Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ahhh the questions

OK, so there are a couple of questions that I get asked on a regular basis, so I figured what better place to answer them than on my blog.

1. Are are you through having kids??? Hmmm... I wish I knew the answer to this one. Some days I could say - are you freakin crazy??? I can hardly juggle what I've got, and sleep has become an all but distant memory. However, other days, I look at my boys and think... give up the chance at doing this again - NO WAY. It is hard for me to think that I might not ever experience bringing new life into the world again. To be honest... all of my life experiences have paled in comparison to the moments Jack and Collins were born. I do understand that does not justify having another child. So I guess we will see. I know my heart has room for more, I just don't know if my mental and physical health do! And of course there is Brendan... whom I think would be content with being finished.

2. Do you miss being a nurse? Some days.I did enjoy working and I worked hard to learn what I did. And I was good, real good at what I did. However, my schooling, my job, my paycheck.. It all has little value to those boys lying sweetly in their beds right now. I just couldn't possibly go back to work and leave them. In the whole scope of eternity all that stuff doesn't matter as much as raising them. Don't get me wrong, I do have my days, actually I just had one recently. Believe me when I say... the burn unit has nothing on this place! Maybe one day, If Brendan's schedule allowed for him to be home when I am gone to work. I do miss the adrenalin rush... I would have to go back to the ED or doctors office for me...taking a Blood pressure and replacing the tissue on the table would not cut it!
True story... On my second date with Brendan I told him that when I have kids I've got to stay home with them. I told him if that wasn't going to be ok with him than I wasn't the one for him. He looked at me like I was CRAZY.... but he promised then, that if by some wild chance we were to work out... I could stay home. I will have to say he has kept his word. Since then, God has poured out so many blessings on us, that we know we are making the right decision. Next...

3. Are you getting any sleep yet. Umm...NO. I am however going too Sunday night!!! Brendan got me a room at Ross Bridge for the evening. I have every intention on laying out in my swim suit that doesn't fit, getting burned from my lack of sun screen, ordering poolside and room service ( I am pretty sure he put it on his buisness credit card =), and sleeping LATE.. you know.. till like 8... sure bets 4:30!!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I'll be sure to blog about it!!!

Ok, well I'm tired, hope this gives anybody who cares clarity.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Blog Worthy

Today Jack had his preschool music program at church. Now he has had one of these before, but he just sat there while everyone else performed. That was not the case today, he sang louder than all the other kids and did all of the hand motions!!!! It was so cute and I was so proud of him. It was particularly funny because all the other kids were sitting, doing nothing. I am loving watching his personality blossom... although me and that personality go head-to-head sometimes.
Later today when Jack was in time-out....for the fifteenth time... he fell asleep! He was in the corner and when we told him he was free to come out, we got no response. We laughed so hard because he was OUT and his head kept bobbing and we were sure he was going to tip over. Needless to say we got some awesome video of it.
Well better go and get ready for small group... have I mentioned I love our Sunday night marriage small group?!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009


You might want to have a seat when you hear this news... I joined facebook!! Yes, after MUCH peer pressure I joined... I know I am the LAST joining member. We will see how long it last, I hardly have time to blog.

We had a wonderful Easter. He has Risen!!! Church was awesome. If you didn't go to Church of the Highlands you missed out... and you were the only one!!! Over 19,000 attended and over 2300 accepted Christ!!!!! How awesome is that!!! Praise God!
Of Course I didn't get pictures, I had my hands way too full! Looking forward to this weekend at the lake for a little rest.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Chunky Monkey

Busy, thats what we've been!! I feel like the "tails waggin the dog" these day. I can't imagine having a job... I can hardly manage my family and social life. I am kinda glad for a cold day to stay in and be lazy. The boys are both doing good. Collins is doing much better these days. Between his medicine and formula we have found the keys to happiness. I was sad giving up nursing him, but I realize that is whats best. I only fell 2 weeks shy of my 6 month goal. I will encourage others that breastfeeding is much easier the second go around and I am so glad that I did it! I must say... nothing packs on the pounds like formula! We have a chunky monkey on our hands. Collins looks totally different with rolls on him - its so cute!!
Jack is doing good too!!! He keeps me super busy... if only I had his energy. He is getting so excited about his birthday coming up and reminds me everyday of what he wants. I still have lots of party planning to do.
We are all looking forward to our up-coming beach trip - except getting into a swimsuit... not looking forward to that! I really need some rest, relaxation, and sand between my toes.
Well, enjoy the pics..
Clearly, Collins dosen't like laying out like his mother!