Sunday, November 30, 2008


So brace yourself, because I am going to get REALLY personal here. Fact: I have about 20 icky pounds to lose from my indulgent 9 months of pregnancy. So I feel OK most days, but Sunday is another story. Actually since I was a teenager, AS I AM GETTING READY FOR CHURCH, I have been tortured with negative thoughts about my body and my looks to the point where i dont feel like going to church anymore. That sneaky devil is such a JERK! Today was just another Sunday of feeling gross. Dont get me wrong, I definately DO NOT dress to impress when i go to church. But I want to feel okay. So I have decided after 15 years of the devil's crap I have made a decision...and you may think I am crazy. Go ahead. But i think I might narrow it down between 2 outfits for Sunday and just alternate every other week. I could honestly give a flying crap if anyone thinks i am weird but i just want to win this battle and not have it be an issue anymore. I would rather spend my time reading something uplifting than playing musical outfits. So I will see if it helps. Just the thought of eliminating the process of deciding what to wear is sooo great! I am such a freaking genius.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Matt might just kill me for posting this but you have to give the kid props for wearing a Keith Sweat t-shirt ! This picture was taken while visiting San Francisco and i guess there were several people from the Oakland area who gave him props too. Thanks to my older sister Catherine, who blasted such music from her bedroom, I became very familiar with these artisits. Other music that blared through her bedroom wall was Al B Sure, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, New Edition, Run DMC and Bel Biv Devoe. I am laughing just typing this!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Okay, this is the 2nd night I have put Reese down for the night at 9pm and she has gotten up at 12:30, 4 and 6. She is WIDE AWAKE at 6am and I am about to lose my mind. Last night is the first time I have gotten frustrated with her. The fun part is that our bedroom is downstairs and she is upstairs. And yes, i have been naughty and nursed her. But i just feel like I cant do this anymore. Should I let her cry it out? Any suggestions?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What do they think this is...Nim's Island?

We let the girls play with Jax our lizard while we worked on a project in our basement ( *which we are finishing by the way, which means lots of extra space so all y'all can come crash at our house...) And as I walked into the room Leah was dangling him by the tail. You know, just moving him from one room of the doll house to another. Poor, poor Jax.

Then I found them in their room drawing pictures of coconut trees and hanging them from their bunkbed with dental floss and tape. My kids could think of a million things to do with dental floss..except for floss their teeth.

Monday, November 10, 2008

White pillow or flower pillow?

I am SLOWLY making improving to my house. i FINALLY am extremely pleased with my bed. The pictures dont do it justice. And you should try sleeping in it! It is SOOOO comfy. I know there are far more serious things to vote for these days..but people please..flower or no flower pillow?

i also realized WHY I have not put many things on my walls. First of all, I must luuurrvve it and it has to be hung perfectly. So i tried hanging a shelf today. Yes, a SHELF ..and i almost punched a hole in the wall while mumbling a few expletives. It was not a pretty sight. But I love my start on the family pics!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008