Friday, April 24, 2009

Did you know...?

My friend, Christina, posted about some things yesterday she's learned this week in raising her adorable little guy, see the cute button above. It made me laugh thinking of all the crazy things we learn as we go about raising kids.

Here's what I learned yesterday:

Did you know...

...waking your son up from a 5 hour nap, to find out he has a fever of 106.1 is very scary... especially when he's shaking

...having a nurse tell you to just give your son some Motrin and push fluids is NOT comforting after saying at 107 I need to worry about seizures... we took him to Urgent Care

... a sick 21 month old, will still tell you he needs to go potty to avoid "wet pants" even with a diaper on

... your husband will drop whatever he's doing at work and immediately come home upon hearing about his sick son... even when he's at an important trade show with all of his bosses

... when you're coming home late for dinner, because you've been at Urgent Care for the past 2 hours, do not stop at Albertson's for a rotisserie chicken... they put them out at 1pm. Nothing sounds appetizing about a chicken that's been sitting out for 6 hours... even when you're really hungry

...when your son is sick you get to cuddle him all day without being pushed away... enjoy it while you can because...

...the next morning, even with a fever of 103, he will be acting normal again... even if mom's still worried

Focus Friday

Focus Friday

I am so happy to have finally made it on here, on a Friday, to post my goals. I do really well accomplishing what I want to with this format, so you should give it a try too.

Hmmm... what are my goals for the week:

1. Continue keeping up on the housework. Besides our bedroom, the house has looked awesome all week. I'm so proud of myself, but it does lead me to the next one...

2. Figure out what it's going to take to keep our bedroom clean. It's the one room in the house that always gets overlooked. There's nothing too romantic or relaxing about looking at a heap of clean, folded clothes just waiting to be put away. I mean seriously, how long does it take to put the clothes actually into the drawers? SO frustrating!

3. Consciously think about if what I say and do, or don't say and do, is showing respect to my husband. And if not, repent.

My first goal should be pretty easy for me, the 2nd shouldn't be, but is, and the 3rd is really going to stretch me... in a good way. I'm so thankful that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! (Phil 4:13)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I'm back... hopefully!

Okay so it has definitely been way too long since I've posted anything. Everyday I think to myself, "I have got to get on here and post something!" Yet weeks later, still nothing. But finally, here I am! I don't even know where to start... there are so many things going on right now.

We took a quick trip to Kalispell, MT for Tony's work. I'd never been to Montana, and as you can see, it was absolutely gorgeous! The following week we went to Kennewick for 4 days. Last week and this week Tony is in Montana again. It's been a crazy month, and I miss having my husband home.

I sewed with a pattern for the first time. Wow... so much easier than trying to make it up as you go. It was amazing to have all of my seams line up perfectly. I LOVE how this turned out and had so much fun making it, I bought fabric for another. I didn't take pictures yet, but I also followed a couple tutorials online for a wipes case and wristlet to go inside. I had a lot of extra fabric, so I thought it'd be fun to try out some new things

We're remodeling (took out a window and door, added a sliding glass door, will soon be adding a bedroom and more formal dinning room, and eventually a 2nd bathroom) and started re-siding the house. (Sorry these pictures got reversed)

I know I still need to post about our trip to the Dominican Republic, but that deserves a post of it's own. Hopefully I will get to that this week.

Other than that, I've been busy chasing Anthony around. We're still potty training him... only have him in a diaper when he's sleeping. I'm glad I keep with it and didn't give up a couple weeks ago when I was tired of cleaning up pee and poop from the floor. He's almost got it down now, and I love the money we're saving on diapers. He's talking like crazy! Saying complete sentences now, and using more Spanish too. He only asks for milk in Spanish: "Bebo Leche."

I'm also working on planning a benefit dinner for Legado, the school our friends our starting this fall in the Dominican Republic, a Beth Moore Bible Study on the Fruit of the Spirit, and have a meeting this week with a lady at World Relief to talk about how we (and our church) can start working with the incoming Refugees from Cuba (something we did before at our previous church with Refugees from Burma).

So there's a quick rundown. I feel so much better now having finally written something. Hopefully, I'll find time to keep on top of it. We'll see...