Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The most wonderful time of the year.

I know that Thanksgiving is a few days away, but I have Christmas on the brain.
Oh you know how much I love Christmas, don't you?
It's better then most things.
Better then Peanut Butter, Sonic Dt. Coke, Ingrid Michaelson, and a good nap.
Yes, it's that good.

Looks like I've passed down my complete love to the ladies, especially Adyson.
She spent a good hour coloring the other day in her room, and came out with the longest advent calendar ever made. And she's filling it out faithfully.

And she's spent numerous hours, for reals:hours, looking at the American Girl catalog. (Santa didn't warn us that those would be coming in the mail, and the ladies were beyond excited that he sent them each one. Santa is currently regretting sending them because they want EVERYTHING inside. EVERYTHING.)

I'm completely content with their excitement, and am embracing it by welcoming winter. Yesterday the ladies went outside and destroyed our lovely yard of fluffy snow, and can't wait to do it again tomorrow. And today we couldn't wait for the blizzard to hit. When we heard what was coming we planned on staying in, turning on the fire, eating cookies, making cocoa, listening to Christmas music, and getting out all of our Christmas stuff. Yes, we packed it all in and it was quite honestly perfect. I'm so sad it's over!

We cleaned out the girls closets today and went through their stacks of books deciding what to donate to the DI and what to keep. Afterwords Sienna begged Adyson to read to her, and they read like this for a good 45 minutes. (I'm loving having a reader in the house, it's heaven!)
Then we decorated the house while blaring Christmas music on Pandora. What is it about those twinkling lights that make your house feel so warm? I love it!

Then Daddy made cocoa, and Sienna loaded hers with marshmallows.
Yes, then more reading. Sienna fell sound asleep before 7:00 while Adyson was reading to her, and we had to wake her up by bribing her with cookies.
She finally awoke and they ate cookies and watched TV to unwind from our fantastic day.
It's been just one of those days that you can't help but be happy. The blinds were open, the snow was thick and beautiful, the girls were (gasp) getting along!, and I just feel extremely blessed for all I have. I'm just so lucky.

I'm gonna savor this season. With a vengeance. I'm wishing you all a very lovely Holiday Season and a fantastic Thanksgiving. And I'm hoping you all have a perfect day, like I had today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Turkey Trot

The past few months my friends and I have been getting up at a very wrong, very dark, very cold, and often very rainy hours of the morning to go running. I'll admit, I caved to peer pressure and only went to appease my friends. But I've really loved getting my workout done before the kids are even up for the day, pushing myself a little, and mostly spending time with my friends without kids. It's been heaven, and I can tell I'm gonna miss it now that the snow has set in. And am really thankful that I caved and finally went with them. (Thanks Candace and Courtney for forcing me to come, and thanks Janette for being my running soul mate!)

Saturday we ran the 5k in the turkey trot here in Smithfield. It was actually a lot of fun, and I'm glad I did it and little proud of myself. I know a good chunk of my readers are marathon runners and think this is small stuff, but I'm still considering it an accomplishment! :)

Left to Right: Natalie Robbins, Me, Janette Woodruff, Candace Mullen, Chanelle Lund
Note: We just ran a 5k in the rain. We are total babes in real life.

(Courtney couldn't make it because she chose to go shopping in California instead. What a strange choice...)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Weekend Happenings

The Diva's were very, very excited for Saturday to come. So excited that they woke up an hour early on Friday morning....

They couldn't wait for the arrival of Heather, Jody and the kids. I tell you what, it's almost as good as Christmas when the Wolfley's come to visit. Except the part where one of them always comes sick. (This time it was Heather.)

We still managed to get her out to go to lunch, and to shop. It takes a shopping trip with me for Heather to actually spend her Birthday money. I think I should start charging a personal shoppers fee. ;)

I took barely any pictures this weekend due to sheer laziness, and business, but wanted to document the sweet friendship of Brielle and Sienna. They are really such sweet friends, and such an odd couple. Sienna keeps growing, and Brielle is seriously stunted. I swear Ens looks 4 years older then Brielle. I would have taken a pic of Adyson and Kutter, but I had no idea where those two were %90 of the time. I just. love. their friendship. They couldn't wait to get together, and while Adyson was at school on Monday Kutter was beside himself with boredom. It's just so sweet.
Ens was so pooped from playing so hard, she manage to pass out at Grams while watching a movie. They play hard!
Thanks for the short and sweet visit Heather! Wish you were always here. Now go, run, go now! to the Doctor and get yourself all fixed up so next time you will be your perky self again!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Note to my girls:

Dear ladies,

You are not, under any circumstances allowed to keep growing up. Tonight for some odd reason I found myself browsing through some old pictures of you, and am almost in tears. If you love me, you will slow down. You will stay little. Adyson, you will stop telling me you think Justin Bieber is cute. (How do you know who he is anyways?) You will wear your jacket, even if it covers up your really cute clothes, and you will start needing me just a little bit more.

And you Miss Sienna, you will stop flirting with Camden at school, you will stop pretending you are texting. You will stop wishing you were as old as your sister, because darn it! You are my baby! You however, are allowed to keep saying perfdeck instead of perfect, and begging me to give you multiple cheek kisses goodnight.

You know that them growing up, means I'm getting old...right?

Start the tears.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My Roo

My little Enna Roo just melts my heart, to the very core.

Each night we tuck her into bed, and I kid you not, 5 minutes later she is out. Cold.
Her sweet little curls hit the pillow and her worries disappear, and she's off to dream land.
How would it be?

Tonight she asked us at 6:30 if she could go to bed. And then seriously sobbed when we told her it was too early. We tucked her in at 7, and she was out by 7:02.

Love her.

And here's a little quote that I can't stop smiling over.
I picked her and cousin Simon up from school the other day, and when we dropped Simon off she told me,
"Mom, Simon keeps telling me Zucchinis are clothes, but I know he's wrong and it's Zubikinis that are clothes."

Can't fool her.

Monday, November 1, 2010

In a mood.

I'm in a bad mood today.
Like, a really bad mood.

Ask Travis.
Or my mom.
Or the 14 people who texted me and got no response.

I hate waiting for results.

It's just not fun.

Anyhow, while I waited today, I managed to fall asleep on the couch, twice, making it impossible for me to fall asleep now.

So I'm sitting here feeling guilty for how grumpy I've been all day, and feeling so thankful for the many, many things I have that make me happy.

Like my little Enna-Roo, who snuggled me today and let me scratch her back for like half an hour. My 4 year old doesn't normally sit for half an hour, so this is a big deal. I loved every second of it.

And Ads, who told me I was a pretty mommy today. I so needed to hear it. She's always full of something kind to say.

And my friends. Who brought me dinner tonight, like they do every 3 months when T has a scan. And who told me they are good enough friends that I don't have to put on a happy face when they get here, they are totally okay with pissy Hayley.

(It's my blog, I can say pissy if I want to.)

And family. Like my poor mom who knows not to call me on scan day, even though I know she's dying to call me and see how I am. And I'm so thankful that they get that I haven't called them today just cause I don't feel like talking and spreading the grumpy. Who needs it?

And T. I'm in constant awe of my husband and his good attitude. He's in a lot of pain right now, and it's making him get a very small amount of sleep. He works a full day, everyday, and comes home less grumpy then me. He's just such a good man. I am a very luck lady. And I'm praying that he can feel some relief cause gosh darn it, he deserves some!

Also adding to things that made me a little less blah today:
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. (Thank you Adyson's trick or treat bag).
Finding some cute clothes for the ladies here.
Making my Christmas list, and getting excited to buy some fun things for the people on it.
I'm burning the most lovely of scents on my scentsy. My house smells dreamy.
Dt. Coke.
The laundry is done. The dusting is done. The bathrooms are clean. The floor is mopped. And I even cleaned the fridge (gasp!).

Tomorrow, even though I will be waiting. Again. I plan on doing it a little less pissily.
Unless we get bad news.
Then, well, watch out.

What's making you happy today? Share...