Friday, January 30, 2009

Mixed Emotions

I first want to say that I am so excited that my friend Sarah is having her baby today! Sorry, nothing to report yet. I will let you know something as soon as I know .

Now for the down side. My husband called and told me yesterday that he would be going to Southern Missouri to work an ice storm. I knew that was a possibility, but I was very sad when he told me that he had to leave this morning and he would be gone 7-10 days. I realize how much I truly LOVE him when he's gone. You can get sick or make a face if you want, but I cried so hard this morning. How stupid. He had the choice of going or not, but we had already discussed it and decided that he should. We have been together for over nine years ,and I just still can't get used to being without him. On the other hand, the extra money is always nice. Especially since we are thinking of expanding our family. That makes the timing of this even worse. Guess who's ovulating. Yep! That's me. It just wasn't supposed to happen this month. I guess I just need to remind myself of all the people that he is helping.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's about time!

I just wanted to let you all know that one of my closest friends, Sarah Visser, is going to be induced on Friday at 11:00. This is a long awaited miracle, so please keep her ,and her husband Seth, in your prayers. We are all curious to see what it will be, so I will keep you all posted!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

1000 Word Thursday

So this is one of four or five pictures that I have from our honeymoon in the Smokey Mountains. My wonderful husband took a bad picture out the window of our hotel, on the last day there. Instead of erasing that picture, he erased them all! It was at that moment, I knew what "pick your battles" meant. I decided that there wasn't a lot that could be done. Now the white water rafting, Ripley's Aquarium, and air lift up the mountains are just beautiful memories.

Red and Blue Light Special 100th Post

I know it's kinda sad that this is just now my 100th post. At least it is exciting. I had drill team practice today after school, and right after I went to tan for the first time in nine months. I had just passed the 55mph sign when I saw some friendly red and blue lights flashing behind me. I obediently pulled over and got out my license and began to panic because I wasn't sure where my insurance card was. (oops)
Officer: How are you today miss?
Me: I was pretty good until right now.
Officer: Do you have any idea how fast you were going?
Me: 60
Me: Oh, 62.
Officer: Do you have any idea what the speed limit is?
Me: 55
Officer: 45 where you were driving.
Me: But I was right by the 55MPH sign.
Officer: Slow down and have a nice day! (wink)

Holy Crap! That would have been a super awesome ticket. 17 mph over the speed limit. I got out from tanning and he had someone else pulled over in the same place as me. My friend April also told me that her mom got pulled over and got a ticket in the same place. The moral of the story is: DO NOT SPEED IN QUEEN CITY!!!

Baby Food

Adi is getting to the point that she really likes to feed herself. I feel like she gets lots of carbs and I give her veggies. I also feel like I feed her the same things over and over because I know what she likes. I need help. Give me some meal ideas. What were your kids favorite foods when they were her age?

As Promised

So, I really wish I had something more exciting to tell about the Sears incident. Basically, I called. I wasn't as mean as I should have been, but I wasn't nice. I got some free stuff. I called the customer service line. She was very nice and just as disgusted as I was. I got some more free stuff. End of story. Sorry for the let down.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I haven't got ahold of Sears yet, but here is the picture I am going to put on Adi's Valentine cards. i paid $9.99 to get one picture on a CD. That may seem a little silly, but I can use that one picture on all my Valentine cards and get copies for my family.

On My Bad Side

So yesterday started out a great day. We had the baby dedication ceremony @ church, and it was very nice. I am snuggled up in the blanket Adi got as we speak. My mom and sisters came with me and we were going to Ottumwa as soon as Adi had her nap. We left the house at about 3:00. We thought that we would go to Target and the mall before our 6:00 picture appointment at Sears. We thought that it would be nice for us girls to get our pictures taken to give to our dad, for Valentines Day. We haven't had them taken together for almost five years. It was about 5:30 and my mom and I were in Herbergers looking at coats. Tara called. She was sitting in front of Sears waiting on us. She tells me that I need to get down there because they are closing the doors. I was there in 2.2 seconds:
Me: Excuse me miss. My family still has an appointment.
Lady: Here?
Me: Yes. Our appointment is at 6:00!
Lady: Are you sure? I'm already closed. (duh) Maybe you made your appointment at a different Sears?
Me: No! We always come to this Sears.
Lady: Well, let me check the computer. Well, they did! They shouldn't have done that. I should be out of here by now. There is no way I can take your pictures now. ( she preceded to show me the computer screen through the chain doors to show me why she couldn't take my pictures. I didn't get it so I was just getting more mad.)
Me: (getting rather huffy) Well, what do you suggest I do. I obviously have an appointment. My family lives more than an hour and a half away and your telling me that you can't take our pictures when we have an appointment.
Lady: I can give you the customer service number.
There was more to this but I was too mad to remeber it all.
It is a really good thing that the chain doors were up or I probably would have jumped through them. I was so mad I was almost crying. I was not going back to Sears so we went to Walmart and she took our pictures and did not get done till a little after 7:00. She was supposed to close at 7:00 and she was going to take another family after us. I am no longer going to be a proud card carrying member of the Sears Smilesavers Club. I'll be calling the manager today. I'll let you know how it goes.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

1000 Word Thursday

THUMBS UP DAD! I think this picture is so precious. Adi was just about 2 months old here. I think she was telling us that she thought that we were all o.k.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Oh Monday...

I had a very good weekend. I cleaned my house, spent time with friends, played cards, and went to a baby shower. Now, here it is, Monday, and I am not in the best of humors. My kids are good today, but it is just one of those days. I am feeling very sad today. I am not normally a sad person, but everyone has those days. I am not the type of person to keep the reasons for my feelings quite, but I think I'll just keep these to myself. I am not the kind of person that blogs negatively, but sometimes it makes you feel better. Tommorow is another day. I am going to put on my "big girl pants", brush it off, and get over it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hump Day Turned Bump Day

I just realized I did my Thursday post before my Wednesday post. Sorry, just bear with me.
Wednesday morning I got up to go work out with Erin. My tummy was yucky on the way home. I laid down when I got home after I went to the bathroom. I said that I wouldn't but I just felt weak and I needed to lay down. When I got up I went to the bathroom twice more before I went to school. By the time I realized that I neede to stay home it was too late to call in. I had decided to go home early from school. I felt weak and tired and well, poopy. That stomach flu that's been going around finally caught up to me. I have to say, I didn't have it as bad or as long as other people are saying. I thought that I would rather take the afternoon and rest, than have to miss a whole day of school the next day.

Right before I got ready to leave Loraine told me I had a phone call. It was my babysitter. You never want to hear that. I went to the phone and Shelly said that Adi had bumped her head on the kitchen cabinet. I of course asked how she was. She said it bled a little, but she had quite a bump. I asked how she was acting, and she said fine. I of course was worried about the bump and a concussion. She was getting ready to eat lunch. I thought as long as she was acting normal there was nothing to worry about. I told her that mom said that if there was a bump it was fine. So I told her I would call James and have him look at it and I was going home sick.

Shelly got to looking at it and realized that it had quite a gash, so knowing I was sick she called Bree for a second opinion. Bree came and her mother-in-law, who works for Dr. Minter, came. She thought it looked like it needed glued so that it wouldn't scar. At that point in time (I won't share the details) my flu had fully kicked in. Bree called and told me. I felt like a bad mommy because I hadn't been worried about the cut. I was just worried about the bump. I called James, and he was going to take a half a day to take her to the Dr. Bree called back and said that was silly. She would run her up, and it would only take five minutes. I agreed, knowing that I really shouldn't go. (Thank you so so so much Bree. You saved my day!)

She made it through the gluing. Although I don't think that she enjoyed it. All of this mess resulted in her very first real ouchy. My husband has started calling her crash. She looks pretty rough. Bruise on her cheek and gash/bump on the head. I'm sure it won't be the last bump. What a day!

1000 Word Thursday

I have decided I need to join everyone else and post 1000 words of my own! I am not sure how to do the button thing, but I will deal with that later.
Adi final has piggy tails! I thought it would never get long enough. Well, here it is. It makes her seem so much older to me.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas 2008

So many presents, so little time.
Big stuff.

Mommy and Adi on Christmas morning. Please disregard the fact that I look super awesome at 6 in the morning.

Look, Ralphie from, A Christmas Story. Ha ha. I thought that was hilarious at the time.

This is Adi, with her cousins Jena and Aiden at the Jones family Christmas. She was so good about not messing with the tree. She got to the point that she would just look at our tree and shake her head, because she knew that there was a no-no coming.

Adi in her Santa dress. The booties didn't last very long, but they were cute while they did.

Adi and Grannyclaus. All I can say is, look at those eyes!

She had no trouble unwrapping her gifts. That is the best part of Christmas, right!?

Our Christmas tree, which is still up by the way. It will be making an exit soon. Very soon!

Sorry Folks... Still 2008 In My Mind

I realize that we are already four days into the new year, but the last two weeks have been a whirlwind. This is most definitely the busiest time of year. We had a great Christmas! We got more than we asked for and WAY more than we needed. We had my Nana's Christmas on the 20th, the Jones Family Christmas on the 24th, and Christmas with the Sutterfield/ Cochenour Family on the 25th. I feel for those of you who have several Christmas parties. They are all fun but equally hectic and rushed. I love Christmas, but this year it came and went so quickly.

Adi was so fun! I thought that she would be uninterested but she dug right in and enjoyed unwrapping presents. That was more fun than the presents themselves. She got more than she can even play with. Clutter makes me nervous so we put a few toys, still in boxes, away. We will get them out later and swap them with a few other toys that she is getting tired of. I feel bad for doing that, but she can only play with so much at a time. She also got so many new outfits it was crazy. I went through her closet about a week ago and weeded out things that she wouldn't be wearing again and replaced them with a whole new wardrobe!

We got to spend some time with good friends Trenton and Erin over break. We made candy, had homemade tacos, and went to Bogies last Saturday. It was nice to hang out with them. We needed to go eat steak before poor erin had to have her wisdom teeth pulled :( Adi thinks that Trenton is the greatest thing ever.

We also had a great New Years Eve. We spent some time with some long lost friends. Thanks Bree! I had not laughed so hard in a long time. We played games for hours and got drunk on sugar. That is my kind of party! I can only hope that we can be as blessed in '09 as we were in '08.

Saturday was my hubby's birthday. 27 years old! We went to Kahoka and went bowling and had cake and ice cream. We stayed in Kahoka most of the day today and I literally didn't get out of my p.j.'s. I was soaking up my last few moments of freedom before going back to school. I am not excited yet, but I know once I get there I will realize how much I missed my kiddos.