Sunday, February 28, 2010

Seven Years, Really?...

Seven years ago, yesterday, my hubby and I met.  This picture was taken a week later,  the day before he left for Iraq.  

We lay in bed last night recounting the events of that week.  I don't know what this man was thinking when Miss C, baby C then, and I burst through my parents door.  What would make him want to pursue me, a single mom?  He doesn't know either.  He said, "I don't know, I just knew I had to."

The next year was the hardest year.  Little did we know it would prepare us for a marriage of separation.

I love you Honey!    

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why I Love the Olympics...

I mean, HELLO, who doesn't like a little Ohno?

And Bode Miller. I have been a fan for a long time!

I promise this isn't about hot men in spandex.
Good idea, but this isn't that kind of blog.

Evan Lysacek isn't bad either.

Joannie Rochette broke my heart. She should really win the gold medal. She won't, but she should. Go Canada! (this time only)

I have a new love of snowboard cross.

And women's downhill skiing. It scares the crap out of me.

Halfpipe too.

Ice dancing normally puts me to sleep but this year I was captivated!

And yes, I am a dork. I loved these! Can I have one too? It will get a lot of use in Texas!

Sometimes what I love about the Olympics isn't the sports and the athletes themselves. It is little things, like the stories they share about athletes here and there. This time it was a commercial. It brought tears to my eyes every time!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mixed Feelings...


I don't know how I feel about this just yet.

There are days I am excited to start a new life in a new place. I am definitely excited to be with my husband again, and the kids with their daddy. I am excited to take advantage of the warm weather when there is usually several inches of snow on the ground here. I am excited to decorate another house! For those of you who know me well, know that is something I get excited about - easily. I am excited for Rudy's and Texas-shaped waffles.

Then there are days that I am overwhelmed by the sheer size of this place. I mean seriously 10 lane highways? I am so sad to be leaving my friends. So sad, in fact, that I have cried about three times today and likely will again before the end of this post. Then the summers, nope not excited for them! Not to mention bugs. That just sends shivers up my spine. And as much as I am used to starting over, I am scared to start over again.

Colorado is my home, but Texas feels a lot like home too.

Now it is 6:15 and my kids are starving. In the name of all that is good, WHY do my kids need to eat? They are so needy!

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Think I Forgot...

Remember back when I told you about Kathy's baby shower?

She had her baby! On December 20th. I know, I know I can be so retarded sometimes. I can't believe I forgot to post this picture. In my defense I was on my way to work when I stopped by the hospital to see her, and I left the next morning to go out of town for Christmas.

Emery Katherine
who will be known from here on out as
E Bear along with her sister who is K Bear.

E Bear and K Bear are going to be married to my Baby B and Mister P. I just thought I would put that out there for the world to hear. Back off young ladies. My boys are spoken for!

I love you Kathy and your precious girls. Your family completes my family!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Don't Know, I Didn't Do It...

I am not a bad mom. Really, I'm not. There are just so may things wrong with this picture.

The phone rang. I had to put Baby B somewhere so I put him down in his bouncer. Normally I buckle him up, but I didn't think I needed to for just a moment. I answered, it was my hubby. He asked me to do something for him, so I obliged. Then I heard my screaming baby in the other room. I thought to myself, "what is all the fuss about?" I walked in to find this. The poor boy was crying louder than I had ever heard him cry. I felt bad because I had to go get the camera to take a picture before I took him out.

From now on, I will just put him on the floor!

If only I took a picture every time I found him wedged underneath the entertainment center, hanging halfway out of his swing or, well, I should just stop there!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My 2 Cents...

I don't get political. Not with my friends, not with my family. I just don't. Just with my hubby, because I can and because we agree!

Here is my political input for the year.

Am I sick of paying an arm and a leg for health insurance every month?
Am I tired of paying an additional 10 times that monthly amount to reach my maximum out of pocket for the year?
Do I want to pay for the health care for all those who can't afford it, as well?
Do we need health care reform?
Do I agree with how it is all going down in Washington?
Do I think they have figured out why so many americans need expensive health care?
Am I thankful to Michelle Obama, our first lady, for shining a light on childhood obesity?

This article was posted on the other, more private blog, I am a part of. It is all about being all around healthy. Mind. Body. Spirit. If you are interested in joining. Let me know.
Anyway, back to the article. Read it. It is good. It makes me feel better about the choices I make in my life. It is not political. Don't worry. I already said my 2 cents!

Thanks Vennesa for posting it!