Thursday, April 29, 2010

We're having issues....

Two year old not listening issues.

Four year old being too big for his britches, issues.
When Mama gets stressed, she bakes, issues. (which doesn't help with the trying-to-be-healthy-and lose weight issues.)

Daddy is going to be gone for 10 days, inducing said stress baking.

New discipline actions have been implemented... no more zillion warnings... you get one and after that is straight to time out.... as of now, 9:15 am, both hooligans have been in time out, one of them twice. I'm tired. I am tired of yelling, tattle telling, whining. Oh my gosh the WHIIIIINING!

Wanting to move, buy a new home, sell our house, issues.
I have officially become a real estate stalker. Mark is convinced I know more about the houses on the market than most agents... I'm not so sure that is a good thing.

The house he wanted, sold. The house I like, he doesn't. Issues I tell you.

I'm trying to remain optimistic. Realizing that my issues are pretty run of the mill, pretty boring actually, except to me.

Homemade Strawberry Tarts and Apple Pie seem to help a bit.
Send any good baking recipes!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Channeling my inner cowgirl!

Mama's got a new pair of boots!

Last summer, I decided I would really like a pair of cowboy boots.

I searched eBay, etsy and online stores, but all of the ones I like were between 200-400 dollars! Yikes! I don't think that I am ready to embrace my inner cowgirl that much! My search puttered out in the fall, then Christmas came and went, and my dreams went by the wayside.

While searching on etsy for a vintage dress, I decided to dig my dreams back up and did a quick search for the boots...
I had very specific ideas in my head about what I wanted; brown, thin stitching and a pointed toe.

Low and behold if these were not the first listing on my search!

I gobbled them up immediately! And the cute little pregnant mail carrier delivered them about an hour ago!

I haven't taken them off yet! I am so excited! I feel like I should crank up some George Jones or Brooks and Dunn! Maybe I'll start sayin' y'all and y'ons.... probably not.

My life may never be the same! I highly reccomend buying yourself a pair!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I, along with just about everyone else this time of year, am suffering with allergies. It is nothing new to me, I have had seasonal allergies to some extent for years and years and usually the over the counter meds will take care of things... not this time. Whatever it is that is in the air is kicking my butt something fierce.

My little man is on two different allergy medications, but they seem to be working pretty well thankfully.

My other man, who has never ever had allergies his entire life has gone to the doctor to seek relief from this mucousy cough which is unheard of for him.

So far Miss Meg has a couple of sneeze attacks and gunky eyes, but that's about it and hopefully that is how it will remain.

So as beautiful as all of the budding and flowering trees are, I'll be glad when they are gone this year so I can resume my life as a non-medicated zombie!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You know it was a rough night....

when you wake up and your hair looks like this!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Highlights

We had a great Easter weekend... the weather was gorgeous and the Easter Bunny filled the kids' baskets with some awesome goodies!

Of course he hid the eggs in the backyard and we had to hunt for them in our jammies.

He even hid the baskets! So the kids had to find the baskets before the hunt could begin!

Then we went to church, and then to my mom and dad's house!

All in all it was a great day!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Direct Correlation...

The increase in the temperature outside...
The increase of band aids on knees and elbows.