I love Saturdays. So laid back with nowhere to rush off to. The boys and I did some grocery shopping today. While we were getting ready the door bell rang. I assumed it was my mother-in-law, who was going shopping with us, but when I opened the door it was four little kids asking if the boys could come out and play. Huh? When did this happen? My boys are to little for this!! Before I know it, they will be running all over town with friends. I seriously can’t even believe that. I wish I could just stop time…I don’t want them to grow up!!
After we did our grocery shopping, the boys friends came back over and they played outside for hours. It’s November and it’s freaking gorgeous outside. It’s almost ridiculous how nice the weather has been lately. We walked to the park and played and then headed back home. We had a big night of fun ahead….BABYSITTING! We had the chance to watch our neighbors little girl tonight….she’s six months old and just precious. We had a good time and the boys were awesome with her. They were so gentle and loving. It was nice to see them with her and not the rough and tough brothers I’m use to seeing on most nights. They are the best kids I could have ever imagined having. I feel lucky to be their momma.
Well, everyone’s tucked into bed and I’m still up watching Netflix. I feel like I may be catching a cold. Yuck! I’m starting to get congested and that is horrible for me. I’d rather get stabbed in the leg (maybe I’m exaggerating) than have a head cold. Nothing is more frustrating than a stuffy nose when you’re laying in bed trying to get to sleep and you can’t breathe! On that note, I’m going to take some meds and hope that it’ll knock it out.
Hope you enjoyed your Saturday and have a great Sunday with your family.
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What a nice Friday. I had to work today…it was a long day, but I got lots of stuff done. Afterwards, Jerms and I dropped the boys off at Pams (mother in law) house for a few hours and we had a nice date night. We didn’t do anything super crazy, but dinner with no kids is always AMAZING! Jerms and I always have a fun time together.
Today is Michelle (my step-mom) birthday. I made her a card a few days ago, but was unable to share. I didn’t want her to see it on the blog before the big day! She loves to quilt, so I tried my hand at a quilt inspired card. I don’t love the way it turned out, but I learned a lot from it.
Well folks…I am really tired. I spent too much time on Pinterest and not enough time blogging tonight. Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a nice good post in for ya. Or maybe I won’t. I guess you will see tomorrow!
Hey there…happy hump day! I had a pretty laid back day today. Atticus has had a little bit of a cough lately, so today we stayed home. I was supposed to go to work, but that’s the joy of working with family! I had a headache when I woke up and just took two Excedrin about an hour ago. I’m hoping I will wake up in the morning headache free!
School was awesome today. We started off with some art. My husband should definitely be our art teacher, but hey…it’s Pre-K/Kindergarten! I can’t be that bad, right? A few years from now, he needs to really take that over. The boys are doing so well with school. Bonus is really catching on and I’m so proud of him for how far he’s come in the last few months. When we started he had trouble with the alphabet and messed up on his counting here and there. Now he is right along side Atticus in every worksheet that we do. I can’t give him enough credit. It’s so sweet to see his face light up when I say “Bubba, you did so good!” It’s just precious. I feel lucky that I am able to see them learning AND be the one who is doing the teaching. When the school year started I was stressing out. I put so much pressure on myself and thought there was no way I could give them the education they needed. Wrong! Home school is awesome and I wouldn’t change it for the world. My boys are smart…I know that. They are learning at their own pace, whether that’s faster or slower. It doesn’t matter. We are learning and we are having fun at the same time as a family. I love it and the boys love it too. Even Bonus said today, “I like school!” When we first started the year he hated it. He hated sitting down at the table…he would rather be playing or something else. Now he’s the first one to the table. That’s cool! I feel like I’m at least doing something right. Thanks to my husband who told me I was capable of doing it when I was crying and stressed out. I almost….ALMOST…put them in public school, which I’m sure would have been fine, but I’m so glad WE decided that home school was right for us. Yes…it takes time and patience (which some days I have more than others) but it’s worth it. I love them boys so much.
Have a great Thursday everyone!
Ever have one of those days when it’s going really swell and then there’s that one thing that pops up and tries to ruin everything?! That happened to me today.
Everything was going great. Woke up early (not as early as I intended, but early!) had some coffee, made a few phone calls before the kids woke up, and the morning was going great. The kids woke up and we had breakfast and they had a chance to play before we started school. Everything was going really smooth and it stayed that way for most of the day. Jeremy started back at the tattoo shop today and he arrived back home around 4. We were glad to have him home with us. He was home for about 30 minutes before I got a phone call that would ruin my good mood. I won’t go into details, but let’s just say I was a little irritated. Thankfully my husband was here to help me stay level-headed and get me to think about the way I was feeling.
It’s so easy to have one thing happen and it ruin your entire day. But, why do we let it? It’s our decision to feel that way. I told my husband I just needed 5 minutes to feel this way and I’d be done. You know what? It works. Give yourself that allocated time and let yourself feel sorry for yourself or whatever it is you feel. Then make the decision to be over it. That’s it…you’re done. You’d be amazed at what this does for you. No matter how mad I am, nothing is so bad that I should let it ruin the time with my husband and kids. They deserve more than that and so do I.
It’s hard to do this at first, but if you practice it enough it gets easier and you will find that your stress levels go way down. You can’t control everything, but you can control yourself. I know I’ve said it before, but I am so thankful for Jerms. I have learned so much from him and we are continuously growing. (I love that man!)
Maybe you already practice this, but there may be someone out there who needs to hear this. Sometimes I read or hear something and I think ‘Duh! Why didn’t I think of that before?’ Sometime’s you just need to hear it from someone else’s point of view and it just makes perfect sense. Don’t let that one thing or person ruin your happiness. It’s not worth it! Choose to be happy. It’s better that way!
Look! Look! Look!
Remember yesterday I told you we had fall pictures taken of the boys…well, I got a preview from Erica today!
Check out my little stud muffins.
I can’t believe how big the are getting. They have grown up and changed so much since last fall. Bonus is such a ham. He is not camera shy at all! We got a few really great pictures of him and his silly faces. I think he will appreciate them when he’s older. 🙂
These boys are more then I could’ve ever expected when I dreamed of having kids. They make me laugh everyday. Yes..sometimes they drive me crazy, but it’s worth every minute. I love being their momma.
Thank you Erica for the great pictures. I can’t wait to see the rest of them!!
I’m back with the second part of ‘Our Love Story’, if you missed part one you can read it here.
Now that Jeremy had my phone number, I was really nervous. As I mentioned before, I wasn’t looking for love. He would call me and depending on what day it was I might answer. He’d ask if I wanted to hang out and I’d say no. I’ll give him credit…I played hard to get for quite a while and this guy never gave up. I couldn’t get rid of him!! He’d come down to my area everyday and have break with me. I mentioned one day that my mom was giving me a ride home after work. (I had rear ended someone and my car was in the shop.) As I was cleaning up and getting ready to go that evening, I see someone walking down the aisle. Jeremy always had a huge smile on his face…It was one of the things I liked most about him. He was checking to see if I needed a ride home. I told him no and expected him to say, “Ok. See ya tomorrow!” and walk away. Totally not Jeremy’s style. He insisted that he give me a ride, so I finally gave in.
Jeremy waited on me to finish up and we walked down to the area where he worked. He introduced me to some of his friends and we laughed the entire way to his truck. (He is seriously the funniest person I know.) I knew there was something about him…something different that I’d never seen in another guy before. It was very intriguing.
He drove me home. We talked the entire way. He didn’t try to force himself on me and he treated me with respect. I’d never had someone look at me, the way he looked at me. That was the turning point in our relationship. I liked him. I finally let my guard down.
A few weeks after we started dating I went to the emergency room. I was in a lot of pain and it came on quick. The next day I had surgery for kidney stones. No big deal. I missed a few days of work. Recovery was easy, especially with Jeremy by my side.
This is where I feel in love. I knew from this day, I’d love this man forever.
After the surgery Jeremy came over. He had made me a mixed tape of all the songs he liked. He put it in and we listened and talked. No Such Thing by John Mayer came on. Jeremy got up and started dancing. I knew then he would do anything for me. He was in my room, dancing, all to make me smile…to make me feel better.
No one had ever done that for me. I knew then…seeing him dancing…smile on his face…the look in his eyes as he looked at me…I loved him. I knew it from that day on. I loved this man more than I ever knew was possible. The man I least expected had swooped in and stole my heart.
It hasn’t been a breeze the entire 11 years. We fight, we cry, and we love. Somedays are bad, but most are good. I will say, it’s the best 11 years of my life.
I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Jeremy and I have been together since 2002. 11 years is a long time for a relationship these days. I’m proud of our relationship. We’ve been through a lot and we’ve come through it together and stronger than ever.
When I met Jeremy I was a young 19 years old. I was an adult and I knew everything. I was fresh out of high school, working my first ‘real’ job and wasn’t looking for a relationship at the time. I remember seeing him at a quarterly luncheon. They called his name for a perfect attendance award and everyone was clapping and cheering. I didn’t know his name, so I was looking around to see who everyone was cheering for. Here comes Jeremy break dancing down the middle of the tables. I couldn’t help but smile. I knew we’d be friends. He always had a smile on his face and you could tell he was a fun-loving person. Little did I know, we’d be married 4 years later.
After that luncheon, I didn’t see Jeremy for a while. He’d pass by every now and then, but we didn’t know each other. One day as I was heading to break, a friend walked up and started talking about some guy. He was going to have this guy come talk to me. Huh?! Wait a minute….who? Yep, you guessed it….Jeremy! I was so embarrassed. What would I say? When would this happen? All these things were going through my head and I was nervous. Why was he coming to talk to me?!
A few days passed and Jeremy still hadn’t come. I thought maybe he’d forgotten or just decided not to come see me. I was kinda relieved to be honest. I went on about my business doing my crappy job and I see him in the corner of my eye cross by. I was nervous. Was he coming to see me? I turned, filling out my papers and I hear a voice say something. I turned back around and there he is. I’d never been face to face with him. He introduced himself and I told him my name. You wanna know the first thing he asked me? “Do you play any instruments?” What!? Do I play any instruments?! What an odd thing to ask me! We still laugh about that all the time. I imagine he must have been so nervous. We had small talk and he asked for my number.
To be continued…