Monday, November 9, 2009


This is my 100th post! I know I total stink at this blog thing. So this time I'm not even going to say I'm going to do better that way I don't let you or myself down, HA! Really our lives aren't that exciting to write about. But since I haven't blogged since August I'll give y'all a rundown on things.

Brayden & I have started bowling. Sad thing his average isn't much lower than mine. Granted he has the bumpers & I don't.

We have FINALLY!!! started adjusting to our new school schedule. Things were a little rough there at the first. Many of mornings I either walked out of the house highly annoyed @ Shawnn & Brayden or I wanted to cry.

We had our 1st ever Parent/Teacher conference. I have to admit I was a little nervous. I'm so not one of those mom's that think her child is perfect. Actually he's far from it. IT WENT GREAT!!!!! I left there so proud of our lil guy. He's right where he needs to be. His teacher said he's a great student & very eager to learn. He's like a little sponge, he soaks everything up! I love going home in the evenings to hear all about his day. They learn a new word each week that they call their popcorn word. On Monday evenings he can spell it & use it in a sentence. Just amazing. They are learning how to read too, so he's constantly sounding out words. Again, just amazing! I'm sooooo glad he loves school & hopefully he continues to be a star student & an eager beaver...HA!

Brayden got an award at school.....Each month each class in the school has a STAR student....Well Mr. Brayden was the STAR student for the month of Oct.

I went through a spell of dr. visits. I went to the dr. 3 times in 3 weeks for 3 different things! NO FUN!!! & NO INSURANCE....yeah it stunk but I'm all better, thank goodness. First time I had a bad sinus infection. It started the Sunday before Labor Day. I was very sick Tuesday, started feeling better but by Friday I was worse. Then a week after that my left hip started hurting to the point I could barely walk. I had hip bursitis, I'm not even sure I meet the age requirements! A week after that my right ankle started swelling again. Long story short on the ankle I had a hairline fracture back in April 08 that I didn't know about. Fell again in Oct. 08 stayed swollen for over 2 weeks. That's how I found out about the hairline fracture. I thought that the swelling was from my hip hurting & I was putting more weight on my ankle. Well it continued. By Wed. afternoon from my toes to my knee were so swollen I couldn't bend my leg. Go back to the dr. & he says it could possibly be a blood clot. Well at that moment I didn't hear much else. Sorry but that was a little scary. Especially when I ask if I should be concerned & he says to me well just for the next 30 minutes!!! Apparently, he also said he didn't really think that's what it was but wanted to be on the safe side. Thank goodness Shawnn was with me. No blood clot, still not sure what the deal is.

Halloween was good. Busy but fun! Brayden was worn out within a hour. He was so excited he used up all his energy at the beginning. He was Bumble Bee from Transformers. I wish he was still little & couldn't voice his opinion on what he wants to be for Halloween. I'm just not a big fan of those cheap costumes.

I can't believe we're already into the month of November! Seriously, it feels like I just celebrated Christmas & now it's getting to be that time again.

Well I think I've covered everything, well that's worth sharing.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Off To School

Hello All!!! I'm sure you're doing a double take about now, seeing as how it's been three months since my last post.

Our big boy started Kindergarten this past Wednesday!!! It was a very bittersweet time for us, being done with daycare & saving almost $400 a month but that also means Brayden's growing up! He was super excited & did great. He wasn't shy at all. I was very thankful for that, I kept telling him "there's no reason to be shy". I remember always being shy & it's normal, I guess. But now that I'm older I look back I think why??.

Here's Brayden enjoying a muffin & some cartoons before his Big Day

Bugga & Howie stopped by to wish him well.....unfortunely I didn't get a pic with Howie just Bugga

Daddy & Brayden

Mommy & Brayden

I of course got a tad emotional but nothing to noticeable,haha! I was able to take off early so I could go pick him up after school. Nana was also able to come down for his big day. Unfortunely, she wasn't here to see him off but she was here when he got out of school. He had a great day & was ready to go back the next day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Life's Been Crazy Lately

The month of April has been a whirlwind for me. It's gone by so fast but at the same time it feels like it's been so slow, I know probably doesn't make sense. I'm not ready to talk about everything that's been happening this month, but I wanted to share some quotes I've found lately.

~Life is uncharted territory-It reveals it's story one moment at a time~ Leo Buscaglia

~Life is a classroom in which each of us are being tested, tried & passed~ Robert Thibodeau

~In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back~ Charlie Brown

~Nothing can bring you peace but yourself~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~May we never let things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have & can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have~ Richard L Evans

Friday, March 27, 2009

Making a Change

I've always had problems with migraines & over the past few years they've gotten worse. With the anti-depressant I'm on I can't take anything other than over the counter migraine medicine. If I don't take that at the first sign of one it doesn't work. So while I was at the dr. this past Saturday(sick with upper respitory stuff) I talked to him about any new meds being out that I could take for my migraine. This led to us talking about why I was on an anti-depressant. He mentioned to me that I should try to get off of it, especially with me having migraines so I can take migraine medicine. I've wanted to for a while but honestly I've always been a little nervous. This time I'm not so much, I really feel like I'll be ok without it. I was put on the medication because of post-partum, well it's been almost 5 yrs. ago so I should be ok.

Friday, March 6, 2009

A Pic Post

I realize I'm lousy about posting pics & to be quite honest I love looking at bloggers pics more than reading the post. So I really should do a better job, and I know I've said it 1000 times I'm going to start posting more & posting more pics and then never do. Honestly I just never think about taking my camera everywhere we go & then when I do think about the camera the dang battery is dead. SOOOO again I'm going to try to get better

My lil booger bear is out of town until tomorrow, momma's really missin' him too. I talked to him this morning & said "are you ready to come home"? his reply, "nope!! no siree"!! He must've forgot all about his Batman & Robin game. I'm so thankful he enjoys going to his nana & pawpaw's, it's such a great bonding time for them & he's making so many memories. But also mommy & daddy get a break & a chance to hang out.

So enough rambling here are some pics, hope you enjoy!!!!

Christmas '08

Jette & Brayden sportin their Handy Manny jammies
Max & Brayden @ the park

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Better Luck Next Time.....Or At Least I Hope

I'm sure the title of this post explains enough, well that is if you read the previous post. But I didn't pass my insurance test, I missed it by 5 questions. I was told it was a very difficult test & man was it!!! I knew the material & the questions were easy to read but the possible answers were HARD. It was a multiple choice test & alot of the answers were similiar. I went through the test once then went back through it a second time so it's not like I hurried through it. The fail rate is very high & my boss said it well "it's a very humbling test". I get to reschedule tomorrow so the plan is to try again next week. I'll know what to expect so hopefully my nerves won't be as bad. They do tell you what areas you didn't do good in so I can study those areas for next time.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tomorrow's The BIG Day

Shawnn & I are headed after work to Springdale for the night. I have to be @ Pearson Vue by 7:30 am to get ready to take my insurance test. I'm so ready for this to be over with. Test make me nervous & this one is really taking a toll on me. So many people don't pass & well if I don't pass I'll be compeletly humilated. I mean I've worked in insurance for 3 yrs. (gosh is that even possible, I'm getting so old) so I should know this stuff. I'm feeling very confident right now & hope my confidence doesn't leave me once I start the test. I have 3.5 hours to take it so I'll have plenty of time.

I have to admit that I wasn't really looking forward to this whole idea of me getting my license but now I'm pretty stoked about it. It's something I'll always have & can do something with. I mean lets face it, we have to have insurance, no way of getting around it. Well some people do I guess.

I've studied my hinny off for it too. Pretty much any free moment that I've had has been spent with my nose in that book. I wish they would tell you what you scored but they don't unless you fail. I'll be back tomorrow sometime with my results. If you think about it or if you're even awake at 7:30, please say a lil prayer that I keep my confidence & I do well.