Straight jackets are on your left, meds are on the table and if you hurry, you can still get a seat in group therapy!

Oh...and thanks for stopping bye!!!

Wednesday, November 18


For those of you that follow my blog on the regular I'm sure you noticed that I changed my background. There has been some changes in our lives, so I figured why not make some changes here as well.

The hubs and I have been working on a few things in the house....you know, just sprucing it up a little. Making some minor changes.

Alexi has been going through some changes of her own. Yes, it seems that since she is turning 3 next month, she has become too old to call us mommy and daddy. Yup, we have turned into mom and dad. And you know, its not that our "names" changed that bothers me, its the tone she uses when saying it. She is really trying to sound like a "big kid". It kills me. Seriously...please tell me why my almost 3 yr old needs to sound like she is 10?!?! I decided to ignore her when she calls me mom...I think she's starting to realize bc she ends up calling me mommy to get my attention. This is one change I am not ready for.

Friday, November 13

Hoping the best for my neighbors

So as many of you probably have either heard or experienced, these last couple of days parts of Virginia and North Carolina have been experiencing a "Nor-Easter" (should of just been called a hurricane). This storm came with 3 days of torrential down pours, 50mph winds, loss of power and flooding. Our street being one of the casualties:

My poor neighbors houses were flooded

My poor street

Our house and trees are still standing.

Thanks to my husband standing out in the rain yesterday pushing the rain through and digging more drainage's, our house remained pretty dry. I hope everyone remains safe and dry.

Tuesday, November 10

Decisions, Decisions

Making important decisions can be one of the hardest things to do in life. I know because I have had to make some important life altering changes in the last couple of months. It looks like I have more decisions to make soon. These are scary decisions to make. I know my husband says to trust in God and He will guide us, but I still can't help but worry.

For all of those who have important decisions to make in life, I wish you all the best of luck. Just like my husband says, we need to try to trust in God. Believe me, I know its not easy!

Sunday, November 8

What did you just say?!?!?

The other day Alexi and I were outside playing kickball. It's been our usual routine after nap time to stretch our legs and enjoy the fall weather.

Well we were kicking the ball back and forth when all of a sudden my daughter sparked the following conversation:

Alexi: Mommy I need to take a break.

Mommy: How come?

Alexi: I need to take a smoke break.

Mommy: You need to what?!?!?

Alexi: I need to smoke (as she pinched her fingers together and put them to her mouth)

Well let me tell you...this was the last thing I had expected to hear come out of my daughters mouth!! And although I was furious, I did not yell at her. I just said that smoking was not something children or adults should do and I did not want her to ever say that again. I then called my husband while he was at work and "nicely" gave him a piece of my mind on the situation.

You see, I don't smoke...never have. My husband on the other hand has smoked ever since I met him over 11 years ago. Now although he has never been allowed to smoke in our home or cars, my daughter has seen him smoke outside. She is well aware of daddy's extra curricular activity and just like any curious child, she wants to do the same.

Needless to say; this has been a push for my husband to quit smoking...for many reasons. You see, he felt so guilty when he heard what she had said and he has been talking for quite some time now about quiting, so I hope this is it. Not to mention, due to my current work situation we can't really afford the added expense. Wish him luck; I know it's not going to be easy for him.

Saturday, November 7

"I said NO!"

Alexi is going to be 3yrs old at the end of December and I swear she thinks she is going to be 30. She is def. trying to express her independence. I am hearing the following an awful lot and I am not appreciating it:
  • "I said NO!" (If she does not want to do something)
  • "Not yet" (If I tell her to clean something up)
  • "I don't know how"
  • "No, I don't think so"

She is def. testing my patience...that's for sure. GOD I pray you give me the patients to get through my daughters new "independence" phase.