Archive for August, 2008

we’re off

Posted: 08/30/2008 in Uncategorized

i’ll miss blogging! i’m sure i’ll catch up when we get back. 

in the mean time; i think i just might like sarah palin…. i’m still deciding!

who’s that artist?

Posted: 08/29/2008 in Uncategorized

that was on the view. she has brown hair, she’s short; plays a guitar; sings children’s music (like the wiggles); got really popular last year (i think)… HELP! i totally can’t remember her name and everything i’m googling is coming up with nothing!!!

ready to go?

Posted: 08/29/2008 in Uncategorized

NOPE! my lizzie faith is back to her normal self. her teeth hurt but what i am giving her is making it seem like she’s not cutting teeth and she’s able to nap her normal napping hours and such without me holding her (thank you hylands!). i love holding her, but i just need about 20 min of a “break” and then i’m good. three days without having that 20 min in a 24 hour period without her is so draining. but i love her! : ) 

so i have stuff lined up next to the couch and stuff on the couch. separated into piles of liz’s cloths and my cloths, stuff we need in the car to reach during the trip and stuff that doesn’t matter where it ends up. i have made sure any directions we do need are with the “food basket”. (that’s my secret to never losing the directions – who has ever lost their food on a road trip?! my point exactly!) so i’m feeling a bit more organized. i’m still feeling overwhelmed. i know though if i have it organized well in the house, eric will have an easier time knowing where to load stuff in the car. i hope! this is usually a battle ground for us so i’m hoping to make it go a tad more smoothly this time. : )

today i’m headed to kville and to westerns to get a few things and meat. 

i got a surprise in the mail yesterday. when i ordered my computer i got enough points to get a $25 itunes gift card! i didn’t even know about it!! gonna go right now and order a couple cd’s for the trip. specifically; a wiggles cd. liz loves the wiggles. she likes watching them but a cd will be really handy since we don’t always have the dvd player in the car and she dances just the same with the cd. : ) she’s a goof!

alrighty – she’s napping, so what am i doing on here?! well this time, i’m not exactly sure.  

have a fun labor day

from yesterday

Posted: 08/28/2008 in Uncategorized

she’s all pouty and as far from performance mode as possible once i turned the camera on. she was happy and chipper leading up to this footage.


Posted: 08/28/2008 in Uncategorized

i feel so far behind for leaving for our trip. i really only lost one nights sleep and one whole day. it’s amazing what i get done in a day so pushing that two days worth of work into one day is gonna be a challenge. so you ask, why am i on here blogging when i have so much to do… well i blog when i’m overwhelmed to attempt to get a grip on what all needs to be done. this is my release – don’t bug me with your thoughts and judgments while i type.  😉

lizzie’s teething has put a damper on the trip for me. i’m ready to cancel it. we’ll see how today goes and then decide. i didn’t want to go- felt like a ton of work… then i decided to go, and then earlier this week i had decided not to go, then decided i’ve already committed so i better go and now this!!!! AAAAAH!

oh well, lizzie is up now. diapers are in the wash, dishes are piled ready for the washer to be unloaded and reloaded, floor’s picked up, so now i need to decide what to do next. i’m so tired already and it’s just 8:30 a.m.

Posted: 08/27/2008 in Uncategorized

my sisters and i have been talking A LOT about teenagers (i’m growing to dislike this word very much) “jumping ship” – being the “typical teen” and rebelling etc. I refuse to just give in to having young adults act like this. i won’t tolerate it in my home and it won’t even be a problem! why? (well honestly, i’m going to watch my sisters very closely and copy them! lol) but even more so because i’m going to “train up my child in the way he/she should go” not just simply let things slide and let them find who they are by allowing them to do anything and everything. at this point in my life it’s not letting lizzie go through the kitchen opening up every drawer and cabinet and pull every book off of every bookshelf in the house. i will not allow her to do this. this is not proper and i would feel horribly embarressed if she went into someone else’s home or a store and start doing this. so why would i let it in my own home. 

tomorrow it will be something else, in 2 years something else, 15 years it will be something else, but at what point do parents decided things are just phases and really feel comfortable sitting back and waiting for the phase to end. have you ever asked them how that worked out for them?! (ask yourselves as adults if an attitude problem is just a phase or does it manifest itself in a deeper part of your life and then even deeper…??) do the terrible two’s ever end??! have you ever asked someone who tolerated the terrible twos if they ever ended? i have! and it just became the terrible 3’s and the terrible 4’s, with more tantrums and more tantrums. 

well i refuse to give in to this way of thinking and the lifestyle the majority has chosen!!!
what i’m using to help me stay focused when training gets tough!

oh and this one too  

why my young adult children will not be jumping ship you may think i’m naive and have no idea what i’ve got comin’ – ok, you just watch then… : ) this will be fun! (i can’t wait to read back on this blog 15 years from now!!!!)


Posted: 08/27/2008 in Uncategorized

i’ve got a lil sick one today. bummer!! i’ve given her some things and she perked right up but is still stuffy and not sleeping well. i love cuddling but after a bad night, i need her to take a good nap by herself for some “me” time or i’ll go insane! and then i can cuddle all day. i live for sneaking out of bed around 7 and liz sleepin until 8. those are my best days. regardless what happens, i can keep an upbeat attitude with a start like that. but i’m called to love the unloving, not love the lovable… so i shouldn’t be complaining! this time is so brief, i’ll miss it when it’s gone.

i’m so thankful i’m caught up with my work so i don’t have to stress about taking a sick leave. what a blessing!

the weight of training is baring down on me. i am fully aware this time is crucial. it’s just sooo constant it’s draining. she’s in everything – shredding – dumping – opening… she knows how to crawl everywhere in the house now. she walks the whole perimeter of the kitchen. if i’ll let her she’ll open every cabinet and drawer. she knows food comes out of the fridge and tries to pull it open constantly, or when it’s open she hauls rear to get to it before it closes. i want an obedient child, a God-fearing one yes, and a momma/dadda fearing one too! i’ll continue to say and sign “no” a thousand times a day and train actively. i pray for wisdom and discernment!  

yesterday i had a load of diapers already folded they just needed put in the drawer. liz likes to walk all the way around the laundry basket and pull everything out after it’s been folded. so we are learning the difference between folded and unfolded… : ) but anyway. this time i turned around to open the drawer and turned back to the basket on the floor to pull the diapers out to put them away and here was my lil red beauty handing me one diaper. so i took it and said thank you and put it in the drawer, turned back around and there she was again, standing all cute with one diaper extended to me. she was so thrilled. one by one we put the diapers and wipes in the drawer. she signed “all-done” when we were finished. so cute! she’s a good helper!!!

she’s 11 months and one week. this is so unreal!

feelin handicapped

Posted: 08/26/2008 in Uncategorized

the ball thingy on my mouse quit working just now! now, all my mac pals, what do i do?! *sigh* it will scroll up but not down.

is it monday?

Posted: 08/25/2008 in Uncategorized

ugh! why do monday’s have to be so hard?!!!!!!!!