Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fun week

Do you ever wonder how in the world you ever kept yourself busy before kids? I seriously feel like I am always running in 9 different directions, with at least 100 items on my to-do list, and 5 things planned each day. Per kid! ;) All I can ever think of that I used to do is work. We were truly too broke to ever do much of anything, but I know I felt busy at the time! Oh, if only I'd have known...

It's been a nice week so far; we just got home from Malibu late yesterday morning. Sunday had to be the most beautiful day ever. The sky was so clear from windstorms the night before, and the weather was in the mid-70's-- perfect for the beach. In the late afternoon we did just that, and it was gorgeous. Couldn't have been a more perfect day. I of course got a bazillion photos and tried uploading them Sunday, but you know how that goes. ;) Maybe after the kids are in bed tonight.

On Saturday night we had our good friends over for dinner, and we had an absolute blast. I seriously don't remember the last time I have laughed that hard- my head hurt after they left! LOL We have only gotten to really know D & J over the past couple weeks, but it's one of the few times in our lives when we have just totally clicked with a couple, and we have such a great time with them. There isn't even a single pause in conversation (or laughter) and we just have so much to talk about. And they love my children to boot! ;)

BH just found out a little while ago from D that they are heading into the hospital tonight to have their baby! :D I'm so thrilled! Since I didn't get to talk to her I am assuming that because today is her due date and she had a doctor's appt, they may be inducing her (D had a 20 minute conversation with Tom so I can't imagine she's in labor right now LOL). I know she wasn't opposed to the idea of induction. So I'm sooo excited that I will get to meet her new baby on Thursday when we head back up there, if we don't go to the hospital tomorrow. I guess I am just super excited for her because this is her first baby (his fourth, but the youngest is 11) and everything is just so new and foreign. I so remember those days! When you feel like labor will NEVER come, and you have no clue what things will be like. I can't wait to see this beautiful baby! :)

Speaking of babies, if you think of it, can you please keep someone in your prayers? A girl in my Bible study had her baby boy on Friday, and Saturday he went in for heart surgery- I guess the two arteries are switched around. I don't know any specific details, but he has to go back in on Friday for open-heart surgery. :( If you can please just keep the momma and baby Jeremiah in your prayers, I know they would appreciate it. I can't imagine going through this!

Well, dinner is almost ready. My house is the biggest disaster in history since we've hardly been home the past few weeks, so I need to get it picked up before we head out again. ;)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Instead of taking down Christmas...

I will sit here at my very cluttered desk in my extremely messy office of my DESTROYED house to blab to my heart's content. Makes sense.

We got home from Malibu yesterday evening, in just enough time to feed Mike and throw him on over to Awana (Ike didn't want to go last night, and being we'd been stuck in the car all day and were all exhausted, we didn't make her). But in the midst of catching up on the laundry I didn't do in Malibu-- which, by the way is next to impossible when you've run out of detergent, just to let you know-- and trying to clean the utter CHAOS that is my house when we get back from a trip, Big Hunk tells me he wants to go back tomorrow. Mind you I did not utter a single dispute, but my house sure as heck may argue.

On top of that, a little while ago he calls me back for the millionth time to tell me our friends want us to come back to Malibu tonight for dinner. Uh huh. This at 3:45pm when I've JUST gotten done unpacking everything, and we'd still have the 2 hour drive ahead of us. Hmm.

Speaking of which, our friends (same ones) never came over for dinner on Monday- the wife, "J", is due in 5 days and didn't feel up to it. But seeing as how she is ready to pop at any moment and is completely miserable, I am more than willing to cook dinner for them this weekend. It's funny because Big Hunk and this guy are totally hysterical. We've only known them a short time (in passing for about 4 months, but gotten to know them well the past couple weeks) but now BH & D get all excited about playing baseball together this year (Big Hunk is starting his own team) and I'd swear D was giddy calling BH to come over for dinner tonight, by the way BH tells it. But J & I have really hit it off and I adore her. I'm curious how I'll scare this one off. ;) It's inevitable, it seems. I must be too boring because it's very rare that people I meet blossom into friends.

So I guess we're back out of dodge tomorrow. My poor kitty needs some attention, so maybe I should bring him with us too! ;) A cat and giant dog in the car- that will be fun!

Well, my nephew is over playing with the kids so I should take advantage of them being distracted and actually get something done. How's that for rambling about absolutely nothing??

For some reason I wanted to remember this...

LOL Who knows why! I guess I just wanted to document how goofy my husband is and how I LOVE that we totally get each other- and our senses of humor.

We were at Disneyland on Tuesday and in the window of a store, there was a child-size mannequin, with no head, and a Nemo hat where the kid's head should have been. So Big Hunk starts rambling, in a way only he can, about how the kid has a fish head. And the kid wanted to be a real boy like Pinocchio, but he was only a fish, so King Tritan said "He shall be a real boy, and we shall call him Salomon!!"

I was laughing hysterically (how in the world does someone think of stuff like that on the spot?) while Ryan rolled his eyes until you could only see the whites- in a way only a teenager can.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Nothing to say.

Good morning! Well, I know it's already 1:30pm, but the day is just going to fast and I'm stuck in morning mode, sorry. ;)

I'm trying to get out of my cruddy mood, for which I really have no excuse. We're in Malibu and have been here since Thursday. We've just been relaxing (and yay! working out!) and hanging out- so I don't know if it just that or not- that we've pretty much been indoors nonstop since Thurs except for a couple runs to the store and a trip on Saturday to this little shopping center and playground. We've had some massive rain for the past couple days, and today is the first we've seen of the sun. But honestly, we so needed some time to just do nothing. We're having fun, but in my selfish moments I think it just is sometimes an adjustment for me to have my stepson here (18, goes to school in Arizona) and it throws me for a loop to have this MAN moping around, grunting, and eating all the food in the house. Just as I'm sure it's an adjustment for him to be around a 5 & 3 year old nonstop. ;) And, I'm sure my period is just around the corner too. Yuck.

But tomorrow we're going to Disneyland and I am SOOO excited. Well, I'm excited any time we get to go, but I'm excited that my stepson is going with us. We haven't gone with him since Mikey was a baby, so this will be fun!

We're having friends over for dinner tonight and I think that's another reason for my mood. I'm used to cooking dinner for close friends (that in turn won't judge me for my yucky meal LOL), but these are new friends and I guess I'm just a bit nervous. :) The wife I've actually only met in passing, and though Big Hunk has spoken with both of them extensively (including hanging out at their apartment- in our same complex here- for 5 hours on Sat) I just need to be put at ease. I'm sure it will be fine. I've got a roast in the crockpot, but if for some reason it doesn't come out right then I should know in enough time to order pizza. LOL! Besides, I think they are mostly just coming over so the guys can watch the football game, so as long as I make some munchies they'll be happy.

Well, I need to get this place cleaned up so we can start on schoolwork after lunch. Hope everyone is having a great day!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


I just learned that Tim LaHaye (co-author of the Left Behind series) is going to be a guest speaker at our church next month. So freaking awesome!!