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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Trying this sucker out

So as I lay in bed in tons of pain today I'm trying to play with my iPad. I was reading my friends blog book which I have previously mentioned and it makes me think of me when I was in her shoes while pregnant.

I remember feeling weird about becoming a mommy. Both times. Noah was kinda planned and Gabriel was completely planned. Which to my dismay several people were not happy about me having one child let alone two. I love my boys and wouldn't have it any other way. Do I want anymore? Um I don't know, because we are not sure if we want a third or fourth. No hiding it I have always wanted a girl. I think their cloths are so cute and would love to have the relationship with my daughter that I have with my mom. We talk almost everyday sometimes multiple times a day. Even if it is just for a few minutes. My boys are so sweet, Noah tells meant times a day that "I'm the best mommy ever" or "your beautiful mommy" (heart melt every time) so when I say I wanted a girl I say that lightly. I have the two most wonderfully wonderful boys. Gabriel is so sweet and one happy kid. He is always smiling even when he knows he isn't suppose to be getting into this he shouldn't be getting into! He is a toot at times.

He still refuses to say momma on a regular basis, again stinker. I know he can he just won't. His new thing is he wants to say "huh" for everything. It's sooooooo annoying! Every time I say something to him he says huh, argh! So ready to be able to understand him more.

I'm so glad Noah likes school right now and hope that he will continue to like it as the many years we have of school left. I know this is his first year and we have 12yrs left plus college. I did enjoy school while I was in grade school. I did not like college the first go around. Maybe because that degree wasn't for me. I however seem to be enjoying my classes last semester. I think patho will be interesting this coming semester as well.

Well I have seemed to have rambled on instead of staying on point about just trying out the blogger app. So on that note

That is all...

Friday, December 30, 2011

Interesting Day I would say

I really miss blogging. With my work schedule and kids its really hard to find time to write.

I am sitting here talking to my friend who just recently published her first book. I got it the other day and have been readying it. She is one funny lady! A lot of the things in her book and blog I can relate to, I have two boys too! When I found out that I was having a boy, I freaked a little bit too. I had sisters! I was like what am I going to do with a boy?! Don't get me wrong I LOVE my boys more than life itself and would do anything for them. Bottom line boys are GROSS! They pee all over the floor, seat, wall, trashcan, counter, you name it, its been peed on in my house! I went to go to the bathroom this morning and REALLY glad I looked before I sat down.... Noah had peed ALL over the seat.. NICE. GREAT way to wake up in the morning! SO normal goings on while getting ready for my shift at work. Go outside, Mike had moved his dads car behind mine AND did not take the trash out this morning to the street. EVEN BETTER morning!

Went to work no big deal, all nice peeps all shift. LOVE it! We seem to have super nice customers :)

While at work found a pair of $.97 jeans. DUH I tried them on and WOOT they fit! They were not free but sure were close to it! YES! Total score for me! YIPPPEEEE I mean how could I not try them on for that cheap! They were meant to be mine because they were the only one in that size (there were 3 pairs) and they were Talls! hehe

I went to have sushi with my mother in law, 2 of my nieces, and my sister in law after work today. That was very nice, just to sit and chill and be girls! None of us like "real" sushi, raw fish GROSS if you ask me. I had Philadelphia Rolls (cooked salmon and veggies) and Shrimp Tempura (again cooked shrimp and veggies). They were both very yummo!

After that my sister in law and nieces, we went to the Hello Yellow Sale at BBW. Which most of you know that I used to work there for awhile. I wanted to dig and see if I could find anything useful for teacher gifts, etc. I found several and got a few things for myself. I mean HELLO its all WAY on sale ;) Got me some Need a Margarita body wash (sooo love), a mini 2oz of their new one Aruba Coconut, and some wallflowers for the house in Tis' the Season (best Christmas smell EVER). Then we went to tool around JC Penny's for a bit, thought I found some deals and get to the register and it was all WAY more than I thought (about double). So I ended up with some socks for Noah and that was all I got today.

Mailed my extremely late gift to dad and future bride. The funny thing is I addressed the package to P and B Chestnut not even thinking about it. I kinda went blank on her last name so I just said oh well it'll get to them. Then call them on my way home to tell them to be on the look out for it. That's when they tell me the news of them getting married. 12-12-12 They want the boys to be in the wedding. I would love for them to be in it, I am going to have to figure out how much that is going to cost plus, need to know when my finals are for Fall 2012. That date is a Wed not a Sat or a Sun, so its more difficult to figure out.

Pain has been bad lately, tonight isn't so bad. My nightly meds are kicking in so I am going to finish for now. So goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite!

that is all...

Monday, December 5, 2011


I have finals this week and they may be the death of me. 6 exams this week with 2 of them being finals. I had 2 today, one tomorrow, one wed, and 2 on Thursday. And of course I'm sick, great! Mom is coming into town on Wed as well. Working holiday hours this week too. Oy to the vey this is going to be a tuff week to get through.

My hubby however has "dead week" this week at his school, must be nice! I am done with school for the semester on the 13th. I can not wait for a break. Lets hope this week goes by super duper fast!

Off to study and cough on my notes some more.

that is all...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Its the little things

You know it is the little things that matter. It is also those little things that can remind you of someone. Like a whiff of someones perfume as they walk by can bring back a memory of a person or place. The other day I was wearing my Georgia Bulldog shirt and all I could think of all day was Nana.
Although she was a Alabama fan, it still made me think of one of the last times I was at her house. I got it while I was there with her. I just miss her so much.

I know she would be so happy knowing that The Tide will be Rolling again in the National Championship. I miss you Nana, you will always live in my heart and soul. Kisses from your grand-daughter.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Where to vent?

So I have been MIA for awhile I know. Sorry. School was insane last week! 4 exams in 3 days! This week isn't to much better, 1 on Tuesday and 2 on Thursday. The one on Tuesday is my mid-term for Medical Terminology. It is over ALL words Chapters 2-9 (about 800ish words!) Sorry tangent.... back to what I came to blog about:

Where can you vent these days? Facebook? Nope, if you go there and vent someone will see and tell on you. Blog same thing! Twitter is just about as bad. When you want to get it all out its hard to find a safe place to get it out in the open and make yourself feel better. If you keep it all in you will just make yourself sick.

So you think you can go to a message board and your safe. Not bashing boards here, some are wonderful and can really help you out. But lets face it there will always be a few "bad apples" in the bunch. I have been a victim of online bulling not only in high school, but as an adult as well. I know a few friends that have been victims as well. I have left the board that a few people were bashing me for telling my side of MY story. People taking offense to my own personal beliefs. Bashing me for having a IUI to have my second child. You name it they found a reason to hate me. I am one of those people I am so nice it makes others sick. I care far to much about others feelings before my own. So I have tried my hardest to make sure I take care of my own before worrying about those stupid people. Don't get me wrong, you mess with me I might not fight back as hard. You mess with my family that is a WHOLE new story and can of worms you do NOT want to open.

Of course you can always have your "go to" person. I have quite a few that I can tell just about everything. And I know I can tell them in confidence. What I am talking about is where can you go (besides a therapist) and let it out if you don't want to talk to those people. Do you have a "safe" place you can go?

If you can't find that place, find someone. If you know that someone is bulling you or someone else. Take a stand and put a stop to it. Nothing breaks my heart more than hearing about online bullies of a high school student that committed suicide. So my question is, do you know what your kids are doing? Are you involved in their lives? I know where my kids are, who their friends are, I go to PTO, I stay in contact with their teachers. I do these things in spite of being tired, need to study, taking tests, and everything that goes along with the many hats I wear these days. Yes my kids are still young, doesn't mean I won't be doing the same thing in the future. In 12 years when Noah is in his Senior year of High School I will most certainly be able to tell you these things.

I know this kind of turned into a anti-bully speech, and venting rant. I just feel the need to get this out there in the open. And on that very sleepy note

that is all...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


So today I took my oldest to the dentist. I was really hoping he wouldn't inherent Mikes' or mine baby teeth. Welp no such luck! Mike and I both had horrible teeth as kids. He had his teeth capped by age 7 (I think), me constantly at the dentist getting fillings. Went today for his check up he has a broken tooth that needs a silver cap and another that needs one too. PLUS 6 fillings!!! OMG!!! I about died! We brush EVERY morning and EVERY night. Use mouth wash, the whole 9 yards! I feel like a horrible mother! Poor kiddo has to go two more times to get them all fixed. I guess I will have to make super duper sure from now on he does a great job on brushing! Or I will have to take over.

Brings me to another thought on genetics. Eye color. I have brown eyes (a dominate gene) and Mike has green/hazel eyes. Noah has hazel eyes like his dad and Gabriel got blue eyes! My dad and sister have blue eyes so I guess they got my recessive gene. They both have light blond hair, but it was black when they were born! I have brown hair and Mike has red. Again my sister "K" has blonde hair. Recessive genes win again! So how about your kiddos? Do your kiddos have recessive gene traits or did those dominate ones win? and on that note...

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Holding on

Its been 2 weeks since we lost my Nana. The first week was really hard to deal with the sadness. Everything at school seemed to remind me of her. In my Health Data Content and Structure class we have been talking about types of health care facilities, i.e hospice and such. Of course that made me think of her, started balling in class and had to step out. In my medical terminology class I had to try and keep it together because I sit on the front row and in the middle. Would seriously disrupt the students if I got up and left. My professor for both classes (have the same instructor) emailed me the Monday after it happened to send her condolences of our families lose. She didn't have to but she did. Thought that was super nice of her to show concern for her students.

There were several nights I had a hard time sleeping because I couldn't stop crying and pull myself together. My sweet husband was very nice and would just hold me and let me cry. I think a lot of my sadness stems from not getting the closer I needed, like going to the funeral. The next time I get out that way I will have to make a point to go and see her and get my final good bye. I guess I always knew one day I would have to say goodbye to her, just doesn't make it any easier. Really doesn't

I keep finding myself wanting to pick up the phone can call and check on her. I know that I can and I stop myself. I talked to my Granddaddy last week, just to call and see how he is holding up. Couldn't help but just ball my eyes out after I got off the phone with him. Have you lost a Grandparent? How have you been coping? I haven't been so well these days. I sure hope that I can and soon.

that is all...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Loss and sadness

As I sit here, I am trying my best to find the words that express loss and sadness. My Nana, Helen Louise Shelnut, departed this world to join God in heaven at 2:20am 11/11/1935-9/24/2011. My mom called to tell me that she was gone. I have been trying to prepare myself mentally for this without much success. A week isn't enough time for me to prepare myself. When my Granny Chestnut passed a few years back I had months to prepare, but months or weeks still doesn't take the pain away. I feel like there is a great big hole in my heart. There is a big chunk of my life that is now empty.

I am trying to be strong for my boys, because they just don't understand why mommy is crying and so sad. I tried to explain that Nana has gone to be with God in heaven and she can walk now. My Nana has been wheel-chair bound for a very long time. The great-grandchildren loved riding around in her chair with her. She only had 20! They all thought it was just so much fun to drive Nana's chair. She loved us all equally, all 5 children and spouses, all 13 grandchildren and spouses, and all 20 great-grandchildren. As you can imagine we have a very large family reunion. That doesn't even include all the cousins on my Nana's side that would come.

How do you explain to someone your pain? How do you explain your empty feeling? You can't to another person. Everyone is different and deals with loss and sadness in their own way. You think I explained to my 5yr old ok? I think I tried my best without scaring him and trying to make him understand that Nana is at peace now.

A lot of my sadness comes from that I can't get out there. I couldn't go and say good-bye to her before she was gone. My family knows that if I could I would be there. My sisters tried their very best to get me out there, but were unsuccessful in their en devour. I will be forever grateful for their efforts.

To all my family and friends thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for our family in our hour of need. and on that very sad note

that is all...

Thursday, September 22, 2011


My Nana hasn't been great this past week. I haven't been writing about it because I have been so upset. As I am writing now tears are streaming down my face. I'll start with the weekend before last (all information I have received through family, this is all taking place in Atlanta):

My Grandfather called my Uncle and told him to come and take her to the hospital because she wasn't keeping anything down and just wasn't doing well. He called the ambulance to come and get her to take her in. Come to find out she had a C-def infection that was VERY contagious. She seemed to be getting better throughout the week. Come Friday she started to go into renal failure and organ failure. They did emergency surgery to remove part of her toxic colon. She was on the vent through Monday morning. She seemed to be improving over the weekend. She has had her ups and downs all week long. Yesterday her left lower lobe of her lung collapsed and we almost lost her. They were able to insert a tube to help re-inflate her lung. She was able to rest last night being stable. Today I called my mother on my way to school because I wanted to know how she was doing overnight. She has now become unresponsive and been placed back on the vent. I am unsure if they are going to be able to remover her stomach stimulater tomorrow in surgery like they had planned to do. They have also have been unable to place in a feeding tube because it is too close to her wound where they did surgery. They were able to get some nourishment through her tube in her nose.

I have had a gut wrenching feeling for days that I can not seem to shake off. I don't want her to be in pain or suffering, at the same time I don't want to lose her. I have many fond memories of my Nana growing up. Every summer I would go to her house and spend time with them. One summer was with my cousin Erica, I remember going and picking fresh peaches from trees of some friends. I remember when my second-cousin Brooklyn was staying with them and I will forever HATE Barney because she made us watch it and listen to it ALL the time! I remember family Christmas's when we would all be there and practically sleeping on top of each other because there were so many of us! I have 4 sets of uncles/aunts, 11 first cousins, and 18 second cousins. My mother is the oldest of 5, Donna, Danny, David, Renee, and Darrell. There are so many good times to remember and never forget. I am not trying to be morbid, I am just trying to find a way to deal with her condition.

I just wish I could be there with her and tell her I love her so much. I have this sense of helplessness because I am so far away. I may call tomorrow and see if they can hold the phone to her ear and let me tell her even if she can't respond to me. It may give us both some peace.

with that I will call it a night and say...

that is all...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

First Test

Today was my first test for the semester. I think I did pretty well. Well actually, I think I ACED IT!!! WOOT!! I studied my ass off for it, doing the chapter exercises like crazy. It was really redundant but it helped a ton! The book came with an online study tool that I am SUPER glad I used to help with the spelling part. She gives ZERO credit for misspelled words. It is Medical Terminology after all, and insurance companies I guess won't take it if it is spelled wrong! I think I misspelled the 2pt bonus question though. DANG IT! I flew through the test. I always worry when I go to fast and am one of the first ones done. I went back and checked my answers to make sure I marked them all in the right things on my scantron.

I didn't have to change any answers. She is going out of town this weekend and hopes to have the grades up by Saturday morning at the latest. Well at least that is what she says, we shall see. Now that I know how she tests I will be really prepared for the rest of the tests this semester. Which from now on I have at least 1-2 tests EVERY SINGLE WEEK till the week of finals.. joy to the world!

Now my Health Care Delivery systems class, I have a test in there on Thursday and I am uneasy about that class right now. They way he teaches is odd and can be confusing at times. He sent out a review for the test, it was a BUNCH of short answer definitions and computations to work out for practice. Like Inpatient Census, Daily Inpatient Census, Average IP Census, which by the way are ALL different. You use different information, some you use one thing and the other you add or subtract something.... Oy..

After getting the boys, which I miss so much while I am gone. I came home and of course Noah wanted to watch Tangled for the 1000th time in the past 3 weeks! But hey he did well at school today and came home with 5stars! I am so proud of my boy, only one day this school year so far he has only come home with 3 stars. The problem was addressed with his teacher over the phone and nipped in the butt to avoid future issues. Gabriel, such a stinker! For an almost 2yr old he is very well behaved, of course he does have his moments (who doesn't). Like when I don't give in and give him everything under the sun to devour like a human garbage disposal that he is. He has tried to smack me in the face, I have been trying to teach him that is a no-no we don not hit mommy. That it is very ugly to do that to me. It is too hard to stay mad at him long. He flashes you that million dollar smile that uses every single muscle in his face, at you and all you can do is smile back.

with only mintues to go till midnight and my pain pill kicking in that makes me not want to rip out my entire backside and sleep...
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

30, flirty, and thriving!

My 30th birthday.....

Yes I was totally dreading it, just ask anyone that follows me on twitter! I am sure I was about to drive them all nuts with my whining. My poor friends at school were probably tired of my whining as well. I was going on and on with "omg I am turning 30, and I am not in my 20s anymore" blah blah blah blah
Everyone was being so nice in putting up with my crap. About a week before my friend B said she was going to take me out! When we were chatting about going I showed her my new jeans to get her opinion about them. I had gotten a pair of skinny jeans. They are super fitted and she helped me feel better about buying them. I was unsure that I was young enough to pull them off. But with a loser fitting top I felt better wearing them. So armed with my birthday outfit I was ready for my day! Went drop off the boys, Noah at my neighbors (he goes to her house for car pool on Tuesdays), dropped off Gabriel at the day care, then off to school for the morning. Several of my classmates wished me a wonderful birthday. My step dad actually beat my mom, she is usually the first one to call me. He only beat her because he woke up first! Came home did (ugh) homework, picked the boys up and waited for Mike to come home. He came home with a cake, card, and Trueblood Season 3 SQUEEEE!!!!

We ended up on having a super late dinner, I had PTO and she had a volunteer thing to go to at 6:30 for the both of us. She goes to a shelter and helps with the animals with her daughter, that is so neat! Before we went to dinner I had tweeted Dale Murphy (only my 2nd favorite baseball player EVER!) to ask him if he would tweet me a happy birthday because it would be just perfect to end my day with. Well my sister L she saw that and tweeted him too asking him to tweet her lil sis a happy big 3-0 birthday. While at dinner I was checking the time and saw it was L, she told me to check my twitter feed.... O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally made my day!! Sorry so side note on that, we had a great time at dinner. She let me cry a little, laugh a lot, and just be me. Not mommy, not wife, not retail worker, not student, not housewife, not maid, not taxi driver, just me. 30 year old me. It was really nice to get a break from all those hats, even if it was for only like 2 hours. A little bit of drinking was ensued of course! We had an apple martini and then when dinner came pom margaritas. Those ritas were A-MAZING! I also remembered while we were there that I don't drink much anymore and yup I was very buzzed.

This last video was taken right before the boys got ready for bed. Its just too cute not to share, it was a great birthday present to get even if it wasn't meant to be one. Noah was goofing around with a pack of tissues and Gabriel just thought it was too funny. Right before I started filming it he was laughing so hard that he grabbed his stomach and fell to the ground! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

and with those final giggles of delight, that is all...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sleep-overs make me remember the good ol days

So after my bff's (we will call her B) daughter's (we will call her E) birthday party Noah wanted to go and spend the night with her one weekend. So the next Saturday we went out to their place to spend the afternoon and I left Noah to stay the night and come home after they go to church. We had a great time hanging out and having adult converstations. Which are few and far between in my world other than when I am at school and most of the time they are about class! The next weekend my niece that is 6 weeks younger than Noah came to spend the night. Now this weekend E is spending the night tonight. My bff ref's in Mansfield on the weekends and she stays with her mom instead of driving all the way back out to her house which is an hour away. I told her I would be glad to have E stay sometime with us since Noah and E get along so great and are so close in age.
I met B when Mike and her hubby worked together when we were both preggers. Her hubby was the SM and Mike was the ASM. I was working for BBW at the time and she came to see me once and that is how we met. There was a launch party that we hung out at one night and that is where the friendship evolved. We chatted on the phone and after our kiddos were born 6 weeks apart (E was first) we would hang out and watch Smallville and have play dates at my house. There was this one night we went to Dallas when the kids were about 4 months old to a club. That was the last time we went out as adults and no kids! Oh man what a night, we still talk about that night. (I am sooooooooo not going to details lol. Get your mind out of the gutter nothing bad happened)
After we moved around a lot with the Army we lost touch a bit but have gotten closer again. I am so thankful for her, she is an awesome friend to me. Lets me cry on my 30th birthday when she is kind enough to let me get a bit tipsy on her dime. (It was only 2 drinks lol) She lets me vent to her when I have had a bad day. She has helped me when I am in a jam for a babysitter. I love her like a sister.
Thank you B for being such a great friend to me over the past 6 years. You truely are a great friend and you better stay that way! and on that note...
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Monday, August 29, 2011

My First Week of Classes

This week was my first week of classes. I survived! Barely but I did! Now lets just hope that I survive the semester. This week my teachers were not all that big on lectures or lab. Tuesday we hit the ground running and hard. In one of my classes I have a group project, 2 oral presentations, 4 lectures tests, 4 journal quizzes, and a few more things he mentioned.... I might die... my med term teacher said today we will be learning about 2,000 words this semester. She said if we learn the word parts that we should be good come the comprehensive final. Which by the way ALL of my finals will be that way. 3 lectures and 2 labs... O M G

I knew this was coming, I know I can do it. I just have to believe that I can and go for it. Being positive is half the battle. I am making a calendar in Yahoo to sync with my iPad so I can make sure I know what is coming and when. I have two of my three classes all in there, I don't have the calendar from my teacher for the third class yet. She said she would have it Wednesday for us. As the semester goes on I will add and delete as necessary to help keep me on track.

I just keep thinking that in 2 years this will all be behind me and I will have a good job. I will be able to support my family and help Mike get his BSN or better. I just hope we are not worse for the wear by then. Lets just hope and pray we all make it through unscathed. and on that note...

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Busy Busy Week

This week has been a whirl wind of things to do and it is not even close to being over. Wednesday night we went to the Rangers vs. Red Sox (lost 13-2), we left right after we picked up Noah from school. Not only was it $1 hot-dog night it was, autograph Wednesday. The last time we went for Autograph Wed, we were only able to get 1, and it was the pitching coach. This time there were hardly any people there at 4:20ish when they opened the gates and we were able to get 3! Colby Lewis,
Derrick Holland,
and, Cruz.
Holland was super nice to Gabriel, tried to give him a high five! Poor Gabriel got shy and wouldn't give him one back. That's ok he is still little, only 21 months old. We sat out in the CF just to the left (if your facing the outfield) of the grass. The only HR that the Rangers got that night landed in the next section over like 5 seats from us! That was really neat, Noah just loved it! Mike and I have never been so close to a homer before either!

It was so hot that night too! Only 108 and of course our seats were in the sun! Till the middle of the second a cloud cover came and hid the sun for the rest of the game! Thank goodness otherwise we were not going to be able to sit there much longer!
We had a fan that squirted water, the kids loved that! Noah loved getting his brother and I loved that he loved getting squirted! We love baseball! I hope we can go to another game before the play-offs and post season starts. Of course this does not reflect badly on my boys the Braves one single bit! I LOVE my Braves, but they aren't in town. We left at the beginning of the 7th inning. It was getting late and it was a school night!

Noah came home from school that day with a list for MORE school supplies for his Art class that they go to on Wednesdays. So another $17 later the next day he has hopefully all the supplies he needs for school.

Friday when I went to wake him up, he was already awake and told me that he didn't sleep enough. I told him "sorry but you should have gone to bed when I told you too." He was very tired, I felt bad for him. However, elementary school isn't like pre-k where he can stay home because he was tired. He did get dressed and ready like I told him he had to do. Our trip to the school takes all of like 2-3mins depending on how long it takes me to get out of the neighborhood. He feel asleep! When I went to pick him up, the PE teacher walked him to the car and said he was very weepy and tired. He told me "I cried for you all day mommy." So I pulled out his folder it said "very lethargic today, but followed all directions. 5 stars. cried for mom all day but listened and did what he was told to do." I am so proud that he did what he needed to do all day even though he was so tired. He had a great week, finished the week out with 5 stars everyday! Everyday they start out with 5 stars, minus 1-note in daily folder and no stamp, minus 2- 5- from recess and note to home, minus 3- 10-from recess, and note, minus 4- no recess and note, minus all 5- no recess, go to principal's office and call home. For doing so well his first week in school we are going to go and see Spy Kids, this is a one time thing not a weekly treat. If he does well on his progress report that they get every 6 weeks, maybe then he will get another treat of some sort. We shall see... and on that note...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day

Today is my oldest First day of Kindergarten. Today we were allowed to walk them in to where they need to go. I walked him to the area that he waits for the teacher to come and get them if they are dropped off early. Then when the Teacher picked them up, I followed them to the classroom and left him after a few more photos.
Everyone said I would be crying today after I dropped him off at school. I teared a bit as I was leaving, but nothing to bad that I just couldn't wipe away with my hand. After some errands that Mike and I ran with the other muchkin, we went back and had lunch with him.
Today was the only day I will be able to have lunch with him. After this week I will be in school myself 4 days a week, and possibly working on the 5th.

He had a great day at school. Had fun at recess, they did a scavenger hunt, and read in class. Well that is what he tells me. He said everyone but one girl liked him. "She had a mad face at me" not to sure what that is about, but I'm hoping that it will be better tomorrow. That was the only "problem" he had, the teacher at lunch told us that he was a real good helper. His folder said he had a fantastic day! Looking forward to many more days like that! and on that note...

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Freaking out! In a good way

So last night was Meet the Teacher Night at Noah's new school. I just can't believe that he starts school in just a few more days! Lots of people keep telling me that I will be in the parking lot crying after dropping him off. I have a feeling that they are all so so right. I remember when he was just born. That day I will never forget.

I was 5 days overdue with him. I went in at 5am to be induced. After being in labor all day, having a nightmare of an experience, they decided to take him at 10:45pm via c-section. After they cleaned up my 9lb 8oz, 21in little boy and showed him to me, I passed out from pure exhaustion. Woke up as they were finishing and getting ready to wheel me into recovery. My husband was waiting for me in recovery, he watched the whole thing from his chair they gave him. He is a nurse now, so stuff like that doesn't bother him. No way did I want to see any of that! Since they had such a hard time getting him out, because he was stuck. Can you just picture it, my 5ft nothing Dr laying on my stomach pushing, and a big linebacker of a Dr, having one leg on the table for leverage trying to get him out! Can you see why I would pass out? lol

I remember when he took his first steps at Christmas time to "ninja-like" run across the living room and snatch Mike's fudge. Without missing a beat he kept running and ate the whole thing before we could even react! He has always been such a sweet boy, he still tells me all the time without me saying it first "I love you mommy" and my FAVORITE is "your beautiful." I know its corny but hey it makes my day when my first born makes my day like that.

I remember his first birthday: He wore a green striped shirt, had his own cake, and a batman cake for everyone else to eat. He was COVERED from head to toe in his cake and we had to wash him off in the sink! Then I also remember that Mike left for Basic a few weeks later, but that's another story.

This is the latest picture I have taken, I got a Free mustache in the mail from a freebie site. I just thought it was so funny to advertise a free mustache that I ordered one! I told him that he looked like Mario! I also tried to get him to say "Momma Mia" but he wouldn't do it. lol

There will be many many more first to come for my oldest son: first day in middle school, first day in college, first love, first break up, and the list can go on forever. I plan on being there (with camera if I can) for each and every single firsts and lasts. and on that note

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Burn baby burn!

We had a blast at Hurricane Harbor yesterday! We (me and the kiddos) meet up with my friend from Kansas and her 3 girls. The kids played in the kid area for awhile, then they wanted to go to the wave pool. BUT baby "K" was hungry so I took the girls and Noah over there by myself. She watched Gabe for me, she also learned what it would be like if she had another one any time soon! I'm so glad that her girls can swim, made it a lot easier to keep an eye on Noah. He is getting better, but the life vest was a HUGE help. Then we went back and played more, after baby "K" feel asleep it was my turn to watch the babies. She took them all on the lazy river. So we played for about 4hrs then went to the car and ate. We decided that it was already 3 o'clock and neither one of us wanted to get stuck in traffic so opted to just call it a day. Gabe was passed out before I hit the highway and Noah before I changed highways!

After we got home and unloaded the car we all just wanted to chill out. As I was putting our stuff away, I got an itch on my back. That is when I discovered I had forgotten to put sunscreen on my back! OUCH! I was going to get my friend to put it on for me and totally blanked it. I remembered to get the kids good, but Noah did get a little sun on his cheeks. He is lucky and its all gone today. I am not so lucky. I awoke several times last night because I had rolled over onto my back.

My friend "D" has stepped into her new role as mom and step-mom quite well from being a Cpt in the Army. She has changed quite a lot since the last time I saw her. In, most defiantly, a good way! She has 2 step daughters that were staying with their mom that lives here, she came down to get them and visit the grandparents. She also has a new baby girl that is just about 3m old. So sweet too! She has been a real trooper in her travels only being 3m old. She just went visit daddy at Ft Rucker, AL while he is doing some training to go to his new unit.

RAIN! We finally got rain today! My poor plants and yard have been roasting in this heat! I think it would have to rain constantly for a week to even attempt to reach where we need to be for rain fall. It is nice though not have to water the yard tonight! I also can not wait until the heat goes down, its been killer on my power bill. It is usually under $200 a month. Not this past month... ouch to the wallet! We have been keeping the thermostat on 76, any higher and it get uncomfortable in the house. We have high ceilings. I may turn it up a notch or two and see if the hubby notices. He is the hot natured one in this house. and on that note

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

bad night, bad day

Today was a extension of a bad night. I had a coupon for Chili's (yesterday only) kids eat free with an adult entree. I wasn't feeling well before we left. I thought if I ate something I would feel better. Not really the case. Got home and was confined to the bed for the rest of the evening because I felt so bad. This morning woke up VERY dizzy, then the headache came. BLAH. Eventually I had to get up and get ready for work. Went to work and put on a smiling face and got through it. A pressure system moved through (got NO rain from it) and made my headache worse. I figured if we got rain from it, it would ok! No rain! UGH

However being at work kept my mind sorta off my head because it was very busy today. Lots of back to school shopping and lots of calls of people who have waited to late to buy uniforms and are calling everywhere trying to find the sizes they need. I bought Noah's weeks ago and boy am I glad. There are like NONE in his size at my store now. Most stores that sell uniforms have gotten they majority of their shipments of uniforms that they are going to get for the season. Our store carries them year round but not in masses like we have now.

I didn't really eat much today because I haven't felt well for 2 days. I really hope that tomorrow I will feel better while we are out with friends. Which by the way I can hardly wait to see her!!! Its my friend from Kansas that is a civilian now. She was a Lt when I lived in KS, she is out now as a Captain! So proud of her! When we lived there a few years ago, I used to watch her dog Bella for her on her work days. Noah loved Bella, hipper dog, but sweet dog. That was her baby then. Now she is happily married with two step-daughters, and a newborn! All girls! I will not be meeting the hubby for he is at Ft Rucker, AL for training. We are all going to Hurricane Harbor for a day of fun, sun and water! Noah LOVES the water! She is bringing an extra adult so WOOT for an extra hand-off of baby duty! So the ADULTS get to have some fun too :)!!!!

Just on a side note I want to thank a friend for encouraging me to continue to write my blog. Hey you know who you are! GO BRAVES!!!!! and on that note

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How old are we?

WHY some people feel the need to touch the mirrors at work! As I was cleaning the mirrors at work I can understand the finger/hand prints at kid level. BUT the finger prints that are on Full length mirrors where no one can stand on anything to reach that high that are at ADULT level.... REALLY?!?! How old are we? Little kids yes, I can understand them touching the mirrors. My kids do it, they have always been curious of the baby in the mirror. I actually have a video on my myspace page (that I never use anymore) of Noah playing with the baby in the mirror. I can understand if it was an accident, that you didn't mean to touch the mirrors. Its just that I know that someone at some point is doing it on purpose to be rude. Just to be clear I don't mind doing my job and being good at my job.

We are out of soap in the ladies restroom because our supply order didn't show up. So we have sanitizer bottles in there on a temporary basis until we can get some soap. Someone watered it down with WATER! OMG REALLY ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!

Ok, now that I have vented out a little bit of my pent up rage for today I feel a bunch better. and on that note

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kiddos, school, etc..

So tonight we are watching Despicable Me for the 10millionth time! "He's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!" lol Love that little girl she is so super cute! I like this movie, it has a lot of good things about it. The family love that he finds in the girls. He tries so hard not to fall for them, but they are just too hard to resist! But really who could resist them anyway? My kids, I would do almost anything for them. (there are limits to everything, ya know what I mean)

I work in retail, today a lot of people were buying uniforms for school. I am SO glad that I bought them already and not having to try to hunt down his sizes. Many people are having issues hunting down the right sizes because they waited to buy them. School around here starts on the 23rd and we have meet the teacher next week. I'm totally freaking out because this is my baby that is going to real school not just pre-k where it doesn't really matter if he goes or not. I finished school supply shopping last week, REALLY glad I don't have to deal with the crazies trying to rush and fight over what's left. I started early, pretty much as soon as they started putting stuff out. I knew a few things that he would need off the top of my head from having friends with kids that have already been in school. That and I looked at last years list that was still up on the site, they had not posted this years when I started shopping. I got 95% of it at Kroger for like dirt cheap, the rest I had to get at Staples because that was the only place that had construction paper (he needed 4 different kinds). On the other hand I am excited that he is going to school! He will be learning so much, before I know it he will be smarter than me!

My school starts on the 29th. I got into my program, Health Information Technology. I will be going for my RHIT accreditation. My hubby also got into the RN program at his school. So for the next 2 years we might be crazy people! At least he doesn't have to go to school next summer like I do. So I have Fall/Spring/SummerI/Fall/Spring. Then I am going to be DONE! I can sit for the national exam in my last semester because we will be done with all my coding classes in the Fall before my last semester. I have taken all but 3 classes that are not my coding classes. So I am only taking 10hrs this semester unlike a few of my 25 classmates, that will have to take a full load of 18hrs. Next semester will be about the same, 2 additional classes to my coding classes.

This semester: 10hrs
Health Data Content/Structure
Health Care Delivery Systems
Essentials Medical Terminology

Next: 13hrs
Advanced Med Term
Coding and Classification Systems
Ambulatory Coding

I'm just glad I got A&P I and II, English, Humanities, business classes, Psychology, and my other computer classes (intro to databases and excel) out of the way! So other than these next two semesters my last 3 will be only coding classes! My last semester is clinical's and BAM that's a wrap! So if I seem a little crazy over the next few months you all know why! Well I better get to bed soon, work in the am!

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Ready for a Break!

From the 40+ days of 110 degree weather! My poor family is so hot natured that they are all miserable when they go outside. The second Noah hits the door he starts complaining that its hot. Gabriel is too young really to complain but I can see it on his face that he is hot. Since his "hair cut" (another story) he seems to be better and less hot. My husband because of his medical issues when he goes outside and his blood pressure goes up and it makes him have a migraine.

So since we are under EXTREME drought conditions, conserving water, and power from 3-7pm. We can only water like once a week or so. So while watering the backyard in my attempt's to keep my lawn alive, we half filled our small pool to try and cool off tonight. The boys played outside for like an hour and I'm so glad that we got to get out of the house!

We did go to the health department clinic today in order to get both boys a chicken pox vaccine. Our Dr's office doesn't carry that one in stock. So now both boys are ready for school! Poor Noah started to scream as soon as he sat in my lap, Gabriel wasn't to pleased either about getting a shot today. Of course by the time we left (2 and a half hours later) they were both grouchy, tired, and hungry! So was I, so in true fashion we stopped for ice cream on the way home.

I should have taken a picture of my dinner tonight it was SO yummy! Pork chops, corn, garlic bread and spinach salad. The pork chops I used an egg wash, then breaded with wheat flour, basil, celery seed, parm cheese, and ground thyme. I fried it in oil on the stove (made a huge mess in the process) until done. Everyone ate it, including Noah! And of course you can not eat pork chops without apple sauce!

Well off to finish my Monday night shows work in the morning.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hanging with the boys

Today is a day that I hang out with my lil men. We watch TV, play games, eat together, and go grocery shopping. When the baby gets up from his nap in a bit we will go to the store and get our supplies for the week. Tomorrow they are both going to be really mad at me! I have to take them to the health department to get their Chicken Pox vac's because our Dr doesn't carry it in stock.

The last time Noah had a needle was near him he screamed so loud that the other nurse came in the room to see if she needed to assist the nurse that was in there to hold him down. He was just screaming not kicking or struggling. I think this is partly my fault that he is so freaked out by needles. When he was getting his 4yr old shots (he'll be 6 in Oct) I didn't tell him that he was going to get a shot that day and when M came in to give him the shot he freaked out and ever since its been like that. I was only trying to help him and I think I made it worse. As soon as he hits the door to triage he starts in with "I don't want a shot" even if its not his turn at the Dr's. Poor M, he hasn't really liked her ever since.

Thank goodness Gabriel is still little and he forgets almost as soon as I pick him up to comfort him. He is growing way to fast for my liking, he will be 2 in Nov. I sure hope that he stays as sweet as he is now. Most days, most all day long he is supper dupper sweet lil man and smiles at everyone. He does have his moments when he can be a little toot but hey nobody's perfect all day long!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Total bummer! and Win!

So we went to the kid to kid sale, my new friend was going to get some hair bows for her little girl that is just 2.5months old. (BTW she is too cute for words!) They were 50% off, well they said that the clearance was the ones for the stuff-a-bag sale, so there were marks on the the ones on the racks that had green on them. SO we both assumed without asking that those were the ones on sale. WRONGO! Turns out that there bins that we didn't see when we came in that were the ones for the stuff a bag, there was nothing left in any of the sizes we needed. I guess we should have been there at 7am to actually get anything worth getting.

So we decided to come back to my house and at least let the kiddos play for a bit. Her 3yr old boy and my 6yr old boy got along great! Abby did scare him a bit because she was a bit excited to see the new people but I locked up Molly in her cage so she wouldn't jump on her with the baby. She wasn't to pleased that she was confined to her cage with new people in the house. I hate doing that to her, she is so sweet when she calms down.

So they left and went home to eat lunch, we ate left over spaghetti. What is it with spaghetti? Why does it always taste better the next day? I'm sitting here trying to decide if I want to go to the grocery store today or wait and go tomorrow after church? Naw you know its already almost 100 outside I think I will wait till tomorrow.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Small world

So what's up? As I'm sitting here in bed waiting for my pain pill to kick in that I haven't had to take in several weeks I have to decided to post something this evening. (now that I have figured out that chrome will post my blog and that IE was being a PITA)

I am apart of a group on Facebook that my friend from AWW added me to a few weeks ago. I posted on there tonight that I was going to go to a great sale tomorrow at my local Kid to Kid. One lady on there whom I do not know replied that she wishes the one near her would do the same sale. ANOTHER lady asked her where did she live? Turns out that she lives like 20mins from me! WOW that is like crazy right?! So we have exchanged #'s and are going to the sale tomorrow together to try and get our kiddos some winter cloths :) with both of our kids in tow!

I'm excited to make a new friend! I really don't have many friends that live close to me, the closest one lives like an hour from here and we hardly get to see each other. The other 2 ladies that will be my life long bestest friends in the whole world live in OH and NE...

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Well Well

So I am going to try to get back into this again, it has been so long since I have posted and so much has happened since then. I will start with the lastest:
I started working for Old Navy here in town my commute to work is all of 3 mintues! SWEET on the gas bill for my car. I'm so glad that I don't have to drive 30mins each way every time I work. I did take a pay cut but I'm closer to home and have more time to spend with my family.
My boys are growing so fast! Gabriel is 19months old and getting into everything that he can get at! He is being very stubborn about talking to mommy, I try to get him to talk but he just laughs at me and runs away. He is such a stinker. Noah will be entering Kindergarden this year. I can't believe that he is going to real school, with homework and loads of friends! We know for sure 1 child that is going to his school that was on his soccer team. I have to go and pick up his trophy from his coach today. I'm excited to see what it looks like.
Well thats all I have time for today, so I'm off here and maybe try to blog again later tonight. later y'all