Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tis the Season

And so the craziness begins. Trying to think of gifts to get for people. I finished shopping for Lex already. Not doing much for her since it won't be that big of a deal for her. I already have an idea of some things I'm getting. My philosophy is to shop smarter this year and save some money, take advantage of freebies that I receive through emails and look for good deals. I'm really good at good deal shopping, I mean that's how I got a pair of jeans from JC Pennies for $1! : )

I'm hoping for the possibility of snow this year so that Lex can see it. If not, there's always next year when it will be more memorable for her. I'm not really into making thing happen right now for her. Like we didn't do anything for Halloween because she's not walking and she has no use for candy anyway so I saw no point in buying a costume. I think that is a practical way of thinking. I also know what cake I'm going to make for Lex for her first birthday and it will only be a small cupcake. 

I don't know how much blogging I will get done this month due to a clingy baby (ugh LORD HELP ME!!!!),  wisdom teeth removal (LORD PLEASE LET ME SLEEP THOUGH EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE FEW DAYS AFTER THAT I WILL BE IN PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), and the Christmas shopping and spending time with family. Family is more important than a blog anyway. : )

Sunday, November 18, 2012


I can't believe how long its been since I have blogged! So much is happening. Papa was in the hospital and is still battling with whatever he has. The doctors still don't know what is causing him to keep coughing. I just feel bad because I want him to get better.

Lexi is doing so many new things. Its hard to keep up with all of it! She's able to drink from a straw, she's eating off my plate, her two bottom teeth have popped through the gums... There's just so much that I would have to go get the calendar to see what all she has done since I blogged last.

New changes are happening! Josh is getting some settlement money for his accident which should for the most part get us out of our debt! I don't know what we are gonna do with ourselves with not having to spend so much money on medical bills each month! We are looking at buying Nana and Papa's house. So many things are changing!

The ducks lost. Our first and hopefully only loss of the season! I know we are going to kick some beaver butt next weekend! 

Next week is Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for:
1. A roof over my head
2. A loving husband
3. A very healthy and beautiful baby (the most beautiful baby EVER I might add!)
4. A loving family
5. Joey!
6. A car
7. To be able to stay at home and raise my daughter
8. The ability to be a good cook!!

The list goes on and on. I challenge you to think about all that God has provided for you over the years.

Oh.............and.............uhhhhh......not so thankful for this one but I am having my wisdom teeth out at the end of this month. God, why didn't you just make them disappear like magic? It seems like it would be so much less painful! LOL Pray for me. I'm already a nervous wreck and for those of you who know me know that this is normal for me to be freaking out..............................UGH!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

So much to catch up on!

Wow! I haven't written in forever! Time goes by so fast these days! I can't believe Alexis is 7 and a half months old! I remember watching her sleep hoping she wouldn't wake up! Where has time gone? Oh and what is she doing now you may ask? WELL, she is standing in her crib so we had to lower it! Also, since we have lowered it, she has now learned to stand up again! She is also standing in her play pin, which in the crib I can understand because she can grab onto the bars. There is nothing for her to grab on to stand herself up. *face palm* My job is about to get so much harder. Now I will have to worry about her falling and scraping a body part or hurting herself in general! She's not wanting to take a night time bottle so we have just been feeding her food and rice cereal before bed and for the most part she sleeps through the night. She's crawling and army crawling all over. I can't leave a room without her moving somewhere unless she is in the play pin. She is clapping her hands. She took her first step on Monday. She is pretty much out of 12 month clothes and into 18 months. (LORD HELP ME!!!!!) She is a growing little girl and I couldn't be more proud to say "I'm her mama." 

I had a great birthday. I think it was the best one in years actually. Everything went pretty smooth and the ducks won to top it off! The day after my birthday, mom, Lex and I went shopping. I managed (I don't know how) to find a pair of jeans at JC Penny's for $1. All I have to say is that it pays to shop on the clearance rack. 

I have found something new. Selling items on Facebook! I have made $10 which I'm putting towards rice cereal for Lex. I'm in the process of selling 4 diapers to a lady in Colorado. Then I will use that money to buy 2 brand new bum genius snap diapers. Things are flowing and I can't say I hate it. : ) Oh and Josh and I are going to marriage counseling for a "tune up" which is actually quite nice. I think that more couples should. Its just nice to get a Godly perspective through a Christian Counselor. I recommend Carolyn Rexius! She's very nice! Like I said, things are flowing quite nicely! Enjoy your weekend!

And oh.........

GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!