Wednesday, April 28

Wordless Wednesday |Let Sleeping Dogs Lie|

Monday, April 26

| Not Me Monday | Confessions of a Not So Modest Mommy

I can't even tell you the last time I participated in a Not Me Monday. Probably the last time I had a good night sleep? Maybe longer. I really want to keep up with this blogging but my kids are hell bent against it. I blame them. For everything. That's a whole other blog post. Today I am going to jump back into the Not Me Monday pool. I have some confessing I need to do.

I, alone, did NOT consume 2 jars of Nutella in a 7 day period with only a little bit of help from Josslyn. No, because if I had, it would have made me extremely gassy, and well, I don't do that. So, at the risk of being improper and unlady like, I decided that giving my husband grounds for divorce was not something I wanted to do. Nutella out, husband in.

I did NOT become obsessed addicted to an iPhone app called Angry Birds. Not possible. I am a mother of three. There is no way I have time to talk on my iPhone, let alone play a silly game where I sling shot birds at pigs to extinguish them. So, if you think I spent 4 hours in the car yesterday playing this game you are WRONG. I was way too busy engaging in conversations with my husband to have time to mess with this silly app.

I have a mild major addiction to Matilda Jane clothing but Josslyn has way too many clothes. So I did NOT order her a single item from the new Hammond Bay line three months in a row. She doesn't need it. If I had it would all just be piled up on her dresser because she doesn't have a single space for it in her closet. So, I fought the urge to buy her the cutest lavender tank dress and green striped ruffle leggings. She doesn't need them or the 15 other things I bought wanted.

I really dislike driving, but my husband finally caved and bought me a new car. Out of the goodness of his heart and not because I nagged, cried, and bitched moaned about how much I hated our old car. I would not do that.

I am above complaining.

So when my husband decided to buy me a beautiful white 2010 Chevy Traverse with captains chairs in the 2nd row so my 2 crazy adorable littles can't touch each other will have space of their own it was because he just knew without me even having to tell him how much I would love a car like that. He's the best and I do not deserve him. Really, I don't.

Ahhhhh, that feels so good to get off my chest...

Friday, March 5

Aloha Friday | 3.5.10

Been a looooooong time since I participated in Aloha Friday. I wish I could say it was a good one but I'd be lying. The stomach bug has been here all week and showing no signs of leaving. Being the only one who hasn't had it yet I feel like I am waiting to be executed. I know it's coming, I just don't know when. I'm scared

Anyway...we went looking at puppies last night. We had to get rid of Bella. We just weren't the right family for her. Our yard was too small for her and my kids were not big enough. She needed a family with a huge yard and big kids with a lot of energy. I am sad it didn't work out with her. She was a sweet dog. I have no doubt she will be adopted quickly. We went looking for something much smaller yesterday. By small I mean, at full grown it will still be smaller than my babies at birth, LOL.

My question(s) today is...

Do you have a dog? What kind?

I have always wanted a dog. My parents always told me no because my brother was allergic. When I was 14 my dad got me a Pekinese puppy for my birthday. He ran out in the road when he was 11 month and was hit by a car.

Wednesday, March 3

Wordless Wednesday | 3.3.10

Monday, March 1

Make It Stop! Make It Stop!

As if being Monday wasn't bad enough. Jacob woke up at 6 this morning covered in vomit. His bedroom was even scarier. I was already not feeling well myself and now I have this to deal with. He feels like he's running a fever but he won't hold the thermometer under his tongue and he refuses to shut his mouth. I don't want to do a rectal temp on him because his poor booty is so raw from the explosive diarrhea he's been having since last night. I guess it was a sign of things to come. I tried to give him Tylenol but he just threw it up about 30 minutes later. So now he's in the bath acting like nothing ever happened and I'm freaked out. Trying to keep the two little away from each other is not working out. Would it be wishful thinking if I thought it would start and end with him? I can only hope. I can't deal with that again. After the fiasco in January '09 I can't even imagine doing that again. I'd rather have kidney stones again. No seriously, I would. What we went through the entire month of January last year is what I would envision life in hell to be like. What made it even worse is both DH and I had it at the same time and Josslyn was only 6 months old, Jacob was barely 2, and Justyn had school. I want to cry just thinking of it coming back into this house. Is it bedtime yet?

Wednesday, February 24

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, February 23

Just Couldn't Stay Away

Just 1 post down it says I've left, and now here I am posting that I'm back. I'm back to my family blog. I miss blogging about my family, about my everyday adventures. I do not miss blogging about reviews and giveaways. Too stressful. I have way too much going on to worry about the next product to post about. I just want to blog about the stresses of having a new dog. The aggravation of having 2 kids still in diapers. I want to be able to post a couple cute pictures of my kids every now and then. So I've decided to nix the old fancy shmancy blog, and just post here. Where it all started. I like it here. I miss it here.

So what has been going on? This past summer, Rich deployed for 6 months. He left right before Josslyn's first birthday and returned right before Jacob's 3rd. Being without my better half for six loooong months was difficult but something I think we both needed. I know I did. I learned so much about myself. I learned that I could be a single parent, though I hope I never have to be, LOL.

Justyn started the 1st grade, lost 2 teeth, and learned how to give me attitude and roll his eyes. Yaaaaay!

Jacob started to talk more, eat less (didn't think that was even possible), and started to love his sister. Notice there wasn't anything about using the potty? Yea, that's because he won't.

Josslyn learned to walk, then run, then climb, the terrorize, all while eating everything in sight.

We spent a lot of time at the beach. What's the point of living in Florida if you aren't going to soak up the sun?!
Rich got home right before Thanksgiving. We had a lovely dinner at home, together, as a family.

Shortly after Rich's return he and I went to Georgia sans children and stayed in the most beautiful cabin. It was glorious, and a little scary. I couldn't imagine living in the mountains anymore. Those driveways are horrific.

We got a new puppy for the kids. She is (we think) a border collie/lab mix. She's so cute and soooo aggravating. The kids love her, but I am having a hard time with her chewing stuff. We are going to have to get wood flooring in our house because she's tracking dirt and mud on our carpet every time she comes in the house. Despite all the doggy chew toys she still feels the need to chew EVERYTHING. She is also unaware of her size and strength and how little my children are. She tries to jump on Josslyn and Jacob and knocks them down. I am thinking we may have to give her to another family that has the tolerance, because I clearly do not.

So that has been what's going on in our little family. I don't want to spill too much right now, because then what would I have to blog about? :0)