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Friday, February 26, 2010

Just a short note

I finished my February book, Master Your Metabolism. Now, I don't know whether to carry on with the 2 I started reading during this last book (5th Harry Potter and The Flat Belly Diet). I also bought The Last Symbol by Dan Brown. I still wanna go browse around Barnes and Noble though.
I have felt really good lately. My house has been clean everyday before noon even. Sometimes I start acting funny and tidy up things or clean random things late at night. No, I'm NOT pregnant.
Today I was awake by 8 and made a HUGE breakfast for the family. Afterwards I headed over to the local 24 hour fitness to set up a membership. If husband doesn't get called in to work, I'm thinking of heading over there for an actual work out. I don't know, the Wiifit doesn't seem to be able to cut the last 10-15 lbs (20 max) I want to lose. Once I lose it, I can see the fit as a way to maintain, but I need a swift kick in the butt for the last little bit.
Anyway, short one today. Haven't spent a whole lot of time on the computer really. Everyone seems to be much happier overall with the changes..

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maybe I will just blog all day..

Since today is "hump" day. I'm going to do a new thing on Wednesdays called "Eye Candy Wednesday." Yes, I realize it doesn't flow at all, but hey, I don't care!

The first candidate for my very first Eye Candy Wednesday is going to be the amazingly hot, M. Shadows from the band Avenged Sevenfold.

Real quick, I forgot something

Yesterday, as I was driving back home after picking Shannon up from preschool we hit damn near every red light along 4700/4500 South. At one of the lights, we were stopped for twice the normal time. I swear, I checked the time on my phone at least two times. Obsessive much? Well, these kids decided to move at such a slow pace across the crosswalk, I almost thought they would begin to walk backwards at any moment.
Suddenly, Shannon breaks the silence by saying, "Look at those big kids mommy. Look mommy, 2 boys and 2 girls." I was kind of thrown off for a second. I was counting 3 boys and 1 girl. Then it hit me, my child can't tell the difference between the one girl with long hair and skinny jeans and the boy about her height with sagging "skinny" jeans, and long, unkempt brown hair. Cue my instant laughter. I tried to tell her it was a boy, but she was convinced he was a girl.
This moment made me so happy to have girls instead of boys. I don't see any fads in their future where they will feel the need to sneak into the boys section to buy clothes. I don't know what I would do someday if my son came home with a bag full of girls clothing.

What a day!

Yesterday was pretty crazy. I woke everyone (except husband) up around 5:45, because I thought we would be driving him to work. Well after 45 mins he finally got ahold of someone at work and was able to stay home. There is no way he could have got any consistent work done, he was just too sick. I definitely kept my distance, I don't do so well with stomach bugs.
So, once he finally gave me the word he wouldn't be going to work, I started my daily whatever. I showered, got dressed into something decent, and started doing housework. Then, when it hit 9 o'clock we got ready to make the drive up to Hill. I had to turn in his blues at the dry cleaner and have rank sewn on his jacket. I wasn't going to drive all the way up there for just that. So, I went by the Tricare office and got everything taken care of, finally. The baby is fully enrolled in Prime now (about time if you ask me, since she is 9 1/2 months old...). I also went by the BX. Honestly, for any of you living off base, whenever you go on base, you have to go by the BX, right? Well, I do at least lol. I found a sweet pair of Asics sneakers for definitely less than $70. The tag said $59, but the register said $45, kick ass! I needed a new pair, bad. I've had the same pair since right after basic in 2005 so they were becoming a little snug. Not to mention they had once been saturated in cat urine. Even if I washed them, there was no way I was going to wear them ever again, that's just nasty. The girls and I got back from Hill just in time to take Shannon to school.
This was a pretty exciting day for me. I like it when I get to take the drive up north, especially without the husband. Then I can listen to whatever I want on the radio and not the crap he has on his ipod.
The rest of the day was pretty laidback. Played WoW with the husband, made an interesting dinner. I made a meatloaf.... Well, I accidentally double the amount of breadcrumbs the recipe called for. This totally threw me off my groove. I was deadset on driving to Subway for dinner at that point. But, I didn't give up and baked it anyway. After it had already baked for 3/4 of the total time, I realized I forgot to put the ketchup on top as well. Well, after all the pain, it was done and it didn't turn out half bad! After my triumph over the meatloaf, I just decided to relax the rest of the evening.
The latter half of the day was actually my favorite part of the day. Erin started doing lots of "mmm" sounds earlier in the day. And by the end of the day "ah" had attached to it. Thus, I officially am "mama" again. I was SO excited. Erin usually hates bath time. My mom said I used to cling to her like an octopus whenever I saw water, and now I know EXACTLY what she's talking about. Erin is the same way. Well, I was trying to get her more comfortable before I just threw her in the little tub (figuratively of course!). So, she grabbed onto the side of the tub and looked in while I was still holding her. Next thing I know, she was standing up by herself while holding the side and peering into the tub. I swear, next time she'll be scaling the side of it. Once I finally got her in the tub, things didn't go so smoothly until after about 5 minutes had passed. By the end of bath time, she was a splashing and giggling fool. It was so awesome. I remember when Shannon first started enjoying bath time and how she would splash until myself and the floor had a nice bath. I'm so glad I can watch Erin grow and enjoy bath time as well. This was a very pleasant way to end my evening.
Sadly, it's now 1115 the next day, I'm still in my pajamas with a very overwhelming "to do" list. My alarms were supposed to go off at 8 and 815, and neither one worked. So, my lazy bum rolled out of bed at 10. I guess I should peel myself away from the computer and start getting motivated!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spur of the moment..

Just wanted to post first about the AMAZING dinner I made tonight. It's one of my first attempts at completely making something wihtout help from a relative or a cookbook. ;o) I'm calling it a chili, since that's mostly what I was going for. It's stew meat, diced tomatoes, corn, pinto and canellini beans, onion, and tomato juice. All cooked up and extra yummy. I was quite proud of my creation. I liked it, husband liked it, and even the kid sat and ate it quietly.
Shannon still has a teeny cough, but Erin is definitely better. Erin just has a cough, but she's not screaming bloody murder in the middle of the night any more. I was so worried about her. The first day I gave her the medicine, she literally threw it up all over me and the couch. It so wouldn't classify as spit up, poor baby.
I love my husband, he's pretty awesome. I may get incredibly short with him at times, but today I realized I just need to have more patience with him. We were up until 4 am last night. We played our game online, then sat on the couch to watch tv for a little while. I ended up falling asleep with my head on his leg, and he ended up falling asleep on my shoulder. I so would have wanted a picture of it. I LOVE those little moments, especially since they don't happen all that often. Anyway, he said he would help me in the morning with getting the house back to "normal." Typical normal doesn't seem to exist in our home. Well, me being the awesome wife I am, I let him sleep in and cleaned up the kitchen and did some laundry. But he has been awesome today. That's why I could never keep anything from him..
There's a blog I came across today: I saw it on Postsecret and was totally intrigued. I don't see how someone can keep a secret like that, especially from their husband. I guess part of me felt like there was some small piece of her I had in common with. When I was active in the church, I totally felt like I was faking it rather than it actually being genuine. But, the second I felt like that the first person I told was my husband. And he did the same for me. I really feel sorry for all the people she's going to end up hurting with that blog. Anyway, that's enough for me tonight! Until next time..

Friday, February 19, 2010

Coming back from being completely out of touch with reality..

What a weird last week! The girls both got sick again, thankfully Shannon is almost completely over it. Poor Erin had to go back to the doctor today though. She spent most of the night screaming in pain. Turns out she has yet another double ear infection. The doctor isn't totally sure if the last one was even completely gone. So, she's on some pretty heavy antibiotics, along with tylenol and motrin. She mentioned today if Erin continues on this path, they might have to put tubes in her ears. Poor baby is currently passed out on me. She doesn't want anything to do with daddy. =o(
Also, I had a chance to speak with their doctor about Shannon's issues she's been having at school and also with us. Shannon's being referred to see a behavioral health specialist. The doctor doesn't think it's any form of ADD, but that she may just be having some issues that could be worked out with us and a little therapy. I'm just wanting to nip it in the butt before it causes long term issues.
There was a little more going on this last week. But nothing I totally find worth writing over. Anyway, kind of in a funk at the moment, think I'm going to find a good distraction. I love my babies so much, and I just want what's totally best for them...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Real quick, before bed...

Since Christmas vacation, I have lost 10 freakin' pounds! Holy crap, woohoo, way to go me! LOL!
I have lost 2 lbs just this last week alone. I kicked some serious butt today though. I did 30 mins on the wiifit, most of it was aerobics, the rest was all at the "driving range." After a brief break, I tried out my Biggest Loser DS game. I did about 30 mins of that too. Bicycle kicks and sit-ups killed my abs, but in a good way. It felt so good afterwards. I tried to get off the table today after my thyroid ultrasound... Omg, I couldn't just sit up. And it burned in the lower ab region, ya know, where all the "fluff" is.
So, today I'm sitting at 146. I haven't been in the 140s since my second trimester with Shannon. Mind you, I was also wearing a size 5 then. My size 11 jeans from Pacsun are loose enough that I didn't have to actually undo them. I pulled them off without realizing I didn't unbutton them. This is awesome, right? NO, I hate pants shopping! Lol, I was in my size 14/16 right after I had Erin. And the lowest I can fit into is an 8. I can't believe I am only 8 lbs above my Basic Training graduation weight, CRAZY!
Sorry! I'm totally on a high right now. It's now 1030 at night and I need to make sure the husband knocks out his push-ups and sit-ups before bed. I'm really hoping I can keep this up. You guys, my wonderful friends and readers, are my cheerleading squad! GO ME! I can totally do this. I fully intend on being absolutely smoking hot by the end of hubby's deployment this summer. And I'm hoping to surprise him with some professional Boudoir shots I think as a 5th anniversary gift. So that's been some pretty good motivation for me.
Good night all, hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

RIP Phil Harris

What a sad, sad day! As some of you know I am pretty much worthless whenever here is a Deadliest Catch marathon on. I dunno, maybe it's like my daily dose of adrenaline since I'm too much of a chicken to do anything like that myself.

Today I was browsing the internet after I woke up like I usually do. Well, after Facebook I went on to and one of the headlines was about the captain of a Deadliest Catch boat dead at 53. My heart just sank, I had to call my mom and everything. Phil Harris was one of my favorite people on the show. His 2 sons are deckhands on a boat he co-owns, Cornelia Marie. He struggled with his health in the last season and they are only halfway into filming the new season.
This is soo sad. I didn't know the guy or anything, but when they have cameras in their faces 24/7, you see all the crazy things they go through. My heart goes out to the Harris family and the crew of the Cornelia Marie. In his honor, I've decided to have my own personal Deadliest Catch marathon starting with season 2.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sometimes nostalgia just sneaks up on me

I'm not going to lie, I'm not a fan of Utah. But when you compare it to the photos below, you would choose Monterey over Utah any day. Sadly, I would even choose San Angelo, TX of Utah. Those pictures will have to wait for another day. But, these are a few of the sights around Monterey I truly miss.
Monterey is home for me, plain and simple. Monterey was the first place I ever lived truly on my own. It's where I met my best friend who became my husband. We lived there for a total of 2 1/2 years. I had Shannon at CHOMP (Comm hospital of the Monterey Peninsula). We also found out we were pregnant with Erin our second time in Monterey. Haha, kind of afraid to ever go back, I might end up pregnant with #3!! Joke of course...
We have so many good memories from this place. We met some really great people who also helped make those memories great and shared them with us. I wish I could have such things to say about Utah. All in time I guess, I just have to be patience. And if you know me, you know patience is one thing I don't really have. Anyway! Enjoy the pictures below!
Monterey Bay
Del Monte Shopping Center, Monterey, CA
The Crown and Anchor, Monterey, CA *Where I celebrated my wonderful 21st birthday*
Cannery Row/Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, CA
The farmer's market every Tuesday, Monterey, CA

Friday, February 5, 2010

9 months already?!

Where has the time gone?! Erin's 9 month check-up was this afternoon. I had originally scheduled the appointment at the same time as my physical, goofy me. My physical went okay. The doctor is kind of concerned about my thyroid and is going to have me to some tests and an ultrasound on my throat. Anyway, I won't know more about that until at least Monday.

Back to Erin! We just got back from her appointment. She's finally 15 lbs, woohoo! So, she's 15 lbs (5th %) and 26.5 in (25th %). She's just a tiny thing. The doctor had me all freaked out for a while, or at least back to feeling like a failure as a parent (I'll shed some more light on that later). She, the doctor, was a little "concerned" about her motor skills. She is on the go so much, she wouldn't sit still in the room at all. They tried to sit her up or stand her up, but she just wanted to get into everything, especially my purse. The doc asked if she was standing up while hanging onto anything too. I told her we have her try, but Shannon is always around when we do. So, she'll do it for about a second, then she's down on the ground trying to army crawl or roll her way over to people. Crawling, she moves backwards. I'm not concerned whatsoever. She'll be doing all this when she's good and ready. She babbles, she's happy, and she's healthy. Anyway, after explaining all this to the doc, she really didn't seem concerned about it any more. So, after the appointment, I went nuts trying to find a drive thru Starbucks. I wanted a Green Tea Frap pretty bad, obviously.

Above was me feeling like a crappy parent "Take 2," yesterday was "Take 1." I was busy folding clothes around 2 pm yesterday when I received a phone call from Shannon's preschool. Apparently she was unwilling to cooperate, wasn't listening, then she was going around bullying the other kids. So, I rushed over there to pick her up and the poor teacher was trying to get her out the door. She practically needed to be dragged out the front doors. My mom had a stern talk with her. When the husband got home, we both sat down with her and had yet another discussion with her. This is the second time this has happened with Shannon. The first was back in October when Warren was out of town. According to them she was acting out Tuesday as well. Also, I wish they would have told me this on Tuesday, so I could have addressed the issue then.

On a brighter note, we all seem to finally be over this sickness. Poor Erin had the double ear infection and got a bad rash from the medicine on her bum. I ended up with an upper respiratory infection (bronchitis, sinusitis, and an ear infection). So, that really was no fun. My left ear is still a little funky.

I'm about 1/3 of the way through Master your Metabolism. It's a great book. I love the true science behind things. This book basically tells you how to eat properly to maximize your health and help the environment while you are at it. You can, learn how to properly portion your food and cut out all the unhealthy crap so you don't have to work your butt of to lose just a pound here or there. It teaches you how to balance out your hormones, something I'm sure can be useful to us all.

Anyway, that's enough for now. Going to hop on the Wii and do some wiifit. Maybe I can talk the husband into it again....