Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend update- Jan 28th-30th

Wow! Is the only word I can think of for the busy weekend I had. We started it off on Friday night with a much needed trip to Costco. After that trip I think we are good on food until March. I love the feeling of having a kitchen and pantry stocked up with foods. Plus I have finally convinced T to jump aboard the “life style” change with me.

Saturday we went and looked at a house in Gig Harbor. The house was nice and we really liked the location, but the carpet through out the whole house is what turned us off. Carpet in a kitchen? I mean gross! I have a bad enough time having carpet in my dinning room let alone in the flippin kitchen. I make messes when I am in chef mode.

After the tour we went out to Silverdale to go check out the huge job fair they were having for the shipyard. T got some resumes handed out and he got signed up to take the asset test for the apprentice program they offer through the shipyard.

Saturday night I was invited to go to the adult skate session with some friends. Since T doesn’t skate I invited my beautiful friend  perfectdisaster to join me. We had a blast! Except for the drama one lady had with us, apparently she takes her skating seriously and we were skating too slowly for her liking. Whatevs! I ended up falling once and ramming my shin into a wooden bench and then I did it a 2nd time right before we left. Ouchy! Just typing this makes my bruise/goose egg throb. It turned out to be a great work out and so much fun.

Started out our Sunday morning with a nail biting NBA game. It was the Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, my two favorite teams to watch. So the game could have gone either way, but I won’t bore you with basketball talk at the moment.

T and I went on an adventure to the outlet stores in Centralia. We had so much fun shopping together and finding great deals. It was a fantastic mini road trip on a Sunday afternoon.

There you have it folks the weekend update has come to an end.

Wonder what will be in store for next weekend? Hmmmm I better start planning now.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Froggy style

I have been plotting and planning my best friend’s baby shower since her wedding day (3/21/2009). So you could only imagine my reaction when she shared the exciting news that she was pregnant, I cried tears of joy and excitement. Then we both got the giggles and I had a grin stuck on my face the rest of the day.

Bee is due May 8th, mother’s day! I get to watch her belly grow weekly since we work in the same building.

Now I have a chance to put my party planning skills to work. I have so many ideas; my first mission is to pick out the perfect invites. Bee loves frogs, so I am going to go with the froggy theme for sure. I found an awesome website and they have 3 pages of frog baby shower invites to choose from.

This is the one I decided to order.
Ain't it cute? They even have special stamps to match the theme hehehe.
This is so much fun I want to become a party planner!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Everyday is a new day

Woke up this morning thinking about how much more I love my man everyday. Then I got this lovely song stuck in my head and it really got me analyzing our love.

I don't remember what day it was I didn't notice what time it was All I know is that I fell in love with you And if all my dreams come true I'll be spending time with you Every day's a new day in love with you With each day comes a new way of loving you Every time I kiss your lips my mind starts to wonder And if all my dreams come true I'll be spending time with you

He amazes me each and everyday. I have learned so much from him, and after some bumps along the way we have both come so far in our relationship. It just keeps getting stronger and better as time goes on.

Tomorrow makes each springtime just a day away Cupid we don't need you now be on your way I thank the lord for love like ours that grows ever stronger And I always will be true I'll be spending time with you
I truly believe T and I figured out the secret of keeping love new. We still both have that newly in love giddiness feelings for one another. We are blessed to still have that after being together for 3 ½ years. I am happy we have taken our relationship one step at a time and never rushed our love. Instead we have grown so much individually and as a couple. We talk daily about future plans for marriage and more babes, but as of now we are enjoying every moment of keeping our love strong and healthy.
For now I will keep singing this lovely tune and continue to tell T how I feel everyday, as he does the same for me.

I love you more today than yesterday But not as much as tomorrow. Every day's a new day, every time I love ya by:Goldfinger
Today T is taking care of these two little ones today, my daughter and niece. They both have him wrapped around their finger too. *wink*
Aren't they cute with their matching froggy jammies?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My little athletes

One thing we agreed on when we had our two children was sports and extra activities was a must. My son Ryder can be a busy boy year round now that he is getting older. Ryder is currently enrolled in a Art class at his school every Wednesday morning before school starts. He loves to draw, plus he comes from a line of artists (His grandpa,Uncle and Dad) so when the opportunity arose for this FREE art class I jump right on it.

Ryder does many sports, this is him after taking 2nd place in Cross Country. This was a huge deal for him and us, since he won 2nd place out of all the 3rd grade boys in the county. Every fall all the elementary schools in South Kitsap meet up and do cross country races. His 2nd grade year he got 8th place. So this was a awesome day for him and I will never forget his face when he crossed the finish line.
Ryder also plays basketball, here he is with his trophy. He is so proud and so are we. Ryder starts basketball again next week, his dad and uncle coach his team. Now this is my sport for sure, I played basketball for 9 long years growing up. I come from a family full of b-ball players, my dad, sisters and brother all played and love the sport. I really want to coach my son's team, but I step aside and let dad do his Hey there is always Mazie and she loves to play this sport already, she'll be my little point gaurd!

My Ryder up to bat in red # 8
Ryder has been playing baseball every spring since he was 5 years old. His dad helps with coaching every year. I can't believe we are getting ready to sign him up for his 5th season this spring and this year he moves up to minors. Can you say BUSY!!! They practice everyday and the games are more intense, no more coach pitch. Eeek! I am already nervous.

Ryder does golf too! His Papa got him his first set of golf clubs last Christmas. Ryder likes to go golfing with his uncle and go to the shooting range with T and Isaiah. This picture is of Ryder at Golf camp last July, he loved it and will be returning again this summer.
Ryder and his buddy Nolan at Golf camp July 2010.

My son also plays soccer! This last fall season was his best ever. He certainly stepped it up and showed just how awesome of an athlete he can be. Ryder has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. He is fantastic! See that is my baby; the one going for the ball, yep the skinny one in white. Hehehe
Oh I can't forget about my busy little princess. Mazie is my tiny dancer, she did tap and ballet last year every Saturday from September to June when she was 3. This picture was taken at her recital in June 2010. This year Mazie is doing Jazz, which is more up beat and if you know my Mazie she is nothing but UP BEAT!
Before Mazie started her Jazz classes she did her first season of soccer. It was something exciting and new for us both. I ended up volunteering to be the coach of her team. One day I received a email saying they had no coach and there would be no team if there wasn't a coach. So I stepped up and did it, note: I have never played soccer let alone ever coached it. It all worked out in the end and we had a fantastic season. I did have two dad's step up and help out since I had six 4 year olds to handle. That was a major challenge Here is our team: The Pixie Chicks
Note:four year olds love trophy's and metals! :)
Can someone please tell me why my daughter (the one in blue) is the shortest chick on the team? I am a Tall Girl (6') and don't understand this? My son Ryder is the tallest kid in the 3rd grade and taller than some 5th and 6th graders, that is how I was too growing up. So what is the deal with my Mazie?lol She never gains weight either, back in August she weighed 33lbs and she was weighed last week and she was 33lbs.
I guess she is my Tiny dancer after all....
I forgot to mention swim lessons! Yes, my kids do that in the summer as well. Ryder has been doing swim lessons every year since he was 11 months old and Mazie has been doing them since she was 12 months. They both love the water and I hope they will become super swimmers as they get older. I think its very important for everyone to learn to swim, its a survival thing you know.
So there you have it my two busy bee's.
Its always go go go for this full time working mama of two, and I love every moment of it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Working Girl

Tumble outta bed And stumble to the kitchen Pour myself a cup of ambition Yawnin, stretchin, try to come to life Jump in the shower And the blood starts pumpin Out on the streets The traffic starts jumpin And folks like me on the job from 9 to 5
I was raised by a hard working mother of four. She taught me how to have a good work ethic and to support myself. My mother taught my sisters and me to never depend on a man for support.
I started working back in the summer of 1997, I was 16 and excited to start my new job at Taco Bell down in Mesa, AZ. I went to visit my friend Charlyne whom was staying at her dad and step mom’s in Chandler for the summer. Her step mom hooked us both up with jobs at one of her stores in Mesa. I was only visiting for 3 weeks and I still managed to put in 120 hours. It was nice coming back home to WA with money in my bank. As you know at 16 I considered myself rich.
My 2nd job was working at McDonalds when I was 17, which had to be the worse job I ever had. I stayed at that job until I was 18. Since my mom was a single mother of four, and didn’t receive a single bit of support from my dad, I took the responsibility to support myself more than most at age 17. I never asked my mother for a single dime my junior and senior years of high school. I bought my own school clothes, supplies and my whole graduation along with my senior trip. There were many times I helped pay bills at the house to help my stressed out mom, whom worked one full time and one part time jobs as a medical Transcriptionist. My mother went to school fulltime in the evenings while I was in 6th and 7th grade to become a transcriptionist. Before that she was a stay home mother of four, but that is a whole other story/post.
My senior year after my 18th birthday I found a job at a mortgage company doing telemarketing, yuck! I was horrible at that job; it had to be worse then McDonalds. I hated calling people at their homes in the evenings. I lasted about 3 weeks there before they had to let me go. I was so relieved!
I then got a great opportunity to work at Little Doves Learning Center, a daycare where I became a teacher’s aid working with kids ages 3-12. It was near the end of my senior year (1999) and the job was perfect for me. I eventfully became a fulltime employee there and proceeded to get married and start my family. While I was pregnant with my son I accepted the position as Preschool teacher for the 3 year olds. After Ryder was born I put in another year at Little Doves until I was offered an office job. My older sister was moving to Texas and I was offered her job at Cardiac Study Center in the Medical Records dept. I took it since it was better pay and benefits, plus I was really getting burnt out at the daycare after 4 years. So in 2002 I left the daycare and started my new career in the medical field. In the 5 years at Cardiac Study Center, I conquered a lot; I went from Medical Records to Patient Services Rep, to appointment scheduler to running a satellite office in the Harbor. I felt like I accomplished a lot working for C.S.C. Then I moved on to a bigger company in 2007… MultiCare Health System, I have been working for this company for almost 4 years now and I really enjoy it. I am a Medical Receptionist with 9 years of medical office experience on my belt.
I day dream about moving on to other things and going to school to learn a new trade, but I can never set my mind at what it is I really want to do when I grow
I am very fortunate to have a mother whom raised us girls to be strong and not depend on a man to take care of everything. I am lucky that I do have other support in my life, and I see it as a bonus and I am thankful for a back up plan. My mom raised me to be a planner and to only depend on myself.
At the end of the day I may complain about my busy job and busy life, but deep down I am thankful and feel very blessed to come this far and to say I did it all on my own.
There are so many things the working world has to offer besides stability. I have met amazing friends, and have learned so many life lessons and I have had the joy of meeting so many interesting people of all ages and walks of life. I am fortunate to afford a great lifestyle and provide for my family. Plus I always have stories to share thanks to my job and all those “interesting” people I meet along the way. *Wink*

*Thank you Denise Jackson for being a great mother and role model and for helping me be an independent woman, mother and hard worker*

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh Mexico...

Oh, Mexico It sounds so simple I just got to go The sun's so hot I forgot to go home Guess I'll have to go now

Planning our trip to Mexico has been exciting, stressful and motivating. This week we will apply for our passports and get our photos taken on Thursday. I would like to visit Cancun. It looks very pretty and it’s a place I know others have really enjoyed. Frankly I really don’t mind where we go as long as there is a beach, sun and fun. I love to travel and most of all I love to plan trips!

Oh, Mexico It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low Moon's so bright like to light up the night Make everything all right

T mentioned a few times that he would like to go visit Cabo san lucas. Not sure why but I have been checking it out and it looks beautiful. We are however supposed to be going on this upcoming trip with another couple, T’s friend Billy and his wife Kaleena. They live in California so we get to see them a few times a year. Their last visit here to Washington was in October for Bri and Bender’s wedding. During that trip us girls (Kaleena and I) decided we needed to take a group trip this winter. Our “planning” has been put on hold since then. We both talked yesterday via FB and they are ready for some planning. Yippie! I am so excited to get some traveling done before T and I really start to “settle down”. *wink*

Oh, down in Mexico I never really been so I don't really know Oh, Mexico I guess I'll have to go

The original plan was to take a Cruise around Mexico… That is still an option and hopefully we will have a decision by the end of this month. It’s always fun and exciting to travel and to go on new adventures. I am blessed to have this opportunity to explore new places with the one I love and with friends I truly adore. Good times!

Oh, Mexico I never really been but I'd sure like to go Oh, Mexico I guess I'll have to go now
*Song Lyrics by. James Taylor*
Note: this is one of my favorite songs by him, always puts me in a good mood and makes me want to go to MEXICO!

Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK JR Day! *Repost 2010*

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wow the power in those words still amaze me...Now that I am 29 years old and a mother of two I have come to realize on this day how far we have come. Back in 1976 when my parents met in Key West Florida and fell in love. They married 4 months later, it had only been legal for 11 years (1967) when they married. Since my father is black and my mother is white... They still got the stares and the glares from people. Being a interracial married couple down south must have been hard. Well that didn't stop them... They moved to Guam (my mother was stationed there NAVY) and had two girls (My sister and I). As a little girl I remember the stares from people at the store, in the car and pretty much everywhere we went. We would ask "Mommy why are they staring at us?" her response was always "cause they think you are pretty". Wow did that give us big EGO's. Thanks Ma you always made us feel special! Growing up bi-racial had its up's and downs... I remember thinking to myself why can't I have white girl hair ( I had a blonde afro)? Or answering all the questions people had about me or my family. The one that I will never forget was in 2nd grade (1988) I was drawing a picture of my family at Girl Scouts. A little girl sitting next to me said "YOUR MEAN!" glaring at me and I just looked at her wondering why she said that (I was extremely shy as a kid) then she said "Your coloring your Dad like that?". Being 8 years old I was very puzzled about this accusation. I looked at my family photo that I was so proud to draw/color and see my Mom, my sisters (both white w/blonde hair) and my Daddy brown just as he was. I couldn't understand how that made me mean? Thank goodness the little girls mother (the Scout leader) knew her daughter so well and chimed in and said "Charlyne be nice"! Hi Char, yes she ended up being my best friend for the past 20 years. Love you girl! I have heard it all in my school days, most people had no clue I was bi-racial. If I was ever made fun of for it, that is when Char (yes the little girl from girl scouts) stepped in. She became my body guard and if anyone gave me crap she was there to give them a rude wake up call.As an adult I have learned I am under cover or how you say in disguise. My children are only a quarter black and they are beautiful... I have been teaching my son as he is getting older about our history on my black side. He is very interested in this now. When he was little he did not quite understand where I was coming from when I would tell him I was half black and half white, even when he was around my Dad. It just goes to show that children do not see color! I love that I can read to my son about MLK Jr and teach him how far we have come.When people stare me down now I just tell myself ok "they either are wondering what I am or wondering how tall I am?" I only respect the people who don't stare and actually ask. I am a bi-racial woman and that is what I consider myself. Now if they would only give me that option when filling out paperwork or going to the social security office (they make you choose one).Now that it is 2010 and the world is a melting pot it pretty much makes this statement a joke that we can all laugh at or shake our heads in shame.
"Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents. And but for the interference with his arrangement there would be no cause for such marriages. The fact that he separated the races shows that he did not intend for the races to mix."

How does this special day make you feel?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow day! Minus the snow...

This winter has been a doozie for sure and it just started. Everything was a winter wonderland and just so peaceful. You know that peaceful sound when it snows? That would be the only thing I like about the snow for sure.

We went to bed with a snowy sight outside last Tuesday evening...

My alarm went off at 4:45am the next day, I got up and looked out the window and the snow was gone. I was happy cause I really didn't want to drive in that mess. I get major anxiety attacks if I do drive in the snow. Eeek! So I was relieved and started getting ready for work. I woke Ryder up and set his clothes out for the day. I figured I would check the kids school website to make sure school it was running on time. There it was NO SCHOOL for ALL South Kitsap district, apparently they had more snow then we did in Puyallup. I felt bad for waking Ryder up so dang early (5:15am). He was pretty happy to hear the news of no school. I told him to go back to sleep, but he is just like me once I'm up I am up for good. He laid in bed and turned on cartoons. Mazie on the other hand was sound asleep and had not a care in the world when I tried to tell her about the school situation.

Since T is currently unemployed he was my only option for the kiddos. I felt bad though cause he started getting sick the night before. Sore throat, Yikes! He is such a trooper and I am so thankful I have such a wonderful guy whom loves my children as his own. They are always in good hands with T. All three had a fun relaxing day at home, no snow play since it all melted by the time the kids woke up. I just wanted to take a moment to thank my Sweet T for having my back when I get in a jam. Who knows what I would of done if it weren't for him being there for my kids and I.

Thanks T! Hopefully next time the kids have a snow day there will be lots. *wink*

Monday, January 10, 2011

Our Portland Adventure!

Wow what a wonderful weekend getaway we had. Our adventure started at the Train Station in Tacoma. It was T, Me, Andrew, Carleen, Bender and Bri. We were all set for some good times in Portland to celebrate T's 27th and Bri's 25th birthdays. They both share the same bday on the 5th. We had been planning this trip since November, and Bender and Andrew made sure it all happened. They did all the planning of the Train tickets and Hotel these guys are such good friends to my Sweet T and I am thankful he has them in his life. We were all excited for our mini adventure.


As soon as we reached Portland after a 3 hour train ride we headed for the Marriott Hotel downtown to check in and drop off our backpacks. Then after some relaxing and story telling we set off to our first destination.

Here is where we went to catch the last half of the Seahawks game and they won! It was legendary and very exciting to see how many Seahwaks fans there is in Oregon. Of course it was time for a celebration. We had some yummy Blueberry beer, Flat bread w/ Hummus, Spinach dip and Gorgonzola fries. It was good times, good beer and good food!

After Henry's we walked around and found this place called Dixie's Tavern. If you have ever seen coyote ugly it was exactly that kinda of place. We were there early so it was pretty empty. They only served beer in cans, us girls had blue moon in a can. I have never heard of such a thing. Carleen,Bri and I all went to one area to have some girl talk and we let the boys have their space. Before we left us girls did a mini photo shoot with the Captain Morgan statue they had at the Dixie's. I forgot my camera so I'll have one of the girls hook me up with some pic's.

After some beers in a can at Dixie's we all headed over to do some Karaoke at this place

I love to sing and support others who sing too. Okay when I say support I mean I sing along with them. LOL I had a song already picked out since I had been singing it in the shower for a week prior to our trip. I was the first one in the gang to get up and sing. My song for the night was "Throwing it all Away" By Genesis I love all their tunes! I know way too many lyrics to songs from Country, oldies, 80's, classic rock to hip hop and I may dabble with some rap too. Note: After a fiasco of trying to karaoke to Rappers delight after a few drinks, I no longer do the rap scene at the karaoke spots. Im just sayin!
The biggest shocker of the night was when T and Bri went up and did a duo. If you know my T, he is very quite and extremely shy, he gets embarrassed when I get up and sing (Im pretty sure he is over that by now and very use to my singing in public). They sang a Kesha song it was history in the making for sure. I am so proud of him and I know we all had a blast. One of the best parts of T and Bri's performance was Andrew out on the dance floor (solo) getin down to their version of kesha's "Tick Tock". We had a great night full of memories and silly moments. We are a fun gang to hang with for sure! After we left The Broiler room, we stopped and got some yummy brawts and went back to the hotel.

Andrew treated us all to breakfast at the Morning Star Cafe. The door man at our hotel suggested it, great food and bloody mary's. The menu was very unique, T actually had BOAR sausage. I passed on the boar and went with the Ham instead. We do recommend this cafe if your ever in the Portland area, it was very laid back the owners were very nice people. Another place I personally suggest if you are a doughnut lover is VooDoo doughnut. Every where we went you saw at least 2 or three people caring a big pink box of VooDoo doughnuts. I was trying to get T to try their maple bacon bar. He didn't like the idea of those flavors together, so he just stuck with a big cup of coffee.

We spent the rest of the day shopping and browsing around downtown. We had plenty of time to kill since our train wasn't leaving until 7:20pm. We got back to Tacoma around 10:30pm and went strait home after we dropped Andrew and Carleen off, they only live 3 mins
T and I stayed up until 2:30am having some good talks about our weekend. It was hard to get up for work the next day when my alarm went off at 5:30am. Eeek, Im still paying for it!
It was a super fun mini getaway with friends and I can't wait for future trips to come. Shoot, I am already planning to go back to Portland just to shop! *Wink* No taxes!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Life Style Change 2011

Planning vacations is always fun to do when you work 40 plus hours a week, and always have a never ending to do list. On top of that I have two children whom are always doing some sort of activity or sport on the evenings and weekends.
So I decided it was time for T and me to take a vaca this March to Mexico. Since our last vaca was a family one, we are so ready for adult only one. This weekend we will be taking a mini getaway to Portland, OR and we are so ready for good times with great friends.
All this vacation talk and planning has me really thinking about my body and how it is so NOT bikini ready. I was looking at a few pic’s and they really got me thinking and wishing. I really need to think of them as motivation pictures. Its extremely hard to since in these pictures I was 26/27 years old.

This one of my girlfriends and I really takes me back to my fit and tan days. When I really didn’t have to do much for my figure just hop on my elliptical a few times a week.

This pic was taken August 11th 2007 the night I met my Sweet T at the Firwood. I was 26 years old and looking good.

This Picture really shows how young T and I were. T was 23 years old and I was 26. T has such a cute baby face in this pic.

This was the night before we went to Bumbershoot (which is a 3day concert series at the Seattle Center). We went and saw his favorite; Lupe Fiasco. Good Times!

Here we are out celebrating my 27th birthday at the Firwood of course. 11/23/2007

I had decided to go from being a blonde my whole life to brunette just weeks before these pictures… Let me tell you I was not a fan of the new hair color at all. Now I look at these pic’s and I think wow I love my hair and my tan and my in shape body. *blah*

So I will be using these as a motivator to get my rear in gear and start treating myself better. This time I will take it easy on the whole tanning thing. *wink*
I do have a plan and it has nothing to do with the New Year or stinking resolutions. Its just a life style change, now that I am 30 years old I need to start taking care of myself better.
I started Physical Therapy last week to help with my neck and back pain. I love it; they are showing me how to work out the right way to help strengthen my muscles in my back /neck. Apparently I am a major wimp when it comes to muscles. I also was told after having a MRI last week that I do indeed have scoliosis in my neck and upper back area and sitting at a computer all day is not helping with that one bit. I may be thirty but I am way too young to be feeling this old all the time. I have tons to motivate me and getting into shape for Cabo is a huge motivation if you ask me.
Here’s to a new “lifestyle” change!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

1st annual Holiday baking day

The weekend before Christmas I had a whole Saturday all to myself. This is very rare for me to have a whole day of no work, no kids and no T. So I planned a day for Holiday baking… When I say planned I mean I was stocking up for months. My cupboard was full of bags of flour, sugar, coconut, pans and all the flavorings needed for the goodies. Oh and butter lots of butter! I had my recipes all ready and planned out prior to Thanksgiving. This day was very exciting for me; I was even given a new Christmas apron from my secret Santa at work. Thanks Autumn*wink*

My friend Ali even came by with her two lil ones Lily and Grace and her brother who just moved here from Michigan. They came by for snacks and to visit with me as I got my baking on.

I made Cinnamon Rolls, tons of sugar cookie Christmas trees, Macaroons special for my Sweet T (he loves coconut) and FUDGE with and with out nuts. Take note fudge is so much better with nuts, Im just sayin.
Later that evening my big sister Alisa and my Niece Kennedy joined me. My sister took me around Puyallup/Edgewood to delivery the yummy Cinnamon rolls. I had two glasses of wine so I couldn't drive. Awww,nothing like spending quality time in your kitchen with a nice glass of wine. Or two!

The day was full of baking and yummy smells filled my house. Word got out about my goodies and I had to make more pans of Cinnamon rolls the following day. I made a total of 12 pans and made 8 special deliveries. This will be a new tradition of mine every year for the holidays. I am already getting orders for more! Hehehe…. I’m thinking I may do this for Easter as well.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It may be winter, but its ALWAYS sunny

I am a firm believer of laughter being the best medicine for those feeling down kinda days. So since the last few days have been dreary, T and I decided to watch a “funny” movie. Dinner for Schmucks…. No comment on that one. We both really did not like it and we found ourselves getting angry with the characters in the film.
We then decided to pop in “its Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Even though we finished all 5 seasons in just two weeks we still can’t get enough. So we started watching the Sunny DVD 6pack all over again. T and I share the same sense of humor when it comes to comedy.
I love to laugh and most of all I enjoy making others laugh, especially when they are feeling down. T’s laugh and smile are my favorite and I love to see those cute dimples. Today is T’s 27th birthday so I am taking him out to a nice fancy dinner at Anthony’s at Point Defiance along the water front. Happy Birthday Sweet T!

Congratulations to Sunny for winning BEST TV comedy in the Best of Clicker 2010 awards!!! What a funny and talented gang.
This dreary winter will be okay as long as we have Sunny.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Feelings that can't be explained....

The holidays are over, the Christmas d├ęcor is taken down and boxed up and my house is back to its normal boring self. Not only does our home look boring it is extremely silent. When I say silent that means no kidlets, just my Sweet T and I.

Its Ryder and Mazie’s week with their daddy and Isaiah went back to Tennessee.

I have joint custody, so Ry and Mazie’s dad and I do an every other week deal. We have been doing this schedule since June 2010; it took me months to get use to not having my kids every other week. The weeks without them were pure torture, and I would slip into a great depression. As time went by I started looking at my situation so much differently. Don’t get me wrong I still miss my kids like crazy and sometimes I may be very emotional about it. Thank god I have my Sweet T, he is my rock and my support when I am down and out missing my babies. I don’t know what I would do with out him in my life. T has shown me how to be strong about the whole situation.
Now its time for me to give some of that support back to T. It is hard to imagine what he is going through right now. His son lives across the country and T goes months with out seeing his boy. I feel so foolish for ever complaining about my sob story.
At this point in time I am doing my very best to be there for T as he goes through this rough and emotional time. In time it does get better, it’s something they both go through each time the part. I’m not sure if it will ever get easier for them.
I’m not very good at dealing with emotions and such, so I feel completely helpless.
The only way I know how to deal with it is by making my Sweet T smile, keep him busy and give him lots of love. Tomorrow is T’s birthday and I plan to take him to Anthony’s for a nice dinner and make this birthday very special.