Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new adjustment

So I remember saying to myself (and probably many others) that I can't wait for my kids to be in school. I can't wait to have time for myself and do whatever I wanted. I can't wait for quiet....

I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!!!!!

School just started and already I don't know what to do with myself! I really didn't think this time would come so soon. I thought I'd always have a little one at home.... for many more yrs anyways. And for many more years, I thought I'd keep saying "I can't wait for them to just go to school!".

But here I am. A stay at home mom with no kids to stay at home with. Sure I could get a job... but just Tuesday I was called to pick up Reese from school early because already he was sick. And I stayed home with him yesterday because he was still sick. So I can't just get a job. Not yet anyways.

So I'm at a loss.

And for some reason totally unrelated, I am having the hardest time sleeping.

So my schedule today has been:

4:00am- Jon gets a call for work. WHAT THE CRAP?!!? Okay I'm awake
4-4:45am- lay in bed wishing I couldve gone back to sleep but knowing it's hopeless
4:45am- get up and dressed for workout
5:00-6:15am- out for a jog/walk 5miles
6:15-7:30am- kids up and fed/dressed, lunches made and out the door to catch the bus
7:30-9:00am- lay im bed wishing I could fall asleep..dozing in and out maybe two times for a minute
9:00-10:30am- FINALLY dozing off.. still waking up a bit but still a nap nontheless
10:30-11:20am- worked on South Nash Dash social media stuff
11:20-12:00pm- ran to Kroger for milk and Thortons for a diet coke

And now..????? I did microwave some lunch, practised a song for a special number on Sunday and I'm blogging while watching Pride and Prejudice.
And counting down til the kids come home.

And tomorrow we start again!

So now I need to find out what I want to do with the rest of my life....
Get into some sort of routine..
Make a schedule..
Clean my house!!..
Catch up on sleep..
Find out who I am between the hours of 7:30-3:30.

I know in time I will come to enjoy this. But for now, it's going to be a new and difficult adjustment for me.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Shoutout!

birthday Pictures, Images and Photos

To two of my very dear friends!!!

Kristy Barkley
Kris Merriman

Love you ladies!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School....

Back to school.
Back to school,
to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool.
I got my lunch packed up,
my boots tied tight,
I hope I don't get in a fight.
Ohhhh, back to school.
Back to school.
Back to school.
Well, here goes nothing.

Not exactly like Billy Madison BUT my babies went back to school today!
Reese went into 2nd grade and Rielly who was just born yesterday went into kindergarten!
Where did the summer go?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

I took them this morning since its a brand new school for both of them and can I just say... CHAOS!!!!!!!
After 30minutes of driving around trying to find a place, I ended up just driving into grass across the street. Not sure if I was supposed to but someone else did...
Both of the kids teachers seem very nice and they had no problems saying goodbye to me.
Since it was only a half day, I decided to go ahead and let them ride the bus home. I had a talk with Reese about how he's the big brother and he needed to take care of his sister on the bus and he took that responsibility very seriously! The bus was 20minutes late BUT they both came running off with huge smiles on their face.
1st day of school was a success!!!

And I did well too! No tears at all. I went to the gym to do some weights which always leave me feeling unfulfilled....
Oh and I'm doing a little side work for my friend Kristy by helping promote a 5k coming up in september ( so I worked for awhile setting up twitter and facebook updates. This will be nice to make a little extra $$ but also will keep me busy during the day for the first few months.

So summer is over and 2010/2011 year has begun!!!! Guess it's time to start planning next years summer vacation!

My goofy kids can't smile on demand... just like mama! And no thats not the lighting on the camera-- they are really THAT TAN! Stinkin lucky kids!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Jon!!!!

Today is my hubbys birthday!!!

Just want to publically say Happy Birthday Baby! I loooooove you!!!!! And you are dang sexy! I'm sure glad you were born!

Our awesome anniversary weekend!

Hi Everyone!

I never really post much on the blog, so Shannon asked me to write about our weekend together for our Anniversary. It started off on Friday when our friend Kristy Barkley picked up the kids around 4pm for an overnighter at their house. THANKS Kristy! (And Rob I guess ;) We headed up to Nashville to check in to our hotel. We stayed in the Courtyard Marriott right in the middle of downtown. What's weird is there actually wasn't a BoM in any drawers! We got a 2 double bed room so we moved some stuff around and put them both together for a bigger than King Size bed ;)

We chilled in the hotel for a few mins and then headed off to The Melting Pot for our first fondue experience. The place was really nice, dim lit and romantic. We were seated a giant table for just two of us but it was still nice. We then got to dip stuff in some melted cheese, we picked the mexican kind.. it was pretty good. We both got the same main course, came with filet mignon, chicken, shrimp and sausage. This was our first time doing this but we got it down pretty quick. It was kinda stressful having to cook like 3 things at the same time over and over.. we did it though and it was pretty good! It was a lot of food and we ended up not eating it all, we did get dessert though! Melted peanut butter chocolate over cheesecake and poundcake and strawberries and brownie bites etc.... YUM.

After stuffing ourselves we walked over to our next activity.. which was a Nashville Ghost Tour! The tour guide was dressed up for the period and carried a lantern and stuff.. and that's about as interesting as she got. She wasn't a very good story teller.. or funny.. or interesting, so that didn't turn out so great. But at least we got to see some of the Nashville sites and stuff.

After the tour we walked around and talked for a while and checked out the sites. Then we went back to the hotel and decided we were both pretty thirsty.. come to find out if we didn't want to hit a bar the nearest gas station was a couple miles away.. We went anyway! :) Was an interesting walk with lots of interesting people to watch in their craziness.

After our long soda journey we went back to the hotel...... and since this is a family blog I won't go into what we did for the rest of the night.

The next day we slept in! With no kids to wake us up! Then we walked around again outside to see if we could find some breakfast somewhere.. didn't have much luck but we got to see the difference between daytime Nashville and night time Nashville.. quite the difference!

So then we checked out and drove out to the river where our friends the Barkley's invited us to cruise out on their boat! It was a pretty fun day with a not so fun ending for the Barkley's boat, but we went tubing and swimming in the river and it was both fun and relaxing.

In short it was a pretty awesome weekend with friends and family, and that's what it's really all about.

Me and the love of my life on our special night. Isn't she hot?!?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy 9yrs!!!

Jon and I were sealed 9yrs ago today in Mesa, Az. A very hot day it was as well! But beautiful and the beginning of an amazing journey. 9yrs of laughter, change, heartaches, change, moves, love, change, growth, children, change and it's only just begun!!!

Here's to a few more babe!

haahaha jk.. we're in it for the long haul!

PS- we get to celebrate Friday-Saturday without kids downtown! Bow chica WOW WOW!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Double Digits!

Yeah BABY!!!

I did this. First time ever. Some people may wonder what's the big deal?!!?!?.... but to this mama here, it's huge!!!

Don't forget to keep track of all this craziness on my marathon blog!

PS- Like my nails??? hahaha nothing like dark blue tips!