Thursday, August 20, 2009

Talk About Getting Older

As most of you know I have a "blended" family. I have 4 younger siblings, 2 on each side of things. And I would like to point out that my younger siblings are making me WAY too old this year!!

1st of all, my baby sister, Megan, turned 18 on Aug 10th.

Today, my youngest brother, Matt, turns 21.

Next up, Lauren, my sister on my mom's side, she turns 21 end of Oct.

And then comes Dec, and my brother, Bobby on my mom's side, is getting MARRIED!

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, can we break this up a little bit! I could CRY!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In a Holding Pattern of Sorts

I feel like I am in a holding pattern, in many aspects right now. I thought maybe writing it all out would make me feel better.

I'm tired of being TIRED. This crazy post-cancer, post-thyroid removal process of getting the medicine right to make you feel like a normal person is the most ridiculous, frustrating process I have ever had the "pleasure" of participating in. Doctors do not listen. They do not seem to care that you feel like crap MOST of the time. They do not care that your neck still feels weird, it's not necessarily "pain", but it is NOT a good feeling. It's pressure, it's tightness, it's uncomfortable, it's ANNOYING. And yes I realize that I am only 8 months post surgery, but COME ON. Being someone that has never had any sort of major surgery/illness this is just too much. Am I glad that the cancer is gone, well DUH, but the aftermath is a hard pill to swallow.

House-hunting is not as "fun" as I always imagined it would be. Find a house that you like, CHECK. Have stupid sellers that think their house is worth WAY more than others in similar size/area, CHECK. Now back to the drawing board. All while trying to find a GOOD, quality, wonderful, and CHEAPER day care to put the kids in. House-hunting on a budget, while looking for a good day care, a good school district, and a larger house that we can all 4 be comfortable in = H-A-R-D. My poor step-dad is stuck with us (he's our realtor) and all our picky preferences, but hey it's our FIRST HOUSE! We want this and that and that.

I really need to win the lottery.

I am having a pitty party.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Austin is 2!!!!

Saturday was Austin's 2nd birthday! The rain held off long enough for a little par-tay at the house! A "splash & sand" bash of sorts! He was SO HAPPY that his girlfriend, Avery, came to his house he could hardly contain himself! Here are some quick shots from the day!

Austin - SPLASHING!!My "sand-pail" cake! YES I MADE IT!! ;-)
Austin "blowing" out the candles

Opening gifts
And the morning after...
My sweet baby is 2, I cannot believe it! He's healthy, happy, and hilarious! He loves his sister, he loves to "fight" daddy, he still lets me rock him in the rocking chair (sometimes), he eats anything you put in front of him, he likes to wear pullups (but not for the purpose of using the potty), he loves to go to school, he likes to swim (FIM as he says) whether its in a pool or the bathtub, he loves all things boy - balls, cars, tooting, he loves to watch "Lightening Queen"! He is such a good natured happy boy! For all of that I am thankful!
Happy Birthday My Sweet Son!