Monday, November 23, 2009

Can I come up for air???

Oh my word we have been busy!!! From the beginning of October to now seems like a lifetime. Here is the quick rundown in a list format since that seems much easier right now.

-Princess turns one.

-Princess has surgery.

-Boys have Science night.

-Boys have book fair.

-Boys have numerous Baseball games (three a week)

-Princess has her party. (Still need to really do a post about that!!!)

-More baseball (still three times a week)

-A week of staying home b/c the NP thought AJ had H1N1, only to find out that he didn't.

-Put multiple offers in on multiple houses, only to get outbid by seemingly everyone in the Greater Houston area!!!

-A few birthday parties, baby showers and bar-b-ques (roughly averaging 2 per week from Oct - Nov)

-Finally a promotion a work.

-A surprise audit on our office, which resulted in the Corporate guru coming in to "spot check" everything!!! (Two full days on my feet - so not the time to pull out the cute winter boots with 3 inch heels)

-More baseball, more offers on houses, more parties!

-Trying to get my house ready for company, who get here in 1.5 days, and then get packed to leave for a "vacation" in 2.5 days.

-More baseball - as in the boys have a game Tuesday night, and we are departing Wednesday morning!!!

I am overwhelmed with anxiety of this trip, the stay, and all that goes with being around family (in-laws to be exact) for 5 days.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love my husband, I love his family - but we are talking about 50ish people to spend the holiday with. Spending the holiday with 50ish people is not so bad, when you can go home and get in your own bed and have the comfort of your own little family around. However, we will be out of town - hours away from my cozy little bed and home. And can I just add that all this house hunting stuff has me at my wits end?? I mean seriously! I am stressed about finding the house, stressed that it wouldn't be the perfect house for us, stressed that we won't find anything, and trivial as it may seem, I am stressing about Christmas decorations - do I put them up, do I leave them in the boxes? All our contracts have closing dates the week before Christmas, provided any of the offers are accepted. Oh, what do I do???

On a heavier note, I realize there are far more important things going on in other peoples lives than to worry about when/if/how I will decorate for Christmas or get my multitude of lists accomplished before I pass out from sheer exhaustion, and with that said, I am thankful that I able to fill my calendar with events to do with family and friends as the year comes to an end (by the way I have no free weekend from now until mid January), and I pray everyday that everyone going through any amount of stress is comforted by friends and family, that we all have someone to talk to, that we are all able to lend an ear for another.

Oh, and i recieved a Blog Award from GrammieMommy, thanks, GM.

~ Display the award logo.

~ Nominate up to 3 blogs that make you feel comfy or warm inside.

~Link to your nominees.

~Let them know they have been nominated by commenting.

~ Link to the person from whom you received the award.

I am sharing the love with three blogs that I love, even if I haven't been around to show the love in a while:) My friend Amy, who I have known for half my life now!! Wow Ams - I think we are getting old:)! My blog firend Tina - who may have the most creative pair of daughters I have ever seen! And, last but not least, my blog friend Belladonna, she is a hoot and a half, and I love that!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A bit of this and that

OK, so I am horribly busy right now!!! Way too much going on at work, and home, and the boys have been having make up baseball games (which is bringing our weekly total at the ball park to 5 - yes 5 days a week), Jenna now has a sinus infection, still no house, still have a leaking pipe.

The landlord says he will not fix the pipe until we move out - umm, thanks.

Here is a convo I had with Jay last night - on our way to the ball park...

J: Mom, what happens if President Obama get pulled over by a police man?

Me: Well, if he was doing something wrong, he will probably get a ticket. (Which I do not believe, but I am not ready to go into the way politicians get away with all that they do)

Jay: Yep, he'll get a ticket alright, ...for being a democrat!

The kid is funny - political parties aside, what other 6 year old pulls that out? He makes us laugh, which is probably why he doesn't get into as much trouble as he should - which may mean he will be a future politician.

And, as promised, here are a few pics from Jenna's party - not all, since I haven't gotten a hold of my mom's camera, but her are a few.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Healthy Thru the Holidays...

Lets face it, I need all the motivation I can get. Mama M and Keely have started a support group of sorts. Keeping eachother accountable for weekly excersice and eating goals.

Since the Princess just turned one, and I have yet to loose any of that baby weight, going into the holidays with a goal of loosing weight seems like a more appropriate choice. Considering the alternative would be big baggy sweaters, and sweat pants. Last time I checked, they kind of frowned upon that in the office, and well quite frankly so does the hubs!!
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Tag Your It...

I Have Been Tagged!

I have been tagged by Jaimie to do a Meme Tuesday.

This is a Meme about getting to know me.

1- Name someone with the same birthday as you. Meredith, but she is not famous:)

2- Where was your first kiss? On my best firends front porch, and her mom caught me:)

3- Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property? Nope.

4- Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? Yes

5- Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? No

6- What's the first thing you notice about the preferred sex? Smile and Eyes

7- What really turns you on? Hmmmm....

8- What do you order at Starbucks? Mocha Frap, or Cafe Mocha

9- What is your biggest mistake? I have no regrets!!

10- Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose? No, I can't say that I have

11- Say something totally random about yourself. I actually like to clean, as long as there is no one else in the house!!

12- Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Yes, I get Britney Spears all the time, but i don't see it!!!

13- Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows? Sure do, I love to make the boys watch them with me!!

14- Did you have braces? nope

15- Are you comfortable with your height? For the most part, but I am the shortest one in my family:)

16-What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you? Well...

17- When do you know its love? You just know:)

18- Do you speak any other languages? English and Spanish

19- Have you ever been to a tanning salon? Yep

20- What magazines do you read? Parents

21- Have you ever ridden in a limo? does a party bus count?

22- Has anyone you were really close to passed away? My grandma a couple years ago :-(

23- Do you watch MTV? Nope

24- What's something that really annoys you? People scraping their teeth on utensils!!!

25- What's something you really like? my family:)

26- Do you like Michael Jackson? I like the older stuff :-)

27- Can you dance? Yes

28- What's the latest you have ever stayed up? Never been one to stay up too late, but probably until about 3 or 4, but that was years ago!!

29- Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? Not really, Jesse threatened to call an ambulance when I passed out once - I woke up saying no, and he took me by car.

30- Do you actually read these when other people fill them out? I try to:)

31- Tag 5 people! Ok, I will tag who ever wants to continue this meme:)