Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not So Bad

So here we are, day 2 of being "iced in". While I am bored out of my mind, I am also so very thankful that we never lost power and that all the people I love are safe and warm. I have used the time at home to catch up on all my cleaning and laundry. Though from the way my house looks now you would never know it. It is funny how just one child can wreck a house so quickly. I guess he is tired of being cooped up too and he is having fun so, I am trying not to worry too much about the mess right now.

As I sit here and look out at the ice, I am reminded of how minor our situation really is. We still have clean water and medical care. We know where our children are and that they are safe. We can see the end. I am humbled as I think about the people of Hati and what they are having to deal with. We are upset because we are stuck in our houses. Their houses are gone. We are upset because our favorite restaurant is closed. They have no food. Looking at the grand scheme of things we still have so much to be thankful for. This ice really is just a minor inconvenience compared to what others are having to face. I am going to try and remember this each time I begin to get frustrated today because I am stuck in my house. Each time I think about how awful the ice is, I am going to say a prayer for the people in Hati and those all over the world that are actually having to deal with disaster. I will remember that I am truly blessed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's Wednesday Again

Hi. My name is Maegan. It is so nice to meet you.

I feel like this is how I need to start today's post. I feel like it has been a long time since I have posted anything. I am not sure what has been wrong with me but, I have been in a funk. I am hoping that some one out there knows what I am talking about and that I am not alone in getting like this. Nothing is specifically wrong. I just feel blah. I am hoping that I will snap out if it soon. I hate feeling like this. To make an already yucky mood worse, I have to go to Wal-Mart. I hate Wal-Mart. It has got to be my least favorite place to go on earth. I have been putting it off and putting it off but, the time has come and I have got to go.

On from that... The boys have been doing really well. Will had a great basketball game and along with his 3 fouls, also took some good shots! Ben is on this kick about wanting to have his picture taken. Everything he does, he wants me to get the camera. This is one of those pictures.

School is getting under way for me and I feel like I am going to enjoy this semester. I mean, I have done homework and even started a book I have to read, long before it is due! This is big for me. I usually wait until the last minute and then just do what I have to do to get by. I am planning on keeping this up all semester. We shall see how that actaully works out.

Matt is begining to get calls from people needing yard work done, which is wonderful. I love my husband but, it is hard having him home all the time. It will be nice to get into our old routine.

And once again, they are calling for winter weather here. I will let you know how that goes. I am off to make my dreaded Wal-Mart run. Hopefully, it won't be too bad.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And the Award Goes To...

Here are the rules:
Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
Copy the award & place it on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself.
Nominate 7 bloggers.
Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
OK, well here it goes. I am so very new to the blogging world and most definitely new to getting a blog award. Who even knew there was such a thing...
Well, I must certainly say that I am honored that my wonderful sister-in-law/friend, Candice at The Perfect Pair would think to nominate me for this award. Thanks so much Candice! I was completely surprised to see my name under the 7 people you nominated. Now, I am supposed to tell you all seven interesting things about myself...
1. I have a major problem with chipped nail polish. If my nail polish is chipped I can't function until I have either fixed it or taken off my polish. I mean really, this is a problem. The other day, I had to run home and take my nail polish off before I went to school! I was on my way to school, turned around, went home and fixed my nail polish and went on with my day. How sad is that?
2. I love most any dessert or candy. I will happily skip my meal and eat dessert. I can pretty much guarantee that if you come to my house there will be some sort of cake, candy or cookies. If I don't have dessert in the house I feel like I don't have any food.
3. I can't sleep unless the house is picked up and the dishes are done. No matter how late it is or how tired I am, I will always pick up the house and make sure the dishes are done and the dishwasher started before I go sleep.
4. A huge pet peeve of mine is when people (my husband) fall asleep on the couch. You know if you are tired enough to fall asleep. Go to bed!
5. I hate when you are talking to someone or reading something someone has written and they use "I" instead of "me". I am sure they are just trying to use correct grammar and sound educated, but it really bothers me. That is not a picture of "the hubby and I" that is a picture of "the hubby and me". This is an elementry skill people.
6. As soon as I get home, no matter what time of day it is, I put on my sweats. I can't stand to sit around the house in jeans or dress clothes. I like to be comfy.
7. I do not like reality TV. I have yet to find a reality show that I can stand to watch. To me, there is not really anything real about people on those shows. They are put in a situation that is controlled by outside forces and is taped and edited. How is that real?
Now, here are some people I would like to nominate for this award. I don't have 7 because, well, as I said earlier, I just started blogging. I don't know 7 people to nominate but, I will do what I can.
First, I want to nominate my little sister, Jessica at Penny Thoughts. She is a beautiful person. I am so very proud of the woman she is becoming. I love you little one!
Next, I would like to nominate my sister in law, Ana at A Nabs Photography. She is a really talented photographer.
And sadly, that is all the people I can nominate right now. All the other blogs I follow have already been nominated! I guess I just follow some really wonderful ladies... so good job girls. I really enjoy reading all your posts. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Calm before the Storm

So, I feel like I have been MIA from here for a few days. Truth be told, there has just been nothing really blog worthy going on in my life as of late. We haven't had any birthdays, no really funny moments, no really traumatizing moments, nothing. It has just been life as usual at the Pair home, which brings to mind how nice it has been. Don't get me wrong, I love my life when is is crazy and unpredictable, but I also love the lulls in between. It is nice to have a period of time when there are no major decisions to made, no major battles to wage, when things, for the most part, go as planned. We go and come home, eat and go to bed. I know that it is not at all exciting or enviable but, it is times like these that allow me time to think and to breath and time to really enjoy my family and realize how blessed I am.

I am sure that now that I have acknowledged our nice break that something will happen. Someone will get sick and have to go to the doctor, something will come up and Matt and I will disagree, something will go wrong but, I will be ready.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Home Depot

We went to home depot. Ben saw a man up on some scaffolding and yelled, "Spiderman!!!". I am just glad the man thought it was funny too.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I fear I may soon be replaced. My husband has fallen in love, with the DS. Yes, it is true. After all the comments that were made about how bad video games are for kids, we ate our words. Will got a DS for Christmas. Of course, he has enjoyed it. The rest of us have pretty much left it alone... until today. This afternoon, for some reason, Matt started playing it and he is still playing it. It is actually a surprising bonding tool. Will has gotten a kick out of encouraging Matt and helping him. His exact words were, "I have 1,025 faith in you Matty. Let me play when you get past the hard part."

This morning I was left with no car seat. I had to call my mother in law and borrow hers. While we were waiting for her to get here, I made the comment that we were getting another seat tonight. I was talking to myself when I said this, so imagined how surprised I was when I picked Ben up and he asked when we were going to get his new seat. Matt and I took him with us to get one and when we got home he just sat in it saying, "This my new seat." Who knew he would be so excited about a car seat.

I am so thankful for my children. While I am sitting here writing these things about our day, I just keep thinking of all the wonderful things they each do everyday. I could write and write and still not be able to get them all down. I am thankful for how different they are.

I am thankful for my Will and the way he is so thoughful and compassionate. He is my child that will notice when I am upset or frustrated and pat my back and tell me, "It will be okay Mom." He is my baby that called me his "mommy princess" when I said I could not wear a dress because it was for a princess. He gets my humor and likes going starbucks. He is my thoughful child. He can be a bit of a worrier. He has a slight obsession with all things hunting related. It has been such an amazing expierience to watch him grow and change. I can't wait to see what great things he will do in his life.

I am also thankful for all the ways Ben is different from Will. We are just begining to get a look into his personality but I can already tell we are going to be in for a wild ride with this one. He has no fear and is such a charmer. He has this little smile that just makes me melt. I am so excited to see him grow. I know that we will be in for a bit of challenge with him but I am am ready. I know that the end product will be something so incredible.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday, Monday

What a way to start a week. I mean, Mondays are painful enough but, add a sick child and it just gets that much worse. Will came down with a stomach bug last night. So, obviously we were home today. Will to rest and Ben to give comic relief. This is a picture of him in a dress up vest that he calls his "robe". I have no idea how he came up with that. He loves it and has insisted on wearing it all day.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oh Matty

Let me start by saying that I love my husband. He is a wonderful man. He is a great father, provider, friend, etc. but anyone that knows him at all knows that he has never had a way with words. Matt tends to say what is on his mind and does not always think about what he is saying. Some people take offense to what he says. I tend to find humor in it. This particular comment I found funny enough to write about. Earlier tonight, we were sitting in the living room and I was talking about wanting to work out and try to "shape" my body. Somehow, we ended up talking about boob jobs (I wonder who brought that up). Matt was trying to find an eloquent way to tell me that he would not mind if I ever wanted to get one. Then, in an analogy only my Matty could come up with he said, "It would be like, like when an old car gets a paint job." He has such a with with words.

Friday, January 8, 2010

"Baby It's Cold Outside"

My goodness it is cold outside. The worst part, no snow, just cold. When I went to pick Will up from school today the kids were just a bunch a hats, coats and scarves with eyes. It was actually really cute. It was one of those moments when I was reminded why I love being a mom. There is just something about kids so bundled up they can hardly move that makes me smile. I do have to admit that it will not break my heart to see the temps go above freezing. There is only so long we can handle this cold. I mean, we are after all, southerners.

And tonight my boys got to talk to Gram, my grandmother, on the phone. I never thought I would see the day that my kids would be able to talk on the phone to my grandparents. It was just another happy part of my day. It was really sweet to hear what they had to tell her. I am not entirely sure what they were saying but whatever it was that they were talking about it must have been important because they talked for a while. I hope that it made her as happy as it made me. She has always been my favorite grandmother and to see my boys love her just as much is just so special.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I hope that you are able to find some little things in your day that make you happy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Snowy Day

"One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as the eye could see"
-Ezra Jack Keats

From what all the news channels were predicting, we were expecting a blizzard. Instead, we wake up to find a dusting of snow. Will, always the optimist, tried so hard to play in what little snow did fall but eventually gave up and came inside. I guess the weather guys missed it this time...

The snow day did however give me a chance to start this blog (something I have been wanting to do for a while). I hope that you enjoy this peek into our everyday lives.