Friday, November 28, 2008

Tiny Improvements

There are times in your life where things just aren't going so well. Be it your health, finances, relationships it can feel like there isn't any hope but to stay stuck. But then, there can be the tiniest shift on a detail that makes you think that things might be taking a turn for the better.

I'm very happy with those little shifts as of late. Just the fact that my sore throat today is a tad better than yesterday really brings a smile to my face.

And, what more to be thankful for than all of the healthy cooking :) of Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Clothes that fit

I am coming to the very end of being able to find outfits that fit comfortably. I love a trendy ensemble. I'll do minor suffering to complete a look. But not while I'm this pregnant!
For the sake of courtesy I try to spruce up before leaving the house. No one that isn't married to me needs to see me in my ratty old blue robe wearing one of Chris' discarded shirts with no pants and a pair of chunky knit socks, maybe some headphones
Thank goodness Ivy is still too young yet to be giving me fashion advice. I know that day will come, and I'm so glad that it isn't today!
So, today my Old Navy berry colored maternity sweat suit is making me very happy. Ahhh, it fits!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Working the family business

You guys know that I work part time for my family's business that my mom started 30 years ago. There have been times that I have been so ready to write my business resumes and walk out the door. Granted, this was mostly before I had kids and free day care. Now I really know the value of quality in child care and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
With this pregnancy, I have been a lot more involved at the center. Putting in more hours and ideas. I even added in another morning to try to better keep up with my work load. When I'm there, I realize what a gift this opportunity is. To work in such close proximity with my sister on a daily basis. To see my mom and my brother almost every work day. It wasn't until recently that I realized how much I was missing out on by not being there. I hope that I remember this more.


Happy girl today because I woke up to that fluffy white stuff on the ground!! I felt just like I did when I was a little girl and I would wake up to that magical feeling.... I can liken it to Christmas morning, or Disneyworld, or any other magical moment you can conjure up!!

YAY! Snow!!!! Happiness!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

In the mail

Today in the mail we got Becken's USA birth certificate. His name and birthdate are legal. I am listed as his mother, Chris as his father. Holding that paper was like winning the lottery. He really is our little boy. I have the document to prove it.

Being an auntie

Being an auntie is one of the best things in my life. tonight one of my nephew's turned 13. I look at him and my heart melts away. I remember the first time I saw him. The first time I held him. Such a tiny, tiny boy.
I'm so glad that I got to be an auntie before I got to be a mom. The timing was right and I was able to learn how to parent from my siblings who are amazing and a huge support to me with my kids. Tonight I was talking with my x sis in law and I said, "Isn't it so weird that when your own kids act up, you want to strangle them, but when your nephews or nieces act up it just doesn't seem bad at all?" She was laughing and nodding in agreement. Our own kids can be hellians but our nephews and nieces are angels in our book!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Using the firepit that we've had for years

It's amazing what whiny kids can make you follow through with. This summer while cleaning the yard, Chris promised Ivy that when it got cold, we could use our 4 year old, hardly used, fire pit to roast marshmallows. And not even worry about needing diet pills

Well, tonight was the night. And it was so wonderful to smell that fire on the patio, hear the rain on the patio cover and smell the autumn in the air. Every year we want to do something like this and it never turns out. Not anymore.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Returning Home

My brother wasn't in las vegas nv for the weekend, but was in Lake Tahoe. He made it home on Sunday and I got to see him last night at a family birthday party. For some reason, whenever a member of my family travels, I'm on alert. In my subconscious anyway.
It holds true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I guess on both of our parts. We are both infamous for not answering our cell phones. But when he is gone, we talk more often. Even if it is just for a few nights, we still connect by phone. He does this with our other sister as well.
It's very nice to have a brother. It is even better to have him home.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Pumpkin Pie!

Yes, Pumpkin Pie still makes me happy!

Happiness for today

Came in the form of our babysitter taking our very wild kids for 2 hours this afternoon. They were insane! Thankfully it worked out that my sister's house was free and she watched them over there. And what was our big night on the town? I read on the couch while Chris watched a football game. In the quiet. It was heaven. Adding in the fact that I don't know anyone that is suffering from mesothelioma, today was a good day.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Thursday 13, 2 days late

Happy things from this week. I may need to rack my brains, but I know that there have to be at least 13 things!
  1. I got out the state bills for daycare. Although they were a few days late, they got done.
  2. I got Becken to both of his soccer games.
  3. I found out that a friend of mine is throwing me a baby shower, which is very unexpected.
  4. I came up with a schedule that kind of keeps up with keeping the pelvic pain in check.
  5. The weather has been so refreshing and cold that I've been able to walk outside a few times.
  6. I put in an order for butter braids for Thanksgiving morning.
  7. Bec went potty in the toilet twice!
  8. The kids, me and Hendrix all took a bath together last night and we all fit. Barely.
  9. Watching Ivy being a sideline coach for Becken at soccer. That girl is relentless
  10. Finding .99 cent deals for sleepers for Hendrix at Goodwill.
  11. Having to borrow sweatshirts from my nephew because everything of mine does not fit.
  12. Showing up to work and having 2 new maternity shirts from my cousin as a surprise.
  13. Not having to worry about diet supplement pills for another couple of months.