Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
My love for shopping will just grow (pray for Jarret), my little girl will have the biggest bow collection on the block (I’m not going to continue with this:)…but most importantly I will get to experience what my mom and I have…a mother daughter relationship that keeps me breathing every day. She’s my rock, my advisor, my best friend, the one I turn to when I am happy or sad or afraid, the one I would NEVER not ask an opinion of with any big purchase, that’s including clothing:). I will too be able to experience some of the most precious moments a mother shares with her daughter….walking her down the aisle, being in the delivery room when she gives birth to her first child...I will stop so I may quit crying. I feel blessed among all belief to have my sweet Crew, Jarret and a healthy baby girl on the way!
Many things have happened in the past few days, both good and bad, and I am just thankful to be here on this earth enjoying experiencing everything life throws. Carrying on the tradition of “thankful” November my days are as follows: Day 16- a healthy Crew and healthy baby on the way
Day 17- the ability to spend Thanksgiving with my family…and a long weekend with my momma.
Day 18- my friends…who love me for Callie and who are happy when I’m happy (those are REAL friends)
Day 19- the “never gets old” Home Alone soundtrack that I’ve been listening to already
Day 20- the extra money I save each month, and am able to save, so a wonderful lady can help me keep my house EXTREMLY clean
Day 21- my job and my husband’s job
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Day 11- I am thankful that my husband of 3+ years still calls, texts and emails me every day.
Day 12- I am thankful that he continues to make me happy and that I get happier each day spent with him as my partner.
Day 13- I am thankful that we both share the same love for animals and that our new puppy shares the bed with us.
Day 14- I am thankful that he notices what I wear, how my hair looks, and comments of my figure (growing figure now that is).
Day 15- I am thankful that I get to spend every day with the most wonderful person and father to our little man. He is honest, motivated, extremely beautiful, and all mine:)
Saturday, November 10, 2012
So my last post was somewhat misleading. Even for myself. As we were thinking our little man was getting better, I was thanking the world for the wonderful things in our life. That next morning Crew was still running a fever and I just knew something else was going on. We had been told for a week...two ER visits and a doctor visit that he just had a nasty virus...viral...and we just had to let it take its course. I took Crew back to his pediatrician that day and by 12 noon he was admitted to the hospital. Long story short, 2 blown veins, 24/7 oxygen, IV antibiotics and 4 days later he was finally showing some improvement. That "viral" virus was actually bacterial pneumonia...sick, sick baby.
Now that we are back home, sleeping in our own beds; my life has finally calmed down. Being thankful brings new meanings everyday...and with every new experience. My "thankful" days of November continue:
5. The returning smile of Crew
6. My ice maker
7. Patience (that I have been taught by becoming a mother)
8. Jonesy, the new puppy
9. Burger King's frozen coke
10. Wonderful neighbors
Sunday, November 4, 2012
2. Ugg Boots
3. The feeling I get when Jarret calls my name
4. My cell phone so I may talk to my Momma whenever and however long I choose too!
Friday, October 26, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
As my dependence on Google grows daily, I’m left thinking “What will I tell my children when they ask a question I am unable to answer?” Will I tell them to Google it??…because if I’m being honest, that’s exactly what I do when I don’t know something. I’ve been perusing this idea this for a while now. Or, will I tell them “Mommy is thinking really hard” and then sneak off and Goggle it myself??
I am not embarrassed to say that I Google everything. Hell, I have every bit of knowledge at my finger tips. I don’t feel stupid; I am much smarter because of it. If I am stumped at work with a Photoshop/Indesign problem, I google it and I find the answer. If I can’t remember the words to a children’s song I am trying to teach my son Crew, I google and find the answer. When my best friend’s car broke down, I googled what was going on, we figured out the problem and was able to fix it! Anything I want to know can be found.
I’ve actually become addicted to googling… especially since I’ve had a child and the million things I had no clue about! It’s amazing what you can find. Just last week, my husband Jarret and I, were watching 19 Kids and Counting. Every time I watch the show I wonder if Michelle, the mom, breastfeeds her children since there’s no topic discussion on it ever. I’m thinking…there’s no way she could…no way she could and have children that close together. Well, I googled it. She does, and has with every child for at least a couple of months. Funny, it was eating at me that much, but how neat that I was able to just type in a few pertaining words in Google and find my answer! I’m sure I’m preaching to a choir that does this…but when you really think about it…its pretty freaking cool.
My dependence on all the Google products is growing…my life would be totally turned upside down without gmail, google maps, google analytics, blogger; I could go on and on.
I figured I would share my latest obsession:)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Unfortunately I discovered Giggle. A FABULOUS, modern, everything I would want for a baby/growing child, website. I say unfortunately, because it's pricey and there are now TONS of things I think I "have" to have. Why didn't I know about this before?? Why didn't anyone share the goods?? The whole baby store has been a touchy situation with me since I was pregnant with Crew. I refused to register after having a horrible experience at my first baby store outing. I later found BuyBuyBaby which offered more of the styles I wanted. My biggest peeve with all the baby items was that so many, if not all of them, were either pale pink or light blue…gender extreme, or gross bulky plastic contraptions that I fretted having all over my little, organized house. Although I did stick my foot in my mouth with some when Crew arrived, the pleasantly aesthetics of some things vs. the "stop crying" qualities of others won the battle.
Giggle is much like the other baby everything hot spots like Babies R Us and BuyBuyBaby but it's the latest, most streamline items I've seen. Diaper pals that are painted metal, clothing with little to no verbiage, organic linens, wooden and cloth toys, neutral colors, the list goes on. Note...you can even register there!!
There is also a special section (blog) entitled Giggle Gab with TONS of “in the know” info for parents. Keeping a healthy home, raising a child in the city (which definitely does not apply to me but was fun to read), baby style, nursing know how’s, etc.. I could go through all the fun finds, or the "must haves" that are now on my wish list but I'll let you discover this for yourself. I actually squealed when I found it! B.E.W.A.R.E. My husband is in trouble, Crew, my bank account...and the new baby too:)
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
For years now, I have prided myself on keeping it (it = life) together. Yet, in almost every situation there is one thing dragging, missing, or muddled. That one thing doesn’t make or break it…just keeps me (annoyed) striving for perfection. It also makes me…me; who I am and who I’ve become. My friends and family know me as the girl who never stops, is always into some new project, and is always on the go. From the outside it looks as if everything is in line perfectly; everything has its place. I’m here to tell the truth…its not! And that’s just life. I am blessed in so MANY ways; I think its ok to let the small things slide. I have been this way for as long as I remember, so there wasn’t a better name or title to give my blog. It describes my life, my thoughts and daily happenings. Here are just a few examples…
1. My house is impeccably clean. You could eat off floor. But if you look out the back door you will notice my yard hasn't been mowed in weeks.
2. Every work day, I'm dressed to impress, hair poofed in perfection, multiple bags stocked with every item Crew would need for the day, my breakfast and lunch in tow...and yet every day, I'm 5 minutes late and there is some type of baby fluid on me...spit up/snot, etc.
3. On my days off, I typically eat lunch at McDonald's where my FAVORITE FOOD in the entire world is made, double cheeseburgers. I sit and eat, drinking a coke and using an unlimited amount of ketchup packets. I’m eating some of the worst food you can put in your body. I do this while feeding Crew organic baby food, organic juice and organic puffs. (at least I'm trying to do right with him:))
4. At work I'm known for my multitasking skills and "never forget anything" mind. In my personal life, I continually to forget family and friends birthdays.
5. I love to write. Its one of my favorite pastimes as well as part of my profession. I spend hours of expressing myself through words; putting my whole self in….and almost every time, there is one typo.
6. My knowledge of football and player trivia would make anyone proud. Although, I had no clue Giant Fans called them G Men.
I’m an owning this…..I am a fresh mess!!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
A few weeks ago, Riley began having trouble breathing as I always do, I panicked, and rushed her to the emergency vet. An x-ray and blood worked showed her had cancer, very progressed, and was given 24 hrs to live. Devastated, I decided to bring her home with me and spend the next few hours holding her in my arms and in the comfort of her home. The next week and a half she had good days and bad days….but never stopped eating the “good” food…i.e. double cheeseburgers, pepperoni, cheese, etc….wagging her tail or following me wherever I went. The night before last her breathing worsened. We knew it was time. Riley passed on the way to the vet….just closed her eyes and feel asleep. God’s blessing that she went peaceful.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Today's moment...Finding craft supplies in Franklin, NC (well anywhere west of Asheville) is like herding cats, it's impossible. If I only had a Michael's/Hobby Lobby, my favorite time of the year's decorating projects would be complete by now. Nothing is close by, the only stores in town - Walmart, Kmart - do not carry what I need, I have been forced to use my modern easy botton of "Amazon". So, once shipped and arrived...fall can begin, Halloween music will be heard and my mums will bloom of purple and gold:)
It's hard for me to imagine that I ended up in Franklin, NC. The many, many flaws of a small town...far way for anything...I do find myself enjoying the rural mountains. I love that I never get stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, I know every one of my neighbors and their pets by name, Western - my first home away from home - is just 25 min. away, I feel safe, the list goes on. Saying this...I miss my mom, I long to hop in the car and drive to 15 min. to Target and to NEVER EVER drive a 20+ mile winding, curvy road out of town again. Loving your life comes in parts, sections and soon to be's....I love my life...what it is, what it will be.