Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ok, you can call me Shorty.

this is the hair. and that's my apparently gigantic forehead.

uber short. and maybe when I figure out how to do it as well as Steph, it'll look decent.

I'll be back later, gotta exercise with Mel, but wanted to say hey...Happy Saturday...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Run for the fun of it...

Yup. That's what I'm doing again.

I was in a good rhythm before our Great Adventure last fall and it's taken me this long to find my stride...Ain't nothing gonna break it now...I dread it when I first start out...but once I run that first bit to get my heart rate up, I'm sold...the benefits have been super too.

My legs are changing shape and so is my upper body...wha?

Now, if I could get it to budge in my mid-section but according to my diet consultant, I'm down 7 and 1/4 inches...

So, I'll keep running. And I'll keep lifting those weights. Thank you, YMCA. You are my friend.

That's what I was doing tonight when E and Mel were at Kaleo. Will stayed home with the #4 and #5. Thanks Will. I really do appreciate the diversion, getting out of the house to get my cardio.

My kids are so cool! My husband is too. I'll blog about him later...he's had a crazy busy couple of weeks...and I thank God that his heart is still beating. his eyes haven't completely bulged out of his head either. In case you kids read this post, please know that I love you all so much, as a whole and individually. We'll get those individual date days going.

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is fantastic...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Just don't call me Shorty, k?

Upper: Me last week
Lower: Me today....
I can't stop touching my feels so strange to me.

I need to wear scarves so my neck 1.) stays warm and 2.) doesn't look so white and available.

I hadn't planned to go this short. Here's what happened:

Got this really great flat iron for Christmas. That sucker is hot. It burned a good portion of my mop so that it resembled dog bum hair...not the kind of hair that I like to run my fingers thru because they'd get STUCK. it was gross and this was the only way of saving it.

Steph did a good job doing JUST THAT...Why does short hair look so good on her, or on other people?

I'm not saying it won't or doesn't look good...I haven't fixed it yet today and I'm skeered to. I need the good products that she uses...they smell divine too.

Anyways, this is what's going on around here. In the whole scheme of things (people dying in Haiti, people fussing over our gov't, people struggling with money, life, situations they find themselves in) it is so minor and I will get used to it.

Just don't flip out when you see me. This is the shortest I've ever had my hair. EVER.

Hope your Thursday is shaping up into a nice one...hey, the sun is shining and God is so good. all the time.

p.s. did you notice the first song that comes on when you open my blog? Forever and Ever, Amen. my Facebook friends pointed out the line in that song where Randy Travis says he's not in love with her hair, it could all fall out and he'd still love her. David thought that was pretty funny...and he told me he still loves me! good thing too.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hairspray and other essentials

This is the shortest I've had may hair in umm, forever....



Howdy y'all!

A few updates for my posterity's sake:

~things are going well with D's business...almost too well and the overwhelming in's and out's that go along with running one's own business are getting to my dear man. more on that later.

~I got a major hair cuttin' and colorin'. Can you say pinkish red? yeah, that's what I'm saying. and I love it. my days of old lady blues and pinks are here. The only down side to majorly color treated hair? I burned a bit of it with my flat iron...yikes. it'll grow out quickly, right?

~The kids and I are staying at a hotel on the north side of Indy while David works like a mad man at a local hospital install he's doing! A nice little change of scenery from the winter drudge right now. Plus, Drury Inn's are one of our favorites - great breakfast, amazing late afternoon/early evening snacks, which are more like dinner than snack, nice pool areas. My sis and her girls are joining us tonight and we are looking forward to a little family down time! I am thinking there will be some great photo ops there!

~And for the sports fans out there, we were pumped (thanks to the loyal support of my sis and her family) to watch the Colts win the AFC Championship against the NY Jets on Sunday night...and now they will head to the Super Bowl vs. the New Orleans Saints....Ethan is really excited and he may be our first Colts fan in our immediate clan! We aren't all that in to sports, per se, but it's hard not to jump on the ol' blue and white bandwagon with Beck and Scott around...Beck even knows about the plays and rules. Impressive!

~Off to piano lessons and a quick visit with my lovely, intelligent friend and amazing curriculum queen, Charmaine!

Hope this finds you and yours warm and healthy! Peace...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday, Momma!

As far as moms go, I've got the best!

Joan Elizabeth Taylor, January 10, 1947.

I won't brag on her, because that would embarrass her but my siblings and I are so blessed to have her as our mom. Not only is she willing to drop everything to come help at a moment's notice, but she loves to hang out with the kids, fold our laundry, wash our dishes, have the patience with the kids that I just don't have. If I've needed help with money, she NEVER hesitates to find a way to help me...(maybe that's a not so good thing...(:(:big smile:):)).

Mom, you've been a picture of courage, faith, patience, unconditional love and joyfulness my whole life and for that, I am eternally grateful. If I could have half as many of your amazing qualities, I might not scar my kids and send them into therapy...and I could be the Mom that God wants me to be.

I love you so much. I am so thankful that you are my momma! Happy Belated Birthday! (we still need to have a party...)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blessed to have you

My beautiful, amazing friends....

Christmas Day 2009

Summer 2009

Want to focus on two girls that have been an important part of my life for 1.) the last year and a half and 2.) the last 31 years of my life.

Tammy, there is no one like you. The Lord brought you into my life when I least expected it or thought I needed someone like you...

Levi was up sick allllll night Wednesday, which meant I was up all night with him. Poor fella. Didn't make for a very productive Thursday (though it did end up being a pretty fruitful day). This amazing lady made a double batch of cheesy potato soup & cornbread, braved trekking down our slick driveway on foot, to bring my family some sustenance for dinner. Really, who does this kind of thing? besides someone amazing and thoughtful, unselfish and caring. This is just ONE of the caring things this chick does.

We were blown away. Thanks, K family. Because, in the midst of our trying day, Tammy had taken two of her girls to get teeth pulled and other awesome things that fill up a homeschool mom's day. I love you, Tam! You are a definite gift from God. Thanks for making my life and the life of my family so much richer!

Becky boo, Beantzy, Peanut, whatever other horrible nicknames we gave know what I'm talkin' bout...

Shouldn't everyone have a sister like you? I think so. I take you for granted, that much is true. I just assume that not only will you always be around (and you'd better be), but that everyone I know has someone like you in their family or life.

You do things for me that no one else can...I mean, you've been with me for almost all of the babies' births (remember how scared we were of the "unknowns" surrounding Will's?), barely missing Molly's entrance because she came so fast. You were the person sniffing and crying on Mel's birth video when the midwife announced that we got our girl!...I'm so blessed to have shared that with you and to have been with you for Pipe's and Bean's deliveries.

So many good memories with both of you. I'm also so glad that you guys like each other! I love that we can all be goofy together. Priceless...

You know just how to make me laugh when I'm losing it and I love that we lose it together. I love that when we go places together, people actually think we are twins. ha ha. do we really look and sound that much the same? love it. I really do.

Thanks for bringing me three Hershey kisses when I most needed them yesterday. for that other stuff too! You rock. I love you, Beck.

I love my contemporaries fiercely. I am not perfect but I am loyal. I've got your backs. Thankful for the lessons learned over the past year...and praising God for HIS perfect wisdom in all things, including friendship. He knows that I need these females in my life...and He's given me some keepers!

I love you so much, Tammy and Becky!

(I'm getting to you, Mom!)

Cousins are the best kinds of friends...

Molly and her fake smile. Piper loves to love you, baby (Levi)...their admiration of each other is priceless.

Levi dragging the little girls around...I love Nora's expression here...

Ok, let's color...this lasted for about 5 minutes. it took longer to print up the pix than to color them!

eating bananas and playing store. does it ever REALLY get much better than this?

One of the perks of having my sister work for my husband is that, occasionally, she brings her kids along. It does make for some interesting times. Our kids are all at such interesting ages. Nail biting, hair pulling, mind boggling ages.

Nora is potty trained and Molly is not far behind...almost there, though she does love her Dora pull ups. a lot. I love the dynamics of Molly & Nora and I continue to be so thankful that Moo has a built in friend. I pray they are even half as close and dependent on each other like Beck and I. A beautiful, wonderful thing...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy Twenty Ten

I will get on here and caption all of this later...too. tired. or maybe not...

but enjoy these li'l pieces of New Year's eye candy. hee hee.

Happy New Year to Ye.