Monday, March 29, 2010

Not a baby any more!

Tomorrow will be my little boys first birthday! What a huge milestone this is, not only for him but for us too. We had his party this weekend and it was so much fun. My sweet mother and father came up to help us clean house and watch the boys. Then on Sunday we all got up had breakfast and got to work decorating and doing lots of last minute details for the party. We had all of my family, Wesley's family, Marak's daycare family, and my best buddy Amber over for the party. We had so many people over, but luckily it was so nice outside that we were able to open up the French doors and let everyone go back and forth. Marak had so much fun, he really wasn't into open the presents, but as you can see from the picture below that he enjoyed the cake! It wasn't until after the party was over that I realized that all day long Brody was thinking that the party was for him and so was all of the presents. Up until this weekend he has never had to experience Marak having a party.

Although I was excited for Marak that he was older and able to do so much more, I was at the same time a little sad. My little baby will never be a little baby again. All of the sudden he looks like a little boy (must be something in the birthday cake?) This morning he just looked older. Looking back over the past year I realize how far we have come. We had a 1 yr. old and an infant, now we have a 2 year old and a 1 year old. I remember wondering if we would ever make it to today, or if we would just end up crazy and in a mental institution. I remember the great advise from my mother to just take it a day at a time. As much as this past year has been wonderful and so joyful and excited to watch the boys grow together. It also has been so challenging. Many nights with little to no sleep, almost in tears because the kids just wouldn't sleep. Marak for sure test my every patients, but then he can be just so loving and sweet. And I must admit that he is my payback, he acts exactly like I did as a baby (which from the many stories I've heard I too was very VERY needy) I remember coming home from the hospital thinking we just had a baby and they are letting us come home with another one??? Are they nuts?? Do they really think we can handle this? But like my mother said, we just took it one day at a time and the year went by so fast. Now my so sweet (and sometimes evil)little boy is 1. And now I never thought I would say this, but I have no more babies. (I must admit, the way things were looking like this time last year...I thought I was going to end up like the Dugger gal with all of those babies...Many prayers were answered to have another years from these two boys)I have really enjoyed watching the boys grow up this year we have had so many milestones go by. I love watching them play together, if you watch closely they can have the sweetest little moments with each other, but don't blink cause you will miss them being mean to each other the very next second. It must be a brother thing or a common understanding between the two of them.

This is one of our milestones. The first time both boys are in their big boy car seats!

This is Marak eating his birthday cake.

This is Marak eating his birthday dinner.
I am so glad that we survived our kids, and all in all I think we did a pretty good job!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've Done it!!

Well today I did something really exciting....I started to go back to school on line. I am taking Medical Billing and Claims. Hopefully I can start to work from home soon. I would really love to spend the day with the boys. How great would that be. They are so young, and I just don't want to miss out on anything. After my first day I realized that this is going to be really hard, with working 8+ hours a day and taking care of the boys in the evenings, I have very limited time right now. I really hope that this goes by really fast so that I can start staying at home soon. I am so very lucky thou that I have such a wonderful husband who helps out around of the house and takes such good care of our boys. I know that with his help this will be possible. I may be a little more grouchy the next few months due to the lack of sleep, but it will be worth it in the end...As my husband said tonight, " I don't know what will be different, you have been grouchy for the last two years ;) " what a punk! For those who may not know I was pretty much pregnant for the last two years, so I hate to admit it but he is probably right (I would never let him know that of course!) But who isn't grouchy when they gain 70lbs in 9 mo. and is so incredible uncomfortable, lost a loved one, and had a parent with cancer, then did it all over again a few months after giving birth. He is lucky I did as well as I did ;)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Uploads from phone

Here are some photos i haven't uploaded. The first one is a cake I made for a wedding shower. The gal loved Tiffany's and wanted her cake to look like a Tiffany's ring box. I loved the way it turned out.
The next picture is how we entertain the boys when we are snowed in! It was so hot two days ago and now it is SO cold outside.
The last picture is of our dinner! This is the pioneer womans meatballs. This was the reciepe from her woman's day magazine article last month. They were so good, I am making them again this week!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Welcome a new blogger

We have a new blogger, if you get a chance check out my momma started blogging about her journey though cancer. I hope you all find it inspirational and uplifting. My mom's treatment saved her life and I know that if more people knew about it, it would save their life too.

It is snowing today!! It was 70 deg. yesterday and today it is 20 degrees. It has been lightly snowing all day, it is so beautiful. After being outside playing all week, my little punks do not like being cooped up in the house. They have been getting themselves in trouble all day long. Brody got in HUGE trouble for pushing Marak down in the kitchen because he wanted his toy. Marak got a huge knot on his head because of it. Poor Mark was ballin his little eyes out. It seems like all day we have been saying "no, NO" Our kiddo's probably think we are so mean. Why can't children just listen the first time instead of getting in trouble? They should take after their momma more, I never did anything wrong ;) Since my mom is now blogging too, she will probably comment on that, if she can figure it out. Now the little punks are running around in their diapers chasing each other and laughing, they do this every night. It is one of my favorite things in the evening, I love listening to them laugh, especially when they crack each other up. It is so funny!! But like most nights it usually ends up in Brody getting too rowdy and pushing Marak down, then the fun is all over and the crying and time out least they have fun with it for a little while and it makes them tired too! Wes is playing basketball in the living room, contributing to all of the craziness with the kids. Brody got a little tykes basket ball goal and basketball for his Birthday. Every night as the kids run around crazy Wes is playing basketball, he likes it...maybe because it is so short that he can dunk like crazy.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Lots of thoughts

I have been plagued with lots of thoughts lately. I am having the most trouble trying to decide on my next course of action in life. I am at a cross roads, and don't know where to turn. I am facing a huge decision to leave my job which I mostly love to stay at home with the kids and find something that I can do from home to earn some extra and most needed income. For the most part I love my job, I love what I do, but I do not enjoy the people I work for...which who really does anyways. I love that I know things that pertain to my job that I never ever dreamed I would ever want to or know about. I love that one of the largest oil companies in the world values my opinion on certain application, and that I actually know how to help them. On the other hand there is the office politics that I hate and being away from my little punks. I would love to spend all day with them. I am thinking about possible quitting and staying at home and doing medical billing from home to help supplement the income. I wouldn't have to make as much since we will be cutting out the large daycare bill. (1000 mo.) so I really think that this could work. If I stayed at home I would have time to work out, make cakes, blog and do other things I enjoy too.

I recently had to stay home from work for a week, with the flu (yuck!) but it gave me a lot to think about...when I wasn't feeling like I was dieing. But how nice it would be to stay home and take care of my little punks. Then I thought how much precious time we are missing out on while being at work. I am still considering my options but I am pretty sure that I will some how end up working from home. I will keep you posted :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another busy weekend.

It has been awhile since my last post and again so much has gone on. I have lots of pictures to post but I think it will have to be on a post on all of its own. Last Sunday was my grandmother's 78th Birthday! She is still very beautiful and kind she has the biggest heart and loves helping out other people. One of my favorite qualities she has is her love of helping others. We celebrated by going to this really cute cupcake shop in downtown OKC called sara sara cupcakes, it was so divine. My family was all wanting my opinion of the place since I am known as the cake lady in my family. I had the red velvet cupcake it was very good. Then we all went back to my grandmothers house to vist, it was wonderful. This weekend we will still be celebrating with her by going to a dinner thetre here in OKC. I can't wait it will be so much fun. Let me also back track a bit, on Friday night my wonderful mother came up to stay the night with us. I had a cake to make for a wedding shower and my husband had FREE tickets to the thunder game. So she helped us out with the babies. I will be posting a pic of the cake later, it turned out so cute. Saturday I met one of my best buddies at Chick-fli-a for breakfast and to deliver the cake. I love their breakfast chicken + biscuit = divine goodness. After breakfast I had to meet back up with my mother and husband to go watch my baby brother play volley ball. My little brother is 15 years old, and this is the first sport he has played in. It was so much fun to see him play, his team ended up winning the tournamnet. I am so proud of him. He was so excited.
Yesterday was the 8th anniversary of my husband and I's first date. We had the typical college date. He picked me up from work (becasue even back then I was a work-a-holic) then we went to the movies (we watched dragonfly), then he drove me back to my car parked at the mall. Where he had to scrape the ice off of my car because we had a bad storm come thru while I was working. Oh and we kissed when he dropped me off. It was the typical first date, but there was just something magical that night that I can't explain. I came home that night just knowing that he was the man I was going to marry. And 3 years and a 1 1/2 mo. later we did. He is truly an amazing man. And after 5 years of being married we have 2 of them most wonderful little boys.