Sunday, September 20, 2009


As I am gazing through my things on the computer, I totally forgot about this blog!! I noticed that my last post was almost a year ago, and that's SAD! LOL but, any mother knows how quickly time can slip from your grasp... just see how quickly your babies grow up!

So I guess I should update on all of us...

We sold our house in June of 2009, and we are in the process of getting numbers finalized to start our construction loan (we are going to be our own contractors and sub everything out). I can't wait. 5 people in less than 1000 sq. ft and 1 bathroom is a CHALLENGE to say the least. There are usually at LEAST 3 people in the bathroom at the same time, and you can touch both walls with your arms just about both ways, you catch my drift!! So, that's what we are waiting on. We have our 16 acres of land over at 613 Lee Road, and we can't wait to become frequent visitors there! :)

Let's see... Allen's job is fairly stable, we can at least depend on the fact that he'll be working 3 days per week, and we've been able to keep the boat floating with that. We are doing less and enjoying each other more. Sometimes, we enjoy each other a little too much... lol He has been diligently working on number crunching for the house.

As far as me... my job is stable for now, I guess people still need boxes to move their product. An opportunity lies around the corner for me, it's just a matter of patience in waiting and seeing what is in store for me. I have been there almost 9 years, and believe it or not, I love my job. I love to be able to help people in some way, regardless of how small :). My biggest challenge now is my weight. I MUST get it under control and drop A LOT of weight so I can be healthy and happy and be around for my babies for a LONG time to come. I always say I'll start on Monday, but I always whimper down and chicken out. But it is time to get serious. I seriously do not want my children to be embarrassed by how fat I am. So, I have to do something about that. Being morbidly obese is not on my list of things to do, so I have to get a move on.

Austin... started the 2nd grade this year. WOW. I can still see those little bouncing blonde curls that he had when he was a little fella.... and to think that in 8 years, he will be driving makes my heart skip a beat!! He seems to be doing well, he's been in school for 3 weeks, and his midterm report was good. He is currently reading on a 5th grade level and loves to read. He has also joined the swim team, and it is doing wonders for his confidence (and his physique!!). I am so glad that he has found something that he REALLY looks forward to that goes on all year long. He loves baseball and basketball, but they have short seasons. He did well in his first meet, he came in 5th in the backstroke. He will be 8 years old on October 24, and that's just crazy. We are going to the Isle of Palms, SC for his birthday weekend, and we are going to see the Disney Christmas Carol train coming through Charleston, SC. He is VERY excited about it, but a little sad that he isn't having a "real" birthday party this year.

Lani... is a fireball! She is me made over, attitude, looks, everything. POOR CHILD! lol She enjoyed the summer with my mother, and she started PK4 this year, and she is loving it. She is such a bright little girl. She already knows her ABC's by sight, the phonetic sound they make, and is starting to understand that letters get together, make friends, and become words. She is amazing. She recognizes her numbers 1-20, and knows all her shapes, colors, etc. She is LOVING her dance this year. She tried out for a competition jazz team this summer, and didn't make it, and it broke my heart, but she took it pretty well. She is doing tap and jazz on Monday nights, Hip Hop on Tuesday nights, and Wednesday nights she does Kindermusik. She is a well adjusted child, and she is just wonderful. Now the attitude is a different story, but we're working on that.

Eli... celebrated his 1st birthday in August. I cannot believe how quickly the time has passed! He is quite the pistol these days!! He has been walking since about 11 months, (he runs everywhere now!), he is climbing like a monkey (literally, he was on the coffee tables earlier this afternoon!), and he is just an all out joy to have around. He is my mild mannered laid back child, and he is tough as a knot on a log. He is tempered more like Allen. He enjoys spending his days with his Memaw while me and Allen work. We are still breastfeeding morning, noon, and bedtime. I always said I would stop at 1, but I just can't bring myself to wean him yet. He is having a difficult time with whole milk. He will drink it, and shortly afterwards he usually throws up curds. It's gross. Hopefully we can get him over that. He eats cheese, yogurt, and other dairy with no problems, so I'm not sure what his ailment is with whole milk.

I guess that's a wrap for today. I'll try to be more timely in updates.. lol but I can't make any promises. Life is very crazy and hectic, but we love our life! Until next time...