Eight years ago I started a new job that was in a way representing a new life for me. Unfortunately I hated it the first day. My mom convinced me that I should give it a few more days before I decided that I was going to leave. So I went back expecting the same thing as the first day. Little did I know that the man that I was going to marry was starting his new job that day in the office around the corner. For months we flirted, but every time he asked me out I would tell him no. For some reason I was a little scared. I really thought that he was out of my league. On December 9, 1998 we had our first date. It only took a few weeks and we knew that we were going to be together forever. We were later married on February 25, 2000.
With that short history said I want to express my love and my gratitude for my hubby and for all that he has done for me! He truly is an amazing person and has given me so much. I love him very much and I am very blessed to have him as my best friend, my hubby, and the father of my children. Happy Birthday sweetie! I love you!
P.S. 30 just sounds old, but you really aren't that old! Teasing you is just too fun!
I am pretty sure that there are many kids out there that have done this, and I am quite sure that their parents were just as mad as we were. I really hoped that it would never happen to us. It is very dissapointing!
So by the raise of hands, how many of you have had your kids find, open AND play with all their Christmas presents before Christmas?
I guess when I was little my mom and dad had planned a Christmas party that the entire family was invited to. They had all sent their presents early and they were all under our Christmas tree. My mom was cleaning and I got a little nosy. I guess that I opened ALL the gifts all by myself. From what I hear it was a really big mess! My mom was stuck on the phone with everyone trying to find out what they had been giving everyone so she could rewrap them. If you ask her, her resonse to me is that turn around is fair play.
I had all of my shopping done for the kids and I was very excited with what I had bought. I had a few problems with what I was going to buy for little dude, but when I decided on what to get him I was very excited! While staying at my parents house I thought that I had limited places to hide all their gifts. Well while we were having a family birthday party my little dude, princess and my neice found where I had hid them. When I saw the kids they had opened boxes, packages, everything! They were having a blast playing with them. I was SO MAD!
So now what do you say to a 3 year old and a 2 year old after they had just found the gifts that Santa was going to bring them? Well, I am not sure what we said was the smartest thing, but we told them that they were for someone else. We explained that Santa might not come now because they had been so bad. If they want him to come they need to write him a letter telling him that they were sorry and they will try really hard to be good. If they liked the toys that they saw they need to ask Santa for them.
I was sad because it took all the fun out of it for me. I wanted to be there when they saw all their cool new toys. I guess I should have known that this was going to happen some day. Turn around really is fair play.
So we are done with the house and a lot of our stuff is moved in and in place. We are not staying there yet because I want to be a little more settled when we do start to stay there. I have one confession to make though. I didn't really ever take any before pictures of the house. We got started on it and I never really took a chance to do it. Then I wanted to take pictures before we put any of our stuff in it, but I didn't get a chance today to do that either, it was too crazy. So I will be taking some pictures of it tomorrow, but some of our stuff will be in the pictures. Oh well, it just makes it a little harder to see what was done to it. It looks amazing and I can't wait to show it off.
I also have to say thanks to my wonderful hubby and all his hard work on it. It will be nice to see him a little more now. And also to my parents and all that they have done for us. They have let us stay at their house, and my father has been there working very hard on it every single day. Also thanks to all the many family members and friends that have helped us. Without everyone we wouldn't have been able to do it!
Looks like our house is almost done enough to move into it. I can't wait to show all of you pictures of how it looks. It looks amazing! We just have to get a few more things done then start moving in. We were trying for Saturday, but I think that it will be more like the beginning of next weeks instead. I can't wait to get in and not be living out of boxes anymore. It will be nice to get on with our lives that doesn't include remodeling, or cleaning crazy lady funk, or packing. I think that my parents will be thrilled to get us out of thier hair too!
Christmas is getting closer and I still don't know what I am going to get little dude. We got him a new bike, and a new little dinosaur, and an Aguadoodle but other than that I really don't kow what else to get him. If anyone has any good ideas on what to get an almost 4 year old boy let me know.
My hubby starts at his new job on the 18 of this month. He went and met people at his branch the other day, and he seemed really excited. He says he is a little nervous though. I think that I would feel the same way too, it is a big responsibitity. I think that it will be pretty cool. His new branch is in a grocery store. No more grocery shopping for me. He can do it all before he leaves for work. His birthday is this month too. He will be turning 30. (hahaha)
When we get into our house my little princess says that she wants to learn how to use the potty. She says that she has to learn before Santa get here. Little dude was a quick learner, but I am still dredding teaching her. Oh well it will be nice to have it all done before the baby gets here. So stay tuned for the posts about how all I do is clean my floors, and stuff. This will be fun!
I had a dream last night that I was playing poker. I woke up all amped to play again. I miss our poker nights that we used to have with our firends (FYI our poker nights do not consist of any exchange of money. It is just for the fun of it, not for getting any gain.) Last year on New Years Eve we played all night long. It was so much fun, and it has been awhile since we played. Dreaming about it last night makes me want to get out the cards and chips. (If that isn't random enough for a random post of thoughts, I don't know what is.)
I think that we are getting closer to a name. I am still not sure yet though. We have had too much going on to really think more about it. It might be Jaxon, Tyson, Dylan, or Zander. I don't know though, we will have to see. I am still up to hearing more names, so pass them on if you have any.
Well happy Friday to all, and Happy Birthday to my sister. Have a great weekend!
Ok for the news first. My hubby had another job interview this morning for a Branch Manager position with the bank that he works for. They called him this afternoon and offered him the job! This is the promotion that he has been waiting for. I am excited for him and I am very proud of him. He will have to triple his commute to work every morning, but it isn't still too bad. It just goes from less than five minutes to a little over 15 minutes. This is great though! It is well deserved!
Now for the shoes part. My kids have managed to get every toy out and spread it all over thier room and my parent's basement. I have been trying to help them clean up, but it resulted in me doing all the work. Little dude started to help, but little princess was still pouting about it. So I started the threaten that I was going to call Santa and tell him that he doesn't need to bring any toys for her this year. To my suprise this didn't even faze her. Then I noticed that she had colored on one of her dolls face with a crayon. So then I had a little talk with her about respect for her toys. I told her that I was just going to throw all her toys away because she wouldn't take care of them. This too didn't faze her. She was still not picking anything up so I just said "ok I am calling Santa right now." I picked up the phone diled a number then pretented to tell Santa the she has been naughty to her toys and the she isn't picking them up so he shouldn't bring her anything this year. When I got off the phone she still didn't care. So I started to gather up her things and put them in a box to "throw them away" and still nothing. What finaly got to her is when I picked up her Dora shoes and put them in the box. You would not believe the cry she let out. "DON'T THROW AWAY MY SHOES!!" She was so upset. What makes me laugh is that she thinks that her dolls, her princess dress, her baby stroller, and other random things are going to the garbage. She also thinks that Santa isn't bringing anything to her this year. She could care less about that. What she really cares about are her shoes. Her dang shoes! I should be mad that it has been almost an hour now and the basement still isn't clean, but I just can't stop laughing about how upset she was that I was going to throw away her shoes. She is still crying about it and I haven't even throw them away yet. Oh the drama! I think this is why my mom said that I will be very happy that I am having another boy and not a girl.
My mother has the really beautiful Christmas statue up on her mantle. It is of the Christ Child sitting in Mary's lap, while Joseph is holding a lantern and hovering over the two of them. I had briefly explained it to my little dude the other day when my mother first put it out. Last night while trying to calm him down before bed he wispered to me "Mommy, that is Baby Jesus and that is Joseph holding the light." I asked him who it holding Baby Jesus. "Mary" he said proudly. Then he sat staring at it for a few minutes then looked at me again and said "Maybe we should name our new baby Joseph."
What a moment it was for me to realize that at least something that I have said to him actually has sunk in. Even more than that though to realize the importance of it and give and actual suggestion to what we should name the baby. I was so proud of him, that it almost makes all of his tantrums seem not so bad.
While thinking about this today it has made me reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. While Santa is fun, and exciting, the events that took place so long ago in Bethleham changed the world. Our Savior was born on the earth to teach and guide us, to suffer of our sins, and then to die for us. How can Santa be more great than that? I hope that while the month goes on that I will be able to reflect more on the Birth of my Savior than on Santa. I pray that my children will feel the spirit of Christmas while teaching them of Jesus' birth.
I hope that we can all reflect on what is most important. While we are taught to give, lets remember what Christ would have us give. Most importantly let us remember what Christ has given to us. Feel of your Savior's love, then spread that love for everyone to feel.