Friday, November 4, 2011


The past few weeks are a blur because of the move, but there are a few things that stand out to me-

1) The boys' caregiver comes to the house to watch them while I work. Ms. Gayla is amazing! She had put the boys down for a nap, and I heard someone screaming and crying from my office. I tuned in to listen carefully; I heard, "Oh my God! I am so sorry! I am so sorry! Oh my God!" Someone was bawling and screaming. A nasty vision flashed through my head- Gayla had gone downstairs to check on the boys and something had happened to one of them. I jumped out of my chair and raced to the living room to find Gayla sitting in a chair and watching TV. Panicked, I asked her if everything was OK. I must have looked like I had seen a ghost because she smiled sweetly, said "yes," and then looked at me puzzled. I told her I heard someone screaming and crying, and she told me she had been watching a video a friend sent her on her phone. Honestly, I think it may have been the scariest moment to date with the boys. I was literally shaking with fear and wanted to cry because I was so relieved all was okay. It's amazing how your brain leaps to conclusions sometimes. My head and heart have gone to some nasty places this week while replaying that episode in my mind. It was indescribably scary for me, but I am so thankful it ended up being nothing.The thought of losing these boys gives me nightmares, but I am ultimately not in control; I just try not to think about those kinds of things.

2) The boys love the stairs in our new house. They have actually done very well navigating them, and we don't currently  have any baby gates up, although that may change once we put the boys in bigger beds.

3) The boys loved trick or treating this year. They looked adorable in their superhero costumes. Mason was Batman, and Brody was Superman. They weren't in picture-taking moods, so I don't have any great shots, but I did snap a few. Oh well; that's life.

4) I LOVE our new house, even though it is a work in progress. We have lots of changes we want to make, but it has great "bones." The one thing driving me the most crazy at the moment, however, is that we don't have a doggy door for the dogs. I literally have to take them out every one to two hours, and poor Tucker has actually had a few accidents in the house already. The dogs have always had the freedom of a doggy door, so they don't know how to let us know they need outside. It stinks, but I know they are adjusting too.

5) Brody wanted more snack this week. After I put some in his bowl and handed it to him, he replied, "Tank ew, Mama." Talk about melting my everlovin' heart!

6) Mason's vocabulary is growing by the second! His new favorite words are, "Oh wow," "oh no," "oh boy," and "uh oh." Too cute. We typically go running when we hear "uh oh." Mason is also our poop detector. Every time we are walking and he sees poop, he is sure to point it out and tell us "shooey" as he waves his hand over it. Such a goof.

Guess that's all for now. I'm trying to get back in the blogging swing of things because I really want to document my kids right now. They are at such a fun and busy exhausting age, but they make for interesting days and nights. Speaking of- here are two of my new favorite videos. I call them "Cutest Bunny Ever" starring Brody Harrison and "Animal Noises" starring Mason Atticus.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Finally, an update!

Things have literally gone into overdrive at our house. I compare our house to a circus on a daily basis- people coming and going, babies hanging off cabinets and jumping off chairs, toys showing up in random places, Mama and Daddy laughing hysterically one minute and wanting to cry the next.

Most of you don't know, but we have had our house on the market for several months, and it finally sold. In fact, we move in less than one week. We have been busy trying to pack and contain two two-year olds. This is NOT a fun task. Thankfully, we have lots of family to help us juggle them and our packing.

In addition, Allen and I both have new jobs. I still work for the same company; I just took on a new role with the company. Allen took my old job, so now we work for the same company.

Two new jobs, showing the house, selling our house, fixing our back fence that blew down in a storm, packing, moving into a new house, a minor surgery for Brody, my birthday, a garage sale at my mother-in-law's house, the boys being sick off and on, a three-day migraine for Mama, celebrating the boys' second birthday (early), a visit to the Pumpkin Patch, Brody sliding off a pony, Mason being bucked off a horse, Mason repeating everything you say, and the boys climbing out of their cribs.... life is insane! Despite the madness, I shouldn't complain because we are completely blessed by all these changes and our awesome (and exhausting) boys.

Here are some pictures (in chronological order) to fill you in on the last several months-

I hope things are going well for all of you. I have been reading blogs; I just haven't had a chance to comment. If the circus ever ends, maybe I'll have time to comment. Ha!