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Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I was thinking lastnight a lot about certain things of my life. I couldn't sleep, which seems to be becoming a more constant pattern in my life. I was laying there staring at the ceiling, watching the ceiling fan, and listening to noises from the city outside. I live by a fire station and a hospital, so a lot of the night I can hear sirens and helicopters. It usually doesn't bother me, but on nights when I am unable to fall asleep, it can become quite distracting. Lastnight, Jonathan was unable to fall asleep as well. He kept crying and screaming that he was scared. Usually, if I leave him be, he will fall asleep. Lastnight was different, he screamed in terror and was afraid, I could tell by the way he was dripping with sweat that something wasn't right in his little world. When I went to his bedroom, he sat up and asked if he could get out of bed. I told him no, but I would lay with him until he fell asleep. A few minutes later, he asked if we could sing. Sure. He said he wanted to sing the "ABC's" so we did. Eight times. Then he wanted to sing the "Car's Song" (Life is a Highway) so we tried...of course, I made up some of the words, but we sang that....three times. Then I told him he needed to go to sleep, close your eyes.....after twelve times of James Taylor's song "Close Your Eyes" he finally fell asleep. Each time I was done, he would whisper "Close Eyes song again...."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


A lot has been going on. I know, I haven't updated this forever. Perhaps that should be the new title..."The Blog I Never Update." I've lost touch! Sorry guys! Well, I was recently reading through some of my posts, and I was sad at how much I haven't accomplished. I have a tendancy to make goals, but never follow through. It's not that my goals are unattainable, I just have a problem with following through! I actually make goals that are quite achievable, which only magnifies the disappointment when it's not reached. I never went to grad school. I never lost the weight. I never made anything for anyone. I never memorized scripture, or learned how to play the guitar....

Here are some things that have been keeping me busy...I've been working on potty training Jonathan. Again. He was completely potty trained, until I moved him to another daycare, and they didn't do potty training until the next class up. So, he went back into a diaper. We are working on that again. I have been busy doing "mommy things." I am a damn good mommy. I started a new job, at a new school district, and I am a damn good teacher. I moved in with my brother...that's all I will say about that. Let's just say my conflict/resolution skills are increasing.

Recently, I've gotten in touch with some people from my past. It's been nice getting to know each other. I won't go into details about that yet.

Um...ok, that's all I have for now. Actually there is a lot more, but I just don't feel like typing it all...hope you all are well.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A new pic...well, it's kinda old...

Wow it's been like...a year already

I can't believe I have only posted less then 10 times since Jonathan's last birthday. Well, he just turned two years old on the 2nd. I now own a toddler...which is weird. He amazes me every day. I am in the process of moving right now, which is always a difficult task. I am so tired of moving. I really am. I promise I will post more...this time I mean it.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Thrifty...isn't that spelled with an "E"??

(That's an inside joke for my friend Lori...!!)

Ok, so in an attempt to get out of debt and stop spending so much money, I made a comittment to not buy anything brand new until further notice (ok, except for underwear...and diapers...) In my quest for financial freedom I found a glorious money saving opportunity...every other Saturday the Goodwill has 50% off day, where everything in the store is half off...! The store opens up at 7am, and by 6:45 there is a line wrapped around the store. It is like the day after Thanksgiving...and I love it. Here are some of the awesome deals I have come across...some of the actual prices are estimated, but the Goodwill prices are what I paid...

1. Large area rug (I've been eyeballing it at Target for a few months)...Target price $70.00...Goodwill price $15.00 (oh, and I got the matching runner for $10.00)

2. American Eagle Jeans Regular price $30.00+...Goodwill price $4.00

3. Gap jean capri's Regular price $30.00...Goodwill price $1.50

4. 3 pairs of Old Navy Jeans Regular price $25.00...Goodwill price $1.50 each
5. Hollister T-shirt Regular price $30.00...Goodwill price $1.00

6. 2 American Eagle T-shirts Regular price $20.00...Goodwill price $1.00 each

7. Pair of Croc's Regular price $30.00...Goodwill price $3.50 (ok, they are bright blue...but they are oh so comfortable...)

8. Pair of Nine West Black Boots Regular price $40.00+...Goodwill price $4.00

9. FisherPrice Corn Popper (Toy) Regular Price $10.00...Goodwill price $1.00

10. LeapFrog Alphabet Drum Regular Price $20.00+...Goodwill price $1.50

11. LeapFrog Alphabet Ball Regular price $20.00+...Goodwill price $1.50

12. Apples to Apples card game(still in plastic) Regular Price $25.00...Goodwill price $1.50

Ok, I'm bored...I've gotten a lot more stuff...but I'm just tired of typing it all out...

call me cheap, call me a tightwad, I don't care...Everything I've gotten looks brand new, and practically is...so judge me, I don't care...I've spent less than you have...!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Nothing Really

So, it's been a long time since I've blogged, I don't even think anyone reads this anymore. Which, is fine by me! I was scrolling through some of the archives yesterday and it's amazing what has gone on in life since I first started blogging. Not that I really ever have anything important to say, but there was a lot of stuff! Life has been great lately. I love where I am. It's great. Jonathan is getting so big, I can't believe he is already a year and a half old! He makes me laugh so much: The other day I was getting ready to change his diaper, and I asked him to go into the other room and get me a diaper, not really knowing what he would do...to my surprise, he got up, went into the other room where I keep the diapers and started rummaging around! Well, a few minutes had gone by and I was wondering where he was when all of the sudden he came back into the room carrying a giant jumbo pack of diapers...! He brought the entire package instead of just one, and I started laughing so hard, then he started laughing too, and it was a great moment.

I started running again, it's part of my "28x28 plan" 28 things I want to accomplish before I turn 28 (August 10th!! Look for a gift list later...just kidding! I will be hosting a birthday bash though...as I have never really had a birthday party!) Look for the plan later too or here to go to my myspace profile and read it on my blog there...I always say that, but then never post anything for like 2 months...well folks, that is about to change. Up until now, I havn't had a computer as Jason took it when he left, however, I recently ordered one from Dell! Dude, I'm getting a Dell! (Whatever happened to that guy?) So, I know it's not the nicest or trendiest computer, but at last I will feel like part of society again! Jason actually helped me find a good deal on a laptop they were selling. Woo Hoo. I'm stoked.

Another part of my 28x28 plan is to get out of my shell (yes, as my friend Anthony put it...I was born a tortoise...it's not something I really like to talk about...so let's just leave it at that) and get out and do things more. I think I'm doing pretty good with this, and I have met some really awesome people that I love hanging out with! The past few months has been a blast! So, thank you all!

Anyway, that should about do it...until next time...

Oh, Jonathan has posted a few pics on his blog as well...check him out.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

I suck at blogging...

So here are some pics instead...

Jonathan loves spending time with his Uncle Cory, and he also will put just about anything on his head and call it a hat...

Sunday, January 28, 2007


Has it really been that long since I have blogged? I would really love to do it more often...and post pictures everyday of my beautiful son...but I just can't! Hopefully I will be able to get a computer soon...but I'm not holding my breath. Things have been really crazy lately. The school I work for is...well, going under, yet I've decided to honor my contract...even though they have not honored theirs. As in: paycuts and lay offs. I will praise God when I can work in a school close to home next year. I'm just losing too much time with my kid. The paycut is really what is killing me, as if I wasn't already living paycheck to paycheck (which I HATE...) So, I don't know how, but we'll make it. God is faithful.
Jonathan is just growing like a weed. Seriously. I never really understood that phrase, but I'm seeing firsthand. He is so smart. He knows many signs now, and uses them all the time. Some of his favorites are "helicopter" (which seems to not only include helicopters but birds and airplanes as well...) and "dog." He now tells me when to change his diaper as in he'll point to his booty and say "poop...uh oh..." and I have learned that is my cue. Potty training is coming soon. He is so beautiful and I love his hugs and kisses...he cracks me up too, like today he was pretending to be a dog...and he was crawling around and barking, and even crawled over to the dogs' bowls and pretended to eat from it. It was hilarious. His walking is getting better too...although now he is getting more daring, which has included him taking many falls...and hitting his head bunches. I still can't believe I get to be this kid's mom. It's awesome.
Personally, things are going ok. STILL trying to get the last few things unpacked...! I am putting off school until I can get a computer, so that is a bummer, but it's much better to wait I think.

Well, it's off to church, if I'm late Jonathan gets mad because his girlfriend Emily will be waiting (see the previous post "Emily, her name rolls off my tongue....not sure which date it is, and I don't have time to look it up right now...!!) They adore each other, and will just sit and stare and smile. Jonathan always greets her with a kiss and they try to hold hands and walk (even though neither one is coordinated enough to pull this off, they still try!)

Ok, I promis some time this week there will be pictures on here...and on Jonathan's as well...he will have a lot to say...as a matter of fact, he is never quiet anymore...!

Hey...note to Jenn...email me so I know how to get in touch with you!! I've been wanting to talk to you, but I lost your contact info!!!! Love you!