Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to school.............

OMG I cant believe I havent talked about school yet. Well I am back in school going for a Paralegal. It was last minute choice, but definetetly one I couldnt be happier with. I feel like this is my calling. I have always enjoyed going to school, but this time I am so excited and eager to learn. This stuff is so interesting. I am taking Intro to Paralegal, Civil Litigation, Real Property, Intro to Logic and a necessary stupid College for Success one. I love my Paralegal classes and I love this program. On wed we have to dress professional. They want to teach us and mold us to be the best of the best. This program is accredited and that means I can get a job anywhere in the US. Its the first accredited program in NC. Also there is an intership at the end wich usually ends up in them hiring you. I am so excited. If everything goes okay I should finish May of 2011. I want to try to finish before but dont know if that is possible.
So life is awesome. The babysitter is doing great with the kids. They love her and Tyler gets sad on Saturday when he doesnt go. I couldnt ask for anything better. They go to her 7-11am mond-thursd. The only bad thing is Juliet is in a constant state of tiredness. She only gets up at 8 or so, so me having to wake her up at 6 am makes her very upset and she is still not adjusted to it. It breaks my heart when I wake her up and she cries :( But hopefully soon she will adjust to it.

So that is my life now. I pray and hope we stay here just so I can get to finish this program and graduate with my friends. I have already made a bunch of friends at school and since we will be in the same classes for the next yr or so, we have already became close. Anyways just wanted to share my little ray of sunshine in the midst of all this darkness.



Tuesday, August 25, 2009


This year has been the hardest year of our lives. It has tested us in ways I couldnt even imagine. Its not over yet, we are still in the tailend of it, but so far so good. We have survived. How I have no clue. A little broken and lost but we have. OUr life is still in limbo and we dont know what will happen in a couple of months, but somehow I am feeling more at ease. I think trying to hold on and go against the current is a lot more tirering and worse than just going with the flow. So with a dose of faith, a pinch of patience, we are moving foward. Whatever comes we know we will be okay in the end. We had lost sight of that and things got dark. But thank God we found it again. Even if nothing improves, our outlook have, and that is a blessing.

Thank you so much all my friends who have stood by us and helped us with advice, prayer, and sometimes just a listening ear when we whined.
You guys have saved 2 lives and dont even know it.



Saturday, August 1, 2009

Better mother than "this" duck ...

I been feeling pretty crappy about my parenting skills latetly. See post below.
Well dh shows me this picture

and tells me..."At least you are a better mother than this duck" . I give him props for trying. Somehow it didnt work, but I did get a laugh of it. I am soo going to hell.


I am drained....

If I could enforce this with my toddler, I would be rich...ughhh.

Last week at the PX there was a sign saying that this Saturday they will be doing 1920's pictures with all the props for only $9.95 pus a $5 sitting fee. Great freaking deal. We couldnt pass it up consedering JuJu is almost 6 months old and we still havent done family pictures. So we wake up early this morning, get the kids dressed and go to get our pictures done.
It was set up in the px. It was hot as hell. By the time I got there my hair was sticking to my face and I was getting frustrated, but I sucked it up and put a happy face on.
We got everyone dressed and took the pictures. They will be ready next week. That catch is they take one family picture, the one that will be $14.95, they also took one of dh and I , one of the kids together, one of Tyty by himself and one of JuJu by herself. That way they can entice you to buy some more when you go pick up yours. I will be strong I hope, but they put Tyty in this hat and JuJu with a cool dress, lots of pearls and an adorable hat. I dont know how strong I will be :P. We will see.

Well as we are about to leave, the set up for the pictures was right by a video game thing. Ty didnt want to leave and wanted to stay playing the video games. How he knows what a video game is beyond me. But whatever. HE threw a fit and threw himself on the floor. There were million people there for the pictures too and all witnessing this. Everyother time we drag him screaming and deal with it outside. Well I dont know what got into me, but I decided that method doesnt work. This is the second fit he has throw in public. What we are doing is not working. Something needs to give.
I got down to his level, and spoke in a very stern voice "You will stop this behavior right now or God help me I will spank your but in public and I will make it hurt". I sounded soo mean. I look up at Scotty and his eyes is about to pop out of his head. But you know what?? Tyty got up, held my hand and walked hapilly to the car like nothing happen. Holy cow!!!! I cant believe it worked. Mind boggling. Hopefully it will work every other A girl can dream right :) It was draining though. Everytime he whines, I feel like my energies are being sucked right out. I am done for the day. Just want to put my feet up and

So we got home, hubby cooked some turkey melts and we ate with watermelon. (Yesterday there were 5lb watermelons on sale at Food Lion. I couldnt pass it up. We been eating it everyday. I forgot how delicious a watermelon is during a hot summer day), and he went to help a friend move.

Tyty and I made some muffins, and he was so good and helpful, it kind of erased this morning.

HEre are the pictures.

Hope everyone is staying cool from the heat and have a wonderful weekend