Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Catching Up

I sure wish I could make a better effort at blogging everyday. It's my stress relief as well as preserving sweet memories. In my reading methods class last week, we talked about writing and finding ideas to write on. And to make a point to get your students writing and enjoying it, but that we have to do it also. I loved that 5-8pm time frame, not necessarily the other days so much. But I'm hoping that will keep me motivated to try to stay on top of things and really WANT to write...all the time. Yeah right, but can't blame me for trying.

So lately I've been feeling really guilty....with Chris (short tempered and rolling eyes is what he says), Noah (short tempered and just worn out, he's extremely too busy), and baby peanut (just can't sit down long enough (without passing out) to be able to keep up with anything or write anything down. They always say that it's completely different with number 2 and boy and I believing it. I know that I'm not really any tired-er, or sicker-er.....just that I have a 3 year old now to chase around when before.....no one to worry about....Chris knew how to fix his own dinner, get himself dressed and even use the potty without any help. I had it made huh!! No way, I wouldn't have it any other way today...just lots more energy. The good thing is, I'm just now starting to feel better. I will be 14 week tomorrow. I can f
inally get up in the mornings and not see how long it takes me to tinkle and get some kind of breakfast going before I was sick. And I am not a breakfast person. So this has been a big adjustment for me. With Noah, I was sick for about 5 weeks straight, sick every morning, but perfectly fine by lunch. And this time, I've been sick for about 7 weeks but not sick every morning...just morning sickness....well you could call it on and off all day sickness. And I think I've thrown up only twice that hasn't been from Noah's potty accidents or even good jobs! I've never had a problem with throw up, or boo boo or even pee, but oh man it's been bad this time. Chris and I fought over a mess the other day, and needless to say, I got out of it before Chris was cleaning up my mess too. Actually, Chris got sick in the car last weekend, and I felt horrible. I couldn't even get him out of his car seat. Luckily Chris was in town and came to help me. Talking about feeling guilty, I couldn't even help my little man for gagging my self. That was a horrible feeling.

And food....anything fried or with bread. I don't even know that I could eat anything with noodles right now, the thought grosses me out. With Noah I lived off chicken....mainly Cane's, and this time, it's been chocolate and anything fried. I have been so hungry....I'm embarrassed. I sure am glad that I'm kinda starting to feel myself again, becau
se I need to start walking. Specially since everyone keeps asking if I'm having twins!! :)

Two weeks ago we finally got to go meet the newest member of the Turner family....Baby Mason. Is he not precious? We enjoyed getting to visit and take some sweet family shots for them.

This past weekend we did little Brooklynnes 2nd birthday party pics. I love to do party pics, we always have so much fun!

And a few weeks ago we fished, ate, and went to the fair for Gigi's birthday. My pictures loaded up backwards, sorry!!

Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Life Lately

I have to start off my saying how excited I am that it hasn't been so darn HOT!! It's just now where we can get out with Noah and let him play on his fort without worrying about the heat! And he's such an outside kid!!
Look what he found at Gigi's!

We had a quick visit with Jamie and the babies last week! I guess it's because they're getting older, but Noah and Alli got along so much better this time! And that's all Noah ever talks about is Alli! The other night he told me that Alli was crying because she wanted to come to his house....and when Jamie asked her if that was true she said "Yep!"! They miss each other and it breaks my heart to pass a cute little house and Noah get excited and say "Yay, we're going to Jay Jay's house?" Poor thing! But I'm still hoping and praying that soon enough they will be back around the Ruston area! Family First!!
And this past weekend, we had a little Halloween come out to stay! I love this time of year and all the sweet memories! Meet Dracula! Noah said "Dat my bef friend!" He loves this guy!
And we had pumpkin and scaredy cat shaped grilled cheese the other night! They were definitely a hit.
And then there's bath time!! We have a LOVE/HATE relationship with bath time!! We love it because it's a time to get in, play and let that little imagination run wild!! We hate it because he freaks on me for washing his hair, I almost have to get the shop vac out to get up all the water, and because he acts like he's FREEZING when he gets out and thinks that I'm suppose to hold him to dry him off!! I also love the nights that I go check on him in the bath just to find him missing. But then I happen to follow the little wet footprints to his bedroom to find him hiding!! Never a dull moment!

Last night he got our butt naked and runs to the living room and said "Mommy come look.....my numbers!!" He was oh so proud!!

I can't believe how much he's grown and how funny he is! Last night he walked up to me and for a quick moment, I saw him at 9 or 10 years old!! That was scary!

So our sweet friends Rachel, Nick and Madalyn found out they were pregnant the day after I did. We are two weeks apart, and I am so thankful to have that person to vent with that knows exactly what I'm going through! It will be a fun ride and I'm glad to be sharing it with her!!

Happy Hump Day!! I have my first class tonight, 5-9 and I'm so upset I'm gonna miss our Wednesday night dinners at Mrs. Glendas! I'll live, I have someone sneaking me a plate!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

First Appointment - It's Official

So it was a big laugh around family and friends about how far along I was before I saw Dr. Penebaker. My sister Jackie told me that she thought I was further along than her...she's due in NOV!! My friend Rachel kept telling me that I was about 8 weeks, and I couldn't help but laugh at all these guesses! So as she started the sonogram, I was extremely pleased to find out there was only ONE, no mom, it's not twins!! And then she announced the phrase everyone's been so anxious to hear....."7 weeks and 1 day, due April 4th!" I of course giggled. Rachel was oh so close!! And I really didn't think I would be that far along!! But hey, let the fun begin!! This visit was the real eye opener....took me completely out of shock mode....well shocked that I was pregnant....it was a whole different shock with all the money I will be owing all over again!! You forget about all those painful little moments.....money, morning sickness (just how bad it was), sleepless nights and thoughts racing constantly! But we are extremely excited about the journey we've been given.

When I picked Noah up from Dorthy's yesterday, we started talking about someone else we know that's pregnant, and how they have a baby in their belly too. As serious as could be, Noah said "I'm pregnant too, I have a baby in my belly!" After laughing, I asked what it was and he said a boy! He's hilarious! Sometimes I can't believe the things that come out of his mouth, not bad just silly!! Lately he's been doing the "I'm shy!" thing! It was cute and funny at first, but after going to Dorthy's for 3 years now and its not so funny having to drag him in because he's shy! It's mainly when there's already a parent there! And I can't say that we are completely potty trained, but we've got #1 down! It's #2 that is making Chris and I want to pull our hair out!! Oh my!! It would be fine if he would say, mommy I had an accident and when we'd get to the bathroom, it would all be there!!! NOT, we always have runaways!! I guess I've gonna have to start buying him the smallest undies out there, even if there cutting off circulation just for a little potty training sanity!!

He's also already started telling me that he doesn't want to get up in the mornings, "I sleeping!!" Actually this morning, I guess I nagged him so much about getting up that he left my room and went and climbed back in his bed and piled pillow and animals up over him so I wouldn't bother him!! Boy was he wrong!!

Well we have a busy Saturday planned. We have a bridal shoot in the morning and dinner with some friends that afternoon!! I love Friday nights with NOTHING going on!! It may be a pizza night, or mexican, or I guess anything I can get my hands on since I am ALWAYS HUNGRY!! Lord help me!! I'm about to gain all of Chris' 46lb. loss!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Noah's gonna be a... BIG BROTHER!!
The timing with this was crazy! There were two times the week that I found out that I caught myself tearing up while looking at pictures of baby Noah and thinking about how much he's grown. I guess my body was trying to tell me something!

Chris and I decided in January to start thinking about baby number 2. Because I've never been normal when it come to "baby issues", my doctor have me a prescription to start taking monthly so that I will hopefully get normal. The funny thing is that I never even got to take them. I saw her June 7, started our 24 day challenge, headed to Dallas for Seminar, and just had not slowed down enough to drop it off. I finally got it taken care of and picked up last Friday (August 5th), and boy am I glad that it didn't cost more than $4! Before taking them, you have to take a test to make sure you're not already pregnant! Which is exactly what I did Saturday morning, expecting to be NEGATIVE!! Yep, I was SHOCKED!! I think I still am!

It happened to work out that ALL of my family would be in to have lunch and celebrate Jackie's passing her boards. So hey, what better timing!! So on our way to town, I kept asking Noah if he was gonna tell everyone that he was a big brother, and I kept hearing...."I'm a burger!" and I knew that there's no way anyone would have a clue what he was talking about. So at lunch, I bribed Noah with his sword to go over to daddy and tell him that his mommy was having a baby. Well Jackie thought he was looking for the baby, and she leaned over and said, "Noah I have the baby!", and he said "NO, my mommy has a baby!!" just as perfect as he could! At that point everyone figured it out!! He also told Mr. Clyde (Dorthy's husband) that his mommy has a baby! I think that really made it hit home! He's gonna be a good big brother!

I go to the doctor next Thursday, and will hopefully have an idea of how far along I am! Because I HAVE NO CLUE!! I haven't been sick yet, but some kinda hungry in the mornings, and I never eat breakfast! Let the fun begin!!

Some fun from this weekend with Bubba and Alli while they were in!!
Last night I went with Tink and Boo to a painting class! It was my first and a lot of fun!! Jordan will be leaving this Sunday for Lafayette! I can't believe she's really going,
but I'm very proud of her putting her big girl panties on!!
While I was enjoying my self, Noah and Chris were having a crisis! Noah was on his stool getting ready to brush his teeth, when he slipped off (with his boots on) and hit the corner of the counter top. Chris said it bled a long time and he was worried that it may need stitches at first, but after nurses Mamaw and Aunt Ann got a hold of it, it was just fine!! I think the tooth almost went through his lip. This is the outside this morning...
and a quick pic of the inside before getting yelled at! It's nasty!! Those big ol lips are always getting themselves in trouble!
Happy Wednesday! Dinner at Mamaws!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Whirlwind of Fun....Mary Kay Style!!

After getting back from my Seminar in Dallas, I just knew I could go to bed early and then wake up Sunday and be feeling much better with lots of energy! NOPE! I wasn't that lucky. I'm still getting over it and to top it off I've got a sinus infection right now. BUT, I'm still really excited that I went to my first Seminar and came back with lots of great information and tons of motivation! It was nice to see how people who have struggled and been in bad relationships come out on top with the help of Mary Kay. It's really not all about makeup. I think that so many people think that's all it is, but it's so much more! For me the most important thing is "Faith, Family then Career"! I love that....I think so many of us lose sight in what we love, dream and believe in when it comes to careers. It was also good to see the people who have never given up and the people that had brought in a $86,000 commission check. YES!! I can not stop thinking about that!!

While that's extremely nice to think about, I'm just hoping to be able to help pay things off, and get a free car. That way Chris can drive mine and have an AC. He's really been good about not complaining, but I just want to do it for him. We'll see what happens!

Here are a few fun pictures from our trip...

First Night...Go Give AwardsOur Director Heather
Catrina, Susan and Myself
And Catrina's husband Lee Dan came to Seminar with us. At first I was thinking, wow, I can't believe he came! But when we left, I realized that it was an awesome opportunity for him to really get to see what MK is and how well we can do!! He was also our Photographer!!
Our group that came this year
Day 2: Lots of good speakers and giveaways, and also the great MK Expo
In front of our Cadi SUV (it WILL happen)

Look at all the women! And the announcement of the new Black MK Mustang for this year only!!

I had a great time and so glad that I went! I learned alot, about myself, what I want and how to get there!!