My hubby love has been painting the house this week...I'll post some pics of before & after once the after is done. Weekends are typically busy around our house with errands. Since we have baseball 7 days a week, its the only time I do laundry, clean house, grocery shop, etc. This weekend the boys are with their SD ('sperm donor') so I thought I might be able to fit in a little relaxation, until I realized D has an out of town baseball tournament. he knows I love and support him, so last night I told him I might not go. He really doesn't care. Hubby love suggested maybe we go to San Antonio for the weekend...I know he is ready to get away from the house since he's been there since friday...working. Sounds great, but I'm not very good with last minute getaways, it kinda stresses me out. We shall see...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

No gas

For the past month or so, I've smelled sewer gas in and around my house. I knew I needed to call a plumber, but I also needed to be home so the plumber could make repairs. With D and I both working in Dallas....that's difficult. Maybe I was just in denial that anything was wrong. D took off this week to paint our house so the timing was perfect. Last Friday, he arrived home to Atmos and a fire truck. Atmos had turned off the gas on Thursday, without notifying us. On Friday, they came back with the fire department as a follow up. Okay....seriously, we didn't even know WHY we didn't have hot water, so a follow up was not necessary when we didn't know....UGH. We had a gas leak and needed it repaired. Our plumber came out Saturday and started their mission.....upon inspection, determined that we also had a plumbing leak. Go figure, right? Two more days and $3,000 later the repairs have been made but the city hasn't come to inspect it, nor has Atmos turned back on the gas. I am DYING for a hot bath....holding out hope that it will be on today....otherwise, I'm kicking some ass!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Arts, Crafts and Shoe Porn

I heart shoes. I'd rather buy shoes than clothes, mostly becasue I know they'll always fit regardless of the cheeseburger or ice cream that I've eaten. My shoes are loyal :-) I love a good wedge just like the next girl, but I just read an article "50 Chunky Sandals to Wear this Spring" on and some of the shoes were a little......disturbing~

Ewww.....really? Maybe I'm not trendy enough to appreciate some of these styles and if that's the case, I prefer to opt out of trendiness, if that's even a word.

Over the last few weeks I've felt the urge to be CRAFTY. People put things on etsy and my trip to canton, and I think, "oh, I can make that". Der, der, der. So my mission last week was to make a fabric rose. I had a cotton blend material, I had instructions from 3 different sources so surelyl one would be successful, right? I started working on one didn't look like a rose, more like a cinammon roll. Friday, I tried again, with lots of glue, it kinda resembled a rose. While at Canton, I saw several variations, so I tried another would be fine if it was 1995. So...I've given up my need to be crafty. Luckily I was using scrap material and didn't invest much more than my time in attempting to perfect the fabric rose. So you etsy sellers...keep on making your stuff, I can't compete.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Food Deprived

So it's been 5 days since I started WW. Today.....I'm starving. I've given up my Dr. Pepper addiction (3 per day) and my daily date with Whataburger. I've settled for Carnation Instant Breakfast, fruit, sandwich, fruit, popcorn, fruit and a Diet Coke (bleh) here and there. Yea, I'd say today is pretty much torture! I know it's a lifestyle change and it will take time to adjust, but it really really sucks. really! I got in bed last night because I knew if I was asleep, I wouldn't be hungry. I slept in a little this morning becasue the first thing I want when I get up is a Dr. Pepper. It's just delaying the inevitable, I know I have to come face to face with my addiction to food all day, every day, I just had no idea how stressful it would be. I hope it gets easier.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I took the first step

one day at a time....that's the best way to look at this. The good news? I signed up for weight watchers this morning (go me!). The bad news? My breakfast & morning dr. pepper's have used 1/2 of my daily points. Yikes!!! I joined today so I could look over the food choices, etc so when I go grocery shopping on Sunday, I buy the things I should (fruits & veggies), not the things I want (little debbie, blue bell). I may have to give up real dr. pepper. Ugh. This pains me! I've committed to 3 months. I am hoping (fingers crossed) that I will see results in 3 months so I'll stick to it for the long-term. Tomorrow I'm going to Canton and I WILL try the crepes that I saw someone eating last month, and I'll probably have a corn dog, but maybe I'll replace my dr. pepper with water...small changes....Wish me luck~

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

All over the place...

I just skimmed over my blog to see what I've been talking about this week and realized that I need to utilize a small little button with a check mark...aka spellcheck. Every teh jumped out at me! I must dote on my loving hubby for a minute. He is SO....FRIGGIN....AWESOME. Every single day I feel blessed to have such an amazing partner. I don't know what I did to deserve him. I just hope I'm doing a good job at expressing how much I truly appreciate every thing he does for me. Okay, this is a biggie. Are you sitting? of course you are... Last week, Friday to be exact, I started researching diets. I was especially interested in the hcg diet. Funny, when you are not looking closely, it looks like HOG diet. LOL. So I posted on my facebook asking for any experience with or knowledge of the hcg diet. hog. I got several replies, most everyone recommended it. It's a calorie restrictive diet, only 500 calories per day, but the hcg drops curb your appetite enough that you don't feel like you are starving. Sounds easy enough, right? Well....probably okay for the average guy or gal, but since I'm hoping to be pregnant by/in the summer, and hcg is a hormone produced in pregnancy, well, my dear friend convinced me that it's probably not the best idea. But I still want to lose weight now I'm considering Weight Watchers. I just suck at diets. I really do. I lack motivation. I lack willpower. I'm still doing some research but I know the best way to lose is diet and exercise and to keep it off, I need to develop healthy eating habits. I'm pretty sure the justaburger from whataburger that I had for breakfast does not fit well into the weight watchers plan. **sigh**

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baseball Scrimmage

M had a scrimmage last night. Since I'm juggling three boys & practices, mostly either overlapping or at the same time, I've missed M's practices & haven't seen his baseball SKILLZ..... Last night he Rocked! He pitched very well. I'm so proud of him!

Shopping anyone?

I live close enough to Canton, Texas to enjoy First Monday Trade Days when my schedule & the weather allows. Check out their schedule. I love this place. You can find just about anything and I mean that. Last month I bought a super cute baseball shirt and the same co. has a coupon for Canton for 20% off -- which makes their shirts more affordable :-) Here's the one I might buy this month...or one that says "Make Cupcakes Not War" Saweeeeeet! You can check them out here I'm going with my mom, sis (V), niece and GREAT niece. We had loads of fun last month so I'm sure it will be great. I'm more excited about being OFF WORK! I should probably help my hubby love do something house-related, but .... I'm not. He doesn't mind though.

Monday, March 28, 2011

I puffy heart baseball

My kids are my world. Seriously, everything I do is surrounded by whatever they are doing. I love those boys. The last month has been consumed by baseball practice. We had practice 6 days a week, sometimes multiple practices on teh same day. Yesteday we got our schedule for teh season and with three boys playing, my schedule is a FULL 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, through May 27th! I skipped D's game on Sunday because I had too much to do at home and all three had practice that afternoon, so the morning game was out. He plays select although he's not really "select" material at this point, so he spends a lot of time warming the bench. Whatever~ Games start this weekend, and I can't wait to watch my boys play - they've been practicing so hard!

Hair Dilemna

I'm such a sucker for new products. Actually, I'm a self professed beauty product junkie. If I took a picture of my bathroom shelving or my make up bag, its a mumbo jumbo of products, most I like until I run out, but I'm always up for trying something new. Last week my hair was a wreck. I hadn't changed much of my routing but both my skin and hair were making me crazy. My skin is breaking out, my hair looked fried, frizzy and just gross. If my hair sucks, it really affects my entire mood. My sweet niece is a hairdresser and I talked to her about getting a Brazilian blowout to fight the frizzies. In the meantime, I decided to color my hair, sometimes I notice a difference after coloring, plus the last time I colored, I used a 28-shampoo color so it was faded. I had a coupon for the new John Frieda color foam which claims to be less messy. Ha! I had this crap all over the cabinet, my shirt....I think it was more messy than the traditional gel color that I normally use. Don't think I'll spend the $12 again, but the color is pretty and shiny (see, it DOES looks better after color).

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Have I ever mentioned that I have a ridiculous login password to my blogger, a bit of an ego stroker I suppose. Everytime I log in, it makes me laugh a little.

It's spring break and the highlight I guess is that our house got TP'd one night and "yarned" another....we're guessing they were out of toilet paper and yarn is all they could find. So last night my boys decided they wanted to tp and they did....a neighbor kid who was actually with them, which made it even more odd. They (my 3 boys plus 2 friends) decided to pull an all-nighter. They were still awake when I got up at 7. Oh the joys of being young.

The boys are with their SD this weekend and after this week of them being home, I will welcome the quiet time and most definitely plan to sleep in.

I guess my body is finally getting back to normal, whatever that may be, and I'm getting the fever again. I know we still have to wait a few more weeks before officially trying, but I'm ready.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baseball Season

I am so super excited about baseball season. Luckily, all three of my boys love baseball. Now, we're not eat, sleep, breathe baseball kinda of people, but nonetheless, we do love it. D has been practicing for several weeks now. M & R have their first practice tonight. I told them to get dressed around 5:00 and I would be there about 5:30 to pick them up, my mom said she picked up R, he went straight into his room and got dressed. Excited much?

I was at Canton over the weekend and got this adorable shirt. I'm not a "MOM" shirt wearing gal, but I loved this one....and so what, I AM a mom!

You can get yours at

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kardashian Love

I love, love, love the Kardashians. I realize they are famous for being famous, but the insight to their family cracks me up. For CHristmas I bought myself Kardashian Konfidential...yes, I am a little obsessed.'

My hubby made fun of me and my love for "picture books" as he calls them. Yes, there were lots of pictures. Family photos, recipes, likes/loves, etc. One of the things Kim noted she loved was a nailpolish by Orly, called Confetti. Immediately I started my search for Confetti nail polish. Let me interject real quick by saying, I love nail polish, but I mostly wear it on my toes because my fingers get messed up too easily. Great Kim, thanks for the info but its 2011 and the polish was debuted in 2009. Hardly an up & coming item that anyone could find. I found it.....and purchased it......for $16.23 including shipping, on good ole ebay.

I know this is a ridiculous price to pay for a bottle of nailpolish but I look at it this way, if I don't LOVE it like Kim does, I'll ebay it & get my money back....I hope.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I promise to blog better

Seriously, December since my last blog? ha! So much has happened since December. Dare I even dive in? Ahhhhh, I will briefly touch on it. Christmas ~ Holidays ~ Chaos. I love the holidays. Love - LOVE. I have a very large family so any holiday is loads of fun and smiles, and babies, and did I mention chaos? Nah, wasn't too bad actually. We have two new babies in the family Braxton (September) and Mia (November) so the holidays were so much fun. I remember when my babies were "the" babies -- now D is all of 14, going on 30. December complete.

My DH and I have decided that adding to our brood is a great idea, I mean, when you have three...what's one more? Honestly! We were ecstatic to see that little pink plus sign on the pregnancy test mid-January. We wanted to keep it quiet, but we were so dang excited. The boys found out by seeing an app on my phone about pregnancy - oops, cats out of the bag. My DH told some friends when he was playing cards with the guys, who then told their spiraled. I've always heard you wait until 3 months to tell, Just in case. I never followed that "rule" per se. The kids told their friends, we told my mom....and the rest is history -- everyone knew. I felt like I was ballooning quickly, but by #4 - what do you expect. We went to our 8 week checkup, excited, nervous. My DH has no children of his own so the sonogram experience is all new. Dr. starts looking.....three sacs, no heartbeat. Three sacs? WTH? We were heartbroken. Here we were, all excited to see the very first glimpse of the life we created and in a moments time, it was shattered. The dr. assured us the the pregnancy was not viable but we were to come back in a week. A week was a very long time. 2nd visit - 2 sacs, no heartbeat. I came into work, although looking back I'm not sure why, because I blubbered my way through the day. After the 3rd visit, we had to make a decision. My body was not letting go, and in order for me to emotionally let go, I decided to have a D&C. The anticipation was the worse part of it, I was out during the procedure and pretty much slept the afternoon after it was done. I'm moving on, and after our follow up appointment tomorrow, we plan to try again.

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I am a 30 something Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend. I have 3 amazing sons, an incredible husband and 3 fur babies.