Monday, November 15, 2010

9 months... Seriously?

Yep... that's right. I could have had another baby in the amount of time it has taken me to post a new blog. I didn't... but I could have ;). Alright... short and sweet. Facebook has become my preferred method of sharing my life story, so If you feel like you are missing out check us out there.

Joey- Not sure I can say everything he has been up to since February. How about some recent updates? :). Dang near broke his ankle. He was playing volleyball and he and another guy went up to hit the ball at the same time. He came down on the other guys foot and severely injured his ankle. The doctors say it would have been a quicker recovery if he broke it. That was a month ago. He is just barely getting to walking on it (or should I say limping) this week. Poor guy. To top it off he caught a cold this week. Not sure what it is with Men, but they turn into the biggest babies when they are sick. Maybe if we didn't stack sickness on top of an injury I would be more tolerant, but I'm just not feeling the let me pamper you thing. On the brighter side, he has a little giddy up in his step now that he found out we got drawn for Javelena & spring Turkey. He is also enjoying his Daddy role. He loves that miss Ellie demands his presence, delivers kisses when he tells her "pay the toll", and cuddles him and says ahhhh when he pats his chest and says "show me Daddy's girl".

Ellie- She really is the sweetest dang kid there ever was. She is quite a ham too. Pretty sure she got my humor, although her father would disagree :). The funniest thing is her need for attention. Not sure how I am going to handle it later, but now it is the funniest thing ever! The first thing everyone says when they see her is "What pretty blue eyes". I have noticed lately that she waits for this compliment. We were in Bashas shopping the other day and this little old lady must not have seen her. As she always does when she feels someone accidentally bypassed her she tried to get the lady's attention. "Hiiiiiii" She says in a sweet and teasing tone. The little woman didn't respond. Take 2..... "Hiiiii". No response. She looked at me like a little lab puppy. Her head titled to the side like "Why isn't she noticing me??? She didn't even say what pretty blue eyes I had?" I swear it was the cutest thing! She is SO funny! Makes us laugh every day! She skipped walking all together and went from crawling to running. Seems to be quite a chatter box this week too, although no formal sentenced have formed yet. I don't know if we could love her any more, but there is always tomorrow :).

Me-I feel like my update is always the same. Maybe because it is :). Had our last staff member quit a few weeks ago so it's just me now. The would make 3 formal positions I am covering now. I don't even know how to explain how absolutely behind I am. I have decided to forget any above and beyond and keep my focus on "keeping it legal". So far so good, but I am feeling pretty stressed about dropping all the additional things to get caught up. I am still only working 3 days a week which is amazing for Ellie and I, but complicated for keeping up on my new additions at work. Unfortunately, almost everything in my life has suffered lately from my stress and lack of attention. I don't feel crazy, but I find myself just plain forgetting things and losing track of time. I swear Fridays are Mondays & Tuesdays are Thursdays. Weekends? What are those? I have kept myself so busy either catching up at work, catching up at home, or trying to help someone else do something that I haven't had any down time. Such is life I suppose. So looking forward to going to Kentucky next week and spending a week with family. Hoping it will be the down time I've been fantasizing about.

That's us in a nutshell :). Crazy busy, but happy together. We are still working on that whole slowing down time thing... but still have some kinks to work out.

I'll try to post pics and update more often. No promises for now. I'm already over committed :).