Thursday, May 27, 2010

Teeth hurting...ouch... me a sissy...but damn my mouth hurts.  It sucks because I can't take anything for the pain this week because of my test next week.  So double suck.

It's kinda entertaining.  Eric and I are getting some flack about taking the kids to Hawaii.  EVERYONE assumes we are just going, or we are just taking Spen.  We couldn't leave Ceddy behind.  We do attachment parenting...and the name in itself should explain some things. Ceddy is too little to understand Mommy and Daddy will be back in a week.  That breaks my heart just thinking about how freaked out he would be.  We figure this...there will be a time when the kids are grown and moved away and we can take all the alone trips we want. Or when the kids are teenagers, and we can dash off for a weekend trip somewhere.  Life is short and I want to enjoy my kids and show them new things.  I know some people do not share this point of view.  I say whatever works for you is great.  This is what works for my family. Spen is super excited.  Ceddy, not so much..hehehehee.  We plan on going back when he is older.  I know we will hear the same flack when we take the kids to Europe.  I know a lot of people think it will be a hassle or a waste taking the kids and would enjoy it more without them.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love a week alone with my hubs in a tropical paradise.  But I know I'd miss my boys more.  Also, I want to show them new things. My kids are my life and always come first. I want to teach them and let them have experiences like no other.  I just want to expose Spen and Cedric to the wonders of the world.  My kids are pretty good travelers.  I'm not worried about Spen.  He LOVES flying.  But Cedric has me kinda worried.  I'll come well packed and full of stuff to entertain him.  I can't wait to have the boys play on the beach.  Cedric will laugh non-stop and spen...good Lord he won't want to leave.  I want to go hiking some too.  Check out some waterfalls and mountains.  We are bringing the hiking backpack with us.  The tricky part is packing Ceddys food.  I'm super cheap...and have been looking into ways to save money.  I'm going to get a safeway rewards card, and there is a walmart and kmart on the island.  Even a Mcdonalds.  I read to cook some of your own food while there to save money.  So we will probably do that a few times. But I plan on mostly eating where the locals do.

   I feel super blessed. I'm also exited because  I'm in the works of starting a project for the home of the innocents.  I need to contact some other photographers to see if I can get it together.  But I feel like with each blessing I have...I should give thanks and back to others.  Lame I know. But I am the girl who wanted to become a nun...(even though I'm not catholic ) so go figure. to start the day...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For starters....

Ok...for starters my teeth hurt...damn spacers.  But that's life.

Secondly, we're going to hawaii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I'm beyond excited.  I can't believe it.  I told Spen this morning.  He was super excited.  We are going to Kauai.  It's not a tourist trap like some of the other islands.  I have to get over my fear of flying.  I'm so happy.  I can't believe Eric actually booked it.  We have been discussing it.  Well, last night he was looking into it and we were both in the office on our computers.  I was looking up different places to go and he's like stop because I already booked our trip.  I look over and  saw the confirmation screen.  So yay!  I'm a big chicken and would not have the guts to click accept.  It's kinda funny because I know a lot of people assume it's Eric that is paying for it and all that jazz...nope.  This trip is mostly on me.  We used our credit card to secure the deal and make all the arrangements. But I'm the one paying that off. My business is doing well, and I have been saving up for my braces.   Well, we just decided to put them on a payment plan and take my money and use that on the trip.  So actually, Little Nikki is taking the family to Hawaii.  Eric just makes all the arrangements.  We got a super sweet deal that we just could not pass up.  So YAY!
Publish Post

Cedric got his first real haircut.  His hair was growing over his ears....I hate that!  So I broke out erics beard trimmer.  Worked like a charm, until Cedric freaked out.  But his hair looks a lot better.  Ok...I have a meeting to get to.  So peace out people in internet land.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'm sleepyyy...

I should be in bed...but I am waiting for my pics to upload onto the CJ's FTP site.  I have so much going on...I feel like I'm being pulled 7 different ways.  My side is killing me as of lately...probably due to stress.  I just quit.  I quit caring, I quit trying...and I'm just going to push forward.  That's all I can do.  I'm tired..mentally, emotionally and physically.... I'm just exhausted. 

I had a weird encounter today which leads me to wonder what has been said about my family and me.  I can assume someone has tried to cover their own short comings with lies.  I hope this isn't the case and the said person today is simply rude.  Who knows...oh well...that's life...full of weird people. 

I hope things work out.  I'm nervous about my tests coming up.  I hate being sedated.  Eric wants to get away.  He is convinced we need a vacation in Hawaii to relax us.  We shall see.  I just want to get away.

ok...I can barely form complete to sweet dreams I go....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Busy bee that I am...

I have meetings almost non stop this month and next.  I drive myself crazy.  My business has taken off.  Kinda I'm trying to stay super organized.  I need to start work on the magazine.  All in due time.

I went in for my consult for my braces.  I will be having them put on June 10th.  I look forward to having straight teeth, just not the braces aspect of it.  I'll post pics.  This should be entertaining.

I have a busy weekend...cubscout graduation, and a shoot for the wedding crashers.  Both should be fun.

I'm excited for Eric's birthday...I have a little suprise for him.  But sometimes he reads my blog so I will leave it at that.

I can't wait for our vacation this year...KEY WEST!!!!  WOO HOO!!!!!  We also plan on taking a trip to Chicago.  I'm stoked about that as well.  Poor Eric deserves some rest. to work I go.

Thursday, May 13, 2010's been a second....

I have been super busy...beyond busy.

For starters I have started my own magazine.  The Urban Nest.  More details to follow later...

I have been doing some photo shoots.

I have been going to the doctor and orthodontist.  I get my braces soon...hahahahhaaa.  I will totally document this.  I have to go for old people tests next month.  God willing everything turns out well and it's simply IBS.

Ummm...I've been working on my formal living room.  Before pics and after. Below

Kinda strayed from my original plans of redoing the room...but I worked with what I had and added some small pieces.  I need more accessories and an area rug.  Then I will be done...woo hoo!  Now onto the family room, basement, boys bathroom and kitchen.  Wheewwwww...

I'm thinking about getting an orchid...but I know I'll kill all my plants will be fake...but also as a safety measure...Ceddy will be crawling then walking soon enough.  So I want the room to be kid friendly and plants can be poisonous.

Eric and I are on this hardcore trying to save money plan.  So far...we shall see if it works.

Ok...gotta go pick spen up form school.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


I will never fully understand the human condition and why they feel the need to project themselves in such ways.

For starters facebook allows every redneck with the internet to feel the need to project their opinions, views and sex life for the world to see.  It amazes me the classless stuff people broadcast to the world.  I just don't get it.  At first some useless banter was amusing.  But now, it's lost it's sparkle and is just old.  Grow up...move along and stop being so annoying.

Certain people are driving me nuts right now...but I will leave it at that.