Saturday, February 19, 2011

We're Sick....Again

I don't know that I've even been sick this much in such a short amount of time...we're literally gone from being sick for almost 3 weeks to feeling like we were finally getting better, just to get sick again. They've both been really nasty colds and I'm beginning to think my nose has been permanently damaged(and therefore my taste buds too) because even when I had been starting to feel better I still wasn't able to smell anything very well. And those of you who know me, know that I have an extremely sensitive nose, so it's rather trying to not be able to smell very well and therefore I can't taste anything very well. I told Jacob today that I haven't been able to smell the girl's poopy diapers for over 3 weeks...not that I actually miss that smell (because I most certainly do not miss the smell of Bethany's diapers), but it makes it difficult to know when they are poopy unless I actually go around checking their diapers. Which conveniently, Abigail has started announcing (very loudly) when Bethany is poopy (I'm beginning to think she might have a nose like I do...or I rather, like I used to) and Bethany has gotten very used to backing up to me backwards so that I can check her diaper. But besides me not being able to smell most things, we've also been dealing with fevers, coughing and of course, the yucky snotty noses...I won't go into details there because, well...those of you that have kids know what I'm talking about! Kids and snotty noses = grossness, especially if they don't like to keep their hair things in!
We were able to get out to church last Sunday, which was extremely nice, but it's not looking hopeful for tomorrow...I just hope it's not another 3 weeks before we get to go again. I have been keeping stocked up on library books, which when my head isn't killing me, I've been reading so that's helped a lot. I've really not been happy with my running schedule though, especially this last week where we were having 70 degree weather and I was only able to get out one day and run because the rest of the time my head was...yep...killing me and I was coughing and dealing with nose issues. I had been looking forward to getting to start my training program on the week is was going to be so nice outside, but instead I'm going to be slightly behind where I wanted to be...oh well...I just hope I'll be able to run on Monday!

Oh, and I do have more pictures to post, but they will have to wait until next time. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Bethany will literally do anything and everything Abigail does...including trying to look like her! I love how they held hands the whole time and I absolutely love the dresses my grandma made for them...they are so cute.
The whole time I was trying to take pictures of them, they would randomly start hugging each other and end up laughing and rolling around on the was funny and cute!I know I got a little carried away with all the pictures, but it's hard to choose just a few to post and I thought it was fitting for Valentine's Day.

Around Valentine's Day, I always remember the first time Jacob asked me to be his Valentine's
5 years ago while he was down in Texas at Tech School and I was here in Missouri working at the Capitol. We were emailing each other a lot, since that was the only way we really got to communicate...then 3 months later he asked me to marry him when he got to come home for a 3 week break after Tech school. We hadn't even seen each other since right after Christmas, so we definitely had a long distance relationship, but it was all worth it when we finally got to be together! I love my Jacob and he's still my very best friend and Valentine!

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Thursday, February 10, 2011


It's time for some randomness from get ready for.....random pictures and any random things that pop into my head! Sounds wonderful doesn't it! Some days we all just need a little bit of randomness! :)And of course, life wouldn't be right without the occasional "scary spiders" to be an amusement to some of us!The girls literally would not touch or go close to these things for about a week...they would also jump and start crying if anyone put one anywhere near them! Then Bethany started to get brave so she started coming up to them and grabbing one and throwing it as fast as she could, then running away. And she would repeat that multiple times until both her and Abigail decided they were fun to play with and they now carry them around and fight over who gets which one! :)

Having smoke detectors in the kitchen are so annoying. Not that I ever burn food or anything, but you know, the occasional time something spills into the bottom of the oven and then proceeds to smoke profusely no matter what you do, while you frantically wave towels or cookie sheets at the annoying thing till it stops beeping. Talk about annoying. I guess that's part of living in a small enough area that pretty much anywhere in here is close to the kitchen. Another thing, is our computer happens to be right underneath the smoke detector, so I'm really hoping it doesn't go off again....I'm sure you can guess why. Oh, and I'm making oreo cheesecake and no, it's not burning, it's just leaking out of the bottom and then now the oven will need to be cleaned once again. I need to start writing on certain recipes to put a pan on the bottom rack to prevent this from'd think I'd remember by now though! :)
They discovered (awhile back now) how to get in the pack n' play, which provided a lot of amusement for them...not so much for me, seeing how they would literally fall on their heads into the bed, scaring me every time! What is it with kids and finding things that they think are fun, that scare their parents?! Bethany, especially, seems to constantly find things to do that involve "trying to kill herself" activities...or so it would seem.

Yesterday, Jacob and I escaped to the wonderful land of Wal-Mart, leaving the girls with his parents, and enjoyed just getting to walk around holding hands. :) We did have some things to get, but we definitely took our time and just enjoyed the time together...even if it was in Wal-Mart, which is pretty much the only place to shop in this small town. I don't think I've ever been in a Wal-Mart that got so into Valentine's was actually kind of nice with all the pink and red everywhere!

Well, now I'm going to go and cuddle with my hubby and watch a movie! :)