Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Praying and Hoping and Wishing and Dreaming

Praying: I'm praying that everything we need paperwork wise gets done today and that we get the greenlight to close on our House tomorrow. Everyone still seems hopeful so I am hopeful...Dan's not worried at all so I am worrying for both of us...I'm praying for peace and rest today!

Hoping: The boxes and remainder of our stuff will be easily packed. That we can get things moved easily.

Wishing: Full of wishes for a full and happy life for the upcoming year and the new home for all of us to live in.

Dreaming: Of the future, of the things is excited and stressful all at the same time. Everyone keeps tells me not to stress but it is really hard!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Jaron!

8 Years old Today
You are a fun-loving
Videogame playing
laughing and giggling
excelling 2nd grader
Full of life!
We love you BUDDY! Have a wonderful day and a full year of being 8 years old!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Things that make me say MMMM

Here are a few of the foods that make me very happy right now...

1. Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate topped with extra creamy whipped Cream! (soo warm, soo delish)

2. Raisens...don't know why but they are really good...

3. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches....need I say more???

4. Honey Nut Cheerios...not wet, dry!

5. Apples, and Cranapple good...makes me happy!

Friday, October 22, 2010 it 6:30 yet?

What a week!

It's Friday finally! Hooray! I'm in love with Friday's...they are the best day ever! I just wish it was 6:30 on Friday...that would mean I am done with work for the week...instead of almost 8:00 in the morning and I am getting ready for work. The kiddos have school activities tonight so it will be a busy evening too.

My job is improving some, I think it helps that I don't feel quite so bad all the time anymore now that I am in my 2nd trimester. My energy is coming back and that is helping with my mood. I will still not say that I love my job...its just a job... and I don't feel like I am doing anything really extraordinary or using my full teaching skills at all but its regular income and it's not the end of the world. I have some really challenging students and I am thankful that they will be transitioning up to the next class in a week! Then a get some new kids and it should hopefully be a different room dynamic and I am hoping a good one. Right now we are working on trying to figure out how long I have to stay at the job before the baby so that I can be a stay at home mom for a while....probably not forever, but for a while...

Jaron's birthday is TUESDAY!!! He is over the moon excited about turning 8!

Baby J is fine...I think...I'm starting to feel flutterings and makes it all seem so much more real. I also am able to eat more and not feel sick all the time and that is a big help...the yuck taste in my mouth is also leaving and for that I am so grateful! Being pregnant in my 30's is nothing like being pregnant in my 20's.

Thursday may be a big day for us...I'll keep you posted....

Well, I have to go and eat and get ready to leave for work soon...I still wish it was the end of the day rather than the beginning but oh well!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Countdown

Jaron is counting down the days until his birthday! 6 to go and then he is eight!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A few Good things

A chilly morning....a cool house for sleeping...and rest.

An overly excited daughter, a field trip to meet an author today at KU and a husband who can take her to school at 6:50 in the morning!

A happy young man, excited about video games and the day ahead who is just 7 days from turning 8 who is full of spunk and exuberance this morning!

Less back pain this morning, a cup of dark chocolate hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and a quiet house for an hour before heading off to work!

The sovereignty of God, the trust I need to have, the confidence that He is in Control! A good reminder for this October morning!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Morning

The morning is interesting in our house.

One child(Jaron) gets up, does his thing, eats breakfast, and gets ready for school without a whole lot of prompting.

The other child(Janea) doesn't get up, has to be reminded frequently to get out of bed and the rushes to get out the door in time to meet the bus.

It used to be the other way around, but now its switched! Its craziness!

I look forward to them both getting up and not needing a whole lot of prompting from dear old mom!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Things that make me go UGGH!

1. Children who procrastinate on their schoolwork even though you ask, and ask and check and ask, and ask...Janea put off finishing her technology project until the night before it was due and then had a panic attack. She worked for 2 hours past bedtime and is finishing this I am helping her edit and type it. So I went to bed really late and got up really early!

2. Programs that have unrealistic requirements and don't specify the guidelines.(more on this later)

3. Early mornings and being out of Cran-apple juice....I'm addicted right now to Cran-apple juice and this morning I am drinking Cran-grape juice and it's not the same...

4. Chilly mornings and cold feet...maybe I should go put on socks!

5. Random statements by people who are actually not talking to you but to the computer, the television or the radio.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Blah Blogging

I feel like I've been complaining alot on the blog.

I'm sorry...I've not really been myself. Life has hit me with both barrels and I haven't always responded with graciousness...I've been whining and complaining about it.

I'm approaching my second trimester. I'm also starting to feel better physically. I'm not as tired as I was...I still do get tired easily but I am not drop dead tired. My general feeling of yuck is also lessening, for which I am very grateful.

Our life is still moving super fast and there are some BIG changes on the horizon. I will elaborate more as we get closer to the change and have completed the process. It's exciting and tiring all at the same time.

I'm starting to adjust more to the idea of the baby. I'm not excited yet but I am also no longer filled with dread. This was so unexpected and I really thought I was done with the baby phase of life that it really has taken me awhile to adjust to the reality of it all. I'm still apprehensive and stressed by the idea but the shock is wearing off...especially now that I am beginning to show and stuff. Cutting back on caffiene and not being able to eat foods I really like has also been a really big challenge for me. My doctor has told me that a little bit of caffiene daily is not dangerous but I have to be careful not to go overboard. So I am working on moderation of it all.

Well, it's early morning and we got to get out the door soon for school. I'll be back more often and posting more and hopefully whining less. Thanks to my peeps who have been reading and I hope to do better.

Friday, October 8, 2010

An Ode to Friday I love you!

You are what I look forward to on Monday!

You get me through Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday!

Your here today and I am glad...means I only have 8 hours of work left before the weekend.

You make me happy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pregnancy Update

Had an Ob appointment on Monday.

Here's what's going on.

In the last month I have lost 5 pounds.

I am further along than like 3 days. So I am approaching 12 weeks along.

My blood pressure is on target...not too high not too low.

Heard the heartbeat! It was nice and steady at 164 beats per minute. It's anyone's guess at this point whether its a boy or a girl. Old wives tales say if the heartbeat is over 160 its a girl but that's really not always is the gender it is supposed to be and we just have to wait and see what this new little person will be. (personally, I'm thinking girl, but I have been wrong before....we will see)

My morning sickness is starting to dissapate...the only time it is bad now is if I am eating and driving at the same time...then I get to not feeling real good.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I really hate doing chores.

I hate cleaning, I hate picking up, I hate organizing...and yet it's necessary.

I'm doing more cleaning than normal....and I can't really blog about why but its a good thing.

I'm hoping if all goes as planned that it will be a good thing with good changes and life will be better.

I'm trusting it will be.

The kids and Dan are helping so that is good.

That is all...more to come on this later.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sickie Update

Jaron does have strep...and really swollen tonsils.

He's also got a double ear infection

He's on an antibiotic...and already starting to feel better.

He should be able to go back to school on Monday!

The sickie

And no I am not talking about me.

Jaron woke up Thursday morning with a high fever.

Ran a fever all day yesterday, went to bed with a fever, woke up several times last night dehydrated and feverish and then woke up this morning with a fever and complaining of a sore throat.

My mom sense is telling me its probably strep throat.

I really hope it isn't strep throat. Now we are waiting to see if we get an appointment for today or if its off to urgent care we go....

Poor kid, I hope he feels better.

Also, I hope my job doesn't hate me for calling in sick so often! I did go in for the afternoon yesterday and I called in for the morning today. Waiting to see on an appointment then I will call and tell them again.