Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Though you are far away, you are not far from our hearts!
We love you and wish you a Happy Birthday on the 23rd!!

Potty Training for, um Dada and Mama?!

We are now in the midst of trying to potty train Brennan.
Hmmm..I know you are thinking what fun, right!?

So it started with a Peter Potty in the bathroom so he can stand to pee just like Daddy and we also bought a potty that goes on the toilet so that it would be less mess when he wants to poop just like Dad. (ik, a visual) SORRY!

Well, a disinterested Brennan only prevailed. I think this was also a fault of ours since we leave the bathroom door closed. (yes, B has been caught playing in the toilet and I think this is UBER gross).

So now we have a frog potty that sits in the hallway. We try not to push the subject and try to allow him to tell us if he wants to go. This only works maybe 10% of the time. I still use diapers so maybe this is part of the failure also. My thinking was that he will see if all the time when he goes to play in his room.

Maybe I just need to be a little more patient. I see some successes and many failures but I don't get too worried. He goes more frequently at school, most likely because he sees his friends going.

Only time will tell I guess, for now I am left researching better ways to have positive influences for the potty. I don't want to try bribing and I am astonished at the amount of families that are out there that do this. I don't want to give him treats to go. I don't push food on him.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anniversary #4

Wonderful day to wake up to knowing that I married Justin 4 years ago today. Things are swarming in my mind though of all the things that we have done up to now and what still needs to happen. I'm fixated on buying an airstream now that the kitchen has been renovated. I have a chip in my diamond that needs to be replaced at Jared's but I am hesistant since this is the diamond that Justin picked out for me. (dang, I knew to take off my rings when I do projects...).
Brennan turned 2 at the beginning of this month and I might have to post strictly for that since that would be a long one. Yesterday he had his first swimming lesson and although it didn't start so smoothly, it ended pretty well. He was associating swimming with fun again. I am also tempted to build a swimming pool in the backyard. (Justin says no but we can work on that one).
Taxes are due and I am getting tired of paying but this year it wasn't so much since we dropped alot into the house and could write off in taxes this year. (hence, my reasoning that we need an airstream!) (2nd mortgage could be written off in Texas). :)
Justin is taking me to Paggi House tonight and Nana & Papa are coming in to watch Brennan. Should be fun!
I keep thinking that I should start sewing again since it has been a while and I still have over half of a quilt to put together. whoa. things catch up and go by quickly.
BUT I am glad of where I am today. Great family, great husband, great kiddo, great friends, great job...finally and to think I am 38. Bout time!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Trying it again.

We have gone through some major changes the last year or so and with facebook, this blog was all but gone. I thought I would push the door open again and see if I have time to update and post daily ongoings (or at least major goings ons).

Today, I sit with a new company. Multimedia Games is a wonderful, exciting, gaming company in which we produce and sell slot machines and software. I have a very outgoing team with great people and I am no longer induced everday by negativity as I was with ADP Totalsource and its inadequate management and down-right nasty employees. The job was overwhelming and underpaid for the treatment that I had to go to work with everyday. Things are definately looking up.

Justin and I have a new kitchen! We started the demolition in Oct 2010, bought cabinets by the end of that month and now..Jan 2011, we are done with flooring, doors, cabinets and most trimwork. I am super happy with the outcome. Now he just has to stop me from cooking...LOL!

Brennan is now 21 months and he is putting his personality out there and testing our limits. We are just trying to be patient and let him explore without too many no's said but all in all that is kinda hard since its like a moth to a flame in most cases and the normal dangers that we have to prevent him from he seems to love the most.
There are more temper tantrums and he is saying no to lots of thing but the great moments come from the yes's and the sparatic hugs and "mote" to turn on and watch toons and dance together. LOL! little bug!

Traci and Albert are expecting their 2nd child a month from now if the pregnancy lasts that long. Marcus will be welcomed to a new home also that they are building in St. Hedwig. It is huge and will definatley be a wonderful thing for Lainey and the family.

That's all for now..don't want to give away everything. I have lots more in the days coming... Peace.