Thursday, October 30, 2008

Well, I hate to even say this just because I fear I will jinx myself... But I started running again. Well, I should say I ran twice this week, with plans of running more. I also have changed up my diet a bit, so that I can hopefully loose this ten pounds I gained over the summer.:-( So we'll see how that goes!
Today I got to go with Conner to school. He had his fall harvest festival today. That was lots of fun! They had all kinds of stations with games, and I got to watch him interact with his classmates and teachers. It was great! Parker got to spend the morning with daddy. They went to Lowes, and went to donuts. I think they had lots of fun too!
My friend Jenn (the one with a 4 year old and 2 year old twins) brought her boys over for an hour or so today and we (me and the 5 boys) played t-ball and football in the backyard. That was a blast. They didn't quite get the whole football rules and stuff... but I can't really blame them, because it was kind of like the blind leading the blind seeing how I don't really get the rules of football!LOL. Nonetheless, we had a lot of fun. Parker and one of the twins weren't really interested in football, but Parker was all about t-ball!
Fun day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Helpful husband!

At MOPs we have this time where we can share how our husbands have been helpful to us recently. I always feel bad because Darin is ALWAYS extemely helpful to me. Women in there say things like their husbands let them take a nap, or their husbands let them sleep in. I don't want to stand there and tell them that my husband would let me do that anyday!LOL
We don't have MOPs tomorrow, but if I could I would share my especially "helpful husband" with them. This weekend he was especially helpful. Saturday morning he let me sleep in (like I said-not unusual) until I had to wake up to get ready to go to downtown Dallas to go to a brunch put on by some girls from our small group and then we (the group of us girls) went to get pedicures, and do some shopping (more on this in a sec). I was gone from about 8:45 until about 2:30. Then we went to church and then over to some friends of ours house for dinner, drinks and stories! LOTS of fun! We didn't get home until about 12:45 am (we had put our boys down to bed at their house). Then this morning he let me sleep in (this time until 10:30). I only woke up when I did because he was leaving to go to the gym and I heard him getting dressed. He didn't just leave for the gym, but he took the boys with him, so that I could clean the house, which was driving he crazy! Then, today he let me take a nap. No, I didn't have a hangover... I don't know why, I am just extremely tired lately. He also took us for a walk, and out for ice cream tonight. Seriously, do husbands get better than this?!
I had sooo much fun this weekend! Saturday morning was sooo fun. Some of the single girls from our small group are the ones who invited and hosted us for brunch. They made a really yummy meal in their SOOOO cute little potterybarn Esq townhouse in this neighborhood in downtown Dallas that I have been in love with since we moved to the Metroplex. Such a cute little townhouse, and a great brunch, and we laughed soooo hard telling/hearing stories! We eventually had to leave to go to our appointments to get our pedicures. That was fun too! Just sitting and chatting. I missed doing this kind of stuff with my friends in California. I was able to do this anytime with them when I was single. Things like this are just a little bit more difficult now with kids.
Then last night we went to our friends Jenn and Matt's, and ate dinner and had margaritas. A couple that came to our small group once a long time ago ended up coming at the last minute too, and they were so much fun! And... They had 3 month old twins that I got to hold and snuggle with that just reminded me SOOOO much of how much I want a baby!
What a great weekend!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Well, no call or e-mail yet about the mentor thing. I kind of wish I had heard something by now, and am a little bit surprised by that... but ohwell.
Darin's sister Dawn is here visiting this weekend. Darin is out of town. But I think he will get to see her before she has to go home.
I have been soooo tired these past few weeks. Right here at the moment my head is nodding off.... But I really don't want to take a nap, because I have a million things to do, that I don't have enough energy for!LOL
This week went much better for me than the previous month or so. I have been exersizing, which I can honestly say makes a huge difference in my life! A friend of mine asked me to breakfast last Monday morning, and sat down with me to "make a plan" for what I need to do to get myself out of this funk. Thank God for Jenn... She is such a good friend. We talked about all kinds of stuff, and then she dragged me to the gym. Like I said, its made a huge difference!
So, things are better. Thanks for any prayers!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Today I e-mailed the lady at our church that I needed to to request a mentor. I am really excited and hoping that she gets back to me real quick! I have a friend who was a great unofficial mentor to me, but she moved to California. :( I still get to talk to her, but I am just really wanting to have someone here.
Tomorrow morning I get to have breakfast with a great friend here. I am so excited to see her. I mean, I get to see her all the time, but tomorrow we are going to breakfast kidfree.... Such a different breakfast than with kids!
Lately she has been totally putting up with me. I have been having a really hard time lately. I don't even know why. I can't explain it, but I have been in a total funk for several weeks now. Good for me that I have a wonderful husband and great friends (especially the one I am meeting for breakfast).
Anyway, I am hoping that a mentor will help me in my funk too. I know that if I can get my prayer life, and quiet time in order things will get better, I just honestly have a huge lack of motivation lately. So, my hope is that a mentor can encourage me in that... also to have some accountability would be great. I am in a bible study, and I am accountable to those women for my reading, but I am not totally accountable for getting something out of it, and living out the things that God points out to me.
So, prayer please!:) If you think of it, please pray for God to calm my being. Whatever is causing this tension within me. Thanks so much!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

About me...

I found that I was wanting to post things, and I was posting things that weren't so much about the family on the other blog, but more about me... And I truly do what that one to be about the family, so I am doing another blog, for myself. So, here it is...