Saturday, June 28, 2008

It's been a while





I know, it's been a long time and I'm sorry for that. This week was a bit nuts!! We did a lot of work on the sun room, and I ended up helping a ton (meaning we did a lot of work late at night so I actually could help). It's paying off though, cause we've got a fully enclosed room with new drywall, a patio with cute furniture on it, and I'm picking paint and carpet!! It's so much fun!
So, here are a few picture of our room... sorry if you wanted something else, as soon at the sun room is done, I'll be able to think of something else!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Painted nails!


Yesterday Cole and I sat outside and I painted my nails. They're a funky color, but they're trimmed and painted!! So, go me.

Friday, June 20, 2008

it's finally summer

It's summer now, I mean real summer. The kid with the ice cream truck, sprinklers, and sun tans. It's wonderful! I'm actually starting to get a tan- which is a lot for me. SO, that's why I'm excited.
Oh, and our sun room is getting so close!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

toe nails

I love my feet. I think they're really cute, however being on prenatal vitamins for over a year now, I have to cut my toe nails way too often. See, I don't like my toe nails when there is any amount of white showing. So, I try to keep them all trimmed and nice and neat. Now that I have Cole (and imagine me being 9 months pregnant trying to cut my toe nails... it was a difficult process) I don't have much time to cut my toe nails. However, I have tons of time when I look at them and I'm frustrated. I nurse about 6-7 times everyday. That means I have about 175 minutes where I look at my toe nails and wish I could cut them, but Cole wouldn't be pleased about not eating, so I don't cut them. Then because there's a million things to do every moment-- including holding my baby-- i forget to cut them until the next time I'm nursing him, just 3 short hours later. Now, I'm talking about cutting them, yet as I sit here they're growing and not being cut. Oh, and even if I did want to cut them this very moment, Caleb is currently using the bathroom that houses the clippers. Maybe someday I'll get a pedicure. Sounds really nice right now.
Oh, one more thing about long toe nails that just bugs me, when I'm drifting off to sleep and I decide to sleep on my back and all of a sudden my toe nails drag across the sheets... ahhh gross!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Project pictures!




Here are a few more pictures of our sun room. Notice that there isn't a pole in the middle of the room anymore! :) Oh and here's one of Cole.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

who i am

I've been thinking about who I am. I feel all this pressure to be something I cannot achieve. I want to be content in my skin, my life, house, marriage, and family. I want to be someone who is centered, not thinking or worrying about what others are thinking, and also not stepping on people while I become satisfied in who I am. I have this tendency to think that in order to make myself feel good, I have to compare and if I fall ahead in the comparison, I am good. If not, there's something wrong with me. I don't want to care about living up to other people's standards for their own lives-- or for that matter if they think I should be something I'm not, I don't want to live up to their standards for me. I want to be me. I am a little over weight- and I've got a beautiful baby boy to show for it. I'm a little messy, and my house shouldn't matter that much. I 'm confident in my marriage and family, because I know God is equipping me to do that which he has given to me. I am me. I have beauty not yet realized, and faults that sometimes show too much. That's ok. I'm growing, I'm learning, and I'm realizing what it means to live in the moment and love life. Speaking of loving life, I hear a little boy who has just awoken from his nap. Better run.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Much Happier



Hi. Today has been a much happier day. I ran around and visited a friend, did some errands, and now I have a sleeping baby (so what if he's taking a nap at 6pm.. it's a nap!). I also planted some plants yesterday, so I thought you might like to see them! I know the pot is a little sparse, but it's what I could buy... so it'll have to grow!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's been a long day

I just need to vent a little. Let me start by saying that I love my husband and son. I am however frustrated that Cole will not take a nap. It has been a very long day due to that. He has started taking naps in the morning from 11-11:45 (well, there have been maybe 5 in all) however one 45 minute break is NOT long enough. Not to mention Caleb is very preoccupied with our back room project (which he previously told me he would not be very involved in) I am doing most of the baby work alone. Not to mention errands, cleaning, and cooking. Arg. I'm a bit worn out today. I went to Papa Murphy's to get a pizza for dinner tonight, cause I couldn't cook with a crying baby. So, I get there and I don't have my wallet. Luckily, Caleb was home and actually answered his phone so we paid over the phone. Now Cole is crying in his bed, the pizza is ready, and Caleb is still working on the back room. I need a spa day.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Post for Shelley

So, I received a call from Shelley today-- sort of stocker like-- that said I haven't posted in "like forever". So, this post is to Shelley. With out whom, I would not have started posting. I miss her heaps and heaps. I still can't believe Shelley is moved away. We talked about her and Kevin moving for years and I got quite comfortable in hearing about it, but now that they're actually gone, i miss them tons! However I am glad she is so happy and content in her new life in Texas. I am glad I have her as a friend.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

a bunch of nothingness

I'm trying to get better about posting.. but I can't seem to think of anything interesting to say. I do however have a moment right now to type, so I thought of blogging.
OH, here's something really great! I've lost 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks! I've cut out sugar again (it's the only thing that works for me to loose weight!) and low and behold, I'm fitting into jeans I haven't worn in a while. Hurrah for me.
The end.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer Sun!





I would like to pretend that today is full of beautiful summer sunshine! Instead it is very ugly... how come it seems like it rains in June for the first 2 weeks and then it hits 102 degrees for the rest of the summer? The one nice thing about the rain is that I don't have to water my lawn. :) Yeah for me.
oh and enjoy a few more pictures of our sun room project!