Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So when is it ever fair/right to take credit (in whole or partial) for something you DID NOT DO?? So why do people feel that they have a right to do so?

So remember the blog about the customer that came in that should have been for the other girl that works here? Well, you see, she took it upon herself to first of all LIE to the boss saying that I split something that she did all the work for because it was my referal (NEVER happened). What I have done before, because I am a fair person, was split a sale with a friend of mine because she did ALL the work before she quit working here, then I closed the job after she left. I didn't do ANY work other than make the changes after the house was measured, suggested a few design changes, confirmed colors, and ordered the job. Granted, I also made sure the job was completed properly, but that is my job to do for everyone here. I thought it was only fair to split the bonus with her, because she did most of the work. I am just nice like that. I have NEVER EVER EVER split bonuses with someone that did ALL the work with one of my customers. If I was not here and they designed and sold the job while I was gone, I didn't take any credit for it. I would never do that. IN FACT, I was on maternity leave and someone came in and signed a contract that was with MY builder and do you think she split ANYTHING with me? NO!! Not only did she take the builder. but she tried to hide the fact that she even worked with people that were my customers.....IT'S RIDICULOUS I TELL YOU, RIDICULOUS!!! I need a new job...Please pray for me! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Saturdays are for Sleeping!!!!

I really think that the company I work for should NOT be open on Saturdays UNLESS you have an appointment with your sales rep. I really think that it would save us some money to not have to pay someone to come in and work on Saturday unless they have a scheduled appointment. THEN I would NEVER have to work on Saturday!!!! :) I have been here since 9:00 and I had 1 lady drop off some samples she checked out and that is IT! I do think I am supposed to have someone come in at 11:00. Maybe that will make the rest of the time pass by more quickly......

After I get off work, I have to go to Publix to order a birthday cake for my son's 1st birthday. We are having a party next Saturday for him. I still can't believe he is going to be 1! I am having a hard time trying to figure out the theme because he is not really into anything right now....Kaitlyn was a little easier, but I can't find the cake we did for her (it was universal, so we could use the same one again and it wouldn't make a difference). I guess I will just stick to blue and boy stuff. His room is in sports, but that's only because Daddy plays/likes sports.......Tyler will be in big trouble if he doesn't like sports :)

Tonigt were are going to be adventerous and go to game night at a friend's house. This will be fun, because we don't really do things other than hang out at the house with the kids........

Monday is not only my mom's birthday, but also our 2 yr. wedding anniversary. We have yet to decide if we are going to take the kids to school then spend the day together or just enjoy the day with the kids.......I don't think we are going to be up to driving the kids to the other side of town to school, so they will probably stay home with us. It should be fun, we don't get too much time with them during the week. We might even adventure a trip to the beach..........

Friday, July 25, 2008

Isn't it amazing???

So, my last blog was about how busy it has been at work being that my help is gone. Also, that a customer came in that should have been for her, but because she wasn't here, they will become my customer.

Well, the lady came back yesterday morning to sign all per paperwork and place her order...YEAH......BUT listen to this.........

She sat down in my office and we were talking about things, I asked here where her kids were going to camp (because she told me that she had just dropped them off), and she told me they were actually at VBS at church. When anyone mentions church, I always ask them where they go, being that my husband and I are in search of a church home that we both like. This usually gives me ideas of other places we can try if it is close to our home.

At first, it didn't all click with me, she told me she was going to a church close by that was Spanish. After a minute, I put 2 and 2 together and realized that she went to the church that the Pastor used to go to the same church I did, his son and I are the same age. (No, I am not Spanish - incase you didn't see my picture, nor do I speak it, we went to a regular church and he ran the Spanish Ministry there.) It was kinda neat to see that we knew the same people, which in turn opened up another door.......

We started talking about our families and that we are trying to find a church and different things and found that we had several things in common. It was really quite encouraging. She came back this morning to pick out her hardware for the cabinetry and brought me some Christian Magaizines and even a book that she had ordered that they sent her 2 of. She said she hung on to it for a long time thinking maybe there was someone that needed it....hmmm..

Isn't it amazing how things like that happen? It truly is!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's been a couple of days......

O.k. so I haven't posted anything since Monday. I've been rather busy........

The girl that works with me as been out all week and will not be back until Monday, so I am left doing EVERYTHING, BUT that's o.k. I got a sale out of it today. Should have been hers, but now it's MINE! You snooze you lose....That' mean. I shouldn't be like that because she is out of town visiting her father who got in an accident this weekend. Still, I'm not giving her the sale.

So, today has been rather frantic. My desk looks like it exploded paper work and I really don't feel like doing any of it....

I had a Pampered Chef party this weekend....Being a Pampered Chef Consultant sound WONDERFUL right now....Would you let me host a party for you??

Monday, July 21, 2008

They grow up so fast!!!!

My dad called me last week to ask for photos of Tyler. He knows someone that makes digital photo albums and he wants to have one made of Tyler (I already made one of Kaitlyn), and he was going to have one made for me too. So, here I am today, in lieu of an EXTREMELY busy day, organizing photos of my son that will be 1 yr old on Aug. 7th. My, my how time flies. As I look back at these photos from delivery to today, I can't believe how fast both my kids have grown up. It seems like yesterday I found out that I was pregnant with the 1st, and now I have 2! WOW!!!

I will let you enjoy what I have been looking at the last hour or so.........

Fresh out of the womb!!!

Sleeping at home on mommy's bed

Chunky Monkey!!

Sissy and Bubby playing (tyler @ 6 mo.)

Tyler and Daddy (9 months)

Bubba ready for church.....Isn't he cute!!!!

(this is 10 months )

Here's the both of them!!! Aren't they both so BIG??

O.k. now that you know what a proud mom I am!!!!! Hope you enjoyed looking at my kids!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Today's Mood: Want to crawl in a hole and not come out....

So there is not a mood thing on here like they have on facebook or myspace, but if we did have one, mine would read as follows:

Stacie: wants to crawl in a hole and not come out for a very long time..........

I'm not going to go into too much detail, because I think certain aspects of our lives are personal and should not be discussed with just anyone and everyone, but I will say that I am in a "sad" mood today.

Life is rough!! But you have to grow up and take it like an adult! Sometimes I wish I was a still a kid living at home with parents to take care of me and not really have to make any "BIG DECISIONS." I don't hate my life by any means, it's just sometimes you are in a place and you are not sure how to get out of it and you aren't really sure what any of the answers are......

It's hard to stand on shifting sand
It's hard to shine in the shadows of the night
You can't be free if you don't reach for help
You cant love if you dont love yourself
There is hope when my faith runs out
Cause I'm in better hands now

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
So take this heart of mine there's no doubt
I'm in better hands now

I am strong all because of you
I stand in awe of every mountain that you move
Oh I am changed, yesterday is gone
I am safe from this moment on
There's no fear when the night comes 'round
I'm in better hands now

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
So take this heart of mine there's no doubt
I'm in better hands now

It's like the sun is shining when the rain is pouring down
It's like my soul is flying though my feet are on the ground
Its like the world is silent though
I know it isnt true
Its like the breath of Jesus is right here in this room

So take this heart of mine there's no doubt
I'm in better hands now
I'm in better hands now

That song was just on the radio and I really like it. Sometimes it's hard to believe that you are in better hands....We may not always have the answers, but Someone does.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


So I will have to say that I have been blessed with reasonably good children. I am not one of those moms that thinks her kid does nothing wrong and insists that they are good when all they do is raise all kinds of rucus! We have had the normal tempertantrums where they try to test their boundaries (really only Kaitlyn, Tyler has not gotten to that stage just yet, but he is starting to get there). She has never been one of those kids though that you just look at and think, "her parents need to beat her."

Today was a totally different story. I went to pick the kids up from school like normal, and everything seemed to be o.k. (other than my 2 yr. old that was a little hyper from not being able to go outside and play all day - expected). She has recently started to pout or whine whenever she does not get her way, but I have found that ignoring her has been the best. She usually stops quickly and realizes that she is not getting her way.

She decided that she wanted to close her door herself (which is amost impossible for her to do from inside the car, but she likes to think she can), and when I shut the door and got in the car it was the end of the world. I actually had to stop the car in the parking lot and tend to her in the back seat, but that did not help. Almost the entire way home she SCREAMED at the top of her lungs, kicked and tried to get out of the car seat. I honestly have never seen something like this from her before. It shocked me so much I had to move the rear view mirror so she could not see me because I was laughing. You may think why was I laughing, but I think it was mostly out of shock.

Needless to say we took care of things when we got home, and I don't think it will happen again. She seriously looked like she was possessed....that's bad to say, but she was screaming SOOO Loud I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her head.

Oh the joys of being a parent!!!!

Elemantary School Rating

So I should not have read Angela's Blog, because I did it too and I found out that my blog is at an Elementary Level....I don't know if I like that or not. I should write about more intelligent things......I mean for gosh sakes I do have a college degree, but I did no enjoy creative writing all that much. I'm not very creative!

(the link does not work because I was too retarded to figure out how to make it work so I just copied the picture)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Potty Training

Both of my kids started in school the first of this year. Kaitlyn had just turned 2 in October, and we had not really started potty training. When she started in school, her teacher told me that she takes the kids potty ever hour so that should help with the potty training. After a while she was doing good, even asking to go (while she was at school mind you). She would still wear a pull-up for nap time and when they went outside, because she would still sometimes have accidents, and there was the pooping issue. She REFUSED to go poop on the potty.

FINALLY, about a month ago, her teacher told her she was not putting pull-ups on anymore and she needed to use the potty. She has been doing VERY good. When she started doing that, I stopped putting pull-ups on at home because I noticed she would not tell me she needed to go potty unless she had panties on. One day she needed to poop, and she went in her room and put a pull-up on just so she could go because she didn't want to go on the potty. We had a little chat after that, and I showed her we only had 2 pull-ups left and mommy was not buying anymore (I still have some in the diaper bag, but she doesn't know that). I decided that it was too expensive to buy pull-ups and if she still needed to wear one at night time then she could wear a diaper, since her and Tyler wear the same size, knowing she does not want to wear a diaper.

Last night I decided to put panties on her. I have the thicker kind as well as the plastic cover-up that I was going to put on her, BUT, I couldn't find the cover-up. I was very hesitant and almost went and got a diaper to put on her, but she wanted to wear the panties. So, she went potty before bed (and even pooped too :) ), and went to bed. About 10:00 I woke her up and tried to get her to go potty but she didn't need to go. I also told her when she was going to bed that she needed to get up and go potty because she did not have another mermaid sheet (her whole room is little mermaid and she LOVES it!). She would have to use one of Tyler's sheets, and she doesn't like that. I woke up around 2:45 and thought about getting her up to go potty again, but I didn't. When I got up this morning I thought I had made a mistake not getting up.

Kaitlyn woke up and went straight to the potty in my room. She told me she did not pee pee in her panties, so I checked her....YEAH! WE WERE DRY!!!!!

I know this may not be a big deal to you, but it is to me. Do you have any idea how expensive those pull-ups are? I am sure we will still have accidents, but I am so proud of her. She's getting sooo big!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008



All I have dealt with is issues on jobs all morning long, and they would not be issues if someone would have used their head! I try so hard to make sure everything goes well (being that I am the service coordinator), and stress to my guys out in the field that they need to let me know when there are issues and problems, but they still insist on doing stupid things and making me look like an idiot!

It's time for a new job....are there stupid people EVERYWHERE or just here???

Maybe I should just stay home with my kids. But then I would have to give up the housekeeper as well as the frequent trips to Target, Kohls, and the mall...hmmmm maybe I will deal with stupid peoplea little bit longer!!!

New Hair Do

So, I have a friend that does hair at my house (or my sister's house as we did this time), and she does a fabulous job. She cuts and colors my hair (usually with 3 colors, but this time I just went with 2), and I only pay her $60.00. SOOO, If you are in need of a cut and color, let me know! She is fabulous! She does not work in a salon, because she doesn't like all the drama and gossip (she shouldn't work with me either!! :) ) Here is a picture of my new hair - I went dark this time!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Clean houses....then again maybe not

Why is it that when you clean the house (or have it cleaned - like I do), within hours or if you are lucky enough, the next day, it doesn't look like anything was ever done? This week we started having the lady that cleans my mom's house come and start cleaning ours. You may think that I am spoiled, but being that my husband and I both work high stress jobs and we have 2 kids, we decided for the sake of our sanity and marriage that we needed to get help with the household chores. We also desperately need to sell our house, so we figured that if we can get someone to help keep it clean, maybe we can start showing. NOW, if I could just get somone to come in my house and throw away the things I don't need, and organize the rest, I think we will be in good shape!! Design to sell here we come!!!!!!

After all that, it now looks like nothing was ever even done. Why...why does that happen? I have been trying to get in the habit to either wait until the end of the day and run the vacuum in the kitchen or right after they get done eating. Sometimes I wait because otherwise I would be running it all day long. I have also tried to get Kaitln in the habit of cleaning up after herself, but that doesn't always get done. The attention span of a 2 year old is not very long.

My kids are both spoiled to death not only by mom and dad, but also by both grandmas and my sister and her husband. They have so many toys that they get bored with them, so this is what I have decided to do........

This next month is Tyler's birthday and if it is ANYTHING at all like Kaitlyn's 1st birthday he will get a MOUND of presents. My husband and I decided that we are not going to spend the kind of money on a party and presents like we did for Kaitlyns, partly because we can't afford it, but also because we are trying to teach our kids that they don't NEED all that stuff. SO, I am going to go through all of their toys (mostly Kaitlyn because Tyler is still kinda too young), make a pile to donate and keep the rest, BUT I want to put some of them away and every few months rotate the toys she plays with so it will seem (to her) that she has something new. ALSO, I am not opeing all of Tyler's gifts, and will keep some of the for Christmas most likely. We are also going to try to down play Christmas this year since my family used to be ALL ABOUT THE PRESENTS. I really don't want my kids growing up like spoiled little brats, and I forsee one of them being like that if we don't change some things. PLUS, the less toys they have, the less I will have to CLEAN!!! :)

So, I will hope that next week's cleaning experience will go a little better.....Maybe I could take another day off and get some organizing done.......hmmmm....One would only hope!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wonderful Husbands Part 2

Today I feel awful. I think my husband gave me whatever he had last weekend and earlier this week. I am VERY tired and my throat hurts and body aches....I need some sleep......(this is not why he is so wonderful).

We got up this morning and he could see that I felt awful. I didn't even want to take a shower (but I did). He told me to call in sick to work and he would take the kids to daycare. You may think, "What's the big deal about that?" WELL, He has NEVER taken them to daycare. Not that he doesn't want to. We decided it would be better if the kids were on the side of town I work on for a few reasons. 1st being that I am the one with the more flexible time, so if one of them were sick, it's me that would be able to go get them. I didn't want to have to drive all the way back over here by the house making my sick child have to wait 30 min. for mommy to come get them (is that a dumb reason? I don't think so....) 2nd was $$. All the daycares on this side of town that had any infant openings when we were looking to put them in school, were amost double the price for childcare....THAT'S INSANE!!!!! Plus, I liked this center the best. The kids love it and they love them!!!! So, on days like this, which has not happened since we put them in in January, it makes it look crazy for having them over there. Don't worry we are looking into different options since Kaitlyn will be in preschool next year. We found one we like right across the street from where Brian works!! WOOOHOOO.......

So, now that I have made my blog for the day, I am going back to bed..........ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, July 10, 2008


O.k. This is a continuation of the "meme" tag last week. Dustin, my friend's husband, finally updated his blog and did the "meme" tag. His suggestion was if you already did it, then to name 10 movies you and your significant other like to watch together.....Well being that we NEVER get to watch movies, and if we do watch a movie, we only watch it once, it's hard to say what movies we like to watch together. We ususally watch all movies together unless it is a stupid sci-fi movie.....(not all of them are stupid, but some of them are and my husband still insists on renting them.) Most of the time when we do turn on a movie, I fall asleep so I don't think that counts as watching a movie together.....SO, what I decided to do was name 10 T.V. shows (the idea came from Angela - Dustin's wife) that we like to watch together....

1. Design to Sell
2. House Hunters
3. Divine Design ( Candice Olson does some killer designs)
4. Flippin Out
5. Hidden Potential
6. The Real Estate Channel (that sounds boring)
7. Scrubs
8. Desperate House Wives
9. Friends
10. Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Yes, most of our T.V. shows are on HGTV....We LOVE that channel. Being that I am a designer and Brian's dream plan would be to flip houses (given the market being better), we get a lot of ideas. You would think our house would be killer with all the ideas we have...NOPE! We bought this house with the intention of selling it, so Brian does not want me to personalize it too much. We do have some family photos out, but the walls are neutral and he doesn't want me to paint......NEXT HOUSE!!!

So, now feel free to do favorite TV shows or Movies.....This was fun.

Thank God for wonderful Husbands

My husband is so great!! He has been sick the last few days so I have been making sure everything was taken care of for the kids and getting the bags and bottles made (he did make them yesterday morning). This morning he was feeling better. He got up at the same time as I did and got ready, then went and made the bottles. After he made the bottles, he got Tyler up and dressed (this time in matching clothes!!!), brought him to me and got Kaitlyn dressed while I fed Tyler. He finished feeding Tyler and put him in the car while I fixed Kaitlyn's hair and put her shoes on, then put her in the car so all I had to do was grab my purse and the diaper bag and drive away...OH how nice of a morning I have had. The kids did not scream and cry on the way to school (they must have known that mommy has been stressed lately). The drop off went smoothe. Tyler did fuss a little for me to hold him when I stayed longer in his class to talk to his teacher, but he soon found a ball and I was forgotten.

I have lunch plans with a friend today, I'm ready for lunch now!! :)

Hope today goes better..........

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I have been so busy today that I have not even had time to make a post today......

So, in short here we go:

Day started out better....work is the same all the time but I stayed in my office all day. Caught up on some things and realized I did a kitchen design with NO fridge....nice.

About to go home and I have a meeting with my husband tonight....


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Conversation I had with my boss

Hopefully no one that knows the people I work with read this, otherwise they will know I write about them.....

My husband is always telling me I need to stand up for myself more (like I do with him). Here at the office I just let things go when they bother me, well most of the time anyway. Lately things have gotten "stressful." I am getting a little bit tired of people talking to me like a child and like I don't know how to do my job. I am told how it needs to be handled and when I do handle it that way, it's still wrong.....

Yesterday I had called my boss to ask him if he could meet the countertop man on a jobsite because the homeowner really did not know what to tell him if he had any questions. I can understand that, we installed the job, so we should have all the answers right? He agreed to meet him out there and I told him he would be there at 9:00, because that is the time that was told to me. At 9:30 I received a call from my boss stating he was not there yet and he didn't want to wait much longer, he had things to do. So I called the countertop man and was told the guy was knocking on the front door.....Called my boss back and relayed the info EXCEPT, he was not knocking on the door. I called the countertop man back to say NO HE'S NOT (by this point I was getting frustrated....why was I on a rat race??) Needless to say, my boss called me back and when on and on about how he had wasted 45 minutes of his time and he wanted to back charge him 45 minutes and take it off the bill and yaddah yaddah yaddah...meanwhile I am just listening. He the said "what do you think?" I said "I don't know what to say to that other than you are late to your appointments too....." So why is it that when a customer gets upset that he is late to an appointment then that is not o.k., but when someone else is late, then it is wasting his time?? I don't get it. The homeowner finally called him back around 10:00 and told him that the guy was there and that he told him he would be there between 9:30-10:30. My boss decided it was necessary to call me back and tell me that. All I said was I guess it was miscommunication....The guy doing the measuring though he was supposed to be there between 9:30-10:30 so he didn't think he was running late, that is why he didn't call to tell you, and I was told 9:00 from someone different. He then said "maybe I should call them since you are acting nonchalant about this." My response..."O.K." What the heck was I supposed to do? How many times have these people helped us out when we needed help? So lets just piss or vendors off because they were 30 min. "late" and you had other things to do....LIKE WHAT???

O.k.......yes I have had a rough day!



check this out!! turn your volume on!

Saddened but greatful

This is the most I have ever posted in one day. I was just humbled by one of my subcontractors. I have one that has become my favorite. He tries so hard to re-arrange his schedule to do whatever it is I need done, when I need it done, never complaining about what it is or how much (little) it pays. He also has a son the age of my daughter with whom he NEVER gets to see. He just stopped by to ask me to fax some paper work over to the court system so that he can get rights to see his son at least 3 weekends a month because the mamma does not let him see his kid but ever few weeks and only for a few hours at a time. It was really sad. When he was leaving I told him that I hoped his day got better and at least his kid didn't spill milk all over the back seat of his car....his response "it's not like I could have been around to see it if he did...." That made me very sad.

I need to be thankful that I am able to see my kids every day. That I am awared the opportunity to drop them off at school every day and pick them up. To be across the street from their school if anything goes wrong and they need me. To be able to spend time with them whenever I want to. I see myself getting frustrated to constantly hearing "mommy...mommy..." but I need to be thankful that I do get to hear that. Some people are not as luck as me, and boy do I have the best kids in the whole world!!!

Be greatful for your children, there are plenty of people in the world that would love to have kids and can not.......

More forwards, this time it's not a joking matter

O.k. I have another forward, but I felt compelled to leave this message for anyone and everyone to read. I have kids, and this is scarry.....................


McDonalds, Chuck E Cheese, Discovery Zone... All places with ball pits in the children*s play area.One of my sons lost his watch, and was very upset.We dug and dug in those balls, trying to find his watch.Instead, we found vomit, food, feces, and other stuff I do not want to discuss.I went to the manager and raised hell.Come to find out, the ball pit is only cleaned out once a month.I have doubts that it is even done that often. My kids will never play in another ball pit.Some of you might not be parents, but you may have nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or friends with children.This will pertain to you too. As I read the following, my heart sank.I urge each and every one of you to pass this on to as many people as you can.I cannot stress how important this is!Hi. My name is Lauren Archer, my son Kevin and I lived in Midland, TN.On October 2nd, 1999 I took my only son to McDonald's for his 3rd birthday.After he finished lunch, I allowed him to play in the ball pit. When he started whining later on, I asked him what was wrong, he pointed t o the back of his pull-up and simply said 'Mommy, it hurts.I couldn't find anything wrong with him at that time.I bathed him when we got home, and it was at that point when I found a welt on his left buttock.Upon investigating, it seemed as if there was something like a splinter under the welt.I made an appointment to see the doctor the next day, but soon he started vomiting and shaking, then his eyes rolled back into his head.From there, we went to the emergency room. He died later that night.It turned out that the welt on his buttock was the tip of a hypodermic needle that had broken off inside.The autopsy revealed that Kevin had died from a heroine overdose.The next week, the police removed the balls from the ball pit.There was rotten food, several hypodermic needles: some full, some used; knives, half-eaten candy, diapers, feces, and and the stench of urine.You can find the article on Kevin Archer in the October 10, 1999 issue of the Midland Chronicle.Don't think it's just McDonald's either.A little boy had been playing in a ball pit @ a Burger King & started complaining of his legs hurting.He later died too.He was found to have snake bites all over his legs & buttocks.When they cleaned the ball pit they found that there was a copperhead's nest in the ball pit.He had suffered numerous bites from a very poisonous snake.Repost this if it scares the crap out of you!! Repost this if you care about kids!! Please forward this to all loving mothers, fathers and anyone who loves and cares for children!! What has this world come to??If a child is not safe in a child's play area then where??

Rough Start

So today started rather rough.....

I have been trying to get Tyler his breakfast before we leave the house, because when he moves up to the next class, they do not feed them breakfast. So, I have been trying to be a good mom and feed both my kids a good breakfast before I leave the house. Normally, this works pretty well. Kaitlyn will usualy get up while I am getting ready so I can get her fed before I am done getting ready, and my husband is usually up helping by making the bottles and even getting Tyler up and dressed at times. This morning was different. My husband is sick, so he did not get up to make the bottle and both kids must have been exhausted from our very stressful Target trip the night before because they were both still sleeping at 7:45. I went to get Tyler up and dressed and he was starting to wake up, I opened Kaitlyn's doors so maybe the noise of Tyler and me playing while I get him dressed would hopefully wake her up. It did! But by the time I got both kids ready it was almost 8:00 and still no breakfast. (I like to leave before 8.) We will had to make a birthday card for her teacher's birthday too. So I sit down to feed Tyler and Kaitlyn was upset because I had not gotten her breakfast yet. That meant I had to get up and get hers while Tyler screamed because he was hungry. We got both of them fed (mind you I think there is more peaches in my hair than actually made it in his mouth), got them in the car and pulled out of the driveway at 8:10....not too bad right? Tyler likes to drink his bottle in the car on the way to school, which helps keep him distracted meaning NO SCREAMING all the way to school. He dropped the first one I gave him and it was not where I could reach it, so I grabbed another one out of the bag. A little later I hear him sucking on something so I look in the back and he had unscrewed the top off the bottle and poured milk all over the car and himself...NICE. When I drop the kids off at school, I usually have to drop Kaitlyn off first because she can not be in the baby room. This morning I took him straight his class and asked them if they could PLEASE change his clothes. I think those ladies in there hate me. I am always forgetting something or doing something wrong. The probably wonder how my children survive with a mom like me........

Im at work now...Let's hope this gets better!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Funny Forward

Do you hate forwards? Why is it that people with nothing to do all day long think you have nothing to do all day long and send you forwards ALL DAY? My favorite are the ones that say.....If you don't forward this to 10 people, you will not have good luck, or you won't find true love, or whatever hog-wash (that's a funny word) they want to tell you will or will not happen. So, today I got 3 from the girl that works with me, and I assume she doesn't have anything to do today :) Hahaha Just kidding......This one was the best one of all the onese she sent me.....

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book. Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?' 'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't it obvious?') 'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' heinforms her. 'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading,' she replies. To which he replies, 'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.' 'For reading a book?' she replies. 'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her again. 'I'm sorry, officer, but I am not fishing. I am reading,' she replies, again. Again he says, 'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at a ny moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.' 'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with Sexual assault,' says the woman. 'But I haven't even touched you,' says the game warden. And she replies, 'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.' 'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left. MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th of July and Happy Anniversary

Four years ago, my husband and I met and now, four years later, we are married and have 2 kids. Usually on the 4th of July, my aunt has a big get together, and I think we hav been like 1 or 2 times in the last 4 years. The only other option is to go to my husband's friend's house. So, this year I decided I didn't want to do ANYTHING, but spent the time at home.

Brian let me sleep in and watched the kids so I could do so. Usually 1 of 3 things happens though. Either Kaitlyn decides she wants mommy and he can't keep her from coming in to wake me up, Tyler cries uncontrollably and he can not get him to stop, or I lay there unable to fall asleep until I get up around 9 a.m. This time, these were not the case. Kaitlyn was fine playing with daddy and bubba, Tyler is old enough now that he likes to play with sissy, and I slept until 11:40. WOW!!! I don't know when the last time was that I did that.....I really needed it. So, I was nice and rested and while my husand and kids took a 3 hour nap, I cleaned the kitchen, did the dishes, and did some laundry (it's not all done though, there is still a mound!!)

Saturday I repaid Brian for letting me sleep in, and he slept til about 12:00, then I took Kaitlyn to meet my mom at the mall to go shopping....I bought lots of stuff, then came home and tried it all on and decided I didn't like but 2 of the things I bought....Do you hate that or what? Now I have to take it all back.............

So, to the uneventful 4th of July, it was nice to spend the time with the family and do NOTHING!!! Hope you had a good 4th.....................

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Most of my week days are like this......

Alarm goes of at 6:15....hit the snooze til about 6:45. Get up and take a shower. Start getting dressed, Kaitlyn comes in and wants to watch cartoons. Then theres, "Mommy, I'm hongry" (yes I spelled that right, that's how she says it.) Which is followed by "I need milk," while I try to continue getting ready. Then I get her ready, fix the diaper bag (after my wonderful husband makes all 5 bottles for the day...isn't he great??) Then I get Tyler up, put him in the car with a bottle, and get sweet pie in the car and we leave. Drop them off at daycare, go to work, pick them up from daycare. Get home and try to decide what's for dinner, Brian usually goes to pick up something because I am too tired to cook, eat feed the kids, get baths, get in bed (kids). This is all supposed to take place by 8:00. Then I go take a bath...read my book and Brian and I climb into bed, sometimes as early at 8:30....No we are not 80 yrs. old.

Tonight was much different....All of the stuff from 6:15 until pick up the kids still happened. BUT, tonight I decided to go to church with my friend Angela. It has been a LONG time since I have been to church on a Wednesday night, but I was looking forward to it and was excited....I felt like a little kid all day long. So, after I pick up the kids, I picked up dinner for all of us. Didn't get to her house until 5:45, church starts at 6:30 mind you, we eat, drive to church (her church is HUGE!!), get the kids in the nursery and finally settle down into church around 7:20-30.....We didn't get the WHOLE sermon, but probably 2/3rds of it. The preacher was good. Then it was back to get the kids, head to my dad's to drop something off from the kids, and home, get the kids to bed (they actually got baths this morning as well as Tyler getting his breakfast before we left too....which was a MAJOR accomplishment because he usually doesn't eat breakfast until he gets to school)........WHEW.....What a long day....But all in all it was nice. I feel like I chatted the heck out of Angela's ears......we haven't seen each other in 2 almost 3 years and even at that is was at her wedding, so it's really been at least 5 or more years....Oh how I've missed her! :) We are getting together for lunch next week too....Looking forward to it. Now we just need to get our husband's together...........

So now that I have bored you with what I did today, maybe my head will stop spinning and hurting at the same time.....If my husband would just get home with my Taco Bell......:)

He always comes through.....

My husband and I have 2 different ideas of how Sundays should be spent. I was raised that you don't do anything on Sundays except go to church, come home, eat lunch, take a nap, then back to church.....We weren't even allowed to do homework or chores on Sundays. My husband was able to do whatever he wanted on Sundays. They would still go to church, but the time depended on what they had planned for the day.

Neither one of us have been faithful to church lately, so my sudden urge to go to church on Sunday Mornings @ a certain time was hard for my husband to understand. You see, he plays in a football league that plays on Sundays. He wants to go to church, and he wants to go as a family, but he also wants to go play football. He is very active in sports, which is is one thing that he gets to do for himself, so I understand.

Since I have been reading this book, I have been realizing (I already knew this, but didn't want to admit it) that I can not get anywhere with him if all I do is nag. If I feel that I need to go to church at 11:00, then I should go without making him feel guilty, then we can go together as a family to the 6:00 service or whatever time works. The selfish side of me didn't want to give in. I wanted to MAKE him see that he needed to go with me when I wanted to go. Well, that's not really how it works. A husband responds best to the testimony his wife has.

So, I decided to "compromise." (I really do hate that word!!) This past week I decided we would go to the 10:30 service. The service gets out at 11:30, and that would give him time to make it to his 12:00 game. He was happy with that, and I was o.k. with it too. Saturday he calls me while I am out and says the game has been cancelled! YEAH!!! This week's game is cancelled too.......Now, what to do about the rest of them? I can't just tell him to quit, he will resent me for that, and that's not really fair to him either. He knows my feelings, and it would have to be God that changes his heart about it. (Please don't get me wrong, my husband is a wonderful man and does everything he can to make me and the kids happy and compromises on the things that are important to me. He wants to go to church with us, but he also wants to be able to play his sports. If the family had another need, he would drop the football game in a heartbeat to tend to the family. As I explained in the beginning. We were just raised differently on how the ENTIRE Sunday is spent.)

Last night he gets home from his softball game. (They won and now they are playing for 1st or 2nd place in the tournament tonight!!) We ate some Taco Bell (MY FAVORITE!!) and chatted about our days and how things went. He then proceeded to tell me that the football league is now "up in the air," because the school that they are playing at doesn't want them to use their fields any more. Hmmmmm...........

Now, they could very well find another place to play, but I also feel this is God's way of telling me.... "See when you sit back and let ME take care of things, I will always take care of YOU." We will see what happens............

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I have never done this before, but I figured, "what the heck." I am supposed to be doing work right now, but I am really tired. We just got back from lunch, and I could use a nap.....

Here goes....I am just copying and pasteing (that doesn't look right but the other way did not either) what Angela wrote because I am not original enough and too lazy to retype all of this and it's rules........

The rules of the “meme”:
1. List your top ten favorite films (in no particular order).
2. If you're tagged, you've got to post & tag 3-5 other people.
3. Give a tag back (some link love) to the one who tagged you in your post
4. Give a hat tip (HT) to Dan.

My Top Ten Favorite Films: (I had a really hard time coming up with more than 1 or 2 for my facebook page)

1. Little Mermaid (my daughter makes me watch it almost EVERY day)
2. Sleeping Beauty (if we are taking a break from Little Mermaid we must watch this one or Disney Channel) No one said these had to be adult films right?????
3. Oceans 11,12,13 (I should have listed these all seperate - would that be cheating??)
4. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
5. Sweet Home Alabama
6. Save the last Dance
7. You've got mail
8. Mission Impossible 1, 2, 3
9. How to lose a guy in 10 days
10. 10 things I hate about you

O.k. so I also must admit that I cheated a little bit. It has been so long since I have been able to watch and adult film that I can't remember what the names of any of them are..........

I cannot tag anyone that has not already been tagged because I only know Angela and she has already done this.

Tag back love:
Angela, again she is the only blogger I know!!

Hat tip to Dan:
hey, Dan! Don't know who you are!!!

(I feel that I must also clarify that when I say "adult film," I mean a big person not a child film!)

.....the mom's life

O.k., so my blog is title "the life of a mom," but yet I haven't really talked about my kids much. I titled it that because I figured most of my conversations through out the day some how turn to my children....the funny things they do, the crazy things that are said, anything really I can work into the conversation because I'M A PROUD MOM!! So, let me tell you a little bit about my kids......

Kaitlyn is 2 years old. She will be 3 in October. You can even ask her now when her birthday is and she replies, Octttoober....It's really rather cute! Not only is she 2, but she is the SMARTEST 2 yr old I know (because I hang out with all kinds of 2 yr olds!! haha). Yes, I am bias! She knows sign language, and not just the "milk" and "more" and "please" that you teach your kid when they can't talk because you want to know what they want. She knows other words and even some short sentences like..."microwave is white" (my sister taught her that because her microwave in her toy kitchen is white) and "how are you, I am fine." That one is the most impressive to me. The other little words include, boat (I taught her that one when daddy went on a cruise witht he boys and she kept saying, "where is daddy?"), cheese, aunt stephie, uncle matt, memaw, grandpa, mommy, daddy, tree, clouds, rain, shoes, and a lot more that I can't think of right now. SEE I TOLD YOU SHE WAS SMART!! She also knows how to be manipulative at time....Her new phrase is "My mommy said yes!" Or whomever she wants to use in the "mommy" place to get her way. That is her barganning tool she thinks will give her what she wants. It makes me laugh at times.

Here's a cute funny story of something she did the other day......She has VERY curly blonde hair and likes me to get my straightener and "fix it like mommy's." It's very cute! So I was fixing her hair before we left the house and bubba (Tyler - the other kid haha) was playing with his toys in the walker waiting "patiently" for us to finish. He dropped all his toys and started to squeel. Katilyn preceeded to put her hand out (imagine the "talk to the hand" hand), and said "Quiet bubba, I can't deal with this right now, I'm getting my hair done." I couldn not stop laughing.........
So, now about my sweet little boy Tyler. And boy is he sweet. He will be 11 months old in 6 days. He is getting WAY too big.....He just started getting around really good, as he used to just scoot on his belly to get to places. He also just started pulling up on things, so we are baby proofing AGAIN!! He weighs about 24lbs (Kaitlyn only weighs about 29lbs soaking wet). Tyler LOVES to eat. He eats at least 4 - 8oz bottles a day and 5 jars of baby food, sometimes more!!! (And I wonder why he spits up sometimes). I wonder how much he would eat if I just sat him down and kept opening jars of food and feeding him. He would probably stop when the cubbards are bare!!! Tyler used to be a BIG mamma's boy, but he has started to warm up to daddy more and even chooses to go to him over me sometimes. He LOVES his sissy though!! They play very well together, and I am sure he is thinking he CAN'T WAIT untill he is a little bigger and can start knocking her over for a change. (Kaitlyn is still learning gentleness!!)

So, that in a nut shell is my 2 kids! The are sweet.......And I am sure there will be more stories to follow!!

Don't ask why Tyler is always in the pink
doll stroller, I honestly don't know