Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HELL in a Toyota

BIG LOOOOOOOONG SIGH........ and GO!!! Only, I don't know where to start. It's been such a long time since my last post, it's like almost too much has happened since then but I have also slept in that time and remember very little. This is a serious condition.

I do want to say "Sorry" to all my Pinterest peeps that follow me. My friend Allison gave me a brilliant idea to create a new board with all the stuff I have tried on Pinterest so that I can refer back to it. It's so much easier finding a recipe that I pinned a billion years ago but know that I loved, so for that Alli, I thank you. But in doing all the "re-pinning" many of you had to suffer through it. I hope you all made it out alive. And I hope you can all forgive me.

I was really looking forward to this week. A week of peace. A week of quiet. (well as quiet as you can get with a 7 year old Ella around) But Jackson is at over night camp this entire week. I was positive I wasn't going to have to listen to any arguing. "Don't touch me..Can I play your PS, Jackson?...Mom!!! Ella punched me in my face...Jackson!! Don't turn that off, I wasn't done playing that game!!" I could go on and on, as I am sure you are all aware if you have more than one child of your own. Especially a boy and a girl. They just don't mix. But as I am up here on the computer, going mad crazy with my re-pinning of recipes, all I hear is Ella yelling at Landon to stop hitting her. Stop climbing on her. Stop sitting her on her head. Stop kicking her. It. Never. Ends.

I suppose this is God's way of preparing me for next week. Next week, we go on an adventure. Only, I hesitate to call it that. When I hear adventure, I think excitement and fun and new experiences. This is going to be....HELL in a Toyota. We are going to Nebraska for the 4th. And, while I know once we get there (if we do), it will be a BLAST...the ride there is going to be anything but that. I can't talk the hubby into paying for sanity. I've tried. I've tried pretty hard actually. But my persuasive abilities don't surpass his financial logic. He's a financial adviser, I should have know this from the start. But you can't blame a girl for trying. You see, Mommy has an Explorer with a third row. Think of the room. Not one single child's elbow will have to be touching the other child's ribcage. However, said Explorer, costs twice as much to fill up and doesn't get us too far for that that matter. That leaves us with the Toyota Corolla. Hell on Wheels. I can think of no other way to describe this road trip.

I mentioned Jackson being gone for overnight camp this week. This is the first time he has done this for this amount of time. Now, he does go to his Dad's for the holidays for long periods of time, but anytime I want to or he wants to we can pick up the phone to call one another. At camp, you can't do that. I wrote him a letter for every day that he is there. He gets to read letters from home during lunch. It's a bit odd to not be able to talk to him but I know he is having so much fun. The camp post pictures every day of the kids adventures. I decided to be brave and go through all the pictures, not knowing for sure what my reaction would be. A complete melt down..utter hysteria...or a moment of elation. I'm happy to report it was the latter of the three...I smiled from ear to ear.

Jackson is third from the left, on the blue tarp thingy. He looks to have lost that battle. I'm positive he doesn't mind. 

Since I have written last we have gotten through Baseball, Basketball and Art camp. A Dance Recital. Lots of swimming. I tried some new Cajun dish at some new friends of ours house. Surprisingly, I really liked it. I have tried a few new recipes from Pinterest that were really good. I haven't done anything in the crafting department at all. (this depresses me a tad bit) We have played three man, late night swims and returned home with one less shoe on my foot. We have broken in a friends new, and might I add, awesome back patio. My husband did a spin class with me. (It was pretty awesome to do that with him) I'm still working out every day during the week. Mixing it up a little. I only do two classes now and they both incorporate weight lifting and cardio. I do the elliptical a lot, it burns a lot of calories in a 40 minute time span. ( I usually burn no less than 500) And my goal is to do spin at least twice a week, if not three. But that will probably have to take place when I join the Y. Until then, the elliptical is a good calorie burner for me.

I really want a Garmin for my birthday. And some shorts that fit me. And a 2nd pair of work out pants. And a new sports bra. And a 'Laters Baby' racer back work out shirt. Actually I like all the work out shirts from Ruffles with Love. Love them!! I did add a few new songs to my 'Workin' it playlist. Off the top of my head the only one I can think of is 'Feel So Close to You'. Good work out song!!

I will leave you with some photos from the last few weeks. Sorry it's been so long. (this is me apologizing to myself) Love ya'll!!

Sno cones in our jammies, Landon singing, Landon in the nail polish, Drive In Movie Night, At the pool, Ella's Recital -Tap Dance, Ella's Recital - Ballet Dance, Jacksons Pic from Mavs Camp, Mommy with Ella and Landon

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