Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's been a while!

Life has been so crazy, mommy, wife, work, family, there is just no time for anything else. We have been really busy with family stuff and work, since I picked up a noon run three days a week. We are all doing really well. We all just got over a nasty bug going around. Colin has bronchitis, and I think he passed that to me, so now I am getting over a nasty cough. We had him at the doc and they told me it was just allergies, but I insisted it was more, so they ordered a chest x-ray. Thank god, he was diagnosed with advanced stages of bronchitis, the next stage would have been rsv, and hospital time. I was irate that the doc just shrugged it off as allergies. Needless to say, we are hunting for a new pediatrician, so if you have one to recommend please do so. Emily is doing great, she avoided the sickness. She is still potty training, and doing so great. She only wears a diaper on the bus, mainly because she sleeps on the bus, and bed time. She pooped on the potty for the first time last weekend, and we were so proud of her. Crazy how something so gross can make a person so happy. She was so proud of herself, we had to call everyone in the family and announce it at dad's party.
Last weekend we threw my dad a surprise 50th party. He was really surprised, and it turned out great. We had so much fun, and it really meant a lot to my family to do this for him. We have been through some really rough times in the last 10 years, and this was just a huge milestone in our lives. Dad deserves all the good things that come to him. He has been at rock bottom, and has worked harder then most to get back to the top. I can honestly say, this is the happiest and most in love I have ever seen my parents. It is truly inspiring. They have been married for 30 years, and have literally been through hell and back, but still remained strong. My parents prove that if you work hard, beleive in love and faith, it can last forever. My mom was pregnant with my sister at 16, married at 17 and had four kids by 22. Who would have ever thought they would make it this far. I am so proud of them, and can only hope TJ and I can do the same.
We are back to work at full speed. It is harder this year then last with having two kids now. It's not too bad, but it has its moments. I got very lucky with my kids this year. I have a great group of kids and no major problems. I started a mid-day run, kindergarten. It's not too bad, but it makes for a long day on the bus. We do have a break between runs, about and hour, and we only do the run three days a week. It's not bad, and we really need the extra money. I am sooo happy to be back to work, and in a schedule again!
We are super excited it is fall again. This is my favorite time of year, I love everything about it. The colors, the smells, the weather.... it is perfect. I already decorated my house for fall, with pumpkins, leaves and really smelly pumpkin candles. It is great. Now I am trying to figure out what the kids are going to be for trick-or-treat. I was thinking of making Emily a cat and Collie a cow. The are easy to make myself, and comfy for the kids to wear. We'll see... I am excited, we are actually looking for a sitter for the 31st. We are going to take the kids trick-or-treating, then we want to go to a halloween party. This will be the first time leaving both kids. I really need the break though. I am ready to relax, have a drink and enjoy an adult evening. I don't know who we are going to get to sit with the kids though, I have some time to think on it.
Our wedding anniversary is coming up on the 9th. I have off work that day, just an inservice day. I really want to plan a special dinner for when TJ comes home from work. I can't beleive we have been married for 4 years already. I remember the day so vividly. Amazing how much my love has grown for him since then. We have been together 10 total years, WOW! We are doing so great now, marriage has a way of changing things without really changing them. I know that doesn't make sense, but some of you may understand it. I love my husband in ways I never thought possible. I can remember when we were teenagers and just running around, being kids. TJ and I have been together since right before my 16 birthday, isn't that crazy?!?!? Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, and other times it feels like eternity. It's crazy, I could not imagine my life without him, especially now with the kids. He is the best husband and father. He works very hard to support our family, and he loves our children soooo much. The kids adore him, they just look at him in a way that makes me jealous. He is my soul mate, my love, my life and I can't wait for the next 50 years.
We helped my sister move into a new place a few weeks ago. It is so nice. At first I was really nervous, it didn't look like the nicest place, it reeked of dog, and it needed a lot of work. But in a very short amount of time, she made it look fabulous! It is soooo nice, and I am kinda jealous of her. It is perfect for her, with the exception the the stairs, but I think she is really happy, and so are we for her. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint, a carpet cleaner and some decor can do to a place. She made it home, and I couldn't be more happy for her. My brother and his wife have been talking alot about selling their plave and buying a new home, I just hope they can wait it out. I just don't think it is a good time to get involved in that, with the economy right now. I know they are trying to get pregnant again, and need a third bedroom, but I think if they wait they can get so much bigger and better. We'll see, it's their life and I won't get involved. My other sister is getting ready to better the home they have. I think they are getting all new windows and siding. It will look so nice when they are done. The have a great house, in a great location, and with the updates it will be even better. I hope they get it done soon! Jeff got the job with TJ, and I think it is working out ok. That is how he is getting the house done, he gets great pricing on the materials.
I better get cleaning, it's Sunday, my only day to clean. TJ is working on a side job today, and the kids are occupied. I will try to post soon, hopefully sooner then the last time.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

3 Down, 177 To Go!

We started school/work again! Wow, it has been super, super hot!!!!! It was beautiful all last week, and of course our first day on the bus, it was 92 hot and humid, and has stayed that way all week. It has been a great transition though, a little easier than expected. Colin just fell into place, and Emily has been such a big girl! She remembers from last year how we do things on the bus. She has been so great waking up, a little grumpy and whiny, but what do you expect at 5 am. She has been staying awake on the bus, it doesn't make a difference to me whether she naps or not. Colin sleeps the whole time on the bus. So much the kids keep asking if he is real! LOL! He has only cried a little when we are sitting still at the schools, but nothing tooo bad. I count my blessing everyday, my children are so great! The bus has been interesting. My high school student count has tripled, middle and elementary stayed the same. I love my middle this year. I have a great group of kids. My high school doesn't make a difference, they are adults and I treat them like it. My elementary is a large group, but they are great. I have 9 pm kindergarteners. That will be interesting. Today will be the first day I have all of them on at the same time. I really love my kids! My new bus is cool, it really hauls butt! It is a lot nicer then my original bus, and I really like it. It is much roomier, and it has a nicer interior.

Gotta go, my oven doesn't seem to want to work, my daughter is beyond out of control today, Colin is sleeping and the dog is barking! My life! LOL!

Monday, September 1, 2008


So my mother-in-law calls and talks to TJ the other day. Apparently she said she was taking both kids for a few hours on Monday! Well I told TJ I was not ok with that, and I didn't think it was a good idea. She called last night and TJ told her it was fine, and be here at 1:30. What nerve. I am so angry, annoyed! Why would he do that, especially when I told him how I felt. I was so upset all night, I couldn't beleive it. The worst part is, he wouldn't even talk to me about it. He kept saying, "what was I going to do?" I would have told my mom no, we aren't ready yet. I just don't get it. He cannot stand up to her and that makes me angry. Whenever she is around I put on a happy face, smile and just pretend, not today. I am so angry, I might put both kids down for a nap at 1, so she can't take them. I don't trust her, I don't like her, and I am sooo not ready to be without both my kids. She is practically a stranger in our lives. She never comes around, we only see her when we go to see TJ's grandmother at HH. When we go there she acts like the prodical grandmother. I hate it, she knows nothing about my kids, she doesn't know how to feed Colin (he is a difficult eater), and she won't listen to anything I say. She did this with Emily when she was a couple months old, and Emily came back completely off schedule and out of whack. It took me days to get things normal again, this time I don't have days, we go back to work tomorrow! I am so upset, but what am I going to do about it. It's too late because my husband can't stand up to his mother.