Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Running on fumes...

I have been so busy the past few weeks.  Birthday, school concert, anniversary, surprise ghost tour.  Yadda yadda yadda.

I'm still recuperating from my middle ear infection.  Lovely...eyes rolling.  I had a great birthday thanks to all my wonderful friends and family.  Not to mention my wonderful husband.  He had some awesome tricks up his sleeve.  I spent the morning of my 30th birthday being pampered receiving an hour long facial and massage.  two hours of pure bliss.  The facial made my skin look AWESOME!!!  It is something I will DEFINITELY being doing every few months.  I had a chemical peel done with it and my skin was glowing afterwards.  The massage...OMG is all I can say...I did not want it to end.  That too is something that deserves repeating every few months ; )

I'm so excited for all my birthday goodies.  I was spoiled this birthday.  30 was gentle to me : )

I celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary too this past week.  It was a great day.  I love my husband so much.  He truly is my best friend and the most kind person I know.  He has stood beside me through this crazy adventure of life. We have laughed, cried and are raising two beautiful kids together.  He has squeezed my hand with comfort and wiped away tears. He is my rock and I could never convey how much he means to me. This year he surprised me with a hand written love letter  I received via snail mail on my anniversary.  It was super sweet and romantic. Out of all the gifts I received this past week, I loved that one the most.  It was from the heart.

A few of the unconventional reasons why I love my hubby so...

- He once wore my pregnancy yoga pants because they went with his costume and he needed knit black pants asap. ( I laughed hysterically at him for this )

- He's not afraid to make an ass out of himself...

- He is one of the strongest men I know ...
( This was taken when my youngest was three days old at Kosair Hospital. (LONG STORY) I was an emotional wreck and he was my rock. )

He gets excited for the kids parties...

He shares my belief in letting kids be kids and filling their lives with impromptu moments of fun... case in point a kiddie pool and a slip n' slide on a hot summer day.

He thinks it's funny to wear matching shirts with his boys.

He will do almost anything I ask...and secretly, I think he likes how his skin looks after I give him a facial...

He is truly gentle.  Here he was holding Ceddy before his surgery.  

He loves being silly with the he puts them in laundry baskets and swings them around...we jokingly call it a redneck roller coaster. 

He will do anything to make me laugh...anything...

He loves us very much. he is making superhero capes with me for Cedric's party.  I have past pictures of him making crafts for Spen's school parties too. He reminds me I'm crazy for going overboard on everything...but tells me he loves me nonetheless as he sews them ; )

He knows the way to my heart...a dutch apple caramel pie...yummmmmm...

If I give him an idea...he ALWAYS runs with it...

Sometimes he has to "test" the kids toys out on Christmas morning for them.

He's my life, as a couple and as a parent.  Sitting side by side, we watch, cheer and support our kids.  If I tell him I need a break, he listens.  If I tell him I need help, he offers his hands. We do everything as a team...and I love that about him.

His boys are crazy about him...and he just the same for them.  The bond between father and son is a strong bond, and I can see it with every hug and kiss they share.

There are a plethora of many more reasons why I love my hubby...but nap time is almost over.   

- Eric, thanks for all the adventures and to the many more to come : )

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One shot in the hip later....

I was FINALLY able to get in with my regular doctor.  She is fabulous and so sweet.  But unfortunately, everyone in town loves her too.  Long story short...I still have fluid behind my eardrum and a cold/sinus mess.  No fun.  She ended up giving me a shot in my hip and more meds prescribed.  Funnnnn...fingers crossed I feel better soon.

I changed the look of my blog, not really feeling it...but my head is spinning and I am beyond sick so this is how it shall stay until I feel better.  Oh, dear God, I'm tired of feeling like crap.  I love my hubby to death.  He's been taking care of me and the kids.  I just am too sick to do anything.  He has some things planned for my birthday.  I MUST get better!!!  He cleaned the house last night.  It was cute...his cleaning and my cleaning are on two different spectrum's. Ha!  But it was sweet he did it nonetheless.  We have family coming over today. I'm not feeling up to it today...but they are in from out of I'll suck it up or pass out...whichever comes first.  Eric told me to get a massage and facial on my birthday.  He took off work for the that will be nice.  I need to make an appointment. He's up to something sneaky and he's been really silly about my birthday.  I'm curious to what he has planned.  I know we will be celebrating on the who knows what I have in store for me.  The big 3 0.  Wowser.  But honestly, I love my life.  I have two beautiful, healthy, smart little boys and an amazing hubby. So turning 30 won't be that bad.  I'm really digging life right now...and where I am in it.  I have some awesome plans coming up...but that will be for another post when I can think straight.

I have a long list of things to do...and absolutely no energy to make them happen.  I have emails to return to clients and my head is a mess.  I just can't think straight. 

I need to run to the store...and I need to mop up the mess Cedric made for me this morning.    My bed is calling for me...but off to be super woman I go.

Wishing everyone a great week : )

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I have been sick most of October.  I had a sinus infection that has somehow managed to turn into an inner ear infection.  Praying I feel better soon...these headaches are enough to drive a sane person mad.  Started a new dose of meds and fingers crossed/and prayers I feel better.  This is my favorite month and next week is my birthday and anniversary.  I'm just tired of feeling bad and I want to actually enjoy this month.

I did manage to have a good time today after my doctors visit.  We went to my parents house for a birthday party for my dad.  It was nice seeing all the kids playing together.  I ate way too much and had a really good time.  I miss my seems life makes you busy and time slips away.

Ok, I need to take some meds and hop in bed.  Fingers crossed I feel better tomorrow!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Damn this rainy day!  I need the sun and I need it to be dry out.  I have too many things I have to do that involve me lugging my little guy around.  I've been super busy for proper updates lately.  I am in the process of planning three parties.  One is just a mini party.  I can't wait for Cedric's party invites to come in.  They turned out ADORABLE!!!  I have a LONG to do list sitting patiently in front of me.  Now, where to find the energy to actually accomplish all that I need to.

This month is insane for my family.  We have three birthdays, one anniversary and Halloween.  It's nearly impossible to find anything for Eric for our anniversary.  Every idea I come up with I end up scraping.  I do have one idea that may work.  I can't believe I will turn 30 this month.  Life sure flies by when you are busy.  30 seems like a fitting age though. Now, to make a note to myself...stop aging.  Spencer has a music concert on my birthday.  So I know what my plans shall be ; )

I have an awesome husband.  For the past week he has been helping me cut out the capes for Cedric's birthday party.  He also helped my friend and me make signs for Spencer's school family fun night.  It's funny watching him work...he's a perfectionist and has to MEASURE EVERYTHING.  I'm awful and usually just eyeball it.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  I need to run back up to the fabric store.  The green felt somehow got mixed up in the plethora of fabric I was buying and got lost.  I think when the woman cutting the fabric started talking to us she set it aside and we did not notice.  So another trip I will have to make again : (

Spen's costume is currently marinating in the coffee mix I made for it.  I'm trying to dirty it up and age it.  So far so good.

My new breakfast kick...homemade smoothies.  I'm a dork and love trying new stuff.  I'm trying to encompass more fruits into my diet and smoothies seem the perfect way to go.  I can drink more than I can eat.  I feel awful, but I was craving one last night.  Eric was awesome and ran out to the store once the kids were down and bought all the supplies we would need.  We whipped one up and it was yummy.

Here is the recipe... { }

Ok...Cedric is determined to sit on my lap while I type this...and it's not working out so off to start this day.  Have a great day guys!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Invite Pics...

Ok, no time for a proper update so I will share with you the pics I snapped for Cedric's superhero birthday invites... {ps, thanks to Pinterest for the idea }

He had absolutely no interest in being photographed I only got a few...but they turned out adorable!!!

{ Mr. Clark Kent }

This is totally his "Cry Baby pose"

He looks just like my hubby's kinda crazy how much he does.

Have a great day guys!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I have been running non-stop this week and it's doing havoc on my sinus infection.  The doctor even told me to rest.  Who has time to rest?  I have been working overtime trying to get our Halloween costumes in order.  I need to find a wig for Eric and sew his cape.  Spen needs EVERYTHING and as do I.  Grrrrr...I just wish I had more energy and time.  Today I plan on going to the thrift store.  Hopefully, I will find some treasures there for our costumes.

I am super thrifty.  I swear it's kinda annoying sometimes.  I went to Hancock fabric yesterday in search of material for Cedric's capes for his birthday party.  I found felt for $2.99 a yard...and it was 72 inches across.  SCORE!!!  So the cheap/thrifty part of me saw a sign that said senior discount today.  Hummmmm...quicker than you can say savings I called up my mother in law and told her I needed to borrow her.  Long story short she met me up there and I ended up getting 5.5 yards of felt and 4 yards of black material (Eric's cape) for only $26!!!

My friend gave me the idea to use felt sewing!!!  I really don't have the time or the energy to sew 14 capes.  They are going to turn out cute!!!  I've been thinking about this and I'm going to cut my guest list.  I hate it...I don't want to offend anyone, but I just don't have it in me this year to have a huge party.  We have so much going on and I want a smaller party.  Last year we had around 40 people.  It was INSANE!!!  So this year I want it smaller...much smaller.  I have my anniversary, 30th birthday, and Halloween in this month along with Cedric's birthday.  So we are incredibly busy.  So...chopping the invite list in half.

I can't wait!!!  This weekend we are going to the pumpkin patch with some friends.  It's one of our many October traditions.  Ok, off to get this day started!!!  I have two cups of coffee in me and I'm about to take another dose of medicine and I will be on my way : )


(No other way to say this ) It majorly sucks the world lost an incredible man yesterday.  Steve Jobs rocked in every way possible and it's such a shame his life was cut short.  He was our modern day renaissance man...he transformed every aspect of the way we work, play and simply live.  He spoke one of my favorite quotes...

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

I try to live by this standard daily.  Wishing Steve a long happiness amid the stars of heaven and an infinite amount of love and admiration that he deserves...


Monday, October 3, 2011

This and that...

For starters, I have a love hate relationship with my family primary care physician.  I LOVE her...but so does everyone else in the city.  Therefore she is double booked this whole it looks like I will be making yet again another trip to urgent care.  I'm pretty sure my allergy mess has gone into a full fledged ear infection.  NO fun.  My headache comes and goes.  I need to make an appointment with an ENT because I keep getting ear infections.  My luck I probably need tubes.  I don't have time to be in pain...this is the busiest month out of the year for me.

Ok, camping...where should I begin?  Humm...well, it felt amazing out. I LOVE camping when the weather has a crispness to it and cold nights.  On the flip side...I don't like it for my toddler who refuses to wear a hat and kicks covers off. (Needless to say the whole night I spent starring at him making sure he was bundled up) I had a great time until it started getting dark and the fires were started.  Cedric is not a child who likes to be held.  He also saw all the other little boys playing, so he wanted to join in with them.  I refused to let him run around and that is where my trouble began. I should have gone home when it got dark....but  I had to take Spencer home early in the morning.  He had visitation with my ex husband so we had to be back home for that Sunday morning and Mammoth Cave is almost 2 hours away.  I did not want Spencer to miss out on anything.  He already was really bummed he had to leave early.  Eric could not leave early in the morning because he was in charge of everyone.  So long story sucked.  Cedric cried, and was not happy...and if he is not happy...he makes sure no one is. Eric and I practice attachment parenting, and we take our kids pretty much everywhere with us....but honestly, this trip Cedric should have left early or stayed behind.  He was over stimulated and worked up.  I felt so bad for him.  I really hate we have no one to watch him.  For some reason our parents don't like watching Cedric over night.  I need to find a sitter that I trust for him.  My friend jokingly said her mom can adopt my family....I might take her up on the offer.

Eric...he did an awesome job with the boys and helping me out with Cedric. He tried his best to help me out with Cedric, but he was in charge of everything.  It was funny...he even tried wearing him around feeding him while the boys roasted hot dogs over the fire.  I swear he amazes me more and more everyday.  He's truly a kind and gentle man.  I loved watching him interact with the boys.  He took Spencer on a cave tour while Cedric and I drove around.  He was beyond nervous about the camping trip.  He was responsible for all the cub scouts and their families.  So he had valid worries.  But it was a major success.  Everyone had a great time and I'm proud of him for pulling off a great trip.  Spencer was over the moon with happiness.  He loved every second of it.  He told me he was happy we both came and he loves for his parents to participate in things (yes that's how my 8 year old talks...ha)  So as long as he had a good time...I'm glad.  Next time...I will use a babysitter : )

Here are some pics...

Eric putting up the tent.

Cedric did awesome on the hike...he loves hiking.

They have the cutest little ferry there...I wanted to drive across just to see how it worked ; )

The deer were insane and EVERYWHERE!!!

It was GORGEOUS!!!

My rotten little guy hanging out in my friends van.

The three stooges.

The boys gathered around studying something.

Any mother of a boy knows how they like to be...this is the boys doing their poop dance...yup...poop dance. Makes a mother proud (eyes rolling).

Spen making a point... 

I LOVE hiking.

Cedric stealing his dad's hat...

Cedric giving Eric kisses...

The boys listening to the Park Rangers.

I was only able to snap a few pics of Spencer because he was too cool for me and had to hang out with his friends.  I'm glad he had a good time.

Ok, off to head and ear are killing me.