Friday, February 3, 2012

Total Randomness you Might Like!

I have lots of total random thoughts during he day that obviously I cannot share with 2 year olds.  I often get distracted before I can call Steph and tell her all my random thoughts and by the time Adam gets home, well lets just admit it, my sanity is not all there!  The thoughts cannot be shared on Facebook because I hate when people babble about random stupid stuff on Facebook. So those of you reading this probably care to hear about my random weird thoughts so lets begin~
Randomness #1 
Staying at home I have been able to (or forced to watch because there is absolutely nada on tv) watch show like Kim and Kourtney take New York.  I admit I did not watch all the episode but caught 2-3 of them this week.  I must say going into I was thinking I was going to roll my eyes and say "Kim is a spoiled brat who has no idea what real life is like."  To be fair she really does not have a "real life." Watching her marriage to Kris Humphries was absolutely torturous.  She really got wrapped up in the fairy tale wedding and did not know the man she was marrying.  She was really mean to him by actually admitting her feelings on TV and saying the stuff she did behind his back BUT I respect the fact that she admitted fault and admitted she jumped in too quickly and got way to wrapped up in what she thought her marriage was going to look like.  I think this happens A lot especially with college age girls.  They want to get married and start the cute little life with a picket fence and 2.5 kids but do not take a real good look at the man they are choosing to spend their life with.  Kris on the other hand I thought was a really nice guy.  There was some stuff that he was a butt about but lets admit it he is a man and men tend to do dumb stuff sometimes!  I feel bad that he was mocked for his Christianity and had no idea that the divorce was coming.  Poor guy!  I just wish people would step back and take in the whole picture of marriage before they jump in! My verdict is that this was not for TV and rating but that it was a sad sad look into American marriages now a days.
Randomness #2
Peoples opinions on stay at home moms vs. working moms.  Come on neither side is right or wrong.  I worked for the first 2 years of the girls life and let me tell you working and having kids is hard... really hard....  You feel guilty dropping your kids off at daycare and you are exhausted when you get home.  Working moms have it pretty tough.  Your kids grow up so fast and you only get to see portions of it.  Being a teacher does have its benefits because there is an 8 week period you get to be a stay at home mommy.  Now being a stay at home mom has its drawbacks too.  I get to spend everyday with my kids and see them grow but some days I just want to escape and go to work even if it is for a few hours.  Stay at home moms desire the feeling of "work."  Now stay at home moms correct me if I'm wrong but you have to have some pretty high self esteem to feel relevant staying at home.  I have had my days where I feel like a hamster in a cage spinning round and round!  Yikes!  Both working moms and stay at home moms are awesome jobs as long as you love your kids!
Randomness #3
People who pick their nose in the car.  I CAN SEE YOU!!!  Why cant people just wait until they are home to go digging for that golden treasure.  Pick it on the pot, pick it on the couch, pick it in your backyard I do not care just do not pick it in the car because as previously stated I CAN SEE YOU!!!!!
Randomness #4
Politics and Jesus.....  you might think that these 2 are totally unrelated and you right! This is what bothers me!  Leaders of our country should be prayerful about their decisions and laws.  I am not saying there are no Christians in congress but I am saying that the public does not see it.  Do they pray before do they tell the people they are praying for guidance and making the right We are so politically correct in this country and we forget that we are here to serve a God and our mission in life is to live as Jesus did.  Jesus prayed about every decision and choice he made.  He confided in God and he was guided by him .  Jesus is the best leader of all time yet I do not see his example he left behind being followed by our government. 
Randomness #5
Ladies do not wear high heels whan you take your kids to the park...really who does that!

Have a great day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Year in Review!

I always love and appreciate all the Christmas cards  that come with the year in review attached.  You know what I mean.  The page long story that reviews what the family has been up to this year.  It always brings a smile to my face but I never seem to send one from my family so here it goes:

My loving and wonderful husband accomplished so much this year.  He officially finished his PhD and is now Dr. Probst!  Not only that but he landed hid dream job at Baylor Health Care Systems working as their first and only Human Factors Engineer.  He is currently working on the new system wide armband that will be more effective for the Doctors and Nurses not to mention saving the system 80,000 a year!   We not only have a new job but a new zip code as well!  We moved from Kansas back to Texas (Plano to be exact).

Our twin daughters have had a fantastic year.  They settled into their new house seamlessly!  They were potty trained and moved to big girl beds!!!!  Their favorite toys are still books and their mommy LOVES this!  They read our first word (bat), learned to count to 30, and grown their vocabulary ten fold.  The also LOVE our new church and ask daily if it is Sunday or Wednesday.  They read the bible with their Daddy at night and are our little prayer police, reminding us before meals and bed time to say them.  Our challenge this year has not been the terrible twos but the terrible allergies :(   Audrey has tons of allergies including milk, eggs, and wheat.  Addison also has an egg allergy.  BUT I will take allergies any day of the week over those dreaded days that will come when they are 13!

As for me I could not be any luckier!  I landed the most challenging as best job I could ever ask for!  I stopped teaching to stay at home with my kiddos!  It has been the best decision of my life and I am so grateful Adam's job has afforded me this opportunity!  I am also a mere 20 miles from my best friend Stephanie.  If only Nita would move to Dallas! 

My Mom and Dad are super busy as always!  Mom accepted a job in Edmond as a second grade teacher!  It is the best decision Edmond could have ever made!  My mom is truly the best teacher I know!  My Dad is doing what he does best at Chaparral and received a new job title this year.  My brother is also working for Chaparral and has a WONDERFUL girlfriend Elise!  She is probably the sweetest person I have ever met and treats my brother so well! I give Alex a hard time about it but I expect her to be my sister in law within the next few years! 

Adam's Mom got a job in Plano as a behavior specialist (a job that she really is AMAZING at)!  She lives about a mile from us !  It has been fantastic having her here and of course the free babysitting!  Amy got married to an amazing man named Greg!  He works for the City of Fort Worth and Amy is a manager at Target!  Their wedding was beautiful and he truly makes her happy!  Plus Audrey is in love with him (children have a great sense about who is good and who is bad and Greg has passed that test with flying colors)! 

We count our blessing everyday and realize how fortunate we are.  We are blessed with the best family and friends we could ask for and thank you for being part of our lives! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Lessons our Children Teach Us

Addison gives the best hugs!!!!  The ABSOLUTE best hugs one could ever fathom.  She wraps her arms around you like you have saved her life from the big bad wolf.  Sadly I sometimes forget that these hugs are so precious and their the love behind them is pure and full of warmth. The other day Addison was playing with my rolling pin in the living room.  I have told her a million times not to play with it and that it is heavy and will give her a big boo boo. As she went to give me my rolling pin it dropped on my foot with great force.  I jumped, yelped, and sat on the floor grabbing my foot in agony.  I was mad, mad, mad... really kid... how many times have I taken the rolling pin away from you and now you drop it on my toe.  Out of the corner of my eye I see Addi coming to me wrapping her arms around me and saying, "I sorry Mommy, your foot be better soon I hug you."
How often we forget that the love of a child will heal all wombs.

We found out this week at our little Audrey is allergic to everything.  Really everything.  Her blood tests revealed that she was allergic to wheat, eggs, and milk.  And this was just her food allergies.  I felt so bad that all this time we were causing her pain by feeding her food she was allergic to.  Talk about breaking a mothers heart.  I took the girls to Whole Foods in an attempt to get her some snacks that replace the usual cookies and crackers.  I made a big deal out of the new foods and told them it was Fancy Nancy food.  Audrey ate it up and declared," Mommy this is better than candy!" You would have thought I bought her a bike!
We seldom realize that the small things mean the world to our kiddos.  

In the book of Judges the Israelites are running around the Promise Land happy, peaceful, and following a loving God..... Well at least for the first 20 verses anyways.  Then Joshua dies as does the generation that follows.  All of a sudden the Isrealites have forgotten all that the Lord has done for them like delivering them from bondage, giving them the promise land, living amongst them in the tabernacle, and keeping them safe in times of war even though they were up against rather powerful and equip armies. You would think that they would never forget about what God has done for them and teach their heirs about this loving and awesome God but.....they didn't.  It makes me realize that it is not a given if you grow up in the church, have a strong family that believes in God, and do all the right things that you have actually taught your children how to be one of God's servants.  My kids, my 2 year old kids, are constantly reminding me to pray and ask me questions about Jesus.  I wonder if God had not put this fascination into their heads if I would actively be explaining Jesus to my kids.  It is not just about our salvation but the salvation of the generations that follow.
My kids have taught me a great lesson never stop talking about the bible with your kids.   

Friday, October 14, 2011

I am Moses! Not the part where I delived millions from bondage......

On Wednesdays our church has a fabulous bible study that I attend. We have been studying every book in the bible (over the next 3 years) which is how long I am going to TRY and stay home with the girls.  As all of you can tell staying at home is really fun but has been a challenge. The fact is that I cannot stand the moments where I have nothing to do or nowhere to be. I am a social ADHD person!
Anyways back to the me being like Moses part,  in Exodus we leaned about how Moses lead the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery.  He spoke for God, told of the plauges that were going to salvage the land, prepared the people for the Passover, gave the 10 commandments, was going to lead them to the promise land, lead the people across the Nile, ect ect ect..... Pretty cool dude but I have noticed that I have a lot in common with him right now. I know I am pretty amazing right....(not really the cool part of the story of Moses though) 
The background info:
 Moses was an Isrealite that was found floating in the river by an Egyptian princess and raised like royalty.  He had everything he wanted and was looked upon as someone who was worthy and a leader.  One day he saw an Egyptian soldier beating a man and in rage of seeing his own kind beaten kills the soldier.  He knows he must flee from Egypt or be killed.  He wonders in the desert as a Shepard for 40 years...  During these 40 years he is humbled and grows closer to God. 
Realating to me part:
No I did not kill anyone but, I did go from a position of importance and authority to a Shepard of my own children.  I felt like Moses the Egyptian when I was teaching.  Kids, parents, and society as a whole regards their teacher as a type of royalty.  Those who make shit wages but love seeing the success of their students and knowing that they are giving them the tools they need for a successful life.  When you teach you feel a great deal of responsibility and pride for your craft.  It defines you, it shapes you, and it gives you a never ending challenge to do more.  Moses right?!?!?! Then I made a decision, the right one, but a very hard one to give up all that I had to stay at home.  Moses stood up to the Egyptian soldier and killed him.  He became a nobody in the desert looking over his flock.  I became Mom who stayed at home and raised my kids (most of the time just making sure they do not kill themselves or each other).  I have been greatly humbled by my experience and have learned that there is greater success in the desert doing the mundane and boring tasks rather than being in Egypt and in a respected powerful position.  It has defined me and drew me closer to my children and God.  It has also taught me that your greatest success' in life are not always those that others can see but those that you notice everyday. Just like Audrey sitting shoulder to shoulder with me the whole time I wrote this and pretended to read as I wrote.  Love, true love, miracles, true miracles.
My wondering in the desert is not going to be easy, it is not where I am comfortable, but it is who I am and what is going to be an amazing experience.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I wanna kick her in the face!!!!!!

The other day I decided to be a FANTASTIC Mommy and take my kids to the park for a picnic!  Now, for me, a picnic means that we get take out and sit at the park and eat.  I am not about to pack a lunch and eat it at the park.  Picnics are supposed to be fun not work right????

I get to the park with Taco Bell in hand and a few sodas  (I really do not give my kids soda except every once in a while but this was one of those what the hell days).  At the table next to me is a mom that has made her kids pasta salad, chicken salad sandwiches, fruit, and what looked to be homemade cookies (not to mention the the chocolate milk in an insulated thermos).  This B even brought REAL plates and silverware.  Okay now I feel like crappy poo as I am porking down my yummy chicken burrito and Diet Pepsi.
After we choke down our burritos and soda we go to play. The kids are having a fantastic time and I am playing right along side them sliding down the slide and playing tic-tac-toe.  I spy, out of the corner on my eye, mom of the year sanitizing her kids hands and heading over to the playground area. Right before the kids get onto the equipment she reads the rules sign (for real the rules sign that is up in every park) and they discuss the rules.  Not only does she do that but she also sprays her kids down with sunscreen.  Yep I feel like crap now.......

Mom of the year even goes to the extent of singing the ABC's while sliding, counting to 100 while swinging, and singing every annoying song in the book.  Mom of the year is having a good ole time....  I decide that I have had enough and it is nap time so I load up the kids to go home.  With a little bit of whining my kids get to the car and all strapped in.  I of course see that mom of the year is leaving as well so I watch to see what marvelous thing she does when leaving.  With the windows down and pretending to look for something in my car I hear her oldest child, probably four, yell, "NO NO NO I NO GO HOME."  If in her position I would have grabbed my kids that was screaming and walk them to the car but no not mom of the year.  She bends down to whispers in the kids ear and............

The kids slaps the poo out of her and  calls her a B**CH!!!

Moral of the story:  You might think you are better than everybody else with your fancy picnic and games but even you kid knows you are a show off B!!!!!! HAHAHA! 

By the way if you are like the Mom in the park.....Sorry!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cleaning the potty!

Mondays are for cleaning.  I thought since we have a way bigger house than before it would never get dirty.  How in Gods green earth could so much space get dirty right???  FALSE! It gets dirtier than my little 800 sq foot house in KS did.  Four toilets take a lot of time to clean.  Not to mention the kids bathtub....That brings me to bath toys.  The NASTIEST thing in your house hands down.  It is worse than the greasiest shit your kids could possibly take when you only have one baby wipe left. I think I am buying stock in bleach!   

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Pros and Cons!

At 6::20 this morning Adam and I heard a ka thud from upstairs.  I was hoping it was our ghost (the one Adam does not believe in that opens doors and talks through the baby monitor) but it was Audrey waking up and going into Addison's room.....My day has begun.  I know everyone with a "real" job is saying, "So what that's what time I go to work."  Yea and once upon a time I had a job too.  So this brings me to my reason of my blog this morning, what are the pros and cons of staying at home. 
A little note of caution.  Someone messaged me on Facebook and told me that I  was a disgrace to all stay at home Moms and that I should appreciate the opportunity more and that I should stop writing about all the bad stuff (this is of course summarized and paraphrased)......bla bla bla......As with most of my blogs I will not b.s. you I am a pretty upfront and honest person which may come across as bitchy and ungrateful.  If you think I am either than don't read my blog.  But, if you can handle the truth, the real truth, read on!!!
The Cons:
-Number 1 CON cleaning.  I have never had to clean so freaking much in my life EVER!!!  when I was working I did not have to clean near as much but now I dedicate hours of my life to the mundane task of scrubbing toilets and cleaning up after meals...  YUCK
-Don't you hate the people at work that cry and complain about everything????  Well I have that 24-7.  Mommy sister stole my......Mommy I want more......Mommy, Mommy, Mommy.........You get the drift.  Of course they cannot get their own milk and wipe their own butt and I do not mind doing this things but everything is so dramatic... Every little tiny problem is like the world has collapsed and we are all stuck gasping for air and space!
- The wake up call.  They need to make an alarm clock that screams six different things that prepares you for parenthood. 1) MOMMY (simple enough but annoying at 6 a.m.) 2) My nose is runny Mommy!! 3) I need to go PEE PEE now 4) WAAAAAAAAAA 5) Mommy I wake! 6) Daddy's gone to work I start my day (what Addison said to me this morning:)  If they could just wake up and sing good morning Mommy into the monitor I would buy them the 12,000$ backyard princess castle they want!
-I now talk like a three year old all the time.  I called my OB the other day to reschedule my sono and I caught myself saying,"You're such a good girl honey" to her.  Explain that one away!!!!
-MAX AND F-ING RUBY.... Of course even if I worked outside of the home I would have to deal with this shitty excuse for a kids show but i would not have to watch it as often as I do....  Ruby why are you so bossy, where are your parents, Max why are your language skills so minimal, how can you be seven and ride the bus by yourself, and why do you always have the SAME freaking plot?????????

The GOOD: (now idiot loser that told me I was too negitive read this!!!!)
-Kisses!!!!  I get thousands of kisses a day and at the most random times too.  I love that my kids love my and that I can make their day and they make mine with just a simple kiss!
-They tell me when they want me to laugh by saying "Mommy I being silly laugh please" How stinking cute is this!!!!
-How excited they get when they talk about stuff. I get to see it at least ten times a day.  Today so far we have laughed three times (I mean hysterically laughed).  Audrey and Addison were dancing to their favorite song, Country Girl Shake it for Me, and they were giggling and dancing and running around! Audrey was playing peek a boo behind the couch and jumping up at whoever passed by.  One time she jumped up and let out a toot.  It was a peek a toot!!!!  Addison telling me she fell out of my tummy and she wants to go back in!!!
-The way they play.  Dang these girls have some imaginiation and I love seeing it!  They play like they are mommies taking care of babies and that they are dinosaurs ect...  I know it is stupid but I could watch them play for hours on end and think that i have just watched 5 years of Soap Operas!

All in all I think that anyone that tells you that this job is easy is a show off, liar, and an idiot but I promise having this opportunity to stay at home is the BEST feeling in the world and well worth the hard work!