Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I'm thinking Wednesday

My sisters and I are making a ton of crafts for a Mom2Mom sale in a few months, which will hopefully be extremely successful so we can start an Etsy shop and become millionaires. We are going to be selling flower clips, headbands, tutu's, tulle dresses, tutu dresses and hair clip accessory holders. Feel free to place an order.

I can't wait for this weekend. Momma needs a break. It will be a nice long weekend with the hubs and my mom is watching E Saturday night so we will have some alone time. bow-chicka-bow-wow
We will be heading to Autorama Saturday morning (this is how you know I love him) then I'm sure dinner and some drinks or something Saturday night to celebrate the hubs being one step closer to the big 3-0.
(He will only be 28 but I like to round up)

I have a 14 month old who apparently thinks that she is in the "terrible two's" stage. It is temper tantrum city in my house. She has become a super picky eater, things she liked last week get thrown on the floor this week. And she seems to have forgotten what "No" means.  Any advice on how to tame the tantrums? I am babysitting 3 days a week, and Ellie has recently become really possessive and freaks out anytime I pick up the other child. But when she's not hollering because I told her not to push the buttons on the printer she is cracking me up. This girl can find a rhythm in anything. She will dance to the beat of the printer, or the timer in Scattergories. My SIL says we're going to have an August Rush on our hands! She is amazed by everything. She walks around saying "WOW" and "WHOA". Her new favorite word is "Yeah" but she stretches it out like yeaa-ah, I'm going to cherish this because I know it will soon turn into "NO". She is such a copy-cat. She has recently started crawling into infant carseats, bouncers, and sitting in her bumbo because she sees her 4 month old cousin in them. Sometimes I will catch her sticking her thumb in her mouth copying her cousin.
Even with the trying moments we're had lately she still melts my heart amd I couldn't imagine loving her more.

That's about all I've got for today. I think I may put my feet up and watch some Whitney

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Linking up with Megan this week for

Sometimes I hate how much my husband works and wish he could be home with us more
Always I am thankful he has a job and can provide for our family

Sometimes I slack on my blog and think to myself "Ok, I'll post tonight"
Always After I put Ellie to bed I'm too drained to do much of anything

Sometimes I think I want to get a kitten
Always I remember how awful it was when we had one and it marked its territory all over our apartment

Sometimes I like to stay home and have a lazy day with Ellie
Always I get stir crazy-and cranky-when I haven't been out in the world

Sometimes I get really stressed out thinking about all the things that are going on this year
Always I am so excited for my friend and my BFF to be getting married this year..and I'm excited for some bachelorette parties :)

Sometimes I have an anxiety attack thinking about getting old
Always I remember my husband is almost 4 years older than me and I'm still young :)

His birthday is this weekend so I had to throw that in there!

Happy Tuesday

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Our Love Story

Linking up with From Mrs to Mama to share our love story

How long have you and your significant other been together?
My husband and I have been together for a total of 10+ years. We have been married for 4 years.

How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We actually met when I was a Freshman in High School and he was "going out" with one of my close friends and I told her I thought he was cute. She actually introduced us and told me she would break up with him so I could "go out" with him. Oh silly teenage girls! Mind you- I wasn't allowed to "date" so there wasn't much "going out" until I was 16.
If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding? 
We were married in my hometown church by my Uncle. It was in the beginning of February and we had a pretty big snow-storm the Thursday before the wedding. Everything went perfectly, I just wish I had spent more time taking it all in. It went by so fast! It wasn't a huge wedding, but I would say there were probably 200+ guests.

Do you have any nick-names that you call one another?
He calls me Shell (along with all my other family members) and sometimes I call him Suze. Sometimes there is a random babe, hon, etc thrown in there.
Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
He is such an amazing Father, He is hard-working and always provides for us, and he is always there to help anyone.
Tell us how he proposed?
He made me a scrapbook that commemorated all the years we have been together and the last page said "will you marry me." I was 19 and he was 22.

Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
I would have to say he is more of a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy. He just came home on his lunch break with a card and a 6 pack of Reece's. He knows the way to my heart :)
Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Typically I would rather stay home and relax together, but I am never one to pass up a romantic evening out!
Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day.
I would love to take a Mediterranean cruise with him and travel to different countries.
Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
We went to dinner and a movie last weekend, so today I am spending it at home with my sweet daughter. (Who was kind enough to throw up all over the carpet this morning. Happy Valentine's Day to me!)

Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
All I ever want is for him to do something showing that he was thinking of me. A card is all I need. But I would never say no to diamonds!
Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Don't sweat the small stuff, pick your battles carefully, and always make sure to show how much you appreciate your Husband. Remember that no matter what you are responsible for your actions, love him no matter what.
Show us a picture of what love means to you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Ramble Of Sorts

I started babysitting a friend's little boy last week.
It's only for a few weeks to help them out.
It's Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-6:00 and Friday 8:30-1:00.
He is 9 days younger than Ellie and it is so fun to watch them play together.
It really reassures me that when we have another baby I will be able to handle it.
Granted it will be totally different because it will be a toddler and a baby not two toddlers.
It's much more like having twins when he is here since they're so close in age.

I remember when I was in middle school and high school I loved babysitting and being in the nursery at church.
Now; not so much.
I never really realized how much babies cry. And whine. And have snotty little noses.
And it wasn't until I had my own that I realized all this.
(The little boy I'm babysitting is an exception. He rarely cries and is such a sweet little boy)
And my baby isn't any better than the rest of em!
When I go somewhere and drop Ellie off in the daycare she gets hysterical.
I always feel so bad for the workers, but I just give her a smooch put her down and say
"She'll be fine."
Because she will.
And she usually is.
That's my new motto.
 Once she realizes that there are a tons of toys and plenty of other little people to play with she is just fine.
When I come to pick her up it warms my heart watching her happily play...until she sees me and then goes into hysterics all over again.
I don't understand why they cry when they see you, shouldn't they be happy and come running with arms open??
Silly babies. 

 But you know what drives me crazy??
When parents take their kids to the nursery when their kids are sick.
If your kid has snot pouring down his face prolly an indication that he has a virus or something.
I'm not talking about working mothers who don't have a choice
I'm talking about church or the gym.
You don't have to go the gym when your kid is sick.
That is a choice, not a necessity.
You can take a week or and make sure your child feels better instead of infecting everyone else around them. And I'm sure that the workers appreciate when you are considerate and keep your snot nose kid home. I just had to stay quarantined for 2 whole weeks while Ellie kicked this nasty cold.
Did I want to go to the gym
Did I want to go walk the mall and get out of the house
But it was in the best interest of my child to keep her inside where it is warm and let her rest and recuperate.

Once she was feeling better we finally took her Christmas pictures.
February 1st-so we were a little late.
Don't judge me.

By the end she was pretty unamused

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Four years ago to day I walked down the aisle and said "I do."

Mike and I met my freshman year of High School.
He was a senior. oh la-la
He was actually dating one of my close friends. I told her I thought he was cute and she said "ok I'll break up with him so you can go out with him!"
Oh, the minds of teenage girls.
We started "dating" (if you can call it that) on my birthday.
We dated off and on throughout my High School years and eventually got back together for good after my first year of college.
He proposed February 23 when I was 19 years old living in North Carolina with my SIL.

This past fall it had been 10 years since we first started dating.

We've both grown so much since we first pledged to spend the rest of our lives together
and I know that we can make it through anything.
Marriage is a lot more work than I ever imagined!
I never realized how selfish and stubborn I was until I got married.
(and I think that goes for everyone)
I remember one of the biggest arguments we had when we first got married was because Mike left gum in his pockets and it got ALL OVER the dryer in our apartment.
I was livid because I couldn't believe that he wouldn't just check his effin pockets before he took off his pants, he was mad because he thought I should have checked his pockets before I put them in the washer.
I'm not kidding when I say I really thought that this was going to be the argument that ended our marriage.
I couldn't believe he thought it was my job to check his pockets!!
Needless to say we've moved past the gum "incident" (for the most part haha)
and have both realized that some things

just aren't worth arguing over.

Our marriage hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies but we have came so far from where we started four years ago. I am so blessed to call Mike my husband and I couldn't imagine building a life and spending my future with anyone else. He is such an amazing Dad, and Ellie and I are both so lucky to have him in our lives.