Thursday, December 18, 2008


...Got everything (well, almost) done on my To-Do-List. 

Chirstmas cards assembled...check
Mailed tomorrow...hopefully check
Bills paid... check
Money in the account...amazingly  check
Ben's Xmas Package to Iraq...mailed
Onesie Order... Finished and mailed
Front of house clean...check (the babes were AMAZING)

My room/bathroom clean...Not check...ok there's the almost everything done

I have my house clean, my hair freshly done and my eyebrows waxed all in the same week???? I feel like a new woman. And on Monday my dear friend Crystal is going to bleach my teeth and give me a spray tan for Christmas because she said I deserve to feel fabulous. Oh man, will I feel fabulous!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh Santa!

Will we ever get a good one? 
Im beginning to seriously doubt it. I spent like a week trying to pump Liv up for this years encounter with the jolly fat man. We watched shows and talked about it everyday. She was determined that she was not going to cry and she was going to be a big kid "Like Calliou Mom". I didn't even worry about Toby but I guess I should have because the second I put him on Santa's lap he began to wail. He didn't (and wouldn't) look at Santa the entire time. He just knew I wasn't holding him anymore and for this reason alone, he was pissed! So Liv stuck true to her word. No crying but wouldn't crack anything remotely resembling a smile the entire shoot no matter how many times we yelled at her, made stupid sounds, and asked her to say cheese. She had this same straight face until she got off his lap. SO ANNOYING. So I had to step in, with no make up on, and take one for the team. But really, who wants a picture of the kids, AND THEIR MOM, with Santa. And $20...come on. What a rip. 

Im glad we are forced to think about Jesus more this Christmas Season. If this is what Christmas was really all about, I would be going crazy. I'm just so glad we are all in the same boat. Times are tuff and it is really making me focus on the true meaning for this special day. The day my Savior was born. Thank God for that. 

I wish they could take pictures with baby Jesus. It would be so much less scary than taking a picture with a fat man with a huge beard. I know they would smile for that one. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Love this

This is what I strive to be. And most of the time I feel as though I'm there:

So Jesus says, “I will quiet you with My love” (Zephaniah 3:17). A woman of true beauty is a woman who in the depths of her soul is at rest; trusting God because she has come to know Him to be worthy of her trust. She exudes a sense of calm; a sense of rest; and invites those around her to rest as well. She speaks comfort; that all is well; that all will be well. A woman of true beauty offers others the grace to be and the room to become. In her presence, one can release the tight sigh that so often grips our hearts, and breathe in the truth that God loves us and he is good.

Love/Hate Relationships

I've got 3 right now:
1. Tub O' Cookies 
I love how easy it is to just make two cookies after lunch
I hate how I never make just 2

2. Christmas decorations 
I Love how they make me feel when I look at them
I hate thinking about how much time it took to put them up and how many times I am going to have to tell those little fingers to keep off!

3. This Little Man Child
I Love this smile
I hate the high pitched screams that come (no joke) two seconds after a smile. I am really paying my easy going baby who just sat there for literally five months. 

Toby final started hugging me, (which no one could prepare my heart for that almost burst with love and joy) but he also started these screaming fits that make me lose hearing in both ears. He is getting those K9 teeth, both of them at once and it is killing both of us. He is so grumpy and so I am so grumpy. I just have to remember this is just a phase and this is not his personality. (hopefully) Keep us in your prayers!

Friday, November 28, 2008



Not a lick of food for me. Sick, achy, and noxious all day long. The flu had gotten me. 

Such a bummer because Thanksgiving is my ALL TIME favorite meal. Tried to do left overs for lunch today. Just not the same. 

Did do Black Friday though (at noon). Stood in line at Kohls for an hour fifteen. Went to Toys R Us and nothing I bought was on sale :o( 

All in all...I can't wait for Christmas to make up for this disaster of a holiday.

But even being sick I still am thankful for a lot of things:
God, who has finally after years of prayer finally instilled a fire in me to want to know Him on a personal level. He has blessed me with many intimate and personal insights that continue to blow my mind and leave me wanting more of Him. 
My Family, especially my mom, I wouldn't survive if it weren't for her. Her absolute selflessness for her family and amazing heart for God and others amaze me. She has made me into the woman I am today and I could not be more thankful for her. 
Our financial Situation, though it is grim, is making me realize what I truly need in life. The material things I have had to give up can not even compare to the realization that God will take care of our needs no matter what. I am continually amazed that we can get by with one income...even though it is not enough to pay our bills...God is Good!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Things We Do for Love

So the sickness continues... No more puking, but now (heres the tmi) it's coming out the other end. The kids pretty much had the EXACT same flu. SO weird. Toby throws up, then Liv does too. (And they eat the same thing so it looks exactly the same...gross) An today they both do their business out the other end and it is the same color too. SOOO weird. And the weirdest part is how I am so incredibly intrigued by all this. 

So they both are just lounging around yesterday and no puke so I think I have got off pretty easy. So finally after dinner the kids are jumping in their bounce house (yes, their personal bounce house that I blow up when we are all bored with life) Toby comes over, sits on my lap, (I thought it was because I had a loaf pan on pumpkin bread that I was eating for desert) and lets out this urp.

Oh it comes again, and before I had time to think about anything else I am catching his puke in the loaf pan with a quarter of my pumpkin loaf still in it. 

Well... there goes my desert

Sunday, November 23, 2008


How Amazing is this picture...Thanks Amanda

Big Day

Today started with Olivia walking into our bedroom, wet diaper in hand giggling and announcing to us that she had pooped. This is weird for 2 reasons:
1. She is still in her crib and rarely gets out by herself
2. She was wearing a blanket sleeper to bed

So... I'm assuming she woke up, jumped out of  her crib, unzipped her blanket sleeper, took off her diaper, went poop, (or we are assuming since there was no evidence) put her blanket sleeper back on, zipped it up, grabbed her wet diaper, and came in to wake us up.

So I asked her if this means she is ready for her big girl bed. (Quick side note: Her big girl has been in my room since her birthday but every time I asked her if she wanted it she said "Noooooooooo" and went screaming into her room to hug her crib) This time, much to my surprise she said "Yeah" and I said "So you want to get rid of your crib?" And she said "Yeah!!!" 

 So before her nap, I made a big fuss of putting it in, letting her try it out and show dad, and she did great. Got up once to grab a toy but laid right back down to play with it until she fell asleep. 

And tonight got right in, we did our nightly rountine of prayer, the itsy bitsy spider, ABC song, count to 10, and the wheels on the bus, (complete with the Toto on the bus goes wa wa wa, the Livy on the bus goes ha ha ha, the mama on the bus goes shh shh shh, and the dad on the bus goes snor snor snor... Liv made that one up) kiss and squeeze, and down she went. No fuss at all. I'm scared for the novelty to wear off but she's a pretty well self controlled two year old so I am hoping this is a smooth transition. 

So I'm feeling pretty good for like 5 minutes until I hear Toby scream. This is weird because he never wakes up. So I run in and his face looks wet. I'm thinking holy crap, it's not that hot. So I simotaneiously feel it and smell him at the same time.

DISGUSTING... Puke. (Weak stomaches stop reading now)

Full pasta noodles (apparently he swallows them whole and doesn't chew them) from dinner and refried beans from lunch oozing from his mouth. And it just wouldn't stop. Like a full minute of oozing...I don't know how he was still breathing. 

This is the first time he has thrown up food...and I was just thinking today after hearing that other kids I know have gone through it, how happy I was that mine hadn't. Dang it...I forgot to knock on wood. So I am on guard, on my third load of towels and blankets, afraid to go to sleep only to wake up to more puking. I REALLY hope Liv doesn't get this too but I know they were sharing cups today. Well, at least I have this week off (Thank you Redlands School District modified schedule) and can nurse them back to health. Since I have only thrown up once in my adult life from being sick and only once that I can remember as a child, I was hoping they wouldn't either. We'll see...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

No Time..

To catch up. I feel horrible I haven't been keeping up on my blogging. I think about it everyday, what I should write, but I never get a chance to actually do it. I also started journals for Olivia and Toby a year ago, writing them letters and such, and realized that I haven't written in them since August. (What kind of Mama am I?)  

So busy...I worked three days in a row this week. High School PE. It made me realize how important it is to raise your children right. I seriously don't ever want my babies to grow up. I hate working three days in a row. I don't know how moms do it. I realize how much I love nap time. It is my sanity. Having Olivia and Toby on the same napping schedule is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I really miss my two hours of freedom when I work. I usually use the time to catch up on my tivo, blog, and just lounge. When I work I don't get that time and it really effects my head. Plus, I'm such a loser so I have to come home on my lunch break to see my babies. Seriously, I drive 15 minutes round trip from whatever school I am at to get 15-25 minutes (depends on the school) with my little loves. I have to or else I don't see them until 3:30 or so and 3 1/2 hours with them a day is jut not enough. 

Let me think about the last few weeks...what has happened? 

Oh yeah, I did the baby swat meet. Made some sweet tutus and am going to be putting them on my etsy site soon. P.S. My friend Amber is AMAZING. She did the swap meet and tutus with me and you should have seen us (trying) to make tuts with a 3, 2, and two 1 year olds running around. I love her dearly because she is the one mom who is as crazy as I am. 

Ok so I read this blog and realized that it is as messy as my head is... I'm gonna stop now.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I hate Politics

So I had to let this stew for a few days so I didn't go spouting off and upsetting anyone. I just really hate politics. Maybe it's because I am so uncomfortable with confrontation but any political subject, especially for president, just rubs me the wrong way. People get so weird when it comes to this stuff. I see way to many people jumping on bandwagons without knowing anything of substance. 

I really didn't know who to vote for. I watch all the debates, which left me feeling as confused as ever. It was a big game of "he said this" and "No, I really said this". The whole thing just annoyed me. So I took way too many of those stupid online quizzes to see whose view I align with the most and every single one I was pretty much dead in the middle. SO annoying.

So when it came down to it...I just voted for the republican. Just because that's what I think I am. Not because I hate Obama, and not because I love McCain, but because I really have a hard time believing anything either one of them said. And for some reason (heres where I offend someone) Obama just rubs me the wrong way. I don't know why. Maybe its because he counts with his thumb first instead of his pointer, (haha...that just made me chuckle, such a dumb reason) maybe because I felt that he used metaphors a lot to skirt around questions in the debates, I don't really know.

I was relieved when Obama won though. I am so glad that this country could see past his race and see a man who wants to change this country brick by brick. Kevin was saying "Isn't it weird, that history is made today and we are going to have a black president?" For me, it doesn't seem weird, hes still a man after all. What I think is weird that is that people think it's weird. I guess because I think people are people, and I am the most color blind person I know. 

But Kevin made me really upset today, not him but what he told me people have been telling him. He said he hs heard from several different sources that Obama has already refused to be sworn in as president with his hand on the Bible. Really...refused? I mean, I understand that if you don't believe in Him then swearing over His Word wouldn't mean anything to you but if nothing else, doesn't tradition count for anything? Kevin also said that he heard that Obama has turned his back to the flag when the national anthem has been played on every occasion that has been recorded. Now this I know is probably just hear say but it still upsets me to hear a rumor of that disrespectful caliber. 

I don't know. It's hard to believe what people say but this just makes that funny feeling I had about him grow to stomach pains. I hope, I mean really hope, that Obama does what he says he is going to. I pray that he will bring the change that it much needed for this country, and this world to survive for my children's children. 

Only God knows what's to come...but I am SO anxious to see!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Naughty Little Girl

So the last week or so Liv has become very sneeky. When she wants to play with something she knows shes not supposed to she goes under her crib to do it...eww right? In the last week I have caught her under there with:
1. A sucker from her treat bag...that was way back on the kitchen counter
2. A crystal light powder container...eating it like fun dip
3. My red lip gloss from her costume...all over her "lips" (from chin to nose)
4. My zit cream...rubbing it all over her legs like lotion

Today I was so fed up I couldn't even spank her. I grabbed her out and cleaned off half the tube of my cream off her legs and told her to go it in the naughty chair. She tells me "ok...sorry mom" and goes and sits there.'s thats easy?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This Girl...

...has my heart. 
Figuratively and literally I am being to see. This morning we were watching Handy Manny and the kids on the show were sad because they were tearing down this old Carousel. I look over at her and she has this horribly sad look on her face. When she saw me looking at her she said "Mommmmm" (Like she does so much) 
I said what's the matter. 
She said "I sad" 
I asked her why?
She says "They sad"
I said you're sad because they're sad.
She said "yeah"
I have the worst (or depends on the situation) empathy for people. When I see a persons feelings, I automatically have them right along with them. I am just always worried about how other people feel. She has it bad too. My sweet little girl has the same empathic heart as her mama. 

Moments after that Toby pooped and so I grabbed him to change his diaper. (which he hates and fights me to the death every time) He started screaming so I turned around to ask Liv to grab his stuggle (his blanket) only to find her holding it in her hand trying to hand it to him. She is seriously the most thoughtful 2 year old I have ever met and she amazes me with her attention to others besides herself everyday. I love to see her character unfolding already.

1st Annual Fisher Family Pumpkin Carving

It was time to start the tradition...Liv glued and pasted, Toby stuck some stickers, Kevin made pumpkin seeds, and I carved our family jack-o-lantern. It's times like this I LOVE being me.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Harvest Festival

We decided to drive to Fontana for the Oasis Harvest Festival on Sunday night (Even thought it started 45 minutes before Toby's bedtime and it was 25 minutes away) all for the sake of some candy and one more chance  for Liv to wear her costume. (That I spent way to much time making to only wear it once) Liv had a blast trunk-or-treating and playing games. Every time we went up to the people with candy I would ask her what do you say? She kept saying "Please" instead of Trick-or-Treat. Hey, at least she polite right? Toby didn't have such a good time. He was tired and just wanted to run free. Of course we wouldn't let him so needless to say he was pretty mad. Poor Toby...It's rough being a baby.

Olivia was more than happy to let me do a photo shoot but Toby was being a pill and wouldn't keep him newsboy cap on. Hes such a stink! 

Pumpkin Patch Round Two

Kevin has been slaving away all week on our side yard and Saturday was the final day (Thank God) manuring and laying seed so I decided to take the kids to the Pumpkin Patch again. (This time with cash so Liv could actually do something.) 
*Side Note: The Pumpkin Patch is SO ridiculously expensive. 6 "Tickets" (because 6 tickets sounds better than 6 dollars.) for a Pony Ride. $4 to go down the blow up slide, $3 to jump in the bouncer. Its just crazy when the deal of the day is to shake a monkeys hand for $1
So we tired another unsuccessful photo-op
Then Liv shook "George's" hand 3 times because everytime she sees dollar bills these days she says "Money George". She thinks about this poor little creature everyday. The creepy owner scared Toby so Liv was more than happy to use up his tickets.
And then Liv jumped in the "Ween Jump" Poor Toby got the shaft once again and had to wait with Grampy.
Then we headed over to the Petting Zoo where it took Liv a few minutes to warm up but Toby was off and running in 3 seconds flat. The goats were vicious to the kids with food so I opted out of that experience. But just looking at them was fine with Liv.
All in all this trip was Awesome...better than the first (minus dad)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Is Here

This weekend...Fall is here! We went to the Pumpkin Patch on Saturday. It was so much fun. The kids both got to shake hands with  a monkey and pick their own baby pumpkin. We forgot to get cash so Liv was a little bummed she couldn't do all the fun stuff that costs money but they had fun looking at pumpkins and climbing up the hay stack. It was short, but very sweet trip. 
And on Sunday after church Liv and I went to pick apples with the other Fisher Family. She had so much fun and the whole way home before she passed out she kept saying "More popples (apples) Mom" over and over. She loves getting to do all the big girl stuff alone with mom. On the way she kept saying "Toto go nigh-night mom, no popples Toto" She thinks she big stuff...and I think shes right.

Friday, October 10, 2008

I didn't want to jump the gun

But Olivia is officially potty trained!!! Thanks God, I was so tired of cleaning up pee stains. She has been dry for a whole week. And even dry 3 days during her naps.

This was a hard process for the both of us though. I don't know why but I took it very personally when ever she had an accident. I know in my heart that it is not a reflection on me at all but I couldn't help but feel that way. I have heard people say that they did it casually and their kids still did it in two weeks. I had to ask her if she had to pee every 30 minutes for two weeks straight before she finally got it. I guess I am just an over achiever but I really thought I could do it in a few days. 

I know I'm lame...but I am an over achiever. 

I'm just so glad it's done. Now she tells me she has to "Poo try" when she has to go...I love the words she comes up with but it makes it a little hard when anyone else in watching her. (church or the gym)

With all that said, I am very proud of my girl who constantly wants to wear her Lightning McQueen panties and still asks for two M&M's everytime she goes pee. I give her one for going pee on the potty, but she always wants one more for "I dry two treats" Of course can I not. So sweet! 

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best Friends Are The Best

Had the most amazing, heart felt, honest, fun, loving, hating, funny, and serious conversation with the girl who knows me best...and still loves me. It is amazing to be able to talk about nothing and everything for three hours straight and still not want to leave. I am so glad to have a best friend to share my joys, struggles, problems, weaknesses, and love with. Angi Bane, I am truly blessed to know you and be loved by you.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Its October!!!

I finally (a day late) decorated for Halloween. I put up my tree yesterday so the kids would get to see it, touch it, and hopefully the novelty would wear off before I put the decorations on. But that was just wishful thinking. As soon as they saw it they both ran (yes..toby too who is walking now) up to it, Liv screaming "Halloween". They both just kept looking at it laughing hysterically. I love them laughing and looking together. It melts my heart to see them actually getting along. 
I told them not to touch the ornaments so Liv (she's too clever for her own good) kept touching them with the back of her hand and Toby would CRACK up every time so I couldn't even scold her because I was laughing with them so hard. It's times like these when I love being a mom. When I can stop trying to mold them and just enjoy life for a minute. 

Toby is going to be a golfer Photobucket

Liv is going to be a Geisha Girl and I am making her and Stella baby kimonos. They are going to be so dang cute. My mom bought her this ridiculously amazing!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Im in love

My next Tattoo for sure!!!!! Her name is Suzanne Woolcott and all her stuff is amazing.  

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Potty Training Today

I can't believe it's that time in my baby girls life. Its crazy. But she has been telling me she wants to "try mama" for a few days now so I decided to get her a potty. She did really good today. Only two accidents and one was my fault for letting her go too long without trying. I think we got it down though. (knock on wood) She goes when I put her on but only about half the time goes in to go on her own. I don't know if that comes later or what. I am completely clueless when it comes to this stuff. There is no typical and I HATE that.

I didn't realize how exhausting it would be though. I am doing a "progressive" approach because I am a glutton for punishment and just want to get it done in the least time possible. So basically it is all potty all day for 1-3 days. (I'm betting on 3, any less just seems crazy) The juice starts flowin the minute she gets up and it's potty time every 25 minutes and she sits on the potty till she goes. She gets her treat and a new cup of juice and we start all over again. Needless to say it's going to be a long week. I am determined to have it done by the weekend though so we are not completely home bound like I am right now. 

I will keep inquiring minds posted...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Olivia Loves to Sing

So it started out with the Curious George soundtrack and I then the Cars songs...and  I though I loved that. But her new favorite cd is the Mary Rice Hopkins Kids Praise Songs.
Straight from the 80's and my childhood but so good none the less. I just can't get enough of her little voice singing Jesus and Hallelujah. I seriously want to cry every time I hear her little voice singing those words about the Creator of her little life. 

It makes me wonder so much what is God to her. Is He just the guy who made hippos? (which is what one of the songs are about) Does she think He is her friend or just someone to talk to? I just can't wait to have a conversation with her when she can actually express to me what He is to her so I can in turn tell her what He means to me. I seriously can't wait...(tears pouring down my cheeks right now)


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rancid H2o Show

Oh my good. My dream come true right? blood sugar issues let me down again. 
I spent all day on my feet doing a photography gig for my dad. I wore flip flops but if I would have known how sore my feet would have been I never would have brought heels for the show. But I HAD to be cute and wear my most uncomfortable stilettos. Worst idea ever but I had to pee almost the whole hour long car ride there and wasn't thinking straight. (Which also caused me to bring in my suitcase of a purse only to be broken by the force of the mosh pit) 

So I got there right in time for H2o. Totally excited to see my 2 most favorite bands ever. So we get right up front which I thought was a fabulous idea at first until half way into the first song I completely lose hearing in my right ear. (We were right next to the stack of 3 huge speakers) They were awesome and I was on cloud nine till the last song when I realize that I hadn't eaten since lunch and feel like I am about to faint. So I take off my shoes and just stand there till Rancid come on.

As soon as Rancid comes on though I get knocked into a million times, which was fine except for:
1. It broke my purse strap. 
2. There was a girl jumping behind me and every time she did her boobs and fupa were hitting me in my head and back.
3. There was a group of like five 10 year old boys who I was gonna smush an kill if I feel on top of them. 

Half way into the set Kevin is over it and says he's gonna go in the back. Of course I didn't want to go so I stayed but a few songs after he left I started to feel like I was going to faint again, but this time my eyes started to get all blurry and my ears started to blur everything out. I turned around to find Dena or Angi but they had gone too. So I started to make my way to the back and couldn't find anyone I knew. Two guys on the way out asked me if I was ok because I looked bad so I figured I should get some air and find Kevin. Found him upstairs, ate a slice of pizza and felt 10x better. But now there was no going back. It was so crowded that I was never going to get a spot where I could see so I went back in and listened to one last song (Riot, and one of my favs) and then we left. 

I can't believe I left early from the show of my life...blood sugar issues ruin my life! 

All in all it was as awesome experience though. H2o was amazing, Rancid was too (what I saw) and I got a Paul Frank h2o was a good night after all. 

Monday, September 15, 2008

Beach Day

Yesterday we went to the Laguna Beach with the other Fisher Fam. (As well as Grandma and Papa Wasbotten.) We had an awesome time. 

Olivia had a great time playing in the water, trying to keep up with Ayden, and chasing sandwich stealing birds. "Oh no mama, Oh no...No Nootch (sandwich) bird, No Nootch" Oh well, I guess the bird needed her pb & j more than she did. I loved watching her start off so scared of all the sea animals and noises in the beginning of the day to trying to run towards the waves and petting the crabs before we left. Her curiosity and energy continues to amaze me. 

Toby suprised the heck out of me. I though he (and I) would not have a good time at all but he loved the water, the waves, and watching everyone have a good time. I took him out of his pack and play home to put him in the tide pools. I thought he would just sit there but much to my surprise he took off, over plenty if rough rocks, to everyone else. He was fearless. It was amazing to watch my little baby (who cant even walk) move around the tide pools like a little crab man pro. He had such a good time. And after that we put him on the hard sand (he hated the soft sand) and he was crawling towards the waves and when they would come he would crawl back as fast as his little knees could take him. It was so fun to watch him having fun like a real kid and not the little baby I tend to see him as. 

They are getting so big so fast and it times like these that really get me appreciating the time I have with them while they are so young and curious. Watching them figure out the world around them is a most amazing experience. Just sitting back and watching them from afar, I feel like my life was complete, like all I need is my family and the vast ocean before us. It was by far the best family outing we've ever had. (Not to mention the fell asleep 5 minutes into the car ride and slept the entire way home) It was a beautiful day and beautiful memories were made.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Just made my day

A truth box comment I ran across today (a month old but) just when I needed it most:
I think that you are: righteous, determined, loving, originally trendy, faithful, uplifting, talented, joyful, strong, prepared, level headed, unashamed, noticeable, fantabulous and so much more. Thank you for always knowing the right thing to say and for being such an amazing role model.


Made me cry...thank you Meggie

Friday, September 5, 2008

American Girl Cafe

Today we went to the American Girl Cafe in LA. It was so awesome. Liv had such a good time. (And Toby did too) The seat you and bring out little highchairs for your babies. They bring you out cinnamon buns and an appetizer platter with fruit and cinnamon tortilla chips. (Toby's favorite) 
Liv ate chicken fingers and tons of fruit. For desert they brought us a heart shaped slice of cake a sugar cookie, and a "dirt" cup of chocolate moose. 
Liv LOVED the whole experience. I love to watch her face experience all the new stuff. It was amazing.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This is how I feel today...BLAH. 
I just feel like my head is spinning. I have so much that I need to do and I feel like I have absolutely no time to do it. When Kevin is on vacation I don't get anything done. I spent the last two weeks just doing stuff and not taking care of the things I need to. I cleaned the kitchen tonight after dinner while Kevin played with the kids in Liv's room and that made me feel a little better. But I haven't checked the mail in 2 weeks. I feel like I need a house cleaner, a bill payer, a person to do my laundry.

I know...I need a wife!

It is so hard to be a good housewife with two small babies. And now that I'm working...forget it!  Or maybe I just need to put the kids in their room for a little bit during the day so I can get something done without them screaming in my ear or messing up what I just cleaned. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Went to the gym today

35 mins of cardio and sit ups...feels so good!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ben's Last Night Here

So today is Ben's last day here. We spent the day up at my mom and dad's house just hanging out. We ate Ribeyes and Potato Casserole. Ben said it was in his top three for his mid-tour. I did a photo shoot with them. They turned out pretty cute huh:
I got really sad when they said good bye. 
And when we were saying our good night prayers we always say God bless Mom, Dad, Olivia, and Toby. 
Liv added "And Lacey"
And I said "And Ben" 
Liv said "Awwwww" 
I said "Are you sad cause Ben had to go bye bye?"
Liv said "yes" with the saddest little face. 
We will all miss him terribly...Till the next time we get to see them together...I can's wait.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

So Much New Stuff

Well, its been a while and I've meant to write...

Saturday August 23rd: Lacey and Ben's Reception much fun. Margarita Man, tons of family and friends, new skirt (thanks Carynn) and then...I had to break my toe. Well maybe not break but definitely ruined my little toe nail...all purple (pic to come).

Sunday August 24th: We decided to go to Vegas a night early and stay at state line. Good idea becuase me and Kevin won enough money to pay for the room and breakfast the next morning. Plus, it extended our vacation to seem a little longer.

Monday August 25th: Breakfast, Shopping, Rollar Coaster at Buffalo Bills and head to VEGAS!!! Monday was awesome, we went to Mortons for dinner.

Tuesday August 26th: More fun, got to get into a pink room: So much better, my favorite bed ever...
Also went to Bassita's for dinner, (free wine with your meal...always a good time) Jacuzzi, and then went to the House of Blues club "The Foundation Room"for drinks. I <3>

Wednesday August 25th: Time to go home...Cinnamon roll french toast and In-N-Out...SO GOOD

Its was an amazing weekend, even though I missed Olivia and Toby way too much. It is good to be home. 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Las Vegas Countdown

3 days...Oh man

I really cant wait to just let loose and have NO responsibility at all. Its gonna be so nice...but weird. I hope I can just let go and enjoy myself.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gym Membership Today!!!

Meghan Kano is the best...She is paying half of my lifetime gym membership so that I can "feel good about myself" because "I deserve it" She's pretty amazing. Here is me in a few weeks
Just Kidding, I really just want to look like this
I really just want to feel good about myself again...I really hope I can keep it up. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Dear Victoria Gardens...Today, you suck.

      Today was the worst experience to Victoria Gardens ever. So I have been wanting to take the kids to go play in the fountain forever now. So I decided today was the day. I wanted to go see if they had this dress at the Forever 21 out there too so I thought I could waste the gas as long as it was for a double purpose. 
      So I packed a backpack full of clothes, lunch, etc.  So we head down there and when I get the kids out of the car I realize I forgot the backpack...So Bummed! So I think oh well, I will just get them naked and let them go for it. So we walk over there and...dunt dunt's closed. You've got to be kidding me. So I ask a security guard who says no that it is closed for the day while they build these stupid tree houses in the middle of that quad. So as Im walking past the stupid houses these construction guys are staring at me. I am a little freaked out so I just keep walking.
     I get to Forever 21 and of course they don't have it but do have 8 million dollars worth of stuff that I most definitely cant afford right now. (I HATE being broke) So I leave empty handed and head back to the car, completely defeated. One the way back I get a better look at the construction guys who were now back to work. I didn't realize it before but they are all wearing orange jumpsuits. I thought it was a little weird that they had on a uniform and at a closer look, I read " CVC PRISONER" Lovely...I only get looked at these days by prisoners.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ben is home

Its an exciting day for Lacey because Ben (her husband of only 3 days before he left for Iraq for 15 months) is on his Mid-tour from Iraq. He will be here until Labor day and then goes back for another 7 or so months. I am so excited for her. She finally gets her honeymoon 8 months delayed. He is so skinny from being in Iraq. Im sure he lost like 40 pounds or something. He said it is 120 degrees there in August and his pack he wears out in the field weighs in at 90 pounds. Thats so crazy, thats like wearing a 10 year old kid on your back. Maybe I need to join the army and get on the Iraq diet...not really, he is amazing for putting his life on the line for his country...I could never be that brave or sacrificial. We went to Jerseys and he had his first Bud Light and real food (he choose Ravioli) in 8 months. 

I can't wait for Las Vegas... 10 days and counting. Kevin and I, Lacey and Ben, and Angi and Ryan...Amazing company for a much needed and deserved vacation for all. I am so excited I can barely think of anything else. I get these ridiculous, but I can't help it. 

Friday, August 8, 2008

Yeah...I finally got a blog

So its dang time I got one. After reading a lot of different ones, (especially Carynns) I realized I need one. It will be nice to have record of all the stuff I go through as a mom, a wife, a friend, and a person. 

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