Tuesday, February 27, 2007

putting off the inevitable

So as I mentioned previously (like a week ago??? because I've been a bad blogger) we sold our house. It happened early last week. The realtor showed our house for the second time to the same people and they spent an entire hour looking around (meanwhile I assumed they would be done shortly and drove around hour neighborhood for an hour - it was funny when Jimmy showed up and we'd pass each other and wave only to pass each other again on the next street) our lovely home. I was aggravated but hope it was a good sign! Sure enough, we had an offer the next day!

After getting the offer we knew we had to bust our tail to find a new home! We had several in mind but nothing that I was in love with. We found a few homes in a neighborhood we'd never heard of and decided to check it out. It's a small community but two seconds from the big neighborhood that I'd been wanting to live in. I immediately loved the house! I knew from the beginning that it would be great for our family. There were a few "well, there is this" but after more consideration we knew it was the one!!! It's plenty big but not too big, it's new but not brand new, it's a one story but not a crammed one story - it's perfect!!

The closing date is set for March 23rd. Which, if you're counting on your fingers is precisely 24 days from today! Yikes!!! Which brings me to what I am doing now rather than what I am suppose to be doing...packing!

This is not fun. Those of you who think moving sounds like so much fun (I thought this too until an hour ago) have lost your minds. The idea of packing in general is not to bad, but then once you start doing it - well, it's a little harder than it looks. I'm an obsessive organizer. This means my boxes must be organized and labeled. Right now I have 3 open boxes on the floor with a few things in each. This is going to be interesting!

If packing alone wasn't dreadful enough, throw a 2-year old in the mix! At the present moment JD
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This might sound like a no-no, but it's better than what he was doing a few minutes ago - taking all the shredded paper out of my paper shredder!! Ahh...help me please!
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I do have something to look forward to (and I'm not referring to the pretty house we are moving into in 24 days) - rodeo!! Jimmy and I will be leaving shortly for some bull ridin', turkey leg eatin', cowboy lookin' heck of a good time! Yee Haw! I love me some George Strait!

Then I'll come back home to this and start all over again tomorrow. Note to self: spend your 5-1/2 hours while JD is in MDO to get stuff done! Enough of this business....
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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Remember Me?

Although you might think my life must be super boring and that's why there are no recent posts; however, that couldn't be farther from the truth. My days have been spent looking at houses, attending play dates, and looking at more houses. Just a note: we've found one and have not only made on offer but have a contract on our house as well! Post to come...

Here's some thing to enterain you all. It was taken from Jackson Jones's blog who took it from Big Mama's blog...oh the blogging life!!

Music Meme

Favorite Song From Childhood: James Brown's I Feel Good. This was me and my PawPaw's song. I can still remember picking him up from the airport with my mom and busting out with "I feel good, da-na-na-na-na"! Talk about some stares...

Favorite High School Dance Song: The Dance by Garth Brooks

Senior Class Song: I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachan

Favorite Rock & Roll Song: Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppord - I can remember singing this in my living room with my mom while watching VH1

Favorite Disco Song: Play that Funky Music White Boy

Favorite Country Western Song: This is a tough one - right now...Last Dollar by Tim McGraw

Favorite Pop Song: of all time - something by the infamous Brittany Spears - either Slave for You or Boys

Favorite All Time Love Song: Me and You by Kenny Chesney

Favorite Break Up Song: I Walk Alone by Oleander

Favorite Make Out Song: hmmm....Let's Get It On - I don't know!

Song That Always Makes You Cry: If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks and Remember When by Alan Jackson

Songs About Your Kid/s: Watching You by Rodney Atkins

Song That Reminds You Of Your Husband: Take Me Out to a Dance Hall & Three Days by Pat Green

Favorite Gospel/Praise Song: You Are Holy and Better is One Day

Favorite Ringtone on Cellphone: I need a new one, right now I have Don't Stop Believin' by Jorney!

You're it...dooo itttt!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

GOOD Morning

After yesterday's unhappy post, I knew I needed to start my day better. I've known this for a while actually. I can remember waking up as a pre-teen and a teenager in junior high and high school for quiet time and being so tired and it being so quiet - well, I fell asleep. You see...this girl enjoys her sleep - A LOT! I'm a sleeper so I have to do a lot of praying to even get up in the morning. I have even prayed for a false-smoke alarm to wake me up, of course this would wake the entire house meaning my quiet time would be interrupted 10 times with a toddler asking for everything under the sun.

So anyways...I just wanted to say Good Morning to everyone. I believe my day will be a lot better. God is doing some work in this girl and I so desperately need it. I can't wait to see where He takes me.

I have a fun day planned for myself. JD has MDO and then I'm going to do YOGA - something I have done since pre-JD and I am SOOOO excited!! Then I guess I'll run by our office and make myself useful. Jimmy and I are looking at 6 houses today after we pick JD up from school.

I will try and write later...I feel like I have so much to say, but JD will miss MDO if I continue! Love you all....

Monday, February 12, 2007

...a tough morning...

It's been a while since I've had a blog where I just let it all out.

What a day...and it's only 1:37. I'm not even sure where to begin...but I have to release this all before I start my Bible study. I literally laid JD down for his nap and said, "I NEED to do my Bible study and get before the Lord before I loose my mind." Oh yes...it has been on of those days.

I'm dealing with a few new challenges with JD. I'm not sure if this is part of the toddler years or if he's just being difficult. I'm sure it's the toddler thing but I think I feel more pathetic if I pretend I'm the only mom of a two-year old going through this.

JD won't eat. He refuses to eat just about everything. Some days he eats only one or two things, other days he eats one huge meal and hardly anything else. There are the rare days where he takes one or two bites but several times of day. This would of course be no big deal if he was weighing in with your average 2-year old, but at almost 25 months of age JD is barely pushing 23 pounds. I know babies who weigh this at 8 months!! The doctor is not overly concerned with this, just me. I do have him drinking PediaSure once a day and eating these NutraKid bars for added calories, but he rarely finishes the bar and typically only drinks 3/4 of the PediaSure. He's extremely active so I know that it's not affecting anything other than his weight, but it's still frustrating. I want him to eat and more importantly I want him to want to eat!! Everyone keeps telling me he'll eat when he's hungry...Really?? Because I'm pretty sure he'd go almost a full day without eating anything at all if I didn't sit him down and force him to take a bite. Which is just so much fun as he's crying and covering his eyes with his hands. Ahhh!!! I'm not exaggerating at all when I say he can go until at least noon without telling me he's hungry. He doesn't of course because I make him eat something - usually a few bites of dry cereal. I guess i just don't get it and I'm getting so frustrated trying to to get him to eat! This has been going on for a couple of weeks, and it's just getting worse! Pray for my patience and JD's appetite please.

I'm also so very tired. I'm not sure what it is. I'd love to think I'm pregnant but I don't think that's it. I mean, if I am it would have happened in the last 36 hours (in case you cared to know that much about our love life) and I think this would be pretty quick to be showing the signs. I'd also love to say that it's all the lovemaking that's got me worn out but I don't think that's it. I'm just beat!!! I could literally lay down and close my eyes and instantaneously fall asleep. I'm not usually this way either. If I make myself wash my face, get dressed, and put on clothes (and by this I don't mean sweat pants and a tshirt) I'm good to go until nighttime! But here I am mid-afternoon and I'm so tired. This of course is making me very cranky which in turn makes the above even harder to deal with!

Then there is the whole house dilemma. I want to sell and I want to find a house to buy! Jimmy and I are having a hard time agreeing on anything we look at. He wants a new house. He doesn't want to deal with the problems that can sometimes come with older houses. I like the feel and cleanliness of a new house. I love the big windows and open floor plans. I love the vaulted ceilings and the big tiled floors. I love the updated kitchens with granite counter tops. I love all of that, but I don't like yards with no trees. I want a big oak tree in my backyard and shade in my front yard. I want a street lined with everything from maple trees to magnolia trees. I want to stub my toe on acorns and complain about pine needles!! As much trouble as falling leaves are, I want them!! I want trees!! I might have been raised in Houston, but there's always a part of me that wants to live far from the city. This part obviously doesn't exists during shopping sprees since I favor Nordstroms and Arden B over Piggly Wiggly and Fred's Dollar General, but aside from that I want space. I also want young neighbors. I want JD to grow up with kids on the street like I did. I spent every waking moment outside playing. There were so many kids around us growing up, I always had a companion!! I want JD to walk out into the front yard and have to decide who's door to knock on first (with me standing at the front door watching because who are we kidding...things have changed)! It's just hard coming to an agreement. We have several homes we are looking at tomorrow that are pretty new (built in the last 5 years or so) and seem to have decent size yards with a tree or two. So we'll see... Oh, and they are affordable. We have agreed on one community but the houses are a little more than we want to spend. I mean..this girl does like to eat!

So I'm done unloading...now I'm asking for a few prayers. I'm going to go now! I need some Fruit of the Spirit...love you all!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Look Alikes....

Lookin' good, lookin' good....

Oh and JD's is even better...all girls???

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Favorite JD Phrase of the Week

Me: "Ouch!"
JD: "What happen?"
Me: "I hurt my elbow?"
JD: "Me kiss it?"

I melt....

Monday, February 05, 2007

TGFPD - Thank Goodness for Play Dates

...and TGFS (Thank Goodness for Sunshine) for that matter!

Praise HIM, it's another sunny day in Houston. We have now seen the sun 3 days in a row, which might sound like no big deal to anyone living in San Diego, but we've had some awful weather the last month. I was so excited this morning I almost threw on last year's bathing suit and layed out!!

Today was our second play date with out NW play group. JD and I belong to two different play groups - The NW Play Group and the JV, Bear Creek, and Copperfield Play Group. We love them both so much and it is sooooo nice to visit with other mommies during the day.

Today's date was at Mercer Aboretum. It's a beautiful park, botanical garden, library, and outdoor classroom in Humble. It's a bit of a drive for us, but so worth it. JD had a blast and has turned into quite the monkey!!

I am just so glad to have met these ladies and to have a place to spend our days that JD is not in MDO. I know he loves getting out of the house as well. Anyone looking for a playgroup should checkout meetup.com for some in your area. It's a great website and has a lot to offer!

Also...keep us in your prayers and especially my "control issues". I'm kinda getting frusterated with this whole house-selling business. It's frusterating waiting for a buyer and even more frusterating looking for the perfect house. I'm trying so hard to sit back and let whatever happens happen...but I want to move soon!!! Anyways...just keep us in mind, we are both so ready to start packing!

Better sign off...I have a bible study to do before JD wakes up!

Friday, February 02, 2007

BIG Babies

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(AP) He is called "Super Tonio," and at a whopping birth weight of 14.1 pounds, the "little" fellow is causing a sensation in this Mexican resort city. Cancun residents have crowded the nursery ward's window to see Antonio Vasconcelos, who was born early Monday by Caesarean section at Jesus Kumate Rodriguez hospital. On Thursday, doctors reduced his diet from 5 ounces to 3 ounces of milk every three hours. In three days, Tonio gained 7 ounces, weighing in Wednesday night at 14.5 pounds. He measures 22 inches in length. "We haven't found any abnormality in the child. There are some signs of high blood sugar, and a slight blood infection, but that is being controlled so that the child can get on with his normal life in a few more days," Narciso Perez Bravo, the hospital's director, said on Wednesday. In Brazil, a baby born in January 2005 in the city of Salvador weighed 16.8 pounds at birth. According to Guinness World Records, the heaviest baby born to a healthy mother was a boy weighing 22.5 pounds, born in Aversa, Italy, in September 1955. Antonio's mother, Teresa Alejandra Cruz, 23, and father, Luis Vasconcelos, 38, said they were proud of the boy, and noted that Cruz had given birth to a baby girl seven years ago who weighed 11.5 pounds. "It's good, because now with this one, we'll have a pair" of big babies, said Vasconcelos.

Do you know what's even crazier?? A friend of ours weighed 11 lbs 1 oz when he was born and his mama delivered him with no drugs! CRAZY!! She's a better woman than me! I don't have any pics of him as baby, but here he is now...6'9'' and the jolly green giant
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Thursday, February 01, 2007

St. Jude

This is something I have always wanted to be a part of, so I decided to join the fight against childhood cancer this year. I pray that a cure is found for childhood cancer and I hope I live to see it, or at least JD.

Below is the link for KILT's Big Country telethon going on the next 2 days:

Here's the direct link for donating:

Please conside the $30/month donation...you never know when it can happen to someone you love. Oh, and hug those extra special children in your life that are healthy as can be!!! I am blessed to have a healthy boy (at least for now) to wake up to everyday~