Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's been awhile but I'm bringing it back. I've missed you Thankful Thursdays.

This week I have been thankful for:

:: home cooked meals

:: time with a special friend (who just happens to be totally cute)

:: times when I'm humbled and awed by God's still small voice

:: hilarity that ensued in the car with Rachael after a painful Mariah solo

:: 3pm early closing Fridays at work

:: time spent with Larry on a mini date while my Mom and Dad kept Tanner

:: not having a plan but somehow being at peace about it

:: the ability to learn new tricks to spice up my blog

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What a 2 Year Old Says to Random Strangers

"Hi. I pee peed in the potty." or even better "Hi. I pooped in the potty."

Yes, these have now become Tanner's favorite things to share with anyone and everyone he comes in contact with.

For example, the other night Tanner and I were at Kohl's looking for jammies and returning a pair of shorts and in a matter of 10 minutes or less he had shared his new found mastery of the potty with approximately 3 families.

Blessedly, these families also had children and seemed to #1 not be phased and #2 roll with it and offer their congratulations.

The sweetest thing I witnessed that night was when we were leaving the store and Tanner and I were holding the door for an elderly gentleman that was carrying what looked like a large vaccuum cleaner box. Tanner of course in his true 2 year old fashion shared with this man that he pee peed in the potty. Well the older man didn't miss a beat. He said "Way to go buddy, that's pretty big news." and hi fived Tanner.

Well of course after that Tanner thought he was definitely hot stuff. He is so proud of himself and so are we. My baby is growing up too fast.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Something in the water...but not for me.

Those of you who know me know that I want another baby, more than anything. And those of you who are close to me, know that it took us 7 years to get pregnant with Tanner. While Tanner is a huge blessing and the best thing that has ever happened to me, I feel an overwhelming desire to have another baby and it's just not happening.

I really wish that desire equaled getting what you want but I know that's not quite it, but wouldn't that be awesome? I know that God speaks to me through my trials and that He promises not to give me more than I can bear, but it really is tiring and honestly painful.

Another part of my struggle is that 8, yes 8, people that I know are currently pregnant. Also, the church that we attend has so many babies and pregnant ladies it's crazy. People say all the time, and say quite carelessly I must admit, to just drink the church water or something else meant to ease my pain but I still fail to hide a cringe.

I remind myself that God's plan is sovreign and that things happen according to His perfect timing, I just wish I could sneak a peak at those plans so the in between or wait time doesn't seem so long and perhaps wouldn't be so hard.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I think I Fixed it...Maybe?

Last night I got a message when I opened my blog that said I was going to lose my back ground and I needed to change it before today. No time like the present I thought.

Well, with a little too much messing with it on my part, it went away. So today I went back and fiddled with it a little more and voila, I think I picked a new one that works.

What do you think? Can you see everything like before? Does it look ok?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Did I Totally Just Mess Up My Blog?

Boo hiss if so. I just got a notice that I needed to edit one of my tabs so I didn't lose my background. Well...I think I lost it. I did exactly what it told me to but when I logged back into it, my background was gone and I couldn't really see my own writing. said it might take 24-48 to load quickly and correctly and I hope that's true. I'm going to be unhappy if I have to start from scratch since I finally got the colors just like I like them.

I will just have to tell myself it's not the end of the world because it really isn't. If you hear me chanting "it's ok" to myself over and over again, however, I might need an intervention since I made an oath to my girls to be a better blogger.

PS-I love my new netbook!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pretty Cool Surprise

I love surprises! I mean really, who doesn't, but the reason this surprise was so awesome is that it truly was a surprise. I'm sure you are raising at least one eye brow and wondering what in the world I'm talking about. Let me break it down.

I am not a fan of those kind of surprises that aren't really surprise, you know, the ones people mention before you can actually have whatever it is. Like when someone tells you they bought you the perfect birthday gift and its so awesome but your birthday is not for another month or so. It drives me crazy. I know it sounds silly, but I really love it when it's a true surprise and you had no clue it was coming. Those are the best.

Well this awesome surprise was Larry coming home with a new netbook computer for me for our anniversary, which is next month. This was a total surprise because even though we had talked about getting one, it was something I was thinking we would get with a tax return next year or some other far off date.

I've only had it for an hour but I really love it. Now, just to stop playing with it and put it away so I can wash some clothes and get back to paying attention to my family...yikes!!