Thursday, July 31, 2008

The joys of parenting

Well this has been an interesting last few days...we are having Vacation Bible School at our church this week and it's a Star Wars theme so we were super excited that Konner was getting to go-he absolutely loves Star Wars!! Well on Monday night he got scared in there so he ended up having to stay with me, then on Tuesday night he did great but Lexi got sick, then last night she was still sick, now tonight i'm sick and tomorrow is just a family fun night. So poor Konner only got to go to one night of Star Wars VBS. :o( I feel so bad for him since I know how much fun he would've had all week. But I guess there's always next won't be Star Wars but i'm sure he'll still have a great time.

My poor Lexi had such a hard time Tuesday evening and most of Wednesday, I don't know what exactly she got but it hit her pretty hard! So far we've been so blessed and she's hasn't been sick since she was about 6 mo old, so it was really hard to see her so sick. But thankfully it was only a 24 bug so she's doing great now...however she decided to pass it on to me! I haven't had it as bad as she did but it's still no fun! I haven't been sick in forever much less sick while taking care of 2 very active kiddos, but thankfully the kids are great and have made it really easy. I'm starting to get a little energy back and i'm not quite as queasy...I just couldn't handle sitting in my chair anymore!!!

There's so much I need to get done around here, all of the basic housework that just never seems ot end plus a bunch of little things that i'm always wanting to get done but never actually get to! haha! Also we are going to be starting on school work with Konner-I was actually supposed to start today but that didn't go very well. We got him the Hooked on Phonics Pre-K program and he's super excited to start doing his school work...hopefully that excitement will last awhile! It looks like it'll be alot of fun for him, plus it comes with computer games he can play so he'll LOVE that! I'm really excited about it...

My mom is going to have the kids again tomorrow night so that'll be very nice, but we aren't having our couples group since it's VBS family night so i'm not really sure what Colby and I will do. We really need to go grocery shopping so most likely that's what we'll spend the evening doing, and then maybe come home and watch a movie! Don't we sound like so much fun?!? haha! I do enjoy our evenings just the 2 of us, it's nice to get to talk and relax without having to get up 100 times to tell the kids to get back in bed. :o) But we don't have very many more Friday nights without any kids, as soon as this little one gets here he/she will be staying with us on Friday nights for quite awhile, but that's ok I don't mind.

I can't wait to have a newborn around again, but it will take some getting used to that's for sure. Right now Lexi seems so little to me but I know once the baby gets here she's going to look HUGE! I know that's how it was when she was born...I had never really thought of Konner as big but seeing him next to her was crazy. All-of-a-sudden he was a giant! haha! It's funny how that works. I can't wait, the first few months are always so fun and so challenging all at the same time.

Well Big Brother is about to start so I guess i'll go for now...yes I am a loser Big Brother fan! :o)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Looking back...

Gosh sometimes I still get amazed at how fast time goes by...Wednesday Colby and I celebrated our 4th anniversary. On our way to dinner I told him it felt like yesterday we were dropping the kids off at my moms house to celebrate our 3rd anniversary and here it is, already a year later. So many things have changed, and then again not so much-if that makes any sense. We had such a good time on our date, we went to dinner at BL Bistro-which by the way is the best restaurant in town!!!-and then went to see Get Smart. That was kinda funny because we were the only people in the theater at first but right as the movie started another couple came in.

I still love the fact that I love to date my husband! I know that 4 years doesn't seem like that long to alot of people but when I see how many marriages don't even make it to the 4th anniversary I see that it is something to be proud of. I like looking back over the few years that Colby and I have been together and thinking about everything we've made it through-and even the things we almost didn't make it through. It helps me remember what we've come through and even what we still have to go through. I think about our first year of marriage and how hard it really was, and how hard Satan was working to make it so we didn't get to our 2nd anniversary. But that only reminds me how awesome God is and how faithful He is to meet us right where we are. He picks us up in the middle of the mess we've made of things and teaches us once again how to stand on, and lean on Him for everything.

Looking back we had so much to learn when we first got married-which isn't surprising considering we were only 18!! Gosh, it's so funny to look back and see how little I knew about being a wife!! :o) It's what i'd always wanted to do but in all my day-dreaming about it I never really understood how much work it really is. I always thought it would all just be fairy tales and day-dreams and so I was so shocked when I got into it and there was almost nothing "fairytale" about it and it was definitely not like all my little girl day-dreams!!

I'm so glad that even though Colby and I did a pretty good job of really screwing things up that first year God did an awesome job of teaching us how to fix it. It's great though because unlike when we first got married and thought we had everything figured out, we can see on a regular basis just how little we really know! haha! We've discovered that marriage isn't something you just know how to do, it's something you have to be taught and learn. I'm still learning how to be married and probably will be even when we've been married 50 years! But i'm glad that God has given us the tools to learn how to be married so we CAN be married for 50 years! We are so blessed to have a young couples group in out church, and to have pastor's that have such a heart for us and for teaching us how to be married.

Anyways, all this rambling just to say that i'm very happy that i'm married to my husband and i'm so thankful that he's the man I get to spend my life with!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Nothing really new...

It's amazing that as a stay at home nothing new really happens! My days are pretty much the same...I don't really mind it but I do feel kinda silly blogging about the same thing all the time. That's pretty much why I don't blog every day, I have to wait until something interesting happens around here! haha! But honestly I kinda like my plain boring life, in a few years things the kids will be into all kinds of activities so I need to enjoy this time of staying around the house with nothing to do besides housework. We've already talked about looking into some kind of sports activity for Konner next year. That kid loves to run and play, I likes soccer and baseball and even tennis. Colby and I are a little worried about the whole sports thing because neither of us are really all that into sports. I guess we'll have to dive right in and learn as much as we can about whatever sport he decides he likes.

We did finally get some pics done so I can finally show ya'll what I look like with glasses!! I still feel like I look like a dork but I can see alot better and have much fewer headaches so it's worth it!

Here's a picture of me and Lexi-since I just put one of me and Konner I have to put one of me and Lexi!

I've been super busy with the baby shower i've been planning, i'm actually making some of the stuff for the shower so i've been busy with all that. It's really pretty fun getting all crafty! I'm not usually a crafty person aside from scrapbooking so i'm really excited with how well this is all going. I'll have to post pics of everything once i'm done with it all, and i'll have to wait until after the shower just in case the mommy-to-be reads this! ;o) Well I guess I better go get to my laundry, that stuff never ends!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The last few days

Well life is back to normal I guess. Colby's been off for the last 4 days so that was wonderful but it's always so hard to go back to normal days after that. This morning I woke up to Konner coming in the room to tell me he had pooped his pants-great start to the day! It's not all that bad though, i'm planning to spend the day cleaning the house, for some reason when Colby's off work I always fall behind on my house work! I don't really know why, we're home most of the day but it's just so hard to do house work when he's here. I guess I just want to enjoy our family time so I let it slide. So that's mostly what i'll be doing today, house work and laundry...loads of fun-no pun intended! ;o)

Some really great news though is we got to have a sonogram yesterday so I finally have a due date!! I'm due January 18th which means i'm 12 weeks pregnant!! I'm really excited! The nurse printed off a picture for Konner and Lexi both to have so that was really cool, although i'm not really sure Konner understood exactly what it was. He did say that it looked scary and the baby was going to cry! haha! I guess that is kinda true though, those can look kinda freaky! haha!

Also I got glasses last week, i'm still getting used to wearing them though. Konner doesn't like them very much, he's always telling me to take off my glasses so he can see my eyes! I'll have to have Colby take a picture of me in them so I can show everyone. I'm getting my hair done tomorrow so maybe after that i'll have him take a picture. Well I guess that's all, nothing major exciting...I guess i'll get to my house work now! :o)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Such a lazy day

Today it's been so hard to make myself do much of anything! I got up this morning and cleaned my kitchen and picked up the living room and then was so exhausted from that little bit of work that I had to sit for awhile! I so cannot wait till i'm further along in this pregnancy and I finally get some energy back!!! All in all it's been a pretty good day, just battling the sleepies!

Now I have to brag on my wonderful husband just a little bit! Last night I was having kind of a hard night, the kids were crazy and we'd just had a hard day, so around 8:30ish I realized that we needed to go get a few things at the store. Colby let me go so that I could get some sanity back and he stayed here with the kids...well while I was gone he and the kids cleaned up the living room really really well-vacuumed and everything!! I was so excited to not get home and have to do it and it really just made my evening. He's so sweet to me and it may not sound like very much but it meant the world to me last night!

We have alot planned for this weekend so i'm excited about that...Colby has a 4 day weekend since it's the fourth so we want to get some stuff done around the house. We are planning on rearranging the kids room and even doing some rearranging in our room, plus i'd love to get the garage cleaned out and organized. I guess we'll see how much of that we really get done but i'm hoping we get most if not all of it done. I would be so great to just do it and have it over with!!! I guess we'll see...ok i'm off to read some more of my book now! :o)