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And they were good.

What a terribly exhausting but mostly fun week! I am not even sure where to begin… I don’t have a lot of time, which seems to be the new theme around here. No time and no motivation. Bleh. But I really wanted to hop on and share some of the highlights… On Wednesday we had a fun picnic in this very mini-sized park in Buckhead near Michael’s office during his lunch hour. It was so nice that it only took us 17 minutes to get there! On Thursday I had to go to my friend Carrie’s home visit with her midwife since I plan to be at the birth. It feels almost surreal that within the next month I will have attended a birth, when it has been a year and a half since my last birth. It will probably be that long or longer before my next one. LOL. Haden got to play with Carrie’s boys and then after that we headed over to GiGi’s house for a birthday lunch, since Thursday was actually his birthday. On Friday we joined my friend Laura and her girls at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock to have a playdate with a homeschool group. The kids with Laura’s girls, Maddie & Grace. Addison spent the majority of her time exploring leaves. Haden enjoyed playing in the sand. He enjoyed it so much that he lost a flip flop in there somewhere and had to go home shoe-less. Saturday was GBN’s 6th birthday party, which went really well and was lots of fun. We had it at Cauble Park, which is on Acworth Beach. We even rented the Beach House so we had a nice air conditioned indoor space. Woot! Sunday was lunch as usual at my mom’s house but then we had to drive my FIL’s truck back to Alabama Β and drop it off. It sucked. It is almost a 2 hour drive so we left after lunch and got back a little over 4 hours later. I am really missing the truck because now I am car-less again. πŸ™ The motorcycle needs some work done on it before Michael can start driving it, so until we get that done I won’t have a vehicle. Yesterday I was sick. I thought it was a stomach virus but now I am not so sure about that since it lasted less than 24 hours. ? Who knows. I woke up today feeling just fine... read more

Home Sweet Home

Here are some of the pics that I promised. I still have work to do upstairs but the downstairs is mostly done! I am just hoping to get a new couch in my very near future… πŸ˜‰ The Front View of the courtyard from our back patio. Living Room with some JoJo butt thrown in for good measure. The kitchen & part of the dining room/homeschool area. The laundry closet and a small bathroom are right off the side of the kitchen. The dining room/school room. πŸ™‚ There is the debut of the humble abode. πŸ˜› Pictures of the upstairs… hopefully coming... read more

Chuck E Cheese Hell

So yesterday was Haden’s Birthday party. The party itself went fine and Haden mostly enjoyed it although even he got upset by all the noise, clapping and singing, that I had to take him away during all the birthday stuff with the mouse. I really do hate that place. It is so loud and there are always so many people but yesterday was probably the worst I had ever seen it. So many kids that it was hard to find a game available to play. Just being there makes you feel stressed out and your heart beat faster. The music was entirely too loud. I think the hope was to help drown out some of the yelling kids but it just made your head throb twice as hard as it would have without it. Next year we will either have his party here or at a park. I think that will be much more fun for everyone, including him. Enough of my bitching…. Mama and the birthday boy. The whole crew. Make a wish! The party totally crashed him out. πŸ˜‰ LOVED my day today. It was completely exhausting but lots got done and the kids were happy so that makes me happy. Haden felt the need to try to play with as many of his new things as he could. We built houses with his blocks (sister really likes the blocks too), painted with his new foam stamps, he played dress-up all throughout the day…. played his guitar… I am sure there is more that I am forgetting. The townhouse is really coming together. I love it here. It is starting to feel like... read more

I am back!

Things have been a complete mess here and I have not nearly gotten my groove back but this week I have serious goals to try and get into a new swing of things. The move is over. The house is starting to come together nicely. Hopefully I will have some pictures to share within the next few days. Things have been a little rocky trying to adjust to a new house, new city… both me and Michael got sick last week. That of course made things all the more fun. Haden has been back-tracking behaviorally a little bit due to all the change. I am going to make myself take time every day to read some of The Discipline Book by Dr. Sears. My hope is that I will gleam some insight into how to improve our relationship so that things will improve between us. This was us after eating our lunch out on our new patio on one of our first days here. Before everyone got sick… Today was Haden’s birthday party but I will have to blog about that tomorrow! No time tonight. I really should already be in bed as I type and I still have to go get frisky with the hubby.... read more

Gimme Pizza! I want Pizza!

Addison woke me up at 6:30ish today with Haden following suit around 7:15 so it was a up and early day for us. This has been happening more frequently. I am actually considering working myself into a new bedtime and giving up my late nights. πŸ™ I’m really not a morning person but I guess it just one of the sacrifices I am going to have to make for the kids because they seem to like the mornings now. Blah! πŸ˜‰ I am actually having a really awesome day. Both of the kids seem to feel loads better even though we still have some snotty noses going on. We may have been slackin’ and out of our groove all week but I think we have been making up for it today. I feel excited and not stressed about the move because everything is right on track. So for lunch we made pizza! Haden kneaded the dough. Haden put slices of plum tomatoes, green bell peppers & mushrooms on our pizza. Well, mushrooms only went on my half because Haden insists that mushrooms are gross! πŸ˜‰ The finished product! It wasn’t half bad either. Italy is home of the pizza! Buon giorno is “hello” is Italian. Parmesan cheese comes from around a region in Italy called Parma… Haden really LOVES parmesan cheese. And Italians are very passionate about soccer & have some of the best teams in the world. πŸ™‚ Addison is 6 months old today! My sweet little girl is growing SO fast. Β  Some of my enthusiasm has left me now that I have found out that the people that were supposed to be helping us move have bailed out at the last second. Just freakin’ great. Why can’t things just go smoothly for once???!!! Is that so much to... read more

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