Monday, April 30, 2012

Thank you LORD for the Weekends.

This weekend was so nice and I needed it more than any other weekend in a lonnnngggg time!  Saturday Kaylie had a softball game then Bryan BBQ'd and we just hung-out.  Then Kaylie stayed the night with my parents and Bryan and I just chilled.  It was exactly what I needed after such a crappy week.  Sunday we cleaned house (mostly Bryan actually - which was a nice change) and I pretty much laid around being lazy. I feel well rested today and ready to tackle Monday!  Bring it on.  ;)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Trucks, Bloody Noses and Bad Weeks

Okay so this week has been a rough one...although there are many more positives vs. negatives -  nonetheless it's still been a long week.  Our truck finally arrived at the dealership yesterday and they needed me to sign a "release" for the frame to get looked at.  So I left work to run up there real quick but while driving my nose just started bleeding like crazy!  It was so gross and I had nothing in the rental car to try and stop it.  I had to run into a gas station with blood all over my hands, arms and face.  I don't even want to think what the people in the store must have thought.  After that fiasco I made it to the dealership and they were less than positive about the outcome of the truck.  Long story short if there is any more frame damage than already seen they will "Total" the truck.  This major sucks b/c the truck was fine before the accident and the insurance company never gives enough money so it's just a crappy situation.  We basically lose a once perfectly fine vehicle for some chump change.  I started to head back to work and noticed the rental car (a Nissan Altima - which I actually kind of like) was almost out of gas so I stopped at a gas station (again) but could not find the button to open the gas tank.  I was trying to rip the plastic off the owners manual (the car is brand new) and getting very aggravated when a Nissan truck pulled up next to me...I yelled, "Sir - is that a Nissan?"  He couldn't hear me b/c of the wind so he walked over to the car and I proceeded to ask him where the hell the button was to open the gas tank.  He showed me it was on the floor board (I would never have looked there) and then asked me if this was my car or a rental, sort of laughing at me.  I was like, Ummm...yes it is a rental.  I think he was happy to hear that. ;)  Anyway, I finally made it back to work but then I was an emotional mess.  I called my Mom but she didn't answer then I called my Dad but couldn't even really talk b/c I kept crying.  THEN my boss calls me into the conference room and gives me a really nice card & gift card for Admin Day and I start balling my eyes out. I'm pretty sure he thinks I have major problems.  Oh well!! And the truth of the matter is that none of the truck stuff really matters...the only thing that matters is that we all are okay.  I have to keep things in perspective and not let myself get upset about a truck when the most important thing is that my baby is okay and the baby inside me is okay.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Game Ball

Kaylie had a softball game last night she played really well, 3 base hits and 2 runs.  She had a large crowd of supporters: her teacher Mrs. Nielson (she was making the rounds at the fields to see all her kiddos play), Grandma & Grandpa, Nana & Pop, Aunt Cyndi and Joven & Ellye, and Uncle Jimmy & Aunt Natalie and Blake!  It was almost the whole family.  She was so proud and we were so happy she had such a good game on an evening when so many people were there to support her.  :)  She only has a couple more games and then we find out if her team will go onto play tournament.  Exciting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Since I had to have an ultrasound yesterday we have a new ultrasound pic and even though the bambino is still teeny-tiny she (or he) is really looking more like a baby now.
Top image her head is on the left.  Bottom image her head is on the right...she was really flipping & rolling around inside there!

 Kelly belly with her ER bracelet on trying to eat gerber puffs.  :)
Kaylie at Reagan's birthday party on Saturday.  She had so much fun!! 

Car Accident

Monday was a rough day but Monday's are expected to be rough...Tuesday's usually are better but yesterday for me Tuesday was HORRIBLE.  Here's the run-down: I dropped Kaylie off at school around 6:50am, then got on Fry Rd. with Kelly belly to drop her off at the sitter.  We are driving along when I come to 2 cars stopped in the middle of Fry Rd.  So I start to stop...I am almost at a complete stop when some 16 year old boy plows into the back of me going about 45-50mph.  It was horrible.  I run into the back of the car in front of me and she runs into the back of the car in front of her.  4 cars in total all smashed up with Bryan's truck being the worst.  Kelly belly cried so hard it made me cry but Thank GOD she was okay...actually thank GOD everyone (for the most part) was okay.  2 of the girls were taken away on stretchers but I'm sure they were okay.  Overall, it was just a mess of a day - dealing with insurance, rental cars, taking Kelly to the ER to make she was okay, plus my Dr. had me go in for an ultrasound to make sure the baby was okay. was some day.  All I can say is that thank the Lord everyone was okay and while it sucks to be out of a vehicle and I feel awful about Bryan's truck none of that matters at the end of the day.  A life can not be replaced. 

At least yesterday is over and today is a new day.  Hopefully, they won't TOTAL Bryan's truck  and it will be back in our driveway soon looking brand new.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend - what weekend?

It feels like there was no weekend because it just flew by and of course I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off for most of it.  At least on Sunday afternoon we all got to relax a little at my parents house.  That was nice but not long enough. I wish everyday could be so pretty outside and so relaxing, we enjoyed a great dinner (probably the best brisket my dad has ever made) and then all rode around on the golf cart.  Too bad it was too cold to swim but hey I'll take this weather over the heat any day!  Anyway, back to another week of work and real craziness.  Kaylie has softball practice on Tuesday but she also has CCE and she HAS to go to CCE, her Holy Communion is fast approaching and I just can't let her miss anymore days of class.  Then she has a softball game on Wed. night and I think Bryan's sister and her crew will make it to the game. :)  It's really sweet that Cyndi is such a good sister and Aunt.  They always try to make it to Kaylie's events (Basketball & Softball) and of course are always there for us as well it's very nice of them and really what family is all about.

Friday, April 20, 2012

TV Shows & Husband's

I have to say I am so grateful that Bryan and I have a fairly nice relationship between ourselves and what we watch on TV.  A friend of mine was telling me today about her daily/nightly arguments with her husband about what they are going to watch and it made me realize I am so grateful that Bryan and I do not have this problem.  I think we have somewhat of a nice compromise, I make Bryan watch almost every Real Housewives known to man, Bethany Ever After (although he did throw-down on me about this show the other night), Teen Mom, 16 & Pregnant, Fashion Star, Jerseylicious, random NatGeo shows that catch my eye - I like learning about different places and the oceans, some History Channel shows, random Biographies mostly about celebrities some of which I know Bryan could care less about, American Horror Story...okay then there is E! and there are just too many stupid shows on this station to name that I also make Bryan endure.   Then there are the shows that Bryan likes...and most of those shows I actually enjoy: Deadliest Catch is probably his fav (which works out great b/c I love this show too, even though it will NEVER be the same with out Phil Harris (RIP)), River Monsters, Swamp Men, Gator Boys, that's really about all the TV shows, he really just like to watch sports - mostly football when it's on but then he also enjoys watching, golf, tennis, basketball, boxing and MMA (this is by far the worst for me to watch and I will occasionally throw a fit about it) I think overall we have a healthy relationship with our TV.  Or maybe it works b/c he is the one that has to watch all my stupid shows and I really don't have to watch anything I don't like.  Well you know what they say, "Happy Wife is a Happy Life"  :) 


Yay for Friday's!  This week has been crazy mostly because of Kaylie's softball games.  She had a game on Tuesday night and one again last night.  Unfortunately, her team lost both games this week.  They were undefeated until now, with the exception of 1 tie game.  But that's's just 7 & 8 year olds playing softball and some of these parents behave like it's the major leagues!  Don't get me wrong I'm just as competitive as the next guy but some of these people take this softball/baseball stuff way overboard.  Anyway, this weekend  Kaylie has Reagan's birthday party on Saturday and then Sunday I plan to hang out at my parents pool and relax! My Dad is BBQ'ing so that means good food and time to just chill-out.  Thank God we live close to my parents.  They help so much with the girls and it's so nice to be able to drive right down the street and have free sitters and a pool all in one stop.  ;) 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Is She or Isn't She?

I hate this stage of's like is she pregnant or is she just fat in the tummy?...(or in my case) has she not yet lost the baby weight from the 7 month old????  I have lost that weight though!!! I did and I worked really hard to lose it within 2-3 months!!  And I'm not just tummy fat...I'm 3 almost 4 months pregnant!!  It sucks because I'm just in the inbetween stage of really looking pregnant and actually-really-for-real looking pregnant. Anyway...I guess I should just be quiet b/c in a couple more months I will for sure look pregnant and then I will want nothing more but to not look and be pregnant!!  Ohhhhh - come on already October.!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Another day another dollar

I was off yesterday because Kelly wasn't feeling well this weekend, mainly Sunday so I took her to the Dr. and by the time all of that was done it was useless for me to go into work.  So I'm back at work today.  I thought Kelly had another ear infection but she didn't so that was good and her Dr. thought it was just a viral infection.  She slept last night and seemed better this morning so back to the sitter she went. 

We had a busy weekend (as usual) and Thank GOD I had Nana's help on Saturday b/c it was a lot of running around and she was a big help.  Kaylie had softball pictures and a game.  My Aunt Cindy and Uncle Phil made it to the game with Nana and I so that was neat.  They got to see Kaylie play one of her best games yet...although her team as a whole kinda had an off day.  Unfortunately, Bryan had to work so he missed another game. :(  Hopefully, he will be able to make it to her game tonight. 

Despite Kelly not feeling up to par I did get some pics of her sitting like a big girl and trying to crawl!

Friday, April 13, 2012


In the evenings after work it has been so nice outside.  Bryan has been working late every night for what feels like months...but last night he was off early so while Bryan and Kaylie played Bat Gammon (she is obsessed with that game!) Kelly and I hung out and watched.  Thanks Erin & Keith for the hat Kelly is wearing!  :)
This weekend will be a busy one, softball pictures & softball game then the normal weekend catch-up on groceries, laundry, cleaning, etc. FUN!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kelly Belly in Action

Below is a little video of Kell's in action in her bouncy thing.  I can't wait to post a video of her crawling...she will be any day now!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Monday night Kaylie said two girls in her after school class told her the Easter Bunny wasn't real and that it was really just your parents.  Bryan immediately said, WHATEVER that is not true.  Kaylie, not satisfied with Daddy's answer looked to me.  Of course I told her the Easter Bunny was true but she just was really a sad night b/c she started crying and no matter what I said she just knew by looking at me.  So I tried to explain that sometimes the Easter Bunny just needs "help" from Mommy's and Daddy's.  All this did was open a can of worms b/c we went from the Easter Bunny to the Tooth Fairy to Santa.  :(  I think I managed to get her to swallow Santa for a while longer but I think the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny are out.  So baby is growing up - way too fast!  The kicker is that yesterday she went to school and told her friends that the Easter Bunny  & Tooth Fairy aren't true.  I was so mad last night about this b/c now my kid is ruining it for everyone else just like the two girls on Monday for her.  I told her last night if the girls bring it up again today to please not say anything.  I tried to reason with her about how sad and upset she was when we talked about it Monday night and why would she want to make her friends sad like that too.  I think she understands.  I'm sorry to any of you Mom's that read this blog and may have had to explain all of this to your kiddo all on account of my kiddo.  :(  I feel terrible about it and wish I could press rewind, but I don't think I could have done anything different to change the outcome.  I guess as parents we all know this day will one day come but geez in 2nd grade?  Well...that might be about right...I think I was in 3rd when I found out so I guess it was just a matter of time. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend

Easter weekend was nice.  On Good Friday we went to the beach and my parents took their new jeep.  I wish I had taken pictures but I didn't :(.  It was fun and such a pretty day.  We got out of there just in the nick of time b/c I swear every teenager in Houston starting arriving around 1pm.  I kept joking that a tweet must have gone out and that in fact was exactly what happened, crazy teenagers!  Saturday we went to Cyndi & Jumer's with Nana & Pop.  The kiddos decorated Easter eggs and Jumer BBQ'd, we had Nana's beer bread and yummy dessert.  Then the kids had an Easter egg hunt.  Good times.  :)  Sunday we went to church and then headed to Grandma & Grandpa's.  My Aunt Cindy & Uncle Phil came and we all ate a wonderful lunch.  Unfortunately, my brother and his family didn't make it so Kaylie and Blake couldn't do the egg hunt I did it with Kaylie.  It was still fun and Kaylie totally beat me in finding the eggs. ;) 
 Look at this little chunky monkey!!  :) 
 Bryan's garden is kicking a$$! 

 Kaylie Easter morning...please excuse her hair!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Is this what we've come to??

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UMMMMM - NO!!  I refuse to drive this although the thought has seriously crossed my mind.  However, every time it does I throw-up just a little.  No offense to anyone that drives one b/c I can appreciate and see the value.  We have been hard core looking for a vehicle for almost a month now and still nothing.  Bryan is so high maintenance I swear!!  You would think it would be the other way around but it's not...I'm all let's get something economical and good on gas but roomy for 3 kids - especially since 2 will be in car seats for the next 8 years!  And Bryan is all, ya-ya-ya whatever...I want a 4x4 Tahoe fully loaded, all terrain tires, beach ready.  Well - I don't want a truck note for a $45,000-$50,000 vehicle!!  So then I test drove a GMC Acadia and it was a used one and much more affordable with low miles and really had everything we needed.  Okay, I wasn't in love with it and it somewhat reminded me of a minivan, but it's not and it seemed perfect.  Bryan was like NO, I hate it.  We keep going round and round about this and at the end of the day I have to drive this thing not him and I have to get 3 kids in and out of it on a daily basis so Bryan is going to have to settle on something that fits our lives (and pocket book) for the next few years.  Wish me luck convincing him of this!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Kaylie can be so sweet at times that I just want to hug and kiss her all over.  Every morning when I drop her off she tells me to wait so she can wave to me at the door.  Then she runs as fast as she can to the front door of the school and turns around and yells, "Bye Mommy - I LOVE YOU".  It's the sweetest thing ever!  It really makes my morning.  I can't imagine her doing that in a couple more years so I'm really enjoying this while it lasts.  :)  Kelly-Belly might be starting to feel a little bit better.  Not 100% yet but I could see in her eyes this morning that she looked less sick. 

In other news, I drank a teeny-tiny glass of red wine this weekend.  I never did this with my last two pregnancies and to be honest I REALLY needed a glass of wine during Kelly's pregnancy, I was under so much stress.  BUT whatever it was 1 small glass and I didn't feel guilty about it.  Bryan gave me a mega hard time and couldn't believe I was actually doing it but whatever!! I'm not planning on making it a regular habit and I think when I'm really showing it might look bad but this one time was okay...and maybe all I needed to last another 6 month.   

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I don't like to complain (well a little bit, sometimes) but I honestly feel so exhausted about my life and everything in general.  I'm sure being almost 3 months pregnant, working full time, taking care of a 7 month old (sick) baby and a 7 year old (thinks she is 14) and not having Bryan around all week is not helping either.  BUT it really sucks.  I feel like killing everyone on the road (although, this is somewhat normal for me) I want to quit my job (also kind of normal for me) I want to send both Kaylie and Kelly to my parents house for a week and be able to drink so many margaritas that I throw-up all night AND I want to fit into my size 4 skinny jeans again - that I just bought in December and can NOT fit in already!!!  None of this is going to happen any time soon so I will suck it up and put on a happy face for the next 6-12 more months of my life until I get back to some sort of normalcy again. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Mommy Knows

Well...Kelly does in fact have another ear infection.  Poor baby she is only 7months old (almost, April 7th) and has already had 3 ear infections.  Her Dr. said if she gets 1 more then we need to go see an ENT specialist.  We didn't have to do this with Kaylie so this is all new to me.  I will have to ask Erin what goes down if your baby needs tubes since her oldest had them.  It's funny how kids are so different, with Kaylie she would run high fevers at the drop of a hat, 104, 105 one time it was close to 106 (I was very scared)!  And we really had issues with strep throat but not so much with ear infections.  With Kelly she never seems to run a fever but either way I can just tell when she's not feeling good.  The first hint was last Thursday her missing a feeding.  She just didn't want to drink her bottle....I knew right then something was wrong.  Anyway, fingers crossed this is the last ear infection for the next 6 months at tthe very minimum! 

Manic Monday

This weekend was pretty good.  Friday night Kaylie had a softball game and she played well and had a good hit and made it to 1st base, unfortunately the girl running to 3rd base got out so that was the end of that inning.  But we were happy for her that she had a base hit!  Saturday Kaylie went with Nana & Pop to Austin for Colt's birthday party.  She wanted to stay the night after but we said no b/c Kaylie had a bad report on her Friday folder from both her teachers.  Apparently, she is talking in class A LOT.  This is not such a surprise b/c she is a talker and we battle her on this constantly it seems.  The hard part is that she also does really well in school.  She got her report card this week too and of course had all A's & B's.  So on one hand we have to punish her for the behavior but also recognize she did well on her report card. Fingers crossed this week will be better b/c otherwise I told her she will NOT swim in Grandma & Grandpa's pool over Easter break. 

Kelly has another ear infection.  Actually, I'm not certain of this so we go to the Dr. in an hour to check.  BUT I'm pretty sure.  No fever, but she has gotten really fussy the last day or so and not wanting to drink like her normal self.  Poor baby...this will be the 3rd ear infection in 6 months. :(  And it always seems to be the same ear.  I hope we don't have to put tubes in her ears, but then again I don't want her to suffer either. 

So today will be another crazy Monday for me.  This morning goes like this - Kaylie school, Kelly sitter, me work.  Run around work try to do as much as I can...leave work back to sitter get Kelly, take Kelly to the Dr. then run back to sitter (if Kelly is okay to go back) me back to work, then rush out of work at 4:30, back to sitter get Kelly, pick up Kaylie, straight home and start my evening routine of running around like crazy. Bryan is working late all this week again so I'm on my own again with the kids/evening duties.  Oh and I forgot somewhere in all of this I need to get Kelly's prescription, if she does in fact have an infection!!! 

Yep - just another manic Monday.