Demolition Derby

Now I understand what my parents meant when they said (multiple times, I might add):
"You just don't have nice things with young kids in the house."
I totally get that now! :)



Here is a picture of my new haircut that I promised. Poor Orion turned out blurry, but the picture is still cute!

I don't know if it looks like it to anyone else, but my boys seem like carbon copies of each other in physical appearance. Their personalities couldn't be any more different! Lincoln constantly wants attention, but Orion is content by himself most of the time. Shouldn't it be the other way around? :)

Business is getting busier, and that makes me very happy. School is still on the back burner (driving me crazy) until we can get Phoenix Industries mostly maintenance free (a small business being maintenance free??? What am I demanding? I really must be crazy) and self sufficient. Bryan gives it a year, but I want to give it six months. We will see who will win!

Sam and my daycare is still in the works; we are in the final phase of getting licensed and the house totally baby-proofed for our patrons' children! The more we do for Sugar & Spice (the name of our daycare), the more excited I get! We will have a blog site soon, and there are so many awesome ideas that we want to implement, like cameras in the daycare areas with live feed through computer access (by password and to the parents only of course, for privacy protection purposes), activity days, weekly menus on our blog, etc. It's all really exciting to create something that is of worth to people, and see them respond to it. I guess it's the rush of starting a new business. Call myself an entrepreneur!

So....... I'm kinda dumb! I finished the third book in the Twilight series (LOVED it!), and I was all geared up and ready to go out and get the fourth book, when I was told by a friend that it was not finished yet! How dumb did I look! :) Wow, I'm not sure how I will get my kicks now. August is a long time to twiddle my thumbs... Guess I'll have to find another good read!

I just have to say that being a mom is really fun. It's totally exasperating and frustrating, but such a blast. I can't help but have a great time with these two beautiful babies! I do want someone to tell me, though, why my laundry load has all but quadrupled since Orion was born? He's a mere 15 pounds! How could another addition make such huge messes! And I suppose I should just get used to a constantly untidy living space. I see all these amazing women with well kept homes and dust free areas, and I just know that I am not one of them. I am too busy chasing after a PRECOCIOUS almost-two-year-old-going-on-20, while trying to pay attention/feed/clothe/bathe/stimulate the brain of my 4-month-old-going-on-40. Who has time for making dinner? :) Poor Bryan gets the short end of the stick! "Honey, how about pizza tonight? We've had it at least once a week for a month, what's one more time?" (I sometimes use a little eyelash-batting here for effect) {SIGH} one of these days I will get back to being an organized guru, I really will. I will get back to my love of cooking, and beautifying our home. One day, I will not stumble over cars/balls/toy hammers/ball poppers/shoes, or anything else that Lincoln has strategically strewn down the hallway and in the kitchen. I WILL have dinner parties, and really cool masquerade-type parties that I host (which I love doing), complete with really cool french European/old-worldy invitations with wax seals and calligraphy, and amazing paper (can you tell I've thought about this before?). But not right now. For now, I am content with taking out the trash, just so Lincoln doesn't get into it! :) Life is good.


Update - Sort of!

I haven't been keeping up with my blog! I have been so busy with every day happenings that I haven't had time to sit down or think straight to post something blog-worthy.

Two weeks ago, I was released from my calling as choir director, and called to be a nursery leader. Can I tell you that I'm both releived and sad? I LOVE MUSIC! But it was just too much; every time my then three-month-old would cry out of hunger/need for comfort, I was helpless to do anything but flap my arms in front of the choir. All the women were so amazingly helpful, especially with Lincoln, but I have learned that there is no one like mom, especially when your newborn is hungry! So that was always really stressful for me. I am sad, because I don't really have a musical outlet now, but relieved because I now have a calling where I'm not 'the only one' who can be there. It's a good fit for me, and I am really excited.

I am also SICK!!! Actually, all four of us are. It stinks! Bryan has some sort of sinus infection, both boys have runny noses and coughs (nothing a humidifier can't knock out, they're mostly fussy and inconsolable), and I have major congestion, sinus headache, sneezes and sore throat. NO FUN!!! And the worst part is that I'm the one who has to do the 'nursing back to health'. UGH. I think I need a vacation!

Ending on some good news:

  • Bryan is going back to school (YAY!) so we can finally make millions. lol! We found a local art school that I have been 'suggesting' for a little while, and he is receptive and excited.
  • I got a haircut (pictures to come when I feel human again). It still feels a bit like a wig because it's so different than my last haircut, but I like it.

Once I feel better I'll actually write something more meaningful. But this post will have to do for now!


My ABC's

SO now that I've happily been engrossed enough in the world of vampires, werewolves, and humans, I am plunged back into reality (ho hum).

So here's a post about ME! :)

A-Attached or Single? Very attached
B-Best Friend? Bryan (does anybody dare not to put their husband?)
C-Cake or Pie? Pie, unless it’s cheesecake, but is that considered a pie?
D-Day of Choice? Wednesday (it’s usually the day I get to sleep for 20 minutes longer, and for some reason Bryan is home earlier)
E-Essential Item? baby wipes; I use them for EVERYTHING! Did you know they can get off stubborn grease stains from the stove? TRY IT!!!
F-Favorite Color? The rainbow. I gravitate towards neutrals, and blues & greens
G-Gummy bears or worms? worms
H-Hometown? Escondido
I-Favorite Indulgence? Ice cream.
J-January or July? January, it’s my B-Day month!
K-Kids? Lincoln (18 months), Orion (3 months)
L-Life isn't complete without? family and gospel
M-Marriage date? September 2, 2005
N-Number of brothers and sister? 3 brothers, 4 sisters
O-Oranges or apples? Depends on my mood, but the orange MUST be juicy. Nothing worse than a dry orange
P-Phobia or fears? Cockroaches (throw up noise)
Q-Quote? I only have quotes of the day/moment. My most recent is my own: “[Barack] Obama is like getting the cracker jack prize; you don’t know what you’re getting, but you know it’s gonna be stupid”
R-Reason to smile? The lovely weather, my hot hubby, my amazing boys, our myriad of blessings, life
S-Season of choice? Spring and Fall
T-Tag 3 people: Anyone
U-Unknown facts about me? I'm a little OCD in balancing the checkbook. Everything has to have a paper trail, and if Bryan puts even a toe out of line, I go crazy. He also informs me that I have a feisty streak… um, duh. I’m a redhead. Don’t we ALL have feisty streaks?
V-Vegetable? peas, broccoli, cauliflower-I like most of them!
W-Worst habit? Staying up way too late
X-X-ray or ultrasound? Ultrasound – what is this supposed to mean, anyway?
Y-Your favorite food? I’m a burger and fries girl
Z-Zodiac sign? Aquarius