I am having a hard time maintaining my blog. Life is just so crazy bananas right now...my camera is FULL of great pictures and video and this whole "blog time" (you know blog time, if it happened over a week ago it feels funny posting it...so old news and all) is keeping me from making some really cute fun posts. I am thinking I will try and play catch up soon...if I can find the time.
J is wearing glasses full time now, she had a major growth spurt this last year, she is 5'3". She got her new glasses on Friday, they are cute and she is already asking for different ones for different outfits...I suppose that is my fault, the kid most def inherited my 80's matchy poo poo sense of style...this is why she has like 60 pairs of shoes and millions of earrings and accessories. I am going to look online for glasses on the cheap and see what I can do to accommodate her girlish desires. It's the least I can do after turning her into such a little freak! *wink* To me her glasses make her look lots younger...I will post pics soon.
She gets her braces on July 9th. The kid is headed for an awkward 8th grade, but she is super excited about it and is already talking about "the big reveal"....she figures her braces will be on for about 2 yrs (I am thinking it might be more like 3) so when she gets them removed she will be 16. She thinks she will want contact lenses by then so when the braces come off she plans on making the switch from glasses to lenses...hence the "big reveal". The kid pretty much cracks me up.
We went to Hollister this last weekend to soak up the goodness that is my niece and nephews. We had a blast! My niece Taylor, J, Big Daddy and my Brother in law Josh and I stayed up until 3am baking and playing games. THEN we got up at 6am to have a yard sale. We made some pretty good lettuce selling all of the clothes J has outgrown, clothes Big Daddy has shrunk out of, and baked goods. We also introduced Taylor to Simon Says via text message...she was a great sport and I am pretty sure she will carry the game on to her friends.
There is all kinds of Red, White and Blue goodness arriving on doorsteps all over the United States this week...and yeah I feel pretty awesome knowing that I organized that. I will have mister linky up for people to sign in to so y'all can bask in the awesomeness that is Mamarazzi's Red, White and blue Swap.
I fly to Colorado on Friday July 3, yep..I am running away from home, just me, on a plane outta here. I am super stoked to see my folks, who are on a mission there and who I have not seen since November 08. My brother Scotty and his wife Kristie also live in the area so I get to see them too...I haven't seen them in a couple years. AND my sister Meg and her adorable family will be driving from Arkansas so I get to see them too. It's going to be a week filled with little girl goodness, fresh baby boy smooches and good food, because my size zero sister is all about the eats...not kidding, food obsessed doesn't begin to cover it. She is planning her entire vacation around butterburgers, noodles, and cookies...seriously love her.
Of course this all works out just fine with my new plan....we got a family gym membership a couple weeks ago. Big Daddy has gone almost everyday. Jordan has gone at least 5 times a week. J has taken full advantage of the personal trainer that came with the 3 year membership. We decided she would get the best use out of it. I wanted her to learn how to use the exercise equipment so she wouldn't hurt herself working out. I have yet to go to the gym...I am planning on making some lifestyle changes when I get back from Colorado...honestly. I have been stressed beyond belief as our family has gone through some pretty heavy stuff. Now that things are BEGINNING to settle down I need to break up with my bad habits, face reality and get back to living. But first...good times and good food guilt free on my little vacation....I am soooooo excited!
Hmmm...I think that covers it, if you are still with me after a wordy post with no pictures, thank you...you are a true friend.