Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Reading: Lots and lots of textbook material, yuck, but I do try to fit in the first Hunger Games book so that it's not all work and no play.

Looking forward to: SPRING, it's a getting a little ridiculous with the cold now. I mean really, -17 degrees, there is no reason for that.

Stressing about: Just getting all the classwork done that I have to. It's the good kind of stress, keeps me motivated :)

Craving: Chocolate covered peanuts

Wanting: A clean house again, it was mostly clean yesterday, but somehow it's become a mess again.

Proud of myself for: Gettting a paper written today and getting a headstart on some coursework.

Wearing: Jeans and a Wyoming Cowboys long sleeve shirt. It's my standard weekday uniform, it's comfy and easy to get into in the morning.

Avoiding: Reading some of the textbooks that I need to.

Sick of: The cold! I need to move to a warmer climate :)

Learning: How to make a rag quilt, thanks for taking the time to teach me Tina!

Suffering from: I'm very healthy thanks to the superior immune system that I acquired by working at a daycare. I haven't gotten sick yet this winter (knock on wood and cross my fingers).

Struggling with: Entertaining a my children through the winter days, thank goodness for the Rec Center and the Library

Overcoming: My slight sugar additction. They say the more you live with someone the more you become like them, well I have become more like Jame and I have been craving sugar lately, but I'm going on a month long strike from it, hopefully it all works out and there aren't any fatalities in the process.

Hoping to: Get a nice, big tax return

Excited for: A secret that I can't share with you yet :)No, I'm not pregnant, jeez guys I just had a baby six weeks ago!

Relieved by: Taking the time to relax in the tub

Splurging on: A new crib for Addy and maybe a rocking chair for her too, the kid is spoiled and I'd rather rock her in a chair than stand up with her at 11:00 at night at rock her.

What are you up to currently?

I hope to be able to post at least twice a week, I think that I'm doing pretty good so far considering all of the classwork I have to do too. Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Day!!!

So, I decided that our family should make this Valentine's Day about the kids and showing them extra love and attention. It's been a little difficult to spread the love around evenly with a new baby and a lack of sleep and patience, so we've set this Valentine's Day aside to make sure that Ashlyn and Breckin have a great day and that they know how much they are loved and how important they are to our family. We're going to start the day off with a little surprise. The kids are going to have two trails of Hershey's kisses leading from each of their rooms to the kitchen where they will find their Valentine's Day surprises, a stuffed kitty and giraffe and some Krabby Patty candies that they love. Then we will have heart shaped pancakes and eggs. The rest of the day will be spent playing games and having fun with the kids. No cleaning or working about chores for me tomorrow :) For dinner we are going to have crab and shrimp because the kids and Jame love crab and shrimp. We'll also have some spaghetti squash with roasted zuchinni and grape tomatoes and some of those special Red Lobster biscuits. We're going to end the day with these cool chocolate chip cookie sandwiches that I found that have marshmallow creme instead of ice cream in the middle, and some fruit dipped in chocolate. The kids have already made a dent in the strawberries that I bought so might have to get more of those. It ought to be a fun day enjoying and loving our family! On Tuesday, Jame has the day off, so Cedar was gracious enough to watch our kids for us while we go get ourselves pampered at a spa. This will be our first time ever getting professional massages, hopefully we don't get too addicted :) Then we were planning to take a little shopping trip to find a small gift for one another. It should be another good day :) I'll post pictures of our adventures later.
Here are some fun love quotes that I found:

"When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." -Dr Seuss

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
-Heather Cortez

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

-Franklin P. Jones