Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I have been so busy and am way behind on blogging. There has been so much that has happened since my last post. First of all, Aidan got his first haircut. I need to post pictures, but I am too lazy right now, maybe next time. Our family has been plagued by a terrible stomach virus over the past week. Everyone has had it except Mikey, he has been lucky! I think most everyone I know has had it, I don't know where it came from but it was bad! I didn't get to exercise a lot last week due to the sickness going around, they don't want you to bring your kids to the Y if anyone has been sick (a rule that I very much appreciate!) Friday night (last week) a couple from our church came over for dinner and brought their sweet new baby. I didn't want to hold him because I am scared it will make me want one, and I definately don't need one! But now I kind of wish that I had, I love the way babies smell and how they snuggle up to you, ok enough about babies! Anyway, we had a great time! We laughed a lot, I haven't laughed that much in a while! Hopefully they had as good of a time as we did, I always wonder that when I am the hostess. I can't really remember what happened on Saturday, seems like forever ago. Sunday we went to church and came home, watched Australia (really good, but really long). Then I came down with the stomach virus. I only threw up once, that is enough for me to find some phenergan. Of course the only kind I had was from when Alex was sick a while ago. That's right, you guessed it, it was a suppository. But honestly at that point I didn't care one bit. It put me right to sleep until the next morning! It was just what I needed to get through the whole ordeal. Yesterday I planned on posting, but I felt like I had a hangover from the phenergan so I just layed around all day. I am getting tired now, maybe I will be motivated to post pictures tomorrow, but don't hold your breath! Until next time...........

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Aidan's 1st Birthday

Yesterday, my baby turned 1 year old. We had such a good day.
I'll let the pictures from his party speak for themselves........


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

G-Force and Sadness/Happiness.....not sure which right now

Sloane and I took Summer, Carlie and Alex to the movies today. Mamaw was happy to keep Aidan for the day. She said that was the first time she has ever had just him, I couldn't believe it he is almost a year old!! They got to spend some quality time together. We took them to see G-force (a make-up movie trip since we had to leave I Love You Beth Cooper last week. It was a cute movie, but not one to go see if you don't have kids. It is pretty boring, unless you have your child to watch. There is just something about watching Alex watch a movie that HE thinks is funny. I love to listen to his little laugh and watch his facial expressions. These moments are so special and I know that they are slowly slipping away from me. I truly try to cherish every single one, because soon he won't think that gerbil'spies working for the FBI would make a funny movie, and that will be sad:(

I am feeling a little down in the dumps about Aidan turning a year old. His first year of life has just gone by too fast. I feel like he should still be just a couple of months old, not walking around and trying to talk. The time just flies by. I have myself a busy day planned for tomorrow. I have a long to do list to get accomplished before Friday. We are having a big birthday party, so I have to get my house spotless and I have a lot of cooking to do. It is going to be bittersweet to watch him blow out his candle and dig into his cake. I can't wait to watch him, but I am so not ready for it to already be here. He is such a sweet baby and I am so thankful to God for blessing my life with him. It is easy to get caught up in the day to day busy parts of life, but the moments are precious and they go by faster than you want.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Camping and Makeover

We got home from camping yesterday at about 12:00 and we were exhausted! The boys slept for 4 hours each and I slept a good two hours myself. As for Mikey, not sure, he was awake when I went to sleep and awake when I got up. We had a really good time. We got there around 5:30 Friday afternoon, everyone else had been there all day, so everything was set up and ready to go. We had burgers that night and they were sooo good. I love a good charcoal-grilled hamburger!! Mikey, Sloane and I stayed up late and watched Taken, which was really good and I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it yet (I know I said that we were camping, but we "camp" with a satellite dish, airconditioning and indoor plumbing). Saturday morning, Sloane and I went for a run (which was terrible, but I was glad that I did it) and then came back and ate a good breakfast, homemade biscuits, sausage, bacon, gravy, eggs, my kind of breakfast! After that we decided that it would be a great idea to play some two-hand touch football. It was really fun, until Mom got hurt. She and Jeff were both going up for a pass and they both fell and she landed on his knee. His knee is fine, but it caught her right in the ribs. I think she may have cracked one, but she refused to go get an x-ray, so we don't know for sure. After that, Aidan was exhausted, so I took him in the camper and we both passed out. I woke up to him fussing at about 3:00, we had both been asleep for 3 hours and I didn't even know I went to sleep. Most everyone else had gone out on the boat for some skiing and knee boarding. That night we had homemade barbeque (yummy!!) and for desert we had key lime pie. Tracie squeezed the limes herself and it delicious! Sunday morning we woke up and ate breakfast and packed up and headed home. It was a great weekend, but I was so ready to come home. I think I must be getting old or something because my whole body hurts from not sleeping in my own bed. Before you know it I will be one of those people that travels with all of my pillows because I can't sleep on anything else!

Today is back to real life. I think Aidan is getting sick, so we didn't go to the "live" this morning. You aren't allowed to bring them if they have green snot, and he has it running down his face pretty much all the time(he is getting really annoyed with me chasing him with a tissue!), so we would have just gotten sent home if we did. I guess I'll have to go when Mikey gets home. He will be 1 year old on Friday and I am having a hard time with it. My baby isn't a baby anymore and I am sad! Sorry that this post was so long, but I had a lot to catch up on! By the way, did you notice anything different??? If not, you must not pay attention to anything, I spent my morning giving my blog a makeover (I am such a productive housewife!). Have a good day!

P.S. Rachel, I hope you had a great time in Florida!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

MCAT scores

Well for those of you who haven't heard, Mikey got a 29 on the MCAT (verbal-9, biological sciences-11, physical sciences-9). It is not as high as he was hoping for, but I am so proud of him. The average score of those accepted to ETSU last year was a 27, so he is definately competitive there (which is where we were thinking all along that he will most likely get accepted). It is all up to the Lord. Please be in prayer for us as we are trying to make decisions that will affect the rest of our lives.

I have been a busy woman this morning. We are leaving to go camping with my mom and the whole family today, so I have been trying to get all of the laundry finished and the house clean. I love coming home from vacation to a clean house. It makes it so much better. I am not what you would call an outdoorsy type of person, but hopefully it will be fun. It isn't even really camping, everyone has large campers, so we will still have a bed to sleep in and a shower to use. Anyways, wish me luck..........will post pics when we get back!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I had a great weekend! Friday we celebrated my Daddy's birthday (which was really Saturday, but he was busy then) by going over to his house and having homemade pizza, cake, and then playing some backyard football. We had a blast, I did a good job and was quite proud of myself. I could tell that I had been working out, everyone else was out of breath but I was just fine. It was nice to not feel like such a fat a** for a little while. My team won (of course)! Saturday morning, Rachel and I went yardsaleing. It was so much fun. I got some cute stuff (nothing that I really needed, but thought I did when I saw the items). That afternoon, I came home and took a nap. No one was home, it was so quiet, I couldn't resist. When the boys got home we layed them down for a nap and Mikey and I decided to get busy (not like that!!) and CLEAN out upstairs. We have to do that like once a year. We are bad about taking stuff up there that we don't feel like finding a place for it to go. So after a while there are just piles of stuff laying everywhere. Now it is our nice clean guest room and our "storage area". We still have a large pile of stuff that we have to drop off at Goodwill, maybe we will get to that sometime before it is time to clean up there next year! Sunday was Jeff's birthday, so we went to Mom's house after church for lunch and then came home and napped for a while. That night I went to Emily's house for a candle party. It was so much fun, I hadn't seen her in a while so it was nice to catch up. Today, Sloane and I took the boys and the girls to see I Love You Beth Cooper. Not a child's movie. Apparently I need to research things a little more when I am taking young kids to the movies. We had to leave like 20 minutes into it. I think that I would like to see it sometime, but not with kids around. Anyway I am now patiently waiting for Mikey to get home from work, because his MCAT scores are supposed to be posted tonight. But it says "tenatively" so we'll see. Please pray for us.