Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Few Pictures

Trae has been entertaining himself for longer lately.  I think this is because he really enjoys sitting up.  However, I am not used to having five to ten minutes of free time when he is awake.  So, I have obviously spent this new found time doing very productive things, like putting sunglasses on Moses.

I'm getting this tattooed on my back soon!  I might have to wait until Art gets home so he can keep Trae while I go with my friends, but still... In the next six weeks, I will have this!  Holla!

And, as I mentioned, Trae is sitting up... I love it.  He is getting so big.  Unlike many mothers, I do not miss the newborn stage.  I love how he is growing, and I can't wait until he can talk and walk.  I just love him so much.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time Flies

Has it really been a week since I have updated my blog?  Seriously.  The last week flew by.  Art ended up coming home a week early to get on the correct schedule for work.  I know, that probably makes no sense unless you know someone who works on the water.  Just nod and go on.  While he was home, we furiously unpacked... and there is still a lot left.  However, tonight, I got our room to an almost finished stage.  We need to buy so many home things, like lamps, pictures, etc... All will come with time. I can't wait to get everything unpacked so I can clean in all the corners.  I like it clean.

I have been busy designing my tattoo that I plan on getting here in the next few weeks.  It is going to be really pretty.  I will post pictures when I perfect the font I am going for.

Trae is now sitting up on his own!  The child refuses to roll, but has no problem sitting up for half an hour.  Pictures of that to come too!

A lot of people have told me in the last week that my haircut is a boy cut... Which, honestly, I kind of like.  I enjoy pushing boundaries already, so if I can get away with something different that people aren't already doing, I am happy.

This post was all over the place, as most have been lately.  I am just running around like crazy and have a million thoughts.  I need to remember to stop and breathe.  Easier said than done.

Have a great night, everyone.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hair Cut!
(Feel free to ignore Art in this picture.)

Monday, June 20, 2011

See Ya, Hair.

I have a thing for short hair.  My hair has not been really long since my second year of college.  Actually, I think it has only been really long three times in my life.  It just doesn't work for me.  I love being able to put it up every day, but the problem is... I put it up every single day.  In fact, I haven't worn my hair down in over two months.  So, tomorrow is the day I will return to short hair.  I am getting it colored too.  I can't decide if I should go natural or un-natural.  I was loving that red I did last year.
This is my hair EVERYDAY.  Please excuse the unflattering state of my face.  It also looks like this everyday because Texas makes me sweat off all my makeup.

Here is the red hair.  I am the Mexican looking one, just to clarify... Just kidding, that's my friend Emily. I am on the far right.  Duh.
So, we will see how tomorrow turns out! Oh, also, I haven't forgotten about my blogging series.  I was planning on making a cute little icon for it, but really, I never have time to do anything, so in all honesty, I probably wont.  I'm all about the honesty here.  And honestly, I don't want to go pay bills, but I guess I have to sometime.  Bye,

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hilo Milo and Helloses Moses.

As I mentioned in the list of my last post, I got suckered into getting a new kitty.  His name is Milo.  He is currently enjoying Moses' huge dog bed.
Speaking of Moses, as I also mentioned previously, he is back.  I can only imagine how many annoyed blog posts I will soon be writing about him.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A List of the Last Week

Hello blogging world!  I miss you!  My parents are visiting this week.  We are doing a lot of unpacking, among other things.  When they leave, I will be back with updates on the house.  For now, here are a few things that sum up this last week.
  • We are moved!  Yay!  We are not unpacked... 
  • My parents brought our dog, Moses, back to us.  (He had been on a long vacation in Oklahoma.)
  • I got suckered into adopting a kitten who had previously been adopted and was then returned to the shelter.  The poor guy was homeless twice.  How could I resist?  His name is Mylo.
  • Trae has discovered his feet.
  • I am still missing Moo.
  • I discovered the goodness that is Panda Express.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


What a freaking awful day.... Really, terrible, to say the least.  We got up early this morning, as usual, because we have a baby, you know.  Then, we took our cat children to the vet to get hair cuts.  Our cats have major freak outs when you get anywhere near them with a razor, so they have to be sedated.  About 2:00, I got the worst call ever.  I saw the vet calling and didn't answer.  I assumed that my cats were ready to be picked up.  As I walked out of Subway, I listened to the message they left me... and had a complete break down.  The message was from our vet, saying that Moo's heart had stopped beating from the anesthesia.  She said that they were putting a breathing tube in him and doing CPR, but I should get there as soon as possible.

A little background.  In 2007, one of my best friends, Levi, found a cat that had a bunch of kittens.  I hated cats and was terrible allergic to them, but I agreed to take a black and white cat because Levi said he had to find a home or he was going to the pound.  Fast forward through four years.  Moo was my best pet friend.  In college, I snuck him into my apartment, where we lived in my one bedroom for a whole year.  He slept next to me every night.  He hid in my closet during room inspections.  He went on car rides with me, because he loved the car.  He made the seven hour ride to Houston with me multiple times, never in a cage, always looking out the window beside me.  He knew I was pregnant before I did, and during my whole pregnancy, he slept at the doorway, staying awake all night, watching to make sure nothing happened.  He always knew when I was lonely.  He hated Art and always made sure to pee on his clothes while missing mine.  After Trae was born and he wasn't able to sleep in our room anymore, he was at the door every morning when I woke up.  I could go on and on.

The vet called Art on our way to the vet to say that they were not able to save Moo.  I still can't wrap my mind around it.  I got up this morning and he was there to greet me.  He begged for food, like always.  I picked him up and took him to the car where he rode in the seat and looked out the window like always... and now he is gone.  No more Moo, ever.  We buried him tonight in Art's parents backyard.


I never imagined that losing a pet could hurt so terribly bad.  Needless to say, I am hurting a lot.  I have spent a lot of time crying today... So has my whole family.  I don't think many people have ever seen me so sad, so it's hard for everyone.  Even the vet cried with me.  He just really meant a lot.  I am going to miss him so much.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

We Start Moving Tomorrow!

We have the keys to our house!  I am so excited to move.  Compared to the apartments we have lived in for the last two years, this place is going to be huge.  I have no idea of how we are going to fill up the space.  However, dear reader, you can be looking forward to a new blog series I will start up in a week or so covering the making of our little house.  It will include unpacking, organizing, cleaning, and decorating.  It will definitely be worth your time.  I have some DIY projects in mind that I cannot wait to start.  As for now, our apartment is a disaster, and I am ready to LEAVE!

In other news, Trae FINALLY figured out that the door jumper is actually a toy and not a clever device invented to eat him.

Don't forget, fun blog series starting SOON!  Next weekish.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Unfortunate Fate of My Toe

A little story...

About a week and a half ago, I went to WalMart to pick up some stuff that Art wanted... Beer, of course, along with packing supplies, and a dress that I knew I shouldn't buy, but there were birds on it, so I did.  As I was walking out to my car, talking on my phone and paying no attention to the rest of the world, the shopping cart destroyed my toe.  Imagine the wheel turning, then your toenail catching on it... Bloody mess.  Fast forward to yesterday.  My toenail is now gone and I just have a blank toe... that is very infected.  Because of the stupid shopping cart, I spent three hours at an after hours clinic waiting to get two forms of antibiotics to ensure that my toe would not fall off over the weekend.  I know I am dramatic, but really, ouch.  I would have accompanied this post with pictures, but feet really freak some people out... and my feet are not pretty.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cramming It All In...

Lots of thoughts with no organization...

Trae is napping, so I have a moment of peace.  I should definitely use my free time to pack, but I just feel like being lazy, you know?  Speaking of lazy, Trae napped so well yesterday, and so did I.  Every time he took a nap I did too.  Whatever.  You only live once... might as well sleep all you can.  That's how the saying goes, right?

Well, when I have not been sitting around being lazy, I have been packing.  I am at that point where you aren't sure if there is a lot left or maybe just a little.  Things are just so messy that you cant tell.

Last weekend, two of my dearest friends made a trip to Houston to see me.  Josh and Stephen came down here and we sure did have fun.  We went to Galveston, ate sushi, shopped, and ate lots more food.  Haha.  They made me try a wheat grass shot, and let me just say that I like liquor shots much more than an ounce of squeezed grass.  Who cares if one is better for you than the other.  I didn't want to dance on any tables after the wheat grass shot.  Lame!

I have been making all of Trae's food.  This is really important to me.  I did not get to breastfeed for as long as I wanted to, so I think that making all his food is my way of making it up to myself.  I have no doubt that he is healthy and thriving on formula.  I am in no way a breastfeeding Nazi.  However, I do want him to eat good food.  Today he ate avocado and loved it!  I think we are going to move on from the rice cereal.  It just isn't working for us.  I tested the stuff and don't blame him.  I would spit it all out too.

I have been getting really involved in our church lately.  Today was the women's Bible study, and it was quite enjoyable.  It feels good to be in the presence of people again.  Having a baby is kind of isolating in a way.

We are moving in one week.  Goodbye apartment!