Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Year Ago

October 24, 2009

Started out a lot like this.
I probably couldn't tell you how many cokes we had prior to this
But it Sure ended really good

Isn't weird how we think our life is going to go,
and then after one night everything changes?

I love you babe!
Happy one year of knowing each other!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Beloved Phone... And a Little Someone Else...

You thought we were having a baby huh? Wrong. Anyway....

Today I woke up around 8:15 to Jim plugging in my phone on the bed next to me. The only thing that went through my head was "I know I left it down stairs last night, He didn't need to bring it to me, and he's very late for work". I went back to sleep (because it's my day off this week so I need to make up for not being able to sleep in Saturday and Sunday) and woke up to a crying dog outside my bedroom (I'm surprised I haven't killed him for doing this yet). As I was going about my morning as I always do, yelling "CHIEF DON'T EAT THAT!" "GET OFF THE COUCH!" "IT'S AMAZING WHAT YOU FIND IN THE TRASH CAN!" I got an email from my dear sweet husband, and this is what it read...

"By the way, I got halfway to work today and then I heard your cell phone receive a text from between the seats in my car. I drove back and plugged it in next to you on the bed. Your welcome. You had a missed call from Melissa at 5:03 am and a text from Taylor."

Isn't he the cutest? Yes. It made my day. Thanks honey!

What a stud :)

On a side note, how the crap do I get Chief to stop chewing everything in sight?!

The first "little" outburst of chewing on things that weren't toys. The Pizza box was on top of the trash can waiting to go outside in the morning. By morning, there was no pizza box anymore.

I also found this under the couch today while I was looking for the OC season 3 box he had chewed, I swept and mopped only 2 days ago.

This was today's latest and greatest. The OC season 3 cover. I couldn't find it under the couch, so I looked in his house. If it's something real good that's where he takes it. Sorry Shelby..

A plastic garbage bag that had a empty bag of toilet paper in it

And probably his favorite thing to chew, his bed.

But how am I suppose to get mad at the little guy?! I mean he's so cute and I love him so much. Wouldn't you?

He loves to sit under my clothes and watch me get ready in the morning. He even hides toys back there sometimes.

How can you get mad at that?!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A Weekend to Remember

On September 24 I got an upsetting text from Jim while I was on my way to work. All it said was "Justin passed away this morning". Justin is Jim's brother in law, married to his oldest sister Kim. He had been sick for awhile and wasn't getting progressively worse. He passed away from natural causes the morning of September 24. Being the good uncle and brother that Jim is he was able to take the rest of the day off work and go get his nephews and take them to get pizza and hang out at our house all day. This weekend we had the same opportunity. Justin's funeral was on Friday, October 1, and it was beautiful. Jim's dad spoke and he did a really really good job. There were a few other speakers and a musical number and I really can't come up with a better word then beautiful to describe it. After the luncheon we took the boys home with us for the weekend. Three boys, I've never baby sat a boy older then the age of 3 so playing with toy trucks was all I ever needed to keep them entertained. This time I had a 12 year old, 9 year old, and a 4 year old. I wanted to do pedi's and mani's, braid hair, and play make up. Jordan, the 12 year old told me with no hesitation, that boys don't do those things, they skate board. That was just fine with me because Jim has long boards and they have scooters so they could do that all day. It was also like 100+ degree's outside so we had to do other things while it cooled down outside.

This would be my 5 boys, hanging out, playing video games

We took a short trip to Target and the grocery store to get out of the house, and to see what I could stumble upon to keep us occupied when it got dark. We decided to make some home made ice cream with the ice cream maker we got for our wedding. At Target I some how ended up in Halloween section and I couldn't have been more excited. They had Halloween Oreo's, so all of a sudden we were making Halloween Oreo ice cream, and Halloween fun fetti cup cakes with orange frosting. I was so excited! The boys on the other hand, well they could have kind of cared less. Jordan was the only one interested in helping me because he is the best helper ever!

Making the cupcakes

Trying to earn my place as favorite aunt!

Our attempt at the ice cream

Like I said, Jordan is an awesome helper

Adding the Oreo's, and someone went a little over board...

While we made cupcakes and ice cream, they played video games

Seriously, that smile melts my heart, and the tongue taco, well it cracks me up

Chief loooooooooooooves Steven, this is the only picture I have that "shows" it
Finished cup cakes

He's my favorite

Steven doesn't like sweet things, so he wasn't in the picture, but Aaron and Jordan do

Ice cream for breakfast!

Jordan told me that the freezer was ready for use, but it actually wasn't so our ice cream didn't set up right. I just put it in the freezer and we enjoyed it for breakfast! All in all, the weekend was really fun! Our dog is still worn out (and I love it) and I got to get to know my nephews better. They are so cute! I might be sticking to just being the favorite aunt for the rest of my life, It's rough being a mom! I don't know if I can do it!