Monday, April 26, 2010


Tonight, I was reading Will a story before he went to bed. I noticed he was eating something.

Me: What are you eating.
Will: Cheez-Its. (He says proudly.)
Me: Why are there Cheez-Its in your bed?
Will: They are in my pocket. I get hungry at night and this way I have something to eat.

There is nothing I can say about this. I can tell you, however, that I did make him finsh the Cheez-Its before he fell asleep. No, he is not sleeping with food in his pockets.

Friday, April 23, 2010

How We Met

Show Us Your Life- How you met your husband

I love this topic. I love to hear how couples met! Some of these stories can be really interesting.

I met my husband Matt on a blind date. We were set up by my little sister and her boyfriend at the time (also named Matt).

I had just gotten out of a serious relationship. I really thought that guy was going to be "the one". It was really hard when I realized it just wasn't going to work. At that point, I just decided I was going to focus on Will and myself. I wasn't going to worry about trying to date someone. I was over the whole idea of relationships. I just figured it was going to be and Will and I was alright with that.

When my sister came home one night in early summer and said, "You need to go on a date with Matt." I told her I was good and didn't need to date anyone. She laughed and left it at that (for a minute). She continued on and on all summer about this guy named Matt. She really talked him up. Finally, just to get her to be quiet I told her she could give him my number. (I did this thinking he would not actually call.)

Then, one night in August, hed called. I didn't answer. He left a message. It went something like, "Hey! This is Matt. I got your number from your sister. You can call me back." Then for some reason, I called back. We talked for a minute then being the romantic guy he is, Matt said, "So, do you drink?" I laughed and said, "Sometimes.". "Well, do you want to go get a drink?" I told him that I was fine. I asked him where he wanted to meet. He insisted on picking me up. It was then I started to realize he was going to be different. My most vivid memory of that night is the huge grin he had on his face as I climbed in his truck.

We went out that night. I had a great time. It was so easy to talk with him. We found out we shared mutual friends. I had actually dated one of his best friends in high school. It was amazing we hadn't met before. He told me that night about the relationship he had been in for a while. I told him about Will. We talked about how neither one of us wanted anything serious. His exact words were, "I am going to do what I want. I don't want to have to call everyday..." I had a really good feeling when I got home. Seeing as how we both said we weren't looking for anything serious I really didn't expect him to call the next day. He did and we have been together ever since.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's a Moose

A few months ago, Matt came home and said "We need a Yorkie".

I laughed at him. I asked him if he wanted me to get him a purse to carry the dog in. I told him there was no way we were getting a dog that little. I said the boys would hurt it. I told him all about how annoying they are and how little dogs just follow you around and nip at your heels. I said if we get a dog it needs to be a real dog not a toy.

Let me introduce the newest member of our family, Moose.

As much as it pains me to say it, I do love this dog. I have always had something against little dogs. I had my reasons. They are yippy. They are annoying. They are mean... the list goes on and on but, Moose has been wonderful. I have really enjoyed having him and he has been a great addition to our family. I guess Mattie was right, this time.

Under 15

This week's Top Two Tuesday topic is Top 2 items under $15!

My first would have to be a venti Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks.

My second would have to be OPI nail polish. I love this polish. They have the best colors.

Neither one of these are major purchase but both have the ability to make my day. I hope ya'll have a great Tuesday!

Friday, April 16, 2010


Favorite Fridays

This weeks Favorite Friday topic is

Guilty Pleasure Snack

Let me just say that I love Junk Food. I mean really. I will skip dinner and just have dessert. I have been known to eat an entire box of Girl Scout Cookies in one sitting. I don't start to feel like we are really out of food until there is no dessert in the house. When there is nothing sweet, it is then I worry. So obviously, to pick just one is super hard but if I had to pick one it would be...


I absolutely adore cupcakes. I think that there is nothing better than a little cake (or 2 or 3) just for you. I see cupcakes and I can't help but smile. They just make me happy.

Head in over to Jen's blog and indulge a little.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wishful Wednesday...

'I wish' .... I had never-ending funds to donate to ______ charity!

I wish I had never ending funds to donate to Life Choices. Life Choices is a non-profit organization that focuses on women facing unplanned pregnancy. They offer prenatal care and counseling as well as parenting classes. In addition to these services, they also help new moms prepare for their up coming arrivals by providing things from diapers to car seats to even maternity clothes. Their main focus is to help women choose life.

This is an organization close to my heart. I feel that this is an invaluable service to our community. It is so hard to face an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, these girls often do not have any parental support which makes an already difficult situation almost unbearable. Life Choices is there to offer support to these new moms. They help reassure them that they have made the right decision by choosing life. It is a very accepting and non judgemental environment. The minute you step foot in the door, you feel wanted and welcome. The volunteers really do want the best for these moms and their babies. It is truly a wonderful organization.

I wish that I had known about Life Choices when I found myself pregnant at 17. While I had the support of my family, it was still an incredibly difficult experience. One that I am still struggling with almost 8 years later. I love my Will more than anything but, I struggle with the guilt of having him so young. I feel like because I was so young that he will suffer in some way. I just hope and pray that when he is old enough to understand the situation that he will realize that I loved him from the very beginning. I hope he knows that from the moment I knew I was going to be his mommy that he was the most important thing in my life.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Not Me...

I have not done a "Not Me" Monday post in a while. I am not sure why it has been so long. I do love telling everyone all the things that I have not and will not ever do.

It was not me who had a panic attack when the power cord to the computer would not work yesterday. I would never be so dependant on technology.

It was not me that told my husband we needed to go get a new computer rather than the simple new power cord solution. I would never over react like this.

It was not me who said I was so worried about the computer problem because of my school work, while secretly trying to figure out how I was going to check facebook and my read my blogs.

It was not me who painted my nails outside, in the front yard, while my child played. I would never do anything like that. I have much more class than that.

It was not me who let little Ben have cookies and milk for breakfast. I am much more concerned about what my children eat.

It was not me who said to my children, "DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT EACH OTHER. If I see you touch, look at, speak to or make a face at your brother, YOU WILL BE IN TIME OUT!" I would never say anything like this. This is something my mother would have said.

It is not me relieved to see Monday. I love spending time with my kids and would never be dancing on the inside as I get them ready for school.

I hope that ya'll have a great week!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

No Body's Business

I took Will to the doctor this morning. His allergies have been really bad and I was afraid he had a sinus infection. Turned out there was no infection just really bad allergies. The doctor gave us two sample medications to try. One was an allergy tablet and the other a nose spray. The doctor administered the first does of spray before we left the office to show me how to do it. On the way home, Will randomly says to me, "I know one thing. That nose spray works! I am breathing like no body's business!"

Wishful Wednesday

I wish' .... I had the willpower to
stay on one particular diet,
and it would be ______!

What an appropriate topic for this week, the week after I have eaten nothing but candy. Really, I am pretty sure I had Hershey chocolate eggs for lunch at least twice last week. (They only come out at Easter so I have to get my fill when I can.)

There is not really a name for the diet I want to stick with. I believe it is called "eating a balanced diet and exercising". That is right. No hardcore stuff here. I just wish I could cut back on the sugar, increase the fruits and veggies (ewww) and exercise. But, for some reason, I can't seem to do it. I would love to be able to ride on a Saturday with my daddy's group (50 to 75 miles) or run a marathon with my aunt. Instead, I stay home and eat cinnamon rolls on Saturday mornings and can't run more than a mile.

I have actually been thinking a lot about this lately. The weather has been getting warmer and it looks like we will be making an appearance at the beach this summer. I have been looking at gyms and thinking about what I want to do to get in shape. Have I actually done anything? NO! I am getting really good about talking about it and I have become and authority on local gyms, what they offer, how much, do you have to sign a contract...

I am hoping that I will find the willpower, time and energy to start to workout. Between school, kids and their activities and my husband I am just wiped out. How do you find the time and energy to workout/exercise in all that you have going on?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One picure Easter

So, as I am looking at every one's Easter posts and all the pictures, I realized I only took one picture. Why the one picture I would have has to be this one... who knows?

I guess I can add that to the list of my horrible mommy moments. In spite of the lack of pictures, we had a great weekend. Friday the boys and I went over to my parents house and dyed eggs. The boys had a blast. My wonderful sister in law, Ana, did take a few pictures. You can visit her blog A Nabs Photography, and see them. Saturday, Will got to spend some time with Aunt Jess and Corey. Let me tell you, he felt like he was something else. Corey even bought him a hat just like his! Saturday night, we went to church with my family. Sunday we woke up to find the Easter bunny had come. He left lots of candy and a few little goodies. Then it was off to breakfast and to Matt's parents house. After our rounds of visiting, we came home and played outside the rest of the day. I have to say that was probably the best part of the whole weekend. We don't have a whole lot of time together, just the 4 of us. We had a great time!