Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Start to a great Summer!

The last few days have been great! Thursday was my day off and the weather couldn't have been nicer! In the afternoon, after doing some much needed laundry, I took our huge quilt outside and layed in the front yard. Brogan and I played out there for at least 45 minutes and it was SOOOOOO relaxing! He loved it! I'm pretty sure he would be outside all the time if we'd let him! :) I cannot wait to get him in a swimming pool; this kid also loves to be in the water! Friday night I hung out with some absolutely amazing girls! We sat around, drank red wine, ate pizza, and laughed! It was so much fun! It's been awhile since I've gotten to spend some time away from the house, just by myself. The only thing that kinda sucked was how I felt Saturday morning! I asked Tommy to get up with Brogan so I could maybe lay there a little longer. I was able to eat a little something and take some Tylenol which helped a ton! I didn't even have that much wine but I think it's cause I'm not used to drinking red wine. My mom said that it has the same effect on her we'll just blame it on genetics :) The rest of Saturday turned out to be great though. I ended up taking Brogan to my mom's and she let me take a nap...a 2 HOUR NAP! I was thrilled! And it was much needed...not just cause of Friday night but just in general. Thanks mom!! And now to I type this, I'm sitting on the couch, while Brogan is napping and Tommy is still sleeping, watching the original 90210 reruns on SOAP Network. So great :) I think today I'm going to get Brogan outside for awhile...either swimming, walking, or just sitting on our blanket!

Oh and Brogan is starting to really grow up! He's pulling himself up on things and you can just see the excitement in his eyes when he does it! He's still doing the army crawl thing but he's trying out his hands and knees a lot more. We also had to lower his crib because he's starting to pull himself up to a standing position and this momma didn't want him to fall out! It's so weird to see him so low in there but I know it's safer for him.

Hope you all had a great summer weekend!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Possibly a New Start...

I have been browsing here and there for a new job lately. I like my job, yes, but I have been there for awhile and it's really time for me to find something more 'career' like and that I absolutely do NOT get stressed about EVERYDAY! I know your job is supposed to stress you out at times and it's supposed to get overwhelming as well...but seriously, I've been feeling this way for um...about 3 years! I've been trying to quit for about 4 years. LOL! My boss is great and my coworkers, for the most part, have been great! I've been there the longest out of everyone in my office, as well as quite a few before that. It's going to be very hard if I ever do quit. So...the reason for this post is this: I just sent my updated resume to 2 different jobs that I think I could really enjoy. I'm not getting my hopes up, as always. But I really have a feeling these could possibly be a great step in to my career future!

I don't want to get in to details because, again, I'm trying not to get my hopes up and I believe talking about it will get me excited! I'll just say if for a Pediatric dentist as an asst (something I've wanted to do for!) and the other is for a Vision Therapist for children at an optometrists office. Me working with kids is definitely ok with me! So either one of these would be great...I hope.

If ya'll (all 5 of you!) wouldn't mind saying a little prayer for me (not just for the job but for many many reasons--another post, another day), I'd greatly appreciate it! I just REALLY NEED CHANGE in my life right now...and this is a perfect place to start.

Thanks ladies!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Little Proud

My very talented hubbie got cast in My Fair Lady @ Topeka Civic Theatre! He's SOOOO excited! He auditioned on Saturday and found out this afternoon that he got cast. I'm so very proud of him! He was a little worried because he's the best man in a wedding that is set right in the middle of the show's run and he'll have to miss 2 performances. But they said as long as he's only missing 2, then he's ok. So...this summer, my evenings will be a little lonely :( Not that I won't have Brogan, but he goes to bed between 7-7:30 pm so that leaves quite a bit of time by myself. I guess I'll just have to really keep up on the laundry and house cleaning! And of course, my summer shows...The Bachelorette, John and Kate Plus Eight, and all my DVR'd shows/movies! I might even take up yoga or something ;)

If anyone wants to join in my summer festivities, just let me know!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Don't read if you have a weak tummy

For some reason on the days that I need to get out of the house some what sane...something always happens. This morning, while Brogan was napping and I was getting ready for the funeral, I overheard my dog making awful 'about to get sick' noises. Of course he was in my bedroom, on the carpet, getting ready to spew EVERYTHING! My mind was racing trying to figure out what to do before he got puppy puke on the carpet when up came everything he had eaten, including the cat poop he had eaten earlier this morning. To be quite honest, I had NEVER IN MY LIFE seen something so huge come out of a dog's mouth, let alone a small pug like Gus. Seriously, this was massive! It was a least as big as both my fists put together. His dog food had not digested yet so that was nice and so was the RANK smell of cat sh**! I desperately needed to finish getting ready but I was not about to leave this pile of God knows what on my carpet. So I grabbed 2 towels that I've had for years and don't care about to try to 'wipe' up this stuff (these towels have since been thrown in the trash thank you!). I had to take at least 8 breaks while cleaning this mess because I myself was about to spew. I tried to clean it with some water first because of course we don't have carpet cleaner (seriously, gotta get me some of that STAT). Finally, I couldn't mess with it anymore so I made sure it was at least picked up and somewhat clean and just put a towel over the spot where it was, lit some candles, opened the windows, turned on the ceiling fan, and sprayed some Febreeze air freshner. I finished getting ready and as I was trying to get myself all situated (all while Brogan had woken up and was screaming to be out of his crib), I came accross ANOTHER pile of puppy puke on the other side of our bed! SERIOUSLY GUS!!!! I cleaned that up quick and yet again, put another towel over top of it. I was able to get Brogan all ready and while we were getting things ready to leave, Gus started to get sick again. Seriously, have no idea what is wrong with this dog. This time it was, THANK GOD, on our kitchen floor right by the back door. I, again, cleaned it up quick and we were finally out the door.

By this time, I'm pretty sure I had sweated (if that's a word) off 5 lbs and all my makeup. My hubbie said he would get some carpet cleaner on his way home today so we could get the lovely spots taken care of, but oops! someone forgot. So, I'm sure here shortly, I'll make the lovely trip to Walmart and buy some Resolve. I really hope Gus isn't sick; that it was just something he ate outside and just made his tummy upset. He's acting fine now, so that's a good sign!

Friday, May 22, 2009

A Crazy Few Days

The last few days have been full of very fun and very sad, scary things. Let's start with the sad and scary so we end on a good note!

First off, Wednesday afternoon my mom called and informed me that one of her best friend's husband, who is also my eye doctor, passed away from Cancer that had compeltely taken over his body. We were all aware that he was pretty sick but had no idea that it would take him away so soon. Dr. Charles Schaible was such a caring and giving man. I'm so sad for his family, especially his wife Jane and their son Chris. Praise our God that Charlie was strong in his faith! He's with his Father today! **Tomorrow, 5/23/09, is Charlie's funeral. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers**

Second, last night we got a phone call from Tommy's mom that our cousins 16 month old daughter, Payton, was being rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Apparently, Payton had been running a fever at daycare but had seemed to be acting ok so their daycare provider just gave her some Tylenol and told her parents not to worry about getting her. After they picked her up from daycare, her fever continued to rise. Shawn and Kelly, Payton's parents, had taken off her clothes to help cool her off and Payton had just fallen asleep. Shawn decided to change her diaper and when she was on her changing table, she began to have a seizure. Shawn didn't panic and was trying to keep Kelly calm, who by the way is 9 months pregnant, when Payton stopped breathing. Shawn then started to panic and proceded to start CPR on Payton. He got her to breathe again and by that time 911 had been called. A long story already long but cut shorter....Payton is fine! They released her last night and said that the fever brought on her seizure. Hopefully this was a one time accurance and it won't ever happen again! That sweet girl sure scared us!!! PRAISE GOD FOR A HEALTHY LITTLE GIRL!!!

And now on to the fun part of our last 3 days (see the pics as well)! My friend Rachel, her son Aidyn, Brogan, and myself went to the zoo yesterday! We had so much fun and it was a blast seeing the kids get so excited about the animals. After we left the zoo, we decided to ride the train; something I hadn't done since I was REALLY little! Brogan had the widest eyes and just looked around the whole time. When it came to the part of the tunnel, I was a little worried about how he'd react. Usually kids scream, on purpose, in the tunnel and I wasn't exactly ready for a screaming baby! But he did GREAT! Never made a peep...and the kids on the train didn't scream so that helped! It was so great to spend time with Rachel and Aidyn. She's one of my oldest friends and we don't get to see each other often. So, when we do see each other, we try to make the most of it! Not to get in to details about her but please pray for her. She's going through some crazy stuff right now and she needs TONS of prayers!!!!!!! PRAY IT UP FOR RACHEL!!!!!!!!

Have a super fantastic holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Could I procrastinate some more, please?

Wow! I didn't realize how long it had been since I wrote a post! Oops :) Let's just call me a HUGE procrasitnator!

In my last post I told you how Brogan was going to have his first overnight away from home. It ended being SOOOOO great for both him and us! My mom said Brogan was a perfect angel; she even said she'd have him back again--which made me feel good! Although, if you know Linda (my mom) you'd know that even if Brogan was a hellian on 2 wheels, she'd take him back in a heart beat! She loves that little boy so much!

While Brogan was having a blast w/Gramma Linda, Tommy and I went with a fantastic group of people to see Dane Cook at the Sprint Center in KCMO. WE HAD A BLAST! We drove up and ate dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, which was delicious! After dinner, we MIGHT have done a little tailgating in the parking lot at Sprint Center before heading in! Dane had 2 other commedians open up for him who were hilarious! I've never laughed so hard to a joke about farting in a baby's face...I'd try to tell it but I couldn't the way that guy did! I'm laughing just thinking about it...seriously, no lie. Dane Cook was hilarious as well but I didn't laugh near as hard for him as I did for the 'farting joke' guy! Maybe I just didn't have any energy to laugh anymore!

We ended the night trying to go to Henry T's back in Topeka, but everyone was pretty worn out from a busy day/evening so we headed home. I went to bed and Tommy stayed up and watched TV. We got to sleep in which was AH.MAZE.ING!

So after our busy weekend, this week has been pretty laid back. I've gone on a walk every night for the last 4 nights (swim suit here I come!), we've played with Brogan, watched some great TV shows, and RELAXED!

Speaking of TV----WWWWAAAAAHHHHOOOOO FOR KRIS ALLEN!!!! HOLLA!!!! That's all I'm gonna say...well besides that we thought the finale was the best one they've had EVER! All the performers were great and the jokes were actually funny. Go figure.

Alright well know that I've written my first novel....I'll stop. Maybe I won't procratinate so much and I'll keep up with this dang blog! :)

Hope you all are having a great week!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

One CRAZY weekend

**Update (5/16) No jump! The wind was to strong so we'll have to reschedule AGAIN! As disappointed as I am, at least they're being caucious and he'll be safe! So instead of spending our morning in Osage City, Tommy's mowing the lawn (it's a freaking JUNGLE) and I'm putting together a shelving unit for the nursery. And my mom was still willing to keep Brogan AND our dog while we get all this done! Gramma's are great :)

Tomorrow my husband will jump out of a plane for fun. I'm excited for him because of how excited he is but on the other hand...I'm SO EXTREMELY NERVOUS! I think I'm just more nervous for him and how he'll feel in the plane right before he jumps, but a little part of me is nervous because crazy freak stuff happens ALL THE TIME!

So...if you'd be so kind, please keep my husband, Tommy, is your thoughts and prayers tomorrow morning @ 9:30 a.m. :)

And...if everything goes smoothly tomorrow morning (which it will, I'm just being a worrier!) then we will join our good friends in seeing Dane Cook in KC! Great friends+Cheesecake Factory+Dane Cook/laughing my A** off = a WONDERFUL evening!

OH! One more thing (this was going to be just a 1-3 line post but I ramble...): Brogan is having his first over night away from home tomorrow night!! PRAY (more) for me and my sanity tomorrow night!!! Hopefully I will be overly distracted by all that's going on!

Have a great weekend and I'll be sure to post about our weekend events!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Some motivation, please!

Ok so I've recently come to the conclusion that I am NO LONGER the girl I used to be! On the inside, yes, but on the outside...yeah, not so much! After having Brogan, I was so determined to lose my baby weight (with much success I might add) that I didn't really worry much about being 'high maintence'. Plus, I obviously had something SO MUCH MORE important to worry about and take care of. However, I'm starting to get a complex. I don't feel cute/attractive, I've lost any sort of 'sexy' feeling I used to have as well as ANY self esteem, I'm WHITE AS A GHOST, etc. So...I'm making myself have motivation to change something! It's time I do things for myself and no one ever said that was a crime! As much as I put towards my family, I NEED this! Seriously. That being said, I'm buying a tanning package this week, I'm going to go get some cute and trendy clothes, I'm going to start accesorizing more, I'm going to start walking to help shake a few extra pounds and get a body somewhat 'ok' for a tank swimming suite (ain't no one wanna see this momma in a 2 piece, Okay!?!).

On a different note....tomorrow I have my first post pregnancy drs. appointment (well the first after my 6 week post-partum apt.). Needless to say I am not excited! Hopefully it all goes smoothly, especially the weighing in part. Has anyone else noticed that the drs. office scale is always 2-3 lbs off of what your scale at home reads? I HATED this when I was prego. I always weighed myself before every apt. and when I'd weigh at the drs. office, I was 2-3 lbs heavier. Drove me crazy! But it didn't stop me from stopping by DQ on the way home ;)

Hope you all had a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Proud Momma

This year was my official First Mother's Day! It didn't start off the best though. I awoke Sunday morning with a pretty good headache so our plans of going to church were canceled. There was no way I would've been able to get myself and Brogan ready without feeling like complete crap! So...jammie Sunday it was! Tommy's mom got sick so his plans of making her lunch were canceled...and I was a little happy about it! Not that she was sick by any means, because no mom wants to be sick on Mother's Day, but I was happy that my husband was going to be home with us! We seriously lounged, napped, and played ALL day! It was nice. Brogan gave me a sweet card and was fussy most of the day :) I think some teeth might be starting to make an appearance!

Now, on the the title of my post: A Proud Momma. MY SON IS STARTING TO CRAWL!! Well, it's more like army crawling. Ya know, both arms pulling and one foot pushing. It's so stinkin' cute! Last week he finally started to get his knees under him then he does the rocking thing. He'll rock back and forth a couple times then he dives forward! Our pug Gus is not knowing what to think! Brogan is following me when I leave the living room and for some reason he also keeps heading for the front door. I think it's cause he knows that's how we get outside...and this kid LOVES being outside! This milestone in his little life came SO fast! I wasn't quite ready for it but I'm so proud of him! His little face just lights up when he's heading for something he wants! And he's so fast too! I can't imagine what my life will be like in a few weeks when he discovers how to actually crawl--hands and knees style! WATCH OUT!

Also, for any mom's that read this...I NEED ADVICE! Brogan will be 8 months old tomorrow and I'm having the HARDEST time getting him to sit up! He'll sit up (well more doubled over than anything) for a while then he'll topple to one side or the other and go straight to his back/tummy. Or he arches his back and wants to stand up! I know he's capable and that nothing is wrong. But man does it break my heart when I see all these other babys YOUNGER than him sitting just fine. I don't know if there is anything I can do differently to teach him or what! So...any advice you may have, let ME HAVE IT!

I guess I shouldn't worry to much about sitting. I know he'll do it on his own time. I mean, he's obviously catching on to things just fine! I know he's not 'stupid'; it's just a little frustrating. God only knows he'll start walking before he sits up! Hahaha...that'd be weird.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Friday--Living Room Edition

**Updated** So, I'm horrible and forgot to mention WHY I was showing pictures of my living room. Kelly at Kelly's Korner started this blog carnival! Every Friday she'll have a different room for everyone to share! Head on over to her blog to see the HUNDREDS of living rooms!! I've already gotten some new ideas :)

My wonderful hubbie (before we got married) and his dad completely rebuilt our entire house. The only thing that they didn't redo was the original framing of the house. My father in law bought the house for cheap cheap cheap and together they worked on it for about a year. It was completely gutted on the inside, right down to dirt floors! Here are some before and after pictures of our living room.

Hope you enjoyed looking in to my living room! I can't wait to see all of yours!

Wordless Wednesday

This past Sunday (May 3rd) our son Brogan was baptised! Here are some pictures from our Sunday!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week. MckMama's BACK!!! WAHOO!

Well...let's see if I can NOT come up with some stuff to write about! Let's start with Thursday--I certainly did NOT spend some great time with an old friend (when I should've been home NOT doing laudnry!) and I absolutely did NOT spend money that I didn't have on my sweet sweet baby boy! Nope, NOT I! Friday I did NOT procrastinate at work and get almost nothing done...I was most likely NOT reading blogs/Twitter all day :) Friday night was NOT spent with my sweet Brogan just lounging by ourselves, and with Gus the Pug of course! It was NOT relaxing at all! Saturday, I did NOT spend my mother's money on Mr. Brogan's baptism outfit (which by the way was so stinkin' cute! I'll be sure to NOT have pics up soon!). The rest of Saturday seemed a little long...Brogan was cooperative and took a great afternoon nap (NOT!!!) and I got SO much housework done (again, NOT!!). Sunday turned did NOT turn out to be a great Sunday! Brogan did NOT get baptised and lots of people who love and adore him did NOT come to the service. We did NOT have a great lunch at my parent's house and we did NOT have a great birthday dinner for my father in law. All in all, we did NOT have a great 4 days at all! Nope, not us!

What have you NOT been doing??