Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Where did this little baby go? They grow so fast!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 Things Tuesday

Well, I missed last week, but I remembered this week...

1. Last Friday, April 24, was 10 years that Chris & I have been together. Man, time flies!

2. For those keeping score, that also means we've been out of high school 10 years!

3. My mom had the boys all last week. It was so weird not having to take care of anyone but myself! It was a nice break, but I sure did miss my little boo boo and butterbean.

4. It's only April and Landon already has a good tan from all the baseball games. Man, what I'd give to have that complexion!

5. I graduated from my UNC School of Government Municipal Administration Course last Thursday. It was a really long 8 months, but well worth it!

6. Landon starts T-Ball this week. He's very proud of his super-fast baseball shoes (translation: cleats)

7. Nixon has learned a new phrase that he loves to repeat over and over, "I did it!!" with a fist pump and everything.

8. We're going on our first family vacation this week. We'll be staying at a friend's condo in Myrtle Beach Friday - Monday. I'm very excited, we're going to go to the Battleship on the way down Friday. Myrtle Beach Pelicans vs. Salem Red Sox game on Saturday and the Ripley's Aquarium sometime in between!

9. Work is going well, it would be better if I could balance the budget for next year!

10. Chris' baseball team is undefeated so far in the Conference. He's thinking/trying to line things up so that he can move up to the high school and coach JV. If that happens, one of his players he will have had from 6th grade on up to 10th grade!

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Wheels on the Bus

Both of the boys love to sing, so today on the way to Chris' ballgame, we started singing "The Wheels on the Bus." They were both singing along with me and I wasn't sure if I had sang all the verses so I asked Landon if that was all. He looked at me and said, "Nope, you forgot Nixon.." "Nixon?" He quickly replies, "Yea, the babies on the bus go Wah, Wah, Wah." I guess now I know what he thinks of his little brother.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Food For Thought

Last night, after a long week, I just didn't feel like cooking. Chris and I were discussing whether it should be McDonald's or Sami's Pizza. Landon was complaining because all he wanted was a hot dog. Anyway, I suggested Cook Out since they have hot dogs and burgers. When I told Landon that Cook Out had his hot dog, he yelled, "Yea! Hot Dogs!!" to which Nixon yelled, "Yea! Brownies!!" I guess you can't blame him for trying. Baby Boy knows what he likes!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10 Things Tuesday

A couple of blogs I follow do this every once in while..Seems like a good we go:

1. A co-worker told me about Pandora Radio ( It's great! Just type in an artist or song you like. It automatically creates a radio station suited to your tastes. You can "thumbs down" songs you don't like and they won't ever play again on that station. Once you register, you can have multiple stations. Plus, it's FREE!!

2. I started doing the "weight loss" program on the treadmill at the gym and I've started burning a lot more calories. It's crazy how an incline can kick your butt!

3. I'm still really upset about losing my pictures from Nixon's first Easter Egg Hunt and our Zoo trip from Friday. Everyone keeps telling me to check the memory card over and over and somehow they magically appear..we'll see!

4. Sometimes I just really want to be a part-time stay-at-home mom.

5. I'm starting to get serious about taking the CPA exam...Guess that means I need to get out that study guide I bought 2 years ago!

6. Sometimes I wish I was back in college. Life was so much more simple in a Sorority House..who would've thought that??

7. Landon told me on Sunday that he wanted to stay with me and Chris forever and ever! No, really, he did..I have a witness!!

8. We took the boys to the zoo on Friday. It was Landon's second time..his favorite are the elephants and penguins...Nixon's first time..his favorite is all the food. Unfortunately, it started pouring around the end of the trip and I had a WHITE t-shirt on...Oh, what a sight! At least we have a interesting story:)

9. Even though I hated living in Lumberton, I still get really homesick sometimes and I miss certain things..such as our cookouts we used to have all the time with our friends..Christmas Eve at our house..and just having family close by anytime you need/want them.

10. I can't believe Landon will be 4 in just 3 short months and Nixon will be 2 in 5 months!! Crazy..I'm getting to the point where I can see that it would be easier just to have these two..but I still want a little girl REALLY bad!!, not bad huh? Guess you'll learn a little more about our little family this way!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Before I Was a Mom...

Someone sent this to me in an e-mail and I just thought I'd share it with all the moms I'll understand:)

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests. Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, before I was a Mom.