Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

I'm just gonna come out and say it.

I'm a complainer.

I know, I saw the pictures in the last post, too. I have absolutely nothing to complain about, yet it still happens on a daily basis. Good ol sin nature bringing out the worst in me. It's not cute.

I want to be a positive person. Someone my friends, family, husband, and son can count on to be cheerful, appreciative, and fun to be around. (which I totally am most of the time. Right guys?? Anybody?)

I've decided to start up a "thankful Thursday". Nothing special or fancy, just a way for me to be more aware of the blessings in my life both big and small. Something I can look back on when I'm feeling frustrated or annoyed and remind myself that I am "too blessed to be stressed". Cute right?? Got that one off an episode of hoarders...if you haven't seen that show, put down whatever you're doing and watch an ep. It's frightening, and a little hard to watch at times, (imagine a house full of used, adult diapers, food thats been expired for YEARS and dead cats stacked up like old newspapers...ya, don't say I didn't warn ya) BUT it makes you feel so good about that little pile (or six) of laundry you have lying around and will most likely motivate you to do a load or two. (And by do a load or two I obviously mean stick a pile in the wash, shut the lid, and leave it there for a week. Don't even pretend like you've never done that.)

...I'm sorry...I don't know what just happened. I was talking about being thankful and cheerful and all of a sudden there's dead cats and old lady diapers everywhere. Told ya I needed a creative outlet.

Mmmk, back to thankful Thursday's. Here's my list for the week.

That cutie up there does the dishes every night. Without me ever having to ask. Did I mention it's EVERY night, as in e-v-e-r-y?! If that ain't sexy, I don't know what is.

McDonald's "3 for $1.00" chocolate chip Cookies. I could just bake some myself, but come on, three for a dollar?! I can't pass up a bargain. Plus, I NEVER complain when there's a chocolate chip cookie in my hand. Pretty sure this one qualifies as a double whammy. Go me!

GNO: otherwise known as girls night out. Margaritas flowing like the salmon of capostrano and laughing with friends who might as well be sisters. Doesn't get much better than that.

And finally; a mini road trip this weekend to visit sweet family. I can't wait!

Not too shabby of a list eh? Like I said before, I am way too blessed to be stressed.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What's a newlywom?

Well, let's start at the beginning shall we?

Married: August 19, 2010
Baby: September 16, 2010


Go ahead, do the math,  I'll wait...

Here, I'll help you out a little:

1 month.
3 weeks.
28 days.

One month after becoming a newlywed, I became a mom.(weird, right?! Took me a whole nine months til I was ready to take on the world. Not my little guy, though. Nope, he was ready to go in one. You know what they say people-times, they are a changin. ;) )

Annnyway, we became parents to a beautiful, rambunctious curious little man we call Jack. It was a crazy ride, with a few bumps along the way, but it's one we'd take over and over again if it meant we'd always
end up with this cutie...


He's got my eyes, his daddy's dimples, and more determination in his little 25lb body than his mama and daddy combined. He's a wild child and I like him that way, but sometimes this newlywom (have you figured it out yet?) needs a break. An outlet. A few minutes a day where I can unwind, collect my thoughts, and feel inspired. Somewhere I can vent, record memories, and most likely write about that little wild child I just said I needed a break from. A place to call my own.

I like it here already...


Oh, and for the record:

1 newlywed + 1 new mom = (yep, you guessed it) a newlywom.