Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...wanna see what I saw??

Sorry the lines are so faint...I didn't take the picture right away
and they faded!! The Dr. did confirm it today, though! We are
officially 4 weeks and 2 days pregnant! :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Waiting for Michael...

The concert was amazing-as usual, Michael didn't disappoint!

This was only our 3rd time to see him! :)

Our 'romantic' night out turned out a little less than romantic.
I forget how stressful it can be to NOT know exactly where
you're going in NOLA-I guess that since I've been sick,
I wasn't in my right brain...I didn't use mapquest to
make sure I knew where the Arena was,
and I didn't make dinner plans.
We were running just a bit later than we wanted, so we
called and had Ashton do mapquest for us, and after
driving to the Arena first to make sure I was certain
of where it was, (I had no idea it was part of the SuperDome)
we set off toward Canal to find some grub.

Ever been to NOLA and tried to drive much? It's a city of one way
streets, it's definitely much better walking, and we just didn't have time
to find a parking place, walk somewhere to eat,
and make it back before the show started.

So I dropped Paul off at the corner McDonald's and circled the block
5 times before picking him up on the same corner. We drove back to
the Arena and ate our McD's in the parking garage.

Yeah, I know, every girl's dream, right?
SOOOOO romantic!!
{insert sarcasm. LOTS of sarcasm.}

It was really funny, though, even then, and with the free
tickets and the cheap meal, we've been
joking about our cheap date ever since.

I'd do it again just to spend time with my honey.

Oh, and Paul too.



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

betcha thought...

that I'd disappeared again, didn't ya??

Well, I (sort of) did.

I've spent 3 of the last 5 days quarantined in our
upstairs room sick. Again. With strep. AGAIN.


And just because strep twice in one month isn't enough,
remember that horrific mouth infection Emmie had?

Yep. Got that too.

I'm just barely beginning to feel human again. I did let Paul
go back to work yesterday, and I did spend most of yesterday
laying on the couch wondering how people who don't have
a 13 and 11 year old function with littles when
they're sick!!

Thank you, Ashton and Sydney

BTW, the fever blister on the outside of my mouth is SCARY.
Seriously, I'd post a pic, but it would make people sick.
I've never seen one like this. It's freaky.

The worst part is that Paul and I have a hot date tomorrow
night. Yeah, it's the middle of the week, but we don't
plan the concert schedule of Michael Buble. Cause, ya know,
if I did, he'd get real tired of performing in my living room.
I'm just sayin.

We're driving almost an hour and a half to NOLA to see
Michael Buble, enjoying a night out together, dressing up,
and I look like someone tried to take off my bottom lip
with a flame thrower!

Anyway, it'll be fine.
Did I mention we're seeing Michael Buble?
Did I mention I WON the tickets??
Did I mention that Michael Buble doesn't actually have to
see ME, and that makes it all better?!?!?


The only way it could be any better
(other than having a normal lip, that it is)
is if we had a whole day to spend
in NOLA, but oh, well. Maybe next time!!
I'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wordy Wednesday...

I'm so far behind I think I'm about to lap myself!!
I'm here, and I'm thankful for those of you who are
still here too!!

Here's a brief rundown/catch up. We...

Celebrated our 14 year anniversary!!

Spent two weeks in Disney...had a fantastic time-BUT-
found out that my two littles can be crazy stressful when
naps exit the scene and are replaced by long,
miserably hot days.

I got the sickest I think I've ever been with strep throat
just days after we got back from Disney. For the first time
in our marriage, Paul had to stay home from work to take care
of me and the kids. I spent a full 48 hours closed up in our upstairs
room with no contact with the kids-approx 16 straight hours
of that time were spent unconscious-lots of fever and meds.
I don't remember most of that week.

Had a second and a sixth birthday!
(well, they weren't MINE, of course, but you know)

Had some dramatic GARBAGE go on with some friends and
some people that I thought were friends. I'm not gonna
name any names, but one of the gossip/drama causers
is a pretty popular blogger around here...
and a (former?) IRL friend.
I am saddened to find out that she is NOT the person
I thought she was...or who she pretends to be.

Found out we do not have a special souvenir in the making.
A little disappointed about that, but
we'll keep working on it! ;)

Work on the upstairs addition has come to a temporary halt...
it's very hard to work in the non-air-conditioned attic when the
temps up there get close to 130 degrees cause it's so stinkin hot here!

I lost a friend to an overdose. It was unbelievably hard for me to
wrap my mind around. And just hard. Very hard.

Emmie has been running fever since last Wednesday. I took her
to the Dr. Friday just because I wanted her seen before the holiday
so if she needed meds she could get on them and we could go about
our weekend. The Dr. told me what I already was viral.
But said if she was still running fever Sunday or Monday to bring
her back. I hate that. Really? You will be able to do something with
her virus then that you can't do now??

Anyway, by Monday she was still running
fever, but had a new symptom...her gums were swollen and bleeding.
This worried me a bit and after looking into her mouth, I thought
her front teeth looked funny, so I made her another appt. Paul wanted
me to take her to the dentist instead, and I tried to get her an appt
there, but with no luck. I loaded her up for her Dr's appt knowing that
I just needed to hear what the problem was...I'm not a worrier, but I
felt that there was more to her symptoms than just her teeth and fever.

The Dr. looked in her mouth for all of one second and said she has a
severe herpes infection all in her mouth. (the herpes that causes cold sores,
NOT the other kind!!) Ashton and Paul get them all the time, and
Ashton has had one for almost 2 weeks by this time, so I knew where
Emmie got it from. I was relieved to know what was wrong,
but surprised by the severity of Emmie's symptoms.
Apparently babies get it BAD.
Of course, it's still a virus, so the Dr. said there isn't anything we
can do but wait it out. Thankfully she is some better now, I have to
cut her food into tiny bites, and her gums still bleed, but the fever is
mostly gone and she's finally eating!!
She lost 2lbs from Friday to Monday from not eating. She's too tiny as
is it...she didn't need to lose weight!

And now I have my first ever cold sore. Thanks, E.
I had NO IDEA how miserable they are.
I can't even imagine what my poor baby has been through the
last week! I have since found out that a dentist WILL prescribe
meds for it that shortens the duration, and that makes me a little
angry with her pedi, but by the time we went in Monday she was on
the downhill slope, and from what I've read the meds work best if
you catch the virus in the beginning stages.
Next time it's not supposed to be nearly as bad.

We saw Toy Story 3.
I cried.

If I don't see Eclipse soon, I may cry again.

Still here?? LOL...sorry that was so long!! I'm going to try to get
back into the swing of blogging, and in the process also type up and
post-date some back posts. I've missed A LOT that I need to
post about. If you don't want to do all the catch-up posts, I'll
understand. But this blog is also my scrapbook/family record thingy,
so I feel the need to update all the stuff I missed.

It feels good to be back! :)