Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Son, the Baseball Star

Sunday afternoon was Peyton's first coach pitch t-ball game. Each of the players had three chances at hitting a pitch and then they were able to use the t if needed. Can I just brag about my son for a minute? I believe he was the only player on his team and maybe even the other team that didn't have to use the t once in his three times at bat!

In the first inning, he even hit the very first pitch thrown to him.

I was so proud of him I could barely stop from puffing up my chest. Some of those poor players still don't know how to really stand, and they had no clue how to swing at a ball coming towards them rather than just sitting on the t.

I was so proud of Larry too. He gets out there at least a couple of times a week with Peyton and practices with him.

I realize all kids don't like sports, but Peyton is really enjoying the game. He gets so into it with his game face and all. And since he likes it so much, I'm happy that he's playing well.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Video of Note

Not much to report today. I'm back at work and doing ok. Little tired, but ok.

This video is beautiful in a terrifying way.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Duh, Mom

A couple of weeks ago, Shey and I were riding my bike together around the neighborhood. (And can I just interject here that I don't think I truly felt like a parent until I attached that toddler seat to the back of my beach cruiser and rode around the neighborhood. It's so much more fun than I thought it would be.)

We were on the way home, it was already almost dark and Shey says, "Where are we going?"

I said, "Home."

He said a little more incestantly, "Where are we going?"

Still clueless, I said, "Home" with a little more force, but not yet with the correct intonation.

Ever the persistent two year old, Shey tried once again, "Where are we going?"

Finally really hearing the singsong tone of his voice, I caught on and sang back, "We're going home!"

Shey clapped in a way that strongly suggested he was thinking finally woman! I think we need to up our Dora watchage.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Now with Perky Breasts!

I'm home now and could not have asked for a better experience as far as my surgery went yesterday. Thankfully, I was one of only 3 surgeries scheduled, so I received VIP treatment. The nurses were super friendly. We got there about 8:30 to check in, I was marked at 10:30, they had the IV going about 11:00, then I was out. I remember the anethesiologist (who grew up near Larry, imagine that) telling me in about 30 seconds I would feel really good, then I was gone. The next thing I knew, I was waking up with a tube up my nose, which really was the worst part of waking up. They took that out shortly though, and I started to really become coherant. By 4:30 or so, we were home.

I've had minimal pain, and the doctor did a newer technique as far as the cutting went, so my scars will be minimal too. We're heading out now for my follow up, then back home for bed for the day. I would already do it all over again, and I haven't even really seen the results yet. I am so thrilled!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

There's a Reason I'm not more Nervous

At 2:30 this morning, Peyton came storming into my room barking orders about the bathroom light and his door and why was there so much light and please shut the bathroom door, but don't turn the light off. This was all before my eyes had opened and my brain had registered the fact that I was being jerked out of my sleep. I sat up to help Peyton with whatever was wrong with the bathroom light as he climbs into the bed with Larry and me. Something snapped.

"Uh uh, Buddy, you are going back to your bed."

See, if it was raining or he was scared from a bad dream, or even if he had come in quietly, barely waking me up, I wouldn't have cared. But he came in the room yelling and then he thought I was going to fix whatever while he settled into sleep. I don't think so.

I escorted him back to his bedroom despite his ever increasing protests and leg thrashing. He started working himself into a frenzy as I repeatedly told him to calm down, there was no need to get so riled up. He got louder and louder until I got very close to him and said "if you wake your brother up . . . "

and there goes Shey.

Apparently, Peyton knew he had gone too far because he calmed down, but Shey was cranking up. I went and got him some juice and got him to lay back down. He fussed for a bit, but then went back to sleep.

I laid back down pretty riled up and finally fell asleep a bit later. Shey then woke up probably an hour later and I kicked Larry to go get him. He, of course, had slept through the first interlude. Shey flailed around for a bit before going to sleep.

I woke up this morning more tired than I was before going to bed. Five years. For five years I haven't gotten more than one good night's sleep in a row.

Three to four days on pain killers, laid up in the bed?

Sounds like a vacation to me.

(See ya on the flip side)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


My parents and Larry's parents gave me money for my birthday, so the search for the new handbag was stepped up a notch. Larry and I were at Off Saks yesterday, and I found this beauty. The picture really doesn't do it justice, but I just love it. It's huge! I'm not normally a big purse person, but I will adjust. haha Since we bought it at Off Saks, it was already discounted, and they are going on sale next week, so I can take my receipt in for an additional 20% off. Sweet!

One more reason that turning 30 has been a-ok.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Every Day Should be Your 30th Birthday!

My Birthday in photos . . .

Happy 30 to me

We started at a pottery place, where you paint and they fire and glaze it. I was using elements for my chips and dip bowl, so the outside "vines" will be brown and the inside 30 will be an earthy blue. (Hopefully)

After a couple of beers

We then went to Cheesecake Factory for, well, cheesecake. This was after three beers, and the martini on the table. Woohoo for birthdays!

It's a Surprise!

It's a Surprise! Larry surprised me at our favorite restaurant with a group of our friends.

Kristen and me

My friend, Kristen and me. She hates getting her picture taken. And yes, that's a glass of wine (in case you are keeping track)

Larry and me

The man who planned all this. Also, did you notice the sparkle in my ears? Apparently, diamonds are a 30 year old's best friend.

The crew from work

The crew from work. I like the picture because I look about 12 here. ha ha

Yes, that's a real carrot

This is the Easter carrot, which needs to be passed away as quickly as you get it. I left it with the bartender.

We're in the bathroom!!

However annoyed we get with Amanda and the camera, we will miss her when she moves.

The first shot (of 3)

A red headed slut. Unfortunately, or fortunately, there were no pictures of the beer before, or the two jelly belly shots afterwards.

Not me, but how we were all feeling at the end.

Although this is not me, this is an adequate picture of the end of the night.


Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Rolling Out

So tomorrow is the big day. Dun Da Da! I am celebrating myself by taking the day off of work and going to my favorite pottery place near the beach with some friends. The closer this day has gotten, the better I feel about it. This past year has brought so much growth in my life, that I can't even begin to recount all the ways I feel I've grown, and thankfully weight is not one of them. ha

The last entry I mentioned all the things going on, and I can finally tell you about another one. I've been working on a website to explore the Law of Attraction, what it is and how it affects our lives. ALthough there is still much to add, including an About Me page, it is close enough that I can link it here.

Live Life Abundantly

Go visit, hang out, let me know what you think. I already have several more entries written that I will add in the next day or so.

Life is so exciting right now.

There are a couple more things I am working on, but they're on the hush right now, so you have to stay tuned!