Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This past weekend was good, gardening and we took the boys fishing. They got fishing poles for Easter from my parents to they have been itching to test them out. They did so good, after we threw the line out into the water they would wait for a bite, and if no bite after a while they would bring it in and we would throw it back out for them but it was not too long before Ross figured out how to throw the line out himself. That was cool, seeing him learn to do things that he will continue to do and hope he will do for the rest of his life. It is small, but he is like a little adult, its just so darn cute!!

Today, busy with just "stuff" but mostly busy in my head.... to many thougths going on in my head, mainly about our dog, Custer. Took him to vet again for an indolent ulcer. I just want this taken care of, so tired of thinking and being in a constant state of worry about this. I am off to do some internet research on this subject.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

8 Years Today

Today we have been married for 8 years. It does not seem like it has been that long. We have done alot in this amount of time. I could go on forever just talking about it. But, I do know that I would not change a thing. Jim is an amazing man and father. I love him more and more all the time.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Our Night Out

Friday night Jim and I went out ALONE! Wow, it has been a while since we were able have a mini gettaway from our everyday lives. We had so much fun!! I dropped the kids off with the grandparents, each set of grandparents had one child, and borrowed shoes and a couple sweaters from my sis. Drove back home, changed into my outfit, put some items together in a bag for overnight and off we went to Charlotte. We checked into the Hilton and went to our room on the 19th floor. Looking out the window was the Nascar Museum..cool. Then off to make our dinner reservation. We walked about a block to the resturant Jim chose for us...Chima. It is Brazilian and it is so cool!!  The atmosphere was great and with a comfortable setting it made it easy for conversation. They have an amazing drink called the Caipheraina (sp?) oh yeah it was really good!!! They have a great salad bar with great variety and any meat you want. On the table is a coin like piece that is black on one side and red on the other. If you want meat, turn to the red side. If you don't want any meat, turn to the black side. Lets say if you want salmon and the guy with the lamb comes to your table and you tell him you want salmon, they tell the guy with the salmon and he comes right over. Those employees have their acts together!! Oh and if you want something specific they cook it for you and bring it out to you. This place is soooo awesome.
After a wonderful dinning experience we went around the block to Howl At The Moon. Customers request the songs and they are played by the "band". Two people on the piano and three more that each play guitar, drums, and keyboard. Let me tell you...they are amazing, they can play and sing anything!!!We thought that we may be one of the "old couples" in the room but ya know we weren't. All ages were there, well anyone over 21 that is. After being there for a while, listening to great music and many drinks later we headed back to the hotel. Oh yeah we got back to the hotel around 2 am.  NICE!!
We had a great time and I have the best husband in the world for arranging this for our anniversary. It is so hard to find time to get away and just have fun together but I honestly believe that it is essential for our sanity and our marriage. Every couple needs to spend time away from their everyday lives just to reconnect and remember what it is like to be with each other and to have a conversation without being interrupted. I have found out that I learn more about Jim, in conversation and actions, each time we get away.  That is another reason to get away every now and then, even if it is only for one night.
Thanks babe!! Love you!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm Me

 An adorable and precious moment to me each day is after the kids get out of the bath tub. So clean and sweet, love it! Well, here lately for about a month now, after Jax is out of the bath I wrap him in a towel and hold him like a baby and sing to him...Rock A Bye Baby. He loves it and he will ask me to sing to him and of course I do. Well after about 3 or so times singing I plop him on the changing table to dry him off and dress him.
While dressing him the other night I kept asking him if he was a baby?
Jax: "No, I not"
Mommy: "Why?"
Jax: "Because I Me, Jax!"

Well that really put me in my place...Even though I really want him to be sweet baby Jax and cuddle and let me hold him to my hearts' desire, I realized that he is growing up and becoming himself. I can't keep the "baby" because he is growing up so fast. I know this looking at Ross everyday because he is also becoming who he is as well.

I need to remember to value and nurture who they are becoming and let them become who they are meant to be, not what or who I want them to be. They are blossoming before our eyes!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Today was an cool day for the boys. The Easter Bunny came last night, filled baskets with candy and goodies and he even decided to hide eggs in our back yard for the boys to find on Easter morning.

A day with candy, excitement, family and goodies. What more could you ask for?

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

He Did It...again!

April Fools Day today of course, got up this morning and thought to myself.. "I am going to be ready for Jim when he tries to trick me today!"
Well, I went about my day doing my normal routine and he got me!
Why to I always fall into the trap?
Why am I so gullable?
I guess that is just me.