january 28, 2012

No strikes from the little guys tonight, but they are getting better!

january 23, 2012

Isn't packing supposed to be easier when you have "help"?

january 21, 2012

Playing video games at Best Buy always seems to be more fun than playing at home.

january 19, 2012

Unfortunately this boy had to have surgery today.  Although we thought it had resolved when he was a baby, it turns out that both of his testicles were still undescended.  So, like his brother, he had an orchiopexy today.  Both Charlie and Cannon had surgeries when they were babies and that definitely wasn't fun.  Even with Cannon's ear surgery a few weeks ago it was comforting to know that he won't remember any of it. But it is different this time because Charlie is seven.  He is very aware of what is going on.  He was a little bit nervous and he asked a lot of questions.  

The procedure went well and he is home now.  He is having some pain but is doing good overall.  We are so proud of you Charlie.  Thank-you for being so brave!

january 15, 2012

Operation Packing is in full force.  Eric and I figured out tonight that this is our 14th move in our almost 12.5 year marriage.  Dare I say that this will be our last move for a very long time?  Through all this I've learned that you never know what the future holds, but I sure do hope so.

january 14, 2012

I love that whenever Charlie is asked what his favorite sport is, his answer is always "bowling".

It also looks like his future goal has upgraded from becoming a Coke truck driver to becoming a ninja and he is now on a first name basis with Justin Beiber.

january 13, 2012

Our Friday night tradition:  Chinese takeout and a movie.  Sounds like the perfect start to the weekend to me.

january 12, 2012

You always know when Cannon is feeling under the weather because his cheeks turn fire engine red.  The little guy was out by 6:45 tonight.  Crossing fingers that he feels better in the morning and that his new ear tubes are working hard to keep those ear infections away.

january 11, 2012

Over the past few months I have been slowly selling off most of my scrapbooking supplies.  I never thought it would happen, but it just seemed like it was time.  I haven't truly dug into my supplies for over a year and a half.  It kept getting harder and harder to jump back in and I found that I just really didn't want to.  I tried to force myself but that just led to guilt and frustration.  Not to mention the feeling of being "behind".  I now had two boys' books to keep up on and it was just too overwhelming.  Eric and I chatted about it and he looked at me like I was a crazy woman. He asked me why I would let a hobby make me feel so miserable.  I realized he was right.  So I went through my stuff and I only kept a few things that I truly love or could use for other craft projects, and I sold the rest. 

Right now I am just going to focus on taking lots of photos and getting my favorite memories recorded in some way.  I will probably keep up with a simple school album for each of the boys.  I will definitely continue to be crafty in one way or another.  I think I just needed to accept that sometimes things change, even things that you really love.  And that's okay.

january 10, 2012

Today was the official launch of Charlie's new webshow "Charlie Chat".  Charlie has been a big fan of YouTube since he was two and lately he has been talking a lot about how he wanted to start making his own videos.  He was over the moon when he unwrapped his very own Flip video camera for his birthday.  So now the planning begins.  He and Eric have had several production meetings and are busy putting together the content for his next episode.  Maybe we have the next Walter Cronkite in our midst?

january 9, 2012

Since I am not working on Mondays, they have become mommy and Cannon days.  Today we played legos, made a fort out of pillows, did laundry and ran some errands.  How much do I love it that my three year old knows the chorus to Adele's Someone Like You and sings it at the top of his lungs in the car along with his mama?  Can't wait until next Monday little man.

january 8, 2012

My love for pinterest goes up and down, but lately I cannot seem to stay away.  I may need an intervention soon because those boxes aren't going to pack themselves.

january 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie!  I know every mom says it, but how is it possible that you are already another year older?  Today you turned seven.  So crazy

You have been talking about your birthday for months.  Especially since you have become such great friends with Abe at school.  You just couldn't wait to invite him to your big day.  We played games and ate hotdogs at Wahooz and then later had dinner and cake with all the grandparents.  I couldn't stop smiling as I watched you play with your new little buddy.  He is such a great kid and I love that you have found someone that is so much like you.  You guys get each other and that is so awesome.

Happy birthday dude.  You are the coolest seven year old I know.

january 6, 2012

We received our formal loan approval today for the purchase of our new home.   Not looking forward to packing again, but happy to be settling down in one place for a while.  Just a few more weeks!

january 5, 2012

Dad started his first day of radiation today.  He said that his skin was a little bit tender in his neck and throat area tonight, but overall he was feeling pretty good.  Praying that he will continue to do well and he won't experience any of the nasty side effects they talked about.

january 4, 2012

Getting used to spending eight hours a day at a desk again.  A diet coke makes everything a little easier.

january 3, 2012

Cannon is my personal shopper at the local craft store.  Luckily, Eric can smile about it.

january 2, 2012

Celebrating the new year with dinner out at the Texas Roadhouse.  The boys love any place that you get to throw your peanut shells on to the ground and country line dance with the wait staff.

january 1, 2012

Shopping for a refrigerator for our NEW HOUSE!