Thursday, March 29, 2012

Now That I'm a Mommy

  • I always go the potty before I leave the office because I may not get to go again for a while and I surly won't get to go alone for the rest of the evening.

  • The fear of being thrown up or pooped on is gone. In fact I have worn pee pee on my clothes while out and it honestly doesn't bother me.

  • I don't judge other mommy's when I see a screaming kiddo, I have been there and will be there many more times!

  • I have learned to embrace being an early bird, I can get a ton of things done before 7 a.m. :)

  • Going to dinner with only adults is SUCH a treat!

  • I never try to go to the WalMart or Target without grabbing a buggy, that would just be crazy!

  • Taking a road trip to a zoo 2 hours away with 3 toddlers doesn't scare me at all, I am actually looking so forward to it!! Before I was a mommy this would have scared the mess out of me!

  • I know all about car seats, strollers, bottles, and lots of other baby gear. I know how to buckle about any car seat into any car, which I deem as a mad skill!

  • I know the full value of a 4 door car and even more so a vehicle with lots of extra room!

  • I keep baby wipes or 'wet ones' stashed EVERYWHERE!

  • A messy couch with blankets and pillows everywhere and a sink full of dishes doesn't bother me, my house is rarely clean at any given time it probably smells like dirt, sweat, and dog. I try not to worry about it; I have worked very hard to get to this point :)

Now that I'm a mommy my life is so full! Everyday is a new one and I wouldn't want it any other way!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordy Wednesday!

I came across this song by Jason Mraz recently. I think it's a really good one for all married couples. Some days/weeks/months are hard but truly it is not worth giving up on. Look this one up, download it, it's worth it folks!

"I won't give up"

When I look into your eyes
It's like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There's so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you've come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

And when you're needing your space
To do some navigating
I'll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

'Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We've got a lot to learn
God knows we're worth it
No, I won't give up

I don't wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I'm here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you're still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn't break, we didn't burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I've got, and what I'm not
And who I am

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up
Still looking up.

I won't give up on us (no I'm not giving up)
God knows I'm tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We've got a lot to learn (we're alive, we are loved)
God knows we're worth it (and we're worth it)

I won't give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I'm giving you all my love
I'm still looking up

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brain Tump

  • Thinking of my dear friend Desiree today as she goes in to surgery for her "lap band". I am very proud of her for making this decision for herself. Praying for a fast recovery!

  • Also praying for my sweet cousins family, she passed away after a fall on Sunday. I know they are all heart broken and I cannot quit thinking about them. She was a lovely lady, mother and grandmother. I know they are facing the hardest days with this sudden loss. Her name is Lucy please, please keep them in your prayers.

  • Brent told me yesterday at work a tool fell off the truck and fell onto him, knocked his hard hat off and it hit his arm. He said if he had not been wearing his hard hat (which he always does) it could have broke his neck. With all these recent "things" I cannot stop thinking about how amazingly precious life is and how it can come to an end so very quick. I have vowed to become a little more conscious of this and really try and change the way I am towards people. To be a little more understanding, softer, and to always give people the benefit of the doubt. I need to remember to be kind to my husband even when I don't want to and to be patient and loving with Lucas even when he is throwing fits and doing other not so nice things.

  • On a lighter note....

  • Lucas had his 3 year old check-up yesterday! Doctor said he is extremely healthy and has a very impressive vocabulary. He is 37 inches tall and 31 pounds, he is in the 50th percentile. Besides the rock in the nose incident he hasn't been to the doctor in over a year! I know I am so blessed with a healthy boy and I could not be more proud of him!

  • Cooper also had his 2nd puppy check-up and shots yesterday he weighs 11 and a half pounds now and is growing like a weed! My sweet little puppy is no more. Him and Luke love to wrestle, chase, and he is really into nipping whatever he comes into contact with!

  • We finally found a patio/deck/outside table set! I am very excited to be able to eat and/or entertain outside, we have really enjoyed it so far!

  • I colored my hair this weekend, back to my roots (literally) I loved the blonde but the up-keep just wasn't what I wanted right now. Pre-mommy time it wasn't a problem but being a busy mom it just didn't work. Too bad pre-mommy when I wanted to be blonde I was single and broke and now that I have the money I don't have the time, but isn't that how it goes! Makes me laugh....a little

    I like how it turned out, not a soul has even noticed so it must be a gradual change but for summer I love the lighter pieces trying to peek though. I'll dye it again in about 6 weeks so it will get darker. The process may take a few more times but hoping for the end result will look something like this! I'll be workin on her tan too ;)

  • We are seriously looking into a kitchen re-do, I am really liking the butcher block counter top! We finally decided to just go with a neutral tile in the kitchen, entry way, and bathrooms and do new carpet in the rest of the house (once Cooper is completely potty trained). I am kinda bummed we aren't doing hardwood but this isn't our forever home (I hope) and it would just cost way to much and then having to leave it would make me sick! Anywho we are now trying to agree decide on cabinets and counter tops.....

  • Guess that will be it folks, hope you are having a good week!

Friday, March 23, 2012

{The Time of My Life}

What a week this has been, chalk full of rain, lazy evenings, bad dinners, good mornings, some crazy dogs and emotions all over the place.

Lucas hanging out in Coopers "room"

This week has been rough at times but easy at others, I guess that is the way life goes. Some things I can't control while others I can. I am working hard on being the wife and mommy I want to be and know that I can be.

Last night while Lucas was in the bathtub I stopped. I stopped cleaning, or putting away laundry, or doing something on my phone. I just sat down and we sang songs and said prayers and I was having the time of my life. That is what it is about. We all get busy, I get way busy, and that doesn't mean we are bad people, I get caught up in the shiny and new and the money vs. bills but at the end of the day it doesn't matter what my bank account looks like or how much I needed to get done around the house but didn't. What matters is if my little boy goes to bed happy. And last night I am quite sure he did.

Blessings to you and yours this weekend my friends.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I am thankful, thankful for my many blessings and thankful for my husband who never ceases to amaze me. Truly I am one very very spoiled girl and most of the time I don't even see it.

Brent will give Luke or I the shirt off his back if we were in need and I know that is such a blessing. He knows how to be a man and knows how to really care for his family and make us feel loved and cherished.

He is my rock and I will never be able to thank him enough for choosing me.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On Exercising....

Not sure why it happened but over the past week I have the urge to start "exercising" maybe it's because I am turning 25 this year or because Lucas turned 3 and I am still carrying some "baby" fat, or because Ashley got me out to the track one day and I felt so much better!!

Over the past 6 days I have "exercised" 4 times! That is huge for me! Thursday and Friday Ashley and I went to the track for some walking and while it wasn't fast walking or even continuous ,we walked. Saturday I got up early and took Cooper for a walk/jog ya know walk a little jog a little, I loved it! Monday morning I broke out an old walking exercise video.

My plan of action is to go jogging on the days I can and do an inside video on the mornings I can't. With Brent's job some days he is leaving before the sun is up so those days will be inside days also will depend on the weather. The days Ashley and I can make it to the track will be bonus. And the days I can't do any of it I will NOT be hard on myself!

I'm not worried about loosing pounds or inches. I just want more energy, I want to something good for my body for a change.
Since the holidays and then Brent's accident we have fell plum off the "eating better" wagon. I think we are still making better choices sometimes but we have not been cooking much which leads to eating out. I will say we are not eating "burgers and fries" much but we are still eating convenience foods which might be just as bad. So while I want to try and get us back on track eating wise I also know I love food, and sweet tea, and a cherry coke from Chilli's!
I am a foodie, I am going to eat and I am going to eat yummy stuff. Which leads me to exercise if I can't control my will power towards food I can control my will power towards exercise.

Before my mommy days I loved being active working out at the school gym, running on the treadmill, playing tennis. But once Lucas arrived there was NO time for all that, I mean I guess there was but I like to sleep too! ha! Working full time, having a little one, and running a house doesn't leave for much room for me time so I let it go.
But now that Lucas is getting older I can find time when I can do something for myself.
I am choosing to exercise.

I really hope I can keep up with what I am doing, I have learned I have to get it done before Luke gets up for the day or not to even bother with it.
But even if this doesn't work I am committed to trying to stay healthy for my family.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lucas' 3rd Birthday Party!

{Better late than never, right?}

Saturday February 25th Lucas turned 3! We had his big birthday bash that day too! We had around 35-40 of our closest friends and family over for pizza and cupcakes! It was a very fun day for Lucas! I am so grateful that so many people love our little boy, he is truly blessed.

I didn't do much in the way of a theme this year (guess I never really do) I just wanted the house to be filled with lots of colors and balloons. I wanted everything to be what Lucas loves.

Candy buffet with all of Lucas' favorite candy!

Thank you to everyone who came to make Lucas special day so great! He loves having all his friends at his house and loves each and every one very much.

My sweet Lucas,
You are growing up so big right before our eyes I honestly don't know how you've grown so quickly. We love you so much and you bless us every single day.
Love Daddy and Momma

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday Thoughts....

Ready for some total and complete randomness!

  • Am I the only crazy person that thinks when it's time to change something up IT is time, I was moving furniture around at 10:00 last night, my poor hubby!

  • I am loving Chick fil a these days, the food, the sweet tea, the atmosphere, the energy Luke burns while there! I want to go there!

  • I haven't been on FaceBook in many moons, and you know what I feel great about it! I haven't missed it one bit and I have really noticed I get way more done (see bullet #1) in the evenings since not constantly being on my phone.

  • I am thinking of doing something different with my hair, the color. I love the blonde but do not like the upkeep. I mean it's not a huge deal for most to go to the salon every couple of months but I just can't seem to find the time to go. I have to go sans Lucas and those times are few and far between SO I have been thinking of going back dark/darker I liked my hair dark and Brent loves it dark so we shall see..... I am so gosh darn torn.....

Maybe this? I love the rich tone and the up keep on this would be a piece of cake! I could do this myself!

And I love this too!

  • Trying to decide on a new bedroom lamp for our bedroom "spiff-ing up" project has been HARD! I thought I had decided on it but alas I think I want something different!

  • I am really hoping for a night out with Brent this weekend, He needs it Oh who and I kidding I need it! ha!

  • I am loving the time change although it does make it really hard for me to wind down in the evening (see bullet #1)

  • Lucas has become very attached to his Curious George stuffed animal, George has gone everywhere with us since Tuesday morning, school, out to dinner, etc. He has NEVER been attached to anything since his binki and he hasn't had that since he was a little over a year old! So I am hoping this will be his "comfort item" and he will be able to sleep in his bed all night!!

  • I was filling out paperwork for school yesterday and I was checking the box on what class Lucas will be in next year it hit me, we only have 2 years left then KINDERGARDEN!!! Blow. me. away!

  • That being said I really REALLY want to try and get us on a Disney cruise soon! I can't decide if the end of summer/early fall is best or next February when Luke turns 4 would be better.....

{You Love Me Anyway}

Loving these lyrics from "You love me anyway" by Sidewalk Prophets

I honestly hadn't heard of them but my O so good hubby got me a CD with this song on it!
It literally gives me chils listening to it, in so many ways.

"See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with a smile on my face
With this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still call out for You
So ashamed of my life"

How many times have we; have I done this, just wow!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Baby Boys!

We had a long week last week with Brent outta town all week, he had to go to Tulsa to a school for work. Lucas and I tried to keep ourselves busy and have some fun!

Wednesday we got to have dinner at Pawpa's house with Aunt Kristin, Uncle Jay and cousin Way Way! Kristin and I had fun cooking together and we all ate way too much!

Thursday we went to Chick fil a for lunch with Desiree and Eviee and we also went back again on Friday for dinner, I LOVE that place! Lucas has so much fun and gets to run around, the food is good, and we always see people we know!

Ice Cream and Cheerios! Yummy...

Lucas thinks it is so fun to get the little towelettes and "clean" the place, so funny! This was all he did on Friday night. May have to try this at home!

Playin in the bathtub with cars of course!

My other baby boy! He is getting so big!!

Saturday we got up early and I took Luke to Pawpa's house and Ashely and I went to the kids sale! It was fun, I didn't find much but I did get Luke his swim suite for this year and a Hawaiian shirt for a school play coming up. After we got done shopping we decided on an impromptu Chili's lunch! So. Much. Fun. We had a blast eating, chatting about life, kids, husbands, making an exercise plan and so much more!

That afternoon we just hung around the house waiting on daddies big entrance! ha!

Helping mommy in the kitchen! Macaroni and broccoli!

Lucas just couldn't wait another minute for daddy to come home!

Brent got home around 8:00 Saturday night, he had some goodies for Lucas and I, so sweet! We spent all day Sunday around the house, just being together. It is so nice to have him home!

Lucas being silly before bedtime last night!

Love my baby boys, and my big boy, and my Chloe :)

This week will be busy filled with lots of family and friends!

Monday, March 5, 2012

I dance....

Yesterday was a hard day, I will tell you more on that at a later time.

I relieved the stress one of the best and only way I know how to really relieve stress. I dance.

Many, many people do not know this about me, in fact I believe Lucas may be the only one to know about my ritual. Ha!

But when I am down,sad,stressed I put on some tunes and let loose. I have no rhythm, or at least that's what my mom used to say when I was 13 and used to practice dancing backup for MTV, ha!

But really I can't dance, I don't "like" to dance. I will never dance at weddings or in the car, I don't dance with my husband on romantic nights. I dance to get it out. I guess I like the physical activity.

So last night Luke and I danced, we probably danced to 5 songs straight right there in his room. He loves it. He goes crazy too and almost always asks for more. It's our little "thing" I guess.

It may not be pretty and it sure isn't perfect but to me it is beautiful.

Some of our favorites right now:

Our God's Alive: Andy Cherry (Lucas gets his guitar out for this one)
The Way: Jeremy Camp
Glad You Came: The Wanted
Where I Belong: Building 429
Paradise: Coldplay

Surly I can't be the only Momma that does something like this? Am I? ha!

*can't believe I just hit publish on this post*

Weekend Recap!

Friday we called and ordered our new bed!! It won't be here for 2 more weeks but I am happy that it is on it's way nonetheless. This is mine and Brent's first real bed together! ha! Our bedroom is usually the last one that gets any attention so I am happy to see it come together.

Friday evening we went over to my uncle's house for dinner with my mom, we had a lot of fun and got to catch up.

Saturday morning watching cartoons!

And Chloe too :)

Saturday we went and had lunch at Chick fil a and ran some errands, Lucas got to spend some of his Birthday money at Toys R Us and then we went to fly some kites at the park!

Lucas got a Cars kite for his birthday and Brent had one from a few years ago.

Luke's kite flew like a dream! It stayed up forever, can't say the same for Brent's it had a good run but the wind got to be too much for it.

Luke and Pawpa in their sunglasses.

Daddy and Lucas playing on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon we had a baby shower to go to. After the shower we came home and settled in. Since it was just Luke and I for dinner we had a fridge clean out night and ate while we watched some of Luke's favorite shows. This kid loves Family Guy, I know it's not the most wholesome programming but I can't say no when he asks to watch Peter pronounced "Petta" So funny! Usually him and daddy watch all the Sunday night cartoons but I was all he had :)

We had a fun weekend now if this week will just go by fast so I can get on to the next one!