Wow. It has been a long time since I blogged....
I don't know where to start, but I will just randomly post things that have happened lately :-)
*Buddy starts First Grade on Monday (!!!)
*BuddyRo moves up to his new class on Monday (!!!)
*First Tiger Cub meeting in 2 weeks (I'm Den Mom)
*Excited about Spook-O-Ree (camping in October), even Hubby is excited.
*New series in kids church... very fun. Buddy officially moves up this Sunday.
*Work is crazy. Looking forward to a week off in 2 1/2 months.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wow. It has been a long time since I blogged....
Said by Holly at 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 25, 2009
My 2 year old is just hilarious. He is constantly making us laugh.
Every morning, he gets up, gives us hugs and goes directly to the electronic drum set and plays until its time to get ready for daycare.
He love the drums and motorcycles.... I may have a rocker on my hands. When I say he screams when he sees a motorcycle, it's an understatement.
He speaks in complete sentences and that makes me sad because it means that he is becoming a big boy. I will, however, be very happy when he decides it's time to start potty training. He's just not interested. He can tell us when he has a poopy, so we are heading in the right direction, right? Right?
Oh, and he's started jumping into the swimming pool. He is fearless. That scares me. Alot.
Buddy is a reading machine now and we have been visiting the library every week (Thursday nights, they are open until 9). We get around 10 books on average. I'm looking into Cub Scouts for him. If I can get them to email me back, we will be going in the right direction!
Me? I'm busy with work right now.... lots of stuff happening. I just sent off almost 48,000 postcards to be mailed out, thanks to our wonderful Governor. Plus, I have a letter that will be going to the Print Shop tomorrow (only 5,500 of those). Busy times, but I'm thankful to have a job with people I like. How many people do you know that can tell their boss to shut up? hahaha
Vacation next week and we are all very excited. I even think Hubby is excited about going away for a few days. The boys are beyond excited for the beach and the pools at the resort.
Said by Holly at 9:20 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Things are coasting along here in my little world. My grandfather passed away a week ago on Tuesday and it seems like I lost a whole week of my life. It was put on hold while I went back to my hometown to help my grandmother make arrangements and just be there. I know my family probably thought I was cold hearted because I didn't get upset at the funeral, but I just wanted to stay strong for my grandmother. She didn't need another person crying and blabbering. I went down on Tuesday afternoon and came back on Sunday. I got back to work and into the routine rather quickly after missing almost a week.
While we were down there, we had a quick birthday party for my youngest. I can't believe he is 2 years old already. He's such a sweet, loving little boy and smart! He is enamored with the new kittens at my grandmothers. This morning, he was talking baby talk to one of them. So cute!
With all of that excitement, I got out of my work out habit and only lost 2 lbs. that week. Weigh in tomorrow is probably not going to be good. Due to being sick (literally) and just tired this week, I only got in one work out.
This will hopefully be a good week at work as we wrap up the current "season" we are in and next weekend we have a fun birthday trip planned! I can't wait!
Said by Holly at 6:13 PM
Saturday, April 25, 2009
So, days like today happen very seldom these days. Hubby went to "geek fest" in Atlanta. He left out around 6:30 this morning and he's still not home. This is what I got accomplished today.
- changed out the sheets on the bed (have I mentioned how hard it is to change bunk bed sheets?)
- washed a load of the boys clothes
- cleaned the living room
- taken the trash off (we really need to look into curbside pickup!)
- taken 2 bags of stuff to the Salvation Army
- picked up Hubby's meds
- filled up my car
- rinsed the car off (the self car wash thingy has gone up .75!)
- baked cookies
- loaded the dishwasher
- grocery shopping
- played with the boys
- printed out my stuff for class tomorrow
At least dinner was easy... the boys wanted cereal! I had a sandwich and chips. I will cook dinner tomorrow night. I was going to tonight, but since Hubby isn't home, what was the point? We will have meatloaf, squash with onions, beans and cornbread. The oldest will swear up and down that he will not eat it and will ask for seconds. He does that with just about everything.
Hubby just walked through the door! Hope he wants to give baths tonight. The boys are filthy from playing outside!
Said by Holly at 6:31 PM
Friday, April 10, 2009
Anyone whose heart is cold and lonely,
Anyone who can't believe and
Anyone whose hands are worn and empty,
Come as you are.
Anyone whose feet are tired of walking,
And even lost their will to run,
There is a place of rest for your aching soul;
Come as you are.
FOR THE ROBE IS OF GOD
THAT WILL CLOTHE YOUR NAKEDNESS.
AND THE ROBE IS HIS GRACE; IT'S ALL YOU NEED,
COME AS YOU ARE.
Anyone who feels that they're unworthy,
Anyone who's just afraid, come sinner,
Come and receive His mercy.
Come, come as you are.
This song means a lot to me. We used to sing it every Easter at the church I attended in high school.
Said by Holly at 8:39 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2009
So, we didn't make it to Callaway for Easter pictures. It rained for days before and it would have been too soggy. We will take pictures this coming weekend with family at my grandparents house.
Since my last post, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. We have had our ups and downs, but we have stuck together through thick and thin. He's my soulmate and there is no denying that. We celebrated this weekend by spending the night in Atlanta, having dinner at a fancy restaurant and seeing a show at the Fox (Happy Days). We had a blast just hanging out together and getting to re-connect. We decided we want to have a date night at least once a month... hopefully we can follow through on that.
This coming week, We are on Spring Break! I haven't had the whole week off since I started my job. We usually only get the last 2 days of the week off. With the way the budget is, they asked everyone to take the whole week. I was more than happy to oblige. I have a ton of stuff to do. My plans include shopping for an Easter outfit, playdate, lunch with a friend, hair cut/high lights, Easter egg hunts, movie and dinner with my sister in law and the kids and volunteering at the oldest's school. How I am going to get all that done AND spring cleaning? I will never know!
I'm still losing weight. I'm down 16 lbs. already and I have a good ways to go. I feel great and I've grown to love working out.
Said by Holly at 10:16 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Today was Buddy's last basketball game. He scored 3 times! He went out with a bang :-) Next week, we will start with Tennis on Saturdays. I never found anyone to coach him, so I guess it will be me.
We got the boy's Easter outfits today and they are so cute! I can't wait to go to Callaway Gardens to take their pictures. This year, all of the grandkids are going. It should be interesting trying to take a picture with 8 kids. Hopefully the weather will be nice. Georgia weather is just crazy. Last Sunday, we had 4-6 inches of snow on the ground and this Sunday, it will be sunny and in the 70's.
It's a really busy time at work for us right now, but I'm not going to let that stress hinder my weight loss and exercise routine. It's not worth it. I will admit to eating a brownie on Friday, but I didn't have any lunch either... it all equals out, right?? Right!
Said by Holly at 9:14 PM