"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, March 21, 2015

at least i can breathe again.

when getting a new bra makes you feel like a 
also i feel like i'm 32 weeks.
this could be a problem.
but at least i can breathe again.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

letters to Beth {gummy worms, HGTV, and st pattys}

{i saw these in target about about 10pm on monday night, and i just had to have them. so i bought them, opened them, and ate almost an entire bag pushing my cart through target. i bought the target brand because they looked softer and juicer AND they were 70 cents less. oh baby, they really hit the spot. in fact, i just had to stop and dig through my purse to find the remains right now because they looked so good again, so now they are officially gone, and they were amazing again.}
dear beth,
i just plugged my phone into my computer for the first time in a month. it said i had 322 pictures to update. i can remember when i would plug my phone {actually, back then it was my camera} into my computer multiple times a day to load pictures to my blog and write down all of my thoughts with 50 pictures for every day. well, now, times are a changing. at the end of the day i wonder where my phone has been the entire day, i usually don't even watch tv anymore, and all i want to do is get in my jammies and take off my compression tights, because after the kids are in bed, the laundry is caught up, the dishwasher is running, and if we are lucky the toys get put away, it's time for bed. like early. i'm a changed woman. last night however, i stayed up until 1am. my eyes are so tired this morning, but i needed the peace and quiet. i sat on the couch for two hours watching HGTV and MTV and it was glorious. except now i can barely keep my eyes open and it's not even 2pm. i didn't do anything other than lay there and do nothing. oh, i did change out the laundry once and let the humidifier soak in vinegar because max was coughing, and i knew she would sleep better if i ran it, which i've been putting off for days because i knew the humidifier needed to be cleaned. i can't live without vinegar. this is what i've learned in my 7 years as a stay at home mom. my life just doesn't work without it. i buy the two gallon pack at costco almost once a month because i use it for everything. i use it to clean my bathtubs. i use it to wash my strawberries and grapes in the sink. i put it in EVERY load of laundry to help with odors because no matter what i'm just smelling pee and poo everytime i get clean clothes out of the laundry {except now with vinegar i only smell it once and awhile--i know the clothes are clean, i'm just wondering if my brain is confusing smells at this point}. i use it to clean humidifiers, i run it through my dishwasher, and most recently, i use the apple cider vinegar to clean my face. vinegar is just amazing, and i just keep finding more and more uses for it as the years go by. if you have hard water, vinegar is just a must. and even if you don't, i swear there are a million and one uses for it. so that's that. what have you been up to? do you do anything for st. patty's day? i did the usual around here, and let me tell you, it's harder when you're 27 weeks pregnant to get on the floor of your kitchen than when you're not. our basement is almost done, we just got back from a two day DRIVING trip to arizona to see my brother in law who was home on leave from Afghanistan and nephew parker get baptized. it was so fun, and it felt like june, but the drive was not my favorite, and chase barfed three times on the way there because the twisty parts made him carsick. on the way home we decided to go the long way through vegas so he wouldn't get sick, which worked, except the long way part wasn't worth it. never again. i will just get him some more barf bags and hope we can get him some of those car sick bracelets sandie has been telling me about because aint nobody got time to go the long way through vegas.
{every day she draws or paints pictures for the contractors, and then takes them down as treasures. this is the precious part of max that i adore. the busy, creative, artsy side that i'm so proud she's developing in herself.}
{look, i still fit between the beams.}
{between pukes he took a nap, then he would wake up, puke again, 
and go back to sleep again. it was so sad.}

{this baby man was MADE for st. patty's day garb. that red hair with the green. ohhhh, i die.}
tell me what's new with you.
what are your plans for summer?
i can almost smell summer at night in my bedroom with the windows open.
it's been so warm that all of the trees have blossomed this week,
and it's just a beautiful blossoming utah spring everywhere i turn.
i'm loving it!
i can't wait for peaches!!!!
tell me what's happening inside your brain.
i love your art.
do you know when my order will be ready?