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Friday, August 7, 2009

Started working out again this week

It's been tough getting time to do it. I finally got some of those "projects" I wanted to get done finished. Feels soooo good to running again. Plus I get a tan while doing it! I work out in the gym a little bit, but mostly we grab the jogging stroller and go. But man is it hot out! I go in the morning, but it's still 75% humidity or more. But I feel so much better afterwards. I know after the heat cools 5-10 more degrees I'll be able to do my favorite route around base. It's too hilly and I'd be pooped before I hit a mile!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

My sister is getting married

Heather is getting married!
So here's the poop: Her fiancee's name is Joel, and he's a great guy. My sister is a cosmotogist and co-owns Kids fun cuts in Milford, Ohio. Really cute establishment. They met through her/his friends Jamie and Travis (that's a woman- Jaime). Heather used to be their roomate like 10 years ago or something.
Joel is a dentist. It really surprised us that he is a dentist, NO OFFENSE JOEL!Couldn't have asked the heavens for a better brother in law! I'm so happy for my sister, I cannot tell you how much because there is no way to measure the jubilation I feel. It seems the future spouse is always right under your nose, doesn't it? Was always right around the corner ( hint to my own,"How I met your father" story). And so now they are trying to figure out the wedding details.
To Vegas, or not to Vegas?

Right in good ol' rural southern Ohio?

Or on the beach in Destin, FL?

Who can make it when or where? So many questions so little time! (She said it'd be in 6-9 months..) but atleast she all ready knows what kind of dress she wants.

I know i'm way ahead of things, but i'm selfish and I cannot wait for my sister to have babies...

It's potty training day!!!

Lauren from the beginning has known what she wants and wants it NOW! Also knows exactly what she does and doesn't like, thats the story and she's sticking to it. She's all about comfort. Had to have really soft blankets, had to be rocked (up until 1 yr and 3 months), did not like pacifiers or bottles whatsoever from the beginning. So I knew she would probably continue this outlook on life and when it came to potty training it was either going to be heaven or hell. She has decided she wants to potty train starting yesterday. We spent the day at Kyleigh's (Sarah's) house and she is potty training ( a little over 2 yrs old). Lauren thought it was fun getting on the pot. I wasn't really letting her get naked for it, but we laughed and told her what Kyleigh was doing. It was fun and giggles. Today how ever, she woke almost dry! Maybe went once before waking. I grabbed her and darted to the pot. She actually let some go! Not a full "I'm peeing in the pot" but good enough for me! So we hit the major traffic hours.
8am waking up
12:45pm before nap
3:15pm after nap
random times she WANTED to get on the pot
7:45pm before bedtime
Anything else is BONUS!!

She went again REALLY good right after her nap and she was ACTIVELY trying to pee. She let quite a few drops go and she got off clapped and said "yay!!" I didn't have time tonight to go get the little 3 in 1 potty, but I did pick up training pants. I wanted to wait until we got to AZ in December, but she couldn't wait I guess. She's still in the "want to please mommy" phase so we will tread forward to victory!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

They're having a GIRL!!

My sister in law Ashley and her husband Nick are having a girl!
We are sooooo excited for them to have babies. Nick is such a great addition to the family. They are due December 27th. So far the name they like the best is Sophia Rose.

Nick is italian, and a fireman.
So Sophia fits perfect. And he will be the most protective daddy since King Triton. The very next day Ashley was at Baby gap shopping for the wee one (I would have been too if not for a rainy day). I can't wait for the baby shower, i'm flying to Phoenix in October just for that.

Aunti Em! Auntie Em!

Today we had showers. No. I take that back. We had a massive storm. Tornado warning and all. Me and the girls were over at Sarah's new townhouse hanging out for the day. Around 1pm it starting to rain and within seconds it was a full blown storm, siren, and whooping winds and I swear I heard the freight train! Well that wasn't until around 2pm. I've been having this dream about a tornado tearing my home apart and trying to gather all of my family in one room. It always ends ok. About 2pm I heard not thunder, but some kind of loud roaring. The wind started beat against the house pretty hard. I yelled to Sarah to go take cover and we grabbed all the girls and sat in the bathroom for 5 mins. We could hear it calm down. We don't know for sure if it was anything, I just know the sounds I heard were different then normal storm sounds.

A sickly greenish or greenish black color to the sky.
If there is a watch or warning posted, then the fall of hail should be considered as a real danger sign.
Hail can be common in some areas, however, and usually has no tornadic activity along with it.
A strange quiet that occurs within or shortly after the thunderstorm.
Clouds moving by very fast, especially in a rotating pattern or converging toward one area of the sky.
A sound a little like a waterfall or rushing air at first, but turning into a roar as it comes closer. The sound of a tornado has been likened to that of both railroad trains and jets.
Debris dropping from the sky.
An obvious "funnel-shaped" cloud that is rotating, or debris such as branches or leaves being pulled upwards,
even if no funnel cloud is visible.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sometimes dontcha feel like a nut?

Where did my summer go? Taylor got out of school beginning of June and the summer just whizzed by. Told myself I was going to run everyday or so. Yeah did it like 3 times...So much going on. Family visiting, visiting family, friends in need, you're in need- you need friends, and now it's just about August. School starts. HAVE to get up at 6:45am 5 days a week. For sure running then. But these 90 days of summer have left me "feeling like a nut." Meet Gracie. She is my moms new black pug. When I whistled she does that. All summer I have felt like her. I want to cock my head to the side and say, "HUH?" I had lots of things I wanted to get done that require my personal (alone) time. For example: I like doing outside projects. If I have a project in mind, I have to do it and finish it quickly. I have a renovation in my head and it's been there for over a month. Haven't had time. Too busy taking care of everyone/thing else. You say "but you don't work out of the home, how are you that busy?" HA! I could make the list. But I'm not going to. So I'm sitting here with my head cocked to the side coming up with a schedule to do these things. We're moving in December, and have collected more things then we need, thus creating projects. I am part procrastinator, part perfectionist. Once I do it, it is detailed and clean. And I like to do all of it myself, by myself (unless heavy lifting is required).