Happy Easter!

: R.A. with his Easter basket - from the Easter bunny *winks* :

: E.J.'s Easter basket and some eggs we colored. :

: Our little Egg hunt (held in mamaw & papaw's yard) :

: E.J. and his Easter basket from the Easter bunny *smiles* :

: Here is the long-awaited 'Pottery Barn' dino room :

(I painted the canvases myself, with Crayola 'marker paints'. lol.)


busy busy busy

Happy Easter everyone! :)

I have many pics to update you all with - sometime. lol.

I just honestly haven't felt like doing much of anything today.

For this week really - I have had an infection for over a week and I'm still trying to kick it.

There was an incident in Sunday School this morning with my almost 4 year old. *sigh* I wish my kid was perfect, but he's not folks! Get over it. Uggh.

I was rushing getting Easter dinner made.

Kids were fussy this afternoon and I was tired. Luckily - we all got a nap of 2 hours!! *smiles*

Found out that I can't get an upgrade on my phone till 2012. Uggh. And mine is broke.

I at WAY too much cake and cookies today.

I feel like crying. Pretty much ALL the time.

I did enjoy, however, reading and playing with my boys today. *smiles* I love them so much!

It seems like all we ever do is work work work work.

I am drained. Stressed. SO ready for our summer vacation!

I never get to work out. But my husband does. Every day. For atleast 1 hour - if not 2 or 3.

I wish I had time to paint. Or scrapbook. Or something for MYSELF.

I barely have time to think anymore.

I never get to read either.

I need to 'reset' my life schedule. My priorities. Everything.

I always put my boys first. Always.

But I feel that I need to put God first. In the sense of praising and devotions in the morning.

To start my day off RIGHT.

I hate - absolutely HATE getting up before 6 AM. 6 - 730 is my usual wake up - due to the boys. But I feel the need is coming - to wake up at 530 or 6 - and start devotions, then do some walking outside OR some cardio/dance/situps/crunches. Something. I dunno.

*at this very moment my R.A. refuses to stay in bed. Making my evening so much harder than it should be. I have been trying to get him in bed since 745. It is now 906. Uggh.*

I am hoping when R is in school, and I have just E at home - it will make life a little easier. Probably not. But I can dream, can't I?

Have I mentioned that I CAN'T wait for our summer vacation?!?!? lol.

Okay - so I just needed to vent. But, I am just tired. And cranky lately. I feel like I run on fumes half the time. My husband is busier than a cat covering up poop and he seems to find the time to do EVERYTHING. What in the world, right? lol.

So - I plan on having a good week - no matter what. Going to start devotions tomorrow too - hoping that will help. Alot. *smiles*

Prayers would most definitely be appreciated!


Mariah Carey's Nursery

: picture via life & style :

So - in case you haven't seen pictures over the web, on television, or whatever...this is Mariah Carey (and Nick Cannon's) nursery. *smiles* They are pregnant with twins! I just adore this nursery - how beautiful! It is amazing what you can do with lots of money, huh?!?!? lol.


So I have sort of been 'off the radar' these past few weeks. For that, I apologize. Sincerely. R and I have been preparing our family vacation for this summer. I am super excited! (picture of destination(s) will be at the end of post.)

We have also been very busy with his business - and working on opening u p a third location in June or July. So yeah, super busy around here lately. R has been spending alot of time at work and that was honestly making it very hard on the boys and I. We finally had to sit down over the weekend and make a 'game plan'. We worked it out to where we will have family time each and every evening, no matter what. And R will still have time to hit the gym, eat dinner, and get things ready for next business day paperwork. *winks* I am glad we talked that out.

I also found out about something that happend a few years ago - in our lives. It completely devestated me. I couldn't believe. I didn't want to believe it. It is over now - I have forgave...and moved on. But I will never ever forget what happened. Have you ever felt like that? It is almost like when someone dies that is very close to you, and you just can't believe it. Ya know? Like that. I won't say what it was. It is no ones business. But, I just wanted to get that little piece off of my chest. Just simply for - if nothing else - the fact that I haven't 'felt' like doing pretty much of anything lately - let alone blog. Uggh. I love blogging, don't get me wrong. But when something tramatic happens in your life...believe me... blogging is the last thing you will be thinking about. Trust me.


Moving right along.

So we are all in a good place now - and I feel super happy about life!! *smiles* Today the boys and I are just lounging - I have been doing up laundry. It is dreary here today - we have had flood warnings out the past couple of days but today it has let up. R.A. has sinus trouble today and I am having some health issues myself - hoping to hear from my doc soon. Tomorrow I plan on relaxing and maybe take a walk at the park...if it is nice for a change. Friday, the boys and I are going to bake Easter sugar cookies, ice and decorate them. Then color some eggs. *smiles* We may just have our egg hunt on Saturday, since it is supposed to pour down the rain on Sunday. BOOOOO.



* & Daytona

* & Myrtle

**I just didn't feel like searching for pics for Daytona and Myrtle. lol.**


Easy Breezy

: silly faces :

: mommy's lil monster :

: rain boots are such fun :

: R.A. loved blowing bubbles :

: my sweet little E.J. :

This week we have savored every minute of every day. I wish the same for you all this coming week. *smiles*


Jumperoo's, Candy Land, and Babies, OH MY!

: Hello World :

Sorry for the lack of updates lately. *lowers head in shame* Ha ha. I have been super busy and stressed lately. Thank the Lord, I am much better now. *smiles* That little situation with a close friend, well that is now officially over. So I don't have to stress about that everyday. I had to let her go. I spoke with a counselor at our church, and she thought it best that I do what I was going to do anyway. Which was 'part ways' as friends.

I feel so free. Like, I know that probably sounds weird and crazy. But I have had a burden of stress on my chest for weeks now over all of this. And I am just happy that it is all over, and that I can finally move one. God is good. *smiles*

So - - - anyway - - - it has been a busy little place around here lately. My husband has decided to go back to school to get his bachelors degree and then his MBA. I am so proud of him. His business is doing well, and we are staying super busy these days. Been going through alot of stuff lately - dealing with it together. Which is the way it should be. So - in preperation to staying sane...I have been loving on my kiddo's more than EVER.

: E.J. loves his new jumperoo!! :

: R.A. loves board games now - especially Candy Land!! :

: Can you believe my lil monkey is 6 months old ALREADY?!?!? :

All I know is - this life is short - super short - and I want to live every day as if it was my last. (hope I didn't sound to cliche. lol.) But that is how I truly feel. I love my family and friends...but God and family are at the TOP of my list these days. And I'm thinking I'm gonna keep it that way. *winks* I am loving life!! Gosh I love saying that!! Have you ever felt that way?

Oh - and I am super ecstatic to announce:



(No I'm not pregnant. HA!)




I am absolutely ecstatic and so is R.A. This will be his first vacation. Ever. Well, technically he was in my womb when we were there last. But - lets not count that one, ok? lol. We plan to tell him as soon as we are leaving. Literally. *smiles* He loves Disney and wants to go to Disney World. Every time he sees one of those commercials, he is like, "We go to Disney World mom? Please!??!?" lol. Gotta love him. *grins*

Yes, I am one of those moms. We will enter the gate and buy hats and tshirts and enjoy EVERY minute! We are going to stay in the park so that way, if the boys get tired, we won't have to worry about wasting money on tickets and having to leave early. *smiles*

AAH! I can't wait!

Happy 'hump' day every one! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

**Anyone going on a summer vacation this year? If so, where?**