Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hump Day Brain Dump

I feel overwhelmed with all that I would like to blog about…so instead of trying to figure out how to catch up.  I’m going to just get some of my thoughts out with a brain dump!

1.  Baby Stella was born last night and I am so in Love!!!  She is so beautiful!!  I am so excited about all the fun stages she will go thru in the next year…and of course years to come.  I plan on spoiling her rotten!!!  Laura ended up having  a c-section after laboring all day and pushing for 2 hours.  They are all doing well and will get to come home from the hospital on Friday!!


2.  Being a Mommy to two boys that are 2 and 4 is very challenging at this present stage.  I’m struggling with how to discipline them.  Right now it seems there is no effective method.  I feel I lose my cool very easily and my patience is tested.  I don’t like feeling that way and I don’t like being a fussy Mommy who is constantly having to get on to them.  I’m just praying for God’s guidance….he designed them…and he knows what will work best.  I just feel they are in such critical ages that the discipline they receive will shape the rest of there childhood and better yet the rest of their LIFE.   I never dreamed discipline would be this hard!

3.  I had a REAL hair appointment today!!  I have been touching up my color myself for the last year!!  CRAZY!!  I do hair all day long but don’t take time out to treat myself…that’s going to change.  I enjoyed it so much!!

4.  I’m emotional already over both the boys starting preschool next week.  Maddox will be going 5 days a week now!  I don’t even want to think about how I will be feeling this time next year….Kindergarten!  Wow…where does time go?  

5.  I have started reading Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Book and I LOVE it!!  I feel I have gained so much wisdom already and am only half way thru!  I’m so inspired and motivated by many things I have read!  We have been working really hard to become debt free and while it seems we have a long way to go still….we are achieving small goals along the way…and if feels so good.  I can’t wait to have the feeling of TOTAL financial freedom!!!  That will be AMAZING!!

6.  On a lighter note….Do yall watch Big Brother??  I’m so ready for Amanda to get evicted!!! 

7.  and Duck Dynasty is back on with new episodes…..Love that show.  But as far as TV goes…that’s about all I have time for!

8.  Maddox spent last weekend with Chris’s Aunt Jean in Kannapolis.  He did great and had a great time!!  We are so thankful for Jean and what she means to our family!

Hope everyone is having a Fabulous week!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Monster Truck Bash

Last night I went on a really FUN date with my Maddox!!! 

We went to the dirt track at Lowes Motor Speedway for a back to school Monster Truck Bash!!  Chris had to be at a LHS Football scrimmage game and couldn’t take him so who better else…but Mommy and Nana!!

I’ll be honest…I thought it was a Blast! I’m pretty sure if I would have been a boy….I would have been obsessed with the Monster Trucks too!

We arrived early and got to attend a pit party.  They had games, boune houses, monster truck rides, and we could see the monster trucks up close and personal.  We also got all the drivers autographs.



Maddox’s favorite truck that was there was Stone Crusher!!


This kid is almost too big for me to pick up anymore…but I will as long as I can!


Brutus is another favorite!


I personally think Samson is really cool!


Walking Tall and Over Bored are rookie trucks.





Waiting in line for autographs!


Getting all the autographs…I love Avenger’s pose!


Stone Crushers Driver!


Driver of Gunslinger



He asked for a shirt….so a shirt is what he got.  This is his Samson pose!




Drinking his special occasion bottle of Coca Cola waiting for the opening ceremonies to begin!


This night will definitely always be a great memory!  Time with my oldest, my Mom and all the excitement of the events….made for a priceless night!!

I LOVE being a Boy Mom!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Five on Friday

It’s FRIDAY!!!  Yay!!


So I’m Linking up with Darci and the girls for Five on Friday!!!

Here is a glimpse of our week!!


Last week this time…I was with some of my favorite girls in Charlotte running in the Electric Run!  It was so much fun!  There were over 20000 participants and it was at the Speedway.  Such a great experience!

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Painting our faces and looking ridiculous was half the fun!!!

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We had some major flooding in our community.  This is a park right below my Mom’s house….completely flooded.  You can barely see the top of the picnic shelter and the sliding board.  I was  a little girl the last time I seen it this way.

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You can see in this pic how close the water is to the bridge.



Ryder cracks me up.  I had to go in Old Navy to do a quick return and before I even pulled the return out of the bag…I looked over and Ryder had done thru off his crocks and was putting on Red Cowgirl boots!!  He LOVES boots.  Apparently of any kind!   He even ditched his track hoe for them.



I let him wear them around for a few minutes…thankfully he didn’t fuss when I told him he had to take them off.


Ryder got a much needed haircut today.  Deluxe package. 

I’m struggling to decide what to do with his hair.  Some days I’m dead set on letting it grow and other days I’m ready to cut it short and keep it in the faux hawk….decisions decisions.  #hairstylistproblems



Do you LOVE lullabies???

Well…I LOVE this CD!!  I bought it when Ryder was a baby and use to play it all the time during the day while he was napping in his swing.  I still rock Ryder to sleep at night and I just really got burn out on singing to him…so I downloaded the CD to my Itunes and synched it to my phone.  He now ask every night for me to play his lullabies.  They are so relaxing….even Chris loves them.  I’m not sure if Wal Mart still has this CD but it’s worth checking on!! 


Five Memories…now recorded!!

Hope everyone has had a super week!!!  Happy WEEKEND!!!

God Bless!!!