Monday, March 16, 2009

Smarty Pants!

I am very proud of Jace. I got his report card today and it's all straight A's. I also got his IBST results and he is working at a 9th and 10th grade level. What am I going to do with this kid? I don't know who he gets his smarts from. I just hope he stays on the path he is on and continues to do well.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tired of being the FAT girl!!!!!

Well that's it, I've had it up to here (my fat triple chins). I am tired of being the FAT girl and I am tired of hearing about how skinny everyone else makes me feel even FATTER! So that's it I am going to just give up food all together...why not everyone else can do it!

So say bye-bye to this :

And hello to this:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Your Momma!

Rule #1 - Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

I feel awful that I don't always have the patients when my kids are sick in the middle of the night and I am up until 4 a.m. I sometimes loss my cool. I know they can't help it, heck I am a grown woman and I even I want my mommy when I am sick.

Rule #2 - To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!

1. I love the fact they still want to snuggle with me.

2. I love there laughter.

3. I love that they are still little and know they won't be for much longer.

4. I love that they still need me.

5. I love that they are protective of each other.

6. I love that like to spend time with me.

7. I love each of them for who they are.

Rule #3 - Send this to other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!" 1. Connie

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ground Hog Day has a different meaning to me!

To me Ground Hog's Day doesn't mean Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow and six more weeks of winter. On Feburary 2, 2005 Garrison was only three years old and had open heart surgery. It was the foggiest morning I have ever seen in my life. We almost missed the exit for the hospital. It was the scariest day of my life not because of the fog but because I was not the one in control here, God was. I put my trust and faith in the doctor's and God. I was very glad my family was there to support me. Garrison came through the surgery just fine. I couldn't wait to see him and kiss him. The doctors and nurses told us to be prepared when we saw him, he would be very swollen and have a lot of tubes and machines hooked up to him. I didn't care, just let me see my baby. I stayed at the hospital with him I didn't want to leave his side. Randy had to force me to go eat and a sleep.

The day Garrison woke up was so hard for me, he was trying to cry and couldn't because he was still intubated, he was reaching for and wanted me to hold him. I just cried because there was nothing for me to do (again not the one in control). Once the nurses got Garrison extubated they told me I could hold him....uh ok. I was a little scared, I didn't want to hurt him. After a few days the nurses got Garrison up and said he could walk around. WHAT? I was hovering over him, I didn't want him to fall and get hurt after all he just had his chest cracked open. Of course, he was fine.

On Feburary 6th the doctors release Garrison from the hospital. He still had his chest tube in for drainage and I was instructed on how to take care of that and his incision. Today you would never know Garrison had heart surgery except for the faint scar on his chest. I love this kid and would be lost without him (both of my boys).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Continuing my education.

I am half way thru in getting my associates degree and then I have another round to go to get my bachelors degree. I am getting burned out but I keep thinking about the end results.

1) I will be able to get a better job
2) Prove to my children you are never too old to learn
3) Accomplishing a goal that I made for myself years ago, to go back to school.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Strep....the gift that keeps on giving.

Ok, so this past weekend was our annual get together to our Christmas with the sisters and extended family.

Well as of now there are eight of us that have come down with strep throat. It's not like my sister had only one glass and fork for all 30 of us to share. But there was plenty of dip (I am sure there was double dipping going on) and passing of glasses with a new drink to try. Our family likes to share the love. I wonder what illness will be in store for next year. I am already preparing for next year. I have purchased gas mask and immune boosting drugs for my family. I may even get prescription's for antibiotic's ahead of time.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Annual trip to WisCOLDsin!

This weekend my family and I will be loading up the Tahoe and driving 500 miles to spend Christmas with my sister's and their families. I am looking forward to being together, drinking new drinks and playing our traditional game of guys vs girls Trivial Pursuit, it is a good time. Here's what I am NOT looking forward to: the COLD ass weather and being stuck in a vehicle for 7 hours with my husband and two children (I ususally read a book which bugs my hubby, you'd think he would enjoy me not talking to him for 7 hrs and the boys' watch a movie or play games).