Friday, November 5, 2010

5Q Friday

Taking a minute to myself on this busy Friday morning!

1. If you could have any talent and turn it into an occupation, what would it be?
What I'm currently trying to do.  Take my craftiness and make tutus and various other things.

2. Would you rather have a house at the beach or a cabin in the woods?
A house at the beach, for sure!  Roland and I are hoping to retire to the day.

3. Is there any meaning or reasoning for the names you chose for your child/children?
Well, for both children, it was the only name we could agree on both times.  But Kaleb, I wanted a "K" name, because of the "K" middle/last names on my side of the family.  Then we gave him the same middle name as his dad, Christopher.  We just fell in love with both Gracie and Noelle, and her name means Grace of Christmas, so that's just a double score..if you know how much I love Christmas. 

4. What is your guilty pleasure?
Milk chocolate...anything.

5. Do you live in a house that is deep cleaned or straightened?
Both..I'm kind of obsessive compulsive..

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

It's been the best four years of my life.

Friday, October 29, 2010

5Q Friday

1. If you could be a fly on any wall, which would you choose?
Hm..that's a toughie...I'll get back to ya! 

2. Do you budget your Christmas shopping or just get it done without budgeting?
I normally budget it out, and have a list of what I'm getting..and research who has the best price.

3. What is the craziest fad diet you have ever done?
Ugh, right now I am doing just about every diet smushed into one.

4. Is there a TV show that you have seen every episode/season of?
Yep!  Grey's Anatomy.

5. What one song always pulls at your heart?
Pulls at my heart, like makes me happy?  She's Everything by Brad Paisley.  If you want it to pull at my heart and make me cry, Angels Among Us by Alabama.

Have a very happy, and very safe Halloween weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Up & Running!

The tutu cute! Facebook page!

Go here!

Wordless Wednesday

***Edit:  I totally posted this thinking it was Wednesday...and it's Thursday.  Enjoy my little angel, anyways!***

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tutu Tuesday!

Check out this new tutu!  It's made with brown and aqua tulle, and I tied brown with white polka dot ribbon on.  Interested in purchasing a tutu?  Prices and other information can be found at!

Friday, October 22, 2010

5Q Friday

1. Who is the better cook, you or your spouse?
I don't really know if either one of us is better, but I'm the one who does the cooking.

2. How often do you talk to your mom?
Every day, most of the time two or three times a day.

3. Are you adventurous in the kitchen or stick to the recipe?
It depends what I am making.  Today I made a big pot of chili, and just started throwing everything in.  It turned out amazing, but I have done that before and had to throw something out.

4. Is your second toe longer than your big toe?

5. Do you dress up for Halloween? (Bonus question: What will you be this year?)
I normally do, but this year I don't think I am going to.  I think too much hassle with holding Gracie and managing Kaleb.  Last year I was a witch though, and next year I'm going to go all-out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Holy Moly!

I have never been in so much pain in my whole life!  That's including the 35 hours of labor PLUS a c-section with Kaleb!

About 11 days ago, I woke up pretty sick.  I had a horrible back pain, and to be honest, I seriously thought something was very wrong with me.  I had my mom on hold and was trying to get Roland home from work.  Two hours later, the pain stopped.  I figured I had slept wrong, or pulled something exercising the night before, and that was that.  Then two days later, it came back.  I handled it again, and it lasted two hours ago.  A couple days after that, it came back stronger than ever, and I just couldn't take it.  I ended up in Urgent Care, but they were ultimately no help at all, and I never figured out just what was wrong.  That day the pain lasted eight hours.  Then it happened. 

This past Saturday morning, I woke up like any other day.  We were planning on taking Kaleb to the fair, and Gracie to my mom's, so I was getting everything ready for all of that.  Then, holy moly.  The pain came on strong, and stronger than ever.  I immediately called my mom and knew this time, something had to be done.  I woke up Roland (aka my amazing husband who had been sleeping for a mere three and a half hours, after a sixteen hour shift..) and he got up and after my mom took the kids, took me to the Emergency Room.  The Emergency Room was packed!  Like, you would have thought there was some Grey's Anatomy type emergency going on in there.  After 2 hours, I got seen in Triage, and all they did was ask what was wrong and take my vitals.  After another 2 hours, they called my name.  They said they needed a urine sample..well I hadn't urinated in like 14 hours, so I told them they needed to do a catheter.  Apparently that was the wrong thing to say, because they didn't call me back again for another hour and a half.  Finally I got seen, in the hallway, and they confirmed what I thought.  It seemed, just by symptoms alone, that I had a kidney stone.  They started pushing fluids, and took some blood.  They also gave me morphine..which apparently is a super-duper drug.  Well my little kidney stone could care less, and it did nothing  for my pain.  I finally got put in a room, where I would get 2 more doses of morphine over the next couple hours, that would do absolutely nothing for my pain, and get a ct scan.  After nine hours at the ER, I found out I did indeed have a kidney stone.  It has almost passed and Motrin works about a million times better for kidney stones than Morphine!

So, here I sit, Monday (well, early Tuesday morning), and I am doing okay.  The stone has yet to pass, but the meds are keeping the pain away.  I am pretty nauseous, but it's better than the back pain.  I have to go see a urologist to figure out why I am getting stones now.  I am just hoping this isn't some new thing my body wants to put me through!  Here's hoping I pass this, and never have to go through this again! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

5Q Friday

1. What is your favorite Halloween candy?
 I am just not a sweets person..never have been, don't think I ever will be.  The only thing I am really a fan of is plain ole' milk chocolate Hershey's bars.

2. Do you fold your socks?
 Yes, and everyone else's as well!

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?
 Everything that your body goes through after childbirth.

4. What is the most significant difference between you and your significant other?
Our height, by far.  He is 6'1", and I am 4'11".

5. What are three words you would use to describe yourself?