Monday, March 30, 2009

Don't Forget

Don't forget to keep baby Stellan and the MckFamily in your prayers! MckMama has been updating us all of Stellan's progress, so make sure that you check out her site for the latest information. This family has truly touched lives all around the world and their devotion to God is absolutely remarkable. Take care and be thankful for what you have!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

Once again, I am going to through my hat into the ring of thankfulness. This has been a busy week, so I will try to remember all of the great things that happened to me!
  1. Jimmy - A husband who went to A1 Japan just to get me a lobster roll for dinner tonight - does it get any better than that?
  2. Lodi - Taking a trip to do a little outlet shopping on a nice spring day and getting really good deals ... awesome!
  3. Worry-Free Shopping - The ability to be able to go out and shop and not have to worry about where the money is coming from.
  4. Talking - Listening to Griffin say new words every day (today it was "pooped") is so much fun ... I'm sure I won't be saying this when he starts to tell me off.
  5. Eyebrow Waxing - I know this sounds weird, but those 5 minutes getting waxed definitely beat the 30-45 minutes it takes me to pluck out every single little hairs from my eyebrows.
  6. Early Workers - I am about to start grading research papers that a few of my students have turned in early. This is wonderful because grading a few papers a day will be so much better than having to grade 115 papers at once over spring break. This will lead me to getting to spend some fun time with my baby boy!
  7. My BlackBerry - I'm sure I will be devoting an entire post to my BlackBerry someday soon, but in the meantime ... I would not function without you, my love!
  8. College Basketball - In our school's bracket, we draw 4 teams, randomly, and then watch and wait. I still have Louisville ... go Cards! Did you ever think you would hear that from a Kentucky fan like me?! Only during March Madness.
  9. Cadbury Eggs - My all time favorite Easter treat ... I really need Easter to go away soon or I may gain 20 pounds.
  10. Kids Clothes - During my shopping trip today, I realized that I love shopping for kids clothes. Plus, I got Griffin's Easter outfit and it is totally adorable.

Don't forget to check out the Mommy-of-Three site - it's pretty great! Enjoy!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Some More Favorites

These are some more pictures from before the blog ... what a change a year makes! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The MckFamily Needs Our Prayers

I have been an avid reader of MckMama's website for a few months now. Her youngest son, Stellen, is really sick and he needs every prayer that he can get. Please send baby Stellan and the entire MckMama family your prayers!MckMama

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Flexing Muscles

Check out this picture of Griffin flexing his muscles ... it is so funny! On top of the funny face and the pose, Griffin is wearing one of Jimmy's tank tops. Oh, the things we do for (I mean "to") our kids! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Attitude of Gratitude

Jen, of Mommy-of-Three fame, has been doing this great blog for a while now and I thought I would join in on the fun!

So, this week I am thankful for:
  1. Nice Weather - need I even say more?
  2. Target - they always have the things I never even knew I needed. Plus, now that there is a Starbucks ... heaven!
  3. A1 Japan - the lobster rolls are seriously going to be the death of me.
  4. March Madness - I love college b-ball, but the drama and the brackets heighten the fun!
  5. MawMaw and PawPaw - they gave Jimmy and I a night out by keeping Griff overnight and totally wearing him out.
  6. Vacation - we are leaving for The Outerbanks in about 2 1/2 months ...awesome!
  7. Friends - I was looking forward to a night out with Mindy and Eileen all week and it was so good to sit and talk ... it never disappoints!
  8. Abs and Glutes class - yes, I am a glutton for punishment, but I REALLY feel this workout after I go to the Y for some butt kicking.
  9. Jimmy - for picking up the slack for me all week when I had something to do every single night.
  10. Griffin - for being his ornery, funny, and even temper-tantrum throwing self. In the midst of it all, he is a sweet little boy and always brings a smile to the faces of his mommy and daddy.

Visit Jen's blog at if you want to play along. Enjoy!


Friday, March 20, 2009

Just Because

Just because my boy gets cuter and cuter every single day! This picture reminds me of the picture that comes with the frame! Oh he's so cute ... how can you not love that boy?!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Corn Anyone?

My boy loves him some corn on the cob! On two different occasions at Chili's, Griffin has demolished any and all kernels of corn that has been placed in front of him! I love that he is a great eater, but ... is he even old enough to eat corn off the cob! Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring is on the Way???

Since the weather has been so nice lately, we've been trying to get outside as much as possible. Griffin loves going "owsye." We took him and the dogs on a walk Sunday and he cried when we tried to take him out of the stroller to go inside. Anyways, my students were telling me that it might SNOW tonight ... agh! I hope spring stays and the cold weather stays away! Here are a few pictures fro out weekend outside. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I hope you all have a great day enjoying your green beer and crazy shenanigans. I'm chilling at home with my 4 boys ... just the way I like it! Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Temper Tantrums, part two

THEY'RE BACK!!!! The temper tantrum that Griffin throws so well has reared its ugly head ... yeah! I know they are a part of the growing up process, but they can get really frustrating. Oh well, at least they make for some pretty amusing pictures! Enjoy!

Friday, March 13, 2009

18 month checkup

So, today was Griffin's 18 month checkup and it went so-so. Health wise, Griffin is doing really well ... 98% height, 94% head, 74% weight. Behavior wise, he cried everytime another person looked at him ... it was a fun experience! Oh well, my boy is healthy and happy and that is all that matters. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just Because

Just because this picture truly makes both Jimmy and I laugh our heads off. Griffin makes this face A LOT and it is truly hilarious! Enjoy!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Again and Again

Just when we thought that Griff was back on the healthy track ... we were slapped in the face with the tummy bug again and again and again ... I'm sure you get the idea. Well, it stinks!

Anyways, the weather has been getting nicer and I cannot wait for spring ... it's even Daylight Savings Time this weekend!

Sorry the blog is so short, but this has been a LONG week and I am tired!

Take care and enjoy!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Little Bit of This and That

  • Back on President's Day, Griffin and I headed to Lodi to do a little bit of outlet shopping. I had a few coupons and I thought it be a good chance to get some stuff for NEXT year at good prices. Boy, was I wrong ... I got GREAT prices! I got a ton of cute shirts at The Children's Place in 3T (I was actually a little sad to leave the "months," 6 months, 18 months) for $3.99! I swear TCP outlet always has more clothes and a better range of size than the stores carry. Now, I just need to find a place to store all the new clothes until next year.
  • Griffin has started to pinch his nose when he poops. It's cute and practical ... my child is definitely brillant!
  • Thursday night Jimmy and I watched my nieces Kallyn and Emmi ... I am still recovering. 3 kids under 4 ... how do people do it?!
  • As of Wednesday, Griffin is now a TODDLER! My 18 month old big boy has a doctor's checkup so we'll see if our 99% height and head record is still intact! He says a lot of words, but only when he feels like it ... one day he might say Woody 20 times, but if you ask him to say it the next day, nothing! He's stubborn - I wonder where he gets that from!
  • Today, we spent some of our (not-yet-received) tax return money on a new computer, computer desk, and chair! Our last computer from 2002 and is ssssoooo sssslllloooowwww!!!! I am really excited and the new 24" monitor is amazing!

We have a busy week so posts might be slow ... enjoy!